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. degree 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 50 scientific peer-reviewed journals, conferences, patent, book chapters. He taught numerous courses in the field of computer science and engineering, 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 system, and information security. He served or currently serving as an associate/guest editor of served or serving as a guest editor for many SCI/E journals that include IEEE Communications Magazine. He also chaired IEEE confernces workshop and tracks. Further, he is serving as the reviewer of IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Sensors, IEEE ACCESS, IEEE IT Professional, Elsevier Future Generation Computer Systems, Elsevier Computer Standards and Interfaces, Springer the Journal of Supercomputing, Sage International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, and KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems etc. He is the recipient of the excellent paper award of ICIDB 2016 Conference and fully funded scholarship for Masters 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