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Zahir Ahmad


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    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  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 and currently hold the Curriculum Lead of Electrical and Electronic Engineering position. In his current role, he also work as s link tutor for one of the 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.


    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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