Expert in Applied Telecommunications Science and Engineering

Technical Consultant #1482


Expertise

  • Bandwidth and wireless electrical engineer with extensive experience with wireless networks, base stations, cellular units, satellite communications, and internet protocols.

Wireless Networks:

  • WiFi (or WiMesh, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n).
  • WiMAX (IEEE 802.16d/e, Fixed and mobile broadband).
  • Bluetooth (IEEE 802.15, Personal Area Networks.
  • PHY (physical layer): TDMA, OFDMA, OFDM, CDMA, DSSS, FHSS, QAM, Phase Shift Keyings (BPSK, QPSK), FDD, TDD.
  • MAC (Medium Access Control Layer): TDMA, CSMA/CA, scheduling optimization, OFDM, OFDMA, OFDM-TDMA.

Wireless Deployment:

  • Resource allocation (channel assignment).
  • Load management (load balancing.
  • Power Management.
  • Base Station locations and deployments.

Cellular:

  • UMTS.
  • 2G.
  • Antenna Sectoring.
  • Smart Antennas.
  • MIMO.

Other:

  • Internet.
  • Online Dating websites.
  • Computers (peripheral devices).
  • Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).

Computer Skills:

  • Software: Proficient in OPNET, HFSS, Wireless InSite (Indoor/Outdoor Propagation Tool, similar to EDX) by Remcom, PropLAB by Elektrobit, eTrust Intrusion Detection (monitors, reports, scans network traffic, blocks URLs), AutoCAD14/2000, Microsoft office and FrontPage.

Programming Languages:

  • Experienced in Object-Oriented C design and development, MATLAB, Turbo Pascal, HTML, working knowledge in Visual Basic, and LINGO by LINDO systems.

Operating Systems:

  • Windows 2000/NT/XP/ME/98, DOS.
  • Technical Knowledge of (but not limited to) CDMA, TDMA, OFDM, UMTS, FDD, TDD, 802.11a/b/g, 802.16/e-2005, indoor/outdoor propagation, propagation tools, TCP/IP, UDP, Ethernet, DNS, DHCP, OSPF, VoIP, G. 711 and G. 729 voice encoding schemes, optimization, RF, antenna design, dipole antenna, horn antenna, Yagi Antenna, DSSS, FHSS, Linear Programming, modulation schemes(QAM, QPSK, FSK, ASK, BPSK) and blue tooth.
  • IEEE 802.11(WiFi and MIMO) *IEEE 802.16(WiMax, fixed and mobile).
  • Ad Hoc *Cognitive Radio *Bluetooth (IEEE 802.15).
  • PHY: TDMA, OFDMA, OFDM, CDMA, DSSS, FHSS, QAM, BPSK, QPSK, FDD.
  • Internet Online Dating websites Computers (peripheral devices) Voice over IP.
  • MAC: TDMA, CSMA/CA, scheduling optimization, OFDM, OFDMA, OFDM-TDMA.
  • Wireless: Resource Allocation Load management Power Control.

Experience

Independent Consultant, 2008 - Present

  • Patent Analyst Consultant: Provided technical and intellectual property consulting in the fields of wireless networking.

Undisclosed Company, Allocation Engineer, 2009 - Present

  • Development of a dynamic bandwidth allocation algorithm in a satellite communication network.
  • Implementing algorithm in NS-2 simulator.
  • Testing and demonstrating the full intelligent bandwidth allocation functionalities on a testbed platform and simulator, and technically guide project team and define strategic goals.
  • Maintain a balanced portfolio of existing and new tasks.
  • Direct project management responsibilities for systems project. Prepare technical goals for the project team, review the progress, and participate in the relevant parts of associates' performance reviews.

Recent Projects

TabbiTech Inc., Wireless Engineer Consultant

  • Provide technical assistance on an in-door Bluetooth networking project. Worked with the software engineers to execute and meet application platforms requirements.

Wispra, Inc., Wireless Consultant

  • Provided technical feedback regarding patent infringement issues related to in-flight wireless broadband access.

HighTech Solutions, Wireless Consultant

  • Provided technical and intellectual property consulting inthe fields of Wireless Networking.
  • Evaluated and analyzed patent infringements and patent applications.

Undisclosed Company, Intelligent Bandwidth Allocation Engineer, Present

  • Developing a dynamic bandwidth allocation algorithm in a satellite communication network.
  • Implementing algorithm in NS-2 simulator.
  • Testing and demonstrating full intelligent bandwidth allocation functionalities on a testbed platform and simulator.
  • Technically guide project team and define strategic goals.
  • Maintain a balanced portfolio of existing and new tasks.
  • Direct project management responsibilities for systems project.
  • Prepare technical goals for the project team, review the progress, and participate in the relevant parts of associates' performance reviews.

University of Quebec, Electrical Engineering Montreal, QC, 2008 - 2009

  • Analyze and select cognitive radio architectures for Cognitive Wireless Mesh Networks (CWMNs).
  • Propose quality of service continuity protection models for CWMNs.
  • Define an economic framework for CWMNs and create models for resource management.

University of Arkansas, Teaching Assistant - System Engineer, Little Rock, AR, 2003 - 2007

  • Developed and taught wireless lab to students.
  • Instructed students concerning theoretical foundations of lab exercises.
  • Graded lab reports and provided consultation to students during office hours.

Ualr-Alltel- Motorola, RF/Analysis Engineer, Little Rock, AR, 2006 - 2007

  • Analyzed Wi-Mesh and Wi-Max on UALR campus.
  • Simulated real-time data environment and what-if scenarios using OPNET, MATLAB, and RF propagation tools.
  • Participated constructively in designing the test plans.
  • Attended weekly meetings with Alltel and Motorola engineers to discuss and evaluate progress.
  • Troubleshot network faults and maintained network operations.
  • Supervised more than 20 students during on-field testing every day.
  • Collected, organized, and analyzed data collected from tests using MS Excel sheets.
  • Submitted proposals and reports to higher management for further study.

IBM supplemental, RTP, Durham, NC, 2006

Development Engineer in Blade Server Development

  • Developed new concepts for applying wireless technology to IBM server products.
  • Assisted senior technical staff member in developing several invention disclosures.

Warp Computers, Hardware and Network Engineer, Raleigh, NC, 2002 - 2003

  • Supervised and quality-control checked three engineers and two technicians.
  • Designed networks and camera surveillance systems for small businesses.
  • Installed and configured voice/data infrastructures.

Roosevelt University Learning Resource Center, Chicago, IL, 2000 - 2002

Graduate Assistant and Tutor

  • Attended Telecommunications lab to help students, Tutored fifty undergraduate and graduate students in various academic disciplines including Math, Physics and Statistics.
  • Provided in-depth feedback on tutoring sessions and reported on students' progress.

Honors & Publications

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • IEEE Member, WiMax360 member

Publications

  • 10 publications, several journals in review
  • Composed over a dozen technical reports

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French

Education

  • Ph.D. Applied Science, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR
  • M.S. Telecommunication, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL
  • B.S.E Electrical Engineering, Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon
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