Lab Director

Dr. Syed Ali Hassan


School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
National University of Sciences and Technology
Bio sketch: Syed Ali Hassan received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA in 2011. He received his MS Mathematics from Georgia Tech in 2011 and MS Electrical Engineering from University of Stuttgart, Germany, in 2007. He was awarded BE Electrical Engineering (highest honors) from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan, in 2004. His broader area of research is signal processing for communications. Currently, he is working as a Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS), NUST, where he is heading the IPT research group, which focuses on various aspects of theoretical communications. Prior to joining SEECS, he worked as a research associate at Cisco Systems Inc., CA, USA, where he was involved with the home networking business unit in devising efficient strategies for home networking. Dr. Hassan is a member of IEEE and IEEE Communications society, author/co-author of numerous IEEE conference and journal papers and a reviewer for many journals and transactions. He has organized sessions in IWCMC 2015, VTC 2015, Stemcom 2016 and WCNC 2016 among others. Dr. Hassan has chaired several sessions in international conferences and has served as a TPC member for IEEE Tencon 2012, IEEE ICET 2012, and IEEE IEISA 2012, IEEE PIMRC 2013, IEEE VTC 2013, WCSP 2014, MILCOM 2015, and so on.

Current PhD Students:

  Student Name Research Topic
1 Amara Umar 5G mmWave systems
2 Maira Islam Beamforming for mmWave systems
3 Fazal Ali Khan NOMA based Cellular Communications
4 Sarah Basharat RIS-enabled NOMA for 6G Systems
5  Syed Asadullah Nexus of Next-Generation IoT and B5G Networks
6  Ali Zeeshan AI-augmented 6G Networks

PhD Graduates:

  Student Name Research Topic
1 Dr. Sadaf Nawaz Initial Access in 5G mmWave Network
2 Dr. M. Waseem Akhtar STBC-aided NOMA for 5G Networks
3 Dr. Sara Shakeel Exploiting Polarization diversity in Massive MIMO systems using Hyper-Complex Variables
4 Dr. Ayesha Binte Saleem Spatial Modulation in Massive MIMO Systems
5 Dr. Adil Raja
UAV-Assisted mmWave and THz-Enabled Hybrid Heterogeneous Network
6 Dr. Qamar Abbas
Modelling and Analysis of Age of Information in IoT Networks
7 Shah Zeb 5G URLLC in Industrial IoT (IIoT) Networks

Current MS Students:

  Student Name Research Topic
1 Syed Muhammad Jameel Markov Decision Processes for NOMA Optimization
2 Sidra Mushtaq Deep Reinforcement Learning for IoT Networks
3 Syed Zulfiqar Ali IRS-assisted D2D Communications
4 Syed Zain Abbas DRL for CR-NOMA Networks
5 Mehwish Bibi DRL for Vehicular Networks

MS Graduates:

