Dr. Mouhamed Abdulla

Instructor & Engineering Researcher

Email: ma14ieee.org  Website: DrMoe.org

Ph.D. - Electrical Eng. - Telecom

M.Eng. - Aerospace Eng. - Avionics

B.Eng. - Electrical Eng. - Electronics









“The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterward.”

Arthur Koestler


  Research Philosophy

  Current Research Interests

  My Research in the Media

  Research Collaboration

  Mentoring of Research Students

  Research Grants

  My Research at a Glance

  Work in Progress

  Research Documents

  Magazine Articles

  Peer-Reviewed Contributions

  Doctoral Dissertation

  Technical Talks

  Technical Reports

  IEEE Executive Committees (ExCom)

  Organizing IEEE ComSoc DL Speakers


  Technical Program Committee (TPC) Member

  Referee: Grants, Tutorials, Articles, Papers

  Other Technical Services




Research Philosophy:

My research philosophy and thinking process can in part be summarized by the thoughtful statements listed below. Although basic in words, yet at core, I find these quotes remarkably intelligent and their respective nuances truly resonate with me.

on Writing

“I don't know what I think until I write it down.”


Joan Didion

“Easy reading is damn hard writing.”


Nathaniel Hawthorne

on Problem Solving

“A problem well stated is a problem half solved.”


– Charles Kettering

on Simplicity/Clarity

“Everything should be as simple as possible, but not simpler.”


– Albert Einstein

on Perfection/Design

“Strive for perfection in everything you do.

Take the best that exists and make it better.

When it does not exist, design it.” 


Sir Henry Royce

on Creativity

“Creativity is just connecting things.”


Steve Jobs



Current Research Interests:
Communications/Network Engineering
· Spatio-Temporal Analytics
· Network Theory / Network Science
· Network Deployment / Emulation
· Random Network Geometry
· Point Pattern Analysis / Stoc. Inference
· Network QoS / Performance Metrics
· Wireless Channel Characterization
· Green Communications
· Interference / Coexistence
· 4G Cellular Network
· Mobile Relay Network
· WMN (Mesh) / WSN (Sensor)
· Heterogeneous Network / Femtocells
· Ad hoc / Multihop Transmission
· Cooperative Wireless Network
· Tactical / Mission Critical Radio Network
· Infrastructure Network Planning / Design

Engineering and Pedagogical Philosophy
· Teaching Philosophy
· Educational Projects
· Practical / Experimental Learning
· Research Philosophy
· Creativity Enhancement / Innovation Skills
· Knowledge Generation
· Research Program Creation
· Engineering Design
· Feasible Modeling / Analysis
· Problem Solving Techniques

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My Research in the Media:

· S. Valji, "Prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship for Mouhamed Abdulla: Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science Graduate off to Sweden this Fall," Advancement and Alumni Relations, Concordia University, Jun. 18, 2015.

LinkLink  Download:   Letter from Concordia President - Dr. Alan Shepard:   |  Letter from Concordia Dean - Prof. Paula Wood-Adams:


· L. Miall, "Faculty of Engineering & Computer Science Accolades," News Stories, Concordia University, Feb. 17, 2015.

LinkLink  Download:



Research Collaboration:

****IEEE Guidelines for Collaboration/Co-authorship (Chalmers CS Workshop 2016, Hindas, Sweden, Oct. 27, 2016)


In doing research we each have a specific methodology, analytical toolkit, and skillset that we use to get to some interesting results. Research collaboration is one approach that harnesses this intellectual undertaking. Indeed, scientific collaboration has many advantages; most notably, it expedites the outcome for genuine results, and it lowers the amount of research labor among investigators. In light of this, if my research direction, style and practice is of interest to you, then please do not hesitate to email me to discuss possible cooperation. I am always keen to hear from potential collaborators regarding their thoughts, ideas and comments. Below is a list of scholars I have personally been fortunate to interact and collaborate on the dissemination of scientific papers, the preparation of research grants, and the cooperation on projects:


Prof. Jaroslav Svoboda

Concordia U.


Prof. Luis Rodrigues

Concordia U.


Prof. Yousef R. Shayan

Concordia U.


Prof. René Jr. Landry

U. Québec, ÉTS


Dr. Omar A. Yeste Ojeda

U. Québec, ÉTS


Prof. François Gagnon

U. Québec, ÉTS


Prof. Wessam Ajib

U. Québec, UQÀM


Prof. Long Le

U. Québec, INRS


Prof. Henk Wymeersch

Chalmers U. Tech.




