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Dr. Augustine Ikpehai MSc, PhD, FHEA, MIEEE, MIET

Lecturer


Summary

Dr Augustine Ikpehai received PhD in Smart Grid communication from the Manchester Metropolitan University and MSc in Communication Engineering from Lancaster University, both in UK. He joined Sheffield Hallam University in January 2019 as a lecturer in the Department of Engineering & Mathematics.

Augustine has over 10 years’ experience in industry and R&D with core expertise in Network Engineering, Communication Systems, Smart Grid Technologies and IoT. He has executed and participated in many successful projects funded by EPSRC, EU-H2020 and Innovate-UK up to £31.3M.



About

Dr Augustine is a lecturer within the Electronic Engineering subject group. Before joining Sheffield Hallam, he was as a Post-Doctoral Researcher in Electrical & Electronic Engineering Division, Manchester Metropolitan University.

 In the last five years, Augustine has been involved in many research projects such as “City Verve” IoT for Smart City project in which he was a task leader of IoT access technologies.

During his Post-Doc (Oct 2017 to Jan 2019), he also worked on the energy and ICT work packages in “Triangulum” Smart Cities project. A major outcome of Triangulum is the creation of a living lab to support scholarly activities on smart grid technologies.

The rest projects are "Smart In-building Micro-grid for Energy Management" and the UK-South Korean EPSRC project on "Peer to Peer (P2P) Energy Trading/Sharing" in partnership with Oxford, Bath and Imperial College.

 Augustine publishes widely in leading peer-reviewed journals and conferences. His current research interests include Smart Grid Technologies, IoT systems, Software-Defined Networking/Network Function Virtualisation, Power Line Communication, Energy Management, Intelligent Systems for Critical Infrastructure, Smart Wireless Power Transfer, Transactive Energy Systems and Resource Allocation & Control in communication systems.

 Dr Augustine has served as member of organising committee and Technical Program Committee in many IEEE conferences as well as referee in many renowned journals. He is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy. Prior his PhD, Augustine worked as a Communication Network Engineer at Zenith Bank Plc, Nigeria where he obtained industry certifications such as CCNA, CCNP, CCIE (written), JNCIA and JNCIS.

Awards:

Newton Fund/British Council Researchers Link Travel Grant, April 2019

Winner MMU Research Knowledge Exchange Award, 2016

Winner MMU Knowledge Exchange Outstanding Project of the year Award, 2016

UK-Brazil Newton Fund/British Council Researchers Link Travel Grant,Foz do Iguacu,  July 2019

UK-China Newton Fund/British Council Researchers Link Travel Grant, Xi'An,  August 2019



Teaching

Department of Engineering and Mathematics

Electronic Engineering

Computer Systems Engineering

Computer Systems Engineering, Network Engineering and PCB Design 

Research

  •  Triangulum- a €23M EU H2020 Smart Cities project (G/Agreement 646578-Triangulum-H2020-2014-2015/H2020-SCC-2014) in collaboration with 21 other partners in Europe.
  • City Verve - a £10M Innovate UK-funded IoT/Smart City project in collaboration with Cisco and 21 other partners in UK ( Grant Innovate UK 102561).
  • Smart In-building Micro-grid for Energy Management- a £700K research project funded by TSB/EPSRC (G/Agreement EP/M506758/1 through Innovate U.K. Grant 101836) in partnership with 1 SME.
  • Peer to Peer (P2P) Energy Trading/Sharing - £1M UK-South Korean EPSRC project (G/ Agreement EP/N03466X/1) in partnership with Oxford, Bath, Imperial College and 5 Korean institutions.

Publications

Journal articles

Otebolaku, A., Enamamu, T., Alfoudi, A., Ikpehai, A., Marchang, J., & Lee, G.M. (2020). Deep Sensing: Inertial and Ambient Sensing for Activity Context Recognition Using Deep Convolutional Neural Networks. Sensors, 20 (13), 3803. http://doi.org/10.3390/s20133803

Anoh, K.O.O., Maharjan, S., Ikpehai, A., Zhang, Y., & Adebisi, B. (2020). Energy Peer-to-Peer Trading in Virtual Microgrids in Smart Grids: A Game-Theoretic Approach. IEEE Trans. Smart Grid, 11, 1264-1275. http://doi.org/10.1109/TSG.2019.2934830

Jogunola, O., Adebisi, B., Ikpehai, A., Popoola, S., Gui, G., Gacanin, H., & Ci, S. (2020). Consensus Algorithms and Deep Reinforcement Learning in Energy Market: A Review. IEEE Internet of Things Journal. http://doi.org/10.1109/JIOT.2020.3032162

