Dr Syed Shah

School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Dr Syed Shah



Dr. Syed Tariq Shah is a distinguished academic with a rich background in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He earned his Master's and Ph.D. degrees from Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea, specializing in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Telecommunications), in 2015 and 2018 respectively. Dr. Shah's journey in academia has been marked by a blend of rigorous research and impactful teaching. He has joined the University of Essex as an Assistant Professor (Lecturer), following his tenure as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Glasgow, UK. Prior to this, he contributed significantly to the Department of Electrical Engineering at BUITEMS, Pakistan, in the capacity of an Associate Professor. His research domains are at the forefront of technological advancement, focusing on cutting-edge areas such as 5G and beyond networks, Open RAN, AI-enabled wireless networks, RF energy harvesting, and Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces. Dr. Shah's expertise is not only recognized in academia but also in the industry, as evidenced by his role as an Editor for the Electronics Journal and his contributions as a reviewer for various prestigious IEEE Transactions, Letters, and Magazines. Dr. Shah's commitment to advancing the field of Electrical and Electronic Engineering is evident in his dedication to both research and teaching.

Research and professional activities

Research interests

My Current Research Interests

Dr. Syed Tariq Shah's research interests lie at the intersection of advanced wireless technologies and the application of AI in telecommunications. He is deeply engaged in exploring the potential of 5G and beyond networks, delving into how these next-generation networks can revolutionize communication and data exchange. A significant part of his work involves Open RAN (Radio Access Network), where he investigates more flexible and interoperable wireless networks, aiming to democratize and innovate within the telecommunications industry. His interest in AI-enabled wireless networks is driven by the potential of AI to optimize network performance and efficiency, a crucial aspect in meeting the ever-growing demand for faster and more reliable wireless communication. Additionally, Dr. Shah is pioneering research in RF (Radio Frequency) energy harvesting, a field that promises to enhance the sustainability and efficiency of wireless networks. Another innovative area of his research is Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces, which he believes are key to overcoming current limitations in wireless communication by smartly manipulating signal propagation environments. Through his research, Dr. Shah aims to not only contribute to academic knowledge but also to pave the way for practical, real-world applications that reshape how we interact with technology.

Key words: 5G&B Wireless Networks
Open to supervise

Current research

My Current Research

My current research focuses on pioneering advancements in the field of AI-enabled wireless networks and their integration into 5G and beyond technologies. I am deeply involved in exploring how artificial intelligence can optimize network performance, making communication faster and more reliable. A significant aspect of my work also revolves around Open RAN, aiming to revolutionize wireless network infrastructure for enhanced interoperability and flexibility. Additionally, I am investigating the potential of RF energy harvesting and Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces, striving to overcome current limitations in wireless communications and enhance network efficiency. For a comprehensive understanding of my research scope and to delve into my latest findings, I invite you to visit my Google Scholar profile and review my recently published papers, where I elaborate on these cutting-edge technologies and their real-world applications.

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Digital Communications (CE702)


Publications (3)

Omeke, KG., Mollel, M., Shah, ST., Zhang, L., Abbasi, QH. and Imran, MA., (2023). Towards a Sustainable Internet-of-Underwater-Things based on AUVs, SWIPT, and Reinforcement Learning

Shawky, MA., Shah, ST., Mollel, MS., Kazim, JR., Imran, MA., Abbasi, QH., Ansari, S. and Taha, A., (2023). Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface-Assisted Cross-Layer Authentication for Secure and Efficient Vehicular Communications

Shah, ST., Gu, J., Hasan, SF. and Chung, MY., (2023). Proportional Fair Scheduling Using Water-Filling Technique for SC-FDMA Based D2D Communication

Journal articles (17)

Shawky, MA., Shah, ST., Abbasi, QH., Hussein, M., Imran, MA., Hasan, SF., Ansari, S. and Taha, A., (2023). RIS-Enabled Secret Key Generation for Secured Vehicular Communication in the Presence of Denial-of-Service Attacks. Sensors. 23 (8), 4104-4104

Shah, S., (2023). Next-Generation IoT: Harnessing AI for Enhanced Localization and Energy Harvesting in Backscatter Communications. Electronics. 12 (24), 5020-5020

Shah, ST., Gu, J., Hasan, SF. and Chung, MY., (2023). Proportional fair scheduling using water-filling technique for SC-FDMA based D2D communication. Physical Communication. 59, 102108-102108

Omeke, KG., Mollel, M., Shah, ST., Zhang, L., Abbasi, QH. and Imran, MA., (2023). Towards a Sustainable Internet-of-Underwater-Things based on AUVs, SWIPT and Reinforcement Learning. IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 1-1

Mahboob, T., Lim, JW., Shah, ST. and Chung, MY., (2021). A Novel Deep-Learning-Enabled QoS Management Scheme for Encrypted Traffic in Software-Defined Cellular Networks. IEEE Systems Journal. 16 (2), 2844-2855

Mughal, DM., Shah, ST. and Chung, MY., (2021). An Efficient Spectrum Utilization Scheme for Energy-Constrained IoT Devices in Cellular Networks. IEEE Internet of Things Journal. 8 (17), 13414-13424

Munir, D., Mughal, DM., Shah, ST. and Chung, MY., (2019). Cooperative relay strategy for backscatter communication networks with RF energy harvesting. Physical Communication. 37, 100861-100861

Munir, D., Shah, ST., Choi, KW., Lee, T-J. and Chung, MY., (2019). Performance analysis of wireless-powered cognitive radio networks with ambient backscatter. EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking. 2019 (1)