Name Thesis Title Year
1 Mudasar Bacha Analysis of Linear Cooperative Networks Subject to Composite Shadowing-Fading April 2013
2 Asma Afzal A Stochastic Geometry Approach for the Analysis of Strip-Shaped Cooperative Networks July 2013
3 Rafay Iqbal Ansari Performance Analysis of an Opportunistic Large Array with Limited Node Participation July 2013
4 Quratulain Shafi Interference Analysis in Cooperative Linear Multi-Hop Networks Subject to Multiple Flows October 2013
5 Usman Javed SNR Estimation for Non-Coherent M-FSK Receivers in Rice Fading Environment May 2014
6 Syed Waqar Hassan Interference Management in OFDMA Femtocells May 2014
7 Rehan Zahid Reverse Frequency Allocation Scheme in Single Cell Downlink Heterogeneous Networks December 2014
8 Aamra Arshad SNR Estimation for non-coherent FSK-based Cooperative Networks in Rayleigh Fading January 2015
9 Muhammad Arslan Aslam Multi-Hop Multi-Source Network Coding January 2015
10 Muhammad Saad Zia Analysis of Massive MIMO Systems subject to Composite Shadowing Environment February 2015
11 Haroon Mazhar Analysis of Target Multi-paths in Passive Wi-Fi Radars March 2015
12 Zaka ul Mulk Analysis of Pilot Contamination in Very Large Scale MIMO Systems March 2015
13 Sidra Shaheen Syed Design of Randomized Space-Time Block Codes for Cooperative Strip-Shaped Networks April 2015
14 Atta ur Rahman Composite fading in Cooperative Heterogeneous Networks August 2015
15 Muhammad Bilal Haroon Cooperative Multi-hop Networks in the presence of Lognormal-Rice Fading October 2015
16 Nohman Javed UMTS and LTE-based Passive Multistatic Radars January 2016
17 Muhammad Ahsen Stochastic Geometry-based Analysis of Cooperative Multi- Networks January 2016
18 Junaid Abdullah Geometry optimization in WiFi-based Passive Radars February 2016
19 Sikander Afridi Spatial Modulation in Wireless Networks December 2016
20 Tauseef Mushtaq Massive MIMOs in the presence of K-fading December 2016
21 Hamnah Munir Game Theory-based capacity optimization of HetNets February 2017
22 Aneeqa Ijaz Reverse Frequency Allocation Algorithms for HetNets December 2016
23 Soma Qureshi Non orthogonal multiple access system for 5G networks February 2017
24 Sana Habib Initial Access in mmWave Systems April 2017
25 Anum Umer Secrecy Analysis in Massive MIMO Systems August 2017
26 Erum Mushtaq Quaternion Algebra for Space Time Block Coding August 2017
27 Muhammad Nasar Jamal Cooperative NOMA using STBC January 2018
28 Qanaita Mehmood 5G Full Duplex Wireless Communication July 2018
29 Farhan Nawaz Multiple Flows Scheduling in Dense M2M Networks July 2018
30 Syed Fahad Hassan Wireless Mediation in Industrial IoT Networks July 2018
31 Afshan Mehmood Social-Aware based D2D Networks July 2018
32 Syed Qasim Gillani Full-duplex and dual-slope path loss modeling in 5G July 2018
33 Maira Imran Relay Selection in SWIPT Networks September 2018
34 Hemant Kumar Propagation Analysis in Large Scale Networks September 2018
35 Arsalan Haider Performance of Ultra Reliability and Low Latency Communication (URLLC) with the Composite Effects of Fading and Shadowing January 2019
36 Shah Zeb Estimation of ToA in IIoT Networks May 2019
37 Muhammad Asim Jan Performance Analysis of mmWave drone-assisted 5G Hybrid Heterogeneous Network August 2019
38 Rida Zia-ul-Mustafa Context Aware Initial Search in 5G mmWave Systems August 2019
39 Muhammad Karam Shehzad Association of Small Cell Base Stations with UAVs in HetNets October 2019
40 Shahzeb Ahsan Improving Channel Efficiency in LoRaWANs using Novel Channel Sensing mechanism October 2019
41 Sidra-tul-Muntaha Energy Efficiency and Hover Time Optimization in UAV-Based HetNets November 2019
42 Anam Yasir Kiani Optimizing the Transaction Times for NOMA Based Mobile Edge Computing November 2019
43 Ahsan Waleed Performance Analysis of NOMA Enhanced Backscatter Communication for Green IoT Networks August 2020
44 Sarah Basharat Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces for 6G Networks March 2021
45 Hashim Khan Packet Reliability Using Cooperative
Routing in UnderwaterWireless Sensor
 April 2021
46 Ismail Zabihullah Impact of Timing Synchronization in Wireless Sensor Networks for IoTApplication  April 2021
47 Ahmad Kamal Tahir Resource Allocation Schemes for IRS-enabled B5G Networks July 2021
48 Amber Hina Performance Analysis of Decoupled Enabled 5G Hybrid Heterogeneous Network Exploiting Dual Slope Path Loss Model September 2021
49 Muhammad Waseem Sajjad Performance Analysis of Hybrid Heterogeneous Networks with D2D January 2022
50 Sundas Taj mmWave Initial Access with Grating Lobes May 2022
51 Aamer Tareen Khan Performance of Multi-Cell mmWave based Network with Cooperative NOMA Systems July 2022
52 Maryam Khan Underwater Sensor Networks July 2022
53 Komal Khurshid Computational Offloading in IoT Oct 2022
54 Mahnoor Anjum IRS Enabled 6G Networks Oct 2022
55 Muhammad Talha Tahir Beamforming in mmWave Systems Apr 2023
56 Syed Muhammad Ahmed Abdi OFDM for Efficient Jamming July 2023
57 Maria Aftab ML-based User Position Estimation July 2023
58 Rehmat Haq Beamforming for mmWave July 2023
59 Muhammad Abdullah Khan IRS-positioning in 6G Networks August 2023
60 Hafiz Muhammad Zeeshan Ali DRL for CR-NOMA August 20232
61 Khawaja Muhammad Hamza Physical Layer Security for IRS systems October 2023

