Amir Esmailpour, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor, Computer Science

Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department
Tagliatela College of Engineering
Education
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF), department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada - 2011
  • PhD, Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Guelph, Canada - 2010
  • Master of Applied Science, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Networks, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada - 2006
  • Bachelor of Science with Honors, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada - 2000
  • Diploma in Network Security, Willis College of Business & Technology, Ottawa, Canada - 2002
  • Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) for Windows Network Operating System - 2002
  • Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) Program, CCIE candidate - 2002
  • Nortel Certified for Synchronized Optical Networks Administrator (SONET) - 2000
About Amir

Dr. Amir Esmailpour is an assistant professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science (ECECS) at the University of New Haven, where he teaches computer and networking courses, while conducting research on the 4th Generation (4G) of wireless networks such as Long Term Evolution (LTE) and Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX).

Before coming to the University of New Haven, Dr. Esmailpour was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Toronto, Canada. He received his Ph.D. from the faculty of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Guelph, Canada, and his Master's and Bachelor's degrees from Ryerson University, Toronto, and University of Ottawa, Ottawa, respectively, both located in Canada.  Dr. Esmailpour has several years of experience in research and teaching at universities across Canada and the U.S. Prior to returning to academic work, he also had several years of experience in industry, working for companies such as Nortel Networks and Daimler Chrysler.

Dr. Esmailpour has published several papers in reputable publications such as IEEE journals, magazines, and conferences. He has also reviewed more than 100 papers in the same journals and conferences. He has received several Canadian national, provincial and industrial awards and scholarships during his academic and professional careers, such as a grant from Canada's prestigious NSERC. In addition to his university education, he also holds several industrial certifications such as Microsoft Corporation, Cisco Systems, and Nortel Networks certifications.

Dr. Esmailpour's research interests include various areas of networking and wireless communication, such as next generation of wireless networks, LTE, WiMAX radio resource management, quality of service, and routing. He also has strong industrial affiliations with companies such as Ericsson, Cisco, and RIM.

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Research

My research interests are twofold: Networking/Wireless and Cloud Computing/Big Data. On the networking side, my focus is in different areas of wired and wireless networking, with special interest in Routing, Radio Resource Management (RRM), Quality of Service (QoS) Provisioning, Security, and Performance Evaluation of communication networks, protocols and algorithms. My students and I have special interest in wireless networks such as Wireless LAN (the IEEE 802.11ac/ad standard), WiMAX (the IEEE 802.16m standard), the 3GPP Long Term Evolution advanced (LTE-a), and we are working towards fifth generation (5G) of wireless mobile networks. Development and implementations are performed on several layers of TCP/IP stack such as Transport, Network, MAC, and cross-layer design. We have recently proposed new methods to integrate wireless networks from different technologies, and transmit the QoS from one network to the next seamlessly over a vertical hand-off. In another project, we have investigated the performance of wireless networks in presence and absence of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) solutions, controlled from a central Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN).

On the Cloud Computing and Big Data side, I along with my research students in the University of New Haven Could Computing and Big Data Research Group (DiSC) are interested in various applications of cloud computing and big data analytics, more specifically networking related applications. We are engaged in research and development of applications and network infrastructure that could potentially enhance performance of data centers hosting cloud computing and big data applications. We have proposed a new hybrid infrastructure for data center networking that combines electrical and optical connections using optical switches in aggregation layer. We have shown by simulation that such solution enhances data center performance. In another study, using big data analytics, we have proposed a predictive method to forecast energy consumption for states across the US that could significantly reduce energy over-generation and waste of generated power. This solution could potentially enhance power plant operation. Our research contributes to the broader area covered by the research community in future of data science fields. It will also prepare a cohort of researchers and technicians who contribute to cloud computing and big data research, while integrating research and education.

  • 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE-a)
  • WiMAX Networks (the IEEE 802.16m)
  • Internet of Things (IoT, Mobile Ad-hoc Networks, Wireless Sensor Networks)
  • Heterogeneous Wireless Data Networks
  • All-IP 5th Generation (5G) of Wireless Networks
  • Radio Resource Management and QoS for 4G wireless technologies
  • Wireless Networks System Integration: WLAN and LTE networks, or Wireless Sensor and Cellular networks
  • Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) for 5G
  • Cloud computing, Cloud Radio Access Networks (CloudRAN)
  • Data Center optical versus electrical architecture
  • Data science and predictive analysis using Big Data Analytics
Publications

