Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Firooz Saghezchi


on 31-05-2020

... Over the past three years, I have been involved in three large-scale European research projects: H2020 5GENESIS, H2020 ECSEL SEMI40, and CATRENE MOBITRUST.(see more)







I joined the Mobile Systems research group at IT-Aveiro, as a researcher, in 2010, and in the same year, I started doing my PhD in MAP-tele Doctoral Programme in Telecommunications, a joint degree offered by three Portuguese universities: University of Minho, University of Aveiro, and University of Porto. I worked under the supervision of Prof. Jonathan Rodriguez and Prof. Manuel Violas. My PhD thesis was focused on applying game theory to address energy efficiency challenges in 5G mobile networks and smart grid, which was evaluated as deserving of distinction and merit. I applied: 1) Coalitional Games to stimulate a set of rational mobile nodes to cooperate and optimally select relay nodes to extend their battery life, without compromising their quality-of-service; and 2) Stackelberg Game to enhance demand response in smart grid, analysing strategic interactions between a utility company and its subscribed users. My PhD study was funded by FCT and hosted by IT-Aveiro, where I was involved in three multidisciplinary European research projects: ENIAC E2SG, FP7-ICT C2POWER, and FP7-ICT HURRICANE. This helped me gain an invaluable experience in conducting collaborative research and acquiring considerable transferable skills. I completed my PhD in 2016 and started working as a Senior Researcher at University of Aveiro, and more recently at IT-Aveiro. Over the past three years, I have been involved in three large-scale European research projects: H2020 5GENESIS, H2020 ECSEL SEMI40, and CATRENE MOBITRUST. Within these projects, my responsibilities range from conducting research and disseminating findings to national and international venues to undertaking project management roles (e.g., writing project proposals for attracting research funding from European Commission or FCT, leading work packages and tasks, writing project reports and deliverables, etc.) and supervising post-graduate students. I am an IEEE Senior Member, and my current research interests include applying machine learning and artificial intelligence for: i) intrusion detection in cyber-physical systems; ii) malware detection in Android mobile phones; and iii) radio resource management in 5G mobile systems.