Ahmed Refaey Hussein

Ahmed Refaey Hussein, PhD., P.Eng., SMIEEE, is a Sr. Systems Architect, R&D group, Mircom Group of Companies as well as an adjunct professor at The University of Western Ontario, Canada. Previously, Dr. Hussein worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at ECE department, The University of Western Ontario since 2012-2013 and Professional Researcher at the LRTS lab, Laval University in the field of wireless communications since 2007-2011. Prior to joining Laval University, Dr. Hussein was a System/ Core Network Engineer leading a team of junior engineers and technicians in the telecom field in three large companies which are Fujitsu, Vodafone and Alcatel-Lucent. Dr. Hussein received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Alexandria University, Egypt in 2003 and 2005, and Ph.D. degree from Laval University, Quebec, Canada in 2011, respectively. His current research is focused on the systems and network security aspects by developing a new lower layer approach that supports important security objectives: authentication, confidentiality and integrity. Moreover, in his previous research, he investigated the fundamental side of error correcting codes and information theory, with emphasis on the application of channel coding in wireless systems. Dr. Hussein is the author and Co-author of more than 21 technical papers and 2 patents applications addressing his research activities. He is currently serves as a reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, IEEE Transactions on Vehicle Technology and Springer for Signal Image and Video Processing. Dr. Hussein was involved in a number of IEEE conferences including GLOBECOM, WCSP, VTC, and ICICS, on different roles such as reviewer, TPC and session chair.

Education


May 2011

Laval University, Quebec City, QC, Canada

Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, May 2011

Thesis Title: Universal Decoder for Convolutional, Turbo, and LDPC Codes.

Dec. 2005

Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Dec. 2005

Thesis Title: Optimized DC-Free Turbo Code in Wireless Communications

Jul. 2003

Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, June 2003

Specialization: Communication Engineering

  • Research


    Cloud based Big Data processing architecture for internet of Things - Based on ZigBee, Grant
    Funding Sources:
    2015/4 - 2017/4 - MITACS
    accelerated cluster program
    Total Funding - 120,000
    Funding Competitive: Yes
    Principal Applicant : Abdallah Shami, Western University
    Role: Industrial Collaborator


    Réseaux de capteurs sans fil maillés à couverture étendue pour les systèmes de sécurité
    Funding Sources:
    2016/3 - 2016/9- NSERC
    Engage Program
    Total Funding - 25,000
    Funding Competitive: Yes
    Principal Applicant : Frédéric Domingue, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
    Role: Industrial Collaborator


    Advanced Broadband Wireless Transceiver Architectures, Scholarship
    Funding Sources:
    2007/5 - 2011/5 Laval University Graduate Student Association
    Ph.D. Program
    Total Funding - 62,400
    Portion of Funding Received - 62,400
    Funding Competitive: Yes
    Principal Applicant : Paul Forier; Sebastien Roy

  • Publications and Scholarly Activities


    Patents:


    Xianbin Wang and Ahmed Refaey, “System, Apparatus and Methodology for Asymmetrical Transceiver in Short Range High Speed Wireless Communications” US Patent office, App. # 20140177753 A1. Canadian Patent Office, App. # 2,837,272.

    Ahmed Refaey, Khaled Loukhaoukha, and Gamal Refai-Ahmed, “Video/Audio Wireless Broadcasting Distribution Using Multi Ranges WiFi Access Points” Patent Application, WiCasting Canada, Canadian Patent office, App. # 2,916,469.

    Ahmed Refaey and Jason Falbo, "Visual Warning Signal for Fire Safety Applications," Patent Application, Mircom Technologies Ltd., Canada, Canadian Patent office, App. # 2,919,096.


    Peer Reviewed Journals:

    Ahmed Refaey, Jason Falbo, Raveendra Rao, and Khaled Loukhaoukha “IOT: Advance Physical Signaling Methods for Power Line Networking System,” EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems, Jun. 2016 (Under review).

    Khaled Loukhaoukha, Ahmed Refaey, Khalil Zebbiche, “Ambiguity attacks on watermarking algorithm based on chirp z-transform, discrete wavelet transform, and singular value decomposition,” Signal, Image and Video Processing Journal (Springer), Mar 2016 (Under review).

    Elena Uchiteleva, Abdallah Shami, and Ahmed Refaey “Virtualization of Wireless Sensor Networks: Throughput- and Time-Based Resource Scheduling,” IEEE Journal on Sensor Networks, Jan. 2016 (Under review).

    K. Loukhaoukha, Ahmed Refaey, and K. Zebbiche, “On a Robust Color Image Watermarking with Singular Value Decomposition Method”, Advances in Engineering Software (Elsevier), vol. 93, pp. 44-46, 2016.

    K. Loukhaoukha, Ahmed Refaey, and K. Zebbiche, “Comments on ''Homomorphic image watermarking with a singular value decomposition algorithm''”, Information Processing and Management, (Elsevier), 52 (4), pp. 644-645, 2016.

    Khalim A. Meerja, Abdallah Shami, and Ahmed Refaey, "Hailing cloud empowered radio access networks," Magazine in Wireless Communications, IEEE , vol.22, no.1, pp.122-129, February 2015.

