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  • M.Sc. by Research in Information Technology

         Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia                                                                                                                               2012 - 2014

          Research Area: Ad-hoc Routing for wireless smart grids.



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

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

          Final Year project: CARNET- Wireless Ad-hoc Sensor Network of Cars

Professional Work Experience

Academics


  • Ph.D. Electrical & Computer Engineering   

         University of Oklahoma , USA                                                                                                                                                  2014 - 2018


          Dissertation: "A PARADIGM SHIFTING APPROACH IN SON FOR FUTURE CELLULAR NETWORKS"

          Recipient of Dissertation Excellence Award

Google Citations

 


Patents:
P1. A. Imran, A. Asghar and H. Farooq, "Method for enhancement of capacity and user Quality of Service in Mobile Cellular Networks",
provisional patent application number: 62681320 filed June 06, 2018.
P2. A. Imran, H. Farooq and A. Asghar,"Method and apparatus for proactive self-optimization using data about network user behavior,
mobility and measurements", 2018 (pending provisional patent application).


Book Chapters:

B1. H. Farooq, A. Imran and M. S. Parwez, "Continuous Time Markov Chain Based Reliability Analysis for Future Cellular Networks" in Big Data Applications in the Telecommunications Industry, Ye Ouyang and Mantian Hu, IGI Global, pp 119-136, 2016.

B2. M. S. Parwez, H. Farooq, A. Imran and H. Refai, "Spectral Efficiency Optimization Using Clustering and Dynamic Beam Steering in Self Organizing Cellular Networks" in Big Data Applications in the Telecommunications Industry, Ye Ouyang and Mantian Hu, IGI Global, pp 137-155, 2016


Journals:

J1. H. Farooq, A. Asghar and A. Imran, "Mobility Prediction based Automated Proactive Energy Saving (AURORA) Framework for Emerging Ultra-Dense Networks", accepted in IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, 2018, doi: 10.1109/TGCN.2018.2858011.

J2. H. Farooq, A. Asghar and A. Imran, "Mobility Prediction based Proactive Dynamic Network Orchestration for Load balancing with QoS Constraint (OPERA)", (submitted).

J3. H. Farooq, A.Taufique and A. Imran, "Mobility: How AI can transform this bane into a blessing for future wireless networks" (submitted).

J4. Asghar, H. Farooq, and A. Imran, "Concurrent Optimization of Coverage, Capacity and Load Balance in HetNets through Soft and Hard Cell Association Parameters," accepted in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2018, doi: 10.1109/TVT.2018.2846655.

J5. A. Asghar, H. Farooq and A. Imran, "Self-Healing in Emerging Cellular Networks: Review, Challenges, and Research Directions," in IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 1682-1709, thirdquarter 2018.

J6. Taufique, A. Mohamed, H. Farooq, A. Imran, and R. Tafazolli, "Analytical modelling for mobility signalling in ultra-dense hetnets," accepted in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2018, doi: 10.1109/TVT.2018.2864627.

J7. Zoha, A. Saeed, H. Farooq, A. Rizwan, A. Imran, and M. A. Imran, "Leveraging intelligence from network CDR data for interference aware energy consumption minimization," IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 17, no. 7, pp. 1569-1582, July 2018.

J8. Said, S. W. H. Shah, H. Farooq, A. N. Mian, A. Imran and J. Crowcroft," Proactive Caching at the Edge Leveraging Influential User Detection in Cellular D2D Networks", accepted in Future Internet, 2018.

J9. S. M. A. Zaidi, A. Taufique, H. Farooq, and A. Imran, "Mobility Management in 5G and Beyond: A Survey Outlook", (submitted).

J10. S. Bassoy, H. Farooq, M. A. Imran and A. Imran, "Coordinated Multi-Point Clustering Schemes: A Survey," in IEEE Communications Surveys Tutorials, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 743-764, Secondquarter 2017.

J11. 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.

J12. 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, vol. 27, pp. 1000-1015, 2016.

J13. 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.

J14. 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.

J15. 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.

J16. F. Ullah, A. Khan, I. Ullah, and H. Farooq, "Effect of Communication Range with Node Cooperation in Wireless Passive Sensor Networks," International Journal of Computer Applications, vol. 39, pp. 18-22, 2012.

J17. 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.

J18. 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.


Conferences:

C1. H. Farooq, A. Imran and M. Jaber, "AI empowered Smart User Association in LTE Relays HetNets", accepted in IEEE ICC 2019 First International Workshop on Data Driven Intelligence for Networks and Systems (DDINS), 2019.
C2. H. Gebre, H. Farooq and A. Imran, "What Machine Learning Predictor Performs Best for Mobility Prediction in Cellular Networks?", accepted in IEEE ICC 2019 First International Workshop on Data Driven Intelligence for Networks and Systems (DDINS), 2019.
C3. A. Asghar, H. Farooq and A. Imran, "Outage Detection for Millimeter Wave Ultra-Dense HetNets in High Fading Environments", accepted in IEEE ICC 2019.

C4. H. Farooq, A. Asghar, and A. Imran, "Mobility Prediction empowered Proactive Energy Saving Framework for 5G Ultra-Dense HetNets," accepted for publication in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM’18, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2018.

C5. Asghar, H. Farooq, and A. Imran, "Concurrent CCO and LB Optimization in Emerging HetNets: A Novel Solution and Comparative Analysis," accepted for publication in Proc. IEEE PIMRC’18, Bologna, Italy, September 2018.

