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Dr. Junaid Qadir
Associate Professor
PhD – University of New South Wales

His primary research interests are in the areas of computer systems and networking and using ICT for development (ICT4D). His research is multi-disciplinary and spans the diverse areas of algorithms, artificial intelligence, formal-methods, data mining, big-data, cognitive radio networks, cloud computing, software defined networking, internet-of-things, pedagogy and learning, and using ICT for development (ICT4D). He has published a number of peer-reviewed papers in top quality journals and magazines—including publications in IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (CST), IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communication (JSAC), IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), and IEEE Communication Magazine. He has consistently published in top-notch high impact-factor journals and has a cumulative impact factor of more than 35. He is actively involved in the technical community and professional service. He is an Associate Editor for IEEE Access, Springer/BioMed Central's Big Data Analytics journal, and the IEEE Communications Magazine. He is a member of ACM, and a senior member of IEEE.


Junaid Qadir completed PhD from University of New South Wales, Australia in 2008 and his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from UET, Lahore, Pakistan in 2000. He is joining Information Technology University—Punjab, Lahore in December 2015 as an Associate Professor. Previously, he has served as an Assistant Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (SEECS), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), from 2008 to 2015. He is an award-winning teacher who has been awarded the highest national teaching award in Pakistan—the higher education commission’s (HEC) best university teacher award—for the year 2012-2013. He has been nominated for the HEC best university teacher award award twice from NUST (2011, and 2012-2013). He has 7+ years of teaching experience in which he has taught a wide portfolio of courses in systems & networking; signal processing; and wireless communications and networking. His primary research interests are in the areas of computer systems and networking and using ICT for development (ICT4D). He has served in the program committee of a number of international conferences and reviews regularly for various high-quality journals. He is an Associate Editor for IEEE Access, Springer/BioMed Central’s Big Data Analytics journal, and the IEEE Communications Magazine. He is a member of ACM, and a senior member of IEEE.

Journal Papers (2015 and 2014)
  • “Exploiting the power of multiplicity: a holistic survey of network-layer multipath”, J. Qadir, A. Ali, K. A. Yau, A. Sathiaseelan, J. Crowcroft, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, http: //, Volume 17, Number 4, Fourth Quarter, November 2015. Impact Factor (2014) 6.806.
  • “Application of Reinforcement Learning for Security Enhancement in Cognitive Radio”, M. H. Ling, K. A. Yau, J. Qadir, G. S. Poh, Q. Ni, Elsevier Applied Soft Computing, September 2015, Impact Factor (2014) 2.810.
  •  “Learning Automata Based Multipath Multicasting in Cognitive Radio Networks”, A Ali, J. Qadir, A. Baig, accepted at IEEE Journal of Communications and Networks (JCN), Volume 17, Number 4, August 2015. Impact Factor (2014) 1.0.
  •  “Artificial Intelligence based Cognitive routing for Cognitive Radio Networks”, J. Qadir, Springer Artificial Intelligence Review, September 2015. Impact Factor 2.111.
  •  “Analysis of Critical Features and Evaluation of BIM Software: Towards a Plugin for Construction Waste Minimisation”, by M. Bilal, L. Oyedele, J. Qadir, K. Munir, O. Akinade, S. Ajayi, H. Alaka, H. Owolabi, Journal of Sustainable Building Technology & Urban Development (SCOPUS indexed), accepted, 2015.
  • “High Throughput Transmission-Quality-Aware Broadcast Routing in Cognitive Radio Networks”, E. Ahmed, J. Qadir, A. Baig, Springer Wireless Networks (WINET), 1007/s11276-014-0843-6, Volume 21, Issue 4, May 2015. Impact Factor (2014) 0.961.
  • “What Every Student Should Know? 7 Learning Impediments & Their Remedies”, J. Qadir, IEEE Potentials (included in Thomson Reuters Master Journal List), 2014.2368793, Volume 34, Issue 3, Pages 30 - 35, May/June 2015.
  • “QoS in IEEE 802.11-based Wireless Networks: A Contemporary Survey”, A. Malik, J. Qadir, B. Ahmad, K. A. Yau, and U. Ullah, preprint available at, Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA), Volume 55, September 2015. Impact Factor (2014) 2.229.
  •  “Applying Formal Methods to Networking: Theory, Techniques and Applications”, J. Qadir, O. Hasan, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, 2345792, Volume 17, Issue 1, March 2015. Impact Factor (2014) 6.806.
  • “Network as a Service (NaaS): Are we there yet?”, J. Qadir, N. Ahmed, F. Z. Yousaf, A. Taqweem, IEEE Potentials (included in Thomson Reuters Master Journal List), accepted in November 2014.
  • “Building Programmable Wireless Networks: An Architectural Survey”, J. Qadir, N. Ahmed, N. Ahad, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking (JWCN), Highly Accessed Paper,, October 2014. Impact Factor (2013) 0.80.

