Abderrahmane Lakas, PhD

Associate Professor of Networking

Coordinator of Networking Program

College of Information Technology

United Arab Emirates University

PO Box 17551

Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Office #: 3047

Tel.:    +971-3-7135533

Email: alakas (@) uaeu (.) ac (.) ae

 

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Biographical Sketch

Dr. Abderrahmane Lakas received his MS (1990) and PhD (1996) in Computer Systems from the University of Paris VI, Paris, France. He joined the College of Information Technology, UAE University in 2003. He is teaching various courses on computer networks and network security. Dr. Lakas had many years of industrial experience holding various technical positions in telecommunication companies such as Netrake (Plano, Texas, 2002), Nortel (Ottawa, 2000) and Newbridge (Ottawa, 1998). He spent two years (94-96) as a Research Associate at the University of Lancaster, UK. Dr. Lakas has been conducting research in the areas of network design and performance, voice over IP, quality of service and wireless networks. He is a member of the IEEE and IEEE Communications Society. Dr. Lakas is in the editorial board of Journal of Communications (Actapress), and Journal of Computer Systems, Networks, and Communications (Hindawi). He is serving on the technical program committees of many international conferences GLOBCOM, ICC, VTC, etc.

 

Teaching

I am teaching the following courses:

-          NEBP310: Network Protocols

-          NEBP441: Wireless and Mobile Communications (Coordinator)

-          NEBP460: Network Application Software

 

IT Core and Senior Projects

-          NEBP490 - Senior Exhibition Project

-          ITBP290 - IT Core Project

 

Students supervision
- Moumena Shaqfa (MSc,British University in Dubai, 2010)
- Hind Al Falasi (PhD, UAE University, current)
- Moumena Shaqfa (PhD, UAE University, current)

Research Interests

Wireless and Mobile Communications - Context Transfer and QoS Handover in Wireless Networks - VoIP over Wireless LAN - QoS Provisioning and Policy Management - Integration of SIP Communication Services and Web Services - Inter-Vehicular Communication - Pervasive and Ubiquitous Applications.

See my research profile at scholar.google.com (publications/citations)

Research projects

Date Role Granter Title Amount (AED)
2011-13 PI Emirates Foundations Data Sharing and Exchange System for Vehicular Networks 200,000
2010-12 Co-PI NRF The Pedestrian Alarm and Security System (PASS): Improving the Mobility of Visually Impaired People at UAE 800,000
2010-12 Co-PI Emirates Foundations Ad Hoc Mobile Ultra Wideband Sensor Network with Integrated Capability of Real-Time Position Tracking and Communications in Support of Emergency Search and Rescue Operations in Critical City Urban Environments 200,000
2006-07 PI UAEU Inter-disciplinary Grant Secure Inter-Vehicular Communication: A Cooperative System for Real-Time Road Traffic Management Applications 198,000
2006-07 PI UAEU Individual Grant Integration of SIP-Based Communication Services and Web Services 17,000
2004-05 PI UAEU Individual Grant Study of the Hand-Over Effect on VoIP in Wireless LANs 14,500
2003-04 PI UAEU Individual Grant Context Transfer for Mobile Users and Multimedia Applications in Wireless Network 14,000
2004-05 Co-PI UAEU Individual Grant Performance Measurement of Video Streaming over WLAN 16,800
2004-05 Co-PI UAEU Individual Grant Co-existence of WLAN and WPAN Communication Systems 15,000
2003-04 Co-PI UAEU Individual Grant Interconnectivity of Hotspots with Cellular Networks 17,600
Total 1,492,900

 

Journals

  1. N. Chaib, N. Lagraa, M. B. Yagoubi, and A. Lakas, "SDRP: a secure distributed revocation protocol for vehicular environments." Security and Communication Networks. 2012. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
  2. Barka, E., Lakas, A. (2008) Integrating Usage Control with SIP-Based Communications. Journal of Computer Systems, Networks, and Communications. Vol 2008. Hindawi Publishing Corp.

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  4. Lakas, A. & Boulmalf, M. (2007). Experimental Analysis of VoIP over Wireless Local Area Networks. Journal of Communications. Vol. 2, No. 4, 2007.

  5. Boulmalf, M., Rabie, T., Shuaib, K., Lakas, A. & El-Sayed, H. (2007). Performance Characterization of IEEE 802.11g in an Office Environment. International Journal of Value Chain Management, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2008.

  6. Boulmalf, M. & Lakas, A. (2007). Semi-empirical Method for Simulating Wireless Indoor Attenuation. International Journal of Advanced Media and Communication. Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 211 - 223, 2007.

  7. Shuaib, K., Alnuaimi, M., Boulmalf, M., Jawhar, I., Sallabi, F. & Lakas, A. (2007). Performance Evaluation of IEEE 802.15.4: Experimental and Simulation Results. Journal of Communications. Vol. 2, No. 4, 2007.

  8. Boulmalf, M., Barka, E. & Lakas, A. (2007). Analysis of the effect of security on data and voice traffic in WLAN. Computer Communications. Vol. 30, No. 11-12, pp. 2468-2477, 2007.

  9. Shuaib, K., Lakas, A. & Sallabi, F. (2006). Smoothing and Transporting Video over QoS IP Networks. International Journal of Communication Systems. Vol. 19, No. 7, 2006, pp. 775-794

Refereed Conferences

  1. A. Lakas and M. Chaqfeh, “A novel method for reducing road traffic congestion using vehicular communication,” Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, 2010, pp. 16–20.

  2. A. Lakas and M. Cheqfah, “Detection and dissipation of road traffic congestion using vehicular communication,” Mediterrannean Microwave Symposium (MMS), 2009, pp. 1–6.

