I have been involved in seven departmental roles, details of which are provided in this section. Other minor duties, often shared with colleagues, include the moderation of
exam papers and exam scripts of international partner universities, the assessment of
undergraduate and MSc projects, the regular appraisal of PhD candidates and the internal evaluation of PhD dissertations.
Year 2 Undergraduate Tutor
Duties focus on the day-to-day running of the 2nd year BSc/MSci programmes in Computer Science, Computer Science with Design and Software Engineering, including the allocation of 3rd year projects at the end of Year 2.
MSc Director - Wireless Communication Systems
Responsible for the promotion and day-to-day running of the MSc degree progamme in Wireless Communication Systems.
(1 year, 9/2017-8/2018)
Curriculum Delivery Officer (QA)
The main duty of this post is to maintain curriculum quality assurance and, in particular, monitor the peer observation and teaching processes, update the student handbook, contribute to the accreditation process, and participate in industrial advisory board meetings.
(1 year, 9/2017-8/2018)
This role involves the consideration of alleged offences committed by undergraduate and postgraduate students, the determination of the severity of each offence based on the institutional plagiarism framework and the initiation of disciplinary actions.
(3 years, 9/2013-8/2015, 9/2016-08/2017)
Member of TACT
The Timely Assessment Calibration Team (TACT) monitors the marking of coursework elements and aspires to
maintain a high coursework return rate within the department.
(1 year, 9/2016-08/2017)
Part I Examinations Officer
Responsible for maintaining the quality and conduct of the examination process for 1st-year undergraduate students (Part I), coordinating the preparation and moderation of exam papers, collating and analysing the marks, organising internal examination boards and participating in Part I university-wide examination boards.
(3 years, 9/2011-8/2014)
Co-organiser of Lecture Series
Responsible for inviting distinguished guest speakers and organising regular talks for the members of the department.
(1 year, 9/2010-8/2011)
Internal PhD Examiner
Yi Yuan, “Resource Allocation and Secure Communication Design in Simultaneous Wireless Information and Power Transfer Systems”, Supervisor: Prof. Z. Ding, Jan. 2018
Arooj M. Siddiqui, “Design and Performance Analysis of Energy Harvesting Communications Systems”, Supervisors: Dr L. Musavian and Prof. Q. Ni, May 2017
Ivan Manuylov, “Automated Quality of Service Assessment in Heterogeneous Networks”, Supervisor: Prof. G. Markarian, May 2014
Laura Crane, “Investigating the Role of Context in Mobile Access to Virtual Learning Environments”, Supervisor: Dr P. Benachour, Feb. 2014
Nikolay Petrov, “Sequential Monte-Carlo Methods for Extended and Group Object Tracking”, Supervisor: Dr M. Mihaylova, Jan. 2013
Sohail Razzaq, “Routing and Mission Planning in Autonomous Systems”, Supervisor: Prof. C. Xydeas, Aug. 2012
External PhD Examiner and Evaluator
“Investigation of Non-Binary Trellis Codes Designed for Impulsive Noise Environments”
Wael Shalan Abd Alaziz
Supervisor: Dr M. Johnston, Newcastle University, UK, May 2018
“Performance Analysis for Industrial Wireless Networks”
Supervisors: Prof. K. Kansanen (NTNU, Norway) and Prof. G. T. Đorđević (Univ. of Niš, Serbia), June 2017
“Iterative Decoding combined with Physical Layer Network Coding on Impulsive Noise Channels”
Supervisor: Dr M. Johnston, Newcastle University, UK, Sep. 2016
“Short Codes for Telecommand Space Link”
Supervisor: Prof. F. Chiaraluce, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy, Feb. 2016
“Cross Layer Design and Evaluation of Raptor Codes for Reliable and Efficient Multimedia Content Transmission over WLANs”
Supervisors: Prof. A. Nix and Dr A. Doufexi, University of Bristol, UK, Jan. 2016
“Towards Cooperative Routing in Underwater and Body Area Wireless Sensor Networks”
Supervisor: Dr N. Javaid, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan, Nov. 2015
“Novel LDPC Coding and Decoding Strategies: Design, Analysis and Algorithms”
Supervisor: Dr R. de Lamare, University of York, UK, Feb. 2013
“Novel Traffic-based Energy Dependent Optimization to Increase the Lifetime and Performance of Ad Hoc Wireless Sensor Networks”
Qasim Raza Iqbal
Supervisor: Prof. K. Blow, Aston University, UK, July 2011
Member of Technical Programme Committees
Int. Symp. on Wireless Comm. Syst. (ISWCS), Berlin, Germany
Int. Symp. on Wireless Comm. Syst. (ISWCS), Oulu, Finland
Int. Conf. on Adv. Comp. Tools for Eng. Appl. (ACTEA), Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon
IEEE Veh. Techn. Conf. (VTC-Spring), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Int. Conf. on Telecomm. (ICT), Hanoi, Vietnam
Global Inform. Infrastr. and Net. Symp. (GIIS), Thessaloniki, Greece
Int. Symp. on Wireless Comm. Syst. (ISWCS), Lisbon, Portugal