Toufiq received his BSc degree in electrical and electronic engineering (EEE) from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 2006. He also received MSc degree in EEE from the same university in 2008. Now he is a 2nd year PhD student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department of the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada. His research supervisors are Drs. Robert Schober and Vijay K. Bhargava.
Current Research Interests
Performance analysis and Optimization
Interplay of network coding and relaying protocols
Secure Cooperative Communications
T. Islam, A. Ikhlef, R. Schober, and V. K. Bhargava, “Diversity and Delay Analysis of Buffer-Aided BICM-OFDM Relaying,” submitted to IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2012.
T. Islam, R. Schober, R. K. Mallik and V. K. Bhargava, “SLNC for Multisource Multirelay BICM-OFDM Systems,” submitted to IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2013.
T. Islam, A. Nasri, R. Schober, R. K. Mallik, and V. K. Bhargava, “Network-Coded Multisource Cooperative Communications in BICM-OFDM Networks,” to appear, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2012.
T. Islam, R. Schober, R. K. Mallik, and V. K. Bhargava, “Analysis and Design of Cooperative BICM-OFDM Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 59, no. 6, pp. 1742-1751, June 2011.
M. A. Haque, T. Islam, and M. K. Hasan, “Robust Speech Dereverberation based on Blind Adaptive Estimation of Acoustic Channels,” IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 775-787, May 2011.
M. K. Hasan, M. A. Haque, and T. Islam, “Spectrally Constrained Channel Shortening using Least-squares Optimization,” IET Signal Processing, vol. 4, iss. 6, pp. 698–707, 2010.
T. Islam, M. S. A. Bashar, S. P. Majumder, and M. K. Hasan, “Improved Eigenfilter Design Method for Channel Shortening Equalizers for DMT Systems,” IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 386-389, May 2009.
T. Islam, I. Ahmed, S. Mallick, F. Alam, and M. S. Rahman, “Multiuser Channel Estimation Technique for STBC-OFDM Systems Based on Blocked Pilot Grid,” Journal of Bangladesh Electronic Society, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 6-11, 2006.
T. Islam, A. Ikhlef, R. Schober, and V. Bhargava “Multisource Buffer-Aided Relay Networks: Adaptive Rate Transmission," accepted for presentation in IEEE Global Communications (Globecom) Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA, December 2013.
T. Islam, A. Ikhlef, and R. Schober, “Buffer-Aided BICM-OFDM Relaying," in Proc. IEEE Global Communications (Globecom) Conference, Anaheim, CA, USA, December 2012.
T. Islam, R. Schober, and R. K. Mallik, “Coded Cooperation for BICM-OFDM,” in Proc. IEEE PIMRC, Sydney, NSW, Australia, September 2012.
T. Islam, R. Schober, R. K. Mallik, and V. K. Bhargava, “Superposition Coding for Cooperative BICM-OFDM Systems,” Invited paper, the Asilomer Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA, November 2011.
T. Islam, A. Nasri, R. Schober, R. K. Mallik, and V. K. Bhargava, “Network Coded Cooperative BICM-OFDM,” in Proc. IEEE Global Communications (Globecom) Conference, Houston, TX, USA, December 2011.
T. Islam, A. Nasri, R. Schober, and R. K. Mallik, “Analysis and Relay Placement for DF Cooperative BICM-OFDM Systems,” in Proc. IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), Cancun, Mexico, March 2011.
T. Islam, R. Schober, R. K. Mallik, and V. K. Bhargava, “Amplify-and-forward Cooperative Diversity for BICM-OFDM Systems,” in Proc. IEEE Global Communications (Globecom) Conference, Miami, FL, USA, December 2010.
T. Islam, R. Schober, R. K. Mallik, and V. K. Bhargava, “Cooperative BICM-OFDM: Sub-carrier and Power Allocation,” Invited paper, in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing and Communications (SPCOM), Bangalore, India, July 2010.
T. Islam, S. P. Majumder, and M. K. Hasan, “Noise Optimized Minimum Delay Spread Equalizer Design for DMT Transceivers,” in Proc. International Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (ICECE), Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 2008.
T. Islam and M. K. Hasan, “On MIMO Channel Shortening for Cyclic-prefixed Systems,” in Proc. International Conference on Wireless Communications, Networking, and Mobile Computing (WiCOM), Dalian, China, October 2008.
T. Islam, I. Ahmed, S. Mallick, F. Alam, and M. S. Rahman, “Block Faded Channel Estimation for Multiuser STBC-OFDM System,” in Proc. IEEE TENCON, Hongkong, November 2006.
Communication Letters, IEEE Wireless Communication Letters, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Access,
IEEE Journal on Selected Areas on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, EURASIP Journal
on Advances in Signal Processing.
Conferences: Globecom (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010), VTC fall (2012, 2011), PIMRC (2012, 2011, 2009), ICC (2013, 2012, 2011), Milcom 2010, ISWCS 2010.
Honours and Awards
NSERC Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement Award 2013
DAAD Research Grant 2013
IEEE Student Travel Grant to attend Globecom 2012, Anaheim, CA, USA
Vanier Scholarship (2011-2014). This is the most prestigious and highly
sought after scholarship in Canada. I am the only Vanier award winner
in ECE dept. in 2011.
Donald N. Byers Memorial Prize for being the highest ranked Killam doctoral scholar in annual UBC-wide affiliated fellowship competition (2010)
Walton Killam Memorial Pre-doctoral Fellowship, UBC. (2010-2012 Academic year)
This is the most prestigious fellowship available to all PhD students in UBC and I was one of the six students awarded in whole UBC in
2009/2010 academic year. (UBC engineering news release on winning Killam fellowship )
Year Fellowship, UBC. (2009-2013)
This fellowship is awarded to top ~2-3% PhD students in the department.
Nominated for People to People Citizen Ambassador Program 2011 (Information and Communication Technology Sector). Click here for general information.
2nd position in the IEEE student paper contest 2006 in the Undergraduate category in Region 10 (ASIA PACIFIC Region).
Honorable Mention Award in the 2005 International Future Energy Challenge (IFEC) project contest held in Colorado, USA.
‘Kinter Ul Huq’ Gold Medal for obtaining the highest CGPA in the EEE department, BUET.
Dean’s Merit list award in each of four Undergraduate academic years in BUET.
University Merit scholarship in each of the eight semesters in BUET.
Hanif-Laskar Memorial Scholarship, BUET.
8th position (among ~200000 students), Science group, HSC Examination, Dhaka Board, Bangladesh, in 2000.
3rd position (among ~230000 students), Science group, SSC Examination, Commilla Board, Bangladesh, in 1998.
Session Chair, Wireless Comm. Symposium, IEEE Globecom 2012
Member, Executive Committee, BEASBC (2012)
Member, Thunderbird Residence Association Council (2012)
Vice-president, Bangladesh Student Assoc., UBC (Feb 2010 - Jan 2011)
Mentor, ECE Grad Student Assoc. (2010- )
Student Ambassador, ECE Dept. (2010- )
Secretary, IEEE Bangladesh Section (2008)
Volunteer and Scholarship Workshop Conductor, ECE Grad Student Assoc., UBC
Ameteur photography (flickr
link), road trip, watching movies,
sports like cricket, table-tennis etc.
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