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Qualifications

· 1980: Secondary Certificate – Al-Karak, Jordan
· 1986: High Diploma in Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Budapest, Hungary.
· 1988: Specialization Diploma in Communication Engineering – Data Communications. T.U. Budapest, Hungary (with Distinction).
· 1989: PhD in Communication Engineering – Computer Networks. T.U. Budapest, Hungary
Title of PhD Dissertation: “Reliability Modelling and Analysis of General Complex Systems”

· 2010: Postgraduate Diploma in Management, Glamorgan Business School, UK

About

- Aug. 2003- : Professor, School of Computing, University of South Wales.
- July 2005-: Adjunct Professor at the Department of Computing, Health and Security, Edith Cowan University, Australia
- President of European Council for Modelling and Simulation (ECMS) (2006-2010)
- Director of the Integrated Communications Research Centre (2007-..)
- President of EUROSIM, the Federation of European Simulation Societies (2010-13)
- Director of the Centre of Excellence on Mobile Applications and Services (CEMAS), £6.4million ERDF project (2010-2015).

Experience

Jun.-Dec. 1988: Communication Engineering Expert – Institute of Communication Electronics, Hungary
1989: Acting Assistant Professor – Institute of Comm. Electronics, T.U. Budapest, Hungary
1990 – 1996: Assistant Professor – Dept. of Computer Science, Mu’tah University, Jordan
Jan.1996: Associate Professor – Dept. of Computer Science, Mu’tah University, Jordan
Oct. 1997 – Sept.1998: Visiting Professor – Department of Computer Science, University of Erlangen – Nuremberg, Germany
Sept. 1999 – Aug. 2000 : Guest Professor – Chair of Telecommunications, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Dresden University of Technology, Germany.
Sept. 2000- Aug. 2003 : Senior Lecturer and Director of Research – Department of Computing, University of Bradford, Bradford, UK.
Aug. 2003 – : Professor, School of Computing, University of South Wales
Nov. 2004.- : Registered Consultant, UG Commercial Services.
Sept. 2009 – May 2012: CEO, Glamex Security Ltd
May 2012 – : CEO of LiveGuard Ltd.

Responsibilities

Administrative Activities

Director of the Centre of Excellence in Mobile Applications and Services (CEMAS)
Director on the Integrated Communications Research Centre
Head of the Mobile Computing and Networking Research Unit.
Member of Faculty Research Programmes Committee.
Course Leader of the MSc in Mobile Computing

Publications

Authored Books

1. Khalid Al-Begain, Chitra Balakrishna, Luis Galindo, David Moro Fernandez: “IMS: deployment and Development Perspectives”, John Wiley & Sons, Expected Publication date: September 2009.
2. Begain K., Bolch G. and Herold H.: "Practical Performance Modeling. Application of MOSEL Language ", 410 pages, Boston, London, Kluwer Academic Publishers, ISBN: 0-7923-7951-9, 2001.

Edited Books
1. Khalid Al-Begain, Simonetta Balsomo, Dieter Fiems and Andrea Marin (Editors), “Proceedings of the 18th Analytical and Stochastic Modelling techniques and Applications (ASMTA’11)”, LNCS 6751, Springer Verlag, June 2011, ISBN: 0302-9743

2. Khalid Al-Begain, Dieter Fiems, William Knottenbelt (Editors), “Proceedings of the 17th Analytical and Stochastic Modelling techniques and Applications (ASMTA’10)”, LNCS 6148, Springer Verlag, June 2010, ISSN:0302-9743

3. Khalid Al-Begain, Dieter Fiems, Gabor Horvath (Editors), “Proceedings of the 16th Analytical and Stochastic Modelling techniques and Applications (ASMTA’09)”, LNCS 5513, Springer Verlag, June 2009, ISSN:0302-9743

