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Dr Mahsa Derakhshani BSc, MSc, PhD, MIEEE, MIET

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Lecturer in Digital Communications

Director of Telecommunications MSc Programmes

Dr Mahsa Derakhshani is currently a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Digital Communications with the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University. She is a member of Signal Processing and Networks Research Group (SPNRG) and currently serves as an Associate Editor of the IET Signal Processing Journal.

Dr Derakhshani received the Ph.D. degree from McGill University, Montréal, Canada, in 2013, and the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2006 and 2008 respectively, all in electrical engineering. From 2013 to 2015, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, and a Research Assistant with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University. From 2015 to 2016, she was an Honorary NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow with Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London.

You can also find her in GoogleScholar, view her LinkedIn account or check her ResearchGate account.

 
Qualifications: 

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2008-2013
  • MSc in in Electrical Engineering (Communication Systems), Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2006-2008
  • BSc in Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2002-2006

 

Key awards: 

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowships, 2015-2017
  • Fonds de Recherche du Québec–Nature et Technologies (FRQNT) Postdoctoral Fellowships, 2013-2015
  • McGill Engineering Doctoral Award, 2008-2011
  • John Bonsall Porter Prize, 2009-2010
  • Provost's Graduate Fellowship, 2008-2009

 

Dr Derakhshani’s research focuses on design, analysis and optimization of wireless communication networks, applying diverse problem-solving techniques such as convex/non-convex optimisation, stochastic optimisation, robust optimisation, machine learning, game theory, and dynamic programming.

Her current research interests include: 

  • Non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA)
  • Ultra-reliable low-latency communications (URLLC
  • Machine learning for radio resource management
  • Software-defined wireless networking (SDWN)
  • Caching in communication networks
  • Cloud radio access networks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current teaching responsibilities:

  • WSP028, Advanced Telecommunication Technologies
  • WSP017/WSP517, Mobile Network Technologies
  • WSP003, Research Project
  • WSP029, Telecommunications Project
  • WSP004, Project in Mobile Communications
  • WSP014, Project in Digital Communication Systems

 

 

 

Books

T. Le-Ngoc, R. Dawadi, S. Parsaeefard, M. Derakhshani, Virtualized Wireless Networks: Resource Allocation and User Association, Springer, 2017.

M. Derakhshani and T. Le-Ngoc, Cognitive MAC Designs for OSA Networks, Springer, 2014.

Journal Articles

M. Derakhshani, X Wang, D Tweed, T Le-Ngoc, A Leon-Garcia, “AP-STA association control for throughput maximization in virtualized WiFi networks”, IEEE Access, vol. 6, Sep. 2018.

S. Parsaeefard, V. Jumba, M. Derakhshani, and T. Le-Ngoc, “User association in cloud RANs with massive MIMO”, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, published online, Aug. 2018.

M. Derakhshani, S. Parsaeefard, T. Le-Ngoc, A. Loen-Garcia, “Leveraging synergy of SDWN and multi-layer resource management for 5G networks”, IET Networks, vol. 7, no. 5, Aug. 2018.

Y. Liu, M. Derakhshani, S. Parsaeefard, S. Lambotharan, K. K. Wong, “Antenna allocation and pricing in virtualized massive MIMO networks via Stackelberg game”, IEEE Transactions on Communications, published online, Jun. 2018.

A. Dalili Shoaei, M. Derakhshani, T. Le-Ngoc, “Efficient LTE/Wi-Fi coexistence in unlicensed spectrum using virtual network entity: optimization and performance analysis”, IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 66, no. 6, pp. 2617-29, Jun. 2018.

Y. Liu, S. Lambotharan, M. Derakhshani, A. Nallanathan, K. K. Wong, “Sensitivity and asymptotic analysis of inter-cell interference against pricing for multi-antenna base stations”, IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 66, no 4, pp. 1758-1771, Apr. 2018.

Y. Liu, M. Derakhshani, S. Lambotharan, “Outage analysis and power allocation in uplink non-orthogonal multiple access systems”, IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 336-339, Feb. 2018.

D. Tweed, M. Derakhshani, S. Parsaeefard, T. Le-Ngoc, “Outage-constrained resource allocation in uplink NOMA for critical applications”, IEEE Access, vol. 5, pp. 27636-27648, Nov. 2017.

S. Parsaeefard, R. Dawadi, M. Derakhshani, T. Le-Ngoc, M. Baghani, “Dynamic resource allocation for virtualized wireless networks in massive-MIMO-aided and front-haul limited C-RAN”, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 66, no. 10, pp. 9512-9520, Oct. 2017.

S. Parsaeefard, R. Dawadi, M. Derakhshani, T. Le-Ngoc, “Joint user association and resource allocation in virtualized wireless networks”, IEEE Access, vol. 4, pp. 2738-2750, Apr. 2016.

A. Dalili Shoaei, M. Derakhshani, S. Parsaeefard, T. Le-Ngoc, “MDP-based MAC design with deterministic backoffs in virtualized 802.11 WLANs”, IEEE Transaction on Vehicular Technology, vol. 65, no. 9, Sep. 2016.

V. Jumba, S. Parsaeefard, M. Derakhshani, and T. Le-Ngoc, “Resource provisioning in wireless virtualized networks via massive-MIMO”, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 4, no. 3, Jun. 2015.

M. Derakhshani and T. Le-Ngoc, “Distributed learning-based spectrum allocation with noisy observations in cognitive radio networks,” IEEE Transaction on Vehicular Technology, 2014, vol. 63, no. 8, pp. 3715-3725, Oct. 2014.

M. Derakhshani and T. Le-Ngoc, “Learning-based opportunistic spectrum access with hopping transmission strategy,” IEEE Transaction on Wireless Communications, vol. 11, no. 11, pp. 3957-3967, Nov. 2012.

M. Derakhshani and T. Le-Ngoc, “Aggregate interference and capacity-outage analysis in a cognitive radio network,” IEEE Transaction on Vehicular Technology, vol. 61, no. 1, pp. 196-207, Jan. 2012.

M. Derakhshani, T. Le-Ngoc, and M. Nasiri-Kenari, “Efficient cooperative cyclostationary spectrum sensing in cognitive radios at low SNR regimes,” IEEE Transaction on Wireless Communications, vol. 10, no. 11, pp. 3754-3764, Nov. 2011.