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Esmailpour, Amir (full)
Amir
Esmailpour
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Tagliatela College of Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science
203-479-4258
BCKM248
Buckman Hall
Biography

    Announcements

    There are two open Graduate Assistantship (GA) positions in the UNH Wireless Research Group (WRG) starting in September 2013.  These assistantships are competitive and are only available for talented and qualified students who are interested in wireless research and who would like to pursue their research in Electrical and Computer Engineering, or Computer Science.  To qualify for these GA positions, applicants must have a high undergraduate cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) with experience in the development of C/C++ and in one of the simulation software: Matlab, MultiSim, OPNET, or NS2.  International applicants must also meet the University’s English language requirement to qualify for these GA positions.  For more information, please contact Dr. Esmailpour at aesmailpour@newhaven.edu

    UNHwRG - Wireless Research Group

    Biography

    Dr. Amir Esmailpour is an assistant professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science (ECECS) at the University of New Haven (UNH), where he teaches computer and networking courses, while conducting research on the 4th Generation (4G) of wireless networks such as Long Term Evolution (LTE) and Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX).

    Before coming to the UNH, Dr. Esmailpour was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Toronto, Canada. He received his PhD from the faculty of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Guelph, Canada, and his Master's and Bachelor's degrees from Ryerson University, Toronto, and University of Ottawa, Ottawa, respectively, both located in Canada.  Dr. Esmailpour has several years of experience in research and teaching at universities across Canada and the U.S. Prior to returning to academic work, he also had several years of experience in industry, working for companies such as Nortel Networks and Daimler Chrysler.

    Dr. Esmailpour has published several papers in reputable publications such as IEEE journals, magazines, and conferences. He has also reviewed more than 100 papers in the same journals and conferences. He has received several Canadian national, provincial and industrial awards and scholarships during his academic and professional careers, such as a grant from Canada's prestigious NSERC. In addition to his university education, he also holds several industrial certifications such as Microsoft Corporation, Cisco Systems, and Nortel Networks certifications.

    Dr. Esmailpour's research interests include various areas of networking and wireless communication, such as next generation of wireless networks, LTE, WiMAX radio resource management, quality of service, and routing. He also has strong industrial affiliations with companies such as Ericsson, Cisco, and RIM.

Academic & Teaching

    Education

    Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,  University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    PhD, Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Guelph, Canada
    Master of Applied Science, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Networks, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
    Bachelor of Science with Honors, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    Diploma in Network Security, Willis College of Business & Technology, Ottawa, Canada
    Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) for Windows Network Operating System
    Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA), CCIE candidate
    Nortel Certified for Synchronize Optical Networks Administrator (SONET)

      Teaching

      Dr. Esmailpour teaches the following courses. The first list is his specialization in the past few years and frequently taught. The next two lists are other computer science and mathematics courses of interests.

      Specialized and Recently Taught Courses

      1. Advanced Wireless Communications and Networking
      2. Wireless Communications and Networking
      3. Fundamentals of Networking (OSI and TCP/IP layers)
      4. Advanced Networking I (Layer 2 Switching Technologies)
      5. Advanced Networking II (Layer 3 Routing Technologies)
      6. C/C++ Programming Language
      7. Wired and Wireless Network Security
      8. Servers (Mail, Web, File, Security, AAA, Proxy, Active Directory) using different platforms (Microsoft Windows 2000-2008 and Linux Servers)
      9. Cisco Routing and Switching
      10. Linux Administration  
      11. Fiber Optics and SONET technology
      12. Fundamentals of Computer Hardware and Software

      Other Computer Science Courses

      1. Introduction to Computer Science and Computer Organizations
      2. Computer Programming Language (C/C++/Java)
      3. Data structures
      4. Introduction to Software Engineering
      5. Computer Architecture
      6. Operating Systems
      7. Computer Simulation and Modeling
      8. Databases and Database Management System
      9. Logic Design of Digital Systems
      10. Introduction to Algorithms and Complexity
      11. Introduction to Human Computer Interactions

      Mathematics Courses

      1. Calculus
      2. Algebra
      3. Differential Equations
      4. Mathematic Logics
      5. Discrete Mathematics
      6. Probability and statistics
      Research & Publications

