Academia

This page lists my research activities and contributions, editorial duties, lectures and tutorials, activities related to conferences as well as my lectures and student engagements. I am always open for meaningful collaboration!

1. Pioneering Research

Research Areas:
  • Cross-Disciplinary Co-Design. As part of the 5G and Tactile Internet design efforts, we have commenced to engage strongly with various verticals (medicine/health, arts, transport, gaming, etc) which is changing the way innovation is being conducted in these eco-systems. Watch out for the Connected Arts work coming later this year!
  • Internet of Skills. Based on underlying technologies of the Tactile Internet, AI and Haptic Encoders, we pioneer the  vision of an Internet of Skills which is able to democratise labour and wealth globally.
  • Tactile Internet. We are pioneering an entirely novel form of the Internet which allows the transmission of touch, in addition to sound, video and information. We think it will be the next big internet after the Internet of Things (info #1, #2, #3).
  • 5G System Design. I am also heavily involved in the design of the next-generation 5G wireless system. We are pioneering concepts, such as decoupled up and downlinks, thinned core networks, among others.
  • Internet of Things. Through early academic research, industry contributions at France Telecom, cofounder of Worldsensing, and founding member of a few IoT/M2M standards, I have made substantial contributions to the development of this exciting field which has also been recognized by the IEEE when I was awarded the Fellow status.
  • Smart Cities. Being cofounder of Worldsensing, I have been part of the Smart Cities movement from the early beginning; indeed, we shaped much of Barcelona’s smart city vision which has had global impact. Today, I am part of a few very instrumental smart city standards initiatives.
  • [past] Machine Learning. Whilst at CTTC, I pioneered the field of docitive radio which combines reinforcement learning with cooperative communications, which was shown to yield massive outage and stability gains compared to other machine learning approaches.
  • [past] Security. I have worked on many aspects of security, but mostly applied to the emerging Internet of Things. I was founding member of several standards bodies on IoT where I specifically contributed to the security specifications.
  • [past] Wireless Sensor Networks. The field has moved on but – whilst at France Telecom – I have been pioneering some of the access and routing methods for sensor networks which have entered some industry standards recently.
  • [past] Inverse Error Rates. Together with P. Mary, we have pioneered the field of invertible error rates under shadow channels. This allowed many system throughput expressions to be derived in closed form and thus eliminated the need for lengthy system level simulations.  
  • [past] Cooperative Systems. I have pioneered the field of cooperative communications, where I was the first to propose to use multiple single antennas from handset to form a cooperative array to yield higher capacity. I held the first key patent in this field, which has now become a de-facto research area on its own in the academic community.
Secured & Involved Projects:
  • IoT Retina (£550k for KCL, EPSRC, 2017-2020): machine-vision in IoT
  • SENSE (£550k for KCL, EPSRC, 2016-2019): full duplex 5G systems
  • Connected Arts (undisclosed sum): awesome 5G usecase with performing arts
  • 5G Testbeds (€400k for KCL, EPSRC, 2016-2019): connect UK 5G testbeds
  • 5GPP NORMA (€500k for KCL, EC H2020, 2015-2018): 5G radio architecture
  • 5GPP VirtuWind (€500k for KCL, EC H2020, 2015-2018): SDN/NFV implementation
  • Ericsson Industry Project (2015-ongoing): Tactile Internet 5G design
  • EXALTED (€400k for CTTC, EC FP7, 2010-2013): M2M for cellular & capillary systems
  • VITRO (€400k for CTTC, EC FP7, 2010-2013): virtualization for WSNs
  • BuNGee (€400k for CTTTC, EC FP7, 2009-2012): pre-5G design for 1Gbps/km2 rate
  • BeFEMTO (€500 for CTTC, EC FP7, 2009-2012): networked femtocell design
  • Acropolis (€200k for CTTC, £300k for KCL, EC FP7, 2010-2013): cognitive radios
  • OUTSMART (€300k for Worldsensing, EC FP7, 2010-2013): Smart Cities Technologies
  • CALIPSO (€300k for Worldsensing, EC FP7, 2010-2013): IPv6 networking over WSNs
  • RelyOnIt (€120k for Worldsensing, EC FP7, 2012-2015): Dependability for WSNs
  • Qatar NSF (€300k for CTTC, Qatar NSF, 2013-2015): self-organizing networking
  • NEWCOM (€300k for CTTC, EC FP7, 2009-2005): various topics since NoE
  • ARESA (€400k for Orange, ANR, 2006-2008): IPv6 for WSNs
  • DEMAIN (€300k for Orange, ANR, 2006-2008): Cognitive Radio
  • E2R2 (€600k for Orange & KCL, EC FP6): Reconfigurable Radio Systems
  • MIND (€400k for KCL, EC FP6, 2000-2003): broadband network design
  • MVCE Core 1-4 (€1m for KCL, UK companies + government, 1998-2005): many topics
  • AROMA (€500k for KCL, EC FP7, 2005-2008): 3GPP developments
  • EVEREST (€500k for KCL, EC FP6, 2003-2005): 3GPP developments
  • OPTIMISM (Marie Curie Host): UMTS automatic optimisation
  • COST273 (NoE under FP6): various topics

