Dr Sahar Ahmadzadeh

Research Fellow in IoT and Big Data

Sahar Ahmadzadeh

I am currently a Research Fellow within the Business & Management Research Institute (BMRI) in the Business School at the University of Bedfordshire.

My current research is focused on Interreg North-West Europe REAMIT project and in collaboration with the School of Computer Science and Technology. REAMIT stands for Improving Resources Efficiency of Agribusiness supply chains by Minimizing waste using Internet of Things sensors which is line with my background and research interest in Internet of Things, Wireless Sensor Networks, and Smart Cities.

Currently, I have a leading role for WPT2 for Big Data Integration into BED server at the University of Bedfordshire. The objective of the WP is to use big data approaches to use sensor data to make real-time decisions.

Beside doing Research, Teaching, and Academic activities I am interested in Music, and Sports.


  • Associate Fellow Higher Education Academy certificate for teaching and learning support in higher education (AFHEA)
  • Charted Management Institute (CMI) level 5 certificate in Management and Leadership
  • Innovate UK Award, Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), University of Bolton
  • Iran National Elites’ Foundation Award, University of Tehran, Iran
  • PhD on Electronic Systems Engineering, University of Essex (UEssex)
  • MSc in Electronic Engineering, Azad University, Iran
  • BSc in Electronic Engineering, K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Iran
  • Diploma in Math and Physics, Farzanegan High School (National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents), Iran

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Higher Education Academy
  • IEEE
  • Charted Management Institute (CMI)

Teaching Expertise

  • Teaching Associate for the course introductory programming, University of East Anglia
  • Teaching Assistant for the Electronics, Statistics, Mathematics, University of Essex
  • Lecturer, C programming Language, Azad University, Iran
  • Lecturer, Electronic and Circuit, Professional English for Engineering, Introduction to microcontroller, Higher Education Institute, Iran

Research Interests

  • IoT and Big data
  • Telecommunication
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Smart Cities
  • Smart Healthcare
  • Smart Grid
  • Smart Waste Management

External Roles

  • Reviewer of various journals; IEEE ACCESS, MDPI sustainability, International Journal of Communication Systems (Willy), Wireless Networks

Previous Roles

  • Senior Research/Teaching Associate in Communication Engineering, University of East Anglia, April 2020-Auguest 2021
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate/Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Bolton& PFLH ltd, Nov 2018- March 2020
  • Research Assistant, Research Officer, Research Admin, University of Essex (2014-2018)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Essex (2014-2018)
  • Graduate Lab Assistant, University of Essex, (2014-2018)
  • Lecturer, Azad University, Iran (2012-2013)
  • Lecturer, Higher Education Institute, Iran (2011-2013)

Research Publications

Journal Publications

  • A Review on Communication Aspects of Demand Response Management for Future 5G IoT- Based Smart Grids, IEEE Access-2021, IMPC:3.745, (First Author)
  • Review on Biomedical Sensors, Technologies and algorithms for diagnosis sleep disordered breathing: Comprehensive survey’, IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering (IMPC:6.3), 2020 (First Author)
  • Automation of Recording in Smart Classrooms via Deep Learning and Bayesian Maximum a Posteriori Estimation of Instructor’s Pose, IEEE transactions on industrial informatics (IMPC >8 ), 2020
  • An Optimal Real Time Pricing Algorithm under Load Uncertainty and User Number Variation in Smart Grid,” International Journal of Communication Systems Willy (IJCS), 2017, IMPC:1.319 (First Author)
  • Performance Analysis of Probabilistic Routing Algorithms in Mobile Ad hoc Networks Using a New Smart Algorithm 'Journal of International Review on Computer and Software (I.RE. CO.S), pp837-843,vol8,N.3, March 2013 Issue (First Author)
  • ‘Global Impact of Covid-19 on global telecommunication network traffic volumes’ (In progress)
  • Thermal Energy Harvesting for WSN, Book , ” Energy Harvesting in Wireless Sensor Networks and Internet of Things”, Edited by Faisal Karim Shaikh and Sherali Zeadally to be published by IET Press, London, the United Kingdom, Will be available online in Fall 2021.

Conference Papers

  • 'Design of a Respiratory Sensor for diagnosis Sleep Disordered Breathing' . KTP Associate Conference 2019, 20-21 June, Queen's University of Belfast
  • An Income Based Real Time Pricing Algorithm under Uncertainties in Smart Grid’, 8th Computer Science and Electronic Engineering IEEE International Conference, University of Essex, UK, Sep 2016
  • "Optimal Real Time Pricing Based on Income Maximization for Smart Grid," 2015 IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology; Ubiquitous Computing and Communications; Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing; Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, Liverpool, 2015, pp. 626-631
  • "Analysis of Probabilistic Forwarding Effects on Delay in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks , 20th Iran Conference of Electronic Engineering", University of Tehran,Tehran, Iran, 2012,( ICEE 2012)(Sponsored by: IEEE IRAN section-IEIT-ITRC) (In Farsi)

Contact Details

E: sahar.ahmadzadeh@beds.ac.uk 


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