Malek Itani

University of Washington ECE/CSE


CSE 314

185 E Stevens Way NE

Seattle, WA 98195

Current Electrical Engineering PhD student at the University of Washington in Seattle. Research Assistant in the Mobile Intelligence Lab working with Prof. Shyam Gollakota in the Paul G. Allen School for Computer Science & Engineering.

My current research interests lie broadly in the areas of mobile systems, embedded systems, machine learning, audio & speech, and small-scale robotics. I am committed to exploring innovative intersections among these fields to drive impactful advancements.

I received my bachelor’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the American University of Beirut while working with Prof. Joseph Costantine at the Electromagnetics Lab.

Selected Publications


  1. Real-Time Target Sound Extraction
    Bandhav Veluri, Justin Chan, Malek Itani, and 3 more authors
    In ICASSP 2023 - 2023 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2023
  2. Wireless Earbuds for Low-Cost Hearing Screening
    Justin Chan, Antonio Glenn, Malek Itani, and 5 more authors
    In Proceedings of the 21st Annual International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and Services, 2023