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Professor Leila Musavian

Head of Department - Professor (R)
School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE)
Professor Leila Musavian

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Biography

Prof. Leila Musavian received her PhD degree in Telecommunications from Kings College London, UK. She is currently working as a professor of Wireless Communications at the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex. Prior to that, she was Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research at the University of Essex and also a Reader in Telecommunications at CSEE, University of Essex and a Senior Lecturer/Lecturer at InfoLab21, Lancaster University (2012-2016). She was Research Associate at McGill University between 2011-2012, research associate at Loughborough University, UK (2009-2010) and post-doctoral fellow at INRS-EMT, Canada (2006-2008). She has also worked as the Deputy Director of Research of the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex (2017-2019). Her research interests lie in Radio Resource Management for Low latency communications, 5G/B5G, next-generation wireless networks, radio resource allocations, Energy Harvesting, Green Communication and cross-layer design for delay QoS provisioning. She is an editor of IEEE TRANSACTIONS OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS and Associate Editor of Wiley’s Internet Technology Letters. She has been Executive Editor of Wiley's Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies between 2016-2019. She has been lead chair UHS5G WP in IEEE GLOBECOM 2018, UHSLLS WP in IEEE WCNC 2019, lead chair for URLLC Special Session in IEEE PIMRC 2018, TPC Co-Chair of CorNer 2016 (in conjunction with ISWCS 2016) and Co-Chair of mmWave 5G (STEMCOM 2016) and TPC member of several conferences including IEEE ICC, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE WCNC, IEEE ICCCN, IEEE PIMRC, ChinaCom. She is currently the Workshop Co-Chair of VTC-Spring-2020 and the Wireless Communications Symposium Lead Co-Chair for IEEE ICC 2021, Montreal, Canada.

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Professor of Wireless Communications, University of Essex (1/10/2020 - present)

  • Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research, University of Essex (23/9/2019 - 31/12/2020)

  • CSEE Deputy Director of Research, CSEE, University of Essex (1/10/2017 - 22/9/2019)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

URLLC Use case

Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications are important use cases of 5G and Beyond 5G communications. Our group has a strong background and history in enabling technologies for Low latency communications.

Open to supervise

6G Communications

Open to supervise

Massive MIMO

Open to supervise

Physical Layer Network Coding

Open to supervise

Machine Learning for Communication

Open to supervise

5G/Beyond 5G

Open to supervise

Current research

5G and beyond

radio resource allocation

Multimedia Communications

Delay QoS provisioning

Publications

Journal articles (50)

Goudarzi, S., Anisi, MH., Ahmadi, H. and Musavian, L., (2021). Dynamic Resource Allocation Model for Distribution Operations using SDN. IEEE Internet of Things Journal. 8 (2), 976-988

Okyere, B., Musavian, L., Ozbek, B., Busari, SA. and Gonzalez, J., (2021). The Resilience of Massive MIMO PNC to Jamming Attacks in Vehicular Networks. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. 22 (7), 1-8

Salem, A. and Musavian, L., (2021). NOMA in Cooperative Communication Systems with Energy-Harvesting Nodes and Wireless Secure Transmission. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. 20 (2), 1023-1037

Sharma, N., Kumar, A., Pervaiz, H., Magarini, M., Musavian, L., Muhammad, MA., Jindal, A. and Imran, MA., (2021). Aerial Base Station Assisted Cellular Communication: Performance and Trade-off. IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering

Okyere, B., Musavian, L., Ozbek, B., Busari, SA. and Gonzalez, J., (2021). A Novel Joint Index Modulation and Physical Layer Network Coding Mechanism for Beyond 5G. IEEE Communications Standards Magazine. 5 (2), 100-105

Okyere, B., Musavian, L. and Mumtaz, R., (2021). Performance Analysis of Physical Layer Network Coding in Massive MIMO Systems with M-QAM Modulations. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. 70 (5), 4631-4645

Chughtai, O., Rehmani, MH., Musavian, L., Senouci, S-M., Cherkaoui, S. and Mao, S., (2021). IEEE Access Special Section Editorial: Flying Ad Hoc Networks: Challenges, Potentials, Future Applications, and Way Forward. IEEE Access. 9, 74189-74193

Yilmaz, SS., Ozbek, B., Ilguy, M., Okyere, B., Musavian, L. and Gonzalez, J., (2021). User Selection for NOMA based MIMO with Physical Layer Network Coding in Internet of Things Applications. IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 1-1

Siddiqui, AM., Musavian, L. and Aissa, S., (2021). Time-Switching Energy Harvesting Communications: Harvesting Beneficialness and Performance Evaluation. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 1-1