Journal Papers

  1. G. Yang, Y. Cao, A. Esmailpour, and D. Wang "An SDN-based Hierarchical Agglomerative Clustering Algorithm for Interference Mitigation in Ultra-Dense Small Cell Networks" accepted to appear in the Wiley International Journal of Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute "ETRI", (2019).
  2. A. Esmailpour. "Unified cloud-based QoS management for wireless NGN”. Submitted to IEEE communication magazine. (2017) [in revision]
  3. A. Saeed and A. Esmailpour. “QoS Class Mapping and Scheduling Scheme for Converged LTE-WiFi in the Next Generation Networks. Accepted to appear in Inderscience International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems (2018)
  4. G. Yang, A. Esmailpour, Y. Cao, and D. Wang. “A Hierarchical Clustering Algorithm for Interference Mitigation in Ultra-Dense Small Cell Networks”. Submitted to IEEE Vehicular Journal of Wireless Networks (2018) [in revision]
  5. A. Al-Shaikhli, and A. Esmailpour. Quality of Service Internetworking over Heterogeneous Environment in the Next Generation Networks. Submitted to Elsevier Journal of networks and computer applications (2018) [in revision]
  6. M. A. Ali, A. Esmailpour, J. Marcus. “Capacity Evaluation for LTE Applications Considering Queue Overflow”. Submitted to IEEE Transaction on Wireless Communications (2017) [in revision]
  7. Rahman, M. N. and Esmailpour, A." A Hybrid Data Center Architecture for Big Data ". Elsevier International journal of Big Data Research, pages: 29-40 (v3), 2016.
  8. A. Esmailpour "Interoperability among 5G wireless network technologies in a testbed environment". Springer Journal of Wireless Information Networks, 23(2) pages: 151-161, 2016.
  9. Rahman, M. N. and Esmailpour, A. and Zhao, J." Machine Learning with Big Data: An Efficient Electricity Generation Forecasting System". Elsevier International journal of Big Data Research, 2016.
  10. Siwach G. and Esmailpour, A. "An Enriched Ciphering Method to Evaluate Performance of EEA2-algorithm for LTE Security”. Transactions on Networks and Communications, Society for Science and Education, United Kingdom, 3(2) page 77-91, April 2015.
  11. Nasser, N., Miller, R., Esmailpour, A., Taha, A.-E. M. and Bejaoui, T. (2014), Optimized bandwidth allocation in broadband wireless access networks. Wiley journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, May 2014. doi: 10.1002/wcm.2479
  12. A. Esmailpour, V. Knezevic, and M. Gracias, and Gelareh Kokabian, “Integration of 4G Wireless Technologies in a Test-bed Environment,” Published in The International Journal of Wireless & Mobile Networks (IJWMN), 05(01), 93 - 106”, 2013
  13. A. Esmailpour, N. Nasser, “A Framework for the Quality of Service Support in WiMAX Networks”. Published in The IEEE Transaction on Vehicular Technologies, 60(1): 2690-2700 (2011)
  14. A. Esmailpour, N. Nasser, “Efficient Routing System for Wireless Mesh Networks using an ad-hoc Alternative Path.” The Wiley International Journal of Communication Systems (IJCS - 2011).
  15. A. Esmailpour, N. Nasser, T. Taleb. “Topological based Architecture for Wireless Mesh Networks.” The IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine, 18(1): 74-81 (2010)

