Communication Systems to Combat Emergency and Disaster Scenarios - A 5G use case

Prof. Muhammad Imran

University of Glasgow

Muhammad Imran is the Vice Dean Glasgow College UESTC and Professor of Communication Systems in the School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow. He was awarded his M.Sc. (Distinction) and Ph.D. degrees from Imperial College London, U.K., in 2002 and 2007, respectively. He is an Affiliate Professor at the University of Oklahoma, USA and a visiting Professor at 5G Innovation Centre, University of Surrey, UK. He has over 18 years of combined academic and industry experience, working primarily in the research areas of cellular communication systems. He has been awarded 15 patents, has authored/co-authored over 300 journal and conference publications, and has been principal/co-principal investigator on over GBP 6 million in sponsored research grants and contracts. He has supervised 30+ successful PhD graduates. He has an award of excellence in recognition of his academic achievements, conferred by the President of Pakistan. He was also awarded IEEE Comsoc's Fred Ellersick award 2014, FEPS Learning and Teaching award 2014, Sentinel of Science Award 2016. He was twice nominated for Tony Jean's Inspirational Teaching award. He is a shortlisted finalist for The Wharton-QS Stars Awards 2014, QS Stars Reimagine Education Award 2016 for innovative teaching and VC's learning and teaching award in University of Surrey. He is a senior member of IEEE and a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), UK.


The role of communication technologies in the advent of disasters and natural calamities is significant beyond any doubts. However, in the advent of any such incident the wireless communication infrastructure is also partially... [ view full abstract ]


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