Mentoring of Research Students:

I am presently mentoring the research direction/progress of a PhD student at Concordia University:

          -Researcher: Sami Baroudi

          -Exploratory Topic: Network Analysis, Mobility Models


Research Grants - Composed/Consulted Research Programs:

· "Towards Reliable, High Throughput and Low Power Wireless Communication Systems," NSERC Discovery Grant, Nov.2011. (Applicant: Y. R. Shayan)

          -Novel Research Directions for: 7 Graduate Students = 4 M.Sc. + 3 Ph.D.

          -Novel Project Directions for: 18 Students = 12 B.Eng. + 6 M.Eng.

          -Amount: ~$250,000.00 over 5 yrs.

· "Interplay between Channel-Loss and Mobility Models," NSERC, Jul.2011. (Applicant: Y. R. Shayan)
· "On the Effect of Emerging Interference to UWB Systems," NSERC, Sep.2008. (Applicant: Y. R. Shayan)


My Research at a Glance:


Some Work in Progress Topics:

· "An Explicit Geometry-Based Formulation and Simulation for a Large-Scale Heterogeneous Mobile Network"

· "Designing a Smart Network: Why is it so Tricky?".

· "The Impact of Social Tendencies in Wireless Networking".



Research Documents:

· M. Abdulla and Y. R. Shayan, "Simple and Generic Simulator Algorithm for Inhomogeneous Random Spatial Deployment," ArXiv Technical Report, arXiv:1304.3059, pp. 1-13, Mar. 2013.

Archive IDarXiv:1304.3059  Download:   (early draft)



Magazine Articles:

· M. Abdulla, A. Benyamin-Seeyar and F. Labeau, "A Busy 2015 for IEEE ComSoc in Eastern Canada," IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 54, no. 4, pp. 1-4, Apr. 2016.

DOI10.1109/MCOM.2016.7452257  |  Article:   |  Online: ComSoc  |  BibTeX  |  Digital Library


· M. Abdulla, A. Benyamin-Seeyar and F. Labeau, "Global Communications Newsletter: DLT of Koichi Asatani to Montréal, Canada," IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 53, no. 7, p. 2, Jul. 2015.

DOI10.1109/MCOM.2015.7158258  |  Article:   |  BibTeX  |  Digital Library



Peer-Reviewed Contributions:


· M. Abdulla, E. Steinmetz, and H. Wymeersch, "Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications with Urban Intersection Path Loss Models," In Proc. of IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM'16), pp. 1-6, Washington DC, USA, Dec. 4-8, 2016.

Archive IDarXiv:1610.02765  | Chalmers CPL245087 DOI10.1109/GLOCOMW.2016.7849078  Paper:   |  BibTeX  |  IEEE GLOBECOM Proc.  |  Acceptance Rate ~ 30%


· M. Abdulla and Y. R. Shayan, "Large-Scale Fading Behavior for a Cellular Network with Uniform Spatial Distribution," Wiley's Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Journal, vol. 16, no. 7, pp. 748-764, May. 2016.

Archive IDarXiv:1302.0891  DOI10.1002/WCM.2565  |  Paper:   |  BibTeX  |  Digital Library  |  Impact Factor ~ 1.3


· M. Abdulla, "Simple Subroutine for Inhomogeneous Deployment," In Proc. of the 6th IEEE Global Information Infrastructure and Networking Symposium (GIIS'14), pp. 1-3, Montréal, Québec, Canada, Sep. 15-18, 2014.

Archive IDarXiv:1409.4016  |  DOI10.1109/GIIS.2014.6934284  Paper:   BibTeX  |  IEEE GIIS Proc.  |  Acceptance Rate ~ 35%


· M. Abdulla and Y. R. Shayan, "On the Peculiarities of Design: An Engineering Perspective," In Proc. of the 4th Conference on Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA'13), pp. 1-5, École Polytechnique, Montréal, Québec, Canada, Jun. 17-20, 2013.

Archive IDarXiv:1305.4148  Paper:    |  BibTeX  |  CEEA Proc.


· M. Abdulla and Y. R. Shayan, "Analytical Coexistence Benchmark for Assessing the Utmost Interference Tolerated by IEEE 802.20," Journal of Information Processing Systems, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 43-52, Mar. 2011.

Archive IDarXiv:1306.1907  DOI10.3745/JIPS.2011.7.1.043  |  Paper:   |  BibTeX  |  Digital Library


· M. Abdulla and Y. R. Shayan, "Closed-Form Path-Loss Predictor for Gaussianly Distributed Nodes," In Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC'10), pp. 1-6, Cape Town, South Africa, May 23-27, 2010.

