Dr Sajjad Hussain

  • Lecturer in Glasgow College UESTC (Electronic and Nanoscale Engineering)

telephone: +44 (0) 141 330 2439
email: Sajjad.Hussain@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

I have a PhD in Wireless Communications and Signal Processing. My research interests include Cognitive Radio and Cognitive Radio Networks, Smart Grid Communications and Control.

Cognitive radio and cognitive radio networks

Cooperative and cluster based spectrum sensing algorithms in Cognitive Radio Networks (CRNs) for Cognitive Radios (CRs) equipped with Multi Input Multi Output (MIMO) capabilities are developed. Thus the antenna diversity is exploited to improve the sensing results. Also, Bayesian compressive sensing framework for spectrum reconstruction in Rayleigh fading environment is proposed to reduce the computational complexity of reconstructing ultra wide band spectrum. Moreover, trade-off between spectrum cost and quality of service for a CRN operator is developed to provide delay tolerant services to CRN users. With the objective of minimizing leased spectrum cost, the user requests are served with the sensed spectrum or put in a time bound queue in case of free spectrum unavailability. A novel Medium Access Control (MAC) layer protocol is also proposed for time critical applications in Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks (IWSNs).

Smart grid communication and control

Efficient control strategies are explored to provide a balance between electricity cost and consumer satisfaction in smart grid scenario including DC micro-grids. The optimization is achieved using Lyapunov optimization as well as sliding mode control. An intelligent energy management system is proposed which takes into account the randomness in availability of renewable energies and schedules the user load services accordingly. The user load which is classified into delay tolerant and non-delay tolerant categories is served based on the availability of renewable energies. Moreover, a fluid flow model is introduced as a candidate for characterizing the dynamics of a Stand-alone DC Micro-grid (SDMG) while Sliding Mode Control is used to balance supply and demands.


Supervision

I am interested in supervising research students in the areas of: 

  • Cross opitimizations algorithms in Cognitive Radio Networks
  • Communication and control in Smart Grids
  • 5G enabled Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks

Moreover, I am open to discuss any ideas related to futuristic wireless communications paradigm.


Teaching

Currently I am involved in teaching the following courses:

  • Digital Communications
  • Microelectronics Systems

I have also taught the following courses in past:

  • Cognitive Radio Communications
  • Software Defined Radios
  • Smart Grid
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Digital Signal Processing

Publications

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Jump to: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2009 | 2008
Number of items: 31.

2017

Hussain, S., Abbasi, Q. H., Imran, M. A. and Qadir, J. (2017) Enhancing Computer Programming Skills Through Virtual Reality. Computing Education Practice (CEP 2018), Durham, UK, 11-12 Jan 2018. (Accepted for Publication)

Raza, M., Aslam, N., Le-Minh, H., Hussain, S., Cao, Y. and Khan, N. M. (2017) A critical analysis of research potential, challenges and future directives in industrial wireless sensor networks. IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, (doi:10.1109/COMST.2017.2759725) (Early Online Publication)

Iqbal, M. S., Hussain, S. and Ghafoor, A. (2017) Peak to average power ratio based spatial spectrum sensing for cognitive radio systems. Computers and Electrical Engineering, 63, pp. 30-40. (doi:10.1016/j.compeleceng.2017.09.005)

Wadud, Z., Hussain, S., Javaid, N., Bouk, S. H., Alrajeh, N., Alabed, M. S. and Guizani, N. (2017) An energy scaled and expanded vector-based forwarding scheme for industrial underwater acoustic sensor networks with sink mobility. Sensors, 17(10), 2251. (doi:10.3390/s17102251)

Raza, M., Le-Minh, H., Aslam, N. and Hussain, S. (2017) Deterministic scheduling for energy efficient and reliable communication in heterogeneous sensing environments in industrial wireless sensor networks. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Energy Web, 3(11), e3. (doi:10.4108/eai.11-7-2017.152764)

Raza, M., Hussain, S., Le⁃Minh, H. and Aslam, N. (2017) Novel MAC layer proposal for URLLC in industrial wireless sensor networks. ZTE Communications, 15(S1), pp. 50-59.

