Dr Asiya Khan

Dr Asiya Khan

Associate Professor of Multimedia Communication and Intelligent Control

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)



  • Dr Asiya Khan is the Associate Head for Teaching and Learning in the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (2019-Date). 
  • She was the EDI Lead for School of Engineering from 2016-19 and led the School to a successful Athena SWAN Bronze award. 
  • She was the Stage II tutor from 2017-2020. She is a member of the Autonomous Marine Systems research group.
  • Athena SWAN panelist 2017-Date


  • PhD in Quality of Experience (QoE) of video over wireless/UMTs networks prediction and control, University of Plymouth (2011)
  • PGCAP, Plymouth University (2016)
  • PGCert , Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LTHE) 500, University of Plymouth
  • MSc in Communications, Control and Digital Signal Processing, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (1993)
  • BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow (1992)


  • University of Plymouth - Associate Lecturer Demonstrator - Various Control Engineering modules, Foundation Numerical Techniques and Introduction to Computer Systems (2007-2015)
  • University of Plymouth - Research Assistant - Perceptual Quality of Service, School of Computing and Mathematics, Plymouth University (2008-2010)
  • British Telecoms PLC - Worked in various management positions (1994-2002).

Professional membership

CEng, MIET, IEEE - member


Roles on external bodies

TPC member IEEE WiMob 2016, 2017 & 2018
TPC member IARIA conference , 2010 
Athena SWAN panelist 

Reviewer for:
Journal of Marine Engineering & Technology
IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine
Multimedia Systems
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.
IET Image Processing
International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks
IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing
QoMEX Conference Melbourne Australia
WPMC Conference Brest, France
QoMEX Conference Mechelin Belgium
Special issue on ‘Video communications over wireless networks, IET Journal on Communication.
Special issue on 'Quality of Experience issues in Multimedia Provision' of the Telecommunications Journal.

Editors to Special issue: Dr Abayomi Otebolaku, Professor Gyu Myoung Lee,  Professor Edward Meinert, Dr Asiya Khan and Dr Gloria Iyawa

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Computer Science & Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.

Please click the following link https://www.mdpi.com/journal/electronics/special_issues/IOTHC

Co-chair of Local Organising Committee for Control 2022 




Teaching interests

Final stage module - Systems, Instrumentation and Control (Cont316)(ML)
Final stage module - Control and Intelligent Systems Design (Cont317) (ML)
First stage module - Professional Practice for Civil Engineers (CIVL103)
Foundation stage module Robotics/Electronics (ROCO051/ELEC051) (ML)
MSc module - Introduction to Autonomous Systems (MECH554)

Supervision of numerous Undergraduate and MSc projects 
Interactive teaching using Turning Point technology



Research interests

My research expertise is in multimedia quality of service/experience (QoS/QoE) monitoring, prediction and control over wireless access networks. Specific areas include:

  • Modelling of multimedia quality using artificial intelligence (AI) and regression modelling
  • Subjective video quality evaluation i
  • Mapping of network (e.g. PER, delay, jitter, etc) and application (e.g. frame rate, send bitrate) parameters to perceived QoS
  • Control/Adaptation of video quality using fuzzy logic, neural networks or ANFIS (neuro-fuzzy systems)
  • Control of autonomous vehicles on land, surface, underwater and aerial
  • IoT, wireless sensor networks
  • Image processing and analysis
  • Digital health - application of AI in digital health
  • Gender under-representation in engineering

Other research

Member of Autonomous Marine Systems (AMS) research group

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Fourth supervisor for Dr Yogang Singh, "Cooperative Swarm Optimisation of Unmanned Surface Vehicles", completed 2018.

Second supervisor for Dr Asif Ali Laghari, "Monitoring and managing quality of experience in cloud computing", completed 2018.

