Department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University

 

Current Research Team

 

 Graduate Students

 

Yaser Fouad                         PhD [11-] (cosupervisor: Prof. Ramy Gohary)

 

Zakaria El-Moutaouakkil      PhD [11-] (registered at Telecom Bretagne, France; co-supervisor: Prof. Samir Saoudi)

 

Hamza Umit Sokun              PhD [12-] (cosupervisor: Prof. Ramy Gohary)

 

Mehmet Cagri Ilter               PhD [12-]

 

Meisam Mirahsan                 PhD [13-]

 

Hossein Khoshnevis PhD [13-] (cosupervisor: Prof. Ian Marsland)

 

Irem Bor                               PhD [13-]

 

Mohamed Alzenad               PhD [13-]

 

Faraj Lagum                         PhD [13-] (cosupervisor: Dr. Sebastian Szyszkowicz)

 

Monirosharieh Vameghestahbanati   PhD [13-] (cosupervisors: Prof. Ian Marsland, Prof. Ramy Gohary)

 

Elham Kalantari                    PhD [14-] (registered at University of Ottawa; cosupervisor: Prof. Abbas Yongacoglu)

 

Khalid Almahrog                  PhD [15-]

 

Rawan Alkurd                      PhD [15-]

 

Salia Mirbaha                        MASc [14-]

 

Nima Palizban                      MASc [16-] (cosupervisor: Dr. Sebastian Szyszkowicz)

 

 PDFs & Research Associates

 

Dr. Sebastian Szyszkowicz – Postdoctoral Fellow [January 2015 – ]

                                    Project Manager, Telus-Carleton Collaborative Research Project

 

Dr. Ebrahim Bedeer, Postdoctoral Fellow [September 2015 – ] (cosupervisor: Prof. Mohamed Hossam Ahmed, MUN)

                                               

                                                                                               

Dr. Amr Fawzy El-Keyi, Postdoctoral Fellow [September 2015 – ]

 

 Visiting Professors

 

Dr. Taimour Aldalgamouni – Visiting Professor [August 2016 – August 2017]

            Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan

 

 Visiting PDFs and Scientists

 

 Visiting Graduate Students

 

Salime Bameri – Visiting PhD Student [February 2016 – ] (cosupervisor: Dr. Ramy Gohary)

            Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran

 

 Undergraduate Interns

 

            Fizza Ahmad Sheikh – NSERC USRA (undergraduate summer research assistant) [May – August 2017]

                        Carleton University

 

Past Researchers

 

 PDFs & Research Associates

 

Dr. Hamid Saber, Postdoctoral Fellow [September 2016 – ] (cosupervisor: Prof. Ian Marsland)

            Current Employment: Huawei Canada Research Centre

 

Dr. Ramy Gohary – Senior Research Associate [April 2010 – December 2016]

                                    Current Employment: Assistant Professor, Carleton University

 

Dr. Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir – Postdoctoral Fellow [September 2015 – August 2016]

                        Current Employment: Assistant Professor, University of the West of Scotland, UK

 

Dr. Rainer Schoenen – Senior Research Associate [January 2011 – August 2014]

                                    Project Manager, Huawei-Carleton Collaborative Research Project

                                    Current Employment: Professor, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany

 

Dr. Petar Djukic – Senior Research Associate [November 2008 – April 2010]

                                    Project Manager, Huawei-Carleton Collaborative Research Project

                                    Current Employment: Senior Advisor, Office of the CTO, Ciena, Ottawa, Canada

 

Dr. Abdulkareem Adinoyi – Senior Research Associate [May – December 2006], [September 2007 – August 2009]

                                    Technical Manager, Samsung Project

                                    Current Employment: Senior Consultant, Saudi Telecom Company, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 

Dr. Keivan Navaie – Senior Research Associate [December 2004 – October 2006]

WINNER Project Manager

Current Employment: Senior Lecturer, School of Computing & Communications, Lancaster University, UK

 

Dr. Mohamed Hossam Ahmed – Senior Research Associate [April 2001 - March 2003] (co-investigator: Professor S. Mahmoud)

Project Manager, NCIT Project: “Resource Management in Fixed Cellular Broadband Wireless (MMDS) Systems”

Visiting Professor, [August 2005]

Current Employment: Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

 

Dr. Eman Fituri – Senior Research Associate [February – June 2006]

 

 Visiting PDFs and Scientists

 

