Nazila Fough
Title: Dr
First Name: Nazila
Surname: Fough
Position: Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Telephone: +44(0)1224 262427
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Dr Nazila Fough (FHEA, MIET, MIEEE) is a Lecturer in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in the School of Engineering at Robert Gordon University. Previously she worked as network engineer in telecommunication and internet network industry for 6 years. She is CISCO certified instructor in school of engineering, teaching network configuration and troubleshooting. She has a PhD in Telecommunication with focus on real-time video communication, a MSc in control systems and a BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering. Her research interests are on area related to real-time multimedia communication, under water wireless networks, image processing and smart control system. Her expertise and skills are in data network protocols, congestion control in data network, wired and wireless communication, smart control systems, object detection, image coding and processing.

Duties and Responsibilities

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Teaching


  • System Control, Monitoring and Maintenance (ENM285)


  • Module Coordinator for BEng/MEng Individual Projects in Electrical Engineering (EN4600/4)
  • Tutor for Introduction to Telecommunication (EN2520)
  • Module Coordinator for Data Networks; Cisco CCNA Course 1: Introduction to Networks (EN3539)
  • Module Coordinator for Advance Data Network (EN4530)
  • Tutor for Analogue Electronic and Signals (EN1512)
  • Tutor for Advance Signal Processing and System Analysis (EN5502)

Graduate Apprenticeship (GA)

  • Module Coordinator for Sensor and Data Network - IOT (EN2106)

Academic Background

PhD in Data Network and Telecommunication, University of Aberdeen, 2015.

Research Interests

Dr Fough's research interests include Real time video communication, Congestion Control, Image processing, Wireless communication, and Underwater Wireless Network.

Current Research

Dr Fough is currently co-supervisor of 4 PhD research projects funded internally by RGU school of engineering, topics are as below:

  • Image procession and image detection: working on a low computational complexity visual saliency model to predict fixations
  • An artificial intelligent and object detection research project for obstacle detection/ pedestrian in the road
  • Underwater wireless communication and data transfer for underwater oil and gas pipeline monitoring
  • Power transmission: working on a project for maximising inductive power transmission

Professional Memberships

IEEE Member (since 2008)

  • Member of IEEE Communication Society
  • Member of IEEE YP
  • Member of IET

External / Professional Roles

Dr Fough is IEEE YP UK & Ireland secretary and IEEE YP Area chair in Scotland, she is also corresponding member of IEEE YP R8 and actively support IEEE YP events in UK & Ireland and in the IEEE Region 8.

She also participates in serving on organizing committees (e.g. IEEE ICECS 2020, IEEE WESYP 2019, IEEE C-MRiC 2018, etc), programme committee and as reviewers on various peer-reviewed international journals (e.g. Elsevier, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing ) and conferences ( e.g. IEEE oceans 2018, 2019, 2020).


  • Heidari, M., Burgues, S., Radhakrishna, P., Fough, N., Maximising Inductive Power Transmission using a Novel Analytical Coil Design Approach, IEEE Wireless Power Transfer Conference (WPTC), London, 2019
  • Heidari, M., Burgues, S., Radhakrishna, P., Fough, N., Optimal Coil Design for Maximum Power Transfer Efficiency in Resonantly Coupled Systems, Radio Science Meeting (Joint with AP-S Symposium), Atlanta, GA, USA,2019
  • Fough, N., Verdicchio, F., Perkins, C., Fairhurst, G., Media Usability Circuit Breakers for RTP-Based Interactive Networked Multimedia, 2015 Picture Coding Symposium, Cairns, Australia, 2015
  • Fough, N., Verdicchio, F., Fairhurst, G. , Exploration of RTP Circuit Breaker with Applications to Video Streaming, PgNet, 2013

PhD Research

PhD research project contributed to IETF RFC8083.