Dr Anwer Al-Dulaimi, CEng

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Toronto

10 King's College Road, BA7133

Toronto, ON, M5S 3G4, Canada

E-mail: anwer.aldulaimi@utoronto.ca

Bio

Anwer Al-Dulaimi (M’11) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Brunel University London, Uxbridge, U.K., in 2012. His Ph.D. research on Cognitive Radio over Fiber system led to the formulation of a consortium of five international partners, including Orange Labs, for an European Commission–The Seventh Framework Programme proposals in 2011 and 2012. In 2013–2014, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada. He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto. He is working with the Advanced Research Team of Blackberry Research in Motion through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada project to develop protocols for the Long-Term Evolution andWiFi coexistence in an unlicensed band. He has published many academic white papers. His research interests lie in the area of 5G wireless systems with special focus on dynamic spectrum access, network virtualization, and alternative routing algorithms that consider the energy savings and information exchange between peer radios. Dr. Al-Dulaimi is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy of the British Higher Education Academy and has been recognized as a Chartered Engineer by the Institution of Engineering and Technology in 2010. He contributed to the IEEE 1900.5, 6, 7, and SE43 standardization committees and Work Group 1 of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology Action IC0905 Techno-Economic Regulatory Framework for Radio Spectrum Access for Cognitive Radio/Software Defined Radio. He was the recipient of the 2013 Worldwide Universities Network Cognitive Communications Consortium best paper for outstanding research in cognitive communications for his book entitled “Self-Organization and Green Applications in Cognitive Radio Networks.”

Current Research

The airtime spectrum etiquette mechanism adhered to by the LTE-U/WiFi technologies will ultimately impact on the performance of each system sharing the same unlicensed band. Therefore, it is necessary to understand how LTE-U coexists with Wi-Fi and the impacts on resource tradeoffs from the WiFi side. This postdoctoral research project conduct intensive analysis for WiFi performance declination due to coexistence scenarios with LTE-U along the same band. Then, a new coexistence mechanism will be developed for LTE-U with the necessary technical adjustments required to maintain WiFi performance within the 802.11 existing standards.

Previous Research

The 2013 WUN CogCom Best Paper Awards Outstanding Research in Cognitive Communications for the book: Self-Organization and Green Applications in Cognitive Radio Networks.
PhD Research Cognitive Radio Systems in LTE Networks.

Teaching

Ryerson CCPS 406 Introduction to Software Engineering
Brunel EE1082 Systems and Programming
Brunel EE2605 Multimedia Content Analysis and Delivery
Brunel DM1313 Creative Engineering Practice
Brunel DM2305 Electronics Programming and Interfacing
Brunel DM3330 Embedded Systems for Design

Publications

Edited Book

[B1] A. Al-Dulaimi, J. Cosmas, and A. Mohammed, Self-Organization and Green Applications in Cognitive Radio Networks, IGI Global, Hershey, USA, 2013.

Book Chapters

[Ch2] A. Al-Dulaimi, S. Al-Rubaye, and J. Cosmas, Adaptive Coexistence between Cognitive and Fibre Networks, book chapter for the book “Wireless Multi-Access Environments and Quality of Service Provisioning: Solutions and Application,” IGI Global, USA, pp. 311 - 336, 2012.
[Ch1] S. Al-Rubaye, A. Al-Dulaimi, and J. Cosmas, Spectrum Handover Strategies for Cognitive Femtocell Networks, book chapter for the book “Femtocell Communications: Business Opportunities and Deployment Challenges”, IGI Global, USA, pp. 85 - 102, 2012.

Journals

[J14] A. Al-Dulaimi, S. Al-Rubaye, Q. Ni, and E. Sousa, 5G Communications Race: Pursuit of More Capacity Triggers LTE in Unlicensed Band, IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 43-51, March 2015
[J13] A. Al-Dulaimi, A. Anplagan, M. Bennis, Rath Vannithamby, and Athanasios V. Vasilakos, “5G Green Communications: Autonomous Management of Neighborhood Femtocell Network using C-RAN,” IEEE Wireless Magazine, 2015 (Submitted).
[J12] A. Al-Dulaimi, S. Al-Rubaye, Q. Ni, and E. Sousa, “Smart Grid Communications: Raising Bandwidth in Grid Infrastructure Enabled by 5G Systems,” IEEE Communications Magazine, 2015 (In progress).
[J11] A. Al-Dulaimi, J. Cosmas, and A. Anplagan, “Optimal Network Planning Strategies for Cognitive Small Cell Deployment,” IEEE Networks Magazine, 2015 (Submitted).
[J10] A. Al-Dulaimi, S. Al-Rubaye, and Q. Ni “5G Network Resources Management using Knapsack Theorem,” IEEE JSAC, 2014 (In progress).
[J9] S. Al-Rubaye, A. Al-Dulaimi, and J. Cosmas, “Seamless Wireless Connectivity using Admission Control in LTE-A overlaid Small Cell Systems,” IEEE Systems Journal, 2015 (Resubmission Requested).
[J8] A. Al-Dulaimi, A. Anpalagan, and J. Cosmas, Spectrum Handoff Management in Cognitive HetNet Systems Overlaid With Femtocells, IEEE Systems Journal, vol. PP, no. 99, pp. 1 - 11, Nov 2014.
[J7] A. Al-Dulaimi, A. Anpalagan, S. Al-Ruabye, and Q. Ni, “Autonomous Management of Cognitive Radio Network Employing Femtocells,” IEEE Systems Journal, 2015 (Accepted).
[J6] A. Al-Dulaimi and A. Anpalagan, “Efficient Resources Allocation in CoMP Cell-edge Employing OFDMA Subscribers,” IET Communications, 2015 (In progress).
[J5] A. Al-Dulaimi, H. Al-Raweshidy, J. Cosmas, and J. Loo, Cognitive Mesh Networks, Cognitive Radio over Fibre for Microcells Application, IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 54 - 60, Sept 2010.
[J4] S. Al-Rubaye, A. Al-Dulaimi and J. Cosmas, Cognitive Femtocell, Future Wireless Networks for Indoor Applications, IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 44 - 5, March 2011.
[J3] S. Al-Rubaye, A. Al-Dulaimi, H. Al-Raweshidy, Next Generation Optical Access Network using CWDM Technology, International Journal of Communications Network and System Sciences (IJCNS), no 7, pp. 636-640, Oct 2009.
[J2] A. Al-Dulaimi and S. Al-Rubaye, "Implementation & Measurement of the Performance 802.11b WLAN System using Radio Frequency", AIFJ Journal, vol. 1, no. 35, 2006.
[J1] S. Al-Ruabye, A. Al-Dulaimi, S. Saleh, and B. Rasheed, "Design and Implementation of Optical Wireless Communication System", AIFJ Journal, vol. 1, no. 23, 100-110, 2005.

