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Rizwan Ahmad
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS)
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
NUST Campus H-12, Islamabad
Tel: 05190852118
Email: rizwan.ahmad@seecs.edu.pk
Web: http://

Specialization:
Internet of Things (IoTs), Cyber Physical Systems, Green Communications, Energy Harvesting, D2D Communications, Public Safety Communications, Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs).

Education:
PhD Electrical Engineering - Wireless Communication & Networking - Victoria University - Australia - 2010

COUNTER-TERROR

https://www.counterterror.eu

Research Experience

Postdoc Research Fellow , Qatar University/ Concordia University

December 2010 - September 2012

Research Assistant , Victoria University

May 2006 - April 2010

Lecturer , NIIT NUST

November 2004 - April 2006

Research Assistant/ Engineer , Sony Europe, Stuttgart Technology Center

September 2003 - September 2004

Internee , Fujitsu Siemens Computers

October 2002 - January 2003

Journal

(1.) Christopher Jun Qian Teh, Micheal Drieberg, Socheatra Soeung, Rizwan Ahmad , "Simple PV Modeling Under Variable Operating Conditions", IEEE Access, Vol. 9 , No. 0, PP. 96546 - 96558, Jul, 2021. IF: 3.367
(2.) Hassan Ishtiaq Minhas, Rizwan Ahmad, Waqas Ahmed, Maham Waheed, Muhammad Mahtab Alam and Sufi Tabassum Gul , "A Reinforcement Learning Routing Protocol for UAV Aided Public Safety Networks", MDPI Sensors, Vol. Sensors 2021 , No. 21(12), PP. 4121, Jun, 2021. IF: 3.275
(3.) M. Atif; R. Ahmad; W. Ahmed; L. Zhao; Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues , " UAV-Assisted Wireless Localization for Search and Rescue", IEEE Systems Journal, Vol. 0 , No. 0, PP. 1-2, Feb, 2021. IF: 3.987
(4.) Junling Shi Liang Zhao Ahmed Al‐Dubai Rizwan Ahmad Jie Li , "Content‐driven networking in smart cities: Key issues and open challenges", Internet Technology Letters, Vol. 4 , No. 1, Jan, 2021.
(5.) A. Hassan, R. Ahmad, W. Ahmed, M. Magarini and M. M. Alam , "UAV and SWIPT Assisted Disaster Aware Clustering and Association", IEEE Access, Vol. 8 , No. 0, PP. 204791-204803, Nov, 2020. IF: 3.745
(6.) Z. Ji, A. K. Kiani, Z. Qin and R. Ahmad , "Power Optimization in Device-to-Device Communications: A Deep Reinforcement Learning Approach with Dynamic Reward", IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, Vol. 0 , No. 0, PP. 1-1, Nov, 2020. IF: 4.66
(7.) ABDUL SABOOR , TRIIN KASK , ALAR KUUSIK , MUHAMMAD MAHTAB ALAM , YANNICK LE MOULLEC, IMRAN KHAN NIAZI, AHMED ZOHA , RIZWAN AHMAD , "Latest Research Trends in Gait Analysis Using Wearable Sensors and Machine Learning: A Systematic Review", IEEE Access, Vol. 0 , No. 0, PP. 1-34, Sep, 2020. IF: 3.745
(8.) Abdul Saboor , Rizwan Ahmad, Waqas Ahmed , Adnan K Kiani, Muhammad Mahtab Alam, Alar Kuusik, Yannick Le Moullec , "Dynamic Slot Allocation using Non Overlapping Backoff Algorithm in IEEE 802.15.6 WBAN", IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 0 , No. 0, May, 2020. IF: 3.076
(9.) Ali Masood, Davide Scazzol, Navuday Sharma, Yannick Le Moullec, Rizwan Ahmad, Luca Reggiani, Maurizio Magarini, Muhammad Mahtab Alam , "Surveying pervasive public safety communication technologies in the context of terrorist attacks", Physical Communication, Vol. 41 , No. 2020, Apr, 2020. IF: 1.451
(10.) Khuram Pervez Amber, Rizwan Ahmad, Ghulam Qadir Chaudhery, Muhammad Sajid Khan, Bilal Akbar & Muhammad Anser Bashir , "Energy and environmental performance of a higher education sector – a case study in the United Kingdom", International Journal of Sustainable Energy, Vol. 0 , No. 0, Feb, 2020.
(11.) Fawad Khan, Rizwan Ahmad, Waqas Ahmed, Micheal Drieberg, Muhammad Mahtab Alam , "Interference and Priority aware Coexistence (IPC) algorithm for link scheduling in IEEE 802.15.6 based WBANs", IEEE Access, Vol. 0 , No. 0, Nov, 2019. IF: 4.098
(12.) Abdul Saboor, Rizwan Ahmad, Waqas Ahmed, Adnan Khalid Kiani, Yannick Le Moullec, Muhammad Mahtab Alam , "On Research Challenges in Hybrid Medium Access Control Protocols for IEEE 802.15.6 WBANs", IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 19 , No. 19, PP. 8543 - 8555, Oct, 2019. IF: 3.076
(13.) Amna Riaz, Rizwan Ahmad, Adnan Khalid Kiani, Shahzad Saleem , "ACCESS CONTROL FOR FOG/CLOUD ENABLED IOTS", International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security (IJCSIS), Vol. 17 , No. 9, PP. 48-63, Sep, 2019.