4. Khalid Al-Begain, Antonio Cuevas (Editors): “Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE Conference on Next Generation Mobile Applications, Services and Technologies (NGMAST’08)”, IEEE Computer Science Press, September 2008, ISBN: 978-0-7695-3333-9

5. Khalid Al-Begain, Armin Heindl, Miklos Telek (Editors), “Proceedings of the 15th Analytical and Stochastic Modelling techniques and Applications (ASMTA’08)”, LNCS 5055, Springer Verlag, June 2008, ISSN: 0302-9743

6. Loucas S. Louca, Yiorgos Chrysanthou, Zuzana Oplatková, Khalid Al-Begain (Editors) “Proceedings of the 22nd European Conference on Modelling and Simulation ECMS 2008, Nicosia, Cyprus June 2008, ISBN: 978-0-9553-3018-5-8

7. Al-Begain, K. (Editor): Proceedings of the International Conference on Next Generation Mobile Applications, Services and Technologies, NGMAST’07, 12-14 September 2007, IEEE Computer Society Press ISDN: 0-7695-2878-3, 362 pages,
8. Al-Begain, K., Heindl, A., Telek, M., (Editors): Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Analytical and Stochastic Modelling Techniques and Applications”, Prague, Czech Republic, ISBN: 1-84233-116-7, 4-6 June 2007.
9. Al-Begain, K. (Editor): Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Analytical and Stochastic Modelling Techniques and Applications”, Bonn, Germany, ISBN: 1-84233-116-7, May 2006.
10. Al-Begain, K., Orsoni, A. Al-Dabass, D. (Editors): Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Modelling and Simulation. Oriel College, Oxford, England, 4-6 April 2006.
11. Al-Begain, K., Bolch, G., Telek, M. (Editors): Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Analytical and Stochastic Modelling Techniques and Applications”, Riga, Latvia, ISBN: 1-84233-116-7, June 2005
12. Al-Begain, K., and Bolch, G. (Editors): Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Analytical and Stochastic Modelling Techniques and Applications”, SCS-Europe Bvba, Magdeburg, Germany, ISBN: 3-936150-38-9, June 2004.
13. Al-Begain, K. (Associate Editor): Proceedings of the UK Simulation Conference 2004, Al-Dabass, D. (Editor), St. Catherine College, Oxford, March 2004. ISBN:1-84233-099-3
14. Al-Begain, K. (Associate Editor): Proceedings of the UK Simulation Conference 2003, Al-Dabass, D. (Editor), Emmanuel College, Cambridge, April 2003.
15. Al-Begain, K. (Editor): “Proceedings of the 4th Informatics Workshop for Research Students”, Research Report, School of Informatics, University of Bradford, November 2002. 100 pages.
16. Al-Begain, K. (Editor): “Proceedings of the 3rd Informatics Workshop for Research Students”, Research Report, School of Informatics, University of Bradford, January 2002. 110 pages.
17. Al-Begain, K. (Editor): “Proceedings of the 2nd Informatics Workshop for Research Students”, Research Report, School of Informatics, University of Bradford, May 2001. 96 pages.

Edited Journal Special Issues

1. K. Al-Begain (Guest Editor): Special Issue of the International Journal on Handheld Devices on Mobile Applications and Services, 2013

2. Al-Begain, K. and Awajan A. (Guest Editor): International Journal on IT and Web Engineering. Special Issue on Mobile Applications and Services, Vol. 4 No. 6 Oct-Nov 2011, IGI Publishers.
3. Awan, I and Al-Begain, K (Guest Editors): International Journal of Wireless Information Networks on Performance Evaluation of Wireless and Mobile Networks, Publisher: Springer Netherlands ISSN: 1068-9605 (Paper) 1572-8129 (Online) March, 2006
4. Al-Begain, K. (Guest Editor): Special Issue on Advances in Analytical and Stochastic Modelling of the International Journal on Simulation: Systems, Science, and Technology, Vol. 6, No.1-2. January 2005
5. Awan, I. , Al-Begain, K. (Guest Editors): Special Issue on Analytical and Modelling Techniques of the International Journal on Simulation: Systems, Science, and Technology, Vol. 4, No.5-6. December 2003.
6. Al-Begain, K. (Guest Editor): Special Issue on Analytical and Stochastic Modelling Techniques of the International Journal on Simulation: Systems, Science, and Technology, Vol. 3, No.3-4. December 2002.

