Academic Collaborators

Academics Collaborates

Dr. Kashif Nisar

International Collaborator

Collaborater Dr. Kashif Nisar has done Post-Doctoral from Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Before, he completed his PhD as a candidate with fully funding at the Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia. Through his major in Computer Network and Information Technology; he has obtained solid training in Research and Development (R&D), writing funding proposal, journal publication, and as a consultant. Currently, Dr. Nisar is serving as an Associate Professor at Faculty of Computing and Informatics University Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu Sabah, Malaysia. In 2014, he has served as a Guest Professor at Fernuniversität Hagen, Germany, fully funded by DAAD. He holds a number of visiting professor positions in well-known universities such the McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada, University of Auckland, New Zealand and Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Nisar has been published 150+ research papers in many high impact journals and well reputed international conferences proceeding in the area of Computer Network, Information Centric Network (ICN) and Future Internet (FI). Dr. Nisar is the member of many professional organizations including IEEE, ISOC, ACM-SIGMOBILE, Engineers Australia, APAN Fellow, ITU Fellow, IAENG, NSRG-AUTNZ, Park Lab etc. He has been serving as reviewer in many IEEE Transactions, Elsevier Science and some other journals as well as in the committee and reviewed of many International Conferences.

Engr. Ghulam Mustafa Abro

International Collaborator

Dr. Ghulam E Mustafa Abro graduated with honours from Hamdard University in Karachi, Pakistan in 2016 with a B.S. in Electronic Engineering and a Gold Medallist. He also holds an M.S. in Electronic Engineering with a focus on Control and Automation from Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology in Karachi, Pakistan in 2019, and a PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with a distinction category from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia in 2023. He is presently employed with King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Aviation and Space Exploration (IRC-ASE). His various local and international projects, travel grants, and academic prowess are a testament to his abilities. Dr. Abro has been involved with IEEE for almost ten years; he started off as a voluntary student member, beginning as a volunteer student member at IEEE HIET Student Branch in 2013. Over the years, he has held key roles, including Secretary of IEEE HIET Student Branch Karachi Section (2014), Coordinator for IEEE Young Professionals, Karachi Section (2016), and Treasurer YP Karachi Section (2018). His volunteering spirit continued with positions like Secretary of IEEE UTP Student Branch (2020), Member of IEEE SAC Malaysia, Secretary of IEEE ROMA Flagship Conference, Malaysia (2021-2022), and Coordinator for IEEE Technical Activities at IEEE YP Malaysia (2020-2021). Even today, he still continues to serve as technical programme committee member, secretary and conference chair of several IEEE International conferences and reviews articles for various SCI Indexed Journals. Dr. Abro prior to joining KFUPM, had been working for different organizations such that faculty member at electrical and electronic engineering department of Hamdard University Pakistan (2015-2019), research assistant at institute of autonomous systems (IAS) and Centre for automotive research electric mobility (CAREM) Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia (2020-2023), National Centre for robotics and Artificial Intelligence – Condition monitoring systems lab (2021-2022) and Science Technology Research Institute of Defense Engineering (STRIDE), Ministry of Defense, Malaysia (2022-2023).

Dr. Kapal Dev

International Collaborator

Dr. Kapal Dev is Senior Researcher at Munster Technological University, Ireland. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the CONNECT Centre, School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin (TCD). Previously, he worked as 5G Junior Consultant and Engineer at Altran Italia S.p.A, Milan, Italy on 5G use cases. He worked as Lecturer at Indus university, Karachi back in 2014. He is also working for OCEANS Network as Head of Projects to manage OCEANS project processes and functions to improve efficiency, consistency and best practice integration. He was awarded the PhD degree by Politecnico di Milano, Italy under the prestigious fellowship of Erasmus Mundus funded by European Commission. His education Profile revolves over ICT background i.e. Electronics (B.E and M.E), Telecommunication Engineering (PhD) and Post-doc (Fusion of 5G and Blockchain). His research interests include Blockchain, 6G Networks and Artificial Intelligence. He is very active in leading (as Principle Investigator) Erasmus + International Credit Mobility (ICM) and Capacity Building for Higher Edu- cation and H2020 Co-Fund projects. Received a few Million Euros funding and few are in review as well as in the writing phase. He is evaluator of MSCA Co-Fund schemes, Elsevier Book proposals and top scientific journals and conferences including IEEE TII, IEEE TITS, IEEE TNSE, IEEE IoT, IEEE JBHI, FGCS, COMNET, TETT, IEEE VTC, WF-IoT. TPC member of IEEE BCA 2020 in conjunction with AICCSA 2020, ICBC 2021, DICG Co-located with Middleware 2020 and FTNCT 2020. He is also serving as Associate Editor in Springer Wireless Networks, IET Quantum Communication, IET Networks, Topic Editor in MDPI Network, and Review Editor in Frontiers in Communications and Networks. He is also serving as Guest Editor (GE) in IEEE TII (I.F 9.1)COMCOM (I.F: 2.8), GE in COMNET (I.F 3.11), GE in CMC [I.F 4.89.], Lead chair in one of CCNC 2021 workshops, and editing a book for CRC press. He is a member of the ACM, IEEE, and actively involved with various working groups and committees of IEEE and ACM related to 5G and beyond, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence.

