Dr Emad Alsusa

SENIOR LECTURER

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Biography

Emad Alsusa completed a PhD in Telecommunications from the university of Bath in 2000. In the same year he was appointed to work on developing high data rates wireless communication systems as part of an industrial project based at Edinburgh University. He joined Manchester University (then UMIST) in September 2003 as a faculty member of the Communication Engineering Group. 

My research interests lie in the area of signal processing and communication theory with a focus on Physical and MAC layer issues including developing techniques and algorithms for array signal detection, channel estimation and equalization, interference management, adaptive signal precoding, radio resource management, cognitive radio and energy and spectrum optimization techniques. My research work has so far resulted in well over a 150 journal and refereed conference publications mainly in top IEEE transactions and conferences, all listed at the end of this CV. I have supervised 13 successful PhDs and I am currently responsible for several active PhD students and Research Fellows. I have also supervised over a 100 successful MSc dissertations and final year projects.

I am a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE, USA), a Fellow of the UK Higher Academy of Education and a Technical Programme Committee (TPC) member on many IEEE flagship conferences including Globecom, ICC, PIMRC and VTC. I was the VTC TPC co-chair of the Greencom track in 2016 and the General co-chair of the OnlineGreenCom 2016. Emad is the co-recepiant of the best paper award in the international Symposium on Power Line Communications.

I have acted as an external PhD examiner at many universities in the UK and outside and have been involved in consultancy work for a number of organisations including Her Majesty’s Government Communications Centre (HMGCC), VerazLTD and Northern Consortium UK (NCUK) Group. I have acted as the Undergraduate External Examiner at the University of Exeter from 2012-2016 and I am currently the Undergraduate External Examiner at Sheffield Hallam University until 2018.

I am a frequent reviewer for many IEEE journal and funding organisations including EPSRC, EU, Qatar Foundation in Qatar, KFPUM in KSA and Khalifa Foundation in UAE. My research work has attracted funding from both government organisations (EPSRC & EU, Northwest Development) and industry including Philips, Alstom, Agilent, IP Group and UMIP. I have also been a member of major industrial telecommunications consortia such as MobileVCET (2000-2003) and GreentouchT (2010-1015) focussed on the development of next generation communication networks which include many of the key players in the wireless industry such as Bell-Labs, Vodafone, Hawaii, Nokia-Siemens, Alcatel-Lucent, Orange, British Telecom, Intel and many others.

Qualifications

PhD, BEng, Senior Member IEEE, Member IET

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • Senior member of the IEEE
  • Technical Program Committee Member and Session Chair in the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) from 2006-2009
  • Technical Program Committee Member and Session Chair in the IEEE International Conference on Global Telecommunications (GlobeCom) from 2006-2009
  • Technical Program Committee Member and Session Chair in the IEEE International Conference on Wireless Communications & Computer Networks (WCNC) from 2006-2009
  • Technical Program Committee Member and Session Chair in the IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC) from 2005-2009

Areas of expertise

Research Institutes/Networks/Beacons

Keywords

  • OFDM, Wireless Networks, Green Communications, Telecommunications, MIMO, Resource Management, nterference Mitigation/Exploitation/Alignment, 5G networks, IoT, Security

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