Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (August 2010 - November 2014).
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan (September 2007 – August 2009).
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan (October 2003 – May 2007).

Introduction

Ammar Zafar is a Lecturer at Southern Cross University, Queensland, Australia after graduation of a Ph.D. degree from KAUST in November 2014.

Education and Early Career

Zafar obtained his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan (October 2003 – May 2007) followed by M.S degree.
In 2010, he joined  King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia as a Ph.D.  student in Electrical Engineering.

Research Interests

Zafar's research focuses on the following areas

  • Cooperative relay network
  • Cognitive radio network
  • Multi-access relaying
  • Multi-user scheduling
  • Wireless communication theory

 

Selected Publications

A. Zafar, “Dynamic Convergence Analysis of Blind Equalization Algorithms,” National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan, Aug. 2009.
A. Zafar, R. M. Radaydeh, Y. Chen, and M. -S. Alouini, “Energy-efficient power allocation for fixed-gain amplify-and-forward relay networks with partial channel state information,” To appear in IEEE Wireless Communications Letters.
A. Zafar, M. -S. Alouini, Y. Chen, and R. M. Radaydeh, “Optimizing cooperative cognitive radio networks with opportunistic access,” Journal of Computer Networks and Communications: Special Issue on Trends and Applications of Cognitive Radios, article ID 294581, Jun. 2012.
A. Zafar, M. Shaqfeh, M. -S. Alouini and H. Alnuweiri, “Joint scheduling for dual-hop block-fading broadcast channels,” in Proc. of the 8th IEEE Broadband Wireless Access Workshop (BWA) in conjunction with IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2012), Anaheim, CA, USA, Dec. 2012.
A. Zafar, M. -S. Alouini, Y. Chen, and R. M. Radaydeh, “Minimizing symbol error rate for cognitive relaying with opportunistic access,” in Proc. of International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications (CROWNCOM 2012), Stockholm, Sweden, Jun. 2012.
A. Zafar, M. -S. Alouini, Y. Chen, and R. M. Radaydeh, “New resource allocation scheme for cognitive relay networks with opportunistic access,” in Proc. of IEEE International Workshop on Cooperative and Cognitive Mobile Networks (CoCoNet 4) in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2012), Ottawa, ON, Canada, Jun. 2012.
A. Zafar, Y. Chen, M. -S. Alouini, and R. M. Radaydeh, “Resource allocation for relay assisted cognitive radio networks,” in Proc. of IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2012), Paris, France, Apr. 2012.