Dr Faycal Bouhafs

Senior Lecturer
School of Engineering and Information Technology
UNSW Canberra Cyber
+61 2 5114 5124

LOCATION

Building 15, Room 213
UNSW Canberra
Northcott Drive, Campbell, ACT 2600

  • ABOUT
  • PUBLICATIONS

Faycal Bouhafs is currently a Senior Lecturer at the School of Engineering and Information Technology at the University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia. He holds a Ph.D. Degree in Computer Science from Liverpool John Moores University, UK. Between 2007 and 2009, he was a Research Assistant at the University of Edinburgh, UK. From 2009, he was a Senior Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University before joining the University of New South Wales in 2020. His academic experience spans over more than a decade during which he initiated and participated in many research activities and projects, such as H2020 project Wi-5, and supervised over 60 undergraduate and postgraduate students. His research interests focus on performance and reliability aspects of wireless communication networks, including:

  • Physical Layer Security in Wireless Communication Networks.
  • Software Defined Wireless Networking and Spectrum Programming.
  • Security in the Internet of Things and Cyber Physical Systems.
  • Beyond 5G Communication Technologies and Architectures.

Books

Bouhafs F; Mackay M; Merabti M, 2014, Communication Challenges and Solutions in the Smart Grid, Springer New York, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2184-3

Book Chapters

Bouhafs F; Mackay M; Merabti M, 2014, 'Home Energy Management Systems', in SpringerBriefs in Computer Science, pp. 53 - 67, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2184-3_5

Bouhafs F; Mackay M; Merabti M, 2014, 'Communication Solutions for Backhaul and Wide Area Networks', in SpringerBriefs in Computer Science, pp. 37 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2184-3_4

Bouhafs F; Mackay M; Merabti M, 2014, 'The Smart Grid in the Last Mile', in SpringerBriefs in Computer Science, pp. 25 - 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2184-3_3

Bouhafs F; Mackay M; Merabti M, 2014, 'Towards a Unified Smart Grid ICT Infrastructure', in SpringerBriefs in Computer Science, pp. 83 - 95, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2184-3_7

Bouhafs F; Mackay M; Merabti M, 2014, 'Overview of the Smart Grid', in SpringerBriefs in Computer Science, Springer New York, pp. 1 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2184-3_1

Bouhafs F; Mackay M; Merabti M, 2014, 'Communication for Control in Heterogeneous Power Supply', in SpringerBriefs in Computer Science, Springer New York, pp. 13 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2184-3_2

Bouhafs F; Mackay M; Merabti M, 2014, 'Communication Technologies for Smart Energy Management Systems', in SpringerBriefs in Computer Science, Springer New York, pp. 69 - 81, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2184-3_6

Journal articles

Bouhafs F; Seyedebrahimi M; Raschella A; Mackay M; Shi Q, 2020, 'Per-flow radio resource management to mitigate interference in dense ieee 802.11 wireless lans', IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 19, pp. 1170 - 1183, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TMC.2019.2903465

Raschellà A; Bouhafs F; Mackay M; Shi Q; Ortín J; Gállego JR; Canales M, 2020, 'A dynamic access point allocation algorithm for dense wireless LANs using potential game', Computer Networks, vol. 167, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.comnet.2019.106991

Deepak GC; Bouhafs F; Raschellà A; Mackay M; Shi Q, 2019, 'Radio resource management framework for energy-efficient communications in the Internet of Things', Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, vol. 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ett.3766

Bouhafs F; MacKay M; Raschellà A; Shi Q; Den Hartog F; Saldana J; Munilla R; Ruiz-Mas J; Fernández-Navajas J; Almodovar J; Van Adrichem N, 2018, 'Wi-5: A Programming Architecture for Unlicensed Frequency Bands', IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 56, pp. 178 - 185, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MCOM.2018.1800246

Deepak GC; Raschellà A; Bouhafs F; Mackay M, 2017, 'QoS aware radio access technology selection framework in heterogeneous networks using SDN', Journal of Communications and Networks, vol. 19, pp. 577 - 586, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JCN.2017.000098

Raschella A; Bouhafs F; Seyedebrahimi M; Mackay M; Shi Q, 2017, 'Quality of service oriented access point selection framework for large Wi-Fi networks', IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, vol. 14, pp. 441 - 455, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TNSM.2017.2678021

Bouhafs F; Merabti M, 2014, 'A layered communication architecture for power routing in the smart grid', International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering, vol. 9, pp. 59 - 69, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/ijitwe.2014010105

Dobbins C; Merabti M; Fergus P; Llewellyn-Jones D; Bouhafs F, 2013, 'Exploiting linked data to create rich human digital memories', Computer Communications, vol. 36, pp. 1639 - 1656, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.comcom.2013.06.008