(14.) Hammad Hassan, Irfan Ahmed , Rizwan Ahmad, Hedi Khammari, Ghulam Bhatti, Waqas Ahmed and Muhammad Mahtab Alam , "A Machine Learning Approach to Achieving Energy Efficiency in Relay-Assisted LTE-A Downlink System", MDP! Sensors, Vol. 2019 , No. 19, PP. 3461, Aug, 2019. IF: 3.031
(15.) Maham Waheed, Sadaf Talha, Rizwan Ahmad, Adnan K. Kiani, Muhammad Mahtab Alam, Waqas Ahmed , "Network Coding and Hierarchical Modulation for Energy Efficient Cooperative WBAN", International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies (IJDST), Vol. 10 , No. 3, Jun, 2019.
(16.) Muhammad Atif, Siddique Latif, Rizwan Ahmad, Adnan Khalid Kiani, Junaid Qadir, Adeel Baig, Hisao Ishibuchi, Waseem Abbas , "Soft Computing Techniques for Dependable Cyber-Physical Systems", IEEE Access, Vol. 7 , No. -, May, 2019. IF: 4.098
(17.) Jiehong Wu, Jian Ma, Yingying Rou, Liang Zhao, Rizwan Ahmad , "An Energy-Aware Transmission Target Selection Mechanism for UAV Networking", IEEE Access, Vol. 7 , No. -, PP. 67367 - 67379, May, 2019. IF: 4.098
(18.) Talha Azfar, Waqas Ahmed, Abdul Haseeb, Rizwan Ahmad, Sufi Tabassum Gul, Fu-Chun Zheng , "A Low Complexity Online Controller Using Fuzzy Logic in Energy Harvesting WSN", Science China Information Sciences, Vol. 62 , No. -, PP. 042305:01-042305:10, Apr, 2019. IF: 2.731
(19.) Afnan Riaz , Salman Ghafoor, Rizwan Ahmad , "Integration of Millimeter-Wave and Optical Link for Duplex Transmission of Hierarchically Modulated Signal Over a Single Carrier and Fiber for Future 5G Communication Systems", Telecommunication Systems, Vol. s11235-019-00558-8 , No. -, Mar, 2019. IF: 1.707
(20.) S. Sarang, M. Drieberg, A. B. Awang, R. Ahmad , "A QoS MAC Protocol for Prioritized Data in Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks", Journal of Computer Networks, Vol. 144 , No. 2018, PP. 141-153, Jul, 2018. IF: 2.522
(21.) K. P. Amber, A. R. Day, N. I. Ratyal, R. Ahmad, M. Amar , "The Significance of a Building’s Energy Consumption Profiles for the Optimum Sizing of a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) System—A Case Study for a Student Residence Hall", MDPI Sustainability, Vol. 2018 , No. 10, PP. 2069, Jun, 2018. IF: 1.789
(22.) K.P. Amber, R. Ahmad, M.W. Aslam, A. Kousar, M. Usman, M.S. Khan , "Intelligent Techniques for Forecasting Electricity Consumption of Buildings", Elsevier Energy, Vol. 157 , No. 2018, PP. 886-893, May, 2018. IF: 4.52
(23.) K. P. Amber, T. Day, N. I. Ratyal, A. K. Kiani and R. Ahmad , "Techno, Economic and Environmental Assessment of a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) System—A Case Study for a University Campus", Energies, Vol. 2018 , No. 11, PP. 1131, May, 2018. IF: 2.262
(24.) S. F. A. Gardazi, R. Ahmad, H. K. Qureshi and W. Ahmed , "On Achieving Throughput Optimality with Energy Predication based Power Allocation in 5G Networks", Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, Vol. 2018 , No. e3438, PP. 1-18, May, 2018. IF: 1.535
(25.) M. Waheed, R. Ahmad, W. Ahmed, M. Drieberg, M. M. Alam , "Towards Efficient Wireless Body Area Network Using Two-Way Relay Cooperation", Sensors, Vol. 18 , No. 2, PP. 1-23, Feb, 2018. IF: 2.475
(26.) R. Yousaf, R. Ahmad, W. Ahmed, A. Haseeb , "Fuzzy Power Allocation for Opportunistic Relay in Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks", IEEE Access, Vol. 5 , No. -, PP. 17165-17176, Jan, 2017. IF: 3.244
(27.) R. Yousaf, R. Ahmad, W. Ahmed, F.-C Zheng , , "A Unified Approach of Energy and Data Cooperation in Energy Harvesting WSNs", SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences, Vol. , No. , PP. , Jan, 2017. IF: 1.628
(28.) M. Drieber, F.-C. Zheng, R. Ahmad , "MICPA: A Client Assisted Channel Assignment Scheme for Throughput Enhancement in WLANs", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 60 , No. 9, PP. 4497 - 4508, Jan, 2011. IF: 1.921
(29.) M. Drieberg ,F.-C. Zheng, R. Ahmad , "Minimum neighbour and extended kalman filter estimator: a practical distributed channel assignment scheme for dense wireless local area networks", IET Communications, Vol. 4 , No. 15, PP. 1865 - 1875, Jan, 2010. IF: 0.963
(30.) R. Ahmad,F.-C. Zheng,M. Drieberg , "Modeling Energy Consumption of dual-hop Relay based MAC Protocols in Ad Hoc Networks ", EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking , Vol. 2009 , No. 968323, PP. 11, Jan, 2009. IF: 0.732

