Mahtab Hossain

Dr Mahtab Hossain Member of IoT and Security Research (ISEC) Centre

Senior Lecturer

A K M Mahtab Hossain joined the Department of Computing and Mathematical Sciences in May, 2015, and is currently serving as a Senior Lecturer. Mahtab received his PhD from the Department of Electrical and Computing Engineering of National University of Singapore (NUS). His research interests lie in topics related to indoor positioning, wireless sensor networks, mobile computing and data science.

Mahtab teaches modules related to data science, Web application development, user-centred design methodology and software engineering in general.

Positions held previously

2013-2015, Postdoctoral Researcher, University College Cork, Ireland

2010-2012, Research Specialist, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

Responsibilities within the university

Member of our IoT and Security Research (ISEC) Centre

Module leader of Software Development courses
  • Enterprise Patterns and Frameworks
  • User Centred Web Engineering
  • Web Application Development


  • National University of Singapore (NUS) Research Scholarship during the whole duration of Ph.D. study.
  • Hisamatsu Prize from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand for the most outstanding performance among Master’s students in Computer Science, 2005.
  • Prime Minister’s Award for excellence of merit in Higher Secondary School Certificate, Bangladesh, 1996.


  • Irish Research Council/UTRC Post-doctoral Fellowship, 2013.
  • FHEA (Fellow of the Higher Education Academy)
  • BCS (Member)
  • Ph.D. University of Singapore, 2010.
  • M.Eng. Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, 2005.
  • B.Sc. Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), 2003.

Research / Scholarly interests

Mahtab’s research focuses on delivering cost-effective indoor localisation solutions using existing infrastructure (e.g., Wi-Fi networks) and off-the-shelf mobile phone sensors (e.g., accelerometer, gyroscope, BLE, Wi-Fi). He explores statistical analysis of the signals, and apply machine learning (data science) approaches.

  • Localization and Positioning Systems
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Mobile Ad-hoc Network Routing
  • Internet Mobility (Mobile IP)
  • Wireless Communications

Key funded projects

1. Middleware Techniques for Robust Control in Cyber-Physical Systems, Principal Investigator (Funded by Irish Research Council/United Technologies Research Center Ireland Ltd.), Jan., 2013 - Jan., 2015.

2. Indoor Location Tracking, NUS Doctoral Fellowship, Ministry of Education, Singapore, Aug., 2005 – Jul., 2010.

Recent publications


Hossain, A. K. M. Mahtab , Sreenan, Cormac J., Alberola, Rodolfo De Paz (2016), Neighbour-disjoint multipath for low-power and lossy networks. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). In: , , , . Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, 12: 23 (3) . pp. 1-25 ISSN: 1550-4859 (Print), 1550-4867 (Online) (doi:

Hossain, A.K.M. Mahtab and , Soh, Wee-Seng (2015), A survey of calibration-free indoor positioning systems. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Computer Communications, 66 . pp. 1-13 ISSN: 0140-3664 (Print), 1873-703X (Online) (doi:

Gurung, Sarita , Hossain, A.K.M. Mahtab, Kanchanasut, Kanchana (2014), A hop-count based positioning algorithm for wireless ad-hoc networks. Springer US. In: , , , . Springer US, Wireless Networks, 20 (6) . pp. 1431-1444 ISSN: 1022-0038 (Print), 1572-8196 (Online) (doi:

Hossain, A.K.M. Mahtab , Mekbungwan, Preechai, Kanchanasut, Kanchana (2013), Directed information dissemination in vehicular ad-hoc networks. Springer US. In: , , , . Springer US, Wireless Networks, 20 (5) . pp. 899-916 ISSN: 1022-0038 (Print), 1572-8196 (Online) (doi:

Conference proceedings

Hossain, A. K. M. Mahtab and , Loukas, George (2019), Participatory location fingerprinting through stationary crowd in a public or commercial indoor environment. ACM. In: , , , MobiQuitous '19: Proceedings of the 16th EAI International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Service. ACM, . pp. 424-433 . ISBN: 9781450372831 (doi:

Hossain, A. K. M. Mahtab , Sreenan, Cormac J., Fedor, Szymon (2014), A neighbour disjoint multipath scheme for fault tolerant wireless sensor networks. IEEE. In: IEEE DCOSS, , , 2014 IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS. IEEE, . pp. 308-315 . ISBN: 9781479946174ISSN: 2325-2936 (Print), 2325-2944 (Online) (doi: