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Profiles

Dr Is-Haka Mkwawa

Associate Lecturer

School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)

Role

  • Module leader for NET302 (Distributed System)
  • Module leader for NET505 (Cyber Security and Computer Networking)
  • Module leader for CNET050 (Computer Systems)
  • Lecturer for NET206 (Servers, Datacentres and Cloud)
  • Lecturer for DAT504 (Advanced Web Technologies)
  • Lecturer for INDE601 (Netscapes)
  • Lecturer for INDE502 (Net Architecture)
  • Lecturer for INDE402 (Datacloud)

Qualifications

PhD in Computing, University of Bradford


Professional membership

  • IEEE-Computer Society
  • IEEE-Communications Society
  • IEEE-Smart Cities Community

Roles on external bodies

University of Liverpool, Computing Faculty, Honorary Lecturer

Sudan University of Science and Technology, Visiting Professor

External Member of a Degree Approval Panel:

  • University of Staffordshire:  2015-Computer Networking BSc (Hons)
  • University of Staffordshire:  2016-Computer Networking  MSc
Book proposal review:
  • IET-Telemedicine for Health Monitoring

Recent Conference and Workshops Programme Committees:

  • The 10th 2017 IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical, and Social Computing (CPSCom-2017), 21-23 June 2017, Exeter.
  • IEEE ICC, Comm. Software Services and Multimedia Applications Symposium, 21-26 May 2017, Paris. 
  • IEEE Globecom, Comm. Software Services and Multimedia Applications Symposium, 4-6 December 2016, Washington, DC USA.
  • The 13th IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, 2015, Liverpool.
  • IEEE ICC, Comm. Software Services and Multimedia Applications Symposium, 10-14 June 2014, Sydney. 
  • The 16th IEEE Int. Conference on High-Performance Comp. and Comm. Paris, France, August 20-22, 2014. 
  • The 2013 IEEE Int. Symposium on trust, Security and Privacy for Pervasive Apps. 13-15, Nov. 2013, China. 
  • IEEE 12th Int. Conf. on Trust, Security and Privacy in Comp. and Comm., 16-18, July, 2013, Melbourne. 
  • IEEE AFRICON, 9-12, September, 2012, Mauritius. 
  • IEEE 11th Int. Conf. on Trust, Security and Privacy in Comp. and Comm.  25-27, June, 2012, Liverpool, UK. 
  • IEEE 10th Int. Conf. on Trust, Security and Privacy in Comp. and Comm., 16-18, Nov., 2011, Changsha, China. 
Journal Reviewer:
  • IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
  • IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
  • IEEE Transactions on Communications
  • IEEE Transactions on Computers
  • IEEE Transactions on Parallel & Distributed Systems
  • IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine
  • IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • International Journal of Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory
  • International Journal of Communication Systems
  • Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing
  • Journal of Supercomputing

Teaching interests

Cloud Computing, Computer networking, wireless technologies, Multimedia Communication, Distributed Systems and Mobile programming

Staff serving as external examiners

PhD Examiner:

  • University of Bedfordshire (UK)
  • Sudan University of Science and Technology (Sudan)
  • SS. Cyril and Methodius University- Macedonia (Macedonia)
  • University of Salford (UK)
  • University of Liverpool (UK)

Research interests

Performance modelling, analysis and evaluation of computer networks and data communication, parallel processing and distributed systems, Interconnection networks, grid computing, QoS, overlay networks, mobile and wireless networks and IP multimedia subsystems (IMS). 

