Z. Ghassemlooy - RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

    Visiting Professor

    University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, 2013-2015 - Malaysia

    Technological University of Malaysia, 2008 - Malaysia

    Hong-Kong Polytechnic University, Dec. 2007 Hong-Kong

    Ankara University, March 2006, Turkey

    Nanyang Technological University, 2001, Singapore, Visiting Fellow

    Professional Organisation Membership

    Senior Member of  IEEE

    Fellow  of  IET (2000-)

    Chartered Engineer (1991-)

    Chairman

- IEEE UK-RI Communications Chapter (2009-2011)

- IET  Northumbria Network (2011 - )

          Vice-Chairman

- EU FP7 Cost Action IC 1101 (2011-2015)

- IEEE UK-RI Communications Chapter (2006 - 2009)

- IET  Northumbria Network (2007 - 2011)

    Member of the

- the Romanian Research Assessment Exercise (RRAE) (2011-)

- Scientific Board of the Institute for Advanced Engineering and Research, Germany (2009-)

    Management Committee Member

- EU COST Action IC0802 (2008 -2012)

- EU COST Action IC1101(2011 -)

    UK Liaison Officer - EURASIP (2008 -)

    Member of the Scientific Board- Institute for Advanced Engineering and Research, Germany (2009-)

    Secretary - IEEE UK-RI Communications Chapter (2003-06)

    University Liaison Officer - IEEE UK-RI Communications Chapter (2002-03)

    College Member Engineering and Physical Science Research Council  (2003-05) and (2006-09)

    Member - International Association of Engineers (IAENG) (2007-)

    Member - The Engineering Professors' Council, UK, (2005-)

    Committee Member - UKGRAD, Yorkshire and North East Hub (2005-07)

    External Evaluator and Panel Member - Basic Research Grant Programme, Science & Innovation Enterprise, Ireland (2002-03)

    Photonic Panel Member - Engineering, and Physical Science Research Council (2002)

    Committee Member - UKGRAD, Yorkshire and North East Hub (since 2005)

   Editor /Guest Editorial-ship

    Chief Editor:

     - The British Journal of Applied Science and Technoloy, since 2013

- The Mediterranean Journal of Electronics and Communications, since 2005

- The International J. of Optics and Applications - Scientific & Academic Pub. Co, since 2013

 

    Co Editor:

-       2011 Proceeding of the 2nd International Workshop on Optical Wireless Communications, 21 Oct.2013, Newcastle, UK

-       Proceedings of the 8th Int. Symp. On Commun. System, Networks & DSP, 18-20 July, 2012

-       Proceedings of the European Conference on Networks and Optical Communications (NOC 2011), July 2011

-       Proceedings of the 7th Int. Symp. On Commun. System, Networks & DSP, 21-23 July, 2010 

-      Proceedings of the 6th Int. Symp. On Commun. System, Networks & DSP, 23-25 July, 2008

-      Proceedings of the 5th Int. Symp. On Commun. System, Networks & DSP, 19-21 July, 2006

-      Proceedings of the 1st Int. Symp. On Commun. System. & DSP, Vols. 1& 2, 6-8 April, 1998

-      the Abstract of Contribution for 1st Int. Workshop on Materials for Optoelectronics, 22-23 August 1995, Sheffield, UK, ISBN 086339 5473

-      IEE Proceeding J. Optoelectronics, Special issue “Analogue Optical Fibre Communications”, IEE, 1993

-      Book on ‘Analogue Optical Fibre Communications’, IEE Telecommunication series 32, 1995

 

    Associate Editor:

    -  IEEE Com Letters, since 2008

  -   EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking (2004-)

 

    Member of the Editorial Boards:

-      Journal The Scientific World Journal as part of the Hindawi’s journal's of Signal Processing (2012-)

-      British Journal of Applied Science & Technology (2013 -)

-      International Journal of Optics and Application (2011-)

-      International Journal of Engineering Research and Applied Sciences (IJERAS) (2010-)

