Dr Nurul Sarkar

Associate Professor

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 Extn 5408

Email: nurul.sarkar@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:
AUT Tower, Level 1,
2 – 14 Wakefield Street,
Auckland 1010, New Zealand.

Postal Address:
SCMS (D-75)
Auckland University of Technology
Private Bag 92006,
Auckland 1142, New Zealand.

ORCID:
  https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2770-8319

Links to relevant web pages:

Network and Security Research Group (NSRG)

http://www.aut.ac.nz/study-at-aut/study-areas/computer-mathematical-sciences/research-groups/network-security-and-research-group

STEM-TEC Research link to Learning and Teaching http://www.stemtec.aut.ac.nz/


Qualifications:

  • PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (University of Auckland); Field of study: Wireless Networks
  • MSc in Computer Science (University of Canterbury)
  • MSc in Electronics (University of Otago)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (Lincoln University)
  • Diploma of Teaching (College of Education, University of Canterbury)
  • BSc (1st class Hons)

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Fellow of ITU-UUM
  • Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (SMIEEE)
  • Member of the IEEE Communications Society
  • Member of the IEEE Learning Technology Task Force
  • Member of Australasian Association for Engineering Education
  • Member of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Tertiary Education Centre (STEM-TEC)

Editor/Guest Editor/Associate Editor

  • Editor, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Elsevier (2013-2016)
  • A/Editor, Journal of Advanced Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, IGI Global (2013-present)
  • A/Editor, Journal of Wireless Networks and Broadband Technologies, IGI Global (2011-present)
  • G/Editor, Journal of Networks, Academy Publisher (2011-2014)
  • G/Editor, Journal of Internet Technology (2015-2016) 
  • A/Editor, IEEE Communications Magazine (2005-2010)

Editorial Review Board Member

  • International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking (2006-present)
  • International Journal of Information & Communication Technology Education (2004-present)
  • Journal of Selected Areas in Telecommunications, Cyber Journal (2011-present)
  • International Journal of Educational Technology and Society (2003-present)
  • Cognitive Radio Ad hoc Network, Book Series, IGI Global (2012-2013)
  • Simulation in Computer Network Design and Modelling: Use and Analysis Series (2010-2011)

Biography:

Nurul Sarkar is an Associate Professor specializing in network design, modelling and performance evaluation. He is a regularly invited keynote speaker at various national and international fora. He has more than 22 years of teaching experience in universities at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and has taught a range of subjects, including computer networking, advanced network technologies, next generation networking, computing technology in society, data communications, computer hardware, and eCommerce. Nurul is very active in research and postgraduate supervision. He is the author of more than 155 referred technical articles. Improving the Performance of Wireless LANs: A Practical Guide (Taylor & Francis, 2014) is his second book. His first book Tools for Teaching Computer Networking and Hardware Concepts was published by IGI Global in 2006 which received a lot of commendations worldwide. Nurul's research appeared in various refereed journal and conference proceedings, including IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Education, Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Springer Wireless Networks, Journal of Selected Areas in Telecommunications, Int. Journal of Wireless & Mobile Networks, Int. Journal of Wireless Networks and Broadband Technologies, Int. Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, and SIGCSE Bulletin. Dr Sarkar has successfully supervised about 20 postgraduate theses including PhD to completion. He is currently a primary supervisor for 4 PhD, 3 MCIS and 1 MISDF thesis students. He is often sought out by postgraduate students as a supervisor for networking topics. He has examined about 20 Masters and 20 PhD theses. Dr Sarkar is a member of various professional organisations and societies, including IEEE Communications Society and Australasian Association for Engineering Education. He currently serves on editorial boards of several prestigious international journals and was a guest editor for AP Journal of Networks. He served as associate technical editor for the IEEE Communications Magazine (2005-2010), TPC co-chair for mobile and wireless networking track (CECNet’17, IEEE DASC’16, SmartGridComm'16, APWCCSE’16, IEEE ICC’14, APCC'12, TENCON’10 and ITNAC’10). He also served as TPC member for various leading networking conferences (e.g. IEEE Globecom, ICC, WCNC, PIMRC, ISCC, and ACM SIGCSE) as well as track and session chairs for several national and international fora. Dr Sarkar served as chairman of the IEEE joint NZ North/South/Central Communications Society Chapter (2014-17, 2012, 2007, 2005) which won the best chapter achievement award in 2012. He is a senior member of IEEE.

Teaching Areas:

  • Computer networks
  • Advanced network technologies
  • Next generation networking
  • Wireless communication networks
  • Computing technology in society
  • Wireless security
  • Data communications
  • E-Business IT Infrastructure
  • Supervision of BCIS R&D final year projects
  • Net-centric computing on MSOC programme
  • Special topics on the MCIS programme
  • Postgraduate supervision: PhD, MCIS, and MFIT students
  • OPNET Academic Programme

Research Areas:

Nurul’s research interests are in multi-disciplinary areas, including network design, modelling and performance evaluation; emergency Wi-Fi, Nano-networks, optical networks, 5G Communication and networking, very high throughput WLANs, Optimization of gateway congestion control, QoS, V2I communications, cognitive radio networks, wireless mesh and routing protocols, high density WLANs, VoIP and Video over WLANs, TCP over WLANs, IoT architecture and routing for IoT, radio propagation measurements, network security, curriculum development, and tools to enhance methods for teaching and learning computer networking and hardware concepts.

