I am AI/ML researcher by profession, entrepreneur by inclination and no holds barred technology enthusiast. I was ushered into the AI world since my first interaction with Atari BASIC and since then i love everything and anything related to AI. I received my B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan, in 2009, M.Sc. by Research degree in Information Technology from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia in 2014 and Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, USA in 2018 while working in AI4Networks Research Center as Graduate Research Assistant. My doctoral dissertation presents a revolutionizing approach that transforms mobility from being a bane for the cellular industry into a blessing. I have developed several novel methods to harness unprecedented intelligence from the network big data that can be utilized for proactive dynamic network orchestration and optimization. My dissertation was awarded Gallogly College of Engineering Dissertation Excellence Award by University of Oklahoma in 2018 and core idea also won IEEE GREEN ICT Young Professional Award for Best Solution in an International Compet ition in 2017.
I have written three NSF proposals with Prof. Ali imran that were successfully granted. I have played a key role in execution of international QSON project and four other NSF funded research projects in the domain of AI for networks. I have authored /co authored over 30 publications in high impact journals, book chapters and proceedings of IEEE flagship conferences on communications. My work has resulted in two provisional patents recently filed by the University of Oklahoma. I have also worked in well funded 5G focused start up PHAZR in 2017 for developing AI and Big Data based solutions for network automation. I won nationally competitive travel grant for participation in IEEE ComSoc Summer School held in New Mexico, USA in 2017 and was awarded twice for Best Research Presentations at University of Oklahoma. I am also recipient of Internet Society (ISOC) First Time Fellowship Award towards Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) 86th Meeting held in USA, 2013.
I have mentored number of junior high school students as part of K 12 outreach program of NSF and my mentees have published research works in international peer reviewed IEEE conferences. I have also taught undergraduate courses in COMSATS University, Pakistan and Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia. I am currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at OU conducting my research in area of big data empowered proactive self organizing networks focusing on intelligent proactive self optimization and self healing utilizing dexterous combination of machine learning tools, classical optimization techniques, stochastic modeling and data analytics. In this position, I am also co-supervisinng several PhD and MSc students jointly with Prof. Ali Imran.