Current PhD students

Ms Muna Al-Saadi, "Optimising Flow Routing Using Network Performance Analysis"
Mr Simon Weait, "Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Extreme Environment Operations Using Heat Resistant Ceramic Coated & Sustainable Fused Deposition Modeled Materials" 
Mr Benjamin Green, "Human-Robot Teaming for Long-Term Operations and Maintenance (O&M) of Offshore Renewable Energy Devices"

Grants & contracts

  • KTP awarded 2019-2020 (co-I) with AB Precision, Poole - £183,271
  • EU ERDF project EPIC2 (co-I) 2020-23 (~£3.3 million)
  • EU ERDF project Marine-i (co-I) 2020-22 (~6.8 million) 
  • SoEng small research grant 2017-18 £2500
  • SoENG travel grant 2017-18 £1000
  • PedRIO T & L grant 2017-18 £6500
  • SoMSE small Research Grant 2016-17 £2500
  • SoMSE Small teaching Grant 2016-17 £3000
  • Santander Seed-corn Research Grant 2016-17 £5000 on Demonstrating V2V Connectivity
  • RAENG Travel Grant ICC 2010 Conference £1,000
  • CEPPL Travel Grant Mobimedia Conference 2009 £600
  • RAENG Travel Grant ICC 2009 Conference £1,000
  • Best paper award ICAS 2009
  • Publications