Research degrees awarded to supervised students


Current PhD/ResM students:

Supervision:
  • Ms Nada Adam (PhD, Quality of Protection and QoE, Sudan University of Science and Technology)

Co-supervision:
  • Mr. Achyut Parajuli (PhD on Quality Assessment for Secure Voice and Video over IP)
  • Ms Amulya Karaadi (PhD on Energy Cooperation in Wireless Sensor Networks)
  • Mr Ibrahim Mohammedameen (ResM on Machine Learning for Resource Allocation in 5G)
  • Mr. Alcardo Barakabitze (PhD on Intelligent QoE control and management) 
  • Mr. Avsar Asan (PhD on QoE Business Models)

PhD Completions:
  • Dr Abubkr Elmnsi, 2017
  • Dr  Wahiba Ismaiel, 2018
  • Dr  Tawfeeg Noor, 2019

Grants & contracts

As a key team member, I have made significant contributions to several EU projects, such as 

  • Design and Engineering of the Next Generation Internet: Towards the Convergence of Multi-Service Heterogeneous Networks (FP6, NoE-NGi, 2003-2005)
  • Communication Performance Modelling, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI, 2005-2006)
  • Design and Engineering of the Future Generation Internet (FP6, NoE-FGi, 2005-2008)
  • Enabling Convergence of IP Multimedia Services over Next Generation Networks Technology (FP6, VITAL, 2006-2008)
  • ICT on Networked Media, Collaborative Project: ADAMANTIUM (ADAptative Management of media distribution based on satisfaction oriented User Modelling) (FP7, 2008-2010)
  • Collaborative Project: GERYON (Next Generation Technology Independent Interoperability of Emergency Services) (FP7 SEC-2011, 2012-2015)
  • QoE-NET (innovative Quality Of Experience maNagement in Emerging mulTimedia services) (EU H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014,2015-2018)