Full Papers in Refereed Journals

1. A. Baryun, K. Al-Begain, D, Villa: HNEC: A Hybrid Network Emergency Communication Model, International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR) 4(2), April – June, 2013
2. Khalid Al-Begain, Alexander Dudin, Valentina Klimenok, Sergey Dudin: Generalized survivability analysis of systems with propagated failures, Computers & Mathematics with Applications, March 2012, ISSN 0898-1221, DOI: 10.1016/j.camwa.2012.02.053F
3. F. Albalas, B. Abu-Alhaija, A. W. Awajan, A. A. Awajan, K. Al-Begain: “Quality Of Service For Multimedia And Real-Time Services”, International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering (IJITWE), DOI: 10.4018/IJITWE , 2010
4. S. Y. Yerima and K. Al-Begain: “Novel Radio Link Buffer Management Schemes For End-User Multi-Class Traffic In High Speed Packet Access Networks”, Wireless Personal Communications, May 2010. Article DOI: 10.1007/s11277-010-0027-3
5. Khalid Al-Begain, Alexander Dudin, Arsenij Kazimirsky, Suleiman Yerima: Investigation of the M2/G2/1/∞,N Queue With Restricted Admission Of Priority Customers And Its Application To HSDPA Mobile Systems”, Computer Networks: Volume 53 , Issue 8 (June 2009), pp 1186-1201 (ISSN:1389-1286)
6. A. I. Zreikat, S. Y. Yerima and K. Al-Begain : “Performance Evaluation and Resource Management of Hierarchical MACRO-/MICRO Cellular Networks Using Mosel-2”, Wireless Personal Communications., Volume 44, Issue 2 , Springer Verlag January 2008 Pages: 153 – 179 ISSN:0929-6212
7. Suleiman Y. Yerima and Khalid Al-Begain : Dynamic Buffer Management for Multimedia QoS in Beyond 3G Wireless Networks, IAENG International Journal of Computer Science, 36:4, 2009
8. I. Aldmour, K. Al-Begain, A. I. Zreikat: “Uplink Capacity/Coverage Analysis of WCDMA with Switched Beam Smart Antennae”, Wireless Personal Communications: An International Journal, Volume 43 Issue 4, December 2007. Pages: 1705 – 1715. doi: 10.1007/s11277-007-9337-5
9. Al-Begain, K., Cao, Y.: A Decentralised-Control Protocol for Source Specific Multicast” Int. J. High Performance Computing and Networking, Vol. 4, Nos. 3/4, 2006
10. Al-Begain, K., Dudin, A. Mushko, V.: Novel Queueing Model for Multimedia Over downlink in 3.5G Wireless Network, Journal of Communications Software and Systems (JCOMSS) Vol. 2, No. 2 June 2006.
11. Muhsen Aljada, Rong Zheng, Kamal E. Alameh, and Khalid Al-Begain, “Multi Wavelength Correlator for Optical Header Recognition Based on Arrays of Fibre Bragg Gratings,” accepted for publication in Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, to be published in June 2006.
12. Muhsen Aljada, Rong Zheng, Kamal E. Alameh, and Khalid Al-Begain “Optical Correlator Employing Opto-VLSI Processing,” Accepted for publication in Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 2006.
13. Muhsen Aljada, Rong Zheng, Kamal E. Alameh, and Khalid Al-Begain, “Multi Wavelength Correlator for Optical Header Recognition Based on Arrays of Fibre Bragg Gratings,” accepted for publication in Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, to be published in June 2006.
14. Muhsen Aljada, Rong Zheng, Kamal E. Alameh, and Khalid Al-Begain “Optical Correlator Employing Opto-VLSI Processing,” Accepted for publication in Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 2006.
15. Muhsen Aljada, Kamal E. Alameh, and Khalid Al-Begain, “MicroPhotonic Header Recognition Architecture for High-Speed Optical Networks” Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Vol. 48, No. 1, pp. 17- 20, January 2006.
16. Awan, I and Al-Begain, K.: Performance Evaluation of Wireless Networks, International Journal of Wireless Information Networks Publisher: Springer Netherlands ISSN: 1068-9605 (Paper) 1572-8129 (Online), March 2006.
17. A.M.S. Alkahtani, M.E. Woodward and K. Al-Begain: Prioritised best effort routing with four quality of service metrics applying the concept of the analytic hierarchy process. Computers and Operations Research, 33(3):559-580, 2006
18. Xin Gang Wang, Geyong Min, John E. Mellor, Khalid Al-Begain and Lin Guan: An adaptive QoS framework for integrated cellular and WLAN networks , Computer Networks Volume 47, Issue 2 , 4 February 2005, Pages 167-183.
(The paper was ranked 11th among the TOP 25 HOTTEST ARTICLES in October 2005 by sciencedirect.com)