    Key publications

    Key publications are highlighted

    Milne-Ives M, Fraser L, Khan A, Walker D, van Velthoven MH, May J, Wolfe I, Harding T & Meinert E (2022) 'Life.course digital T.wins – I.ntelligent M.onitoring for E.arly and continuous intervention and prevention (LifeTIME): Proposal for a proof-of-concept study' JMIR Research Protocols 11, (5) , DOI Open access
    Nordin MH, Sharma S, Khan A, Gianni M, Rajendran S & Sutton R (2022) 'Collaborative Unmanned Vehicles for Inspection, Maintenance, and Repairs of Offshore Wind Turbines' Drones 6, (6) , DOI Open access
    Khan A, Milne-Ives M, Meinert E, Iyawa GE, Jones RB & Josephraj AN (2022) 'A Scoping Review of Digital Twins in the Context of the Covid-19 Pandemic' Biomedical Engineering and Computational Biology 13, 117959722211021-117959722211021 , DOI
    Mounsey A, Khan A & Sharma S (2021) 'Deep and Transfer Learning Approaches for Pedestrian Identification and Classification in Autonomous Vehicles' Electronics 10, (24) 3159-3159 , DOI Open access
    Iyawa GE, Dansharif AR & Khan A (2021) 'Mobile apps for self-management in pregnancy: a systematic review' Health and Technology 11, (2) 283-294 , DOI Open access
    Raj ANJ, Zhu H, Khan A, Zhuang Z, Yang Z, Mahesh VGV & Karthik G (2021) 'ADID-UNET—a segmentation model for COVID-19 infection from lung CT scans' PeerJ Computer Science 7, Publisher Site , DOI Open access
    Singh Y, Bibuli M, Zereik E, Sharma S, Khan A & Sutton R (2020) 'A Novel Double Layered Hybrid Multi-Robot Framework for Guidance and Navigation of Unmanned Surface Vehicles in a Practical Maritime Environment' Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 8, (9) 624-624 , DOI Open access
    Singh Y, Bibuli M, Zereik E, Sharma S, Sutton R, Hatton D & Khan A (2020) 'Hybrid Framework for Guidance and Navigation of Multiple Unmanned Surface Vehicles in a Practical Marine Environment' Frontiers in Robotics and AI
    Laghari AA, He H, Memon KA, Laghari RA, Halepoto IA & Khan A (2019) 'Quality of Experience (QoE) in Cloud Gaming Architectures: A Review' Multiagent and Grid Systems - An International Journal , DOI Open access
    Oliver S & Khan A (2019) 'Design and Evaluation of an Alternative Wheelchair Control System for Dexterity Disabilities' Healthcare Technology Letters , DOI Open access
    Szyrowski T, Khan AI, Pemberton R, Sharma S, Singh Y & Polvara R (2019) 'Range Extension for Electromagnetic Detection of Subsea Power and Telecommunication Cables' Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology , DOI Open access
    Hodgkinson L, Khan AI & Braide S (2019) 'Exploring Women’s Experiences of Choosing and Studying Engineering and Navigation: A case study' International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology Open access
    Laghari A, He H, Shafiq M & Khan AI (2018) 'Application of Quality of Experience in Networked Services: Review, Trend & Perspectives' Systemic Practice and Action Research , DOI Open access
    Bibuli M, Singh Y, Sharma S, Sutton R, Hatton D & Khan A (2018) 'A Two Layered Optimal Approach towards Cooperative Motion Planning of Unmanned Surface Vehicles in a Constrained Maritime Environment' IFAC-PapersOnLine 51, (29) 378-383 Publisher Site , DOI Open access
    Singh Y, Sharma S, Sutton R, Hatton DC & Khan A (2018) 'A constrained A* approach towards optimal path planning for an unmanned surface vehicle in a maritime environment containing dynamic obstacles and ocean currents' Ocean Engineering 169, 187-201 Publisher Site , DOI Open access
    Laghari A, He H, Khan AI & Karim S (2018) 'Impact of Video File Format on Quality of Experience (QoE) of Multimedia Content' 3D Research 9, (39) , DOI Open access
    Laghari AA, He H, Laghari RA, Khan AI & Yadav R (2018) 'Cache Performance Optimization of QoC Framework' EAI Endorsed Transactions on Scalable Information Systems , DOI Open access
    Asif Ali L, He H, Khan AI & Shafiq M (2018) 'Assessment of Quality of Experience (QoE) of Image Compression in Social Cloud Computing' Multiagent and Grid Systems 14, (2) 125-143 , DOI Open access
    Khan AI, Goh C, Lim CL & Sharma S (2018) 'QoS Assessment and Modelling of Connected Vehicle Network within Internet of Vehicles' International Journal On Advances in Software 11, (1 & 2) Open access
    Owa K, Sutton R, Sharma S & Khan A (2018) 'A non-minimum phase robust nonlinear neuro-wavelet predictive control strategy for a quadruple tank process' International Journal of Process Systems Engineering 4, (4) 207-207 , DOI
    Khan AI (2017) 'The use of clickers in Instrumentation and Control Engineering Education: A Case Study' European Journal of Engineering Education , DOI Open access
    Owa K, Khan AI, sharma S & Sutton R (2017) 'A Non-Minimum Phase Robust Non-linear NeuroWavelet Predictive Control Strategy for a Quadruple Tank Process' International Journal of Process Systems Engineering Open access
