Dr. Kim Mallalieu

BSEE (MIT), MSc (Rochester), PhD (Lond)


Contact Information
Room No: 322
Phone No: 83191



Dr. Kim Mallalieu completed the BS in Electrical Engineering from MIT in 1982, MS (Optics) from the Institute of Optics, University of Rochester in 1983 and the Ph.D. from University College London in 1987. She is a Fulbright Fellow and has served as Visiting Scientist at MIT on different occasions.


Kim joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of the West Indies in 1987. She is currently the Head of the Communication Systems Group, where she also directly leads the academic, commercial and outreach programmes in Communication Systems. Kim is the developer and coordinator of the Master's degree in Regulation and Policy in Telecommunications, the MRP (Telecommunications). The MRP programme has been delivered to professionals in the telecommunications sector from over thirty developing countries around the world and is the first online programme to be delivered from the St. Augustine campus of The UWI.

Kim has been described as a trail-blazing pioneer in engineering education and is the recipient of local, regional and international teaching awards as well as other awards of distinction.

She has authored many academic papers and invited book chapters and has delivered a number of keynote addresses at home and abroad. She has served on various boards, including the Board of the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago and has also sat on the advisory council to the Boards of academic journals, including the International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education.

Kim’s research interests include:culturally-appropriate telecommunications technologies; wireless networks and technologies for poverty alleviation; as well as telecommunications policy and regulatory intervention for social inclusion. Kim is an active member of a Latin American and Caribbean academic network, Diálogo Regional sobre Sociedad de la Información (DIRSI), which is engaged in research on ICT policy and regulatory intervention.


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