Dr. Salman Ahmed

Dr. Salman Ahmed
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Dr. Salman Ahmed

Associate Professor, Senior Member IEEE

Dr. Salman Ahmed is currently working as an Associate Professor at FCSE at GIKI. He is a graduate of UET Peshawar (Pakistan), Universiti Teknologi Petronas (Malaysia) and University of Alberta (Canada). Prior to joining GIKI, he worked as the founding Director of IoT Cyber Security Lab, at the National Center for Cyber Security, UET Peshawar. During his stay at Canada, he also worked for the Canadian oil and gas industries, where he worked as a Contractor/ Research Scientist with Suncor Energy, and as a System Integration Consultant with Arc Resources, Cenvous, CNRL, Veresen Inc, Rio-tinto and Pengrowth. He also worked with the Malaysian Ministry of Science, Teknologi and Innovation as a Research Officer. His research areas include cyber security, IoT devices and operating systems, multi-agent systems and control systems. He has received some prestigious awards in his academic career such as the university Gold Medal (UET Peshawar), Provost Doctoral Award (University of Alberta, Canada) and Research Assistantship (NSERC, Government of Canada), Graduate Assistantship (Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia). He also holds volunteer positions as President of IEEE Peshawar Subsection (2023-2025).


PhD, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada.

Research Interests:


