Professor Said Boussakta
Prof of Communications and Signal Processing

Qualifications

MEng, PGCE, PhD, C.Eng.

Previous Positions

Reader in Digital Communications and Signal Processing

School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Leeds University 

Memberships

Fellow of the Institute of Technology and Engineering (FIET)

Senior Member of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (SMIEEE)

Honours and Awards

Visiting Professor, Communications Centre, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China

IEEE Communication Society/ Signal Processing and Communications Electronics (SPCE) Technical Committee Award

Languages

English, Arabic, French

Said is head of the Communication, Sensors and Signal Processing research group  and his profile can be viewed on Google Scholar.

Research Interests

  • Wired and Wireless Communications Networks 
  • Cryptography and Security 
  • Fast Algorithms and Transforms for Communications 
  • Communication Systems 
  • Digital Signal and Image Processing

Current Work

1. New Approach to Encryption, EPSRC Grant. Two Postdoctoral Research Fellows

2. Novel Encryption Techniques for Wireless Communications

3. One- and Multidimensional Signal Processing Algorithms

4. Pervasive Computing Mobility (PhD);

5. Investigating the Use of Perceptual Quality Tools for Home Network Resource Management (PhD);

6. Frequency Domain Processing of GNSS (PhD)

7. QoS of Routing Application to MPLS Networks(PhD)

8. Encryption Techniques and Authentication for Modern Communications Networks (PhD)

Future Research

1. Communications Networks
2. Security and Encryption for Wireless communications and
Data Storage

Esteem Indicators

1.   Appointed as a Visiting Professor, Communications Centre, Southwest, Jiaotong University, China.

2.   Plenary Talk, IEEE Wosspa 2011 

3.   IEEE Comsoc/SPCE Award

4.   Chair of Signal Processing for Communications Symposium, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC010), 2010,  Cape Town, South Africa, UK.

5.   Chair of Signal Processing for Communications Symposium, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC07), 2007, Glasgow, UK.

6.   Chair of Signal Processing for Communications Symposium, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC06), 11-15 June 2006, Istanbul, Turkey.

7.   Invited to act as part of the EPSRC Communications Prioritisation Panel ( 24 February 2006)

8.   Elected to the EPSRC Peer Review Colleges for the period Jan.2006-2009.

9.   Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (FIEE).

10.               Senior Member of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (SMIEEE)

11.               Member of the IEEE ComSoc Signal Processing and Communications Electronics Technical Committee.

12.               Invitation to act as Guest Associate Editor, International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking.

13.               Invitation to give a one day tutorial at the 11th International CSICC2006 conference.

14.               Invitation to act as Chair of computer vision, image processing and graphics at the 11 International CSI Computer Conference, CSICC2006, 24-26 January 2006.

15.               Invitation to be a Member of the IASTED Technical Committee on Signal Processing, 2003-2008.

16.               Invited chapter in Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics, Academic Press, Volume 111, 1999.

17.               Referee of EPSRC Grants.

18.               Member of the Organising and Programme Committee of the International Symposium on Broadband Communications (ISBC’04), Harrogate, UK, December 2004.

19.               Invitation to act as a Member of the Technical Programme Committees (TPCs) of the following International Conferences:
- TPC Member of the IEEE Globecom, 2004 and 2005
- TPC Member of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Paris, France, 2004, South Korea, 2005, Turkey, 2006, Glasgow, 2007.
- TPC Member of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, 2003, 2004, 2005,2006.
- Member of the Technical Programme Committee, PDCAT, Chengdu, China, 2003.
- Member of the Technical Committee of the SHARC International Conference, 2000, Boston,USA.

20.               Invitation to chair sessions at Major International Conferences: These include:
- IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Paris, France, 2004, and Seoul, South Korea, 2005.
- IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Spain, 2003.
- IEEE International Conference on Circuits and Systems (ICECS), Lebanon, 2000 and UAE, 2004.

21.               Regular referee of high quality International/National Journal research papers for more than 16 years. These include:
- IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (USA), IEEE Transactions on Image Processing(USA)
- IEEE Signal Processing Letters, USA.; Eusipco Signal Processing; Europe
- IEE Proceedings Vis-Image and Signal Processing, UK; IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems Part II, USA.
- IEE Proceedings on Communications, UK; IEE Proceedings on Radar, UK
- IEE Electronic Letters, UK; IEEE Transactions on Communications, USA. ; IEICE, Japan.