  3. Boulmalf, M.; Semmar, Y.; Lakas, A.; Shuaib, K.; , "Teaching digital and analog modulation to undergraduate Information Technology students using Matlab and Simulink," Education Engineering (EDUCON), 2010 IEEE , pp.685-691, 14-16 April 2010

  4. Korchi, S.; Boulmalf, M. & Lakas, A. (2008), 'Study and Design of QoS-Based VoIP over Wireless LAN', Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference.

  5. Lakas, A, Serhani, M. A., Boulmalf, M. & Badidi, E. A. (2007) A Framework for Integrating SIP-based communication services and Web services. IADIS International Conference Telecommunications, Networks and Systems (TNS2007)Lisbon, Portugal.

  6. Lakas, A. & Serhani, M. A. (2007) A Framework for Integrating SIP-based communication services and Web services. The Seventh Annual U.A.E. University Research Conference. Al Ain.

  7. Shuaib, K., Boulmalf, M., Sallabi, F. & Lakas, A. (2006) Co-existence of WLAN and WPAN Communication Systems. The 7th UAEU Annual Research Conference Al-Ain, UAE.

  8. Boulmalf, M., Rabie, T., Shuaib, K., Lakas, A. & El-Sayed, H. (2006) Performance Characterization of IEEE 802.11g in a Cubicle Office Environment (EMC2006).  Spain.

  9. Lakas, A., Shuaib, K. & Boulmalf, M. (2006) ACP: An Interactive Classroom Response System for Active Learning Environment. ACM Mobile and Wireless Learning Workshop. Vancouver, Canada.

  10. Lakas, A. & Boulmalf, M. (2006) Study of the Effect of Mobility Handover on VoIP over WLAN. 3rd International Conference on Innovations on Information Technology.  Dubai, UAE.

  11. Shuaib, K., Boulmalf, M., Sallabi, F. & Lakas, A. (2005) Performance Analysis: Co-existence of IEEE 802.11g with Bluetooth. Proceeding of the Second IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Wireless and Optical Communication Networks.  Dubai, UAE.

  12. Lakas, A., Shuaib, K., Sallabi, F., Boulmalf, M. & El-Sayed, H. (2005) A Proactive Resource Management in 3G Network. 7th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Mobile and Wireless Communication Networks (MWCN2005).  Marrakech, Morocco.

  13. Sallabi, F., Lakas, A., Boulmalf, M. & Shuaib, K. (2005) WCDMA Downlink Simulator with Efficient Wrap-Around Technique. Second IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Optical Communication Networks, (WOCN 2005).  Dubai, UAE.

  14. Lakas, A., Shuaib, K., Barka, E. & Akhtar, S. (2005) An Integrated Architecture for Ubiquitous Military Compound Networks. 9th World Multi-conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics.  Orlando, USA.

  15. [Lakas, A. & Shuaib, K. (2005) A Framework for SIP-Based Wireless Medical Applications. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference.  Stockholm, Sweden.

  16. El-Sayed, H., Kidwai, H., Jaseemuddin, M. & Lakas, A. (2005) Interconnectivity of Hotspots with Cellular Networks. the 6th UAEU Annual Research Conference.  Al-Ain, UAE.

  17. Lakas, A., Sallabi, F. & El-Sayed, H. (2005) Proactive QoS Provisioning in Wireless Networks. 6th UAEU Annual Research Conference. Al-Ain, UAE.

  18. El-Sayed, H., Jaseemuddin, M., Kidwai, H. & Lakas, A. (2005) Simulation and Analysis of an Integrated GPRS and WLAN Network. the 4th IASTED international conference on Communications, Internet and Information Technology (CIIT2005).  Cambridge, USA.

  19. Lakas, A. & Harmain, H. (2004) Mapping UML to XML. The 5th UAEU Annual Research Conference. Al-Ain, UAE.

  20. Harmain, H., El Khatib, H. & Lakas, A. (2004) Arabic Text Mining. IADIS International Conference Applied Computing 2004.  Lisbon, Portugal.

  21. [Nandy, B., Ethridge, J., Lakas, A. & Chapman, A. (2001) Aggregate Flow Control: Improving Assurances for Differentiated Services Network. IEEE INFOCOM 2001.  Anchorage, Alaska.

  22. Lakas, A., Blair, G., S & Chetwynd, A. (1996) Specification and verification of real-time properties using LOTOS and SQTL. 8th International Workshop on Software Specification and Design.  Paderborn, Germany.

  23. Lakas, A., Blair, G. & Chetwynd, A. (1996) Formal Approach to the Design of QoS Parameters in Multimedia Systems. 4th International Workshop on Quality of Service.  Paris, France.

  24. Barnes, N., Blair, G., Lakas, A. & Chetwynd, A. (1996) Costing - Extending the Locative Logic Model of Networks. Proceedings of the 8th EuroMicro Workshop on Real-Time Systems.  L'Aquila, Italy.

  25. Lakas, A., Blair, G., S & Chetwynd, A. (1995) Specification of Stochastic Properties in Real-time Systems. Performance Engineering of Computer and Telecommunications Systems pp. 202-216.).

  26. Najm, E., Lakas, A., Serouchni, A., Madelaine, E. & De Simone, R. (1992) ALTO: an Interactive Transformation Tool for LOTOS and LOTOMATON. Third Lotosphere Workshop. Pisa, Italy.

 Patents

- Patent# US6826147B1: Nandy, B., Ethridge, J., Lakas, A., Chapman, A. Method and Apparatus for Aggregate Flow Control in a Differentiated Services Network, 2004.

 

IETF Draft

- Jaseemuddin, M., Lakas A. COPS usage for Mobile IP. IETF Internet Draft, draft-jaseem-rap-cops-mip-00.txt, 2000.

 

A. Lakas - 2008