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Dr Michael Mackay

School of Computer Science and Mathematics

Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Michael is a Reader in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences and leads the Networking and Distributed Systems
research group. Michael received a BSc (hons) in Computer Science from Lancaster University in 2000 and a PhD in IPv6 transitioning from the same institution in 2005. Since moving to LJMU in 2010 he has taught on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules in addition to pursuing his research interests.
Michael has been involved in a number of EU, EPSRC, and UK-funded research projects including 6NET, EC-GIN, and Wi-5, and is currently leading the LJMU team on the Liverpool 5G project. Dr Mackay is also widely published in a range of research areas focussed around networking technologies including IPv6, IP mobility, QoS and CDNs, Cloud Computing and edge networking, and more recently wireless network optimisation and management for Beyond 5G / 6G networks.

Journal article

Raschella A, Hashem Eiza M, MacKay M, Shi Q, Banton M. 2023. A Trust-based Cooperative System for Efficient Wi-Fi Radio Access Networks Banton M. IEEE Access, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Gheyas I, Raschella A, Mackay M. 2023. Optimal Meshing Degree Performance Analysis in a mmWave FWA 5G Network Deployment Future Internet, 15 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Bouhafs F, Raschella A, Mackay M, den Hartog F. 2022. A Spectrum Management Platform Architecture to Enable a Sharing Economy in 6G Future Internet, 14 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Mackay M, Raschella A, Toma O. 2022. Modelling and Analysis of Performance Characteristics in a 60 Ghz 802.11ad Wireless Mesh Backhaul Network for an Urban 5G Deployment Future Internet, 14 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Aldhaibani OA, Raschella A, Mohi-Ud-din G, MacKay M. 2021. A User Prioritisation Algorithm for Horizontal Handover in Dense WLANs International Journal of Wireless Information Networks, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Raschella A, Aldhaibani OA, Pizzi S, MacKay M, Bouhafs F, Araniti G, Shi Q, Lucas-Estañ MDC. 2021. A Centralized Win-Win Cooperative Framework for Wi-Fi and 5G Radio Access Networks Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, 2021 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Raschella A, Bouhafs F, MacKay M, Shi Q, Ortín J, Gállego JR, Canales M. 2019. A Dynamic Access Point Allocation Algorithm for Dense Wireless LANs Using Potential Game Computer Networks, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

G C D, Bouhafs F, Raschella A, MacKay M, Shi Q. 2019. Radio Resource Management Framework for Energy-Efficient Communications in the Internet-of-Things Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, 30 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Boddy A, Hurst W, MacKay M, El Rhalibi A. 2019. Density-Based Outlier Detection for Safeguarding Electronic Patient Record Systems IEEE Access, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Bouhafs F, Seyedebrahimi M, Raschella A, MacKay M, Shi Q. 2019. Per-Flow Radio Resource Management to Mitigate Interference in Dense IEEE 802.11 Wireless LANs IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Truong NB, Lee GM, Um TW, MacKay M. 2019. Trust Evaluation Mechanism for User Recruitment in Mobile Crowd-Sensing in the Internet of Things IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 14 :2705-2719 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Chalmers C, Hurst W, MacKay M, Fergus P. 2019. Identifying Behavioural Changes for Health Monitoring Applications using the Advanced Metering Infrastructure Behaviour and Information Technology, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Boddy A, Hurst W, MacKay M, El Rhalibi A, Baker T, Curbelo Montañez CA. 2019. An Investigation into Healthcare-Data Patterns Future Internet, 11 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Bouhafs F, MacKay M, Raschella A, Shi Q, den Hartog F, Saldana J, Munilla R, Ruiz-Mas J, Fernández-Navajas J, Almodovar J, van Adrichem N. 2018. Wi-5: A Programming Architecture for Unlicensed Frequency Bands IEEE Communications Magazine, 56 :178-185 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Raschella A, Bouhafs F, Deepak GC, MacKay M. 2017. QoS Aware Radio Access Technology Selection Framework in Heterogeneous Networks using SDN Journal of Communications Networks, 19 :577-586 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Raschella A, Bouhafs F, Seyedebrahimi M, MacKay M, Shi Q. 2017. Quality of Service Oriented Access Point Selection Framework for Large Wi-Fi Networks IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, 14 :441-455 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Umeh FK, MacKay M, Mulhearn C. 2016. Information and Communication Technology, Well-being, and Ethnicity CyberPsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, 19 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Umeh K, MacKay M, Le-Brun SD. 2015. Ethnic differences in diabetes prevalence and ICT use. British Journal of Nursing, 24 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Baker T, MacKay M, Randles M, Taleb-Bendiab A. 2013. Intention-oriented programming support for runtime adaptive autonomic cloud-based applications Computers and Electrical Engineering, 39 :2400-2412 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

MacKay M, Baker T, Al-Yasiri A. 2012. Security-oriented cloud computing platform for critical infrastructures Computer Law and Security Review, 28 :679-686 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Bouhafs F, Mackay M, Merabti M. 2011. Links to the Future IEEE POWER & ENERGY MAGAZINE, 10 :24-32 DOI Author Url