Research Summary:

Previously, 

  • E-learning
  • Electronic design
  • PIC microcontroller
  • Computer hardware
  • Microprocessor-based design
  • Logic gate minimisation
  • Programmable digital delay

Current Research Projects:

  • 24/7 Network services for disaster response and recovery
  • Nano-scale communication and networking
  • 5G Communication and networking
  • Very high throughput wireless LANs (802.11ax)
  • Gateway congestion control mechanisms for IoT
  • Network architecture and secure routing system for IoT
  • Software defined network architecture for heterogeneous networks
  • QoS provisioning for emergency traffic in WLANs and WiMAX
  • QoS over heterogeneous wireless networks
  • Optimisation of cognitive radio adhoc networks
  • VANET over heterogeneous networks
  • Optimisation of wireless mesh networks
  • Optimisation of high-density WLANs
  • Cross-layer design optimisation for WLANs
  • VoIP and Video over WLANs
  • Design and performance evaluation of MANET routing protocols
  • Methods of improving TCP performance over wireless networks

Publications:

Books

  • Improving the Performance of Wireless LANs by Nurul SarkarSarkar, N. I. (January 2014). "Improving the Performance of Wireless LANs: A Practical Guide" Taylor & Francis, New York, ISBN:10: 1466560630; 13: 978-1466560635 (p 464).
  • Sarkar, N. I. (Ed.). (2006). Tools for Teaching Computer Networking and Hardware Concepts. Hershey PA: Information Science Publishing, ISBN: 1-59140-735-4 (p 386).

 

Refereed Journal Articles (2006-2017)


