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Ali Grami

Ali Grami
BSc, MEng, PhD (Toronto), PEng, SMIEEE

Associate Professor

Department of Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Contact information

2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 7K4
Office: ENG 2021

905.721.8668 ext. 2433
905.721.3370 (fax)

ali.grami@uoit.ca


Research topics

  • Satellite Communications and Systems Design
  • Digital Transmission Systems
  • Wireless Communications and Networks

Education

  • PhD (Electrical Engineering), University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 1986;
  • MEng (Electrical Engineering), McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1980; and
  • BSc (Electrical Engineering), University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, 1978.

Courses

Undergraduate:

  • Basics of Digital Transmission;
  • Systems and Random Signals;
  • Business Computer Applications;
  • Communication Systems;
  • Electric Circuits;
  • Information Technology;
  • Introductory Calculus;
  • Math Foundations; 
  • Discrete Math; and
  • Probability and Random Signals.

Graduate:

  • Digital Data Transmission;
  • Mobile Communications;
  • Satellite Communications;
  • Communication Networks; and
  • Stochastic Processes.

Research and expertise

Publications and presentations

  • Selected publications and presentations

    Books:

    • A. Grami, Introduction to Digital Communications, Elsevier (Academic Press), 2016, ISBN: 978-0-12-407682-2.

    Refereed Publications:

    • M. Zandi, M. Dong, and A. Grami, “Distributed Stochastic Learning and Adaptation to Primary Traffic for Dynamic Spectrum Access,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 1675-1688, March 2016.
    • M. Zandi, M. Dong, and A. Grami, “Dynamic Spectrum Access via Channel-Aware Heterogeneous Multi-Channel Auction With Distributed Learning” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 14, no. 11, pp. 5913-5926, November 2015.
    • S. Bastanirad, S. ShahbazPanahi, and A. Grami, “Jointly optimal distributed beamforming and power control in asynchronous two-way relay networks,” in Proceedings of IEEE Asilomar Conference on Signals, System, and Computers, Pacific Grove, US, November 2015.
    • M. Zandi, M. Dong  and A. Grami, “Distributed Stochastic Learning for Dynamic Spectrum Access Adaptive to Primary Network Conditions,” in Proceedings of Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), Toronto, Canada, June 2014.
    • M. Zandi, M. Dong, and A. Grami, "Channel-Aware Distributed Dynamic Spectrum Access via Learning-Based Heterogeneous Multi-Channel Auction,” in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Florence, Italy, May 2014.
    • A. Sepasi Zahmati, X. Fernando, and A. Grami, “Energy-Aware Secondary User Selection in Cognitive Sensor Networks,” IET Wireless Sensor Systems, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 1-11, January 2014.
    • A. Sepasi Zahmati, X. Fernando, and A. Grami, “A Hybrid Spectrum Sensing Method for Cognitive Sensor Networks,” Springer Wireless Personal Communications, vol. 74, no. 2, pp. 953-968, January 2014.
    • A. Sepasi Zahmati, X. Fernando, and A. Grami, “Application-Specific Spectrum Sensing Method for Cognitive Sensor Networks,” IET Wireless Sensor Systems, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 193-204, September 2013.
    • M. Zandi, M. Dong, and A. Grami, “Decentralized Spectrum Learning and Access Adaptive to Channel Availability Distribution in Primary Network,” in Proceedings of Workshop on IEEE Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications, Darmstadt, Germany, June 2013.
    • A. Grami, “A High-Capacity GEO Bentpipe Broadband Access Satellite System Using W-band,” in Proceedings of AIAA International Communication Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC’12), Ottawa, September 2012;
    •   A. Sepasi Zahmati, X. Fernando, and A. Grami, “A Continuous-Time Markov Chain Model and Analysis for Cognitive Radio Networks,” International J. Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, vol. 8, nos. 3/4, pp.195–212, 2012; 
    •   A. Sepasi Zahmati, X. Fernando, and A. Grami, “A New Perspective on Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Sensor Networks,” in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Recent Trends in Information Technology, Madras, April 2012;
    •   A. Alganas, X. Lin, and A. Grami, “EVSE: An Efficient Vehicle Social Evaluation Scheme with Location Privacy Preservation for Vehicular Communications,” in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC'11), Kyoto, June 2011;
    • A. Sepasi Zahmati, X. Fernando, and A. Grami, “Steady-State Markov Chain Analysis for Heterogeneous Cognitive Radio Networks,” in Proceedings of IEEE Sarnoff Symposium, Princeton, April 2010;
    • V. Havary-Nassab, S. Shahbazpanahi, and A. Grami, “Optimal Distributed Beamforming for Two-Way Relay Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, pp. 1238 - 1250, March 2010;
    • G. Giannattasio (editor in chief), A. Grami (a contributing author), A Guide to the Wireless Engineering Body of Knowledge, Wiley-IEEE Press, 2009, ISBN: 978-0470-43366-9;
    • A. Sepasi Zahmati, H. Sattar, X. Fernando, and A. Grami, “Cognitive Wireless Sensor Networks: Emerging Topics and Recent Challenges,” in Proceedings of IEEE Toronto International Conference on Science and Technology for Humanity (TIC-STH), Toronto, September 2009;
    • V. Havary-Nassab, S. Shahbazpanahi, and A. Grami, “An SNR Balancing Approach to Two-Way Relaying,” in Proceedings of IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances for Wireless Communications, Perugia, June 2009;
    • V. Havary-Nassab, S. Shahbazpanahi, and A. Grami, “General-Rank Beamforming for Multi-Antenna Relaying Schemes,” in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Dresden, June 2009;
    • V. Havary-Nassab, S. Shahbazpanahi, and A. Grami, “Optimal network beamforming for bi-directional relay networks,” in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Taipei, April 2009;
    • V. Havary-Nassab, S. Shahbazpanahi, A. Grami, and Z.-Q. Luo, “Distributed Beamforming for Relay Networks Based on Second Order Statistics of the Channel State Information,” IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 56, no. 9, pp. 4306-4316, September 2008;
    • V. Havary-Nassab, S. Shahbazpanahi, A. Grami, and A. Gershman, “Experimental Performance Evaluation of Blind Channel Estimation for Orthogonal Space-Time Block Codes,” in Proceedings of IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing (SAM) Workshop, Darmstadt, July 2008;
    • V. Havary-Nassab, S. Shahbazpanahi, A. Grami, and Z.-Q. Luo, “Network beam-forming based on second order statistics of the channel state information,” in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Las Vegas, April 2008;
    • A. Grami, “An Advanced GEO Bentpipe V-Band Satellite System: Next-Generation Broadband Satellite Access,” in Proceedings of IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, Orlando, January 2008;
    • A. Grami, “Ubiquitous Broadband Access: A Low-Cost Satellite Solution,” in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Access Networks, Ottawa, August 2007;
    • M. Zandi and A. Grami, “A New Class of Nyquist Pulses with a Monomial Roll-off,” Proceedings of IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE’07), Vancouver, April 2007;
    • A. Grami and M.A. Rosen, “Canada’s Newest Electrical Engineering Curriculum: Driving Factors and Critical Requirements.” in Proceedings of the CDEN International Conference on Design Education, Innovation, and Practice, Toronto, July 2006;
    • A. Grami, “A Bentpipe V-Band Satellite System: Broadband Mesh Networking”, in Proceedings of AIAA International Communication Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC’06), San Diego, June 2006;
    • A. Grami, “A Multi-Band Broadband Satellite System with High-Link Availability”, in Proceedings of AIAA International Communication Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC’06), San Diego, June 2006;
    • A. Grami, G.S. Rao and M.A. Rosen, “Use of Laptops in Internet-Enabled Learning Spaces: Enhancing Electrical Engineering Education,” in Proceedings of the CDEN International Conference on Design Education, Innovation, and Practice, Kananaskis, July 2005;
    • A. Grami, “Improved Nyquist Pulses for Digital Data Transmission,” in Proceedings of IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE'05), Saskatoon, pp. 128-131, May 2005;
    • A. Grami, “A High-Capacity Broadband Satellite System Offering High-Speed Internet Access and Multimedia Services,” in Proceedings of IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE'05), Saskatoon, pp. 1186-1189, May 2005;
    • A. Grami, “Geosynchronous Satellite Systems Design Considerations and Optimization Methodology,” in Proceedings of IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE'05), Saskatoon, pp. 5-8, May 2005;
    • A. Grami and B. H. Schell, “Future Trends in Mobile Commerce: Service Offerings, Advances in Technologies and Security Challenges,” in Proceedings of Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust (PST'04), Fredericton, pp. 1-14, October 2004;
    • A. Grami, “Emerging Direct Broadcast Satellite Services: Local and Interactive TV,” in Proceedings of AIAA International Communication Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC'04), Monterey, pp. 721-727, May 2004;
    • A. Grami, “An Advanced Broadband Satellite System Offering High-Speed Internet Access and TV Broadcast Services,” in Proceedings of IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE'04), Niagara Falls, pp. 121-124, May 2004;
    • A. Grami and K. Gordon, “Next-Generation Ka-Band Satellite Concept to Extend the Reach of Canada's Broadband Infrastructure,” in Proceedings of IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GlobeCom’01), San Antonio, pp. 2754-2758, November 2001; and
    • A. Grami, A. Shoamanesh, and K. Gordon, “Anik F2 Ka-Band System: High-Speed Internet Access,” in Proceedings of AIAA International Communication Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC'00), Oakland, pp. 1231-1238, April 2000.
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