Conference publication

Hashem Eiza M, Raschella A, MacKay M, Shi Q, Bouhafs F. 2023. Towards Trusted and Accountable Win-Win SDWN Platform for Trading Wi-Fi Network Access 2023 IEEE 20th Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC), IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC) DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Bouhafs F, den Hartog F, Raschella A, Mackay M, Shi Q, Sinanovic S. 2020. Realizing Physical Layer Security in Large Wireless Networks using Spectrum Programmability 2020 IEEE GLOBECOM WORKSHOPS (GC WKSHPS), IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) on Advanced Technology for 5G Plus DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Boddy A, Hurst W, MacKay M, El Rhalibi A. 2019. A Hybrid Density-Based Outlier Detection Model for Privacy in Electronic Patient Record System ICIM 2019 Conference Proceedings, The 5th IEEE International Conference on Information Management (ICIM2019) DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Chalmers C, Hurst W, Mackay M, Fergus P, Al-Jumeily D, Kendall B. 2019. Intelligent Health Monitoring Using Smart Meters Arai K, Kapoor S, Bhatia R. INTELLIGENT COMPUTING, VOL 1, Computing Conference 858 :1104-1113 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Aldhaibani O, AL-Jumaili MH, Bouhafs F, Mackay M, Raschella A, Alfoudi A, Dighriri M. 2018. An SDWN based Architecture for Enormously Dense Wireless Networks to optimize the Handover performance in WLAN International Conference on Interactive Digital Media (ICIDM)

Avramidis I, Mackay M, Tso FP, Fukai T, Shinagawa T. 2018. Live Migration on ARM-based Micro-datacentres 2018 15TH IEEE ANNUAL CONSUMER COMMUNICATIONS & NETWORKING CONFERENCE (CCNC), 15th IEEE Annual Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC) DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Raschella A, Bouhafs F, Mackay M, Zachariou K, Pilavakis V, Georgiades M. 2018. Smart Access Point Selection for Dense WLANs: A Use-Case 2018 IEEE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING CONFERENCE (WCNC), IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Raschella A, Bouhafs F, Mackay M, Shi Q, Ortin J, Gallego JR, Canales M. 2018. AP Selection Algorithm Based on a Potential Game for Large IEEE 802.11 WLANs NOMS 2018 - 2018 IEEE/IFIP NETWORK OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM, IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS) DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Boddy A, Hurst W, MacKay M, El Rhalibi A. 2017. A study into data analysis and visualisation to increase the cyber-resilience of healthcare infrastructures ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, ACM 1st International Conference on Internet of Things and Machine Learning DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Alobaidan I, Mackay M, Tso P. 2017. Build Trust in the Cloud Computing - Isolation in Container Based Virtualisation Proceedings - 2016 9th International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering, DeSE 2016, :143-148 DOI Publisher Url

Seyedebrahimi M, Raschella A, Bouhafs F, MacKay M, Shi Q, Eiza MH. 2016. A Centralised Wi-Fi Management Framework for D2D Communications in Dense Wi-Fi Networks 2016 IEEE CONFERENCE ON STANDARDS FOR COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING (CSCN), IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking (CSCN) DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Chalmers C, Hurst W, MacKay M, Fergus P. 2016. Smart Monitoring: An Intelligent System to Facilitate Health Care across an Ageing Population EMERGING 2016: The Eighth International Conference on Emerging Networks and Systems Intelligence, The Eighth International Conference on Emerging Networks and Systems Intelligence :34-39 Publisher Url Public Url

Seyedebrahimi M, Bouhafs F, Raschella A, MacKay M, Shi Q. 2016. SDN-Based Channel Assignment Algorithm for Interference Management in Dense Wi-Fi Networks 2016 EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON NETWORKS AND COMMUNICATIONS (EUCNC), European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC) DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Boddy A, Hurst W, MacKay M, El Rhalibi A. 2016. A Study into Detecting Anomalous Behaviours within HealthCare Infrastructures IEEE DESE 2016 - Developments in eSystems Engineering DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Chalmers C, Hurst W, MacKay M, Fergus P. 2016. A Smart Health Monitoring Technology Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Intelligent Computing Theories and Application, 2016 International Conference on Intelligent Computation 9771 :832-842 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Raschella A, Bouhafs F, Seyedebrahimi M, MacKay M, Shi Q. 2016. A Centralized Framework for Smart Access Point Selection based on the Fittingness Factor 2016 23RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS (ICT), 23rd International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT) DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Boddy A, Hurst W, MacKay M, El Rhalibi A. 2016. Securing Health Care Information Systems using Visualisation Techniques Proceedings of UKAIS 2016, UKAIS 2016 : UK Academy for Information Systems 21st Annual Conference 2016 Publisher Url Public Url

Chalmers CARL, Hurst W, Fergus P, Mackay M. 2015. Smart Health Monitoring Using the Advanced Metering Infrastructure the IEEE Workshop on the Internet of Things and Big Data for Healthcare (IoTBDH-2015) DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Chalmers C, Hurst W, MacKay M, Fergus P. 2015. Profiling Users in the Smart Grid Emerging 2015: The Seventh International Conference on Emerging Neworks and Systems Intelligence, EMERGING 2015: Seventh International Conference on Emerging Networks and Systems Intelliegence Public Url