  • Sarkar, N. I., Wang, X., & Li, J. (2017). Evaluating Intelligent Search Agents in a Controlled Environment using Complex Queries: An Empirical Study. International Journal of Database Theory and Application, ISSN: 2005-4270, Vol 10, No. 2, February 2017. Publisher: Science & Engineering Research Support soCiety (SERSC).
  • Hossain, A., Sarkar, N. I., Gutierrez, J, an Liu, W. (2017) "Performance Study of Block ACK and Reverse Direction in IEEE 802.11n using a Markov Chain Model" Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Elsevier. vol. 78, pp 170-179 (Impact Factor: 2.33) ,  0.1016/j.jnca.2016.11.029
  • Ndashimye, E., Ray, S., Sarkar, N. I., & Gutierrez, J.(2017). “Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communication over Multi-Tier Heterogeneous Networks: A Survey” Computer Networks, Elsevier. vol. 112, pp.144-166 (Impact Factor: 1.45) (DOI: 10.1016/j.comnet.2016.11.008).
  • Gul, S., Sarkar, N. I., & Gutierrez, J. (2016). A review of New Zealand Telecommunications: Legislation, Regulations, and Recommendations. Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy, 4(4), pp. 172-195. December 2016. doi:10.18080/ajtde.v4n4.70
  • Wang, X., Tingting, G., Wang, Y., Li, Z., & Sarkar, N. I. (2016). QC-LDPC Encoder Structure for IEEE 802.16e/802.11n Standard. International Journal of Control and Automation, 9(7), 273-280. Science & Engineering Research Support soCiety (SERSC).
  • Sarkar, N.I, Zhang, C., & Park, J.-H (2016),  "Guest Editorial: Special Issue on CECNet 2014," Journal of Internet Technology, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 369-370, March 2016.
  • Memon, S.K, Sarkar, N.I. Al-Anbuky, A. (2016) “Multiple Preemptive EDCA for Emergency Medium Access Control in Distributed WLANs” –Wireless networks, Springer. Vol. 22 , No.2 , pp.1-12.
  • Zhao, H., Zhang, S., & Sarkar, N. I. (2016).” E-MAC: An Evolutionary Solution for Collision Avoidance in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks”. Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Elsevier. Vol. 65 , No.1 , pp.1-11.(Impact factor: 2.33).
  • Jarrah, H., Sarkar, N. I., and Gutierrez, J. (2016) "Comparison-Based System-Level Fault Diagnosis Protocols for Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks: A Survey" Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Elsevier. Vol. 60 , No.1 , pp.68-81.(Impact factor: 2.33).
  • Sarkar, N.I, Qi, R.and Hossain, A. (2015). “Performance Studies of FTP, Voice and Video over ATM-Wireless Backbone Network”. International Journal of Advanced Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, Vol. 7, No.3, IGI Global.
  • Xiumin Wang, Fangfei Hong, Tingting Ge, Tingting Li, Yi Wang, Binggang, Xiao, Sarkar, N.I. (2015), “The Design of LDPC Encoder Based on the WIMAX Standard,” International Journal of Future Generation Communication and Networking (IJFGCN), Vol 8, No. 4, pp 25-32.
  • Xiumin Wang,  Tingting Li,  Bo Hong, Sarkar N.I. (2015) “The Research on TDMP Merged Decoding Algorithm of LDPC Codes Based on DVB-S2 Standard, Journal of u- and e- Service, Science and Technology.Vol.8, No.2, pp. 117-124. http://www.sersc.org/journals/IJUNESST/vol8_no2/12.pdf
  • Zabir, S., Abawajy, J. H., Ahmed, F., Kamruzaman, J., Karim, M. A. and Sarkar, N.I. (2014), Guest editorial, Journal of Networks, vol. 9, no. 12, pp. 3189-3191, December 2014, Academy Publisher, Oulu, Finland. doi:10.4304/jnw.9.12.3189-3191.
  • Sarkar, N.I, and Gutierrez, J. (2014). “Revisiting the Issue of the Credibility of Simulation Studies in Telecommunication Networks: Highlighting the Results of a Comprehensive Survey of IEEE Publications”, IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 52, no. 5, pp. 218-224, May 2014 (Impact factor: 4.46).
  • Soorty, B. and Sarkar, N.I. (2014), “UDP-IPv6 Performance in Peer-to-Peer Gigabit Ethernet using Modern Windows and Linux Systems” International Journal of Computer and Information Technology (IJCIT), vol.3, no.3, pp. 496-502, May 2014.
  • Sarkar, N.I., Kuang, X., Nisar, K., and Amphawan, A. (2014), “Performance Studies of Integrated Network Scenarios in a Hospital Environment”, International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development, vol 6, no. 1, pp.35-68, January-March 2014.
  • Sarkar, N.I., Kuang, X., Nisar, K., and Amphawan, A. (2014), “Hospital Environment Scenarios using WLAN over OPNET Simulation Tool”, International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development, vol 6, no. 1,  pp.69-90, January-March 2014.
  • Byeon, J.K., Sarkar, N.I, and Gutierrez, J. (2013). “The Impact of Traffic Type and Node Mobility on an Computer Networking and Hardware Concepts by Nurul Sarkar802.16 Mobile WiMAX for Varying Network Sizes: A Simulation Study”. International Journal of Advanced Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, vol.5, no.4, pp.63-80, October-December 2013, IGI Global.
  • Soorty, B. and Sarkar, N. I. (2013). "Quantifying TCP Performance for IPv6 in Linux-Based Server Operating Systems," Cyber Journal: Journal of Selected Areas in Telecommunications (JSAT), vol. 3, no. 12, 2013.
  • Sarkar, N. I. (2013). Enhancing Teaching and Learning Wi-Fi Networking using Limited Resources to Undergraduates. International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 1-18. 
  • Undugodage, S. P., & Sarkar, N.I.  (2013) “Achieving Transmission Fairness in Distributed Medium Access Wireless Mesh Networks: Design Challenges, Guidelines and Future Directions”. International Journal of Wireless & Mobile Networks, vol 5, no. 3, pp. 1-17, June 2013.
  • Sarkar, N.I. and Soorty, B. (2013) “Evaluating IPv6 in Peer-to-Peer Gigabit Ethernet for TCP using Modern Windows and Linux Systems: An Empirical Study” – International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking, vol 9, no. 1, pp. 50-63, January-March 2013.
