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Salam Akoum graduated with a B.E. in computer and Communications Engineering and a minor in mathematics (Honors) from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon in 2006, and completed her Master of Science in Electrical Engineering at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, in 2008. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. within the Wireless Networking and Communications Group (WNCG) at the University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA (expected May 2012). She was a visiting PhD student at the Alcatel Lucent chair at Supelec, France in Fall/Spring 2011. Her current research interests include spatial interference management in future wireless networks, stochastic geometry and its applications, and various aspects of multiple antenna communication.