Dr. Saleem Akhtar
Principal Engineer, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Area of Interest: Wireless Multimedia Information Systems, Mobile Computing, Quality of Service (QoS) Provisioning and Radio Resource Management in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks (Specially 3G/4G Mobile Cellular Systems HSPA, LTE, WiMax), Network Architecture and Pro
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007  
HEC approved PhD Supervisor

SALEEM AKHTAR received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan, in 1991, the D.E.A. degree in digital telecommunication systems from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, Paris, France, in 1997, and the Ph.D. degree in mobile cellular networks from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, Paris, France, in 2001. From December 1997 to July 2001, he was a Research Associate with the Network and Services Department, Institut National des Télécommunications, France. From October 2001 to September 2002, he was a Research Fellow with the Network and Services Department, Institut National des Télécommunications, France. He is currently working as Principal Engineer with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore, Pakistan. His primary research interests include Quality of Service (QoS) Provisioning and Radio Resource Management in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks.

Publications:

Book Chapters:
1. Saleem Akhtar and Djamal Zeghlache (2002), "Enabling QoS over the UMTS WCDMA RAN", Applications and Services in the Wireless Networks, published by: Hermes Penton Science, pp: 69-86, Standard: 1-9039-9630-9   
2. Saleem Akhtar and Djamal Zeghlache (2002), "Rate and power adaptation for downlink shared channel in WCDMA", Multiaccess, Mobility and Teletraffic for Wireless Communication, published by: Springer, Boston, MA, pp: 61-74, Standard: 978-1-4419-5290-5    (External URL)
Journal Papers:
1. Muzammil Iqbal, Muhammad Jawad, Mujtaba Hussain Jaffery, Saleem Akhtar, Muhammad Nadeem Rafiq, Muhammad Bilal Qureshi, Ali R. Ansari, and Raheel Nawaz (2021), "Neural Networks Based Shunt Hybrid Active Power Filter for Harmonic Elimination", IEEE Access, pp: 69913 - 69925, Vol: 9, ISSN: 2169-3536, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3077065, Impact Factor: 3.745   
2. Muhammad Usman Iqbal, Ejaz Ahmad Ansari and Saleem Akhtar (2021), "Interference Mitigation in HetNets to Improve the QoS using Q-Learning", IEEE Access, pp: 32405 – 32424, Vol: 9, ISSN: 2169-3536, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3060480, Impact Factor: 3.745   
3. Anila Barkat, Mirza Tariq Hamayun, Salman Ijaz, Saleem Akhtar, Ejaz Ahmad Ansari and Imran Ghous (2021), "Model Identification and real time implementation of an LPV control scheme on Lab based Inverted Pendulum System", Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, pp: 30-38, Vol: 235, Issue: 1, ISSN: 0959-6518, DOI: 10.1177/0959651820935692, Impact Factor: 1.166   
4. M. U. Iqbal, E. A. Ansari and S. Akhtar (2019), "Machine Learning Based Capacity Enhancement of Femtocells for 5G Heterogeneous Networks", Pakistan Journal of Science, pp: 258-265, Vol: 71, Issue: 4, ISSN: 411-0930   
5. Ahmad Mudassir, Syed Ali Hassan, Haris Pervaiz, Saleem Akhtar, Hesham Kamel, Rahim Tafazolli (2019), "Game Theoretic Efficient Radio Resource Allocation in 5G Resilient Networks: A Data Driven Approach", Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, Vol: 30, Issue: 8, ISSN: 2161-3915, DOI: 10.1002/ett.3582, Impact Factor: 1.594   
6. Huan Ma, Guofa Cai, Yi Fang , Jinming Wen, Pingping Chen, and Saleem Akhtar (2019), "A New Enhanced Energy-Detector-Based FM-DCSK UWB System for Tactile Internet", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, United States, pp: 3028-3039, Vol: 15, Issue: 5, ISSN: 1551-3203 , DOI: 10.1109/TII.2019.2891624, Impact Factor: 9.112   
7. Ahmad Mudassir, Saleem Akhtar, Hesham Kamel, Abbas Javed (2018), "Intelligent spectral efficiency and energy efficiency enhancement in LTE-Advanced heterogeneous networks", Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, Vol: 29, Issue: 10, ISSN: 2161-3915, DOI: 10.1002/ett.3431, Impact Factor: 1.594   
8. Ahtisham Ahmed Mirza, Saad Aslam, Saleem Akhtar and Ejaz Ahmed Ansari (2015), "Design and Performance Analysis of Downlink Scheduling Algorithms for LTE Networks", Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology, pp: 123 -130, Vol: 34, ISSN: 0254-7821   
9. Saad Aslam, Saleem Akhtar and Ejaz Ahmed Ansari (2015), "Performance Analysis of Real Time & Non-Real Time Scheduling Algorithms in a Hybrid ", Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology, pp: 27 - 34, Vol: 34, ISSN: 0254-7821   
10. Muhammad Farooq-i.Azam, Muhammad Naeem Ayyaz, Saleem Akhtar (2013), "Connectivity Based Technique for Localization of Nodes in Wireless Sensor Networks", Przeglad Elektrotechniczny, pp: 171-175, Vol: 5, ISSN: 0033-2097   
Conference Papers:
1. Ahmad Mudassir, Saleem Akhtar, Hesham Kamel, Nadeem Javaid (2016) "A survey on fuzzy logic applications in wireless and mobile communication for LTE networks", International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS-2016), pp: 76 - 82, ISSN: 978-1-5090-0987-9, DOI: 10.1109/CISIS.2016.106    (External URL)
2. Ahmad Mudassir, Saleem Akhtar, Hesham Kamel (2016) "Survey on inter-cell interference coordination in LTE-Advanced heterogeneous networks", Sixth International Conference on Innovative Computing Technology (INTECH), pp: 429 - 434, ISSN: 978-1-5090-2000-3, DOI: 10.1109/INTECH.2016.7845107    (External URL)
3. Salman Khan, Ali Nawaz Khan, Saleem Akhtar (2011) "Multichannel Cognitive Protocol for Efficient Utilization of Wireless Spectrum", IEEE Computer Society, Third International Conference on Communications and Mobile Computing, pp: 286-289, Vol: 1, ISSN: 978-1-61284-312-4, DOI: 10.1109/CMC.2011.124    (External URL)
4. Saleem Akhtar, Shahzad Ali Malik and Djamal Zeghlache (2001) "A comparative study of power control strategies for soft handover in UTRA FDD WCDMA system", IEEE VTS 53rd Vehicular Technology Conference, Spring 2001, pp: 2680-2884, Vol: 4, ISSN: 0-7803-6728-6, DOI: 10.1109/VETECS.2001.944087    (External URL)
5. Saleem Akhtar and Djamal Zeghlache (2001) "Minimum power soft handover for WCDMA downlink", International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications, 2001, pp: 1285-1289, Vol: 3, ISSN: 8798856804   
6. Shahzad Ali Malik, Saleem Akhtar and Djamal Zeghlache (2001) "Performance of prioritized resource control for mixed services in UMTS WCDMA networks", IEEE 54th Vehicular Technology Conference. VTC Fall 2001, pp: 1000-1004, Vol: 2, ISSN: 0-7803-7005-8, DOI: 10.1109/VTC.2001.956924    (External URL)
7. Saleem Akhtar, Shahzad Ali Malik and Djamal Zeghlache (2001) "Power control schemes for UTRA FDD downlink soft handover", International Conference on Third Generation Wireless and Beyond, (3Gwireless’01), pp: 93-97, Vol: 1, ISSN: 1529-2592   
8. Saleem Akhtar, Shahzad Ali Malik & and Djamal Zeghlache (2001) "Prioritized admission control for mixed services in UMTS WCDMA networks", 12th IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications. PIMRC 2001, pp: 133-137, Vol: 1, ISSN: 0-7803-7244-1, DOI: 10.1109/PIMRC.2001.965446    (External URL)
9. Saleem Akhtar and Djamal Zeghlache (2000) "CIR based soft handover for UTRA FDD uplink", 11th IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications. PIMRC 2000, pp: 650-654, Vol: 1, ISSN: 0-7803-6463-5, DOI: 10.1109/PIMRC.2000.881502    (External URL)
10. Saleem Akhtar and Djamal Zeghlache (1999) "Capacity evaluation of the UTRA WCDMA Interface", Gateway to 21st Century Communications Village, IEEE VTC 50th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 1999-Fall, pp: 914-918, Vol: 2, ISSN: 1090-3038, DOI: 10.1109/VETECF.1999.798463    (External URL)

