A/Prof. Mehran Abolhasan completed his B.E in Computer Engineering and PhD in Telecommunications on 1999 and 2003 respectively at the University of Wollongong. From July 2003, he joined the Smart Internet Technology CRC and Office of Information and Communication Technology within the Department of Commerce in NSW, where he proposed a major status report outlining strategies and new projects to improve the communications infrastructure between the NSW Emergency Services Organisations. In July 2004, he joined the Desert knowledge CRC and Telecommunication and IT Research Institute to work on a joint project called the Sparse Ad hoc network for Deserts project (Also known as the SAND project). During 2004 to 2007. A/Prof. Abolhasan led a team of researchers at TITR to develop prototype networking devices for rural and remote communication scenarios. Furthermore, he led the deployment of a number of test-beds and field studies in that period. In 2008, A/Prof. Abolhasan accepted the position of Director of Emerging Networks and Applications Lab (ENAL) at the ICTR institute. During his time as the Director of ENAL, A/Prof. Abolhasan won a number of major research project grants including ARC DP and a number of CRC and other government and industry-based grants. He also worked closely with the Director of ICTR in developing future research directions in the area wireless communications. In March 2010, A/Prof. Abolhasan accepted the position of Senior Lecturer at the School of Computing and Communications within the faculty of Engineering and IT (FEIT) at the University of Technology Sydney , where he is now an Associate Professor. In March 2014, A/Prof. Abolhasan accepted the position of Director of Research Programs and Responsible Academic Officer for FEIT. In 2016 he has been appointed as the Deputy Head of School for Research. He is also the Director of the Software Defined Network Lab at UTS.
A/Prof. Abolhasan has authored over 170 international publications and has won over six million dollars in research funding. His Current research Interests are include: Software Defined Networking, IoT, Tactile Internet, Wireless Body Area Networks, Applications of ML/AI in Wireless Networking, 5G Networks and Beyond, and Wireless Sensor and Mesh networks. He is currently a Senior Member of IEEE
A/Prof. Mehran Abolhasan B.E Computer, PhD, SMIEEE Associate Professor – School of Computing and Communications Director of Research Programs – Faculty of Engineering and IT University of Technology Sydney
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