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Raad, Raad Associate Professor

Deputy Head of School (SECTE), Academic and Operations

  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
  • School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering
  • Academic Programs Director - SECTE 2017 -

Overview


A/Prof Raad graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering with first class honours from the University of Wollongong in 1997. A/Prof Raad received an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) that was matched by Telstra Research Laboratories (TRL) and commenced his postgraduate studies at the Switched Networks Research Centre at the University of Wollongong. A further scholarship was awarded from the Motorola Australian Research Centre (MARC) in the later part of his degree. A/Prof Raad went on to complete his PhD entitled “Neuro-Fuzzy Logic Admission Control in Cellular Mobile Networks”. The main contribution of his thesis was the use of Neural Networks to model non-Poissonian distributed traffic profiles to maximise bandwidth utilisation in micro-cellular networks. His current research is in wireless communications, CubeSat and Antenna design

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • A/Prof Raad has had over 18 years of experience in industrial and academic research. Over this period, he has delivered many industrial research projects and has been granted a number of important patents as well as publishing in high impact and prestigious journals. In industry, he was awarded three patents while another 2 were published. To date, A/Prof Raad’s research has been cited over 1061 times resulting in a h-index of 15. His highest impact paper has received 339 cites and has been published in IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (IF 20.23). The work is still the most comprehensive work done on access protocols for low power Radio Frequency Identification Tags (RFIDs). He has published in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications , IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technologies , ELSEVIER Journal of Network and Computer Applications, IEEE Access , ELSEVIER Pervasive and Mobile Computing and most recently in Sensors. In total, he has 75 publications, 25 of which are journals.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Impact Story


  • <p>Customers buying the finest wool-based clothing can confirm they’re getting what they paid for, thanks to technology developed by University of Wollongong (UOW) researchers, with the support of the NSW Government.</p><p>Mittagong-based Bluey Merino has developed a Near Field Communications (NFC) label with the University to incorporate in its range of active and outdoor wear made with the softest rare grade, super-fine merino wool. Customers can scan the label with their mobile phones to confirm the origin of the wool in their new garment.</p><p>Bluey Merino worked with the University of Wollongong as part of the NSW Government’s $18 million <a href="http://www.industry.nsw.gov.au/business-and-industry-in-nsw" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Boosting Business Innovation Program</a> to open up university research centres to local companies.</p><p>“This is an outstanding example of a local company working with our university sector through the Boost program to deliver a true ‘value-add’ for our regional primary industry sector,” Deputy Premier and Minister for Industry John Barilaro said.</p><p>“Throughout the world NSW products are renowned for their high quality so it’s critical that we guard against their counterfeiting with technology that guarantees their provenance.<br /><a href="https://www.uow.edu.au/media/2019/uow-developed-wearable-tech-to-beat-foreign-fakes.php" title=" UOW developed wearable tech to beat foreign fakes" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Researchers work with Mittagong company to develop counterfeit-proof garments</a></p><p><br />UOW research lead Dr <a href="display/javad_foroughi" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Javad Foroughi</a> said, “It has been a pleasure to collaborate with Andrew and to apply breakthrough research to real world problems. It also gave the PhD students a chance to interact with industry.”</p><p>Bluey Merino’s next step is to develop body-sensing capabilities within their garments to monitor the wearer’s vitals such as blood pressure and temperature, with applications in fields including athletics, defence, healthcare and aged care.</p><p>The Boosting Business Innovation Program connects the state’s businesses with the NSW university sector’s research and testing capabilities, helping push the development of new products and services and further strengthening the NSW economy.</p>

Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • CubeSat, Wireless Communications, Antenna design. peer to peer networking 

