Graduate Thesis Supervision

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Ph.D.

 

1.   Dr. E. Savov

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Ottawa,  Ottawa, CANADA, 1991.

Dissertation Title: "MULTI-CHANNEL PHOTONIC NETWORKS". Co-supervised by  Dr. Steenaart, University of Ottawa.

 

2.   Dr. S.N.M. Ganti

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, CANADA, 1993.

Dissertation Title: "Access Protocols and Network Architectures for Very high-Speed Optical Fiber Local Area Networks". Co-supervised by Dr. Georganas, University of Ottawa.

 

3.   Dr. G. Yun

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, CANADA, 1993.

Dissertation Title: "Novel designs and theories for Holographic Fiber Networking Components".

 

4.   Dr. D. Zaccarin

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, CANADA, 1994.

Dissertation Title: "Novel Architectures and Multiplexing Strategies for Optical CDMA".

 

5.   Dr. Chris Barnard

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, CANADA, 1994.

Dissertation Title: "Properties and Applications of Rare-Earth-Doped Fiber Amplifiers and Lasers". Co-supervised by Dr. J. Chrowstowski, National Research Council, Ottawa, CANADA.

 

6.   Dr. F. Ayadi

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, CANADA, 1994.

Dissertation Title: "Optical Fiber Networks: Wavelength Division Multiplexing". Co-Supervised by Dr. J.F. Hayes at Concordia University.

 

7.   Dr. M.M. Banat

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, CANADA, 1995.

Dissertation Title: "Optical Beat Interference Countermeasures in Sub-carrier Multiplexed Wavelength Division Multiple Access Networks".

 

8.   Dr. F. Khaleghi

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, CANADA, 1996.

Dissertation Title: "Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifier Applications in WDM Transport Systems and Networks".

 

9.   Dr. Y. D. Jin

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, CANADA, 1997.

Dissertation Title: "Optical Cross-Connects: Architecture and System Perspective “.

 

10.  Dr. K.J. Muhonen

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 1999.

Dissertation Title: "Amplifier Linearization for Broadband Wireless Applications ".

 

11.  Dr. J. Li

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 1999.

Dissertation Title: "Multiple Access Techniques for Broadband Fixed Wireless Applications".

 

12.  Dr. Sh. Farahvash

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 1999.

Dissertation Title: "Data Transmission Issues in Fixed Wireless Networks with High-Gain Antennas in Subscriber's Premises".

 

13.  Dr. M.R. Pakravan

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, CANADA, 2000.

Dissertation Title: "Indoor Infrared Wireless Communication Channel”.

 

14.  Dr. K. Akhavan

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 2000.

Dissertation Title: "Rate-Adaptive Code Combining over Time and Space for Wireless Radio Frequency and Infrared Communication Systems".

 

15.  Dr. S.M. Taha

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 2002.

Dissertation Title: "Modern Broadband Networking Issues, Quality-of-Service, Resource Allocation, and Service Disciplines".

 

16.  Dr. W.-Ch. Jeong

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 2002.

Dissertation Title: "Dynamic Time Division Duplex and Time Slot Allocation Strategy for Multimedia Traffic in Wireless Applications".

 

17.  Dr. Y. Alqudah

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 2003.

Dissertation Title: "Space Diversity Techniques in Indoor Broadband Optical Wireless Communications".

 

18.  Dr. J. Yun

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 2004.

Dissertation Title: “Adaptive Resource Allocation for D-TDD Systems in Wireless Multimedia Networks,”.

 

19.  Dr. J.-H. Jeong

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 2004.

Dissertation Title: “Applications of Turbo Principle to Broadband Communications,”.

 

20.  Dr. H.Wu

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 2005.

Dissertation Title: “A Case Study on Multi-Input Multi-Output (MIMO) Communication Systems,”.

 

21.  Dr. B. Hamzeh

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 2005.

Dissertation Title: “Multi-rate Wireless Optical Communications in Cloud Obscured channels,”.

 

22.  Dr. P. Amirshahi

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 2006.

Dissertation Title: “Broadband Access and Home Networking Through Powerline Networks,”.

 

23.  Dr. S.M. Navidpour

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 2006.

Dissertation Title: “Coding for Broadband Communication Systems,”.

 

24.  Dr. S. Lee

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 2007.

Dissertation Title: “Signal processing Scheme for Broadband FSO-RF Hybrid Wireless Communication System and its Performance,”.

 

25.  Dr. B. Wu

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 2007.

Dissertation Title: “Free-Space Optical Communications Through the Scattering Medium: Analysis of Signal Characteristics,”.

 

26.  Dr. Z. Hajjarian

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 2009.

