Ammar Ghazal

PhD student, Advanced Wireless Technologies (AWiTec) Lab, AFHEA, GSMIEEE

Institute of Sensors, Signals and Systems

Joint Research 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 1.3
Phone: +44-131-451 3321
Fax:     +44-131-451 4155

Biography | Research  | Awards | Publications



Ammar Ghazal received his Bachelor degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Damascus University, Syria in 2006 and MSc by Research from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK in 2010. In the 1st half of 2007, he worked as a Lab Instructor in International University for Science & Technology (IUST), Syria. From May 2007 to October 2009, he worked first as a Radio planning and optimization Engineer (1 year) and then as a Core Network Engineer (1.5 years) for Syriatel (Mobile Operator in Syria). From September 2008 to October 2009, he worked also as a Lab Instructor at Damascus University. Since January 2011 he has been a PhD student at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK, under the supervision of Prof. Cheng-Xiang Wang, Heriot-Watt University, Prof. Harald Hass, University of Edinburgh and Dr. Mohamed Khaled Chahine, Damascus University.




Research Project:


·         Propagation Channel Characterisation and Modelling for High-Speed Train Communication Systems


Research Interests:


·         Propagation channel characterization and modelling

·         MIMO systems

·         High-speed train channel modelling

·         Non-stationary channel models

·         High-mobility scenarios




·           First Class Prize (Bassel Prize), Damascus University, September 2006, Syria

·           Full-Scholarship for PhD study, Damascus University, August 2008, Syria





                    [1]        A. Ghazal, C.-X. Wang, B. Ai, D. Yuan, and H. Haas, “A nonstationary wideband MIMO channel model for high-mobility intelligent transportation systems,” IEEE Trans. Intell. Transp. Syst., vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 885–897, Apr. 2015.

                    [2]        A. Ghazal, C.-X Wang, Y. Liu, P.-Z. Fan, M. K. Chahine, “A generic non-stationary MIMO channel model for different high-speed train scenarios,” in IEEE Proc. ICCC’15, Shenzhen, China, Nov. 2015.

                    [3]        A. Ghazal, C.-X. Wang, H. Haas, M. A. Beach, X. Lu, D. Yuan, and X. Ge “A non-stationary MIMO channel model for high-speed train communication systems,” in Proc. IEEE VTC’12-Spring, Yokohama, Japan, May 2012.

                    [4]        A. Ghazal, C.-X. Wang, H. Haas, M. A. Beach, R. M. Mesleh, D. Yuan, X. Ge, and M. K. Chahine, “A non-stationary geometry-based stochastic model for MIMO high-speed train channels,” invited paper, in Proc. ITST’12, Taiwan, Nov. 2012.

                    [5]        C. X. Wang, A. Ghazal, B. Ai, Y. Liu, and P. Fan, “Channel measurements and models for high-speed train communication systems: a survey,” IEEE Commun. Surveys Tuts, accepted for publication.

                    [6]        Q. Yao, Y. Yuan, A. Ghazal, C.-X. Wang, L. Luan, and X. Lu, “Comparison of the statistical properties of the LTE-A and IMT-A channel models,” in Proc. IEEE WCNC’12, Paris, France, April 2012.

                    [7]        Y. Liu, C.-X. Wang, A. Ghazal, S. Wu, and W. Zhang, “A multi-mode waveguide tunnel channel model for high-speed train wireless communication systems”, in Proc. EuCAP’15, Lisbon, Spain, Apr. 2015.

                    [8]        Y. Liu, Y. Zhang, A. Ghazal, C.-X. Wang, and Y. Yang, “Statistical properties of high-speed train wireless channels in different scenarios,” in Proc. IEEE VTC-Spring’16, Nanjing, China, May 2016.

                    [9]        L. Feng, P. Fan, C.-X. Wang, and A. Ghazal, “A three dimensional geometrical model for deep cutting scenario of high-speed railway,” in Proc. HMWC’15, Xi'an, China, Oct. 2015.




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