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Anegekuh L, Sun L, Jammeh E, Mkwawa I-H & Ifeachor E 2015 'Content-Based Video Quality Prediction for HEVC Encoded Videos Streamed Over Packet Networks' IEEE Transactions on Multimedia 17, (8) 1323-1334 , DOI
Fajardo JO, Liberal F, Li F, Clarke N & Mkwawa I-H 2014 'End-to-middle-to-end solution for IMS media plane security' Electronic Commerce Research , DOI PEARL
Mkwawa IHM & Kouvatsos DD 2011 'Broadcasting methods in MANETS: An overview' Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) 5233, 767-783 , DOI
Mkwawa IHM, Kouvatsos DD & Popescu A 2011 'Overlay networks and graph theoretic concepts' Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) 5233, 1039-1054 , DOI
Mkwawa IHM, Kouvatsos DD, Brandstätter W, Horak G, Geier A & Kavadias C 2011 'Performance modelling and evaluation of a mobility management mechanism in IMS-based networks' Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) 5233, 594-611 , DOI
Fajardo J-O, Liberal F, Mkwawa I-H, Sun L & Koumaras H 2010 'QoE-driven dynamic management proposals for 3G VoIP services' Computer Communications 33, (14) 1707-1724 , DOI
Jammeh E, Mkwawa I, Khan A, Goudarzi M, Sun L & Ifeachor E 2010 'Quality of experience (QoE) driven adaptation scheme for voice/video over IP' Telecommunication Systems 49, (1) 99-111 , DOI
Jammeh E, Mkwawa I, Sun L & Ifeachor E 2010 'Type-2 fuzzy logic control of PQoS driven adaptive VoIP scheme' ELECTRONICS LETTERS 46, (2) 137-U55 Author Site , DOI
Kouvatsos DD & Mkwawa IM 2004 'Broadcasting schemes for hypercubes with background traffic' Journal of Systems and Software 73, (1) 3-14 , DOI
Kouvatsos DD, Mkwawa IM & Awan I 2004 'One-to-all broadcasting scheme for arbitrary static interconnection networks with bursty background traffic' Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience 16, (13) 1365-1383 , DOI
MKWAWA IM & KOUVATSOS DD 2003 'AN OPTIMAL NEIGHBOURHOOD BROADCASTING SCHEME FOR STAR INTERCONNECTION NETWORKS' Journal of Interconnection Networks 04, (01) 103-112 , DOI
Kouvatsos DD & Mkwawa IM 2003 'Multicast communication in grid computing networks with background traffic' IEE Proceedings - Software 150, (4) 257-257 , DOI
Books
Sun L, Mkwawa I-H, Jammeh E & Ifeachor EC 2013 Guide to Voice and Video over IP - For Fixed and Mobile Networks. Springer Computer Communications and Networks
Chapters
Mkwawa I-H & Kouvatsos DD 2011 'Broadcasting Methods in MANETS: An Overview' in Kouvatsos DD Network Performance Engineering Springer 767-783 Publisher Site
Mkwawa I-H, Kouvatsos DD & Popescu A 2011 'Overlay Networks and Graph Theoretic Concepts' in Kouvatsos DD Network Performance Engineering Springer 1039-1054 Publisher Site
Mkwawa I-H, Kouvatsos DD, Brandstätter W, Horak G, Geier A & Kavadias CD 2011 'Performance Modelling and Evaluation of a Mobility Management Mechanism in IMS-Based Networks' in Kouvatsos DD Network Performance Engineering Springer 594-611 Publisher Site
Conference Papers
Al-Issa AE, Bentaleb A, Zinner T, Mkwawa I-H & Ghita B 2019 'BBGDASH: A Max-Min Bounded Bitrate Guidance for SDN Enabled Adaptive Video Streaming' 2019 22nd Conference on Innovation in Clouds, Internet and Networks and Workshops (ICIN) 19/02/2019 21/02/2019 IEEE , DOI
Asan A, Mkwawa I-H, Sun L, Robitza W & Begen AC 2018 'Optimum Encoding Approaches on Video Resolution Changes: A Comparative Study' 2018 25th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) 07/10/2018 10/10/2018 IEEE , DOI
Barakabitze AA, Mkwawa IH, Sun L & Ifeachor E 2018 'QualitySDN: Improving Video Quality using MPTCP and Segment Routing in SDN/NFV' 10-18 , DOI
Barakabitze AA, Sun L, Mkwawa IH & Ifeachor E 2018 'A Novel QoE-Centric SDN-Based Multipath Routing Approach for Multimedia Services over 5G Networks' , DOI PEARL
Barakabitze A, Mkwawa I-H, Sun L & Ifeachor EC 2018 'QualitySDN: Improving Video Quality using MPTCP and Segment Routing in SDN/NFV' 2018 4th IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization and Workshops (NetSoft) IEEE 182-186 Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Elmnsi A, Osman N & Mkwawa I-H 2017 'Mobile devices pixel density and video quality' 2017 4th NAFOSTED Conference on Information and Computer Science 24/11/2017 25/11/2017 IEEE , DOI
Asan A, Robitza W, Mkwawa I-H, Sun L, Ifeachor E, Raake A & IEEE 2017 'IMPACT OF VIDEO RESOLUTION CHANGES ON QoE FOR ADAPTIVE VIDEO STREAMING' 499-504
