Waleed Ejaz


Title Enabling Communication Technologies for the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to provide sustainable, efficient, and smart solutions for transportation, governance, environment, quality of life, etc. IoT applications demand diverse and wide range of requirements in terms of latency, reliability, energy efficiency, spectrum efficiency, etc. Therefore, IoT systems must have the ability to deal with the challenging requirements of both users and applications. The talk will provide a comprehensive overview of different sensor and communication technologies for IoT applications. These applications include disaster management, smart homes, smart grid, and charging management for electric vehicles. The focus will be given to reconfigurable IoT systems and energy management for IoT. The most recent results will be analyzed to enhance performance of IoT systems in terms of increase system throughput, coverage, and energy efficiency. Finally, the talk will present future challenges, with special focus on the challenges to support large number of devices, integration of wide range of heterogeneous sensor networks and technologies, as well as integration of context information and user experience in the IoT system.


Waleed Ejaz (S’12, M’14, SM'16) is a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ryerson University and Assistant Professor (PT) at the School of Applied Technology, Humber Institute of Technology, Toronto, Canada. Prior to this, he was a Post-doctoral fellow at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada. He received his Ph.D. degree in Information and Communication Engineering from Sejong University, Republic of Korea. He earned his M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Computer Engineering from National University of Sciences & Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan and University of Engineering & Technology, Taxila, Pakistan, respectively. He has experience working with top engineering universities in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia as a Faculty Member. His current research interests include Internet of Things (IoT), energy harvesting, 5G cellular networks, and mobile cloud computing. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the IEEE ACCESS. In addition, he is handling several special issues in prestigious journals. He also completed certificate courses on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from the Chang School at Ryerson University.