-      Book on: Self-Organization and Green Applications in Cognitive Radio Networks, (2011)

-      Hindawi Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, (2009-)

-      IEEE Communications Letters, (2008- )

-       Majlesi Journal of Electrical Engineering, (2009-)

-      Contemporary Engineering Sciences, (2008- )

-      Iranian Journal Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IJEEE), (2008- )

-      Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, (2008- )

-      Contemporary Engineering Sciences, (2007 -)

-      Research Letter in Signal Processing, (2007 -)

-      EURASIP Wireless Communications and Networking, (2004 -)

-      Sensor Letters, American Scientific Pub., (2003-04)

-      Intern. J. of Communication Systems, J Wiley, (2000 -)

-      IEEE Transaction on Consumer Electronics, (1998-2002)

 

    Guest Editor:

-       American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences – Special issue on selected papers from CSNDSP 2010, Vol. 4, Issue 4, 2011

-       International Journal of Communications - Special issue on Optical Wireless Communications, 2009

-       Ubiquitous Computing and Communication Journal - Selected papers from CSNDSP 08 conference, 2009

-       IEE Proceeding Circuit, Devices and Systems, Special issue on the best papers for CSNDSP conference, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2008

-       IEE Proceeding Circuit, Devices and Systems, Special issue on the best papers for CSNDSP conference, Vol. 153, No. 4, 2006

-       The Mediterranean Journal of Electronics and Communications, Special issue on Free Space Optics –RF, Vol 2, No. 3, 2006

-       Int. J. of Communication Systems, Special issue on Indoor Optical Wireless Communications, Vol. 18, No. 3, 2005

-       IEE Proceeding J in Optoelectronics, Special issue on Optical wireless Communications, Vol. 147, No. 4, 2000

-       Int. J. of Communication Systems, Special issue on Optical wireless Communications: systems and networks, Vol. 13, 2000

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   External Examiner/ Assessor

§    Research Grant Evaluator

Austrian Research Council

Chilean Research Council

Greece Research Council

Czech Republic Research Council

§  External Evaluator – (i) MSc Wireless Communications, Brunel University, 2014; (ii)  Engineering Foundation course, Bournemouth University, 2008;  (iii) Postgraduate Course, Cranfield University, 2004; (iv) Undergraduate course on Multimedia Communications, Bournemouth University, June 2000

§  External Examiner –

o   Postgraduate course on Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of West Indies, Barbados, since 2009-

o   Undergraduate course on Communication and Electronics Engineering, Delivered in Malaysia & Singapore, University of Hertfordshire, 2008-

o   Undergraduate courses on Computer Engineering, Bournemouth University, 2002-2007

o   Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Information Engineering and Music Technology, School of Engineering, Staffordshire University, 1997-2000

o   Undergraduate course on Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of West Indies, Barbados, since 2006-09

o   Postgraduate course on Communication Engineering, University of Hertfordshire, 2001-2005

o   Undergraduate course on Multimedia Communications, Bournemouth University, June 2000

o   postgraduate Courses on Digital Signal Processing and Image Processing, School of Mechanical Engineering, Cranfield University, 1998-2002

 

§  External Assessor and advisor for the Reader/Professorial/Visiting Professor  Appointment Committee:

·         Kuwait University, 2012, 2013

·         Jordan University, 2012, 2013

·         University of Kent, UK, 2012

·         The University of Bahrain, 2011

·         Oxford Brooks University, 2010

·         Warwick University, UK, 2008

·         Georgia Tech. USA, 2008

·         Oxford Brooks University, UK, 2008

·         University of Limerick, Ireland, 2007

·         McMaster University, Canada, 2007

·         Hong-Kong Polytechnic University, 2007

·         Shanghai Jiaotong University, China, 2006

·         Newcastle University, UK, 2006

·         Staffordshire University, UK, 2002, 2008

·         The National Research Foundation, Pretoria, S. Africa, 2003

·         Boston University, US, 2003

·         The Technological University of Malaysia, Jahor, Malaysia, 2005

 

