Dr M Arslan Usman

About

I am a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science with academic responsibilities in ResearchTeaching (FHEA) and Knowledge Exchange. I am a Wireless Comms technologist focused towards Multimedia Networks, actively involved in several wireless comms research projects globally and standardisation activities at WP5D of International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Switzerland. My global research journey spans several countries over a period of 12 years so far, starting from Blekinge Institute of Technology-Sweden to Wireless Multimedia and Networking (WMN) research group at Kingston University (KU). This journey also includes a year as a Wireless Pre-Sales Engineer at Nokia-West Central Africa (WCA) where I was working on the project 'Moving West Central Africa towards 4G' and 4 years at Wireless and Emerging Network Systems (WENS) Lab-South Korea.

I have 3 years of industrial R&D experience as a System Architect (KTP associate) with Pangea Connected UK and KU under the highly prestigious Knowledge Transfer Partnership Program from Innovate UK. The project I worked on was about delivering enriched video compression and data transfer over 5G networks for emergency services across the UK.

My research interests include 6G Wireless Networks, 5G and Beyond (B5G), Quality of Experience (QoE) in Medical and Entertainment Multimedia, AI-Assisted Decision Making Systems and Internet of Things (IoT). I am a reviewer for several prestigious journals and conferences including IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE VTC and IEEE GLOBECOM. I have had the pleasure of chairing 5G-RAT symposiums and workshops during GLOBECOM 2019 and 2022.

I am currently supervising 4 PhD students and actively looking for PhD applicants with outstanding research profiles.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications

  • PhD in IT Convergence Engineering (Graduated in 2018 with Distinction)
  • Masters in Signal Processing (Graduated in 2014)
  • Bachelors in Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications, Graduated in 2010)
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Agile Project Management Certified (Foundation and Practitioner)
  • PEPLINK certified network engineer

Teaching and learning

Module Leader: CI4250 Computing Fundamentals (Level 4)

Module Leader: CI6415 Digital Entrepreneurship (Level 6)

Teacher: CI5250 Computing Systems (Level 5)

Teacher: CI6250 Internet Services and Protocols (Level 6)

Qualifications and expertise

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Undergraduate courses taught

Research

Funding and Grants:

  • Seedcorn Funding Grant 2023 (PHASE-I): Feasibility and Proof of Concept (POC) for an adaptive wireless connectivity platform for emergency services in the UK (Collaborators, Partners: Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF), Switzerland and iScientia UK).
  • Seedcorn Funding Grant 2024 (PHASE-II): Continuation of work from Seedcorn funding Phase-I.
  • UKSPF Grant 2024: Dataset collection and preparation for an AI-Powered Cyber Security early warning system for wireless IoT Networks (Collaborators: Leo CyberSec UK)

Areas of specialism

  • Quality of Experience (QoE) estimation, modelling and management for medical and entertainment videos
  • Next generation wireless networks (5G and Beyond)
  • AI-Assisted Decision Making Systems (Medical and Entertainment domain)
  • Internet of Things (Medical-IoT)
  • 6G Physical Layer

Scholarly affiliations

  • Member of IEEE
  • Member of IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc)
  • Member of IEEE Young Professionals

Research student supervision

Main supervision

Other supervision

Publications

Number of items: 28.

Article

Weerasinghe, Nuwan, Usman, Muhammad Arslan, Hewage, Chaminda, Pfluegel, Eckhard and Politis, Christos (2023) Threshold cryptography-based secure vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication in 5G-enabled intelligent transportation systems. Future Internet, 15(5), p. 157. ISSN (online) 1999-5903

Hetz, Kathrin, Weerasinghe, Nuwan, Rippin, Holly, Wickramasinghe, Kremlin, Zhiteneva, Olga, Usman, Muhammad Arslan, Politis, Christos and Galea, Gauden (2023) The development and potential of a digital Out Of Home food environment monitoring platform. Nutrients, 15(18), p. 3887. ISSN (online) 2072-6643

Saleem, M. Usman, Usman, M. Rehan, Usman, M. Arslan and Politis, Christos (2022) Design, deployment and performance evaluation of an IoT based smart energy management system for demand side management in smart grid. IEEE Access, 10, pp. 15261-15278. ISSN (online) 2169-3536

