Prof Hamed Al-Raweshidy
Joint Director of Wireless Network Communications Centre / IEEE Representative / Director of PG studies (ECE)
Brunel University London
Hamed Al-Raweshidy is Professor of Communications Engineering and has been awarded BEng and MSc from University of Technology, Baghdad in 1977 and 1980 respectively. He completed his Post Graduate Diploma from Glasgow University, Glasgow, UK in 1987. He was awarded his PhD in 1991 from Strathclyde University in Glasgow, UK. He has worked with The Space and Astronomy Research Centre (Iraq), PerkinElmer (USA), Carl Zeiss (Germany), British Telecom (UK), Oxford University, Manchester Met. University and Kent University.
Professor Al-Raweshidy is currently the Director of The Wireless Networks and Communications Centre (WNCC) at Brunel University London, UK. WNCC is the largest centre at Brunel University London and one of the largest Communications Research Centres in the UK.
He has published over 300 papers in International Journals and referred conferences. He is the editor of the first book in Radio over Fibre Technologies for Mobile Communications Networks and contributed chapters for 6 books. He is currently the “Editor-in-Chief” of Communication Networks Journal (USA). He has acted as Guest editor for the International Journal of Wireless Personal Communications. He is a member of several Journal Editorial Boards such as Journal of Communications and Mobile Computing and Journal of Wireless Personal Communications.
Professor Al-Raweshidy acts as a consultant and is involved in projects with several companies and operators such as Vodafone (UK), Ericsson (Sweden), Andrew (USA), NEC (Japan), Nokia (Finland), Siemens (Germany), Franc Telecom (France), Thales (UK & France) and Tekmar (Italy). He is principal investigator for several EPSRC projects and European project such as MAGNET EU project (IP) 2004-2008. He has been able to attract over £3,000,000 from research projects.
He is a member of several International Conference Advisory Committees and Technical Program Committees such as VTC, PIMRC, GLOBECOM, WPMC and IST. He has organised several Workshops on Wireless Technology in Europe and Japan. He is on the EPSRC peer Review College, UK. He is on the EPSRC Panel Selection Committee. He is a reviewer for several Governmental Agencies such as Cyprus, Greece, Netherlands, UK and Hong Kong. He has been invited to deliver research lectures in Delft University (Holland), Chalmers University (Sweden), University of Valenciennes (France) and Aalborg University, (Denmark). He is PhD external examiner for British universities such as Oxford, UCL, Leeds, Kings College and Surrey. He is a visiting Professor for ESIGELEC, France, Universiti teknologi MARA, Malaysia and Yuan Ze University, Taiwan. He is external examiner for Kings College, University of London.
He is the Chairman of Expert working Group 4 (EWG4), “Wired and Wireless Integration for Future Network”, in Net!Works the then eMobility which is the top Technology Platform in Europe and advises the European Commission for research directions in communications for the next 10-15 years. He is a member of the senate for Brunel University London and a member of the School of Engineering Research Committee. He has been invited to give a lecture at the EU Commission (Future Internet, 2010), Photonics21, 2010 in Brussels. His current research areas are Radio over Fibre, Personal Networks, Spectral Efficiency, Green Radio, Cognitive Communications and Mesh & Ad-Hoc Networks.