        Research Areas

        Dr. Amir Esmailpour’s research includes different areas of wired and wireless networking, with special focus on TCP/IP stacks, IP networking, Routing, Switching, Radio Resource Management, Quality of Service Provisioning, and Performance Evaluation of Communication Networks, Protocols and Algorithms. Dr. Esmailpour has a special interest in wireless networks such as Wireless LAN (the IEEE 802.11), WiMAX (the IEEE 802.16), Long Term Evolution (LTE), and working towards fourth generation (4G) of wireless mobile networks. These works are performed on several layers of TCP/IP stack such as Transport, Network, MAC, and cross-layer design.  His current research areas include:

        • 3GPP Long Term Evolution
        • WiMAX Networks
        • Wireless Mesh Networks
        • Mobile Ad-hoc Networks
        • Wireless Sensor Networks
        • IP Networking, TCP/IP protocols
        • Heterogeneous Wireless Data Networks
        • Mobile, Multi-hop, and Multi-path Wireless Networks
        • All-IP 4th Generation (4G) of Wireless Networks
        • Routing Protocols for 4G wireless technologies
        • Radio Resource Management and Quality of Service for 4G wireless technologies
        • Wireless Networks System Integration, such as combining  WLAN, WiMAX, or Ad-hoc networks with Cellular network

         

        Research Background

        Radio Resource Management (RRM) and Quality of Service (QoS) support play crucial roles in the next generation (4th Generation or 4G) of wireless communication and wireless networks.  Contending technologies in 4G such as LTE and WiMAX have a wide range of practical applications, which has generated a great deal of interest in Industry. In academia they have stimulated an active area of research with numerous challenging problems to solve. Both the IEEE and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) have allocated groups on standardizing technologies and protocols for 4G. 

         

        Motivation

        RRM and QoS support for the 4G technologies, including Packet Scheduling (PS), Bandwidth Allocation (BA) and Call Admission Control (CAC) are the focus of many research groups. I have surveyed and gathered information on numerous PS, BA and CAC schemes, and analyzed design of proposed schemes and their performances. Most researchers focus on traditional RRM schemes by modifying and combining them to work more efficiently. Those schemes often manage to improve performance of the networks by increasing QoS parameters such as throughput or decreasing delay. However, new wireless and multimedia application users have more complicated demands such as QoS differentiation, prioritization, and fairness. We need to create parameters to be able to measure QoS differentiation and perform comparison analysis between QoS differentiation of various real time and non-real time applications. These studies have led us to the idea that new RRM schemes are required to dynamically change resource allocation based on the new set of QoS demands.

         

        Research Tools

        Most of my research is verified and tested using simulation software such as C/C++ programming environment, Network Simulator-version 2 (NS-2), OPNET network simulator, J-SIM, and Java-Simulator. Depending on the availability of funding, we could extend the results by creating test-bed environment using real equipment, such as wireless Base Station, Access Points, Routers, and Switches to investigate the results.

        Publications

        Journal Papers:

        1. 1. N. Nasser, A. Esmailpour, R. Miller, "Optimized Bandwidth Allocation in Broadband Wireless Access Networks". Submitted to Wiley Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing. 2013
        2. 2. A. Esmailpour, P. A. Kohan, and E. Doulatyari, "Quality of Service Scheme for an Integrated WiFi-WiMAX Network". Submitted to the ACTA Press International Journal of Communications, SI - 2013.
        3. 3. A. Esmailpour, V. Knezevic, M. Gracias, and G. Kokabian, “Interoperability among wireless broadband networks,” Published in The International Journal of Wireless Networking and Communications”, 4(3) 2012
        4. 4. A. Esmailpour, N. Nasser, “A Framework for the Quality of Service Support in WiMAX Networks”. Published in The IEEE Transaction on Vehicular Technologies, 60(1): 2690-2700 (2011)
        5. 5. A. Esmailpour, N. Nasser, “Efficient Routing System for Wireless Mesh Networks using an ad-hoc Alternative Path.”  The Wiley International Journal of Communication Systems (IJCS - 2011).
        6. 6. A. Esmailpour, N. Nasser, T. Taleb. “Topological based Architecture for Wireless Mesh Networks.”  The IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine, 18(1): 74-81 (2010)
        7. 7. A. Esmailpour, N. Nasser, “A Backup Routing Scheme for Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks.” The International Journal on Information and Communication Technology, September 2009. 3(1): 101-113

