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 Recommendation Systems, Smart Health, Big Data Analytics, and Social Network Analysis. His research has appeared in several prestigious journals, such as IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Pervasive and Mobile Computing, Future Generation Computer Systems, and Springer's Computing Journal. 

Assad is a member of IEEE Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE HKN). He has also served as the member of technical program committees of various conferences and as a referee for several journals.  

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