2. Editorial Duties

Book Series Editor:
  • Wiley Book Series on “Cooperative Communications”, with “”Hardware, Channel & PHY“, “Capacity Fundamentals”, “MAC Protocols”, “Network Coding”, and more.
  • Cambridge Book Series on “Emerging Telecommunications Technologies”, with first titles to appear shortly.
 Journals & Magazines:
  • [past, now “Emeritus Editor”] Editor-in-Chief of Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies [2012 Editorial, 2012 Statistics].
  • [past] Editor-in-Chief of EAI Transactions on Internet of Things.
  • [past] Area Editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.
  • [past] Senior Technical Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine.
  • [past] Editorial Board of IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials.
  • [past] Area Editor of IEEE Internet of Things Journal.
  • [past] Editor of Open Journal of Internet of Things (OJIOT).
  • [past] Editor of EAI Trans on INIS Journal.
  • [past] Technical Editor of IEEE Wireless Communications.
  • [past] Executive Editor of European Transactions on Telecommunications
  • [past] Editor of IEEE ComSoc Multimedia Communications TC E-Letters.
  • [past] Editor of Intern. J. of Parallel, Emergent and Distributes Systems.
  • [past] Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.
  • [past] Associate Editor of IEEE Communications Letters.
  • [past] Editorial Board of IET Communications.
  • [past] Editorial Board of Elsevier PHYCOM – Physical Communication.
  • [past] Editorial Board of EURASIP Journal on Wireless Comms & Networking.
  • [past] Editorial Board of Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  • [past] Editorial Board of Information Technology Journal.
  • [past] Editorial Board of Trends in Applied Sciences Research.
  • [past] Editorial Board of Asian Journal of Mathematics and Statistics.
  • [past] Editorial Board of Bentham Science Recent Patents on Computer Science.
  • [past] Editorial Board of Intern. J. of Comm. Netw. and Distr. Systems.
Special Issues:
  • Co-editor for Special Issue on “Multimedia Communication in the Internet of Things (IoT),” IEEE Transactions on the Internet of Things (IoT), submission deadline: February 2016.
  • Co-editor for Special Issue on “Mobile Big Data,” IEEE Network Magazine, publication May 2016.
  • Co-editor for Special Issue on “Low Energy Short Range Wireless Communications,” International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, Hindawi, submission deadline: November 2015.
  • Co-editor for Special Issue on “Best Papers of IEEE PIMRC 2013,” Springer Int J Wireless Inf Networks, DOI 10.1007/s10776-014-0248-6, September 2014.
  • Leading editor for Feature Issue on “Smart Cities – Trends and Technologies,” Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, vol 25, issue1, Jan 2014.
  • Co-editor for Special Issue on the key theme of “Smart Cities” for the IEEE E-Letter of Multimedia Communications Technical Committee (MMTC), 2014.
  • Co-editor for Special Issue on “Internet of Things: Architecture, Protocols and Services,” IEEE Sensors Journal, submission deadline 31 January 2013.
  • Leading editor for Special Issue on “Machine-to-Machine Technologies & Architectures,” IEEE Transactions on Tutorials & Surveys, submission deadline 1 November 2012.
  • Leading editor for Special Issue on “Smart Cities,” IEEE Communications Magazine, submission deadline 10 September 2012.
  • Co-editor for Special Issue on “Cooperative and Networked Femtocells“, ACM/Springer Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET) Journal, publication October 2012.
  • Co-editor for Special Issue on “Communications and Networking for Smart Grid,” KICS/IEEE Journal of Communications and Networks (JCN), publication December 2012.
  • Co-editor for Special Issue on “Signal Processing Techniques for Smart Grid“, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, publication September 2012.
  • Co-editor for Special Issue on “Femtocell Networks“, IEEE JSAC, publication April 2012.
  • Leading co-editor for Special Issue on “Simple Wireless Sensor Networking Solutions“, IEEE JSAC, publication September 2010.
  • Leading editor for Special Issue on “Multimedia Over Femto Cells“, E-Letters, IEEE ComSoc Multimedia Technical Committee, publication September 2010.
  • Leading editor for Special Issue on “Multimedia Over Embedded Systems“, E-Letters, IEEE ComSoc Multimedia Technical Committee, publication May 2010.
  • Co-editor for Special Issue on “Challenges in Next-Generation Networks”, Springer Telecommunication Systems Journal, publication Q4 2010.
  • Co-editor for Special Issue on “Energy Efficiency in Wireless Sensor Networks”, Springer International Journal of Wireless Information Networks, invited papers from IEEE PIMRC 2008 only.
  • Leading co-editor for Special Issue on “Cognitive Spectrum Access“, IET Communications, July 2008.
  • Leading co-editor for Special Issue on “Novel Techniques for Analysis & Design of Cross-Layer Optimized Wireless Sensor Networks”, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, May 2007.
  • Co-editor for Special Issue on “Cooperation in Wireless Networks“, Springer Wireless Personal Communications, October 2007.