UG Students:

Year Students
2013 Ameera Taseer Yousufzai, Sundus Mehdi, Annum Javed Rana
2015 Muhammad Shahmeer Omar, Syed Ahsan Raza, Muhammad Ali Anjum

Junaid Naeem, Abdul Moeed Khalid, Hassan Abid

2016 Saad Amin, Shahzaib Faisal, Muhammad Sohaib

Azlan Shaukat, Ramiz Hassan Siddiqui

2017 Uzair Akbar, Haris Suhail, Osama Waqar Bhatti

Akber Raza, Amna Aziz, Syed M. Ali Qasim Naqvi

Atif Salman Sheikh, Shahzaib Qazi, Zain Zafar

Zain Kabir, Usman Mehmood Khan

2018 Saad Iqbal, Usman Iqbal

Shehryar Aslam, Alishba Khan, Abeera Atif

2019 Ahsan Fahim, Hassan Rasheed, Sikander Azam

Wahma Nayer, Hajra Bibi, Sarah Basharat

Usama Saeed, Ussaid Akram

Muhammad Moaz, Awais Haider, Adeel Hamdani

Amina Shorish, Momin Salman, Warda Binte Masna, Ramsha Zameer

Bilal Isa Khan, Shaheer Raza, Muhammad Suleman

Shahzina Zubair, Muhammad Umer

Mahnoor Anjum, Muhammad bin Aamir, Muhammad Usman Javed

Fahad Zia, Asjad Behzad, Minahil Ashfaq

2021 Noor Waqar

Muhammad Faraz Abrar, Muhammad Talha

Syed Usama Minhaj, Syed Haider Ali, M Talha Bhatii

Muhammad Ali, Syed M Abbas Haider, Muhammad Ali

Arooba Rehman, Aleesha Abbasi

2022 Muhammad Usman

Muhammad Bin Azhar, Hassaan Akram, Syed Kamran Naveed

2023 Ali Kamran, Muhammad Ashas, Maryam Maqbool

Syed Shahzaib Ali, Abdul Manan, Aizaz Ahmed

2024 Muhammad Ahmed Mohsin, Muhammad Umer

Muhammad Bilal, Tariq Umar, Syeda Fatima Zahra, Hassan Rizwan

Wajih Hassan Raza, Muhammad Moiz, Muhammad Ibrahim

Sarmad Sohail, Minahil Shafqat, Muhammad Taha

Professional Developers:

Saad Iqbal:

Higher-Order Modulation schemes in backscatter & acoustic communications.

Muhammad Shahmeer Omar:

Timing synchronization and MAC layer issues in cooperative communications.

Syed Ahsan Raza:

Relay selection and space-time coding algorithms for cooperative communications.