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Zahir Ahmad


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I graduated with a CGPA of 3.86/4.00 in Computer Engineering from the American International University, Bangladesh in 2004. I was awarded an MSc in Engineering by the Korean Advanced Institute of Technology(KAIST) in 2008 and with a PhD in Optical wireless Communication by the University of Warwick in 2014. Recently, I have completed the PgCert in Academic Practise in Higher Education at Coventry University.

I worked as a Cisco (CCNA) instructor from 2004-2006 in American International University Bangladesh and worked as a Lecturer at Southeast University Bangladesh from 2008-2009. I joined at Coventry University in March 2014 as an Assistant Lecturer and became a Lecturer in September 2015. I am currenlty workign as a  course director for Coumputer Hardware and Software Engineerign course and link tutor for INTI College,Penang, Malaysia. In my current role, I teach subjects related to communication and electronicsin both in undergraduate and postgraduate level. I also supervise research prjects and curretly acting as a co-supervisor for 3 PhD students. My main research interest is visible light communication and I am also interested in other wireless technologies.

I am a Fellow of UK Higher Education Academy and a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.


My main research interest is optical wireless communication, Visible light communication, High speed network etc. Currently, I am investigating differently applications of Visible Light Communication (VLC) both in free space and underwater. My PhD research involved investigation of different features of underwater visible light communications. I have experience of ITU-T standardization process and contributed several drafts for ITU-T G.8032 standard during my MSc study at KAIST, South Korea. I also filled two patents in the field and published several papers.

Area of Expertise:

  • Visible light communication
  • Underwater communication
  • Digital communication
  • ITU-T standardization
  • Digital Signal Processing

Research Interests

Sensor network; V2V communication; Next generation network; Underwater communication; Visible light communication; Optical wireless communication

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Research Output 2016 2019

  • 2 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 2 Conference proceeding
  • 1 Article
1 Citation (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Indoor Intruder Tracking Using Visible Light Communications

Al Sallami, F. M. Y., Ahmad, Z., Zvanovec, S., Haigh, P. A., Haas, O. & Rajbhandari, S., 21 Oct 2019, In : Sensors. 19, 20, 14 p., 4578.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
optical communication
Kalman filters
radio frequencies

Regular-Shaped Geometry-Based Stochastic Model for Vehicle-to-Vehicle Visible Light Communication Channel

Al Sallami, F. M. Y., Ahmad, Z., Haas, O. & Rajbhandari, S., 16 May 2019, 2019 IEEE Jordan International Joint Conference on Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, JEEIT 2019 - Proceedings. IEEE, p. 297-301 5 p. 8717408

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Stochastic models
Light propagation
Visible light communication
1 Citation (Scopus)
431 Downloads (Pure)

Design of a visible light communication system for deep sea divers based on analogue frequency modulation

Ahmad, Z., Geiser, P., Salih, O. & Rajbhandari, S., 22 Sep 2016, 10th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP). IEEE

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Open Access
Frequency modulation
Communication systems
Light emitting diodes
Visible light communication