Nurul I. Sarkar

Dr Nurul I. Sarkar is an Associate Professor in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), New Zealand. He is regularly invited to give keynote talks on his field of specialization at various national and international forums. He has more than 18 years of teaching experience in universities at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and has taught a range of subjects, including computer networking, data communications, wireless networking, computer hardware,and eCommerce. He holds a PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Field of study: Wireless networks) from University of Auckland. "Tools for Teaching Computer Networking and Hardware Concepts," his first edited book was published by IGI Global in 2006, while his second book "Improving the Performance of Wireless LANs: A Practical Guide," is slated for 2013 and is being published by Taylor & Francis. Nurul leads Network and Security Research Group (NSRG) at AUT University. He has published more than 100 refereed papers in international journal and conference proceedings, including IEEE Transactions on Education, Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications, International Journal of Advanced Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking, Journal of Selected Areas in Telecommunications, International Journal of Wireless Networks and Broadband Technologies, Measurement Science & Technology, Journal of Communication and Computer, International Journal of Web-based Learning and Teaching Technologies, Int. Journal of Electrical Engineering Education, Int. Journal of Technology Diffusion, Int.Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, and SIGCSE Bulletin. He has had several externally funded research grants, including a TEC collaborative research grant of total nearly $650K, TechNZ (FRST) grant, BuildIT, and University of Auckland.

Publications

Privacy in Cloud-Based Computing
Monjur Ahmed, Nurul I. Sarkar. © 2020. 14 pages.
Cloud computing, internet of things (IoT), edge computing, and fog computing are gaining attention as emerging research topics and computing approaches in recent years. These...
Teaching Wireless Network Fundamentals Using Low-Cost Wi-Fi Devices
Nurul I. Sarkar. © 2016. 19 pages.
Teaching wireless networking fundamentals is often difficult because many students appear to find the subject technical, and dry when presented in traditional lecture format. To...
Hospital Environment Scenarios using WLAN over OPNET Simulation Tool
Nurul I. Sarkar, Anita Xiao-min Kuang, Kashif Nisar, Angela Amphawan. © 2015. 16 pages.
For the past ten years, heterogeneous networks wired and wireless had tended to integrate seamlessly, offering effective and reliable service for medical operations. One of the...
Performance Studies of Integrated Network Scenarios in a Hospital Environment
Nurul I. Sarkar, Anita Xiao-min Kuang, Kashif Nisar, Angela Amphawan. © 2015. 28 pages.
Hospital network is evolving towards a more integrated approach by interconnecting wireless technologies into backbone networks. Although various integrated network scenarios...
Performance Studies of FTP, Voice and Video over ATM-Wireless Backbone Network
Nurul I. Sarkar, Ritchie Qi, Akbar Hossain. © 2015. 17 pages.
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) is a high-speed networking technology designed to support real-time applications such as voice and video over both wired and wireless networks....
Voice and Video over Gigabit Ethernet and ATM Backbone Networks: A Simulation Study
Nurul I. Sarkar, Yash Dole. © 2014. 11 pages.
This chapter aims to report on the performance of voice and video traffic over two popular backbone network technologies, namely Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and Asynchronous Transfer...
Performance Studies of Integrated Network Scenarios in a Hospital Environment
Nurul I. Sarkar, Anita Xiao-min Kuang, Kashif Nisar, Angela Amphawan. © 2014. 34 pages.
Hospital network is evolving towards a more integrated approach by interconnecting wireless technologies into backbone networks. Although various integrated network scenarios...
Hospital Environment Scenarios using WLAN over OPNET Simulation Tool
Nurul I. Sarkar, Anita Xiao-min Kuang, Kashif Nisar, Angela Amphawan. © 2014. 22 pages.
For the past ten years, heterogeneous networks wired and wireless had tended to integrate seamlessly, offering effective and reliable service for medical operations. One of the...
Design and Evaluation of a Web-Based Tool for Teaching Computer Network Design to Undergraduates
Nurul I. Sarkar, Krassie Petrova. © 2013. 21 pages.
Previous studies have shown that motivating students to learn about local area network (LAN) design can be difficult when presented in the traditional lecture format. To overcome...
