Dr. Tariq Umar
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Area of Interest: Internet of Vehicles , Internet of Things, Data Driven Networks, Tactile Networks.
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007   (192)
HEC approved PhD Supervisor
  • Tariq Umer (M’16, SM’16) received his Ph.D. in Communication systems in 2012 from the School of Computing & Communication, Lancaster University, U.K, and Master in Computer Science in 1997 from Bahauudin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan. He served in the IT education sector in Pakistan for more than 13 years. Since January 2007, he is working as an Assistant Professor in the CS department of COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus, Lahore. His research interests include Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks, Internet of Things, Wireless Sensor Networks, and Telecommunication Network Design. He served in the TPC for various international conferences. He is currently an Editor for Future Generation Computer Systems (Elsevier) and Associate Editor IEEE ACCESS. He is serving as a reviewer for IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE ACCESS, Computers and Electrical Engineering (Elsevier), Journal of Network and Computer Applications (Elsevier), Ad Hoc Sensor Wireless Networks, Wireless Networks (Springer) journal, and the Journal of Communications and Networks. He is an active member of the Pakistan Computer Society and Internet Society Pakistan.

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  • Senior Member IEEE, 2017
  • Member IEEE, 2016
  • Member IEEE Communications Society (COMSOC)
  • Member IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Computer Communications (TCCC)
  • Member IEEE Technical Committee on Green Communications and Computing (TCGCC)
  • Member Internet Society Pakistan (ISOC-PK).
  • Associate Member of Pakistan Computer Society.


  • Best Paper Award for "Hybrid Rapid Response Routing Approach for Delay-Sensitive Data in Hospital Body Area Sensor Network." Presented in 7th International Conference on Computing Communication and Networking Technologies, p. 3. ACM, Dallas, U.S.A 2016.
  • Selected as Associate Editor of the month for June 2018! IEEE Access
  • Selected as Editorial board member for Elsevier Future Generation Computer System (FGCS) 2017.
  • Research Productivity Award from COMSATS, 2016
  • Ph.D. Scholarship, October 2008 to November 2012. Awarded by COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan.


  • Project: Multi-Objective Medium Access Control configuration in Wireless Sensor Network using Machine learning Research Project under NRPU, HEC, Pakistan.

                 Worth  :  0.9 Million Rs.       Role:  Co-PI      Status: Completed

  • Project: “Connectivity Optimization under microscopic parameter for VANET” under Higher Education Commission, Pakistan startup research grant.

                 Worth  :   0.5 Million Rs.     Role:   PI       Status:   Completed


             Associate Editor/Editor:
  1. Editor Elsevier Future Generation Computer System (FGCS) -  Since Jan 2018 
  2. Associate Editor IEEE Access Journal -- Since Feb 2016




Book Chapters:
1. I. Muhammmad Amjad, Mubashir Husain Rehmani, and Tariq Umer (2017), "Electric Vehicle Scheduling and Charging in the Smart Cities", Transportation and Power Grid in Smart Cities: Communication Networks and Services, edited by: H. Mouftah, M.E. Kantarci, M. H. Rehmani, published by: John Wiley   
2. II. Umer, Tariq, Muhammad Amjad, Nadir Shah, and Zhiguo Ding. (2016), "Modeling vehicle mobility for connectivity analysis in VANET.", Intelligent Transportation Systems, published by: Springer, pp: 221-239    (External URL)
Journal Papers:
1. Ansif Arooj, Muhammad Shoaib Farooq, Tariq Umer, Ghulam Rasool, Bo Wang (2020), "Cyber Physical and Social Networks in IoV (CPSN-IoV): A Multimodal Architecture in Edge-Based Networks for Optimal Route Selection Using 5G Technologies ", IEEE Access   
2. L Xiao, H Ouyang, C Fan, T Umer, RC Poonia, S Wan (2020), "Gesture image segmentation with Otsu’s method based on noise adaptive angle threshold ", Multimedia Tools and Applications,   
3. Usman Ali, Sobia Baig, Tariq Umer, Zhiguo Ding (2020), "Performance analysis of discrete wavelet transform for downlink non-orthogonal multiple access in 5G networks ", IET Communications   
4. Muhammad Shoaib Farooq, Shamyla Riaz, Adnan Abid, Tariq Umer, Yousaf Bin Zikria (2020), "Role of IoT Technology in Agriculture: A Systematic Literature Review ", Electronics   
5. Shaohua Wan, Renhao Gu, Tariq Umer, Khaled Salah, Xiaolong Xu (2020), "Toward offloading internet of vehicles applications in 5G networks ", IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems   
6. Naz, Ayesha, Hafiz M. Asif, Tariq Umer, Shahid Ayub, and Fadi Al-Turjman. (2020), "Trilateration-based indoor localization engineering technique for the visible light communication system.", Software: Practice and Experience.   
7. P Zhao, G Zhang, S Wan, G Liu, T Umer (2019), "A survey of local differential privacy for securing internet of vehicles ", The Journal of Supercomputing,    
8. Xiaolong Xu, Yuan Xue, Lianyong Qi, Yuan Yuan, Xuyun Zhang, Tariq Umer, Shaohua Wan (2019), "An edge computing-enabled computation offloading method with privacy preservation for internet of connected vehicles", Future Generation Computer Systems, pp: 89-100, Vol: 96   
9. Ansif Arooj, Muhammad Shoaib Farooq, Tariq Umer, Rafi Us Shan (2019), "Cognitive Internet of Vehicles and disaster management: A proposed architecture and future direction", Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies   
10. Alishba Adeel, Muhammad Attique Khan, Muhammad Sharif, Faisal Azam, Jamal Hussain Shah, Tariq Umer, Shaohua Wan (2019), "Diagnosis and recognition of grape leaf diseases: An automated system based on a novel saliency approach and canonical correlation analysis based multiple features fusion", Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems, Vol: 24   
11. Faheem Ud Din, Ayaz Ahmad, Hameed Ullah, Aimal Khan, Tariq Umer, Shaohua Wan (2019), "Efficient sizing and placement of distributed generators in cyber-Physical power systems", Journal of Systems Architecture, pp: 197-207, Vol: 97   
12. Tariq Umer, Mubashir Husain Rehmani, Ahmed E Kamal, Lyudmila Mihaylova (2019), "Information and resource management systems for the Internet of Things: Energy management, communication protocols and future applications", Future Generation Computer Systems, Impact Factor: 4.639   
13. Arshad, Junaid, Muhammad Ajmal Azad, Khaled Salah, Razi Iqbal, Muhammad Imran Tariq, and Tariq Umer. (2019), "Performance analysis of content discovery for ad-hoc tactile networks", Future Generation Computer Systems, pp: 726-739, Vol: 94, Impact Factor: 4.639   
14. Rashid Ali, Yazdan Ahmad Qadri, Yousaf Bin Zikria, Tariq Umer, Byung-Seo Kim, Sung Won Kim (2019), "Q-learning-enabled channel access in next-generation dense wireless networks for IoT-based eHealth systems", EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking   
15. Muhammad Saqib Nawaz, Meng Sun, Basit Shahzad, M Ikram Ullah Lali, Tariq Umer, Shaohua Wan (2019), "Quality of service in IoT protocol as designs and its verification in PVS", Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies   
