CONTACT INFO

6th Floor,

Arfa Software Technology Park, Lahore

P (92) 42 35880062

Dr. Muhammad Mahboob Ur Rahman
Assistant Professor for Electrical engineering department
PhD in Electrical & Computer engineering, The University of Iowa
RESEARCH INTERESTS

His recent research interests include distributed MIMO, physical layer security, resource allocation for 5G, wireless power transfer, molecular communication, and communication in terahertz band. He has a significant experience in rapid prototyping of novel wireless concepts using USRP/GNU Radio-based software-defined radios. To date, he has published more than 20 research papers (in IEEE journals and conferences) and has filed one Europian patent. He got best demo award at IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Systems in 2012 and IEEE Communication Letters exemplary reviewer award in 2015, 2016.

biography

Dr. Muhammad  Mahboob Ur  Rahman received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, Pakistan, in 2007, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer engineering from the University  of  Iowa,  Iowa  City,  IA,  USA  in 2013. During summer 2013, he worked as research intern in Wireless Systems lab at Nokia research center, Berkeley, CA, USA. He then joined Communication Theory Laboratory, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden as Post doctoral researcher and worked there until May 2016. Before undertaking his PhD studies, he  worked  as  a Lecturer/Lab Engineer with Faisalabad Campus, UET Lahore between 2007-09.

Journals
  • H. Ghauch, M. M. Rahman, S. Imtiaz, C. Qvarfordt, M. Skoglund, J. Gross, “User assignment in C-RAN systems: algorithms and bounds”, in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communication, 2018
  • M. M. Rahman, Q. H. Abbasi, N. Chopra, K. Qaraqe, A. Alomainy, “Physical layer authentication in Nano networks at Terahertz frequencies for Biomedical applications”, in IEEE Access, 2017.
  • A. Kumar, R. Mudumbai, S. Dasgupta, M. M. Rahman, D. R. Brown III, U. Madhow, and P. Bidigare, “A scalable feedback mechanism for distributed nullforming with phase-only adaptation”, in IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks, 2015.
  • F. Quitin, M. M. Rahman, R. Mudumbai and U. Madhow, "A scalable architecture for distributed transmit beamforming with commodity radios: design and proof of concept," in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communication, 2013.
  • Conferences
  • H. E. B. Williams, M. M. Rahman, “Gradient descent based source localization in a diffusion based molecular communication system”, (in preparation)
  • M. O. Iqbal, A. Mahmood, M. M. Rahman, Q. H. Abbasi, “Distributed beamforming with wirelessly powered relay nodes”, in proceedings of IEEE VTC 2017 Spring
  • A. Mahmood, W. Aman, M. O. Iqbal, M. M. Rahman, Q. H. Abbasi, “Channel impulse response-based distributed physical layer authentication”, in proceedings of IEEE VTC 2017 Spring
  • M. M. Rahman, A. Yasmeen, Q. H. Abbasi, “Exploiting lack of hardware reciprocity for sender-node authentication at PHY layer”, in proceedings of IEEE VTC 2017 Spring
  • S. Imtiaz, H. Ghauch, M. M. Rahman, J. Gross, “Learning-Based Resource Allocation Scheme for TDD-Based CRAN System”, in proceedings of ACM MSWiM 2016
  • H. Ghauch, M. M. Rahman, S. Imtiaz, J. Gross, “Coordination and antenna domain formation in Cloud-RAN systems”, in proceedings of IEEE ICC 2016
  • M. M. Rahman, S. Kanwal, J. Gross, “Simultaneous energy harvesting and sender-node authentication at a receiver node”, in proceedings of IEEE ICUWB 2015
  • M. M. Rahman, H. Ghauch, S. Imtiaz, J. Gross, “RRH clustering & transmit precoding for interference-limited 5G CRAN downlink”, in proceedings of ET5G workshop, IEEE Globecom 2015
  • M. M. Rahman, M. A. Salim, A. Yasmeen, J. Gross, “A distributed relay beamforming-enhanced TDMA system”, in proceedings of IEEE VTC Spring 2015
  • M. M. Rahman, A. Yasmeen, J. Gross, “PHY layer authentication via drifting oscillators”, in proceedings of IEEE Globecom 2014
  • M. M. Rahman, R. Mudumbai and S. Dasgupta, “A scalable feedback-based approach to distributed nullforming,” in proceedings of WICON, 2013
  • R. Mudumbai, S. Dasgupta, M. M. Rahman,“A Distributed Consensus based Algorithm for Optimal Dispatch in Smart Power Grids,” in proceedings of IASTED EAS, 2012
  • F. Quitin, M. M. Rahman, R. Mudumbai and U. Madhow, "Distributed beamforming with software-defined radios: frequency synchronization and digital feedback," in proceedings of IEEE Globecom, 2012
  • M. M. Rahman, R. Mudumbai and S. Dasgupta, “A Consensus approach to Synchronization of RF signals,” in the proceedings of IEEE Workshop on SSP, 2012
  • F. Quitin, U. Madhow, M. M. Rahman and R. Mudumbai, "Demonstrating distributed transmit beamforming with software-defined radios," IEEE International Symposium on WoWMoM, 2012 (BEST DEMO AWARD)
  • M. M. Rahman, H. E. Baidoo-Williams, R. Mudumbai and S. Dasgupta, “Fully wireless implementation of distributed beamforming on software-defined radio platform”, in the proceedings of 11th IEEE/ACM conference on IPSN, 2012
  • M. M. Rahman, R. Mudumbai and S. Dasgupta, “Consensus based carrier synchronization in a two node network”, in the proceedings of 18th WC, IFAC, 2011

  • Exemplary reviewer award, IEEE Communications Letters [2015-16]
  • Best Demo Award and student travel grant at IEEE WoWMoM [2012]
  • Graduate Fellowship Award for Excellence in Electrical and Computer engineering from The University of Iowa, IA, USA [2010-11, 2011-12]
  • Scholarship award (worth 100K USD) for PhD studies under Faculty development program from Govt. of Pakistan [2009] (did not avail though)

  • Member, IEEE