Doctor Khoa Le

Doctor Khoa Le

SENIOR LECTURER,
Engineering and Construction Management

Biography

Dr Khoa N Le joined the UWS School of Engineering as a Senior Lecturer in July 2009. He is currently the Head of Program of Engineering (Computer, Electrical, Telecommunications). Dr Le received his PhD from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia in October 2002. He was a Lecturer with the Griffith School of Engineering at Griffith University, Gold Coast from April 2003 to June 2009. From January to July 2008, he was a visiting professor at Intelligence Signal Processing Laboratory at Korea University in Seoul, Korea. From January 2009 to February 2009, he was a visiting professor at the Wireless Communication Centre at the University of Technology Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia. In June 2009, he was invited to give a series of seminars on his latest research at the College of Engineering, Korea University, Seoul.

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Qualifications

  • PhD Monash University

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Engineering and Construction Management

Contact

Email: K.Le@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 47360 382
Mobile:
Location: XB.2.38
Penrith (Kingswood)
Website:

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Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Le, K. (2012), 'Gaussian and hyperbolic scattering channels in mobile OFDM systems : a preliminary study', Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing with Diversity for Future Wireless Systems, Bentham Science 9781608055463.

Journal Articles

  • Le, K. and Dabke, K. (2016), 'Down-link throughput with opportunistic feedback, multi-user and diversities in Rayleigh fading environments', Digital Signal Processing, vol 51 , pp 25 - 34.
  • Le, K. (2015), 'Adaptive orthogonal frequency division multiplexing channel capacity employing diversity in cellular fading environments with symmetric scattering distributions', Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, vol 15, no 1 , pp 131 - 146.
  • Tam, V., Le, K. and Zeng, S. (2015), 'Green evaluation systems for project sustainability', Waste and Resource Management, vol 168, no WR4 , pp 177 - 185.
  • Le, K. (2015), 'Comments on "Distribution functions of selection combiner output in equally correlated Rayleigh, Rician, and Nakagami-m fading channels"', IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol 63, no 12 , pp 5283 - 5287.
  • Tam, V. and Le, K. (2014), 'Driving criteria for environmental performance assessment in construction', Waste and Resource Management, vol 167, no 2 , pp 72 - 81.
  • Le, K. (2014), 'On geometric statistics with diversity in multipath scattering channels', International Journal of Communication Systems, vol 27, no 10 , pp 2289 - 2308.
  • Le, K., Fung, I., Tam, V., Yip, L. and Lee, E. (2014), 'Building information modeling using hardware genetic algorithms with field-programmable gate arrays', International Journal of Information Technology Project Management, vol 5, no 4 , pp 24 - 50.
  • Tam, V. and Le, K. (2014), 'Investigating Taiwanese and Mainland China foundry industries by spectral analysis', Revista Ingenieria de Construccion, vol 29, no 3 , pp 299 - 308.
  • Le, K. and Huang, D. (2014), 'Exact analysis of downlink capacity employing opportunistic feedback and maximal ratio transmission in Rayleigh fading environments', IET Communications, vol 8, no 15 , pp 2684 - 2692.
  • Tam, V. and Le, K. (2013), 'Sustainability criteria using spectral methods', NICMAR Journal of Construction Management, vol 28, no 3 , pp 15 - 23.
  • Le, K. and Dabke, K. (2013), 'Effects of Doppler spread on adaptive orthogonal frequency division multiplexing channel capacity employing diversity in multipath environments', Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, vol 13, no 17 , pp 1532 - 1554.
  • Tam, V., Le, K. and Zeng, S. (2012), 'Review on waste management systems in the Hong Kong construction industry : use of spectral and bispectral methods', Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, vol 18, no 1 , pp 14 - 23.
  • Le, K. (2012), 'Additional insights into F.S. Al-Qahtani et al. "Spectral efficiency of maximum ratio combining (MRC) over slow fading with estimation errors"', Digital Signal Processing: A Review Journal, vol 22, no 4 , pp 671 - 676.
  • Le, K. and Dabke, K. (2012), 'Channel capacity of OFDM systems employing diversity in fading environments', Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, vol 12, no 17 , pp 1493 - 1516.
  • Le, K. (2011), 'A mathematical approach to edge detection in hyperbolic-distributed and Gaussian-distributed pixel-intensity images using hyperbolic and Gaussian masks', Digital Signal Processing: A Review Journal, vol 21, no 1 , pp 162 - 181.
  • Le, K. (2011), 'Multi-dimensional bounds on time-of-arrival statistics in random scattering channels', Wireless Personal Communications, vol 57, no 2 , pp 195 - 205.
  • Le, K. (2011), 'Additional insight on SAGE-based carrier and residual frequency offset estimations in OFDM systems', Wireless Personal Communications, vol 60, no 4 , pp 687 - 694.
  • Le, K. (2010), 'Performance of Gaussian and hyperbolic scattering channels in mobile OFDM systems', Digital Signal Processing, vol 20, no 1 , pp 212 - 228.
  • Le, K. (2010), 'BER of OFDM in Rayleigh fading environments with selective diversity', Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, vol 10, no 2 , pp 306 - 311.
  • Le, K. and Dabke, K. (2010), 'BER of OFDM with diversity and pulse shaping in Rayleigh fading environments', Digital Signal Processing, vol 20, no 6 , pp 1687 - 1696.
  • Tam, V., Tam, L. and Le, K. (2010), 'Cross-cultural comparison of concrete recycling decision-making and implementation in construction industry', Waste Management, vol 30, no 2 , pp 291 - 297.
  • Zeng, S., Tam, V. and Le, K. (2010), 'Towards effectiveness of integrated management systems for enterprises', Engineering Economics, vol 21, no 2 , pp 171 - 179.
  • Le, K., Tam, V. and Tam, L. (2009), 'Assessment schemes in engineering courses using spectral technique', International Journal of Engineering Education, vol 25, no 3 , pp 547 - 556.
  • Le, K. (2009), 'Lower-bound on SNR of the nth-order hyperbolic time-frequency kernel', Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol 321, no 40575 , pp 405 - 415.
  • Le, K. (2009), 'Letter communications theory performance bounds on BER of OFDMA with pulse shaping and maximal ratio combining diversity', European Transactions on Telecommunications, vol 20, no 5 , pp 487 - 493.
  • Le, K. (2009), 'On angle-of-arrival and time-of-arrival statistics of geometric scattering channels', IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol 58, no 8 , pp 4257 - 4264.
  • Le, K. (2008), 'Bounds on inter carrier interference power using a Gaussian scattering channel in mobileOFDM systems : a case study', ICFAI Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, vol 2, no 1 , pp 39 - 48.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2008), 'On generic skill development : an engineering perspective', Digital Signal Processing, vol 18, no 3 , pp 355 - 363.
  • Le, K. (2008), 'On noise robustness of the Mexican-hat and hyperbolic wavelets with an experiment on chaos detection', Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol 315, no 40575 , pp 343 - 364.
  • Le, K., Celka, P. and Cutmore, T. (2008), 'Noise reduction in rhythmic and multi-trial biosignals with applications to event-related potentials', IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol 55, no 7 , pp 1809 - 1821.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2008), 'On using the Gaussian and hyperbolic distributions to improve quality in construction', Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, vol 6, no 2 , pp 112 - 123.
  • Le, K. (2008), 'Insights on ICI and its effects on performance of OFDM systems', Digital Signal Processing, vol 18, no 6 , pp 876 - 884.
  • Le, K. (2008), 'Bounds on inter-carrier interference power of OFDM in a Gaussian scattering channel', Wireless Personal Communications, vol 47, no 3 , pp 355 - 362.
  • Le, K. (2008), 'Inter-carrier interference power of OFDM in a uniform scattering channel', Computer Communications, vol 31, no 17 , pp 4130 - 4135.
  • Le, K. (2008), 'Pulse shaping of OFDM systems in AWGN channel', Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Transaction, vol 15, no 4 , pp 1 - 6.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2008), 'On efficiency improvement of demolished concrete, recycled aggregate and recycled aggregate concrete testing', Australian Journal of Civil Engineering, vol 5, no 1 , pp 71 - 94.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2008), 'How to retain postgraduate students in engineering programmes : a practical perspective', European Journal of Engineering Education, vol 33, no 40699 , pp 511 - 524.
  • Tam, V., Le, K. and Le, H. (2008), 'Using Gaussian and hyperbolic distributions for quality improvement in construction : case study approach', Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, vol 134, no 7 , pp 555 - 561.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2007), 'A survey on effective assessment methods to enhance student learning', Australian Journal of Civil Engineering, vol 13, no 2 , pp 13 - 20.
  • Tam, V., Tam, C. and Le, K. (2007), 'Removal of cement mortar from recycle aggregate using pre-soaking approaches', Resources, Conservation and Recycling, vol 50, no 1 , pp 82 - 101.
  • Le, K. (2007), 'A new formula for the angle-of-arrival probability density function in mobile environment', Signal Processing, vol 87, no 6 , pp 1314 - 1325.
  • Le, K. (2007), 'High-order symmetrical hyperbolic wavelets', Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol 304, no 40575 , pp 297 - 325.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2007), 'Predicting environmental performance of construction projects by using least-squares fitting method and robust method', Journal of Green Building, vol 2, no 1 , pp 143 - 155.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2007), 'Optimal aggregate testing using Vandermonde polynomials and spectral methods', Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol 145, no 40575 , pp 72 - 99.
  • Le, K., Tam, V. and Yi, F. (2007), 'Women in engineering: A general perspective', World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, vol 6, no 1 , pp 199 - 202.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2007), 'Power spectra and bispectra for environmental assessment', Emirates Journal for Engineering Research, vol 12, no 2 , pp 23 - 30.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2007), 'Aggregate testing using second-, seventh- and tenth-order interpolation polynomials', Resources, Conservation and Recycling, vol 52, no 1 , pp 39 - 57.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2007), 'Optimization of aggregate testing using polynomial regression', Journal of Green Building, vol 2, no 3 , pp 144 - 152.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2007), 'Assessing environmental performance in the construction industry', Surveying and Built Environment, vol 18, no 2 , pp 59 - 72.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2007), 'Quality improvement in construction by using a Vandermonde interpolation technique', International Journal of Project Management, vol 25, no 8 , pp 815 - 823.
  • Le, K. and Dabke, K. (2007), 'On marginal angle-of-arrival probability density functions using a hyperbolic distribution in mobile environment', Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Transactions, vol 14, no 4 , pp 1 - 6.
  • Le, K. and Yi, F. (2007), 'On marginal and joint Gaussian and hyperbolic angle-of-arrival probability density functions in multi-path mobile environment', I S A S I Transactions on Electronics and Signal Processing, vol 1, no 1 , pp 1 - 10.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2007), 'The relationship between environmental input and output indicators by the robust fitting Method', Architectural Science Review, vol 50, no 2 , pp 141 - 148.
  • Le, K., Dabke, K. and Egan, G. (2006), 'On mathematical derivations of auto-term functions and signal to-noise ratios of Choi Williams, first- and nth-order hyperbolic kernels', Digital Signal Processing, vol 16, no 1 , pp 84 - 104.
  • Le, K. and Lemckert, C. (2006), 'A student-exchange scheme between Australia and Vietnam: A UMAP case study', World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, vol 5, no 1 , pp 149 - 152.
  • Le, K. (2006), 'Time-frequency distributions for crack detection in rotors-A fundamental note', Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol 294, no 40575 , pp 397 - 409.
  • Le, K., Dabke, K. and Egan, G. (2004), 'Hyperbolic wavelet family', Review of Scientific Instruments, vol 75, no 11 , pp 4678 - 4693.
  • Le, K., Dabke, K. and Egan, G. (2003), 'The hyperbolic kernel for time-frequency power spectrum', Optical Engineering, vol 42, no 8 , pp 2400 - 2415.
  • Le, K., Dabke, K. and Egan, G. (2003), 'The hyperbolic wavelet power spectra of non-stationary signals', Optical Engineering, vol 42, no 10 , pp 3017 - 3037.
  • Le, K., Dabke, K. and Egan, G. (2001), 'Signal detection using time-frequency distributions with nonunity kernels', Optical Engineering, vol 40, no 12 , pp 2866 - 2877.