Improving WLAN Performance by Modifying an IEEE 802.11 Protocol
Nurul I. Sarkar. © 2013. 18 pages.
One of the limitations of the IEEE 802.11 distributed coordination function (DCF) protocol is its low bandwidth utilization under medium-to-high traffic loads resulting in low...
Design and Evaluation of a Cross-Layer Framework for Improving 802.11 Networks: An Empirical Study
Nurul I. Sarkar. © 2013. 17 pages.
This paper reports on the design and evaluation of a class of cross-layer design (CLD) framework for improving the performance of 802.11-based wireless local area networks...
Evaluating IPv6 in Peer-to-Peer Gigabit Ethernet for TCP using Modern Windows and Linux Systems: An Empirical Study
Nurul I. Sarkar, Burjiz K. Soorty. © 2013. 14 pages.
IPv6 is the next generation Internet protocol that is already in process of replacing the current IPv4 on corporate networks worldwide. Most of the latest MS Windows and...
Spectrum Handoff Management in Cognitive Radio Networks: Solutions, Modeling, and Future Directions
Md. Akbar Hossain, Nurul I. Sarkar. © 2013. 21 pages.
Cognitive radio (CR) is a promising technology that can enhance the radio spectrum utilization by enabling unlicensed users to exploit the spectrum in an opportunistic manner....
Enhancing Teaching and Learning Wi-Fi Networking using Limited Resources to Undergraduates
Nurul I. Sarkar. © 2013. 18 pages.
Motivating students to learn Wi-Fi (wireless fidelity) wireless networking to undergraduate students is often difficult because many students find the subject rather technical...
The Impact of Traffic Type and Node Mobility on an 802.16 Mobile WiMAX for Varying Network Sizes: A Simulation Study
James K. Byeon, Nurul I. Sarkar, Jairo A. Gutiérrez. © 2013. 18 pages.
While WiMAX handoff characteristics and quality of service (QoS) provisioning have been explored by many network researchers, the effect of traffic type, node mobility and...
Modeling and Simulation of IEEE 802.11 Wireless LANs: A Case Study of a Network Simulator
Nurul I. Sarkar, Roger McHaney. © 2012. 15 pages.
Stochastic discrete event simulation methodology is becoming increasingly popular among network researchers worldwide in recent years. This popularity results from the...
Performance Studies of Voice and Video Conferencing over ATM and Gigabit Ethernet Backbone Networks
Kashif Nisar, Nurul I. Sarkar, Yash Dole. © 2012. 11 pages.
This research paper compares two popular backbone network technologies – Gigabit Ethernet and Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM). ATM has been a popular choice for years for...
Modelling and Performance Studies of ATM Networks Over Email & FTP
Nurul I. Sarkar, Kashif Nisar. © 2012. 10 pages.
The Advanced Network Technologies is a research that investigates the technology(s) behind today’s modern networks and network infrastructures – one of these technologies being...
Performance of VoIP in Wired-Cum-Wireless Ethernet Network
Nurul I. Sarkar, Kashif Nisar. © 2012. 25 pages.
The Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a rapidly growing technology that enables transport of voice over data networks such as Ethernet Local Area Networks (LANs). This...
Modeling and Performance Studies of ATM Networks Over Voice and Video
Kashif Nisar, Nurul I. Sarkar. © 2012. 10 pages.
The Advanced Network Technologies is a research that investigates the technology(s) behind today’s modern networks and network infrastructures one of these technologies being...
International Journal of Wireless Networks and Broadband Technologies (IJWNBT)
Ioan-Sorin Comşa, Ramona Trestian. Est. 2011.
The International Journal of Wireless Networks and Broadband Technologies (IJWNBT) publishes peer reviewed quality papers that present state-of-the-art innovative findings and...
Teaching Advanced Computer Networking: A Miniproject-Based Learning Approach
Nurul I. Sarkar, Krassie Petrova. © 2011. 15 pages.
This chapter reports on the authors’ experiences of using miniproject-based learning (MPBL) as a key pedagogical method for teaching advanced computer networks within the context...
