Dr. Jahanzeb Akhtar
Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Area of Interest: Control and information theory, state estimation and non-linear tracking, Kalman and particle filtering
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007  
On Leave
Jahanzeb did his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering with control specialisation from City University London in 2010. Shortly thereafter, he joined the centre for sensors and instrumentation at Brunel University London for the degree of doctor of philosophy in Electrical Engineering (advance control systems) where he closely worked with the European organisation for nuclear research (CERN) and Muon Ionisation Cooling Experiment (MICE) communities on the instrumentation and measurement systems (particle detectors) for efficient track re-construction, improvements in relative observability and computational complexity. He was awarded with a PhD degree for his research on efficient particle tracking in high energy physics experiments in 2015.
 
He moved to the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Comsats University as Assistant Professor in July 2016. His research interests mainly include control theory applications, Kalman and particle filtering, state estimation (bad data/outlier detection and trearment) and non-linear tracking in general and track reconstruction algorithm development and computing in particular for high energy physics experiments such as MICE at Rutherford Appleton laboratory Oxford and Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, Switzerland.

Publications:

Journal Papers:
1. K. Shahzad, M. Jawad, K. Ali, J. Akhtar, I. Khosa, M. Bajaj, E. Elattar and S. Kamel (2022), "A hybrid approach for efficient estimation and control of permanent magnet synchronous motor with fast dynamics and practically unavailable measurements", Applied Sciences (MDPI), Impact Factor: 2.679   
2. I. Khosa, N. Taimoor, J. Akhtar, K. Ali, A. U. Rehman, M. Bajaj, M. Elgbaily, M. Shouran and S. Kamel (2022), "Financial Hazard Assessment for Electricity Suppliers due to Power Outages: The Revenue Loss Perspective ", Energies (MDPI), Impact Factor: 3.004   
3. I. Khosa, N. Taimoor, M. Jawad, J. Akhtar, I. Ghous, B. Qureshi, A. Ansari and R. Nawaz (2020), "Power Outage Estimation: The Study of Revenue-led Top Affected States of U.S", IEEE ACCESS, Impact Factor: 3.745   
4. I. Ghous, Y. Xia, Z. Duan and J. Akhtar (2020), " $H_\infty$ control problem of discrete 2-D switched mixed delayed systems using the improved Lyapunov-Krasovskii functional", International Journal of Control, Automation and Systems (Springer), Impact Factor: 2.733   
5. Z. Duan, I. Ghous, J. Akhtar and M. Jawad (2019), " Robust stabilization of uncertain 2-D discrete- time delayed systems using sliding mode control", The Journal of the Franklin Institute (Elsevier), Impact Factor: 4.036   
6. J. Akhtar, Z. Duan, I. Ghous, M. Jawad, I. Khosa and K. Ali (2019), "Improving the tracking of sub-atomic particles using the Unscented Kalman filter with measurement redundancy in high energy physics experiments", IEEE Access, Impact Factor: 3.745   
7. M. Jawad, A. Rafique, I. Khosa, I. Ghous, J. Akhtar, and S. M. Ali (2018), "Improving Disturbance Storm Time (DST) index prediction using linear and nonlinear parametric models: a comprehensive analysis", IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Impact Factor: 1.31   
8. Z. Duan, I. Ghous, J. Akhtar, K. Ali and M. Jaffery (2018), "Robust L2 -L8 filter design for uncertain 2-D continuous nonlinear delayed systems with saturation", IEEE Access, Impact Factor: 3.745   
Conference Papers:
1. J. Akhtar and R. Powell (2013) "Effects of measurement redundancy on the performance of the unscented Kalman filter in terms of accuracy and observability", 6th annual research conference, ResCon13, Brunel University London   
2. J. Akhtar and R. Powell (2012) "Evaluating augmented, non-augmented and spherical simplex unscented Kalman filters in the presence of weak and strong additive noise", 5th annual research conference, ResCon12, Brunel University London   

Qualification

PhD in Electrical Engineering (Advanced control systems)
Brunel University London, United Kingdom
Mar 2011 to Sep 2015
   
BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
City University London, United Kingdom
Sep 2006 to Sep 2010
   

Experience

Assistant Professor
COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore campus
Jul 2016 to Date
   
Lecturer (part time)
Cranford College London
Aug 2011 to Jun 2015
   
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Brunel University London
Jan 2012 to Mar 2014
   

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