ICTD; Human Development; Systems; Big Data Analytics; Networks Lab

IHSANLab aims at human development through technological solutions spanning the diverse disciplines of machine learning, artificial intelligence, economics, big data analytics, computer systems/networks, and mobile and wireless technology. IHSANlab: focused on 1) making systems, networks, and humans smart; and 2) smartly solving problems of society using algorithms, artificial intelligence, and data.

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junaid qadir

Junaid Qadir

Lab Director

Anwaar Ali

Research Associate

Uzzam Javed

Research Associate

Muhammad Usama

PhD Student

Zafar Iqbal

Graduate Student


Approximate Networking

Billions of people still cannot access the Internet services with state-of-the-art existing communication technologies. We envision a system that is intelligent enough to make necessary performance tradeoffs in order to keep the people and remote/challenged/disaster-struck sites connected with the rest of the world


We study the role of multiplicity of paths and its implications on network performance. Resource pooling is also one of the subject matters in this research domain.

Big Data for Development

The basic hypothesis of this research is that we can use such mobile phones and modern ICT technology to revolutionize public health services in Pakistan.

Wireless for Development

We propose to use holistic cognitive approach that uses intelligent software defined radio techniques to provide a solution to the vexing issues of wireless interference and wireless spectrum scarcity

Note: Interested BS and MS students can apply for the projects being offered in year 2016/2017 [link].



  • “Reliability Modeling and Analysis of Communication Networks”, W. Ahmed, U. Pervez, J. Qadir, O. Hasan, accepted in Elsevier Journal of Network Computer Applications (JNCA), November 2016. Impact Factor (2015) 2.331.

  • “On Using Micro-Clouds to Deliver the Fog”, Y. Elkhatib, B. Porter, H. Ribeiro, M. F. Zhani, J. Qadir, and E. Riviere, accepted in IEEE Internet Computing, Special Issue on Fog Computing, November 2016. Impact Factor (2015) 1.4.

  • “Intrusion Detection Systems in Cloud Computing: A Contemporary Review of Techniques and Solutions”, A. Riaz, H. F. Ahmad, A. K. Kiani, J. Qadir, R. Rasool, U. Younis, accepted in Journal of Information Science and Engineering: Special Issue on Cloud Computing and Security, October 2016. Impact Factor (2015): 0.61.

  • “Low-cost Sustainable Wireless Internet Service For Rural Areas”, A. Hameed, A. N. Mian, and J. Qadir, accepted in Springer Wireless Networks (WINET), November 2016. Impact Factor (2015) 1.006.

  • “Resource Pooling for Wireless Networks: Solutions for the Developing World”, J. Qadir, A. Sathiaseelan, L. Wang, J. Crowcroft, Editorial Note published in ACM Computer Communication Review (CCR), October 2016.

  • “Comparing oversampling techniques to handle the class imbalance problem: A customer churn prediction case study”, Adnan Amin, Sajid Anwar, Awais Adnan, Muhammad Nawaz, Newton Howard, Junaid Qadir, Ahmad Hawalah, Amir Hussain, accepted in IEEE Access, September 2016. Impact Factor (2015) 1.249

  • “Admission Criteria in Pakistani Universities: A Case Study”, Z. Iqbal, J. Qadir, A. N. Mian, accepted at the 14th International Conference on Frontiers of Information (FIT), Islamabad, Pakistan, December 2016

  • “The Past, Present, and Future of Transport-Layer Multipath”, S. Habib, J. Qadir, A. Ali, D. Habib, M. Li, A. Sathiaseelan, accepted at Elsevier Journal of Network Computer Applications (JNCA), September 2016. Impact Factor (2015) 2.331 [pdf].

  • “Route Selection for Multi-hop Cognitive Radio Networks using Reinforcement Learning: An Experimental Study”, S. A. Raza, K. A. Yau, J. Qadir, H. Mohamad, N. Ramli, S. L. Keoh, accepted in IEEE Access, September 2016. Impact Factor (2015) 1.249.

  • "MP-ALM: Exploring Reliable Multipath Multicast Streaming with Multipath TCP", Anwaar Ali, Junaid Qadir, Arjuna Sathiaseelan, Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, Jon Crowcroft, 41st annual IEEE conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN) November in Dubai, UAE (2016).

