Dr Muhammad Asad
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Dr Muhammad Asad

Lecturer in Computer Science

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

Biography

Biography

Dr. Muhammad Asad holds the position of Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Plymouth, UK. He also serves as a Visiting Researcher at the University of Tokyo. 
Prior to these roles, he worked as a Project Researcher in the Department of Creative Informatics at the University of Tokyo. Dr. Asad completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan, where he received the prestigious President’s Award in 2021-2022 for his outstanding research achievements. Earlier in his academic journey, Dr. Asad earned a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Dalian University of Technology, China, and a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunication and Networking from COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan.
His research primarily focuses on Federated Learning, Deep Learning, and a range of advanced networking technologies, including VANETs, ITS, WSNs, SDN, and IoT, showcasing his deep expertise and ongoing contributions to the field of computer science.

Qualifications

Ph.D.: Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Masters: Dalian University of Technology, China
Bachelors: COMSATS University Islamabad, WAH Campus, Pakistan
Research

Research

Research interests

Federated Learning, 
Deep Learning, 
Software-Defined Networking (SDN), 
Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), 
Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks (VANets),
Internet of Things (IoT).
Publications

Publications

Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Asad M & Otoum S (2024) 'Federated learning for efficient spectrum allocation in open RAN' Cluster Computing Publisher Site , DOI
Asad M & Otoum S (2024) 'Integrative Federated Learning and Zero-Trust Approach for Secure Wireless Communications' IEEE Wireless Communications 31, (2) 14-20 Publisher Site , DOI
Asad M, Otoum S & Shaukat S (2024) 'Clients Eligibility-Based Lightweight Protocol in Federated Learning: An IDS Use-Case' IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management 1-1 Publisher Site , DOI
Asad M, Shaukat S, Javanmardi E, Nakazato J, Bao N & Tsukada M (2023) 'Secure and Efficient Blockchain-Based Federated Learning Approach for VANETs' IEEE Internet of Things Journal 11, (5) 9047-9055 Publisher Site , DOI
Asad M, Shaukat S, Hu D, Wang Z, Javanmardi E, Nakazato J & Tsukada M (2023) 'Limitations and Future Aspects of Communication Costs in Federated Learning: A Survey' Sensors 23, (17) 7358-7358 Publisher Site , DOI
Asad M, Shaukat S, Javanmardi E, Nakazato J & Tsukada M (2023) 'A Comprehensive Survey on Privacy-Preserving Techniques in Federated Recommendation Systems' Applied Sciences 13, (10) 6201-6201 Publisher Site , DOI
Shaukat S, Asad M & Akram A (2023) 'Developing an Urdu Lemmatizer Using a Dictionary-Based Lookup Approach' Applied Sciences 13, (8) 5103-5103 Publisher Site , DOI
Bhatti MHR, Javaid N, Mansoor B, Alrajeh N, Aslam M & Asad M (2023) 'New Hybrid Deep Learning Models to Predict Cost From Healthcare Providers in Smart Hospitals' IEEE Access 11, 136988-137010 Publisher Site , DOI
Asad M, Aslam M, Jilani SF, Shaukat S & Tsukada M (2022) 'SHFL: K-Anonymity-Based Secure Hierarchical Federated Learning Framework for Smart Healthcare Systems' Future Internet 14, (11) 338-338 Publisher Site , DOI
