Mohammad Upal Mahfuz-E.E.C.S.-uOttawa-ON-Canada.

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Mohammad Upal Mahfuz, Ph.D.

(I am now actively looking for new opportunities: visiting scholar, post-doctoral fellow, and industry positions. Interested parties may contact me directly at the e-mail address below.)

NSERC Scholar (Supervisors: Professors Dimitrios Makrakis & Hussein T. Mouftah)
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
mmahf050@uottawa.ca
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EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Ottawa, Canada, October 2014 (Major: Nanoscale Communication Systems and Networks)
M.Sc. in Geomatics Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada, September 2008 (Major: Satellite-based Positioning and Navigation)
M.Engg. in Telecommunications, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, May 2005 (Major: Ultra-wideband (UWB) Wireless Communications)
B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh, April 2002

RESEARCH FOCUS

My research is on the characterization of concentration-encoded molecular communication system. I have particularly focussed on the modulation, detection, and intersymbol interference (ISI) aspects of concentration-encoded approach of molecular signaling. For more on my works please see the publications below.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

PUBLICATIONS (Since 2010)

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(A) Refereed Journals

  1. M.U. Mahfuz, D. Makrakis, and H.T. Mouftah, “A Comprehensive Analysis of Strength-Based Optimum Signal Detection in Concentration-Encoded Molecular Communication with Spike Transmission,” accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience, October, 2014.
  2. M.U. Mahfuz, D. Makrakis, and H.T. Mouftah, “A Comprehensive Study of Sampling-Based Optimum Signal Detection in Concentration-Encoded Molecular Communication,” in IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience, Vol. 13, Issue 3, pp. 208-222, September, 2014, DOI: 10.1109/TNB.2014.2341693. [Abstract]
  3. M.U. Mahfuz, D. Makrakis, and H.T. Mouftah, “Strength-Based Optimum Signal Detection in Concentration-Encoded Pulse-Transmitted OOK Molecular Communication with Stochastic Ligand-Receptor Binding,” Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, Elsevier, Vol. 42, Special Issue: Molecular Communications, March 2014, pp. 189-209, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/j.simpat.2013.11.005. [Abstract]
  4. M.U. Mahfuz, D. Makrakis, and H.T. Mouftah, “Performance Analysis of Convolutional Coding Techniques in Diffusion Based Concentration Encoded PAM Molecular Communication Systems,” BioNanoScience Journal, Springer, Vol. 3(3), pp. 270-284, 2013, DOI: 10.1007/s12668-013-0086-5. [Abstract]
  5. M.U. Mahfuz, D. Makrakis, and H.T. Mouftah, “On the characterization of binary concentration-encoded molecular communication in nanonetworks,” Nano Communication Networks Journal, Elsevier Science, Vol.1 (2010), pp. 289-300. [Abstract] (Ranked twice in the 'TOP 25 Hottest Articles' list in 2011)

(B) Refereed Book Chapters

  1. M.U. Mahfuz, D. Makrakis, and H.T. Mouftah, “Concentration-Encoded Molecular Communication in Nanonetworks. Part 1: Fundamentals, Issues, and Challenges,” to appear in Modeling, Methodologies and Tools for Molecular and Nano-scale Communications, Eds. Junichi Suzuki, Tadashi Nakano, and Michael J. Moore, Springer, 2014. [Link]
  2. M.U. Mahfuz, D. Makrakis, and H.T. Mouftah, “Concentration-Encoded Molecular Communication in Nanonetworks. Part 2: Performance Evaluation,” to appear in Modeling, Methodologies and Tools for Molecular and Nano-scale Communications, Eds. Junichi Suzuki, Tadashi Nakano, and Michael J. Moore, Springer, 2014. [Link]