Baker T, Mackay M, Shaheed A, Aldawsari B. 2015. Security-Oriented Cloud Platform for SOA-based SCADA 15th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid), :961-970 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Baker T, Mackay M, Randles M. 2011. Eternal cloud computation application development Proceedings - 4th International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering, DeSE 2011, :392-397 DOI Publisher Url

Chalmers C, Hurst W, Fergus P, MacKay M. Smart Meter Profiling for Health Applications 2015 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), 2015 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Mackay MI, Edwards C. A Retrospective Analysis of QoS Deployment, Operation and Use in Enterprise and Provider Networks 27th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops (WAINA) :583-588 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Seyedebrahimi M, Bouhafs F, Raschella A, MacKay M, Shi Q. Fine-Grained Radio Resource Management to Control Interference in Dense Wi-Fi Networks IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Boddy A, Hurst W, MacKay M, El Rhalibi A. Establishing Situational Awareness for Securing Healthcare Patient Records International Journal on Advances in Life Sciences, The Tenth International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine eTELEMED 2018 Public Url

Boddy A, Hurst W, MacKay M, El Rhalibi A, Mwansa M. Data Analysis Techniques to Visualise Accesses to Patient Records in Healthcare Infrastructures The Ninth International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization CLOUD COMPUTING 2018 Public Url

Raschella A, MacKay M, Bouhafs F, Ivar Teigen B. Evaluation of Channel Assignment Algorithms in a Dense Real World WLAN IEEE Explore, IEEE International Conference on Computing Communication and Security (ICCCS 2019) DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Report

Edmond R, Gheyas I, Raschella A, MacKay M. 2022. Network Optimisation Liverpool 5G Create, Final Report Publisher Url

Raschella A, Mackay M, Zhou B. 2022. Traffic Modelling and Security Liverpool 5G Create, Final Report

Toma O, Raschella A, MacKay M. 2021. Initial Network Modelling and Optimisation Report Liverpool 5G Create, Deliverable DB2

Raschella A, MacKay M. 2021. Draft Outline of areas for Network Optimisation Liverpool 5G Create, Deliverable DB1 Publisher Url

Newson L, Venturas C, Mackay M, Sherratt F, Forshaw M. 2018. Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group Report. A systematic review on outcome–based smoking cessation apps and PPI investigation. (Consultancy Report)

Newson LM, Venturas C, Mackay MI, Sherratt F, Forshaw M. 2018. Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group Report, 2017. A systematic review on outcome–based smoking cessation apps and PPI investigation. A systematic review on outcome–based smoking cessation apps and PPI investigation.

Books (authored)

Bouhafs F, Mackay M, Merabti M. 2014. Communication Challenges and Solutions in the Smart Grid Springer New York 9781493921836 DOI Publisher Url

Wang N. 2011. Recent Advances in Providing QoS and Reliability in the Future Internet Backbone Nova Science Pub Incorporated 9781617618581

Chapters

Bouhafs F, Mackay M, Merabti M. 2014. Communication for Control in Heterogeneous Power Supply SpringerBriefs in Computer Science 0 :13-23 DOI Publisher Url

Bouhafs F, Mackay M, Merabti M. 2014. Towards a Unified Smart Grid ICT Infrastructure SpringerBriefs in Computer Science 0 :83-95 DOI Publisher Url

Bouhafs F, Mackay M, Merabti M. 2014. Communication Technologies for Smart Energy Management Systems SpringerBriefs in Computer Science 0 :69-81 DOI Publisher Url

Bouhafs F, Mackay M, Merabti M. 2014. The Smart Grid in the Last Mile SpringerBriefs in Computer Science 0 :25-35 DOI Publisher Url

Bouhafs F, Mackay M, Merabti M. 2014. Communication Solutions for Backhaul and Wide Area Networks SpringerBriefs in Computer Science 0 :37-51 DOI Publisher Url

Bouhafs F, Mackay M, Merabti M. 2014. Overview of the Smart Grid SpringerBriefs in Computer Science 0 :1-12 DOI Publisher Url

Bouhafs F, Mackay M, Merabti M. 2014. Home Energy Management Systems SpringerBriefs in Computer Science 0 :53-67 DOI Publisher Url

Kifayat K, Baker T, Mackay MI, shi Q, Merabti M. Real Time Risk Management in Cloud Computation Security Engineering for Cloud Computing: Approaches and Tools DOI Publisher Url

Editorial/letter to the editor

Mackay M. Editorial for the Special Issue on 5G-Enabling Technologies and Wireless Networking Future Internet, 14 :342-342 DOI Publisher Url

Conference presentation:

Outcomes-Based Systematic Review on Smoking Cessation Apps, 13th UK Society for Behavioural Medicine. Working together for healthy living: Multidisciplinary behavioural medicine, Liverpool, UK, Oral presentation. 2017

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