Ph.D. (Electrical and Information Engineering)
- Machine Learning
- Edge Computing and Intelligence
- UAV Communications
- Elastic Optical Networks
Email: fshirina at uci dot edu
Forough Shirin Abkenar received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees, both in Information Technology. She pursued her Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Information Engineering at The University of Sydney with a thesis entitled Towards Hyper-efficient IoT Networks Using Fog Paradigm. Forough’s research topic mainly focuses on improving energy efficiency and providing QoS requirements in edge computing-driven IoT networks via novel optimization problems and innovative machine learning-based methods. Her research interests include wireless/optical communications, edge computing, IoT, UAV communications, ML, FL, and EONs.
- 2022 – Ph.D. in Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Sydney, Sydeny, Australia
- 2014 – M.Sc. in Information Technology Engineering, Sahand University of Technology, Iran
- 2012 – B.Sc. in Information Technology Engineering, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Iran
F. Shirin Abkenar, S. Iranmanesh, A. Bouguettaya, R. Raad and A. Jamalipour, “ENERGENT: An Energy-Efficient UAV-Assisted Fog-IoT Framework for Disaster Management,” accepted for publication in IEEE Journal of Communications and Networks (2022)
A. Jamalipour and F. Shirin Abkenar, “Efficient Task Allocation Protocol for a Hybrid-Hierarchical Spatial-Aerial-Terrestrial Edge-Centric IoT Architecture,” in IEICE Transactions on Communications, vol. E105.B, issue. 2, pp. 116-130, Feb 2022, doi: 0.1587/transcom.2021CEI0001.
S. Iranmanesh, F. Shirin Abkenar, A. Jamalipour and R. Raad, “A Heuristic Distributed Scheme to Detect Falsification of Mobility Patterns in Internet of Vehicles,” in IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 719-727, 1 Jan.1, 2022, doi: 10.1109/JIOT.2021.3085315.
F. Shirin Abkenar and A. G. Rahbar, The energy minimization algorithm for elastic optical networks, Photonic Network Communications, vol. 42, pp. 15–26, Aug 2021, doi: 10.1007/s11107-021-00939-7.
F. Shirin Abkenar, K. S. Khan and A. Jamalipour, “Smart-Cluster-Based Distributed Caching for Fog-IoT Networks,” in IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 3875-3884, 1 March1, 2021, doi: 10.1109/JIOT.2020.3026322.
S. Iranmanesh, F. Shirin Abkenar, R. Raad and A. Jamalipour, “Improving Throughput of 5G Cellular Networks via 3D Placement Optimization of Logistics Drones,” in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 70, no. 2, pp. 1448-1460, Feb. 2021, doi: 10.1109/TVT.2021.3052551.
M. Z. Alam, F. Shirin Abkenar, I. Adhicandra, S. Murali and A. Jamalipour, “Low-Delay Path Selection for Cluster-Based Buffer-Aided Vehicular Communications,” in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 69, no. 9, pp. 9356-9363, Sept. 2020, doi: 10.1109/TVT.2020.2976926.
F. Shirin Abkenar and A. Jamalipour, “Energy Optimization in Association-Free Fog-IoT Networks,” in IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 404-412, June 2020, doi: 10.1109/TGCN.2019.2962540.
F. Shirin Abkenar and A. Jamalipour, “A Reliable Data Loss Aware Algorithm for Fog-IoT Networks,” in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 69, no. 5, pp. 5718-5722, May 2020, doi: 10.1109/TVT.2020.2981970.
F. Shirin Abkenar and A. Jamalipour, “EBA: Energy Balancing Algorithm for Fog-IoT Networks,” in IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 6843-6849, Aug. 2019, doi: 10.1109/JIOT.2019.2911953.
F. Shirin Abkenar, A. G. Rahbar, and M. Shamsi, Performance analysis of elastic optical networks (eons) switches under unicast traffic, Iran Journal of Computer Science, vol. 2, pp. 125– 129, June 2019, doi: 10.1007/s42044-019-00033-2.
F. Shirin Abkenar and A. G. Rahbar, Study and analysis of routing and spectrum allocation (rsa) and routing, modulation level and spectrum allocation (rmsa) algorithms in elastic optical networks (eons), Optical Switching and Networking, vol. 23, pp. 5–39, Jan 2017, doi: 10.1016/j.osn.2016.08.003.
F. Shirin Abkenar and A. G. Rahbar, Cost effectiveness of bandwidth granularity in optical networks, Optical Switching and Networking, vol. 22, pp. 117–128, Nov. 2016, doi: 10.1016/j.osn.2016.08.001.
F. Shirin Abkenar, A. G. Rahbar, and A. Ebrahimzadeh, Providing quality of service (qos) for data traffic in elastic optical networks (eons), vol. 41, pp. 797–806, March 2016, doi: 10.1007/s13369-015-1886-4.
F. Shirin Abkenar and A. G. Rahbar, Optimal power efficient management scheme (OPEM): A new power efficient approach for mobile stations in two-tier and three-tier networks, Mobile Information Systems, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 331–346, 2014, doi: 10.3233/MIS-130179.
M. Heydarian and F. Shirin Abkenar, “Optimal Multicast Multi Sources Routing in Communication Networks,” in Global Journal on Technology, vol. 1, Feb 2013.
F. Shirin Abkenar, M. Z. Alam and A. Jamalipour, “Transaction Throughput Maximization under Delay and Energy Constraints in Fog-IoT Networks,” GLOBECOM 2020 – 2020 IEEE Global Communications Conference, 2020, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/GLOBECOM42002.2020.9348186.
F. Shirin Abkenar, Y. Zeng and A. Jamalipour, “Energy Consumption Tradeoff for Association-Free Fog-IoT,” ICC 2019 – 2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2019, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/ICC.2019.8761255.
F. Shirin Abkenar, A. Ghaffarpour Rahbar and A. Ebrahimzadeh, “Best fit (BF): A new Spectrum Allocation mechanism in Elastic Optical Networks (EONs),” 2016 8th International Symposium on Telecommunications (IST), 2016, pp. 24-29, doi: 10.1109/ISTEL.2016.7881775.
Under Review Papers:
F. Shirin Abkenar, P. Ramezani, S. Iranmanesh, S. Murali, M. Chulerttiyawong, X. Wan, R. Raad, and A. Jamalipour, “A Survey on Mobile Edge-Driven Technologies in IoT Networks: State-of-the-Art, Architectures, and Challenges,” submitted to IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials.
Extra Curricular Activities, Honors, and Awards:
Selected for Cisco MentorMe Program 2021, where only 37% of applicants were successfully chosen.
Recipient of the competitive Paulette Isabel Jones PhD Completion Scholarship, 2021.
Recipient of the competitive Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS), 2020 and 2021.
Selected as an IEEE Ambassador 2019.
Recipient of the competitive Student Travel Grant for the IEEE ICC conference, May 2019.
Recipient of the competitive Engineering and IT Research Scholarship – tuition fee and stipend, 2018 – 2021.
Recipient of the Fellowship and Teaching Assistant scholarship, University of California, Davis, 2018.