(C) Refereed Conferences

  1. M.U. Mahfuz, D. Makrakis, and H.T. Mouftah, “An Investigative Analysis on Concentration-Encoded Subdiffusive Molecular Communication in Nanonetworks,” in Proc. 14th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO 2014), Toronto, Canada, 18-21 August, 2014, pp. 244-249. [Link]
  2. M.U. Mahfuz, D. Makrakis, and H.T. Mouftah, “A Generalized Strength-Based Signal Detection Model for Concentration-Encoded Molecular Communication,” in Proc. 8th International Conference on Body Area Networks (BodyNets 2013), Track: Nano-scale Communications and Networking (NCN), 30 Sept.-02 Oct. 2013, Boston, MA, USA, pp. 461-467, DOI: 10.4108/icst.bodynets.2013.253560. [Link]
  3. M.U. Mahfuz, D. Makrakis, and H.T. Mouftah, “Sampling Based Optimum Signal Detection in Concentration-Encoded Molecular Communication: Receiver Architecture and Performance,” in Proc. 6th International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing (BIOSIGNALS-2013), Barcelona, Spain, 11-14 February, 2013, pp. 372-376, DOI: 10.5220/0004305403720376, ISBN: 978-989-8565-36-5. [Abstract] [Link] [.PDF] (Paper # 95)
  4. M.U. Mahfuz, D. Makrakis, and H.T. Mouftah, “Concentration Encoded Molecular Communication: Prospects and Challenges Towards Nanoscale Networks,” in Proc. International Conference on Engineering, Research, Innovation and Education (ICERIE-2013), Sylhet, Bangladesh, 11-13 January, 2013, pp. 508-513. [.PDF]
  5. M.U. Mahfuz, D. Makrakis, and H.T. Mouftah, “Strength Based Receiver Architecture and Communication Range and Rate Dependent Signal Detection Characteristics of Concentration Encoded Molecular Communication,” in Proc. of Seventh International Conference on Broadband and Wireless Computing, Communication and Applications, Victoria, Canada, 12-14 November, 2012, pp. 28-35. [Abstract]
  6. M.U. Mahfuz, D. Makrakis, and H.T. Mouftah, “Transient Characterization of Concentration-Encoded Molecular Communication with Sinusoidal Stimulation,” in Proc. 4th International Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies (ISABEL-2011), Barcelona, Spain, 26-29 October 2011, Article No. 14, pp. 1-6, ISBN: 978-1-4503-0913-4, doi: 10.1145/2093698.2093712. [Abstract]
  7. M.U. Mahfuz, D. Makrakis, and H.T. Mouftah, “A Comprehensive Study of Concentration-Encoded Unicast Molecular Communication with Binary Pulse Transmission,” in Proc. 11th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO-2011), Oregon, USA, 15-18 August, 2011, pp. 227-232. [Abstract]
  8. M.U. Mahfuz, D. Makrakis, and H. Mouftah, “On the Characteristics of Concentration-Encoded Multi-Level Amplitude Modulated Unicast Molecular Communication,” in Proc. 24th IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (IEEE CCECE-2011), Niagara Falls, ON, 8-11 May, 2011, pp. 312-316.[Abstract]
  9. M.U. Mahfuz, D. Makrakis, and H. Mouftah, “Characterization of Intersymbol Interference in Concentration-Encoded Unicast Molecular Communication,” in Proc. 24th IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (IEEE CCECE-2011), Niagara Falls, ON, 8-11 May, 2011, pp. 164-168.[Abstract]
  10. M.U. Mahfuz, D. Makrakis, and H. Mouftah, “On the Detection of Binary Concentration-Encoded Unicast Molecular Communication in Nanonetworks,” in Proc. 4th International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing (BIOSIGNALS-2011), Rome, Italy, 26-29 January, 2011, pp. 446-449. [Abstract] [Link] [.PDF] (Paper # 74)
  11. M.U. Mahfuz, D. Makrakis, and H. Mouftah, “Spatiotemporal Distribution and Modulation Schemes for Concentration-Encoded Medium-To-Long Range Molecular Communication,” in Proc. 25th IEEE Biennial Symposium on Communications, Kingston, Canada, 12-14 May, 2010, pp. 100-105. [Abstract]
  12. M.U. Mahfuz, D. Makrakis, and H. Mouftah, “Characterization of Molecular Communication Channel for Nanoscale Networks,” in Proc. 3rd International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing (BIOSIGNALS-2010), Valencia, Spain, 20-23 January, 2010, pp. 327-332. [Abstract] [Link] [.PDF] (Paper # 131)

PROFESSIONAL AND SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

Technical Reviewer (Journals)

Technical Programme Committee (TPC) member and/or Reviewer (Conferences)

USEFUL UOTTAWA LINKS

CONTACT

Room- STE 5105
800 King Edward Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1N 6N5.

Tel: (613) 562-5800 Ext. 6623
Fax: (613) 562-5664
Email: mmahf050@uottawa.ca

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS