Dr. Arsalan Ahmad
Assistant 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: 051-20852192
Email: arsalan.ahmad at seecs.edu.pk
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Specialization:
Energy Efficiency in Telecommunication Networks, Optical Network Optimization

Education:
PhD – Optical Networks – Politecnico di Torino, Italy (2014)

Research Experience

Postdoc Researcher, Politecnico di Torino
February 2014 – August 2015 (1 year 6 months )

Details: Analysis of reconfigurable optical networks considering the impact of physical layer and transmission impairments.
Co-supervising the research activities of;
- PhD student under research argument of “Next-Generation Optical Networks”
- MS thesis students working on different research topics related to “Optical Network Optimization Including Transmission Layer Impairments”

Journal Papers

Arsalan Ahmad, Andrea Bianco, Edoardo Bonetto, Luca Chiaraviglio, Filip Idzikowski, "Energy-aware design of multilayer core networks [Invited]", Journal of Optical Communication and Networking (JOCN), Vol. 5, No. 10, Oct, 2013.

Conference Papers

Mattia Cantono, Alessio Ferrari, Uzma Waheed, Arsalan Ahmad, S. M. Hassan Zaidi, Andrea Bianco, Vittorio Curri, "Networking Benefit of Hybrid Fiber Amplification for Lightpath Regenerators Saving", Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) Conference, pp. , Mar, 2017, Los Angeles United States.

Arsalan Ahmad, Andrea Bianco, Hussein Chouman, Guido Marchetto, Sarosh Tahir, Vittorio Curri, "Impact of Fiber Type and Raman Pumping in NyWDM Flexible-grid Elastic Optical Networks", Proceedings of the ICTON, 2016, Pakistan.

Arsalan Ahmad, Andrea Bianco, Hussein Chouman, Guido Marchetto, Sarosh Tahir, Vittorio Curri, "Exploiting the Transmission Layer in Logical Topology Design of Flexible-Grid Optical Networks", Proceedings of the ICC, 2016, Pakistan.

Arsalan Ahmad, Andrea Bianco, Hussein Chouman, Guido Marchetto, Sarosh Tahir, Vittorio Curri, "A Transmission Layer Aware Network Design for Fixed and Flexible Grid Optical Networks", Proceedings of the ICTON, Jul, 2015, Budapest Hungary.

Arsalan Ahmad, Andrea Bianco, Hussein Chouman, Guido Marchetto, Sarosh Tahir, Vittorio Curri, "Exploring the Effect of Physical Layer Parameters in WDM based Fixed and Flexible-Grid Networks", Proceedings of the Optical Network Design and Modeling (ONDM), Apr, 2015, Pisa Italy.

Arsalan Ahmad, Andrea Bianco, Hussein Chouman, Daniele deTomasso, Guido Marchetto, Sarosh Tahir, Vittorio Curri, "Impact of Fiber Types and Raman Pumping in Reconfigurable DWDM Transparent Optical Networks", Proceedings of the European Conference on Communication (ECOC), 2015, Valencia Spain.

Arsalan Ahmad, Andrea Bianco, Edoardo Bonetto, "Traffic Grooming and Energy-efficiency in Flexible-Grid optical Networks", Proceedings of the IEEE ICC, Jun, 2014, Sydney Australia.

Arsalan Ahmad, Andrea Bianco, Edoardo Bonetto, Miquel Garrich, Juliano R.F. Oliveira, "Optical Switching Node Architectures in Flexible-grid Networks: a Performance Comparison", Proceedings of the Optical Network Design and Modeling (ONDM), May, 2014, Stockholm Sweden.

Arsalan Ahmad, Andrea Bianco, Edoardo Bonetto, "Energy awareness in the design of optical core networks", Proceedings of the OFC/NFOEC (Optical Fiber Communication and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference), Mar, 2013, Anaheim, CA United States.

Arsalan Ahmad, Andrea Bianco, Edoardo Bonetto, Davide Cuda, Guido Gavilanes Castillo, Fabio Neri, "Power-aware logical topology design heuristics in Wavelength-Routing networks", Proceedings of the Optical Network Design and Modeling (ONDM), Feb, 2011, Bologna Italy.

Design Engineer, Comcept Pvt. Ltd
August 2007 – September 2008 (1 year 1 month )