Hasan Ali Khattak
Associate Professor
Department of Computing

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS)
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
NUST Campus H-12, Islamabad
Tel: 05190852155

Future Internet Application, Internet of Things, Distributed Computing, Machine Learning

Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering - Semantic Web of Things, Future Internet Architectures, Healthcare Informatics - Politecnico di Bari, Italy - Italy - 2014

Hasan Ali Khattak received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering degree from Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy on April 2015, Master's degree in Information Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy, in 2011, and B.CS. degree in Computer Science from the University of Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan in 2006. He is currently serving as Associate Professor - School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, National University of Sciences and Technology - Pakistan since October 2020. His current research interests focus on Future Internet Architectures such as the Web of Things and leveraging Data Sciences and Social Engineering for Future Smart Cities. Along with publishing in good research venues and completing successful funded National and International funded projects, he is also serving as a reviewer in reputed venues such as IEEE Access, IEEE Network Magazine, IEEE Consumer Electronics, Hindawi, SAI, IET, and a few national publishers. He is currently involved in several funded research projects in various domains such as Healthcare Information Management, Semantic Web of Things, and Fog Computing while exploring Ontologies and other Semantic Web Technologies. He has worked on Contiki OS, NS 2/3, and Omnet++ frameworks. His perspective research areas are the application of Machine Learning and Data Sciences for improving and enhancing Quality of life in Smart Urban Spaces especially in the Healthcare and Transportation domain through Knowledge management, predictive analysis, and visualization. He is an active Senior Member of IEEE, a professional member of ACM, and a member of societies such as IEEE ComSoc, IEEE VTS, and Internet Society.



(1.) Khattak, H.A.; , Zaidi, S.Y.A.; Shah, M.A.; Maple, C.; Rauf, H.T.; El-Sherbeeny, A.M.; El-Meligy, M.A. , "An Attribute-Based Access Control for IoT Using Blockchain and Smart Contracts", Sustainability, Vol. 13 , No. 19, PP. 10556, Sep, 2021. IF: 3.251
(2.) Huniya Shahid, Munam Ali Shah, Ahmad Almogren, Hasan Ali Khattak, Ikram Ud Din, Neeraj Kumar, Carsten Maple , "Machine Learning-based Mist Computing Enabled Internet of Battlefield Things", ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, Vol. 21 , No. 4, Aug, 2021. IF: 1.598
(3.) HA. Khattak , Malik Ali Judge, Awais Manzoor, Hasan Ali Khattak, Ikram Ud Din, Ahmad Almogren, Muhammad Adnan , "Secure Transmission Lines Monitoring and Efficient Electricity Management in Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Industrial Internet of Things", Computer Standards & Interfaces, Vol. 77 , No. 8, Aug, 2021. IF: 2.487
(4.) Hasan Ali Khattak , Anam Asghar; Assad Abbas; Hasan Ali Khattak; Samee U. Khan , "Fog Based Architecture and Load Balancing Methodology for Health Monitoring Systems", IEEE Access, Vol. 9 , No. 9, Jul, 2021.
(5.) HA. Khattak , Sidra Zafar, Mohsin Nazir, Taimur Bakhshi, Hasan Ali Khattak, Sarmadullah Khan, Muhammad Bilal, Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, Kyung-Sup Kwak, Aneeqa Sabah , "A systematic review of bio-cyber interface technologies and security issues for internet of bio-nano things", IEEE Access, Vol. 9 , No. 9, Jun, 2021. IF: 3.367
(6.) HA. Khattak, , S. Shafqat, M. Fayyaz, M. Bilal, S. Khan, O. Ishtiaq, A. Abbasi, F. Shafqat, WS. Alnumay, P. Chatterjee, , "Leveraging Deep Learning for Designing Healthcare Analytics Heuristic for Diagnostics", Neural Processing Letters, Vol. 2 , No. 2, PP. 1-27, Feb, 2021. IF: 2.891
(7.) Hasan Ali Khattak, , Komal Tehreem, Ahmad Almogren, Zoobia Ameer, Ikram Ud Din, Muhammad Adnan, , "Dynamic pricing in industrial internet of things: Blockchain application for energy management in smart cities", Journal of Information Security and Applications, Vol. 55 , No. 1, PP. 102615, Dec, 2020. IF: 2.327
(8.) Hasan Ali Khattak, , Ahmad Kamran Malik, Naina Emmanuel, Sidra Zafar, Basit Raza, Sarmadullah Khan, Ali H. Al-Bayatti, Madini O. Alassafi, Ahmed S. Alfakeeh, Mohammad A. Alqarni, , "From Conventional to State-of-the-Art IoT Access Control Models", electronics, Vol. 9 , No. 10, PP. 1693, Oct, 2020. IF: 2.412
(9.) Hasan Ali Khattak , Ahmad Raza Hameed, Ahmad Almogren, Ikram Ud Din, Abdullah Bin Gani , "Towards Energy-Efficient Mobile Ad Optimization: An App Developer Perspective", Applied Sciences, Vol. 10 , No. 19, PP. 6889, Sep, 2020. IF: 2.474
(10.) Hasan Ali Khattak, , Zunaira Amjad, Munam Ali Shah, Carsten Maple, Zoobia Ameer, Muhammad Nabeel Asghar, Shafaq Mussadiq, , "Towards Energy Efficient Smart Grids using Bio-Inspired Scheduling Techniques", IEEE Access, Vol. 8 , No. 20, PP. 158947, Sep, 2020. IF: 3.745
(11.) Hasan Ali Khattak , Israr Ahmad, Munam Ali Shah, Zoobia Ameer, Murad Khan, Kijun Han , "FIViz: Forensics Investigation through Visualization for Malware in Internet of Things", Sustainability, Vol. 12 , No. 8, PP. 7262, Sep, 2020. IF: 2.576