    abed W, Sharma SK, sutton R & khan A (2016) 'An unmanned marine vehicle thruster fault diagnosis scheme based on OFNDA' Journal of Marine Engineering & Technology , DOI Open access
    Khan A, Sun L & Ifeachor E (2012) 'Learning models for video quality prediction over wireless local area network and universal mobile telecommunication system networks' IET COMMUNICATIONS 4, (12) 1389-1403 Author Site , DOI
    Khan A, Sun L & Ifeachor E (2012) 'QoE Prediction Model and its Application in Video Quality Adaptation Over UMTS Networks' Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on 14, (2) 431-442 , DOI
    Jammeh E, Mkwawa I, Khan A, Goudarzi M, Sun L & Ifeachor E (2010) 'Quality of experience (QoE) driven adaptation scheme for voice/video over IP' TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS 49, (1) 99-111 Author Site , DOI
    Khan, Sun, Ifeachor, Fajardo, Liberal & Koumaras (2010) 'Video Quality Prediction Models Based on Video Content Dynamics for H.264 Video over UMTS Networks' International Journal of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (Volume 2010) , DOI
    Khan A, Sun L, Jammeh E & Ifeachor E (2010) 'Quality of experience-driven adaptation scheme for video applications over wireless networks' IET COMMUNICATIONS 4, (11) 1337-1347 Author Site , DOI
    Khan A, Sun L & Ifeachor E (2009) 'Content-Based Video Quality Prediction for MPEG4 Video Streaming over Wireless Networks' Journal of Multimedia 4, (4) , DOI
    Laghari A, He H, Khan AI, Kumar N & Kharel R 'Quality of Experience Framework for Cloud Computing (QoC)' IEEE Access Open access
    Honey S, Khan A, Pemberton R, Schoenborn P & Edward-Jones A 'Student as Researchers: Towards Redefining Undergraduate Projects' International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning
    Khan AI, Sun L & Ifeachor E 'Video Quality Assessment as Impacted by Video Content over Wireless Networks' Journal on Advances in Networks and Services, Vol.2, No.2&3, Nov. 2009
    Loschi HJ, Estrela VV, Hemanth DJ, Fernandes SR, Iano Y, Laghari AA, Khan A, Hui He & Sroufe R (2020) 'Communications requirements, video streaming, communications links and networked UAVs' Imaging and Sensing for Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Volume 2: Deployment and Applications Institution of Engineering and Technology 113-132 , DOI
    Singh Y, Sharma S, Sutton R, Hatton D & Khan A (2019) 'Efficient optimal path planning of unmanned surface vehicles' in Sharma S; Subudhi B Navigation and Control of Autonomous Marine Vehicles Stevenage Institution of Engineeering and Technology 31-60 Publisher Site , DOI Open access
    Laghari A, Khan AI & Hui H (2019) 'Quality of Experience (QoE) and Quality of Service (QoS) in UAV Systems' in Estrela E; Hemanth J Open access
    Iyawa GE, Khan A, Dagadu S, Magtubo KM & Sievert RC (2019) 'Identifying the Components of a Smart Health Ecosystem for Asthma Patients: A Systematic Literature Review and Conceptual Framework' in Goyal D; Balamurugan S Open access
    Conference Papers
    Calcroft M & Khan A (2022) 'LiDAR-based Obstacle Detection and Avoidance for Autonomous Vehicles using Raspberry Pi 3B' 2022 UKACC 13th International Conference on Control (CONTROL) 4-/-0/20224-/-0/2022IEEE , DOI
    Al-Saadi M, Khan A, Kelefouras V, Walker DJ & Al-Saadi B (2021) 'Unsupervised Machine Learning-Based Elephant and Mice Flow Identification' Springer International Publishing 357-370 , DOI
    Khan AI, Pemberton R, momen A & bristow D (2019) 'De-Noising Signals using Wavelet Transform in Internet of Underwater Things' Intellysis 2019 , DOI Open access
    Day C, McEachen L, Khan AI, Sharma S & Masala G (2019) 'Pedestrian Recognition and Obstacle Avoidance for Autonomous Vehicles using Raspberry Pi' IntelliSys 2019 , DOI Open access
    Murad S, Khan A, Shiaeles S & Masala G (2019) 'Data Encryption and Fragmentation in Autonomous Vehicles Using Raspberry Pi 3' 2019 IEEE World Congress on Services (SERVICES) 7-/-0/20197-/-0/2019IEEE , DOI
    Singh Y, Sharma S, Sutton R, Hatton DC & Khan A (2018) 'Feasibility study of a constrained Dijkstra approach for optimal path planning of an unmanned surface vehicle in a dynamic maritime environment' in Costelha H; Calado J; Conde Bento L; Lopes N; Oliveira P 2018 IEEE International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions (ICARSC) Torres Vedras 4-/-0/20184-/-0/2018Danvers Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 117-122 Publisher Site , DOI Open access
    Khan AI, Pemberton R, Schoenborn P, Honey S & Edward-Jones A (2018) 'Delivering Impact via Student Research: Sharing Best Practice' PedRIO Plymouth 4-/-0/20184-/-0/2018
    Khan AI, Goh C, Lim C & Sharma S (2017) 'A Review of Network Models for Internet of Vehicles' The Sixth International Conference on Advances in Vehicular Systems, Technologies and Applications VEHICULAR 2017 Nice 7-/-0/20177-/-0/2017Open access