Conference

(1.) Sheena Durjan, Vandana Bassoo, Rizwan Ahmad , "Effects of Major Air Pollutants on Millimeter Wave Spectrum", Proceedings of the 2020 3rd International Conference on Emerging Trends in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering (ELECOM), Nov, 2020, Mauritius , Mauritius.
(2.) F. Khan, R. Ahmad , W. Ahmed, M. M. Alam and M. Drieberg , "Performance Analysis of Interference and Priority aware Coexistence in IEEE 802:15:6 based WBANs", Proceedings of the IEEE BEC 2020, Oct, 2020, Tallinn , Estonia.
(3.) A.Hassan , R. Ahmad, W. Ahmed, M. Magarini and M. M. Alam , "Managing Critical Nodes in UAV assisted Disaster Networks", Proceedings of the IEEE BEC 2020, Oct, 2020, Tallinn , Estonia.
(4.) F. Khan, R. Ahmad , W. Ahmed, M. M. Alam and M. Drieberg , "Performance Analysis of Interference and Priority aware Coexistence in IEEE 802.15.6 based WBANs", Proceedings of the 2020 17th Biennial Baltic Electronics Conference (BEC), Oct, 2020, TUT , Estonia.
(5.) Ali Hassan, Rizwan Ahmad, Waqas Ahmed, Maurizio Magarini, Muhammad Mahtab Alam , "Managing Critical Nodes in UAV assisted Disaster Networks", Proceedings of the 2020 17th Biennial Baltic Electronics Conference (BEC), Oct, 2020, Tallinn , Estonia.
(6.) Natasha Niaz, Rizwan Ahmad, Waqas Ahmed, Shahryar Saleem , Liang Zhao , "Semi-Static ON/OFF Switching Schemes for Energy Efficient Phantom Cellular Networks", Proceedings of the The 18th IEEE International conference on Ubiquitous computing and communication, Oct, 2019, Shenyang , China.
(7.) Hassan Minhas, Rizwan Ahmad, Waqas Ahmed, Muhammad Mahtab Alam, Maurizio Magarinni , "On the impact of clustering for Energy critical Public Safety Networks", Proceedings of the IEEE RAEE 2019, Aug, 2019, Islamabad , Pakistan.
(8.) Ali Masood, Navuday Sharma, M. Mahtab Alam, Yannick Le Moullec, Davide Scazzoli, Luca Reggiani, Maurizio Magarini, Rizwan Ahmad , "Device-to-Device Discovery and Localization Assisted by UAVs in Pervasive Public Safety Networks", Proceedings of the iFIRE '19 Proceedings of the ACM MobiHoc workshop on innovative aerial communication solutions for FIrst REsponders network in emergency scenarios, Jul, 2019, Catania , Italy.
(9.) Abdul Saboor, Adeel Mustafa, Rizwan Ahmad, Muneeb Ahmed Khan, Muhammad Haris, Rashid Hameed , "Evolution of Wireless Standards for Health Monitoring", Proceedings of the 9th Information Technology, Electromechanical and Microelectronics Conference (IEMECON) 2019, Mar, 2019, Jaipur , India.
(10.) N. Niaz, R, Ahmad, W, Ahmed , , "Performance Evaluation of Energy Harvesting Enabled Phantom Cellular Network", Proceedings of the IEEE RAEE 2018, Oct, 2018, , Pakistan.
(11.) Hammad Hassan, Irfan Ahmed, Rizwan Ahmad, Waqas Ahmed and Muhammad Mahtab Alam , "Energy Efficiency for Bisection Based Power Allocation with Proportional Fairness in Relay-Assisted LTE-A Downlink System", Proceedings of the 16th Biennial Baltic Electronics Conference, Oct, 2018, Tallinn , Estonia.
(12.) A. Saboor, R. Ahmad, W. Ahmed, M. M. Alam , , "A Unique Backoff Algorithm in IEEE 802.15.6 WBAN", Proceedings of the IEEE VTC 2018- Fall, Aug, 2018, Chicago , United States.
(13.) A. Bashir, K.P. Amber, M. W. Aslam, A. Kousar, R. Ahmad, M. Abid , , "Performance analysis of a double pass solar air heater with and without thermal storage medium", Proceedings of the 12th IIR Conference on Phase Change Materials and Slurries for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, May, 2018, Oxford , Canada.