  • Sarkar, N.I. (2013) “Design and Evaluation of a Cross-Layer Framework for Improving 802.11 Networks: An Empirical Study –International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking, vol 9, no. 1, pp. 11-27, January-March 2013.
  • Sarkar, N.I., Nisar,K., and Chieng, H. (2013) “Modelling and Performance Studies of ATM Networks over Email, FTP, Voice & Video,” International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development (IJICTHD). vol.5, no.4, 2013.
  • Nisar, K., Amphawan, A., Hassan, S. and Sarkar, N. I. (2013) "A Comprehensive Survey on Scheduler for VoIP over WLANs," Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Elsevier, vol. 36, no. 2, pp.933-948 (Impact Factor 2.229).
  • Sarkar, N.I and Nisar, K. (2012), “Performance of VoIP in Wired-Cum-Wireless Ethernet Network,” International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking, (IJITN), vol.4, no. 4, pp. 1-25, Oct-Dec 2012. (Indexing IGI Global Publisher, Hershey, PA, USA).
  • Sarkar, N. I., Nisar, K. (2012), "Modelling and Performance Studies of ATM Networks over Email & FTP", International Journal of Advanced Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, Vol 4, No. 2, 16-25, Apr-Jun 2012.
  • Zabir, S., Abawajy, J. H., Ahmed, F., Kamruzaman, J., Karim, M. A. and Sarkar, N.I. (2012), Guest editorial, Journal of Networks, vol. 7, no. 12, pp. 1909-1911, December 2012, Academy Publisher, Oulu, Finland. http://ojs.academypublisher.com/index.php/jnw/issue/view/398.
  • Zabir, S., Abawajy, J. H., Ahmed, F., Kamruzaman, J., Karim, M. A. and Sarkar, N. I. (2012), Guest editorial, Journal of networks, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 409-411, Academy Publisher, Oulu, Finland.
  • Sarkar, N.I. (2012) " Impact of Traffic Arrival Distributions on an 802.11 Ad Hoc Network: Modeling and Performance Study” Journal of Selected Areas in Telecommunications (JSAT), Vol 2, No. 5, 9-16, May 2012.
  • Sarkar, N. I., Nisar, K., Babbage, L. (2012), Performance Studies on Campus-wide Focus on FTP, Video and VoIP Ethernet Network. International Journal of Advanced Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, Vol 4, No. 1, 47-57, Jan-Mar 2012.
  • Nisar, K. and Sarkar, N.I. "Modeling and Performance Studies of ATM Networks Over Voice & Video," International Journal of Technology Diffusion (IJTD), vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 47-56, 2012.
  • Nisar, K. Sarkar, N.I., Dole, Y. (2012) "Performance Studies of Voice and Video Conferencing over ATM and Gigabit Ethernet Backbone Networks” International Journal of Technology Diffusion (IJTD), Vol 3, No. 1, 22-32, Jan-Mar 2012.
  • Sarkar, N.I. and Petrova, K (2011) “Design and evaluation of a web-based tool for teaching computer network design to undergraduates” – International Journal of Web-based Learning and Teaching with Technologies (IJWLTT), vol 6, no. 4, pp. 39-59, Oct-Dec, IGI Global.
  • Nisar, K., Sarkar, N.I., Hassan, S.B., and D. Wu. (2011) "Performance Studies of VoIP over Ethernet LANs," International Journal of the Computer, the Internet and Management (IJCIM), vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 1-7, Sep-Dec 2011.
  • Sarkar, N.I. (2011) “MANET Routing Protocol Comparison: Joint Node Density and Mobility” Journal of Communication and Computer (JCC), Vol. 8, Issue 12, December 31, pp. 1033-1038, David Publishing, USA. ISSN 1548-7709.
  • Sarkar, N.I. (2011) “The Impact of Transmission Overheads on IEEE 802.11 Throughput: Analysis and Simulation” Cyber Journals: Multidisciplinary Journals in Science and Technology. Special Issue, Journal of Selected Areas in Telecommunications (JSAT), March Edition, pp. 49-55.
  • Sarkar, N.I. and Halim, S. A. (2011), “A Review of Simulation of Telecommunication Networks: Simulators, Classification, Comparison, Methodologies, and Recommendations” Cyber Journals: Multidisciplinary Journals in Science and Technology. Special Issue, Journal of Selected Areas in Telecommunications (JSAT), March Edition, pp. 10-17.
  • Sarkar, N.I. (2011) “Improving WLAN Performance by Modifying an IEEE 802.11 MAC Protocol” – International Journal of Wireless Networks and Broadband Technologies (IJWNBT), 1(1), 15-31, Jan-Mar 2011.
  • Sarkar, N.I and Petrova, K (2009) “Miniproject-Based Learning as an Effective Tool for Teaching Advanced Computer Networks to Graduate Students” – Journal of Information & Communication Technology Education, 5(1), 1-16, January-March 2009.
  • Sarkar, N.I. Craig, T. (2007) “A Low-Cost PIC Unit for Teaching Computer Hardware Fundamentals to Undergraduates” – ACM SIGCSE Bulletin, 39(2), pp. 88-91, June 2007.
  • Sarkar, N.I. (2006) “Teaching Computer Networking Fundamentals Using Practical Laboratory Exercises” – IEEE Transactions on Education, 49(2), 285-291, May 2006.
  • Sarkar, N.I. and Craig, T.M. (2006) “Teaching Computer Hardware and Organization using PIC-based Projects” – International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education (IJEEE), 43(2), 150-163, April 2006. Manchester University Press, U.K.
  • Sarkar, N.I. and Craig, T.M (2006) “Teaching Wireless Communication and Networking Fundamentals Using Wi-Fi Projects” – IEEE Transactions on Education, 49(1), 98-104, February 2006.
  • Sarkar, N.I. and Byrne, C. and Al-Qirim, N. (2006), “Gigabit Ethernet Implementation: The Case of a Large New Zealand Organization” – International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking, 2(4), 59-77, October-December 2006.Special issue on the networking track of IIT’05.
  • Sarkar, N.I (2006) “Teaching TCP/IP Networking Using Practical Laboratory Exercises” – International Journal of Information & Communication Technology Education, 2(4), 39-50, Oct-Dec 2006.

