Localisation using RFID and Contactless Sensing

Event Description

IEEE Council on RFID – Malaysia Chapter, in collaboration with IEEE UniMAP Student Branch, IEEE UTAR Student Branch and UTAR Research Centre – Centre for Healthcare Science and Technology, would like to invite you to our technical talk by Professor Qammer H. Abbasi from the University of Glasgow. Please find the following details of the technical talk:

Date: 31 May 2022 (Tuesday)

Time: 5.00pm – 6.00pm

Speaker: Professor Qammer H. Abbasi (James Watt School of Engineering,  University of Glasgow, United Kingdom.)

Title: Localisation using RFID and Contactless Sensing

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/d2DG9xKSvwx1QeaC6

The talk will start with RFID and how it collaborates with the internet of things. RFID has becoming promising technologies to revolutionize the field of tracking and identification. Since the last decade, RFID is rapidly used in identification, tracking, monitoring, and sensing applications and it is considered a good solution for all applications mentioned above. Passive UHF RFID Tags are the most promising candidates because of their long-read range, low-cost inkjet printable structures and thus favoring mass production for deployment at large scales. Some RFID tag designs and challenges will be presented in the talk. In the second part contactless sensing to provide remote  healthcare solutions for vulnerable people by identifying particular movements such as falls, gait and breathing disorders will be presented. Finally, Prof Qammer will talk about how contactless sensing can work together to localise the subject.


Qammer H. Abbasi (SMIEEE, MIET, FRET, FRSA), Dr Abbasi is a Reader with the James Watt School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, U.K., deputy head for Communication Sensing and Imaging group (110+ researchers), Program Director for Dual PhD Degree, deputy theme lead for Quantum & Nanotechnology in the University’s Advance Research Centre, Co-Manager for RF and terahertz laboratory and lead for healthcare and Internet of things use cases with Scotland 5G Center Urban testbed. He has  grant portfolio of £6M+ and contributed to more than 350+ leading international technical journal and peer reviewed conference papers and 10 books and received several recognitions for his research including URSI 2019 Young Scientist Awards, UK exceptional talent endorsement by Royal Academy of Engineering, Sensor 2021 Young Scientist Award , National talent pool award by Pakistan, International Young Scientist Award by NSFC China, National interest waiver by USA, University Research Excellence Award from TAMUQ in two consecutive years, Reward for Excellence from University of Glasgow, Research Culture award University of Glasgow,  8 best paper awards, Pakistan Award (for services to Antenna and RF community in Pakistan), Best chapter award 2021  as chair from IEEE APS and IEEE MTT both, most downloaded paper in IEEE Terahertz Transaction, cover of MDPI journal twice, Editor’s choice paper from MDPI Sensor 2021, and best representative image of an outcome by QNRF. In addition, his work received media coverage by Analog IC tips, Microwaves & RF newsletters, Vertical news, Pakistan Dawn news, BBC news, Scotland TV, Fiercewireless, City42, Dunya news,  Chinese news and many other media houses. Dr. Abbasi is an IEEE senior member and is chair of IEEE AP/MTT Scotland joint chapter and was chair of IEEE young professional affinity group. He is an Associate editor for IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF, and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology, IEEE Sensors, IEEE Internet of Things, IEEE open access Antenna and Propagation, senior editor for Frontiers IoT and Sensors Networks section and acted as a guest editor for numerous special issues in top notch journals. He is a committee member for IEEE APS Young professional, Sub-committee chair for IEEE YP Ambassador program,  IEEE 1906.1.1 standard on nano communication, IEEE APS/SC WG P145, IET Antenna & Propagation and healthcare network. Dr. Abbasi has been a member of the technical program committees of several IEEE flagship conferences and technical reviewer for several IEEE and top notch journals and acted as TPC chair and executive chair for 4th, 5th and 6th  international UCET conference 2019, 2020, 2021 in addition to EAI Bodynets 2021 General Chair. Dr. Abbasi is expert reviewer for UK National Commission for UNESCO’s, EPSRC and MRC UK (panel member, 2020), Qatar national research funds,  Flemish funding council (FWO, panel member), Belgium, OSF Polland, British council,  UAE and KSA funds.  He serves regularly as organiser of conferences, special sessions, workshops and TPC member for several IEEE flagship conferences, in addition to reviewer for Wiley & Sons books, Springer, IET books, IEEE conferences and more than 30 leading journals including Nature. He is Fellow of Royal Society of Arts.

Admission is Free. An e-certificate will be provided to attended participants.

We look forward to your participation in this event.  Thank you.

Best regards,

Dr. Pei Song CHEE


Chair, IEEE Council on RFID – Malaysia Chapter 2022

Associate Professor,  Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR).

Chairperson, Center of Healthcare Science and Technology (CHST)

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