Umer, A., Hassan, SA., Pervaiz, H., Musavian, L., Ni, Q. and Imran, MA., (2020). Secrecy Spectrum and Energy Efficiency Analysis in Massive MIMO-enabled Multi-Tier Hybrid HetNets. IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking. 4 (1), 246-262

Bello, M., Yu, W., Pischella, M., Chorti, A., Fijalkow, I. and Musavian, L., (2020). Flexible Multiple Access Enabling Low-Latency Communications: Introducing NOMA-R. CoRR. abs/2001.10637

Salem, A., Musavian, L., Jorswieck, E. and Aissa, S., (2020). Secrecy Outage Probability of Energy-Harvesting Cooperative NOMA Transmissions with Relay Selection. IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking. 4 (4), 1130-1148

Mitev, M., Chorti, A., Reed, M. and Musavian, L., (2020). Authenticated secret key generation in delay-constrained wireless systems. EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking. 2020 (1), 122-122

Musavian, L., Muhammad, A. and Aissa, S., (2020). NOMA versus OMA in Finite Blocklength Regime: Link-Layer Rate Performance. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. 69 (12), 16253-16257

Bello, M., Chorti, A., Fijalkow, I., Yu, W. and Musavian, L., (2020). Asymptotic Performance Analysis of NOMA Uplink Networks Under Statistical QoS Delay Constraints. IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Societs. 1, 1691-106

Salem, A., Musavian, L. and Hamdi, KA., (2019). Wireless Power Transfer in Distributed Antenna Systems. IEEE Transactions on Communications. 67 (1), 737-747

Zareei, M., Vargas-Rosales, C., Anisi, MH., Musavian, L., Villalpando-Hernandez, R., Goudarzi, S. and Mohamed, EM., (2019). Enhancing the Performance of Energy Harvesting Sensor Networks for Environmental Monitoring Applications. Energies. 12 (14), 2794-2794

Amjad, M., Musavian, L. and Rehmani, MH., (2019). Effective Capacity in Wireless Networks: A Comprehensive Survey. IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials. 21 (4), 3007-3038

Yu, W., Chorti, A., Musavian, L., Vincent Poor, H. and Ni, Q., (2019). Effective Secrecy Rate for a Downlink NOMA Network. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. 18 (12), 5673-5690

Siddiqui, AM., Musavian, L., Aissa, S. and Ni, Q., (2018). Performance Analysis of Relaying Systems with Fixed and Energy Harvesting Batteries. IEEE Transactions on Communications. 66 (4), 1386-1398

Omar, MS., Hassan, SA., Pervaiz, H., Ni, Q., Musavian, L., Mumtaz, S. and Dobre, OA., (2018). Multiobjective Optimization in 5G Hybrid Networks. IEEE Internet of Things Journal. 5 (3), 1588-1597

Naqvi, SAR., Pervaiz, H., Hassan, SA., Musavian, L., Ni, Q., Imran, MA., Ge, X. and Tafazolli, R., (2018). Energy-Aware Radio Resource Management in D2D-Enabled Multi-Tier HetNets. IEEE Access. 6, 16610-16622

Khakurel, S., Musavian, L., Vu, HV. and Le-Ngoc, T., (2018). QoS-Aware Utility-Based Resource Allocation in Mixed-Traffic Multi-User OFDM Systems. IEEE Access. 6, 21646-21657

Yu, W., Musavian, L. and Ni, Q., (2018). Link-Layer Capacity of NOMA Under Statistical Delay QoS Guarantees. IEEE Transactions on Communications. 66 (10), 4907-4922

Munir, H., Pervaiz, H., Hassan, SA., Musavian, L., Ni, Q., Imran, MA. and Tafazolli, R., (2018). Computationally Intelligent Techniques for Resource Management in MmWave Small Cell Networks. IEEE Wireless Communications. 25 (4), 32-39

Mili, MR. and Musavian, L., (2017). Interference Efficiency: A New Metric to Analyze the Performance of Cognitive Radio Networks. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. 16 (4), 2123-2138

Munir, H., Hassan, SA., Pervaiz, H., Ni, Q. and Musavian, L., (2017). Resource Optimization in Multi-Tier HetNets Exploiting Multi-Slope Path Loss Model. IEEE Access. 5, 8714-8726

Yu, W., Musavian, L. and Ni, Q., (2017). Statistical Delay QoS Driven Energy Efficiency and Effective Capacity Tradeoff for Uplink Multi-User Multi-Carrier Systems. IEEE Transactions on Communications. 65 (8), 1-1

