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King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals

Electrical Engineering Department

Lecturer B

Raza Umar


My Research Work

Book Chapters:

1. R. Umar, and A. U. H. Sheikh, Spectrum access and sharing for cognitive radio, in Developments in wireless network prototyping, design and deployment: Future generations, IGI Global, 2012, ch. 12, pp. 241-271. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-1797-1.ch012

Journal Publications:

1. R. Umar, A. U. H. Sheikh and M. Deriche, Unveiling the Hidden Assumptions of Energy Detector Based Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radios, accepted in IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials , May 20 2013.

2. R. Umar, and A. U. H. Sheikh, A comparative study of spectrum awareness techniques for cognitive radio oriented wireless networks, in press Physical Communications Journal Special Issue: Cognitive Radios, vol. 9, pp. 148-170, Dec. 2013.

International Conference Publications:

1. R. Umar, and W. Mesbah, Joint Coalition Formation and Bandwidth Allocation in Cognitive Radio Networks, submitted to 9th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks (CROWNCOM '14), Oulu, Finland, June 2-4 2014.


2. R. Umar, M. Deriche and A. U. H. Sheikh, On the Validity of Gaussian Approximations to Exact Test Statistics of Energy Detector Based Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radios, submitted to IEEE Region 10 Technical Symposium (TENSYMP '14), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Apirl 14-16 2014.


3. R. Umar, and A. U. H. Sheikh, Cognitive radio oriented wireless networks: challenges and solutions, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Computing and Systems (ICMCS'12), Tangier, Morocco, May 10-12, 2012.

Local Conference Publications:


Local Poster Publications:

1. Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radio (Runners Up in Student Poster Competition)

15th Saudi Technical Exchange Meeting (STEM-2012), Dec. 17-19, 2012.

2. Spectrum Sensing: Optimal Detection and Performance Analysis

2nd Annual Research Day-KFUPM, May 10, 2011.

Local Seminar Presentations:

2. Robust Blind Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radio

6th Graduate Research Day-KFUPM, Feb. 12, 2012.

3. Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radio (2nd Prize for Best Oral Presentation)

5th Graduate Research Day-KFUPM, May 8, 2011.

Technical Reports:

Raza Umar and Asrar U. H. Sheikh, “On the Analysis of Noise Uncertainty Problem in Energy Detection and Blind Spectrum Sensing using Eigenvalue based Detection”, a research report submitted to Department of Electrical Engineering, KFUPM, March, 2012.


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