Resume

Dr. Akl has over 25 years of industry and academic experience. He is currently a Tenured Associate Professor at the University of North Texas and a Senior Member of IEEE. He has designed, implemented, and optimized both hardware and software aspects of several wireless communication systems for CDMA, WiFi, and sensor networks. Dr. Akl has broad expertise in wireless communication, Bluetooth, CDMA/WCDMA network optimization, GSM, LTE, VoIP, telephony, computer architecture, and computer networks. He is a very active researcher and is well published and cited. He has been awarded many research grants by leading companies in the industry and the National Science Foundation. He has developed and taught over 100 courses in his field. Dr. Akl has received several awards and commendation for his work, including the 2008 IEEE Professionalism Award and was the winner of the 2010 Tech Titan of the Future Award.

Dr. Akl has extensive experience with patents in the wireless and networking industry.  In the past ten years, he has worked as a technical expert in dozens of patent related matters, involving thousands of hours of research, investigation, and study.  He has repeatedly been qualified as an expert by Courts, and has provided numerous technology tutorials to Courts, and given testimony by deposition and at trial.  He has worked with companies large and small, both for and against the validity and infringement of patents, and has also helped counsel and Courts to understand technology that often seems complex.  In doing so, he has become familiar with, and actively worked with, the legal principles that underlie patentability and validity and claim interpretation in the wireless and networking industries.

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Education
D.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Washington University in Saint Louis, Aug 2000,
GPA: 4.0/4.0
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Washington University in Saint Louis, May 1996,
GPA: 4.0/4.0
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Washington University in Saint Louis, May 1994,
GPA: 4.0/4.0
B.S. in Computer Science, Washington University in Saint Louis, May 1994,
GPA: 4.0/4.0
Graduated summa cum laude and ranked first in undergraduate class.
Dissertation: “Cell Design to Maximize Capacity in Cellular Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) Networks.” Advisors: Dr. Manju Hegde and Dr. Paul Min
Areas of Expertise

2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, CDMA/WCDMA, GPS, GSM, UMTS, LTE, Ad-hoc Networks, Bluetooth, Call Admission Control, Channel Coding, Compression, Computer Architecture, MIMO Systems, Multi-cell Network Optimization, Packet-networks, Telephony, VoIP, Wi-Fi, Wireless Communication, Wireless Sensors.

Employment Experience

1/2012–present          University of North Texas         Denton, TX
Associate Chair of Graduate Studies of Computer Science and Engineering

  • In charge of all adminstrative duties related to the Masters and Phd programs in the department.

5/2008–present          University of North Texas         Denton, TX
Associate Professor

  • Conducting research on cellular networks and wireless sensor networks.
  • Teaching wireless communication courses.
  • Advising graduate and undergraduate students.

9/2002–5/2008          University of North Texas         Denton, TX
Assistant Professor

  • Conducting research on WCDMA/UMTS wireless networks.
  • Teaching wireless communication and computer architecture courses.
  • Advising graduate and undergraduate students.

1/2002–8/2002         University of New Orleans         New Orleans, LA
Assistant Professor

  • Designed and taught two new courses “Computer Systems Design I and II”.
  • Developed a Computer Engineering Curriculum with strong hardware-design emphasis.
  • Formed a wireless research group.
  • Advised graduate and undergraduate students.

10/2000–12/2001      Comspace Corporation             Coppell, TX
Senior Systems Engineer

  • Designed, coded (in Matlab), and simulated Viterbi decoding, Turbo coding, trellis coded modulation (TCM), and Reed-Muller codes.
  • Optimized soft decision parameters and interleavers for additive white Gaussian and Rayleigh faded channels.
  • Extended the control and trunking of Logic Trunked Radio (LTR) to include one-to-one and one-to-many voice and data messaging.

8/1996–8/2000         MinMax Corporation                Saint Louis, MO
Research Associate

  • Designed a software package that provides the tools to flexibly allocate capacity in a CDMA network and maximize the number of subscribers.
  • Analyzed and simulated different audio compression schemes.
  • Validated, simulated (logical and timing), and developed the hardware architecture for an ATM switch capable of channel group switching.

8/1994–8/2000         Washington University            Saint Louis, MO
Research and Teaching Assistant

  • Taught, consulted, and graded Circuit Analysis at the undergraduate level and Network Design at the graduate level.
Litigation Support and Expert Witness Experience

2019 Fish & Richarson, P.C.
Case: LG Electronics Inc. v. Saint Lawrence Communications LLC
Southern district of New York, Case No. 1:18-cv-11082-DLC
Matter: Patent infringement, EVS
Project: Declaration relating to motion for summary judgement

2019 Ropes & Gray LLP
Case: SIPCO, LLC v. Emerson Electric Co.
In the Matter of Certain Wireless Mesh Networking Products and Related Components Thereof, ITC Investigation No. 337-TA-1131
Matter: Patent infringement, links in wireless networks and remote monitoring
Project: Source code review, declaration to support claim construction

2019 Fish & Richarson, P.C.
Case: Maxell Ltd. v. Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., ZTE, et al.
Eastern district of Texas, Texarkana division, Case No. 5:18-cv-0033-RWS
Matter: Patent infringement, portable computing devices
Project: Declaration regarding claim construction

2019 Ropes & Gray LLP
Case: Emerson Electric Co. v. SIPCO, LLC
IPR2019-00548, IPR2019-00549
Matter: Inter Partes Review, routing in wireless networks
Project: Two declarations to support two IPR petitions

2018 Mishcon de Reya New York LLP
Case: ChanBond, LLC v. Atlantic Broadband Group, LLC, et al.
District of Delaware, Case No. 1:15-cv-00842-RGA
Matter: Patent infringement, wideband signal distribution system
Project: Validity expert report, deposition, sur-reply expert report

2018 Fish & Richarson, P.C.
Case: In re: Qualcomm Antitrust Litigation (Client Apple)
Southern district of California, Case No. 3:17-cv-00108-GPC-MDD
Matter: Qualcomm antitrust litigation
Project: Two expert rebuttal reports, deposition

2018 Susman Godfrey LLP
Case: In re: Qualcomm Antitrust Litigation (Client Class Action)
Northern district of California, Case No. 5:17-md-02773-LHK
Matter: Qualcomm antitrust litigation
Project: Expert declaration on standard essential patents, expert report on deemed essential patents, rebuttal expert report, deposition

2018 284 Partners
Case: Federal Trade Commission v. Qualcomm Incorporated
Northern district of California, Case No. 5:17-cv-00220
Matter: Qualcomm antitrust litigation
Project: Expert report on standard essential patents, rebuttal report, deposition

2018 Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Case: Route1 Inc. v. Airwatch LLC
District of Delaware, Case No. 17-331-RGA
Matter: Patent infringement, remote access
Project: Source code review, declaration regarding claim construction, infringement expert report, validity expert report, reply expert report, deposition, declaration regarding re-exam

2018 Sidley Austin LLP
Case: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd v. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
IPR2017-01471, IPR2017-01474, IPR2017-01475
Matter: Inter Partes Review, 4G/LTE
Project: Three declarations to support three Patent Owner responses, supplemental declaration, deposition

2018 Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
Case: IPC Systems, Inc. v. Cloud9 Technologies, LLC
District of Delaware, Case No. 16-cv-443-GMS
Matter: Patent infringement, telephone stations and trading turrets
Project: Source code review, declaration regarding claim construction, supplemental declaration regarding claim construction

2018 Haynes and Boone, LLP
Case: LG Electronics Inc., et al. v. Wi-LAN Inc., et al.
IPR2018-00673, IPR2018-00674, IPR2018-00704, IPR2018-00705, IPR2018-00709, IPR2018-00710
Matter: Inter Partes Review, bandwidth allocation
Project: Six declarations to support six IPR petitions, two depositions, two reply declarations

2018 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Case: Cellular Communications Equipment v. ZTE, HTC Corporation, et al.
Eastern district of Texas, Case No. 6:16-cv-475-RWS
Matter: Patent infringement, LTE, power control, emergency notification
Project: Invalidity expert report, deposition

