Research interests

My research interests are mainly in the field of Wireless Communication and Coding Theory  which includes:

  •    Cooperative Relay Communications
  •    Space time block coding and MIMO
  •    RF Energy Harvesting in Wireless Networks
  •    LDPC/LDLC Codes
  •    5G Communications Technologies  (NOMA etc)
  •    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
  •    Device to Device Networks 
  •     OFDMA/OFDM
  •    Engineering Education

Current Research Projects 

  • Underwater Robotics and Communications, Funding Body: Ministry of Education and Science, Russia, Jan 2018-  Dec 2019.
  • Postgraduate Research FundingFunding Body: Ministry of Education and Science, Russia, 4.5M RUB (80K $), 2016- 2021.
  • Device-to-Device Communications: A 5G and Green Network Perspective, Funding Body: National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia, 2M RUB (35K $), Sept 2016-Sept 2018.
  • COST Action on Inclusive Radio Communication Networks for 5G and beyond (IRACON) (2016-2020).
  • Tactile internet enabled Drone Control over LTE for Ultra-Dense Cloud Drone Networks, Funding Body: National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia and  COST Action IRACON for 5G, 6K$, Sept 2017-Sept 2018.

Completed Research Projects 


          Journal Responsibilities 

    •  Editor, Wiley Internet Technology Letters.                                                                                                                                                                                               Ei Compendex, Scopus (Elsevier), Emerging Sources, Citation Index (ESCI-Web of Science) etc.                                                                                 
    • Editor, MDPI Journal on Information.                                                                                                                                                                                               Ei Compendex, Scopus (Elsevier), Emerging Sources, Citation Index (ESCI-Web of Science) etc.                                                                                 
    • Editor,  Elsevier Physical Communications Journal (IF 1.583).                                                                                                                                                             Scopus (Elsevier) and WoS indexed.                                                                                                                                                      
    • Lead Guest Editor, Special Issue on Energy Efficient Smart Cities,  Elsevier Physical Communications Journal, 2017 (IF 1.5).                    
    • Lead Guest Editor, Wireless Energy Harvesting for Future Wireless Communications, MDPI Journal on Information, 2017.                                                                                      

