Dr. Ashfaq Ahmed received the M.S. and Ph.D. Degree from the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy, in 2010 and 2014, respectively. He is currently affiliated with the center for cyber-physical systems, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Khalifa University (KU), Abu Dhabi, UAE. He worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical \& Computer Engineering, COMSATS University Islamabad, Wah campus, Pakistan from March 2014 to March 2021.
His research interests include computational intelligence, evolutionary algorithms, convex optimization, resource allocation, and applied optimization for 5G and beyond 5G applications, cloud computing, and physical layer wireless communication. He has hands-on experience with simulation and modeling of optimization problems, as well as working with a variety of optimization toolboxes, including the MATLAB optimization toolbox and the OPTI toolbox. He also developed heuristics and applied several meta-heuristics to various optimization problems. His recent research interests include hardware security and reliable data transmission over wireless channels.