Faculty

 

Dr. Fatemeh Afghah

Assistant Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering
North Carolina A&T State University

Email: fafghah AT ncat.edu
Phone: (336) 285-3702

Homepage: http://eceserver.ncat.edu/fafghah/

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Research Intersts

Wireless Communication Systems, Cooperative Communication, Game Theory and Convex Optimization, Cognitive Radio Networks



Education:

PhD: 2013, University of Maine, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Visiting Graduate Student: 2012, University of Maryland, College Park

MSc: 2008, Khajeh Nassir Toosi University of Technology, Iran, Electrical Engineering (Communication Systems)

BSc: 2005, Khajeh Nassir Toosi University of Technology, Iran, Electrical Engineering

 


Teaching Intersts:

ECEN 400: Linear Systems and Signal

ECEN 452: Intro Wireless Communications



Publications

Book Chapter:

A. Abedi, F. Afghah, A. Razi, "Resource Management in Cyber Physical Systems", 28 pages, Book title: Cyber-Physical System Design with Sensor Networking Technologies, Editor: S. Zeadally, N. Jabeur. Publisher: IET, ISBN-13: 978-1849198240, 2015.

Journal Papers: 

J7. R. Radhakrishnan, W. Edmonson, F. Afghah, F. Pinto, R. Martinez Rodriguez-Osorio and S. Burleigh, "Survey of Inter-satellite Communication for Small Satellite Systems: An OSI Framework Approach", submitted to IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, 2015.

J6. A. Razi, F. Afghah, A. Abedi, "Channel-Adaptive Packetization Policy for Minimal Latency and Maximal Energy Efficiency", submitted to IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2015.

J5. F. Afghah, A. Razi, "Game Theoretic Study of Cooperative Spectrum Leasing in Cognitive Radio Networks," International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR), vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 61-74, Jun. 2014. (invited paper)

J4. A. Razi, F. Afghah, A. Abedi, "Power Optimized DSTBC Assisted DMF Relaying in Wireless Sensor Networks with Redundant Super nodes", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 635-645, Feb. 2013.

J3. F. Afghah, A. Razi, A. Abedi,"Stochastic Game Theoretical model for Packet Forwarding in Relay Networks", Springer Telecommunication Systems journal, Special Issue on Mobile Computing and Networking Technologies, vol. 52, no. 4, pp. 1877-1893, 2013.

J2. A. Razi, F. Afghah, A. Abedi, "Binary Source Estimation Using a Two-tiered Wireless Sensor Network," IEEE Communication letters, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 449-451, Apr. 2011.

J1. F. Afghah, A. Razi, M. Ardebilipour, "Fast Turbo Codes Concatenated with Space-Time Block Codes", ISI Journal of Applied Science, vol. 8,no. 16, pp. 2867-2873, 2008.

Conference Papers:
 

C20. A. Razi, F. Afghah, V. Varadan, "Identifying Gene Subnetworks Associated with Clinical Outcome in Ovarian Cancer using Network Based Coalition Game",  37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBC'15), Aug. 2015.

C19. C. Osiegbu, B. Amsalu, F. Afghah, A. Homaifar, and D. Limbrick, "Design and Implementation of an Autonomous Wireless Sensor-based Smart Home", the 24th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN'15), International Workshop on Wireless Mesh and Ad hoc Networks, Aug. 2015.

C18. B. Amsalu, A. Homaifar, F. Afghah, S. Ramyar, A. Kurt, "Driver Behavior Modeling near Intersections using Support Vector Machines based on Statistical Feature Ectraction", 2015 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV2015), Jul. 2015.

C17. N. Namvar, F. Afghah, "Spectrum Sharing in Cooperative Cognitive Radio Networks: A Matching Game Framework", 49th Annual Conference on Information Systems and Sciences (CISS'15), Mar. 2015.

C16. A. Akbarpour-Kasgari, M. Ardebilipour, F. Afghah, "MIMO-OFDM Non-regenerative Relay Channel Estimation using Compressed Sensing", 49th Annual Conference on Information Systems and Sciences (CISS'15), Mar. 2015.

C15. W. Edmonson, S. Gebreyohannes, A. Dillion, R. Radhakrishnan, J. Chenou, A. Esterline, and F. Afghah, "Systems Engineering of Inter-Satellite Communications for Distributed Systems of Small Satellites", 9th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference (IEEE SysCon'15), pp. 705-710, 2015.

C14.   A. Razi, F. Afghah, A. Belle, K. Ward and K. Najarian, "Blood Loss Severity Prediction using Game Theoretic Based Feature Selection", IEEE-EMBS International Conferences on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI'14), pp. 776-780, Jun 2014.

C13. F. Afghah, A. Razi, "Cooperative Spectrum Leasing in Cognitive Radio Networks," National Wireless Research Collaboration Symposium (NWRCS), pp. 106-111, May 2014.

C12. R. Radhakrishnan, W., Edmonson, F., Afghah, J., Chenou, R. Martinez Rodriguez-Osorio and Q. Zhen, "Optimal Multiple Access Protocol for Inter-satellite Communication in Small Satellite Systems", 4S Small Satellite Systems and Services Symposium, May 2014.

