6th Floor,

Arfa Software Technology Park, Lahore

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Dr. Junaid Qadir
Chairperson Electrical Engineering and 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 is an Associate Editor for IEEE Access, Springer Nature Big Data Analytics journal, Springer Human-Centric Computing and Information Sciences, and the IEEE Communications Magazine.


Junaid Qadir completed Ph.D. from University of New South Wales, Australia in 2008 and his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from UET, Lahore, Pakistan in 2000. He is an Associate Professor at the Information Technology University (ITU)—Punjab, Lahore since December 2015. He is the Director of the IHSAN (ICTD; Human Development; Systems; Big Data Analytics; Networks Lab) Research Lab at ITU ( 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. His primary research interests are in the areas of computer systems and networking and using ICT for development (ICT4D). He has served on 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 Nature Central’s Big Data Analytics journal, Springer Human-Centric Computing and Information Sciences, and the IEEE Communications Magazine. 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 considerable teaching experience and a wide portfolio of taught courses in the disciplines of systems & networking; signal processing; and wireless communications and networking. He is a member of ACM, and a senior member of IEEE.


  • “Reliability Modeling and Analysis of Communication Networks”, W. Ahmed, U. Pervez, J. Qadir, O. Hasan, accepted in Elsevier Journal of Network Computer Applications (JNCA), November 2016. Impact Factor (2015) 2.331.
  • “On Using Micro-Clouds to Deliver the Fog”, Y. Elkhatib, B. Porter, H. Ribeiro, M. F. Zhani, J. Qadir, and E. Riviere, accepted in IEEE Internet Computing, Special Issue on Fog Computing, November 2016. Impact Factor (2015) 1.4.
  • “Intrusion Detection Systems in Cloud Computing: A Contemporary Review of Techniques and Solutions”, A. Riaz, H. F. Ahmad, A. K. Kiani, J. Qadir, R. Rasool, U. Younis, accepted in Journal of Information Science and Engineering: Special Issue on Cloud Computing and Security, October 2016. Impact Factor (2015): 0.61.
  • “Low-cost Sustainable Wireless Internet Service For Rural Areas”, A. Hameed, A. N. Mian, and J. Qadir, accepted in Springer Wireless Networks (WINET), November 2016. Impact Factor (2015) 1.006.
  • “Resource Pooling for Wireless Networks: Solutions for the Developing World”, J. Qadir, A. Sathiaseelan, L. Wang, J. Crowcroft, Editorial Note published in ACM Computer Communication Review (CCR), October 2016.
  • “Comparing oversampling techniques to handle the class imbalance problem: A customer churn prediction case study”, Adnan Amin, Sajid Anwar, Awais Adnan, Muhammad Nawaz, Newton Howard, Junaid Qadir, Ahmad Hawalah, Amir Hussain, accepted in IEEE Access, September 2016. Impact Factor (2015) 1.249
  • “Admission Criteria in Pakistani Universities: A Case Study”, Z. Iqbal, J. Qadir, A. N. Mian, accepted at the 14th International Conference on Frontiers of Information (FIT), Islamabad, Pakistan, December 2016
  • “The Past, Present, and Future of Transport-Layer Multipath”, S. Habib, J. Qadir, A. Ali, D. Habib, M. Li, A. Sathiaseelan, accepted at Elsevier Journal of Network Computer Applications (JNCA), September 2016. Impact Factor (2015) 2.331.
  • “Route Selection for Multi-hop Cognitive Radio Networks using Reinforcement Learning: An Experimental Study”, S. A. Raza, K. A. Yau, J. Qadir, H. Mohamad, N. Ramli, S. L. Keoh, accepted in IEEE Access, September 2016. Impact Factor (2015) 1.249.
  • "MP-ALM: Exploring Reliable Multipath Multicast Streaming with Multipath TCP", Anwaar Ali, Junaid Qadir, Arjuna Sathiaseelan, Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, Jon Crowcroft, 41st annual IEEE conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN) November in Dubai, UAE (2016).
  • "Crisis Analytics: Big Data Driven Crisis Response", Junaid Qadir, Anwaar Ali, Raihan ur Rasool, Andrej Zwitter, Arjuna Sathiaseelan, Jon Crowcroft, Journal of International Humanitarian Action (2016).
  • “5G Solution for Universal Internet Access”, O. Onireti, J. Qadir, M. A. Imran, A. Sathiaseelan, ACM SIGCOMM Global Access to the Internet for All (GAIA) Workshop, August, 2016.
  • “IEEE Communication Magazine Feature Topic Editorial: Wireless Technologies for Development”, J. Qadir, A. Sathiaseelan, M. Zennaro, S. Bhatti, A. Wolisz, K. Govindan, IEEE Communication Magazine, July 2016. Impact Factor (2015): 4.007.
  • “Taming LIMITS with approximate networking”, J. Qadir, A. Sathiaseelan, L. Wang, J. Crowcroft, ACM LIMITS Workshop, June, 2016.
  • “Genetic Algorithms in Wireless Networking: Techniques, Applications, and Issues”, U. Mehboob, J. Qadir, S. Ali, A. Vasilakos, Springer Soft Computing (SOCO), s00500-016-2070-9, Volume 20, Issue 6, Pages 2467-2501, June 2016, Impact Factor (2014) 1.271.
  • “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), January 2016.
  • Ahad, Nauman, Junaid Qadir, and Nasir Ahsan. "Neural networks in wireless networks: Techniques, applications and guidelines." Journal of Network and Computer Applications 68 (2016): 1-27.
  • Bilal, Muhammad, Lukumon O. Oyedele, Olugbenga O. Akinade, Saheed O. Ajayi, Hafiz A. Alaka, Hakeem A. Owolabi, Junaid Qadir, Maruf Pasha, and Sururah A. Bello. "Big data architecture for construction waste analytics (CWA): A conceptual framework." Journal of Building Engineering 6 (2016): 144-156.
  • Qadir, Junaid. "Artificial intelligence based cognitive routing for cognitive radio networks." Artificial Intelligence Review 45, no. 1 (2016): 25-96.
  • "Big Data For Development: Applications and Techniques", Ali, Anwaar, Junaid Qadir, Arjuna Sathiaseelan, and Andrej Zwitter, Springer Nature Big Data Analytics Journal (2016).


