Abu Sesay

Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

PhD - Electrical and Computer Engineering

McMaster University

MSc - Electrical Engineering

Leningrad Polytechnic Institute

Contact information

Phone

Office: 403.220.6163

Location

Information and Communications Technology Building: ICT 314

Courses

Dr. Sesay has taught the following courses:

  • Digital communications
  • Adaptive signal processing
  • Probability and random variables
  • Introduction to communications systems and networking

Preferred method of communication

Email.


Research and teaching

Research areas

  • Digital communications
  • Wireless communications
  • Signal processing

Research activities

Dr. Sesay’s current research activities include cooperative cellular wireless networks, orthogonal frequency division multiple-access and code-division multiple-access systems, multiple-input-multiple-output systems, equalization, adaptive signal processing, and heterogeneous wireless network resource and mobility management.


Biography

Dr. Sesay is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He worked on various ITU (International Telecommunications Union) projects before joining the University of Calgary.  He was an Adjunct Scientist with TRLabs, Canada, for over 2 decades.  He was department head in the period July 2005 – June 2010.  Dr. Sesay is the recipient of the IEEE 1996 Neal Shepherd Memorial Best Propagation Paper Award. He is also the recipient of the Departmental Research Excellence Award for 2002 and the 2005 Schulich School of Engineering Graduate Education Award. His students have also received three IEEE conference best paper awards.


Publications

Selected publications:

Mostafa Mostafa, Shady Zahran, Adel Moussa, Naser El-Sheimy and Abu Sesay. (2018). “Radar and Visual Odometry Integrated System Aided Navigation for UAVS in GNSS Denied Environment. Sensors,” Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI). 18(2776): 1-29.

Zahran, S., Moussa, A., El-Sheimy, N., and Sesay, Abu B. (2018). “Hybrid Machine learning VDM for UAVs in GNSS Denied Environment. Journal of the Institute of Navigation,” DOI: 10.1002/navi.24

Mohamed Ammar Al Masri*, Abu B. Sesay and Fadhel M. Ghannouchi. (2017). “Energy/Quality-of-Experience Trade-Off of Power Saving Modes for Voice Over IP Services,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. Vol. 16(No. 6): 4009-4022.

M. Mostafa, A. Moussa, N. El-Sheimy, Abu Sesay. (2017). “A Smart Hybrid VAINS Approach for UAVs in GNSS Denied Environment,” Journal of the Institute of Navigation.

Mohamed, H., Moussa, A., Elhabiby, M., El-Sheimy, N. and Sesay, A. (2017). “A Novel Real-Time Reference Key Frame Scan Matching Method,” Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute. Vol. 17(No. 5): 1060–1088.

Mohamed, H. A., Moussa, A. M., Elhabiby, M. M., El-Sheimy, N. and Sesay, A. B. (2016). “Improved Real-Time Scan Matching Using Corner Features. ISPRS - International Archives of the Photogrammetry,” Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences. 41(BS): 533–539.

Mohamed Ammar Al Masri and Abu B. Sesay. (2016). “Mobility-Aware Performance Evaluation of Heterogeneous Wireless Networks with Traffic Offloading,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. Vol. 65(No. 10)

Mohamed, H. A., Moussa, A. M., Elhabiby, M. M., El-Sheimy, N. and Sesay, A. B. (2015). “Performance Characteristics MEMS-Based IMUs for UAVs Navigation. ISPRS - International Archives of the Photogrammetry,” Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences. UAV-g(XL-1/W4): 337–343.

Siva D. Muruganathan, Witold A. Krzymien, Abu B. Sesay. (2012). “A Null-Subcarrier-Aided Reference Symbol Mapping Scheme for 3GPP LTE Downlink in High-Mobility Scenarios,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. 61(2): 624-638.


Awards

2011

Fellowship Engineers Canada

2005

Faculty of Engineering Graduate Education Award 

2002

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Research Excellence Award 

1996

IEEE Neal Shepherd Memorial Best Propagation Award