Khan, Waheed A., Hamid, Shahzaib, Usman, M. Rehan, Raza, Ali, Usman, M. Arslan, Politis, Christos and Satrya, Gandeva Bayu (2022) HVDC transmission line fault identification : a learning based UAV control strategy. IEEE Access, 10, pp. 121561-121579. ISSN (online) 2169-3536

Khan, Arsla, Usman, Muhammad Arslan, Usman, Muhammad Rehan, Ahmad, Muneeb and Shin, Soo-Young (2021) Link and system-level NOMA simulator : the reproducibility of research. Electronics, 10(19), e2388. ISSN (print) 2079-9292

Rahim, Tariq, Khan, Saud, Usman, Muhammad Arslan and Shin, Soo Young (2021) Exploiting de-noising convolutional neural networks DnCNNs for an efficient watermarking scheme : a case for information retrieval. IETE Technical Review, 38(2), pp. 245-255. ISSN (print) 0256-4602

Khan, Waheed A., Raza, Ali, Usman, M. Rehan, Hamid, Shahzaib, Rehman, Saif-Ur-, Usman, M. Arslan and Politis, Christos (2021) Fault interruption scheme for HVDC system using SiC-MESFET and VCB based hybrid circuit breaker. IEEE Access, 9, pp. 157371-157383. ISSN (online) 2169-3536

Usman, Muhammad Arslan, Usman, Muhammad Rehan, Satrya, Gandeva Bayu, Muhammad Ashfaq, Khan, Politis, Christos, Philip, Nada and Shin, Soo Young (2021) QI-BRiCE : Quality Index for Bleeding Regions in Capsule Endoscopy Videos. Computers, Materials & Continua, 67(2), pp. 1697-1712. ISSN (print) 1546-2218

Usman, Muhammad Arslan, Usman, Muhammad Rehan, Naqvi, Rizwan Ali, Mcphilips, Bernie, Romeika, Christopher, Cunliffe, Daniel, Politis, Christos and Philip, Nada (2021) Suitability of VVC and HEVC for video telehealth systems. Computers, Materials & Continua, 67(1), pp. 529-547. ISSN (print) 1546-2218

Usman, M. Rehan, Usman, M. Arslan, Shin, Soo Young, Satrya, Gandeva Bayu, Naqvi, Rizwan A., Martini, Maria G. and Politis, Christos (2021) Walsh–Hadamard transform based non–orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) and interference rejection combining in next-generation HetNets. Mathematics, 9(4), e348. ISSN (print) 2227-7390

Rahim, Tariq, Usman, Muhammad Arslan and Shin, Soo Young (2020) A survey on contemporary computer-aided tumor, polyp, and ulcer detection methods in wireless capsule endoscopy imaging. Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, 85, p. 101767. ISSN (online) 1879-0771

Usman, Muhammad Arslan and Martini, Maria G. (2019) On the suitability of VMAF for quality assessment of medical videos : medical ultrasound & wireless capsule endoscopy. Computers in Biology and Medicine, 113, ISSN (print) 0010-4825

Usman, Muhammad Arslan, Seong, Chi-Hyeok, Lee, Man Hee and Shin, Soo Young (2019) A novel error detection & concealment technique for videos streamed over error prone channels. Multimedia Tools and Applications, 78(16), pp. 22959-22975. ISSN (print) 1380-7501

Usman, Muhammad Arslan, Usman, Muhammad Rehan and Shin, Soo Young (2018) Exploiting the spatio-temporal attributes of HD videos : a bandwidth efficient approach. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, 28(9), pp. 2418-2422. ISSN (print) 1051-8215

Usman, Muhammad Rehan, Khan, Arsla, Usman, Muhammad Arslan and Shin, Soo Young (2018) Joint non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) & Walsh-Hadamard transform : enhancing the receiver performance. China Communications, 15(9), pp. 160-177. ISSN (print) 1673-5447

Usman, Muhammad Arslan, Usman, Muhammad Rehan and Shin, Soo Young (2018) A novel no-reference metric for estimating the impact of frame freezing artifacts on perceptual quality of streamed videos. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 20(9), pp. 2344-2359.