Dr. Eylem Erdogan  – Visiting PDF [April - July 2016]

            Current Employment: Assistant Professor, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Turkey

 

Dr. Sergey Andreev – Visiting PDF [May-June 2015]

                        Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland

 

Dr. Khalil AlSobhi – Visiting Scientist [August – October 2014]

            King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 

Dr. Daniel Calabuig  – Marie Curie PDF [September 2010 – August 2012]

                                    Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain

 

Dr. Gurhan Bulu – Visiting PDF [February 2011 – November 2011]

Current Employment: Research Associate, Department of Electrical and Electronics, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

 

Dr. Rainer Schoenen – Visiting PDF [January – December 2010]

            ComNets, Aachen University, Germany

            Supervisor: Professor Bernhard Walke

            Current Employment: Professor, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany

 

 Visiting Professors

 

Dr. Amir Hossein Mohajerzadeh – Visiting Professor [August 2016]

            Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

 

Dr. Yasser Gadallah – Visiting Professor [July – August 2016]

            American University of Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

 

Dr. Ibrahim Abualhaol – Visiting Professor [June 2013 – August 2013]

            Khalifa University, Sharjah, UAE

 

Dr. Mumtaz Yilmaz – Visiting Professor [December 2012 – June 2013]

            Adnan Menderes University, Aydin, Turkey

 

Dr. Pawel A. Dmochowski – Visiting Professor [September 2014 – January 2015]

            Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

 

Dr. John Thompson – Visiting Professor, University of Edinburgh, UK [July – October 2006]

Cooperative communications in relay networks

 

Dr. Mohamed Adnan Al-Andalousi – Visiting Professor [Summer 2002] (co-investigator: Dr. B. Hashem)

Wireless Multihop Networks

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia

 

 Visiting Graduate Students

 

Margarita Gapeyenko – Visiting PhD Student [July – September 2016] (cosupervisor: Dr. Sebastian Szyszkowicz)

            Tampere University of Technology, Finland

 

Omer Haliloglu – Visiting PhD Student [April – August 2015]

            Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

 

Olga Galinina – Visiting PhD Student [May – June 2015]

                        Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland

                        Current Employment: Postdoctoral Fellow, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland

 

            Jing Guo – Visiting PhD Student [January – April 2015]

                        Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

                        Current Employment: Postdoctoral Fellow, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

 

Ibrahim Aydin – Visiting PhD Student [October 2013 – September 2014]

            Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

 

Zakaria El-Moutaouakkil – Visiting PhD Student [July 2013 – June 2014]

                        Telecom Bretagne, France

 

            Baris Yuksekkaya – Visiting PhD Student [September 2013 – March 2014]

                        Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

                        Current Employment: Postdoctoral Fellow, Imperial College London, UK

 

Oumar Alassane Barro – Visiting Master’s Student [April – September 2013]

            Universite de Rennes 1, Rennes Cedex, France

 

            David Gonzalez G – Visiting PhD Student [March – June 2013]

                        Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

                        Current Employment: Postdoctoral Fellow, Aalto University, Finland

 

            Davut Incebacak – Visiting PhD Student [December 2012 – June 2013]

                        Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

 

Jorge Cabrejas – Visiting PhD Student [July – October 2012]

            Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain

            Current Employment: Postdoctoral Fellow, iTEAM, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (UPV), Spain

 

            Tariq Alshawi – Visiting Graduate Student [November 2010]

                        Current Employment: PhD student at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

 

            Imran Shafique Ansari – Visiting Graduate Student [June – August 2010]

            King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST)

            Supervisor: Professor Mohamed-Slim Alouini

            Current Employment: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ)

 

Houda Chafnaji – Visiting PhD Student [August 2008, July 2009]

                                    Telecom Bretagne, France, and INPT, Rabat, Morocco

                                    Supervisors: Professors Tarik Ait-Idir (INPT) and Samir Saoudi (Telecom-Bretagne)

                                    Current Employment: Associate Professor, INPT, Rabat, Morocco

 

Stefan Valentin – Visiting PhD Student [October 2008]

            University of Paderborn, Germany

                        Supervisor: Professor Holger Karl

                        Current Employment: Huawei Technologies, France

 

Jung-Min Park – Visiting Ph.D. Student [February 2008]

Radio Resource Management and Optimization Lab

           School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

           Yonsei University, Korea

           Supervisor: Professor Seong-Lyun Kim

 