2018 Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP
Case: FanDuel, Inc. DraftKings, Inc., and Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment PLC. v. CG Technology Development, LLC
IPR2017-00902, IPR2017-01333, IPR2017-01491, IPR2017-01532
Matter: Inter Partes Review, location-based gaming
Project: Four declarations to support four Patent Owner responses, two supplemental declarations, four depositions

2018 Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
Case: Hytera Communications Corp. Ltd. v. Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Northern district of Ohio, Case No. 1:17-cv-01794-DNC
Matter: Patent infringement, two-way radios
Project: Source code review, declaration regarding claim construction, rebuttal declaration regarding claim construction, deposition

2017 Covington & Burling LLP
Case: Sharp Corporation, et al. v. Hisense Co., Ltd., et al.
In the Matter of Certain Wi-Fi Enabled Electronic Devices and Components Thereof, ITC Investigation No. 337-TA-1072
Matter: Patent infringement, Wi-Fi, OFDMA
Project: Declaration regarding claim construction

2017 Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Case: Airwatch LLC and VMWare Inc. v. Route1 Inc.
IPR2017-021452
Matter: Inter Partes Review, remote access
Project: Declaration to support Patent Owner response

2017 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Case: XR Communications, LLC. v. Ubiquiti Networks, Inc.
Central district of California, Case No. 2:17-cv-02968-AG(JCGx)
Matter: Patent infringement, Wi-Fi and adaptive antennas
Project: Declaration to support claim construction, deposition

2017 Covington & Burling LLP
Case: Huawei Device USA Inc. v. Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
IPR2018-00209, IPR2018-00210
Matter: Inter Partes Review, base station selection, GPS/Cellular location
Project: Two declarations to support two IPR petitions

2017 Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
Case: Hytera Communications Corp. Ltd. v. Motorola Solutions, Inc.
IPR2018-00128, IPR2017-02183
Matter: Inter Partes Review, two-way radios
Project: Declaration to support IPR petition, deposition, two supplemental declarations, two depositions

2017 Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP
Case: Hytera Communications Corp. Ltd. v. Motorola Solutions, Inc.
IPR2017-02179, IPR2017-02183
Matter: Inter Partes Review, two-way radios
Project: Two declarations to support two IPR petitions, deposition

2017 Mayer Brown LLP
Case: Silver Spring Networks, Inc. v. Sunrise Technologies, Inc.
Silver Spring Networks, Inc. v. Weatherproof Wireless, LLC
IPR2017-To Be Assigned, IPR2017-To Be Assigned
Matter: Inter Partes Review, power meter
Project: Two declarations to support two IPR petitions

2017 Covington & Burling LLP
Case: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd. v. Huawei Device USA Inc. et al.
Eastern district of Texas, Texarkana division, Case No. 5:16-cv-00178-RWS
Matter: Patent infringement, 3G/4G
Project: Source code review, declaration regarding claim construction, invalidity expert report, non-infringement expert report, non-infringing alternatives expert report, two depositions

2017 Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP
Case: LG Electronics, Inc. et al. v. BLU Products, Inc. and CT Miami, LLC
In the Matter of Certain LTE Wireless Communication Devices and Components Thereof, ITC Investigation No. 337-TA-1051
Matter: Patent infringement, 4G/LTE
Project: Declaration regarding claim construction, second declaration regarding claim construction

2017 Sidley Austin LLP
Case: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
IPR2017-01979, IPR2017-01980, IPR2017-01986
Matter: Inter Partes Review, 4G/LTE
Project: Three declarations to support three IPR petitions, deposition

2017 Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP
Case: Motorola Solutions, Inc. v. Hytera Communications Corp. Ltd. et. al
In the Matter of Certain Two-way Radio Equipment Systems, Related Software and Components Thereof, ITC Investigation No. 337-TA-1053
Matter: Patent infringement, two-way radio
Project: Source code review, declaration regarding claim construction, invalidity expert report, non-infringement expert report, deposition, ITC hearing testimony

2017 Haynes and Boone, LLP
Case: Rackspace US, Inc. v. Realtime Data LLC
IPR2017-01691
Matter: Inter Partes Review, data compression
Project: Declaration to support IPR petition

2017 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Case: ZTE (USA), HTC Corporation, et al. v. Celllular Communications Equipment
IPR2017-01508, IPR2017-01509
Matter: Inter Partes Review, LTE, power control, emergency notification
Project: Two declarations to support two IPR petitions, two depositions

2017 Alston & Bird LLP; Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP
Case: Itron, Inc. and Duke Energy Corp. v. Smart Meter Technologies
IPR2017-01199
Matter: Inter Partes Review, power meter
Project: Declaration to support IPR petition, deposition

2017 Haynes and Boone, LLP
Case: Ericsson Inc. v. Regents of the University of Minnesota
IPR2017-01186, IPR2017-01200, IPR2017-01213
Matter: Inter Partes Review, OFDM and MIMO
Project: Three declarations to support three IPR petitions

2017 Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
Case: GENBAND US, LLC v. Metaswitch Networks Ltd, et al.
Eastern district of Texas, Marshal division, Case No. 2:16-cv-582-JRG-RSP
Matter: Patent infringement, Internet protocols and VoIP
Project: Expert report regarding essentiality

2017 Mayer Brown LLP
Case: Uniloc USA, Inc. et al. v. Avaya Inc., ShoreTel Inc., et al.
Eastern district of Texas, Tyler division, Case No. 6:15-cv-1168-JRG
Matter: Patent infringement, instant messaging and conference calling
Project: Source code review, non-infringement consulting

2017 Fish & Richardson, P.C.
Case: Nokia Solutions and Network US LLC, et al. v. Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., et al.
Eastern district of Texas, Marshal division, Case No. 2:16-cv-753-JRG-RSP, 2:16-cv-754-JRG-RSP
Matter: Patent infringement, 4G/LTE
Project: Claim construction, two declarations

2017 Rothwell Figg Ernst & Manbeck, PC; Pepper Hamilton LLP
Case: Samsung Electronics v. Rembrandt Wireless Technologies, LP
IPR2015-00555
Matter: Ex Parte Reexamination, Bluetooth
Project: Two declarations to support two Patent Owner responses, supplemental declaration to support Patent Owner reply

2016 Sidley Austin LLP
Case: Huawei Technologies Co., et al. v. Samsung Electronics Co, et al. and Samsung Research Amercica v. Hisilicon Technolgoes Co. LTD
Northern district of California, San Francisco division, Case No. 3:16-cv-2787-WHO
Matter: Patent infringement, 3G/4G/LTE
Project: Source code review, declaration regarding claim construction, declaration opposing summary judgement, infringement expert report, invalidity expert report, non-infringement expert report, validity expert report, two depositions

2016 Bragalone Conroy PC
Case: Securus Technologies, Inc. v. Global Tel*Link Corporation
CBM2017-00034
Matter: Covered Business Method Review, call monitoring and recording
Project: Declaration to support CBM petition, deposition

2016 Braxton, Hilton & Perrone PLLC
Case: Biosonix, LLC. v. Hydrowave, LLC et al.
Eastern district of Texas, Case No. 2:16-cv-139-RC
Matter: Patent infringement, underwater transceivers
Project: Claim construction, Markman hearing testimony

2016 Gray Reed & McGraw
Case: Optis Cellular Technology, LLC and PanOptis Patent Management LLC. v. Blackberry Corporation, et al.
Eastern district of Texas, Marshal division, Case No. 2:16-cv-59-JRG-RSP, Case No. 2:16-cv-61-JRG-RSP, Case No. 2:16-cv-61-JRG-RSP
Matter: Patent infringement, LTE
Project: Claim construction, three declarations regarding claim construction, deposition

2016 Ropes & Gray LLP; Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey
Case: SIPCO, LLC v. Emerson Electric Co. et al
Eastern district of Texas, Tyler division, Case No. 6:15-cv-907
Emerson Electric Co. et al.
v. SIPCO, LLC et al.
Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta division, Case No. 1:15-cv-00319-AT
Matter: Patent infringement, links in wireless networks and remote monitoring
Project: Source code review, invalidity consulting