Archive IDarXiv:1306.0946  DOI10.1109/ICC.2010.5502200  Paper:   |  BibTeX  |  IEEE ICC Proc.  |  Acceptance Rate ~ 35%


· M. Abdulla and Y. R. Shayan, "An Exact Path-Loss Density Model for Mobiles in a Cellular System," In Proc. of the 7th ACM International Symposium on Mobility Management and Wireless Access (MobiWac'09), held in conjunction with MSWiM'09, pp. 118-122, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Oct. 26-30, 2009.

Archive IDarXiv:1306.0944  DOI: 10.1145/1641776.1641797  Paper:   BibTeX  |  ACM MobiWac Proc.  |  Acceptance Rate ~ 30%


· M. Abdulla, Y. R. Shayan and J. H. Baek, "Revisiting Circular-Based Random Node Simulation," In Proc. of the 9th IEEE International Symposium on Communication and Information Technology (ISCIT'09), pp. 731-732, Incheon, South Korea, Sep. 28-30, 2009.

Archive IDarXiv:1306.0291  |  DOI: 10.1109/ISCIT.2009.5341148  Paper:   BibTeX  |  IEEE ISCIT Proc.  |  Acceptance Rate ~ 60%


· M. Abdulla and Y. R. Shayan, "Can Research be Taught?," In Proc. of the 6th Conference on Canadian Design Engineering Network and the Canadian Congress on Engineering Education (CDEN/C2E2'09), pp. 288-292, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Jul. 27-29, 2009.

Archive IDarXiv:1306.1288  Paper:    BibTeX  |  CEEA Proc.


· M. Abdulla and Y. R. Shayan, "Cellular-Based Statistical Model for Mobile Dispersion," In Proc. of the 14th IEEE International Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling, Analysis and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD'09), pp. 1-5, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy, Jun. 12, 2009. 

Archive IDarXiv:1306.0162 DOI: 10.1109/CAMAD.2009.5161465 Paper:  BibTeX  |  IEEE CAMAD Proc.  |  Acceptance Rate ~ 35%


· M. Abdulla and Y. R. Shayan, "Harnessing Simultaneously the Benefits of UWB and MBWA: A Practical Scenario," In Proc. of the 22nd IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE'09), pp. 508-513, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, May 3-6, 2009. 

Archive IDarXiv:1305.7250  |  DOI: 10.1109/CCECE.2009.5090185  |  Paper:   |  BibTeX  |  IEEE CCECE Proc.  |  Acceptance Rate ~ 60%


· Y. R. Shayan and M. Abdulla, "Design Based Teaching for Science and Engineering Students," In Proc. of the 5th Conference on Canadian Design Engineering Network (CDEN'08), pp. 1-4, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Jul. 27-29, 2008.

Archive IDarXiv:1306.1604  Paper:    |  BibTeX  |  CEEA Proc.



Doctoral Dissertation:

· M. Abdulla, "On the Fundamentals of Stochastic Spatial Modeling and Analysis of Wireless Networks and its Impact to Channel Losses," Ph.D. Dissertation, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia Univ., Montréal, Québec, Canada, Sep. 2012.

Research Repository974847  Library Call NumberLE 3 C66E44P 2012 A23  |  Thesis DatabaseLink  |  Thesis:   |  Signatures:   |  BibTeX



Technical Seminars/Talks:
· M. Abdulla, "Network Geometry through Planar Distribution Modeling: An Alternate Analytical Toolkit to Traditional Point Process Techniques," Dept. of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Jan. 23, 2015. [Invited - Host: Prof. Halim Yanikomeroglu] Abstract:
· M. Abdulla, "Quantifying the Channel Loss of a Gaussian Random Network," Joint Workshop on Control and Communications (JWCC'10), McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada, May 27-28, 2010. [Invited]  BibTeX
· M. Abdulla and Y. R. Shayan, "On the Influence of Terminals Spatial Location toward QoS," The Centre for Advanced Systems and Communications Research Workshop (SYTACom'09), École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), Montréal, Québec, Canada, Apr. 28, 2009.  BibTeX

· Y. R. Shayan and M. Abdulla, "Terrestrial Wireless Communications," Applied Vehicle Technology-Health Management for Munitions Task Group (AVT-160), NATO Research and Technology Organisation (RTO), CD-ROM, Montréal, Québec, Canada, Oct. 14-16, 2008. [Invited]  BibTeX



Technical Reports:

To this date, I explored diverse technical topics, among them:


· Modulation Techniques (3 reports)

· Error Control Coding (3 reports)

· Optimization/Control (2 reports)

· Digital Signal Processing (2 reports)

· Aerospace Engineering (1 major report with "Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.")