Conference Papers 

  1. Shashikumar, A., Ausseil, R., Gedik, R., Esmailpour, A., Daniel, R., A Predictive Modeling on Safety Management Systems Lifecycle Effectiveness in the United Airlines (UA), accepted to appear in 49th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, November 17-19, 2018, Chicago, IL, USA.
  2. Ashwitha T. Shashikumar1 and Amir Esmailpour, “Integration of SDN and NFV with 5G Networks”. Submitted to IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference.15-18 April 2019 // Marrakech, Morocco
  3. Zhu, Yilan, Zhao, Junhui, Esmailpour, Amir, Rahman, Naimur and Yang, Jindong, “Day-Ahead Hourly Load Forecasting by Machine Learning with Big Data”, Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Renewable Power Generation, Copenhagen, Denmark, Sept. 2018
  4. M. A. Ali, A. Esmailpour, N. Nasser. “Traffic Density Based Adaptive QoS Classes Mapping for Integrated LTE-WiMAX 5G Networks”. IEEE International Conference on Communications (IEEE-ICC 2017), May 2017, Paris, France.
  5. G. Yang, A. Esmailpour, Y. Cao, and N. Nasser. “A Novel Coalitional Structure Generation Algorithm for Interference Mitigation in Small Cell Networks”. IEEE Global Communications Conference (IEEE GLOBECOM 2016), December 2016 Washington, DC. USA
  6. A. Al-Shaikhli, A. Esmailpour, and N. Nasser. Quality of Service Interworking over Heterogeneous Networks in 5G. IEEE International Conference on Communications (IEEE-ICC 2016), May 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  7. M. A. Ali, A. Esmailpour, J. Marcus. “Performance Evaluation for LTE Applications with Buffer Awareness Consideration”. IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC-2016). April 2016, Doha, Qatar,
  8. A. Saeed, A. Esmailpour, and N. Nasser. “Performance Comparison for the QoS Measurements in LTE and WiFi”. IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC-2016). April 2016, Doha, Qatar,
  9. Joswill V. P. Rodriguez and Amir Esmailpour. “'Integrated QoS provisioning for unified LTE-WiMAX networks'”. International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communication (ICNC-2016), co-sponsored by IEEE Computer Society, in Hawaii, USA, Feb. 2016.
  10. Alaa Al-Shaikhli and Amir Esmailpour. "Quality of Service Management in 5G Broadband Converged Networks" The 36th IEEE Sarnoff Symposium September 2015 in New Jersey, USA
  11. Rahman, M. N. and Esmailpour, A." A Hybrid Network Architecture for Data Centers". The IEEE International Conference on Big Data Computing service and Applications (the IEEE BigDataService 2015)
  12. Rahman, M. N. and Esmailpour, A." An Efficient Electricity Generation Forecasting System Using Artificial Neural Network Approach with Big Data". The IEEE International Conference on Big Data Computing service and Applications (the IEEE BigDataService 2015)
  13. Gelareh Kokabian and Amir Esmailpour. “An Enhanced Cooperative Spectrum Sensing Method for LTE Networks to find required spectrum on TV White spaces”. Submitted to the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2016).
  14. Rahman, M. N. and Esmailpour, A."A Hybrid Electrical and Optical Networking Topology of Data Center for Big Data Network". The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE-NE2014), 5 pages, April 2014.
  15. Balasubramanian S. K. and Esmailpour, A. "Hadoop Framework to provide Fault Tolerance in Big Data Clusters". The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE-NE2014), April 2014.
  16. Zhou Y. and Esmailpour, A. "Improvements in Big Data Hadoop with hybrid efficiency methods". The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE-NE2014), 4 pages, April 2014.
  17. Siwach G. and Esmailpour, A. "Encrypted Search and Cluster Formation in Big Data". The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE-NE2014), 14 pages, April 2014.
  18. Gelareh Kokabian and Amir Esmailpour. “Cooperative Spectrum Sensing in LTE Networks”. The IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2014 (CCECE 2014).
  19. Joswill V. P. Rodriguez and Amir Esmailpour. “Unified provisioning solution for heterogeneous wireless networks”. The IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2014(CCECE 2014).
  20. Gautam Siwach and Amir Esmailpour. “LTE Security Potential Vulnerability and Algorithm Enhancements”. The IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2014 (CCECE 2014).
  21. A. Esmailpour, S. Salehi, and N. Safavi. “Quality of Service Differentiation Measurements in 4G Networks”, Proceedings of the Wireless Telecommunications Symposium (WTS-2013), 17-19 April 2013. Pages 1 – 5. Phoenix, AZ, USA, 2013
  22. A. Esmailpour, M. Alfaraj, J. Alfaraj, and G. Kokabian. "Energy Conservation for Wireless Sensor Networks Using Solar Rechargeable Power Source". The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE-NE2013), 10 pages, March 14-16, 2013
  23. M. Solanki, S. Salehi, and A. Esmailpour. "LTE Security: Encryption Algorithm Enhancements". The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE-NE2013), 9 pages, March 14-16, 2013.
  24. J. K. R. Burugulla, A. Deep, N. Safavi, and A. Esmailpour. "Overview of WiMAX Technology Security and Quality of Service Schemes". The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE-NE2013), March 14-16, 2013.
  25. S. Gurjar, J. K. R. Burugulla, K. P. Tummalapalli, and A. Esmailpour." Advances in the 5th Generation (5G) of Wireless Network Technologies". The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE-NE2013), March 14-16, 2013
  26. S. Patel, J. Rajput, A. Para, N. Safavi, and A. Esmailpour. "A Comparative Study between the 4G Wireless Technologies Capabilities in terms of QoS and Security measures". The American Society for Engineering Education, Northeast Section Conference, ASEE-NE-2012
  27. N. Safavi , A. Para and A. Esmailpour. "A Quality of Service Scheme for LTE Networks". The American Society for Engineering Education, Northeast Section Conference, ASEE-NE-2012
  28. A. Esmailpour. "Quality of Service Support in Unified 4G Networks". The eight International conference on IT Innovation 2012, Al Ain, UAE. IIT'12
  29. E. Doulatyari, P. A. Kohan, and A. Esmailpour."Quality of Service Support for a WiFi-WiMAX Network in a Test-bed Env.". Eight International conference on IT Innovation, Al Ain, UAE. IIT'12
  30. A. Esmailpour, Moataz Alfaraj, and Jamal Alfaraj. "Energy Conservation for Wireless Sensor Networks Using Solar Rechargeable Power Source", Submitted to Seventh IEEE International Workshop on Practical Issues in Building Sensor Network Applications (IEEE SenseApp 2012)
  31. A. Esmailpour, "Tutorial on The Evolution of the 4th Generation of Wireless Network Technologies," The eight International conference on IT Innovation 2012, Al Ain, UAE. IIT'12
  32. N. Nasser, R. Miller, A. Esmailpour. “Optimal Utility-Based Bandwidth Allocation in WiMAX Networks,” The International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2011) pp: 540-545.
  33. M. Gracias, V. Knezevic, and A. Esmailpour, “Interoperability between WiMAX and WiFi in a Testbed Environment,” The 24th IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE 2011).pp 1144-1149
  34. A. Esmailpour, N. Nasser, “A Novel Scheme for Packet Scheduling and Bandwidth Allocation in WiMAX Networks.” The IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC-2011). Pp1-5
  35. A. Esmailpour, N. Nasser. “Quantifying Quality of Service Differentiation for WiMAX Networks.” International Conference on Multimedia Computing and Information Technology (MCIT-2010). pp. 121 - 124
  36. A. Esmailpour, N. Nasser, “Packet Scheduling Scheme with Quality of Service Support for Mobile WiMAX Networks.” The 34th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN 2009), Zürich, Switzerland, Oct 2009. pp 1040-1045
  37. A. Esmailpour, N. Nasser, and Bahram Z. Azami, “A Cross-Layer Design Solution for Performance Improvement of Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks,” Proceedings of Int. Conference on Electrical and Electronic Engineering (ICEE), Tehran, Iran, May 2008. Pp 145-151
  38. A. Esmailpour, M. Jaseemuddin, N. Nasser, and O. Bazan. “Ad-hoc Path: an Alternative to Backbone for Wireless Mesh Networks.” Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC-2007), Glasgow, U.K., June 2007. Pp: 3752-3757
  39. A. Esmailpour, N. Nasser. “Throughput Improvement for Wireless Mobile Ad-hoc Networks.” Proceedings of Int. Conference on Electrical and Electronic Engineering (ICEE), Tehran, Iran, summer 2007. Pp. 97-101.
  40. J. Wu, M. Jaseemuddin, and A. Esmailpour. “Integrating UMTS and Ad Hoc Networks.” Proceedings of IEEE Int. Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob 2006), Montreal, Canada, August, 2006. Pp. 196 - 204
  41. M. Jaseemuddin, A. Esmailpour, A. Alwan, and O. Bazan. “Integrated Routing System for Wireless Mesh Networks.” Proceedings of IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), Ottawa, May 2006. 1003 - 1007

