Dr. Nasir Saeed

Designation                       Associate Professor                                                     

Email ID(s)                          nasirsaeed@nutech.edu.pk                                                      

Contact #                           3109966609                                                    

NUTECH ext.                     235

Profile Summary

Nasir Saeed (Senior Member IEEE-2019) received his B.E. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan, in 2009 and his M.S degree in satellite navigation systems from Polito di Torino, Italy, in 2012. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea in 2015. He was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Gandhara Institute of Science and IT, Peshawar, Pakistan from August 2015 to September 2016. Dr. Saeed worked as an Assistant Professor at IQRA National University, Peshawar, Pakistan from October 2017 to July 2017. Dr. Saeed served as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) from July 2017 till October 2020. Dr. Saeed is currently working as an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, National University of Technology (NUTECH), Islamabad, Pakistan. Dr. Saeed is also a member of technical program committee for various IEEE conferences, such ICCC, GLOBECOM, and VTC. He is also serving as an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Communications and Networks. Dr. Saeed has participated in various projects in KAUST relevant to communications, localization, and networking in extreme environments. His current areas of interest include cognitive radio networks, underwater and underground wireless communications, satellite communications, dimensionality reduction, and localization.

Sr. NoDegreeUniversityYear
1P.hDElectronics and Communication Engineering2015
2MSSatellite Navigation Systems2011
3BSTelecommunication Engineering2009

Teaching Experience

Sr. NoDesignationUniversityYear
1Postdoctoral Research FellowKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KSA20172020
2Assistant ProfessorIQRA National University, Peshawar, Pakistan20162017
3Assistant ProfessorGIST, Peshawar, Pakistan20152016

Professional Memberships

Sr. NoMembership TypeMembership Body
1Senior Member IEEEIEEE

Honors and Awards

Sr. NoAwardYear
1Associate Editor of Frontiers in Communications and Networks2020
2Research work has been highlighted by scientific magazines such as KAUST Discoveries, nature middle east, and physics.2017-2020
3Nominated for IEEE Best Young Researcher Award for Europe, Middle East, and Africa Region2020

Research Areas/Interests

Sr. NoAreaDescription
1Signal ProcessingDeveloping positioning and navigation algorithms in different environments.
2Wireless CommunicationsPerformance analysis of next generation wireless communication systems
3Internet of ThingsInvestigating IoTs for extreme environments, such as underwater and underground
4Deep LearningUse of deep learning in industrial IoT networks

Research Supervision

Sr. NoMS/PhDTitle
1PhDSignal of opportunity-based localization in underwater environment
2PhDIntruder detection and tracking using AUVs
3PhDFlow rule installation for In-band SDNs
4MSIntersatellite communications in CubeSat networks
5MSLocalization in 5G networks

