Professor Mahbub Hassan's Industry Collaborations

In various capacities, ranging from developing short courses to inventing new technologies, Professor Mahbub Hassan has collaborated with Canon, Vodafone, CISCO, NEC, Telstra, Lucent, IBM, Huawei, Nokia, Qualcomm, Nayna Networks, V/Line, and RTA. Some of these are non-funded informal collaborations with specific research scientists from the R&D labs, while others are formally funded by the industry either as direct research contracts or through the Industry Linkage Grant scheme of the Australian Research Council (ARC).


An industry-funded research project aimed at developing advanced network traffic control strategies to enable better reception of audio and video over IP-based communication networks. Canon is a leading manufacturer of IP or network video cameras.

Outcome: US Patent 7555560 "IP Rate Control", Award Date - June, 2009, Inventor - Mahbub Hassan, Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha (Tokyo, JP)


An ARC Linkage funded project to advance understanding of Quality of Service in mobile and wireless communication environments. Vodafone is a leading telecommunications operator and mobile data service provider.

Outcome: Research publication "Optimizing Profit and Performance for Multi-homed Mobile Hotspots," 2005 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC).


Research collaboration with scientists from CISCO R&D labs in the USA.

Outcome: Research publication "Optimizing HTTP-Based Adaptive Streaming in Vehicular Environment using Markov Decision Process," IEEE Transactions on Multimedia 17(12), pp. 2297 - 2309, 2015.


Informal collaborations with scientists from the R&D labs to organize special journal issues on key problems facing the telecommunications industry.



Memorandum of Understanding for collaborative research on wireless communication between traffic lights. RTA is known for the development of SCATS, an adaptive traffic light control system, which is now marketed worldwide and used in many countries to control traffic lights.

Outcome: Research publication "Experiences in Deploying a Wireless Mesh Network Testbed for Traffic Control," ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, Vol. 37 No. 5, October 2007, pages 17-28.


Memorandum of Understanding for collaboration on Mobile Internet research, specifically targetted for trains. V/Line is one of the largest train operators in Australia.

Outcome: Research publications


Contract projects to develop various short courses on Internet Protocol Fundamentals.

Outcome: Short courses that were used to (re)train engineers working in these industries.