Deanship of Library Affairs

The Vice dean of library affairs

The Vice dean of library affairs

Dr. Ghassan Rashed Alnwaimi
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
King Abdul-Aziz University
galnwaimi@kau.edu.sa

Education
  • 2010-2014 PhD in Cognitive Radio Systems and Self-Organization Networks Institute for Communication Systems (ICS), University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
  • 2008-2009 MSc in Mobile and Satellite Communications (1st honor degree) Institute for Communication Systems (ICS), University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
  • 2002-2006 BSc in Electronics & Communication Eng. (1st honor degree) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, KAU, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Research Interest
  • Telecommunications, Wireless Networking, Cognitive Radio Network (4G/5G), Mobile systems (GSM/W-CDMA/LTE/LTE-Advanced)
  • Spectrum sensing algorithms, Collaborative sensing for cognitive radio systems, Resource allocations, Dynamic spectrum access, Femtocells, Interference management in heterogeneous networks
  • Game Theory, Machine Learning, Distributed strategic learning for wireless network, Optimization theory and system optimization
  • Participated and actively involved in several large scale European projects (OneFit, QoSMOS, ACROPOLIS).
  • Author of several technical papers published in leading Journals and peer reviewed international conferences.
Skills
  • Research experience in wireless and mobile communications, system level simulations, mathematical modelling, algorithms and protocol development
  • Project management experience
  • Experience in hardware and simulation developing
    1. Microcontrollers : PIC Series, Assembly Language MPLAB IDE, PICBASIC PRO™ Compiler, Arduino
    2. Simulation: lab View, ORCAD, MATLAB
    3. Programming Language: C, C++(Basics)
Training
  • LabVIEW Basics I, July 2006, Jeddah, KSA
  • LabVIEW Basics II, July 2006, Jeddah, KSA
  • Fundamentals of Nanotechnology, June-August 2007, Advanced Technology Institute, University of Surrey, UK
  • Next Generation Mobile and Wireless Networks, ITU Centers of Excellence for Europe, 22 November-19 December 2011
  • Random Matrix Theory, January 2012, online course
  • Distributed Strategic Learning for Engineers, February 2012, Supélec, France
  • Mobile Broadband: LTE/LTE-Advanced, WiMAX and WLAN, ITU Centers of Excellence for Europe, 20 November-19 December 2012
Workshops and Conferences
  •  Fundamentals of Digital Design, Jeddah, KSA, 2006
  • Hardware Description Language (VHDL), Jeddah, KSA, 2006
  • Fundamentals of FPGA Design, Jeddah, KSA, 2006
  • Quick Start Tutorial on (ISE SOFTWARE), Jeddah, KSA, 2007
  • First UK-India International Workshop, Delhi, India , Dec 2009
  • 7th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC), on 4-8 July, 2011
  • First International Summer School on Cognitive Wireless Communications, in Florence, Italy, on July 12-15, 2011
  • CCSR's Research Symposium CRS 2011, Guildford, UK
  • Saudi Scientific International Conference, UK 2011
  • Saudi Scientific International Conference, Brunel University, UK 2012
  • IEEE 78th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), on 2-5 September Las Vegas, USA
Work Experience

2010-2014 Head of the Cognitive Radio research club Institute for Communication Systems (ICS), University of Surrey, UK Main jobs:

  • Manage the club research projects and activities.
  • Arrange seminars and invite external speakers.
  • Conduct regular meetings and brainstorming sessions.

2006 Siemens – Jeddah Power Transmission and Distribution (Communications Solution for Power Utilities). Main jobs:

  • Designing Power Line Carrier PLC Power Link system and providing a single solution for Telephone networks, Tele control, Data transmission, Protection signalling in power infrastructures.
  • Designing, Installing and testing for FMX Multiplexer to satisfy the very widest range of customer requirements
  • Provide power companies with the ability to quickly identify, isolate and resolve problems in their transmission network SWT

2005 Saudi Aramco Company- Dhahran On Communication Repair & Logistic Division. Main jobs:

  • Work in AVL project (Auto Vehicle Locator).
  • Manage the IT Metrology program (calibration of test equipment).
  • Receives, inspects, ensure serviceability, repair and programming of VHF/UHF Equipment.
Professional memberships
  • 2010-2014 Head of the Cognitive Radio research club, CCSR, University of Surrey, UK.
  • 2010-2015 Member of the IEEE Communications Society.
  • 2010-2015 Member of the IEEE Young Professionals.
  • 2006-2008 Member of the MEMS, NEMS and Industrial Nano Applications groups at the Centre of Nano Technology CNT at KAU.
  • 2004-2007 Student member; Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE.
Peer Reviewer

Reviewed articles for IEEE Transaction on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Transaction on Wireless Communications, and several international conferences.

Publications
  • Alnwaimi, G.; Arshad, K.; Moessner, K., "Collaborative spectrum sensing in OFDM-based Cognitive Radio," First UK-India International Workshop on Cognitive Wireless Systems (UKIWCWS), 2009, vol., no., pp.1-5, 10-12 Dec. 2009.
  • Alnwaimi, G.; Arshad, K.; Moessner, K., ”Dynamic Spectrum Allocation Algorithm with Interference Management in Co-Existing Networks,” IEEE Communications Letters, vol.15, no.9, pp.932-934, September 2011.
  • Alnwaimi, G.; Arshad, K.; Moessner, K., ”Dynamic spectrum allocation algorithm with interference management in displaced networks,” 7th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC), 2011, vol., no., pp.941-946, 4-8 July 2011.
  • Alnwaimi, G.; Vahid, S.; Moessner, K., Machine Learning based Knowledge Acquisition on Spectrum Usage for LTE Femtocells, IEEE 78th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), 2013;
  • Alnwaimi, G.; Vahid, S.; Moessner, K., ”Dynamic Heterogeneous Learning Games for Opportunistic Access in LTE-based Macro/Femtocell deployments,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2014;
  • Alnwaimi, G.; Vahid, S.; Moessner, K., ”A Survey of Dynamic Spectrum Sharing with Interference Management in Heterogeneous Networks,” IEEE Survey and Tutorials, 2014 (Submitted).
  • Alnwaimi, G.; Vahid, S.; Moessner, K., ”Spectrum Selection for Femtocells: Learning Games Approach,” IEEE Communications Letters, 2014 (Submitted).
Teaching Courses
  • EE499 Senior Project
  • EE201 Introduction to structured programming
  • IE201 Introduction to Engineering Design
Senior Projects
  • 2014 Firefighting Robotics
  • 2014 Pattern recognition follower
Languages
  • Arabic & English: Speaking and writing
Senior Projects
  • 2004-2006 Member of the student consultation committee at KAU.
  • 2004-2006 Member of the Electrical Engineering Club in KAU.
Awards received
  • 1999 Honour Student certificate from the Ministry of Education.
  • 2000 Badge from the ministry of education for achieving rank 9 in the Mathematical Olympiad, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2001 Badge from the ministry of education for community activities; 1st rank, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2003 Honour Student certificate from KAU.
  • 2004 Best project in Electromagnetic waves, KAU: “Design of a Micro strip Multi-Section Matching Transformer ” .
  • 2004-2005 Honour Student certificate from KAU.
  • 2005-2006 Represent the Engineering College in the consultation committee for KAU chairman.
  • 2006 Best project in Communication System, KAU: “ Design GSM Cellular Communication System ” .
  • 2006 Honour Student certificate from KAU.
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