Professor Kevin William Sowerby

Biography

Kevin W. Sowerby  received the B.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Auckland in 1986 and 1989, respectively. During 1989 and 1990, he was a Leverhulme Visiting Fellow at the University of Liverpool (UK). In 1990, he returned to the University of Auckland to take up an academic post in what is now the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, where he is now a Professor. He served as Deputy Head of Department (Research) from 2008 to 2012. Dr Sowerby has spent extended periods of research leave at Virginia Tech (1997), Simon Fraser University (1997 and 2005), Motorola Research Labs (2005), Georgia Tech (2012), TNO in The Netherlands (2012), and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2012-13). His research interests include wireless communications systems and, in particular, methods for designing reliable high-capacity networks. Within the IEEE he was the founding Chair of New Zealand’s first Communications Society Chapter and he has served as Chair of the New Zealand North Section and the New Zealand Council. He has served as the Region 10 representative on the IEEE Admission and Advancement Committee and is currently a member of the award committee for the IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award for Emerging Technology.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Ho, M.-J., Berber, S. M., & Sowerby, K. W. (2017). Indoor cognitive radio operation within the broadcast TV protection contour. Physical Communication, 23, 43-55. 10.1016/j.phycom.2017.02.006
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Stevan Berber
  • Khalil, M. I., Berber, S. M., & Sowerby, K. W. (2017). High SNR approximation for performance analysis of two-way multiple relay networks. Physical Communication10.1016/j.phycom.2017.04.007
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Stevan Berber
  • Khalil, M. I., Berber, S. M., & Sowerby, K. W. (2017). Bit error rate performance analysis in amplify-and-forward relay networks. Wireless Networks, 23 (3), 947-957. 10.1007/s11276-016-1196-0
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Stevan Berber
  • Khalil, M. I., Berber, S. M., & Sowerby, K. W. (2017). Accurate error performance analysis of bidirectional amplify-and-forward relay networks. Proceedings of the 2017 2nd Workshop on Recent Trends in Telecommunications Research, RTTR 2017. 10.1109/RTTR.2017.7887863
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Stevan Berber
  • Berber, S. M., & Sowerby, K. W. (2017). Visual presentation of abstract theoretical concepts using animations in communication systems courses. Computer Applications in Engineering Education10.1002/cae.21860
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Stevan Berber
  • Khalil, M. I., Berber, S. M., & Sowerby, K. W. (2017). Comparison of Harmonic and Arithmetic-Geometric Mean inequality for Performance analysis of Relay Networks. Paper presented at 8th International Conference on Information and Communication Systems (ICICS), Irbid, JORDAN. 4 April - 6 April 2017. 2017 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS (ICICS). (pp. 6).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Stevan Berber
  • Patel, M. K., Berber, S. M., & Sowerby, K. W. (2017). Maximal Ratio Combining Using Channel Estimation in Chaos Based Pilot-Added DS-CDMA System with Antenna Diversity. Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, 2017, 1-11. 10.1155/2017/3607167
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Stevan Berber, Meher Patel
  • Patel, M. K., Berber, S. M., & Sowerby, K. W. (2017). Antijamming Performance of Adaptive Chaos Based CDMA System with MRC in Imperfect Channel Estimation Environment. Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, 2017, 1-5. 10.1155/2017/2716949
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Stevan Berber, Meher Patel