• Graduate Teaching Assistant 

         Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia (CIS Department) - [2012 - 2014]


          Taught Courses:

           Programming Fundamentals (I & II)
           Network Security
           Data Communication and Networks

  • Graduate Research Assistant

         Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Enabled Self Organizing Network Laboratory at the University of Oklahoma,                                

         (www.bsonlab.com), USA - [2014 - In Progress]


           Developing Algorithms for Self Configuration, Optimization & Healing of Big  Data  Empowered  SON  for  Emerging Cellular Networks.

  • M.Sc. by Research in Information Technology

         Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia                                                                                                                               2012 - 2014

  • B.Sc. Electrical Engineering (Electronics & Communication)

         ​University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan                                                                                                   2005 - 2009

Professional Work Experience


  • Ph.D. Electrical & Computer Engineering   

         University of Oklahoma , USA                                                                                                                                         2014 - In Progress

Developer Tools

Extra Co-Curricular Activities


  • Summer Internee

         Siemens Enterprise Communication Networks, Pakistan - [2008] 


          Worked in the VOIP Switches department​.

  • Executive Engineer  ( Operations & Projects for Voice Network Core)

         Wateen Telecom, Pakistan - [2009 – 2010]


           Worked with Motorola Team for Optimization and Technical support of Wateen Class 4 and Class 5 NGN Network. I was involved in configuration &                      troubleshooting of Sonus GSX Media Gateway, Sonus PSX Routing Policy Server, Sonus SGX Signaling Gateway, Nextone Session Border                                  Controllers as well as handling of International Termination & Transit of VoIP & TDM traffic and troubleshooting of E1s.

  • Faculty Member / Research Associate

         COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan (EE Department) - [2010 - 2011]


          Taught Courses:

           Digital Signal Processing

           Signals and Systems 

           Network Programming 

           Data Communication and Networks

  • Atoll RF Planner, Wireless Insite based 3D Ray Tracing

  • Matlab, Machine Learning in Python

  • NS-3, NS-2

  • C/C++

  • Rapid Miner

  • Code Composer Studio, Proteus, PSpice, Xilinx, Electric, Keil

  • CDMA 2000 (ZTE) 
  • VOIP Training (Wateen Telecom)



  • Presently serving as Secretary of the IEEE ComSoc Tulsa chapter, USA.

  • Attended IEEE ComSoc Summer School 2017.

  • Organized and Managed APC 2013 University level Conference as Head of CIS Track Chair Committee, UTP Malaysia.

  • Organized and Managed Symposiums at the end of each semester for Post Graduates Research Students of CIS Department, UTP Malaysia.

  • As Vice President of UET Engineering Projects Society (UEPS), organized and managed All Pakistan Engineering Projects Exhibition & Competitions (APEX) 2009 held at UET Lahore

  • As member of Electronics Club at Cadet College Hassanabdal, developed laser based home intruder warning system and a laser based communication system in which laser beam carry sound signals securely from transmitter to receiver.

  • Runner up in TCOM (OU) Intra-Department Table Tennis Tournament 2014

  • Winner of the IEEE Young Professional Green ICT Idea Competition 2017. Received the award at IEEE Greening through ICT Summit held in Paris, France on 3rd October 2017.

  • Recipient of Internet Society (ISOC) First Time Fellowship Award and participated in Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) 86th Meeting held in USA, March 2013.

  • Awarded twice for Best Research Presentation at TCOM Research Meetings in University of Oklahoma-Tulsa 2015

  • Awarded Graduate Research Assistantship for PhD study in University of Oklahoma USA

  • Awarded Two Year Graduate Assistantship for MSc study in Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS Malaysia

  • Awarded "Best in Physics"  during Higher Secondary School

Hasan Farooq

  • Research & Development Intern

         PHAZR, Dallas, USA - [August 2017 - December 2017]


          Worked with the HyperSON team headed by Bob Daniels and Farooq Khan on developing a new set of Deep Machine Learning and Data Analytics                      empowered Self-Optimization SON Algorithms  for PHAZR 5G mmWave Networks.


  • Developed Proactive SON Algorithms as a part of multinational research project "QSON – www.qson.org”.
    Developed Joint Capacity & Coverage Optimization - Load Balancing Algorithms for Future Heterogeneous Cellular Networks in collaboration with Huawei Research Team​.

  • Multiple Metrics Ad-hoc Routing Protocol for Smart Metering Infrastructure (MSc Research Work) Proposed, designed and implemented energy, traffic load and link quality aware Ad-hoc routing protocol ‘ETL-AODV’ for reliable, energy efficient and light weight routing in smart metering communication network.

  • CARNET- Wireless Ad-hoc Sensor Network of Cars (BSc Final Year Project) Implemented Wireless Ad-hoc sensor network using auto-mobiles as mobile sensor nodes collecting sensory information from surrounding and wirelessly uploading it to Master Node which interactively displays this geo-tagged sensors data on google map along with the live video stream coming from the mobile sensor nodes.

