Dr. Nadeem Ahmed
Senior HoD
Department of Computing

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS)
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
NUST Campus H-12, Islamabad
Tel: 051-90852150
Email: nadeem.ahmed at seecs.edu.pk
Web: http://

Specialization:
Wireless Sensor Networks, Data Centre Networking, Software Defined Networking

Education:
PhD – Wireless Sensor Networks – University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia (2007)

Research Experience

Senior Research Associate/Research Associate/Visiting Fellow, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
March 2007 – September 2012 (5 years 6 months )

Details: Worked on a number of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) related projects funded by Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) Australia , Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project and UNSW Goldstar grant at School of Computer Science and Engineering UNSW Australia. These research projects include detection and tracking using particle filter based wireless sensor networks, Air-borne sensing using 3D WSN, characterisation of interference in multi-channel WSN etc.

Journal Papers

K. Li, N. Ahmed, S. S. Kanhere, S. Jha, "Reliable transmissions in AWSNs by using O-BESPAR hybrid antenna", Pervasive and Mobile Computing, Vol. 30, pp. 151-165, Aug, 2016.

N. Ahmed, S. S. Kanhere, S. Jha, "On the Importance of Link Characterisation in Aerial Wireless Sensor Networks", IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 54, No. 5, pp. 52-57, May, 2016.

J. Qadir, N. Ahmed, N. Ahad, "Building Programmable Wireless Networks: An Architectural Survey", EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking (JWCN), Vol. 2014, No. 172, pp. , Oct, 2014.

N.Ahmed, S.S.Kanhere, S.Jha, "Utilizing Link Characterization for Improving the Performance of Aerial Wireless Sensor Networks", Journal of Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) Special Issue on Communication Challenges and Dynamics for Un-manned Autonomous Vehicles, Vol. 31, No. 8, pp. 1639-1649, Aug, 2013.

P.Misra, N.Ahmed, S.Jha, "An Empirical Study of Asymmetry in Low Power Wireless Links", IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 50, No. 7, pp. 137-146, Jul, 2012.

N.Ahmed, S.S.Kanhere, S.Jha, "A Pragmatic Approach to Area Coverage in Hybrid Wireless Sensor Networks", Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (WCMC) , Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 23-45, Jan, 2011.

N. Ahmed, M.Rutten, T.Bessell, S.S.Kanhere, N.Gordon, S.Jha, "Detection and Tracking Using Particle Filter Based Wireless Sensor Networks", IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), Vol. 9, No. 9, pp. 1332-1345, Sep, 2010.

N.Ahmed, S.S.Kanhere, S.Jha, "The Holes Problem in Wireless Sensor Networks: A Survey", ACM SIGMOBILE Mobile Computing and Communications Review (MC2R), Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 4-18, Apr, 2005.

Conference Papers

N. Ahmed, A. Sadiq, A. Farooq, R. Akram,, "Securing the Neighbour Discovery Protocol in IPv6 Stateful Address Auto-Configuration", Proceedings of the 16th IEEE TrustCom, Aug, 2017, Australia.

S. Bashir, N. Ahmed, "VirtMonE: Efficient Detection of Elephant Flows in Virtualized Data Centres ", Proceedings of the ITNAC 2015, pp. 280-285, Nov, 2015, Sydney Australia.

K.Li, N.Ahmed, S.S.Kanhere, S.Jha, "Reliable Communications in Aerial Sensor Networks by Using A Hybrid Antenna", Proceedings of the 37th Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), pp. 156-159, Oct, 2012, Florida United States.

N.Ahmed, S.S.Kanhere, S.Jha, "Link characterization for Aerial Wireless Sensor Networks ", Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Wireless Networking for Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles: Architectures, Protocols and Applications, WiUAV (with Globecom), pp. 1274-1279, Dec, 2011, Houston, Texas United States.

P.Misra, N.Ahmed, D.Ostry, S.Jha, "Characterization of Asymmetry in Low Power Wireless Links: An Empirical study", Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN), pp. 340-351, Jan, 2011, Bangalore India.

N.Ahmed, S.S.Kanhere, S.Jha, "Mitigating the Effect of Interference in Wireless Sensor Networks", Proceedings of the 35th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), pp. 160-167, Oct, 2010, Denver, Colorado United States.

N.Ahmed, S.S.Kanhere, S.Jha, "Experimental Evaluation of Multi-Hop Routing Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks", Proceedings of the 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), pp. 416-417, Apr, 2010, Stockholm Sweden.

N.Ahmed, P.Misra, S.Jha, D.Ostry, "Characterization of Link Asymmetry in Wireless Sensor Networks", Proceedings of the 7th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys), pp. 373-374, Nov, 2009, Berkeley, California United States.

N.Ahmed, S.S.Kanhere, S.Jha, "Multichannel Interference in Wireless Sensor Networks", Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), pp. 367-368, Apr, 2009, San Francisco, CA United States.

N.Ahmed, M.Rutten, T.Bessell, Y.Dong, S.S.Kanhere, N.Gordon, S.Jha, "Performance Evaluation of a Wireless Sensor Network Based Tracking System", Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS), pp. 163-172, Sep, 2008, Atlanta, GA United States.

N.Ahmed, S.S.Kanhere, S.Jha, "Ensuring Area Coverage in Hybrid Wireless Sensor Networks ", Proceedings of the International Conference on Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks (MSN), No. LNCS 4864, pp. 548-560, Dec, 2007, Beijing China.

N.Ahmed, Y.Dong, T.Bokareva, S.S.Kanhere, S.Jha, T.Bessell, M.Rutten, B.Ristic, N.Gordon, "Detection and Tracking using Wireless Sensor Networks", Proceedings of the 5th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys), pp. 425-426, Nov, 2007, Sydney Australia.

N.Ahmed, S.S.Kanhere, S.Jha, "Efficient Boundary Estimation for Practical Deployment of Mobile Sensors in Hybrid Sensor Networks ", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS), pp. 662-667, Oct, 2006, Vancouver Canada.

T.Le, N.Ahmed, S.Jha, "Location-free Fault Repair in Hybrid Sensor Networks", Proceedings of the First ACM International Conference on Integrated Internet Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks (InterSense), No. 23, pp. , Jun, 2006, Nice France.

T.Le, N.Ahmed, N.Parameswaran, S.Jha, "Fault Repair Framework for Mobile Sensor Networks", Proceedings of the International Conference on Communication System Software and Middleware (COMSWARE) , pp. 1-8, Jan, 2006, India.

N.Ahmed, S.S.Kanhere, S.Jha, "Probabilistic Coverage in Wireless Sensor Networks", Proceedings of the 30th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN) , pp. 672-681, Nov, 2005, Sydney Australia.

A.Ahmed, S.M.H.Zaidi, N.Ahmed, "Performance Evaluation of Transmission Control Protocol in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks", Proceedings of the International Networking and Communication Conference (INCC), pp. 13-18, Jun, 2004, Lahore Pakistan.

S.Jha, M.Hassan, P.Nanda, N.Ahmed, "Intra-domain Bandwidth Management in Differentiated Services Network", Proceedings of the 25th Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN’2000), pp. 326-327, Nov, 2000, Tampa, Florida United States.

Books/Chapters Published

[Book]N.Ahmed, "Area coverage in Hybrid Wireless Sensor Networks: Issues and Pragmatic Solutions", VDM Verlag, ISBN 3639219317, Jan, 2010.

Lecturer , National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
September 2000 – February 2004 (3 years 5 months )

Details: Worked as Lecturer at NUST Institute of Information Technology (NIIT) now renamed as School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS). Taught Bachelors in IT, PGDIT and MSIT classes.

Assistant Professor , SEECS, NUST
March 2013 – Present (4 years 8 months )

Courses taught

IT877 Advance Computer Networks: MSIT17

EE989 Selected Topics in Networks: Software Defined Networks: MSIT13

EE353 Computer Networks: BESE2AB, BESE3AB, BESE4C, BESE5A, BSCS3A, BSCS4C

CS212 Object Oriented Progamming: BESE4AB

EE981 Network Switching and Routing

Assistant Director Design, Small Dams Organisation
August 1994 – September 1998 (4 years 1 month )

Details: As AD (Design) responsible for planning and design of small dams and ancillary structures in the Barani (rain fed) areas of Punjab for small dams umbrella project funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB). Main duties includes the computer aided design of earthen and concrete gravity dams and development of computer software for use in design and analysis.

Engineer Grade 8(a), National Engineering Services Pakistan (NESPAK)
January 1992 – August 1994 (2 years 7 months )

Details: Worked as Quality Control engineer for construction supervision of foundations and piling work for 500KV transmission line project. Responsibilities include soil investigation and testing for design of foundations and earth retaining structures.

Quality Control Engineer, ACC, GIKI
May 1991 – January 1992 (8 months )

Details: Construction supervision of Guest House/Club and ancillary works at Ghulam Ishaque Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIKI), Topi, Pakistan.