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Brief Biography and Research Interests

Dr. Ali Imran is currently an Assistant Professor in Telecommunications Engineering Program at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, USA, since Jan-2014. Before joining OU, since Oct-2011 he was working as a Research Scientist at QMIC, Doha, Qatar. In this position, he led the development of a wide range of innovative solutions by conducting research mainly in the disciplines of wireless communication, software development, and sensor networks. Currently, he is also leading a multinational project on Self Organizing Wireless Networks ( ), for which he has successfully secured a research grant of $1.045 million.

Between Oct-2007 and Oct-2011, he has been affiliated with Centre for Communication Systems Research, (CCSR) University of Surrey, UK. CCSR is UK’s largest and one of the Europe’s most reputed research centres in the field of cellular communications, and hosts one of the first 5G innovation centre established with over $50 m. In that position he has contributed to a number of pan-European and international research projects while working in close collaboration with key industrial players such as NEC Europe Ltd. (UK), Telefónica (Spain), DOCOMO (Germany), Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa (Poland), Qualcomm (Germany), TTI (Spain), mimoOn (Germany), CTTC (Spain), CEA– LETI (France). He also taught several courses and co-supervised graduate research students. Since March 2004, till Oct-2007 he has worked as a communication lab instructor, BS deployment team leader and RF consultant to a leading telecom company in Pakistan.

His research interest include, self-organizing networks, radio resource management and data analytics. He has authored over 30 peer reviewed journal and conference papers, 2 book chapters and a patent. He has presented technical tutorials at number of international forums including conferences IEEE ICC, IEEE WCNC and European Wireless. He is an Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy (AFHEA), UK

Research Interests:

·  Self-Organizing Cellular Networks

·  5G Cellular Networks

·  Big Data Analytics.

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PhD, Thesis Title ‘Self Organization in Future Cellular Networks’, 2011

Center for Communications Systems Research, University of Surrey, UK

Associate Fellowship of Higher Education, Academy 2010

Higher Education Academy, UK

MSc in Satellite Communication Engineering (with Distinction), 2007

Surrey Space Center, University of Surrey, UK

BSc in Electrical Engineering

University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan


 Scholarship Opportunities:

I am always looking for brilliant students. If you think you have potential to become a glittering star in the cosmos of wireless cellular communications, drop me your resume at ali.imran at