   Initiator, Organiser /Secretary/Technical Committee Member of Conference/Symposium

    Founder and Chairman - IEEE Intern. Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks & DSP (Founded in 1998)

    Chairman

-       16th European Conference on Networks and Optical Communications (NOC 2011), July 2011, Northumbria University, UK

-       7th IEEE Intern. Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks & DSP, 21-23 July 2010, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

    Secretary - IEEE Intern. Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks & DSP, 1998-2004

    International Invited Session Chair – 9th Intern. Conf. on Hybrid Intelligent Systems, August 12-14th, 2009, Shenyang, LiaoNing, China

    Co-organiser of Colloqiums, Workshops and Special Sessions

-     EU Cost Action IC1101 – Workshop on Optical Wireless Communications, Oct. 2012, Italy

-     Co-Chair - Exploratory Workshop on Distributed Generation Systems (DGS) integrating            Renewable Energy Sources, 23-24 Nov. 2012, Arges, Romania. EU Funded

-     Special session on Optical Wireless Communications, ICTON 2012, Warwick    University, UK

-     Workshop on Optical Wireless Communications, IEEE GlobeCome, 5 Dec. 2011, Huoston, USA

-     Intelligent Systems for Optical Networks Design,  ICTON, July, 2011, Sweden

-     Photonics  Colloquium, as part of CSNDSP international symposium, 2008, 2010, 2012

-     Optical Wireless Communications Colloquium, as part of CSNDSP international symposium, 2008, 2010, 2012

-    2nd workshop on Wavelet Analysis with MATLAB, Dec. 2011, Northumbria, UK

-     Reliability Issues on Optical Wireless Systems for the Future Broadband Network, 9th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 07), Rome, Italy, June, 2007

-     Reliability Issues on Optical Wireless Systems for the Future Broadband Network, at the RONEXT workshop, 8th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 06), Nottingham, UK, June 18-22, 2006

-     9th Intern. Conf. on Hybrid Intelligent Systems, August 12-14th, 2009, Shenyang, LiaoNing, China

-       9th International Symposium on Communication Theory and Applications, ISCTA’07, 16th – 20th July 2007, Ambleside, Lake District, UK

-      IEE Colloquium on Optical Wireless Communications, London, UK, 22 June 1999


 

    Member of the Technical Committee/Advisory:

-       International Conference on Connected Vehicles & Expo), 12-16 Dec. 2012, China

-       4th International Symposium of Electrical and Electronics, Engineering, ISEEE2012, which will be held in Galati, Romania, 9-11, November 2012.

-       Wireless Advanced Conference, London, UK, 2011

-       IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems - Internet Applications and Research, 2011" (http://www.iar-conf.org/). 2011

-       Wireless Advanced Conference, London, UK, 2011

-       IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems - Internet Applications and Research, 2011" (http://www.iar-conf.org/). 2011

-       5th Intern. Conf. On Software, Knowledge, Information, Industrial Management and Application, Sep. 8-11, 2011, Benevento, Italy.

-       International Conference on Web Technologies & Internet Applications, WebTech 2011,

-       ECAI 2011, Romania

-       Intern. Sympo. On Telecommunications – Dialog of Civilization Through Telecommunications, 2010, Iran

-       IEEE ICC 2010 - Signal Processing for Communications Symposium, 2010

-       IEEE GLOBECOM 2010, IEEE Workshop on Optical Wireless Communications,

-       ICITST 2010 – 11-14 July 2010 (Steering Committe)

-       ISEEE 2010, 16-18 Sep. 2010

-       World Congress on Internet 2010, 21-23 Feb. 2010

-       International Conference on Communications, Computer and Power (ICCCP’09), 15-18 Feb.2009

-       1st International Conference on Communications Infrastructure, Systems and Applications in Europe (EuropeComm 2009)

-       Mosharaka International Conference on Communications, Computers and Applications, 2008, 2009

-       16th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering, 13-15 May, 2008, Tehran, Iran

