Friday, September 23, 2016 — 1:30 PM EDT

Speaker

Dr. Muhammad Ismail, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha, Qatar

Topic

Green Heterogeneous Wireless Networks

Abstract

This seminar focuses on the emerging research topic - green (energy efficient) wireless networks, which has drawn huge attention recently from both academia and industry. This topic is highly motivated due to important environmental, financial, and quality-of-experience (QoE) considerations. In this talk, we mainly focus on energy efficient techniques in base stations (BSs) and mobile terminals (MTs) as they constitute the major sources of energy consumption in wireless access networks, from the operator and user perspectives. Furthermore, this talk targets the heterogeneous nature of the wireless communication medium. The wireless communication medium has become a heterogeneous environment with overlapped coverages due to the co-existence of different cells (macro, micro, pico, and femto), networks (cellular networks, wireless local areas networks, wireless metropolitan area networks), and technologies (radio frequency, device-to-device (D2D), and visible light communications (VLC)). In such a networking environment, MTs are equipped with multiple radio interfaces and enjoy a multi-homing capability. This talk mainly focuses on promoting energy efficiency in wireless networks through multi-homing resource allocation, exploiting network cooperation, integrating different and new network technologies (radio frequency and VLC), and integrating new device centric communication paradigms such as D2D communications.

Speaker's biography

Muhammad Ismail received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering (electronics and communications) from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, in 2007 and 2009, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, in 2013. He is an Assistant Research Scientist with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha, Qatar. His research interests include radio resource allocation, green wireless networks, cooperative networking, smart grid, and biomedical signal processing. He is a co-recipient of the Best Paper Award at IEEE ICC 2014, IEEE Globecom 2014, and SGRE 2015. He received the Research Excellence Award from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Texas A&M University at Qatar in 2016. He is a co-author of two research monographs by Wiley/IEEE Press and Springer, 21 Journal papers, 26 conference papers, and 1 book chapter.

Location 
EIT - Centre for Environmental and Information Technology
Room 3142
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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