Ahmed Al-Kinani

PhD student, 

Advanced Wireless Technologies (AWiTec) Lab

Institute for Signal and Image Processing
Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering 
School of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh EH14 4AS, UK

Office: EM 2.31
Phone: +44-131-451 4187



Ahmed Al-Kinani received the BSc and MSc degree in Laser Physics from University of Technology, Iraq, in 2001 and 2004, respectively. From 2005 to 2012, he worked in Ministry of communication (MoC) in Iraq. Since September 2013, he has been a PhD student at Heriot-Watt University and University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, under the supervision of Prof. Cheng-Xiang Wang, Heriot-Watt University and Prof. Harald Haas, University of Edinburgh. 



Ø  Research Project:

Interference Management Techniques for Visible Light Communication (VLC) Networks

Ø  Research Interests:

Optical Wireless Communication (OWC), Visible Light Communication (VLC)




Ø  Graduated with 1st ranked form Applied Science Department, University of Technology, 2001, Iraq

Ø  Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MoHESR) scholarship, 2012, Iraq



Ø  Refereed Conference Papers:

1.     A. Al-Kinani, C.-X. Wang, H. Haas, and Y. Yang, “Characterization and modeling of visible light communication channels,” in Proc. IEEE VTC’16-Spring, Nanjing, China, May 2016, pp. 1–5. 

2.     A. Al-Kinani, C.-X. Wang, H. Haas, and Y. Yang, “A geometry-based multiple bounce model for visible light communication channels,” in Proc. IEEE IWCMC’16, invited paper, Peyia, Cyprus, Sep. 2016, pp. 31–37. Best Paper Award

3.     J. Wang, A. Al-Kinani, W. Zhang, and C.-X. Wang, “A new VLC channel model for underground mining environment,” in Proc. IEEE IWCMC'17, invited paper, Valencia, Spain, June 2017, pp. 2134–2139.


Ø  Thesis:

Ahmed Alkinani, “Design and Implementation of a Multichannel Communication System Using Optical Fiber”, MSc thesis, University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq, 2004.