It Ee Lee

International Visiting Researchers
Senior Lecturer at the Multimedia University, Malaysia


It Ee Lee is currently an international visiting researcher at the Photonics Laboratory in the Division of Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering(CEMSE), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). She is an academic staff member of the Faculty of Engineering (FOE), Multimedia University (MMU), Malaysia.

She received her PhD in 2014 at the Northumbria University, United Kingdom. In 2011, she was awarded the Northumbia University Research Studentship to pursue her PhD degreee on free-space optical (FSO) communication systems. She received her BEng (Hons) majoring in Electronics and MEngSc degrees from MMU, Malaysia, in 2004 and 2009, respectively. She has been a recipient of the MMU-Agilent scholarship to pursue her MEngSc degree in the research area of visible light communications (VLC). Her research interest include channel modelling, performance analysis and optimization of FSO communication systems, hybrid FSO/RF systems, VLC systems and optical wireless communications.

Research Interests

Networks and wireless communications​, Light Sources, Photonics.

Selected Publications

  1. I. E. Lee, Z. Ghassemlooy, W. P. Ng, M. A. Khalighi, and S. K. Liaw, "Effects of aperture averaging and beam width on a partially coherent Gaussian beam over free-space optical links with pointing errors", Appl. Opt. vol. 55, no. 1, pp.1-9, 2016.
  2. I. E. Lee, Z. Ghassemlooy, W. P. Ng, and M. A. Khalighi, "Green-Inspired Hybrid Base Transceiver Station Architecture with Joint FSO/RF Wireless Backhauling and Basic Access Signalling for Next Generation Metrozones", in Green Networking and Communications: ICT for Sustainability, Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis Group, 2014.
  3. I. E. Lee, Z. Ghassemlooy, W. P. Ng, and M. A. Khalighi, "Joint optimization of a partially coherent Gaussian beam for free-space optical communication over turbulent channels with pointing errors", Opt. Lett, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 350-352, 2013.


  • ​2014: PhD, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
  • 2009: MEngSc, Multimedia University, Malaysia
  • 2003: BEng (Hons) Electronics, Multimedia University, Malaysia