Al-Juboori S, Mkwawa I-H, Sun L, Ifeachor E & IEEE 2017 'INVESTIGATION OF RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN CHANGES IN EEG FEATURES AND SUBJECTIVE QUALITY OF HDR IMAGES' 91-96 PEARL
Karaadi A, Sun L & Mkwawa I-H 2017 'Multimedia Communications in Internet of Things QoT or QoE?' 2017 IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings) and IEEE Green Computing and Communications (GreenCom) and IEEE Cyber, Physical and Social Computing (CPSCom) and IEEE Smart Data (SmartData) 21/06/2017 23/06/2017 IEEE , DOI PEARL
Awad N & Mkwawa I-H 2017 'The impact of the reference signal received power to quality of experience for video streaming over LTE network' 2017 Annual Conference on New Trends in Information & Communications Technology Applications (NTICT) 07/03/2017 09/03/2017 IEEE , DOI
Mkwawa IH, Barakabitze AA & Sun L 2017 'Video quality management over the software defined networking' 559-564 , DOI
Noor TS, Osman NI & Mkwawa I-HM 2016 'The impact of gender on the Quality of Experience for video services' 2016 22nd International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC) 07/09/2016 08/09/2016 IEEE , DOI
Ifeachor E, Mkwawa IM, Sun L & Al-Juboori S 2016 'Impact of tone-mapping operators and viewing devices on visual quality of experience' , DOI PEARL
Alfayly A, Mkwawa I-H, Sun L & Ifeachor E 2015 'QoE-driven LTE downlink scheduling for VoIP application' 2015 12th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC) 09/01/2015 12/01/2015 IEEE , DOI
Hu S, Sun L, Gui C, Jammeh E & Mkwawa I-H 2014 'Content-aware adaptation scheme for QoE optimized dash applications' GLOBECOM 2014 - 2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference 08/12/2014 12/12/2014 IEEE , DOI
Li F, Clarke N, Furnell S & Mkwawa I-H 2014 'Performance evaluation of a Technology Independent Security Gateway for Next Generation Networks' 2014 IEEE 10th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob) 08/10/2014 10/10/2014 IEEE , DOI
Fajardo JO, Liberal F, Mkwawa I-H & Sun L 2014 'Autonomous adaptation strategies for multiuser multimedia transmissions in the LTE uplink: Energy and network performance driven clients for emergency professionals' ICC 2014 - 2014 IEEE International Conference on Communications 10/06/2014 14/06/2014 IEEE , DOI
Fajardo JO, Liberal F, Li F, Clarke N, Mkwawa I-H & Sun L 2014 'Performance-driven evaluation for deploying IMS-based interoperability scenarios' ICC 2014 - 2014 IEEE International Conference on Communications 10/06/2014 14/06/2014 IEEE , DOI
Jammeh E, Mkwawa I-H & Sun L 2013 'HEVC/LTE: DELIVERING NEXT GENERATION EMERGENCY SERVICES' 317-324
Mkwawa I-H, Jammeh E & Sun L 2012 'Mapping of Received Signal Strength Indicator to QoE in VoIP applications over wlan' Burnett IS IEEE 156-157 Publisher Site
Mkwawa I-H & Sun L 2012 'Power-driven VoIP quality adaptation over WLAN in mobile devices' IEEE 1276-1281 Publisher Site
Alfayly A, Mkwawa I-H, Sun L & Ifeachor E 2012 'QoE-based performance evaluation of scheduling algorithms over LTE' 1362-1366-1362-1366 , DOI
Khan A, Mkwawa I-H, Sun L & Ifeachor E 2011 'QoE-Driven Sender Bitrate Adaptation Scheme for Video Applications over IP Multimedia Subsystem' 1-6-1-6 , DOI
Mkwawa I-H, Jammeh E, Sun L, Ifeachor E & IEEE 2010 'Feedback-free Early VoIP Quality Adaptation Scheme in Next Generation Networks'
Mkwawa I-H, Jammeh E, Sun L, Khan A, Ifeachor E & IEEE 2009 'Open IMS Core with VoIP Quality Adaptation' 295-300 , DOI
Mkwawa IM & Kouvatsos DD 2008 'Performance Modelling and Evaluation of Handover Mechanism in IP Multimedia Subsystems' 2008 Third International Conference on Systems and Networks Communications 26/10/2008 31/10/2008 IEEE , DOI
Lastovetsky AL, Mkwawa I-H & O'Flynn M 2006 'An Accurate Communication Model of a Heterogeneous Cluster Based on a Switch-Enabled Ethernet Network' IEEE Computer Society 15-20 Publisher Site , DOI
Kouvatsos DD & Mkwawa IM 2003 'Multicast communication in interconnection networks with background traffic' International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS 2003) IEEE Comput. Soc , DOI
Kouvatsos DD, Mkwawa I-H & Awan I-U 2003 'One-to-All Broadcasting Scheme for Hypercubes with Background Traffic' IEEE Computer Society 127-134 Publisher Site , DOI
Kouvatsos DD & Mkwawa I-H 2002 'One-to-All Broadcasting Scheme for Static Interconnection Networks with Arbitrary Topology' IEEE Computer Society Publisher Site , DOI
Barakabitze A, Sun L, Mkwawa I & Ifeachor E 0 'IEEE ICC 2018' IEEE ICC 2018 Kansas City, MO, USA 20/05/2018 24/05/2018 PEARL