16. Summra Saleem, Aniqa Dilawari, Usman Ghani Khan, Razi Iqbal, Shaohua Wan, Tariq Umer (2019), "Stateful human-centered visual captioning system to aid video surveillance ", Computers & Electrical Engineering,, pp: 108-119, Vol: 78   
17. Khalid, Aaqib, Tariq Umer, Muhammad Khalil Afzal, Sheraz Anjum, Adnan Sohail, and Hafiz Muhammad Asif. (2018), " Autonomous data-driven surveillance and rectification system using in-vehicle sensors for intelligent transportation systems (ITS).139 (2018): ", Computer Networks , pp: 109-118., Vol: 139, Impact Factor: 2.52   
18. Yong Cheng, Qiuyue Liu, Jun Wang, Shaohua Wan and Tariq Umer (2018), " Distributed Fault Detection for Wireless Sensor Networks Based on Support Vector Regression ", Wireless communication and Mobile Computing, Impact Factor: 0.89   
19. Umer, Tariq, Muhammad Khalil Afzal, Ehsan Ullah Munir, and Muhammad Alam. (2018), "A Dual Ring Connectivity Model for VANET Under Heterogeneous Traffic Flow.", Wireless Personal Communications, pp: 105-118, Vol: 98, Issue: 1, Impact Factor: 1.2   
20. Amjad, Muhammad, Ayaz Ahmad, Mubashir Husain Rehmani, and Tariq Umer. (2018), "A review of EVs charging: From the perspective of energy optimization, optimization approaches, and charging techniques. ", Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, pp: 386-417, Vol: 62, Impact Factor: 3.455   
21. Khan, Sarzamin, Sheraz Anjum, Usman Ali Gulzari, Muhammad Khalil Afzal, Tariq Umer, and Farruh Ishmanov. (2018), "An Efficient Algorithm for Mapping Real-Time Embedded Applications on NoC Architecture.", IEEE Access, pp: 16324-16-335, Vol: 6, Impact Factor: 3.577   
22. Iqbal, R., Butt, T.A., Shafique, M.O., Talib, M.W.A. and Umer, T. (2018), "Context-aware data-driven intelligent framework for fog infrastructures in Internet of vehicles. ", IEEE Access, pp: 58182-58194., Vol: 6, Impact Factor: 3.577   
23. Ahmad, Mushtaq, Farooq Alam Orakzai, Ashfaq Ahmed, Muhammad Naeem, Muhammad Iqbal, and Tariq Umer. (2018), "Energy efficiency in cognitive radio assisted D2D communication networks ", Telecommunication Systems , pp: 1-14, Impact Factor: 1.527   
24. Zhou, Z., Zhang, C., Xu, C., Xiong, F., Zhang, Y. and Umer, T (2018), "Energy-efficient industrial Internet of UAVs for power line inspection in smart grid. ", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics,, Vol: 14, Issue: 6, Impact Factor: 5.43   
25. Riaz, S., Rehan, M., Umer, T., Afzal, M.K., Rehan, W., Munir, E.U. and Iqbal, T. (2018), "FRP: A novel fast rerouting protocol with multi-link-failure recovery for mission-critical WSN. ", Future Generation Computer Systems, pp: 148-165, Vol: 89, Impact Factor: 4.639   
26. S. Baig, H. Muhammad Asif, T. Umer, S. Mumtaz, M. Shafiq and J. Choi, (2018), "High Data Rate Discrete Wavelet Transform-Based PLC-VLC Design for 5G Communication Systems", IEEE Access, pp: 52490-52499, Vol: 6, Impact Factor: 3.577   
27. Ali, S., Ahmad, A., Iqbal, R., Saleem, S. and Umer, T. (2018), "Joint RRH-association, sub-channel assignment and power allocation in multi-tier 5G C-RANs. ", IEEE Access, pp: 34393-34402., Vol: 6, Impact Factor: 3.577   
28. Naz, A., Asif, H.M., Umer, T. and Kim, B.S (2018), "PDOA based indoor positioning using visible light communication.", IEEE Access, pp: 7557-7564., Vol: 6   
29. Umer, Tariq, Muhammad Khalil Afzal, and Farruh Ishmanov (2018), "Performance Analysis of TETRA Technology under Heterogeneous Traffic Flow in VANETs ", IEIE Transactions on Smart Processing & Computing , pp: 16-21, Vol: 7, Issue: 1   
30. Ahmad, Muhammad, Mohammed A. Alqarni, Asad Khan, Adil Khan, Sajjad Hussain Chauhdary, Manuel Mazzara, Tariq Umer, and Salvatore Distefano. (2018), "Smartwatch-based Legitimate User Identification for Cloud-based Secure Services.", Mobile Information System, Impact Factor: 0.958   
31. Talal Ashraf Butt, Razi Iqbal, Sayed Chhattan Shah, Tariq Umar, (2018), "Social Internet of Vehicles: Architecture and enabling Technologies ", Computers & Electrical Engineering, , pp: 68-84, Vol: 69, Impact Factor: 1.747   