Journal Publications

Sr. NoJournal NamePublication Title with I.FYear
1IEEE Communication Surveys and TutorialsCubeSat Communications: Recent Advances and Future Challenges (IF: 29.83)2020
2IEEE Communications MagazineNext Generation Terahertz Communications: A Rendezvous of Sensing, Imaging and Localization ( IF: 11.05)2020
3IEEE Sensors JournalOptimal relay placement in magnetic induction based internet of underwater things (IF: 3.07)2020
4IEEE Internet of Things JournalAccurate 3D localization of selected smart objects in optical-internet of things ( IF: 9.93)2020
5IEEE Wireless Communications LettersA joint TDOA-PDOA Localization approach using particle swarm optimization (IF: 4.66)2020
6IEEE Communications MagazineA Software-Defined Opto-Acoustic network architecture for internet of underwater things ( IF: 11.05)2020
7IEEE Consumer Electronics MagazineTowards the Internet of Underwater Things: Recent Developments and Future Challenges (IF: 4.01)2020
8ElectronicsEffect of link misalignment in optical-internet of underwater things ( IF: 2.41)2020
9Science China-Information SciencesAnalysis of 3D Localization in Underwater Optical Wireless Networks with Uncertain Anchor Positions ( IF: 3.30)2020
10Frontiers of Communications and NetworksWhen wireless communication responds to COVID-19: Combating the pandemic and saving the economy2020
11IEEE Sensors LettersNetwork Optimization for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)2020
12IEEE Internet of Things MagazineClimate monitoring using internet of X-things2020
13IEEE Transactions on CommunicationsOutlier Detection and Optimal Anchor Placement for 3D Underwater Optical Wireless Sensor Networks Localization ( IF: 5.64)2019
14IEEE Transactions on Wireless CommunicationsLocalization of Energy Harvesting Empowered Underwater Optical Wireless Sensor Networks (IF: 6.77)2019
15IEEE Transactions on Mobile ComputingPerformance Analysis of Connectivity and Localization in Multi-Hop Underwater Optical Wireless Sensor Networks (IF: 5.11)2019
16IEEE Communication Surveys and TutorialsA Survey on Multidimensional Scaling Based Localization Techniques (IF: 29.83)2019
17Ad Hoc NetworksUnderwater optical wireless communications, networking, and localization: A survey ( IF: 3.64)2019
18IEEE Transactions on Wireless CommunicationsEnd-to-End Performance Analysis of Underwater Optical Wireless Relaying and Routing Techniques under Location Uncertainty ( IF: 6.77)2019
19IEEE Access3D Localization for Internet of Underground Things in Oil and Gas Reservoir ( IF: 3.74)2019
20IEEE Communication Surveys and TutorialsTowards Internet of Underground Things: A Systematic Survey (IF: 29.83)2019
21SensorsPrimary User Localization and its Error Analysis in 5G Cognitive Radio Networks ( IF: 3.27)2019
22Journal of System ArchitectureAn Improved Mechanism for Flow rule installation in In-band SDN (IF: 2.55)2019
23Physical CommunicationCamera Based Optical Communications, Localization, Navigation, and Motion Capture: Survey, use cases, challenges and future trends ( IF: 1.59)2019
24SensorsEnergy Harvesting Hybrid Acoustic-Optical Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks Localization (IF: 3.27)2018
25AEU Int. J. of Electronics and CommunicationsEfficient Error Detection in Soft Data Fusion for Cooperative Spectrum Sensing (IF: 2.92)2018
26IEEE AccessA 3D Localization algorithm for vehicular ad-hoc networks with
Improved Accuracy ( IF: 3.74)
27ACM Computing SurveysA Survey on Multidimensional Scaling (IF: 7.99)2018
28IEEE Communication LettersEnergy Efficient Localization in Cognitive Radio Networks with Improved Accuracy ( IF: 3.41)2017
29IEEE AccessLocation Awareness in 5G Networks using RSS measurements for Public Safety Applications (IF: 3.74)2017
30Journal of Communications Technology and ElectronicsLow-Complexity SIC-MMSE for Joint Multiple-input Multiple-output Detection (IF: 0.51)2017
31IEEE Transactions on Signal ProcessingCluster Based Multidimensional Scaling for Irregular Cognitive Radio Networks Localization (IF: 5.02)2016
32Int. J. of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous ComputingRobust Localization Algorithm for Large Scale 3D Wireless Sensor Networks (IF: 0.71)2016
33SensorsFuzzy C-means Clustering and Energy Efficient Cluster Head Selection
for Cooperative Sensor Networks (IF: 3.27)
34Adhoc & Sensor Wireless NetworksEfficient Localization Algorithm for Wireless Sensor Networks Using Levenberg-Marquardt Refinement (IF:0.94)2016
35IEEE Transactions on Vehicular TechnologyRobust Multidimensional Scaling for Cognitive Radio Network Localization (IF: 5.37)2015
36IET CommunicationsPrimary User Localization and Uplink Resource Allocation in OFDMA Cognitive Radio Systems (IF: 1.77)2015
37Wireless Personal CommunicationsDelay Analysis of an Improved Wimax Macro-Femto Handover Technique and Cell Selection Algorithm (IF: 0.95)2015

Conference Publications

Sr. NoConference NamePublication TitleYear
1in Proc. LTC, KSADiversity Schemes in Multi-hop Visible Light Communications for 6G Networks2020
2in Proc. IEEE VTC, HawaiiTowards Ultra-Reliable-Low-Latency communications for underwater optical wireless networks2019
3in Proc. IEEE WCNC, Marrakech, MoroccoSectOR: Sector-based opportunistic routing protocol for underwater optical wireless sensor networks2019
4in 1st 6G Wireless Summit, Levi, FinlandPassive intelligent mirror-assisted localization for random blockage-limited urban cellular networks2019
5in Proc. 21st Int. Conf. on Mechatronics and Machine Vision, Stuttgart, GermanyMultiple Objects Localization in Underwater Wireless Communication Systems Using the Theory of Gravitation2018
6in Proc. IEEE SPAWC, Kalamata, Greece,Robust 3D Underwater Optical Wireless Sensor Networks Localization via Low Rank Matrix Completion2018
7in Proc. IEEE ICC, Kansas City, USAConnectivity Analysis of Underwater Optical Wireless Sensor Networks: A Graph Theoretic Approach2018
8in Proc. IEEE ICASSP, Alberta, CanadaUnderwater Optical Sensor Networks Localization with Limited Connectivity2018