Conference Papers

  • Illankoon, C., Tam, V., Le, K. and Shen, L. (2016), 'Cost premium and the life cycle cost of green building implementation in obtaining green star rating in Australia ', Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors. Congress, Christchurch, N.Z..
  • Tam, V. and Le, K. (2015), 'A review on international green building designs', International Conference on Civil Engineering, Architecture and Sustainable Infrastructure, Hong Kong, China.
  • Le, K. (2013), 'New expressions of ergodic MIMO channel capacity ', International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Communications, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
  • Le, K. (2013), 'Channel capacity of MIMO OSTBC systems in Nakagami fading environments', International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Communications, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
  • Le, K. (2012), 'ICI of OFDM in fading environments with diversity', International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Communications, Ha Noi, Vietnam.
  • Le, K. (2011), 'Benefit of adaptive policies and selection combining on OFDM channel capacity in fading environments in the presence of Doppler spread', International conference on Circuits, Systems, Computers and Communications, Thailand.
  • Tam, V. and Le, K. (2009), 'On implementation of waste management systems in the Hong Kong construction industry using spectral methods', IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, HK.
  • Le, K. (2008), 'BER derivation of OFDMA transmission using maximal ratio combining diversity', Fifth International Conference on Information Technology in Education and Training, Vietnam National Universty, HoChiMinh Cioty.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2007), 'On using Vandermonde polynomials and spectral methods to optimize aggregate testing', The First International Conference on Recent Advance in Concrete Technology, University of Maryland and Howard University, Washington USA.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2007), 'On using the Gaussian and hyperbolic distributions to improve quality in construction', The 12th International Research Symposium on the Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, University of NSW.
  • Le, K., Lee, J., Blumenstein, M. and Loo, Y. (2007), 'Development of a backward prediction model based on limited historical datasets', Fourth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century, Griffith University, Queensland - July 11 - 13th.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2007), 'On using six-3/4 principle for quality improvement in construction', Fourth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century: Accelerating Innovation in Engineering, Management and Technology, Gold Coast, Australia and Florida University.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2006), 'Environmental assessment by power spectra', Joint International Conference on Construction Culture, Innovation, and Management, British University, Dubai.
  • Le, K. and Tam, V. (2006), 'A new formula for angle-of-arrival probability density function in mobile environment', International Conference on Wireless Mobile and Multimedia Network (ICWMMN), Hangzhou, China.
  • Le, K. (2005), 'Hyperbolic distribution and hyperbolic mask for edge detection', Beijing International Conference on Imaging: Technology and Applications for the 21st Century, Beijing, China.
  • Le, K., Lee, J. and Sanmugaras, K. (2005), 'The use of non-bridge element level inspection data in the implementation of bridge management systems', Proceedings of the 3rd International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (ISEC), Shunan, Japan.
  • Le, K., Dabke, K. and Egan, G. (2003), 'The hyperbolic time-frequency power spectrum', Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, Darmstadt, Germany.
  • Le, K., Dabke, K. and Egan, G. (2003), 'Hyperbolic time-frequency power spectrum: theory and applications', 7th International Symposium On Digital Signal Processing and Communication Systems (DSPCS), Gold Coast, Australia.
  • Le, K., Dabke, K. and Egan, G. (2001), 'The hyperbolic wavelet function', Proceedings of SPIE?The International Society for Optical Engineering, Wavelet Applications VIII, Orlando, Florida, USA - 18 April 2001.
  • Le, K., Dabke, K. and Egan, G. (2001), 'Parallel computation of the time-frequency power spectrum: analysis and comparison to the bispectrum', International Conferences on Info-Tech and Info-Net (ICII), Conference C, Beijing, China, 29 Oct - 1 Nov 2001.