Hanley P; Fergus P; Bouhafs F, 2013, 'A Wireless Body Sensor Platform to Detect Progressive Deterioration in Musculoskeletal Systems', Advances in Internet of Things, vol. 03, pp. 53 - 63, http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ait.2013.32a007

Bouhafs F, 2013, 'Communication Technologies for Active Control in Distributed Generation Networks', International Journal of Distributed Energy Resources and Smart Grid

Bouhafs F; Mackay M; Merabti M, 2012, 'Links to the future: Communication requirements and challenges in the smart grid', IEEE Power and Energy Magazine, vol. 10, pp. 24 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MPE.2011.943134

Bouhafs F; Gelas JP; Lefèvre L; Maimour M; Pham C; Primet PVB; Tourancheau B, 2005, 'Designing and evaluating an active grid architecture', Future Generation Computer Systems, vol. 21, pp. 315 - 330, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.future.2004.09.023

Conference Papers

Raschella A; Mackay M; Bouhafs F; Teigen BI, 2019, 'Evaluation of Channel Assignment Algorithms in a Dense Real World WLAN', in 2019 4th International Conference on Computing, Communications and Security, ICCCS 2019, IEEE, presented at 2019 4th International Conference on Computing, Communications and Security (ICCCS), 10 October 2019 - 12 October 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CCCS.2019.8888082

Den Hartog F; Bouhafs F; Shi Q, 2019, 'Toward secure trading of unlicensed spectrum in cyber-physical systems', in 2019 16th IEEE Annual Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CCNC.2019.8651845

Aldhaibani O; Bouhafs F; Makay M; Raschellà A, 2018, 'An SDN-based architecture for smart handover to improve QoE in IEEE 802.11 WLANs', in Proceedings - 32nd IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2018, IEEE, pp. 287 - 292, presented at 2018 32nd International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops (WAINA), 16 May 2018 - 18 May 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WAINA.2018.00100

Raschellà A; Bouhafs F; Mackay M; Shi Q; Ortín J; Gállego JR; Canales M, 2018, 'AP selection algorithm based on a potential game for large IEEE 802.11 WLANs', in IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium: Cognitive Management in a Cyber World, NOMS 2018, IEEE, pp. 1 - 7, presented at NOMS 2018 - 2018 IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium, 23 April 2018 - 27 April 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/NOMS.2018.8406147

Raschellà A; Bouhafs F; Mackay M; Zachariou K; Pilavakis V; Georgiades M, 2018, 'Smart access point selection for dense WLANs: A use-case', in IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC, IEEE, Barcelona, SPAIN, pp. 1 - 6, presented at IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), Barcelona, SPAIN, 15 April 2018 - 18 April 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WCNC.2018.8377439

den Hartog F; Raschella A; Bouhafs F; Kempker P; Boltjes B; Seyedebrahimi M, 2017, 'A pathway to solving the Wi-Fi Tragedy of the Commons in apartment blocks', in 2017 27TH INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORKS AND APPLICATIONS CONFERENCE (ITNAC), IEEE, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, pp. 246 - 251, presented at 27th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ITNAC), Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, 22 November 2017 - 24 November 2017, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000427574400042&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

den Hartog F; Raschella A; Bouhafs B; Kempker P; Boltjes B; Seyedebrahimi M, 2017, 'A Pathway to solving the Wi-Fi Tragedy of the Commons in apartment blocks', in Proc. of the International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ITNAC 2017), Melbourne, pp. 1 - 6, presented at International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ITNAC 2017), Melbourne, 22 November 2017 - 24 November 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ATNAC.2017.8215382

Seyedebrahimi M; Bouhafs F; Raschella A; Mackay M; Shi Q, 2017, 'Fine-grained radio resource management to control interference in dense Wi-Fi networks', in IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC, IEEE, San Francisco, CA, presented at IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), San Francisco, CA, 19 March 2017 - 22 March 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WCNC.2017.7925886

Seyedebrahimi M; Raschellà A; Bouhafs F; Mackay M; Shi Q; Eiza MH, 2016, 'A centralised Wi-Fi management framework for D2D communications in dense Wi-Fi networks', in 2016 IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking, CSCN 2016, IEEE, Berlin, GERMANY, presented at IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking (CSCN), Berlin, GERMANY, 31 October 2016 - 02 November 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CSCN.2016.7785187

Seyedebrahimi M; Bouhafs F; Raschella A; MacKay M; Shi Q, 2016, 'SDN-based channel assignment algorithm for interference management in dense Wi-Fi networks', in EUCNC 2016 - European Conference on Networks and Communications, IEEE, Athens, GREECE, pp. 128 - 132, presented at European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), Athens, GREECE, 27 June 2016 - 30 June 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EuCNC.2016.7561018

