Shahid Mumtaz

Shahid Mumtaz

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Nottingham Trent University, UK
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Region 08 (Africa, Europe, Middle East)
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Wireless networks, Vehicular communications and connected vehicles, Signal processing and digital transmission, Radio channels and antennas, Cooperative communication and green communication, 5G/B5G/6G and cellular systems
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Shahid Mumtaz is an Innovative strategist with strong business acumen and passion for innovation, driving concepts, research, standards, prototypes, and products from conception to market. Demonstrated ability to establish cross-departmental, multidisciplinary, multi-site, and multi-cultural collaborative teams and programs. Shahid Mumtaz has more than 15 years of wireless industry/academic experience. Shahid Mumtaz received his Master's and PhD degrees in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden, and the University of Aveiro, Portugal, in 2006 and 2011, respectively. Shahid Mumtaz is a full professor at Nottingham Trent University (NTU), UK, and a Board member of the SWFIT (Smart Wireless Innovation Facility) Center at NTU. He also is affiliated with Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal, as a Principal researcher and adjunct positions with several universities across the Europe-Asian Region. Shahid Mumtaz is an IET Fellow, IEEE ComSoc, VTS, IAS and ACM Distinguished speaker, recipient of IEEE ComSoC Young Researcher Award, founder and EiC of IET "Journal of Quantum communication," EiC of Alexandria Engineering Journal – Elsevier, Vice-Chair: Europe/Africa Region- IEEE ComSoc: Green Communications & Computing society and Vice-chair for IEEE standard on P1932.1: Standard for Licensed/Unlicensed Spectrum Interoperability in Wireless Mobile Networks. His work resulted in technology transfer to companies and patented technology. His expertise lies in 5G/6G wireless technologies using AI/ML and Digital Twin tools and innovation path towards industrial and academic. Moreover, he worked as a Senior 5G Consultant at Huawei and InterDigital, contributing to RAN1/RAN2. He is the author of 4 technical books, 12 book chapters, 300+ technical papers (200+ Journals and Transactions, 90+ Conferences, 4 patents, 2 contributions to Standards, and 2 IEEE best paper awards in mobile communications. In addition to his work on data science, he has contributed to Wireless communication, citing more than 12000 times with an H index of 60. He has been supervising/co-supervising several PhD and Master's students. He uses mathematical and system-level tools to model and analyzes emerging wireless communication architectures using AI/ML, leading to innovative Master's theoretically optimal new communication techniques. He is working closely with leading R&D groups in the industry to transition these ideas to practice. He has secured funding of around 10M Euro. His research has influenced international wireless standard bodies (i.e., IEEE and 3GPP), and major manufacturers have also represented his work in LTE release 12 onwards, including 5G NR. In addition, he has organized 20 workshops as Chair in IEEE prestigious conference, 22 special Issues as Lead Guest Editor of IEEE Communication, Wireless Magazine, and JSAC and Transaction on Vehicular Technology. Dr Mumtaz is also the Associate Editor of several IEEE Journals, including Communication Magazine, Wireless Magazine, Transactions on Industrial Informatics, Transactions on Communication, and IoT Journals.

IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Position History:
  • Present   Associate Editor - Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Systems (TVT Editorial Board)
  • Recognitions:
  • 2022-2024 Distinguished Lecturer
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