Ahmed G, Er MJ, Fareed MMS, Zikria S, Mahmood S, He J, Asad M, Jilani SF & Aslam M (2022) 'DAD-Net: Classification of Alzheimer’s Disease Using ADASYN Oversampling Technique and Optimized Neural Network' Molecules 27, (20) 7085-7085 Publisher Site , DOI
Mahmood S, Fareed MMS, Ahmed G, Dawood F, Zikria S, Mostafa A, Jilani SF, Asad M & Aslam M (2022) 'A Robust Deep Model for Classification of Peptic Ulcer and Other Digestive Tract Disorders Using Endoscopic Images' Biomedicines 10, (9) 2195-2195 Publisher Site , DOI
Shafique A, Asad M, Aslam M, Shaukat S & Cao G (2022) 'Multi‐hop similarity‐based‐clustering framework for IoT‐Oriented Software‐Defined wireless sensor networks' IET Wireless Sensor Systems 12, (2) 67-80 Publisher Site , DOI
Aslam M, Ye D, Tariq A, Asad M, Hanif M, Ndzi D, Chelloug SA, Elaziz MA, Al-Qaness MAA & Jilani SF (2022) 'Adaptive Machine Learning Based Distributed Denial-of-Services Attacks Detection and Mitigation System for SDN-Enabled IoT' Sensors 22, (7) 2697-2697 Publisher Site , DOI
Shafique A, Cao G, Khan Z, Asad M & Aslam M (2022) 'Deep Learning-Based Change Detection in Remote Sensing Images: A Review' Remote Sensing 14, (4) 871-871 Publisher Site , DOI
Fareed MMS, Zikria S, Ahmed G, Mui-Zzud-Din, Mahmood S, Aslam M, Jillani SF, Moustafa A & Asad M (2022) 'ADD-Net: An Effective Deep Learning Model for Early Detection of Alzheimer Disease in MRI Scans' IEEE Access 10, 96930-96951 Publisher Site , DOI
Asad M, Moustafa A, Rabhi FA & Aslam M (2021) 'THF: 3-Way Hierarchical Framework for Efficient Client Selection and Resource Management in Federated Learning' IEEE Internet of Things Journal 9, (13) 11085-11097 Publisher Site , DOI
Asad M, Moustafa A & Aslam M (2021) 'CEEP-FL: A comprehensive approach for communication efficiency and enhanced privacy in federated learning' Applied Soft Computing 104, 107235-107235 Publisher Site , DOI
Asad M, Moustafa A & Yu C (2020) 'A Critical Evaluation of Privacy and Security Threats in Federated Learning' Sensors 20, (24) 7182-7182 Publisher Site , DOI
Shafique A, Cao G, Aslam M, Asad M & Ye D (2020) 'Application-Aware SDN-Based Iterative Reconfigurable Routing Protocol for Internet of Things (IoT)' Sensors 20, (12) 3521-3521 Publisher Site , DOI
Asad M, Moustafa A & Ito T (2020) 'FedOpt: Towards Communication Efficiency and Privacy Preservation in Federated Learning' Applied Sciences 10, (8) 2864-2864 Publisher Site , DOI
Asad M, Aslam M, Nianmin Y, Ayoub N, Qureshi KI & Munir EU (2019) 'IoT enabled adaptive clustering based energy efficient routing protocol for wireless sensor networks' International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing 32, (2) 133-133 Publisher Site , DOI
Asad M, Nianmin Y & Aslam M (2018) 'Spiral Mobility Based on Optimized Clustering for Optimal Data Extraction in WSNs' Technologies 6, (1) 35-35 Publisher Site , DOI
Asad M, Ali A, Pir S, Aslam M & Nianmin Y (2018) 'Lifetime Maximization on Scalable Stable Election Protocol for Large Scale Traffic Engineering' International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications 9, (1) Publisher Site , DOI
Aslam M, Wang F, Hu X, Asad M & Munir EU (2017) 'Multihopping Multilevel Clustering Heterogeneity-Sensitive Optimized Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks' Journal of Sensors 2017, 1-14 Publisher Site , DOI
Conference Papers
Imran HM, Asad MAA, Abdullah TA, Chowdhury SI & Alamin M (2023) 'Few Shot Learning for Medical Imaging: A Review of Categorized Images' 2023 IEEE 7th Conference on Information and Communication Technology (CICT) 2-/-1/20232-/-1/2023IEEE Publisher Site , DOI