2016 EIP US LLP
Case: GENBAND US, LLC et al. v. Metaswitch Networks Ltd
IPR2015-01456, IPR2015-01457
Matter: Inter Partes Review, media gateways
Project: Two declarations to support Patent Owner responses, two depositions

2016 Haynes and Boone, LLP
Case: Cox Communications, Inc. v. AT&T Intellectual Property I, II, LP
IPR2015-01187, IPR2015-01227, IPR2015-01273, IPR2015-01536
Matter: Inter Partes Review, cable networks
Project: Four declarations to support Patent Owner responses, four depositions

2016 Mayer Brown LLP
Case: Odyssey Wireless v. Motorola Mobility LLC.
Eastern district of North Carolina, Western division, Case No. 5:14-cv-491-D, Southern disctrict of California, Case No. 3:15-cv-01741-H-RBB
Matter: Patent infringement, LTE
Project: Source code review, non-infringement consulting

2016 Cooley LLP; Finnegan LLP
Case: Saint Lawrence Comm. LLC v. Motorola Mobility, ZTE (USA) Inc., et al.
Eastern district of Texas, Marshal division, Case No. 2:15-cv-000351-JRG, Case No. 2:15-cv-000349-JRG
Matter: Patent infringement, speech compression, coding and decoding
Project: Invalidity expert report, expert report regarding AMR-WB standard, expert report regarding OPUS and SILK, supplemental expert report regarding invalidity, two-day depositions, jury trial testimony for Motorola

2015 Sidley Austin LLP
Case: Evolved Wireless, LLC v. Microsoft Corp, et al.
District of Delaware, Case No. 15-cv-546
Matter: Patent infringement, LTE
Project: Prior art and invalidity consulting

2015 McKool Smith
Case: Optis Wireless Technology, LLC and PanOptis Patent Management LLC. v. ZTE Corporation and ZTE (USA) Inc.
Eastern district of Texas, Marshal division, Case No. 2:15-cv-300-JRG-RSP
Matter: Patent infringement, cellular messages and multimedia attachments
Project: Source code review, claim construction, declaration

2015 Fish & Richardson, P.C.
Case: Saint Lawrence Comm. LLC v. LG Elec., Inc. et al.
Eastern district of Texas, Marshal division, Case No. 2:14-cv-1055-JRG
Matter: Patent infringement, speech compression, coding and decoding
Project: Invalidity expert report

2015 Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP
Case: LG Electronics, Inc. v. Cellular Communications,Equipment LLC
IPR2016-00178
Matter: Inter Partes Review, LTE
Project: Declaration to support IPR petition

2015 McKool Smith
Case: AT&T, et al. v. Cox Communication, Inc. et al.
District of Delaware, Case No. 14-1106-GMS
Matter: Patent infringement, cable networks
Project: Claim construction, declaration

2015 McKool Smith
Case: Ericsson Inc., et al. v. TCL Communication, et al.
Eastern district of Texas, Marshal division, Case No. 2:15-cv-00011-RSP
Matter: Patent infringement, wireless devices and systems
Project: Claim construction, declaration, infringement expert report, validity expert report, two-day depositions

2015 Foley & Lardner LLP
Case: Kyocera Communications, Inc. v. Cellular Communications Equipment LLC
IPR2015-01559, IPR2015-01564
Matter: Inter Partes Review, LTE
Project: Two declarations to support two IPR petitions

2015 Fish & Richardson, P.C.
Case: Fairfield Industries Inc. v. Wireless Seismic, Inc.
Southern district of Texas, Case No. 4:14-cv-02972-KPE
Matter: Patent infringement, wireless sensor networks
Project: Non-infringement expert report

2015 Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
Case: GENBAND US, LLC v. Metaswitch Networks Ltd, et al.
Eastern district of Texas, Marshal division, Case No. 2:14-cv-33-JRG-RSP
Matter: Patent infringement, Internet protocols and VoIP
Project: Expert report regarding essentiality, non-infringement expert report, rebuttal expert report regarding non-practice, supplemental rebuttal expert report, three-day depositions, jury trial testimony

2015 Duane Morris LLP; Foley & Lardner LLP
Case: Mobile Telecommunications Technologies, LLC v. Leap Wireless International, Cricket Communications, Inc.
Eastern district of Texas, Marshal division, Case No. 2:13-cv-00885-RSP
Matter: Patent infringement, OFDM and MIMO
Project: Non-infringement expert report, deposition

2015 Hogan Lovells US LLP; Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
Case: One-E-Way v. Beats Electronics, LLC, Sony Corporation, et al.
In the Matter of Certain Wireless Headsets, ITC Investigation No. 337-TA-943
Matter: Patent infringement, wireless communication
Project: Claim construction, declaration

2015 McKool Smith
Case: Solocron Media, LLC v. AT&T Inc., et al.
Eastern district of Texas, Marshal division, Case No. 2:13-cv-1059-JRG
Matter: Patent infringement, ringtone download
Project: Claim construction, claim invalidity expert report

2015 EIP US LLP
Case: Good Technology Software, Inc. v. Mobile Iron, Inc.
IPR2015-00833, IPR2015-00836, IPR2015-01090
Matter: Inter Partes Review, software management in wireless devices
Project: Three declarations to support three IPR petitions

2015 McKool Smith
Case: AirWatch LLC v. Good Technology Corp
Northern District of Georgia, Case No. 1:14-cv-02281-SCJ
Matter: Patent infringement, software management in wireless devices
Project: Claim construction, declaration

2015 Simpson Thacher & Barlett LLP
Case: IXI Mobile (R&D) Ltd. et al. v. Apple Inc.
Southern District of New York, Case No. 14-cv-7594-RJS
Matter: Patent infringement, PDA and Bluetooth
Project: Invalidity consulting

2014 Bragalone Conroy PC
Case: Global Tel*Link Corporation v. Securus Technologies, Inc.
IPR2014-00785, IPR2014-00810, IPR2014-00824, IPR2014-00825,
IPR2014-01278, IPR2014-01282, IPR2014-01283
Matter: Inter Partes Review, VoIP call monitoring and recording, allocating telecommunication resources and information systems
Project: Seven declarations to support seven Patent Owner responses, five depositions

2014 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Case: Shopkick, Inc. v. Novitaz, Inc.
IPR2015-00277, IPR2015-00278
Matter: Inter Partes Review, wireless customer service management
Project: Two declarations to support two IPR petitions

2014 Paul Hastings LLP
Case: Cellular Communications Equipment LLC v. AT&T, et al.
Eastern district of Texas, Tyler division, Case No. 6:13-cv-507-LED (Lead Case for Consolidation)
Matter: Patent infringement, 3G cellular communication
Project: Claim construction, declaration

2014 Baker Botts LLP
Case: Orlando Communications LLC v. AT&T, et al.
M.D. Florida, Case No. 6:14-cv-01021
Matter: Patent infringement, 3G/4G cellular communication
Project: Non-infringement and claim construction consulting

2014 EIP US LLP
Case: Good Technology Software, Inc. v. AirWatch LLC
IPR2015-00248, IPR2015-00875
Matter: Inter Partes Review, software management in wireless devices
Project: Two declarations to support two IPR petitions

2014 Bragalone Conroy PC
Case: Securus Technologies, Inc. v. Global Tel*Link Corporation
IPR2015-00153, IPR2015-00155, IPR2015-00156
Matter: Inter Partes Review, VoIP call monitoring and recording
Project: Three declarations to support three IPR petitions, two depositions

2014 Andrews Kurth LLP
Case: Sony Mobile Communications (USA) v. Adaptix Inc.
IPR2014-01524, IPR2014-01525
Matter: Inter Partes Review, subcarrier selection in LTE
Project: Two declarations to support two IPR petitions, deposition

