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Ikram Asghar


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Academic Biography

Dr Ikram Asghar is working as a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at Teesside University. He holds a P.hD. in Computing from Bournemouth University, United Kingdom with a thesis titled "Impact of Assistive Technologies in Supporting People with Dementia".
Before joining Teesside University, Dr. Ikram held various positions at the University of South Wales and Bournemouth University. He also gained experience at the International Islamic University Islamabad and with multinational corporations such as Nokia Siemens Networks and Motorola Solutions.

Summary of Research Interests

His research interests are focused on Human Computer Interaction, User Experience, Digital Healthcare, Assistive Technologies and Project Management.

Research Projects & External Funding

  • FUSION - Featured eUrope and South asIa mObility Network (funded by EU, 2014 –2017), Lead Investigator on project "Impact of Assistive Technologies in Supporting People with Dementia"), Bournemouth University, UK.
  • CEMET - The Centre of Excellence in Mobile and Emerging Technologies (funded by ERDF, 2018-2022), Co-Investigator on Academic Research Projects. University of South Wales, UK.
  • Multiple small research grants from ACM SIGACCESS, CHARMED, SciTech BU and Horizon 2020 to carry out research work in USA, Italy, UK and Pakistan. 

Academic Achievements

  • The European Union's Erasmus Mundus scholarship for PhD program, Fusion Project (2014-2017).
  • Academic Excellence Award for publishing 5 academic research papers in one year (2017), Bournemouth University, UK
  • Most Creative Award by BU Student Union (2016), Bournemouth University, UK.
  • Five best conference paper and presentations awards at international conferences.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Impact of Assistive Technologies in Supporting People with Dementia, Bournemouth University

22 Sept 201430 Sept 2017

Award Date: 4 May 2018

External positions

Research Assistant, Bournemouth University

Lecturer, International Islamic University Islamabad

System Engineer, Motorola

RF Optimization Engineer, Nokia Siemens Networks

Senior Research & Development Associate, University of South Wales


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