3. Tutorials

IEEE Distinguished Lectures:
 Tutorials:
  • Mischa Dohler, “Disruptive Tech – The Next Frontier,” Technology Excellence Business Training for Vodafone, Imperial College Business School, 16 June 2015, London, UK.
  • Mischa Dohler, “Smart Cities – Devices, Connectivity, Business Models, Citizens,” ARUP Smart City Business Course, 18 November 2014, Imperial College, London, UK.
  • Mischa Dohler, “Machine-to-Machine Technologies & Markets – Shift of Industries,” WPMC 2014, 8 September 2014, Sydney, Australia (20 attendees).
  • Mischa Dohler, J. Alonso-Zárate “Machine-to-Machine Technologies & Markets – Shift of Industries,” IEEE WCNC 2014, 6 April 2014, Istanbul, Turkey (50 attendees).
  • Mischa Dohler, M. Hatton, J. Alonso-Zárate “Machine-to-Machine Technologies & Markets – Shift of Industries,” IEEE Globecom 2013, December 2013 (50 attendees).
  • G. Fettweis, Mischa Dohler, J. Barros, “Entrepreneurship – First Hand Accounts,” IEEE PIMRC 2013, 9 September 2013, London, UK (100 attendees).
  • Mischa Dohler, M. Hatton, J. Alonso-Zarate, M. Balestrini, “Smart Cities – Technologies, Big Data and Citizens,” IEEE PIMRC 2013, 8 September 2013, London, UK (50 attendees).
  • A. Imran and Mischa Dohler, “Self-Organizing Networks (SON): From Conception to Realization,” IEEE ICC 2013, 9 June 2013, Budapest, Hungary (40 attendees).
  • A. Imran and Mischa Dohler, “Self-Organizing Networks (SON): From Conception to Realization,” Tutorial at QMUL, London, UK (40 attendees).
  • Mischa Dohler, J. Alonso-Zárate “M2M in Smart Grid & Smart Cities: Technologies, Standards, and Applications,” European Wireless, April 2013, Surrey, UK (20 attendees).
  • Mischa Dohler, J. Alonso-Zárate “M2M in Smart Grid & Smart Cities: Technologies, Standards, and Applications,” Conference on Pervasive Internet of Things and Smart Cities (PITSaC), March 2013, Barcelona, Spain (40 attendees).
  • Mischa Dohler “A Primer Of Cutting-Edge Telecommunications Technologies : Machine-to-Machine and 5G Cellular” & “Building Your Company – First-Hand Account What Not To Do” Tutorial Tour at Hamilton Institute, TCD and UCD, Ireland, 21/22 January 2013 (recording).
  • Mischa Dohler, J. Alonso-Zárate “M2M in Smart Grid & Smart Cities: Technologies, Standards, and Applications,” IEEE Globecom 2012, Tutorial, December 2012, Anaheim, California, USA (>120 attendees, >50,000 slide downloads!).
  • Mischa Dohler “A Primer Of Cutting-Edge Telecommunications Technologies : Machine-to-Machine, Femtocells, 5G Cellular,” Graduate Lecture Tutorial, Bologna University, Italy, 23 November 2012.
  • J. Alonso-Zárate (presenter), Mischa Dohler “M2M in Smart Grid & Smart Cities: Technologies, Standards, and Applications,” COST-TERRA Summer School, Dublin, Ireland, July 2012 (more than 30 attendees).