2014 Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Baker & McKenzie LLP
Case: VTech Telecommunications Ltd., et al. and Uniden Corp, et al. v. Spherix Incorporated
IPR2014-01432
Matter: Inter Partes Review, IP telephony
Project: Declaration to support IPR petition, deposition, reply declaration, deposition

2014 Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Baker & McKenzie LLP
Case: Spherix Inc. v. VTech Telecommunications Ltd., et al. and Uniden Corp, et al.
Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, Case No. 3:13-cv-3494 and 3:13-cv-3496
Matter: Patent infringement, IP telephony
Project: Claim construction, declaration, deposition

2014 McKool Smith
Case: Good Technology Corp. v. MobileIron, Inc. and AirWatch LLC
Northern District of California, Case No. 5:12-cv-05826-PSG and 5:12-cv-05827-EJD
Matter: Patent infringement, software management in wireless devices
Project: Claim construction, three declarations, claim invalidity expert report, non-infringement expert report, deposition, jury trial testimony

2014 Lee & Hayes
Case: Broadcom Corp. v. Ericsson, Inc.
IPR2013-00601, IPR2013-00602, and IPR2013-00636
Matter: Inter Partes Review, ARQ protocols
Project: Three declarations to support Patent Owner Responses, two declarations to support Patent Owner’s Motion to Amend, deposition, two reply declarations

2014 Sidley Austin LLP
Case: Adaptix, Inc. v. Huawei Technologies Co., et al.
Eastern District of Texas, Case No. 6:13-cv-00438, 439, 440 and 441
Matter: Patent infringement, subcarrier selection in LTE
Project: Non-infringement consulting, source code review

2014 Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP
Case: Cell and Network Selection LLC v. Huawei Technologies Co., et al.
Eastern District of Texas, Case No. 6:13-cv-00404-LED-JDL
Matter: Patent infringement, base station selection in LTE
Project: Non-infringement consulting

2014 Feinberg Day Alberti & Thompson LLP
Case: DSS Technology Management, Inc. v. Apple Inc.
Eastern district of Texas, Tyler division, Case No. 6:13-cv-00919-JDL
Matter: Patent infringement, PDA and Bluetooth
Project: Claim construction and invalidity consulting

2014 Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Case: Digcom Inc. v. ZTE (USA) , Inc.
District of Nevada, Case No. 3:13-cv-00178-RCJ-WGC
Matter: Patent infringement, cellular communication
Project: Claim construction consulting

2014 Lott & Fischer
Case: Zenith Electronics, LLC, et al. v. Craig Electronics, Inc.
Southern District of Florida, Case No. 9:13-cv-80567-DMM/DLB 
Matter: Patent infringement, HDTV transmission and reception
Project: Opening expert report regarding nonessentiality

2013 McKool Smith
Case: Zenith Electronics, LLC, et al. v. Curtis International LTD.
Southern District of Florida, Case No. 9:13-cv-80568-DMM/DLB
Matter: Patent infringement, HDTV transmission and reception
Project: Claim construction, declaration, deposition

2013 Gibson Dunn
Case: Straight Path IP Group v. Sharp Corp. and Sharp Electronics Corp.
In the Matter of Certain Point-to-Point Network Communication Devices and Products Containing Same, ITC Investigation No. 337-TA-892
Matter: Patent infringement, point-to-point network communication
Project: Non-infringement consulting

2013 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Case: Monec Holding AG v. Motorola Mobility LLC, et al.
District of Delaware, Case No. 1:11-cv-798-LPS-SRF
Matter: Patent infringement, application download on tablets
Project: Non-infringement expert report for Motorola, non-infringement expert report for HTC, deposition

2013 Gartman Law Group
Case: Lone Star WiFi LLC v. Legacy Stonebriar Hotel, Ltd; et al.
Eastern Dist. of Texas, Tyler, Case No. 6:12-cv-957
Matter: Patent infringement, levels of access in WiFi networks
Project: Claim validity consulting

2013 White & Case, LLP
Case: Nokia Corp and Nokia, Inc. v. HTC Corp and HTC America, Inc.
In the Matter of Certain Portable Electronic Communication Devices, Including Mobile Phones and Components Thereof, ITC Investigation No. 337-TA-885
Matter: Patent infringement, App downlink and installation
Project: Non-infringement consulting

2013 Heim, Payne & Chorush, LLP
Case: Rembrandt Wireless v. Samsung; and RIM/Blackberry
Eastern Dist. of Texas, Marshal, Case No. 2:13-cv-213-JRG-RSP
Matter: Patent infringement, Bluetooth
Project: Expert report regarding validity, deposition, jury trial

2013 Baker Hostetler; Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Case: Comcast v. Sprint; and Nextel Inc.
Eastern Dist. of Pennsylvania, Case No. 2:12-cv-00859-JD
Matter: Patent infringement, SMS/MMS in Cellular Networks
Project: Infringemement expert report, validity expert report, reply expert report, declaration, two-day depositions, jury trial testimony

2013 McKool Smith
Case: Samsung Electronics America v. Ericsson Inc.
In the Matter of Certain Wireless Communications Equipment and Articles Therein, ITC Investigation No. 337-TA-866
Matter: Patent infringement, LTE uplink and downlink
Project: Prior art research, source code review, claim construction, claim invalidity expert report, non-infringement expert report, ITC hearing testimony

2012 DLA Piper US LLP
Case: CSR Technology Inc. v. Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
USDC-San Francisco, Case No. 3:12-cv-02619-RS
Matter: Patent infringement, radio transceivers
Project: Claim construction, declaration

2012 Fish & Richardson P.C.
Case: GPNE Corp. v. Apple, Inc.; et al.
USDC-ND California, Case No. 5:12-cv-02885-LHK
Matter: Patent infringement, resource allocation in wireless networks
Project: Prior art research consulting

2012 Polsinelli Shughart PC
Case: Single Touch Interactive v. Zoove Corporation
Northern district of California, Case No. 3:12-cv-00831-JSC
Matter: Patent infringement, abbreviated dialing, information delivery
Project: Claim construction, Markman hearing testimony, two declarations

2012 K & L Gates
Case: EON Corp. IP Holdings, LLC v. Novatel Wireless, Inc.; et al.
DC-Tyler, Texas, Case No. 6:11-cv-00015-LED-JDL
Matter: Patent infringement, wireless modem and 3G services
Project: Non-infringement expert report, deposition

2012 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Case: CSR Technology, Inc. v. Bandspeed, Inc.
Western Dist. of Texas, Case No. 1:12-cv-297-LY
Matter: Patent infringement, packet identification in 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
Project: Source code review, Markman hearing testimony, infringement expert report

2012 Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Case: Wi-LAN v. HTC America, Inc.
Eastern Dist. of Texas, Case No. 6:10-cv-521-LED
Matter: Patent infringement, CDMA, Orthogonal Codes
Project: Source code review, non-infringement expert report, deposition, jury trial testimony

2012 Dechert LLP
Case: Hitachi v. TPV and Vizio, Inc.; Vizio v. Hitachi, LTD.
Eastern Dist. of Texas, Case No. 2:10-cv-260
Matter: Patent infringement, HD television transmission and reception
Project: Prior art research, claim invalidity consulting

2012 Fish & Richardson P.C.; Covington & Burling; Alston & Bird; Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
Case: InterDigital Commc'n, LLC v. Huawei Tech. Co., LTD; LG Electronics, Inc.Nokia, Inc.; and ZTE (USA) Inc.
Certain Wireless Devices With 3G Capabilities and Components Thereof, ITC Investigation No. 337-TA-800
Matter: Patent infringement, channel coding in UMTS, HSDPA
Project: Non-infringement consulting

2012 Fish & Richardson P.C.; Covington & Burling; Alston & Bird; Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
Case: InterDigital Commc'n, LLC v. Huawei Tech. Co., LTD; LG Electronics, Inc.Nokia, Inc.; and ZTE (USA) Inc.
Dist. of Delaware, Case No. 1:11-cv-00654-UNA
Matter: Patent infringement, channel coding in UMTS, HSDPA
Project: Non-infringement consulting

2011 O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Case: MobileMedia Ideas, LLC v. Apple, Inc.
Dist. of Delaware, Case No. 1:10-cv-00258-SLR-MPT
Matter: Patent infringement, voice control, call rejection in mobile phones
Project: Source code review, prior art research, declaration claim invalidity expert report, non-infringement expert report, deposition, jury trial testimony

2011 Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
Case:  Apple, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co.
Northern Dist. of California, Case No. 5:11-cv-01846-LHK
Matter: Patent infringement, channel coding in CDMA, E-AGCH, TFCI
Project: Prior art research, claim construction consulting

2011 Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Case: Vizio, Inc. v. Renesas Electronics America, Inc.
ITC Investigation No. 337-TA-789
Matter: Patent infringement, HD television transmission and reception
Project: Claim invalidity consulting

2011 Shapiro Cohen
Case: TexXc Wireless Inc. v. Andrew LLC; and Mobi Antenna Technologies Ltd.
Matter: Patent infringement, antenna design, sectorized cellular network
Project: Claim validity consulting

2010 Fish & Richardson P.C.
Case: Vizio, Inc., v. LG Electronics, Inc.
ITC Investigation No. 337-TA-733
Matter: Patent infringement, HD television transmission and reception systems
Project: Claim charts, claim construction expert report, deposition

2010 Fish & Richardson P.C.
Case: Vizio, Inc., v. LG Electronics, Inc.
Dist. of Maryland, Case No. 1:09-cv-1481-BEL
Matter: Patent infringement, HD television transmission and reception systems
Project: Claim charts, claim construction expert report, deposition

2008 Kaye Scholer LLP
Case: eBay Inc. v. IDT.
Western Dist. of Arkansas, Case No. 4:08-cv-4015-HFB
Matter: Patent infringement, long distance communication system using Internet
Project: Prior art research, claim construction consulting

2008 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Case: Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc.
Eastern Dist. of Texas, Case No. 2:07-cv-00341-DF-CE
Matter: Patent infringement, two level wireless protocol
Project: Prior art research

2006 Woodfill & Pressler
Case: Charles Russell v. Interinsurance Exchange of the Auto Club
Harris County, Texas, Case No. 2005-19706
Matter: House fire and insurance claim
Project: Determining user location using cellular phone records, expert report, deposition, jury trial testimony

Consulting History

1/2013–3/2013        Heim, Payne & Chorush, LLP        Houston, TX
Analyze patents on wireless technologies.

4/2007–5/2007        Collin County Sheriff's Office        McKinney, TX
Analyzed cellular record data and determined user location in a double-homicide investigation.

4/2004–5/2004         Allegiant Integrated Solutions     Fort Worth, TX
Designed and developed an integrated set of tools for fast deployment of wireless networks. The tools optimize the placement of Access Points and determine their respective channel allocations to minimize interference and maximize capacity.

3/2002–4/2002         Input/Output Incorporated         New Orleans, LA
Designed an implemented an algorithm in MATLAB for optimizing the frequency selection process used by sonar for scanning the bottom of the ocean.

6/1998–7/1998         Teleware Corporation                 Seoul, South Korea
Designed and developed a software package for analyzing the capacity in a CDMA network to maximize the number of subscribers.
 

Publications
Conference Papers
 
  1. R. Chataut, R. Akl, U. Dey, “ Least Square Regressor Selection Based Detection for Uplink 5G Massive MIMO Systems,” IEEE WAMICON 2019 The 20th Annual IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference, April 2019, paper no. 1570524727, 6 pgs.

  2. R. Chataut, R. Akl, “ Huber Fitting Based ADMM Detection for Uplink 5G Massive MIMO Systems,” IEEE UEMCON 2018 The 9th Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communications Conference, November 2018, paper no. 1570492416, 5 pgs.

  3. R. Chataut, R. Akl, “ Efficient and Low Complex Uplink Detection for 5G Massive MIMO Systems,” IEEE WAMICON 2018 The 19th Annual Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference, April 2018, paper no. 1570431593, 6 pgs.

  4. R. Chataut, R. Akl, “ Optimal Pilot Reuse Factor Based on User Environments in 5G Massive MIMO,” IEEE CCWC 2018 The 8th Annual Computing and Communication Workshop Conference, Januart 2018, paper no. 1570413394, 6 pgs.

  5. S. Alotaibi, R. Akl, “ Radio Resource Management in LTE Femtocell Networks,” IEEE NCA ’17 International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications, November 2017, paper no. 117, 5 pgs.

  6. U. Sawant, R. Akl, “ Subcarrier Allocation in LTE Network Deployment with Mobility,” IEEE UEMCOM 2017 The 8th Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, October 2017, paper no. 1570349184, 8 pgs.

  7. S. Alotaibi, R. Akl, “ Packet Scheduling Bandwidth Type-Based Mechanism for LTE,” IEEE UEMCOM 2017 The 8th Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, October 2017, paper no. 1570394639, 6 pgs.

  8. S. Alotaibi, R. Akl, “ Dynamic Fractional Frequency Reuse (FFR) Scheme for Two-Tier Network in LTE,” IEEE UEMCOM 2017 The 8th Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, October 2017, paper no. 1570394969, 6 pgs.

  9. U. Sawant, R. Akl, “ Evaluation of Adaptive and Non Adaptive LTE Fractional Frequency Reuse Mechanisms,” IEEE WOCC 2017 The 26th Annual Wireless and Optical Communications Conference, April 2017, paper no. 1570341174, 6 pgs.

  10. S. Alotaibi, R. Akl, “ Range-Based Scheme for Adjusting Transmission Power for Femtocells in Co-Channel Deployment,” IEEE WTS 2017 The 16th Annual Wireless Telecommunications Symposium, April 2017, paper no. 1570334744, 4 pgs.

  11. U. Sawant, R. Akl, “ A Novel Metric to Study the Performance of Sectorized Fractional Frequency Reuse Techniques in LTE,” IEEE WTS 2017 The 16th Annual Wireless Telecommunications Symposium, April 2017, paper no. 1570338498, 7 pgs.

  12. S. Alotaibi, R. Akl, “ Dynamic Frequency Partitioning Scheme for LTE HetNet Networks Using Fractional Frequency Reuse,” IEEE WCNC ’17 Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, March 2017, paper no. 1570332420, 5 pgs., demo and poster.

  13. U. Sawant, R. Akl, “ Performance Evaluation of Network Productivity for LTE Heterogeneous Networks with Reward-Penalty Weights Assessment,” IEEE CCWC 2017 The 7th Annual Computing and Communication Workshop Conference, January 2017, paper no. 1570328396, 6 pgs.

  14. S. Alotaibi, R. Akl, “ Self-Adjustment Downlink Transmission Power for Femtocells in Co-Channel Deployment in Hetergeneous Networks,” IEEE CCWC 2017 The 7th Annual Computing and Communication Workshop Conference, January 2017, paper no. 1570326815, 6 pgs.

  15. U. Sawant, R. Akl, “ Performance Evaluation of Sectorized Fractional Frequency Reuse Techniques Using Novel Metric,” IEEE ISCC 2016 The Twenty-First IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, June 2016, paper no. 1570275270, 7 pgs.

  16. R. Tidwell, S. Akumalla, S. Karlaputi, R. Akl, K. Kavi, and D. Struble, “Evaluating the Feasibility of EMG and Bend Sensors for Classifying Hand Gestures,” 1st International Conference on Multimedia and Human Computer Interaction, July 2013, paper no. 63, 8 pgs.

  17. R. Akl, K. Pasupathy, and M. Haidar, “Anchor Nodes Placement for Effective Passive Localization,” 2011 IEEE International Conference on Selected Topics in Mobile and Wireless Networks (iCOST), October 2011, paper no. 1569490799, pp. 127 - 132.

  18. R. Akl, P. Kadiyala, and M. Haidar, “Non-Uniform Grid-Based Routing in Sensor Networks,” 9th IEEE Malaysia International Conference on  Communications, December 2009, paper no. 1569243649, pp. 536 - 540.

  19. M. Haidar, M. Al-Rizzo, Y. Chan, R. Akl, M. Bouharras, “Throughput Validation of an Advanced Channel Assignment Algorithm in IEEE 802.11 WLAN,” IEEE 2009 International Conference on Communication Software and Networks, February 2009, paper no. P385, pp. 801 - 806.

  20. R. Akl and  D. Keathly, “Robocamp: Encouraging Young Women to Embrace STEM,” 4th Annual TETC Best Practices Conference, February 2009, 13 pgs.

  21. M. Haidar, R. Ghimire, M. Al-Rizzo, R. Akl, Y. Chan, “Channel Assignment in an IEEE 802.11 WLAN Based on Signal-to-interference Ratio,” IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering: Communications and Networking, May 2008, paper no. 1569092894, pp. 1169 - 1174.

  22. H. Al-Rizzo, M. Haidar, R. Akl, and Y. Chan, “Enhanced Channel Assignment and Load Distribution in IEEE 802.11 WLANs,” 2007 IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication, November 2007, paper no. 1569042132, pp. 768 - 771.

  23. R. Akl and Y. Saravanos, Hybrid Energy-Aware Synchronization Algorithm in Wireless Sensor Networks,” 18th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, September 2007, paper no 692, 5 pgs.

  24. M. Haidar, R. Akl, and H. Al-Rizzo, Channel Assignment and Load Distribution in a Power-Managed WLAN,” 18th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, September 2007, paper no. 463, 5 pgs.

  25. D. Keathly and R. Akl, Attracting and Retaining Women in Computer Science and Engineering: Evaluating the Results,” Proceedings of American Society for Engineering Education: ASEE Annual Conference, June 2007, paper no. AC 2007-1229, 10 pgs.

  26. M. Haidar, R. Akl, H. Al-Rizzo, Y. Chan, R. Adada, Optimal Load Distribution in Large Scale WLAN Networks Utilizing a Power Management Algorithm,” Proceedings of IEEE Sarnoff Symposium, May 2007, 5 pgs.

  27. R. Dantu, P. Kolan, R. Akl, and K. Loper, Classification of Attributes and Behavior in Risk Management Using Bayesian Networks,” Proceedings of IEEE Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference, May 2007, pp. 71-74. (76 accepted)

  28. R. Akl and A. Arepally, Dynamic Channel Assignment in IEEE 802.11 Networks,” Proceedings of IEEE Portable 2007: International Conference on Portable Information Devices, March 2007, pp 309-313. (65 accepted)

  29. R. Akl and U. Sawant, Grid-based Coordinated Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks,” Proceedings of IEEE CCNC 2007: Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, January 2007, pp. 860-864. (acceptance ratio 33%, 540 submitted and 181 accepted)

  30. R. Akl and A. Arepally ,  Simulation of Throughput in UMTS Networks with Different Spreading Factors,” Proceedings of IEEE VTC Fall 2006: Vehicular Technology Conference, September 2006, pp. 1-5. (acceptance ratio 36%, 1126 submitted and 409 accepted)

  31. A. Alhabsi, H. Al-Rizzo, and R. Akl, Parity Assisted Decision Making for QAM Modulation,” Proceedings of International Conference on Mobile Computing and Wireless Communications, September 2006, paper no. 1568988776, 5 pgs.

  32. R. Akl and R. GarlickRetention and Recruitment of Women in Computer Engineering,” Proceedings of ICEE 2006: International Conference on Engineering Education, July 2006, paper no. 3318, 5 pgs.

  33. R. Garlick and R. Akl,  Intra-Class Competitive Assignments in CS2: A One-Year Study,” Proceedings of ICEE 2006: International Conference on Engineering Education, July 2006, paper no. 3325, 5 pgs.

  34. R. Akl, D. Tummala, and X. Li ,  Indoor Propagation Modeling at 2.4 GHz for IEEE 802.11 Networks,” Proceedings of WNET 2006: Wireless Networks and Emerging Technologies, July 2006, paper no. 510-014, 6 pgs.

  35. P. Chen,  K. Kavi, and R. Akl, Performance Enhancement by Eliminating Redundant Function Execution,” Proceedings of IEEE: 39th Annual Simulation Symposium, April 2006, pp. 143-150. (acceptance ratio 41%, 89 submitted and 37 accepted)

  36. R. Akl and S. Nguyen, “Capacity Allocation in Multi-cell UMTS Networks for Different Spreading Factors with Perfect and Imperfect Power Control,” Proceedings of IEEE CCNC 2006: Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, January 2006, vol. 2, pp. 928-932. (acceptance ratio 23%, 600 submitted and 140 accepted)

  37. W. Li, K. Kavi, and R. Akl, An Efficient Non-Preemptive Real-Time Scheduling,” Proceedings of 18th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems, Las Vegas, NV, September 2005, pp. 154-160. (acceptance ratio 27%, 205 submitted and 57 accepted)

  38. S. Nguyen and R. Akl, “Approximating User Distributions in WCDMA Networks Using 2-D Gaussian,” Proceedings of CCCT 05: International Conference on Computing, Communications, and Control Technologies, July 2005.

  39. R. Akl and S. Park, “Optimal Access Point Selection and Traffic Allocation in IEEE 802.11 Networks,” Proceedings of 9th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (WMSCI 2005): Communication and Network Systems, Technologies and Applications, July 2005, vol. 8, pp. 75-79. (acceptance ratio 59%, 1539 submitted and 913 accepted)

  40. R. Akl, M. Naraghi-Pour, and M. Hegde, “Throughput Optimization in Multi-Cell CDMA Networks,” Proceedings of IEEE WCNC: Wireless Communications, and Networking Conference, March 2005, vol. 3, pp. 1292-1297. (acceptance ratio 40%, 1000 submitted and 400 accepted)

  41. R. Akl, “Subscriber Maximization in CDMA Cellular Networks,” Proceedings of CCCT 04: International Conference on Computing, Communications, and Control Technologies, August 2004, vol. 3, pp. 234-239. (acceptance ratio 55%,  1000 submitted and 550 accepted)

  42. R. Akl and A. Parvez, “Global versus Local Call Admission Control in CDMA Cellular Networks,” Proceedings of CITSA 04: Communications, Information and Control Systems, Technologies and Applications, July 2004, vol. 2, pp. 283-288. (acceptance ratio 47%, 550 submitted and 260 accepted)

  43. R. Akl and A. Parvez, “Impact of Interference Model on Capacity in CDMA Cellular Networks,” Proceedings of SCI 04: Communication and Network Systems, Technologies and Applications, July 2004, vol. 3, pp. 404-408. Selected as best paper of those presented in the session: Tele-Communication Systems, Technologies and Application II. (acceptance ratio 53%, 2250 submitted and 1200 accepted)

  44. R.G. Akl, M.V. Hegde, M. Naraghi-Pour, and P.S. Min, “Call Admission Control Scheme for Arbitrary Traffic Distribution in CDMA Cellular Systems,” Proceedings of IEEE WCNC: Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, September 2000, vol. 1, pp. 465-470.

  45. R.G. Akl, M.V. Hegde, M. Naraghi-Pour, and P.S. Min, “Cell Placement in a CDMA Network,” Proceedings of IEEE WCNC: Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, September 1999, vol. 2, pp. 903-907.

  46. R.G. Akl, M.V. Hegde, P.S. Min, “Effects of Call Arrival Rate and Mobility on Network Throughput in Multi-Cell CDMA,” Proceedings of IEEE ICC: International Conference on Communications, June 1999, vol. 3, pp. 1763-1767.

  47. R.G. Akl, M.V. Hegde, M. Naraghi-Pour, and P.S. Min, “Flexible Allocation of Capacity in Multi-Cell CDMA Networks,” Proceedings of IEEE VTC: Vehicular Technology Conference, May 1999, vol. 2, pp. 1643-1647.

