Editorial Team


Editorial Team 1

Carlos Becker Westphall (EiC & Honorary Director) is a Full Professor (since 1993) at the Federal University of Santa Catarina – Brazil, where he acts as the leader of the Network and Management Laboratory and also coordinates some projects funded by the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq). Obtained a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1985 and a M.Sc. degree in Computer Science in 1988, both at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Obtained a D.Sc. degree in Computer Science (Network Management) at the University of Toulouse (Université Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier), France, in 1991. Editorial board member of periodicals and technical program and/or organizing committee member of conferences.

He was the founder of LANOMS. He has contributed to Elsevier as editorial board member of the “Computer Networks Journal”; to Springer as board of editors and senior technical editor of the “Journal of Network and Systems Management”. He acted as a local group coordinator in the European MAX/ESPRIT II project which involved the Alcatel- TITN, British Telecom, HP, CSELT, SIRTI and NKT Companies. Best paper of CLEI 2011. Awarded “International Academy, Research, and Industry Association” Fellow (award plaque), in 2011. Paper at IEEE ComSoc Technology News, in 2012. Achievement award – tutorial at WorldComp 2013. Awarded – best paper of ICN 2013. IEEE Communications Society 20 years member (Certificate of Appreciation), in 2014. ResearchGate Profile


Editorial Team 2

Junaid Qadir (Advisory EiC) is currently a full professor and director of the IHSAN—ICTD; Human Development; Systems; Big Data Analytics; Networks—Research Lab and the Chairperson of the Electrical Engineering Department at the Information Technology University (ITU) of Punjab in Lahore Pakistan. His primary research interests are in the areas of computer systems and networking applied machine learning using ICT for development (ICT4D); and engineering education.

He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles at various high-quality research venues including more than 50 impact-factor journal publications at top international research journals including IEEE Communication Magazine IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communication (JSAC) IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (CST) and IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC). He was awarded the highest national teaching award in Pakistan—the higher education commission’s (HEC) best university teacher award—for the year 2012-2013. He has been appointed as ACM Distinguished Speaker for a three-year term starting from 2020. He is a senior member of IEEE and ACM. ResearchGate Profile


Ala Ala Al-Fuqaha (Area Editor) is currently a full Professor with Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU). He has also been a Professor and director of NEST Research Lab at the Computer Science Department of Western Michigan University, USA. He received his Ph.D. degree in computer engineering and networking from the University of Missouri–Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, USA, in 2004. His research interests include the use of machine learning in general and deep learning in particular in support of the data-driven and self-driven management of large-scale deployments of the IoT and smart city infrastructure and services, wireless vehicular networks (VANETs), cooperation and spectrum access etiquette in cognitive radio networks, and management and planning of software defined networks (SDN).

He is an ABET Program Evaluator (PEV). He has served as the Chair, the Co-Chair, and a technical program committee member for multiple international conferences, including IEEE VTC, IEEE Globecom, IEEE ICC, and IWCMC. He also serves on editorial boards for multiple journals, including the IEEE Communications Letter and IEEE Network Magazine. ResearchGate Profile 


Editorial Team 3Sami Muhaidat (Area, Advisory Editor) is currently a  Full Professor and Theme Leader in the Center for Cyber-Physical Systems, Khalifa University, UAE, and also an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, in 2006. From 2007 to 2008, he was an NSERC postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada. From 2008-2012, he was an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada. 

He has contributed over 270+ publications to the telecommunication engineering literature. Sami’s research interests focus on the following two related areas: 1) communication theory with particular emphasis on the physical layer aspects of wireless communication networks, and 2) machine learning and their applications in the field of wireless networks. Sami made seminal contributions in the areas of low power wireless networks, cognitive radio networks, MIMO, cooperative communication networks, optical communications, wireless power transfer, hardware impairments, mmWave, and non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) for 5G and beyond (5GB) networks. He is currently an Area Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Communications and Lead Guest Editor of the IEEE OJ-COMS “Large-Scale Wireless Powered Networks with Backscatter Communications” special issue.  He served as a Senior Editor and Editor of the IEEE Communications Letters, an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Communications, and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. ResearchGate Profile


Editorial Team 4Sanjeev Gurugopinath (Associate Editor) is currently a full professor in the department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at PES University, Bangalore. He has earlier worked with PES Institute of Technology and CMR Institute of Technology in Bangalore. He received his B. E. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Bangalore and the M. Tech. degree in Digital Electronics and Communication Engineering from M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, both from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in signal processing for communications from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His research interests are in the areas of detection and estimation theory, information theory and statistics, cross-layer optimization and machine learning techniques for cognitive radio networks. He is a co-recipient of the best paper awards at IEEE INDICON 2016, IEEE ICEECCOT 2019 and IEEE CONECCT 2020.


