David Ndzi

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I graduated with BSc (Joint Honours) in Electronics and Mathematics from Keele University in 1994, and a PhD in Telecommunications from the University of Portsmouth in 1998. I worked for one year as a Research Associate and was appointed a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computing and Electronics in 1999. From 2007 to February 2017, I held the posts of International Coordinator of the Faculty of Technology and Principal Lecturer in the School of Engineering at University of Portsmouth. I joined UWS as Assistant Dean (International) of the School of Engineering and Computing in February 2017. In March 2018, I became the Assistant Dean (Global Engagement) and was responsible for the School of Engineering and Computing, School of Science and Sport, and School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery. I became Interim Dean of the School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences in November 2018 and then Head of Computing Division in May 2019. I am a Visiting Professor at the University of Perlis, Malaysia.

Area of academic expertise - outline

  • Advanced experimental system development for wireless wideband channel studies
  • Indoor and outdoor wireless channel measurement and modelling
  • Channel fading mitigation for fixed and mobile wireless communication systems
  • Wireless sensor networks, ad hoc networks and mesh networks
  • Impact of vegetation on radio waves
  • Ambient information aggregation and management for resource management and security
  • Rainfall modelling and prediction for application in telecommunications, water resource management and flood prediction

I have organised and co-organised many conferences at both national and international levels. These include: IADAT International Conference on Telecommunications and Computer Networks, IADAT-tcn2005, IADAT-tcn2006 and UK URSI National Symposium 2007. I have also chaired many sessions at national and international conferences and published more than 50 research papers.

Current research activities

My research focuses on wideband wireless communication, channel characterisation and wideband wireless propagation experimental systems. I have worked for several years on the characterisation of communication transhorizon, line of sight, indoor, outdoor and through vegetation channels. My current research focuses on wireless sensor networks and mesh networks for applications in precision agriculture, environmental monitoring, behavioural economics, security, building control and energy management, etc. I am also working on rain modelling for high frequency networks planning, rain prediction using artificial intelligent techniques, flood prediction systems and water resource management.

Target collaborative organisations

Research and academic institutions and professional bodies (e.g. IEEE)


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