The following e-Portfolio page chronicles some of my academic activities at Sheridan, exclusively.


Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

 

Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada

 

Aug. 2018 Present

 


profile CV papers card QR
 
social media

name: 

Mouhamed Abdulla, Ph.D., MIEEE, MACM, NSERC Fellow, EU Marie-Curie Fellow

title:

Professor of Electrical Engineering 

department: 

School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology (MEET)

faculty:

Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (FAST)

institute:

Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning 

address:

7899 McLaughlin Road, Brampton (Greater Toronto Area), Ontario, Canada, L6Y 5H9

office location:

Davis Campus, C-Wing, Room: C-264

phone number:

+1 (905) 845-9430, ext. 5464

email:

abdulmou@sheridanc.on.ca

school URL:

https://tinyurl.com/DrMoeSheridan

personal URL:

www.DrMoe.org/sheridan

curriculum vitae:

https://works.bepress.com/mouhamed-abdulla/about

selected publications:

https://works.bepress.com/mouhamed-abdulla

applied research:

Smart Cities, ITS, CAV, C-V2X/5G, DSRC/802.11p, VANET, URLLC/eMTC, LTE-M/NB-IoT and AI/ML.

pedagogical research:

Engineering Education, Engineering Design, Course Development and CDIO.


Biosketch

Mouhamed Abdulla (ma14@ieee.org) is currently a Professor of Electrical Engineering with the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering of the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology at Sheridan Institute of Technology in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Since the fall-2015 he was an EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow (MSCA-IF) affiliated with the Electrical Engineering Dept. of Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. While in Europe, he was the principal investigator (PI) of the EU-H2020-MARSS-5G project focusing on ultra-reliable low-latency communication (URLLC) for V2X use cases. In addition, he was involved with other European Commission funded projects, including the EU-H2020-HIGHTS project. His 5G research on C-V2X was also supported by Ericsson Research Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2017, he was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Dept. of Electronic Engineering of Tsinghua University in Beijing, P.R. China. With support from the EU-H2020-is3DMIMO project, under the EU-H2020-MSCA-RISE program, he conducted short visits to Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), Harbin Institute of Technology in Shenzhen, Huawei Hong Kong, and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Meanwhile, until 2015, he was an NSERC Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Dept. of Electrical Engineering of the University of Québec in Montréal working on interference mitigation techniques for satellite communications. Prior to that, he worked as a Systems Engineering Researcher in the Wireless Design Laboratory of the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Concordia University. Moreover, for nearly 7 years since 2003, he was employed at IBM Canada Ltd. as a Senior Technical Specialist working on IBM's ThinkPad units.

 

Dr. Abdulla received, respectively in 2003, 2006, and 2012, a B.Eng. degree (with Distinction) in Electrical Engineering, an M.Eng. degree in Aerospace Engineering, and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering all at Concordia University in Montréal, Québec, Canada. He holds several awards from international organizations, government, academia, and industry. He is professionally affiliated with IEEE, IEEE ComSoc, IEEE YP (S'02-GSM'09-M'12), ACM, AIAA, OIQ, GK, and MCAA. He was an IEEE Executive Committee member of the Montréal Section, where he held the Secretary position in 2013 and the Treasurer in 2014-2015. In addition, he was the Secretary and Treasurer of IEEE ComSoc and ITSoc societies. He is on the Editorial Board of various journal publications. He constantly serves as a Technical Program Committee (TPC) member of flagship international conferences. And he is a regular reviewer of journal publications such as: IEEE, IET, Wiley, Springer, EURASIP, Elsevier, ACM and Hindawi. Furthermore, he regularly serves as a referee for several Canadian and European Granting Agencies, including as EU Expert Evaluator for the H2020-MSCA-IF program. He also contributes  as an examination writer for the IEEE/IEEE ComSoc WCET® Certification Program, and he is a member of the committee overseeing the update of this certification. Moreover, he is a member of the IEEE Connected, Automated and Intelligent Vehicles Working Group with the mandate to draft the "IEEE P2040 Standard", which is the first ever standard of its kind for autonomous vehicles. Since 2020, he is appointed by IEEE Canada Board (R7) as a member of the IEEE Industry Committee with the mandate to strengthen partnership with Industry by promoting IEEE Standards on emerging technologies. His research interest includes: vehicular communications, mobile communications, space/satellite communications, performance analysis, channel characterization, and machine learning algorithms for wireless systems. Moreover, he has an interest in pedagogical research focusing on engineering education, engineering design, course development, and the implementation of CDIO within the engineering curriculum. Since 2011, his biography is listed in Marquis Who's Who in the World publication.