  • 2014 IEEE Senior Member. (This membership grade recognizes “significant professional technical accom- plishment” and is conferred to less than 8% of the IEEE’s 400,000 members.)
  • 2012- 2013 Awarded the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan’s best teacher award. This is the highest national teaching award in Pakistan.
  • 2011, 2012-2013 Nominated for the HEC best teacher award twice. In both these cases, I was among two best teacher nominations from NUST from more than 15 colleges of NUST.
  • 2012 Nominated for the best teacher award from the ‘Communication and Networks’ knowledge group at SEECS, NUST.
  • 2008 Paper short-listed for the best-paper award in IEEE WoWMoM.
  • 2006 to 2008 Recipient of the the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) PhD scholarship.
  • 2002 Recipient of the the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Split PhD scholarship.

  1. – Member of the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC); – Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan’s Approved PhD Supervisor;
  2. – Member of ACM; –IEEE Senior Member.
  3. - Affiliate Researcher, Network For Development (N4D) Lab, University of Cambridge, UK.
  • Professional Services
  • Editorial Services:
    • –  Associate Technical Editor: IEEE Communication Magazine (2015- present);
    • –  Lead Editor of Feature Topic on ‘Wireless Technologies for Development’ in IEEE Communications Magazine, 2015.
    • –  Lead Editor of Special Section on ‘Artificial Intelligence Enabled Networking’ in IEEE Access, 2015.
    • –  Associate Editor: IEEE Access (2014- present);
    • –  Editorial Board Member: Big Data Analytics (2015- present);
  • Technical Program Committee (TPC) member:
    • –  1st International Workshop on Future Internet Architecture for Developing Regions (FI4D), co-
located with IEEE CCNC 2016;
  • –  1st IEEE International Conference on Computer Communication and the Internet (ICCCI 2016);
  • –  12th International Conference on High-capacity Optical Networks and Emerging/Enabling Technolo- gies (HONET), 2015;
  • –  40th IEEE Local Computer Networks Conference (LCN), 2015;
  • –  2ndInternationalConferenceonSoftware-DefinedandVirtualizedFutureWirelessNetworks(SDWN),
co-located with the IOT360 Summit, 2015;
  • –  12th ACM Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), 2014;
  • –  17th IEEE International Multitopic Conference (INMIC), 2014;
  • –  8th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET), 2012.
  • Reviewer(Selected): Journals/ Magazines:
  • – IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC);
  • – IEEE Wireless Transactions;
  • – IEEE Communication Letters;
  • – IEEE Communication Magazine;
  • – IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (COMST);
  • – IEEE Wireless Letters;
  • – IEEE Access;
  • – Springer Telecommunication Systems (TELS);
  • – InderScience International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing (IJAHUC); – Hindawi International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks (IJDSN);
  • – Elsevier Energy,
  • – Taylor & Francis International Journal of Computer Mathematics (IJCM);
  • Conferences/ Workshops:
  • – IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC);
  • – IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC);
  • – IEEE Local Computer Networks Conference (LCN);
  • – IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC);
  • – EAI Software-Defined and Virtualized Future Wireless Networks (SDWN).
  • - IEEE/IFIP Wireless On-demand Network Systems and Services (WONS);