Abdul Waheed Umrani

Abdul Waheed Umrani

PostDoc(IT), Ph.D.(SG), M.E.(SG)

He has an accomplished career demonstrating consistent success as an educator and an administrator at the institution of higher learning. He also has an experience in conceiving and building academic programs from the ground up through the end with proven competencies in administration, project and program management, and staff development. He is also an effective communicator with excellent planning, organizational, and negotiations skills to obtain desired results.

Currently he is supervising 1 Ph.D. and 2 M.E. students and his research interests are in the following areas.

  • Digital Communications (including optical) over Propagation Channels
  • Multiple Antenna Systems (MIMO) and their Channel Modeling
  • Cognitive Radios (Spectrum Sharing and Co-operative Diversity Systems)
  • Social aspects of ICTs related to health and education

In past, he has supervised following projects successfully.

  • Performance Analysis with Coordination among base station for NGN Systems
  • Solving gateway discover and handover problems using NS-2 in Wireless AD-HOC Networks
  • Performance Analysis and Latency Calculation of Cooperative Communication Protocols
  • Evaluation and Optimization of Low Complexity LDPC Iterative Decoding Algorithm
  • PicoBlaze Soft core Microcontroller using Verilog/VHDL
  • PAPR Reduction Technique in MC CDMA Systems
  • Localization techniques used in EGSM Networks
  • Performance Analysis with simulation of UMTS/WCDMA based MIMO Networks
  • Performance Analysis of Routing protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Spatial Correlation based co-operative diversity in Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Blind Channel Equalization techniques in Communication Systems
  • Approach for Rate Selection in MIMO OFDM Systems
  • Performance Analysis of Interleave Division Multiple Access (IDMA) in Future Wireless Communications


  • Education
  • Positions Held
  • Honors and Awards
  • Talks
  • Courses
Ph.D. Communication Engineering
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2008
M.E. (Res.) Communication Engineering
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2002
B.E. in Electronics
MUET, Jamshoro, PK
1995
Professor
Department of Telecommunication, MUET, Jamshoro, PK
August, 2015 - Present
Professor
Communications Engineering, Dawood University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, PK
August, 2013 - August, 2015
Professor
Department of Telecommunication, MUET, Jamshoro, PK
February, 2012 - August, 2013
Associate Professor
Department of Telecommunication, MUET, Jamshoro, PK
2010 - 2012
Lecturer
Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering, MUET, Jamshoro, PK
1996 - 2009
Erasmus-Mundus Post-doc Fellowship
Politecnico di Milano, IT
October, 2012 - December, 2012
PhD Research Scholarship
Nanyang Technological University, SG
2002 - 2006
Master of Engineering Research Scholarship
Nanyang Technological University, SG
1999 - 2001
Gold Medalist and Best Graduate Award
MUET, Jamshoro, PK
1995
First Class First Position
Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics, MUET, Jamshoro, PK
1995
Addressing Rural Poverty in Pakistan: Perspective of Community Engagement
2nd International Conference on Computing and Social Sciences, Rize, Turkey
August, 2014
OFCDM a promising broadband technique for Broadband Wireless Access
Wireless and Propagation Research Group, Department of Electronics and Information, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
December, 2012
Research Activities of CRG at Mehran UET Jamshoro
Wireless and Propagation Research Group, Department of Electronics and Information, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
December, 2012
Performance Comparison of OFDM, MC-CDMA and OFCDM for 4G Wireless Broadband Access and Beyond
Progress in Electromagnetic in Research Symposium, Marrakesh, Morocco
March, 2011
A Peak to Average Power Ratio Reduction of Multicarrier CDMA System using Error Control Selective Mapping
Progress in Electromagnetic in Research Symposium, Marrakesh, Morocco
March, 2011
DS CDMA System Performance for Linear and Circular Antenna Arrays in Cellular Environment
IEEE International Multi-topic Conference on Information and Communications, INMIC 2005, Karachi, Pakistan
December, 2005
Performance of a 2D-RAKE receiver over spatially correlated Rayleigh fading channel
IEEE Information, communications and signal processing and 4th Pacific Rim Conference on Multimedia, Singapore
December, 2003
Uplink spatial fading correlation of MIMO communication channels
IEEE 58th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC’03 Fall, Orlando, Florida, USA
October, 2003
Downlink performance of multi-beam multi-satellite CDMA-based LEO Satellite system with Power Control
IEEE Global Conference on Communications, San Francisco, Ca, USA
December, 2000
Role of PAF in a multi-satellite CDMA-based LEO Satellite System
IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Fall, Boston, Ma, USA
September, 2000
Modern Trends in Telecommunications
Masters in Communication Systems and Networks
Graduate Course
Mobile and Wireless Communications
Masters in Communication Systems and Networks
Graduate Course
Advanced Data Communications
Masters in Information Technology
Graduate Course
Telecommunication Management Networks
Masters in Telecommunication Engineering and Management
Graduate Course
Wireless Communications
Bachelors in Telecommunication Engineering
Undergraduate Course
Mobile Network Planning
Bachelors in Telecommunication Engineering
Undergraduate Course
Probability and Stochastic Processes
Bachelors in Telecommunication Engineering
Undergraduate Course

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Lesson Plan - Wireless Communication - 13TL - Section I
Tentative Teaching Plan - Wireless Communication - 13TL - Section I
Groups for Wireless Communications (Assignment)
Wireless Communications - Lecture 1
Wireless Communications - Lecture 2-3
Wireless Communications - Lecture 4-6
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