Marwa Qaraqe | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Marwa Qaraqe

Marwa Qaraqe (PhD)

Assistant Professor
College of Science and Engineering
Information & Computing Technology

  • Phone+974-4454-6645
  • Office location208, Student Center


Dr. Marwa Qaraqe received her PhD and Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, USA in May 2016 and August 2012, respectively. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas A&M University at Qatar in May 2010. Currently, Dr. Qaraqe is an Assistant Professor at Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Doha, Qatar.

Dr. Qaraqe’s current research interests lie in the area of early seizure onset detection using EEG and ECG signals. In particular, she exploits various signal processing and machine learning algorithms in an attempt to detect the earliest signs of electrographic epileptic seizures.

Throughout her academic career, Dr. Qaraqe received several awards. She was awarded first place in the Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum in the Health and Biomedical Sector in November 2013. Throughout her PhD career, Dr. Qaraqe was awarded several Al-Thanaa awards from Qatar Foundation for her high academics and excellence in research. She was also the recipient of the Richard E. Wing Award for Excellence in Student Research in April 2012. During her master’s, Dr. Qaraqe was awarded Texas A&M University’s Diversity Fellowship. She also received three scholarships for High Academic Achievement from 2007-2010.


Research Interests

  • Biomedical signal processing
  • Seizure onset detection via electrical biosignals
  • Pattern recognition and machine learning algorithms
  • Digital signal processing
  • Wireless body-area-networks (WBAN) and sensors


Assistant Professor

CSE; Hamad Bin Khalifa University

July 2016 - Present
  • Research Assistant

    Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA

    Aug 2010 – May 2016


Bachelor’s Degree

Texas A&M University at Qatar; Doha, Qatar

May 2010
  • Master of Science

    Texas A&M University; College Station, Texas, USA

    August 2012
  • PhD

    Texas A&M University; College Station, Texas, USA

    May 2016

Selected Publications

  • Qaraqe, Marwa, Muhammad Ismail, Erchin Serpedin, and Haneef Zulfi

    "Epileptic seizure onset detection based on EEG and ECG data fusion." Epilepsy & Behavior, vol. 58, pp. 48-60

  • Qaraqe, Marwa, Muhammad Ismail, and Erchin Serpedin

    "Band-sensitive seizure onset detection via CSP-enhanced EEG features." Epilepsy & Behavior, vol. 50, pp. 77-87

  • Qaraqe, Marwa, Mohamed Abdallah, Erchin Serpedin, and Mohamed‐Slim Alouini

    "Performance analysis of switch‐based multiuser scheduling schemes with adaptive modulation in spectrum sharing systems." Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, vol. 15, no. 17, pp. 2095-2110

  • Qaraqe, Marwa, Qammer H. Abbasi, Akram Alomainy, and Erchin Serpedin

    "Experimental Evaluation of MIMO Capacity for Ultrawideband Body-Centric Wireless Propagation Channels." IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 13, pp. 495-498

  • Qaraqe, Marwa, Muhammad Ismail, Qammer Abbasi, and Erchin Serpedin

    "Channel selection and feature enhancement for improved epileptic seizure onset detector." IEEE EAI 4th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare (Mobihealth), pp. 258-262