Basak Can – Visiting Ph.D. Student [January – May, November 2007]

Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University, Denmark

Supervisors: Professors Hiroyuki Yomo, Elisabeth De Carvalho, and Ramjee Prasad

                             Current Employment: Intel, CA, USA

 

Yijia (Richard) Fan – Visiting Ph.D. Student, University of Edinburgh, UK [Summer 2005, Fall 2006]

Supervisor: Prof. John Thompson

Cooperative communications in relay networks

Current Employement: Askers, Founder & President

                                                                                                                                              

 Undergraduate Interns

 

Quoc-Nam Le-The – NSERC USRA (undergraduate summer research assistant) [May – August 2016]

            Carleton University

 

Daniel Rodrigues de Luna – Undergraduate Summer Intern [May – August 2014]

                        ScienceWithoutBorders Student, Brasil

 

Sashini Senarath – Undergraduate Summer Intern [May – August 2014]

            McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

 

Abdel Rahman El Beheri – Undergraduate Summer Intern [May – August 2014]

            Carleton University

 

Tarek Hamouda – NSERC USRA (undergraduate summer research assistant) [May – August 2012]

            Carleton University

 

Furkan Alaca – NSERC USRA (undergraduate summer research assistant) [May – August 2008, May – August 2009, May – August 2010]

            Carleton University

 

Talha Ahmad – NSERC USRA (undergraduate summer research assistant) [May – August 2009]

            Carleton University

 

 Graduates (Completed by Thesis)

 

14. Tamer Beitelmal – Ph.D., December 2016 (co-supervisor: Sebastian Szyszkowicz)

The Cell Switch-Off Approach for Energy Efficient Cellular Networks

 

13. Rozita Rashtchi – Ph.D., January 2016 (co-supervisor: Ramy Gohary)

Joint Routing, Scheduling and Power Allocation in Generic Multihop Wireless Networks

            Current Employment: Maternity leave

 

12. Kevin Wen Luo – Ph.D., September 2015 (co-supervisor: Ramy Gohary)

Enhancing Rates in Relay Channels [thesis] [slides]

            Current Employment: Ericsson, Ottawa, Canada

 

11. Alireza Sharifian – Ph.D., September 2014

Utility-based Packet Scheduling and Resource Allocation Algorithms with Heterogeneous Traffic for Wireless OFDMA Networks [thesis]

Current Employment: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

 

10. Akram Bin Sediq – Ph.D., August 2013

Towards Efficient and Fair Radio Resource Allocation Schemes for Interference-Limited Cellular Networks [thesis]

                        Current Employment: Ericsson, Ottawa, Canada

 

9. Mahmudur Rahman – Ph.D., July 2011

Dynamic Inter-Cell Interference Coordination in Cellular OFDMA Networks [thesis] [slides]

                        Current Employment: Industry Canada, Ottawa, Canada

 

8. Mohamed Rashad Salem – Ph.D., January 2011 (co-supervisor: Prof. David Falconer)

Radio Resource Management in OFDMA-based Cellular Relay Networks [thesis] [slides]

                     Current Employment: Huawei Canada R&D Centre, Ottawa, Canada

 

            7. Sebastian Szyszkowicz – Ph.D., January 2011

Interference from Large Wireless Networks under Correlated Shadowing [thesis] [slides]

Current Employment: Manager, Telus-Carleton Collaborative Research Project, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

 

6. Houda Chafnaji – Ph.D., November 2010

Advanced Hybrid-ARQ Receivers for Broadband MIMO Communications [thesis] [slides]

Current Employment: Associate Professor, INPT (Institut National des Postes et Telecommunications), Rabat, Morocco

 

5. Muhammad Aljuaid – Ph.D., July 2010

Interference Characterization and Spectrum Sharing in Large Wireless Networks [thesis] [slides]

            Current Employment: Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

 

4. Saad Al-Ahmadi – Ph.D., July 2010

Composite Fading Channel Modeling and Information Capacity of Distributed Antenna Architectures in Cellular Networks [thesis]

Current Employment: Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia

 

                        3. Furuzan Atay Onat – Ph.D., December 2008

Cooperative Diversity Relaying Techniques in Wireless Communication Networks [thesis]

                                    Current Employment: Aselsan, Ankara, Turkey

 