 

He has an Erdős number of 4.

Teaching

Our impact to the curriculum is particularly seen in the development of advanced engineering courses. In fact, because of the fast pace of innovation, developing information technology courses is very critical. Indeed, we strive to contribute to modernizing and teaching courses in such a that it enhances the career objectives, practical relevance and employability of our engineering graduates. Moreover, we make great effort in embedding into the curriculum the applied engineering vision of the conceive, design, implement and operate (CDIO) initiative. The following is a list of Sheridan engineering courses we are undertaking as a: teacher, course developer, course leader and supervisor.

Total number of students

taught at Sheridan thus far:

F18 W19 S19 F19 W20 S20 F20 652 students
110 + 124 + 42 + 107 + 106 + 85 + 78 =
Eng. Courses Credits Semester Eng. Programs Duties Outline Teaching Record

COMM-16165

Technical Reports

and Presentations

3.0 cr 1st semester

Electrical Eng.

Computer Eng.

Course Lead

+ Teaching

 

Link

Semester F18 W19 F19 W20 F20 - -
Students 44 35 61 86 22 - -

ENGI-12578

Electrical Fundamentals

4.0 cr 1st semester

Electrical Eng.

Computer Eng.

Teaching

 

Link

Semester F18 W19 F19 F20 - - -
Students 66 86 46 56 - - -

ENGI-10701

Digital Principles 1

4.0 cr 2nd semester

Electrical Eng.

Computer Eng.

Teaching

Link

Semester - - - - - - -
Students - - - - - - -

ENGI-28779

Communication

Systems

4.0 cr 4th semester Electrical Eng.

Developed

+ Teaching

 

Link

Semester S19 S20 - - - - -
Students 42 85 - - - - -

TELE-28649

Wireless Communication Systems

4.0 cr 5th semester Electrical Eng.

Course Lead

+ Teaching

 

Link

Semester W20 - - - - - -
Students 20 - - - - - -

INFO-37545

Capstone

Research Plan

1.0 cr 5th semester

Electrical Eng.

Computer Eng.

Supervising

Research

Link

Semester W19 - - - - - -
Students 3 - - - - - -

INFO-39599

Capstone

Research Project

6.0 cr 6th semester

Electrical Eng.

Computer Eng.

Supervising

Research

Link

Semester F19 - - - - - -
Students 3 - - - - - -

* These telecommunication courses were development in collaboration with Prof. Zohreh Motamedi. The courses were significantly updated and the overall content shifted from circuit-level to system-level com.

Research Activities

As educators in technology, we find it crucial to continuously work on applied research projects, and on pedagogical research topics. Conducting cutting edge research helps to stay up-to-date with latest innovations, technology trends, standard releases, and best practices in engineering education. At this juncture, our ongoing research tracks focus on the following projects:

 

  • Project 1: CDIO Research on Projects using the BUS-topology (funding: Dept. of MEET, Sheridan)
  • Project 2: Smart Parking with 5G-NB-IoT (funding: SRCA, Sheridan)
  • Call for Research Assistants: Two open positions are available: (i) Wireless Research Assistant, and (ii) Mobile App Developer.
  • Project 3: URLLC for V2X Communications in Urban Scenarios (funding: we aim to apply for a Canadian grant with Ontario collaborators in the automotive sector)

Research Outputs:

 

A record of some of our research activities while at Sheridan is listed below:

Our research will undergo proof-of-concept on Canada's first 5G Testbed: ENCQOR-5G.

