Dr Muddesar Iqbal

Muddesar Iqbar, LSBU

Senior Lecturer, Mobile Computing

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    Engineering / Computer Science and Informatics

Dr Iqbal is Senior Lecturer in Mobile Computing in the Division of Computer Science and Informatics, School of  Engineering. He is an established researcher and expert in the fields of: mobile cloud computing and open-based networking for applications in disaster management and healthcare; community networks; and smart cities.

Dr Iqbal won an EPSRC Doctoral Training Award in 2007 and completed his PhD from Kingston University in 2010 with a dissertation titled “Design, development, and implementation of a high-performance wireless mesh network for application in emergency and disaster recovery”. He has been a principal investigator, co-investigator, project manager, coordinator and focal person of more than 10 internationally teamed research and development, capacity building and training projects, with total funding of approximately over a million pounds from different international organisations.

His research interests include 5G networking technologies, multimedia cloud computing, mobile edge computing, fog computing,Internet of Things, software-defined networking, network function virtualisation, quality of experience, and cloud infrastructures and services. He has contributed to 35 research publications  (including 24 journals, 11 conference proceedings, and 2 book chapters). His research has received 99 citations by researchers (Google Scholar, 24 August 2016).

Dr Iqbal has more than 10 years of professional experience of working both with industry and academia in the UK, and more than 5 years in South East Asia and the EU. He also co-founded a start-up called SwanMesh Networks Ltd in the UK to commercialise his PhD project, which has been successfully operating for the last six years. He has also won the tutoring Prize Winner Award twice from Association of Business Executives UK, and has recently co-invented a cloud-based interoperable multi-protocol communication system and method (for which a patent is filed in China).

Most recent publications

Shahzadi, S and Iqbal, M and Dagiuklas, T and Qayyum, Z Multi-Access Edge Computing: Open issues, Challenges and Future Perspective. Journal of Cloud Computing : Advances, Systems and Applications,

Shahzadi, S and Iqbal, M and Dagiuklas, A Edu-Cloud: On-the-fly Employability Skills as a Service. Computer Applications in Engineering Education,

Wang, X and Iqbal, M Communication device and method for achieving multi-protocol interoperability.

Iqbal, M and Dagiuklas, A Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): A Comparative Performance Analysis of Open-Source Cloud Platforms. In: The International Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling Analysis and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD), 19 June 2017 - 21 May 2017, Lund, Sweden..

Hussain, S and Iqbal, M and Saeed, A and Raza, I and Raza, H and Ali, A and Bashir, A and Baig, A An Efficient Channel Access Scheme for Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks. Mobile Information Systems, 2. 1473-1477.

Taleb, T and Dutta, S and Ksentini, A and Iqbal, M and Flinck, H Mobile Edge Computing Potential in Making Cities Smarter. IEEE Communications Magazine, 55. DOI 10.1109/MCOM.2017.1600249CM

Taleb, T and Dutta, S and Ksentini, A and Iqbal, M and Flinck, H Mobile Edge Computing Potential in Making Cities Smarter. IEEE Communications Magazine, 55. 38-43. DOI 10.1109/MCOM.2017.1600249CM

Wang, X and Iqbal, M Multiprotocol interoperation communication device and method (Patent Application CN 105704125 A).

More publications at LSBU Research Open

Dr Iqbal is a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. In September 2008, he acquired the Status of Foreign Expert from the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, People’s Republic of China.

He is also serving as a Member Board of Governor for United Nation’s Independent Monitoring Association for Child Labour (IMAC), which was set up by the International Labour Organisation’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) from the Sailkot’s soccer ball industry in Pakistan.

Dr Iqbal is also a British Council’s Active Citizen for the implementation of British Council Social Action Projects under Youth, Education and Society.

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