Career Timeline:

[Oct-21 till Now] Research Fellow (Post-Doctorate), East Anglia University, England, UK.

[Aug-21 to Sep-21] Assistant Professor, Air University Islamabad, Pakistan.

[Jan-17 to Dec-20] PhD Electrical Engineering, Newcastle University, Australia.

[Aug-13 to Dec-16] Research Associate, COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan.

[Aug-13 to Sep-15] MS Electrical Engineering, COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan.

[Aug-09 to Sep-13] BS Electrical Engineering, COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan.

Career Summary:

Ashfaq Ahmad is currently working as a Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence Laboratory within the School of Computing Sciences at the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom. Where, he is carrying investigations towards the following project.

Project REMeDY involves collaborations with local authorities, commercial organisations and academic institutions including Imperial College London, SMS Energy Services Limited, Vital Energi Utilities Limited, Places for People Group Limited (FutureGov. Ltd), University of East Anglia, and Southend on Sea Borough Council.

Previously, he served the department of electrical and computer engineering at Air University Islamabad as an Assistant Professor, and ComSens Research Lab at COMSATS University Islamabad as a Research Associate. He received the PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia, in December 2020. And, he received the BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan, in 2013 and 2015, respectively. He has (co-)authored 40+ research publications in technical international journals and peer-reviewed international conferences. He has served and is actively serving as an Associate Editor, a Guest Editor, an Invited Reviewer and a Technical Program Committee (TPC) member of several prestigious international journals and conferences/workshops. He is currently investigating the applications of machine learning and optimization techniques for the future energy internet, not limited to, but in the following potential areas.

  • Integration and Management of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs)

  • Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Integration and Its Impact

  • Electricity Theft Detection

  • Short-Term, Mid-Term, and Long-Term Load Forecasting

  • Networked Micro-Grids

Profiles:

Professional Affiliations/Memberships:

  • Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC)

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

  • IEEE Power and Energy Society

  • IEEE Communications Society

  • IEEE Young Professionals

Contact Details:

  • ashfaqcomsats[at]gmail.com

  • ashfaqahmad[at]ieee.org

  • ashfaq.ahmad[at]uea.ac.uk

  • ashfaq.ahmad[at]uon.edu.au

  • ashfaq.ahmad[at]mail.au.edu.pk