Aly Aamer Syed


Title Transmission Power Control in wireless sensor networks

Internet of Things is becoming a reality as more and more devices are being put on the market that can connect to the Internet. Many of these “things”, that are on the edges of the Internet, use wireless communication technologies. It is well known that wireless frequency spectrum is a scarce resource. With more devices using this wireless frequency spectrum, especially the ISM bands, there is a concern that this resource will become a bottleneck and that could jeopardize the vision of Internet of Things. Industrial and smart home environments have started using Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks. Nodes in a Wireless Sensor and Actuator Network could be distributed geographically and topologically in different ways. The environmental conditions in which a network is deployed can be diverse and affect radio propagation differently. Setting a transmit power that could work in all environments with least interference is very difficult. Usually the networks in these environments use high transmit power for communication. High transmit power used in a WSN allows for larger radio range of wireless nodes, but this higher range also hurts, as these nodes produce higher interference in the environment. In this talk, we will explore the consequences of using high transmit power in WSN at the different phases of a network life time. We will also highlight some other benefits of dynamically controlling transmission power.


Dr. Aly Aamer Syed works in a roadmap innovation department of NXP semiconductors. He received his M.Sc. degree in Physics from the Punjab University in Pakistan. He followed a post graduate programme in computer science at the Higher Education Commission's Computer Training Center in Pakistan. For his Ph.D. in High Energy Physics, he did his experimental research at CERN in Geneva and obtained his degree from the Katholieke Universiteit (Now called Radboud University) in Nijmegen the Netherlands. He joined Philips Semiconductors in 1997 that later became NXP Semiconductors. He works closely with academia and regularly supervises Masters, Post-Masters and PhD students. He has served as session program chair at international conferences and he regularly serves as technical program committee member for international conferences. His research interests and experience is in system level design methodologies, system architecture, cooperative & ambient intelligent systems. He led the NXP participation in the projects of European Union funded programme Artemis Sofia (2009 – 2012) and Demanes (2011-2015) projects.