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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. I was a lecturer and International Coordinator of the Faculty of Technology, University of Portsmouth and have recently joined UWS as Assistant Dean International in the School of Engineering and COmputing. I'm 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.

Target collaborative organisations

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

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Wireless sensor networks Engineering & Materials Science
Rain Engineering & Materials Science
Mobile robots Engineering & Materials Science
Antennas Engineering & Materials Science
Agriculture Engineering & Materials Science
Knowledge based systems Engineering & Materials Science
Network protocols Engineering & Materials Science
Crops Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 1999 2019

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Deep learning of fuzzy weighted multi-resolution depth motion maps with spatial feature fusion for action recognition

Al-Faris, M., Chiverton, J., Yang, Y. & Ndzi, D., 21 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Imaging. 5, 10, 25 p., 82.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Fusion reactions
Electric fuses
Neural networks
Deep learning
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Device-free localization and human mapping for ambient assisted living: radio map approach

Shukri, S., Kamarudin, L. M., Rahiman, M. H. F., Zakaria, A. & Ndzi, D. L., 24 Jul 2019, 2019 IEEE International Conference on Sensors and Nanotechnology. Penang, Malaysia: IEEE, 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Probability density function
Systems analysis
Assisted living

Enhancing the radio link quality of device-free localization system using directional antennas

Shukri, S., Kamarudin, L. M., Rahiman, M. H. F., Ndzi, D., Zakaria, A. & Azemi, S. N., 12 Apr 2019, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Communications and Broadband Networking. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, 5 p. (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Radio links
Multipath propagation
Omnidirectional antennas
Microstrip antennas

Rainfall intensity forecast using ensemble artificial neural network and data fusion for tropical climate

Mohd Safar, N. Z., Ndzi, D., Mahdin, H. & Khalif, K. M. N. K., 5 Dec 2019, Recent Advances on Soft Computing and Data Mining - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Soft Computing and Data Mining, SCDM 2020. Ghazali, R., Nawi, N. M., Deris, M. M. & Abawajy, J. H. (eds.). Springer, p. 241-250 10 p. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; vol. 978 AISC).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Data fusion
Neural networks
Recurrent neural networks
Network architecture
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Rainfall rate field space-time interpolation technique for North West Europe

Yang, G., Ndzi, D., Paulson, K., Filip, M. & Al-Hassani, A-H., 1 Aug 2019, In : Progress in Electromagnetics Research M. 83, p. 93-107 15 p., 19051608.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
wide area networks