Next Generation Wireless Networks Research Lab 

Telecommunication Engineering at York University ranks 100 - 150 globally and top 10 in Canada according to Shanghai world rankings, 2022 .

Our research group at York focuses on the performance modeling, design, and optimization of large-scale beyond 5G/6G multi-band wireless networks, where conventional sub-6GHz transmissions coexist with millimeter, TeraHertz, and optical transmissions with applications to aerial/vehicle networks, satellite networks, internet-of-things (IoT), etc. In addition, we develop scalable and robust resource allocation algorithms using optimization/machine learning/game theory with applications to next generation multiple access methods, edge and cloud computing and communications.  Finally, we are working towards deep learning enabled Wi-Fi sensing applications.

Hina Tabassum


Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Lassonde School of Engineering

York university, Toronto, Canada

Office: LAS-2008

Phone: (416) 736-2100, ext. 20889


NGWN research lab is led by Dr. Hina Tabassum. She is  currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), York University, Toronto, Canada. She is appointed as York research Chair (2023 - 2028)  in 5G/6G-enabled mobility and sensing applications. Prior to that, she was a Research Associate in the area of "Modeling, Analysis, and Optimization of 5G  Networks" at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba, Canada, under the supervision of Prof. Ekram Hossain.  She obtained her PhD  in the area of  "Interference Modeling and Management  of Heterogeneous Wireless Communication Networks", in June 2013, under the supervision of Prof. Mohamed Slim Alouini.  She (co)-authored 80+ articles in top-tier IEEE journals, magazines,  and conferences.  She is listed in Stanford’s top 2% of the world’s top researchers in 2021 and 2022. She was recognized as one of the 10 Rising Stars in “N2Women: Rising Stars in Networking and Communications List” in 2022 and received Lassonde Innovation Award in 2023. She received Gold medals from NEDUET and from SIEMENS for securing First Position among all engineering universities of Karachi, Pakistan. She received Best Performance Award in 2009  from Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO)
She was recognized as Exemplary Reviewer (Top 2% of all reviewers)  by IEEE Transactions on Communications in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, and 2020.  She was recognized as Exemplary Editor  by IEEE Communications Letters in 2020 and Exemplary Editor by IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking in 2023.   She served as an Associate Editor in IEEE Open Journal of Communications Society (IEEE OJCOMS) (Sep 2019 - May 2023),  and an Associate Editor in IEEE Communications Letters (IEEE COMML) (Jan 2019 - August 2023) . She was the Founding Chair of IEEE ComSoc RCC Special Interest Group (SIG) on Terahertz Communications (2021-2023) and served as the Chair of Women in Computer Science and Engineering (WiCSE), York University, Canada, (2018-2020). She is currently serving as  

Joint Speed and Network Deployment Optimizations for V2X Communications

Deep Dueling DQN with Action Branching

CSI Extraction and Deep Learning for Wi-Fi Sensing (Raspberry Pi)

Multi-UAV Communication and Control

Differentiable Projection based Unsupervised Learning for QoS-Aware Power Control in Wireless Networks

Design and Optimization: Next Generation Multiple Access

  • March-2023: Delivered a  tutorial on "Multi-band Networks: Coexistence of RF, Millimeter, TeraHertz, and Optical Communications Networks" at IEEE WCNC' 23

  • Sept-2022:  Delivered a tutorial on the "Coexistence of RF, Millimeter, TeraHertz, and Optical Communications Networks" at IEEE PIMRC' 22 and was and Invited keynote speaker  at  ICETST 2022