Usman, Muhammad Arslan, Usman, Muhammad Rehan and Shin, Soo Young (2017) Quality assessment for wireless capsule endoscopy videos compressed via HEVC : from diagnostic quality to visual perception. Computers in Biology and Medicine, 91, pp. 112-134. ISSN (print) 0010-4825

Usman, Muhammad Rehan, Usman, Muhammad Arslan and Shin, Soo Young (2017) Channel resource allocation and availability prediction in hybrid access femtocells. Physical Communication, 24, pp. 112-122. ISSN (print) 1874-4907

Conference or Workshop Item

Usman, Muhammad Arslan, Weerasinghe, Nuwan, Ansari, Rafay, Usman, Muhammad Rehan and Politis, Christos (2022) Investigating reliability for URLLC in EUHT-5G a new IMT-2020 candidate technology. In: 2022 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM); 04-08 Dec 2022, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Hassan, Fahad, Usman, M. Rehan, Hamid, Shahzaib, Usman, M. Arslan, Politis, Christos and Satrya, G.B. (2021) Solar powered autonomous hex-copter for surveillance, security and monitoring. In: 2021 IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Wireless and Mobile (APWiMob); 8-10 Apr 2021, Bandung, Indonesia (Held online).

Usman, Muhammad Arslan, Philip, Nada Y. and Politis, Christos (2019) 5G enabled mobile healthcare for ambulances. In: 2019 IEEE Globecom Workshops (GC Wkshps); 09-13 Dec 2019, Waikoloa, HI, U.S..

Rahim, Tariq, Khan, Saud, Usman, Muhammad Arslan and Shin, Soo Young (2019) Impact of denoising on watermarking : a perspective for information retrieval. In: 2019 42nd International Conference on Telecommunications and Signal Processing (TSP); 01-03 Jul 2019, Budapest, Hungary.

Usman, Muhammad Rehan, Usman, Arslan, Yaq, Muhammad Azfar and Shin, Soo Young (2019) UAV reconnaissance using bio-inspired algorithms : joint PSO and Penguin Search Optimization Algorithm (PeSOA) attributes. In: 2019 16th IEEE Annual Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC); 11-14 Jan 2019, Las Vegas, U.S..

Usman, Arslan and Usman, Muhammad Rehan (2018) Using image steganography for providing enhanced medical data security. In: 2018 15th IEEE Annual Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC); 12-15 Jan 2018, Las Vegas, U.S..

Usman, Muhammad Arslan, Usman, Muhammad Rehan and Shin, Soo Young (2018) An intrusion oriented heuristic for efficient resource management in end-to-end wireless video surveillance systems. In: 2018 15th IEEE Annual Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC); 12-15 Jan 2018, Las Vegas, U.S..

Usman, Muhammad Rehan, Usman, Arslan and Shin, Soo Young (2018) A novel encoding-decoding scheme using Huffman coding for multimedia networks. In: 2018 15th IEEE Annual Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC); 12-15 Jan 2018, Las Vegas, U.S..

Khan, Arsla, Usman, Muhammad Arslan, Usman, Muhammad Rehan and Young, Soo (2017) Impulse noise mitigation using precoded SCFDMA for uplink PLC systems. In: 2017 7th IEEE International Conference on Control System, Computing and Engineering (ICCSCE); 24-26 Nov 2017, Penang, Malaysia.

Usman, Muhammad Rehan, Usman, Muhammad Arslan and Shin, Soo Young (2017) Channel blocking analysis and availability prediction in cognitive radio networks. In: 2017 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC); 26-29 Jan 2017, Silicon Valley, U.S..

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Professional practice, knowledge exchange and impact

International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Standardisation Activities: I am actively involved in standardisation activities at ITU working party 5D (ITU-WP5D) involving defining the standards for IMT-2020 (5G) and IMT-2030 (6G). The activities include contribution towards vision, capabilities and evaluation of IMT-2020 and IMT-2030 candidates.

Independent Evaluation at ITU-WP5D: I am part of an independent evaluation group (IEG) that participates in evaluation of IMT-2020 (5G) candidate technologies for various KPIs including Reliability, Spectral Efficiency, Capacity Analysis etc.

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