  • Mischa Dohler, J. Alonso-Zárate “M2M in Smart Grid & Smart Cities: Technologies, Standards, and Applications,” IEEE ComSoc Tutorial Now, full online view available shortly (trailer).
  • Mischa Dohler, J. Alonso-Zárate (presenter) “M2M in Smart Grid & Smart Cities: Technologies, Standards, and Applications,” European Wireless 2012, Tutorial, April 2012, Poznan, Poland (15 attendees).
  • Mischa Dohler, J. Alonso-Zárate “M2M in Smart Grid & Smart Cities: Technologies, Standards, and Applications,” IEEE WCNC 2012, Tutorial, April 2012, Paris, France (50 attendees).
  • Mischa Dohler “LTE/LTE-A SON (for Femtocells),” Femtocells Winterschool 2012, Tutorial, February 2012, Barcelona, Spain (50 attendees).
  • Mischa Dohler, J. Alonso-Zárate “M2M in Smart Grid & Smart Cities: Technologies, Standards, and Applications,” COST IC1004 2012, Tutorial, February 2012, Barcelona, Spain (30 attendees).
  • Mischa Dohler, J. Alonso-Zárate “M2M in Smart Grid & Smart Cities: Technologies, Standards, and Applications,” ISABEL 2011, Tutorial, October 2011, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Mischa Dohler, T. Watteyne, J. Alonso-Zárate “Machine-to-Machine: An Emerging Communication Paradigm,” Globecom 2010, Short Tutorial, December 2010, Miami, USA (60 attendees).
  • Mischa Dohler, T. Watteyne, J. Alonso-Zárate “Machine-to-Machine: An Emerging Communication Paradigm,” PIMRC2010, Half-Day Tutorial, September 2010, Istanbul, Turkey (30 attendees).
  • Mischa Dohler, T. Watteyne, J. Alonso-Zárate “Machine-to-Machine: An Emerging Communication Paradigm,” MONAMI 2010, Half-Day Tutorial, September 2010, Santander, Spain (30 attendees).
  • Mischa Dohler, T. Watteyne, J. Alonso-Zárate “Machine-to-Machine:  An Emerging Communication Paradigm,” Mobilight 2010, Half-Day Tutorial, May 2010, Barcelona, Spain (60 attendees, presented by J. Alonso).
  • Mischa Dohler “A Crash Course on Cooperative Wireless Networks,” Lecture at BUAA, October 2009, Beijing, China (30 attendees).
  • Mischa Dohler “The Internet of Things Goes Wireless: R&D Challenges in WSNs,” Lecture at BUPT, October 2009, Beijing, China (100 attendees).
  • Mischa Dohler, “Cooperative Channel Modeling,” Course of the European School of Antennas PhD Program, 28 September – 2 October 2009, CTTC, Barcelona, Spain (30 attendees).
  • T. Watteyne, Mischa Dohler “The Internet of Things goes Wireless,” Lecture Series at UCL, Imperial College & KCL, September 2009, London, UK (60 attendees).
  • Mischa Dohler, T. Watteyne “The Internet of Things goes Wireless,” IEEE ICC 2009, Half-Day Tutorial, June 2009, Dresden, Germany (10 attendees).
