adnan khalid
Assistant 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: 051-90852104
Web: http://

Network Communications

PhD - Network Communications - Brunel University, West London - United Kingdom - 2009

Adnan Khalid Kiani received his BE (Electrical Engineering) from College of EME, NUST in 2002, his MS (with Distinction) in Data Communication Systems  from Brunel University UK in 2005,  and his PhD  from Brunel University, UK in 2009. His PhD thesis title was "Design of multi-homing architecture for mobile hosts". During his stay at Brunel, he also worked on EU-FP6 Enable project associated with large scale IPv6 deployment in Europe.

His research interests  include Mobility Management in IP Networks, Network Mobility, Routing Protocols, Multi homing in IP Networks, and Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks. He has taught various undergraduate and post graduate courses during his stay at NUST-SEECS


Minimizing Service Downtime during Live VM Migration using Predictive Signaling Mechanisms:
Core objective of this project is to minimize Downtime of live services which is faced during live migration process over WAN links. Service downtime of live services is significantly affected when a Virtual Machine migrates over WAN links. We intend to predict possible scenarios which trigger Migration and propose a signaling scheme which is optimized to minimize service downtime using proactive actions. 


As member of IPv6 Research group, Dr. Adnan has been involved in writing a proposal along with Dr. Adeel Baig and Mr. Imran Chaudhry for IPv6 experimental testbed setup at NUST-SEECS. The proposal was submitted to National ICT&RD fund and is undergoing final evaluation.


Clinical Monitoring of Patients through WSNs:

One of his concept titled "Monitoring of non-ICU patients through Wireless Sensor Networks Technology" has been accepted titled. Currently, he is working on content analysis and feasability report.  Dr. Adnan is also working on developing a prototype for health and safety hazards monitoring in construction sites through wireless sensor network.


Dr. Adnan Khalid Kiani is a member of IPv6 Research Group at NUST-SEECS. His research interests include;

. Mobility Management in IP Networks,

. Network Mobility

. Routing Protocols

. Multi-homing in IP Networks

. Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks.


Moiz Arif, Adnan K. Kiani, Junaid Qadir , , "Machine Learning based Optimized Live Virtual Machine Migration over WAN Links", Telecommunication Systems, Vol. , No. , PP. , Apr, 2016. IF: 0.705
M. Arslan , M. Maqbool, Z Riaz, A K. Kiani , "Qualitative analysis of RFIDTechnology Applications for Healthcare Management", World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, Vol. 12 , No. 2, PP. 95-110, Sep, 2015. IF: 0
Z. Riaz, , M. Arslan. Adnan K. Kiani, S. Azhar. , "CoSMoS: A BIM and Wireless Sensors based Integrated Solution for Worker Safety in Confined Spaces", Automation in Construction, Vol. 45 , No. , PP. 96-106, Sep, 2014. IF: 1.82
M. Arslan , Zainab Riaz Adnan K. Kiani, Salman Azhar , "Real-time Environmental Monitoring, Visualization, and Notification System for Construction H&S Management", Information Technology in Construction, Vol. 19 , No. , PP. 72-91, Jun, 2014. IF: 0.2
S. Khan , Kiani A.K., Loo K. K. , "Testbed Evaluation of Fast and Secure Handover in FMIPv6", International Journal of Communication Network and Information Security IJNIS, Vol. 2 , No. 1, PP. 60, Mar, 2010.


