American University of Sharjah
College of Engineering
The Department of Electrical Engineering cordially invites you to a seminar on:
“ 4 G LTE - A GLO BAL I N I TI ATI VE FO R WI RELESS
BRO ADBAN D”
Speaker: Dr. Muhieddin Amer
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
Rochester Institute of Technology, Dubai
Date: Thursday, 28th January 2010
Room: CEN Auditorium EB1-030
3G still holds promise for years to come, but many service providers are planning 4G LTE this year and
many others are in search for an evolution strategy due to the substantial increase in the amount of mobile
data and video traffic on their networks. LTE brings a multitude of technologies that can enable true
broadband wireless services. In addition, advancement in engineering solutions such as MIMO, SDMA,
and Femtocells will enable higher spectral efficiencies and superior user experience. Finally, SON features
that were adapted for 4G offers Service Providers the tools to reduce the network cost of ownership and the
mechanisms to optimize their networks performances. LTE has enabled convergence between 3GPP and
3GPP2 and has become the global technology for wireless broadband.
In this seminar, a review of the state of the current wireless market and the momentum behind 4G LTE
adoption will be presented along with a discussion of the new technical attributes and advanced engineering
solutions including a preview of LTE-Advanced.
Dr. Amer is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai.
He received the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in the US in
1999. Between 2001 and 2007, he was an electrical engineering adjunct at the University of Texas at
Arlington and Dallas and the University of North Texas. Dr. Amer is a wireless engineering expert with
over 14 years of experience. Prior to joining RIT, he was with Nortel Networks in several technical
leadership roles, where he made significant contributions towards the development of 2G, 3G and 4G
wireless products that have influenced the company’s technology evolution path and the product portfolio.
Dr. Amer was recognized by the company as a subject matter expert in engineering conferences and forums
and was identified as a key and top talent employee.
Dr. Amer has championed dozens of research projects in wireless engineering, holds patents in wireless
product development, and has published extensively in IEEE journals and wireless engineering forums.
His research interest includes carrier synchronization, wireless propagation modeling, and
performance evaluation of 4G broadband systems. Dr. Amer is a senior member of IEEE since