Kamran Arshad
  • Kamran Arshad

  • Dean of Research and Graduate Studies
  • Ext: 6027

Prof. Kamran Arshad has 18+ years of research and teaching experience in higher education and he is currently Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, and a Professor in Electrical Engineering at Ajman University, UAE. Prior to join Ajman University in January 2016, he has been associated with the University of Greenwich, UK as a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) and a Program Director of MSc Wireless Mobile Communications Systems Engineering. Prof. Arshad is a Senior Member of IEEE (SM-IEEE), a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (SF-HEA) and an Associate Editor of EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking. Prof. Arshad research interests are in the areas of cognitive radio, LTE/LTE-Advanced, 5G, and cognitive Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications. He was a project manager at the University of Surrey, UK for the European project QoSMOS and lead University of Surrey team involved in the project. He has a global collaborative research network spanning both academia and key industrial players in the field of wireless communications. Prof. Arshad has contributed to several European and international large-scale research projects. Prof. Arshad worked closely with leading European companies in communications, such as British Telecom (UK), Toshiba (UK), Thales (France), NEC (Japan/France), Agilent (Belgium), Alcatel Lucent (Germany), Nokia (Finland), Ericsson (Sweden) etc. and produced several joint publications. He has supervised 5+ successful PhD graduates and supervised 40+ MSc thesis. Prof. Arshad has 120+ technical peer-reviewed papers in top quality journals and international conferences. He received 3 best paper awards, 1 best R&D track award and chaired technical sessions in several leading international conferences. Prof. Arshad also authored/co-authored 25+ technical reports submitted to the European Commission (EC). He served 100+ international conferences as a Technical Program Committee (TPC) member and an editor of several international journals. Prof. Arshad returned research outputs in UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 .

Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Middlesex University, London UK, 2007
  • M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 2003
  • BEng in Electrical Engineering (Distinction), NED University of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan, 2000
Experience
  • Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Ajman University, UAE, March 2018 - date
  • Professor in Electrical Engineering, Ajman Univrsity, UAE, 2018-date
  • Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering, Ajman University, UAE, 2016-2018
  • Senior Lecturer & Program Director of MSc Wireless Mobile Communications Systems Engineering, Department of Engineering Science, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom, 2012-2016
  • Project Manager and Research Fellow, Centre for Communication Systems Research (now Institute for Communication Systems), University of Surrey, United Kingdom, 2008-2012
  • Research Officer, Institute of Advanced Telecommunications, Swansea University, United Kingdom, 2007-2008
  • Lecturer (PT), Department of Computer and Communications Technology, Middlesex University, United Kingdom, 2005-2007
  • Lecturer in Electrical Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia, 2003-2005
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Electrical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia, 2001-2003
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Electrical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia, 2001-2003
  • Network Engineer, Mobilink GSM (Motorola) Private Ltd., Pakistan, 2000-2001
  • Lecturer in Electronic Engineering, Department of Electronic Engineering, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan, 2000
Teaching Area
  • Probability and Random Process
  • Principles of Communication
  • Telecommunicaiton Systems and Networks
  • Electronic Circuits and Devices
  • Signals and Systems
  • Communication Engineering
Research
  • Wireless and Mobile Communications
  • LTE/LTE-Advanced and 5G
  • Cognitive M2M
  • Radio Resource Management
  • Radio Wave Propagation Modelling
Publications
Conference Presentation
  • “Ultra-wideband Sensor Antenna Design for 5G/UWB Based Real Time Location Systems”, The International Workshop on Antenna Technology (iWAT), 24-29 February 2020, Bucharest, Romania.
  • “Packet Length Optimization for Two Way Relaying” The International Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing Conference ( IWCMC 2019), 24-28 June 2019, Tangier, Morocco.
  • "Mobile Internet Activity Estimation and Analysis at High Granularity: SVR Model Approach" in 29th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC): IEEE PIMRC 2018, Bologna, Italy
  • “Resource Allocation for Multi-Carrier Cellular Networks” at 2018 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC’18), 15-18 April 2018, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Keynote Speaker in International Symposium on Wireless Networks and Systems (ISWSN'17) , "How Cognitive M2M Solutions can Boost Pakistan Economy? Challenges and Opportunities" November 2017
  • Keynote Speaker in Mobile Deployable Conference, "M2M Communications in Whitespaces", February 2015, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Guest Speaker at University of Oklahoma, USA, "Cognitive Machine to Machine", December 2014, Tulsa OK USA
  • Invited Speaker in Military Satellite Communication Conference, "Cognitive Radio: Are Licensed Users Protected?", August 2014, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Keynote Speaker in Mobile Deployable Conference, Cognitive Radio Technology, Feb 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Invited Speaker in Software Defined Radio Conference, "Spectrum Sensing for Future Networks", June 2012, London UK
  • Panel Member in IEEE PIMRC'2011, "Practical Scenarios and Opportunities for Future Cognitive Radio Systems", September 2011, Toronto, Canada
  • "Energy efficient scheduling in LTE-advanced for Machine Type Communication" at International Conference and Workshop on Computing and Communication (IEMCON), Vancouver, BC, 2015
  • "Self-Optimization of Cell Sizes in Cellular Networks" in Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC), August 2015, Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • "System level power consumption model for mobile phones as part of E3F" in Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC), August 2015, Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • "LTE system level performance in the presence of CQI feedback uplink delay and mobility" in 2015 International Conference on Communications, Signal Processing, and their Applications (ICCSPA), Feb. 2015, Sharjah, UAE
  • "An adaptive hybrid scheduling algorithm for LTE-Advanced", in 2015 22nd International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT), April 2015, Casablanca, Morroco
  • "A joint resource allocation and link adaptation algorithm with carrier aggregation for 5G LTE-Advanced network", in 2015 22nd International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT), April 2015, Sydney, Australia
  • "A Joint Resource Allocation and Link Adaptation Algorithm with Carrier Aggregation for 5G LTE-Advanced Network", in 2015 22nd International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT), April 2015, Sydney, Australia
  • "Energy Efficient Carrier Aggregation for LTE-Advanced" in IEEE GCC, Feb. 2015, Muscat, Oman
  • "LTE-Advanced, and the Way Forward" in The 14th International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies (ISCIT), Sept. 2014, Seoul, South Korea
  • "Indoor Statistical Channel Modelling Using Agilent 8960" in Current Trends in Information Technology (CTIT), Dec. 2013, Dubai, UAE
  • "Robust Home Automation Scheme using Cognitive ZigBee Networks" in IEEE Conference on Information & Communication Technologies (ICT), , May 2013, Casablanca, Morocco
  • "Malicious Users Detection in Collaborative Spectrum Sensing using Statistical Tests" in International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks (ICUFN), July 2012, Phuket, Thailand
  • "Statistical Models for Spectrum Opportunities for Cognitive Radio" in IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (IEEE PIMRC), Sept. 2011, Toronto, Canada
  • "Efficient Spectrum Management among Spectrum Sharing UMTS Operators" in IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), May 2011, Budapest, Hungry
  • "Cognitive Time Variant Power Control in Slow Fading Mobile Channels" in IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), May 2011, Budapest, Hungry
  • "Joint Rate and Power Optimisation using Distributed Power Control Algorithms in Cognitive Radio " in Software Defined Radio Confernece, Dec. 2010, Washington D.C., USA
  • "Fusion strategies in Collaborative Spectrum Sensing" in Europeon Reconfigurable Conference (ERRT), June 2010, Mainz, Germany
  • "Optimisation of Collaborative Spectrum Sensing with SIMO Cognitive Terminals using Genetic Algorithm", in IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (IEEE PIMRC), Sept. 2009, Tokyo, Japan
  • "Dynamic Spectrum Allocation between two UMTS operators to maximise Spectrum Opportunity Index" in International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications, Sept. 2009, Sendai, Japan
  • "Collaborative Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radio" in IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), June 2009, Dresden, Germany
  • "Impact of User Correlation on Collaborative Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radio" in ICT Summit, June 2009, Santander, Spain
  • "Finite Element Formulation of Radio Wave Propagation in Tunnels" in International Symposium on Antennas & Propagation (ISAP), Nov. 2006, Singapore
  • "A new Approach in Modelling EM Wave Propagation in Troposphere using Finite Elements", in 5th WSEAS international conference on Applied electromagnetics, wireless and optical communications(ELECTROSCIENCE'05), Aug. 2005, Corfu Island, Greece
  • "Performance of Wireless OFDM System Channel Estimation with Different Pilot Patterns" in 8th IEEE International Symposium on Spread Spectrum Techniques and Applications (ISSTA), Sept. 2004, Sydney, Australia
  • "Effect of Doppler Frequency on Pilot Arrangements in Wireless OFDM Systems" in 3rd International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies: from Theory to Applications (ICTTA), , April 2004, Damascus, Syria
Memberships, Awards and Honors
  • Senior Member - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Senior Fellow - UK Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Associate Editor - EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking
  • Founding member - IEEE Special Interest Group on Green Smart Grid Communications
  • Senior Fellow - Greenwich Opportunities in Learning and Development (GOLD)
  • Editorial Board Member - Journal of Telecommunications System and Management (JTSM)
  • Editorial Board Member - Journal of Science, Technology and Development
  • Best Research Paper Award in Future Network and Mobile Summit conference 2011 (Warsaw Poland)
  • Best Paper in R&D Track Award - SDR Wireless Innovation Conference and Product Exhibition (SDR'11-WinnComm) (Washington DC, USA)
  • Inclusion of biography in Marquis Who'sWho in Science and Engineering, 9th Edition (March 2009)
  • Received Performance Related Payment (PRP) from the University of Surrey for exceptional performance (November 2009)
  • Inclusion of biography in Dictionary of International Biography, IBC Cambridge United Kingdom (March 2008)
  • Best Paper Award - 6th International Conference on Telecommunications and Informatics, Dallas, USA (March 2007)
  • Best Paper Award in 5th International Conference on Applied Electromagnetics, Wireless and Optical Communications, Corfu Island, Greece (October 2005)
  • University Research Scholarship (URS) - Full scholarship for PhD studies was awarded by the Middlesex University, London UK (Aug. 2004)
  • Full scholarship for MSc studies awarded by the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia (April 2001)
  • Merit Certificate of Academic Excellence awarded by the NED University of Engineering and Technology for academic performance (April 2001)
  • Awarded silver medal for obtaining first class second position in the department of Electrical Engineering at the NED University (November 2000)
  • Lead Guest Editor of an Special Issue (Resource Management for 5G, M2M/IoT, and Beyond) in Wireless Communicatios and Mobile Computing (2018)