Naveed Ahmed Khan , Kashif Saghar, Rizwan Ahmad, Adnan K. Kiani , "RAEED-EA: A formally analysed energy efficient WSN routing protocol", Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 13th IBCAST, Jan, 2016, Islamabad , Pakistan.
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 Proceedings of the 13th IBCAST, Jan, 2016, Islamabad , Pakistan.
Ubaid ullah , Adnan K. Kiani, Rizwan Ahmad, Raja Farrukh Ali , "Network Adaptive Interference Aware Routing Metric For Hybrid Wireless Mesh Networks (Accepted)", Proceedings of the IWCMC 2016, Jan, 2016, , Cyprus.
I. Azhar , Ahmed. N, Abbasi A G, A. K. Kiani , "Keeping Secret Keys Secret In Open Systems", Proceedings of the International Conference on Open Source Systems and Technologies, Dec, 2015, Lahore , Pakistan.
Sadaf Talha , Rizwan Ahmad, Adnan Kiani , "Priority Based Energy Aware (PEA) Routing Protocol for WBANs", Proceedings of the Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC)-Fall, Aug, 2015, Boston , United States.
Adnan K. Kiani, , Raja Farrukh Ali, Umair Rashid , "Energy-Load Routing Metric for Hybrid Wireless Mesh Networks", Proceedings of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), Jan, 2015, Glasgow , United Kingdom.
T. Shams, , Adnan K. Kiani , "Routing over Intermittent Links for Network Centric Warfare Applications ", Proceedings of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), Apr, 2014, Istanbul , Turkey.
Raja Farrukh Ali , Adnan K. Kiani, Asad Pirzada , "Load Dependent Dynamic Path Selection in Multi-Radio Hybrid Wireless Mesh Networks ", Proceedings of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), Apr, 2014, Istanbul , Turkey.
Muhammad Mudassir Feroze , Kiani A.K , "SHIM6 Assisted Mobility Scheme-An Intelligent Approach", Proceedings of the 10th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference CCNC, May, 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada , United States.
Madiha Fatima, Adnan K. Kiani, Adeel Baig , , "Medical Body Area Network, Architectual Design and Challenges: A Survey", Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks for Developing Countries, Apr, 2013, Jamshoro , Pakistan.
Syed Muhammad Ali , Kiani. A.K. , "Cell Edge Based Interference Avoidance Scheme for Closed Mode LTE Femto Cell", Proceedings of the 12th Annual Wireless Telecommunications Symposium WTS, Jan, 2013, Phoenix, Arizona , United States.
M. Arslan, Z. Riaz , Kiani A.K,Z.Aziz,S.Azhar,M. Bilal , "Integrated Solutions Based on BIM and Sensing Technologies for Construction Health and Safety Management", Proceedings of the International Post graduate Research Conference IPGRC, Jan, 2013, Manchester , United Kingdom.
M. Mudassir Feroze , Kiani A.K , "On the use of SHIM6 for failure detection in network failures", Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of High Capacity Optical Networks and Emerging/Enabling Technologies HONET, Dec, 2012, Istanbol , Turkey.
Yasir. Muhammad , Kiani.A.K , "Optimization between Throughput and Fairness in WiMAX networks", Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Wireless and Optical Communication Networks WoCN, Sep, 2011, Paris , France.
J. Ronan , B. Sasitharan, Yao. Wenbing,Kiani.A.K , "On the use of SHIM6 for Mobility Support in IMS Networks", Proceedings of the TRIDENTCOM, Aug, 2008, Innsbruck , Austria.
Kiani. A.K , Khan Shoaib., Yao. Wenbing , "A Novel Mechanism to Support Session Survivability In Heterogeneous MIPv6 Environment", Proceedings of the International Conference on Emerging Technologies ICET, Feb, 2007, , Pakistan.
Khan Shoaib. , Kiani Adnan K., Cecilia F., Yao. Wenbing. , "Home Agent Load Balancing in Mobile IPv6 with Efficient Home Agent Failure Detection and Recovery", Proceedings of the International Conference on Emerging Technolgogies ICET, Feb, 2007, Peshawar , Pakistan.
Kiani. A.K , Khan Shoaib, Yao. Wenbing , "SHIM6 Based Failure Detection and Recovery Mechanism in Multihomed MIPv6 Networks", Proceedings of the 7th World Wide Research Forum WWRF, Dec, 2006, Heidelberg , Germany.
Kiani A.K , Chaudhry S.R., Yao. Wenbing. , "An Analysis of Network Layer Solutions for Mobile Multi-homed Host", Proceedings of the National Aeronautical Conference, Sep, 2005, , Pakistan.


[Chapter] M.Arslan, Z. Riaz, Adnan K. Kiani , , "Design and Implementation of Property Safety: A Wireless Sensor Based Solution for Safety Management of Vacant Properties", IGI Global IGI Global, ISBSN 9781466666245, Oct 2014.

Lab Assistant , Brunel Unversity
May 2005 - June 2009

Details: To conduct labs for postgraduate students in school of electrical and design engineering Brunel University

Assistant Professor , National University of Science and Technology
January 2010 - Present

Details: Teaching postgraduate and undergraduate courses.


Dr. Adnan has taught a number of courses both at UG and PG level since joining NUST-SEECS. The courses include Information and Coding Theory, Advanced Digital Communication, Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks, and Advanced Communication Systems.

Industry Experience

Dr. Adnan Khalid Kiani worked for almost a year as Assistant Manager at AWC, Wah Cantt. The job involved upgradation of Electronic Unit for FP-7 Aircrafts.