Qualification

Ph.D. (Mobile Cellular Networks)
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (ENST), Paris, France
2001
   
D.E.A. (Equiv. MPhil) Digital Telecommunication Systems
Ecole Nationale Supérieur des Télécommunications (ENST), Paris, France
1997
   
Diplôme de Spécialisation (Radio Communications)
Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité (SUPELEC), France
1996
   
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering
University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
1991
   

Experience

Principal Engineer
COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore
Apr 2018 to Date
   
Associate Professor
COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore
Dec 2006 to Mar 2018
   
Assistant Professor
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore
Sep 2003 to Nov 2006
   
HEC Lecturer
Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore
Jan 2003 to Aug 2003
   
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Wireless Networks Group, Network and Services Dept., Institut National des Télécommunications
Oct 2001 to Sep 2002
   
Research Associate
Wireless Networks Group, Network and Services Dept., Institut National des Télécommunications
Dec 1997 to Jul 2001
   
Research Assistant
Wireless Networks Group, Network and Services Dept., Institut National des Télécommunications
Apr 1997 to Sep 1997
   
Research Assistant
Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité (SUPELEC)
Apr 1996 to Jul 1996
   
Assistant Divisional Engineer
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited
Jun 1993 to Jul 1995
   
Electromedical Engineer
Siemens Pakistan Engineering Company Limited
Jun 1992 to May 1993
   

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