Dr Sufian Yousef

Principal Lecturer

Director of the Telecommunication Engineering Research Group

Faculty:Faculty of Science & Technology

Department:Engineering and the Built Environment

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Built environment

An experienced electronic engineer, Dr Sufian Yousef directs our Engineering and Telecommunications Engineering Research Group.

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sufian.yousef@anglia.ac.uk

Background

Sufian won the Royal academy of Engineering award to be seconded to GEC Marconi for one year during 1999. His main theme of expertise is electronic design of telecommunication networks in wireless status. The research focused on electronic systems design and mobile communications at different generations through considering QoS, security, physical layer measurements of fading, modulation techniques, noise cancellation, coding theory, Ad Hoc mobile networks, 4th generation mobile networks issues and all electronic engineering related designs including TETRA systems design and RF MEMs design. Sufian was also involved in a number of consultancy and supervision contracts in the UK where he designed full electronic controller for Glazing Vision in Brandon, designed wireless electronic system for domestic security, designed wireless communication system for emergency rescue to Sedgewall Ltd and currently he is involved in designing sensors and mobile multiprotocol switches using RF MEMs. He is a leader of a consortium for bidding regularly to FP6, FP7 and 14-20 EU Horizon. Sufian has also supervised 12 PhD students for completion.

Spoken Languages

English

Arabic

Research interests

  • Wireless Networks
  • RF Systems
  • Noise Cancellation
  • Mobile Communications (2G, 3G, 4G and 5G )
  • Cyber Security
  • RF MEMs
  • Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANET)
  • Cloud Computing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software Defined Networks(SDN)
  • Social Networks Security

Areas of research supervision

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  • Security- 3G mobile security, multimedia transmission security, Internet protocol security, private and public key for mobile encryption & Wireless LAN    
  • Parallel Computing – High complexities of Encryption
  • Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANET) – Routing, power saving, clustering, admission control, congestion control and QoS mechanism
  • Radio Frequency (RF) - Micro Electromechanical Switching and RF fading
  • Cloud Computing – Offloading, power saving and security
  • Software Defined Networks (SDN) – QoS, admission control, Traffic characterization – Bandwidth Management, Toplogy Update, Load- Balancing and Flow Table Updates.
PHD Supervision

Total Number of Supervised PhD students as first supervisor to Completion: 12

Total Number of Supervised M.Phil students as first supervisor to Completion: 2

Total 2nd Supervisor Roles for phD Student to completion: 2

Total Current PhD Students as first supervisor : 9

Find out more about our Telecommunications PhD including our exciting PhD project opportunities.

Teaching

  • Mechatronics
  • Engineering Principles
  • Applied Software
  • Undergraduate Projects
  • Maths 2
  • Wireless Networks
  • Advanced Mobile Systems
  • Advanced Security systems
  • Postgraduate Projects
  • Electronic Systems

Qualifications

  • PhD Telecommunication Engineering on ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Modelling) Modelling, Anglia Ruskin University
  • MSc Telecommunications Systems Management, Anglia Polytechnic University
  • BSc in  Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Baghdad University

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member of the Institute of Engineering & Technology (MIET)
  • Member of the Jordanian Engineers Association   

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

Newton-Bhabha Fund (2016)

Won a Newton-Bhabha Fund to sponsor a PhD student to complete his research in Collaboration with the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management in Gwalior-India improving the usability of smartphone touch-screens for blind users. The Principal Investigator is Sufian Yousef.

UKIERI UK-India Education and Research Initiative (2014-2016)

UKIERI Partnership Project with Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management (IIITM) in Gwalior/India. Application was done in May 2013 and was won in January 2014 for 2 years (Project signed by ARU University Secretary in May 2014). The Principal Investigator was Sufian Yousef. The project was completed 31st August 2016.

Ministry of Higher Education Iraq (2013/2014)

Consultancy and Training to a group Iraqi PhD students for 6 Months in 2013/2014 (project was completed in May 2014). Principal investigator and Supervisor was Sufian Yousef.

Segdewall Ltd Luton (2012)

Support academic for the KEEP Project with Sedgewall Ltd on remote measurement of gas consumption in gas stations which was starting in July 2012 for 6 months. The Principal Investigator was Ayoub Shirvani.

Selected recent publications

Yousef, S., Albonda, H., Tapaswi, S., Cole, M. and Deshmukh, S., The impact of mobility and node capacity on voice traffic. 2017. International Journal of System Assurance Engineering and Management, pp.1-9.

Fakrudeen, M., Yousef, S., Tapaswi, S., Patnaik, K. K., and Cole, M. Voice Performance Analysis using Voice Codec by Packet Fragmentation and Contention Free periods in Wireless Networks. International Journal of System Assurance Engineering and Management, DOI: 10.1007/s13198-016-0517-0.

Aldmour, R. , Yousef, S., Yaghi, M., Tapaswi, S., Pattanaik, K..K.., and Cole, M(2016). New cloud offloading algorithm for better energy consumption and process time. International Journal of System Assurance Engineering and Management, DOI: 10.1007/s13198-016-0515-2.

Al-Baadani, Faris., Yousef, S., Tapaswi, S., Patnaik, K. K., and Cole, M. Investigation of the AODV And the SDWCA QoS Handling At Different Utilisation Levels In Adaptive Clustering Environments. International Journal of System Assurance Engineering and Management, DOI: 10.1007/s13198-016-0513-4.

Mohammed A. Al-Amin, Sufian Yousef, Barry Morris, Hassan Shirvani, Michael Cole. Development of a Double-Pole Double-Throw Radio Frequency Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems Switch using an 'S' Shaped Pivot.International Journal of System Assurance Engineering and Management.

Fakrudeen, M., Yousef, S., Tapaswi, S., Deshmukh, S. and Cole, M., 2016. Performance Analysis of the Gossip-Based Ad Hoc Routing Using Received Signal Strength of AODV. International Journal of Engineering and Technology, 6 (5).

Khan, I. and Yousef, S., 2016. Substantial Reduction of Handover Delay for Optimum Mobility in WIMAX. International Journal of Engineering and Technology, 6 (7).

Suraj, R., Tapaswi, S., Yousef, S., Pattanaik, K.K. and Cole, M., 2015. Mobility prediction in mobile ad hoc networks using a lightweight genetic algorithm. Springer Journal for Wireless Networks, pp.1-10.

Albonda, H. and Yousef, S., 2015. Soft Handover in 3G/4G Networks Using Multiple Sector Antennas. International Journal of Engineering and Technology, 5 (1), pp.10-17.

Nada Hussein Mohammad Ali Al-Khafaji, Abdul Monem S. Rahma, Abdul Mohsen Jaber, Sufian Yousef, 2014, “Random Key Permutation Stream Algorithm Based on Modified Functions in AES Algorithm”, International Journal of Engineering and Technology  Volume 4 No. 6, June, pp.367-373.

Albonda, H.D. and Yousef, S., 2014. Multi-carrier coded division multiple access multiplexing against multi-path fading. Williams College Conference in December 2013 and published in the International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics 9, 6 (2), pp.140-146.

Ali, N.H.M., Rahma, A.M.S., Jaber, A.M. and Yousef, S., A Byte-Oriented Multi Keys Shift Rows Encryption and Decryption Cipher Processes in Modified AES, International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, Volume 5, Issue 4, April-2014 pp: 953-955.

Ali, N.H.M., Sufian, Y., Rahma, A.M.S. and Hossen, A.M.J.A., 2014. A Novel Multi Modification in AES Block Cipher Algorithm for Complexity Improvement. International Review on Computers and Software (IRECOS), 9 (6), pp.901-905

Almugheid, A.T., Yousef, S. and Aboud, S., 2014. Performance Evaluation of Quality Metrics for Single and Multi-Cell Admission Control with Heterogeneous Traffic in WCDMA Networks. International Journal of Engineering and Technology, 4 (1), January 2014, Pages 1-11, ISSN 2049-3444.