Refereed Book Chapters (2006-2017)

  • Sarkar, N. I. (2016). Teaching Wireless Network Fundamentals using Low-Cost Wi-Fi Devices. In Raisinghani, M.S. (Ed.), Revolutionizing Education through Web-Based Instruction. Hershey PA: IGI Global.pp. 281-299.
  • Sarkar, N. I., Kuang, A. X., Nisar, K., & Amphawan, A. (2015). Hospital Environment Scenarios using WLAN over OPNET Simulation Tool. In Healthcare Administration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (pp. 789-804). Hershey, PA: Medical Information Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-6339-8.ch040.
  • Sarkar, N. I., Kuang, A. X., Nisar, K., & Amphawan, A. (2015). Performance Studies of Integrated Network Scenarios in a Hospital Environment. In Healthcare Administration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (pp. 1398-1425). Hershey, PA: Medical Information Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-6339-8.ch076.
  • Sarkar, N. I., and Dole, Y. (2014). “Voice and Video over Gigabit Ethernet and ATM Backbone Networks: A Simulation Study” In W.-C. Hu (Ed.), Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Telecommunications, Wireless Systems, and Mobile Computing, Chapter 10, pp 174-184, IGI Global, Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.
  • M. A. Hossain and N. I. Sarkar (2013) "Spectrum Handoff Management in Cognitive Radio Networks: Solutions, Modeling and Future Directions,” In Meghanathan, N. and Yenumula B. Reddy. Y. B. (Eds.), Cognitive Radio Technology Applications for Wireless and Mobile Ad hoc Networks, IGI Global. Chapter 6, pp 103-123, Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.
  • Sarkar, N. I. (2013). Improving WLAN Performance by Modifying an IEEE 802.11 Protocol. In N. Chilamkurti (Ed.), Security, Design, and Architecture for Broadband and Wireless Network Technologies (pp. 15-32). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-3902-7.Chapter 2.
  • Sarkar, N. I., and Petrova, K. (2013). Design and Evaluation of a Web-Based Tool for Teaching Computer Network Design to Undergraduates. In N. Karacapilidis, M. Raisinghani, & E. Ng (Eds.), Web-Based and Blended Educational Tools and Innovations, IGI Global. Chapter 14, pp 214-234, Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-2023-0.
  • Sarkar, N.I. and McHaney, R. (2012). Modeling and Simulation of IEEE 802.11 Wireless LANs: A Case Study of a Network Simulator, In Hussein Ismail Khalaf Al-Bahadili (Ed.), Simulation in Computer Network Design and Modeling: Use and Analysis, IGI Global, Chapter 5, pp. 85-99.
  • Sarkar, N.I. and Petrova, K. (2011). Teaching Advanced Computer Networks using Miniprojects” In L. Tomei (Ed.), Online Courses and ICT in Education: Emerging Practices and Applications, IGI Global, Chapter 21, pp 275-289.
  • Sarkar, N.I. (2011). Data Centre IT Infrastructure Management: The Case of a Large New Zealand Organization” D. Kroenke and T. Hooper (Eds.), Using MIS. Pearson NZ. Chapter 6. pp 190-194.
  • Sarkar, N.I. and Membarth, R. (2010). Modeling and Simulation of IEEE 802.11g using OMNeT++. In E. Abu-Taieh and El Sheikh (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Discrete Event Simulation Environments: Technologies and Applications. Hershey PA: IGI Global. Chapter 17, pp 379-397.
  • Sarkar, N.I. (2010). Performance Modeling of IEEE 802.11 networks using OPNET: A Tutorial. In E. Abu-Taieh and El Sheikh (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Discrete Event Simulation Environments: Technologies and Applications. Hershey PA: IGI Global. Chapter 18, pp 398-417.
  • Sarkar, N. I. and Petrus, K. (2009). “Logic-Minimiser: a Software Tool for Teaching and Learning Minimisation of Boolean Expressions – In P. F. Tiako Sarkar (Ed.), Software Applications: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications.  Hershey PA: Information Science Publishing, pp 1334-1344.
  • Sarkar, N.I. (2009). A Web-Based Tool for Teaching WLAN Design Fundamentals to Undergraduates. In P. Rogers, et al. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, 2nd ed., Hershey PA: Information Science Reference, Vol IV, pp 2337-2345.
  • Siringoringo, W. and Sarkar, N. I. (2009). “Teaching and Learning Wi-Fi Networking Fundamentals Using Limited Resources” – In J. Gutierrez (Ed.), Selected Readings on Telecommunications and Networking. Hershey PA: Information Science Reference, pp 22-40.
  • Sarkar, N.I. and Byrne, C. and Al-Qirim, N. (2009), “Updating on Gigabit Ethernet Implementation: The Case of a Large New Zealand Organization” – In I. Bose (Ed.), Breakthrough Perspectives in Network and Data Communications security, Design and Applications, Hershey PA: IGI Global. pp.62-77.
  • Sarkar, N.I. and Byrne, C. and Al-Qirim, N. (2008), “Gigabit Ethernet Implementation: The Case of a Large New Zealand Organization” – In F. Tan (Ed.), Global Information Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications, Hershey PA: IGI Global, pp.2294-2307.
  • Sarkar, N. I. (2008). An Interactive Tool for Teaching and Learning LAN Design. In C. Slyke (Ed.), Information and Communication Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. Information Science Reference, Hershey PA, New York. pp. 1726-1740.
  • Sarkar, N. I. (2008). LAN Designer: A Software Tool to Enhance Learning and Teaching Server-Based LAN Design. In C. Slyke (Ed.), Information and Communication Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. Information Science Reference, Hershey PA, New York. pp. 1741-1751.
  • Sarkar, N. I. (2008). Teaching TCP/IP Networking Using Practical Exercises. In L. Tomei (Ed.), Adapting Information and Communication Technologies for Effective Education Volume 2. Hershey PA: IGI Global. pp. 205-214.
  • Sarkar, N.I. (2007). A Web-Based Tool for Teaching WLAN Design Fundamentals to Undergraduates. In C. Howard et al (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Distance and Online Learning, 2nd edition. Hershey PA: Idea Group Reference.
  • Sarkar, N. I. (2007). Teaching TCP/IP Networking to Undergraduates Using Practical Exercises. In L. Tomei (Ed.), Adapting Information and Communication Technologies for Effective Education Volume 2. Hershey PA: Idea Group Reference.
  • Houliston, B. and Sarkar, N. I. (2007). Wi-Fi-Deployment in Large New Zealand Organisations: a Survey In J. Gutierrez (Ed.), Business Data Communications and Networking: A Research Perspective, Hershey PA: Idea Group Reference, pp.244-271.

Refereed Conference Papers (2006-2017)