         

        Conference Papers:

        1. 1. A. Esmailpour, S. Salehi, and N. Safavi. “Quality of Service Differentiation Measurements in 4G Networks”, Proceedings of the Wireless Telecommunications Symposium (WTS-2013), 17-19 April 2013. Pages 1 – 5. Phoenix, AZ, USA, 2013
        2. 2. A. Esmailpour, M. Alfaraj, J. Alfaraj, and G. Kokabian. "Energy Conservation for Wireless Sensor Networks Using Solar Rechargeable Power Source". The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE2013), 10 pages, March 2013
        3. 3. M. Solanki, S. Salehi, and A. Esmailpour. " LTE Security: Encryption Algorithm Enhancements". The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE2013), 9 pages, March  2013.
        4. 4. J. K. R. Burugulla, A. Deep, N. Safavi, and A. Esmailpour. "Overview of WiMAX Technology Security and Quality of Service Issues". The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE2013), March 2013.[Student Poster Presentation] 
        5. 5. S. Gurjar, J. K. R. Burugulla, K. P. Tummalapalli, and A. Esmailpour." Advances in the 5th Generation (5G) of Wireless Network Technologies". The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE2013), March 2013. .[Student Poster Presentation] 
        6. 6. A. Esmailpour. "Quality of Service Support in Unified 4G Networks". The eight International conference on IT Innovation 2012, Al Ain, UAE. IIT'12
        7. 7. E. Doulatyari, P. A. Kohan, and A. Esmailpour. "Quality of Service Support for a WiFi-WiMAX Network in a Test-bed Environment". The eight International conference on IT Innovation 2012, Al Ain, UAE. IIT'12
        8. 8. A. Esmailpour, "Tutorial on The Evolution of the 4th Generation of Wireless Network Technologies," The eight International conference on IT Innovation 2012, Al Ain, UAE. IIT'12
        9. 9. S. Patel, J. Rajput, A. Para, N. Safavi, and A. Esmailpour. "A Comparative Study between the 4G Wireless Technologies Capabilities in terms of QoS and Security measures". The American Society for Engineering Education Conference, ASEE-2012 [Student Poster Presentation] 
        10. 10. N. Safavi , A. Para and A. Esmailpour. "A Quality of Service Scheme for LTE Networks". The American Society for Engineering Education Conference, ASEE-2012 
        11. 11. N. Nasser, R. Miller, A. Esmailpour. “Optimal Utility-Based Bandwidth Allocation in WiMAX Networks,” The International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2011) pp: 540-545.
        12. 12. M. Gracias, V. Knezevic, and A. Esmailpour, “Interoperability between WiMAX and WiFi in a Testbed Environment,” The 24th IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE 2011).pp 1144-1149
        13. 13. A. Esmailpour, N. Nasser, “A Novel Scheme for Packet Scheduling and Bandwidth Allocation in WiMAX Networks.” The IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC  2011). Pp1-5
        14. 14. A. Esmailpour, N. Nasser. “Quantifying Quality of Service Differentiation for WiMAX Networks.”  International Conference on Multimedia Computing and Information Technology (MCIT-2010). pp. 121 - 124 
        15. 15. A. Esmailpour, N. Nasser, “Packet Scheduling Scheme with Quality of Service Support for Mobile WiMAX Networks.” The 34th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN 2009), Zürich, Switzerland, Oct 2009. pp 1040-1045
        16. 16. A. Esmailpour, N. Nasser, and Bahram Z. Azami, “A Cross-Layer Design Solution for Performance Improvement of Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks,” Proceedings of Int. Conference on Electrical and Electronic Engineering (ICEE), Tehran, Iran, May 2008. Pp 145-151
        17. 17. A. Esmailpour, M. Jaseemuddin, N. Nasser, and O. Bazan. “Ad-hoc Path: an Alternative to Backbone for Wireless Mesh Networks.” Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Glasgow, U.K., June 2007. Pp: 3752-3757
        18. 18. A. Esmailpour, N. Nasser. “Throughput Improvement for Wireless Mobile Ad-hoc Networks.” Proceedings of Int. Conference on Electrical and Electronic Engineering (ICEE), Tehran, Iran, summer 2007. Pp. 97-101.
        19. 19. J. Wu, M. Jaseemuddin, and A. Esmailpour. “Integrating UMTS and Ad Hoc Networks.” Proceedings of IEEE Int. Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications  (WiMob 2006), Montreal, Canada, August, 2006. Pp. 196 - 204
        20. 20. M. Jaseemuddin, A. Esmailpour, A. Alwan, and O. Bazan. “Integrated Routing System for Wireless Mesh Networks.” Proceedings of IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), Ottawa, May 2006. 1003 - 1007

