Hamdan Awan

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Hamdan Awan

Post Doctoral Research Fellow
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Personal Summary

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2728-9265

Hamdan Awan is an experienced Researcher with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computer Science And Engineering from University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia. Hamdan has a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry including 3 Years Post doctoral research work and industrial experience with skills in Molecular communication, computer networks, Internet of Nano things, Probability and Stochastic processes.  

Hamdan is currently working as a Post Doctoral Research fellow at TSSG- WIT, Ireland where his work is focused on FET-open H2020 Gladiator project. Previously he has worked in a joint position as a visiting scientist with Vivent Sarl in Switzerland and Post Doctoral Research fellow at York University, Canada where his work was focused on the Radio bio project funded by the DARPA, USA. Prior to this he worked as a Post Doctoral researcher at UNSW, Sydney from August 2017- November 2017. Hamdan is also doing collaborative research with research labs at University of Toronto, Canada, University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia and Politecnico Di Milano, Italy.

Hamdan has research/ teaching experience of more than 6 years and has published more than 20 research papers in high ranking IEEE Transactions and conferences including the Best Paper Award at IEEE/ACM Nanocom 2018. He also has a number of journal/conference papers currently under review.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computer Science And Engineering from University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia- August 2017

Fellowships, Awards and Academic Honors

  • Post-Doc Research Funding valued at 100,000 CAD for 2 years at York University, Canada.
  • Grant from a US based DARPA Project Radio-Bio with Vivent Sarl.
  • Post-Doc Writing Fellowship (5 % acceptance rate) – 3 Months valued 13000 AUD, University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia.
  • Awarded Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship for PhD by University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia, 27000 AUD per annum (Feb 2014-Aug 2017).
  • Awarded Conference Travel Funds by University of New South Wales Sydney, School of Computer Science and Engineering Australia (2014-2017), 9300 AUD.
  • Awarded Conference Travel Funds by different organizations such as Australian School of Information Theory and Australian Nanotechnology Network 2015-2016 -1000 AUD.
  • Best Paper Award “Using spatial partitioning to reduce receiver signal variance in diffusion-based molecular communication.” Presented at IEEE/ACM Nanocom conference, Sept 2018.
  • 2nd Best Entrepreneurial Group Pitch at the ANN Nanotechnology Entrepreneurship Workshop for Early Career Researchers June 2015.
Publications

JOURNAL PAPERS:

2020, MU Riaz, Hamdan Awan, CT Chou “Using spatial partitioning to reduce the bit error rate of diffusion-based molecular communications” IEEE Transactions on Communications– Jan 2020.

2019 H. Awan, R.S. Adve, N. Wallbridge, C. Plummer, and A. Eckford, “Communication in Plants: Comparison of Multiple Action Potential and Mechanosensitive Signals with Experiments” Published in IEEE Transactions on Nano Bioscience, November 2019.

2019 H. Awan, R.S. Adve, N. Wallbridge, C. Plummer, and A. Eckford, “Information Theoretic Based Comparative Analysis Of Different Communication Signals In Plants” Published in IEEE Access, Aug 2019.

2019 H. Awan and C. T. Chou, “Molecular communication networks with generalized transmitters and receiver circuits” Published in IEEE Transactions on Nano Bioscience , Jan 2019.

2018 H. Awan, R.S. Adve, N. Wallbridge, C. Plummer, and A. Eckford, “Communication and Information Theory of Single Action Potential Signals in Plants.” Published in IEEE Transactions on Nano Bioscience, Nov 2018.

2017 H. Awan and C. T. Chou, “Generalized Solution for the Demodulation of Reaction Shift Keying Signals in Molecular Communication.” Published in IEEE Transactions on Communications, Feb. 2017.

2017 H. Awan and C. T. Chou, Improving the capacity of molecular communication using enzymatic cyclic reactions.” Published in IEEE Transactions on Nano Bioscience , Dec 2017.

 

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS:

 

H. Awan, R.S. Adve, N. Wallbridge, C. Plummer, and A. Eckford “Characterizing communica- tion properties of Mechanosensitive Signals” Published in 2019 IEEE Global communication Conference-Globecom December 2019.

