Hichem Besbes is the Head of the Telecommunication National Regulatory Authority of TUNISIA (INTT) since April 2014. He holds a HDR “Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches” in Telecommunications from Sup’Com, University of Carthage, TUNISIA, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from ENIT, University of Tunis-El Manar, TUNISIA. From July 1999 to October 2000, he was a post doctoral fellow at Concordia University, Montréal, Canada. In July 2001, he joined Legerity, Inc., Austin, Texas, USA, where he was a senior system engineer working on broadband modems. From March 2002 to July 2003, he was a member of Technical Staff at Celite Systems, Inc., Austin, Texas, where he contributed to definition, design, and development of Celite's high-speed data transmission systems over wireline networks. In September 2003, he regained his position at Sup'Com, where he was a Professor in Telecommunication and director of the research Lab COSIM. From January to May 2011, he was a Fulbright Visiting scholar at Colorado State University. From January 2013 to March 2014, he served as a board member of INTT.
He has more than 100 publications in international scientific journals and conferences dealing with signal processing and wireless communication.