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Dr Iftekhar Ahmad

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5458, Email: i.ahmad@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO5.218
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5458
Email: i.ahmad@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO5.218  

 

Iftekhar is a Senior Lecturer in Engineering within the School of Engineering.

Current Teaching

  • ENS3555 – Communication Systems 1
  • ENS4551 – Communication Systems 2
  • ENS4550 – Telecommunication Networks
  • ENS3556 – Wireless Communication

Background

  • 2010, Edith Cowan University, School of Engineering (Lecturer)
  • 2007-2009, Edith Cowan University, School of Engineering (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)
  • 2005-2006, Monash University, Gippsland School of Computing and Information technology (Assistant Lecturer)

Professional Memberships

  • Member, IEEE

Awards and Recognition

University and National Teaching Awards

  • 2010 - Award for Teaching Excellence, School of Engineering, Edith Cowan University

Other

  • 2008 - Early Career Research (ECR) Grant Award, Edith Cowan University
  • 2007 - Faculty Early Career Research (ECR) Grant Award, FCHS, Edith Cowan University
  • 2007 - Faculty Doctoral Medal for PhD contribution, Monash University
  • 2006 - Postgraduate Publication Award, Monash University

Research Areas and Interests

  • Wireless communications
  • Quality of service (QoS) in communication networks
  • Artificial intelligence in communication networks
  • 4G technologies (Mobile WiMAX, LTE-A)
  • Wireless communications at vehicular speeds
  • Heterogeneous wireless networks
  • Wireless sensor networks for environmental monitoring

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2007.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Developing Cellular Cognitive Radio Networks for 5G using Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning),  The Higher Education Commission,Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,  HEC Scholarship,  2017 - 2021,  $152,000.
  • Design and Implementation of an Autonomous Surveillance System for Catchment Security,  Water Corporation,  Grant,  2017 - 2019,  $626,375.
  • Intelligent Management System for Distributed Energy Storage,  AusIndustry,  Innovation Connections Grant,  2017 - 2018,  $227,377.
  • Automatic environmental conditioning for growing plants in indoor microclimates,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2016 (Round 1),  2016 - 2017,  $103,078.
  • Wireless acoustic sensor for the detection, identification and monitoring of biological hazards in grain silos and storage systems,  Grains Research & Development Corporation,  Protecting Your Crop,  2014 - 2016,  $344,334.
  • Electronic Catchment Surveillance, Detailed Equipment and Methods Assessment,  Water Corporation,  Grant,  2016,  $115,435.
  • Developing an acoustic database for biosecurity and pest detection applications,  Australian Acoustical Society,  Grant,  2016,  $65,828.
  • Acoustic signal analysis for beehive health monitoring,  Australian Acoustical Society,  Grant,  2013,  $8,455.
  • Video Surveillance Network for Real-Time Central Monitoring of Passenger Safety and Security on Public Trains,  Public Transport Authority of Western Australia,  Grant,  2009 - 2011,  $165,000.
  • High Speed Communication Services on Public Transport,  Nortel Networks,  Grant - Development,  2010 - 2011,  $24,993.
  • Development of a Network Framework for Low Cost High Speed Internet Service in Rural and Remote Areas,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2008 - 2010,  $24,400.
  • Investigating the Surface of Gold Electrode Subjected to Electrochemical Processes Using Soft X-Ray,  Australian Synchrotron,  Grant,  2008 - 2009,  $1,486.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Books

  • Qandour, A., Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., (2012), Application Framework for Wireless Sensor Networks: A focus into the impact of WSNs on environmental and social applications., 128, Saarbrucken, Germany, Lambert Academic Publishing.

Journal Articles

  • Phung, V., Habibi, D., Ahmad, I., Hinckley, S., (2017), Automated Insect Detection using Acoustic Features Based on Sound Generated from Insect Activities. Acoustic Australia, N/A(NA), 1-7, Springer, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40857-017-0095-6.
  • Marzuki, A., Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., Phung, V., (2017), Mobile Small Cells: Broadband Access Solution for Public Transport Users. IEEE Communications Magazine, 55(6), 190-197.
  • Noura, M., Ahmad, I., Noura, A., Nordin, R., (2017), A Discrete Event Simulation for Hierarchical Mobile IPv6. Wireless Personal Communications, NA(NA), NA, Springer.
  • Mowla, MM., Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., Phung, V., (2017), A Green Communication Model for 5G Systems. IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, NA(99), NA, IEEE publication, DOI: 10.1109/TGCN.2017.2700855.
  • Kumar Deb Nath, U., Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., (2016), Gridable Vehicles and Second Life Batteries for Generation Side Asset Management in the Smart Grid. International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, 82(November), 114-123, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijepes.2016.03.006.
  • Ahmed, M., Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., (2016), Load-Adaptive Resource Management for Green Wireless-Optical Broadband Access Network (WOBAN). Journal of Lightwave Technology, 34(10), 2359-2370, DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2016.2533578.
  • Kumar Deb Nath, U., Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., Saber, AY., (2015), Energy storage model with gridable vehicles for economic load dispatch in the smart grid. International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, 64(2015), 1017-1024, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijepes.2014.09.004.
  • Ahmed, M., Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., (2015), Green wireless-optical broadband access network: Energy and quality-of-service considerations. IEEE Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (JOCN), 7(7), 669-680, IEEE, DOI: 10.1364/JOCN.7.000669.
  • Qandour, A., Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., Leppard, M., (2014), Remote beehive monitoring using acoustic signals. Acoustics Australia, 42(3), 204-209, New York, Springer.
  • Kumar Deb Nath, U., Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., Saber, AY., (2014), Improving Battery Lifetime of Gridable Vehicles and System Reliability in the Smart Grid. IEEE Systems Journal, 9(3), 989-999, IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2013.2294734.
  • Kumar Deb Nath, U., Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., (2014), Quantifying economic benefits of second life batteries of gridable vehicles in the smart grid. International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, 63(2014), 577-587, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijepes.2014.05.077.
  • Ahmed, M., Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., (2014), Service Class Resource Management for Green Wireless-Optical Broadband Access Networks (WOBAN). Journal of Lightwave Technology, 33(1), Article no. 6936842 , Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2014.2365254.
  • Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., (2012), Improving Throughput in WiMAX Communication at Vehicular Speeds. Journal of High Speed Networks, 18(3), 157-171, IOS Press, DOI: 10.3233/JHS-2012-0449.

