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Dr Shama Islam



Lecturer in Electrical Engineering


Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env


School of Engineering


Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus


Bachelor of Science (Electronic & Elec. Eng.), Bangladesh University, 2011
Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University, 2015


Dr. Shama Naz Islam received the PhD degree in Engineering from the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia in May, 2015. From 2010 to 2011, she had been a lecturer in the department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. In March 2016, she joined the School of Engineering at Deakin University as a lecturer. Her research interests involve efficient and reliable transmission protocol design for smart grid communication. She has 16 publications in prestigious journals and peer-reviewed conferences, including IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Journal of Communications and Networks and IEEE Wireless Communications Letters. In 2012, she received the best student paper award in Women in Engineering category in IEEE Australia Council student paper contest. From 2009, she has been a member of IEEE, IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Women in Engineering. In 2014, she has been accredited as an associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK.

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Research interests

  • Smart Grid Communication
  • Energy management
  • Internet of Things
  • Cooperative Communication
  • Wireless Relay Networks

Teaching interests

Data Communication

Smart Grid Communication

Units taught

SEE206-Measurement and Instrumentation in Trimester 1, 2016

SEE208- Modern Power Generation Systems and Design in Trimester 2, 2016

SEE412- Data Communication in Trimester 2, 2016

SEE409- Energy Efficiency and Demand Management, Trimester 1, 2017

SEE705- Energy Efficiency and Demand Management, Trimester 1, 2017

Knowledge areas

  • Smart Grid Communication
  • Energy management
  • Cooperative Communication
  • Internet of Things
  • Wireless Relay Networks


1. ANU PhD Scholarship

2. ANU HDR Merit Scholarship

3. Dean's List Scholarship in BUET

4. Best Student Paper Award in WIE category for the 2012-2013 IEEE Australia Council student paper contest

5. 3rd prize for poster presentation in the EEE Undergraduate Project Workshop, 2009 in BUET, Dhaka


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Relay aided smart meter to smart meter communication in a microgrid

S Islam, M Mahmud, A Oo

(2016), pp. 1-6, SmartGridComm 2016 : Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, Sydney, N.S.W., E1


Achievable rate and error performance of an amplify and forward multi-way relay network in the presence of imperfect channel estimation

S Islam

(2016), Vol. 10, pp. 272-282, IET communications, Stevenage, Eng., C1-1


SER analysis of multi-way relay networks with M-QAM modulation in the presence of imperfect channel estimation

S Islam, S Durrani, P Sadeghi

(2016), Vol. 18, pp. 677-687, Journal of communications and networks, Piscataway, N.J., C1-1


Multi-pair two-way relay networks: interference management using lattice codes and amplify and compute relaying

S Islam, S Durrani, P Sadeghi

(2016), pp. 1-6, AusCTW 2016 : Proceedings of the Australian Communications Theory Workshop, Melbourne, Victoria, E1-1


Error performance analysis of a clustered multiway relay network

S Islam

(2016), Vol. 65, pp. 8952-8963, IEEE transactions on vehicular technology, Piscataway, N.J., C1-1


A novel user pairing scheme for functional decode-and-forward multi-way relay network

S Islam, S Durrani, P Sadeghi

(2015), Vol. 17, pp. 128-148, Physical communication, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1


Optimal user pairing to improve the sum rate of a pairwise AF multi-way relay network

S Islam

(2015), Vol. 4, pp. 261-264, IEEE wireless communications letters, Piscataway, N.J., C1-1


Multi-group multi-way relaying with multi-stage non-regenerative relay stations

S Islam, S Durrani

(2015), pp. 43-47, ICT 2015 : Proceedings of the 2015 22nd International Conference on Telecommunications, Sydney, New South Wales, E1-1


Error performance analysis of decode-and-forward and amplify-and-forward multi-way relay networks with binary phase shift keying modulation

S Islam, P Sadeghi, S Durrani

(2013), Vol. 7, pp. 1605-1616, IET Communications, Stevenage, Eng., C1-1



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