Dr Hassan Ali

Senior Lecturer (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) / Program Coodinator
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment / School of Electrical Engineering and Computing

Biography

Hassan obtained his B.Eng degree (with First Class First position) in electrical engineering, and a Gold and a Silver medal for his meritorious academic achievements from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Pakistan. For the next five years, he served in the Energy Sector of Pakistan on the project development, management and implementation of independent power projects (IPPs). In 2003, he received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Melbourne, Australia under the Overseas Postgraduate Research Scholarship (OPRS) and Melbourne International Research Scholarship (MIRS). From 2002 to 2003, he was a Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia. He also held the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus, where he also served in the capacity of Communications Strand Lead and member of Faculty Research Committee. In 2008, he joined UON Singapore as a Lecturer (Electrical Engineering), and served as an Academic Coordinator (Engineering) from 2013 to 2018. He is currently Senior Lecturer (Electrical Engineering) and Program Coordinator (Electrical Engineering).

Hassan’s research interests include: embedded systems, signal processing, wireless communications, Internet of Things (IoT), biomedical engineering, automation, energy and emissions modelling. He is open to research collaborations and is looking for potential PhD students to work under his supervision.

Hassan is a Senior Member of Institute of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (SMIEEE), USA and has been actively contributing to Technical Committees of international conferences and as well as a reviewer for several reputed engineering journals.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • B.E. Electrical Engineering, First Position, MUET, Pakistan
  • TEHE (Teaching in Higher Education): Principles and Practice of Higher Education, UON, Australia
  • Advanced Certificate in University Teaching, UON, Australia
  • Certificate in University Teaching, UON, Australia

Specialisation

  • Mobile and Wireless Communications

Research Areas

  • Wireless Communications
  • Embedded Systems
  • Signal Processing
  • Internet of Things
  • Biomedical Electronics/Engineering
  • Industrial Automation
  • Energy & Emissions Modelling

Awards

2018 IES Certificate of Appreciation from the IES President Prof. Yeoh Lean Weng, in recognition of services as Judge in the NED 2018
2018 Institute of Engineers Singapore (IES) Certificate of Achievement 2018 – for mentoring School/Polytechnic students under IES Energy innovation Challenge 2018.
2017 Excellent Oral Presentation award, 2017 the 5th IEEE International Conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering (SEGE), August 2017, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Oshawa, Canada.
2016 Institute of Engineers Singapore (IES) Certificate of Achievement 2016 – for mentoring School/Polytechnic students under IES Energy innovation Challenge 2016
2016 Best  oral  presentation  award,  International  Conference  on  Power  &  Energy  Storage  (ICPES), November 2016, Paris [by American society for Research (ASR), USA]
2015 IES Certificate of Achievement 2016 – for mentoring School/Polytechnic students under IES Energy innovation Challenge 2016
2000 Overseas Postgraduate Research Scholarship (OPRS) award by the   Australian Government.
2000 University of Melbourne International Research Scholarship (MIRS), University of Melbourne, Australia
2000 ADB-Japan Scholarship by the University of Auckland, New Zealand
2000 - 01 Special Postgraduate Research Studentship 2000-2001, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia.
2001 Faculty Top Graduate Gold Medallist, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Jamshoro, Pakistan
2001 Silver Medallist (Top Ranking Student in BEng (Electrical) Final Year), Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Jamshoro, Pakistan

Honours/Distinctions

1994 First position in final year BEng exam (with 96% of marks)
1993 First position in 3rd year BEng exam
1992 First position in 2nd year BEng exam

Journal Articles

YearCitation

2018

Ali H, Yaqub R, 'A Low Complexity Linear Moving Average Filtering Technique for PAR Reduction in OFDM Systems', International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences, 11 199-215 (2018) [C1] DOI 10.4236/ijcns.2018.1110012

2018

Ali H, Khan F, 'On the Performance Analysis of One Tap Equalizers in Oversampled OFDM Systems', International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences, 11 187-198 (2018) [C1] DOI 10.4236/ijcns.2018.119011

2017

Ali H, Sanjaya S, Suryadi B, Weller SR, 'Analyzing CO2 emissions from Singapore's electricity generation sector: Strategies for 2020 and beyond', ENERGY, 124 553-564 (2017) [C1] DOI 10.1016/j.energy.2017.01.112.