2. John Boyer – Ph.D., September 2007 (co-supervisor: Prof. David D. Falconer)

Cooperative Connectivity Models and Bounds for Wireless Relay Networks [thesis]

                        Current Employment: VP – Engineering, Bitzer Mobile, California, USA

 

1.     Abdulkareem Adinoyi – Ph.D., May 2006

Multi-Antenna and Relaying Techniques in Wireless Communication Networks [thesis]

Current Employment: Senior Consultant, Saudi Telecom Company, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 

 

27. Ziwen Zhao M.A.Sc., September 2016 (cosupervisor: Dr. Sebastian Szyszkowicz)

            Spatial Clustering in Slotted ALOHA Two-Hop Random Access for Machine Type Communications

26. Philip Reinhard Balogun M.A.Sc., January 2016 (co-supervisors: Prof. Ian Marsland and Dr. Ramy Gohary)

            Multilevel Polar Codes for Grassmannian Signaling

Current Employment: Ciena, Ottawa

25. Inan Korkmaz M.A.Sc., May 2015

Fast Demand Control in Smart Grid Communications with User-in-the-Loop (UIL) Method

24. Ziyang Wang M.A.Sc., September 2014 (co-supervisor: Prof. Marc St-Hilaire)

Resource Management in Wireless Cellular Networks with Heterogeneous Capacity Supply and Heterogeneous Traffic Demand (HetHetNets)

Current Employment: Ericsson, Ottawa

23. Jing Dang M.A.Sc., September 2013

Distributed Multiple Access for the Uplink of Multi-Cell OFDMA Networks

Current Employment: Ericsson, Ottawa

22. Gencer Cili M.A.Sc., September 2012 (co-supervisor: Prof. Richard Yu)

Coordinated Multi-Point Transmission Aided Cell Switch Off Schemes for Energy Efficient Mobile Cellular Networks

Current Employment: Apple, Toronto

21. Furkan Alaca – M.A.Sc., August 2012

Current Employment: PhD candidate, Carleton University

20. Talha Ahmad – M.A.Sc., July 2011

Coordinated Multi-Point Transmission for Interference Mitigation in Cellular Distributed Antenna Systems

Current Employment: Ericsson, Ottawa

                        19. Yaser Fouad – M.A.Sc., July 2011

A Distributed Resource Block Assignment Scheme for Relay-Assisted Cellular Networks with Self-Organizing Terminal Relays

                                    Current Employment: Intel, Oregon, USA, and PhD candidate, Carleton University

18. Arshdeep Singh Kahlon – M.A.Sc., July 2011 (co-supervisor: Dr. Shalini Periyalwar)

Outage in Large Wireless Networks with Spectrum Sharing under Rayleigh Fading

                                    Current Employer: Ericsson, Ottawa

17. Heba Eid – M.A.Sc., May 2011

Inter-cell and Intra-cell Interference Coordination in a Cellular Network with Highly-Sectored Base Stations

                                    Current Employer: Ericsson, Ottawa (LTE Software Designer)

16. Soumitra Dixit – M.A.Sc., January 2010 (co-supervisor: Dr. Shalini Periyalwar)

A Distributed Framework with a Novel Pricing Model for Dynamic Spectrum Access for Secondary Users in Infrastructure based Wireless Networks

Current Employment: Alcatel-Lucent, Ottawa

15. Akram S. Bin Sediq – M.A.Sc., September 2008

Diversity Combining of Signals with Different Modulation Levels and Constellation Rearrangement in Cooperative Relay Networks

Current Employment: Ericsson, Ottawa

14. Feroz Bokhari – M.A.Sc., December 2007 (co-supervisor: Dr. William Wong, Communications Research Centre)

Adaptive Token Bank Fair Queuing Scheduling in the Downlink of 4G Wireless Networks

Current Employment: Interoperability Test Specialist, Blackberry, Ottawa

13. Sebastian S. Szyszkowicz – M.A.Sc., January 2007

Interference in Cellular Networks: A Sum of Lognormals Modeling

Current Employment: TELUS-Carleton Collaborative Research Project Manager, Carleton University

12. Omer Mubarek - M.A.Sc., January 2005 (co-supervisor: Dr. Shalini Periyalwar, Nortel Networks)

Dynamic Frequency Hopping in Cellular Fixed Relay Networks

Current Employment: HERE, Chicago, USA

11. Hakan Bolukbasi - M.A.Sc., January 2005 (co-supervisor: Prof. David D. Falconer)

Feasibility of Providing Ubiquitous High Data Rate Coverage in Cellular Fixed Relay Networks

