Prof. Otman CHAKKOR.


Otman Chakkor received a PhD degree with summa cum laude in 2004 in Signal Processing for communications, from Granada University, Higher Technical School of Computer Sciences and Telecommunications --Spain--

from 2001 to 2009 he has been a RF engineer in MAROC TELECOM company, a main telecom operator in Morocco.


Research Areas


    1.  ill-posed inverse problem, Blind signal separation, Independent Component Analysis
    2. Machine learning for signal processing, Sparsity for signal processing.
    3. Signal processing and Communications.
    4. Wireless and Mobile Communications, 5G
    5. Beamforming and MIMO.


Lecture courses given:




Current PhD Students

  • Houda Abouzid . Audio Signals separation and localization.
  • Khaoula el Janati, Learning methods for Cognitive Radio.
  • Rajae lemhamedi, Advanced Beamforming methods for 5G mobile communications.

Blind signal separation

Keywords: Blind signal separation, Independent component analysis, Sparse component separation...

Signal processing and Communication

channel equalization, signal processing for MIMO channels, beamforming

Machine learning for signal processing

Support vector machine, basis pursuit...







  • H.Abouzid and O.Chakkor, Blind Audio Source Separation: State-of-Art,International Journal of Computer Applications (IJCA), (0975 – 8887)
    Volume 130 – No.4, November 2015
  • J.Zbitou, O.Chakkor, A. Yahya, A. Tribak, M. Latrach. A Novel Low Cost Planar RFID Miniature Antenna. Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2012, 2(6): 374-378. Scientific & Academic Publishing.
  • O.Chakkor, Carlos G.Puntonet, M.Essaaidi. A Survey of Signal Separation Algorithms. International Journal of Computer Applications
    (0975 – 8887). Volume 54– No.8, September 2012
  • O.Chakkor, M.Essaadi, Carlos G.Puntonet, Jamal Zbitou.Practical Consideration for ICA. ICMCS’2012 : International Conference on Multimedia Computing and Systems, IEEE Conference.Tangier -Morocco
  • Jamal Zbitou, Abdelwahed Tribak, Abdessamed Chinig, O.Chakkor, Angel Mediavilla Sanchez. Microwave Microstrip Compact Wide Bandpass Filter.ICMCS’2012 : International Conference on Multimedia Computing and Systems, IEEE Conference.Tangier–Morocco
  • O.Chakkor, Carlos G.Puntonet, M.Essaadi, O.Aghzout,N.Raissouni. HOS-based method for Audio Signal Separation. EuroMediterranean Scientific Congress on Engineering, Algeciras,  2011.
  • O.Chakkor, Md. Reda.Chakkor, Md.Essaadi, Carlos G.Puntonet. Logistics Management : Signal Localization approaches for PortTrucks Localization. EuroMediterranean Scientific Congress on Engineering, Algeciras,  2011.
  • O.Chakkor, Carlos G.Puntonet, M.Essaadi, O.Aghzout, N.Raissouni. Blind Signal Separation for EEG signals.  EuroMediterranean Scientific Congress on Engineering, Algeciras,  2011.Spain
  • O.Aghzout, A.Naghar1, O.El Mrabet, O.Chakkor, N.Raissouni, F.Falcone and M.Essaaid. A Mutual Coupling Study of a novel antenna system design for UWB-MIMO applications. EUROMEDITERRANEAN SCIENTIFIC CONGRESS ON ENGINEERING.May 19-20 Algeciras.Spain
  • K.Ben Zaina, L.Squali , O. Chakkor, Carlos G.Puntonet, M.Essaadi: “The performance of the Goertzel algorithm applied to PSTN Network”, I Congreso Científico Internacional de Ingeniería, CCII2010, Tetuan (Marruecos), Marzo, 2010.
  •  Otman Chakkor, Noura Aknin, Carlos G. Puntonet: “ICA vs Wavelet Transform as De-noising Tool for Multidimensional Data”, International Science and Technology Conference, (JICT-2007) 21-22 March 2007, Malaga (Spain) - 23 March 2007, Tangiers (Morocco).
  • Otman Chakkor, C.G.Puntonet: “Méthodes Statistiques Avancés de Séparation de Sources” , I Workshop en Nuevas Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación”, Tánger, Marruecos,  10 de Junio de 2006.
  • Otman Chakkor, Carlos G. Puntonet, Begoña Pino and Juan Manuel Gorriz: ”Matched filter as pre-processing tool for Multi-user detection in DS-CDMA system”, IWANN 2005. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 3512, 512, ISSN: 0302-9743, ISBN: 3-540-26208-3, 2005.
  •  Otman Chakkor, Carlos G. Puntonet, Ignacio Rojas: “Nuevas Tecnicas para separacion de símbolos en el sistema  DS-CDMA-Downlink”Monografías del Dpto. de Arquitectura y Tecnología de Computadores. Julio-2004. Dep. Legal: GR-1181-2004.

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