Rozman, M., Ikpehai, A., Adebisi, B., Rabie, K., Gacanin, H., Ji, H., & Fernando, M. (2019). Smart wireless power transmission system forautonomous EV charging. IEEE Access, 7, 112240-112248. http://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2912931

Anoh, K., Maharjan, S., Ikpehai, A., Zhang, Y., & Adebisi, B. (2019). Energy Peer-to-Peer Trading in Virtual Microgrids in Smart Grids: A Game-Theoretic Approach. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 1. http://doi.org/10.1109/TSG.2019.2934830

Ikpehai, A., Adebisi, B., Rabie, K.M., Anoh, K., Ande, R.E., Hammoudeh, M., ... Mbanaso, U.M. (2018). Low-Power Wide Area Network Technologies for Internet-of-Things: A Comparative Review. IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 1. http://doi.org/10.1109/JIOT.2018.2883728

Jogunola, O., Adebisi, B., Anoh, K., Ikpehai, A., Hammoudeh, M., Harris, G., & Gacanin, H. (2018). Distributed adaptive primal algorithm for P2P-ETS over unreliable communication links. Energies, 11 (9), 2331. http://doi.org/10.3390/en11092331

Adebisi, B., Rabie, K.M., Ikpehai, A., Soltanpur, C., & Wells, A. (2018). Vector OFDM transmission over non-Gaussian power line communication channels. IEEE systems journal, 12 (3), 2344-2352. http://doi.org/10.1109/JSYST.2017.2669086

Adebisi, B., Anoh, K., Rabie, K.M., Ikpehai, A., Fernando, M., & Wells, A. (2018). A New Approach to Peak Threshold Estimation for Impulsive Noise Reduction Over Power Line Fading Channels. IEEE Systems Journal, 1-12. http://doi.org/10.1109/JSYST.2018.2808230

Jogunola, O., Ikpehai, A., Anoh, K., Adebisi, B., Hammoudeh, M., Gacanin, H., & Harris, G. (2018). Comparative analysis of P2P architectures for energy trading and sharing. Energies, 11 (1), 62. http://doi.org/10.3390/en11010062

Jogunola, O., Ikpehai, A., Anoh, K., Adebisi, B., Hammoudeh, M., Son, S.-.Y., & Harris, G. (2017). State-of-the-art and prospects for peer-to-peer transaction-based energy system. Energies, 10 (12), 2106. http://doi.org/10.3390/en10122106

Rabie, K.M., Adebisi, B., Gacanin, H., Nauryzbayev, G., & Ikpehai, A. (2017). Performance evaluation of multi-hop relaying over non-gaussian PLC channels. Journal of communications and networks, 19 (5), 531-538. http://doi.org/10.1109/JCN.2017.000084

Rozman, M., Fernando, M., Adebisi, B., Rabie, K.M., Collins, T., Kharel, R., & Ikpehai, A. (2017). A new technique for reducing size of a wpt system using two-loop strongly-resonant inductors. Energies, 10 (10), 1614. http://doi.org/10.3390/en10101614

Sha'aban, Y.A., Ikpehai, A., Adebisi, B., & Rabie, K.M. (2017). Bi-directional coordination of plug-in electric vehicles with economic model predictive control. Energies, 10 (10), 1507. http://doi.org/10.3390/en10101507

Ikpehai, A., Adebisi, B., Rabie, K.M., Fernando, M., & Wells, A. (2017). Energy-Efficient Vector OFDM PLC Systems with Dynamic Peak-Based Threshold Estimation. IEEE Access, 5, 10723-10733. http://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2017.2709254

Rozman, M., Fernando, M., Adebisi, B., Rabie, K.M., Kharel, R., Ikpehai, A., & Gacanin, H. (2017). Combined conformal strongly-coupled magnetic resonance for efficient wireless power transfer. Energies, 10 (4), 498. http://doi.org/10.3390/en10040498

Tsado, Y., Gamage, K.A.A., Adebisi, B., Lund, D., Rabie, K.M., & Ikpehai, A. (2017). Improving the reliability of optimised link state routing in a smart grid neighbour area network based wireless mesh network using multiple metrics. Energies, 10 (3), 287. http://doi.org/10.3390/en10030287

Ikpehai, A., Adebisi, B., Rabie, K.M., Haggar, R., & Baker, M. (2016). Experimental study of 6LoPLC for home energy management systems. Energies, 9 (12), 1046. http://doi.org/10.3390/en9121046

