Ahmed Al-Dubai

Ahmed AlDubai

Prof Ahmed Al-Dubai

Professor

Biography

Prof. Ahmed Al-Dubai is currently Professor in the School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University, where he leads the IoT and Networked Systems Research Group. He is also the Director of the Postgraduate Research Degrees Programme. Prof Al-Dubai was awarded his PhD from the Dept. Computing Science, University of Glasgow in 2004. He leads interdisciplinary research and initiatives on the area of Group Communications, High-performance Networks, Internet of Things, Future Networks, Smart Cities and Security. His research has been supported by EU, Universities UK and the Royal Society, Carnegie Trust, EPSRC and Scottish Funding Council. His findings have been published widely in top tier journals including different IEEE Transactions journals, and in prestigious international conferences including IEEE IPDPS, IEEE ICC, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE WCNC, ICPP and IEEE IPCCC.
He has been the recipient of several international academic awards and recognition including Best Papers Awards at IEEE IUCC 2015, ACM MoMM 2013 and ACM SAC 2002. Prof Al-Dubai has been regularly invited to give keynote and plenary speeches at several international conferences. He has been a member of several editorial boards of scholarly journals. He has been the Guest Editor for over 25 special issues in scholarly journals and the Chair/Co-Chair of over 30 International Conferences and workshops. Prof Al-Dubai is a Fellow of the British Higher Education Academy and a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Research Areas

Esteem

Conference Activity

  • The Sponsor Exhibit Chair of the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI-2020), 19-24 July, Glasgow, U.K, 2020.
  • Programme Committee Member of : The IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 20-24 May, Shanghai, China, 2019.
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is General Workshop-Co-Chair: The 16th IEEE International Conference on Smart City , Exeter, England, UK, 28-30 June 2018
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is the General Co Chair of the NGDN 2018: The 1st International Workshop on Next Generation Data-driven Networks (NGDN' 2018)
  • Programme Committee member of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 20-24 May, Kansas City, MO, USA, 2018.
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is General Co-Chair: The 2017 IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical, and Social Computing (CPSCom-2017, to be held in Exeter, UK, 21-23 June 2017.
  • Programme Committee member of The 19th IEEE International Conference on E-health Networking, Application & Services12-15 October 2017, Dalian, China.
  • Programme Committee member of The 24th International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT 2017), Limassol, Cyprus, May 3-5, 2017.
  • Steering Committee Member: The 3rd International Conference on Information and Communication Systems, ICICS 2011, 22-24, 7-9th April 2015, Amman, Jordan.
  • Prof Al-Dubai is a memeber of over 60 Programme committees of leading conferences
  • Programme Committee of over 60 IEEE and ACM International Conferences so far
  • Dr Ahmed Al-Dubai has accepted to chair a session in the 11th ACM International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing & Multimedia (MoMM 2013), Vienna 2-4th December 2013
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai has been appointed Co-Chair of The Second International Workshop on Wireless Networks and Multimedia (WNM-2011)
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai has been appointed the Programme Chair of The 10th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications (IUCC 2011, Dalian, China.
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai has been invited to chair a session in the IEEE International Conference on Communications ICC2011, Kyoto-Japan, 5th-9th-June 2011.
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai has been invited to serve in the programme committe of the IEEE Conference on Green Communication.
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai serves on the organisation committee of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications (IUCC-2013)
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is the General Co-Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things and Pervasive Systems (IoT-SP-2016) 22-24 September 2016, Agadir, Morocco
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is Program Co-Chair, the 10th IEEE International HPCC-08), September 25-27,2008, DaLian, China.
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is the Workshops Co-Chair of the 14th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications (IUCC-2013), 26-28 October 2015, Liverpool, UK. http://cse.stfx.ca/~iucc2015/
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is the Programme Committee Member of the 3rd International Conference on Communication Theory, Reliability, and Quality of Service, CTRQ 2010-IARIA, June 13-19, 2010 - Athens, Greece., 2010.
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is the technical programme committee member of the Fourth IEEE ICC 2011 Workshop on Green Communications, 5-9 June Kyoto, Japan, 2011.
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is the Co-Chair of the DOM-HetNetS’09
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is the Co-Chair, the International Workshop on Wireless Sensor and Ad-hoc Networks (IEEE WiSAN 2008), Portland, Oregon, USA, IEEE Computer Society Press, Sept. 8-12, 2008.
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is the Publicity Co Chair, IEEE TSP-09), October 5-7, 2009 in Macau SAR, P.R. China.
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is the Co-Chair, the International Workshop on Design, Optimization and Management of Heterogeneous Networked Systems (DOM-HetNetS’09)-IEEE Computer Society Press, Vienna, Austria, September 22-25, 2009
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is the Organising/Steering Committee Member, the ICICS 20-22 December, 2009, Amman, Jordan.
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai will Co-Chair the 7th International Workshop on Wireless Networks and Multimedia (WNM-2016), Sydney, Australia
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is a programme committee member of the IEEE CloudCom, Indiana, USA, 30 Nov-3 Dec. 2010.
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is a Steering Committee Member: IEEE CIT 2010, UK
  • Ahmed is the Programme Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications (IUCC-2012) held in Liverpool, UK, 25-27 June 2012.
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai with an international team have managed to launch a unique IEEE conference on green communication. IEEE Green Communication.
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is the Programme Chair of the IEEE/ACM PMEO 2009, Rome, Italy.
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is member of the steering committee of the IEEE International Workshop on Multi Constraints Algorithms for Wireless Networks.
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is the Track Chair, the 8th ACS/IEEE (AICCSA) held in Hammamet, Tunisia, May 16-19, 2010, Tunisia.
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is the Programme Chair of the IEEE/ACM International Workshop: PMEO 2010, USA
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is the Track Chair of the 8th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA),Tunisia
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is a Program Committee member: PAEWN’10, in conjunction with IEEE AINA, Perth, Australia, 20-23 April 2010
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is a Program Committee member: The IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CloudCom 2010), IndianaPolis, USA, 30 Nov-03 Dec. 2010
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is a member of the steering committee of the 2011 International Conference on Information and Communication Systems ICICS
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is the Programme Committee member: Special Session on, On-Chip Parallel and Network-Based Systems, in conjunction with the 18th IEEE Euro micro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Network-Based Computing, Pisa, Italy, February 17-19, 2010
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is a Steering Committee member of leading IEEE conference