  • Ndashimye, E., Sarkar, N. I., & S.K., R. (2017, January 11-13). “A Mobility-Aware Network Selection Method for Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communication over LTE-A Multi-tier Networks” – Paper presented at the 31st International Conference on Information Networking (ICOIN 2017), pp. 315-320, Da Nang, Vietnam.
  • Kamaruzzaman, M., Sarkar, N. I., Gutierrez, J. & S.K., R. (2017, January 11-13). “A Study of IoT-based Post-Disaster Management” – Paper presented at the 31st International Conference on Information Networking (ICOIN 2017), pp. 406-410, Da Nang, Vietnam.
  • Sarkar, N.I. (2016, 19 December) "Invited Talk – “Factors Influencing the Performance of Wireless Local Area Networks" presented at the 19th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology 2016 (ICCIT 2016), North South University (NSU), Dhaka, Bangladesh. http://2016.iccit.org.bd/
  • Jarrah, H., Chong, P., Sarkar, N. I., & Gutierrez, J. (2016, December 13-15). A Time-Free Comparison-Based System-Level Fault Diagnostic Model for Highly Dynamic Networks. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Queueing Theory and Network Applications (QTNA2016), Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Mahiddin, N. A. and Sarkar, N.I. (2016, December 12-14), “Optimizing the Throughput for Gateway Selection Scheme of MANET in Disaster Recovery Area” in Proceedings of the 18th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC 2016), Sydney, Australia. pp. 907-912.
  • Sarkar, N. I., Wang, X., & Li, J. (2016, September 23-24). "Evaluating Intelligent Search Agents in a Controlled Environment using Complex Queries: An Empirical Study" In Proceedings of the 11th Chinese Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CCSCW2016. (Paper 46)
  • Ndashimye, E., Sarkar, N. I., & S.K., R. (2016, August 8-12). “A Novel Network Selection Mechanism for Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communication” - in Proceedings of the 14th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing (PICom 2016), Auckland. pp.483-488. 
  • Soorty, B., & Sarkar, N. I. (2015, December 2-4). Finding a Closest Match between Wi-Fi Propagation Measurements and Models. In Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE Asia-Pacific World Congress on Computer Science and Engineering 2015 (APWC on CSE), Shangri-La Fijian Resort, Fiji Islands.
  • Mahiddin, N. A., Sarkar, N. I., & Cusack, B. (2015, December 2-4). Gateway Load Balancing and Routing Selection Scheme of MANET in Disaster Scenario. In Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE Asia-Pacific World Congress on Computer Science and Engineering 2015 (APWC on CSE), Shangri-La Fijian Resort, Fiji Islands.
  • Hossain, A., & Sarkar, N. I. (2015, November 18-20). Cross Layer Rendezvous in Cognitive Radio Ad-Hoc Networks," In Proceedings of the International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ITNAC), UNSW, Sydney, 2015. pp. 149-154
  • Hossain, A., & Sarkar, N. I. (2015, November 2-6). 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 (MSWiM), Cancun, Mexico. pp. 55-63.
  • Hossain, A. Sarkar, N.I. (2015, June 14-17). Rendezvous in cognitive radio ad-hoc networks with asymmetric channel view. IEEE Symposium on COgnitive Radio Applications and aLgorithms (CORAL) in affiliation with World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia  (WoWMoM) Networks Conference,  Boston, MA, USA. pp. 1-6
  • Ray, S. K., Sarkar, N. I., Deka, D., & Ray, S. K. (2015, January 12-14). LTE-Advanced Based Handover Mechanism for Natural Disaster Situations. Paper presented at the 29th International Conference on Information Networking (ICOIN 2015), At Siem Reap, Cambodia. pp. 165-170.
  • Soorty, B., & Sarkar, N. I. (2013, November 20-22). Quantifying the Performance Degradation of IPv6 for TCP in Windows and Linux Networking. In Proceedings of the Australasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ATNAC),, Christchurch, New Zealand. pp. 25-29.
  • Sarkar, N.I, and Mussa, O. (2013). The Effect of People Movement on Wi-Fi Link Throughput in Indoor Propagation Environments – in Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE TENCON Spring, 17-19 April, Sydney, Australia. pp. 598-602.
  • Hossain, M. A, and Sarkar, N.I. (2012) “Spectrum Management in Cognitive Radio Networks: Modeling and Performance Evaluation” – In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Wireless Networks (ICWN'12), July 16-19, Las Vegas, USA., pp 210-216.
  • Soorty, B. and  Sarkar, N.I. (2012) “Evaluating IPv6 in Peer-to-Peer Gigabit Ethernet for UDP using Modern Operating Systems” – In Proceedings of the 17th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC), July 1-4, Cappadocia, Turkey.
  • Sarkar, N.I. (2012) "Keynote speech," presented at the 15th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT 2012), Chittagong, Bangladesh, December 22-24, 2012. http://iccit2012.org.
  • Sarkar, N.I. (2012) "Keynote speech I," presented at the 3rd International Conference on Network Applications, Protocols and Services (NETAPPS), Sintok, Malaysia, September 19-20, 2012. http://www.internetworks.my/netapps2012/keynote.html
  • Sarkar, N.I. (2011) "Keynote speech I," presented at TENCON 2011 - 2011 IEEE Region 10 Conference, Bali, Indonesia, November 21-24, 2011, pp. xiii-xiv.
  • Sarkar, N.I. (2011) "Plenary speech I," presented at presented at the International Congress on Computer Applications
  • and Computational Science (CACS’11), Bali, Indonesia, November 15-17.
  • Sarkar, N.I. Lo E. (2011) “Performance Studies of 802.11g for Various AP Configuration and Placement - Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Computer and Informatics (ISCI 2011), March 20 - 22, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pp 29-34.
  • Sarkar, N.I. and Abdullah, A. H. (2011) “Exploring Wireless Network Security in Auckland City through War-walking Field Trials” Proceedings of the 13th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology, February 13~16 2011, Phoenix Park, Republic of Korea, pp 685-689.
  • Sarkar, N.I. and Lol, W. (2010) “A Study of MANET Routing Protocols: Joint Node Density, Packet length and Mobility” – In Proceedings of the 15th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC), June 22-25, 2010, Riccione, Italy. pp. 515-520.
  • Sarkar, N.I. (2010) “A Cross Layer Framework for WLANs: Joint Radio Propagation and MAC Protocol” – Proceedings
  • of the 13th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT’2010), December 23-25 2010, Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp 522-526.
  • Sarkar, N.I. and Sowerby, K.W. (2009) “The Effect of Traffic Distribution and Transport Protocol on WLAN Performance – Proceedings of the IEEE Australasian Telecommunications Networks and Applications Conference (ATNAC’09), November 9-11, Canberra, Australia. pp. 1-6.
  • Sarkar, N.I. and Sowerby, K.W. (2009) “The Combined Effect of Signal Strength and Traffic Type on WLAN Performance” – Proceedings of the IEEE Wireless Communication and Networking Conference (WCNC’09), April 5-8, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Sarkar, N.I. and Lo, E. (2008) “Indoor Propagation Measurements for Performance Evaluation of IEEE 802.11g” – Proceedings of the IEEE Australasian Telecommunications Networks and Applications Conference (ATNAC’08), December 7-10, Adelaide, Australia. pp. 163-168 (ISBN: 978-1-4244-2603-4).
  • Sarkar, N.I. and Halim, S. A. (2008), “Simulation of Computer Networks: Simulators, Methodologies, and Recommendations - Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Information Technology and Applications (ICITA’08), June 23-26, Cairns, Queensland, Australia. pp.420-425 (ISBN: 978-0-9803267-2-7).
  • Cusack, B. and Sarkar, N.I (2007), “Security Mechanisms in IEEE 802.11-based Wireless LANs: Protecting Business Information”. Proceedings of the Oceania Computer Audit, Control and Security (CACS 2007), September 9-12, Sky City Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand. (ISBN: 978-877314-67-4).
  • Sarkar, N.I. and Iqbal, N. (2007) “A Framework for Performance Evaluation of Intelligent Search Agents – Proceedings of the 2007 Information Resources Management Association International Conference, May 15-18, Vancouver, B.C, Canada. pp. 990-993. (ISBN: 978-159904930-4).
  • Sarkar, N.I. and Wong, E. (2007), “Broadband Technology Services: A Survey of New Zealand ISPs” – Proceedings of the 2007 Information Resources Management Association International Conference, May 15-18, Vancouver, B.C, Canada. pp. 1454-1457. (ISBN: 978-159904930-4).
  • Sarkar, N.I. and Sowerby, K. (2006) “Joint Physical-MAC Layer Design Framework for Wireless LANs” – Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Communication Technology (ICCT’06), November 27-30, Guilin, China. pp. 5-8 (ISBN: 1-4244-0801-6).
  • Sarkar, N.I. and Sowerby, K. (2006) “Wi-Fi Performance Measurements in the Crowded office Environment: a case study”– Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Communication Technology (ICCT06), November 27-30, Guilin, China. pp. 37-40 (ISBN: 1-4244-0801-6).
  • Cusack, B. and Sarkar, N.I (2006), “RFID Security: A Survey of Problems and Solutions” – Proceedings of the 2006 IT Governance International Conference. November 14 -16, Auckland, New Zealand. pp. 145-152 (ISBN: 1-877314-60-9).
  • Sarkar, N.I. and Petrova, K. (2006). A flexible learning system for teaching computer network design to business students - Proceedings of the DEANZ 2006 conference - Enabling e-learning approaches in C21, July 3-5, 2006, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand. pp. 1-12.
  • Sarkar, N.I (2006) “Performance Study of IEEE 802.11b Wireless LAN under High Traffic Conditions” - Proceedings of the 2006 Information Resources Management Association international conference, May 21-24, Washington DC, USA. pp. 101-104. (ISBN:159904020-4).
  • Sarkar, N.I and McHaney, R. (2006) “Modeling and Simulation of IEEE 802.11 WLANs: a Case Study of a Network Simulator” – Proceedings of the 2006 Information Resources Management Association international conference, May 21-24, Washington DC, USA. (Received a best paper award). pp. 715-718. (ISBN:159904020-4).
  • Sarkar, N.I. (2006) “Fairness Studies of IEEE 802.11b DCF under Heavy Traffic Conditions”- Proceedings of the 1st IEEE International Conference on Next-Generation Wireless Systems (ICNEWS’06), Jan 2-4, Dhaka Sheraton Hotel, Bangladesh. pp. 11-16 (ISBN:984-32-2914-2).

