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.
His research interests lie in the area of Communication Systems with a focus on Physical, MAC and Network Layers including developing techniques and algorithms for array signal detection, channel estimation and equalization, adaptive signal precoding, interference avoidance through novel radio resource management techniques, cognitive radio and energy and spectrum optimization techniques. Applications of my research include cellular networks, IoT and Powerline Communications. My research work has resulted in neumerous journal and refereed conference publications mainly in top IEEE transactions and conferences. Emad have supervised 13 successful PhDs to completion and currently responsible for several more PhD students and Research Fellows.
Emad is 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.
He has acted as an external PhD examiner at many universities in the UK and abroad 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. Emad has acted as the Undergraduate External Examiner at the University of Exeter from 2012-2016 and currently the Undergraduate External Examiner at Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Middlesex.
Emad 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.