(14.) Sadaf Talha, Rizwan Ahmad, Adnan Khalid and Muhammad Mahtab Alam , , "Network Coding for Energy Efficient Transmission in Wireless Body Area Networks", Proceedings of the The 7th International Conference on Current and Future Trends of Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare (ICTH 2017), Sep, 2017, , Sweden.
(15.) Ubaid ullah, Adnan K. Kiani, Raja Farrukh Ali, Rizwan Ahmad , , "Network Adaptive Interference Aware Routing Metric For Hybrid Wireless Mesh Networks (Accepted)", Proceedings of the Proceedings of the IWCMC 2016, Jan, 2016, , Cyprus.
(16.) Naveed Ahmed Khan, Kashif Saghar, Rizwan Ahmad, Adnan K. Kiani , , "RAEED-EA: A formally analysed energy efficient WSN routing protocol", Proceedings of the 13th IBCAST, Jan, 2016, , Pakistan.
(17.) Naveed Ahmed Khan, Kashif Saghar, Rizwan Ahmad, Adnan K. Kiani , , "Achieving energy efficiency through load balancing: A comparison through formal verification of two WSN routing protocols", Proceedings of the 13th IBCAST, Jan, 2016, , Pakistan.
(18.) Sadaf Talha, Rizwan Ahmad and Adnan kiani , , "Priority Based Energy Aware (PEA) Routing Protocol for WBANs", Proceedings of the IEEE VTC 2015-Fall, Jan, 2015, Boston , United States.
(19.) R. Ahmad,M. O. Hasna , A. A-Daya , , "Performance of Two Way Opportunistic MAC Protocol in Non-Saturated Ad Hoc Networks", Proceedings of the IEEE ICC 2012, Jan, 2012, Ottawa , Canada.
(20.) R. Ahmad,M. O. Hasna , , "Joint Hierarchical Modulation and Network Coding for Two Way Relay Networks", Proceedings of the IEEE VTC Spring 2012, Jan, 2012, Yokohama , Japan.
(21.) R. Ahmad,M. O. Hasna, A. A-Daya , , "Two Way Opportunistic MAC Protocol for Ad Hoc Networks", Proceedings of the IEEE Globecom 2011, Jan, 2011, , United States.
(22.) M. Drieberg,F.-C. Zheng,R. Ahmad , , "Minimum Neighbour with Extended Kalman Filter Estimator (MINEK): Performance Evaluation", Proceedings of the CHINACOM 2011, Jan, 2011, , China.
(23.) R. Ahmad,F.-C. Zheng, M. Drieberg , , "Delay Analysis of Enhanced Relay-Enabled Distributed Coordination Function ", Proceedings of the IEEE VTC Spring 2010, Jan, 2010, Taipei , Taiwan.
(24.) M. Drieberg,F.-C. Zheng,R. Ahmad , , "Impact of Interference on Throughput in Dense WLANs with Multiple APs", Proceedings of the IEEE PIMRC 2009, Jan, 2009, Tokyo , Japan.
(25.) M. Drieberg,F.-C. Zheng,R. Ahmad , , "Performance of Asynchronous Channel Assignment Scheme in Non-Uniform and Dynamic Topology WLANs ", Proceedings of the IEEE PIMRC 2009, Jan, 2009, Tokyo , Japan.
(26.) R. Ahmad,F.-C. Zheng,M. Drieberg, S. Olafsson,M. Fitch , , "Analysis of Enhanced Relay-Enabled Distributed Coordination Function under Transmission Errors", Proceedings of the IEEE VTC Fall 2009, Jan, 2009, Alaska , United States.
(27.) M. Drieberg,F.-C. Zheng,R. Ahmad,S. Olafsson,M. Fitch , , "Effectiveness of Asynchronous Channel Assignment Scheme in Heterogeneous WLANs", Proceedings of the ISWPC 2009, Jan, 2009, Melbourne , Australia.
(28.) R. Ahmad,F.-C. Zheng, M. Drieberg, S. Olafsson, M. Fitch , , "Modelling Energy Consumption of Relay-Enabled MAC Protocols in Ad Hoc Networks", Proceedings of the ISWPC 2009, Jan, 2009, Melbourne , Australia.
(29.) R. Ahmad, F.-C. Zheng, M. Drieberg, S. Olafsson , , "Performance Evaluation of Enhanced Relay-Enabled Distribution Coordination Function", Proceedings of the European Wireless, Jan, 2008, Prague , Czech Republic.
(30.) M. Drieberg, F.-C. Zheng, R. Ahmad,S. Olafsson , , "An asynchronous distributed dynamic channel assignment scheme for dense WLANs ", Proceedings of the IEEE ICC 2008, Jan, 2008, , China.
(31.) R. Ahmad,F.-C. Zheng, M. Drieberg, S. Olafsson , , "An enhanced relay-enabled medium access control protocol for wireless ad hoc networks", Proceedings of the IEEE VTC Spring 2008, Jan, 2008, , Singapore.

