Work place: Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos 100213, Nigeria;
Research Interests: Computer systems and computational processes, Wireless Networks, Wireless Communication, Communications, Information Security, Network Security, Information-Theoretic Security
Agbotiname Lucky Imoize (Member, IEEE) received the B.Eng. degree (Hons.) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria, in 2008, and the M.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, in 2012. He is a Lecturer with the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Lagos. Before joining the University of Lagos, he was a Lecturer with the Bells University of Technology, Nigeria. He worked as the Core Networks Products Manager at ZTE, Nigeria, from 2011 to 2012; and as a Networks Switching Subsystem Engineer at Globacom, Nigeria, from 2012 to 2017. He was awarded the Fulbright Fellowship as a Visiting Research Scholar at the Wireless@VT Laboratory, Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech., USA, where he worked under the supervision of Prof. R. Michael Buehrer, from 2017 to 2018. He is currently a Research Scholar with Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, under the Nigerian Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) through the Nigerian-German Postgraduate Program. He is a Registered Engineer with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) and a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE). He has coedited one book and coauthored over 70 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. His research interests include beyond 5G and 6G wireless communications, chaotic communications, and wireless security networks.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijigsp.2023.05.01, Pub. Date: 8 Oct. 2023
Denoising is a vital aspect of image preprocessing, often explored to eliminate noise in an image to restore its proper characteristic formation and clarity. Unfortunately, noise often degrades the quality of valuable images, making them meaningless for practical applications. Several methods have been deployed to address this problem, but the quality of the recovered images still requires enhancement for efficient applications in practice. In this paper, a wavelet-based universal thresholding technique that possesses the capacity to optimally denoise highly degraded noisy images with both uniform and non-uniform variations in illumination and contrast is proposed. The proposed method, herein referred to as the modified wavelet-based universal thresholding (MWUT), compared to three state-of-the-art denoising techniques, was employed to denoise five noisy images. In order to appraise the qualities of the images obtained, seven performance indicators comprising the Root Mean Square Error (RMSE), Mean Absolute Error (MAE), Structural Content (SC), Peak Signal to Noise Ratio (PSNR), Structural Similarity Index Method (SSIM), Signal-to-Reconstruction-Error Ratio (SRER), Blind Spatial Quality Evaluator (NIQE), and Blind/Referenceless Image Spatial Quality Evaluator (BRISQUE) were employed. The first five indicators – RMSE, MAE, SC, PSNR, SSIM, and SRER- are reference indicators, while the remaining two – NIQE and BRISQUE- are referenceless. For the superior performance of the proposed wavelet threshold algorithm, the SC, PSNR, SSIM, and SRER must be higher, while lower values of NIQE, BRISQUE, RMSE, and MAE are preferred. A higher and better value of PSNR, SSIM, and SRER in the final results shows the superior performance of our proposed MWUT denoising technique over the preliminaries. Lower NIQE, BRISQUE, RMSE, and MAE values also indicate higher and better image quality results using the proposed modified wavelet-based universal thresholding technique over the existing schemes. The modified wavelet-based universal thresholding technique would find practical applications in digital image processing and enhancement.[...] Read more.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijwmt.2022.04.05, Pub. Date: 8 Aug. 2022
Probabilistic parametric functions such as density and distribution functions modeled to depict certain stochastic behaviour are used to express the fundamental theories of reliability engineering. In the existing works of literature, a few probability distribution functions have been well reported. However, selecting and identifying the most suitable distribution functions to reliably model and fit datasets remain. This work examines the application of three different methods for selecting the best function to model and fit measured data. The methods comprise the parametric maximum likelihood estimation, Akaike Information Criteria and the Bayesian Information Criteria. In particular, these methods are implemented on Signal Interference to Noise Ratio (SINR) data acquired over an operational Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband networks in a typical built-up indoor and outdoor campus environment for three months. Generally, results showed a high level of consistency with the Kolmogorov-Semirnov Criteria. Specifically, the Weibull distribution function showed the most credible performance for radio signal analysis in the three study locations. The explored approach in this paper would find useful applications in modeling, design and management of cellular network resources[...] Read more.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijigsp.2022.04.04, Pub. Date: 8 Aug. 2022
Failure modeling is an essential component of reliability engineering. Enhanced failure rate modeling techniques are vital to the effective development of predictive and analytical methodologies, demonstration of the engineering procedure, allocation of procedures, design, and control of procedures. However, failure rate modeling has not been given adequate treatment in the literature. The need to investigate failure rate modeling leveraging cutting-edge techniques cannot be overemphasized. This paper proposed and applied a joint support vector regression (SVR) and wavelet transform (WT) approach termed (WT-SVR) to training and learning the call failures rate in wireless system networks. The wavelet transform has been accomplished using the wavelet compression sensing technique. In this technique, the standardized call failure rate data first go through a wavelet filtering transformation matrix. This is followed by separating and outputting the transformed filtered components in the compression phase. Finally, the transformed filtered output components were trained and evaluated using the SVR based on statistical learning theory. The resultant outcome revealed that the proposed WT-SVR learning method is by far better than using only the SVR method for call rate prognostic analysis. As a case in point, the WT-SVR attained STD values of 0.12, 0.21, 2.32, 0.22, 0.90, 0.81 and 0.34 on call failure data estimation compared to the basic SVR that attained higher STD values of 0.45, 0.98, 0.99, 0.46, 1.44, 2.32 and 3.22, respectively.[...] Read more.
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