 

 

Research Grants:

  • Smart Parking using Low Power Wide Area Network Technology, Research and Creative Activities Growth Grant (SRCA'19), Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2019 – Amount: $10,000.00 CAD. [Industrial Partner: Keysight Technologies, Canada] Link (acceptance rate = 12/32 = 37.5%)

Recent Peer-reviewed Publications:

  • M. Abdulla, M. Troop and A. Majeed, "Framework for an Integrated Learning Block with CDIO-led Engineering Education," In Proc. of the 16th International CDIO Conference (CDIO'20), pp. 1-10, hosted on-line by Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, Jun. 8-10, 2020. Link    

  • F. Sahba, Z. Motamedi, and M. Abdulla, "Recent Advances in Smart Parking Management System for Modern, Connected and Sustainable Cities," in Internet of Things and Secure Smart Environments: Success and Pitfalls. Boca Raton, Florida, USA: Big Data Series, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, 2020, ch. X, pp. YY–ZZ. (proposal accepted)
  • M. Abdulla, Z. Motamedi and A. Majeed, "Redesigning Telecommunication Engineering Courses with CDIO geared for Polytechnic Education," In Proc. of the 10th Conference on Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA'19), pp. 1-5, Univ. of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Jun. 9-12, 2019. DOI: 10.24908/PCEEA.VI0.13855 (peer-review) Link      
  • Cristina Florea, Gerry C. van der Kamp-Alons, Agnieszka Weinar, Mouhamed Abdulla, Roy van der Meel and Martijn E. Wokke, "How to Write a Successful Marie Skłodowska Curie Action (MSCA) Proposal: A Guide by the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA), North America Chapter," EURAXESS North America Newsletter, European Commission, no. 4, pp. 7-9, Dec. 2018. (invited article) Link

Technical Talks:

  • M. Abdulla, "Advances in Intelligent Transportation System with mMTC and 5G NB-IoT Technologies," School of Engineering, Westlake University, Cloud Town, Xihu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, P.R. China, Jan. 07, 2020. Link   (Host: Prof. Mohamad Sawan, IEEE Fellow, also Faculty at École Polytechnique, Univ. of Montréal)

with: Prof. Mohamad Sawan and his research group at Westlake University (Hangzhou, P.R. China)

 

  • M. Abdulla, "Current Trends of NB-IoT Technology: Standardization, Deployment and Use Cases," Zheshang International Center, Jianggan District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, P.R. China, Jan. 06, 2020. (Host: Dr. Ke-Lin Du, also Faculty at Concordia Univ.)

with: Dr. Ke-Lin Du and his research team (Hangzhou, P.R. China)

 

  • M. Abdulla, "Advances in Smart Parking Systems with mMTC and 5G NB-IoT Technology," The 57th IEEE 5G Summit, Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Brampton, Ontario, Canada, Oct. 22, 2019. Link

talk during: The 57th IEEE 5G Summit (Toronto, ON, Canada)

 

  • M. Abdulla et al., "The Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions (MSCA) Journey: Reflections and Interactions," European Research Day 2018 (ERD'18), EURAXESS North America, European Commission, Ottawa, ON, Canada, Nov. 05, 2018. (Invited talk, event held at Univ. of Ottawa) Link

with: MSCA colleagues affiliated at MIT, Univ. Cambridge, UBC, Radbound Univ. and Chalmers (Ottawa, ON, Canada)

 

 

Work in Progress:

  • Applied Research: 5G-NB-IoT Smart Parking Solution: Challenges and Opportunities.

  • Pedagogical Research-1: Implementation of Integrated Learning Block (ILB) in Undergraduate Engineering Programs (BUS-topology).

  • Pedagogical Research-2: Statistical Impact of Dual Pass Provision on Student Performance in First Year Engineering Education.