· VLSI Systems (2 reports)

· Power Electronics (1 report)


List of Technical Reports


Chronological By Topic




IEEE Executive Committees:







· Treasurer, IEEE Montréal Section, R7-Canada (2014, 2015)



Chair, IEEE Montréal (2015): Prof. Fabrice Labeau (McGill U.)

Chair, IEEE Montréal (2014): Prof. Roni Khazaka (McGill U.)

· Secretary, IEEE ComSoc/ITSoc, R7-Canada (2013, 2014, 2015)


feedback attendance

Chair, IEEE ComSoc/ITSoc: Dr. Anader Benyamin-Seeyar (Concordia U.)

· Secretary, IEEE Montréal Section, R7-Canada (2013)
Chair, IEEE Montréal: Prof. Roni Khazaka (McGill U.)


Minutes of ExCom Meetings:









Minutes of Board Meetings:











Organizing IEEE ComSoc Events - Distinguished Lecturers & Invited Speakers:


Invited Speaker Affiliation Subject Venue Date Link
· Prof. Martin Haenggi U. Notre Dame, IN, USA Stochastic Geometry for 5G Cellular Network Modeling and Analysis Concordia Feb.18.2016 Link
· Mr. Fawzi Behmann TelNet Management Consulting The Future of Collaborative Internet of Things (IoT) Concordia Dec.16.2015 Link
· Dr. Sergey Andreev Tampere U. Technology, Finland Intelligent Connectivity Enablers for Converged Heterogeneous 5G-IoT Concordia Jun.09.2015 Link
· Dr. Olga Galinina Tampere U. Technology, Finland Analytical Performance Evaluation of Cooperative and Multi-Radio Concepts Concordia Jun.09.2015 Link
· Prof. Halim Yanikomeroglu Carleton U., Ottawa, Canada Emerging Concepts and Technologies towards 5G Wireless Networks (part#2) U.Q./ÉTS Jun.03.2015 Link
· Prof. Ekram Hossain U. Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada Self-Organizing Small Cell Networks Concordia Mar.31.2015 Link
· Prof. Koichi Asatani Nankai U., Tianjin, China Trends and Issues of FTTH and G-PON Concordia Feb.18.2015 Link
· Prof. Abbas Jamlipour U. Sydney, Australia Software Defined Networking for Future Dense Wireless Communications Concordia Jan.07.2015 Link
· Prof. Halim Yanikomeroglu Carleton U., Ottawa, Canada Emerging Concepts and Technologies towards 5G Wireless Networks (part#1) McGill Dec.18.2014 Link

· Prof. Raouf Boutaba

U. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Cloud Management: Knowing is Half the Battle




· Prof. Ted Rappaport NYU-Poly, NY, USA Millimeter Wave Wireless Communications: A Road to 5G Concordia Nov.12.2013 Link
· Prof. Erol Gelenbe Imperial College London, UK Energy-Aware Computer Systems and Networks Concordia Sep.09.2013 Link




I serve as Associate Editor of IEEE Technology News

(Editor-in-Chief and IEEE President & CEO '09: Dr. John Vig)


"It will bring the top 0.5% of the most interesting, timely, and newsworthy articles to not only IEEE members but to the entire global community."


I serve as Associate Editor of IEEE AURUM Newsletter

A publication for IEEE members distributed throughout Canada.


I serve as Editor of Journal of Next Generation Information Technology (JNIT) - AICIT


Advanced Institute of Convergence IT (AICIT)

Rep. of S. Korea


ISSN: 2092-8637 (Print), 2233-9388 (Online)


I serve as Editor of Advances in Network and Communications (ANC) Journal - HumanPub


American Human and Sciences Research Center (AHSRC)

San Diego, CA, USA


ISSN: 2093-4734 (Print), 2234-1471 (Online)



Technical Program Committee (TPC) Member:
· IARIA International Conference on Emerging Networks and Systems Intelligence (EMERGING) [Nice/France (2015 - 7th)]
· Springer-Verlag International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks (AdHocNets) [San Remo/Italy (2015 - 7th)]
· IEEE International Conference on e-Quality and e-Service Sciences (eQeSS) [Casablanca/Morocco (2015)]
· IEEE International Symposium on Theory of Computing, and Global Computing Models (TCGC) [Delhi/India (2014 - 3rd)]
· IEEE Conference on Open Systems (ICOS) [Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia (2014 - 5th)]
· IEEE International Conference on Communications and Networking in China (ChinaCom) [Maoming/China (2014 - 9th)]
· IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE) [Regina/SK (2013 - 26th)]
· IEEE International Conference on Communications and Information Technology (ICCIT) [Beirut/Lebanon (2013 - 3rd); Abu Dhabi/UAE (2015 - 4th)]
· IEEE World Symposium on Computer Applications and Research (WSCAR) [Sousse/Tunisia (2014)]
· IEEE International Conference on Information Technology and e-Services (ICITeS) [Sousse/Tunisia (2013 - 3rd)]
· IEEE International Conference on Computer Applications and Aided Diagnosis (ICCAAD) [Algiers/Algeria (2014 )]
· Springer Information and Communication Technologies Conference (ICT Innovations) [Ohrid/Macedonia (2013 - 5th)]

· International Conference of Francophone Engineers and Technicians (CITEF) [Beirut/Lebanon (2014 )]



Referee of Grant Proposals, Tutorial Proposals, Articles, and Papers for:
Research Grants
· Mitacs-Accelerate Funding Program (Canada)
· IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine (VT)
· IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine (AES)
· IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine (ITS)
· IEEE Potentials Magazine (POT)
· IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC)
· IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (TWireless)
· IEEE Transactions on Communications (TCOM)
· IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (TVT)
· IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (TSP)
· IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
· IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS)
· IEEE Sensors Journal (SJ)
· IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM)
· IEEE Signal Processing Letters (SPL)
· IEEE Communications Letters (CL)
· IEEE Wireless Communications Letters (WCL)
· IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (TNSM)
· Wiley's Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (WCM)

· EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking (JWCN)

· Springer Journal of Network and Systems Management (JNSM)
· Hindawi International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks (IJDSN)
· Journal of Next Generation Information Technology (JNIT)
· Engineering, Technology and Applied Science Research Journal (ETASR)
· International Journal of Computing and Digital Systems (IJCDS)

Conference Proceedings

· IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) [Sydney/Australia (2014); London/UK (2015)]
· IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) [Atlanta/GA (2013); San Diego/CA (2015)]
· IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) [Anchorage/AK (2009-Fall); Taipei/Taiwan (2010-Spring); Ottawa/ON (2010-Fall); Budapest/Hungary (2011-Spring); San Francisco/CA (2011-Fall); Yokohama/Japan (2012-Spring); Québec City/QC (2012-Fall); Dresden/Germany (2013-Spring); Seoul/S. Korea (2014-Spring); Vancouver/BC (2014-Fall)]
· IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE) [Calgary/AB (2010)]
· IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) [Barcelona/Spain (2011)]
· IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm) [Venice/Italy (2014)]
· IEEE International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing (WCSP) [Hefei/China (2014)]
· IEEE International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Communications (ATC) [Hochiminh City/Vietnam (2013)]
· IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Communication Networks (CICN) [Mathura/India (2013); Bhopal/India (2014)]
· IEEE International Conference on Signal Propagation and Computer Technology (ICSPCT) [Ajmer/India (2014)]
· IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Enabled Distributed Computing and Knowledge Discovery (CyberC) [Sanya/China (2012)]
· IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ICSPCS) [Omaha/NE (2009); Gold Coast/Australia (2010)]
· IEEE International Conference on Electrical Power and Energy Conversion Systems (EPECS) [Sharjah/UAE (2011)]
· IEEE Asian Control Conference (ASCC) [Kota Kinabalu/Malaysia (2015)]
· IEEE Conference on e-Learning, e-Management and e-Services (IC3e) [Melbourne/Australia (2014)]
· IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development (SCOReD) [Putrajaya/Malaysia (2011)]
· IEEE Symposium on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ISIEA) [Langkawi/Malaysia (2011); Bandung/Indonesia (2012)]
· IEEE International Congress on Engineering Education (ICEED) [Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia (2010, 2011)]
· IEEE Conference on Open Systems (ICOS) [Langkawi/Malaysia (2011)]
· IEEE International Conference on Computer Applications and Industrial Electronics (ICCAIE) [Penang/Malaysia (2011)]
· IEEE Symposium on Computers and Informatics (ISCI) [Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia (2011)]
· Springer-Verlag International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks (AdHocNets) [Barcelona/Spain (2013)]
· Elsevier International Workshop on the Design and Performance of Networks on Chip (DPNoC) [Niagara Falls/ON (2014)]



Other Technical Services:



I serve as an examination item writer for the prominent: IEEE/IEEE ComSoc Wireless Communication Engineering Technologies (WCET) Certification Program.



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