Jamil Khan


Prof. Jamil Khan, University of Newcastle, Australia
Title: Sustainable Green IoT Network Framework for the Large Scale Outdoor Deployments
Abstract: With the expected deployment of billions of IoT devices and applications the need for environment friendly network infrastructure is increasing. At the same time the emerging 5G devices need to be 100 times more energy efficient than 4G devices. Hence, the green IoT network architecture will be an important components of the future ICT platforms that will enable deployment of large number of IoT field devices in a cost effective manner. Main design goals of a green IoT network are: i) to maintain highest energy efficiency by minimising Joules/bits/Sq.km, ii) to maximise the lifetime of network nodes and paths, iii) to maximise the use of harvested energy and iv) to minimise greenhouse emissions in all phases of the network design and deployment. This talk will concentrate of the development low power wide area energy harvested networks for IoT applications. Various energy harvesting techniques and practical harvester designs for outdoor IoT networks will be discussed. The design techniques will concentrate on harvesting energy from the operating environments. The presentation will then focus on energy harvest aware MAC and routing protocols for sensor and wide area sensor networks. Test and simulation results will be presented in the presentation.
Short bio: Jamil Khan currently an Associate Professor, Head of the Electrical engineering disciplines and the research leader of the Communication Networks group in the School of Electrical Engineering & Computing, The University of Newcastle, Australia. Jamil received his PhD in Electronic & Electrical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK in 1991. Since his PhD he has worked in the University of Strathclyde in UK and in the Massey University in New Zealand before moving to his current university in 1998. His current research interests in areas of M2M and IoT networks, Energy harvesting networks, Vehicular networks and Network resource allocation techniques. He has published more than 170 international research papers and an edited book on Wireless Body Area Networks. A/Prof. Jamil Khan is a senior member of the IEEE Communications society and a member of the ACM.