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.


Postdoctoral Researcher (since Feb 2020)

FUN Team, INRIA Lille - Nord Europe, France

Research Topic: Data Offloading in Edge-based Vehicular Networks

Research Engineer (Oct 2015 - Jan 2020)

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

Research: Development of IoT recommender for smart cities

Other Activities: Worked on H2020 EU-KR WISE-IoT project.

Research Assistant (Mar 2015 - Oct 2015)

Sunway University, Selangor, Malaysia

Research Topic: Indoor Positioning and Navigation

Research Assistant (Aug 2013 - Feb 2015)

MIMOS Berhad, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Research Activities: Carried my Masters thesis on spectrum-aware cluster-based routing for cognitive radio networks and evaluate the performance via simulations.

Software Developer (Jul 2012 - May 2013)


Activities: Involved in two projects: Think Realtime (ASP.NET web application) and Direct Admit System for Hospitals (DASH, Web2Py web application)

Research Internship (Jul 2011 - Aug 2011)

Cognet Lab, NUST-SEECS, Pakistan

Activity: Work 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