Introduction

Dr. Muhammad Ali Imran, who received his MSc (Distinction) and PhD degrees from Imperial College London, UK in 2002 and 2007 respectively is currently serving as Reader in Communications in the Institute for

Dr. Muhammad Ali Imran


Professional Achievements


Dr. Muhammad Ali Imran, who received his MSc (Distinction) and PhD degrees from Imperial College London, UK in 2002 and 2007 respectively is currently serving as Reader in Communications in the Institute for Communication Systems (ICS) formerly known as CCSR at the University of Surrey, UK.

He has lead a number of multimillion international research projects encompassing the areas of energy efficiency, fundamental performance limits, sensor networks and self-organising cellular networks. He is also leading the new physical layer work area for 5G innovation centre at Surrey. He has a global collaborative research network spanning both academia and key industrial players in the field of wireless communications.

Dr. Ali Imran has supervised 20 successful PhD graduates and published over 150 peer-reviewed research papers including more than 20 IEEE Transaction papers. He has been awarded IEEE Comsoc’s Fred Ellersick award 2014 and FEPS Learning and Teaching award 2014 and twice nominated for Tony Jean’s Inspirational Teaching award.

He is a shortlisted finalist for The Wharton-QS Stars Awards 2014 for innovative teaching and VC’s learning and teaching award in University of Surrey. He is a senior member of IEEE and a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), UK.

Dr. Ali Imran has given more than 5 plenary talks in international conferences including World Wide Radio Forum WWRF (2010), IEEE CAMAD (2012), IEEE VTS/EPSRC Commnet 2012. He has also delivered more than 20 invited seminars in international educational institutions and research centres of leading communication industry.

He has presented tutorials on Self Organising Networks and Energy Efficiency in several international conferences such as ICFCN Iraq in 2012, ICCSPA UAE in 2013, ICSICCST Pakistan in 2013, IEEE PIMRC UK in 2013, IEEE WCNC Turkey in 2014, IEEE ICC Australia in 2014 and European Wireless Spain in 2014.

He is the founder of IEEE Workshop BackNets 2015 and has chaired several tracks / workshops of international conferences like IWCMC, Global SIP, Crowncom, European Wireless, Stem 5G, ICC, VTC. He is also the guest editor for IEEE Communications, IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine, IEEE Access. He is an associate Editor for IEEE Comms Letters and IET Communications Magazine.