Raza, M., Le-Minh, H., Aslam, N., Hussain, S. and Ellahi, W. (2017) A Control Channel Based MAC Protocol for Time Critical and Emergency Communications in Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks. In: International Conference on Communication, Computing and Digital Systems (C-CODE), Islamabad, Pakistan, 8-9 March 2017, pp. 122-126. ISBN 9781509044481 (doi:10.1109/C-CODE.2017.7918914)

Ilyas, Z., Ghafoor, A. and Hussain, S. (2017) A database assisted quality of service and pricing based spectrum allocation framework for TV white spaces. Wireless Personal Communications, 92(4), pp. 1493-1509. (doi:10.1007/s11277-016-3617-x)

2016

Mughal, B., Hussain, S. and Ghafoor, A. (2016) Cooperative subcarrier sensing using antenna diversity based weighted virtual sub clustering. China Communications, 13(10), pp. 44-57. (doi:10.1109/CC.2016.7732011)

Mughal, B., Hussain, S. and Ghafoor, A. (2016) Cluster-based cooperative subcarrier sensing using antenna diversity-based weighted data fusion. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, 41(9), pp. 3425-3439. (doi:10.1007/s13369-015-1973-6)

Iqbak, N., Mahmood, A., Hussain, S. and Ghafoor, A. (2016) Bayesian compressive sensing framework for spectrum reconstruction in Rayleigh fading channels. Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, 24(5), pp. 3240-3252. (doi:10.3906/elk-1405-198)

Minhas, D. and Hussain, S. (2016) Efficient control strategies to optimize electricity cost and consumer satisfaction. In: Ahmad, A. and Hassan, N. U. (eds.) Smart Grid as a Solution for Renewable and Efficient Energy. Series: Premier reference source; advances in environment engineering and green technologies. IGI Global: Hershey. ISBN 9781522500728

Minhas, D. M., Rashad, M., Hussain, S. and Ashraf, M. (2016) Cost Effective Bidirectional Power Transactions for Queueing Energy Requests in Smart Micro-Grids. In: 18th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference (MELECON), Limassol, Cyprus, 18-20 Apr 2016, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9781509000586 (doi:10.1109/MELCON.2016.7495333)

Rashad, M., Minhas, D. M., Ashraf, M. and Hussain, S. (2016) PFC Topologies for AC to DC Converters in DC Micro-Grid. In: 18th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference (MELECON), Limassol, Cyprus, 18-20 Apr 2016, ISBN 9781509000586 (doi:10.1109/MELCON.2016.7495376)

2015

Tabassum, S., Hussain, S. and Ghafoor, A. (2015) Peak to average power ratio reduction in NC–OFDM systems. Journal of Electrical Engineering, 66(3), pp. 154-158. (doi:10.2478/jee-2015-0024)

Khaliq, K. A., Hussain, S., Qayyum, A. and Pannek, J. (2015) Novel Data Link Layer Encoding Scheme for Multi-hop Wireless Mesh Network. In: 6th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2015), London, England, 2-5 Jun 2015, pp. 665-669. (doi:10.1016/j.procs.2015.05.069)

Minhas, D. M., Rashad, M., Hussain, S. and Ashraf, M. (2015) Optimal Control of Power Cost and Consumer Satisfaction Using Smart Grid Intelligent Energy Management System. In: 10th Asian Control Conference (ASCC), Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 31 May - 3 Jun 2015, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9781479978625 (doi:10.1109/ASCC.2015.7244882)

2013

Iqbal, M.S., Ghafoor, A., Hussain, S. and Ghaffar, R. (2013) Channel State Dependent Adaptive Spatial Spectrum Sensing Algorithm for Cognitive Radios. In: 2013 IEEE 10th Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC), Las Vegas Las Vegas, AA, USA, 11-14 Jan 2013, pp. 613-616. (doi:10.1109/CCNC.2013.6488509)

Tabassum, S., Hussain, S. and Ghafoor, A. (2013) A Novel Adaptive Mode PAPR Reduction Scheme for NC-OFDM Based Cognitive Radios. In: 2013 IEEE 77th Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2013-Spring, Dresden, Germany, 2-5 Jun 2013, pp. 1-5. ISBN 9781467363372 (doi:10.1109/VTCSpring.2013.6691832)

Ul Hassan, N., Hussain, S., Yuen, C. and Duan, L. (2013) Tradeoff Between Spectrum Cost and Quality of Service in a Cognitive Radio Network. In: 2013 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Atlanta, GA, USA, 9-13 Dec 2013, pp. 1179-1184. ISBN 9781479913534 (doi:10.1109/GLOCOM.2013.6831234)

