Postdoctoral Researcher
Computer Science
MISL 2.09D
Department of Computer Science
Western Gateway Building, Western Road
Cork, Ireland

T: +353 (0)21 420 5396
F: 353 (0)21 420 5367
E: m.hossain at cs dot ucc dot ie
http://www.cs.ucc.ie/~mh23/

A.K.M. Mahtab Hossain received his B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering from BUET (Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology) in 2003. He then received his M.Eng. in Computer Science from AIT (Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand) in 2005, and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from NUS (National University of Singapore) in 2010. He joined the Mobile & Internet Systems Laboratory (MISL) of University College Cork (UCC), Ireland in January, 2013. Prior to that, he worked as a Research Specialist in Internet Education and Research Laboratory (intERLab) of Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. He served as an Educator at different points of his life in Asian Institute of Technology of Thailand, and Asian University for Women (AUW): the first regional liberal arts institution in South Asia, United International University, and Stamford University of Bangladesh

His research interests include indoor localization, wireless sensor networks, mobile IP, wireless communications and mobile/vehicular ad-hoc networks.

His Google Scholar Citations can be found here.



Research Interests

My research interests lie in topics related to Computer Networks and Wireless Communications. I am currently focusing on devising new techniques for providing assured robustness for control loops, and to evaluate these techniques by middleware implementation on a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) platform. I have also worked on indoor localization techniques using off-the-shelf devices, and also on mobile ad-hoc routing protocols like OLSR, and vehicular ad-hoc networking protocols. During my PhD study, I proposed a robust RF location fingerprint named 'Signal Strength Difference (SSD)' addressing mobile devices' heterogeneity for indoor localization techniques.

Current Project @ University College Cork, Ireland:My current research focuses on "Middleware Techniques for Robust Control in Cyber-Physical Systems" under the guidance of Prof. Cormac J. Sreenan. We are devising new techniques for providing assured robustness for control loops, and to evaluate these techniques by middleware implementation on a WSN.This research is funded by Irish Research Council and United Technologies Research Centre Ireland Ltd under the Enterprise Partnership Scheme.Also involved in a Wireless Sensor Network Innovation Needs Assessment IERC (International Energy Research Centre) project.Past ProjectsWhile working as a Research Specialist @ intERLab, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, I participated in various research projects, and also partly contributed to a few research grant proposal writing.

  • DUMBO-FIBO Collaboration: Utilizes robots for disaster recovery networks by forming ad-hoc networks (Grant Amount: 1.85 Million Baht).
  • carTalk: Investigates on V2V communication for accident/traffic information propagation (Grant Amount: 1.89 Million Baht). Main author to drafting this proposal.
  • A CISCO grant project that investigates multicast on Delay-Tolerant Network (DTN) (Grant Amount: 56,000 USD).
During my Ph.D., I worked under the guidance of my supervisor Dr. Wee-Seng Soh for his research project "Indoor Location Tracking" (Grant Amout: 115K SGD).

