Current Research Interests
  • Visible Light Positioning (VLP)
  • Indoor Localization
  • Machine Learning - Semi-supervised and unsupervised manifold alignment
  • 2D Direction-of-Arrival (DOA) Estimation
  • Compressed Sensing
  • Biomedical Signal Processing


PhD Electrical Engineering (Sep, 2016 to present)
Signal Processing and Communications
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

MS Electrical Engineering (May, 2014)

Signal Processing and Communications
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, KSA

B.Sc. Electrical Engineering (First Division with Honors) (Aug, 2009)
Electronics and Communications
University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan

Professional Experience

Teaching Assistant (Sep, 2016 to Present)
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Lab Instructor (Sep, 2014 to May, 2016)
Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU), Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Trainee Engineer (May, 2011 to Oct, 2011)
Wartsila Pakistan Pvt. Ltd.

Lab Engineer cum Lecturer (Oct, 2009 to Apr, 2011)
University of Management and Technology Lahore, Pakistan

Intern (Jun, 2008 to Aug, 2008)
Warid Telecom (Pvt.) Ltd., Pakistan
Graduate Courses taken during Ph.D. (McMaster)
  1. Matrix Computations in Signal Processing (Dr. Jim P. Reilly)
  2. Algorithms for Parameter and State Estimation (Dr. T. Kirubarajan)
  3. Multi-target Tracking and Sensor Information Fusion (Dr. Ratnasingham Tharmarasa)
  4. Engineering Optimization (Dr. Tim Davidson)
Graduate Courses taken during MS (KFUPM)
  1. Design of Digital Systems (Dr. Alaa El-Din Hussein)
  2. Digital Signal Processing I (Dr. Abdelmalek Zidouri)
  3. Stochastic Processes (Dr. Mohamed A. Deriche)
  4. Digital Communications I (Dr. Tareq Y. Al-Naffouri)
  5. Linear Control Systems (Dr. Ahmad A. Masoud)
  6. Detection and Estimation (Dr. Mohamed A. Deriche)
  7. Adaptive Filtering and Applications (Dr. Azzedine Zerguine)
  8. Independent Research (Dr. Tareq Y. Al-Naffouri)
  9. Special Topics in Signal Processing - Compressive Sensing (Attended Lectures only) (Dr. Tareq Y. Al-Naffouri)

MS Thesis Committee


Fully funded Graduate Student Scholarship (Feb, 2012 to May, 2014)
Offered by Ministry of Higher Education, Saudi Arabia

Merit Scholarship (Sep, 2005 to Aug, 2009)
Offered by Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Faisalabad, Pakistan

Merit Scholarship (Sep, 2003 to Jun, 2005)
Offered by Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Faisalabad, Pakistan

1st Position in school (Matriculation Examination, or Grade 10)
Stood 1st in school in matriculation examination