Ikpehai, A., Adebisi, B., & Rabie, K.M. (2016). Broadband PLC for Clustered Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Architecture. Energies, 9 (7), 569. http://doi.org/10.3390/en9070569

Ali, A., Ikpehai, A., Adebisi, B., & Mihaylova, L. (2016). Location prediction optimisation in WSNs using kriging interpolation. IET Wireless Sensor Systems, 6 (3), 74-81. http://doi.org/10.1049/iet-wss.2015.0079

Aiyelabowo, P., Noordin, N.K., Ikpehai, A., & Adebisi, B. (2015). Cooperative Relaying In Power Line Environment: A Survey and Tutorial. International Journal of Innovative Research in Computer and Communication Engineering, 3 (5), 4224-4247. http://doi.org/10.15680/ijircce.2015.0305121

Conference papers

Anoh, K., Ikpehai, A., Adebisi, B., Rabie, K., Popoola, W., & Gacanin, H. (2019). OFDM systems design using harmonic wavelets. 2019 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC). http://doi.org/10.1109/WCNC.2019.8885573

Anoh, K., Bajovic, D., Ikpehai, A., Adebisi, B., & Vukobratovic, D. (2019). Enabling peer to peer energy trading in virtual microgrids with LP-WAN. In IEEE EUROCON 2019 -18th International Conference on Smart Technologies. IEEE: http://doi.org/10.1109/EUROCON.2019.8861594

Ikpehai, A., Adebisi, B., Anoh, K., Jogunola, O., & Hammoudeh, M. (2019). Adaptive Routing Algorithm for Information Management in Distributed Microgrids in Smart Grid. IFAC-PapersOnLine, 52 (4). http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2019.08.232Get

Ikpehai, A., Adebisi, B., & Anoh, K. (2019). Can 6LoPLC Enable Indoor IoT ? 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Power Line Communications and its Applications (ISPLC). http://doi.org/10.1109/ISPLC.2019.8693430

Ikpehai, A., Adebisi, B., & Anoh, K. (2019). Effects of traffic characteristics on energy consumption of IoT End Devices in Smart City. In Global Information Infrastructure and Networking Symposium, Thessaloniki, Greece, 23 October 2018 - 25 October 2018. IEEE: http://doi.org/10.1109/GIIS.2018.8635744

Anoh, K.O.O., Ikpehai, A., Rabie, K.M., Adebisi, B., & Popoola, W.O. (2018). PAPR reduction of wavelet-OFDM systems using pilot symbols. ISPLC, 1-6. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/8356884/proceeding

Anoh, K., Ikpehai, A., Bajovic, D., Jogunola, O., Adebisi, B., Vukobratovic, D., & Hammoudeh, M. (2018). Virtual microgrids: A management concept for peer-to-peer energy trading. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, 43. http://doi.org/10.1145/3231053.3231096

Anoh, K., Ikpehai, A., Rabie, K., Adebisi, B., & Popoola, W. (2018). PAPR reduction of wavelet-OFDM systems using pilot symbols. 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Power Line Communications and its Applications, ISPLC 2018, 129-134. http://doi.org/10.1109/ISPLC.2018.8360242

Ikpehai, A., Adebisi, B., & Kharel, R. (2016). Smart street lighting over narrowband PLC in a smart city: The Triangulum case study. IEEE International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks, CAMAD, 242-247. http://doi.org/10.1109/CAMAD.2016.7790365

Ikpehai, A., & Adebisi, B. (2016). Home energy management system over low-power narrowband PLC. 2016 10th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing, CSNDSP 2016. http://doi.org/10.1109/CSNDSP.2016.7573998

Rozman, M., Ikpehai, A., Adebisi, B., & Rabie, K.M. (2016). Channel characterisation of cooperative relaying power line communication systems. 2016 10th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing, CSNDSP 2016, 1-5. http://doi.org/10.1109/CSNDSP.2016.7574000

Ikpehai, A., & Adebisi, B. (2015). 6LoPLC for smart grid applications. 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Power Line Communications and Its Applications, ISPLC 2015, 211-215. http://doi.org/10.1109/ISPLC.2015.7147616

Ali, A., Costas, X., Lyudmila, M., Adebisi, B., & Ikpehai, A. (2014). Kriging interpolation based sensor node position management in dynamic environment. 2014 9th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing, CSNDSP 2014, 293-297. http://doi.org/10.1109/CSNDSP.2014.6923842

Postgraduate supervision

Matjaz Rozman (PhD, Full-Time, second supervisor), Thesis: 'Wireless Power Transfer for Automotive Applications', Completed: April 2019.

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