Adnan Ahmad Cheema


  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 249

Research activity per year

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. He is currently leading the Advanced Wireless Technologies Lab (AWTL) research lab, part of NIBEC research centre. 

Research Interests

His current research interests include:

  • Wireless Communication and related applications
    • Channel measurements and modelling
    • ML-based channel estimation
    • RIS-assisted networks for sensing and communication 
    • RF-EMF and health impact
    • Human blockage and characterisation 
    • Dynamic spectrum access
  • Machine learning and data analytics

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

Potential research students:

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

PhD Researcher Profile

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

Past PhD students:

[July-2023] Dr Chi Nguyen thesis on "Deep Learning Models for Channel Estimation and Modelling in Wireless Networks". Moved to ECIT, QUB as a Research Fellow.

Teaching Interests

EEE527: Embedded Systems

EEE515: ASICs and digital design

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • 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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