           Conference Session Chair & Other Activities 

    •  Vice President of International Conference on Communication, Management and Information Technology (ICCMIT 2017), April 3-5, 2018.  Madrid, Spain.
    • Workshop Co-Chair and Co-organizer of Workshop on Recent Advances of Non Orthogonal Multiple Access Techniques (RAMAT):  Workshop on IEEE 87th Vehicular Technology Conference,  3–6 June 2018 in Porto, Portugal.
    • Member of  Advisory Program Committee, International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication (ICSC 2019), Noida, India.
    • Workshop Co-Chair and Co-organizer of 2nd International Workshop on 
    • Communications for Connected Smart Cities 
    • (CorNer), Workshop on  IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), Oct 08–13, 2017, in Montreal, Canada.
    • Organizer and Track Chair, Special Track on:  "Energy Aware Wireless Communications, International Conference on Communication, Management and Information Technology (ICCMIT 2017), April 3-5, 2017.  Warsaw, Poland.
    • TPC Member, 5GUA 2017 - Workshop on 5G Universal Access, IEEE 20th Conference on Innovations in Clouds, Internet and Networks (ICIN 2017), Paris, France, March 2017. 
    • Committee/ TPC member9th IEEE-GCC Conference and Exhibition 2017, on Manama, Bahrain, 7-10 May 2017.
    • TPC Member, International Conference on Signal, Image Processing (SIPO 2017), Chennai, India, 2017.
    • TPC Member, International Symposium on Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications (ISTA), Karnataka, India, Sept  2017
    • Committee/ TPC member14th International Scientific-Practical Conference of Students, Post-graduates and Young Scientists “Youth and Modern Information Technology” (YMIT) on 7-11 November 2016, Tomsk, Russia. 
    • Workshop Co-Chair and Co-organizer of Workshop on 1st International workshop on Communications for Connected Smart Cities (CorNer):  Workshop on Communication for Networked Smart Cities locate with the Thirteenth International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems   (ISWCS’16), September 20–23, 2016, in Poznań, Poland.
    • Organizing Committee/ TPC Chair,  International Conference Information Technologies in Business and Industry (web), Sept 21-23, Tomsk, Russia. 
    • TPC Chair, Workshop on Emerging Massive MIMO and MmWaves Technology for Cooperative and Cognitive  Networks, First EAI International Conference on Systems and Technology for Energy Management in Communication Networks, Guildford, UK, , March 21–24, 2016.
    • Track Chair, Signal Processing Theory and Techniques Track,  3rd International Conference on Digital Signal Processing (MIC-SigProc 2016,2017), Istanbul, Turkey, 2016, 2017.
    •  Session Chair on Cooperation in  Networks,  10th International   Conference on  Information, Communications and Signal Processing (ICICS’15), Singapore, December 2-4, 2015.
    • Special Session Chair and Track Chair (co-organizer)  on Cooperation in  Networks,  10th International Conference on  Information, Communications and Signal Processing (ICICS’15), Singapore,  December 2-4, 2015.
    •  Session Chair, 2015 IEEE 81st Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2015- Spring,  Glasgow, United Kingdom, May 2015.                     
    • Conference Session Chair, IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC  2014), Washington DC, USA, Sept 2014.                                                                  
    •  International Adviser/TPC Member for Malaysian Technical Scientist Congress (MTSC) - International   Conference on  Business, Management, Tourism and    Hospitality (BIZMATOUR 2015). Malaysia, 2015, 2016, 2017.               
    • International Program Committee Member, International Conference on Automation, Cognitive Science,  Optics, Micro Electro-­Mechanical  System,  and Information Technology (ICACOMIT 2015), Indonesia.

        Grant Proposal Reviewer

    • National Science Centre, Poland.

       Journal Reviewer 

    • ·         IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
    • ·         Transactions on Emerging Technologies of Telecommunications
    • ·         IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
    • ·         IEEE Transactions on Communications
    • ·         IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
    • ·         IEEE Communications Letters
    • ·         IEEE Wireless Communications Letters
    • ·         IET Journal on Communications
    • ·         IEEE Transaction on Industrial Informatics
    •       IEEE Access 
    • ·         Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies (ETT)                                                        
    • ·         International Journal of Computing and Digital Systems (IJCDS).                                                  
    • ·         International Journal of Communication and Computer (Elsevier)                                                                                                               
    • ·         Advanced Research in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology (Jurnal Teknologi)

       Collaborations with Research Institutions

          * School of Electronics, Electrical, and Communications Engineering, University College Dublin, Ireland.

          * The Centre of Excellence in Telecommunications (CoE Telecom), University of Sydney, Australia.  

          * Faculty of Sciences, University of  Kelaniya,  Sri Lanka.

          * School of Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China

          * School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom 

          * Department  of Computer Science & Electronics Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan.