Robat Mili, M., Musavian, L. and Ng, DWK., (2017). Rate-Power-Interference Optimization in Underlay OFDMA CRNs with Imperfect CSI. IEEE Communications Letters. 21 (7), 1657-1660

Yu, W., Musavian, L. and Ni, Q., (2016). Tradeoff Analysis and Joint Optimization of Link-Layer Energy Efficiency and Effective Capacity Toward Green Communications. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. 15 (5), 3339-3353

Robat Mili, M., Musavian, L., Hamdi, KA. and Marvasti, F., (2016). How to Increase Energy Efficiency in Cognitive Radio Networks. IEEE Transactions on Communications. 64 (5), 1829-1843

Musavian, L. and Le-Ngoc, T., (2016). QoS-based power allocation for cognitive radios with AMC and ARQ in Nakagami-mfading channels. Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies. 27 (2), 266-277

Musavian, L. and Ni, Q., (2015). Effective Capacity Maximization With Statistical Delay and Effective Energy Efficiency Requirements. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. 14 (7), 3824-3835

Pervaiz, H., Musavian, L., Qiang Ni and Zhiguo Ding, (2015). Energy and Spectrum Efficient Transmission Techniques Under QoS Constraints Toward Green Heterogeneous Networks. IEEE Access. 3, 1655-1671

Musavian, L. and Le-Ngoc, T., (2014). Energy-Efficient Power Allocation Over Nakagami-m Fading Channels Under Delay-Outage Constraints. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. 13 (8), 4081-4091

Ben Fredj, K., Aïssa, S. and Musavian, L., (2013). Ergodic and outage capacities of relaying channels in spectrum‐sharing constrained systems. IET Communications. 7 (2), 98-109

Helmy, A., Musavian, L. and Le-Ngoc, T., (2013). Energy-Efficient Power Adaptation over a Frequency-Selective Fading Channel with Delay and Power Constraints. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. 12 (9), 4529-4541

Musavian, L., Aissa, S. and Lambotharan, S., (2011). Adaptive Modulation in Spectrum-Sharing Channels Under Delay Quality-of-Service Constraints. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. 60 (3), 901-911

Musavian, L., Aissa, S. and Lambotharan, S., (2010). Effective capacity for interference and delay constrained cognitive radio relay channels. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. 9 (5), 1698-1707

Cumanan, K., Krishna, R., Musavian, L. and Lambotharan, S., (2010). Joint Beamforming and User Maximization Techniques for Cognitive Radio Networks Based on Branch and Bound Method. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. 9 (10), 3082-3092

Musavian, L. and Aissa, S., (2010). Effective capacity of delay-constrained cognitive radio in Nakagami fading channels. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. 9 (3), 1054-1062

Cumanan, K., Musavian, L., Lambotharan, S. and Gershman, AB., (2010). SINR Balancing Technique for Downlink Beamforming in Cognitive Radio Networks. IEEE Signal Processing Letters. 17 (2), 133-136

Musavian, L. and Aissa, S., (2009). Capacity and power allocation for spectrum-sharing communications in fading channels. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. 8 (1), 148-156

Musavian, L. and Aissa, S., (2009). Fundamental capacity limits of cognitive radio in fading environments with imperfect channel information. IEEE Transactions on Communications. 57 (11), 3472-3480

Musavian, L. and Aissa, S., (2008). On the achievable sum-rate of correlated mimo multiple access channel with imperfect channel estimation. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. 7 (7), 2549-2559

Musavian, L. and Aïssa, S., (2008). Outage-constrained capacity of spectrum-sharing channels in fading environments. IET Communications. 2 (6), 724-724

Musavian, L. and Aïssa, S., (2007). Distributed Space-Time Block Coded Transmission with Imperfect Channel Estimation: Achievable Rate and Power Allocation. EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing. 2008 (1)

Musavian, L. and Nakhai, MR., (2007). On the capacity of orthogonalised correlated MIMO channels under different adaptive transmission techniques. IET Communications. 1 (3), 464-464

Musavian, L., Nakhai, MR., Dohler, M. and Aghvami, AH., (2007). Effect of Channel Uncertainty on the Mutual Information of MIMO Fading Channels. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. 56 (5), 2798-2806

Musavian, L., Dohler, M., Nakhai, MR. and Aghvami, AH., (2004). Closed-Form Capacity Expressions of Orthogonalized Correlated MIMO Channels. IEEE Communications Letters. 8 (6), 365-367

Conferences (54)

Ari, N., Thomos, N. and Musavian, L., (2021). Active Eavesdropping in Short Packet Communication: Average Secrecy Throughput Analysis

Islam, A., Musavian, L. and Thomos, N., (2020). Performance Analysis of Vehicular Optical Camera Communications: Roadmap to uRLLC

Jia, H. and Musavian, L., (2020). Performance Analysis for NOMA with M-QAM Modulation

Okyere, B., Musavian, L., Mumtaz, R. and Gonzalez, J., (2020). The Resilience of MIMO Based Physical Layer Network Coding to Jamming Attack

Bello, M., Yu, W., Chorti, A. and Musavian, L., (2020). Performance Analysis of NOMA Uplink Networks under Statistical QoS Delay Constraints.

