Muhammad Jaseemuddin (M ’98) received B.E. from N.E.D. University, Pakistan, M.S. from The University of Texas at Arlington, and Ph.D. from University of Toronto. He worked in Advanced IP group and Wireless Technology Lab (WTL) at Nortel Networks. He is Professor and Program Director of Computer Networks Program at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University).
He worked on Distributed Network Services Platform (DNSP) and UMTS VHE prototype for mobile service delivery at Nortel Networks. In DNSP, he led the initiative of using directory lookup (LDAP) for the distributed system. The DNSP was launched as a startup, Saraiede Inc. which was bought by InfoSpace Inc. He introduced Mobile Agent technology for UMTS VHE that was a novel approach for implementing mobile users’ profile and seamless transfer of computing environment. He contributed to the development and implementation of Open IP suite of IP protocols for Nortel Open IP project.
He is leading Mobile Wireless Internet group in Wireless Communication and Networking (WICON) Lab at Toronto Metropolitan University. His team has been working on connectivity, access control, routing and application enabling to achieve power efficiency, mobility, and low latency in wireless access networks and edge cloud for IoT and multimedia services. They worked extensively on employing beamforming directional antenna in multi-hop wireless networks for reliability and power efficiency. They developed an analytical framework for modeling directional CSMA/CA protocols, which showed that deafness can severely limit the network capacity. They designed an Opportunistic Directional MAC (OPDMAC) protocol that enhances the spatial reusability and reduces the impact of the deafness. Using their analytical framework to characterize conflicts of wireless links for directional contention-based MAC protocols, they developed a heuristic algorithm for joint routing and admission control that can efficiently solve the QoS routing problem. They also developed a framework to evaluate the capacity gain when beamforming antennas are utilized instead of omni-directional antennas in multi-hop wireless networks, which is further extended to show that the capacity of heterogeneous multi-hop wireless networks can be significantly increased even with small fraction of directional nodes assuming random placement of directional antennas. Motivated by this, they formulated the problem of optimal antenna placement in wireless networks with heterogeneous antennas as a mixed-integer linear programming problem using an antenna-aware conflict graph. They published based on their work a Springer Research Monograph on Beamforming Antennas in Wireless Networks with Multihop and Millimeter Wave Communication Networks.
His team also developed caching, computation offloading and mobile application middleware for mobile edge cloud. They developed mobile middleware using a P2P Reliable Ad Hoc Overlay Network (RAON) with cooperative caching support for power efficiency. Recently, they developed and implemented a prototype of MQTT pub-sub service for low latency notifications in vehicular information centric network. They published a book chapter, Application Design and Service Provisioning for Multi-access Edge Cloud (MEC), in Springer’s book on Mobile Edge Computing.
He has been a member of IEEE Communication Society. He has written more than 12 papers in IEEE Transactions and Journals and more than 50 papers in IEEE Conferences. He co-chaired several IEEE symposiums and special sessions in IEEE conferences. He regularly contributes to the technical program committees of flagship IEEE conferences.
His research interests include network automation; caching in 6G and vehicular information-centric networks; context-aware mobile middleware and mobile edge cloud; localization, power-aware MAC for Industrial-IoT.