2012

Hussain, S., Louët, Y. and Palicot, J. (2012) Peak power control in cognitive radio context. IET Communications, 6(8), pp. 861-871. (doi:10.1049/iet-com.2010.0531)

2011

Hussain, S., Louet, Y. and Palicot, J. (2011) Joint Spectrum Access Scheme for Peak Power Control in Cognitive Radios. In: 2011 XXXth URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, Istanbul, Turkey, 13-20 Aug 2011, pp. 1-4. ISBN 9781424451173 (doi:10.1109/URSIGASS.2011.6050513)

2009

Hussain, S., Guel, D., Louet, Y. and Palicot, J. (2009) Performance Comparison of PRC Based PAPR Reduction Schemes for WiLAN Systems. In: 2009 European Wireless Conference (EW), Aalborg, Denmark, 17-20 May 2009, pp. 167-172. ISBN 9781424459353 (doi:10.1109/EW.2009.5358005)

Hussain, S. and Louet, Y. (2009) PAPR Reduction of Software Radio Signals Using PRC Method. In: IEEE Sarnoff 2009, Princeton, NJ, USA, 30 Mar - 1 Apr 2009, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9781424433810 (doi:10.1109/SARNOF.2009.4850331)

Hussain, S., Louet, Y. and Palicot, J. (2009) PAPR Variations on Dynamic Spectrum Access in Cognitive Radio Systems. In: 2nd International Workshop on Cognitive Radio and Advanced Spectrum Management, 2009 (CogART 2009), Aalborg, Denmark, 18-20 May 2009, pp. 110-115. ISBN 9781424445820 (doi:10.1109/COGART.2009.5167244)

Palicot, J., Louet, Y. and Hussain, S. (2009) Power amplification issues related to dynamic spectrum access in the cognitive radio systems. In: Wang, W. (ed.) Cognitive Radio Systems. InTech. ISBN 9789533070216

2008

Hussain, S., Palicot, J., Louët, Y. and Zabré, S. (2008) Frequency domain interpretation of power ratio metric for cognitive radio systems. IET Communications, 2(6), pp. 783-793. (doi:10.1049/iet-com:20070478)

Hussain, S. and Louet, Y. (2008) Peak to Average Power Ratio Analysis of Multi-carrier and Multi-standard Signals in Software Radio Context. In: 3rd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies: From Theory to Applications (ICTTA), Damascus, Syria, 7-11 Apr 2008, pp. 1-5. ISBN 9781424417513 (doi:10.1109/ICTTA.2008.4530240)

Hussain, S. and Louet, Y. (2008) Peak to Average Power Ratio Reduction for Multi-band OFDM System using Tone Reservation. In: 29th URSI General Assembly 08, Chicago, IL, USA, 7-16 Aug 2008,

Hussain, S. and Louet, Y. (2008) Tone Reservation's Complexity Reduction Using Fast Calculation of Maximal IDFT Element. In: International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC '08), Crete, Greece, 6-8 Aug 2008, pp. 200-204. ISBN 9781424422012 (doi:10.1109/IWCMC.2008.35)

Louet, Y. and Hussain, S. (2008) Peak-to-Mean Envelope Power Ratio Statistical Analysis of Continuous OFDM Signal. In: IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC 2008 ), Singapore, 11-14 May 2008, pp. 1681-1685. ISBN 9781424416448 (doi:10.1109/VETECS.2008.387)

This list was generated on Tue Nov 21 15:20:33 2017 GMT.
Number of items: 31.

Articles

Raza, M., Aslam, N., Le-Minh, H., Hussain, S., Cao, Y. and Khan, N. M. (2017) A critical analysis of research potential, challenges and future directives in industrial wireless sensor networks. IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, (doi:10.1109/COMST.2017.2759725) (Early Online Publication)

Iqbal, M. S., Hussain, S. and Ghafoor, A. (2017) Peak to average power ratio based spatial spectrum sensing for cognitive radio systems. Computers and Electrical Engineering, 63, pp. 30-40. (doi:10.1016/j.compeleceng.2017.09.005)

Wadud, Z., Hussain, S., Javaid, N., Bouk, S. H., Alrajeh, N., Alabed, M. S. and Guizani, N. (2017) An energy scaled and expanded vector-based forwarding scheme for industrial underwater acoustic sensor networks with sink mobility. Sensors, 17(10), 2251. (doi:10.3390/s17102251)

Raza, M., Le-Minh, H., Aslam, N. and Hussain, S. (2017) Deterministic scheduling for energy efficient and reliable communication in heterogeneous sensing environments in industrial wireless sensor networks. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Energy Web, 3(11), e3. (doi:10.4108/eai.11-7-2017.152764)

Raza, M., Hussain, S., Le⁃Minh, H. and Aslam, N. (2017) Novel MAC layer proposal for URLLC in industrial wireless sensor networks. ZTE Communications, 15(S1), pp. 50-59.