Selected Publications

Book Chapter:
1. S. Ahmed, M. N. Karsiti and R. N. K. Loh, “Control analysis and feedback linearization techniques for multi agent robots”, pp. 103-128, Multi Agent Systems, 2009, I-Tech Education and Publishing, Vienna, Austria.
Journal Publications:
1. S. Ahmed, F. Xiao and T. Chen, “Asynchronous consensus-based time synchronisation in wireless sensor networks using unreliable communication links”, pp. 1083-1090, vol. 8, no. 12, IET Control Theory and Applications, 2014.
2. S. Ahmed and T. Chen, “Minimizing the effect of sampling jitters in wireless sensor networks”, pp. 219-222, vol. 18, no. 4, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 2011.
3. S. Ahmed, F. Xiao and T. Chen, “Achieving relative time synchronization in wireless sensor networks”, Article ID 538181, pp. 1-7, Journal of Control Science and Engineering, Hindawi, 2013.
4. N. Ahmed, F. Subhan, S. Haider, N. Khan, S. Ahmed and K. S. Alimgeer, “ Positioning in Bluetooth networks using Lateration approach – a comparative study“ , pp. 2077-2082, vol. 26, no. 5, Science International, 2014
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5. F. Subhan, S. Ahmed, K. Ashraf and M. Imran, “Extended gradient RSSI predictor and filter for signal prediction and filtering in communication holes”, pp. 297-314, vol. 83, issue 1, Wireless Personal Communications, Springer Verlag, 2015. 6. A. Mustafa, N. Islam, S. Ahmed and A. Tufail, “A novel approach for fast average consensus under unreliable communication in distributed multi agent networks”, pp. 1423 -1441, vol. 99, issue 4, Wireless Personal Communications, 2018 7. A. Mustafa, N. Islam, S. Ahmed and A. Tufail, “Unreliable communication in high-performance distributed multi-agent systems: A ingenious scheme in high computing”, p. 1550147718759218, vol 14, issue 2, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, 2018 8. A. Mustafa, N. Islam, S. Ahmed and A. Tufail, “Asynchronous communication under reliable and unreliable network topologies in distributed multi agent systems: A robust technique for computing average consensus”, p. 4635701, vol. 2018, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2018 9. F. Subhan, A. Khan, S. Ahmed, M. N. Malik, S. T. Bakshah and S. Tahir, “Mobile antenna’s and its impact on human health”, pp. 1266-1273, vol. 8, no. 6, Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics, 2018 10. S. Marwat, Y. Mehmood, A. Khan, S. Ahmed, A. Hafeez T. Kamal, A. Khan, “Methods for handling massive IoT Traffic in 5G Networks”, p. 3966, vol. 18, issue 11, Sensors, 2018 11. F. Subhan, S. Ahmed, S. Haider, S. Saleem, A. Khan, S. Ahmed and M. Nauman “Hybrid indoor position estimation using K-NN and minMax”, pp. 4408-4428, vol. 13, issue 9, KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, 2019 12. J. Ali, J. Iqbal, S. Majeed, I. Mughal, A. Ahmad, S. Ahmed, “Wireless sensor network design for smart grids and Internet of Things for ambient living using cross-layer techniques”, p. 1550147719862208, vol. 15, issue 7, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, 2019 13. S. M. Ali and S. Ahmed, “Design of state feedback controller for an auto pilot: to control the stability of aircraft pitch”, pp 365-372, vol. 13, International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing, Springer, 2019 14. S. Rahman, S. Tu, M. Waqas, Y. Huang, B. Ahmad and S. Ahmed, “Unsupervised pre-trained filter learning approach for efficient convolution neural network”, pp. 171-190, vol 365, Neurocomputing, 2019 15. A. D. Khan, Q. Rehman, F. Subhan, M. Noman, S. Ahmed and H. Ahmad, “Broadband solar energy absorption in plasmonic thin-film amorphous silicon solar cell”, pp. 638-650, vol. 9, issue 10, Coatings, 2019 16. J. Khan, D. Sehrai, M Khan, H.. Ahmad, S. Ahmed, et. al, “Design and performance comparison of rotated Y-shaped antenna using different metamaterial surfaces for 5G mobile devices”, pp. 409-420, vol. 60, issue 2, Computers, Materials and Continua, 2019 17. S. Marwat, Y. Mehmood, F. Ullah, A. Khan, S. Khan, S. Ahmed, D. Kwak and A. Nazir, “Mobile Wi-Fi based scheduling of cyber-physical systems in healthcare”, p. 247, vol. 9, issue. 2, Electronics, 2020 18. S. Marwat, M. Shuaib, S. Ahmed, A. Hafeez and M. Tufail, “Medium access-based scheduling scheme for cyber physical systems in 5G networks”, p. 639, vol. 9, no. 4, Electronics, 2020 19. M. Ikram, S. Ahmed and S. N. K. Marwat, “Power mismatch estimation in smart grid using distributed control,” vol. 8, pp. 8798-8811, IEEE Access 2020. 20. S. Jan, I. Maqsood, S. Ahmed, Z. Mufti and I. Ahmad, “Investigating the use of email application in illiterate and semi Illiterate population”, vol.62, no.3, pp.1473-1486, Computers, Materials & Continua, 2020 21. A. Rehman, M. Aslam, M. Khan, I. Shahid, A. Siddiq, M. Iqbal and S. Ahmed, “Enhancing the photovoltaic performance of solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells with composite materials and luminescent down-shifting”, pp. 6292-6299, vol. 49, Journal of Electronics Materials, 2020 22. A. Wahid, J. Iqbal, A. Qamar, S. Ahmed, A. Basit, H. Ali and O. Aldossary, “A novel power scheduling mechanism for islanded DC microgrid cluster”, vol. 12., no. 17, p 6918, Sustainability, 2020. 23. R. Ullah, S. Nawaz, A. Ahmad, S. Ahmed, A. Hafeez, T. Kamal, M. Tufail, “A Machine Learning Approach for 5G SINR Prediction”, p. 1660, vol. 9, no. 10, Electronics, 2020. 24. S. Ahmed and A. Khan, “Analysis of Factors that Affect Government Digitization: A Pilot Case Study of Pakistan”, pp. 291-301, vol. 66, no. 1, Computers, Materials & Continua, 2021.
