Dr Mahyar Shirvanimoghaddam

Dr Mahyar Shirvanimoghaddam

Conjoint Lecturer

School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science

Career Summary

Biography

Mahyar Shirvanimoghaddam received the B. Sc. degree with 1’st Class Honours from University of Tehran, Iran, in September 2008, the M. Sc. Degree with 1’st Class Honours from Sharif University of Technology, Iran, in October 2010, and the Ph.D. degree from The University of Sydney, Australia, in January 2015, all in Electrical Engineering. He then held a research assistant position at the Centre of Excellence in Telecommunications, School of Electrical and Information Engineering, The University of Sydney, before coming to the University of Newcastle, where he is now a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. 

His general research interests include channel coding techniques, cooperative communications, compressed sensing, machine-to-machine communications, and wireless sensor networks. 

Mahyar Shirvanimoghaddam was a recipient of University of Sydney International Scholarship (USydIS), University of Sydney Postgraduate Award (UPA), and University of Sydney Norman I prize. He is currently serving as the Reviewer of several international prestigious journals, e.g., IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Communication Letters, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, and several international flagship conferences.

Research Expertise
Information Theory, Coding Theory, Wireless Communications, M2M Communications, and Compressive Sensing.

Teaching Expertise
Coding Theory, Wireless Communications.

Collaborations
My research collaborators include Saraha Johnson from the University of Newcastle (Australia), Yonghui Li from the University of Sydney (Australia), and Mischa Dohler from King's College London (UK).

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney
  • Master of Science, Sharif University of Technology - Iran

Keywords

  • Analog Fountain Codes
  • Coding Theory
  • Compressive Sensing
  • Information Theory
  • M2M Communications
  • Rateless Codes
  • Wireless Communications

Languages

  • Persian (excluding Dari) (Mother)
  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
080401 Coding and Information Theory 60
080503 Networking and Communications 30
100510 Wireless Communications 10

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/08/2014 - 1/03/2015 Research Associate The University of Sydney
Center of Excellence in Telecommunications
Australia
1/01/2010 -  Membership - IEEE (Communications and Information Theory Societies) Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Australia

Awards

Prize

Year Award
2011 University of Sydney Norman-I Prize
The University of Sydney

Scholarship

Year Award
2014 University of Sydney Postgraduate Award (UPA)
The University of Sydney
2012 University of Sydney Postgraduate Research Support Scholarship (PRSS)
The University of Sydney
2011 University of Sydney International Scholarship (USydIS)
The University of Sydney
2005 Faculty of Engineering scholarship for Exceptional Students
University of Tehran

Invitations

Committee Member

Year Title / Rationale
2016 Technical Program Committee / VTC-Fall 2016

Keynote Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2016 Code Design in the Low SNR Regime: A Rateless Approach / AusCTW 2016

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2014 Advances in the Physical Layer / King's College London
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (15 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Jayasooriya S, Shirvanimoghaddam M, Ong L, Johnson SJ, 'Joint optimisation technique for multi-edge type low-density parity-check codes', IET COMMUNICATIONS, 11 61-68 (2017)
DOI 10.1049/iet-com.2016.0287
Co-authors Lawrence Ong, Sarah Johnson
2017 Shirvanimoghaddam M, Dohler M, Johnson S, 'Massive Multiple Access Based on Superposition Raptor Codes for M2M Communications', IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, (2017)
DOI 10.1109/TWC.2016.2623305
Co-authors Sarah Johnson
2017 Jayasooriya S, Shirvanimoghaddam M, Ong L, Johnson SJ, 'Joint optimisation technique for multi-edge type low-density parity-check codes', IET Communications, 11 61-68 (2017)

© The Institution of Engineering and Technology 2016.This study considers the optimisation of multi-edge type low-density parity-check (MET-LDPC) codes to maximise the decoding t... [more]

© The Institution of Engineering and Technology 2016.This study considers the optimisation of multi-edge type low-density parity-check (MET-LDPC) codes to maximise the decoding threshold. The authors propose an algorithm to jointly optimise the node degree distribution and the multi-edge structure of MET-LDPC codes for given values of the maximum number of edge-types and maximum node degrees. This joint optimisation is particularly important for MET-LDPC codes as it is not clear a priori which structures will be good. Using several examples, they demonstrate that the MET-LDPC codes designed by the proposed joint optimisation algorithm exhibit improved decoding thresholds compared with previously reported MET-LDPC codes.