Journal Papers
  1. S. Alotaibi, R. Akl Range-Based Scheme for Adjusting Transmission Power of Femtocell in Co-Channel Deployment,” International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking, IJITN Vol. 10, No. 2, 11 pgs., 2018.

  2. U. Sawant, R. Akl Adaptive and Non Adaptive LTE Fractional Frequency Reuse Mechanisms Mobility Performance,” Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal, ASTES Vol. 3, No. 3, 02-11, 11 pgs., 2018.

  3. M. Haidar, H.M. Al-Rizzo, R. Akl, and Z. Elbazzal, “The Effect of an Enhanced Channel Assignment Algorithm in an IEEE 802.11 WLAN,” World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society Transactions on Communications, WSEAS, Vol. 8, Issue 12, December 2009.

  4. R. Akl, P. Kadiyala, and M. Haidar, “Non-Uniform Grid-Based Coordinated Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks,” Journal of Sensors, article ID 491349, volume 2009, 11 pages.

  5. M. Haidar, M. Al-Rizzo, Y. Chan, R. Akl,  “User-Based Channel Assignment Algorithm in a Load-Balanced IEEE 802.11 WLAN,” International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications & Networking (IJITN), April-June 2009, 1(2), pp. 66-81.

  6. R. Akl, D. Keathly, and R. Garlick, “Strategies for Retention and Recruitment of Women and Minorities in Computer Science and Engineering,” iNEER Special Volume: Innovations 2007- World Innovations in Engineering Education and Research, 9 pgs, 2007.

  7. R. Garlick and R. Akl, “Motivating and Retaining CS2 Students with a Competitive Game Programming Project,” iNEER Special Volume: Innovations 2007- World Innovations in Engineering Education and Research, 9 pgs, 2007.

  8. R. Akl and S. Nguyen, “UMTS Capacity and Throughput Maximization for Different Spreading Factors,” Journal of Networks, July 2006, vol. 1,  issue 3, pp. 40-49. ISSN: 1796-2056

  9. W. Li, K. Kavi, and R. Akl,  A Non-preemptive Scheduling Algorithm for Soft Real-time Systems,” Journal of Computer and Electrical Engineering, vol. 32. ISSN: 0045-7906

  10. R. Akl, A. Parvez, and S. Nguyen, “Effects of Interference on Capacity in Multi-Cell CDMA Networks,” Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, 2006, vol. 3, no. 1, p825612. ISSN: 1690-4524

  11. R.G. Akl, M. Hegde, and M. Naraghi-Pour, “Mobility-based CAC Algorithm for Arbitrary Traffic Distribution in CDMA Cellular Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, March 2005, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 639-651.

  12. R.G. Akl, M.V. Hegde, M. Naraghi-Pour, and P.S. Min, “Multi-Cell CDMA Network Design,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, May 2001, vol. 50, no. 3, pp. 711-722.

Book Chapters
Technical Papers
  • J. Williams et al, “Flight Control Subsystem,” The Eagle Feather, Special Section: Undergraduate Research Initiative in Engineering, University of North Texas,  Vol. 7, 2010.

  • R.G. Akl, M.V. Hegde, A. Chandra, and P.S. Min, “CDMA Capacity Allocation and Planning,” Technical Document, Washington University, April 1998.

Research Proposals
 
  1. “I/UCRC Industrial Membership - Ashum Corp,” 2018. Krishna Kavi (PI), Robert Akl (co-PI), $57,700.

  2. “I/UCRC Industrial Membership - Ashum Corp,” 2017. Krishna Kavi (PI), Robert Akl (co-PI), $50,000.

  3. “I/UCRC Industrial Membership - Ashum Corp,” 2016. Krishna Kavi (PI), Robert Akl (co-PI), $65,000.

  4. “I/UCRC Industrial Membership - Ashum Corp,” 2015. Krishna Kavi (PI), Robert Akl (co-PI), $40,000.

  5. “I/UCRC Industrial Membership - Ashum Corp,” 2014. Krishna Kavi (PI), Robert Akl (co-PI), $46,000.

  6. “I/UCRC Industrial Membership - Ashum Corp,” 2013. Krishna Kavi (PI), Robert Akl (co-PI), $38,500.

  7. “Bio-Com Project,” funded by Raytheon under Net-Centric Software and Systems I/UCRC 2nd year. Requested amount is $30,000. Submitted 5/12/12. Krishna Kavi (PI),  Robert Akl (co-PI), $30,000.

  8. “Bio-Com Project,” funded by Raytheon under Net-Centric Software and Systems I/UCRC. Requested amount is $30,000. Submitted 5/12/11. Krishna Kavi (PI),  Robert Akl (co-PI), $30,000.

  9. “Phase II Research Clusters,” under UNT STEM Education/Training Initiative. Submitted 10/10/10.  Robert Akl (co-PI), $768,500.

  10. “Micro Air Vehicle Design: A Collaborative Undergraduate Project for Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Computer Science Students,” under UNT Undergraduate Research Initiative. Submitted 9/25/09.  Robert Akl (co-PI), $8,000.

  11. “IUCRC Center Proposal: Net-Centric Software and Systems,” under NSF-07-537: Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers. Requested amount is $349,482. Submitted 9/26/08. Krishna Kavi (PI), Robert Akl (co-PI), $60,000 per year for 5 years.

  12. “IUCRC-Planning Proposal: UNT Research Site Proposal to join Embedded Systems I/UCRC,” under NSF-01-116: Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers. Requested amount is $10,000. Submitted 3/31/07. Krishna Kavi (PI), Robert Akl (co-PI), $10,000.

  13. “High-assurance NCCS: Ultra Dependability Integration Engineering,” Department of Defense. Requested amount is $20,000. Submitted 3/12/07. Krishna Kavi (PI), Robert Akl (coPI), $20,000.

  14. “UNT Faculty Research Grant for Fall 2003, PI, $5,000, $4,000.

  15. “UNT Junior Faculty Summer Research Fellowship for Summer 2003, PI, $5,000, $5,000.

Educational Proposals
  1. “Robotics and App Design Summer Camp” under Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: Engineering Summer Program. Requested amount is $11,727. Submitted 5/5/17. Robert Akl (PI), $11,727.

  2. “UNT GenCyber Summer Program: Inspiring the Next Generation of Cyber Stars in North Texas,” National Security Agency (NSA). Requested amount is $85,000. Submitted 11/4/16. Robert Akl (co-PI), $85,000.

  3. “App Design Summer Camp” under Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: Engineering Summer Program. Requested amount is $12,900. Submitted 5/6/16. Robert Akl (PI), $12,900.

  4. “Robotics, Game and App Programming Summer Camps” under Texas Workforce Commission: Summer Merit Program. Requested amount is $63,000. Submitted 11/11/15. Robert Akl (PI), $63,000.

  5. “App Design Summer Camp” under Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: Engineering Summer Program. Requested amount is $13,998. Submitted 5/1/15. Robert Akl (PI), $13,998.

  6. “App Design Summer Camp” under Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: Engineering Summer Program. Requested amount is $12,500. Submitted 5/2/14. Robert Akl (PI), $12,500.

  7. “Robotics, Game and App Programming Summer Camps” under Texas Workforce Commission: Summer Merit Program. Requested amount is $63,000. Submitted 12/4/12. Robert Akl (PI), $63,000.

  8. “Game Programming for Xbox 360 Summer Camp” under Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: Engineering Summer Program. Requested amount is $20,000. Submitted 3/21/11. Robert Akl (PI), $20,000.

  9. “RoboCamps and Game Programming Summer Camps” under Texas Workforce Commission: Summer Merit Program. Requested amount is $63,000. Submitted 2/17/11. Robert Akl (PI), $63,000.

  10. “Game Programming for Xbox 360 Summer Camp” under Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: Engineering Summer Program. Requested amount is $13,000. Submitted 2/22/10. Robert Akl (PI), $18,000.

  11. “Robotics and Game Programming Summer Camps” under Texas Workforce Commission: Summer Merit Program. Requested amount is $63,000. Submitted 10/16/09. Robert Akl (PI), $63,000.

