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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  

 

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

Staff Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2007 .

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • 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 - 2015,  $344,334.
  • 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.
  • Wireless Video Communication for Real-time Surveillance Applications on Public Trains,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Projects),  2009 - 2010,  $156,200.
  • 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

  • Bose, B., Ahmad, I., (2013), Bit Error Analysis in WiMAX at Vehicular Speeds using Nakagami-m Model., 128, Lambert Academic Publishing.
  • 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.

Book Chapters

  • Ramraj, R., Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., (2011), Multi-Access Environments in Next Generation Networks.  Wireless Multi-Access Environments and Quality of Service Provisioning: Solutions and Application, 1-17, USA, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0017-1.
  • Rabbani, M., Kamruzzaman, J., Gondal, I., Ahmad, I., Hassan, M., (2011), Dynamic resource allocation for improved QoS in WiMAX/WiFi integration. Studies in Computational Intelligence, 368(14), 25-40, Berlin, Germany, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-22288-7_12.
  • Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., (2009), Quality of Service in WiMax. WiMAX Network Planning and Optimization, 3-18, United States.

Journal Articles

  • Kumar Deb Nath, U., Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., Saber, AY., (2014), An Efficient Model for Improving Battery Lifetime of Gridable Vehicles and System Reliability in the Smart Grid. IEEE Systems Journal, N/A(99), 1-11, DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2013.2294734.
  • Ahmed, M., Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., (2014), Service Class Resource Management for Green Wireless-Optical Broadband Access Networks (WOBAN). IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, online first(online first), 1 - 13, 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, DOI: 10.3233/JHS-2012-0449.
  • Ahmad, I., Kamruzzaman, J., Habibi, D., (2011), Application of artificial intelligence to improve quality of service in computer networks. Neural Computing and Applications, 21(1), 81-90, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1007/s00521-011-0622-6.
  • Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., (2011), A WiMAX Solution for Real-Time Video Surveillance in Public Transport. International Journal of Computer Networks & Communications, 3(2), 14-28, DOI: 10.5121/ijcnc.2011.3202.
  • Zen, K., Habibi, D., Ahmad, I., (2011), Adaptive coordinator switching scheme for mobile sensor network. Australian Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 8(3), 189-198.
  • Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., (2011), Improving quality of service in WiMAX communication at vehicular speeds: a new call admission control solution. Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, 13(5), 451-459, DOI: DOI: 10.1002/wcm.1111.

Conference Publications

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, DOI: 10.1109/ATNAC.2012.6398075.
  • 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, DOI: 10.1109/ICUFN.2012.6261659.
  • 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., DOI: 10.1109/ICUFN.2012.6261659.
  • 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, DOI: 10.1109/TENCON.2012.6412177.
  • 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, DOI: 10.1109/TENCON.2012.6412227.
  • 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, DOI: 10.1109/ICNSC.2012.6204927.
  • 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, DOI: 10.1109/ICNSC.2012.6204925.
  • Dutt, S., Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., (2011), A novel optimized scheduler to provide QoS for video IP telephony over wireless networks. 2011 IEEE 13th International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC), 455-461, Piscataway, N. J., DOI: 10.1109/HPCC.2011.66.
  • Rabbani, MG., Kamruzzaman, J., Gondal, I., Ahmad, I., (2011), A new resource distribution model for improved QoS in an integrated WiMAX/WiFi architecture. IWCMC 2011: 7th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference proceedings, 266-271, Piscataway, NJ, USA, DOI: 10.1109/IWCMC.2011.5982544.
  • Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., (2010), Call Admission Control Scheme for Improved Quality of Service in WiMAX Communication at Vehicular Speeds. GLOBECOM 2010, 2010 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, 1-6, Piscataway, N.J., DOI: 10.1109/GLOCOM.2010.5683126.
  • Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., (2010), Call Admission Control Scheme for the IEEE 802.16e at Vehicular Speeds. High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC), 2010 12th IEEE International Conference on, 413-418, Piscataway, N.J., DOI: 10.1109/HPCC.2010.81.
  • Ahmad, I., Habibi, D., (2010), High Utility Video Surveillance System on Public Transport using WiMAX technology. Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 2010 IEEE, 5p., Piscataway, N.J., DOI: 10.1109/WCNC.2010.5506544.
  • Zen, K., Habibi, D., Ahmad, I., (2009), A New Algorithm to Improve Mobile Sensor Node Connectivity Based on Link Quality Indicator. TENCON 2009 - 2009 IEEE Region 10 Conference, 1-6, Piscataway, N. J., DOI: 10.1109/TENCON.2009.5395868.

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.

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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