Aamir Mahmood

Universitetslektor, Biträdande|Associate Senior Lecturer

  • Professional title: Associate Senior Lecturer
  • Department: Department of Information Systems and Technology (IST)
  • Telephone: 010-1427869
  • Email: aamir.mahmood@miun.se
  • Room number: L435
  • Location: Sundsvall
  • Research centers: Sensible Things that Communicate

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.

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)

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Publications

Articles in journals

Grimaldi, S. , Mahmood, A. , Hassan, S. A. , Hancke, G. P. & Gidlund, M. (2021). Autonomous Interference Mapping for Industrial IoT Networks over Unlicensed Bands. IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, vol. 15: 1, pp. 67-78.  

Wazar, A. , Hassan, S. A. , Jung, H. , Mahmood, A. & Gidlund, M. (2021). BER Analysis of a Backscatter CommunicationSystem With Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access. IEEE Transaction on Green Communications and Networking, vol. 5: 2, pp. 574-586.  

Beltramelli, L. , Mahmood, A. , Österberg, P. , Gidlund, M. , Ferrari, P. & Sisinni, E. (2021). Energy efficiency of slotted LoRaWANcommunication with out-of-band synchronization. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement,  

Beltramelli, L. , Mahmood, A. , Österberg, P. & Gidlund, M. (2021). LoRa beyond ALOHA : An Investigation of Alternative Random Access Protocols. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 17: 5, pp. 3544-3554.  

Khodakhah, F. , Mahmood, A. , Österberg, P. & Gidlund, M. (2021). Multiple Access-Enabled Relaying with Piece-Wise and Forward NOMA : Rate Optimization under Reliability Constraints. Sensors, vol. 21: 14    

Beltramelli, L. , Mahmood, A. , Ferrari, P. , Österberg, P. , Gidlund, M. & Sisinni, E. (2021). Synchronous LoRa Communication by Exploiting Large-Area out-of-band Synchronization. IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 8: 10, pp. 7912-7924.  

Nikonowicz, J. , Mahmood, A. & Gidlund, M. (2020). A blind signal samples detection algorithm for accurate primary user traffic estimation. Sensors, vol. 20: 15, pp. 1-11.    

Aslam, M. S. , Khan, A. , Atif, A. , Hassan, S. A. , Mahmood, A. , Qureshi, H. K. & Gidlund, M. (2020). Exploring Multi-Hop LoRa for Green Smart Cities. IEEE Network, vol. 34: 2, pp. 225-231.    

Grimaldi, S. , Martenvormfelde, L. , Mahmood, A. & Gidlund, M. (2020). Onboard Spectral Analysis for Low-complexity IoT Devices. IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 43027-43045.    

Mahnoor, A. , Khan, M. A. , Hassan, S. A. , Qureshi, H. K. , Mahmood, A. & Gidlund, M. (2020). RSSI Fingerprinting-Based Localization Using Machine Learning in LoRa Networks. IEEE Internet of Things Magazine, vol. 3: 4, pp. 53-59.  

Rondón, R. , Mahmood, A. , Grimaldi, S. & Gidlund, M. (2020). Understanding the Performance of Bluetooth Mesh : Reliability, Delay and Scalability Analysis. IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 7: 3, pp. 2089-2101.    

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.  

Basir, R. , Qaisar, S. , Ali, M. , Aldwairi, M. , Ashraf, M. I. , Mahmood, A. & Gidlund, M. (2019). Fog Computing Enabling Industrial Internet of Things : State-of-the-Art and Research Challenges. Sensors, vol. 19: 21    

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.  

Mahmood, A. , Ashraf, M. I. , Gidlund, M. , Torsner, J. & Sachs, J. (2019). Time Synchronization in 5G Wireless Edge : Requirements and Solutions for Critical-MTC. IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 57: 12, pp. 45-51.    

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.    

Chapters in books

Sisinni, E. & Mahmood, A. (2021). Wireless Communications for Industrial Internet of Things : The LPWAN Solutions. In Wireless Networks and Industrial IoT : Applications, Challenges and Enablers. Springer. pp. 79-103.  

Zeb, S. , Abbas, Q. , Hassan, S. A. , Mahmood, A. & Gidlund, M. (2020). Enhancing Backscatter Communication in IoT Networks with Power-Domain NOMA. In Wireless-Powered Backscatter Communications for Internet of Things. Springer. pp. 81-101.  

Conference papers

Ilyas, D. , Hassan, S. A. , Mahmood, A. & Gidlund, M. (2021). Performance of STBC Cooperative NOMA with Imperfect Successive Interference Cancellation. In IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC).  

Shah, Z. , Mahmood, A. , Syed Ali, H. , Syed Hassan, A. & Gidlund, M. (2020). Impact of Indoor Multipath Channels on Timing Advance for URLLC in Industrial IoT. In 2020 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC Workshops).  

Bombino, A. , Grimaldi, S. , Mahmood, A. & Gidlund, M. (2020). Machine Learning-Aided Classification of LoS/NLoS Radio Links in Industrial IoT. In 2020 16th IEEE International Conference on Factory Communication Systems (WFCS).  

Zeb, S. , Mahmood, A. , Pervaiz, H. , Hassan, S. A. , Ashraf, M. I. , Li, Z. & Gidlund, M. (2020). On TOA-based Ranging over mmWave 5G for Indoor Industrial IoT Networks. In 2020 IEEE Globecom Workshops (GC Wkshps).  

Reno, M. , Rondón, R. , Bello, L. L. , Patti, G. , Mahmood, A. , Lombardo, A. & Gidlund, M. (2020). Relay Node Selection in Bluetooth Mesh Networks. In 2020 IEEE 20th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference ( MELECON).. pp. 175--180.  

Anjum, M. , Khan, M. A. , Hassan, S. A. , Mahmood, A. & Gidlund, M. (2019). Analysis of RSSI Fingerprinting in LoRa Networks. In 2019 15th International Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC).. pp. 1178--1183.    

Zeb, S. , Abbas, Q. , Hassan, S. A. , Mahmood, A. , Mumtaz, R. , Zaidi, S. M. H. , Zaidi, S. A. R. & Gidlund, M. (2019). NOMA Enhanced Backscatter Communication for Green IoT Networks. In 16th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS).. pp. 640--644.  

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..