C6. Hughes, S. Bothe, H. Farooq and A. Imran, "GAN based CDRs generation for ML empowered Self Organizing 5G Networks", accepted in ICNC’19 MLCN 2018.

C7. M. N. Rafiq, H. Farooq, A. Zoha and A. Imran, "Can Temperature Be Used as a Predictor of Data Traffic: A Real Network Big Data Analysis", accepted in BDCAT, 2018.

C8. H. Gebrie, H. Farooq, and A. Imran, "Comparative Performance Analysis of Machine Learning Techniques for Mobility Prediction in Cellular Networks", (submitted).

C9. A. Asghar, H. Farooq, and A. Imran, "A Novel Load-Aware Cell Association for Simultaneous Network Capacity and User QoS Optimization in Emerging HetNets," in Proc. IEEE PIMRC’17, 2017, pp. 1-7, 2017.

C10. Y. Kumar, H. Farooq and A. Imran. "Fault prediction and reliability analysis in a real cellular network," 13th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC), Valencia, Spain, pp. 1090, 2017.

C11. H. Farooq, A. Imran and M. S. Parwez, "Continuous Time Markov Chain Based Reliability Analysis for Future Cellular Networks", 2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), San Diego, CA, 2015, pp. 1-6, 2015.

C12. M. S. Parwez, H. Farooq, A. Imran and H. Refai, "Spectral Efficiency Optimization Using Clustering and Dynamic Beam Steering in Self Organizing Cellular Networks", 2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), San Diego, CA, 2015, pp. 1-7, 2015.

C13. H. Farooq and L. T. Jung, "Choices Available for Implementing Smart Grid Communication Network," 2014 International Conference on Computer and Information Sciences (ICCOINS), Kuala Lumpur, pp. 1-5, 2014.

C14. H. Farooq and L. T. Jung, "Performance Analysis of Ad-hoc Routing Protocols In Smart Metering Infrastructure," Science and Information Conference (SAI), London, pp. 871-874, 2013.

C15. 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, pp. 012003, 2013.

C15. 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 Communication (MICC), Kuala Lumpur, pp. 140-144, 2013.

C16. 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.


Industrial Deliverables:

D1. H. Farooq, A. Asghar and A. Imran, "Challenges and RD Opportunities in Small Cells/HetNets", 2016.

D2. H. Farooq and A. Imran, "AI empowered Smart User Association in LTE Relay HetNets", 2018.



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Extra Co-Curricular Activities

Certifications

  • CDMA 2000 (ZTE) 
  • DSL/ACCESS (ZTE)
  • VOIP Training (Wateen Telecom)
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  • Served 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

Achievements

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

  • Matlab, Machine Learning in Python, Exploratory Analysis in R

  • NS-3, NS-2

  • C/C++

  • Rapid Miner

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

As a GRA and leading member of AI4Networks Lab @OU research Group under supervision of Dr. Ali Imran at OU-Tulsa (www.ai4networks.com), my main responsibility included doing research on Big Data Empowered Proactive SON for Future Heterogeneous Cellular Networks. As a “no-holds-barred” technology enthusiast who was ushered into the Artificial Intelligence world with my first interaction with Atari BASIC, my undying love for Artificial Intelligence and Telecommunications has made a perfect case for my doctoral research. I have been working with Dr. Ali Imran on proactive self-optimization that unleashes the power of Big Data analytics to analyze the spatio-temporal mobility and traffic patterns in mobile networks. These advances will allow us to predict future states and reconfigure networks to maximize energy efficiency while meeting ambitious Quality of Experience requirements for 5G. My research has lead me to win the 2017 IEEE Young Professional Green ICT Idea Competition. My research has also been instrumental in the Electrical and Computer Engineering program being awarded four 5G-related National Science Foundation grants. I was honored to be awarded Gallogly College of Engineering Dissertation Excellence Award.

Since my joining as GRA at OU-Tulsa, I was duly involved in developing Proactive SON Algorithms involving dexterous combination of Machine Learning as well as Optimization Tools as a part of multinational research project "QSON – www.qson.org”.

Under Dr. Ali Imran, I successfully led four months joint project with Huawei Research Team focused on the development, implementation and evaluation of a Joint Capacity & Coverage Optimization - Load Balancing solution for Future Heterogeneous Cellular Networks. 

I also recently successfully completed project with Fujitsu Research team on developing AI empowered smart association algorithm for Relays LTE HetNets.

Dr. Hasan Farooq CV

  • 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.

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow

          Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Enabled Self Organizing Network Laboratory at the University of Oklahoma,                                          (www.ai4networks.com), USA - [December 2018 - Present]

           

           Developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) based zero-touch deep network automation and optimization solutions for 5G and beyond.

Publications

  • 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.

Dr. Hasan Farooq

  • Summer Internee

         Siemens Enterprise Communication Networks, Pakistan - [2008] 

          

          Worked in the VOIP Switches department​.

  • Graduate Research Assistant

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

         (www.ai4networks.com), USA - [2014 - 2018]

           


  • Graduate Teaching Assistant 

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

          

          I did research on Ad-hoc Routing Protocols for Smart Grids Communication Networks. Based on my research work, I was a recipient of Internet Society                (ISOC) First Time Fellowship Award towards IETF 86th Meeting held in USA.

         
          Taught Courses:

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

  • 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

  • Awarded Gallogly College of Engineering Dissertation Excellence Award by OU.

  • 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