-       Intern. Program Committee for the IASTED Asian Conference on Communication Systems and Networks (AsiaCSN), Apr 02-04, 2008

-       Intern. Confen. On Electronics, Computers and Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2007), Pitesti, Romania, 29h – 30h June, 2007

-       Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering, Iran, 2006, 07, 08, 09, and 2010

-       Intern. Program Committee for the IASTED Intern. Conference on Communication Systems and Networks (CSN) (since 2003)

-       SIGMAP Intern. Confern. On Signal Processing and Multimedia, 2006 and 2009

-       1st Workshop on Multi Media Applications over Wireless Networks (MediaWiN 2006), part of the European Wireless Conference (EW 2006), Athens, Greece, April 2, 2006.

-       Intern. Program Committee (IPC) for the IASTED Intern. Conference on Optical Communication Systems and Networks (since 2003)

-       14th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering, 16-18 May, 2006, Tehran, Iran

-       Intern. Sympo. on Telecommunications – Dialog of Civilization Through Telecommunications, Sept. 10-12, 2005, Shiraz, Iran

-       2nd Intern. Confe. on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications (CITSA 2005), July 14 - 17, 2005, Orlando, Florida, USA.

-       International Symposium on Signal Processing and its Applications  ISSPA 2005, 22-25 August 2005, Sydney, Australia

-       International Conference on Optical Commutations and Networks, August 20-22, 2003, Bangalore, India

-       IEEE Globcom 2003

-       4th Intern. Workshop on Distributed Computing (IWDC 2002), December 28 - 31, 2002, University of Calcutta, Kolkata (Calcutta), INDIA

-       7th International Conference on Information Networks and Systems, Technologies (ICINASTe'2001)

-       Telecommunication of the International Association of Science and Technology for Development, Canada

-       1st Intern. Conference on Material for Opto-electronics, Sheffield Hallam University, UK, September 1995

     Co-organiser -  IEE Colloquium on Optical Wireless Communications, London, UK, 22 June 1999

  Conference/Symposium Session Chairperson

       1st IEEE International Workshop on Optical Wireless Communications, 1st IEEE International Conference on Communications in China, 15-17 August 2012, Bijing, China

       3rd Colloquium on Optical Wireless Communications Workshop, CSNDSP 2012, Poznan, Poland, July  2012

       3rd Colloquium on Photonics, CSNDSP 2012, Poznan, Poland, July  2012

       Optical Wireless Communications Workshop, IEEE GlobeCom, Huston, USA 2011

       ConTel, June 2011, Austria

       Special session on “Intelligent Systems for Optical Networks Design”, ICTON 2011, Sweden

       Optical Wireless Communications Workshop, IEEE GlobeCom, 6-10 Dec. 2010, Miami, USA IEEE Globecom, Workshop on Optical Wireless Communications, 6-10 Dec. 2010,

      Miami, USA

 The First International ICST Conference on Communications Infrastructure, Systems and Applications in Europe (EuropeComm 2009), 11-13 August 2009, London

             3rd International Conference on Electronics, Computers and Artificial Intelligence, (ECAI 2009), 3-5 July, 2009, Piteşti, Romania

             HIS09, China

             International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks - ’’Mediterranean Winter’’ 2008 (ICTON-MW'08), 11-13 Dec., 2008, Marrakesh,

             5th Broadnet08, 8-11 Sep. 2008, London, UK

             6thCSNDSP08, 23-25 July 2008, Graz, Austria

        5th Broadnet08, 8-11 Sep. 2008, London, UK

        IEEE Globcom 2007, Nov, Washington, USA

        ICICS 2007, 10-13 Dec.2007, Singapore

        IEEE ICC 2007, 24-28 June, Glasgow, UK

        9th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 06), Optical wireless Session, 1-5 July 2007, Rome, Italy

        7th IASTED International Conferences on Wireless and Optical Communications (WOC 2007), 30 May - 3 June 2007, Montreal, Canada

        14th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering, 16-18 May 2006, Tehran, Iran

        5th CSNDSP 2006,University of Patras, Greece, 19-21 July 2006

        Co-organiser of a Special Session on “Reliability Issues on Optical Wireless Systems for the Future Broadband Network" at the RONEXT workshop in the 8th Intern.Conf. on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 06), Nottingham, UK, June 18-22, 2006

         Intern. Sympo. on Telecommunications – Dialog of Civilization Through Telecommunications, Sept. 10-12, 2005, Shiraz, Iran

        2nd Intern. Confe. on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications (CITSA 2005), Orlando, Florida, USA, July 14 - 17, 2005.

