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Md Shamsul Alam received the B.Sc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET), Bangladesh and M.Sc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Calgary, Canada , in the year 2000 and 2009 respectively. He was the recipient of TRLabs Canada Telecommunication Research Scholarship and Institute Gold Model. Currently, he is a PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada. He is serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at RUET, Bangladesh since March, 2004. His current research work focuses on Resource Allocation in Multi-user Cooperative Cellular Networks. His previous research includes channel measurements in Cooperative MIMO, distributed admission control for VOD system and routing in WBAN. He has been a technical reviewer for IET Communications and different IEEE conferences. He has published about 15 journal and conference papers in different International Journals and Conferences including IEEE.

Sailesh Bharati received the B.Eng. degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Tribhuvan University, Nepal, in 2005, with the University fellowship. He received the M.Eng. degree in Information and Communications Technologies from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand, in 2008, with scholarships from AIT and the government of Finland. Currently, he is a doctoral student at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada. His current research work focuses on cooperative MAC protocols for vehicular ad-hoc networks.

Bin Cao received his B.Sc. degree in Communication Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology (Weihai), Weihai, Shandong, P.R. China, in 2007, and the M.Sc. in Information and Communication Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen Graduate School, Shenzhen, Guangdong, P.R. China, in 2009. Currently, he is working towards his PhD degree at the same University. He is a visiting student in BBCR group, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, under the support from the Chinese Scholarship Council. His research interests include wireless communications and networking, and signal processing in wireless communications. Currently, he is conducting research on cooperation in cognitive radio networking.

Ahmed Hamza received the B.Sc. And M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt, in 2005 and 2010 respectively. Currently, he is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada. He was an ATM engineer with General Dynamics from Feb. to Aug. 2006, and a software validation engineer with Valeo, Cairo Egypt from Sep. 2006 to Sep. 2007, and a DSP engineer with Sysdsoft, Cairo, Egypt from Oct. 2007 to July 2010.

Muhammad Ismail received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Electronics and Communications) from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt in 2007 and 2009, respectively. He is a research assistant and currently working towards his Ph.D. degree at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada. His research interests include distributed resource allocation quality-of-service provisioning, call admission control, and cooperative networking. He served as a TPC member in the International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications (ICWMC) in 2010, 2011, and 2012. He has been a technical reviewer for IEEE conferences and magazines (ICC 2010, WiMob 2010, WiMob 2011 IEEE communications magazine and IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing). He has been an editorial assistant for the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology since January 2011. He has been a coordinator for the cooperative networking sub-group meetings, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada since April 2011.

Amila Tharaperiya Gamage received the B.E. (Hons.) degree from Multimedia University, Malaysia in 2008 and the M.E. degree majoring in Telecommunications from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand in 2011. He attended ZTE University, Shenzhen, China, from October 2007 to February 2008, and also joined Center for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland, as an exchange research student during his M.E. degree. He started his career joining Dialog Telekom PLC, Sri Lanka, as a Solutions Architect and worked from August 2008 to August 2009. Currently he is a PhD candidate at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Waterloo. He is affiliated with the Broadband Communications Research Group (BBCR). His research interests include cooperative communication, optimization of MAC protocols and resource allocation for interworking heterogeneous wireless networks.

Neda Mohammadizadeh (IEEE S’12) received the BSc. and MSc. in Electrical Engineering (Communication systems) from Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran in 2008 and 2010, respectively. She is a research assistant and currently working towards her Ph.D. degree at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada. Her research interests include end-to-end congestion control algorithms and protocols, heterogeneous wireless networks, and cooperative networking.

 

Qinghua Shen received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering both from Harbin Institute of Tech, Harbin, China, in 2008 and 2010, respectively. He is currently working towards his Ph.D. degree at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada. His research interests include resource allocation and quality-of-service provisioning in wireless body area network.

 

Sanaa Taha received her Bachelor and M.Sc. degrees from Department of Information Technology, Faculty of computers and Information, Cairo University, Egypt in 2001 and 2005 respectively. She is currently working toward her Ph.D. degree with Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada. Her research interests include wireless network security, mobile networks security, and applied cryptography.

 

Yujie Tang received her BSc. Degree in communications engineering from Lanzhou Jiaotong University, Lanzhou, P.R. China and her MSc. degree in information and communications engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen Graduate School, Shenzhen, P.R. China. Currently, she is working towards her PhD degree in the University of Waterloo, Canada. Her research work focus on cognitive radio networks.


Ning Zhang received the B.Sc. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) in 2003 and the M.Sc. degree in Electronic Engineering from the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) in 2010. He joined the Broadband Communications Research Group (BBCR) at the University of Waterloo in 2010 where he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. His current research interest is mainly on security in cooperative networking.

 

 

Ran Zhang received his B.Eng. degree in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University (THU), China, in 2006, and has been a Ph.D. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Waterloo since 2011. His current research interests include cooperative networking, topology control, mobility management, resource allocation, and media-independent handover in heterogeneous wireless access networks.

 

Xin Sheng Zho received B.Eng. degree from Shanghai University and M.Sc. degree from University of Alberta. Currently, he is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada. His research interest is communications and information theory, especially in two-way relay channel and low-density parity-check convolutional codes.

 

Yong Zhou  received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Information Science and Engineering from Shandong University, Jinan, China in 2008 and 2011, respectively. He is currently working towards his Ph.D. degree at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada. His research interests include cooperative networking and smart grid.