Munir, D., Shah, ST., Choi, KW. and Chung, MY., (2018). Information Processing and Wireless Energy Harvesting in Interference-Aware Public Safety Networks. Wireless Personal Communications. 103 (3), 2071-2091

Shah, ST., da Costa, DB., Choi, KW. and Chung, MY., (2018). Dynamic Wireless Energy Harvesting and Optimal Distribution in Multipair DF Relay Network with Nonlinear Energy Conversion Model. Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing. 2018, 1-14

Shah, ST., Hasan, SF., Seet, B-C., Chong, PHJ. and Chung, MY., (2018). Device-to-Device Communications: A Contemporary Survey. Wireless Personal Communications. 98 (1), 1247-1284

Shah, ST., Choi, KW., Lee, T-J. and Chung, MY., (2018). Outage Probability and Throughput Analysis of SWIPT Enabled Cognitive Relay Network With Ambient Backscatter. IEEE Internet of Things Journal. 5 (4), 3198-3208

Kwon, YM., Shah, ST., Shin, J., Park, A-S. and Chung, MY., (2016). Performance Evaluation of Moving Small-Cell Network with Proactive Cache. Mobile Information Systems. 2016, 1-11

Shah, ST., Choi, KW., Hasan, SF. and Chung, MY., (2016). Throughput analysis of two-way relay networks with wireless energy harvesting capabilities. Ad Hoc Networks. 53, 123-131

Shah, ST., Choi, KW., Hasan, SF. and Chung, MY., (2016). Energy harvesting and information processing in two‐way multiplicative relay networks. Electronics Letters. 52 (9), 751-753

Shah, ST., Kim, JS., Bae, ES., Bae, J. and Chung, MY., (2016). Radio resource management for 5G mobile communication systems with massive antenna structure. Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies. 27 (4), 504-518

Shah, ST., Gu, J., Hasan, SF. and Chung, MY., (2015). SC-FDMA-based resource allocation and power control scheme for D2D communication using LTE-A uplink resource. EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking. 2015 (1)

Book chapters (1)

Shah, ST. and Chung, MY., (2017). Throughput Analysis of a SWIPT Enabled Two-Way Decode-and-Forward Cognitive Relay Network. In: Computational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2017. Springer International Publishing. 172- 182. 9783319624037

Conferences (19)

Omeke, KG., Mollel, M., Shah, ST., Arshad, K., Zhang, L., Abbasi, QH. and Imran, MA., (2023). Dynamic Clustering and Data Aggregation for the Internet-of-Underwater-Things Networks

Jaffry, S., Shah, ST. and Hasan, SF., (2020). Data-Driven Semi-Supervised Anomaly Detection Using Real-World Call Data Record

Jameel, F., Khan, WU., Shah, ST. and Ristaniemi, T., (2019). Towards Intelligent IoT Networks: Reinforcement Learning for Reliable Backscatter Communications

Jaffry, S., Zaidi, SK., Shah, ST., Hasan, SF. and Gui, X., (2019). D2D Neighborhood Discovery by a Mobile Device

Mughal, DM., Shah, ST., Munir, D., Park, KH. and Chung, MY., (2018). Throughput analysis of multi-antenna based SWIPT relay network

Anwar, A., Shah, ST., Hasan, SF. and Shin, DR., (2018). SWIPT-Based Three-Step Multiplicative Amplify-and-Forward Two-Way Relay Networks with Non-Linear Energy Conversion Model

Munir, D., Shah, ST., Mughal, DM., Park, KH. and Chung, MY., (2018). Duty Cycle Optimizing for WiFi-based IoT Networks with Energy Harvesting

Munir, D., Shah, ST., Lee, WJ. and Chung, MY., (2017). Low-power backscatter relay network

Minsu Shin, Shah, ST., Chung, MY., Hasan, SF., Boon-Chong Seet and Peter Han Joo Chong, (2017). Moving small cells in public safety networks

Lee, WJ., Shah, ST., Munir, D., Lee, T-J. and Chung, MY., (2016). A Mechanism on Energy Harvesting and Data Communications in Wi-Fi Network

Shah, ST., Munir, D., Chung, MY. and Choi, KW., (2016). Information Processing and Wireless Energy Harvesting in Two-Way Amplify-and-Forward Relay Networks

Munir, D., Shah, ST., Lee, WJ., Chung, MY. and Hasan, SF., (2016). Selection of relay UE with energy harvesting capabilities in public safety environment

Murkaz, A., Hussain, R., Hasan, SF., Chung, MY., Seet, B-C., Chong, PHJ., Shah, ST. and Malik, SA., (2016). Architecture and Protocols for Inter-cell Device-to-Device Communication in 5G Networks

Kwon, YM., Shah, ST., Chung, MY., Shin, J. and Park, A-S., (2015). Performance analysis of small-cell base station with cellular and WiFi RATs

Shah, ST., Young Min Kwon, Min Young Chung, JaeSheung Shin and Ae-Soon Park, (2015). Performance analysis of MPCs with varying characteristics in different multi-tier HetNet scenarios

Shin, JW., Kim, JS., Shah, ST., Bae, J. and Chung, MY., (2015). Performance analysis with dynamic beam control using millimeter-wave band on 5G mobile communications

Kazmi, SAA., Shah, ST., Shin, D-R. and Hasan, SF., (2014). Improving voltage stability using DG units

Syed Tariq Shah, Gu, J., Chung, MY. and Syed Faraz Hasan, (2014). FFR-based resource allocation scheme for Device-to-Device communication

Shah, ST., Lahaye, RJWE., Kazmi, SAA., Chung, MY. and Hasan, SF., (2014). HTCondor system for running extensive simulations related to D2D communication



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