Dr Md Akbar Hossain

Staff profile

Dr Md Akbar Hossain

PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), HEA (UK)


Senior Lecturer

Teaching areas

Network Infrastructure; Directory Services; Wireless Networks; Software Engineering; Research Methods

Contact details


Manukau Institute of Technology
MIT Manukau
Corner of Manukau Station Road and Davies Ave
Private Bag 94006
Auckland 2241


Md Akbar Hossain received his Ph.D. from the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.

He is currently working as a senior lecturer at Manukau Institute of Technology Ltd. Previously, he achieved an MSc in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Trento, Italy. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electrical Engineering from the Islamic University of Technology, Bangladesh.

In between his Masters and PhD studies, he was awarded the prestigious Marie Curie Early Stage Research fellowship to work as a researcher in the different European Union (EU) funded projects in Germany and Greece. His area of research is wireless networks, the internet of things, and cognitive radio ad-hoc networks. His current research project includes D2D (device to device) communication for post-disaster communication, a technology-assisted medical emergency support system, and cognitive internet of things Smartlife solutions.

He served as a TPC (Transmission Control Protocol) member for many international conferences and a reviewer for several IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) transactions. He currently serves as a lead guest editor for EURASIP Journal of Wireless Communication and Networking for a special issue on cognitive UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) in critical missions: IoT-based applications, protocols, and deployments and associate editor for international journal of computers and applications.

Why I love MIT

Togetherness is what I love most. I enjoyed the teamwork and the respect that we have for each other. Besides this, I love engaging with young learners and it is splendid to see the world through their eyes.


Selected Journal Papers:

Memon, S. K., Sarkar, N. I., Al-Anbuky, A., & Hossain, M. A. (2022). Preemptive admission control mechanism for strict QoS guarantee to life-saving emergency traffic in wireless LANs. Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 199, 103318.

Al Mamun, M. A., Hossain, M. A., Salehin, S., Khan, M. S. H., & Hasan, M. (2021). Engineering students’ readiness for online learning amidst the COVID-19 pandemic: Scale validation and lessons learned from a developing country. Journal of Educational Technology & Society (Accepted).

Sadique, J.J.; Sabuj, S.R.; Ullah, S.E.; Hossain, M.A.; Raad, R.; Islam, M.R.; Kouzani, A.; Mahmud, M.A.P. (2021). Analytical Framework of CP-Free Multiuser OFDM System for Coordinated Multi-Point at mmWave. Appl. Sci. 2021, 11, 7605. https://doi.org/ 10.3390/ app 11167605

Rahul, A. R., Sabuj, S. R., Akbar, M. S., Jo, H. S., & Hossain, M. A. (2021). An optimization based approach to enhance the throughput and energy efficiency for cognitive unmanned aerial vehicle networks. Wireless Networks, 27(1), 475-493.

Ullah, A., Siddiquee, S. M., Hossain, M. A., & Ray, S. K. (2020). An ethereum blockchain-based prototype for data security of regulated electricity market. Inventions, 5(4), 58.

Hossain, M. A., Ray, S. K., & Lota, J. (2020). SmartDR: A device-to-device communication for post-disaster recovery. Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 171, 102813.

Hossain, M. A., & Sarkar, N. I. (2019). CCH: a clique based asymmetric rendezvous scheme for cognitive radio ad-hoc networks. Wireless Networks, 1-10.

Hossain, M. A., & Sarkar, N. I. (2018). A distributed multichannel MAC protocol for rendezvous establishment in cognitive radio ad hoc networks. Ad Hoc Networks, 70, 44-60.

Hossain, M. A., Sarkar, N. I., Gutierrez, J., & Liu, W. (2017). Performance study of block ACK and reverse direction in IEEE 802.11 n using a Markov chain model. Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 78, 170-179.

Sarkar, N. I., Qi, R., & Hossain, A. (2015). Performance Studies of FTP, Voice and Video over ATM-Wireless Backbone Network. International Journal of Advanced Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (IJAPUC), 7(3), 38-54.

Khan, M.R.H., Hossain, A. (2006). BER and SINR Performance of MCCDMA System in Frequency-Selective Rayleigh Fading Channel,” in Journal of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Engineers, 33 (I&II).

Khan, M.R.H., Hossain, A., Islam, A. R. & Song, J. B. (2005). Comparative analysis of CDMA based wireless communication under radio propagation environment. Computer Science and Engineering Research Journal, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, 3(1), 6-11.

Khan, M.R.H., Hossain, G., Hossain, A. (2006). Designing Segmented Display for Persian (Western Farsi) Numerals. Asian Journal of Information Technology (AJIT), 5(4), 376-379.

Selected Conference Papers:

Bhuiyan, M.M.I., Ahmed, M.M.M., Alvi, A., Islam, M.S., Mondal, P., Hossain, M.A., Hoque, S.N.M.M. “On Predicting COVID-19 Fatality Ratio Based on Regression Using Machine Learning Model,” in IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA), Sydney, Australia, Apr 13-15, 2022.

Ahmed. S., Hossain, M.A., Bhuiyan. M.M.I., Kumar, S. (2021). A Comparative Study of Machine Learning Algorithms to Predict Road Accident Severity. In International Conference on Data Science and Computational Intelligence, London, UK, December 20-22. IEEE.

Shen. Y., Hossain, M.A., Kumar, S. (2021). Supporting Elderly People During Medical Emergencies: An Informal Caregiver-Based Approach. In IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC), Athens, Greece, September 5-8. IEEE.

Tultul, N. A., Farha, S., Hossain, S. S., Hossain, M. A., & Sabuj, S. R. (2020, November). Device-to-Device Communication in Terahertz Frequency Band: Enhancement of Energy Efficiency. In 2020 IEEE Region 10 Conference (Tencon) (pp. 117-122). IEEE.