2019 M. Usman, H. Awan, C.T.Chou, “ Using spatial partitioning to improve capacity in molecular communication systems ” Published in IEEE/ACM Nanocom Conference, Sept 2019.

2019 H. Awan, R.S. Adve, N. Wallbridge, C. Plummer, and A. Eckford “Impact of Multiple Action Potentials on Communication Properties of Plants” Published in IEEE International Conference on Communications ICC, May 2019.

2019 H. Awan, R.S. Adve, N. Wallbridge, C. Plummer, and A. Eckford “Impact of Population on the Mutual Information of Action Potential Driven Communication in Plants” Published in IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference WCNC, April 2019.

2018 H. Awan, R.S. Adve, N. Wallbridge, C. Plummer, and A. Eckford “Characterizing Information Propagation in Plants” in IEEE Global communication Conference-Globecom December 2018.

2018 M. Usman, H. Awan, C. T. Chou, “Using spatial partitioning to reduce receiver signal variance in diffusion-based molecular communication.” In Proceedings IEEE/ACM Nanocom International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication NANOCOM Sept 2018.

2018 H. Awan and A. Eckford “Impact of Choices of Measurement in RSK based Molecular Communication System”. In Proceedings IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, July 2018.

2017 H. Awan, C. T. Chou, “Molecular Circuit-based Transmitters and Receivers for Molecular Commu- nication Networks.” Published in Proceedings of 18th IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), July 2017.

2016 H. Awan and C. T. Chou, “Demodulation of Reaction Shift Keying Signals in Molecular Communi- cation Network with Protein Kinase Receiver Circuit.” Published in Proceedings of IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference WCNC Doha, Qatar, April 2016.

2016 H. Awan and C. T. Chou, “Reducing the Effect of Reaction Rate Constants on the Performance of Molecular Communication Networks.” Published in Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication NANOCOM, September 2016.

2016 H. Awan “Effect of Retroactivity on the Performance of Molecular Communication Networks.” Published in Proceedings of IEEE Australian Communications Theory Workshop AUSCTW, January 2016.

H. Awan, C. T. Chou, “Impact of receiver molecular circuits on the performance of reaction shift keying.” Published in Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication, NANOCOM, September 2015.

Abstracts/Posters/Seminar Presentations

2019 M. Usman, H. Awan and C.T. Chou, “Maximum a-posteriori demodulation for molecular com- munication with spatially partitioned receivers” at IEEE Australian Communications Theory Workshop AUSCTW, Canberra, Australia, Feb 2019.

2018 H. Awan, Invited Seminar Presentation “Internet of Bio-Nano things,” at University of Toronto– Feb. 2018.

2018 H. Awan, Invited Seminar Presentation “Information theory aspects of biological com- munications,” at Politecnico Di Milano, Italy June 2018.

2017 H. Awan, “Demodulation of Reaction Shift Keying Signals in Molecular Communication with Com- plex Receiver Circuits,” at IEEE Australian Communications Theory Workshop AUSCTW, Canberra, Australia, Jan. 2017.

2016 H. Awan, “Nano-Scale Communication Networks with Molecular Circuit Based Transmitter and Receivers,” at International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Feb. 2016.

2016 H. Awan, Invited Seminar Presentation “Engineering Molecular Communication,” at Australian National University– College of Engineering and Computer Science, Feb. 2016.

2015 H. Awan, “Impact of the Number of Receptors on Performance of Molecular Communication Networks,” at Australian Nano-Technology Network (ANN) ECR Workshop, June 2015.

2014 H. Awan, “Molecular Communication for Networks of Nanomachines,” at Australian Nano- Technology Network (ANN) Early Carrier Researchers Workshop, July 2014.

Academic Supervision
  1. Co-Supervision of PhD Student M. Usman Riaz – Aug 2017- present at University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia in Field of Molecular Communication. 2 Joint Conference paper published and 1 Journal Paper submitted.
  2. Supervision/Mentoring of Graduate Student Kareem Zeid – June 2018- present at York University Canada in Field of Internet of nanobio things. 1 Joint Journal Paper submitted.

Awards

Awarded travel fellowship to attend biotic workshop in Washington DC USA. – https://bioticc.org/attendees-