  • Under Graduate Semester Projects: SMS Appliances Controller, IPV6 configuration of Cisco Routers, FIR Filter implementation on DSP board, Audio Amplifier, ECG Heart monitor, Speed and Direction controller of DC motor, AM Modulator, Micro-controller based Thermometer

Hasan Farooq CV

Google Citations


  1. A. Asghar, H. Farooq, and A. Imran, “Concurrent Optimization of Coverage, Capacity and Load Balance in HetNets through Soft and Hard Cell Association Parameters”, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2018 (Accepted).

  2. A. Asghar, H. Farooq, and A. Imran, "Concurrent CCO and LB Optimization in Emerging HetNets: A Novel Solution and Comparative Analysis",  IEEE 29th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), 2018.

  3. A. Taufique, A. Mohamed, H. Farooq, A. Imran and R. Tafazolli, “Analytical Modelling for Mobility Signalling in Ultra-Dense HetNets”, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2018 (Accepted).

  4. A. Asghar, H. Farooq and A. Imran, "Self-Healing in Emerging Cellular Networks: Review, Challenges and Research Directions," in IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials.

  5. A. Asghar, H. Farooq and A. Imran, "A novel load-aware cell association for simultaneous network capacity and user QoS optimization in emerging HetNets," 2017 IEEE 28th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), Montreal, QC, 2017, pp. 1-7.

  6. H. Farooq and A. Imran, "Spatiotemporal Mobility Prediction in Proactive Self-Organizing Cellular Networks," in IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 370-373, Feb. 2017.

  7. S. Bassoy, H. Farooq, M. A. Imran and A. Imran, "Coordinated Multi-Point Clustering Schemes: A Survey," in IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials , vol.PP, no.99, pp.1-1, 2017.

  8. Y. Kumar, H. Farooq and A. Imran, "Fault Prediction and Reliability Analysis in a Real Cellular Network", IWCMC, 2017 (Accepted).

  9. Ahmed Zoha, Arsalan Saeed, Hasan Farooq, Ali Rizwan, Ali Imran and Muhammad Ali Imran, "Leveraging Intelligence from Network CDR Data for Interference aware Energy Consumption Minimization", IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2017.

  10. H. Farooq, A. Imran and A. Abu-Dayya, "A Multi-objective Performance Modeling Framework for enabling Self-Optimization of Cellular Network Topology and Configurations", Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, 2016.

  11. H. Farooq, A. Imran and M. S. Parwez, "Continuous Time Markov Chain Based Reliability Analysis for  Future Cellular Networks", IEEE GLOBECOM 2015 USA.​

  12. M. S. Parwez, H. Farooq, A. Imran and H. Refai, "Spectral Efficiency Optimization Using Clustering and Dynamic Beam Steering in Self Organizing Cellular Networks", IEEE GLOBECOM 2015 USA.

  13. H. Farooq  and L. T. Jung, "Energy, Traffic Load and Link Quality Aware Ad-hoc Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Network based Smart Metering Infrastructure," International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, vol. 2013, p. 13, 2013.

  14. H. Farooq  and L. T. Jung, "Choices Available for Implementing Smart Grid Communication Network," 2nd IEEE ICCOINS, Kuala Lumpur 2014.

  15. H. Farooq  and  L. T. Jung, "Performance Analysis of Ad-hoc Routing Protocols In Smart Metering Infrastructure," Science and Information Conference (SAI), London, UK, 2013  (SCOPUS, IEEE Xplore).

  16. H. Farooq  and L. T. Jung, "Performance Analysis of AODV Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Network based Smart Metering," IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, vol. 16, p. 012003, 2013 (SCOPUS).

  17. H. Farooq  and L. T. Jung, "Multi Metric On-Demand Ad-hoc Routing Protocol for Wireless Smart Metering Deployment," IEEE 11th Malaysia International Conference on Communica tion (MICC), Kuala Lumpur, 2013 (SCOPUS, IEEE Xplore).

  18. H. Farooq  and L. T. Jung, "Health, link quality and reputation aware routing protocol (HLR-AODV) for Wireless Sensor Network in Smart Power Grid,” International Conference on Computer & Information Science (ICCIS), pp. 664-669, 2012. (SCOPUS, IEEE Xplore).

  19. A. Khan,  H. Farooq, and F. Ullah, "Recent Developments in the Hardware Architecture of H.264 Codec focusing on Intra Prediction Module," Journal of Basic and Applied Scientific Research 2(4) 4045-4050, 2012.

  20. F. Ullah, A. Khan, and  H. Farooq, "Relaying Protocols in Wireless Passive Sensor Networks," Journal of Basic and Applied Scientific Research, 2(5)5119-5128, 2012.

  21. F. Ullah, A. Khan, I. Ullah, and  H. Farooq, "Effect of Communication Range with Node Coop-eration in Wireless Passive Sensor Networks," International Journal of Computer Applications, vol. 39, pp. 18-22, 2012.

  22. F. FarmanUllah, A. Khan,  H. Farooq, and I. Ullah, "Effect of Channel Coding With Node Cooperation for Wireless Passive Sensor Networks," International Journal of Computer Applications, vol. 39, pp. 23-29, 2012.

  23. A. Khan and  H. Farooq, "Principal Component Analysis-Linear Discriminant Analysis Feature Extractor for Pattern Recognition," International Journal of  Computer Science Issues, Vol. 8, Issue 6, No 2, November 2011 , ISSN (Online): 1694-0814.