  • “IEEE Access Special Section Editorial: Artificial Intelligence Enabled Networking”, J. Qadir, K. A. Yau , M. Imran, Q. Ni, A. Vasilakos, IEEE Access, Q4, 2015.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “Machine Learning based Optimized Live Virtual Machine Migration over WAN Links”, M. Arif, A. Kiani, J. Qadir, accepted in Springer’s Telecommunication Systems, April, 2015. Impact Factor (2014) 0.705.
  • Qadir, Junaid, Anwaar Ali, Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, Arjuna Sathiaseelan, and Jon Crowcroft. "Exploiting the power of multiplicity: a holistic survey of network-layer multipath." Communications Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE 17, no. 4 (2015): 2176-2213.
  • Ahmed, Ejaz, Junaid Qadir, and Adeel Baig. "High-throughput transmission-quality-aware broadcast routing in cognitive radio networks." Wireless Networks 21, no. 4 (2015): 1193-1210. Qadir, Junaid. "What every student should know: Seven learning impediments and their remedies." Potentials, IEEE 34, no. 3 (2015): 30-35.
  • “QoS in IEEE 802.11-based Wireless Networks: A Contemporary Survey”, A. Malik, J. Qadir, B. Ahmad, K. A. Yau, and U. Ullah, Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA), Volume 55, September 2015.
  • Qadir, Junaid, and Osman Hasan. "Applying Formal Methods to Networking: Theory, Techniques, and Applications." Communications Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE 17, no. 1 (2015): 256-291.


  • “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.
  • “Qadir, Junaid, Nauman Ahad, Erum Mushtaq, and Muhammad Bilal. "SDNs, Clouds, and Big Data: New Opportunities." In Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), 2014 12th International Conference on, pp. 28-33. IEEE, 2014.
  • Qadir, Junaid, Adeel Baig, Asad Ali, and Quratulain Shafi. "Multicasting in cognitive radio networks: Algorithms, techniques and protocols." Journal of Network and Computer Applications 45 (2014): 44-61.

  • 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);