Dr. Muhammad Ali Imran
Dr Muhammad Ali Imran received his M.Sc. (Distinction) and Ph.D. degrees from Imperial College London, UK, in 2002 and 2007, respectively. Starting from September 2016, he will be a Professor in Communication Systems in University of Glasgow, Vice Dean of Glasgow College UESTC and Program Director of Electrical and Electronics with Communications. He is an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma, USA and has served previously in the Institute for Communication Systems (ICS - formerly known as CCSR) at the University of Surrey, UK, from June 2007 to Aug 2016. He has led a number of multimillion-funded international research projects encompassing the areas of energy efficiency, fundamental performance limits, sensor networks and self-organising cellular networks. He is also leading the new physical layer work area for 5G innovation centre at Surrey. He has a global collaborative research network spanning both academia and key industrial players in the field of wireless communications. He has supervised 21 successful PhD graduates and published over 200 peer-reviewed research papers including more than 20 IEEE Transaction papers. He secured first rank in his B.Sc. and a distinction in his M.Sc. degree along with an award of excellence in recognition of his academic achievements conferred by the President of Pakistan. He has been awarded IEEE Comsoc’s Fred Ellersick award 2014 and FEPS Learning and Teaching award 2014 and twice nominated for Tony Jean’s Inspirational Teaching award. He is a shortlisted finalist for The Wharton-QS Stars Awards 2014 for innovative teaching and VC’s learning and teaching award in University of Surrey. He is a senior member of IEEE and a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), UK. He has given an invited TEDx talk (2015) and more than 10 plenary talks in international conferences including World Wide Radio Forum WWRF (2010), IEEE CAMAD (2012), IEEE VTS/EPSRC Commnet 2012, iCASE 2015, ICT R&D 5G Conference 2015, NOC 2015 summer school FiWiN5G. He has taught on international short courses in USA and China. He has also delivered more than 20 invited seminars in international educational institutions and research centres of leading communication industry. He has presented tutorials on Self Organising Networks and Energy Efficiency in several international conferences: ICFCN Iraq, 2012; ICCSPA UAE, 2013; ICSICCST Pakistan, 2013; IEEE PIMRC UK, 2013; IEEE WCNC Turkey, 2014; IEEE ICC Australia, 2014; European Wireless Spain, 2014, Crowncom 2015, iCASE 2015, IEEE CAMAD 2015, EUCNC 2016, IEEE ISWCS 2016. He is the founder of IEEE Workshop BackNets 2015. He has chaired several tracks/workshops of international conferences: IWCMC, Global SIP, Crowncom, European Wireless, Stemcom 5G, ICC, VTC. He is guest editor for IET Communications, IET Signal Processing, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine. He is an associate Editor for IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Open Access and IET Communications Journal.