    Khan AI, Goh C, Lim C & Sharma S (2017) 'Quality of service assessment in connected vehicles' The Sixth International Conference on Advances in Vehicular Systems, Technologies and Applications VEHICULAR 2017 Nice 7-/-0/20177-/-0/2017Open access
    lim C, goh C, Khan AI & li Y (2017) 'Understanding Spatial Related Network Challenges from Physical and Network Layers' ICNC Silicon Valley USA 1-/-0/20171-/-0/2017Open access
    Khan AI, Pemberton R, Bristow D, Momen A, Syrowski T & Sharma S (2017) 'Underwater wireless sensor monitoring' 4th PRIMaRE Conference Southampton 7-/-0/20177-/-0/2017
    Khan AI, Pemberton R & Schoenborn P (2017) 'Exploring innovative methods of teaching and learning in engineering education' 15th VCs Conference Plymouth 6-/-0/20176-/-0/2017
    Szyrowski T, Bogdan P, Khan A, Pemberton R, Sharma S, Singh Y & Polvara R (2017) 'Range extension for electromagnetic detection of power and telecommunication cables' Marelec 2017 Liverpool 6-/-0/20176-/-0/2017
    Lim C, Goh C, Khan AI, Syed A & Li Y (2016) 'Predicting Types of Failures in Wireless Sensor Networks Using an Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System' in 9th IEEE International Workshop on STWiMob New York 0-/-1/20161-/-1/2016
    Khan AI, Laghari A, H H & Shafiq S (2016) 'Assessing Effect of Cloud Distance on End User’s Quality of Experience' ICCC Chengdu, China 0-/-1/20160-/-1/2016
    Khan AI & Schoenborn P (2016) 'Measuring student engagement and participation: How can an engineering lecturer’s use of technology in teaching and learning contribute towards institutional research?' HEIR Conference Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool 9-/-0/20169-/-0/2016
    Khan AI & McQuatters-Gollop A (2016) 'Enhancing Student Learning and Participation Interactively through the use of Clickers in science and Engineering' 14th VCs Teaching and Learning Conference Plymouth 6-/-0/20166-/-0/2016
    Khan A, Sun L, Fajardo J, Taboada I, Liberal F & Ifeachor E (2011) 'Impact of end devices on subjective video quality assessment for QCIF video sequences' 177-182-177-182 , DOI
    Khan A, Mkwawa I-H, Sun L & Ifeachor E (2011) 'QoE-Driven Sender Bitrate Adaptation Scheme for Video Applications over IP Multimedia Subsystem' 1-6-1-6 , DOI
    Khan A, Sun L, Ifeachor E, Fajardo JO & Liberal F (2010) 'An ANFIS-based hybrid quality prediction model for H.264 video over UMTS networks' 1-6-1-6 , DOI
    Khan A, Sun L, Ifeachor E, Fajardo JO & Liberal F (2010) 'Impact of RLC losses on quality prediction for H.264 video over UMTS networks' 702-707-702-707 , DOI
    Khan A, Sun L, Ifeachor E, Fajardo JO & Liberal F (2010) 'Video Quality Prediction Model for H.264 Video over UMTS Networks and Their Application in Mobile Video Streaming' 1-5-1-5 , DOI
    Khan A, Sun L, Jammeh E & Ifeachor EC (2009) 'Content classification-based and QoE-driven video send bitrate adaptation scheme' in Martini MG; Politis C ICST Publisher Site
    Khan AI, Sun L & Ifeachor E (2009) 'Content Classification Based on Objective Video Quality Evaluation for MPEG4 Video Streaming over Wireless Networks' World Congress on Engineering, track on International Conference on Wireless Networks (ICWN), London 7-/-0/20097-/-0/2009
    Khan A, Sun L & Ifeachor E (2009) 'Content Clustering Based Video Quality Prediction Model for MPEG4 Video Streaming over Wireless Networks' 1-5-1-5 , DOI
    Khan A, Sun L & Ifeachor E (2009) 'Impact of Video Content on Video Quality for Video over Wireless Networks' 277-282-277-282 , DOI
    Mkwawa I-H, Jammeh E, Sun L, Khan A, Ifeachor E & IEEE (2009) 'Open IMS Core with VoIP Quality Adaptation' 295-300 , DOI
    Khan A, Sun L & Ifeachor E (2008) 'An ANFIS-Based Hybrid Video Quality Prediction Model for Video Streaming over Wireless Networks' 357-362-357-362 , DOI
    Khan AI, Li Z, Sun L & Ifeachor E (2007) 'Audiovisual Quality Assessment for 3G Networks in Support of E-Healthcare' Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Medicine and Healthcare(CIMED 2007) Plymouth 7-/-0/20077-/-0/2007
    Laghari A, He H, Shafiq M & Khan AI 'Impact of Storage of Mobile on Quality of Experience (QoE) at User Level Accessing Cloud' ICCSN May 6-8 2017 Guangzhou, China 5-/-0/20175-/-0/2017


    Reports & invited lectures

    ICE Inclusivity event 2016

    Member QUALINET (http://www.qualinet.eu/) - European Network on Quality of Experience in Multimedia Systems and Services

    QUALINET QoE-NET Summer School - invited guest lecture 2016

    UK Robotics public engagement event - organising committee - 2017-2018

    Soapbox Science Plymouth 2019

    Female engineering South West event - organising committee (led by UWE Bristol) - 2019

    Athena SWAN panelist 2017-Date

    Conferences organised

    co-organiser of the Control 2020 Conference 6-8 July 2020