Improving WLAN Performance by Modifying an IEEE 802.11 Protocol
Nurul I. Sarkar. © 2011. 17 pages.
One of the limitations of the IEEE 802.11 distributed coordination function (DCF) protocol is its low bandwidth utilization under medium-to-high traffic loads resulting in low...
Design and Evaluation of a Web-Based Tool for Teaching Computer Network Design to Undergraduates
Nurul I. Sarkar, Krassie Petrova. © 2011. 21 pages.
Previous studies have shown that motivating students to learn about local area network (LAN) design can be difficult when presented in the traditional lecture format. To overcome...
Modeling and Simulation of IEEE 802.11g using OMNeT++
Nurul I. Sarkar, Richard Membarth. © 2010. 19 pages.
Due to the complex nature of computer and telecommunication networks, it is often difficult to predict the impact of different parameters on system performance especially when...
Performance Modeling of IEEE 802.11 WLAN using OPNET: A Tutorial
Nurul I. Sarkar. © 2010. 20 pages.
Computer simulation is becoming increasingly popular among computer network researchers for performance modeling and evaluation of computer and telecommunication networks. This...
Modeling and Simulation of IEEE 802.11g using OMNeT++
Nurul I. Sarkar, Richard Membarth. © 2010. 18 pages.
Due to the complex nature of computer and telecommunication networks, it is often difficult to predict the impact of different parameters on system performance especially when...
International Journal of Advanced Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (IJAPUC)
Tao Gao. Est. 2009.
The International Journal of Advanced Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (IJAPUC) is an international refereed research journal integrating the disciplines of pervasive and...
Miniproject-Based Learning as an Effective Tool for Teaching Computer Networks to Graduate Students
Nurul I. Sarkar, Krassie Petrova. © 2009. 16 pages.
This article reports on the experience of using the technique of miniproject-based learning (MPBL) as a key pedagogical method for teaching advanced computer networks within the...
Updating on Gigabit Ethernet Implementation: The Case of a Large New Zealand Organization
Nurul I. Sarkar, Catherine Byrne, Nabeel A.Y. Al-Qirim. © 2009. 16 pages.
Ethernet network technology is still one of the most popular LAN technologies in use today by many organizations and educational institutions worldwide. The throughput offered by...
A Web-Based Tool for Teaching WLAN Design Fundamentals to Undergraduates
Nurul I. Sarkar. © 2009. 9 pages.
Wireless communication and networking courses are becoming increasingly popular in universities, polytechnical institutions, postsecondary colleges, and private training...
LOGIC-Minimiser: A Software Tool to Enhance Teaching and Learning Minimization of Boolean Expressions
Nurul I. Sarkar, Khaleel I. Petrus. © 2009. 11 pages.
Boolean algebra, minimization of Boolean expressions, and logic gates are often included as subjects in electronics, computer science, information technology, and engineering...
Teaching TCP/IP Network Fundamentals to Undergraduates Using Practical Exercises
Nurul I. Sarkar. © 2008. 11 pages.
Motivating students to learn TCP/IP network fundamentals is often difficult because students find the subject rather technical when it is presented using a lecture format. To...
Gigabit Ethernet Implementation: The Case of a Large New Zealand Organization
Nurul I. Sarkar, Catherine Byrne, Nabeel A.Y. Al-Qirim. © 2008. 17 pages.
Although Ethernet technology is still the most popular LAN technology in use today at the desktop, the throughput offered by the 10 and 100 Mbps Ethernet is inadequate for high...
An Interactive Tool for Teaching and Learning LAN Design
Nurul I. Sarkar. © 2008. 15 pages.
It is often difficult to motivate students to learn local area network (LAN) design because many students appear to find the subject rather dry, technical and boring. To overcome...
LAN-Designer: A Software Tool to Enhance Learning and Teaching Server-Based LAN Design
Nurul I. Sarkar. © 2008. 11 pages.
Until recently, it has been difficult to motivate students to learn about server-based local area network (LAN) design because students find the subject very technical, dry, and...
Wi-Fi Deployment in Large New Zealand Organizations: A Survey
Bryan Houliston, Nurul Sarkar. © 2007. 248 pages.