Raschella A; Bouhafs F; Seyedebrahimi M; Mackay M; Shi Q, 2016, 'A centralized framework for smart access point selection based on the Fittingness Factor', in 2016 23rd International Conference on Telecommunications, ICT 2016, IEEE, Thessaloniki, GREECE, presented at 23rd International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT), Thessaloniki, GREECE, 16 May 2016 - 18 May 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICT.2016.7500386

Kozal ASB; Merabti M; Bouhafs F, 2014, 'Energy-efficient multi-hop clustering scheme for cooperative spectrum sensing in cognitive radio networks', in 2014 IEEE 11th Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2014, IEEE, pp. 139 - 145, presented at 2014 IEEE 11th Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC), 10 January 2014 - 13 January 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ccnc.2014.7056322

Kozal ASB; Merabti M; Bouhafs F, 2014, 'Spectrum sensing-energy tradeoff in multi-hop cluster based cooperative cognitive radio networks', in Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE, Toronto, CANADA, pp. 765 - 770, presented at 33rd IEEE Annual Conference on Computer Communications (IEEE INFOCOM), Toronto, CANADA, 27 April 2014 - 02 May 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/INFCOMW.2014.6849327

Sabino MEG; Merabti M; Llewellyn-Jones D; Bouhafs F, 2013, 'Detecting Software Aging in safety-critical infrastuctures', in Proceedings of 2013 Science and Information Conference, SAI 2013, pp. 78 - 85

Bouhafs F; Merabti M; Hardy A, 2013, 'A communication architecture for power routing in the smart grid', in 2013 1st International Conference and Exhibition on the Applications of Information Technology to Renewable Energy Processes and Systems, IT-DREPS 2013, pp. 123 - 126, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IT-DREPS.2013.6588166

Khan MZ; Merabti M; Askwith B; Bouhafs F, 2012, 'A zone-based hierarchical framework and clustering scheme for energy-efficient Wireless Sensor Networks', in IFIP Wireless Days, IEEE, Dublin, IRELAND, presented at IFIP Wireless Days (WD), Dublin, IRELAND, 21 November 2012 - 23 November 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WD.2012.6402856

Kozal ASB; Merabti M; Bouhafs F, 2012, 'An improved energy detection scheme for cognitive radio networks in low SNR region', in Proceedings - IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, IEEE, TURKEY, pp. 000684 - 000689, presented at 17th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (lSCC), TURKEY, 01 July 2012 - 04 July 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISCC.2012.6249377

Bouhafs F; Merabti M, 2011, 'Managing communications complexity in the smart grid using data aggregation', in 2011 7th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IEEE, presented at 2011 7th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2011), 04 July 2011 - 08 July 2011, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/iwcmc.2011.5982730

Khan MZ; Askwith B; Bouhafs F; Asim M, 2011, 'Limitations of simulation tools for large-scale wireless sensor networks', in Proceedings - 25th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2011, pp. 820 - 825, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WAINA.2011.59

Bouhafs F; Merabti M; Mokhtar H, 2007, 'A node recovery scheme for data dissemination in wireless sensor networks', in IEEE International Conference on Communications, IEEE, Glasgow, SCOTLAND, pp. 3876 - 3881, presented at IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2007), Glasgow, SCOTLAND, 24 June 2007 - 28 June 2007, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICC.2007.639

Bouhafs F; Merabti M; Mokhtar H, 2007, 'Mobile event monitoring protocol for wireless sensor networks', in Proceedings - 21st International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops/Symposia, AINAW'07, IEEE, pp. 864 - 869, presented at 21st International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops (AINAW'07), 21 May 2007 - 23 May 2007, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/AINAW.2007.254

Bouhafs F; Merabti M; Mokhtar H, 2006, 'A semantic clustering routing protocol for wireless sensor networks', in 2006 3rd IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2006, IEEE, Las Vegas, NV, pp. 351 - 355, presented at 3rd IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 08 January 2006 - 10 January 2006, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CCNC.2006.1593045

Nait-Abdesselam F; Bouhafs F, 2003, 'MPEG4 video transmission over IEEE 802.11 wireless networks', in Chu HW; Ferrer J; Reisis D; Hansen E (eds.), CCCT 2003, VOL6, PROCEEDINGS, INT INST INFORMATICS & SYSTEMICS, ORLANDO, FL, pp. 251 - 256, presented at International Conference on Computer, Communication and Control Technologies (CCCT 03)/9th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis (ISAS03), ORLANDO, FL, 31 July 2003 - 02 August 2003, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000189126600048&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1