Editorial Team 5

Qammer H. Abbasi, (Deputy EiC) (SM’16, MIET’12) is an Associate Professor in University of Glasgow. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electronic and Electrical engineering from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), U.K., in 2012. From Jan. 2012 to June 2012, he was Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in Antenna and Electromagnetics group, QMUL, UK. From 2012 to 2013, he was international young scientist under National Science Foundation China (NSFC), and Assistant Professor in University of Engineering and Technology (UET), KSK, Lahore. From August 2013 to April 2017, he was with the Center for Remote Healthcare Technology and Wireless Research Group, Texas A &M University (TAMUQ) initially as an Assistant Research Scientist and later was promoted to an Associate Research Scientist where he was leading multiple Qatar national research grants. Dr. Abbasi has grant portfolio of £4M, more than 250+ leading international technical journal and peer reviewed conference papers and 8 books and received several recognitions for his research including URSI Young Scientist Awards, University Research Excellence Award from TAMUQ in two consecutive years, Reward for Excellence from University of Glasgow, UK exceptional talent endorsement (awarded to early career world-leading innovators and scientists) by Royal Academy of Engineering, National talent pool award by Pakistan, International Young Scientist Award by NSFC China,  and 4 best paper awards. In addition, his work received media coverage by Analog IC tips, Microwaves & RF newsletters, Vertical news, Pakistan Dawn news, BBC news, Scotland TV, Chinese news and many other media houses. His research interests include wearable and implant devices, compact antenna design for 5G and beyond, RF design and radio propagation, nano communication, Biomedical applications of Terahertz & nano-communication, Antenna interaction with human body, body centric wireless communication issues, wireless body sensor networks, non-invasive health care solutions and verticals of 5G. He is also an Associate editor for IEEE open access antenna and propagation journal, IEEE Sensors, IEEE Access journal, IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology and acted as a guest editor for numerous special issues in top notch journals. He is a Senior member of IEEE and committee member for IET Antenna & Propagation and healthcare network. Dr. Abbasi has been a member of the technical program committees of several IEEE flagship conferences and technical reviewer for several IEEE and top-notch journals. He contributed in organizing several IEEE conferences, European school of antenna course, workshop and special sessions including 4thinternational UCET conference 2019 as a TPC chair. ResearchGate Profile


Editorial Team 6Cunhua Pan (Associate, Area Editor) is currently an assistant professor at Queen Mary University of London, U.K. He received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the School of Information Science and Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 2010 and 2015, respectively. From 2015 to 2016, he was a Research Associate at the University of Kent, U.K. He held a post-doctoral position at Queen Mary University of London, U.K., from 2016 and 2019, where he is currently a Lecturer.  He has contributed over 150+ publications in different research areas related to communications. 

His research interests mainly include  reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RIS), intelligent reflection surface (IRS), ultra-reliable low latency communication (URLLC) , machine learning, UAV, Internet of Things, and mobile edge computing. He serves as a TPC member for numerous conferences, such as ICC and GLOBECOM, and the Student Travel Grant Chair for ICC 2019. He is currently an Editor of IEEE Wireless Communication Letters, IEEE Communications Letters and IEEE ACCESS. He also serves as a lead guest editor of IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing (JSTSP)   Special Issue on Advanced Signal Processing for Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface-aided 6G Networks, lead guest editor of IEEE ACCESS Special Issue on Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface Aided Communications for 6G and Beyond. ResearchGate Profile


Chen Chen

Chen Chen (Associate Editor) is currently a Tenured-Track Professor with the School of Microelectronics and Communication Engineering, Chongqing University, China. He received both the B.S. and M.Eng. degrees from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China, in 2010 and 2013, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2017. 