DOI 10.1049/iiet-com.2016.0287
Co-authors Lawrence Ong, Sarah Johnson
2016 Egan M, Peters GW, Nevat I, Shirvanimoghaddam M, Collings IB, 'A ruin theoretic design approach for wireless cellular network sharing with facilities', Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, (2016)

© 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.With the rise of cheap small cells in wireless cellular networks, there are new opportunities for third party providers to service local regions via... [more]

© 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.With the rise of cheap small cells in wireless cellular networks, there are new opportunities for third party providers to service local regions via sharing arrangements with traditional operators. In fact, such arrangements may be particularly desirable for large facilities-such as stadiums, universities, and mines-as they already need to cover property costs, and often have fiber backhaul and efficient power infrastructure. In this paper, we propose a network-sharing arrangement between large facilities and traditional operators. Our network-sharing arrangement consists of two aspects: leasing of data access and spectrum from traditional operators; and service agreements with users. As a consequence of the incorporation of the user service agreements into the sharing arrangement, financial as well as physical resource constraints need to be accounted for. This introduces a new dimension into wireless network resource allocation, which requires a new evaluation framework. To this end, we develop a framework based on ruin theory, where the key metric is the probability that the facility is insolvent within a fixed time period. We then investigate the effect of initial capital and physical layer parameters on the ruin probability, which provides insight into the robustness of the network-sharing arrangement to varying conditions.

DOI 10.1002/ett.3141
2016 Jayasooriya S, Shirvanimoghaddam M, Ong L, Lechner G, Johnson S, 'New Density Evolution Approximation for LDPC and Multi-Edge Type LDPC Codes', IEEE Transactions on Communications, 64 4044-4056 (2016)
DOI 10.1109/TCOMM.2016.2600660
Co-authors Sarah Johnson, Lawrence Ong
2016 Duan R, Liu R, Shirvanimoghaddam M, Li Y, Chen CW, 'A low PAPR constellation mapping scheme for rate compatible modulation', IEEE Communications Letters, 20 256-259 (2016) [C1]

© 2015 IEEE.This letter proposes a novel nonlinear constellation mapping (NLCM) scheme for the rate compatible modulation (RCM) approach in low-To-moderate signal to noise ratios... [more]

© 2015 IEEE.This letter proposes a novel nonlinear constellation mapping (NLCM) scheme for the rate compatible modulation (RCM) approach in low-To-moderate signal to noise ratios (SNRs). In NLCM, each RCM coded symbol is mapped to a complexvalued amplitude phase shift keying (APSK) constellation point. Moreover, we provide a novelmethod of designing code degree and weight set for a wide SNR range. The proposed NLCM is developed to increase the throughput and decrease the peak to average power ratio (PAPR) at the same time. Both analysis and simulation results show that the NLCM scheme outperforms the original RCM in terms of throughput and PAPR.

DOI 10.1109/LCOMM.2015.2508027
2016 Shirvanimoghaddam M, Johnson S, 'Raptor Codes in the Low SNR Regime', IEEE Transactions on Communications, (2016)
DOI 10.1109/TCOMM.2016.2606410
Co-authors Sarah Johnson
2015 Shirvanimoghaddam M, Li Y, Vucetic B, Yuan J, Zhang P, 'Binary Compressive Sensing Via Analog Fountain Coding.', IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, 63 6540-6552 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TSP.2015.2472362
2015 Shirvanimoghaddam M, Li Y, Dohler M, Vucetic B, Feng S, 'Probabilistic Rateless Multiple Access for Machine-to-Machine Communication.', IEEE Trans. Wireless Communications, 14 6815-6826 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TWC.2015.2460254
2013 Tian S, Li Y, Shirvanimoghaddam M, Vucetic B, 'A Physical-Layer Rateless Code for Wireless Channels', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, 61 2117-2127 (2013)
DOI 10.1109/TCOMM.2013.042313.120159
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
2013 Shirvanimoghaddam M, Li Y, Tian S, Vucetic B, 'Distributed Raptor Coding for Erasure Channels: Partially and Fully Coded Cooperation', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS, 61 3576-3589 (2013)
DOI 10.1109/TCOMM.2013.072913.120724
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2
2013 Shirvanimoghaddam M, Li Y, Vucetic B, 'Near-Capacity Adaptive Analog Fountain Codes for Wireless Channels', IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS, 17 2241-2244 (2013)
DOI 10.1109/LCOMM.2013.101813.131972
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 12
2011 Moghaddam SS, Shirvanimoghaddam M, 'A Comprehensive Survey on Antenna Array Signal Processing*', Trends in Applied Sciences Research, 6 507-536 (2011)
DOI 10.3923/tasr.2011.507.536
2011 Moghaddam SS, Shirvanimoghaddam M, 'A New On-Line/Off-Line Adaptive Antenna Array Beamformer for Tracking the Mobile Targets', Int'l J. of Communications, Network and System Sciences, 04 304-312 (2011)
DOI 10.4236/ijcns.2011.45035
2011 Moghaddam SS, Shirvanimoghaddam M, 'Speed-Sensitive Weighting Algorithm for Digital Beamforming of Adaptive Antenna Arrays', Wireless Engineering and Technology, 02 165-174 (2011)
DOI 10.4236/wet.2011.23024
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Conference (24 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Shirvanimoghaddam M, Johnson S, Lance AM, 'Design of Raptor Codes in the Low SNR Regime with Applications in Quantum Key Distribution' (2016)
Co-authors Sarah Johnson
2016 Abbas R, Shirvanimoghaddam M, Li Y, Vucetic B, 'Performance analysis and optimization of LT codes with unequal recovery time and intermediate feedback', 2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2016 (2016)

