Dr. Zia ul Haq Abbas

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Dr. Zia ul Haq Abbas

Associate Professor

Qualifications: Ph.D. Information and Communication Technology, University of Agder, Norway, 2012
Research Interests: Information and Communication Technology, Energy Efficiency in Hybrid Mobile and Wireless Communication Networks, DSP, 4G and beyond Mobile Systems, Mesh and Adhoc Networks, Cooperative Communications, Cognitive Radio Networks, Sensor Networks, Green Netw


October 2012 onwards:
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, GIKI, Pakistan

March 2012 to June 2012:
Visiting Researcher, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Twin City Campus Minneapolis, University of Minnesota, USA

August 2002 to August 2008:
Research Associate (Lecturer), Faculty of Electronic Engineering, GIKI, Pakistan

HEC Approved PhD Supervisor

Responsible for Communication and Signal Processing Research Lab. It is a graduate lab where my graduate students are working on topics including energy efficiency of communication networks, cognitive radio, LTE-Advanced networks, and energy conservation of mobile station battery.

Graduate Students

[to be added]

MS Students

  1. No.Student NameDept.Thesis TitleStart DateEnd DateRole

    Student’s Current Position

    1Mr. Hammad ZafarElectrical EngineeringCongestion Control in Named Data NetworkingJan. 2017

    SupervisorDoing literature survey
    2Mr. Nouman BashirElectrical EngineeringEnergy Efficient Hierarchical Cluster-based Reliable Multipath Routing Protocol in Wireless Sensor NetworksAug. 2016

    SupervisorWriting MS thesis
    3Mr. M. Mussawer PervezElectrical Engineering

    Impact of Inter Base Station Distance on Performance of

    Heterogeneous Networks


    Jun.  2015

    May 2016

    SupervisorServing as Assistant Manager in NESCOM, Pakistan
    4Mr. Zaiwar AliElectrical EngineeringA Stochastic Routing Technique in Wireless Sensor NetworksJul. 2014

    Jun. 2015

    SupervisorResearch Associate in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, GIK Institute, Pakistan
    5Mr. M. Wasif KhanElectrical EngineeringA Comparison of PAPR for Two Multiple Access Schemes for LTE NetworksJul. 2014

    Oct. 2015


    6Mr. Bakht ZamanElectrical Engineering

    Spectrum Occupancy Modeling using

    Queuing Theory in Cognitive Radio Networks


    Jan. 2014

    Jan. 2015

    SupervisorPhD student in Intelligent Signal Processing and Wireless Networks Lab, Department of Information and Communication Technology, University of Agder, Norway
    7Azizur RehmanElectrical EngineeringA Probabilistic Approach for Mobile Station Energy Consumption Analysis in a Heterogeneous NetworkJul. 2013

    Nov. 2014

    SupervisorWorking as Senior Scientific Officer in KRL, Pakistan


    PhD Students

    1. No.

      Student Name


      Thesis Title

      Start Date

      End Date


      Current Status


      Mr. Sajid Haroon

      Electrical Engineering

      Application of Stochastic Geometry for the Analysis of Heterogeneous Cellular Networks

      Jan. 2017


      Doing literature survey for PhD research


      Mr. Fazal Muhammad

      Electrical Engineering

      Performance Analysis of Heterogeneous Cellular Networks with Load Balancing

      Jan. 2013


      PhD thesis submitted for evaluation


      Mr. Alamgir Naushad

      Computer System Engineering

      Faster Failure Detection in MANETs

      Sept. 2014


      Submitted one journal paper and working on the next paper


      Mr. Shahab Haider      

      Computer System Engineering

      Machine Learning for Collision Avoidance in  Vehicular Adhoc Networks

      Aug. 2016


      Doing literature survey for PhD research


      Ms. Laila Khalid

      Computer System Engineering

      Channel Assembling in Cognitive Radio Networks

      Jan. 2017


      Doing literature survey for PhD research




    1.      G. Abbas, Z. Halim, and Z. H. Abbas, “Fairness-driven Queue Management: A survey and Taxonomy”, IEEE Communication Surveys & Tutorials, Vol. 18, No. 1, First Quarter 2016. [Impact Factor 6.5]

    2.      F. Muhammad, Z. H. Abbas, and F. Y. Li, “Cell Association with Load Balancing in Non-uniform Heterogeneous Cellular Networks: Coverage Probability and Rate Analysis,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 99, Sep. 2016. DOI:10.1109/TVT.2016.2614696 [Impact Factor 2.243]

    3.      B. Zaman, Z. H. Abbas, and F.Y. Li, “A Lightweight Spectrum Occupancy and Service Time Model for Centralized Cognitive Radio Networks,” Wireless Personal Communications, Springer, 2016. DOI 10.1007/s11277-016-3628-7 [Impact Factor 0.979]

    4.      F. Muhammad, Z. H. Abbas, L. Jiao, and G. Abbas, “Decoupled Downlink-Uplink Coverage Analysis of Enriched Heterogeneous Cellular Network Model with Interference Management,” IEEE Access, Vol. 4, pp. 6250–6260, Sep. 2016. [Impact Factor 1.27]

    5.      M. M. Pervez, Z. H. Abbas, F. Muhammad, and L. Jiao, “A Location Based Coverage and Capacity Analysis of a Two Tier Heterogeneous Networks,” IET Communications, Dec. 2016.

    Online Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/iet-com.2016.1244 [Impact Factor 0.624]

    6.      Z. H. Abbas and F. Y. Li, “Two Teletraffic-based Schemes for Energy Saving in Cellular Networks with Micro-cells,” Journal of Communications SI on Improving the Energy Efficiency of Cellular Communications (ISSN 1796-2021), Vol.7, No. 10, Oct. 2012.

    7.      Z. H. Abbas and F. Y. Li, “Analysis of Mobile-oriented Energy Consumption for Heterogeneous Connections in Hybrid Wireless Networks,” International Journal of Communication Networks  and Distributed Systems (IJCNDS), Inderscience Publishers, vol. 9, no. 3/4, pp. 184–204, 2012. Available at http://www.inderscience.com/info/jhome.php?jcode=ijcnds [RG Impact 0.4]

    8.      F.  Muhammad, Z. H. Abbas, and L. Jiao, “Analysis of Cell Range Expansion and Interference Avoidance in Heterogeneous Cellular Networks,” submitted in IEEE Transactions on Communications, Jan. 2017. [Impact Factor: 2.298]

    9.      A. Naushad, G. Abbas, and Z. H. Abbas, “Stochastic Analysis for Achieving Faster Failure Detection using Hello messaging for link connectivity in MANETs,” submitted in Elseveir Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 2017. [Impact Factor 2.33]


    1.      F. Muhammad, Z .H. Abbas, and F. Jiao, “Analysis of Interference Avoidance with Load Balancing in Heterogeneous Cellular Networks”, in Proc. IEEE 27th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC): Mobile and Wireless Networks, Valencia, Spain, Sept. 2016.

    2.      Z. Ali, Z. H. Abbas, and F. Y. Li, “A Stochastic Routing Algorithm for Distributed IoT with Unreliable Wireless Links”, in Proc. IEEE 83rd Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2016-Spring, Nanjing, China, May 2016.

    3.     B. Zaman, Z. H. Abbas, and Frank Y. Li “Spectrum Occupancy and Residual Service Analysis in CRNs using a Multi-server Queueing Model,” in Proc. IEEE 81st Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2015-Spring, Glasgow, Scotland, May 2015.

    4.      M. M. Pervez, Z. H. Abbas, and F. Muhammad, “A Distance-Based Performance Analysis of Heterogeneous Networks”, in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Computing, Electronic and Electrical Engineering: ICE CUBE’16, Quetta, Pakistan, Apr. 2016.

    5.      A. Rehman and Z. H. Abbas, “A Markov Chain based Analysis of Mobile Station Battery Energy Consumption for Vertical Handoff in a Heterogeneous Network”, in Proc. 17th IEEE International Multi-topic Conference (INMIC 2014), Karachi, Pakistan, December 2014.

    6.      F. Muhammad and Z. H. Abbas, “An Energy-Efficient Operation Scheme for a Cellular Network with Micro-/Pico-cells”, in Proc. First International Young Engineers Convention 2014 (IYEC’14), Lahore, Pakistan, April 2014.

    7.      Z. H. Abbas and F. Y. Li, “Energy Optimization in Cellular Networks with Micro-/Pico-cells using Markov Decision Process, in Proc. 18th European Wireless Conference 2012 (EW 2012), Poznan, Poland, April 2012.

    8.      Z. H. Abbas and F. Y. Li, “A Novel Teletraffic-based Power Saving Scheme for Cellular Networks with Microcells,” in Proc. 7th IEEE Performance & Management of Wireless and Mobile Networks (P2MNET) Workshop in conjunction with 36th IEEE LCN, Bonn, Germany, October 2011.

    9.      Z. H. Abbas and F. Y. Li, “A System-level Power Saving Approach for Cellular Networks with Microcells/Picocells,” in Proc. 2nd Wireless VITAE, Chennai, India, March 2011.

    10.   Z. H. Abbas and F. Y. Li, “Distance-related Energy Consumption Analysis for Mobile/Relay Stations in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks,” in Proc. 7th IEEE ISWCS, York, UK, Sept. 2010.

    11.   Z. H. Abbas and F. Y. Li, “Power Consumption Analysis for Mobile Stations in Hybrid Relay-assisted Wireless Networks,” in Proc. 5th IEEE ISWPC, Modena, Italy, May 2010.

    12.   Z. H. Abbas and F. Y. Li, “A Continuous-Space Analytical Approach for Relay Node Placement in Hybrid Cellular and Ad Hoc Networks,” in Proc. 6th IEEE ISWCS, Siena, Italy, Sept. 2009.