I am currently an Assistant Professor at Mälardalen University and Senior Researcher at RISE SICS Västerås. I received my Ph.D. degree in Informatics from the Technical University of Valencia in 2016. My research interests include wireless networks, network simulation, vehicular ad-hoc networks, and MAC layer protocols. I have published my research works in international journals and conferences, such as International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing (IJAHUC), Journal of IETE Technical Review, IEEE PIMRC 2016, IEEE VTC2015-Fall, IEEE CCNC 2015. I was a visiting researcher at University of Bologna in Italy, Halmstad University in Sweden, and the National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Japan.
Services to the Research Community
vehicles in mines), Role: Internal Project Manager, Abstract: SafePos 2 is a national funded project that aims to increase the possibility for positioning and connectivity for use in manual or remote controlled fire and rescue operations in complex underground structures. Duration: September 2016–September 2018.
Smart@CarPhone (Toward Seamless Smartphone and Vehicle Integration to Connect Drivers with Sensors and the Environment in a Holistic Service-Oriented Architecture), Role: Communication Technologies Expert, Abstract: The overall objective the project is to achieve a seamless integration between vehicles and smartphones devices, allowing to sense data from inside the vehicle and the outside environment, and build upon that data to provide the end user with a full set of ITS mobility solutions. Duration: May 2015–May 2018.
His research interests include wireless networks, network simulation, vehicular ad-hoc networks, MAC layer protocols security & privacy, Cloud, and Fog.
Practical 3-D Beam Pattern Based Channel Modeling for Multi-Polarized Massive MIMO Systems (Apr 2018) Saeid Aghaeinezhadfirouzja , Hiu Liu , Ali Balador Sensors Journal (Sensors)
Supporting Beacon and Event-Driven Messages in Vehicular Platoons through Token-Based Strategies (Mar 2018) Ali Balador, Elisabeth Uhlemann, Carlos T. Calafate , Juan-Carlos Cano Sensors Journal (Sensors)
Industrial IoT Security Threats and Concerns by Considering CISCO and Microsoft IoT reference Models (Feb 2018) Ali Balador, Jawad Mustafa , Zeinab Bakhshi Valojerdi IEEE WCNCW 2018 (IEEE WCNCW 2018)
Communication Middleware Technologies for Industrial Distributed Control Systems: A Literature Review (Sep 2017) Ali Balador, Niclas Ericsson , Zeinab Bakhshi Valojerdi International Conference on Emerging Technologies And Factory Automation (ETFA'17)
A Reliable Token-Based MAC Protocol for V2V Communication in Urban VANET (Sep 2016) Ali Balador, Annette Böhm , Carlos T. Calafate , Juan-Carlos Cano IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC 17)
A Token-Based MAC Protocol for Achieving High Reliability in VANET (Jul 2016) Ali Balador BMW Summer School 2016 (BMWSS 2016)
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