Yousaf Bin Zikria, Ph.D., Senior Member IEEE

World Top 2% Ranked Researcher/Scientist (

Assistant Professor

Department of Information and Communication Engineering

College of Engineering

Yeungnam University

Gyeongsan-Si, South Korea,,

Google Scholar Researchgate

Yousaf Bin Zikria (SM’ 17) is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information and Communication Engineering, College of Engineering, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan-Si, South Korea. He received a Ph.D. from the Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Yeungnam University, Korea, in 2016. He has more than 10 years of experience in research, academia, and industry in the field of Information and Communication Engineering, and Computer science. He authored more than 100 scientific peer-reviewed journals, magazines, conference papers, patents, and book chapters. His journal article's cumulative impact factor (IF) is more than 400. He published papers at the top venue, including IEEE Communications, Surveys, and Tutorials, IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, IEEE Network, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Elsevier Future Generation Computer Systems, Elsevier Sustainable Cities and Society, Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Elsevier Cities, etc. He taught numerous computer science and engineering courses, from reinforcement learning to computer networks.

His research interests include IoT, 5G, reinforcement learning, wireless communications and networks, opportunistic communications, wireless sensor networks, routing protocols, cognitive radio ad hoc networks, cognitive radio ad hoc sensor networks, transport protocols, VANETS, embedded systems, and information security. He served or currently serving as an associate/guest editor of served or serving guest editor for many SCI/E journals that, include IEEE Communications Magazine. He chaired the workshop on AI for future IoT for the IWCMC 2019, was session chair for IEEE ICC’22, SAC-AC-4 (Communication and Networking for UAVs), and was a TPC member of core rank A IEEE conferences, including IEEE Globecom 2022, etc. Further, he is the reviewer of several top-ranked IEEE, ACM, Elsevier, Springer, etc, journals. He is the recipient of the excellent paper award of ICIDB 2016 Conference and a fully funded scholarship for Master's and Ph.D. He has previously held the prestigious CISA, JNCIS-SEC, JNCIS-ER, JNCIA-ER, JNCIA-EX, and Advance Routing Switching and WAN Technologies certifications. He has been listed in the world's top 2% of researchers published by Elsevier and Stanford University.