2017

Ali H, Wei TTJ, 'CFD Study of an Improved Biomass Cookstove with Reduced Emission and Improved Heat Transfer Characteristics', Journal of Clean Energy Technologies, 5 427-432 (2017) [C1] DOI 10.18178/jocet.2017.5.6.410

2012

Ali H, 'A Cyclic Prefix based Extended QRD-RLS Algorithm using Block Householder Transformation for Adaptive Channel Estimation in Multicarrier Systems', International Journal of Computer and Electrical Engineering, 550-553 (2012) DOI 10.7763/ijcee.2012.v4.555

2012

Ali H, 'CP-based SBHT-RLS algorithms for tracking channel estimates in multicarrier modulation systems', Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2012 452806 (2012) [C1]

2010

Ali H, 'A performance comparison of adaptive channel estimation algorithms using cyclic prefix in OFDM systems', IST Transactions on Information Technology - Theory and Applications, 1 14-18 (2010) [C1]

2007

Ali H, Doucet A, Amshah DI, 'GSER: A new genetic algorithm for improving source and channel estimates', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS I-REGULAR PAPERS, 54 1088-1098 (2007) [C1] DOI 10.1109/TCSI.2007.893507

2004

Ali H, Doucet A, Hua YB, 'Blind SOS subspace channel estimation and equalization techniques exploiting spatial diversity in OFDM systems', DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING, 14 171-202 (2004) [C1] DOI 10.1016/S1051-2004(03)00008-3

Conference Papers

YearCitation
2018 Yousaf A, Khan F, Hameed Z, Ali H, 'Deployment of Smart Grid on Narrowband Power Line Communication using OFDMA', 2018 9TH International Renewable Energy Congress (IREC), Hammamet, TUNISIA (2018) [E1]
2017 Ali H, W Y Chew, Fahad Khan, Steven R Weller, 'Design and Implementation of an IoT Assisted Real-Time ZigBee Mesh WSN Based AMR System for Deployment in Smart Cities', 2017 the 5th IEEE International Conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering (SEGE), UOIT, Oshawa, Canada (2017) [E1] DOI 10.1109/SEGE.2017.8052810
2015 Ali H, Suryadi B, Weller SR, 'CCS development and demonstration for coal-fired power plants in Australia', 3rd ASEAN Australian Engineering Congress (AAEC 2015) : Australian Engineering Congress on Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Development, Singapore (2015) [E2]
2015 Ali H, Soe JK, Weller SR, 'A real-time ambient air quality monitoring wireless sensor network for schools in smart cities', 2015 IEEE First International Smart Cities Conference, Guadalajara, Mexico (2015) [E1]
2014 Ali H, Weller SR, 'Carbon dioxide mitigation strategies for the Singapore power generation sector', 2014 World Congress on Sustainable Technologies (WCST) Proceedings, London (2014) [E1] DOI 10.1109/WCST.2014.7030094
2013 Ali H, Kumar TN, 'On the improved implementations of pre calculated sums of partial products based 7-bit unsigned parallel squarer', 26th IEEE Annual Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), Regina, CA (2013) [E1] DOI 10.1109/CCECE.2013.6567803
2013 Ali H, Leyman AR, 'An iterative DFT-based channel estimation algorithm for OFDM systems with virtual carriers', 2013 26th Annual IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical And Computer Engineering (CCECE), Regina, CANADA (2013) [E1] DOI 10.1109/CCECE.2013.6567744
2011 Ali H, 'A Cyclic Prefix based Extended QRD-RLS Algorithm using Block Householder Transformation for Adaptive Channel Estimation in Multicarrier Systems', ICSAP 2011: 3rd International Conference on Signal Acquisition and Processing Proceedings, Singapore (2011) [E1]
2010 Ali H, 'A cyclic prefix based adaptive channel estimation algorithm for multicarrier systems', 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT), Luxor, Egypt (2010) [E1] DOI 10.1109/ISSPIT.2010.5711779
2009 Ali H, Pooh LE, 'On the performance of CP based exponentially weighted block RLS channel estimation algorithm for OFDM systems', PACRIM 2009. IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Communications, Computers and Signal Processing, 2009, Victoria, Canada (2009) [E2] DOI 10.1109/pacrim.2009.5291385
2009 Pooh LE, Lim WG, Ali H, 'Adaptive channel estimation using least mean squares algorithm for cyclic prefix OFDM systems', Proceedings: 2009 IEEE 9th Malaysia International Conference on Communications with a Special Workshop on Digital TV Contents, MICC 2009, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2009) [E1] DOI 10.1109/micc.2009.5431386
2004 Ali H, Doucet A, Isa D, 'A new FA property based genetic algorithm for improving source and channel estimates', 2004 RF AND MICROWAVE CONFERENCE, RFM 2004, PROCEEDINGS, Selangor, MALAYSIA (2004) DOI 10.1109/RFM.2004.1411121
2004 Purwoko A, Ali H, 'A new frequency offset estimation technique for up-link MC-CDMA systems', 2004 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ACOUSTICS, SPEECH, AND SIGNAL PROCESSING, VOL IV, PROCEEDINGS, Montreal, CANADA (2004)
2003 Purwoko A, Ali H, Zoubir AM, 'Frequency offset mitigation with multiple receive antenna based blind adaptive subspace multiuser detectors', GLOBECOM'03: IEEE GLOBAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE, VOLS 1-7, San Francisco, CA (2003)
2003 Ali H, Doucet A, Zoubir AM, 'Blind multi-user detectors exploiting spatial diversity in DS-CDMA downlink', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 3RD IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SIGNAL PROCESSING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, Darmstadt, GERMANY (2003)
2003 Purwoko A, Ali H, 'A time synchronization scheme for quasi-synchronous up-link of. MC-CDMA systems', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 3RD IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SIGNAL PROCESSING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, Darmstadt, GERMANY (2003)
2003 Ali M, Ali H, 'A guard interval based frequency offset compensation scheme for MC-CDMA up-link', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 3RD IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SIGNAL PROCESSING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, Darmstadt, GERMANY (2003)
2002 Ali H, Doucet A, Hua YB, 'A subspace method for blind channel identification and equalization in OFDM systems', PROCEEDINGS OF THE IASTED INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON WIRELESS AND OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, Banff, CANADA (2002)
2001 J H Manton, B -N Vo, H Ali, 'Fisher information decision directed quantization: A fast suboptimal solution to discrete optimization problems with applications in wireless communications', Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Optimization: Techniques and Applications (ICOTA 2001, Hong Kong), Hong Kong (2001)
2001 Ali H, Manton JH, Hua YB, 'A SOS subspace method for blind channel identification and equalization in bandwidth efficient OFDM systems based on receive antenna diversity', 2001 IEEE WORKSHOP ON STATISTICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING PROCEEDINGS, SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE (2001) DOI 10.1109/SSP.2001.955307
2001 Ali H, Manton JH, Hua YB, 'Modified Channel Subspace method for identification of SIMO FIR channels driven by a trailing zero filter bank precoder', 2001 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ACOUSTICS, SPEECH, AND SIGNAL PROCESSING, VOLS I-VI, PROCEEDINGS, SALT LAKE CITY, UT (2001) DOI 10.1109/ICASSP.2001.940395
2000 Ali H, Nikpour M, J H Manton, Y Hua, 'A Fast Online Method for Computing Reduced Rank Wiener Filter', Proceedings of the 11th IEEE Signal Processing Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing, 2001, Sydney (2000) DOI 10.1109/SSP.2001.955307
2000 Ali H, Nikpour M, J H Manton, Y Hua, 'A Fast Online Method for Computing Reduced Rank Wiener Filter', Proceedings of the 11th IEEE Signal Processing Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing, 2001, Sydney (2000)