Conference Participation:

  • 29th IEEE European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC'20), Dubrovnik, Croatia, Jun. 16-17, 2020. Link  [topics: 5G-PPP + 5G + 6G]

  • OmniAir Monthly Membership Meeting (attended as an invited guest), OmniAir Consortium, Washington DC, USA, Apr. 23, 2020. Link  [topics: C-V2X + 5G + DSRC + Standardization + FCC]

  • 5G Fact vs. Fiction, and how LoRaWAN® Plays a Role - LoRa Alliance, Webinar, International, Apr. 20, 2020. Link  [topics: IoT + 5G + LoRaWAN + NB-IoT]

  • Planning for Autonomous Vehicles: Developing a New Sidewalk and Curb Standard, Webinar, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Apr. 16, 2020. Link  [topics: AV + Standardization + ISO + Government]

  • Ahead of the Curve, Inaugural Conference, Autonomous Transportation Canada (ATC), Toronto Reference Library, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Dec. 2, 2019. Link  [topics: AV + CAV + V2X + MaaS + Policy + Legal]

  • BlackBerry World Tour 2019, Hotel X, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Nov. 7, 2019. Link  [topics: IoT Networks, Cybersecurity, Privacy, AI-driven Models]

  • Canada’s First Open-Access, Pre-commercial 5G Testbed with ENCQOR 5G with MaRS and OCE (ENCQOR-5G + MaRS + OCE), The Centre for Urban Innovation, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Nov. 05, 2019. Link  [topics: 5G + Smart Cities + IoT + CAV]

  • Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) Partnering Forum, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Oct. 31, 2019. Link  [topics: AV + CAV + AI]

  • Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS'19), The International Centre, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Sep. 30 - Oct. 3, 2019. Link  [topics: V2X, AI/ML, Industry 4.0, Industrial IoT]

  • 5G Advanced Measurement Seminar - Keysight Technologies, Courtyard Marriott Toronto Mississauga/West, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Sep. 12, 2019. Link  [topics: 5G NR, mmWave, SatCom]

  • IEEE 5G Toronto Summit, Bahen Centre for Information Technology (BCIT), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Aug. 9, 2019. Link

  • Spirent Automotive Seminar: Testing to Increase Position Accuracy of Modern Vehicles, IoT Devices and Smart City Applications, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 22-23, 2019. Link

from: Mr. Robert Burke (Director Positioning and Automotive, Spirent Communications, Americas - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA)

 

Organizing Technical Events:
  • IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer:
    • Javan Erfanian (Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Bell Canada), “Evolution of Mobile Communications: 5G Use Cases and Deployment,” Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Brampton, Ontario, Canada, Jan. 20, 2020.

  • The 57th IEEE 5G Summit - Sheridan
    • Theme: Status of 5G network deployment in Canada and around the world.
    • Co-sponsorship: Sheridan FAST/MEET + TELUS Communications + Bell Canada + IEEE ComSoc + IEEE Toronto.
    • Technical Speakers: The speakers are experts in 5G communications from industry and academia, including: TELUS Communications, Bell Canada, University of Toronto, University of Ottawa, Carleton University, and Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.
    • Program: Ten technical talks on 5G, 6G, ITS, LPWAN, IoT, LoRa, NB-IoT, AI, and ML.
    • Target Audience: The event is open to IEEE members, IEEE ComSoc members, professional engineers, academics, researchers, students, and those interested from the general public.
    • Date: Tuesday Oct. 22, 2019.
    • Duration: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.
    • Venue: Davis Campus, Sheridan Institute of Technology, Brampton, ON, Canada.
    • Conference Room: H-wing, H-131.
    • Expected No. of Attendees: ~ 100+ attendees.
    • Lunch/Refreshments: Continental breakfast + lunch + coffee breaks will be served courtesy of the co-sponsorship.
    • Short-term Vision: Bring attention to IEEE and Sheridan's unique degree programs in CDIO and in applied research. Also foster industrial research collaboration in 5G connectivity and in emerging communication technologies.
    • Long-term Vision: To make this event a regular yearly summit hosted at Sheridan. 
    • Registration: Eventbrite (see full program: )
    • Announcement: Sheridan Insider

 

Registration

 

Sheridan Insider

 

Pictures


Research Team:

The following team members are currently working on the 5G-NB-IoT Smart Parking deployment project. For this research, the team is composed of faculty members and students with expertise in fundamental research, computational algorithms, design applications, empirical measurements, and data analysis. In order to ascertain that the students progress is adequate, we have set incremental milestones. These milestones are assessed during the regular weekly meetings where students present their work using power point slides, and explain their ideas on the whiteboard. We also ask that they demonstrate some of their simulation results and hardware setups. The particular specialization of each member within the team is listed below:  

Mouhamed Abdulla, Ph.D.