19. Ajmone Marsan M., Al-Begain K. and Gaeta R.: “On the performance analysis of ABR in ATM LANs with Stochastic Petri Nets”, Journal on System Architecture, Elsevier, Volume 50, Issue 6 , June 2004, pp. 325-343.
20. Wang, X.G., Min, G., Mellor, J., Al-Begain, K. : A QoS Bandwidth Management Scheme in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks, Special Issue, Alessandra Orsoni (Guest Editor), International Journal on Simulation : Systems, Science, and Technology, Vol. 5, No. 1-2, June 2004, pp. 9-17.
21. Zreikat A. and Al-Begain K., Smith, K. : “Comparative Capacity/Coverage Analysis of CDMA Cell in Different Propagation Environments”, Wireless Personal Communications 28 (3), February 2004, pp. 205-231
22. Awan, I., Al-Begain, K.: ”Maintaining QoS Through Preferential Treatment to UMTS Services” International Journal on Simulation: Systems, Science, and Technology, Vol. 4, No.5-6, Dec. 2003. pp. 59-65
23. Zreikat, A., Al-Begain, K.:”Simulation of 3G Networks in Realistic Propagation Environments” International Journal on Simulation: Systems, Science, and Technology, Vol. 4, No.3-4., Sept. 2003. pp. 21-30
24. Kouvatsos D, Awan I, Al-Begain K.: “Performance Modelling of a Wireless Cell with Multiple Class Services” IEE Proceedings on Communications, IEE Proc. Comp. & Digital Technology, Vol. 150, No. 2. March 2003.
25. Al-Begain, K., Awan, I., Kouvatsos, D.:”Analysis of GSM/GPRS Cell with Multiple Data Services Classes”, International Journal on Wireless Personal Communications, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Vol. 25, pp. 41-57, 2003.
26. Al-Begain, K.:”Analytical and Stochastic Modelling Technique and Applications” International Journal on Simulation: Systems, Science, and Technology, Vol. 3 No.3-4. pp. 1-4, 2002.
27. Awan I., Kouvatsos D., Al-Begain K.: “Analysis of a Wireless Cell With Multiple Service Classes under Aggregate Sharing Scheme”, International Journal on Simulation: Systems, Science, and Technology, Vol. 3 No.3-4. pp. 59-68, 2002.
28. Al-Begain K., Barner, J., Bolch G., Zreikat A.: “The Performance and Reliability Modelling Language MOSEL and its Applications”, International Journal on Simulation: Systems, Science, and Technology, Vol. 3 No.3-4. pp. 69-79, 2002.
29. Kouvatsos, D., Al-Begain, K. and Awan, I .: “Queueing Network Models for GSM/GPRS Networks”, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) No. 2345, Springer Verlag, pp. 984-995 , 2002.
30. Ermel, M., Mueller, T., Schueller, J., Schweigel, M. and Begain, K.: "Performance of GSM Networks with General Packet Radio Services”, Performance Evaluation, Elsevier, Vol. 48, pp. 285-310, 2002.
31. Kouvatsos, D., Awan, I., Al-Begain, K., and Tantos, S. S.: “Performance Analysis and Capacity Assignment Optimization of Wireless GSM cells with Re-Use Partitioning” International Journal on Simulation: Systems, Science, and Technology, Vol. 3 No. 1-2. pp. 56-67, 2002.
32. Begain K., Bolch G. and Telek M.: “Scalable Schemes for Call Admission and Handover Handling in Cellular Networks with Multiple Services” Journal on Wireless Personal Communications, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp.125-144, 2000.
33. Greiner S., Bolch G. and Begain K.: “Generalized Analysis Technique for Queueing Networks with Mixed Priority and Class Switching" Computer Communications, Elsevier, Vol. 21, pp. 819-832, 1998.
34. Begain, K.: “Discrete Performance Model for ATM Multiplexer with ON-OFF and CBR Sources” International Journal on Numerical Analysis and Theory of Computation, Springer Verlag, Vol. 10, No.3-4, pp. 137-152, 1997.
35. Begain, K., Jereb, L., Telek, M. and Van Do, T.: “Simple Discrete Time Models for the Performance of ATM Multiplexer with Homogeneous ON-OFF Sources”, Journal on Communications, Vol. XLVI (Oct), pp.55-58, 1995.
36. Begain, K.: “Algorithm on Generating Optimal State Space for the Reliability of Computer Systems”, Journal for Research and Studies, Vol.10, No.3, pp.265-278, 1995.
37. Begain, K.: “On the Reliability of Complex Electronic Systems” Journal for Research and Studies, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp.141-154, 1991.
38. Begain, K.: “Semimarkov Approach on Determining Reliability Parameters of Complex Systems” Periodica Polytechnica, Electrical Engineering Series, Vol. 34, No.8, pp.113-122, 1990.