  12. “Game Design and Development for Xbox 360 Summer Camp” under Texas Workforce Commission: Summer Merit Program. Requested amount is $42,000. Submitted 3/20/09. Robert Akl (PI), $42,000.

  13. “Robocamp at Stewpot” under Dallas Women's Foundation. Requested amount is $20,000. Submitted 2/23/09. Robert Akl (PI), $18,600.

  14. “Robocamp Jump Start” under Motorola Foundation Innovation Generation Grant. Requested amount is $29,852. Submitted 2/12/09. Robert Akl (PI), $30,700.

  15. “Game Design and Development for Xbox 360 Summer Camp” under Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: Engineering Recruitment Program. Requested amount is $7,944. Submitted 2/13/09. Robert Akl (PI), $11,111.

  16. “Texas Youth in Technology” under Texas Workforce Commission. Requested amount is $152,393. Submitted 11/10/08. Robert Akl (PI), $152,393.

  17. “Robocamp and Beyond” under Motorola Foundation Innovation Generation Grant. Requested amount is $30,000. Submitted 6/20/08. Robert Akl (PI), $30,000.

  18. “Texas Youth in Technology” under Texas Workforce Commission. Requested amount is $30,000. Submitted 2/27/08. Robert Akl (PI), $31,500.

  19. “Robocamp Program for Young Women” under RGK foundation. Requested amount is $30,000. Submitted 11/5/07. Robert Akl (PI), $15,000.

  20. “Texas Youth in Technology” under Texas Workforce Commission. Requested amount is $102,514. Submitted 10/22/07. Robert Akl (PI), $102,514.

  21. “Women Art Technology” under Hispanic and Global Studies Initiatives Fund. Requested amount is $14,125. Submitted 9/30/07. Jennifer Way (PI), Robert Akl (co-PI), $12,785.

  22. “Robocamp Mobile Unit” under Motorola Foundation Innovation Generation Grant. Requested amount is $35,000. Submitted 6/20/07. Robert Akl (PI), $30,000.

  23. “ICER: UNT Engineering Challenge Camps” under NSF 0547299. Requested amount is $35,000. Submitted 4/27/07. Oscar Garcia (PI), Robert Akl (senior personnel), $32,792.

  24. “Recruiting and Retention Strategies for Computer Science at UNT” under Texas Technology Workforce Development Grant Program – 2005. Requested amount is $163,322. Submitted 3/17/05. Robert Akl (PI), $125,322.

Courses Developed
  1. CSCE 5933: LTE Physical Layer Using MATLAB
    Research issues in the design of LTE physical layer and simulate using MATLAB. Topics include modulation and coding, OFDM, channel modeling, MIMO, and link adaption.

  2. CSCE 6590: Advanced Topics in Wireless Communications & Networks: 4G/LTE.
    Research issues in the design of next generation wireless networks: cellular systems, medium access techniques, signaling, mobility management, control and management for mobile networks, wireless data networks, Internet mobility, quality-of-service for multimedia applications, caching for wireless web access, and ad hoc networks.

  3. CSCE 5593: Fundamentals of VoIP
    Fundamentals of VoIP, with emphasis on network infrastructure implementation and security. Topics include IP protocol suite, SS7, speech-coding techniques, quality of service, session initiation protocol, and security issues.

  4. CSCE 5540: Introduction to Sensor Networks
    Topics include: design implications of energy (hardware and software), and otherwise resource-constrained nodes; network self-configuration; services such as routing under network dynamics, localization, time-synchronization and calibration; distributed data management, in-network aggregation and collaborative signal processing, programming tools and language support.

  5. CSCE 5510. Wireless Communication.
    Point-to-point signal transmission through a wireless channel, channel capacity, channel encoding, and multi-user transmissions. First, second, and third generation cellular systems, and mobility management.

  6. CSCE 3510. Introduction to Wireless Communication.
    Fundamentals of wireless communications and networking, with emphasis on first, second, and third generation cellular systems. Topics include point-to-point signal transmission through a wireless channel, cellular capacity, multi-user transmissions, and mobility management.

  7. CSCE 3020. Fund. of Communication Theory
    Introduction to the concepts of transmission of information via communication channels. Amplitude and angle modulation for the transmission of continuous-time signals. Analog-to-digital conversion and pulse code modulation. Transmission of digital data. Introduction to random signals and noise and their effects on communication. Optimum detection systems in the presence of noise.

  8. ENEE 3583. Computer Systems Design I (UNO).
    The design process of digital computer systems is studied from the instruction set level, system architecture level, and digital logic level. Topics include machine organization, register transfer notation, processor design, memory design, and input/output considerations. Includes semester project.

  9. ENEE 3584. Computer Systems Design II (UNO).
    The design and evaluation of contemporary computer systems are analyzed to compare the performance of different architectures. Topics include performance metrics, computer arithmetic, pipelining, memory hierarchies, and multiprocessor systems.

  10. ENEE 3514. Computer Architecture Laboratory (UNO).
    Selected experiments examining programmable logic, VHDL and logic synthesis, and including a final design project, to accompany and complement the lecture course ENEE 3584. Three hours of laboratory.

Professional Activities
Membership in Professional Organizations:
  • Senior Member IEEE
  • Member, Federation Council of North Texas Universities
  • Member, Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society.
  • Member, Golden Key National Honor Society.
  • Member, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society.

Offices and Committee Assignments in Professional Organizations:

  • Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, IEEE WCNC
  • Technical Program Committee Member, International Wireless Symposium, IWS
  • Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE International Conference on Computational Science, IEEE ICCS
  • Technical Program Committee Member, IASTED International Conference on Wireless Communications, WC
  • Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE WCNC
  • Technical Program Committee Member, WTS Wireless Telecommunications Symposium
  • Technical Program Committee Member, Mosharaka International Conference on Computer Science and Engineering, Amman
  • Invitation to serve as an NSF reviewer/panelist for Engineering Research Centers (ERC) proposals
  • Technical Program Committee Member, 18th IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communication, Greece
  • International Program Committee, IASTED International Conference on Wireless and Optical Communication, Canada
  • Program Committee Member, Fifth Annual Wireless Telecommunications Symposium, CA
  • Technical Publications Chair, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Dallas TX
  • Session Chair, International Conference on Computing, Commun. and Control Tech., Austin TX
  • Session Chair, International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Orlando FL
  • Session Chair, 8th World Multi Conference on Systemics, Cybernetic, and Informatics, Orlando FL

Additional Responsibilities and Other Activities:

  • Reviewer, Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, 2012 - present
  • Reviewer, Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks, 2012 - present
  • Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2011 - present
  • Reviewer, Elsevier Journal of Computers & Electrical Engineering, 2008 – present
  • Reviewer, IEEE Globecom, 2007 - present
  • Reviewer, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunication Systems (ANTS), 2008 - present
  • Reviewer, The International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, 2007 - present
  • Reviewer, Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, 2007 - present
  • Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Communications, 2007 - present
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Communication Systems, 2007 - present
  • Reviewer, IEEE Communications Magazine, 2005 - present
  • Reviewer, Journal of Wireless Networks, 2004 - present
  • Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2004 - present
  • Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2004 - present
  • Reviewer, ACM Crossroads, 2004 - present

Honors:

  • Who's Who in America, 2012 Edition
  • Winner of Tech Titan of the Future for UNT Summer Robocamp for Girls, Metroplex Technology Business Council, 2010 with $15,000 cash prize.
  • IEEE Professionalism Award, 2008
  • UNT College of Engineering Outstanding Teacher Award, 2008
  •  Certificate of  Appreciation: IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Dallas, TX, 2005
  • Certificate of  Appreciation: Denton County Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology (BEST) Robotics Competition, 2004
  • Summa Cum Laude Graduate, Ranked First in Undergraduate Class
  • The Computer Science Departmental Award for Academic Excellence, Washington University, 1993
  • The Dual Degree Engineering Award for Outstanding Senior, Washington University, 1993
  • The 1992 Technical Writing Competition Award, The Society for Technical Communication