Professor, Electrical Eng.

Zohreh Motamedi, Ph.D.

Professor, Electrical Eng.

Farhang Sahba, Ph.D.

Professor, Computer Eng.

Wireless Communications Electronic Systems Machine Learning
   

Mohamad El-Husseini

B.Sc. + Engineering Student

Yanggang Chen

B.Sc. + Engineering Student

Systems Engineering LPWAN, NB-IoT

5G-NB-IoT Smart Parking: Proof-of-concept

 

Industrial Collaboration

 

Research Funding

 

Professional Development

As part of the Fundamentals of Learner Focused Teaching (FLFT), Fundamentals of Scholarly Teaching (FST), and Research Project in Teaching (RPT), I participated in the following sessions aimed specifically for the professional development (PD) of faculty members at Sheridan. These sessions were instrumental in widening our knowledge and perspective as educators. As a result of these sessions we were empowered to further push the boundaries of engineering education through peer-review Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) papers [see CDIO-based papers]. Overall, in the PD training we covered the following topics:

 

FLFT: Summer 2018 Semester (7B, Intensive week)

Date Location Session Topics Duration
Day 1: Aug. 20, 2018 Trafalgar, S301 Setting the Tone for Teaching and Learning 6.0 hrs
Day 2: Aug. 21, 2018 Trafalgar, S301 Learning Environment: Interpersonal and Class Norms for Learning 6.0 hrs
Day 3: Aug. 22, 2018 Trafalgar, S301 Universal Design for Learning in the Classroom  6.0 hrs
Day 4: Aug. 23, 2018 Trafalgar, S301 Learning Experience: Integrating Instruction, Feedback, and Reflection 6.0 hrs
Day 5: Aug. 24, 2018 Trafalgar, S301 Creating an Environment Conducive to Learning 6.0 hrs

FLFT: Fall 2018 Semester

Week 01: Sep. 07, 2018 Trafalgar, Conference Hall Introduction to Reflective Practice 2.0 hrs
Week 02: Sep. 14, 2018 HMC, A145 Preparing your Educational Development Plan 1 2.0 hrs
Week 03: Sep. 21, 2018 Trafalgar, Conference Hall Using Self-Assessment to Support Reflective Practice 2.0 hrs
Week 04: Sep. 28, 2018 Trafalgar, Conference Hall Principles of Adult and Inclusive Learning 2.0 hrs
Week 05: Oct. 05, 2018 Trafalgar, Conference Hall Synthesizing Reflective Practices 1 2.0 hrs
Week 06: Oct. 12, 2018 HMC, A229 Promoting Academic Integrity 2.0 hrs
Week 07: Oct. 19, 2018 HMC, A145 Mental Health and Accessibility at Sheridan 2.0 hrs
Week 08: Nov. 02, 2018 HMC, A145 Meaningful Assessment, Evaluation and Feedback 2.0 hrs
Week 09: Nov. 09, 2018 HMC, A145 Active and Innovative Instructional Strategies 2.0 hrs
Week 10: Nov. 16, 2018 Trafalgar, Conference Hall Creating Your Academic e-Portfolio 2.0 hrs
Week 11: Nov. 23, 2018 Trafalgar, Conference Hall Synthesizing Reflective Practices 2 2.0 hrs
Week 12: Nov. 30, 2018 Trafalgar, Conference Hall Identifying Learning Priorities and Developing Learning Goals 2.0 hrs
Week 13: Dec. 07, 2018 Trafalgar, Conference Hall Preparing your Educational Development Plan 2 2.0 hrs
Week 14: Dec. 14, 2018 Trafalgar, Conference Hall Overview of Fall 2018 program 2.0 hrs

