Adnan Ahmad Cheema


  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

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Personal profile


Dr. Adnan Ahmad Cheema obtained BSc in Computer Engineering from the COMSATS University, Pakistan and MSc in Signal Processing for Communication from the King’s College London, UK. He has a Ph.D. degree in Electronics Engineering from the Durham University, UK, in 2015 and worked in Durham as a postdoctoral research associate on a project funded by OFCOM, UK, dealing with the 5G radio propagation channel measurements and modeling (sub 6 GHz and 24-90 GHz). He joined the Ulster University, UK, as a lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Electronics Engineering.

Research Interests

He is currently leading the Sensing and Communication (SenComm) research lab, part of NIBEC research centre.  The SenComm research lab mainly working in following areas of wireless communication and radar systems:

  • Radio propagation channel (e.g. 5G and beyond, flying base stations (UAV) and building entry loss)
  • Cognitive radio (e.g. wideband spectrum sensors and dynamic spectrum access)
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Channel sounder (in sub 6 GHz and mmWave bands)
  • Radar systems and AI (e.g. human activity detection and classification)

His work has been part of various ITU recommendations (e.g. 1238 and 1411) and 5G specifications. More information can be found here [Google Scholar]

Potential research students:

I am always looking for potential research students in areas of wireless communication, radar systems and signal processing. Please drop your CV via email and I will be happy to assist with funding, if available

PhD Researcher Profile

[SEP-2019] Mrs Chi Nguyen (working on radio propagation channel measurements and modeling for future wireless networks)

[SEP-2021] Mr Kd M Raziul Islam (RIS / 6G )

Teaching Interests

EEE527: Embedded Systems (Since 2017)

EEE515: ASICs and digital design (Since 2017)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Durham University

Master, Kings College London

External positions

Member International Exchanges Panel, The Royal Society

1 Jan 202331 Dec 2025

EPSRC Peer Review College member

5 Oct 2022 → …


  • QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
  • Wireless Communication
  • artificial intelligence
  • Experimental Design
  • Physical layer
  • radio spectrum
  • channel modelling
  • spectrum sensing
  • 5G
  • UAV
  • drone
  • channel measurements
  • ITU
  • Machine Learning
  • time series
  • 6G


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