Non-Refereed Articles

  • N. I. Sarkar (2016, July), "Community Development Opportunity through IEEE ComSoc Workshops in New Zealand," in Global Communications Newsletter, IEEE Comms Society, pp. 2-4.
  • N. I. Sarkar (2016, April), "Professional Development and Networking through the IEEE DL Program and Workshops in New Zealand," in Global Comms Newsletter, IEEE Comms Society, pp. 2-4.
  • N. I. Sarkar (June 2015), " Effectiveness of ComSoc DLT Program and Workshops in New Zealand" in Global Communications Newsletter. IEEE Communications Magazine: IEEE Communications Society, pp. 2-3, 2015.
  • N. I. Sarkar (January 2015), "Professional Development Opportunity through IEEE ComSoc Workshops in New Zealand" in Global Communications Newsletter. IEEE Communications Magazine: IEEE Communications Society, pp. 4, 2015.
  • N. I. Sarkar (2014), "Observing IEEE Day in Conjunction with ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer Talks in New Zealand 2013," in Global Communications Newsletter. IEEE Communications Magazine: IEEE Communications Society, Issue 64, pp. 1-4. February 2014. 
  • N. I. Sarkar (2013), "Professional development opportunity through an IEEE ComSoc DL Programme to New Zealand" in Global Communications Newsletter. IEEE Communications Magazine: IEEE Communications Society, 2013, Volume 51, No. 9. pp.2. September 2013.
  • N. I. Sarkar (2012), "Highlighted Activities from the IEEE NZ Communications Society Chapter 2012," in Global Communications Newsletter. IEEE Communications Magazine: IEEE Communications Society, December 2012, pp. 1-4. December 2012.

Theses

  • Sarkar, N. I. (2009). Performance estimation of wireless LANs. Unpublished PhD, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Sarkar, N. I. (1997). Probabilistic scheduling strategies for unidirectional bus networks. Unpublished MSc, The University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Sarkar, N. I. (1991). The design and construction of a programmable digital delay. Unpublished MSc, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

PhD Theses Examiner

  • University of Sydney, Australia, 2017
  • VIT University, India, 2017
  • University of Sydney, Australia, 2016
  • University of Technology Sydney, 2015
  • Auckland University of Technology, 2014
  • Deakin University, Australia, 2014
  • University of Newcastle, Australia, 2014
  • University of Sydney, Australia, 2014 (2)
  • Massey University, Albany, New Zealand, 2014
  • University of Technology Sydney, 2013
  • University of Otago, Dunedin, 2013
  • Alagappa University, India, 2013
  • Deakin University, Australia, 2013
  • Deakin University, Australia, 2012
  • University of Technology Sydney, 2011.