FLFT: Winter 2019 Semester

Week 01: Jan. 11, 2019 HMC, A229 Practices to Support Longevity, Health, and Balance in Teaching 2.0 hrs
Week 02: Jan. 18, 2019 HMC, A229 Reflecting on our Attitudes, Perceptions and Beliefs in Teaching 2.0 hrs
Week 03: Jan. 25, 2019 HMC, A229 Backward-Design and Forward-Thinking: Unpacking Learning Outcomes 2.0 hrs
Week 04: Feb. 01, 2019 HMC, A229 Course Mapping, Course Content and Scaffolding 2.0 hrs
Week 05: Feb. 08, 2019 HMC, A229 Crafting the "Design" Portion of My Teaching Philosophy 2.0 hrs
Week 06: Feb. 15, 2019 HMC, A229 Feedback That Facilitates Learning 2.0 hrs
Week 07: Feb. 22, 2019 HMC, A229 Rubrics as Teaching Tools 2.0 hrs
Week 08: Mar. 08, 2019 HMC, A229 Intercultural Competency and Diversity 2.0 hrs
Week 09: Mar. 15, 2019 HMC, A357 Flipped Classroom Learning 2.0 hrs
Week 10: Mar. 22, 2019 HMC, A229 Crafting the "Engage" Portion of My Teaching Philosophy 2.0 hrs
Week 11: Mar. 29, 2019 HMC, A229 Intentionally Facilitating Reflection to Achieve Course Outcomes 2.0 hrs
Week 12: Apr. 05, 2019 HMC, A229 Learners as Co-inquirers and Researchers 2.0 hrs
Week 13: Apr. 12, 2019 HMC, A229 Re-crafting and Sharing My Teaching Philosophy Statement 2.0 hrs

FST: Summer 2019 Semester (7A)

Week 1a: May. 09, 2019

Trafalgar, Conference Hall Academy and Scholarly Teaching 6.0 hrs

Week 1b: May. 10, 2019

Trafalgar, J102

Connecting through a Scholarly Community of Practice 3.0 hrs

Week 2a: May. 16, 2019

Trafalgar, Conference Hall Decoding and Identifying Bottlenecks in Teaching 3.0 hrs

Week 2b: May. 17, 2019

Trafalgar, Conference Hall Investigate Scholarships to Develop Novel Frameworks of Teaching 6.0 hrs

Week 3a: May. 23, 2019

Trafalgar, Conference Hall Integrate Ways of Decoding Processes for Curriculum Design 6.0 hrs

Week 3b: May. 24, 2019

Trafalgar, Conference Hall Understanding and Facilitating Accessible Learning in the Classroom 3.0 hrs

Week 4a: May. 30, 2019

HMC, A145 Examine Pedagogical Development through Reflective Practices 6.0 hrs

Week 4b: May. 31, 2019

HMC, A145 Importance of Mental Health and Well-Being of Learners 3.0 hrs

Week 5a: Jun. 06, 2019

Trafalgar, Conference Hall Develop Scholarly Research in Teaching and Learning 6.0 hrs

Week 5b: Jun. 07, 2019

Trafalgar, J102 Participate in a Scholarly Community of Practice 3.0 hrs

Week 6a: Jun. 13, 2019

Davis, C322 Scholarly Teaching and Learning Plans: Mini Lessons in Teaching Squares 3.0 hrs

Week 7a: Jun. 20, 2019

Trafalgar, Conference Hall Debriefing the Mini Lessons and Looking Ahead 4.0 hrs

RPT: Fall 2019 Semester

 

Total: 136.0 hrs


Teaching Philosophy:

 

My teaching philosophy is in part formed by my experience as a life-long learner and educator. Moreover, my views on education is to some extent shaped by what I saw first during my visits to different engineering schools around the world. I had the great pleasure to visit many research universities and engineering schools in: North America, Scandinavia, Europe, the Middle East, P.R. China and Southeast Asia. Indeed, in every region, the prime goal is to prepare the next wave of engineers with high technical competencies and innovativeness. Evidently, these visits not only made me grow as an educator, they were also insightful in appreciating the different geographical perspective in approaching the concept of teaching and learning. Although sometimes we overlooked this dimension, yet cultural differences play a significant role on how education is perceived around the world. As a global citizen, I find these implications quite interesting, insightful and frankly necessary to grow as an effective educator engaged with students from around the world. Ultimately, all schools have a desire to reach success in their educational system, but quite often the approach to reach this goal is a function of their regional uniqueness. On the whole, my hope is that these experiences have enhanced and stretched my views of what teaching out to be. For a more nuanced statement on being an effective engineering educator at Sheridan, you may access my teaching philosophy here on the right.

