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Arfan Ghani

Dr, Senior Lecturer (Electrical and Electronic Engineering), ,

    Accepting PhD Students

    PhD projects

    1. Neuro-inspired low power VLSI/FPGA based Sensors 2. Applied machine learning architectures for integrated healthcare electronics 3. Reconfigurable low power devices (IoTs) 4. Hardware accelerators for Deep Neural Networks

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    Personal profile


    Arfan Ghani is currently working as a Senior Lecturer  (equivalent to an associate professor in the North American system) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He got over 13 years of post-doctoral academic teaching/research experience and has published over 50 papers. He is currently collaborating with a number of research groups in Pakistan, Korea and Germany. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), IET academic accreditor, and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.

    Arfan is currently serving as an Associate Editor of Elsevier Neurocomputing (Q1) and International Journal of Neural Engineering. He is a member of various program committees for international conferences and has been invited as a guest speaker in UK, UAE and Pakistan.

    Ph.D. (Neural Engineering), UK
    M.Sc. by research (Computer Systems Engineering), DTU, Denmark
    BEng (Electronics)- Distinction - NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan
    PgDip (Leadership and Management), UK
    PgCert (Teaching and Learning in Higher Education), UK

    Academic Research
    Postdoctoral fellow (EPSRC/EU-FP7) – Newcastle University, University of Ulster

    Industrial Research
    Chip Designer, Vitesse Semiconductors, Denmark
    Research Scientist, Intel Research, University of Cambridge

    Research Funding/Management (PI/Co-PI)
    KTP, UK (PI)
    German Aerospace Centre (PI)
    Royal Academy of Engineering (PI)
    Coventry University (Co-PI)
    Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (PI)

    Vision Statement

    My background is in microelectronics with research interests in the design and development of IoT based neuro inspired intelligent systems/technologies within smart cities. In the past, I have developed microelectronic chips for neural rehabilitation (Ulster University in collaboration with the University of Liverpool) and retinal prosthesis chips at Newcastle University in collaboration with Imperial College London and other EU institutions. We demonstrated the viability of implementing low power silicon neurons, benchmarked with machine learning algorithms. I have previously investigated the design of such devices on a number of research projects as PI/Co-PI funded by UK/EU research councils (EPSRC, EU-FP7, KTP and German Aerospace Centre. My long term vision and research interests are to:

    1. Investigate and develop neuro-inspired low power IoT devices for sensing
    2. Integrated portable devices for healthcare/assisted living
    3. Information processing and low power hardware architectures to support machine learning algorithms    



    Research Interests

    • Neural engineering (implantable devices)
    • Image and vision engineering
    • Connected health and machine learning
    • Low power IoT devices

    PhD Project

    Currently supervising two external post-docs and three PhD students as Director of Studies/First Supervisor at Coventry University.

    Ismeil Ahamed
    Director of Study
    Current Student: Doctorate Student
    Project title: Machine Learning in Cyber Security Fields
    13/05/19 → …

    Godwin Odu Obande
    Second supervisor
    Current Student: Doctorate Student
    Project title: Integrating Palm-Vein Biometrics Into Public Key Infrastructure
    19/09/16 →

    Faisal Ali Al Yahyaee
    Third supervisor
    Current Student: Doctorate Student
    Project title: Intelligent Traffic Management And Congestion Forecasting In Urban Environments
    23/09/19 → …


    External positions

    IET Academic Accreditor

    1 Aug 2019 → …

    Link Tutor: Courses Lead: BEng (Hons) – Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering; BEng (Hons) – Instrumentation and Electronics Engineering; M.Sc. – Electronics Engineering), Middle East College (MEC)

    1 May 2019 → …

    External Examiner for BEng/MEng Courses in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, University of Wales Trinity Saint Davids

    1 Apr 20161 Sep 2018

    Consultant, Intel Corporation

    1 May 2006 → …


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