Conference Publications

  • Mowla, MM., Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., Phung, V., (2017), An energy efficient resource management and planning system for 5G networks. IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC), 216-224, IEEE publication.
  • Budomo, J., Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., Dines, E., (2017), 4G LTE-A systems at vehicular speeds: Performance evaluation., 321-325, IEEE publication, DOI: 10.1109/ICOIN.2017.7899452.
  • Morshed, KM., Esselle, KP., Heimlich, M., Habibi, D., Ahmad, I., (2016), Wideband Slotted Planar Inverted-F Antenna for Millimeter-Wave 5G Mobile Devices. Proceedings 2016 IEEE Region 10 Symposium, TENSYMP 2016, 194-197, Piscataway, USA, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., DOI: 10.1109/TENCONSpring.2016.7519403.
  • Meghji, M., Habibi, D., Ahmad, I., (2012), Performance Evaluation of 802.15.4 Medium Access Control During Network Association and Synchronization for Sensor Networks. Proceedings of the 2012 Fourth International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks (ICUFN), 27-33, Piscataway, NJ, USA, IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/ICUFN.2012.6261659.
  • Qandour, A., Habibi, D., Ahmad, I., (2012), Wireless Sensor Networks for Fire Emergency and Gas Detection. Proceeding of the 2012 9th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control (ICNSC'12), 250-255, Piscataway, NJ, USA, IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/ICNSC.2012.6204925.
  • Shah, N., Habibi, D., Ahmad, I., (2012), Multichannel Cognitive Medium Access Control Protocol for Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks. Proceedings of 2012 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Fall), 1-5, Piscataway, NJ, USA, IEEE.
  • Meghji, M., Habibi, D., Ahmad, I., (2012), Performance evaluation of 802.15.4 Medium Access Control during network association and synchronization for sensor networks. 2012 Fourth International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks (ICUFN), 27-33, Piscataway, N.J., IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/ICUFN.2012.6261659.
  • Qandour, A., Habibi, D., Ahmad, I., (2012), Application Framework for Wireless Sensor Networks. Proceedings of 2012 9th IEEE Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control (ICNSC), 1-6, Piscataway, NJ, USA, IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/ICNSC.2012.6204927.
  • Meghji, M., Habibi, D., Ahmad, I., (2012), Practical issues in building an embedded sensor network application using 802.15.4: Linking hardware & MAC protocol. Proceedings of 2012 Australasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ATNAC 2012), 1-7, USA, IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/ATNAC.2012.6398075.
  • Ahmed, M., Habibi, D., Ahmad, I., (2012), An Improved Architecture for Integrating Fourth Generation Wireless and Passive Optical Networks. TENCON 2012 - 2012 IEEE Region 10, 1-6, Piscataway, NJ, USA, IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/TENCON.2012.6412227.
  • Qandour, A., Habibi, D., Ahmad, I., (2012), Applied Application of Sensor Networks in Underground Mines. Proceedings of 2012 9th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, ICNSC 2012, 256-260, Piscataway, NJ, USA, IEEE.
  • Bose, B., Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., (2012), Bit Error Rate Analysis in WiMAX Communication at Vehicular Speeds Using Nakagami-m Fading Model. Proceedings of 2012 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Fall), 1-5, Piscataway, NJ, USA, IEEE.
  • Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., (2012), Resource Management in 4G Wireless Communications at Vehicular Speeds: A Game Theory Solution. Proceedings of 2012 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Fall), 1-5, Piscataway, NJ, USA, IEEE.
  • Dutt, S., Habibi, D., Ahmad, I., (2012), A Low Cost Atheros System-on-Chip and OpenWrt Based Testbed for 802.11 WLAN Research. Proceedings of TENCON 2012 - 2012 IEEE Region 10, 1-4, Piscataway, NJ, USA, IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/TENCON.2012.6412177.

Research Student Supervision

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Master of Engineering Science,  Development Of A Long Range Wireless Sensor Platform
  • Master of Engineering Science,  Efficient Medium Access Control Protocol For Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks
  • Master of Engineering Science,  Bit Error Rate Estimation In Wimax Communications At Vehicular Speeds Using Nakagami-m Fading Model
  • Master of Engineering Science,  Application Framework For Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Electric Vehicles In Smart Grids: Performance Considerations
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Improving Energy Efficiency And Quality Of Service In An Integrated Wireless-optical Broadband Access Network
  • Master of Engineering Science,  Detection Of Collapses And Communicating With Inaccessible Areas In Underground Coal Mines Using Wsn
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Mobile Small Cell Networks For Next Generation Wireless Communication Systems

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Engineering Science,  An Improved Medium Access Control Protocol For Real-time Applications In Wlans And Its Firmware Development
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Mac Protocol Design Considerations For Efficient Mobility In Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  On A Joint Physical Layer And Medium Access Control Sublayer Design For Efficient Wireless Sensor Networks And Applications.
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