 

teaching dossier

(May 3, 2019)

Pedagogical Committees

We are involved with the following pedagogical committees within the School of MEET/FAST at Sheridan:

 

  • B.Eng. Committee on CDIO Implementation: Lead a committee that oversees the implementation of CDIO within the curriculum through BUS/ILB projects among various Electrical and Mechanical engineering courses for the B.Eng. program.
  • Faculty Engagement Committee: Gave a talk on Oct. 15, 2019 during the electrical cluster meeting on the need to initiate a bi-weekly seminars on professional development within School of MEET by peer faculty members. Since then, I have been assigned by our AD to be the coordinator of this novel faculty initiative. The program began in winter 2020. [Meeting date: Thursdays, 12pm-1pm].
  • Course review committees: Prepare and update electronic, telecommunication and engineering design courses: ENGI-28779, TELE-28649, ENGI-20082.
  • Ad hoc Subcommittee on Course Leads: Setup guidelines and processes for courses leads, including duties and responsibilities related to the update and streamlining of courses at the School of MEET, Sheridan.
  • Ad hoc Subcommittee on Exam Administration: Setup guidelines and processes to effectively conduct evaluations and examinations in the School of MEET, Sheridan. Draft recommendations and guidelines for online examination in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic for Winter 2020, Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 semesters.
IEEE/Society Work

We are involved in various society work. These volunteering endeavors with non-for-profit organizations such as IEEE have the benefit of connecting siloed scholars with educators and researchers around the globe. These exchanges have the benefit of fostering, enhancing and promoting cross border collaboration and knowledge sharing. Some of our most recent leadership responsibilities within IEEE is listed below:

 

  • IEEE Industry Committee Member, IEEE Canada, Region 7: Appointed by IEEE Canada Board for the period from Jan. 2020 until Dec. 2020. IEEE Industry Committee (IC) is responsible for the following objectives:

     

    • Promote IEEE to industry as an information provider in emerging technologies.
    • Survey local industries to determine the extent of IEEE membership/involvement of employees.
    • Strengthen partnerships between IEEE and industry.
    • Implementing the IEEE Standards Association’s (SA) globalization initiative in Canada.
    • Promote IEEE SA activities/opportunities with Canadian/international standards organizations.
    • Encourage the establishment of leadership training within the Sections.
    • The Committee shall work through the Area Chairs to achieve its goals and measurables.
    • Links: IEEE Canada, IC Link, Bylaws

 

Letter from: IEEE Canada President

  • IEEE P2040 Standard: Voting committee member of the “IEEE P2040 Connected, Automated and Intelligent Vehicles Working Group”. The mandate of this committee is to write the first ever standard on Autonomous Vehicles. Aug. 2017 - Present. Link
  • IEEE Technical Committee on TCGCC: Voting member of IEEE Technical Committee on Green Communications and Computing (TCGCC), IEEE ComSoc, Dec. 2016 - Present. Link
  • IEEE WCET Certification Program: My task on the committee is to assist in updating certification content and examination questions related to V2X, URLLC and 5G communications. Link

from: Prof. Khald B. Letaief (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong) -- President, IEEE ComSoc

& Prof. Fabrizio Granelli (Univ. of Trento, Italy) --  Director, IEEE ComSoc Educational Services Board

 