  • Mischa Dohler, T. Watteyne “Wireless Sensor Networks – Latest Trends and Techniques in R&D,” IEEE VTC Fall 2008, Half-Day Tutorial, September 2008, Calgary, Canada (8 attendees).
  • Mischa Dohler, T. Watteyne “Wireless Sensor Networks – An Industrial R&D Perspective,” WPMC 2008, Full-Day Tutorial, September 2008, Lapland, Finland (35 attendees).
  • Mischa Dohler, “A Crash-Course on Cooperative Wireless Networks [PDF] [YouTube]” ACoRN Workshop, Full-Day Tutorial, July 2008, Melbourne, Australia (50 attendees).
  • Mischa Dohler, “A Crash-Course on Cooperative Wireless Networks [PDF] [YouTube]” Full-Day Tutorial, May 2008, Oulu, Finland (50 attendees).
  • Mischa Dohler, A.H. Aghvami, “A Crash-Course on Cooperative Wireless Networks [PDF] [YouTube]” IEEE ICC 2008, Half-Day Tutorial, Beijing, China (9 attendees).
  • Mischa Dohler, A.H. Aghvami, “Wireless Cooperative Communication Networks [PDF] [YouTube] [Online Course]” IEEE ComSoc Tutorials Now, October 2007, online tutorial.
  • Mischa Dohler, “Cooperative Relaying Systems – Ripe or Hype?,” 4G REMON & ISRC Consortia, Full-Day Tutorial, September 2007, Tel Aviv, Israel (60 attendees).
  • Mischa Dohler, A.H. Aghvami, “A Crash-Course on Cooperative Wireless Networks [PDF] [YouTube]” IEEE ICC 2007, Half-Day Tutorial, Glasgow, UK (15 attendees).
  • R. Verdone, Mischa Dohler, A.H. Aghvami, “Theoretical Aspects of Wireless Sensor and Ad Hoc Networks,” IEEE VTC 2007, Half-Day Tutorial, Dublin, Ireland (21 attendees).
  • Mischa Dohler, A.H. Aghvami, “Distributed Cooperative Communication Networks – with application to cellular, ad hoc and sensor networks [PDF] [YouTube]” IEEE WCNC 2007, Half-Day Tutorial, Hong Kong, China (12 attendees).
  • Mischa Dohler, A.H. Aghvami, “Theoretical Aspects of Wireless Sensor and Ad Hoc Networks – Part I: Distributed Cooperative Communication Techniques,” IEEE PIMRC 2006, Half-Day Tutorial, Helsinki, Finland (>60 attendees).
  • Mischa Dohler, A.H. Aghvami, “Distributed Cooperative Communication Networks – with application to cellular, ad hoc and sensor networks [PDF] [YouTube]” IEEE VTC Spring 2006, Half-Day Tutorial, Melbourne, Australia (>40 attendees).
  • Mischa Dohler, A.H. Aghvami, “Distributed-MIMO Multi-Stage Communication Networks [PDF] [YouTube]” COST273 in 2004, Half-Day Tutorial, Duisburg, Germany.
  • Mischa Dohler, A.H. Aghvami, “Distributed-MIMO Multi-Stage Communication Networks [PDF] [YouTube]” IEEE VTC Spring 2004, Half-Day Tutorial, Milan, Italy.
  • A.H. Aghvami, Mischa Dohler, “UMTS / IMT2000,” ATAMS 2002, Half-Day Tutorial, Krakow, Poland.
  • A.H. Aghvami, Mischa Dohler, “UMTS / IMT2000,” IEEE WPMC 2002, Half-Day Tutorial, Hawaii, US.