Book/Chapter

(1.) [Chapter] S. Saeed,R. Ahmad,Z. Mahmood, M. A. Khan , , "Adopting Knowledge Management Initiatives in Industrial Settings: Issues and Implications", IGI Global Handbook of Research on Industrial Informatics and Manufacturing Intelligence: Innovation IGI Global Handbook of Research on Industrial Informatics and Manufacturing Intelligence: Innovation, ISBSN , Jan 2012.

(1.) [Book] Alam M.M., Le Moullec Y., Ahmad R., Magarini M., Reggiani L. , "A Primer On Public Safety Communication in the Context of Terror Attacks: The NATO SPS “COUNTER-TERROR” Project. in Advanced Technologies for Security Applications. NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics", Springer , ISBSN 978-94-024-2021-0,Jun, 2020.
(2.) [Book] S. Saeed,M. A. Khan,R. Ahmad , , "Business Strategies and Approaches for Effective Engineering Management", IGI IGI, ISBSN ,Jan, 2013.

Assistant Professor , SEECS NUST
February 2013 - August 2019

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Sessional Lecturer , Victoria University
June 2010 - November 2010


Tutor , Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)
June 2010 - November 2010


Lecturer , NIIT NUST
November 2004 - April 2006


Tutor , Victoria University
September 2009 - October 2009

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Associate Professor , NUST
August 2019 - Present

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