Hossain, M. A., Ray, S. K., Shahamiri, S. R., Ahmed, D., Singh, G., & Arts, R. (2020, November). An End-to-End Medical Emergency Response System to Support Elderly People. In 2020 30th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ITNAC) (pp. 1-6). IEEE.

Hossain, M. A., Ray, S. K., & Shahamiri, S. R. (2019, November). A context-aware and technology-assisted informal caregiver selection method to support medical emergency. In 2019 29th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ITNAC) (pp. 1-6). IEEE.

Nayak, S., Hossain, M.A., Mirza, F., Naeem, A., and Jamil, N. (2018). E-BRACE: A Secure Electronic Health Record Access method in Medical Emergency. In International Conference on Intelligent Technologies and Applications, Bahawalpur, Pakistan.

Hossain M.A., Kumar, S. (2018). A Technology Assisted Framework For Medical Emergencies Involving Formal and Informal Caregivers. In International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communication, Melbourne, Australia.

Hossain, M. A., & Sarkar, N. I. (2018, April). A Clique Based Asymmetric Rendezvous Scheme for Cognitive Radio Ad-Hoc Networks. In International Conference on Smart Grid and Innovative Frontiers in Telecommunications (pp. 268-277). Springer, Cham.

Hossain M.A., Kumar, S. (2018). A Smartphone and IoT-Assisted Post-Disaster Communication and Recovery Method,” in International Conference on Smart Grid and Innovative Frontiers in Telecommunications (pp. 11-20), Springer, Cham.

Rahman, S., Hossain, M.A., Lai, E. “Energy-Efficiency Maximisation in Random Cognitive Radio Networks,” in International Conference on Smart Grid and Innovative Frontiers in Telecommunications (pp.73- 81), Springer, Cham.

Hossain, A., Mirza, F., Naeem, M. A., & Gutierrez, J. (2017, November). A crowd sourced framework for neighbour assisted medical emergency system. In International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ITNAC), (pp. 1-6). IEEE.

Hossain, A., Ray, S. K., & Sinha, R. (2016). A smartphone-assisted post-disaster victim localization method. In International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications; Smart City; Data Science and Systems (HPCC/SmartCity/DSS), (pp. 1173-1179). IEEE.

Hossain, A., & Sarkar, N. I. (2015). Cross layer rendezvous in cognitive radio ad-hoc networks. In Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ITNAC), 2015 International (pp. 149-154). IEEE.

Hossain, M. A., & Sarkar, N. I. (2015). Rendezvous in cognitive radio ad-hoc networks with channel ranking. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (pp. 55-63). ACM.

Hossain, A., & Sarkar, N. I. (2015). Rendezvous in cognitive radio ad-hoc networks with asymmetric channel view. In International Symposium on A World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks, (pp. 1-6). IEEE.

Hossain, M. A., & Sarkar, N. I. (2012). Spectrum Management in Cognitive Radio Networks: Modeling and Performance Evaluation. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Wireless Networks (ICWN) (p. 1).

Hossain, M. A., & Passerone, R. (2011). Power adaptive cognitive pilot channel for spectrum co-existence in wireless networks. In International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA), (pp. 9-16). IEEE.

Hossain, M. A., & Haque, S. A. (2010). PAIZM-CPC: Enhancement of spectrum co-existence in wireless networks. In International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT), (pp. 567-572). IEEE.

Filo, M., Hossain, A., Biswas, A. R., & Piesiewicz, R. (2009). Cognitive pilot channel: Enabler for radio systems coexistence. In International Workshop on Cognitive Radio and Advanced Spectrum Management, (pp. 17-23). IEEE.

Hoque, K. M. R., Haque, R. R., Hossain, M. A., Farazi, M. F., & Hossain, G. (2007). Modeling and performance of TCP in a MC-CDMA system for 4G communications. In international conference on Computer and information technology, (pp. 1-5). IEEE.

Khan, R. H., Hossain, A., Islam, R., & Song, J. B. (2007, March). SINR Performance of Multicarrier CDMA system in Frequency Selective Rayleigh Fading Channels. In International Conference on Information and Communication Technology, (pp. 201-204) Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Selected Book Chapter:

Hossain, M. A., & Sarkar, N. I. (2013). Spectrum Handoff Management in Cognitive Radio Networks: Solutions, Modeling, and Future Directions. In Cognitive Radio Technology Applications for Wireless and Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (pp. 103-123). IGI Global.

Scholarly activities

Lead Guest Editor, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking

Associate Editor, International Journal of Computers and Applications, Taylor and Francis group

Reviewer: Journal of Network and Computer Application. IEEE Communication Magazine, IEEE Transaction on Communication, IEEE Access.

Research interests

5G/6G Communication and Networking

Post-Disaster Wireless Networks

Wireless MAC and Routing Optimisation

Cognitive Radio Networks

Crowdsource based Medical Emergency Support

IT Project management

Awards and grants

December 2020 New and Emerging Researcher Award, Manukau Institute of Technology

September 2016 Dean’s Outstanding Doctoral Award for excellent achievement at PhD level

Sept 2015-2016 AUT SCMS summer research grant (NZD 3200)

Sept 2015 ITNAC conference travel grant (AUD 600)

Sept 2014-2015 AUT SCMS summer research grant (NZD 3200)

Sept 2013-2014 AUT DCT/SCMS research grant (NZD 7500)

Sept 2011-2012 AUT SCMS summer research grant (NZD 6000)

Sept 2011-2014 AUT SCMS PhD scholarship (NZD 25000/year)

July 2010 Marie Curie Research Fellowship under SmartEN project (http://www.smarten-itn.eu/)

Memberships and affiliations

Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (SMIEEE)