  • Technical Program Committee (TPC), IEEE 18th CCNC 2021 Conference (Las Vegas, NV, USA, Jan. 9-12, 2021) - Track 3: Next Generation Protocols: MAC and Above. Link
  • Technical Program Committee (TPC), IEEE WiSEE 2020 Conference (Venice, Italy, Oct. 12-14, 2020) - Main Conference Track. Link
  • Technical Program Committee (TPC), IEEE VTC2020-Fall Conference (Victoria, B.C., Canada, Oct. 4-7, 2020) - Track 6: Airborne and Maritime Mobile Systems and Services + Track 7: IoV, IoT, M2M, Sensor Networks, Ad-Hoc Networking + Track 11: Electric Vehicles, Vehicular Electronics, and Intelligent Transportation. Link
  • Technical Program Committee (TPC), IEEE EECSI 2020 Conference (Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Sep. 23-25, 2020) - Main Conference Track. Link
  • Technical Program Committee (TPC), IEEE European Wireless 2020 (Verona, Italy, May 6-8, 2020) - Wireless Communications Track. Link
  • Technical Program Committee (TPC), IEEE CSNT 2020 Conference (Gwalior, India, Apr. 10-12, 2020) - Main Conference Track. Link
  • Technical Program Committee (TPC), IEEE ICCAIS 2020 Conference (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Mar. 19-21, 2020) - Network Applications and Telecom Networks. Link
  • Technical Program Committee (TPC), Elsevier SETCAC 2019 (Trivandrum, Kerala, India, Dec. 18-21, 2019) - Main Track: Emerging Topics in Computing and Communications. Link
  • Technical Program Committee (TPC), IEEE ISAECT 2019 Conference (Rome, Italy, Nov. 27-29, 2019) - Track 1: Information and Communication Technologies. Link
  • Technical Program Committee (TPC), IEEE WiSEE 2019 Conference (Ottawa, Canada, Oct. 16-18, 2019) - Main Conference Track. Link
  • Technical Program Committee (TPC), IEEE VTC2019-Fall Conference (Hawaii, USA, Sep. 22-25, 2019) - Track 11: Electric Vehicles, Vehicular Electronics, and Intelligent Transportation. Link
  • Technical Program Committee (TPC), IEEE European Wireless 2019 (Aarhus, Denmark, May 2-4, 2019) - Wireless Communications Track. Link
  • Technical Program Committee (TPC), IEEE ISAECT 2018 Conference (Rabat, Morocco, Nov. 21-23, 2018) - Track 1: Information and Communication Technologies. Link
  • IEEE Sheridan Student Branch: We began the work to initiate an IEEE Student Branch at Sheridan by collecting signatures of interested students. It is a long process that require effort, dedication, and perseverance. Through the support of our AD, and faculty, we are optimistic that the result will be positive from Sheridan and IEEE headquarters.
Record of Business Trips

We are regularly invited to participate and travel to various events around the world in order to: (i) attend conferences, (ii) present technical talks, (iii) participate in committee work, (iv) engage in outreach events, and (v) foster research collaboration through regular visits. At these events, we are always very proud to represent Sheridan in the most positive way possible with enthusiasm and exceptional professionalism. In fact, we are particularly keen on bringing attention to our engineering programs founded on the CDIO initiative, which is quite unique not only in Canada but also around the world. Moreover, we find it important to highlight the real-world applied research projects that we undertake with major industrial partners, particularly in telecommunications and in the automotive sector. A list of recent work-related travels is recorded below.

 

No. Date City Venue Event Activity Funding Agency
1. Nov. 5, 2018

Ottawa

Ontario, Canada

Univ. of Ottawa

European Research

Day 2018

Invited Speaker on MSCA

(2:30-5:30)

European

Commission

2. Jun. 01, 2019

New Brunswick

New Jersey, USA

IEEE

Headquarters

IEEE WCET

Certification

Subject Matter Expert:

Wireless Communications, V2X

IEEE ComSoc
3. Jun. 08-12, 2019

Ottawa

Ontario, Canada

Univ. of Ottawa

CEEA 2019

Conference

Research Presentation

on CDIO in Telecom

Dept. of MEET

Sheridan

4. Jan. 3-7, 2020

Hangzhou

P. R. China

Suhigh HQ

+ Westlake Univ.

Industrial Collaboration

+ Technical Seminars

Research Discussions

+ Tech. Talks on ITS & NB-IoT 

Suhigh Inc.

(Prof. Ke-Lin Du)

5.

 

 


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