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Active/passive microwave/millimeter-wave antennas (application specific) Beamformers (application specific) AI-inspired applied electromagnetism Metamaterials and transformation electromagnetics

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Muhammad Ali Babar Abbasi is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) with the Centre of Wireless Innovation (CWI) at the Queen's University Belfast since 2019. He joined the CWI as a Postdoc Research Fellow in 2017. He completed his PhD under the prestigious Erasmus Mundus scholarship from Frederick University in 2017. He received an M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) and received B.S. degree in electrical (telecommunication) engineering from the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology in 2013 and 2011 respectively. He is an IEEE-APS Young-Professional Ambassador since 2022, IET-young-professional since 2017, and grand prize winner of the Mobile World Scholar Challenge at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019. 

TWO fully funded PhD positions are available (Deadline Feb 28, 2022)

Position 1: MACHINE LEARNING-ASSISTED OPTIMIZATION OF COMPRESSIVE ANTENNAS FOR MILLIMETER-WAVE WIRELESS CHANNELS

Apply at: https://lnkd.in/e3cJd7Te
Reference Number: EEECS/2022/BA2
Application Deadline: 28 February 2022
Start Date: 1 October 2022

Position 2: ANTENNA CHARACTERIZATION FOR ADVANCED BEAMFORMING HARDWARE AT MILLIMETER-WAVES

Apply at: https://lnkd.in/e3cJd7Te
Reference Number: EEECS/2022/BA1
Application Deadline: 28 February 2022
Start Date: 1 October 2022
 
 

Research Interests

Device physics level

  • Microwave/millimeter-wave Active/passive antennas 
  • Metamaterials and transformation electromagnetics
  • Beamformers and multi-antenna systems
  • Computational electromagnetics & Multiphysics

Higher Level Telecoms

  • Millimeter-wave channels
  • Multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) systems
  • Smart cooperative networks: like body area
  • Physical-layer security schemes
Modeling and Algorithms:
  • AI-inspired applied electromagnetism
  • Antenna array optimization (application specific )

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

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