Assad Abbas defended his Ph.D. dissertation in February 2016 at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Dakota State University (NDSU), USA. He will resume his academic responsibilities in December 2016 at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Pakistan, as an Assistant Professor. Assad is affiliated with CIIT since 2004.  His research interests are mainly but not limited to Cloud Computing, Smart Health, Big Data Analytics, and Social Network Analysis.  

Assad is currently working on the Handbook of Large-Scale Distributed Computing in Smart Healthcare, which will be published by Springer-Verlag in 2017.