Aamir Mahmood

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Background

Aamir Mahmood received the Bachelor degree in Electrical engineering from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan, in 2002. He received his Master and PhD degrees in Communications engineering from Aalto University, Finland, in 2008 and 2014 respectively. He also worked at Nokia Research Center, Finland, for 6 months in 2014. He was a Visiting Researcher at the department of communications and networking, Aalto University, from September 2015 to June 2016.

Area of interest

My research interests include adhoc and sensor networks, wireless protocol design and analysis for ultra-reliable communications, interference analysis / coexistence management.

Current research

The industrial monitoring and control applications demand resilient communication solutions for their reliable and safe operation. On one hand, the industrial applications have stringent communication reliability and delay constraints, and on the other hand the industrial environment poses challenging wireless propagation conditions. In this respect, I will investigate the channel quality metrics that can enable the wireless sensor systems to adapt under the dynamics of the industrial environment as well as to cope with the interference from the coexisting wireless systems.

Teaching and tutoring

Machine-to-Machine Communication (DT027A)

Publications

Articles in journals

Ansari, R. I. , Pervaiz, H. , Chrysostomou, C. , Hassan, S. A. , Mahmood, A. & Gidlund, M. (2019). Control-Data Separation Architecture for Dual-Band mmWave Networks : A New Dimension to Spectrum Management. IEEE Access, vol. 7, pp. 34925-34937.    

Mahmood, A. , Hossain, M. M. A. , Cavdar, C. & Gidlund, M. (2019). Energy-Reliability Aware Link Optimization for Battery-Powered IoT Devices with Non-Ideal Power Amplifiers. IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 6: 3, pp. 5058-5067.  

Nikonowicz, J. , Mahmood, A. , Sisinni, E. & Gidlund, M. (2019). Noise Power Estimators in ISM Radio Environments: Performance Comparison and Enhancement Using a Novel Samples Separation Technique. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 68: 1, pp. 105-115.  

Grimaldi, S. , Mahmood, A. & Gidlund, M. (2019). Real-time Interference Identification via Supervised Learning : Embedding Coexistence Awareness in IoT Devices. IEEE Access, vol. 7, pp. 835-850.    

Mahmood, A. , Sisinni, E. , Guntupalli, L. , Rondón, R. , Hassan, S. A. & Gidlund, M. (2019). Scalability Analysis of a LoRa Network under Imperfect Orthogonality. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 15: 3, pp. 1425-1436.  

Grimaldi, S. , Mahmood, A. & Gidlund, M. (2017). An SVM-Based Method for Classification of External Interference in Industrial Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks. Journal of Sensor and Actuator Network, vol. 6: 2    

Mahmood, A. & Jäntti, R. (2017). Packet Error Rate Analysis of Uncoded Schemes in Block-Fading Channels using Extreme Value Theory. IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 21: 1, pp. 208-211.    

Conference papers

Shehzad, M. K. , Hassan, S. A. , Mahmood, A. & Gidlund, M. (2019). On the Association of Small Cell Base Stations with UAVs using Unsupervised Learning. In IEEE 89th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC2019-Spring.

Mahmood, A. , Hossain, M. M. A. & Gidlund, M. (2018). Cross-Layer Optimization of Wireless Links under Reliability and Energy Constraints. In IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC. New York : (IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference)

Beltramelli, L. , Mahmood, A. , Gidlund, M. , Österberg, P. & Jennehag, U. (2018). Interference Modelling in a Multi-Cell LoRa System. In 2018 14th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob).  

Mahmood, A. , Ashraf, I. , Gidlund, M. & Torsner, J. (2018). Over-the-Air Time Synchronization for URLLC : Requirements, Challenges and Possible Enablers. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems.  

Farag, H. , Mahmood, A. , Gidlund, M. & Österberg, P. (2018). PR-CCA MAC : A Prioritized Random CCA MAC Protocol for Mission-Critical IoT Applications. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC).  

Guntupalli, L. , Farag, H. , Mahmood, A. & Gidlund, M. (2018). Priority-Oriented Packet Transmissions in Internet of Things : Modeling and Delay Analysis. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC).  

Hassan, S. F. , Mahmood, A. , Hassan, S. A. & Gidlund, M. (2018). Wireless Mediation for Multi-Hop Networks in Time Critical Industrial Applications. In 2018 IEEE Globecom Workshops (GC Wkshps) - Proceedings. (IEEE Globecom Workshops)  

Hassan, S. F. , Hassan, S. A. , Mahmood, A. & Gidlund, M. (2018). Wireless Mediation for Multiple Equi-Priority Events in Time-Critical Industrial Applications. In SmartCitiesSecurity'18 Proceedings of the 1st ACM MobiHoc Workshop on Networking and Cybersecurity for Smart Cities.  

Mahmood, A. & Gidlund, M. (2017). Renewal-theoretic Packet Collision Modeling under Long-tailed Heterogenous Traffic. In 28th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC'17), Montreal, Canada, Oct. 2017..