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2014)'A hop-count based positioning algorithm for wireless ad-hoc networks'
Gurung, Sarita and Hossain, A.K.M.Mahtab and Kanchanasut, Kanchana (2014) 'A hop-count based positioning algorithm for wireless ad-hoc networks'. Wireless Networks, :1-14 Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Directed information dissemination in vehicular ad-hoc networks'
Hossain, A.K.M.Mahtab and Mekbungwan, Preechai and Kanchanasut, Kanchana (2013) 'Directed information dissemination in vehicular ad-hoc networks'. Wireless Networks, :1-18 Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'SSD: A Robust RF Location Fingerprint Addressing Mobile Devices' Heterogeneity'
Mahtab Hossain, A.K.M. and Yunye Jin and Wee-Seng Soh and Hien Nguyen Van (2013) 'SSD: A Robust RF Location Fingerprint Addressing Mobile Devices' Heterogeneity'. IEEE Transactions On Mobile Computing, 12 (1):65-77 [Details]
(2010)'Utilization of User Feedback in Indoor Positioning System'
M. Hossain, H. Nguyen Van, and W. S. Soh (2010) 'Utilization of User Feedback in Indoor Positioning System'. Pervasive and Mobile Computing, (4):467-481 [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2012)'An ETX Based Positioning System for Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks'
Hossain, A.K.M.Mahtab and Mekbungwan, Preechai and Kanchanasut, Kanchana (2012) 'An ETX Based Positioning System for Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks' In: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2011)Proceedings of the 7th Asian Internet Engineering Conference
Hossain, A. K. M. Mahtab and Mekbungwan, Preechai and Kanchanasut, Kanchana (2011) Directed Information Dissemination in VANET Proceedings of the 7th Asian Internet Engineering Conference New York, NY, USA, , pp.30-37 Globe icon [Details]
(2010)Proc. of IEEE INFOCOM
M. Hossain, and W.-S. Soh (2010) Cramer-Rao Bound Analysis of Localization Using Signal Strength Difference as Location Fingerprint Proc. of IEEE INFOCOM San Diego, California, USA, [Details]
(2008)Proc. of IEEE ICCCN
M. Hossain, H. Nguyen Van and W.-S. Soh (2008) Fingerprint-based Location Estimation with Virtual Access Points Proc. of IEEE ICCCN St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA, [Details]
(2007)Proc. of IEEE MASS
M. Hossain, H. Nguyen Van, Y. Jin and W.-S. Soh (2007) Indoor Localization using Multiple Wireless Technologies Proc. of IEEE MASS Pisa, Italy, [Details]
(2007)Proc. of IEEE PIMRC
M. Hossain and W.-S. Soh (2007) A Comprehensive Study of Bluetooth Signal Parameters for Localization Proc. of IEEE PIMRC Athens, Greece, [Details]
(2005)Proc. of IEEE ICCCN
Hossain, A.K.M.M. and Kanchanasut, K. (2005) A handover management scheme for mobile IPv6 networks Proc. of IEEE ICCCN , pp.43-48 [Details]
(2005)Proc. of IEEE MobiWac
C. Chuon, S. Guha and A. K. M. Mahtab Hossain (2005) Individual Profile Graphs for Location Management in PCS Networks Proc. of IEEE MobiWac , pp.187-192 [Details]

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
2010National University of Singapore Ph.D.Electrial and Computer Engineering
2005Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand Masters of Engineering ScienceComputer Science
2003Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) BACHELOR OF SCIENCEComputer Science and Engineering

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork, Ireland Postdoctoral Researcher15-JAN-13 / 07-JAN-15
Asian University for Women, Bangladesh Assistant Professor01-AUG-12 / 31-DEC-13
Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand Research Specialist07-MAY-10 / 31-JUL-12
United International University, Bangladesh Assistant Professor01-FEB-10 / 30-APR-10
National University of Singapore Research Scholar01-AUG-05 / 30-NOV-09
Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand Research Associate01-JUN-05 / 31-JUL-05
Stamford University Bangladesh Lecturer01-FEB-03 / 31-JUL-03

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2013IRC (Irish Research Council) / UTRC (United Technologies Research Center) Enterprise Partnership Scheme Post-Doctoral Fellowship Irish Research Council / UTRC (United Technologies Research Center)
2008NUS Graduate Research Internship Program Scholarship, NUS Overseas College National University of Singapore Overseas College
2005NUS Research Scholarship National University of Singapore
2005The Hisamatsu Prize Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
2003AIT Fellowship Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
1999Dean’s Award Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)
1997Bangladesh Government Scholarship Bangladesh Government
1996Prime Minister’s Award for excellence of merit in Higher Secondary School Certificate Bangladesh Government

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
English FluentFluentFluent

Reviews

 JournalRole
Ieee Transactions On Mobile Computing Referee
Ieee Transactions On Communications Referee
Ieee Journal On Selected Areas In Communications Referee
Journal Of Pervasive And Mobile Computing Referee
Wireless Networks Referee
Computer Communications Journal Referee

Teaching Interests

Current :1. Postdoctoral Researcher @ University College Cork (UCC), Ireland (Jan., 2013 - Current)

  • Conducted a part of the graduate course "Mobile Network Protocols"(CS6311) during Fall, 2013

Past Teaching Experiences:1. Assistant Professor @ Asian University for Women (AUW), Bangladesh (Aug., 2012 - Dec., 2012)
  • Conducted course on Internet & Mobile Technologies and Applications

2. Affiliated Faculty Member @ Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand (May 2010 - July 2012)
  • Conducted courses on Computer Networks (both graduate & undergraduate level)

  • Conducted course on Advanced Topics in Internet Technology (graduate level)

3. Assistant Professor @ United International University, Bangladesh (Feb, 2010 - April, 2010)
  • Conducted course on Computer Networks

  • Conducted course on Operating Systems
4. Teaching Assistant @ National University of Singapore (Aug. 2005 - Nov. 2009)
  • Computer Communication Networks

  • Computer Fundamentals
5. Lecturer @ Stamford University Bangladesh (Feb. 2003 - July 2003)
  • Conducted courses related to Computer Architecture and Systems

  • Conducted course on Data Structure & Algorithms