His publication records span over 90 articles along with more than 30 conference papers. His research interests include Optical wireless communication (OWC), visible light communication (VLC), Li-Fi, visible light positioning (VLP), broadband optical access network, passive optical network (PON), Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) waveform design, multiple input multiple output (MIMO) systems, and non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) schemes. ResearchGate Profile


Kamel Tourki

Kamel Tourki (Associate Editor) was born in Antibes, France. He received the engineering degree in telecommunications in 2003 from the National School of Engineers of Tunis (Tunisia). He received his Master and PhD degrees from the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France) in 2004 and 2008, respectively. He joined Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) in August 2008 as Postdoctoral Research Associate where he is currently Associate Research Scientist.
His current research interests lie in the field of wireless communication systems, cooperative communications, cognitive radio networks, physical layer security and energy harvesting.
Dr. Tourki is on the editorial board of the IEEE Communications Letters and Recent Patents on Telecommunications Journal, and he is serving as a reviewer for several IEEE Journals. He has been on the technical program committee of different IEEE conferences, including Globecom, ICC, VTC, PIMRC and WCNC, and chaired some of their sessions. He is Member of the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Signal Processing for Communications and Electronics, and he is IEEE Senior member.
He received twice the Research Fellow Excellence Award from TAMUQ (Apr. 2011 & Apr. 2014), Best poster award in IEEE DysPan 2012 Conference, the Outstanding Young Researcher Award from IEEE Communications Society for Europe – Middle east – Africa (EMEA) region in June 2013.


Editorial Team 7Jehad M. Hamamreh (Associate Editor and EiC Assistant) is currently an Assistant Professor with the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, Antalya International (Bilim) University, Turkey. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical-electronics engineering and cyber systems from Istanbul Medipol University, Turkey, in 2018. Previously, he worked as a Researcher at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in Texas A&M University. He is the inventor of 10+ Patents, and has authored more than 55+ peer reviewed scientific papers along with several book chapters. His innovative patented works won the golden, silver and bronze medals by numerous international invention contests and fairs.

His current research interests include wireless physical and MAC layers security, orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing multiple-input multiple-output systems, advanced waveforms design, multidimensional modulation techniques, and orthogonal/non-orthogonal multiple access schemes for future wireless systems. He is a regular investigator and referee for various scientific journals as well as a TPC member for several international conferences. He is an Editor at RS-OJICT and Frontiers in Communications and Networks.


Editorial Team 8

Saud Althunibat (Associate Editor) is currently an Associate Professor with Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, Jordan. He received the Ph.D. degree in telecommunication Engineering from the University of Trento, Italy, in 2014. He has authored more than 80+ scientific papers. His research interests include index modulation, physical-layer security, spectrum sharing, cognitive radio, wireless sensor networks, and energy efficiency and resource allocation. He is a regular investigator and referee for various scientific journals as well as a TPC member for several international conferences. He served as a General Co-Chair of BROADNETs 2018 conference.



Editorial Team 9

Ripon Patgiri (Associate Editor) has received his Bachelor Degree from Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, New Delhi. He has received his M.Tech. degree from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. He has received his Doctor of Philosophy from National Institute of Technology Silchar. After M.Tech. degree, he has joined as Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, National Institute of Technology Silchar in 2013. He has published numerous papers in reputed journals, conferences, and books. His research interests include Big Data, Communications and Networking. He is a senior member of IEEE. He is a member of ACM and EAI. He is a lifetime member of ACCS, India. Also, he is an associate member of IETE.



Editorial Team 10

Amrit Mukherjee (Associate Editor) received the Ph.D. degree from KIIT University, India, in 2017. He has worked at C-DAC (Armenia and Ghana) as a Project Engineer. He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the School of Computer Science and Communication Engineering, Jiangsu University, China. He has published more than 48 research articles and submitted four patents till date. He has been a Reviewer in many IEEE, Elsevier, and IET journals along with other prestigious conferences. His areas of interests include cognitive radio, the Internet of Things (IoT), wireless sensor networks, and signal processing.



Editorial Team 11

Wenjuan Shi (Associate Editor) received the master’s degree from Soochow University, China, in 2006, and the Ph.D. degree from the China University of Mining and Technology, in 2018. She is currently an Associate Professor with the School of Physics and Electronic Engineering, Yancheng Teachers University, China. Her current research interests include wireless communication, data mining, Video Quality Assessment Wireless Communication, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Artificial Intelligence, etc.




Editorial Team 12

Volkan Ozduran (Associate Editor) graduated from department of Electronics at Soke Technical High School, Aydin, Turkey in 1997. He received his A.Sc. degree in Industrial Electronics, B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees are in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey in 2002, 2005 and 2008 respectively. Currently he is pursuing his Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Istanbul University. He continued his studies at Stanford University, Stanford, CA, Department of Electrical Engineering, Dynamic Spectrum Management (DSM) Research group between April 2012 and September 2012. He was with the California Institue of Technology (CALTECH), Pasadena, CA Department of Electrical Engineering in April 2013. His current research interests area more on cooperative communication, Interference mitigation, multi-carrier modulation techniques.