C11. F. Afghah, A. Razi, A. Abedi, "Power Allocation in Parallel Relay Channels using a Near-Potential Game Theoretical Approach," 48th Annual Conference on Information on Sciences and systems (CISS'14), pp. 1-6, Mar. 2014.

C10. F. Afghah, M. Costa, A. Razi, A. Abedi, A, Ephremides, "A Reputation-based Stackelberg Game Approach for Spectrum Sharing with Cooperative Cognition," IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC'13), pp. 3287-3292, Dec. 2013.

C9. F. Afghah, A. Abedi, "Distributed Fair-Efficient Power Allocation in Two-Hop Relay Networks," IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication, and Networking (SECON'13), pp. 255-257, Jun. 2013.

C8. A. Abedi, A. Razi, F. Afghah, "Smart Battery-Free Wireless Sensor Networks for Structural Health Monitoring," International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Stanford University, CA, Sep. 2011.

C7. F. Afghah, A. Razi, A. Abedi, "Throughput Optimization in Relay Networks Using Markovian Game Theory," IEEE Wireless and Networking Conference (WCNC'11), pp. 1080-1085, Cancun, Mexico, Mar. 2011.

C6. A. Razi, F. Afghah, A. Abedi, "Hierarchical Network Development of Wireless Passive Sensors," IEEE International Fly By Wireless Conference (FBW'10), pp. 30-31, Orono, ME, Aug. 2010.

C5. F. Afghah, A. Razi, A. Abedi, "Wireless Cooperative Relaying Using Game Theory," IEEE International Fly By Wireless Conference (FBW'10), pp. 24-27, Orono, ME, Aug. 2010.

C4. F. Afghah, A. Abedi, "Stochastic Game Theoretical Model for Packet Forwarding in Reliable Relay Networks," International Conference on Wireless Networks (ICWN'10), vol. 2, pp. 151-156, Las Vegas, Jul. 2010.

C3. A. Razi, F. Afghah, M. Ardebilipour, "Space-Time Block Codes Assisted by Fast Turbo Codes," 4th IEEE International Conference on Wireless Communications, Networking and Mobile Computing (WICOM'08), pp. 1-6, Dalian, China, Oct. 2008.

C2. F. Afghah, M. Ardebilipour, A. Razi, "Concatenation of Space-Time Block Codes and LDPC Codes", 13th International Telecommunications Network Strategy and Planning Symposium (NETWORK'08), pp. 61-66, Budapest, Hungary, Oct. 2008.

C1. F. Afghah, M. Ardebilipour, A. Razi, "Fast Turbo Codes with Parallel Decoding Blocks," ICEE, pp.43-47, May 2008.

Posters:

1. J. Stegall, F. Afghah, "Implementation of Smart House with Wireless Sensor Networks", 10th Annual State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium, Nov. 2014.

2. B. Abou Tchoussou, F. Afghah, "Investigation and Evaluation of Performance Metricsin Dynamic Spectrum Access ", 10th Annual State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium, Nov. 2014.

3.   D. Amanor, F. Afghah, W. Edmonson, "Ground-Based Navigation and Ranging using Ultra-Wideband Signals", North Carolina A&T State University Poster Competition, Apr. 2014.

4.  R. Radhakrishnan, W. Edmonson, Q. Zeng, F. Afghah, "Optimal Multiple Access Protocol for Inter-Satellite Communication in Small Satellite System", North Carolina A&T State University Poster Competition, Apr. 2014. 

5. NichelleLe Carrington, Jasmine Gee, Bobby White, Patronia Marshall, Fatemeh Afghah, "H.O.M.E. (Home Out-Patient Monitoring Equipment)", North Carolina A&T State University Senior Design Poster Competition, April 2014.

6.  B. Abou Tchoussou, F. Afghah, "Cooperative Spectrum Sharing in Cognitive Radio", 9th Annual State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium, Nov. 2013.

7. F. Afghah, A. Abedi, "Spectrum Sharing in Cognitive Radio Networks with Cooperation", Graduate Expo, University of Maine, Mar. 2013.

8. F. Afghah, A. Abedi, "Power Allocation in Relay Networks", Graduate Expo, University of Maine, Apr. 2012.

9. F. Afghah, A. Abedi, "Stochastic Game Theoretical Model for Packet Forwarding in Relay Networks", Graduate Expo, University of Maine, Apr. 2010.

 

 


Synergistic Activities

  • Ten years of research experience in wireless communications, game theory and convex optimization, wireless sensor networks, decentralized control in communication networks and cognitive radio networks.
  • Recipient of several awards: Maine Economic Improvement Fund Fellowship 2012, N2Women Fellowship 2013, Graduate Student Overpayment Research Grant, 2013, Certificate of Excellence in Teaching 2012.
  • GOLD chair of IEEE Maine section (2010-12), Member-at-large IEEE Maine section (2009-10), Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE), IEEE Communication Society member, IEEE Signals Processing member, IEEE Women in Engineering member. 

Collaborators and other affiliations over the past 24 months: A. Homaifar, W. Edmonson, A. Karimoddini, D. Laimbrick, (All at North Carolina A&T State University), A. Abedi (University Of Maine), A. Ephremides (University of Maryland, College Park).