Funding   

1.    June 2013-June 2016:  Boussakta, S./ Sayed, Ali. H. (UCLA):  Bio-Inspired Cognition and Learning over Networks,  Leverhulme Trust(£79260).

 2.    January 2011-December 2011:  Boussakta, S./ Jamalipour, A. (Australia):   Evolution of Mobile Communication Networks through Biologically - Inspired Technologies,  Royal Society of Engineering (£5600).

3.    April 2010 August 2014: Strangeways, H. J. and Boussakta, S.: GNSS Scintillation: Detection, Forecasting and Mitigation, EPSRC (£373,865.00)

5.    May 2010-June 2010:  Boussakta, S.:  OFDM Based New Transform with BER Performance Improvement across Multipath Transmission, Royal Society of Engineering (£500).

6.    April 2006-March 2009: Boussakta, S.: Development and Implementation of Novel Encryption Algorithms for Video/Audio Transmission over Wireless Networks, Knowledge Transfer Partnership (£150k).

8.     January 2006- April 2006: Boussakta, S. and Zhang, L.: “UK-Sino Joint Investigation on Wireless Communications for Medical Care.” The Royal Society £3,682.

9.     January 2005-June 2007: Boussakta, S. and Darnell, M.: “New Approach to Data Encryption using Two-dimensional New Transforms EPSRC (£216k). Two Postdoctoral Research Fellows + equipment.

10.     Sept.2004-August 2007: Boussakta, S: “Novel one- and multidimensional signal processing algorithms”, Schlumberger (£40k).

11.     Oct. 2000-May 2004: Boussakta, S. and Darnell, M. (UK) / Fan, P. (China): “Spreading sequences design and application to future CDMA communications systems”, the Royal Society/NSFC (£37840, £18920 provided by the Royal Society and matching funds provided by NSFC of China).

12.     2003 Boussakta, S.: “Automatic recognition of wavelet signatures characterising lung human functions using signal processing tools”, BTL, Medical Ltd (£1500).

13.  July 2000- April 2001: Boussakta, S.: “A Novel hybrid parallel method for digital image and multi-dimensional signal processing applications”, EPSRC (£18,034). 1 Research Assistant + Equipment.

14.  April 1999-July 2000: Boussakta, S.: “A Novel hybrid parallel method for digital image and multi- dimensional signal processing applications”, EPSRC (£51133). 1 Research Assistant.

15. 1998-2000: Boussakta, S.: “A novel hybrid method for parallel computation of two dimensional convolutions/ correlations for image processing applications”, The Nuffield Foundation (£2800).

16. April 2006-March 2009: Boussakta, S.: Development and implementation of novel encryption algorithms for video/audio transmission over wireless networks, Knowledge transfer partnership (£150k).

17. January 2006- April 2006: Boussakta, S. and Zhang, L.: “UK-Sino joint investigation on wireless communications for medical care.” The Royal Society £3,682.

18. January 2005-June 2007: Boussakta, S. and Darnell, M.: “New approach to data encryption using two-dimensional new transforms EPSRC (£216k). Two Postdoctoral Research Fellows + equipment.

19.  Sept.2004-August 2007: Boussakta, S: “Novel one- and multidimensional signal processing algorithms”, Schlumberger (£40k).

20.  Oct. 2000-May 2004: Boussakta, S. and Darnell, M. (UK) / Fan, P. (China): “Spreading sequences design and application to future CDMA communications systems”, the Royal Society/NSFC (£37840, £18920 provided by the Royal Society and matching funds provided by NSFC of China).

21.  2003 Boussakta, S.: “Automatic recognition of wavelet signatures characterising lung human functions using signal processing tools”, BTL, Medical Ltd (£1500).

22.  July 2000- April 2001: Boussakta, S.: “A Novel hybrid parallel method for digital image and multi-dimensional signal processing applications”, EPSRC (£18,034). 1 Research Assistant + Equipment.

23.  April 1999-July 2000: Boussakta, S.: “A Novel hybrid parallel method for digital image and multi- dimensional signal processing applications”, EPSRC (£51133). 1 Research Assistant.

24. 1998-2000: Boussakta, S.: “A novel hybrid method for parallel computation of two dimensional convolutions/ correlations for image processing applications”, The Nuffield Foundation (£2800).

 

Projects

Undergraduate Teaching

EEE1005 Signals and Communications -I

EEE3015 Telecommunication Networks

Postgraduate Teaching

EEE8009 Wired and Wireless Network Technologies