(1.) HA. Khattak , F. Zafar, M. Aloqaily, O. Bouchir , "Efficient In-Network Caching in NDN Based Connected Vehicles", Proceedings of the IEEE GLOBECOM, Dec, 2021, Madrid , Spain .

Associate Professor , NUST
October 2020 - Present


Assistant Professor , COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad
February 2016 - February 2016


Thesis Supervision and Recommendation Letters

I am thankful to the students who think that working under my supervision can be helpful for better academic pursuits and industry employment. I am very busy due to many things to do and am not able to supervise ALL the students contacting me for their project supervision. Below are some of the things I may consider:

  • Most Importantly you should be punctual, honest, and trustworthy.
  • Good logic and programming skills in any programming language e.g. C++, Java, Perl, Python, etc
  • Good mathematical and statistical base supported by Good English report writing skills
  • You should have CGPA 3.0/75 % marks in the academic career.
  • Probably can spend 6 – 8 hours in the labs.

As for Project Ideas, I would like students to do something meaningful such as Google Summer of Code

If you fulfil the above criteria, contact me using the following information:

Dr. Hasan Ali Khattak
Associate Professor, School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (SEECS)
National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), H12, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan.
Ph.D. Computer Engineering (Politecnico di Bari, Italy)
Senior Member IEEE, Professional Member ACM, Member ISOC
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Recommendation Letters

I am thankful to all the students who think that my recommendation letter can be helpful for applying for university admission or job. As I am very busy due to many things to do and not able to write useful information in recommendation letters for those who are not my students or have worked for a very short time with me. Thus, I will prefer that you have Done BS or MS thesis with me (at least 6 months and for that check Thesis Supervision & Ideas) to ask me to write a recommendation letter for you to apply for university admissions or future jobs.

Industry Profile

Dr. Hasan Ali Khattak is an avid social nerd, proudly owns a vintage 1998 RADO Voyager and loves watching movies, tweaking open source projects, surfing the world wide web, and along with that, loves to capture photos.

I got my Ph.D. from SisInfLab in DEEPolitecnico di Bari, Italy, and currently As Associate Professor of Computer at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS)National University of Science and TechnologyIslamabad, Pakistan.

If you are interested to collaborate Please see my research profile or if you want to hire for projects then visit ByteOps Technologies - a division of Khattak Informatics.