© 2016 IEEE.In this paper, we analyze Luby Transform (LT) codes with unequal recovery time (URT-LT) and intermediate feedback. Different sets of information symbols within a mess... [more]

© 2016 IEEE.In this paper, we analyze Luby Transform (LT) codes with unequal recovery time (URT-LT) and intermediate feedback. Different sets of information symbols within a message block are allocated different priorities, where the higher prioritized sets are to be recovered in a shorter time. We divide the encoding process into stages where in each stage different sets are allocated different selection probabilities. A stage ends when one of the sets' recovery times expires. We incorporate an intermediate feedback that notifies the transmitter of the recovered information symbols at the end of each stage. These recovered symbols are then excluded from future encoding. We use the AND-OR tree analysis to find the optimal selection probabilities that guarantee the sets are recovered within the required time, with a relatively small error probability. We compare the scheme to the case where the sets are encoded and transmitted separately.

DOI 10.1109/ICC.2016.7511554
2016 Habibzadeh A, Moghaddam SS, Razavizadeh SM, Shirvanimoghaddam M, 'A spectrum handover mechanism for secondary users in cognitive femtocell HetNets', 2016 24th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering, ICEE 2016 (2016)
DOI 10.1109/IranianCEE.2016.7585562
2016 Abbas R, Shirvanimoghaddam M, Li Y, Vucetic B, 'Analysis on LT codes for Unequal Recovery Time with Complete and Partial Feedback', 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) (2016) [E1]
2016 Shirvanimoghaddam M, Johnson S, 'Approaching the Capacity of AWGN Channels using Multi-Layer Raptor Codes and Superposition Modulation', 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) (2016) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Sarah Johnson
2015 Habibzadeh A, Moghaddam SS, Razavizadeh SM, Shirvanimoghaddam M, 'A novel handover decision-making algorithm for HetNets.', ISSPIT (2015) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/ISSPIT.2015.7394375
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2015 Abbas R, Shirvanimoghaddam M, Li Y, Vucetic B, 'Design of Probabilistic Random Access in Cognitive Radio Networks', 10th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks (2015) [E1]
2015 Abbas R, Shirvanimoghaddam M, Li Y, Vucetic B, 'On SINR-based random multiple access using codes on graph', IEEE Global Communication Conference (GLOBECOM) (2015) [E1]
2015 Gao M, Chen H, Li Y, Shirvanimoghaddam M, Shi J, 'Full-Duplex Wireless-Powered Communication with Antenna Pair Selection', IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) (2015) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
2015 Gao M, Chen HH, Li Y, Shirvanimoghaddam M, Shi J, 'Full-Duplex Wireless-Powered Communication with Antenna Pair Selection', 2015 IEEE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING CONFERENCE (WCNC) (2015)
2014 Shirvanimoghaddam M, Li Y, Vucetic B, 'Analog fountain codes with unequal error protection property', IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) (2014) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/ICC.2014.6883622
Citations Scopus - 4
2014 Shirvanimoghaddam M, Li Y, Vucetic B, 'Capacity approaching analog fountain codes', Australian Communications Theory Workshop (AusCTW) (2014)
DOI 10.1109/AusCTW.2014.6766421
Citations Scopus - 1
2014 Shirvanimoghaddam M, Li Y, Vucetic B, 'Sparse event detection in wireless sensor networks using analog fountain codes', IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) (2014)
DOI 10.1109/GLOCOM.2014.7037353
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1
2014 Shirvanimoghaddam M, Li Y, Vucetic B, 'Multiple access analog fountain codes', IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) (2014)
DOI 10.1109/ISIT.2014.6875217
Citations Scopus - 1
2013 Shirvanimoghaddam M, Li Y, Vucetic B, 'Adaptive Analog Fountain for Wireless Channels', 2013 IEEE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING CONFERENCE (WCNC) (2013)
Citations Scopus - 5
2013 Movassaghi S, Shirvanimoghaddam M, Abolhasan M, Smith D, 'An Energy Efficient Network Coding Approach for Wireless Body Area Networks', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2013 38TH ANNUAL IEEE CONFERENCE ON LOCAL COMPUTER NETWORKS (LCN 2013) (2013)
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1
