Syed, Affan Ahmed
Associate Professor, FAST-NU, Islamabad.Curriculum Vitae [academic] [industry]
"Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not?" - George Bernard Shaw
I have, as of May 2015, joined PLUMgrid as Director Engineering at their Islamabad office. This site will no longer be regularly updated.
I am an Associate Professor at FAST National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES) - Islamabad Campus. I completed my PhD in Computer Science from University Of Southern California (USC) in 2009 under the supervision of John Heidemann.
My research interests span a wide spectrum; from exploring the deep linkages between sensing and energy in cyber-physical systems to distributed systems, embedded systems, and computer security. I have done research in underwater sensor networks, network time-synchronization, high-latency medium access control design, and industrial wireless-mesh networking. My current interest are in the areas of SmartHomes and SmartGrid technologies (with focus on energy issues of Pakistan), Software Defined Network (SDN), and distributed systems design and implementation.Please visit my lab*, SysNet, for recent and detailed information about my current research activities.
*Watch this video about Life at SysNet, shot and edited by a founding member of our lab (Naveed Anwar Bhatti, March 2014) to get an idea of our lab environment.
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