White papers

[W1] A. Al-Dulaimi et al, SARA, Strategic APPLICATIONS Agenda and Strategic Research Agenda, Future Internet, white paper, eMobility CA consortium, 2010.
[W2] A. Al-Dulaimi et al, “Cognitive Radio Systems,” white paper, eMobility Technology Platform, Expert Working Group (EWG7), Nov. 11, 2009.

Conferences

[C16] A. Al-Dulaimi, A. Anpalagan, M. Bennis, “Power Consumption Modeling for CoMP overlaid Neighborhood Femtocell Networks,” IEEE Globecom' 15 (Submitted).
[C15] A. Al-Dulaimi, A. Anpalagan “Towards Green Networks: The Emergence of Neighbourhood Femtocell Networks,” WWRF#31, Vancouver, 2013.
[C14] A. Al-Dulaimi, A. Anpalagan “Spectral Efficiency of Neighbourhood Femtocell Networks,” WWRF#31, Vancouver, 2013.
[C13] A. Al-Dulaimi, S. Al-Rubaye and J. Cosmas, Adaptive Congestion Control for Mobility in Cognitive Radio Networks, 7th Inter. Conf. on Wireless Advanced, Kings College London, 20 - 22 June 2011.
[C12] S. Al-Rubaye, A. Al-Dulaimi, and J. Cosmas, Pilot Power Optimization for Autonomous Femtocell Networks, 7th Inter. Conf. on Wireless Advanced, Kings College London, 20 - 22 June 2011.
[C11] A. Al-Dulaimi et al, “Radio over Fiber”, France-Telecom Briefing, London, Nov 2010.
[C9] A. Al-Dulaimi, S. Al-Rubaye, H. Al-Raweshidy, J. Cosmas, and K.K. Loo, Multi-Zones of Cognitive to Fibre Networks, IEEE, IET Inter. Symp. on Communication Systems, Networks And Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP), Newcastle, UK, 2010, pp. 762 - 765.
[C8] A. Al-Dulaimi and L. AL-Saeed, An Intelligent Scheme for First Run Cognitive Radios, IEEE Inter. Conf. and Exhibition on Next Generation Mobile Applications, Services, and Technologies (NGMAST), Amman, 2010, pp 158 – 161.
[C7] A. Al-Dulaimi, S. Al-Rubaye, and H. Al-Raweshidy, Renovate Cognitive Networks under Spectrum Unavailability, 6th IEEE Advanced Inter. Conf. on Telecommunications (AICT), Barcelona, Spain, pp. 41 - 45.
[C6] A. Al-Dulaimi and J. Cosmas, “Mobility Management for Microcells based Cognitive Radio over Fibre Networks”, WWRF meeting#25, London, Nov 2010.
[C5] A. Al-Dulaimi and H. Al-Raweshidy, “Cognitive Radio over Fibre for Microcells Applications,” WWRF meeting#24, Penang Island, Malaysia, April 12-14, 2010.
[C4] A. Al-Dulaimi, CRoF: Cognitive Radio over Fibre, 2010 European Reconfigurable Radio Technologies Workshop, Mainz, Germany, pp. 181-182, June 2010.
[C3] A. Al-Dulaimi, N. Radhi, and H. S. Al-Raweshidy, Cyclostationary Detection of Undefined Secondary Users, IEEE Inter. Conf. and Exhibition on Next Generation Mobile Applications, Services, and Technologies (NGMAST), Cardiff, UK, pp. 230-233, 2009.
[C4] A. Al-Dulaimi and H. Al-Raweshidy, Multi-Operator Cognitive Radios Sharing One Channel, 7th ACM international symposium on Mobility management and wireless access (MobiWac), Tenerife, Spain, pp. 114-117, 2009.
[C1] A. Al-Dulaimi, A. Rahman, and A. Hamed, “Airborne Digital Data Transmitter using Data Acquisition System”, 1st Inter. Conf. on Digital Communications and Computer Applications (DCCA), Irbid, 2007.

Posters

[P2] A. Al-Dulaimi, “Mobility Management for LTE/Femtocell Systems”, Graduate School Conference, Brunel University, London, UK, 2012.
[P1] A. Al-Dulaimi, “Radio Resources Management for Cognitive Microcell Networks”, Graduate School Conference, Brunel University, London, UK, 2011.

Tutorial

[T1] A. Al-Dulaimi, Cognitive Radio over Fibre for Future Mesh Networks, Industry Forum (IF) of ICC2012.

Keynote Speaker

[S1] A. Al-Dulaimi, “Moving towards Autonomous Cognitive Radio,” 12th annual International Software Radio Symposium, SMI Group, 20th & 21st June 2012, London, UK (Invited).