Zabih Ghassemlooy

Also published under: Z. Ghassemlooy, Zabib Ghassemlooy


Faculty of Engineering and Environment
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K


Zabih Ghassemlooy (Senior Member, IEEE) received the C.Eng. and B.Sc. (Hons.) degrees in EEE from Manchester Metropolitan University, in 1981, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Manchester University, in 1984 and 1987, respectively.,In 2014, he joined the Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K., as an Associate Dean of Research, where he is currently the Head of the Optical Communications Research Group. He has been a Distinguished Professor and a Research Fellow with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, since 2015 and 2016, respectively.

He has published 980 papers (415 journals and eight books), over 110 keynote/invited talks and supervised 12 research fellows and 73 Ph.D. students. His research interests include optical wireless communications (OWC), free-space optics, visible light communications, hybrid RF-OWC, and software-defined networks with funding from EU, U.K., Research Council, and industries.,Dr. Ghassemlooy is a Fellow of Society of Actuaries (SOA) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and a member of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He is the Chief Editor of the British Journal of Applied Science and Technology and the International Journal of Optics and Applications, an associate editor of several international journals, and a co-guest editor of several special issues of OWC.
(Based on document published on 23 November 2022)

The Role of Optical Wireless Communication in the Next Generation Wireless Networks

The next generation wireless network (i.e., 6G and beyond) is expected to utilise multiple technologies to deliver multi-functional services to the ned users. Thess could include, sensing and data communications, localization and data communications, sensing and localisation, etc.

In this scenario it would be essential to utilise both the radio frequency and light (visible and infrared) spectrum t ensure quality of services as well as meeting the global energy efficiency and resource utilisation agenda. In this talk the focus will be on the optical wireless communications that is intended for short range indoor and outdoor applications within the context of wireless Internet of Things.

The talk will give an overview on the topic as well as outlining current research works carried out within the Optical Communications Research Group at Northumbria University.

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