Awards:

  • 2016-17: DCT Faculty PBRF Contestable Research Fund (Staff support); $18K
  • 2016-17: DCT Faculty PBRF Contestable Research Fund (Student support); $6K
  • 2015-16: DCT Summer Research Grant $3.2K (Student support))
  • 2015-16: DCT Summer Research Grant $3.2K (Student support)
  • 2015-2015: AUT CFLAT Grant ($10K) for increasing the retention rate in tertiary STEM subjects (PI: A/Professor Sergiy Klymchuk).
  • 2014-15: DCT Summer Research Grant $3.2K (Student support)
  • 2014-15: SCMS Summer Research Grant $3.2K (Student support)
  • 2014-15: SCMS Summer Research Grant $3.2K (Student support)
  • 2014: AUT CFLAT Grant ($6K) for developing digital resources to enhance STEM students’ critical thinking and analytical abilities (PI: A/Professor Sergiy Klymchuk).
  • 2013-14: DCT/SCMS Research Grant $15K
  • 2012-13: DCT Faculty Research Awards $6K
  • 2012-13: AUT Summer Research Grant $6K (Student support)
  • 2011-12: AUT Summer Research Grant $6K (Student support)
  • 2010-11: AUT Summer Research Grant $6K (Student support)
  • 2010-11: TechNZ  RFID Cat Door Controller Grant: $8K
  • 2010: BuildIT Researcher Career Development Fund: $4K
  • 2009: The University of Auckland Graduate Research Fund: $4K
  • 2004-09: Transitional research funds (Grant # DJ8000413005). Value $8K per year.
  • 2007-08: Nominator for a postgraduate student publication grant (Student: Eric Lo) - $1.5K
  • 2005-06: Total grant of nearly $650K was awarded by TEC for an e-Learning Collaborative Research Fund. I was involved in the development of an agent-based intelligent help system for New Zealand student community. I collaborated with Professor Kinshuk formerly from Massey University.
  • 2005: The University of Auckland Graduate Research Fund: $3K
  • 2004-05: AUT RELT WebLan-Designer Project Grant: $8K
  • 2003: AUT Contestable Research Grant: $5K.
  • Co-recipient of the Editor’s award for most outstanding paper (Miniproject-Based Learning as an Effective Tool for Teaching Advanced Computer Networks to Graduate Students) for Issue #17 (IJICTE, IGI Global) published in January-March 2009.
  • Co-recipient of the 2006 IRMA International Conference Best Paper Award for a fundamental paper on the modelling and simulation of wireless networks.
  • Recipient of the 2005 Postgraduate Research Exposition Prize for oral presentation competition at The University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Recipient of the 2004 Postgraduate Research Exposition Prize for oral presentation competition at The University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Recipient of the 1989 New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships
  • Recipient of the 1987 Chancellor Award for obtaining a First Class Honours degree (1st position in order of merit)
  • Recipient of the 1986 Talent Pool Scholarship.

 Technical Program Committee Co-Chairs

  • IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, Sydney, November 2016
  • The 14th IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing (DASC'16), Auckland, August 2016
  • The 6th International Conference on Electronics, Communications and Networks (CECNet’16), Macau, China, December 2016
  • The 3rd Asia-Pacific World Congress on Computer Science (APWCCSE’16), Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, Denarau Island, Fiji, December 2016.
  • The 2nd Asia-Pacific World Congress on Computer Science (APWCCSE’15), SangriLa Fijian Resort, December 2015.
  • IEEE International Conference on Communications, Sydney, Australia, June 2014.
  • 18th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications, Jeju Island, Korea, October 2012.
  • ITNAC’11, Melbourne, November 2011
  • ITNAC’10 , Auckland, Oct-Nov 2010
  • 2010 IEEE TENCON, Fukuoka, Japan, November 2010.

Honours/Achievements

  • Executive Chair: IEEE PICom'16, Auckland, New Zealand, 2016
  • Invited Conference Speaker, ICCIT’16, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2016
  • Invited Panelist, Panel discussion on Big data: How big issue is for Fiji, APWCCSE, Fiji Islands, 2015.
  • Member of International Advisory Committee, IEEE TENCON 2015
  • Publication Co-Chair: CECNet'15, Shanghai, China, 2015
  • Publication Co-Chair: CECNet'14, Beijing, China, 2014
  • Visiting Professor, China Jiliang University, 2014
  • Visiting Professor, Universiti Technology Malaysia, 2011
  • Book Publication "Improving the Performance of Wireless LANs: A Practical Guide", Taylor and Francis, 2014
  • Book Publication "Tools for teaching computer networking and hardware concepts", IGI Global, 2006
  • Keynote Speaker: EEEC'14, Shanghai, China, 2014
  • Keynote Speaker: CSAC'14, Shanghai, China, 2014
  • Keynote Speaker: CECNet'14, Beijing, China, 2014
  • Keynote Speaker: ICCIT'12, Chittagong, Bangladesh, 2012.
  • Keynote Speaker: NETAPPS'12, Sintok, Malaysia, 2012.
  • Keynote Speaker: IEEE TENCON'11, Bali, Indonesia, 2011.
  • Keynote Speaker: CACS'11, Bali, Indonesia, 2011.
  • Invited Seminar Speaker, China Jiliang University, 2015
  • Invited Seminar Speaker, Unitec Institute of Technology, 2013-2015
  • Invited Seminar Speaker, China Jiliang University, 2014
  • Invited Seminar Speaker, Universiti Utara Malaysia, 2013
  • Invited Seminar Speaker, Sasken Communication Technologies,Bangalore India, 2013
  • Invited Seminar Speaker, Samsung Bangalore India, 2013
  • Invited Seminar Speaker, WiPro Kolkata India, 2013
  • Invited Seminar Speaker, Universiti Technology Malaysia, 2011

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