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Associate Professor Fakhrul Alam BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD

Associate Professor in Computer Engineering

Doctoral Mentor Supervisor
School of Food and Advanced Technology

Fakhrul's work involves the development of Intelligent Systems, Smart Sensors and Precision Instrumentation by leveraging his expertise in Wireless and Visible Light Communication, IoT and Signal Processing.  He is a passionate lecturer who consistently uses real world examples to reinforce explanations and current research & industry trends to add context and relevance during lectures.


Contact details

  • Ph: +64 9 2136 564
    Location: AV 2.7, Albany Village
    Campus: Auckland


  • Bachelor of Science (First class Honours) - Bangladesh University (1996)
  • Master of Science - Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1999)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Virginia Polytechnic Institute (2002)

Certifications and Registrations

  • Licence, Mentor Supervisor, Massey University

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Indoor Localisation, wireless communication & sensor networks, 5G & IoT, low cost AQM

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Communications Technologies (100500): Computer Communications Networks (100503):
Control Systems, Robotics and Automation (090602):
Data Communications (100504):
Electrical and Electronic Engineering (090600): Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified (090699): Engineering (090000): Engineering Instrumentation (099902): Other Engineering (099900): Signal Processing (090609):
Technology (100000): Wireless Communications (100510)


Ambient Intelligence, Cyber-Physical Systems, Indoor Localisation, IoT, Wireless Sensor Networks

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 6

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Main Supervisor 6 3
Co-supervisor 5 6

Current Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • Tyrel Glass - Doctor of Philosophy
    VLC based indoor localization
  • Sharafat Ali - Doctor of Philosophy
    Novel Calibration and Forecasting Techniques for Low Cost Air Quality Sensors
  • Nathaniel Faulkner - Doctor of Philosophy
    Passive, Device-Free Indoor Localization with Non-Wireless Techniques
  • Saad Aslam - Doctor of Philosophy
    Design and Performance Study of Scheduling Schemes for Device-to-Device Communication in Next Generation Cellular Networks
  • Moi Tin Chew - Doctor of Philosophy
    Visible Light Positioning with Fault Tolerance

Co-supervisor of:

  • Gg Ostadhosseyni - Doctor of Philosophy
    Integrated Study of the Cardio-respiratory System: Closing the Loop on Neural Control of BreathingIntegrated Study of the Cardio-respiratory System: Closing the Loop on Neural Control of Breathing
  • Hasan Abu Bakar - Doctor of Philosophy
    Development of Improved Acoustic Non-Destructive Testing Tools for Wood
  • Houshyar Honar Pajooh - Doctor of Philosophy
    Big Data Analytics and Blockchain Technology Adoption for Secured D2D and loT Applications Under 5G networks
  • Baden Parr - Doctor of Philosophy
    An automated grape yield estimation system
  • Shakil Ahmed - Doctor of Philosophy
    D2D communication enabled internet to do things in 5G network for rapid disaster response

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • 2019 - Daniel Konings - Doctor of Philosophy
    Indoor Localization Utilizing Existing Infrastructure in Smart Homes
  • 2017 - Gang Cao - Doctor of Philosophy
    Gaussian Process based Model Predictive Control
  • 2014 - Vaitheki Yoganathan - Doctor of Philosophy
    Multi -microphone Speech Enhancement Technique using a Novel Neural Network Beamformer

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2019 - Nireekshan Sodavaram - Doctor of Philosophy
    Micro-Implantable Pressure Sensor for Lifetime Monitoring of Intracranial Pressure
  • 2017 - Cao Pham - Doctor of Philosophy
    Integrated and Adaptive Traffic Signal Control for Diamond Interchange
  • 2015 - Jonathan Harris - Doctor of Philosophy
    Frequency Domain Exploits For Symmetric Adaptive Decorrelation
  • 2014 - Xue Yu - Doctor of Philosophy
    Dynamic Programming based coordinated ramp metering algorithms
  • 2011 - Alastair Nisbet - Doctor of Philosophy
    Encryption key management in wireless ad hoc networks
  • 2010 - Suhaimi Abd Latif - Doctor of Philosophy
    Protocol design for real time multimedia communication over high-speed wireless networks

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