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25. A. Mustafa, N. Islam and S. Ahmed, “Dynamic Spectrum Sensing Under Crash and Byzantine Failure Environments for Distributed Convergence in Cognitive Radio Networks,” pp. 23153-23167, vol. 9, IEEE Access, 2021 26. A. Mustafa, N. Islam and S. Ahmed, “Average Consensus for Directed and Undirected Graphs in Distributed Systems”, pp. 399-413, vol. 3, issue 37, Computer Systems Science and Engineering, 2021 27. W. Khan, S. Marwat and S. Ahmed, “Cyber Secure Framework for Smart Containers Based on Novel Hybrid DTLS Protocol”, pp. 1297-1313, vol. 42, no. 3, issue 2, Computer Systems Science and Engineering, 2022 28. A. Sarwar, A. Alnajim, S. Marwat, S. Ahmed, S. Alyahya and W. Khan, “Enhanced Anomaly Detection System for IoT Based on Improved Dynamic SBPSO”, p. 4926, vol. 22, issue 13, Sensors, 2022 29. S. Alyahya, W. Khan, S. Ahmed, S. Marwat, S. Habib, “Cyber Secure Framework for Smart Agriculture: Robust and Tamper-Resistant Authentication Scheme for IoT Devices”, p. 963, vol. 11, no. 6, Electronics, 2022
30. M. Nisa, S. Ahmed, S. Marwat, “A New Strategy to Enhance the Security of GPS Location by PGP algorithm in Smart Containers”, pp. 86-91, vol. 12, no. 1, Sir Syed University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology, 2022
31. A. Mustafa, O. Rasheed, S. Rehman, F. Ullah and S. Ahmed, “Sensor Based Smart Railway Accident Detection and Prevention System for Smart Cities Using Real Time Mobile Communication”, pp. 1133-1152, vol. 128, Wireless Personal Communications, 2023. 32. S. Khan, S. Marwat, M. A. Khan, S. Ahmed, N. Gohar, M. Alim, A. Algarni, H. Elmannai, “A Self-Decoupling Technique to Realize Dense Packing of Antenna Elements in MIMO Arrays for Wideband Sub-6 GHz Communication Systems”. p. 654, vol. 23, no. 2, Sensors, 2023. International Conference Proceedings 33. M. Ikram, S. Ahmed, S. Marwat, “Cascade Failure Management in Distributed Smart Grid Using Multi-Agent Control,” pp. 31-36, IEEE 17th International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET), Swabi, Pakistan, 2022
34. A. Sarwar, S. Hasan, W. Khan, S. Ahmed and S. N. K. Marwat, “Design of an Advance Intrusion Detection System for IoT Networks”, pp. 46-51, IEEE 2nd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2022.
35. S. Hasan, S. Ahmed and S. N. K. Marwat, “Realization of a Novel, Lightweight and Secured CoAP Based Monitoring System in Smart Logistics”, pp. 1-6, IEEE 6th International Conference on Multi-Topic ICT, 2021
36. A. Abbas, S. N. K. Marwat, S. Ahmed, A. Hafeez, K. Ullah and I. Khan, “Proposing Model for Security of IoT Devices in Smart Logistics: A Review”, IEEE International Conference on Computing, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies, pp. 1-4, 2020, Pakistan.
37. F. Obaid and S. Ahmed, “Feedback Control of Computing Systems”, IEEE International Conference on Engineering Technologies and Applied Sciences, pp. 1-4, 2019, Malaysia.
38. A. Khan, S. N. K. Marwat, S. Ahmed and Y. Mehmood, “Packet Aggregation n Mobile Networks for IoT Traffic”, IEEE International Conference on Engineering Technologies and Applied Sciences, Malaysia, pp. 1-4, 2019, Malaysia.
39. S. Ali, S. Ahmed and S. N. Khan Marwat, “A practical approach to consensus based control of multi-agent systems,” 2018 International IEEE Symposium on Recent Advances in Electrical Engineering, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2018
40. S. Faisal, S. Ahmed and S. Rehman, “Distributed power mismatch estimation in smart grid”, IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies, pp. 1-5, October 2016.
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41. A. Mustafa, S. Ahmed and N. Islam, “Node counting in multi-agent system under reliable communication”, IEEE Intelligent Systems, UK, September 2016 42. M. Hasan, S Shakel, F M Malik, A Khalid, S. Ahmed, “Design and structural evaluation of a lower limb exoskeleton”, IEEE International Conference on Computer, Communications and Control Technology, 2015.
43. S. Ahmed, M. Hasan and F. Subhan, “Optimal filtering in multi-agent robots using leader-follower formation”, IEEE INMIC Conference, Dec 2014.
44. S. Ahmed, M. Hasan and F. Subhan, “H∞ filtering for networked controlled systems”, pp. 101-104, IEEE International Conference on Computer, Communication and Control Technology, Sept 2-4, 2014, Malaysia.
45. F. Subhan, S. Ahmed and K. Ashraf, “Extended gradient predictor and filter for smoothing RSSI”, pp. 1198-1202, IEEE 16th International Conference on Advanced Communications Technology, 2014, Korea.
46. S. Ahmed, F. Xiao and T. Chen, “Distributed time synchronization in wireless sensor networks”, FEGRS, Alberta, June 20 2013, Canada.
47. B. Sumantri, M. N. Karsiti and S. Ahmed, “Input-output exact feedback linearization for depth positioning of spherical URV”, pp. 87-91, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Computer Control, January 22-24, 2009, Singapore.
48. S. Ahmed and M. N. Karsiti, “Motion coordination techniques for multi agents robots using feedback control”, IEEE 4th International Colloquium on Signal Processing & Its Applications, March 7-9, 2008, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
49. S. Ahmed, M. N. Karsiti and J. B. Cruz, “Observer based feedback control strategies for collaborative robots”, IEEE International Conference on Intelligent and Advanced Systems, pp.1125-1129, November 25 – 28, 2007, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
50. S. Ahmed, M. N. Karsiti and G. M. Hassan, “Feedback linearized strategies for collaborative nonholonomic robots”, IEEE 2007 International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems, pp. 1551-1556, October 17-18, 2007, Seoul, Korea.
51. S. Ahmed, M. N. Karsiti and H. Agustiawan, “A development framework for collaborative robots using feedback control”, IFAC 3rd International Workshop on Networked Control Systems, June 20-21, 2007, Nancy- University, France.
52. S. Ahmed and M. N. Karsiti, “A testbed for control schemes using multi agent nonholonomic robots”, IEEE 7th International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, pp. 459-464, May 17-20, 2007, Chicago, USA.