Bello, M., Yu, W., Chorti, A. and Musavian, L., (2020). Performance Analysis of NOMA Uplink Networks under Statistical QoS Delay Constraints

Ari, N., Thomos, N. and Musavian, L., (2020). Average Secrecy Throughput Analysis with Multiple Eavesdroppers in the Finite Blocklength

Amjad, M., Musavian, L. and Aissa, S., (2020). Link-Layer Rate of NOMA with Finite Blocklength for Low-Latency Communications

Siddiqui, AM., Musavian, L., Aissa, S. and Ni, Q., (2019). Weighted Tradeoff Between Spectral Efficiency and Energy Efficiency in Energy Harvesting Systems

Kashif, M., Ullah, Z., Iqbal, M., Musavian, L., Sarwar, S., Wang, X., Mumtaz, S., Ul-Qayyum, Z. and Safyan, HM., (2019). Multiuser Detection Using Hybrid ARQ with Incremental Redundancy in Overloaded MIMO Systems (Workshop Paper)

Okyere, B., Musavian, L. and Mumtaz, R., (2019). Multi-User Massive MIMO and Physical Layer Network Coding

Umer, A., Hassan, SA., Pervaiz, H., Ni, Q., Musavian, L. and Ahmed, SH., (2018). Secrecy Outage Analysis for Massive MIMO-Enabled Multi-Tier 5G Hybrid HetNets

Salem, A. and Musavian, L., (2018). Adaptive Transmission Policy for Energy Harvesting Relaying systems

Salem, A. and Musavian, L., (2018). Secrecy Capacity for Multi-Antenna Wireless-Powered AF Relaying Systems

Salern, A. and Musavian, L., (2018). Rate Splitting in Multi - Pair Energy Harvesting Relaying systems

Yu, W., Musavian, L., Quddus, AU., Ni, Q. and Xiao, P., (2018). Low Latency Driven Effective Capacity Analysis for Non-Orthogonal and Orthogonal Spectrum Access

Amjad, M. and Musavian, L., (2018). Performance Analysis of NOMA for Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Communications

Munir, H., Hassan, SA., Pervaiz, H., Ni, Q. and Musavian, L., (2017). Energy efficient resource allocation in 5G hybrid heterogeneous networks: A game theoretic approach

Munir, H., Hassan, SA., Pervaiz, H., Ni, Q. and Musavian, L., (2017). User association in 5G heterogeneous networks exploiting multi-slope path loss model

Umer, A., Hassan, S., Pervaiz, H., Ni, Q. and Musavian, L., (2017). Coverage and Rate Analysis for Massive MIMO enabled Heterogeneous Networks with Millimeter wave Small Cells

Mili, MR. and Musavian, L., (2017). Interference efficiency: A new concept to analyze the performance of cognitive radio networks

Bhatti, OW., Suhail, H., Akbar, U., Hassan, SA., Pervaiz, H., Musavian, L. and Ni, Q., (2017). Performance analysis of decoupled cell association in multi-tier hybrid networks using real blockage environments

Naqvi, SAR., Hassan, SA., Pervaiz, H., Ni, Q. and Musavian, L., (2016). Self-Adaptive Power Control Mechanism in D2D Enabled Hybrid Cellular Network with mmWave Small Cells: An Optimization Approach

Yu, W., Musavian, L. and Ni, Q., (2015). Weighted tradeoff between effective capacity and energy efficiency

Yu, W., Musavian, L. and Ni, Q., (2015). Multi-carrier link-layer energy efficiency and effective capacity tradeoff

Siddiqui, AM., Musavian, L. and Ni, Q., (2015). Energy efficiency optimization with energy harvesting using harvest-use approach

Pervaiz, H., Musavian, L. and Ni, Q., (2015). Energy and spectrum efficiency trade-off for Green Small Cell Networks

Pervaiz, H., Musavian, L. and Ni, Q., (2015). Area energy and area spectrum efficiency trade-off in 5G heterogeneous networks

Pervaiz, H., Song, Z., Musavian, L., Ni, Q. and Ge, X., (2015). Throughput and backhaul energy efficiency analysis in two-tier HetNets: A multiobjective approach