Research

Areas of Research/Teaching Expertise:

Wireless communications with applications to structural problems, image processing and wavelet theory.

Dr Le's main research interests are in wireless communications with applications to structural problems, image processing and wavelet theory. His main research aim is to conduct multi-disciplinary research across a wide range of different fields, in particular, bonding electronic engineering and civil engineering with the ambitious goal of employing advanced electronic engineering techniques to civil engineering applications; a philosophy which is evidenced in his publications. Dr Le found and developed theoretical work on a hyperbolic kernel family and hyperbolic wavelet which have since found wide applications in signal processing, mechanical systems, medicine, image processing, engineering construction management and wireless communication. He is currently focussing on all aspects of the hyperbolic kernel and wavelet which can be utilised in wireless communications and civil engineering applications. Dr Le has continuously published in reputable peer-reviewed journals, and apart from publishing technical journal papers, he has been publishing engineering education peer-reviewed journal papers. Dr. Le is a member of the Civionics Group.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Le.

Current Projects

Title: Green-building assessment: a carbon-footprint perspective
Years: 2016-03-01 - 2019-02-28
ID: P00023223
Western Researchers: Vivian Tam and Khoa Le
Funding:
  • Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam
Title: Life-cycle cost and emission analyses of green-building implementation
Years: 2015-01-05 - 2018-01-04
ID: P00022074
Western Researchers: Vivian Tam and Khoa Le
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)

Previous Projects

Title: Recycled Concrete for High-Grade Applications
Years: 2009-12-04 - 2011-12-03
ID: P00017749
Western Researchers: Vivian Tam and Khoa Le
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney

Supervision

Doctor Le is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Title: Secure Video Transmission Over Wireless Network
Field of Research:
Title: Investigation of Impact of "Low-Heat Generating Material and Low-Thermal Expansion Aggregates Utilisation" on Hydration Temperature in Massive Concrete Construction
Field of Research:
Title: Application of Nanotechnology for the Development of Green Sustainable Buildings
Field of Research:
Title: Green Building Effect on Environment and Energy
Field of Research:
Title: Measuring the Added Value of Sustainable Corporate Real Estate for Organisations and their Employee
Field of Research:
Title: Risk Allocation in Public-Privat Partnerships (PPP) Infrastructure Projects in Vietnam
Field of Research:
Title: Utilization of Industrial Solid Wastes in the Composition of Concrete
Field of Research:
Title: Develop a Model for Green Building Implementation
Field of Research:
Title: A Guide for Managing and Minimising Construction and Demolition Waste in Australia
Field of Research:
Title: Adaptive Channel Estimation Algorithms for Wireless Communication Systems
Field of Research:
Title: Enhancement of System Security with High Synchronisation using Chaotic Code Spread Spectrum Technique
Field of Research:
Title: New Paradigms for Location Aware Web Applications
Field of Research:
Title: Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
Field of Research:
Title: Construction, Sustainability and Environmental Management
Field of Research:
Title: Risk Allocation in Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Infrastructure Projects in Vietnam
Field of Research:
Title: An Experimental Investigation of the Effects of Recycled Aggregate on Performance Properties of Concrete for High Grade Applications
Field of Research:
Title: Control and Protection Schemes for Distribution Grids with Mass Distributed Generation
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Title: Radio Frequency Interference to DVB-T Reception from LTE Systems in Adjacent Bands
Field of Research: ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY NEC; OTHER ENGINEERING AND RELATED TECHNOLOGIES
Thesis: Radio Frequency Interference to DVB-T Reception from LTE Systems in Adjacent Bands

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