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Dr Basel Barakat


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Senior Lecturer of Computer Science (Data Science)

I am a Senior Lecturer in Data Science in the School of Computer Science. I am a member of the University Academic Board (the highest level academic authority). I am leading the University Research Excellence Framework for 11 unit of assessment. I am also a member of the EPSRC funding peer review college.

My research expertise lies in the field of AI, data science, time-series forecasting, wireless communication, the Internet of Things, mathematical modelling, and the application of machine learning solutions to real-world challenges in sustainability and healthcare.

I have been recognised through several prestigious awards, including the TOP10 2021 MDPI Future Internet High Cited Series paper for my work on 6G, the Champion of Champions Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering, and an award for the best MSc project.

I obtained my BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees from the University of Greenwich in 2013, 2014, and 2019, respectively. I completed a postgraduate certificate in Learning, Teaching, and Assessment Practice in Higher Education from Edinburgh Napier University in 2022, and consequently a Fellowship to the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Prior to joining University of Sunderland, I held a lecturer position in the School of Engineering and Built Environment at Edinburgh Napier University.

My earlier career experience includes working as a research assistant at the University of Greenwich, focusing on machine learning algorithms for non-destructive flaw detection in pipes. Notably, my doctoral studies involved a visiting scholar appointment at the University of Cambridge. Additionally, in 2014, I served as a Research Fellow at the University of Greenwich, collaborating with British Telecom (BT) on a project titled 'Towards 5G: Air Interface Techniques.'



Teaching and supervision

MSc modules:

  • Data Science Fundamentals
  • Technology Management for Organisations


BSc modules:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Internet of Things and Robotics
  • Programming Virtual Networks

Research interests for potential research students

I am currently accepting self-funded PhD students to work on Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligent energy systems, wireless communication, 5/6 G wireless networks, Internet of Things.

Current PhD Students:

  • Bamidele Ajayi, Project title: 'Preserving the integrity of binary programs Using Deep Neural Networks'.
  • Marek Sviderski, Project title: 'Novel framework combining multiple models to detect Alzheimer’s Dementia using Deep Learning'.

Research

  • Data science
  • Real-time communication
  • Information freshness
  • Computer vision
  • Forecasting algorithms

Publications

Number of items: 24.

Article

Kahwash, F., Barakat, Basel and Maheri, A. (2023) Coupled thermo-electrical dispatch strategy with AI forecasting for optimal sizing of grid-connected hybrid renewable energy systems. Energy Conversion and Management, 293. p. 117460. ISSN 0196-8904

Taha, Ahmad, Barakat, Basel, Taha, Mohammad M. A., Shawky, Mahmoud A., Lai, Chun Sing, Hussain, Sajjad, Abideen, Muhammad Zainul and Abbasi, Qammer H. (2023) A Comparative Study of Single and Multi-Stage Forecasting Algorithms for the Prediction of Electricity Consumption Using a UK-National Health Service (NHS) Hospital Dataset. Future Internet, 15 (4). p. 134. ISSN 1999-5903

Bendiek, Paula, Taha, Ahmad, Abbasi, Qammer H. and Barakat, Basel (2021) Solar Irradiance Forecasting Using a Data-Driven Algorithm and Contextual Optimisation. Applied Sciences, 12 (1). p. 134. ISSN 2076-3417

Taha, Ahmad, Taha, Mohammad M.A. and Barakat, Basel (2021) AI-Based Fall Detection Using Contactless Sensing. 2021 IEEE Sensors. ISSN 2168-9229

Kahwash, Fadi, Barakat, Basel, Taha, Ahmad, Abbasi, Qammer H. and Imran, Muhammad Ali (2021) Optimising Electrical Power Supply Sustainability Using a Grid-Connected Hybrid Renewable Energy System—An NHS Hospital Case Study. Energies, 14 (21). p. 7084. ISSN 1996-1073

Barakat, Basel, Taha, Ahmad, Samson, Ryan, Steponenaite, Aiste, Ansari, Shuja, Langdon, Patrick M., Wassell, Ian J., Abbasi, Qammer H., Imran, Muhammad Ali and Keates, Simeon (2021) 6G Opportunities Arising from Internet of Things Use Cases: A Review Paper. Future Internet, 13 (6). p. 159. ISSN 1999-5903

KINKIRI, Saritha, BAKARAT, Basel and KEATES, Simeon (2020) Identification of a Speaker from Characteristics of a Voice. Sensors & Transducers, 244 (5). pp. 7-12. ISSN 2306-8515