Musavian, L. and Ni, Q., (2014). Delay-QoS-driven spectrum and energy efficiency tradeoff

Khakurel, S., Le-Ngoc, T. and Musavian, L., (2013). QoS-driven energy-efficient power adaptation in a multi-channel fading communication link

Khakurel, S., Musavian, L. and Le-Ngoc, T., (2013). Trade-Off between Spectral and Energy Efficiencies in a Fading Communication Link

Pervaiz, H., Musavian, L. and Qiang Ni, (2013). Joint user association and energy-efficient resource allocation with minimum-rate constraints in two-tier HetNets

Helmy, A., Musavian, L. and Le-Ngoc, T., (2013). Energy-efficient power allocation for multicarrier systems with delay-outage probability constraints

Musavian, L. and Le-Ngoc, T., (2012). Cross-layer design for cognitive radios with joint AMC and ARQ under delay QoS constraint

Khakurel, S., Musavian, L. and Le-Ngoc, T., (2012). Energy-efficient resource and power allocation for uplink multi-user OFDM systems

Musavian, L. and Tho Le-Ngoc, (2012). Energy-efficient power allocation for delay-constrained systems

Fredj, KB., Musavian, L. and Aissa, S., (2010). Closed-Form expressions for the capacity of spectrum-sharing constrained relaying systems

Musavian, L. and Aissa, S., (2009). Cross-Layer Analysis of Cognitive Radio Relay Networks under Quality of Service Constraints

Musavian, L. and Aissa, S., (2009). Adaptive Modulation in Spectrum-Sharing Systems with Delay Constraints

Musavian, L. and Lambotharan, S., (2009). Power allocation under service-outage constraints for spectrum-sharing cognitive radio networks

Rahulamathavan, Y., Cumanan, K., Musavian, L. and Lambotharan, S., (2009). Optimal subcarrier and bit allocation techniques for cognitive radio networks using integer linear programming

Musavian, L. and Aissa, S., (2008). Capacity of Spectrum-Sharing Channels with Minimum-Rate Requirements

Musavian, L. and Aissa, S., (2008). Quality-of-Service Based Power Allocation in Spectrum-Sharing Channels

Musavian, L. and Aissa, S., (2007). Performance Analysis of Distributed Space-Time Coded Transmission with Channel Estimation Error

Musavian, L. and Aissa, S., (2007). Fundamental Capacity Limits of Spectrum-Sharing Channels with Imperfect Feedback

Musavian, L. and Aissa, S., (2007). On the Achievable Sum-Rate of MIMO MAC with Channel Uncertainty and Delayed Feedback

Musavian, L. and Aissa, S., (2007). Ergodic and Outage Capacities of Spectrum-Sharing Systems in Fading Channels

Musavian, L., Aissa, S. and IEEE, (2007). Performance analysis of distributed space-time coded transmission with channel estimation error

Musavian, L., Nakhai, MR. and Aghvami, AH., (2006). Capacity of space time block codes with adaptive transmission in correlated Rayleigh fading channels

Musavian, L., Nakhai, MR., Dohler, M. and Aissa, S., (2006). WLC01-3: Effect of Channel Uncertainty on MIMO Systems with Covariance Information at the Transmitter

Musavian, L., Nakhai, M., Dohler, M. and Aissa, S., (2006). Effect of Channel Uncertainty on the Mutual Information of MIMO Multiple Access Channels

Musavian, L., Nakhai, MR., Dohler, M., Aissa, S. and IEEE, (2006). Effect of Channel Uncertainty on the Mutual Information of MIMO Multiple Access Channels

Musavian, L., Dohler, M., Nakhai, MR. and Aghvami, AH., (2005). Transmitter design in partially coherent multiple antenna systems

Reports and Papers (2)

Bello, M., Chorti, A., Fijalkow, I., Yu, W. and Musavian, L., (2020). Asymptotic Performance Analysis of NOMA Uplink Networks Under Statistical QoS Delay Constraints

Islam, A., Musavian, L. and Thomos, N., (2019). Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Vehicular Communication using Optical Camera Communications

Grants and funding

2020

SEA KIT

Innovate UK (formerly Technology Strategy Board)

2019

Cloudfm KTP Application twin-associate

Cloudfm

Cloudfm KTP Application twin-associate

Cloudfm

2016

(TangO) Towards delay, energy And spectrum-efficient Next Generation wireless netwOrks

Engineering & Physical Sciences Res.Council

Contact

leila.musavian@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 876033

Location:

1NW.4.16, Colchester Campus