Dr. Paul Beckett

International Collaborator  

Honorary Associate Professor Paul Beckett received the degree of B.Eng. in Communication Engineering, Master of Engineering in Computer Systems and PhD in Microelectronics from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, in 1975, 1984, and 2007,respectively.

Dr. Beckett recently retired from the School of Engineering, RMIT after an academic career spanning more than 37 years, during which time he held numerous academic positions including Head of Department. He played a leading role in developing curricula for programs in microelectronics, embedded systems, and reconfigurable architectures (e.g., FPGAs). He consulted widely with local and international companies and designed and implemented a number of successful industry-focused post-graduate degrees in collaboration with both the Victorian State Government and local companies. He is a senior member of the IEEE, is an author on over 60 papers and has reviewed extensively for the IEEE, ACM, Elsevier, MDPI, and others.

In “retirement”, he is currently collaborating with groups researching energy harvesting for IOT, plasmonic optical devices and low-energy asynchronous co-processor architectures.

Dr. Abdollah Malekjafarian

    International Collaborator


Abdollah is an Assistant Professor in the school of Civil Engineering at UCD. He is leading “Structural Dynamics & Assessment Laboratory (SDA-Lab)” in UCD. His main areas of research interest are Structural Dynamics and Random Vibrations for Civil Infrastructure including “Transport Infrastructure” and “Offshore Wind Turbines”. He is also collaborating with CeADAR research centre on the application of data analytics and AI to built environment.

Abdollah won “KB Broberg” medal for “Best UCD PhD Thesis in Mechanics- 2016”. He also won Royal Irish Academy Charlemount award in 2018 for his collaboration with University of Alberta.

Boban Djordjevic

    International Collaborator


Boban Djordjevic is a Researcher in the Division of Transport Planning at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. Djordjevic received his PhD in rail transportation from the University of Ljubljana on the topic of evaluating the impact of train control systems on railway capacity. Before joining KTH, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Trinity College Dublin, working on projects related to monitoring the environmental impact of heavy-duty vehicles. Djordjevic’s research focuses on the automation and digitalization of railways in terms of planning and managing sustainable rail transport. His current focus areas are i) sustainability in rail transport, ii) automated train operation, iii) innovative signaling technologies, iv) multi-criteria decision making in rail transport and v) optimization and infrastructure optimisation and infrastructure.

Muhammad Ashfaq Khan

  International Collaborator 

Dr. Muhammad Ashfaq Khan Jiskani, received the B.S. degree in computer system engineering from Baha Uddin Zakariya University, Multan Pakistan, in 2010, the M.S. degree in Communication System networks (Computer system) from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Pakistan, in 2015, and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from Dongguk University, South Korea, in 2020.

From 2012 to 2017, he was Instructor in the Human Resource Development Center (HRDC), Education Department, Pakistan ARMY, 18 Div., Hyderabad, Pakistan, After his Ph.D. degree, Dr. Jiskani worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher with Dongguk University, South Korea from Feb-2020 to Dec-2020. Currently, he is working as a Research Professor in Incheon National University Incheon, South Korea. His research interests include artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, Big data, Network security and medical imaging analysis.

Mudasar Latif Memon

Academic Collaborator

A goal-driven research scientist with 11 years of diverse experience in industry and academia, my research work include the solutions od real-world problems, ranging from artificial intelligence (AI) based energy efficiency in 5G wireless networks to AI based preventive healthcare system resulting in 07 SCI indexed international journal publications. 

A professionally aware researcher having risk mitigation skills along with skill set of strong communication, change management, milestone management, cross-functional collaboration, task delegation, and teamwork, resulting collaborations with reputed professionals from top- notch industries including MediaTek USA Inc. and Samsung.

DHA Suffa University

DHA Suffa University (DSU), established in the year 2012, has systematically taken giant strides to become the institution of choice in Pakistan. The university offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in Engineering, Computer Science, Management Sciences and newly launched program BS in Software Engineering. At DSU, students receive quality education and become part of an academic community sharing diverse interests. DSU not only helps to expand the mental faculties of individuals but also transforms them into more open-minded, accepting and involved citizens.

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