Wi-Fi (also known as IEEE 802.11b) networks are gaining widespread popularity as wireless local area networks (WLANs) due to their simplicity in operation, robustness, low cost...
An Interactive Tool for Teaching and Learning LAN Design
Nurul I. Sarkar. © 2007. 19 pages.
It is often difficult to motivate students to learn local area network (LAN) design because many students appear to find the subject rather dry, technical and boring. To overcome...
Tools for Teaching Computer Networking and Hardware Concepts
Nurul Sarkar. © 2006. 386 pages.
Tools for Teaching Computer Networking and Hardware Concepts makes the teaching and learning of computer networking and hardware a more active process by using interactive...
Gigabit Ethernet Implementation: The Case of a Large New Zealand Organization
Nurul I. Sarkar, Catherine Byrne, Nabeel A.Y. Al-Qirim. © 2006. 19 pages.
Although Ethernet technology is still the most popular LAN technology in use today at the desktop, the throughput offered by the 10 and 100 Mbps Ethernet is inadequate for high...
Teaching TCP/IP Networking Using Practical Laboratory Exercises
Nurul I. Sarkar. © 2006. 12 pages.
It is often difficult to motivate students to learn TCP/IP networking concepts because students appear to find the subject rather technical, dry, and boring. To overcome this...
Introduction to Computer Networking and Hardware Concepts
Nurul I. Sarkar. © 2006. 20 pages.
This chapter provides an introduction to computer networking and hardware concepts and highlights the use of software and hardware tools as an aid to enhance teaching and...
WebLan-Designer: A Web-Based Tool to Enhance Teaching and Learning Wired and Wireless LAN Design
Nurul I. Sarkar, Krassie Petrova. © 2006. 18 pages.
It is somewhat difficult to motivate students to learn both wired and wireless local area network design because students find the subject technical, dry when delivered in class...
Enhancing Teaching and Learning Wireless Communication Networks Using Wireless Projects
Trevor Craig, Nurul I. Sarkar. © 2006. 19 pages.
Due to the rapid developments in wireless communication and networking technologies and the high demand for wireless networking skills in the industry worldwide, wireless...
Teaching and Learning Wi-Fi Networking Fundamentals Using Limited Resources
Wilson Siringoringo, Nurul I. Sarkar. © 2006. 25 pages.
Wi-Fi networking has been becoming increasingly popular in recent years, both in terms of applications and as the subject of academic research papers and articles in the IT...
Enhancing Teaching and Learning Computer Hardware Fundamentals Using PIC-Based Projects
Nurul I. Sarkar, Trevor Craig. © 2006. 20 pages.
Computer hardware, number systems, CPU, memory and I/O (input/output) ports are topics often included in computer science, electronics, and engineering courses as fundamental...
LOGIC-Minimiser: A Software Tool to Enhance Teaching and Learning Minimization of Boolean Expressions
Nurul I. Sarkar, Khaleel I. Petrus. © 2006. 16 pages.
Boolean algebra, minimization of Boolean expressions, and logic gates are often included as subjects in electronics, computer science, information technology, and engineering...
International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking (IJBDCN)
Zoubir Mammeri. Est. 2005.
The International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking (IJBDCN) examines the impact of data communications and networking technologies, policies, and management...
Wi-Fi Development: A Survey of Large New Zealand Organizations
Bryan Houliston, Nurul I. Sarkar. © 2005. 22 pages.
Wi-Fi (also known as IEEE 802.11b) has proved to be a viable technology for wireless local area networking applications in both business and home environments. There has been a...
LAN-Designer: A Software Tool to Enhance Learning and Teaching Server-Based LAN Design
Nurul I. Sarkar. © 2005. 13 pages.
Until recently, it has been difficult to motivate students to learn about server-based local area network (LAN) design because students find the subject very technical, dry, and...
Enhancing Learning and Teaching Wireless LAN Design
Nurul I. Sarkar. © 2005. 10 pages.
Wireless communication and networking courses are becoming increasingly popular in universities, polytechnics, postsecondary colleges, and private training institutions around...