Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. in Computer Science (Nov 2016 - Jan 2020)

Telecom SudParis & Institut Polytechnique de Paris (IP Paris), France

Thesis Title: Privacy Preserving Internet of Things Recommender Systems for Smart Cities

Supervisors: Prof. Noel Crespi and Dr. Roberto Minerva

Master of Sciences (MSc) in Computer Science (by Research) (Aug 2013 - Sep 2015) [Passed with Distinction]

Sunway University, Malaysia and Lancaster University, UK (Dual Degree Programme)

Thesis title: A Spectrum-Aware Cluster-Based Routing Scheme for Cognitive Radio Networks: A Simulation Study

Supervisors: Prof. Yau Kok-Lim Alvin, Dr. Hafizal Mohamad and Dr. Nordin Ramli

Bachelor of Sciences in Information Technology (BS-IT) (Oct 2008 - Jun 2012)

National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.


Lecturer in Computer Science (since Jan 2022)

Department of Computer Science

Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Researcher (Feb 2020 - Dec 2021)

FUN Team, INRIA Lille - Nord Europe, France

  • Researching on data offloading in vehicular networks with QoS provisioning

  • Activities:

    • Connectivity modeling of vehicular networks

    • Proposal of a data offloading scheme with QoS provisioning

    • Performance evaluation using network simulations in OMNeT++ with Veins and SUMO frameworks

Research Engineer (Oct 2015 - Jan 2020)

Service Architecture Lab, Institut Mines Telecom, Telecom SudParis, France

  • Involved in the research on Internet of Things, Smart Cities, IoT application recommendations, and privacy preservation

  • Involved in a two-years H2020 EU-KR project, WISE-IoT (Worldwide Interoperability for Semantic IoT)

  • Involved in the preparation of proposals for various calls, e.g., H2020, ITEA, EUREKA, CELTIC-NEXT

  • Pursued PhD research

Research Assistant (Mar 2015 - Oct 2015)

Sunway University, Selangor, Malaysia

  • Involved in the project Indoor Localization and Navigation

  • Activities

    • Research on indoor localization and navigation using Wi-Fi fingerprints

    • Wi-Fi fingerprints are built using density-based clustering algorithms

    • An indoor android application was developed for localization and navigation.

    • For localization, the experiments were performed in a normal crowd at Sunday Pyramid, a shopping mall in Malaysia

Research Assistant (Aug 2013 - Feb 2015)

Sunway University, Selangor, Malaysia

  • Appointed by Sunway University, Malaysia and carried my research at MIMOS Berhad, a National R&D centre in Malaysia

  • Pursued my Master research on cluster-based routing for cognitive radio networks using network simulations in QualNet

  • Enrolled in MSc in Computer Science (by Research) under a dual degree programme of Sunway University, Malaysia and Lancaster University, United Kingdom

Software Developer (Jul 2012 - May 2013)


  • Involved in software development and maintenance of two projects

    • Direct Admit System for Hospitals (DASH)

      • Developed in Web2py framework with Python backend language

      • DASH ( is a healthcare tool that improves the hospital direct admission process in Australia

    • Think Realtime

      • Developed in ASP.NET

      • Thing Realtime was about advertising high-frequency stock trading and real-time bidding system

  • Group lead of DASH project

  • Responsibilities

    • Develop and maintain web applications

    • Assign tasks to group members

    • Provide technical assistance to group members during difficulties/problems

    • Ensure that deadlines are met

Research Internship (Jul 2011 - Aug 2011)

Cognet Lab, NUST-SEECS, Pakistan

Activity: Worked with network simulator NS-2


  • Internet of Things

  • Smart Cities

  • Vehicular Networks

  • Edge Computing

  • Privacy Preservation

  • Semantic Web

  • Wireless Networks

    • Cognitive Radio Networks

    • Wireless Sensor Networks

    • Cognitive Radio Sensor Networks

  • Routing

    • Flat

    • Clustered


  • Research in Internet of things and wireless networks

  • Good programming skills in C++, Java, Python and C#

  • Problem solving and algorithm designing

  • Simulation based study of protocols including design, implementation, validation and evaluation


  • Achieved 4-Years full funded Scholarship for undergraduate studies from National ICT R&D Fund.

  • Achieved Merit Scholarship from NUST on obtaining 3.94 GPA in 7th Semester of undergraduate studies.


Programming Languages: C/C++, Java, Python, C#

Simulator: OMNeT++, QualNet, Network Simulator 2 (NS-2)

Web Development: PHP, Web2Py, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ASP.NET, JSP, JSF

Databases: MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL

Mobile Development: Android

Web Services: RESTful APIs

Miscellaneous: BASH, AWK