        4th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks & DSP, July 2004, The University of Newcastle, UK.

        4th PGNet 2003 Conference, 16-17, 2003, Liverpool, UK

        3rd International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks & DSP, July 2002, Staffordshire University, UK.

        Wireless and Optical Communications (WOC2001), June 27-29, Banff, Canada, 2001

        2nd Intern. Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks  & DSP, July 2000, School of   Engineering, Bournemouth University, UK

        2nd Int. Conf. on Information Communications & Signal processing, ICICS’99, Singapore.
     
  IEE Colloquium on Optical Wireless Communications, London, 22 June 1999.
     
  1st International Symposium on Communication Systems & DSP (CSDSP’98), April 1998, School of Engineering, Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

        4th UK/Australian Int. Symposium on DSP for Communication Systems, Perth, Australia, 1996.
     
  1st International Conference on Material for Opto-electronics, Sheffield Hallam University, UK, September 1995

         IEEE SICON/ICE conference 1993, Singapore

 

 Past Research Project with Potential Commercial Exploitation  

             Free space optical communication link for computer communications, 2008

              Simulation software for characterization of optical wireless communications, 2008

              Long period fibre Bragg grating sensor for monitoring deterioration processes in reinforced concrete, 2004

              Development of a portable, disposable, handhold optical gas sensor based on Mach-Zehnder interferometer, 1996

              Development of optical fibre based temperature sensor, City Technology, U.K, 1988

              Multiplexed dual channel video and voice optical fibre communications link based on   pulse width modulation. Pilkington Fibre Optics, 1987

              Multiport audio system for deaf people, Royal Hospital, Manchester, U.K, 1986

 

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Short Courses, Special Seminars/Symposium/Conference and Workshops Attended

     § Leadership, UK - 2011

§  Research Management how to lead a team, Newcastle, UK, 2008

§  UK Engineering Professors’ Council, 2006, 2007, 2008

§  Are you ready for Changes? Role of your Organisational Culture, Newcastle, UK, 2008

§  University Enterprise Start Ups and the Regional Economy Symposium, Newcastle, UK, 2008

§  Courageous Leadership, Newcastle, 2008

§  Ireland – UK Council for Graduate Education Colloquium on Graduate Education Ireland, Dublin, October 2007

§  Research Assessment Exercise beyond 2008, The Royal Society, London, UK, 2007

§  Equality and Diversity, Newcastle, UK, 2007

§  Stress Management, Newcastle, UK, 2006

§  Leadership Qualities, Newcastle, UK, 2005

§  How to manage people, Newcastle, UK, 2004

§  How to apply and manage research funding, UK, 2003

§  How to Deal with People, one day course, Sheffield Hallam University (SHU), UK, 2003

§  Using Assertiveness to Enhance Personal Effectiveness, one day course, SHU, UK 2002

§  How to Develop Consultancy, one day course, SHU, UK, 2001

§  Effective Management, one day course, SHU, UK, 2000

§  Digital Signal Processing, 4 days course, The University of Leicester, UK, 1991

§  Optical Sensor Technology, 3 Days course, SIRA, London, UK, 1990

 

Other Activities

  §  Contribution to the European Community Socrates’ Education Programme for exchange of both students and staff, since 1995

§  Contribution to the European Community TEMPUS scheme for technology education in the Technical University of Gdansk, Poland, 1991-1992

