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Academic Biography

Dr Yar Muhammad works as a Senior Lecturer (Computer Science - Software Engineering). He holds a Ph.D. in Information Communication Technology (ICT), double master’s degrees, M.Sc in Computer Engineering, M.S in Information Technology, and a Bachelor’s degree B.S in Computer Science.

He has 16+ years of full-time work experience in the areas of teaching, research, administration (Head of Program BS/MS computing), programming, student affairs, and arranging/organized research conferences, seminars, workshops, events.

He has several research publications in well-known international journals and conferences. He wrote a book as a sole author which is published by Springer - A Parametric Framework for Modelling of Bioelectrical Signals.

He received a Young Investigator Award (YIA), which was awarded by Springer and IFMBE at 16th Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering & Medical Physics and Medicinteknikdagarna 2014, Sweden and he was runner-up for the Best Paper Award (BPA) in the 26th ISSC 2015, Ireland.

He has also been engaged to create the linkage between industry and academia and received Erasmus + International Credit Mobility grant. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and the Editorial Board Member of well-known journals. He is a founding member of IEEE TUT/UT student branches, Ex-Chair and Counsellor, and worked as Vice-Chair of IEEE IM/ED/EMB Joint Chapter and IEEE Student Activities Officer at IEEE Estonian Section.

Summary of Research Interests

The research interest is on development of Brain Computer Interface (BCI) application mainly for health domain using the Artificial Intelligence (AI) especially Machine Learning.

PhD and Research Opportunities

Willing to supervise doctoral students

He is accepting self-funded PhD students' applications in the development of Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) application(s) mainly for the health domain using Artificial Intelligence (AI) especially Machine Learning.

Currently, co-supervise the following PhD students:

  • Dmytro Zabolotnii, PhD student,  2021, Agent behaviour prediction for urban autonomous driving
  • Mahir Gulzar, PhD student, 2020, Context-aware behaviour modelling for autonomous driving
  • Nimra Memon, PhD student, 2017, Implementation and Analysis of Fault-Tolerance Mechanisms in Web Services Protocols

Academic Achievements

Awards:

  • Young Investigator Award (YIA) at 16th Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering & Medical Physics and Medicinteknikdagarna 2014, Stockholm, Sweden. YIA was given by Springer and IFMBE.
  • Best Paper Award (BPA), received runner-up in the Best Paper Award (BPA) category at the 26th Irish Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC 2015), Ireland.

Academic Responsibilities

Research Projects & External Funding

  • Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility grant
  • Visiting Scholar Program (VSP), Higher Education Commission, Pakistan

External Research Collaborations

  • Dr Aziz Asghar at the University of Hull, UK
  • Dr Naveed Muhammad at the University of Tartu, Estonia (Europe)
  • Dr Saleem Vighio at the Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science & Technology, Pakistan

External Roles and Professional Activities

Enterprise Interest and Activities

Dr Yar Muhammad is very interested to pursue industrial collaborations that align with his research interests and subject expertise.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Mid Sweden University

PhD, Tallinn University of Technology

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