Qammer Abbasi

Qammer Abbasi
University of Glasgow | UofG · Division of Electronics and Electrical Engineering

PhD, SMIEEE, MIET

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April 2017 - November 2020
University of Glasgow
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Deputy Head Communications Sensing and Imaging Group Program Director Dual PhD
July 2013 - May 2017
Texas A&M University
Position
  • Research Associate
December 2012 - December 2013
Xidian University
Position
  • International Young Scientist
Education
December 2008 - December 2011
Queen Mary, University of London
Field of study
  • Bio-Electromagentics and Antenna

Publications

Publications (552)
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Locating a missing child or elderly person in a large gathering through face recognition in videos is still challenging because of various dynamic factors. In this paper, we present an intelligent mechanism for tracking missing persons in an unconstrained large gathering scenario of Al-Nabawi Mosque, Madinah, KSA. The proposed mechanism in this pap...
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An ultrawide bandwidth (UWB) antenna for ground-penetrating radar (GPR) applications is designed to check soil moisture and provide good-quality images of metallic targets hidden in the soil. GPR is a promising technology for detecting and identifying buried objects, such as landmines, and investigating soil in terms of moisture content and contami...
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This paper presents a multi-bit reconfigurable intelligent surface with high-resolution beam steering capability in the azimuthal plane for deployment at sub-6 Gigahertz (GHz) band. Field trials in realistic indoor deployments have been carried out, with coverage enhancement performance ascertained for three common wireless communication scenarios....
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is a grid of interconnected pre-programmed electronic devices to provide intelligent services for daily life tasks. However, the security of such networks is a considerable obstacle to successful implementation. Therefore, developing intelligent security systems for IoT is the need of the hour. This study investigates t...
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Human activity monitoring is an exciting research area to assist independent living among disabled and elderly population. Various techniques have been proposed to recognise human activities, such as exploiting sensors, cameras, wearables, and contactless microwave sensing. Among these, the microwave sensing has recently gained significant attentio...
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Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs), invasive or non-invasive, have projected unparalleled vision and promise for assisting patients in need to better their interaction with the surroundings. Inspired by the BCI-based rehabilitation technologies for nerve-system impairments and amputation, we propose an electromagnetic brain-computer-metasurface (EBCM...
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Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) is an advanced indication of diabetic retinopathy (DR). It starts with blurring in vision and can lead to partial or even complete irreversible visual compromise. The only cure is timely diagnosis, prevention and treatment in the early stages. In this paper we have presented a novel automated system for the diagnosis an...
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Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs), invasive or non-invasive, have projected unparalleled vision and promise for assisting patients in need to better their interaction with the surroundings. Inspired by the BCI-based rehabilitation technologies for nerve-system impairments and amputation, we propose an electromagnetic brain-computer-metasurface (EBCM...
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Achieving accurate single snapshot direction of arrival (DOA) information significantly improves communication performance. This paper investigates an accurate and high-resolution DOA estimation technique by enabling single snapshot data collection and enhancing DOA estimation results compared to multiple snapshot methods. This is carried out by ma...
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Wireless communication networks have been witnessing an unprecedented demand due to the increasing number of connected devices and emerging bandwidth-hungry applications. Albeit many competent technologies for capacity enhancement purposes, such as millimeter wave communications and network densification, there is still room and need for further ca...
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This paper considers an Internet of Thing (IoT) blockchain network consisting of a leader node and various follower nodes which together implement the RAFT consensus protocol to verify a blockchain transaction, as requested by a blockchain client. Further, two kinds of active attacks, i.e., jamming and impersonation, are considered on the IoT block...
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Sixth generation (6G) internet of things (IoT) networks will modernize the applications and satisfy user demands through implementing smart and automated systems. Intelligence-based infrastructure, also called reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RISs), have been introduced as a potential technology striving to improve system performance in terms o...