    Khaled Loukhaoukha, Ahmed Refaey, Khalil Zebbiche, and Makram Nabil, “On the Security of Robust Image Watermarking Algorithm based on Discrete Wavelet Transform, Discrete Cosine Transform and Singular Value Decomposition,” Applied Mathematics & Information Sciences, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 1159-1166, May 2015.

    K. Loukhaoukha, Ahmed Refaey, and K. Zebbiche “Secure and Efficient Fingerprint Images Encryption Algorithm in Wavelet Domain,” Journal of Security and Communication Networks (Willy), Feb. 2014 (Under review).

    K. Loukhaoukha, Ahmed Refaey, and K. Zebbiche “Ambiguity attacks on Rubik’s cube watermark technology for gray-scale images”, National Academy Science Letters (Springer), Feb. 2015 (Under review).

    Ahmed Refaey, Weikun Hou, and Khaled Loukhaoukha, “Multilayer Authentication for Communication Systems Based on Physical-Layer Attributes,” Journal of Computer and Communications, Vol.2, pp. 64-75, May 2014.

    Weikun Hou, Xianbin Wang, Jean-Yves Chouinard and Ahmed Refaey “Physical Layer Authentication for Wireless Systems with Time-Varying Carrier Frequency Offsets,” IEEE Transactions On Communications, Vol. 62 , Issue 5, pp. 1658 - 1667, Feb. 2014.

    Jiazi Liu, Ahmed Refaey, Xianbin Wang, and Helen Tang “Reliability Enhancement for CIR-Based Physical Layer Authentication,” Journal of Security and Communication Networks (Willy), Vol. 8, Issue 4, pp. 661-671, May 2014.

    Ahmed Refaey, Khaled Loukhaoukha, and Mohamed Haj-taieb “Non-Cryptography Authentication for Wireless Communications based on two Uncorrelated Attributes,” International Journal of Computer and Internet Security (IJCIS), Vol. 5, No. 2. pp. 19-29, 2013.

    Ahmed Refaey and Weikun Hou, “Flexible Decoder Based on MAP-Algorithm for Two Different Families of Codes,” Journal of Electronics and Communication Engineering Research (JECER), Vol.1, Issue 4, pp. 01-14, 2013.

    M. Amr Mokhtar and Ahmed Refaey, "DC-Free Turbo Coding Scheme For GPRS System and Bluetooth System," World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society Transaction on Communications, Issue 6, Vol. 5, PP. 1238., June 2006.


    Peer Reviewed Conferences:

    Ahmed Refaey, Raheleh Niati, Xianbin Wang, and Jean-Yves Chouinard “Blind Detection Approach for LDPC, Convolutional, and Turbo Codes in Non-noisy Environment,” IEEE Communications and Network Security (IEEE CNS), Oct. 2014.

    Fuad Shamieh, Ahmed Refaey, and Xianbin Wang “An Adaptive Compression Technique Based on Real-Time RTT Feedback,” IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, May 2014.

    Ahmed Refaey, Sebastien Roy, Isabelle Laroche, and Benoit Gosselin “Exploration of Locally-Connected Viterbi Decoder Architectures Targeting LDPC and Convolutional Codes,” Asilomar Conference on Signal, Systems and Computers, Nov. 2013.

    Weikun Hou, Xianbin Wang, and Ahmed Refaey “Secure OFDM Transmission Based on Multiple Relay Selection and Cooperation,” Proceedings of IEEE GLOBECOM 2013.

    Weikun Hou, Xianbin Wang, and Ahmed Refaey “Misbehavior Detection in Amplify-and-Forward Cooperative OFDM Systems,” IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2013.

    Peng Hao, X. Wang, and Ahmed Refaey, “An Enhanced Cross-Layer Authentication Mechanism for Wireless Communications Based on PER and RSSI,” Canadian Workshop for Information Theory, 2013.

    Ahmed Refaey, Sebastien Roy, and Paul Fortier “A New Approach for Forward Error Correcting Decoding Based on the BP Algorithm in LTE and WiMAX Systems,” 11th Canadian Workshop on Information Theory (CWIT), May. 2011.

    Ahmed Refaey, Sebastien Roy, and Paul Fortier “On the Application of BP Decoding to Convolutional and Turbo Codes,” Asilomar Conference on Signal, Systems and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA, Nov. 1-4, 2009.

    Ahmed Refaey, J.Yves Chouinard, Sébastien Roy, Paul Fortier “A Comparison between BP, Log-Likelihood and Max Log-Likelihood Decoding Algorithms of LDPC Codes Based on EXIT Chart and EXIT Trajectories Methods,” International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Communications, Vietnam, October 6-9 , 2008.

    Ahmed Refaey, M. Amr Mokhtar, Paul Fortier “Optimized DC-Free turbo coding scheme under the map decoding algorithm,” IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, May 2008.

    M. Amr Mokhtar and Ahmed Refaey, "Dc-Free Turbo Coding Scheme For GPRS System," 5th Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society Int. Conf. on Telecommunications and Informatics (TELE-INFO'06), Istanbul, Turkey, May 27-29, 2006.