Industrial Research Papers

  1. Amir Esmailpour, “IP Traffic Patterns, Characterization, and TCP/IP behavior,” Nortel Networks publications
  2. Amir Esmailpour, Jenny McCloskey, DEN and Policy based Networking; directory enabled networking,” Nortel Networks publications
  3. Amir Esmailpour, Michael Reece.  “10Gbps Ethernet solution for Long haul and Metropolitan applications.” Nortel Networks publications19. Joswill V. P. Rodriguez and Amir Esmailpour. “Unified provisioning solution for heterogeneous wireless networks”. The IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2014(CCECE 2014).
  4. Michael Reece, Amir Esmailpour.  “A comparison between Mesh Versus Ring Restoration.” Nortel Networks publications
  5. Amir Esmailpour, Jenny McCloskey. “ISP POP Architecture: An overview of common POP architectures employed by major ISPs worldwide (ATM versus IP based architectures).” Nortel Networks publications
Courses Taught

Dr. Esmailpour teaches the following courses. The first list is his specialization in the past few years and frequently taught. The next two lists are other computer science and mathematics courses of interests.

Specialized and Recently Taught Courses

  • Advanced Wireless Communications and Networking
  • Fundamentals of Networking (OSI and TCP/IP layers)
  • Advanced Networking I (Layer 2 Switching Technologies)
  • Advanced Networking II (Layer 3 Routing Technologies)
  • C/C++ Programming Language
  • Wired and Wireless Network Security
  • Servers (Mail, Web, File, Security, AAA, Proxy, Active Directory) using different platforms (Microsoft Windows 2000-2008 and Linux Servers)
  • Cisco Routing and Switching
  • Linux Administration
  • Fiber Optics and SONET technology
  • Fundamentals of Computer Hardware and Software

Other Computer Science Courses 

  • Introduction to Computer Science and
  • Computer Organizations
  • Computer Programming Language (C/C++/Java)
  • Data structures
  • Introduction to Software Engineering
  • Computer Architecture
  • Operating Systems
  • Computer Simulation and Modeling
  • Databases and Database Management System
  • Logic Design of Digital Systems
  • Introduction to Algorithms and Complexity
  • Introduction to Human Computer Interactions

Mathematics Courses

  • Calculus
  • Algebra
  • Differential Equations
  • Mathematic Logics
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Probability and statistics
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