Research Grants

YearGrantValue
2019 Principal Investigator, Design and Development of an Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Wireless Network for Smart Cities, UONS-DVRI $10,000
2017 Principal Investigator, AIRBEE - Real Time Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Wireless Network, Office of DVC (Research and Innovation), University of Newcastle, Australia $5,000
2016        Principal Investigator, Annalysis of CO2 emissions from Indonesia's Electricity Generation System, UON Singapore $5,000.
2015 Co-Principle Investigator, Development of a low-cost particulate air quality sensor network, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment (FEBE) - The University of Newcastle (Australia) $6,500
2008 Principal Investigator, New Staff Grant 2008 (UoN Singapore), Funding body: University of Newcastle $7,500

Ph.D. Supervisions

Commenced Research Title
2003 Adhi Purwoko (PhD), Performance improvement of Multicarrier (MC) CDMA, Curtin University of Technology, Perth WA
2003 Mashury Wahab (PhD), Multiuser Detection for Multicarrier CDMA System, Curtin University of Technology, Perth WA
2004 Faisal Al-Ayyan (PhD), Channel Identification in OFDM systems, Curtin University of Technology, Perth WA
2006 Pooh Ling E (PhD), Adaptive Channel Estimation in MIMO-OFDM Systems, Nottingham, Malaysia
2007 Desmond Kok (PhD), Source Number Estimation and Subspace Tracking, Nottingham, Malaysia
2007 Li Li Lim (MPhil leading to PhD), Sphere Decoding in MIMO-OFDM Systems, Nottingham, Malaysia.