Dr. Assad Abbas completed Ph.D. from North Dakota State University (NDSU), USA. He is working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science, COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Islamabad  Campus, Pakistan. Dr. Abbas is affiliated with COMSATS since 2004. His research interests are mainly but not limited to Smart Health, Big Data Analytics, Recommendation Systems, Patent Analysis, and Social Network Analysis. His research has appeared in several prestigious journals, such as IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Pervasive and Mobile Computing, and Future Generation Computer Systems. 

Dr. Abbas is the editor of the Handbook of Large-Scale Distributed Computing in Smart Healthcare, published by Springer-Verlag in 2017. Dr. Abbas is also the Area Editor for EAI Transactions on Energy Web. He has also served as the referee for numerous popular journals and as the member technical program committee for several conferences. Moreover, he is a member of IEEE and IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN).