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Zahir Ahmad

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  • 10 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
20162020

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Biography

Zahir has over 15 years of teaching and research experience in the field of electronic and communication engineering. He completed a PhD degree in Optical Wireless Communication from the University of Warwick in 2014. He was also awarded an MSc in Engineering by the Korean Advanced Institute of Technology (KAIST) in 2008 and BSc in Computer Engineering from American International University (AIUB), Bangladesh in 2004. Zahir has recently completed the PgCert in Academic Practise in Higher Education at Coventry University in 2016 and currently a fellow of HE.

Zahir joined Coventry University in March 2014 as an Assistant Lecturer and became a Lecturer in September 2015. He was then promoted to an Assistant Professor in August 2018. In his current role he is a Course Director for Computer Hardware and Software Engineering and link tutor for a partner institution in Malaysia. He also teaches subjects related to communication and electronics both in undergraduate and postgraduate level. Zahir also supervise research projects and currently acting as a co-supervisor for 4 PhD students.

Prior to Coventry, Zahir worked as a Cisco (CCNA) instructor from 2004-2006 in AIUB and also worked as a Lecturer at Southeast University Bangladesh from 2008-2009. During his time at KAIST, he was involved in an ITU-T standardization process developing G.8032 standard.

Research

Zahir's main research interest is optical wireless communication, Visible light communication, High speed network etc. Currently, he is  investigating different applications of Visible Light Communication (VLC) both in free space and underwater. His PhD research involved investigation of different features of underwater visible light communications. He has experience of ITU-T standardization process and contributed several drafts for ITU-T G.8032 standard during his  MSc study at KAIST. HE also filled two patents in the field.

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

  • 10 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 4 Conference proceeding
  • 3 Article
  • 1 Chapter

Performance of Spatial Diversity DCO-OFDM in a Weak Turbulence Underwater Visible Light Communication Channel

Jiang, H., Qiu, H., He, N., Popoola, W., Ahmad, Z. & Rajbhandari, S., 3 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Lightwave Technology. (In-Press), p. (In-Press) 1 p.

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    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

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
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    Optical spatial diversity for FSO communications

    Rajbhandari, S. & Ahmad, Z., Jun 2019, Principles and Applications of Free Space Optical Communications. Majumdar, A. K., Ghassemlooy, Z. & Raj, A. A. B. (eds.). Institution of Engineering and Technology, p. 227-246 20 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 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

  • Reducing Noise Pollution of Emergency Vehicle Sirens with an Early Warning System

    Cervinka, D., Salih, O., Ahmad, Z. & Rajbhandari, S., 2018, CSNDSP . IEEE, p. 1-4 4 p.

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