Mohammed Al-Amin, Sufian Yousef, Barry Morris and Hassan Shirvani (2014) Simulated RF MEMS Double-Pole Double-Throw Switch Using a Novel Seesaw Structure. Published in the International Journal of Computer Engineering &Technology (IJCET), Volume 5, Issue 7, July (2014), pp. 73-84. ISSN Print:   0976- 6367 and ISSN Online: 0976 -6375.

Qatawneh, H., Yousef, S. and Shirvani, H., Total Knowledge Transfer Model to Diffuse Innovation of the Public Health Workforce. International Journal of Education & Research, Vol. 1, No. 6, June 2013.

Sattar J. Abboud and Sufian Yousef (2013) Cryptanalysis of Attribute Typed Signature Scheme, Published in the International Journal of Applied Mathematics, May 2013. Impact Factor: 2.072.

Ahmed, M., Yousef, S. and Aboud, S.J., 2013. Bidirectional Search Routing Protocol For Mobile Ad Hoc Networks. International journal of Computer Engineering & Technology (IJCET), 4(1), pp.229-243.

Aboud, S. and Yousef, S., 2012. A PRACTICAL PROXY SIGNATURE SCHEME. International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (IJDIWC), 2(4), pp.296-305.

ALSALEH, H., YOUSEF, S. and ARABEYYAT, O., (2012) A Framework For Embedded Malware Considerations: Embedded Systems Vulnerabilities To Injection Of Malware in A Firmware Under Attack.”  Jordan ACM V o l u m e 2 (2012). pp. 70-80

Aboud, S.J. and Yousef, S., 2007. Secure E-Payment Scheme Using an Elliptic Curve. International Review on Computers and Software (I.RE.CO.S.), Vol. 7, n. 6, November 2012, Part C, Pages 366-370.

Recent presentations and conferences

Aldmour, R., Yousef, S., Albaadani, F. and Yaghi, M., 2017, January. Efficient Energy and Processes Time Algorithm for Offloading Using Cloud Computing. In International Conference on Global Security, Safety, and Sustainability (pp. 364-370). Springer, Cham.

Al-Baadani, F., Yousef, S., Aldmour, R., Al-Jabouri, L., Tapaswi, S., Patnaik, K.K. and Cole, M., 2017, January. A Novel Energy Sleep Mode Based on Standard Deviation ‘ESMSD’Algorithm for Adaptive Clustering in MANETs. In International Conference on Global Security, Safety, and Sustainability (pp. 385-393). Springer, Cham.

Khan, I. and Yousef, S., 2017, January. Using Dual Trigger Handover Algorithm to Improve WiMAX Handover Delay. In International Conference on Global Security, Safety, and Sustainability (pp. 281-289). Springer, Cham

Hazzaa, F. and Yousef, S., 2017, January. Performance Analysis for Traffics in Mobile Ad Hoc Network. In International Conference on Global Security, Safety, and Sustainability (pp. 342-350). Springer, Cham.

M. Fakrudeen and Sufian Yousef (2014) Finger Based Technique (FBT): An Innovative System for Improved Usability for the Blind Users' Dynamic Interaction with Mobile Touch Screen Devices, The 2014 International Conference of Computer Science and Engineering ( ICCSE ), Imperial College, London 2-4 July 2014.

M. Miraz, M. Fakrudeen, Sufian Yousef (2014) Finger Based Technique  (FBT): An Innovative System for Improved Usability for the Blind Users’ Dynamic Interaction with Mobile Touch Screen Devices, World Congress on Engineering (WCE 2014), 2-4 July 2014, Italy.

