Tutorial title: Full duplex communication for 5G: Challenges, Opportunities and Applications.
Tutorial Speakers: Prof. Khalid Qaraqe, Imran S. Ansari and Nurul H. Mahmood.
Speakers’ short biographies:
Prof. Khalid Qaraqe
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECEN) Department, Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ), Education City, Doha, Qatar, and Managing Director, Center for Remote Healthcare Technology at Qatar.
Biography: Dr Khalid A. Qaraqe (SM'00 ) was born in Bethlehem. Dr Qaraqe received the B.S. degree in EE from the University of Technology, Bagdad, Iraq in 1986, with honors. He received the M.S. degree from the University of Jordan, Jordan, Amman, Jordan, in 1989, and earned his Ph.D. degree from Texas A&M University, USA, in 1997. From 1989 to 2004 Dr Qaraqe has held a variety positions in many companies and has over 12 years of experience in the telecommunication industry.
Dr Qaraqe has worked on numerous GSM, CDMA, and WCDMA projects and has experience in product development, design, deployments, testing and integration. Dr Qaraqe joined the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Texas A&M University at Qatar, in July 2004, where he is now a professor.
Prof. Qaraqe has been awarded 15 research projects consisting of more than USD 9.0 M from local industries in Qatar and the Qatar National Research Foundation (QNRF). He has published 90 journal papers in top IEEE journals, and published and presented 194 papers at prestigious international conferences. He has 13 book chapters published, two books slated to appear, four patents, and presented five tutorials and talks. Dr. Qaraqe received the Itochu Professorship award, 2013-2015, best researcher award, QNRF 2013, several best paper awards in top notch conferences and workshops, and TAMUQ Research Excellence award in April, 2010.
Prof. Qaraqe’s research interests include communication theory and its application to design and performance analysis of cellular systems, and indoor communication systems. Particular interests are in mobile networks, broadband wireless access, cooperative networks, cognitive radio, diversity techniques, and 5G systems. .
Imran Shafique Ansari
Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRA), Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECEN) Department, Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ), Education City, Doha, Qatar.
Biography: Imran Shafique Ansari (S’07-M'15) was born in India in 1987. He completed his B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in 2009 (with First Honors) and M.Sc. and PhD from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in 2010 and 2015, respectively. Currently, he is a Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRA) with Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ). From May 2009 through Aug. 2009, he was a visiting scholar with Michigan State University (MSU), East Lansing, MI, USA, and from Jun. 2010 through Aug. 2010, he was a research intern with Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada.
He has been affiliated with IEEE and IET since 2007 and has served in various capacities. He is serving on the IEEE ComSoc Young Professionals (YP) Board since April 2016. He has served on IET CC-EMEA (Communities Committee-Europe, Middle-East and Africa) for a complete term from Oct. 2010-Sep. 2013 and has been re-elected to serve for another term from Oct. 2015-Sep. 2018. He is an active reviewer for various IEEE Transactions and various other journals. He has served as a TPC for various IEEE conferences. He is a recipient of TAMUQ Research Excellence Award 2016, a recipient of recognized reviewer certificate by Elsevier Optics Communications in 2015, a recipient of recognized reviewer certificate by OSA Publishing in 2014, a recipient of appreciation for an exemplary reviewer for IEEE Wireless Communications Letters (WCL) in 2014, a recipient of post-doctoral research award (PDRA) (first cycle) with Qatar national research foundation (QNRF) in 2014, a recipient of KAUST academic excellence award (AEA) in 2014, and a recipient of IEEE Richard E. Merwin student scholarship award in Jul. 2013.
Imran has authored/co-authored around 35 journal and conference publications. He has co-organized the GRASNET'2016 workshop in conjunction with IEEE WCNC'2016. His current research interests include free-space optics (FSO), channel modeling/signal propagation issues, relay/multihop communications, physical layer secrecy issues, full duplex systems, and diversity reception techniques among others. .
Nurul Huda Mahmood
Post-doctoral fellow, Wireless Communication Networks Section, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark.
Biography: Nurul Huda Mahmood (S’05-M'13) was born in Chittagong, Bangladesh. He received the M.Sc. degree in Mobile Communications from Aalborg University, Denmark in 2007 and the Ph.D. degree in communication theory from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway in 2013. Since then, Nurul is serving as a post-doctoral fellow at Aalborg University involved in teaching and research activities, and an external research contractor with Nokia Bell Labs in Aalborg. He is currently involved in the European 5G-PPP Project fantastic-5G as the WCN section lead.
Nurul is an active reviewer for a number of journals and has served as a TPC for various IEEE conferences. He has authored/co-authored more than 35 journal and conference publications, including 10 publications on the modeling and performance evaluation of Full Duplex systems. His research interests include communication theory, full duplex communication, radio resource optimization techniques and modelling & performance analysis of wireless communication systems.