32. S. Khan, S. Anjum, U. A. Gulzari, T. Umer and B. S. Kim (2017), "Bandwidth-Constrained Multi-Objective Segmented Brute-Force Algorithm for Efficient Mapping of Embedded Applications on NoC Architecture", IEEE Access, pp: 11242-11254, Vol: 6, Impact Factor: 3.577   
33. M. Amjad, F. Akhtar, M. H. Rehmani, M. Reisslein and T. Umer (2017), "Full-Duplex Communication in Cognitive Radio Networks: A Survey. ", IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, pp: 2158 - 2191, Vol: 19, Impact Factor: 20.2   
34. Amjad, Muhammad, Muhammad Khalil Afzal, Tariq Umer, and Byung-Seo Kim. (2017), "QoS-Aware and Heterogeneously Clustered Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks. ", IEEE Access, pp: 10250-10262, Impact Factor: 3.577   
35. Farhan Jamil; Anam Javaid; Tariq Umer; Mubashir Husain Rehmani, (2016), " A Comprehensive Survey of Network Coding in Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks, ", Springer Wireless Networks. , Impact Factor: 1.988   
36. Ubaid Ullah Khan, Naqqash Dilshad, Mubashir Husain Rehmani, and Tariq Umer, (2016), "Fairness in Cognitive Radio Networks: Models, measurement methods, applications, and future research directions, ", Journal of Network and Computer Applications, , pp: 12-26, Vol: 73, Impact Factor: 3.91   
Conference Papers:
1. Sarzamin Khan , Sheraz Anjum , Usman Ali Gulzari , Tariq Umer, Ayaz Ahmad (2018) "An Enhanced Simulation Framework for the Performance Evaluation of On-Chip Network Designs", 9th IEEE Annual Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference (IEMCON 2018)   
2. Umer, Tariq, Muhammad Amjad, Muhammad Khalil Afzal, and Muhammad Aslam. (2016) "Hybrid Rapid Response Routing Approach for Delay-Sensitive Data in Hospital Body Area Sensor Network. ", 7th International Conference on Computing Communication and Networking Technologies   
3. Gardezi ; T. Umer ; F. Butt ; R. C. D. Young and C. R. Chatwin. (2016) "Vehicle monitoring under Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks (VANET) parameters employing illumination invariant correlation filters for the Pakistan motorway police ", SPIE 9845, Optical Pattern Recognition XXVII, 984508   
4. Umer.T, Honary.B, Ahmad.H (2012) "Impact of MIMO on Connectivity under Heterogeneous Traffic flow in VANET", The 13th Annual Post Graduate symposium on the Convergence of Telecommunication, Networking and Broadcasting   
5. Umer.T, Honary.B, Ahmad.H, (2012) "Stochastic Model for Improving Connectivity Under Heterogeneous Traffic Flow for VANET", Optimization of Mobile Communication Networks - OMCO NET,   
6. Umer.T, Zhiguo.Ding, Honary.B, Ahmad.H (2011) "Connectivity Dynamics Under Microscopic Parameters in Signalized Heterogeneous Traffic Flow for VANET ", The 12th Annual Post Graduate Symposium on the Convergence of Telecommunication, Networking, and Broadcasting,   
7. Umer.T, Zhiguo.Ding, Honary.B, Ahmad.H, (2010) "Implementation of microscopic parameters for density estimation of heterogeneous traffic flow for VANET", 7th International Symposium on Communication Systems Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP)   


PhD Communication Systems
Lancaster University , Lancaster , U.K
Oct 2008 to Nov 2012
Ms.C Computer Science
B.Z.University Multan , Pakistan
Sep 1995 to Dec 1997


Assistant Professor (Tenure Track System)
Department of Computer Science, COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus
Jul 2019 to Date
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track System)
Department of Computer Science, COMSATS University Islamabad, Wah Campus
Dec 2012 to Jun 2019
Assistant Professor
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology , Wah Campus. Wah Cantt.
Jan 2007 to Sep 2008
Assistant Professor / Instructor CISCO Regional Networking Academy
University of Central Punjab (PCBA/ PICS)
Aug 2001 to Dec 2006
System Manager
University of Central Punjab (PCBA/ PICS)
Jun 1999 to Jul 2001

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