Curriculum Vitae

Zohair M. Abu-Shaban
GSMIEEE, MSc (Dist.), DIC, BEng


  • The Australian National University  [expected Dec ‘17]
  • PhD Electrical Engineering
  • Thesis title: "Localization Techniques for Next Generation Mobile Communications”
  • Supervisor: Prof. Thushara Abhayapala
    • Imperial College London – UK [Nov ‘10]
  • MSc Communications and Signal Processing.
  • DIC: Diploma of Imperial College.
  • Degree classification: Distinction (top of class).
  • Project Report: “Localization Testbed Using Software-Defined Radio”
  • Supervisor: Prof Athanassios Manikas.
    • Islamic University of Gaza (IUG) – Palestine  [Jan ‘07]
  • BEng. Electrical Engineering – Communication and Control.
  • Top of the class 2007: GPA: 92.93%.
  • Graduation Project: “Remote ECG Monitoring System.”
    • Al-Kareml Secondary School – Palestine [Aug‘02] 
  • General Secondary School Certificate – scientific stream: 96.5%.

Academic Experience:

  • [Dec ‘16 - Mar ‘17] Visiting Researcher: Universitiat Autonoma de Barceloan (UAB), Spain
    Host: Prof. Gonzalo Seco-Granados.
  • [Mar ‘17 - Apr ‘17] Visiting Researcher: Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
    Host: Prof. Henk Wymeersch.
  • [Aug ‘15 -Present] Tutor and Lab Demonstrator: College Of Engineering and Computer Science (ANU)
Digital Signal Processing, Wireless Communication, Electronic Design and Circuits.
  • [Jan ‘12 - May '14] Early-stage researcher: SnT, University of Luxembourg.
Interference cancellation and synchronization for satellite broadcast reception.
  • [Sep ‘10 - Sep ‘11] University Instructor: Electrical Engineering Department – IUG, Palestine.
Digital Signal Processing,Probability Theory, Information Theory and Advanced DSP
  • [Feb ‘07 - Dec ‘08] Teaching assistant:- Electrical Engineering Department – IUG,Palestine.
Electric Circuits 1&2,Electronics 2, Electromagnetics, Comms1, Antenna, DSP

Prizes and Special Achievements:

  • [May '11] “Department Prize for Outstanding Achievement in the MSc Communication and Signal Processing”, Imperial College London, United Kingdom.
  • [Jan ‘08] “University Prize for Distinguished Graduation Projects” from IUG for my graduation project.
  • [Jan ‘07] Completed undergraduate study within 9 semesters instead of 10.
  • [’02-‘06] Honour list and Honour Certificates: during undergraduate study at IUG.

Scholarships and Grants:

  • [Aug '16] ANU Vice-Chancellor's HDR Travel Grant for Overseas Resaerch Visits.
  • [Jul '16] ANU CECS Dean's Travel Grant for Overseas Research Visits.
  • [Jun ‘14] ANU Miscellaneous Scholarship (AU$7400).
  • [May '14] IEEE ICC'14 Travel Grant - to attend a top-tier international conference.
  • [Dec '13] ANU University Research Scholarship - maintenance covering scholarship.
  • [Dec '13]  ANU HDR Merit Scholarship - fees paying scholarship.
  • [Apr ‘12] Research Fund from the National Funds for Research (FNR), Luxembourg.
  • [Feb ‘09] “Hani Qaddumi scholarship” to pursue a master’s degree at Imperial College London.
  • [Feb ’09] “Hani Qaddumi scholarship” to study at Cisco Networking Academy in London.
  • [Jun ‘08] “Flagship USA Fulbright Scholarship” to pursue a master’s degree at University of Connecticut.

Selected Projects:

  • Testbed for Adjacent satellite interference cancellation. In collaboration with SES Astra.
    • Design a hardware platform to record actual satellite signals for offline processing.
  • Next Generation Waveforms for Improved Spectral Efficiency: European Space agency (ESA).
    • Research multi-user detection on the return link and timing and frequency synchronization techniques.
  • MSc Project “Localisation Testbed Using Software-Defined Radio”: using MUSIC and root MUSIC.
    • Building software defined radio blocks to interface an array of USRPs with GNURadio under Linux.
  • Multipath Space-Time CDMA System (MATLAB).
  • Real-time system for speech enhancement using spectral subtraction method (C and TMS320C6713 DSK).
  • HSDPA resources allocation using two-group method (MATLAB).

Selected Activities:

  • Attended SatNEX III Satellite Communication summer school at the University of Surrey, UK, June 2012.
  • Visitor student at KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
  • Graduate student member of IEEE Signal Processing Society and IEEE Communications Society.
  • Reviewing research papers for: IEEE SP letters, IEEE Comm. Letters, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE VTC, IEEE ICT, IEEE CONECCT.