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Muhammad Ali Imran

 

 

List of Publications

 

 

Teaching Statement

Research Statement

 

Supervision/Examination

 

 

I am a Lecturer in Communications at the Centre for Communication Systems Research of the University of Surrey, UK.

Current Research:

I am currently working on the following projects

 

 - University of Surrey coordinator for European Commission funded Framework Programme FP7 project:

EARTH – Energy Aware Radio neTwork tecHnologies (http://www.ict-earth.eu).

Funding: €14.8m – University of Surrey circa €1m

 

 - Leading the UK team for research theme (Self Organising Networks): research is done under the umbrella of India-UK Advanced Technology Centre funded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) – UK.

 

 - Leading University of Surrey research on an air interface technique (Low Density Spreading) funded by Huawei China.

Funding: University of Surrey circa £90k.

 

 - Principal investigator for a cross disciplinary research project funded by EPSRC-UK: REDUCE (Reshaping Energy Demand of Users by Communication technology and Economic incentives). The project aims to reduce the energy demand of end users by persuasive techniques and sensor based energy usage and context monitoring network.

Funding: University of Surrey circa £1.2m

 

I am also involved in several other project bids for the upcoming FP7 projects and proposals for the UK funded research projects.

 

I have successfully completed my contributions to the following projects in past:

 

 - An elective project of Mobile Virtual Centre of Excellence (MVCE): Fundamental Capacity Limits of Wireless Cellular Networks. The main focus of the work was to investigate information theoretic capacity limits for the cellular networks.

 - European Commission funded Framework Programme FP7 project:

ROCKET - Reconfigurable OFDMA based cooperative Networks enabled by agile spectrum reuse (http://www.ict-rocket.eu).

 

 

Teaching and Demonstration:

I am an associate fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA). Have completed the accredited course “Preparing to Teach” run by Centre for Educational and Academic Development (CEAD) at University of Surrey. Currently I am striving for the fellowship of HEA and I am enrolled on a post graduate diploma course PGCAP. Following is a brief summary of my teaching responsibilities.

 

2010/2011: University of Surrey, UK

EE2 ELEC-IV  - Electronics IV

20 contact hours for second year undergraduate students. A group of around 95 students.

 

Autumn 2010: University of Surrey, UK

EE3.DCM - Digital Communication Module – Modulation and Coding

24 contact hours for final year undergraduate and MSc students. A group of around 120 students.

 

2009/2010: University of Surrey, UK

EE2 ELEC-IV  - Electronics IV

20 contact hours for second year undergraduate students. A group of around 90 students.

 

Spring 2009: University of Surrey, UK

EE2.COM  - Communication Systems

12 contact hours for second year undergraduate students. A group of around 80 students.

 

Autumn 2008: University of Surrey, UK

EE3.DCM - Digital Communication Module – Modulation and Coding

4 contact hours for final year undergraduate and MSc students. A group of around 100 students.

 

Summer 2008: National University of Science & Technology,  Pakistan

WCMS - Wireless Channel Modelling and Simulation

Lecture Series at Military College of Signals, National University of Science & Technology NUST, Pakistan

Details at: http://www.mcs.edu.pk/wcms08/

 
2002 - 2006
: Imperial College London

Electronics Laboratory Demonstrator

Compilers Laboratory Demonstrator

First Year and Second Year Tutorials

Computer Programming Helpdesk Advisor

 

Education:

PhD in Communications - 2006

Imperial College London

Thesis: Resource Optimisation for Cooperative Broadcasting in WCDMA Networks

MSc in Communications and Signal Processing - 2002
Imperial College London

BSc in Electrical Engineering (Electronics and Communications) - 1999
University of Engineering & Technology Lahore

Experience:

Lecturer in Communications:

Summer 2009 – till date

Supervising 4 Research Fellows, 10 PhD students and 6 MSc projects.

 

Research Fellow:
Fall 2006 – Summer 2009

Led a team of 4 PhD students on MVCE-elective project with guidance and support from experienced research staff at the University of Surrey. Supervised 4 MSc projects (2009 - 2010).


Technical Job (part-time):
2003 - 06

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT): Service Desk Specialist, at Imperial College

 

Technical Job (full-time):
1999 – 2001

And Or Logic Inc, Design Engineer,

F-10/2 Islamabad Pakistan

 

 


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Centre for Communication Systems Research

University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH

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