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Contact Information
Address: P.O.Box 4500, FI-90014 University of Oulu, Finland
Room: TS422
E-mail: zaheer.khan at
Telephone: +358 (0)294 482881
GSM: +358 44 240 1892
Fax: +358 8 553 2845

Zaheer Khan

Adjunct Professor (Docent), Dr.Sc. (Tech.)

Research Funding Grants

Co-Principal Investigator of IoTRAD project (Funded by Infotech Oulu 2018-2021)

Project Manager of JAMCOSYS project (Jointly funded by Academy of Finland and NSF, USA)

Academy of Finland Post doctoral Research Fellow (funded by Academy of Finland 2013-2016)

Research Interests

Implementation of Algorithms on Programmable Platforms (Xilinx's Virtex and Zynq 7000 based systems)
Infrastructure sharing in wireless networks
Crowdsourcing techniques for wireless network monitoring
Dynamic spectrum access in Radar Bands
Application of game theory to model resource allocation in wireless networks
Adaptation and learning in cognitive wireless systems
Efficient resource utilization in distributed networks

My Academic/Research Work/Visits

University of Liverpool, UK (2016-2017)
University of Manitoba, Canada (2014, 2015)
Telecom Paris Tech, France (2014)
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (2010, 2013, 2014,2016)
Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (2016)


Applications of Game Theory to Wireless Communications


Journal Papers:

18. Zaheer Khan, and Janne Lehtomaki. Distributed Channel Bonding with an Iterated Trial and Learning Method: Model, Prototype Implementation and Evaluation. Major revisions decision, July, 2018
17. Keigo Hasegawa, Zaheer Khan. Dynamic Resource Allocation and Inter-Operator Sharing with User Satisfaction: A Repeated Imperfect Monitoring Game Framework,. under review for publication, 2018
16. Zaheer Khan, Janne Lehtomaki, Ekram Hossain, Matti Latva-aho, Alan Marshall. An FPGA-based Design and Implementation of a Multi-Objective Environment Capability System for Shared Access with Rotating Radars,. accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 2018
15. Zaheer Khan, Janne J. Lehtomäki, Stefano Iellamo, Risto Vuohtoniemi, Ekram Hossain, Zhu Han IoT Connectivity in Radar Bands: A Shared Access Model Based on Spectrum Measurements ,. published in IEEE Communications Magazine, Feb 2017
14. Zaheer Khan, Janne J. Lehtomäki, Rafael Aguilar, Ekram Hossain, Luiz A DaSilva, Alan Marshall Database-Assisted Distributed and Cloud-Based Access Methods for Unlicensed and Radar Bands,. published in IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, 2017
13. Zaheer Khan, Janne Lehtomaki, Scott Simon, Zhu Han, Marwan Krunz, Alan Marshall, Distributed and Coordinated Spectrum Access Methods for Heterogeneous Channel Bonding,. published in IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, 2017
12. Zaheer Khan, Janne J. Lehtomäki, Risto Vuohtoniemi, Ekram Hossain, Luiz A. DaSilva, On Opportunistic Spectrum Access in Radar Bands: Lessons Learned from Measurement of Weather Radar Signals., in IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, 2016
11. Zaheer Khan et al., Cooperative Content Delivery exploiting Multiple Wireless Interfaces: Methods, Challenges and a Case Study, accepted, Springer WINE 2015
10. Bidushi Barua, Zaheer Khan, Zhu Han, Alhussein Abouzeid, Matti Latva-aho, Incentivizing Selected Devices to Perform Cooperative Content Delivery: A Carrier Aggregation based Approach, ,. published in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2016
9. Zaheer Khan, Janne J. Lehtomäki. et al. Multiuser Coexistence and Competition Under Stationary and Non-stationary Channel Occupancy Environments submitted, 2017
8. Zaheer Khan, Hamed Ahmadi, Ekram Hossain, Marceau Coupechoux, Luiz A DaSilva and Janne J. Lehtomaki. Carrier Aggregation/Channel Bonding in Next Generation Cellular Networks: Methods and Challenges., published in IEEE NETWORK magazine, 2014
7. Zaheer Khan, Janne J. Lehtomäki. Adaptive and Autonomous Channel Access Methods for Distributed Cognitive Radios, published in Springer Wireless Personal Communications, 2015
6. Zaheer Khan, Janne J. Lehtomäki, Allen B. MacKenzie, Markku Juntti. Adaptive Wireless Communications under Competition and Jamming in Energy Constrained Networks Wireless Networks, accepted, Springer WINE, 2016
5. Zaheer Khan, Janne J. Lehtomäki, Luiz A. DaSilva, Ekram Hossain, Matti Latva-aho. Opportunistic Channel Selection by Cognitive Radios Under Imperfect Observations and Limited Memory: A Repeated Game Model., accepted, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2015
4. Zaheer Khan, Janne J. Lehtomäki, Luiz A. DaSilva, Matti Latva-aho. Autonomous Sensing Order Selection Strategies Exploiting Channel Access Information. published in IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2013
3. Zaheer Khan, Savo Glisic, Luiz A. DaSilva, Janne Lehtomäki. Modeling the Dynamics of Coalition Formation Games for Cooperative Spectrum Sharing in an Interference Channel. IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 17-30, March 2011
2. Zaheer Khan, Janne Lehtomäki, Marian Codreanu, Matti Latva-aho, Luiz A. DaSilva. Throughput-efficient Dynamic Coalition Formation in Distributed Cognitive Radio Networks. EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, vol. 2010, Article ID 653913, 13 pages, 2010. doi:10.1155/2010/653913
1. Zaheer Khan, Janne Lehtomäki, Kenta Umebayashi, Johanna Vartiainen. On the Selection of the Best Detection Performance Sensors for Cognitive Radio Networks. IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 359-362, April 2010

