Dr. Khurram Zaidi
Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Area of Interest: Wireless Communications, NILM, IoT Devices and Network Design
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007  
On Leave

Dr. Khurram Shabih Zaidi is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus, Pakistan. He worked as a research officer and completed his PhD from the Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia, in 2018. He received his MSc in Information and Communication Engineering from the University of Leicester, England, in 2008 and BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan, in 2000. Dr. Zaidi has provided consultancy to a RF & Baseband design house called Plextek, in Cambridgeshire, England for TWO months in 2016. He also owns a PATENT on “Trans-horizon wireless communication system using the tropospheric evaporation duct”. US20190296801A1 - 2019-09-26.

His research interest includes IoT devices, backhaul communication, data analytics, wireless communication and data communication networks, Non-intrusive load monitoring, Electric circuits and Electronic devices, wireless network security. His expertise includes the availability and capacity prediction and calculations for data communication.

Topic of Research: Long-Range, High-capacity, Wireless Backhaul Network design for Broadband and Video Surveillance over the Sea.

Funded Projects:

Completed Projects:
1. WiDUCT (2015 - 2018) PIs: Dr. Khurram Zaidi, Other Team: Prof. Dr. Varun Jeoti (UTP, Malaysia), Asif (UTP Malaysia), Shareef Osman (PETRONAS, Malaysia), Budget: USD USD 3Million, Funded By: PETRONAS, Malaysia .


Journal Papers:
1. Zaidi, K.S.; Hina, S.; Jawad, M.; Khan, A.N.; Khan, M.U.S.; Pervaiz, H.B.; Nawaz, R. (2021), "Beyond the Horizon, Backhaul Connectivity for Offshore IoT Devices", Energies, Vol: 14, Issue: 21, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/en14216918, Impact Factor: 3.0    (External URL)
2. Javed, U.; Mughees, N.; Jawad, M.; Azeem, O.; Abbas, G.; Ullah, N.; Chowdhury, M.S.; Techato, K.; Zaidi, K.S.; Tahir, U. (2021), "A Systematic Review of Key Challenges in Hybrid HVAC–HVDC Grids", Energies, Vol: 14, Issue: 17, DOI: : https://doi.org/10.3390/en14175451, Impact Factor: 3.0    (External URL)
3. S. Zia, A. N. Khan, K. S. Zaidi and S. E. Ali (2021), "Detection of Generalized Tonic Clonic Seizures and Falls in Unconstraint Environment Using Smartphone Accelerometer", IEEE Access, pp: 39432 - 39443, Vol: 9, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3063765, Impact Factor: 3.367    (External URL)
4. Hina, S., Dominic, P.D.D. and Zaidi, K.S. (2020), "Use of interactive tools for teaching and learning practices in higher education institutions", International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, pp: 469-487, Vol: 22, Issue: 4, Standard: 1751-0252    (External URL)
5. S. Gull, K. S. Zaidi and I. Butt (2020), "Corporate governance and corporate social responsibility: A study on Telecommunication sector of Pakistan", International Journal of Management Research and Emerging Sciences, pp: 65-71, Vol: 10, Issue: 2, Standard: 2223-5604    (External URL)
6. K. S. Zaidi, V. Jeoti, M. Drieberg, A. Awang and A. Iqbal (2018), "Fading Characteristics in Evaporation Duct: Fade Margin for a Wireless Link in the South China Sea", IEEE Access, pp: 11038-11045, Vol: 6, Standard: 2169-3536, Impact Factor: 3.745    (External URL)
Conference Papers:
1. K. S. Zaidi, V. Jeoti, M. Drieberg, A. Awang and A. Iqbal (2017) "Long-Range Mobile Communication Over the Sea Utilizing Evaporation Duct", Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium - Fall (PIERS - FALL), Singapore, 2017, pp: 846-850, Vol: 1, Standard: 1559-9450    (External URL)
2. K. S. Zaidi, V. Jeoti, A. Awang and M. Drieberg (2016) "High reliability using virtual MIMO based mesh network for maritime wireless communication", 6th International Conference on Intelligent and Advanced Systems (ICIAS), Kuala Lumpur, 2016, pp: 1-5, Vol: 1, Standard: 16603759     (External URL)
3. K. S. Zaidi, V. Jeoti, A. Iqbal and A. Awang (2014) "Feasibility of trans-horizon, high-capacity maritime wireless backhaul communication link", 5th International Conference on Intelligent and Advanced Systems (ICIAS), Kuala Lumpur, 2014, pp: 1-6, Vol: 1, Standard: 14501969     (External URL)
4. K. S. Zaidi, V. Jeoti and A. Awang (2013) "Wireless backhaul for broadband communication over Sea", IEEE 11th Malaysia International Conference on Communications (MICC), Kuala Lumpur, 2013, pp: 298-303, Vol: 1, Standard: 978-1-4799-1532-3    (External URL)
5. S. K. Zaidi and R. N. Awan (2002) "Computer interfacing with virtual instruments in lab view", IEEE Students Conference, 2002. ISCON, pp: 4-4, Standard: 0-7803-7505-X    (External URL)
6. S. A. Mian and S. K. Zaidi (2002) "Use of computer simulation for teaching", IEEE Students Conference, 2002. ISCON '02, pp: 175-178, Vol: 1, Standard: 0-7803-7505-X    (External URL)


PhD Electrical & Electronic Engineering
University Technology PETRONAS, Malaysia
Mar 2012 to Aug 2018
M.Sc in Information & Communications Engineering
University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Oct 2006 to Sep 2007
B.Sc Electrical Engineering
University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
Apr 1996 to Sep 2000


Assistant Professor
COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus
Jan 2008 to Date
Research Officer
University Technology PETRONAS, Malaysia
Dec 2015 to Dec 2018
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore
Feb 2003 to Jan 2008
OPSTeC College of Computer Science
Dec 2000 to Jan 2003
Network Engineer
Cyber House (pvt) Ltd.
Jul 2000 to Dec 2000

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