 

Editorial Activity

  • Editorial Board ( International Journal of Cognitive Computations)-Springier
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is the Guest Editor of a special issue on Performance Evaluation, Elsevier, 2016
  • Guest Editor: Multimedia Tools Applications
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is Guest Co-Editor: Scalable computing and communications. Telecommunication Systems 55(3): 331-332 (2014)
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is Guest Co-Editor: Advances in trusted network computing. Security and Communication Networks 7(9): 1311-1312 (2014)
  • Guest Editor-Security and Communication Networks
  • Guest Editor-Journal of Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, Springer
  • Editorial Board: Future Generation Communication and Networking
  • Member of Editorial Board of the Journal Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory
  • Dr Ahmed Al-Dubai is the Guest-Co-Editor of a special issue in a leading international journal: Journal of Computer and System Sciences, Elsevier, 2013
  • Dr Ahmed Al-Dubai is the Guest-Co-Editor of a special issue in EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Springer, 2013.
  • Guest Editor-Special Issue (Future Generation Comp. Syst. Elsevier)
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai has been appointed a Guest Editor –Special Issue-Journal of Computer and System Sciences – Elsevier, 2011. (Impact Factor: 1.3)
  • Ahmed Al Dubai guest edits the Journal of Future Generation Computer Systems
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is the Guest Editor of the Special Issue of The Computer Journal, Oxford Journals.
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is the Guest Co-Editor,Special Issue of Future Generation Computer Systems
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is the Coordinator for organising special issue journals for three Int. IEEE conferences.
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is the International Special Issue Journal Coordinator
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is the Guest Co-Editor, the Computer Journal, Oxford Journals 2010.
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is the Guest Co-Editor, Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, Elsevier
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai has been appointed Guest Editor, Journal of Telecommunication Systems-Springer

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External Examiner Open University-MSc Information Security
  • External Examiner -The Open University
  • Prof Al-Dubai has been invited to examine a PhD thesis on wireless sensing networks, at Qaboos University, April 2019
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is a Associate College -EPSRC
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is External Examiner at the Department of Communication Technology and Network, University Putra Malaysia

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • IEEE Outstanding Service Award
  • Best Paper Award: The 14th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications (IEEE IUCC-2015), held in Liverpool 25th-27th June 2015.
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai has received the Outstanding Service Award: Workshops Chair of the 14th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications (IUCC-2015), 26-28 October 2015, Liverpool, UK.
  • Best Paper Award: The ACM 11th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing & Multimedia (MoMM2013), 2-4 December, 2013, Vienna, Austria.
  • Fellowship-Highr Academy
  • The paper of Dr Ahmed Al-Dubai that has been presented at the International Conference MoMM 2013, 2-4th Dec, Vienna has been selected as the best paper presented in the conference (from over 200 papers) and was invited for inclusion in a special issue in a leading journal.
  • Dr Ahmed Al-Dubai has been recently awarded the IEEE and IEEE Computer Society Outstanding Leadership Award in recognition of his key successful role in organising the: 11th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications (IUCC-2012) and the 11th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom-12) held in Liverpool from 25-27th June 2012.
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai has been elevated to a senior member of IEEE
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai has accepted a Visiting Professorship for the summer in High Performance Networks and Communication Systems at Universite de Valenciennes, France.
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is the recipient of the Best Paper Award
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai received an Outstanding Service Award from IEEE/IEEE Computer Society

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Full Member of the EPSRC Peer Revie College
  • Full Member EPSRC Peer Review College
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is an EPSRC Associate Peer-review College Member
  • Prof Al-Dubai was invited to review grant proposals for the research council of Kazakhstan
  • Prof Al-Dubai was invited to review grant proposal for the research council of Cyprus
  • Dr Al-Dubai has been invited to review Resaerch Proposals by the Funding Panlel of the Omany Research Council.
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai elected to serve on the Omani Research Council peer review panel

 

Invited Speaker

  • Keynote Speach: The 6th International Conferences on Software Engineering and Computer Systems, Malaysia
  • Prof Al-Dubai has invited to give keynote speech at the 18th International IEEE IUCC 2019 Conference, Shenyang , China
  • Keynote Speech: Ahmed Al-Dubai has been invited to give Keynote Speech: 5th International Symposium on Modelling and Implementation of Complex Systems, December 16-18, 2018 - Laghouat, Algeria
  • Keynote Speech :Smart Networks, management and QoS, June 29th 2018, Exeter, UK. Organised by IEEE
  • Plenary Speach at the The 14th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing & Multimedia (MoMM2016) held in Singapore 28th-30th November
  • Plenary speaker at a major Conference
  • Dr Ahmed Al-Dubai has been Invited to give keynote speech at the International Conference on Mobile Computing & Networking” at Birmingham, UK, August 17-18, 2015
  • Dr Ahmed Al-Dubai has been invited to give a keynote speech at the 2014 Symposium on ‘Service-Oriented Next Generation Networks’, (SONET-2014) Liverpool, and 4th July.
  • Dr Ahmed Al-Dubai hs been invited to give a keynote Speech at the Low Carbon Earth Summit 2012 (Five Concurrent Events—Smart City Summit)Oct.19-21, 2012 at Guangzhou, China.
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai has been invited to give a keynote speech on wireless community networks at the World Congress of Emerging InfoTech-2012 (WCEIT-2012), Dalian, China, August 28-30, 2012.
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai has been invited to give a Keynote Talk at the World Congress of U-Home (WCUH-2011), China
  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is has been invited to give keynote speech at: 2nd International Conference and Business Expo on Wireless & Telecommunication April 21-22, 2016 The Oberoi Centre, Dubai, UAE

 

Media Activity

  • Prof Al-Dubai was approached by TVs such as Al-Jazeera, BBC to talk about his experience and issues related to his field

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Ahmed Al-Dubai is Member of the IEEE IoT Society
  • Member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Internet of Things since 2015
  • Member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Smart Cities since 2015
  • Senior Member of the IEEE
  • Member of the IEEE-CS Technical Committee on Parallel Processing-USA (MTCPP) since 2005
  • Member of Member of the IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Communication Society since 2004

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • External Examiner of a PhD thesis: Yamur Douri, Two level multi-objective genetic algorithms for risk based life cycle costs, Lulea University, Sweden, June 2019.
  • PhD External Examiner Ameen Al-Kharasani, Thesis: Optimization Performance Of Fair Bandwidth Distribution Marking And Scheduling Algorithm In Traffic Classification, University Putra Malaysia, 2018, (Qualification: PhD)
  • Prof Al-Dubai has been the external examiner of the PhD thesis: Ali Yassin, Context Inference, Localization and Mapping in Indoor Environments using MMWaves, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 2018, (Qualification: PhD).
  • PhD External Examiner: Amal Omer Bentaher, Intelligent Traffic Control System, Alexandria University, Egypt 2018. (Qualification: PhD).
  • External Examiner of PhD Thesis: An Efficient Radio Resource Management Algorithms for Downlink Long Term Evolution Networks, University Putra Malaysia, 2018, (Qualification: PhD)
  • External examiner of the Thesis: Optimization Performance Of Fair Bandwidth Distribution Marking And Scheduling Algorithm In Traffic Classification, University Putra Malaysia, 2018, (Qualification: PhD)
  • PhD Examination: Haozhe Wang, Thesis: Performance Analysis and Optimisation of Information-Centric Future Internet, University of Exeter, scheduled to take place on 14th April 2017 (Qualification: PhD).
  • Examined a PhD thesis: Zeyad Ghaleb Aqlan Al-Mekhlafi, Thesis: Firefly Inspired Time Synchronization Mechanism For Self-Organizing Energy Efficient Wireless Sensor Networks, University Putra Malaysia, 2017, (Qualification: PhD)
  • PhD Examination, Hussein Chour Thesis VANET Inherent Capability for D2D Discovery, American University of Beirut, 2016 (Qualification: MSc in Research)
  • External Examiner for PhD thesis: Wajdi Al-Hakami, Thesis: Secure MAC Protocol for Cognitive Radio Networks, University of Bedfordshire, 2016. (Qualification: PhD)
  • External Examiner: Niaz Niaz Chowdhury: Thesis:XOR-Based Warning Dissemination for Vehicle-to-Vehicle Wireless Networks, University of Glasgow, on 14th July 2016 (Qualification: PhD).
  • External examiner of a PhD thesis: Younis A. Younis, Thesis: Securing Access to Cloud Computing for Critical Infrastructure, Liverpool John Moores University, 2016. (Qualification: PhD)
  • External PhD Examiner of: Dimitrios Liarokapis, Thesis: Adaptive Broadcast Schemes in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, May 2013, Glasgow Caledonian University (Qualification: PhD)
  • External PhD Examiner of: Farhan Ahammed, Thesis: Distributed and Robust Cooperative Location Improvements and Lower Bounds in GPS-Equipped VANETS with Noisy Measurements, University of Sydney, 2012 (Qualification: PhD).
  • External PhD examiner of: N. Azam, Thesis: A Framework for Grid-Enabling Scientific Workflow Systems, (now Software Engineer, InforSense Ltd, UK), University of Bradford, 2010 (Qualification: PhD).
  • External Examiner of a PhD thesis: Taher Naser, Thesis: A Flexible Approach for Mapping Between Object-Oriented Databases, University of Bradford, 2012 (Qualification: PhD)
  • External examiner: Mohamed Alsalem, Thesis: Energy Efficient Routing Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks, University of Sydney, 2010. (Qualification: PhD).
  • External Examiner of: Firas Al-Balas Thesis: Design and Investigation of Scalable Multicast Recursive Protocols for Wired and Wireless Ad hoc Networks , South Wales University, 2009. (Qualification: PhD).

 

Reviewing

  • Prof Al-Dubai is a regular reviewer for many world leading journals including : • IEEE Transactions on Computers • IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials • IEEE Communications Magazine • IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems(TPDS) • IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology • IEEE Transactions on Communications • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications • IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems • IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems • IEEE Communication Letters • ACM Computing Surveys • International Journal of Mathematical and Computer Modelling • International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking • International Journal of System Architectures, Elsevier • International Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Elsevier • International Journal of Supercomputing, LNCS Springer • EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications • International Journal of Parallel, Emergent, and Distributed Systems • International Journal of Computers and Applications

 

Spin-outs and Licences

  • Patent licensing: Routing Mechanisms for Low-Power and Lossy Networks New International (PCT) Patent Application No PCT/GB2019/050088 claiming priority from United Kingdom Patent Application No 1800668.4, BT is interested in this patent.

 

Visiting Positions

  • Prof Al-Dubai has been invited as a visiting professor by leading Universities, including: Invited as a visiting professor, Computer Science, University of Shenyang, China, summer 2019. Invited as a visiting professor, Computing Science, University of Glasgow, summer 2018. Invited as a visiting professor, School of Computer Science, University of Sydney, summer 2017. Visiting Professor in High Performance Networks and Communication Systems at Universite de Valenciennes, France , 2011

 

Current Post Grad projects

Previous Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • Prof Al-Dubai co-supervises a PhD student with University of Glasgow