Prototype Demonstration Papers

1. Adnan Shahid, Jaron Fontaine, Jetmir Haxhibeqiri, Martijn Saelens, Zaheer Khan, Ingrid Moerman and Eli De Poorter: Identification of LPWAN Technologies using Convolutional Neural Networks' Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC), 2019, pp. 1-2.
2. Zaheer Khan, J. Lehtomäki, A. Marshall, and M. Latva-aho, “Demonstration of a database-assisted shared access system for rotating radars and wireless communications,” . in European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), June 2017, pp. 1-2.
3. J. Lehtomaki, Zaheer Khan, M. Matinmikko, R. Vuohtoniemi, and A. Marshall, “Demonstration of an environment sensing capability prototype for shared access with rotating radars,” . in International Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling Analysis and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD), June 2017.

Book Chapters:

1. S. Shahabuddin, S. Rahaman, F. Rehmaan, I. Ahmad and Zaheer Khan, “Evolution of Cellular Systems”, In: Comprehensive Guide to 5G Security, John Wiley and Sons, August 2017.
2. Hamed Ahmadi, Irene Macaluso, Zaheer Khan, Hanna Bogucka and Luiz A. DaSilva. Economic and game theoretic models for spectrum sharing, published 2014
3. Zaheer Khan, Savo Glisic, Luiz A. DaSilva. Dynamics of Coalition Games for Cooperation in Wireless Networks. In: Game Theory for Wireless Communications and Networking, Yan Zhang and Mohsen Guizani, Eds., CRC Press, 2011.

Selected conference Papers:

1. S. Iellamo, J. J. Lehtomäki, and Zaheer Khan, “Placement of 5G drone base stations by data field clustering,” in Proceedings of IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (IEEE VTC), May 2017, pp. 1-5.
2. F. Paisana, Zaheer Khan, J. Lehtomäki, L. A. DaSilva, and Vuohtoniemi, “Exploring Radio Environment Map Architectures for Spectrum Sharing in the Radar Bands,” .23rd International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT), Tessaloniki, Greece, 16-18 May 2016
3. Stefano Iellamo, Marceau Coupechoux, Zaheer Khan, A Pareto-ef?cient Spectrum Access Protocol for Cognitive Radio Networks, in IEEE VTC Fall, 2016, Canada.
4. Shahriar Shahabuddin, Janne Janhunen, Zaheer Khan, Markku Juntti, and Amanullah Ghazi, A Customized Lattice Reduction Multiprocessor for MIMO Detection, accepted in ISCAS, 2015
5. Bidushi Barua, Zaheer Khan, Zhu Han, Matti Latva-aho, Marcos Katz. On the Selection of Best Devices for Cooperative Wireless Content Delivery., published in IEEE GLOBECOM 2014
6. Marko Makelainen, Zaheer Khan, et al. Algorithms for Opportunistic Load Balancing Cognitive Engine . Crowncom, 2-4 June, 2014
7. Zaheer Khan, Janne J. Lehtomäki, Luiz A. DaSilva, Matti Latva-aho, Markku Juntti. Adaptation in a Channel Access Game with Private Monitoring. Proceedings of the Global Communications Conference, IEEE GLOBECOM 2013, 2013, Accepted for publication
8. Zaheer Khan, Janne J. Lehtomäki, Luiz A. DaSilva, Markku Juntti. An Analysis of Competition among Autonomous Devices in Multichannel Cognitive Radios Networks. The 6th International ICST Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications (CROWNCOM), 18-21 June 2012, Stocholm, Sweden
9. Zaheer Khan, Janne J. Lehtomäki, Miia Mustonen, Marja Matinmikko. Sensing Order Dispersion for Autonomous Cognitive Radios. The 6th International ICST Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications (CROWNCOM), 1-3 June 2011, Osaka, Japan
10. Zaheer Khan, Janne Lehtomäki, Luiz A. DaSilva, Matti Latva-aho. On Selfish and Altruistic Coalition Formation in Cognitive Radio Networks. The 5th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications (CROWNCOM), 9-11 June 2010, Cannes, France

Technical reports:

Zaheer Khan, Janne Lehtomäki, Luiz A. DaSilva, Markku Juntti. Analysis of Autonomous Opportunistic Spectrum Access Strategies for Cognitive Radios: Benefits of Adaptive Strategies. University of Oulu, Technical Report, 2012.