Nada Hussein M. Ali, Abdul Monem S. Rahma, Abdul Mohssen J.  Abdul  Hossen, and Sufian Yousef (2014) Multi Key Shift Rows Encryption and Decryption Processes in AES Transformation, Poster in the 4th Annual Research Conference at ARU.

Ekhlas Al-Saedi and Sufian Yousef (2014) Wired/Wireless Intrusion Detection System Using Heuristic Based Principal Component Analysis, Poster in the 4th Annual Conference, Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin University.

Bashar Mahdi & Sufian Yousef (2014) Intelligent Copyright Protection Using Digital Watermarking and Visual Cryptography Techniques, Poster in the in the 4th annual Conference, Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin University.

Mohammed al-Amin, Sufian Yousef and Barry Morris (2014) Novel Seesaw Design of RF MEMS Double-Pole Double-Throw Switch. The International Conference on Computing Technology and Information Management, 9-11 April 2014, Dubai, UAE.

FAKRUDEEN, M., SUFIAN, Y.,  ALI, M.,  AND HUSSEIN, A.H., “Presentation Design of E-assessments for Blind Users Using Touch Screen Devices”, Proc. of the International Conference  on Electronics, Computers and Artificial Intelligence, IEEE ECAI 2013, 27-29 June, 2013, Pitesti, Romania, Vol.5, No.3/2013, p.39-42,  ISSN 1843-2115. Print: ISBN 978-1-4673-4935-2. Compliant PDF Files: ISBN 978-1-4673-4937-6. DVD: ISBN 978-1-4673-4936-9.

FAKRUDEEN, M., ALI, M., YOUSEF, S., AND HUSSEIN A.H.(2013) “Analysing the Mental Model of Blind Users in Mobile Touch Screen Devices for Usability”, Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science:Proc. of the World Congress on Engineering 2013, U.K., 3-5 July, 2013, London, Vol. II, pp. 837-842. Int. Assoc. of Engineers World Congress on Engineering 2013, The 2013 Int. Conf. of Comp. Sci. and Eng., Imperial College London, 3-5 July, 2013. Editors: S. I. Ao, Len Gelman, David W.L. Hukins, Andrew Hunter and A. M. Korsunsky. Publisher: Newswood Limited. ISBN of Vol. II: 978-988-19252-8-2. http://www.iaeng.org/publication/WCE2013/WCE2013_pp837842.pdf.

Haider Al Bonda and Sufian Yousef (2013) Multi-Carrier Coded Division Multiple Access (MC-CDMA) Multiplexing Against Multi-Path Fading, 9th International Conference on Global Security, Safety and Sustainability (ICGS3-2013), 4-5th December 2013, William’s College, London, UK.

Sattar J. Aboud and Sufian Yousef (2013) EFFICIENT UNDENIABLE THRESHOLD PROXY SIGNATURE SCHEME, The 6th International Conference on Information Technology (ICIT’2013), Al-Zaytoonah University, Jordan on May 8-10, 2013.

Sattar J. Aboud and Sufian Yousef (2013) UNDENIABLE THRESHOLD PROXY SIGNATURE SCHEME, The 5th International Conference on  Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT 2013), Amman/Jordan 28-30th March 2013.

Haider Al-Saleh, Sufian Yousef and Omar Arabeyyat, (2012), “A  Framework for Embedded Malware Considerations: Embedded Systems Vulnerabilities to Injection of Malware in a Firmware Under attack”.  The 2012 Conference on Innovations in Computing and Engineering Machinery (CICEM’12), April 2012.

Media experience

Keynote Speaker: William’s College, December 2013, ICGS3-13, Security London/UK

Chief Guest: R. V. College of Engineering , December 2012, 1st Intl Conference on Mobile Computing Mobile Networks, Bangalore/India

Keynote Speaker: ACM Branch in Amman, April 2012, CICEM’12, Computing & Engineering, Amman/Jordan

Keynote Speaker: ACM Branch in Amman, September 2012, CICEM’11, Computing & Engineering, Amman/Jordan