  • "Crisis Analytics: Big Data Driven Crisis Response", Junaid Qadir, Anwaar Ali, Raihan ur Rasool, Andrej Zwitter, Arjuna Sathiaseelan, Jon Crowcroft, Journal of International Humanitarian Action (2016) [pdf].

  • “5G Solution for Universal Internet Access”, O. Onireti, J. Qadir, M. A. Imran, A. Sathiaseelan, ACM SIGCOMM Global Access to the Internet for All (GAIA) Workshop, August, 2016 [pdf].

  • “IEEE Communication Magazine Feature Topic Editorial: Wireless Technologies for Development”, J. Qadir, A. Sathiaseelan, M. Zennaro, S. Bhatti, A. Wolisz, K. Govindan, IEEE Communication Magazine, July 2016. Impact Factor (2015): 4.007.

  • “Taming LIMITS with approximate networking”, J. Qadir, A. Sathiaseelan, L. Wang, J. Crowcroft, ACM LIMITS Workshop, June, 2016 [pdf].

  • “Genetic Algorithms in Wireless Networking: Techniques, Applications, and Issues”, U. Mehboob, J. Qadir, S. Ali, A. Vasilakos, Springer Soft Computing (SOCO), http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/ s00500-016-2070-9, Volume 20, Issue 6, Pages 2467-2501, June 2016, Impact Factor (2014) 1.271 [pdf].

  • “Analysis of Critical Features and Evaluation of BIM Software: Towards a Plugin for Construction Waste Minimisation”, by M. Bilal, L. Oyedele, J. Qadir, K. Munir, O. Akinade, S. Ajayi, H. Alaka, H. Owolabi, Journal of Sustainable Building Technology & Urban Development (SCOPUS indexed), January 2016 [pdf].

  • Ahad, Nauman, Junaid Qadir, and Nasir Ahsan. "Neural networks in wireless networks: Techniques, applications and guidelines." Journal of Network and Computer Applications 68 (2016): 1-27 [pdf].

  • Bilal, Muhammad, Lukumon O. Oyedele, Olugbenga O. Akinade, Saheed O. Ajayi, Hafiz A. Alaka, Hakeem A. Owolabi, Junaid Qadir, Maruf Pasha, and Sururah A. Bello. "Big data architecture for construction waste analytics (CWA): A conceptual framework." Journal of Building Engineering 6 (2016): 144-156 [pdf].

  • Qadir, Junaid. "Artificial intelligence based cognitive routing for cognitive radio networks." Artificial Intelligence Review 45, no. 1 (2016): 25-96 [pdf].

  • "Big Data For Development: Applications and Techniques", Ali, Anwaar, Junaid Qadir, Arjuna Sathiaseelan, and Andrej Zwitter, Springer Nature Big Data Analytics Journal (2016) [pdf].

  • 2015

  • “IEEE Access Special Section Editorial: Artificial Intelligence Enabled Networking”, J. Qadir, K. A. Yau , M. Imran, Q. Ni, A. Vasilakos, IEEE Access, Q4, 2015 [pdf].

  • “Application of Reinforcement Learning for Security Enhancement in Cognitive Radio”, M. H. Ling, K. A. Yau, J. Qadir, G. S. Poh, Q. Ni, Elsevier Applied Soft Computing, September 2015 [pdf].

  • “Learning Automata Based Multipath Multicasting in Cognitive Radio Networks”, A Ali, J. Qadir, A. Baig, accepted at IEEE Journal of Communications and Networks (JCN), Volume 17, Number 4, August 2015 [pdf].

  • “Machine Learning based Optimized Live Virtual Machine Migration over WAN Links”, M. Arif, A. Kiani, J. Qadir, accepted in Springer’s Telecommunication Systems, April, 2015. Impact Factor (2014) 0.705 [pdf].

  • Qadir, Junaid, Anwaar Ali, Kok-Lim Alvin Yau, Arjuna Sathiaseelan, and Jon Crowcroft. "Exploiting the power of multiplicity: a holistic survey of network-layer multipath." Communications Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE 17, no. 4 (2015): 2176-2213 [pdf].

  • Ahmed, Ejaz, Junaid Qadir, and Adeel Baig. "High-throughput transmission-quality-aware broadcast routing in cognitive radio networks." Wireless Networks 21, no. 4 (2015): 1193-1210 [pdf].

  • Qadir, Junaid. "What every student should know: Seven learning impediments and their remedies." Potentials, IEEE 34, no. 3 (2015): 30-35 [pdf].