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Link Scheduling in RF-Harvesting Multi-Hop Wireless Networks
    Doctor of Philosophy A Cube Sat Deep Space Distributed Antenna Array Liu, Sining
    Doctor of Philosophy Resource Allocation in Two-Tier OFDMA Wireless Systems with RF Charging Nodes Sarwar, Muhammad Zeeshan
    Doctor of Philosophy Design, simulation and fabrication of polymer based flexible patch antenna for general IoTs Applications Khan, Muhammad Usman
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) DSA in Multi-hop Cognitive Radio Networks. Al-Refai, Malik
    Doctor of Philosophy Throughput Maximization in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Networks Kalwar, Saadullah
    Doctor of Philosophy High Gain Antenna for Communication between CubeSat and Ground Station Abulgasem, Suhila
    Doctor of Philosophy Download Traffic Scheduling for CubeSat Swarms Zheng, Yawen
    Doctor of Philosophy PLCs - Security, Vulnerabilities, and Threats. Serhane, Abraham
    Doctor of Philosophy An 80GHz Short Range Radar Sensor Network for Wastewater Management Drenoyanis, Adam
    Doctor of Philosophy Channel Assignment Approaches in Wireless Local Area Networks Luo, Joey
    Doctor of Philosophy Li, Chuyu
    Doctor of Philosophy Resource Allocation Algorithms for 5G Networks Zhang, Lei
    Doctor of Philosophy Duty Cycling Algorithms for Next Generation Green Routers Yu, Hang
    Doctor of Philosophy Dynamic Sensitivity Control for IEEE 802.11ax WLANs with Reinforcement Learning Huang, Yiwei
    Doctor of Philosophy Green Traffic Engineering Li, Yiwei
    Doctor of Philosophy Visual-Correcting Display: Pre-Compensation of Presented Contents Based on Inverse Filtering MethodVisual-Correcting Display: Pre-Compensation of Presented Contents Based on Inverse Filtering Method Ren, Honglin
    Doctor of Philosophy CubeSat Theoharis, Yani
    Doctor of Philosophy Coverage Problems in IoTs Networks Song, Zilin
    Doctor of Philosophy UAVs Communications Wu, Kefeng
    Doctor of Philosophy Controller Placement in Software Defined Networks Zhang, Longji
    Doctor of Philosophy Link Scheduling in RF Harvesting Networks Jiang, Muchen
    Doctor of Philosophy Recharging and scheduling nodes in a Wi-Fi network Song, Xiaoyu
    Doctor of Philosophy Performance evaluation of UAV wireless communication network with IEEE 802.11 in real-time Cui, Yuhan
    Doctor of Philosophy Transmission Scheduling in Wireless Powered Communication Networks with Successive Interference Cancellation Liu, Ying

Keywords


  • CubeSat, RFID, Wireless Communications, Smart textiles, p2p networking, DTN

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • A/Prof Raad has had over 18 years of experience in industrial and academic research. Over this period, he has delivered many industrial research projects and has been granted a number of important patents as well as publishing in high impact and prestigious journals. In industry, he was awarded three patents while another 2 were published. To date, A/Prof Raad’s research has been cited over 1061 times resulting in a h-index of 15. His highest impact paper has received 339 cites and has been published in IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (IF 20.23). The work is still the most comprehensive work done on access protocols for low power Radio Frequency Identification Tags (RFIDs). He has published in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications , IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technologies , ELSEVIER Journal of Network and Computer Applications, IEEE Access , ELSEVIER Pervasive and Mobile Computing and most recently in Sensors. In total, he has 75 publications, 25 of which are journals.