4. Conferencing

General Conference Chair:
Technical Conference Chair:
  • Stemcom 2016, April 2016, Guildford, UK.
  • IEEE SmartGridComm 2015, Miami, Florida, US.
  • IEEE WiMob 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • European Wireless 2014, Barcelona, Spain.
  • IEEE iThings, August 2013, Beijing, China.
  • ChinaCom 2010, August 2010, Beijing, China.
  • WiMob 2009, October 2009, Marrakech, Morocco.
  • ICT 2009, May 2009, Marrakech, Morocco.
  • IWCLD 2009, June 2009, Mallorca, Spain.
  • PIMRC 2008, September 2008, Cannes, France.
  • IWWAN 2006, June 2006, NYC, USA.
  • IWWAN 2005, May 2005, London, UK.
  • ICT 2005, May 2005, Cape Town, South Africa.
Technical Track Chair:
Tutorial Chair:
  • Globecom 2014, 2014, Austin, USA.
  • ISWCS 2014, 2014, Barcelona, Spain.
  • ICC 2010, 2010, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • WCNC 2010, 2010, Sydney, Australia.
  • WiMob 2010, 11-13 October 2010, Niagara Falls, Canada.
  • WiMob 2008, 12-18 October 2008, Avignon, France.
  • ICT 2008, 16-19 June 2008, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Workshop Chair:
  • “5G & Beyond – Enabling Techn. and Applications” @ IEEE Globecom 2015, US.
  • “5G & Beyond – Enabling Techn. and Applications” @ IEEE ICC 2015, London, UK.
  • “IoT-Sys” @ MobiSys 2015, Florence, Italy.
  • “5G Architecture” @ IEEE WCNC 2015, New Orleans, US.
  • Ubiquitous Wireless Sensor Systems” @ 2015 Smart World Congress, China.
  • VTC Spring 2013, April 2013, Dresden, Germany.
  • Cognitive and Machine-to-Machine Communications and Networking for Smart Grids (ComeOn) @ IEEE SmartGridComm 2012, November 2012, Tainan, Taiwan.
  • M2M Communications and Networking @ INFOCOM 2011, April 2011, China.
  • Cooperative Heterogeneous Networks @ ICCCN 2011, July 2011, Hawaii, USA.
Various Other Positions:
Technical Program Committee:
  • ICC 2013, GC 2013
  • WCNC 2012, SmartGridComm 2012, GC2012
  • ICC2011, SmartGridComm 2011, GreenCom 2011, ISCC 2011
  • SmartGridComm 2010, Globecom 2010, NoF 2010, ICC 2010, WCNC 2010, WCC 2010, CogART 2010
  • Globecom 2009, ICC 2009, EW 2009, MESH 2009, UBICOMM 2009
  • EW 2008, ICC 2008, SECON 2008, EWSN 2008, SensorCOM 2008, ICT 2008, WiMob 2008, Hetersenet 2008
  • SECON 2007, VTC Spring 2007, PIMRC 2007, ISIT 2007, WCNC 2007 – Phy/MAC, MedHoc 2007, USN 2007, SENSORCOMM 2007, WoWMoM 2007, SISPIC 2007, ICISA 2007, IST 2007, ICWMC 2007, EW 2007, WINSYS 2007, WNC3 2007, SSD 2007, ICCSA 2007, LOCAN 2007, FGCN 2007, Med-Hoc-Net-2007, ICTES-07, IPC 2007
  • ICC 2006, VTC Spring 2006, ICT 2006, WEMIC 2006, AD HOC NOW 2006, IST Mobile Summit 2006, PIMRC 2006, ICWMC 2006, MEDHOCNET 2006, AdHocNow2006, ISWCS2006, WiMeshNet 2006, ICC2006, MSN2006, LOCAN 2006
  • PIMRC 2005, APCC 2005 … and many more in previous years.

5. Students

Lecturing:
  • “Project Management,” 2014/2015, MSc class, King’s College London, UK.
  • “Wireless Sensor Networks – Facilitating the Internet of Things” & “Machine-to-Machine – An Emerging Communication Paradigm” 2010, Postgraduate class of 15 students, UPM, Madrid, Spain.
  • “Wireless Sensor Networks,” 2008, Postgraduate class of 14 students, UJF, Grenoble, France.
  • “Physical Layer,” 2006/07, Postgraduate class of around 10 students, INSA, Lyon, France.
  • Antennas & Propagation,” 2001 – 2005, Postgraduate class of around 50 students, Centre for Telecommunication Research, King’s College London, UK.
  • “Linear Circuits & Dynamics,” 2002 – 2005, Undergraduate class of around 130 students, Centre for Telecommunication Research, King’s College London, UK.
PhD Students:
  • to be updated
MSc Students:
  • to be updated
Undergrad Students:
  • to be updated