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Dr. Usman Hadi is currently working as an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in the School of Engineering at Ulster University, Jordanstown campus. Prior to that, he worked as a Post-Doctoral researcher at Aalborg University & Ext Research Engineer at Nokia Standards (Nokia Bell Labs) in Aalborg Denmark (2019-2021). He received his Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering from the Department of Electronic Engineering University of Bologna, Italy in 2019.  At the same time, he was a Visiting Researcher (2017–2019) at Université Paris-Est, ESYCOM, ESIEE Paris, Noisy-le-Grand, France and Nokia Bell Labs, NJ, USA. His research interests are in the area of wireless communication for 5G and Beyond 5G particularly Time Sensitive Networks, microwave photonics, machine learning including RoF systems, devices for telecommunications, and wireless sensor networks. 

Research Interests

Radio over Fiber

Long Haul Optical Front Hauls

Wireless Communication (MIMO, Beamforming, Time Sensitive Networks)

Machine Learning for Optical Communications

AI for IoT

Smart Home Automation

Teaching Interests

Digital Signal Processing (EEE 834)

Electronic Systems Design (EEE 836)

Electrical Machines (EEE 423)

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

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Alma Mater Studiorum-Università di Bologna

1 Nov 201631 Oct 2019

Master, University of Bologna

30 Sep 20147 Oct 2016

Bachelor, Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences

10 Oct 20102 Jul 2014


  • QB Astronomy
  • Radio over Fiber
  • Optical Communication
  • Microwave Photonics
  • QC Physics
  • Wearable Technology
  • Wireless Communication


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