Dr. Waqar Ahmad

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Dr. Waqar Ahmad
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Dr. Waqar Ahmad

Assistant Professor


PhD Electronics Engineering

Research Interests:

Low power digital design,

FPGA design optimization,

Approximate Computing,

Hardware accelerators for video coding, cryptography, and machine learning applications,

Embedded systems

Selected Publications

  • Ahmad, B. Ayrancioglu and I. Hamzaoglu, “Low Error Efficient Approximate Adders for FPGAs,” IEEE Access, vol. 9, pp. 117232 – 117243, 2021.


  • Ahmad and I. Hamzaoglu, “An Efficient Approximate Sum of Absolute Differences Hardware for FPGAs,” in IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE), Las Vegas, 2021.


  • Ahmad, B. Ayrancioglu and I. Hamzaoglu, “Comparison of Approximate Circuits for H.264 and HEVC Motion Estimation,” in Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design (DSD), Kranj, Slovenia, 2020.


  • Ahmad, Z. Shengbing, H. M. Amjad, G. A. Gillani, and A. Jianfeng, “FPGA based real time implementation scheme for ARINC 659 backplane data bus.” in IEEE 3rd International Conference on Computer Research and Development, 2011.


G. A. Gillani, Z. Yian, H. M. Amjad, W. Ahmad, and A. Jianfeng, “Backplane bus controller implementation in Fpga for hard real time control systems.” in IEEE 3rd International Conference on Communication Software and Networks, 2011