Asad M, Fernández-Fernández A, Chergui H, Compastié M, Montagud M, Fernández S & Siddiqui S (2023) '6GENABLERS: A Holistic Approach to Establish Pervasive Trust in 6G Networks' 2023 IEEE 28th International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD) 1-/-1/20231-/-1/2023IEEE Publisher Site , DOI
Asad M & Otoum S (2023) 'Towards Privacy-Aware Federated Learning for User-Sensitive Data' 2023 Fifth International Conference on Blockchain Computing and Applications (BCCA) 0-/-1/20230-/-1/2023IEEE Publisher Site , DOI
Asad M, Otoum S & Al Fandi O (2023) 'Edge Computing for the Metaverse: Balancing Security and Privacy Concerns' 2023 International Conference on Intelligent Metaverse Technologies & Applications (iMETA) 9-/-0/20239-/-0/2023IEEE Publisher Site , DOI
Wang Z, Nakazato J, Asad M, Javanmardi E & Tsukada M (2023) 'Overcoming Environmental Challenges in CAVs through MEC-based Federated Learning' 2023 Fourteenth International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks (ICUFN) 7-/-0/20237-/-0/2023IEEE Publisher Site , DOI
Asad M, Otoum S & Shaukat S (2022) 'Resource and Heterogeneity-aware Clients Eligibility Protocol in Federated Learning' GLOBECOM 2022 - 2022 IEEE Global Communications Conference 2-/-1/20222-/-1/2022IEEE Publisher Site , DOI
Asad M, Moustafa A, Ito T & Aslam M (2021) 'Evaluating the Communication Efficiency in Federated Learning Algorithms' 2021 IEEE 24th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design (CSCWD) 5-/-0/20215-/-0/2021IEEE Publisher Site , DOI
Mohamed TA, Moustafa A, Ito T & Asad M (2021) 'Toward Agent-based Interactive Systems to Support Rehabilitation Process' 2021 IEEE 24th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design (CSCWD) 5-/-0/20215-/-0/2021IEEE Publisher Site , DOI
Moustafa A, Asad M, Shaukat S & Norta A (2021) 'PPCSA: Partial Participation-Based Compressed and Secure Aggregation in Federated Learning' Springer International Publishing 345-357 Publisher Site , DOI
Aslam M, Ye D, Hanif M & Asad M (2020) 'Adaptive Machine learning: A Framework for Active Malware Detection' 2020 16th International Conference on Mobility, Sensing and Networking (MSN) 2-/-1/20202-/-1/2020IEEE Publisher Site , DOI
Aslam M, Ye D, Hanif M & Asad M (2020) 'Machine Learning Based SDN-enabled Distributed Denial-of-Services Attacks Detection and Mitigation System for Internet of Things' Springer International Publishing 180-194 Publisher Site , DOI
Asad M & Aslam M (2018) 'Heuristic Path-Reconfiguration Algorithm Using Multi-hop Opportunistic Routing in WSNs' 2018 International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT) 2-/-1/20182-/-1/2018IEEE Publisher Site , DOI
Aslam M, Wang F, Lv Z, Asad M, Zafar S, Munir EU & Hu X (2017) 'Energy Efficient Cubical layered Path Planning Algorithm (EECPPA) for acoustic UWSNs' 2017 IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Communications, Computers and Signal Processing (PACRIM) 8-/-0/20178-/-0/2017IEEE Publisher Site , DOI
Ayoub N, Asad M, Aslam M, Gao Z, Munir EU & Tobji R (2017) 'MAHEE: Multi-hop advance heterogeneity-aware energy efficient path planning algorithm for wireless sensor networks' 2017 IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Communications, Computers and Signal Processing (PACRIM) 8-/-0/20178-/-0/2017IEEE Publisher Site , DOI
Aslam M, Munir EU, Bilal M, Asad M, Ali A, Shah T & Bilal S (2014) 'HADCC: Hybrid Advanced Distributed and Centralized Clustering Path Planning Algorithm for WSNs' 2014 IEEE 28th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA) 5-/-0/20145-/-0/2014IEEE Publisher Site , DOI