Ilyas, Z., Ghafoor, A. and Hussain, S. (2017) A database assisted quality of service and pricing based spectrum allocation framework for TV white spaces. Wireless Personal Communications, 92(4), pp. 1493-1509. (doi:10.1007/s11277-016-3617-x)

Mughal, B., Hussain, S. and Ghafoor, A. (2016) Cooperative subcarrier sensing using antenna diversity based weighted virtual sub clustering. China Communications, 13(10), pp. 44-57. (doi:10.1109/CC.2016.7732011)

Mughal, B., Hussain, S. and Ghafoor, A. (2016) Cluster-based cooperative subcarrier sensing using antenna diversity-based weighted data fusion. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, 41(9), pp. 3425-3439. (doi:10.1007/s13369-015-1973-6)

Iqbak, N., Mahmood, A., Hussain, S. and Ghafoor, A. (2016) Bayesian compressive sensing framework for spectrum reconstruction in Rayleigh fading channels. Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, 24(5), pp. 3240-3252. (doi:10.3906/elk-1405-198)

Tabassum, S., Hussain, S. and Ghafoor, A. (2015) Peak to average power ratio reduction in NC–OFDM systems. Journal of Electrical Engineering, 66(3), pp. 154-158. (doi:10.2478/jee-2015-0024)

Hussain, S., Louët, Y. and Palicot, J. (2012) Peak power control in cognitive radio context. IET Communications, 6(8), pp. 861-871. (doi:10.1049/iet-com.2010.0531)

Hussain, S., Palicot, J., Louët, Y. and Zabré, S. (2008) Frequency domain interpretation of power ratio metric for cognitive radio systems. IET Communications, 2(6), pp. 783-793. (doi:10.1049/iet-com:20070478)

Book Sections

Minhas, D. and Hussain, S. (2016) Efficient control strategies to optimize electricity cost and consumer satisfaction. In: Ahmad, A. and Hassan, N. U. (eds.) Smart Grid as a Solution for Renewable and Efficient Energy. Series: Premier reference source; advances in environment engineering and green technologies. IGI Global: Hershey. ISBN 9781522500728

Palicot, J., Louet, Y. and Hussain, S. (2009) Power amplification issues related to dynamic spectrum access in the cognitive radio systems. In: Wang, W. (ed.) Cognitive Radio Systems. InTech. ISBN 9789533070216

Conference or Workshop Item

Hussain, S., Abbasi, Q. H., Imran, M. A. and Qadir, J. (2017) Enhancing Computer Programming Skills Through Virtual Reality. Computing Education Practice (CEP 2018), Durham, UK, 11-12 Jan 2018. (Accepted for Publication)

Conference Proceedings

Raza, M., Le-Minh, H., Aslam, N., Hussain, S. and Ellahi, W. (2017) A Control Channel Based MAC Protocol for Time Critical and Emergency Communications in Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks. In: International Conference on Communication, Computing and Digital Systems (C-CODE), Islamabad, Pakistan, 8-9 March 2017, pp. 122-126. ISBN 9781509044481 (doi:10.1109/C-CODE.2017.7918914)

Minhas, D. M., Rashad, M., Hussain, S. and Ashraf, M. (2016) Cost Effective Bidirectional Power Transactions for Queueing Energy Requests in Smart Micro-Grids. In: 18th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference (MELECON), Limassol, Cyprus, 18-20 Apr 2016, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9781509000586 (doi:10.1109/MELCON.2016.7495333)

Rashad, M., Minhas, D. M., Ashraf, M. and Hussain, S. (2016) PFC Topologies for AC to DC Converters in DC Micro-Grid. In: 18th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference (MELECON), Limassol, Cyprus, 18-20 Apr 2016, ISBN 9781509000586 (doi:10.1109/MELCON.2016.7495376)

Khaliq, K. A., Hussain, S., Qayyum, A. and Pannek, J. (2015) Novel Data Link Layer Encoding Scheme for Multi-hop Wireless Mesh Network. In: 6th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2015), London, England, 2-5 Jun 2015, pp. 665-669. (doi:10.1016/j.procs.2015.05.069)