        Conference Technical Program Committee (TPC) Member or Reviewer

    • IEEE PIMRC 2018 TPC member
    • IEEE PIMRC 2018: Workshop & Special Session on UAVs
    • IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference - Communications Theory Symposium, (Globecom, 2013,  2014, 2015).
    • IEEE Military Communications Conference (MILCOM) 2014, 2015.
    • IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Fall 2016, Spring 2015
    • International Journal of Computing and Digital Systems (IJCDS
    • Spread Spectrum Communications (SSC), MIC-CSC2011, Larnaca, Cyprus, 7-9 Oct 2011.                         
    • Digital Communication Systems (DCS), MIC-CNIT2011, Dubai, UAE, 16-18 Dec 2011.                               
    • Information Theory and Coding (ITC), MIC-CSC2011, Larnaca, Cyprus, 7-9 Oct 2011.                                 
    • Communications and Computer Networks (CCN), MIC-CNIT2012, Dubai, UAE, 21-23 Dec 2012.
    • Communication Systems and Applications (CSA), MIC-Electrical, Athens, Greece, 4-6 April 2014.          
    • IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Applied Electromagnetics (APACE2012), Malaysia. Dec 2012.
    • IEEE Symposium on Business, Engineering and Industrial Applications, Malaysia, 2012.
    • EEE Symposium on Industrial Electronics & Applications, Malaysia, 2012. 
    • IEEE Symposium on Humanities, Science and Engineering, Malaysia 2013.
    • IEEE Conference on Wireless Sensors, Sarawak, Malaysia, 2013. 
    • IEEE International RF and Microwave Conference, 2013.                                                                                
    • International Conference on Engineering  & Computational Innovation Sciences (ENCINS 2015),Asablance, Morocco, 2015.                               
    • International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering (ICOCOE),   Malaysia, 2015.
    •  International Conference on Telematics and Future Generation Networks (TAFGEN2015),  Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia, 2015.
    • International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering (ICWIISE 2013, 2014, 2015)
    • Advanced Research in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology, (ARiEET 2015), Indonesia.
    • International Symposium on Web of Things and Big Data (WoTBD 2015), Manama, Bahrain, 2015.
    • International Symposium on Women in Computing and Informatics, 2015.
    • International Workshop on Mobile Application (MobiApps), 2015.
    • IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, Abu Dhabi,  UAE, 2015. 
    • International Conference on Engineering & Technology, Malasia, 2016.   
    • International Conference on Computer, Communication and Control Technology (I4CT), 2015, 2016.                      
    •  IEEE Colloquium on Humanities, Science and Engineering Research, 2012.  
    •  International Conference on Coastal Engineering, Malaysia 2013.
    • 2016 IEEE-GCC conference  & Exhibition, Bhrain, 2016, 2017.
    • Fourth International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI), Kochi, India, 2015.                                                                                                                    

         Memberships of Professional Bodies 

    • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).  
    • Member, IEEE Communications Society.                                                                                                       
    • Member, IEEE Information Theory Society.
    • Member, Institute of Engineers of Pakistan MIE (PK).
    • Member, Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications.

    Awards and Honours 

    • Young Researchers Travel Grant from the Dora 8, Estonian Archimedes  Foundation grant No. 30.1-.3/1357.
    • Postdoctoral research grant from the Norwegian-Estonian Research Cooperation Programme through the grant EMP133, 2014. 
    • Science Foundation Ireland’s research scholarship for the Ph.D studies from Sept 2010- April 2012.
    • PhD scholarship,  Telecommunications Graduate Initiative (TGI), which is funded by the Irish  Higher Education Authority (HEA) under the Programme for Research in Third-Level Institutions  (PRTLI)                    Cycle 5 and co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), 2012-Sept  2014.
    • Travel and a workshop grant from the COST Action  IC1004 to participate  the 4th  IC1004 Training School  on "Tools for cooperative communications", 20-22 May, 2013 - Prague, Czech                        Republic. 
    • Travel and a workshop grant from the COST Action  IC1004 to participate  the 7th  IC1004  Training School  on "Vehicular Communications", Jan, 2015 - Dublin, Ireland. 
    • Travel grant from the COST Action  IC1004 to participate and disseminate my research at the 3rd IC1004 Training School on  "Propagation Measurement, Modelling, and OTA-Emulation", 12-14                         November, 2012 - Ilmenau,  Germany.
    • Travel grant from the COST Action  IC0902 to participate and present a poster at the  First Training Workshop in July 2011, Florence, Italy.
    • The First merit position holder of the MSc class of Electronics and Communications Engineering from  Department Electrical & Electronics, Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus in 2010 (first                    student to  complete the MSc in a year).
    • Awarded the full Research Assistantship & Teaching Assistantship from Eastern Mediterranean   University for MSc  studies -2009.
    • The best foreign student in Pakistan in the year 2009.
    • Pakistan Technical Assistant Program scholarship for undergraduate studies offered by the Govt. of  Pakistan &  Sri Lanka.