Dissertation Title: “MIMO Optical Communications and Imaging Through Turbulent Cloudy Atmosphere,”.

 

27. Dr. M. A. Enteshari

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 2009.

Dissertation Title: “High-Speed Access over Copper Wiring,”.

 

28. Dr. Ch-En Yang

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 2010.

Dissertation Title: "High-Speed Light-Activated Magneto-Optical Rotator and Applications,". Co-supervised by  Dr. Sh. Yin, Pennsylvania State University.

 

29. Dr. Jarir M. Fadlullah

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 2010.

Dissertation Title: “A Generalized Approach to Model and Optimize Multi-Input Multi-Output Communications and Imaging,”.

 

30. Dr. Zhou Zhou

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 2013.

Dissertation Title: “Broadband Optical Wireless Communications,”.

 

31. Dr. Weizhi Zhang

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 2014.

Dissertation Title: “Indoor Optical Positioning System,”.

 

32. Dr. Bilal A. Ranjha

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 2014.

Dissertation Title: “OFDM based RF and Optical Wireless Systems,”.

 

33. Dr. M. I. S. Chowdhury

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 2014.

Dissertation Title: “High-Speed Indoor Optical Wireless Communications – Channel Modeling Methods and Applications,”.

 

34. Dr. M. R. Aminikashani

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 2016.

Dissertation Title: “Optical Wireless Communications: Theory and Applications ,”.

 

35. Dr. Wenjun Gu

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 2016.

Dissertation Title: “Indoor Localization System based on Visible Light Communications ,”.


M.Sc.

 

1.      Mr. H. Shi,

M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, CANADA, 1992.

Thesis Title: "Performance Studies of a very High-Speed LAN Interconnected by a Passive Star Coupler".

 

2.  Ms. N. Tayebi,

M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, CANADA, 1992.

Thesis Title: "Laser Nonlinearity Compensation for Sub-carrier Multiplexed Optical Transmission Systems".
 

3.      Ms. F. Khaleghi,

M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, CANADA, 1992.

Thesis Title: "Spread Spectrum Fiber LANs".
 

4.      Mr. F. Liu,

M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, CANADA, 1993.

Thesis Title: "Symmetrically Multi-Connected Optical Fiber Wide Area Networks".
 

5.      Mr. R. Pakravan,

M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, CANADA, 1994.

Thesis Title: "Broadband Indoor Wireless Communications Using Infrared".
 

6.      Mr. X. Huang,

M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, CANADA, 1994.

Thesis Title: "Architecture Design and Analysis of Layered WDMA Wide-Area Networks".
 

7.      Ms. L. Adam,

M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, CANADA, 1996.

Thesis Title: "Optical CDMA System Based on Spectral Amplitude Encoding of Incoherent Broadband Sources".
 

8.      Mr. S. Boyer,

M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, CANADA, 1997.

Thesis Title: "Broadband Wireless ATM Local Access".
 

9.      Mr. M. Hawryluck,

M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, CANADA, 1997.

Thesis Title: "Evaluation of Modulation Techniques for Broadband Access over Twisted Pair".
 

10.  Mr. Kwong-Chee Pun,

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 1998.

Thesis Title: "Design of Local Multipoint Distribution System Propagation Studies Simulation Software".
 

11.  Mr. Wun-Cheol Jeong,

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 1999.

Thesis Title: "Broadband Infrared Access with a Multi-Spot Diffusing Configuration; Performance".
 

12.  Ms. Piyatida Jittiwanakorn,

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 1999.

Paper Title: "A Study of an Optical CDMA System Based on Spectral Encoding of Non-Coherent Sources".
 

13.  Mr. Iue Chien,

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 1999.

Paper Title: "A Study of Wireless ATM Networks".
 

14.  Mr. I.-H. Jang,

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 1999.

Paper Title: "A High-Speed Spread Spectrum Wireless Local Area Network".
 

15.  Mr. D. Shin,

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 1999.

Paper Title: "A Study of Wireless Communication Using Multi-Element Antennas".
 

16.  Mr. Y.-W. Wang,

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 1999.

Paper Title: "A Study of Physical Layer of Wireless ATM,".
 

17.  Mr. A. Caliskan,

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 2000.

Thesis Title: "Multiuser Acoustic Wireless Communications for Underwater Vehicles,". Co-supervised by Dr. Phoha, Pennsylvania State University.
 

18.  Mr. I. Agoren,

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 2001.

Thesis Title: "Error Resilient Multimedia Delivery for 3rd generation and beyond Mobile Systems,”.
 

19.  Mr. Lokesh C. Dasari,

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 2001.

Thesis Title: "Intelligent Hub Access System,”.
 

