Dr Akram Al-HouraniSenior Lecturer (RMIT University)Program Manager for Telecom Engineering Master Degree
Dr Akram Al-Hourani (PhD, BEng, MBA, SMIEE), is a Senior lecturer and Telecommunication Program Manager at the School of Engineering, RMIT University. Before joining RMIT in 2016, he has been with The University of Melbourne as a Research Fellow. Dr Al-Hourani obtained his PhD in 2016 from RMIT University. Prior joining academia, Dr Al-Hourani had extensively worked in the ICT industry as an R&D engineer, radio network planning engineer and then as an ICT program manager for several projects spanning over different technologies; including mobile networks deployment, satellite networks, and railway ICT systems. The total value of industry projects directed by Dr Al-Hourani exceeded $190m.
He has extensive industry / government engagement as a chief investigator in multiple research projects related to The Internet-of-Things (IoT), Smart Cities, Satellite / Wireless Communications. As a Lead Chief Investigator, he provided key expertise in delivering the largest open (Internet-of-Things) network in Victoria in collaboration with 5 local governments “Northern Melbourne Smart Cities Network”, this project attracted two prestigious industry awards from the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) "Technology Awards for Excellence 2020", and the IoT Alliance Australia (IoTAA) "Smart Cities Award for 2020"
He published more than 68 journal articles and conference proceedings, including 3 book chapters (See ORCID link), Dr Al-Hourani has won the IEEE Sensors Council Paper Award for his contribution in hand-gesture recognition using neural networks. Dr Al-Hourani is currently an associate editor of Frontiers in Space Technologies and an Editor in Remote Sensing Journal. His current research domains include the applications of UAV communication systems, machine learning, stochastic geometry, radar systems, and the Internet-of-Things over satellite.
MDPI Remote Sensing, special issue on "Satellite Communication".
Guest editor Dr Akram Al-Hourani
The team and I have helped 5 Victorian Councils in developing the largest open IoT network in Victoria. The network aims to cover more than 45 different sites for open IoT connectivity (using technology called LoRaWAN) and to to deploy more than 300 different sensors to empower our communities with data.