Memberships

Editorships and Membership in International Journal Editorial Boards
1. Guest Editor of the special double issue of the International Journal on Simulation, Systems, Science and Technology on “Analytical and Stochastic Modelling Techniques and Applications”. Vol. 3. No.3-4, December 2002.
2. Guest Editor of the special double issue of the International Journal on Simulation, Systems, Science and Technology on “Analytical Modelling Techniques”, Vol. 4. No.5-6. December 2003.
3. Guest Editor of the special double issue of the International Journal on Simulation, Systems, Science and Technology on “Advances in Analytical Modelling T”, Vol. 6. No.1-2. January 2005.

Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal on Simulation: Simulation, Systems, Science and Technology since 2002.
Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Communications Software and Systems (JCOMSS)

Membership in Professional and Learned Bodies
· Member of the International Board of COMPS, WA Centre of Excellence for MicroPhotonic Systems, Edith Cowan Universitym Australia.

· Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS)

· Chartered IT Professional (CITP) of BCS

· Member of the Management Committee of the IEEE UK&RI Computer Chapter

· Member of the IEEE UK&RI Communications Chapter

· Member of The Wireless University Forum (TWUF ) Expert Panel, UK

· Senior Member of IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, USA.

· IEEE-Communications Society since 1998.

· Member of the Steering Committee of the UK Simulation Society.

· Nominated Member of Board SCS Europe, the Society of Computer Simulation International (SCS).

· Member of the UK Alexander von Humboldt Association

· Member of the IEEE ComSec – CSIM Committee: Communication Systems Integration and Modelling Committee.

