WiSense Seminar #131, Fundamentals of Molecular Communication Nanonetworks, Dr. Mohammad Upal Mahfuz

Title: WiSense Seminar #131, Fundamentals of Molecular Communication Nanonetworks, Dr. Mohammad Upal Mahfuz
Location: uOttawa, SITE Building (800 King Edward) Room 5084
Description: ABSTRACT: In recent years, nanotechnology has been a truly interdisciplinary subject that has revolutionized several fields of studies in the domain of science and engineering including the crossroads of electrical and electronic engineering, communication systems and networks, computer science, biophysics, and synthetic biology. Nanoscale communication systems and nanonetworks are now being considered as future directions of information technology, communication systems, and communication networks. Nanomachines are tiny machines that are extremely limited in their functionalities and mainly intended for simple tasks of sensing and actuating. Molecular communication (MC) is an extremely new communication paradigm where transmitting and receiving nanomachines communicate with information-carrying molecules. A vast number of such nanomachines working under MC principles can form an MC nanonetwork. A major application of these emerging technologies is expected to be in the biomedical and environmental fields, e.g. in targeted drug delivery, nanomedicine, and environmental pollution control and protection systems. The main objective of this talk is to present this exciting and new area of Molecular Communication Nanonetworks to the University of Ottawa and Wisense research communities.

BIO Notes: Dr. Mohammad Upal Mahfuz completed his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Ottawa in Canada in December 2014. During his Ph.D., he worked under the supervision of Professors Dimitrios Makrakis and Hussein T. Mouftah. He also completed his B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in April 2002, M.Engg. degree in Telecommunications from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand in May 2005, and M.Sc. degree in Geomatics Engineering from the University of Calgary, Canada in September 2008.

Currently, Dr. Mahfuz is working as a post-doctoral researcher with Prof. Dimitrios Makrakis at the University of Ottawa in Canada. His research interests include: Nanoscale Communication Systems and Nanonetworks, Ultra-wideband wireless communication systems, and Renewable energy and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for rural telecommunications and sustainable development.

Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2015-08-13
End Time: 12:00


WiSense is supported by a grant from the Government of Ontario. Click HERE to visit the website of the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation.


University of Ottawa is the Lead Institution managing the WiSense Project