Selected Publications


Impact Story


  • <p>Customers buying the finest wool-based clothing can confirm they’re getting what they paid for, thanks to technology developed by University of Wollongong (UOW) researchers, with the support of the NSW Government.</p><p>Mittagong-based Bluey Merino has developed a Near Field Communications (NFC) label with the University to incorporate in its range of active and outdoor wear made with the softest rare grade, super-fine merino wool. Customers can scan the label with their mobile phones to confirm the origin of the wool in their new garment.</p><p>Bluey Merino worked with the University of Wollongong as part of the NSW Government’s $18 million <a href="http://www.industry.nsw.gov.au/business-and-industry-in-nsw" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Boosting Business Innovation Program</a> to open up university research centres to local companies.</p><p>“This is an outstanding example of a local company working with our university sector through the Boost program to deliver a true ‘value-add’ for our regional primary industry sector,” Deputy Premier and Minister for Industry John Barilaro said.</p><p>“Throughout the world NSW products are renowned for their high quality so it’s critical that we guard against their counterfeiting with technology that guarantees their provenance.<br /><a href="https://www.uow.edu.au/media/2019/uow-developed-wearable-tech-to-beat-foreign-fakes.php" title=" UOW developed wearable tech to beat foreign fakes" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Researchers work with Mittagong company to develop counterfeit-proof garments</a></p><p><br />UOW research lead Dr <a href="display/javad_foroughi" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Javad Foroughi</a> said, “It has been a pleasure to collaborate with Andrew and to apply breakthrough research to real world problems. It also gave the PhD students a chance to interact with industry.”</p><p>Bluey Merino’s next step is to develop body-sensing capabilities within their garments to monitor the wearer’s vitals such as blood pressure and temperature, with applications in fields including athletics, defence, healthcare and aged care.</p><p>The Boosting Business Innovation Program connects the state’s businesses with the NSW university sector’s research and testing capabilities, helping push the development of new products and services and further strengthening the NSW economy.</p>

Potential Supervision Topics


  • CubeSat, Wireless Communications, Antenna design. peer to peer networking 

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Link Scheduling in RF-Harvesting Multi-Hop Wireless Networks
    Doctor of Philosophy A Cube Sat Deep Space Distributed Antenna Array Liu, Sining
    Doctor of Philosophy Resource Allocation in Two-Tier OFDMA Wireless Systems with RF Charging Nodes Sarwar, Muhammad Zeeshan
    Doctor of Philosophy Design, simulation and fabrication of polymer based flexible patch antenna for general IoTs Applications Khan, Muhammad Usman
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) DSA in Multi-hop Cognitive Radio Networks. Al-Refai, Malik
    Doctor of Philosophy Throughput Maximization in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Networks Kalwar, Saadullah
    Doctor of Philosophy High Gain Antenna for Communication between CubeSat and Ground Station Abulgasem, Suhila
    Doctor of Philosophy Download Traffic Scheduling for CubeSat Swarms Zheng, Yawen
    Doctor of Philosophy PLCs - Security, Vulnerabilities, and Threats. Serhane, Abraham
    Doctor of Philosophy An 80GHz Short Range Radar Sensor Network for Wastewater Management Drenoyanis, Adam
    Doctor of Philosophy Channel Assignment Approaches in Wireless Local Area Networks Luo, Joey
    Doctor of Philosophy Li, Chuyu
    Doctor of Philosophy Resource Allocation Algorithms for 5G Networks Zhang, Lei
    Doctor of Philosophy Duty Cycling Algorithms for Next Generation Green Routers Yu, Hang
    Doctor of Philosophy Dynamic Sensitivity Control for IEEE 802.11ax WLANs with Reinforcement Learning Huang, Yiwei
    Doctor of Philosophy Green Traffic Engineering Li, Yiwei
    Doctor of Philosophy Visual-Correcting Display: Pre-Compensation of Presented Contents Based on Inverse Filtering MethodVisual-Correcting Display: Pre-Compensation of Presented Contents Based on Inverse Filtering Method Ren, Honglin
    Doctor of Philosophy CubeSat Theoharis, Yani
    Doctor of Philosophy Coverage Problems in IoTs Networks Song, Zilin
    Doctor of Philosophy UAVs Communications Wu, Kefeng
    Doctor of Philosophy Controller Placement in Software Defined Networks Zhang, Longji
    Doctor of Philosophy Link Scheduling in RF Harvesting Networks Jiang, Muchen
    Doctor of Philosophy Recharging and scheduling nodes in a Wi-Fi network Song, Xiaoyu
    Doctor of Philosophy Performance evaluation of UAV wireless communication network with IEEE 802.11 in real-time Cui, Yuhan
    Doctor of Philosophy Transmission Scheduling in Wireless Powered Communication Networks with Successive Interference Cancellation Liu, Ying

Keywords


  • CubeSat, RFID, Wireless Communications, Smart textiles, p2p networking, DTN
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