· Member of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

· Member of the Research Board of Advisors of the American Biographical Institute

· Hungarian Scientific Society of Telecommunications, Budapest, Hungary, 1986-

· The Jordanian Engineers Association, Amman, Jordan, since 1987

· The Jordan Computer Society, Amman, Jordan since 1994

· ATSMA – American Telecommunications Systems Management Association, USA since 1997

External

Ongoing Projects

  • Centre of Excellence for Mobile Applications and Services, ERDF Convergence Fund (£4.96millions). 1 September 2010 – 31 December 2015. (Director and Principal Investigator)
  • ICE-WISH: “Demonstrating through Intelligent Control (smart metering, wireless technology, cloud computing, and user-oriented display information), Energy and Water wastage reductions In European Social Housing”; FP7 ICT PSP Project with 18 partners from 11 EU countries. (Project Budget 4.92 million Euros; UoG share 243K Euros) (Principal Investigator) starts 1 January 2011.
  • “Care for Business”: Collaborative WAG A4B Project with Swansea Uni, Glyndwr Uni, and Bangor Uni. (Total £143K; UoG £6K)

Previous Projects

  • 1986-1989 Studentship grant from Hungarian Ministry of higher Education.
  • 1990-1995 (Extended until 1998): EU Grant for establishing Computer Science Department in Mu’tah University, Jordan ($1.2million).
  • 1994-1996: Industrial Grant form Jordan Cement Factories Ltd :“Design and supervision of Campus computer network and systems”, Jordan ($50K)
  • July 1996: Italian Government Grant for two months Research Fellowship to Politecnico di Torino, Italy ($10K).
  • June 1997: Italian Government Grant for two months Research Fellowship to Politecnico di Torino, Italy ($10K).
  • Oct, 1997: Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship Grant, Bonn, Germany (DM100K).
  • April 1998: German DFG Grant:”CAC algorithms for multi service mobile networks”, one month fellowship, (DM 10K) .
  • June 1999: Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, Bonn, Germany (DM10K).
  • Sept.1999-Aug.2000: SEW-Eurodrive grant for Guest Professorship, Bruchsal, Germany (DM120K).
  • June 2002: Alexander von Humboldt, Bonn/Germany, Travel Grant (Euro1000),.
  • June 2004: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn/Germany, Travel Grant (£1200).
  • GR/R85471/01 EPSRC Grant: QoS Multicast Routing of Integrated Services in Mobile IP Networks, Principal Investigator, September 2002- February 2004. (£60K).
  • EU-IST-2001-32392 Grant: "Generic Evaluation Platform for Services Interoperability and Networks”, hosted by Univ. of Bradford (Total: Euro 2m, Bradford share: Euro 140K).
  • Two Royal Academy of Engineering/Vodafone Group Foundation Senior Visiting Fellowships in Communications (£6,800 and £6,200) (2005)
  • EU-COST-290 Action on ”Traffic and QoS Management of Wireless Multimedia Networks”.
  • Royal Academy of Engineering Distinguished Visiting Professorships Fellowships in Communications (£6,000) (2009)
  • Projects under consideration
  • “MicroPhotonic Broadband Null-Steering Smart Antenna” (£50,000), KEF Patent and Proof of Principle Grants, submitted

Consultancy

Malaysian TeleKom R&D consultancy project of “Simulation and Dimensioning of UMTS Networks”, (2003-2007) (£50K)
  • Expert Witness in the International Intellectual Property disputes between InterDigital Inc and Nokia 2008 (£82K). (http://www.eetimes.eu/uk/208802096).
  • Mission Critical System Consultancy, General Dynamics UK – 2013

Research

Wireless and Mobile Networking, Mobile.Applications
Performance evaluation of 4G/5G Mobile Networks
Simulation and Numerical Modelling
Mission Critical Systems
Survivability modelling

Twitter

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