The Telecommunications and Networking (TeleCoN) Research Lab, GIK Institute, has a strong collaboration with Laboratory of Information Processing and Transmission (L2TI), University of Paris 13, France, in the areas of vehicular ad hoc and sensor networks. Recently, Dr. Saadi Boudjit of L2TI delivered a talk at TeleCoN Research Lab on multimedia WSN-based network of aerial drones for surveillance. It was then when Mr. Nouman Bashir, MS Student in FEE and Member of TeleCoN Research Group (2016–2018), developed an interest in this area. After completing his MS degree, Mr. Bashir submitted a Ph.D. proposal to L2TI for working on multi-hop routing in a network of aerial drones for road surveillance. On recommendation from TeleCoN, the proposal was accepted by L2TI and Mr. Bashir received an offer for a fully-funded Ph.D. with a monthly stipend of €2000.
Mr. Nouman Bashir also had Ph.D. offers from Imperial College London and University of New South Wales, Sydney, and he had earned the Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) scholarship. He could have joined any of these two universities under the PEEF scholarship but he decided to join L2TI.
Mr. Bashir has recently embarked on his Ph.D. at L2TI and is working on multi-hop routing in a network of aerial drones for road surveillance (link).