2013 Movassaghi S, Shirvanimoghaddam M, Abolhasan M, 'A Cooperative Network Coding Approach to Reliable Wireless Body Area Networks with Demodulate-and-Forward', 2013 9TH INTERNATIONAL WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS AND MOBILE COMPUTING CONFERENCE (IWCMC) (2013)
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 2
2012 Shirvanimoghaddam M, Li Y, Vucetic B, 'User Cooperation via Rateless Coding', 2012 IEEE GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE (GLOBECOM) (2012)
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 3
2012 Shirvanimoghaddam M, Li Y, Vucetic B, 'Distributed Rateless Coding with Cooperative Sources', 2012 IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON INFORMATION THEORY PROCEEDINGS (ISIT) (2012)
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
2011 Shirvanimoghaddam M, Khalaj BH, Pasandshanjani E, 'Cross-layer rateless coding over wireless relay networks', 7th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC) (2011)
DOI 10.1109/IWCMC.2011.5982768
2011 Pasandshanjani E, Khalaj BH, Shirvanimoghaddam M, 'A new cost function for game theoretic SIR-based power control algorithms', 7th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC) (2011)
DOI 10.1109/IWCMC.2011.5982702
2010 Shirvanimoghaddam M, Khalaj B, 'Cross-layer rateless coding over wireless relay channel', 5th International Symposium on Telecommunications (IST) (2010)
DOI 10.1109/ISTEL.2010.5734051
2010 Shirvanimoghaddam S, Shirvanimoghaddam M, Rad RK, 'A novel adaptive LMS-based algorithm considering relative velocity of source', 7th International Symposium on Communication Systems Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP) (2010)
2010 Shirvanimoghaddam S, Shirvanimoghaddam M, Rad RK, 'CMA-based adaptive antenna array digital beamforming with reduced complexity', 7th International Symposium on Communication Systems Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP), (2010)
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Thesis / Dissertation (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Shirvanimoghaddam M, FROM BINARY TO ANALOG FOUNTAIN CODES: DESIGN, THEORY AND APPLICATIONS, The University of Sydney (2015)
2010 Shirvanimoghaddam M, Evaluation of HARQ and Rateless Coding over Relay Networks, Sharif University of Technology (2010)
2008 Shirvanimoghaddam M, Training-based MIMO Channel Estimation, The University of Tehran (2008)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 3
Total funding $26,500

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20172 grants / $19,500

Australia- Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme$12,500

Ultra-Low Latency Communication Strategies for Machine-to-Machine Communications

Funding body: Universities Australia

Funding body Universities Australia
Project Team

Mahyar Shirvanimoghaddam, Sarah Johnso, Balazs Matuz, Federico Clazzer, Gianluigi Liva, Sandro Scalise

Scheme Australia-Germany Research Collaboration Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N

2017 International Visit to King's College London, UK$7,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Mahyar Shirvanimoghaddam, Professor Mischa Dohler
Scheme International Research Visiting Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1600894
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20161 grants / $7,000

Internet of Things for Advanced Manufacturing$7,000

Funding body: ATSE (Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering)

Funding body ATSE (Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering)
Project Team Doctor Mahyar Shirvanimoghaddam, Professor Mischa Dohler
Scheme Priming Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1601012
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current1

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.05

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2013 PhD Multi-Edge Type Density Evolution: Analysis, Code Optimization and Applications to Raptor Code Design PhD (Electrical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Australia 28
China 3
United Kingdom 2
Iran, Islamic Republic of 2
France 1
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Dr Mahyar Shirvanimoghaddam

Position

Conjoint Lecturer
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Contact Details

Email mahyar.shirvanimoghaddam@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 7440
Link UoN Blogs

Office

Room ES133
Building ES
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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