Barakat, Basel, Keates, Simeon, Wassell, Ian J. and Arshad, Kamran (2019) Modelling IoT devices communication employing representative operation modes to reveal traffic generation characteristics. International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems, 36 (2). pp. 117-129. ISSN 1744-5760

Barakat, Basel, Keates, Simeon, Wassell, Ian and Arshad, Kamran (2019) Is the Zero-Wait Policy Always Optimum for Information Freshness (Peak Age) or Throughput? IEEE Communications Letters, 23 (6). pp. 987-990. ISSN 1089-7798

Book Section

Barakat, Basel, Steponenaite, Aiste, Lall, Gurprit S., Arshad, Kamran, Wassell, Ian J. and Keates, Simeon (2020) Assistive Technology for the Visually Impaired: Optimizing Frame Rate (Freshness) to Improve the Performance of Real-Time Objects Detection Application. In: Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Applications and Practice. Springer, pp. 479-492. ISBN 9783030491079

Kinkiri, Saritha, Barakat, Basel and Keates, Simeon (2020) Phonemes: An Explanatory Study Applied to Identify a Speaker. In: Machine Learning, Image Processing, Network Security and Data Sciences. Springer, pp. 58-68. ISBN 9789811563171

Barakat, Basel, Keates, Simeon, Wassell, Ian and Arshad, Kamran (2019) Adaptive Status Arrivals Policy (ASAP) Delivering Fresh Information (Minimise Peak Age) in Real World Scenarios. In: Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Multimodality and Assistive Environments. Springer, pp. 419-430. ISBN 9783030235628

Conference or Workshop Item

Barakat, Basel and Huang, Qiang (2023) Enhancing Transfer Learning Reliability via Block-wise Fine-tuning. In: 22nd IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications, 15-17 December 2023, Florida, USA. (In Press)

Barakat, Basel and Huang, Qiang (2023) Improving Reliability of Fine-tuning with Block-wise Optimisation. In: 22nd International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications, 15-17 Dec 2023, Florida, USA. (In Press)

Steponenaite, Aiste and Barakat, Basel (2023) Plagiarism in AI empowered world. In: 25TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION, 23-28 July, Copenhagen, Denmark. (Submitted)

Barakat, Basel, Hall, Lynne and Keates, Simeon (2022) Integrating Machine Learning with Augmented Reality for Accessible Assistive Technologies. In: Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. User and Context Diversity.

Barakat, Basel, Steponenaite, Aiste, Lall, Gurprit S., Arshad, Kamran, Wassell, Ian J. and Keates, Simeon (2020) Assistive Technology for the Visually Impaired: Optimizing Frame Rate (Freshness) to Improve the Performance of Real-Time Objects Detection Application. In: International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 19-24 Jul 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Aramide, Samuel O., Barakat, Basel, Wang, Yi, Keates, Simeon and Arshad, Kamran (2019) Generalized proportional fair (GPF) scheduler for LTE-A. In: 2017 9th Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CEEC).

Barakat, Basel, Yassine, Hachem, Keates, Simeon, Wassell, Ian and Arshad, Kamran (2019) How to Measure the Average and Peak Age of Information in Real Networks? In: European Wireless 2019; 25th European Wireless Conference.

Barakat, Basel, Keates, Simeon, Arshad, Kamran and Wassell, Ian J (2019) Deriving machine to machine (M2M) traffic model from communication model. In: 2018 Fifth International Symposium on Innovation in Information and Communication Technology (ISIICT).

Sharsheer, Mohammad, Barakat, Basel and Arshad, Kamran (2016) Coverage and capacity Self-Optimisation in LTE-Advanced using Active Antenna Systems. In: 2016 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference Workshops (WCNCW).

Barakat, Basel and Arshad, Kamran (2015) Energy efficient scheduling in LTE-advanced for Machine Type Communication. In: 2015 International Conference and Workshop on Computing and Communication (IEMCON).

Barakat, Basel and Arshad, Kamran (2015) An adaptive hybrid scheduling algorithm for LTE-Advanced. In: 2015 22nd International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT).

Barakat, Basel and Arshad, Kamran (2015) Energy efficient carrier aggregation for LTE-Advanced. In: 2015 IEEE 8th GCC Conference Exhibition.

This list was generated on Mon Jun 17 03:20:59 2024 BST.
  • Machine learning
  • Forecasting algorithms
  • Internet of Things
  • Information freshness

Last updated 11 June 2024