Current Employment: Aselsan, Turkey

10. Adrian Florea - M.A.Sc., December 2004

On the Efficiency of Using Multiple Hops in Fixed Relay based Wireless Networks

Current Employment: Industry Canada, Ottawa, Canada

9. Mahmudur Rahman - M.A.Sc., May 2004 (co-supervisor: Prof. Samy Mahmoud)

Adaptive Modulation & Coding-Based Packet Scheduling with Inter-Base Station Coordination in Fixed Cellular Broadband Wireless Networks

Current Employment: Research Director, Communications Resarch Centre, Ottawa, Canada

8. Shoaev Hares - M.A.Sc., January 2004 (co-supervisor: Dr. B. Hashem, Saudi Telecom Company)

Diversity and Adaptive Modulation & Coding Aware Routing in WLAN Multihop Networks with Centrally Scheduled Multiple Access

Current Employment: Microsoft, USA

7. Donald Walsh - M.A.Sc., January 2004

Two-Hop Relaying in CDMA Networks Using the Unlicensed Bands

Current Employment: Cosmic Frontier, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

6. Imran Abdul Bari Syed - M.A.Sc., December 2003 (co-supervisor: Prof. Mohamed H. Ahmed, Memorial University)

Performance Improvements through the Mesh Architecture in TDMA based Broadband Fixed Cellular Networks

Current Employment: Stackpole Limited, Toronto

5. Huining (Vivien) Hu - M.A.Sc., September 2003

Performance Analysis of Cellular Networks with Digital Fixed Relays

            Current Employment: Electrical Engineer, Dulles Transit Partners, Dallas, Texas, USA

4. Ehab Armanious - M.A.Sc., January 2003 (co-supervisor: Prof. David D. Falconer)

Link Adaptation Techniques for Fixed Broadband Wireless Access Systems

3. Van Sreng - M.A.Sc., January 2002 (co-supervisor: Prof. David D. Falconer)

Capacity Enhancement through Two-Hop Relaying in Cellular Radio Systems

Current Employment: PCH Lime Lab, CA, USA

2. John Boyer - M.A.Sc., 2001 (co-supervisor: Prof. David D. Falconer)

Multihop Wireless Communications Channels

Current Employment: VP Engineering, Bitzer Mobile, Ottawa

1. Salem Hamad Salamah - M.A.Sc, 2000 (co-supervisor: Prof. David D. Falconer)

Transmit Power Control in Fixed Cellular Broadband Wireless Systems

Current Position: Lecturer, College of Technological Studies, Kuwait

 

Undergraduate (4th Year) Project Students

            2016-2017

                        LTE-Controlled Drone

                                    Stephane Ernst, Ryan Billard, Kaan Sozan

2008-2009

            Multihop Sensor Networks

                        Farhan Zaman, Asim Ahmed, Farhan Haq

2005-2006

Multihop Communications for Next-Generation Wireless Cellular Networks

Karunathas Balasubramaniam, Kabo Kgwarae, Tebatso Nage, Theresa Nguyen, Xin Zhang, Jiesheng Zhu   

2003-2004

Multihop Communications for Future Wireless Cellular Networks

Kurt Yensen, Shingayi Bamhare

2002-2003

Intelligent Relaying Technologies in Future Wireless Cellular Networks

Jacek Dmochowski, Rob Hamelin, Thayaparana Kumarasamy

2001-2002

Relaying Technologies in Future Wireless Cellular Networks

Araya Abebe, Ahmed Al-Asaad, Ela Beres, Kasinathan Sivaratnam

2000-2001

Transmit Power Control in CDMA Multimedia Systems

Bassey Akan, Soheer Choudhry, Shoaev Hares, Mohammed Treif, Kaleswaran Visuvalingam, Donald Walsh

1999-2000

Propagation Measurements for Indoor Wireless Communication

W. Santhiapillai

Power Control with CDMA Distributed Antenna Systems

R. Rajaratnam, M. Mahalingam, V. Thangarajah

1998-1999

Power Control with CDMA Distributed Antenna Systems

A. Tharmalingam, S. Thirugnanasampanther

Indoor Radio Coverage Analysis Using Distributed Antenna Systems

S. Thiagarajah, S. Rajagopal


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