Minhas, D. M., Rashad, M., Hussain, S. and Ashraf, M. (2015) Optimal Control of Power Cost and Consumer Satisfaction Using Smart Grid Intelligent Energy Management System. In: 10th Asian Control Conference (ASCC), Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 31 May - 3 Jun 2015, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9781479978625 (doi:10.1109/ASCC.2015.7244882)

Iqbal, M.S., Ghafoor, A., Hussain, S. and Ghaffar, R. (2013) Channel State Dependent Adaptive Spatial Spectrum Sensing Algorithm for Cognitive Radios. In: 2013 IEEE 10th Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC), Las Vegas Las Vegas, AA, USA, 11-14 Jan 2013, pp. 613-616. (doi:10.1109/CCNC.2013.6488509)

Tabassum, S., Hussain, S. and Ghafoor, A. (2013) A Novel Adaptive Mode PAPR Reduction Scheme for NC-OFDM Based Cognitive Radios. In: 2013 IEEE 77th Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2013-Spring, Dresden, Germany, 2-5 Jun 2013, pp. 1-5. ISBN 9781467363372 (doi:10.1109/VTCSpring.2013.6691832)

Ul Hassan, N., Hussain, S., Yuen, C. and Duan, L. (2013) Tradeoff Between Spectrum Cost and Quality of Service in a Cognitive Radio Network. In: 2013 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Atlanta, GA, USA, 9-13 Dec 2013, pp. 1179-1184. ISBN 9781479913534 (doi:10.1109/GLOCOM.2013.6831234)

Hussain, S., Louet, Y. and Palicot, J. (2011) Joint Spectrum Access Scheme for Peak Power Control in Cognitive Radios. In: 2011 XXXth URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, Istanbul, Turkey, 13-20 Aug 2011, pp. 1-4. ISBN 9781424451173 (doi:10.1109/URSIGASS.2011.6050513)

Hussain, S., Guel, D., Louet, Y. and Palicot, J. (2009) Performance Comparison of PRC Based PAPR Reduction Schemes for WiLAN Systems. In: 2009 European Wireless Conference (EW), Aalborg, Denmark, 17-20 May 2009, pp. 167-172. ISBN 9781424459353 (doi:10.1109/EW.2009.5358005)

Hussain, S. and Louet, Y. (2009) PAPR Reduction of Software Radio Signals Using PRC Method. In: IEEE Sarnoff 2009, Princeton, NJ, USA, 30 Mar - 1 Apr 2009, pp. 1-6. ISBN 9781424433810 (doi:10.1109/SARNOF.2009.4850331)

Hussain, S., Louet, Y. and Palicot, J. (2009) PAPR Variations on Dynamic Spectrum Access in Cognitive Radio Systems. In: 2nd International Workshop on Cognitive Radio and Advanced Spectrum Management, 2009 (CogART 2009), Aalborg, Denmark, 18-20 May 2009, pp. 110-115. ISBN 9781424445820 (doi:10.1109/COGART.2009.5167244)

Hussain, S. and Louet, Y. (2008) Peak to Average Power Ratio Analysis of Multi-carrier and Multi-standard Signals in Software Radio Context. In: 3rd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies: From Theory to Applications (ICTTA), Damascus, Syria, 7-11 Apr 2008, pp. 1-5. ISBN 9781424417513 (doi:10.1109/ICTTA.2008.4530240)

Hussain, S. and Louet, Y. (2008) Peak to Average Power Ratio Reduction for Multi-band OFDM System using Tone Reservation. In: 29th URSI General Assembly 08, Chicago, IL, USA, 7-16 Aug 2008,

Hussain, S. and Louet, Y. (2008) Tone Reservation's Complexity Reduction Using Fast Calculation of Maximal IDFT Element. In: International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC '08), Crete, Greece, 6-8 Aug 2008, pp. 200-204. ISBN 9781424422012 (doi:10.1109/IWCMC.2008.35)

Louet, Y. and Hussain, S. (2008) Peak-to-Mean Envelope Power Ratio Statistical Analysis of Continuous OFDM Signal. In: IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC 2008 ), Singapore, 11-14 May 2008, pp. 1681-1685. ISBN 9781424416448 (doi:10.1109/VETECS.2008.387)

This list was generated on Tue Nov 21 15:20:33 2017 GMT.