News

  • {September 2022}

    • Dr. Ahmed has started advising Peter, first-year PhD student. Peter will be jointly supervised by Dr. Ahmed and Dr. Rawat. Welcome, Peter !

    • Dr. Ahmed has started advising Abigail, first-year PhD student. Abigail will be jointly supervised by Dr. Ahmed and Dr. Rawat. Welcome, Abigail !

    • {For Howard Students Only..} Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed is looking for 2 undergraduate students in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Howard to work (paid) during Fall 2022 and possibly in Spring 2023 on ‘Prototype Development for Cell-Free Massive MIMO’. Students will work on the development of defined radio (SDR) based wireless communications testbed. Students with a strong background in computer programming (C/C++, Python) and simulations (MATLAB or Python) and basic knowledge of Computer Networks are encouraged to contact Dr. Ahmed (imtiaz.ahmed@howard.edu ).

    • {GRANTS} Dr. Ahmed (PI) and Dr. Su Yan (Co-PI) received an NSF Excellence-in-Research award ($423,293) to investigate "Artificial Intelligence Aided Metasurface Design and Application in Next Generation of Cellular Communication Systems". NSF Announcement . Dr. Yan is a pioneer in electromagnetic fields and leads the fundamental research on computational electromagnetics and multiphysics at Howard.

    • {GRANTS} Dr. Ahmed received a DoD fund from Army Research Lab as a single PI to develop AI driven robust and resilient protocols that will operate in challenging and contested environment on THz band.

  • {August 2022}

    • {GRANTS} AT&T Corporation, being the lead PI along with multiple co-PIs, has won ($750,000) NSF Convergence Accelerator: Track G award (Phase 1). Dr. Ahmed is one of the co-PIs in the award. Announcement

    • {GRANTS} Dr. Ahmed received an NSF grant ($394,730, Howard portion: $237,298) as a lead PI in a collaborative effort with the eminent scholar Dr. Kamrul Hasan from Tennessee State University (TSU). WiCS lab will work on the development of AI-driven cell-free massive MIMO systems. Announcement: NSF-Announcement

    • {For Howard Students Only..} Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed is looking for 2 undergraduate students in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Howard to work (paid) during Fall 2022 and possibly in Spring 2023 on 'Wireless Channel Modeling for Tera-hertz-band Communications'. Students will work on the development of the channel model using Ray tracing tool and participate in developing software defined radio (SDR) based wireless communications testbed. Students with strong background in computer programming (C/C++, Python) and simulations (MATLAB or Python) and basic knowledge on Electromagnetic fields and Computer Networks are encouraged to contact Dr. Ahmed (imtiaz.ahmed@howard.edu).

    • Haider successfully completed his internship in FDA 5G lab and returns back to WiCS lab at Howard. His outstanding work during his internship on 5G medical extended reality has been published in FDA's annual scientific research day, FDA Scientific Research Day (page 109, Research Abstract 14). Good job, Haider.

    • I have been actively looking for self-motivated and talented multiple Ph.D. students to join my group at Howard University from Spring 2023. Feel free to reach out to me at iahmed123b@ieee.org with your CV. Students with a strong background of wireless communications, signal processing, artificial intelligence, and computer programming are encouraged to apply to our graduate program. Potential research topic will be artificial intelligence driven baseband systems design for next generation wireless communication systems with THz-band, intelligent reflecting surface, cell-free massive MIMO. Visit: https://www.driahmed.com to learn more about my research.

    • {GRANTS} Dr. Ahmed received an NSF grant ($299,077) as a sole PI. WiCS team will work on developing AI-driven solutions for next-generation THz-band communication systems. Announcement: NSF-Announcement

  • {July 2022}

    • A successful collaboration with a number of scholars from IIIT Guwahati and California State University Northridge resulted in an IEEE Access paper on performance analysis and optimization of hybrid FSO/RF for high altitude platform station (HAPS). Early Access

  • {June 2022}

    • A successful collaboration with a number of scholars resulted in a conference paper in IEEE TSP 2022

  • {May 2022}

    • Congratulations, Haider for the acceptance of a conference paper in IEEE ICUFN 2022

    • I have been actively looking for self-motivated and talented Ph.D. students to join my group at Howard University from Fall 2022 / Spring 2023. Feel free to reach out to me at imtiaz.ahmed@howard.edu or iahmed123b@ieee.org with your CV. Student with a strong background of wireless communications, control theory, signal processing, artificial intelligence, and computer programming are encouraged to apply to our graduate program. Hands-on experience in prototype development will be an asset. Potential research topic will be UAV assisted network design and prototype development in lab environment for next generation wireless communication systems. This position will be jointly supervised by me and another faculty at Howard.

    • A successful collaboration with eminent scholar Dr. Cong Pu resulted in an IEEE Journal of Internet of Things paper

    • Congratulations to Haider for accepting the summer (2022) internship offer in the 5G lab at FDA (US Food and Drug Administration), Maryland, USA

  • {Apr 2022}

  • {Mar 2022} Two journal papers and one conference paper got accepted

    • A successful collaboration with eminent scholar Dr. Cong Pu resulted in an IEEE Journal of Internet of Things paper and IEEE MDM conference paper (acceptation rate is 26%)

    • A successful collaboration with Dr. Sabuj resulted in a journal paper on THz-band communications

  • {Dec 2021} Two papers got accepted..

    • The paper entitled as "Dynamic Resource Allocation for IRS Assisted Energy Harvesting Systems with Statistical Delay Constraint" has been accepted in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.

    • The paper entitled as "SPA: Stochastic Packet Forwarding Algorithm in Flying Ad Hoc Networks" has been accepted in IEEE Access.

      • It took me more than 6 months to develop the testbed for UAV-assisted communication network (FANET). My ex-student Evan did a tremendous job in the lab.

  • {Nov 2021}

    • I gave a talk at the IEEE Denver Section on "AI-Aided Design for Next Generation of Wireless Communication Systems".

    • I gave a talk at our Department Graduate Seminar on "Tips and Tricks for Doing Research, Part 1: Synthesizing Literature".

  • {Nov 2021} A VIP project has been started with CapitalOne.

  • {Aug 2021} Haider joined as a graduate student (PhD program) in my group. Welcome, Haider!

  • {Mar 2021} Received "Excellent Paper Award" in IEEE ICAIIC 2021 for "Joint Demodulation and Decoding with Multi-Label Classification Using Deep Neural Networks".

  • {Jan 2021} Dr. Ahmed joined as a tenure-track Assistant Professor at Howard University.