20.  Mr. Balamurali Gouthaman,

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 2001.

Paper Title: "Interference Suppression Techniques for Code Division Multiple Access,”.
 

21.  Mr. Hongfeng Wang,

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 2001.

Paper Title: "Overview of Bluetooth Technology,”.
 

22.  Ms. Kate E. Pifko,

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, May 2002.

Thesis Title: "Fault Detection and classification Techniques for Helicopter Gearbox Fault Diagnosis,”.
 

23.  Ms. Sh. M. Shahidi,

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, August 2002.

Paper Title: "Maximum likelihood Receiver for Multi-path Channel using Viterbi Algorithm,”.
 

24.  Mr. Sangwoo Lee,

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, May 2003.

Thesis Title: "A Fixed Radio System using MIMO Cancellation and Equalization; Performance Issues,”.
 

25.  Mr. Belal Hamzeh

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, October 2003.

Paper Title: "Performance of Atmospheric Optical Links in an OCDMA Based Network Architecture,”.
 

26.  Mr. Bradley J. Flubacher

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, December 2003.

Thesis Title: "Wireless Channel Simulation Parameters from Deterministic Predictions,”.
 

27.  Mr. Gaurav Malhotra,

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, November 2003.

Thesis Title: "Transmission Strategies for 10GBASE-T over CAT 5e / 6 Copper Wiring,”.
 

28.  Mr. Benjamin J. Copeland,

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, November 2003.

Thesis Title: "Wavelet Transform Interference Excision in Spread spectrum Wireless Communications,”.
 

29.  Mr. J. Alexander Lackpour,

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, May 2004.

Thesis Title: "Design and Analysis of a CDMA Cellular Network Repeater for Range Extension,”.
 

30.  Mr. Ajay Pal S. Grewal,

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, August 2004.

Thesis Title: " Rail Synthetic Vision System for Enhanced Safety,” Co-supervised by Dr. R.  Gray,  Penn-State-Erie.
 

31.  Mr. S. Jahanbin,

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, August 2004.

Thesis Title: "Design and Study of LEO Satellite Communications System for Asset Tracking Applications,” Co-supervised by Dr. R. Gray, Penn-State-Erie.
 

32.  Mr. Brad D. Yucha

M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, 2006.

Paper Title: "Application of Wavelet Theory in Broadband Power-line Communication Systems”.

 

33. Mr. Craig Rohe

M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, May 2007.

Thesis  Title: "Embedded USB Reduced-Functionality Hosting,". Co-supervised by Dr. Randy Young, Applied Research Lab., Penn-State.
 

34.  Mr. Brian Marchant

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, October 2007.

Thesis Title: "Wireless Optical Communication in Channels with Smoke and Obscurants,”.

 

35. Mr. Alexis Sietins

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, August 2009.

Thesis Title: "A Novel Approach of Successive Interference Cancellation by use of an Alternative Physical Layer,”.

 

36. Mr. Vinit  K. Bhandari

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, November 2009.

Paper Title: "Design and Implementation of a Multi-carrier Modulation System,”.

 

37. Ms. Chen Cheng

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, May  2013.

Paper Title: "Visible Light Communications using a MIMO Configuration,”.

 

38. Ms. Divya Ganti

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, May  2013.

Paper Title: "Indoors Position Tracking using Visible Light Communications Technology,”.

 

39. Ms.  Wenjun Gu

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, October  2014.

Paper Title: "Light Positioning System for Indoor Environment,”.

 

40. Mr. Zebang Du

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, December  2014.

Paper Title: "Visible Light Communication Based on LED,”.

 

41. Ms. Keertana Veeranki

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, June  2015.

Paper Title: "Channel Modeling for indoor wireless communication using Visible Light communication ,”.

 

42. Ms. Rashmi Shukla

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, September  2015.

Paper Title: "Implementation of Optical Bluetooth ,”.

 

43. Ms. Ruolin Guan

M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, April  2016.

Paper Title: "Analysis of Image De-noising Methods Based on Wavelet Transform,".

 

44. Mr. Abdulelah Altamimi

M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, April  2016.

Paper Title: "On the performance of Different OFDM Techniques in Wireless Optical Communication,".

 

45. Mr. Bo Xu

M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, April  2016.

Paper Title: "Visible Light Communication using OFDM Technique,".

 

46. Ms. Xiamengxue Yin

M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, April  2016.

Paper Title: "Indoor Positioning System Based on VLC Techniques using LED Light,"

 

47. Ms. Assem Akhanova

M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, August  2016.

Paper Title: "Multimode Fibers for High-Resolution Medical Imaging,".

 
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