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Industry 4.0 is a new paradigm of digitalization and automation that demands high data rates and real-time ultra-reliable agile communication. Industrial communication at sub-6 GHz industrial, scientific, and medical (ISM) bands has some serious impediments, such as interference, spectral congestion, and limited bandwidth. These limitations hinder...
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Sixth generation (6G) internet of things (IoT) networks will modernize the applications and satisfy user demands through implementing smart and automated systems. Intelligence-based infrastructure, also called reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RISs), have been introduced as a potential technology striving to improve system performance in terms o...
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A button sensor antenna for on-body monitoring in wireless body area network (WBAN) systems is presented. Due to the close coupling between the sensor antenna and the human body, it is highly challenging to design sensor antenna devices. In this paper, a mechanically robust system is proposed that integrates a dual-band button antenna with a wirele...
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With the development of science and technology, transparent, non-invasive general computing is gradually applied to disease diagnosis and medical detection. Universal software radio peripherals (USRP) enable non-contact awareness based on radio frequency signals. Cheyne-Stokes respiration has been reported as a common symptom in patients with heart...
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WiFi sensing has recently received significant interest from academics, industry, healthcare professionals and other caregivers (including family members) as a potential mechanism to monitor our aging population at distance, without deploying devices on users bodies. In particular, these methods have gained significant interest to efficiently detec...
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In this paper, a planar rhombus-shaped microstrip patch antenna is proposed at 60 GHz ISM band for multigigabit per second level industrial communication in viewpoint of Industry 4.0. The proposed has -10 dB impedance bandwidth of 2.82 GHz at 60 GHz. The single antenna element presents excellent return loss of -65 dB at 60 GHz, high radiation effic...
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This work proposes a novel frequency-reconfigurable circular patch antenna incorporated with a rectangular slot and a narrow slot capable of producing constant dipole-like radiation patterns. The antenna compactness is achieved with the integration of the rectangular slot defected ground structure (DGS) on the ground. The proposed antenna is able t...
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By 2050, experts estimate that the agricultural produce must increase by 60%–70% to meet the needs of the ever increasing population of the world. To this aim, the concept of precision agriculture or smart farming has recently been coined. The idea of precision agriculture is well represented as a smart management system, having the ability to moni...
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Sign language is a mean of communication between the deaf community and hearing people, who use hand gestures, facial expressions, and body language to communicate. It has the same level of complexity as spoken language, but it does not employ the same sentence structure as English. The motions in sign language are made up of a range of distinct ha...
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In this paper, a planar compact ultra-wideband microstrip antenna is proposed for millimeter-wave communication. The proposed single antenna element has 93.78% fractional bandwidth (covered band of 23.5 GHz to 65 GHz). The simulated radiation efficiency is greater than 93% and a peak gain of 5.6 dBi, with less than 3 dB variation in the whole band....
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Sign language is a mean of communication between the deaf community and hearing people, who use hand gestures, facial expressions, and body language to communicate. It has the same level of complexity as spoken language, but it does not employ the same sentence structure as English. The motions in sign language are made up of a range of distinct ha...
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The global pandemic of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is dramatically changing the lives of humans and results in limitation of activities, especially physical activities, which lead to various health issues such as cardiovascular, diabetes, and gout. Physical activities are often viewed as a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it offers enorm...
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A flexible meander line monopole antenna (MMA) is presented in this paper. The antenna can be worn for on-and off-body applications. The overall dimension of the MMA is 37 mm x 50 mm x2.37 mm3. The MMA was manufactured and measured, and the results matched with simulation results. The MMA design shows a bandwidth of up to 1282.4 (450.5) MHz and pro...
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A button sensor antenna for wireless medical body area networks (WMBAN) is presented, which works through the IEEE 802.11b/g/n standard. Due to strong interaction between the sensor antenna and the body, an innovative robust system is designed with a small footprint that can serve on- and off-body healthcare applications. The measured and simulated...
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Fertility monitoring in humans for either natural conception or artificial insemination and fertilization has been a critical challenge both for the treating physician and the treated patients. Eggs in human female can be fertilized when they reach the Fallopian tube from the upper parts of the reproductive system. However, no technology, till date...