  • “QoS in IEEE 802.11-based Wireless Networks: A Contemporary Survey”, A. Malik, J. Qadir, B. Ahmad, K. A. Yau, and U. Ullah, Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA), Volume 55, September 2015 [pdf].

  • Qadir, Junaid, and Osman Hasan. "Applying Formal Methods to Networking: Theory, Techniques, and Applications." Communications Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE 17, no. 1 (2015): 256-291 [pdf].

  • 2014

  • “Network as a Service (NaaS): Are we there yet?”, J. Qadir, N. Ahmed, F. Z. Yousaf, A. Taqweem, IEEE Potentials (included in Thomson Reuters Master Journal List), accepted in November 2014 [pdf].

  • “Building Programmable Wireless Networks: An Architectural Survey”, J. Qadir, N. Ahmed, N. Ahad, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking (JWCN), Highly Accessed Paper, October 2014 [pdf].

  • “Qadir, Junaid, Nauman Ahad, Erum Mushtaq, and Muhammad Bilal. "SDNs, Clouds, and Big Data: New Opportunities." In Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), 2014 12th International Conference on, pp. 28-33. IEEE, 2014 [pdf].

  • Qadir, Junaid, Adeel Baig, Asad Ali, and Quratulain Shafi. "Multicasting in cognitive radio networks: Algorithms, techniques and protocols." Journal of Network and Computer Applications 45 (2014): 44-61 [pdf].

  • 2013

  • Farooq, Muhammad Junaid, Muddassar Hussain, Junaid Qadir, and Adeel Baig. "A game-theoretic spectrum allocation framework for mixed unicast and broadcast traffic profile in cognitive radio networks." In Local Computer Networks (LCN), 2013 IEEE 38th Conference on, pp. 425-432. IEEE, 2013 [pdf].

  • Hassan, Malik Tahir, Erfan Ahmed, Junaid Qadir, and Adeel Baig. "Quantifying the multiple cognitive radio interfaces advantage." In Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops (WAINA), 2013 27th International Conference on, pp. 511-516. IEEE, 2013 [pdf].

  • 2012

  • Mir, Adil Kamal, Asif Akram, Erfan Ahmed, Junaid Qadir, and Adeel Baig. "Unified channel assignment for unicast and broadcast traffic in cognitive radio networks." In Local Computer Networks Workshops (LCN Workshops), 2012 IEEE 37th Conference on, pp. 799-806. IEEE, 2012 [pdf].

  • 2009

  • Qadir, Junaid, Chun Tung Chou, Archan Misra, and Joo Ghee Lim. "Minimum latency broadcasting in multiradio, multichannel, multirate wireless meshes." Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on 8, no. 11 (2009): 1510-1523 [pdf].

  • 2008

  • Qadir, Junaid, Chun Tung Chou, Archan Misra, and Joo Ghee Lim. "Localized minimum-latency broadcasting in multi-radio multi-rate wireless mesh networks." In World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks, 2008. WoWMoM 2008. 2008 International Symposium on a, pp. 1-12. IEEE, 2008 [pdf].

  • 2007

  • Chou, Chun Tung, Junaid Qadir, and Joo Ghee Lim. "Advances and challenges with data broadcasting in wireless mesh networks." Communications Magazine, IEEE 45, no. 11 (2007): 78-85 [pdf].

  • 2006

  • Qadir, Junaid, Chun Tung Chou, and Archan Misra. "Exploiting rate diversity for multicasting in multi-radio wireless mesh networks." In Local Computer Networks, Proceedings 2006 31st IEEE Conference on, pp. 287-294. IEEE, 2006 [pdf].

  • Chou, Chun Tung, Archan Misra, and Junaid Qadir. "Low-latency broadcast in multirate wireless mesh networks." Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Journal on 24, no. 11 (2006): 2081-2091 [pdf].

  • Qadir, Junaid, Archan Misra, and Chun Tung Chou. "Low latency broadcast in multiradio multi-channel multi-rate wireless mesh networks." In Third Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks SECON. 2006.

  • More papers can be found on this Google Scholar profile

  • Collaborations


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    Information Technology University,

    6th Floor, Arfa Software Technology Park, Ferozepur Road, Lahore,


    Email: junaid.qadir@itu.edu.pk


    We are looking to hire graduate and undergraduate students to work on the problems currently addressed in our lab. If you are interested in joining our group, please contact Dr. Junaid via email at "junaid.qadir@itu.edu.pk".