§  Author of

o School of Computing, Engineering and Information Sciences, 2006

o Electronics Research Group Research Report at Hallam University. 2000, 2002

§  Reviewing papers for :

o   IET Electronics Letters,

o   IET Proceedings on Optoelectronics

o   IET  Proceeding on Communications

o   IET Proceeding on Circuit, Devices and System

o   IEEE Trans. On Communication Engineering

o   IEEE J. of Lightwave Technology

o   IEEE Trans. On Information Theory

o   IEEE Communications Magazine

o   Optical Engineering, SPIE

o   European Transaction on Communications

o   Optical Scoc. Of America Journal of Optical Networking

o   International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education (IJEEE),

o   International Journal of Communication Systems

o   EURASIP Wireless Communications

o   EURASIP Research Letters for Electronics

o   Various Conferences and Symposium including IEEE Globecom 96, London

§  Regular book Review for: IJEEE and ASLIB

§  Proof reading of a book on “Principles of Electrical Engineering Materials Devices” by S. O. Kasap, Publisher McGraw-Hill, 1997

§  Proof reading of a book on “Optoelectronic Devices: Principles from Optical Fibers to Solar Cells”, by S. O Kasap, 1998

§  Proof reading of a book on “Introduction to Communication Systems”, by D. E. Dodds, 2000

 

   Major Research Funding

   Sheffield Hallam University & British Association for Advancement of Science (optical fibre video and audio link) ,  Feb 89, June 89
   Sheffield Hallam University Start Up Research Fund 1991
   EPSRC Studentship (2) 1991 1995
   HEFCE Research Project 1993 1997
   INTAS European Community Programme on Sensors in collaboration with Bulgaria 1994-1995
   DTI/EPSRC Link Programme on Optical Sensor in collaboration with University of East Anglia, Nima Technology, Raja Electronic and Health and Safety Executive, March 93 March 96
   Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield University Joint PhD Research Studentship 1996-1999
   DTI/EPSRC Link Programme on Optical Chemical Sensor in collaboration with the University of Sheffield, Yorkshire Water, and Bookham Technology,  May 96 May 98
   COPERNICUS: European Programme on Biosensors and Sensor for Medicine and Biology, (IC15CT960818), collaboration with Germany, Ukraine, Bulgaria, August 1997. Aug 97 Aug 2000
   Northern Consortium/British Council Project, India (Communication and Network) Jan 97 June 97
   TeleQuipment Limited (Equipment donation) 1997
   EPSRC Studentship - Case award 1998 2001
   Aga Khan Foundation Research Studentship 1998-2001
   Q Environmental Plc, Research Studentship 1999-2001
   Fujitsu Telecom. Research Centre, UK 1999-2002

   EPSRC, Utilization of optical fibre technology for monitoring deterioration processes in reinforced concrete- joint grant with the School of Construction, 2001-04

   USENIX – Advanced Computing Systems Association- Research Award in collaboration with the Bell Lab, USA, 2001-02

   U.K. Government funded Research Grant, 2001-02

   Common wealth Fellowship, 2002-03

   Royal Society, UK

   Northumbria University Start up Research Grant, 2004-06

   U.K. Government funded Research Grant, on Optical Gas Sensing, 2001-04

   Northumbria University, Grant, 2004-05

   Royal Society, Academic Fellowship, India, Grant, 2004-05

   Nato Visiting Academic Grant – Ankara University, Turkey, March 2006

   Higher Education Funding Council, SRIF, UK, 2004-07

   HEIF, Northumbria, UK, 2007

   EU COST ACTON IC802- 2008-2012

   EU COST ACTON IC1101- 2011-

   Royal Society, UK, 2008

   EU TEMPUS-JPGR 0 517501-TEMPUS-1-2011-1-FR-)- Information Management System in Higher Education Institutions in Algeria for their Bachelor, Master and Doctoral          Programme. 2011

   EU FP7, ERASMUS MUNDUS (372242-1-2012-1-UK-ERA MUNDUS-EMA21), cLink Project - centre of excellence for Learning, Innovation, Networking and Knowledge, 2012

 

 

 

 

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