         

         

        Industrial Research Papers:

        1. 1. Amir Esmailpour, “IP Traffic Patterns, Characterization, and TCP/IP behavior,” Nortel Networks publications
        2. 2. Amir Esmailpour, Jenny McCloskey, DEN and Policy based Networking; directory enabled networking,” Nortel Networks publications
        3. 3. Amir Esmailpour, Michael Reece.  “10Gbps Ethernet solution for Long haul and Metropolitan applications.” Nortel Networks publications
        4. 4. Michael Reece, Amir Esmailpour.  “A comparison between Mesh Versus Ring Restoration.” Nortel Networks publications
        5. 5. Amir Esmailpour, Jenny McCloskey. “ISP POP Architecture: An overview of common POP architectures employed by major ISPs worldwide (ATM versus IP based architectures).” Nortel Networks publications


        UNH wireless Research

          University of New Haven wireless Research Group (UNHwRG)

          The UNHwRG is a research group supervised by Dr. Amir Esmailpour within the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science (ECECS) at the University of New Haven. UNHwRG conducts state-of-the-art research in different areas of wireless communication and wireless networking. 

          Our research is oriented around various topics in wired and wireless networking, with a special focus on Routing, Radio Resource Management (RRM), Quality of Service (QoS) Provisioning, and Performance Evaluation of communication networks, protocols and algorithms.  We have a special interest in wireless technologies such as Wireless LAN (the IEEE 802.11 standard), WiMAX (the IEEE 802.16 standard), the 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE), and working towards the fourth generation (4G) of wireless mobile technologies.

          We are performing analytical, experimental, and practical research studies in our laboratory facilities to investigate various open research topics, related issues and possible solutions in design and development of new technologies and protocols related to various wireless networks. We constantly monitor new activities in industry as well as research communities around the world in this area of research, explore new ideas, and investigate existing issues. Our normal activities involve working on design and development of new solutions, experimenting, verifying, and testing them in simulation environments, and publishing our results in reputable publications such as the IEEE conferences and journals.

          The current interest of our research team is in RRM, QoS support, and Security for LTE and WiMAX technologies, both of which are designated by the ITU as potential contending 4G (the 4th Generation of Wireless technologies) networks. We are investigating existing and proposed solutions for RRM and QoS in LTE, and working towards design and development of solutions to improve the performance of these networks. Our proposed solutions are based on the 3GPP and the IEEE standards, and implementations are in Physical, MAC, and Application layers, as well as cross-layer design.

          Although our current research focus is in the areas mentioned above, we have also been conducting research in the past and are open to good ideas in other wired and wireless research areas including but not limited to the following:

          • 3GPP Long Term Evolution (3GPP LTE standard)
          • WiMAX Networks (the IEEE 802.16 standard)
          • Wireless Mesh Networks (the IEEE 802.11 standard)
          • Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (the IEEE 802.11 standard)
          • Wireless Sensor Networks
          • Wireless Security issues in Wireless Mesh and WiMAX networks
          • Heterogeneous Wireless Data Networks
          • Mobile, Multi-hop, and Multi-path Wireless Networks
          • All-IP 4th Generation (4G) of Wireless Networks
          • Routing Protocols for 4G wireless technologies
          • Radio Resource Management and Quality of Service for 4G wireless technologies
          • Wireless Networks System Integration, such as combining  WLAN and WiMAX networks, or Ad-hoc with Cellular networks
          • TCP/IP Networking
          • Routing performance analysis, especially in OSPF and BGP
          • BGP fault analysis

          Dr. Esmailpour directs the UNHwRG research activities with the current students, previous students as well as fellow researchers from other universities including the University of Toronto, Ryerson University, and the University of Guelph.

          If you have a passion for research in different areas of wired and wireless networking, regardless of your location or academic institution, we encourage you to contact us for cooperation. We enjoy conducting joint projects and research activities with fellow colleagues from institutions all over the world.