Dr Muhammad Arslan Usman


I am currently a Lecturer in Computer Science at Kingston University London, United Kingdom. I completed my PhD degree in the field of IT Convergence Engineering from Kumoh National Institute of Technology (KIT), South Korea, in Jan. 2018, and continued in the same research group as a postdoctoral research fellow for a period of 4 months. Later, I joined Wireless Multimedia and Networking (WMN) research group, at Kingston University London (KU) as a as a Postdoctoral research fellow. In April 2019, my role at KU changed to System Architect (KTP associate) and I worked for almost three years jointly 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 techniques to take advantage of 4G+ and 5G networks. Key focus areas were emergency services with the objective to also deliver a family of products as the project developed further. 

I also obtained a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) from COMSATS University, Lahore, Pakistan, in 2010 and M.S. Degree in Signal Processing from Blekinge Tekniska Högskola (BTH), Karlskrona, Sweden, in 2013. I also worked in the industry with Alcatel-Lucent (now NOKIA) Nigeria as a wireless pre-sales engineer from 2013–2014, in the department of Technical Sales.

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer in Computer Science


  • PhD in IT Convergence Engineering (Graduated in 2018)
  • Masters in Signal Processing (Graduated in 2014)
  • Bachelors in Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications, Graduated in 2010)
  • Agile Project Management Certified (Foundation and Practitioner)

Teaching and learning

Module Leader: CI4250 Computing Fundamentals (Level 4)

Teacher: CI6250 Internet Services and Protocols (Level 6)

Undergraduate courses taught


My research interests include:

  • Quality of Experience (QoE) estimation, modelling and management for medical and entertainment videos
  • Next generation wireless networks (5G and Beyond)

Research student supervision

Main supervision

Other supervision


Number of items: 13.


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

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

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.

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