Dr. Amir Shahzad

Dr. Amir Shahzad

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Information technology.

Dr Aamir Shahzad is serving as Assistant Professor in Faculty of Information Technology, University of Central Punjab. Before UCP, he has taught in NUST, Islamabad, CASE, Islamabad, Bahria University, Islamabad and Namal University, Mianwali. He also had research and academic stays in INRIA Labs, France, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden and Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore.
Dr Aamir has doctoral degree from Beihang University, China. He has MS in Advanced Combinatorics from Moscow Institute of Technology and Design (MIPT), Russia and  another MS in computer engineering from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), while bachelors in electrical engineering from National University of Science and Technology (NUST).
His research interests lie broadly in combinatorics, information theory and signal processing. Specific areas are problem in extremal and probabilistic methods in combinatorics, spectral graph theory, coding for distributed storage, interference channels.

Discrete Structures

Education

MS in Mathematics (Advanced Combinatorics)
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT)
Faculty of Innovation and High Technologies (FIVT)
Ph.D. Electronics Engineering
(Communication and Information Systems)
Beihang University
MS course work in Electrical Engineering (Wireless Systems)
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
MS in Computer Engineering
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
BE in Electrical Engineering
National University of Science and Technology (NUST)

Teaching Experience

University of Central Punjab
Discrete Structures
Bahria University, Islamabad
Graduate:
Stochastic Systems,
Wireless Communications,
Information and Coding Theory
Under-graduate:
Digital Signal Processing
Namal College, Mianwali, Pakistan
Linear Algebra, Calculus, Signals and Systems, Introductory Control, Fundamentals of Telecom, Mobile Comm Systems, Engineering Computations (MATLAB/Excel)
National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad
Microwave Devices and Antenna,
Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering (CASE), Islamabad
Digital Signal Processing

Publications

Theses:

  • Doctoral Thesis (Beihang University, China): Interference Management in Wireless Networks
  • Masters Thesis (MIPT, Russia): Spectral analysis of stability of random Erdos-Ko-Rado theorem
  • Masters Thesis (KTH, Sweden): Impact of SNR Mismatch in MAP Detection
  • Masters Thesis (LUMS, Pakistan): Equalization of Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum

Papers:

  • Aamir Shahzad, Rongke Liu, “Optimal Beamforming Matrices for Interference Alignment using Nuclear Norm Approximation,” in IEEE International Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (IBCAST), Pakistan, January, 2012 (invited paper)
  • Aamir Shahzad, Rongke Liu, “KKT Conditions for Nuclear Norm Optimization Methods for Interference Alignment,” in Computing, Communications and Application Conference (ComComAp), Hong Kong, January, 2012
  • Aamir Shahzad, Rongke Liu, “Achievable Rates with Lattice Codes for a Multicast Channel with Relays,” in 4th IEEE International Conference on Communication Software and Networks (ICCSN), Xi’an, China, 2011
  • Aamir Shahzad, Rongke Liu, “A Change-in-Modulation Based Cooperative Communication Scheme,” in 10th IEEE International Conference on Information Sciences, Signal Processing and their Applications (ISSPA), Malaysia, 2010
  • Ihsan ul Haq, Xiaojian Xu, Aamir Shahzad, “Band Clustering and Selection and Decision Fusion for Target Detection in Hyperspectral Imagery,” in International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Taiwan, 2009
  • Shahzad, T.R.Qureshi, M.A.Maud, A.Loan, “Achieving Modified CRLB for Estimating Carrier Offset through LS and MLE,” in IEE Electronic Letters, September 2004

Honor and Awards

  • Have been awarded MIPT Scholarship for MS in Advanced Combinatorics, Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan Scholarship for PhD studies, LUMS Graduate Scholarship for MS studies, NUST Scholarship for undergraduate studies.
  • Faculty Training Workshop on Vision and Philosophy of Teaching (Namal College, Pakistan)
  • Best Business Plan Award, LUMS, 2002
  • GRE Score (Quantitative: 800/800, 97 percentile, Analytical: 700/ 800, 83 percentile, Verbal 510/800, 63 percentile)
  • English proficiency: TOEFL 104/120 IBT, (an old score of  263/300 CBT)
  • Languages: English, Urdu (fluent), Russian, Chinese, Indonesian (basic)
  • Countries lived in: Pakistan, Russia, China, Sweden, France, Singapore, Indonesia

aamir.shahzad@ucp.edu.pk
Ext:352
Faculty of Information Technology, University of Central Punjab

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