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The probability of losing vulnerable companions, such as children or older ones, in large gatherings is high, and their tracking is challenging. We proposed a novel integration of face-recognition algorithms with a soft voting scheme, which was applied, on low-resolution cropped images of detected faces, in order to locate missing persons in a chal...
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Wireless sensing is the utmost cutting-edge way of monitoring different health-related activities and concurrently, preserving most of the privacy of individuals. To meet future needs, multi-subject activity monitoring is in demand, whether it is for smart care centres or homes. In this paper, a smart monitoring system for different human activitie...
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This article presents non-invasive sensing-based diagnoses of pneumonia disease, exploiting a deep learning model to make the technique non-invasive coupled with security preservation. Sensing and securing healthcare and medical images such as X-rays that can be used to diagnose viral diseases such as pneumonia is a challenging task for researchers...
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Considering the ongoing climate transformations, the appropriate and reliable phenotyping information of plant leaves is quite significant for early detection of disease, yield improvement. In real-life digital agricultural environment, the real-time prediction and identification of living plants leaves has immensely grown in recent years. Hence, c...
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Aiming at the self-association feature of the Hopfield neural network, we can reduce the need for extensive sensor training samples during human behavior recognition. For a training algorithm to obtain a general activity feature template with only one time data preprocessing, this work proposes a data preprocessing framework that is suitable for ne...
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Wireless body area networks (WBANs) is a new research hotspot with great development prospects. The non-contact sensing based on radio frequency signal can solve the issues of personal comfort and privacy. Detection of cervical motion range and cervical strain in time are important in diagnosis and prevention of cervical spondylosis. In this paper,...
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New requirements in communication technologies make it imperative to rehash conventional features such as reconfigurable antennas to adapt with the future adaptability advancements. This paper presents a comprehensive review of reconfigurable antennas, specifically in terms of radiation patterns for adaptation in the upcoming Fifth Generation (5G)...
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The high bandwidth and data rate demands of future wireless communications such as 6G and beyond can no longer be met with existing technologies that are mainly based on naturally occurring three-dimensional materials. The terahertz (THz) band refers to the electromagnetic frequency range lying between the millimetre-wave band and the infrared band...
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High-tech services in smart cities, ubiquity of smart phones, and proliferation of social media platforms have enabled social sensing, either through direct human observers or through humans as sensor carriers and operators, such as through the use of smart phones, cameras, etc. We performed a sentiment analysis (SA) and mined public opinion on the...
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The addition of massive machine type communication (mMTC) as a category of Fifth Generation (5G) of mobile communication, have increased the popularity of Internet of Things (IoT). The sensors are one of the critical component of any IoT device. Although the sensors posses a well-known historical existence, but their integration in wireless technol...
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Respiration monitoring plays a vital role in human health monitoring, as it is an essential indicator of vital signs. Respiration monitoring can help determine the physiological state of the human body and provide insight into certain illnesses. Recently, non-contact respiratory illness sensing methods have drawn much attention due to user acceptan...
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Solar forecasting plays a key part in the renewable energy transition. Major challenges, related to load balancing and grid stability, emerge when a high percentage of energy is provided by renewables. These can be tackled by new energy management strategies guided by power forecasts. This paper presents a data-driven and contextual optimisation fo...
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In anticipation of a rapid increase in wireless communication, MIMO is one key technology to be explored for 5G. Conventional approaches are unable to predict many of the key characteristics for MIMO channels, and more detailed methods suffer from significant computational complexity due to the number of antennas in a MIMO array. In this work, the...
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This paper presents a multi-functional bi-anisotropic metasurface having ultra-wide out of band transmission characteristics. The proposed metasurface is comprised of 90° rotated T-shaped configuration yielding greater than or equal to 50% out-of-band transmission from above L- to X-band. Moreover, this metasurface achieves a maximum of 99% out-of-...