    Posters:

    Ahmed Refaey and Hao Li, "Reliable and Secure Wireless Sensor Networks for Factory Automation," Project Code: FC302-FSC, Auto21 Annual Conference, May, 2013.

    Ahmed Refaey, Sebastien Roy, and Paul Fortier "On the Application of Belief Propagation Decoding to Convolutional and Turbo Codes," SYTACom Annual Research Workshop, May, 2010.


    Book Chapter:

    Mohamad Kalil, Khalim A. Meerja, Ahmed Refaey, and Abdallah Shami, "Virtual Mobile Networks in Clouds," Book name: Advances in Mobile Cloud Computing Systems. : 165-208.
    Accepted, CRC Press (Taylor& Francis Group) Dec. 2014.

    Invited Speaker:

    Ahmed Refaey, " IOT: Multilayer Framework for Securing M2M Communication Systems," IoT Connect by ASME, San Jose, CA, United States, June 2016.

    Ahmed Refaey, "Considerations for Security in Embedded Systems," Embedded Systems Conference, Boston, MA, United States, April 2016.

    Ahmed Refaey, "Multi-layered Approaches for Security Enhancement and Privacy in Modern Communication Systems," Department of Systems and Computer Science, Howard University, Washington, DC, United States, Sep. 2013.

  • Professional Experience and Memberships


    Work Experience:


    Jan. 2015 - Present
    University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
    Adjunct Research Professor.
    Jan. 2014 - Present
    Mircom Group of Companies, Vaughn, ON, Canada
    Engineering Department,
    Sr. Embedded Systems Architect.
    Jan. 2012 - Dec. 2013
    University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
    Postdoctoral Fellow and Seasonal Lecturer.
    Jul. 2007 – Dec. 2011
    Laval University, Quebec City, QC, Canada
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
    Professional Research Engineer, June 2011 – Dec. 2011
    Research Assistant, May 2007 – May 2011
    July 2006 – April 2007
    Alcatel-Lucent,
    Department of Network Switching Subystem (NSS),
    Core Network Engineer.
    April 2006- July 2006
    Vodafone,
    Department of Network Management Center (NMC),
    Core Network Engineer.
    Mar. 2005- Mar. 2006
    FUJITSU Services Limited Co.,
    Department of Customer Support (CS),
    System Engineer.

    Professional Memberships:

    2013/06 - 2016/07
    Director, Egyptian Development Organization
    This is not for profit organization based in Ontario in order to select and financially
    support researchers and research projects in Egypt.


    2015/05 -2016/05


    Member, professional engineer in Ontario
    This membership is renewed annually


    2015/03- 2016/01


    Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    This membership is renewed annually


    2013/10- Present


    Secretary, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    Secretary for IEEE London, Ontario section for two terms - Currently, Vice-Chair.

  • Honors, Awards, and Grants

    May 2014
    Mitacs-Accélération Québec - Programme de Stages de Recherche. (Declined)

    July 2011
    Bourse de la soutenance réussie du projet de thèse avant la fin de la 11e session de calendrier, Université Laval, Quebec, Canada.

    May 2010
    Bourse de la soumission d’un article dans une revue, premier auteur, avec comité de lecture, Université Laval, Quebec, Canada.

    May 2007- Jan. 2010
    Bourse d'exemption de droits de scolarité supplémentaires pour les étudiants étrangers, Université Laval, Quebec, Canada.

    May 2008
    Bourse de l’acceptation et la présentation d’un article à une conférence, premier auteur, avec comité de lecture, université laval, Quebec, Canada.

    January 1999 -2002
    Undergraduate Scholarship for High Academic Standing in Electrical Engineering, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt.

  • Other


    2015/05/10 - 2016/06/23
    Event Track Organizer, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) IoT
    Connect Conference- System Security IoT track, Conference.


    2012/09/03 - 2012/09/09


    Session Chair, IEEE 76th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2012-Fall,
    Conference.


    2012/05/01 - 2012/05/03


    Judge, Summer Graduate symposium, University of Western Ontario, Seminar.

    Organizational Review Activities


    2015/01/27 -2015/09/09


    - Technical Program Committee Member, Vehicular Technology Society of the Institute
    of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE-VTS)
    - Technical Program Committee Member for "Satellite Networks and Positioning Technologies" track


    2015/05/07 -2015/07/31


    -Reviewer, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.


    2015/04/18 -2015/07/31


    -Reviewer, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    -Reviewer for Transactions on Information Forensics &Security


    2013/02/18 -2015/07/31


    -Reviewer, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    -Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology


    2012/01/25 -2015/07/31


    -Reviewer, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    -Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting


    2015/02/20 -2015/06/07


    -Technical program committee member, international conference on communications
    -Technical program committee member - Globecom-Green Communication


    2014/11/21 -2015/05/21


    -Conference Track Chair, International Conference on Communications and Information Technology.
    -Conference Track Chair Activities for Wireless Communications and Signal Processing track.


    2013/04/12 -2013/08/23


    - Technical Program Committee Member, International Conference on Communications and Networking in China-Chinacom
    - Technical Program Committee Member - Wireless Communication