Dr. Rashid Ali (M'20) received his BS degree in information technology (IT) from Gomal University, Pakistan, in 2007 and his MS degree under the supervision of Dr. Stanislav Belenki in computer science (Advanced Network Design) in 2010 and MS degree in Informatics under the supervision of Dr. Maria Spante in 2012–2013 from the University West, Sweden. Between 2007 and 2009, he worked for Wateen Telecom Pvt. Ltd. Pakistan as a WiMAX engineer in the Operations Research Department. From July 2013 to June 2014, he worked for COMSATS University, Pakistan, as a lecturer. He has more than 5 years of experience in research, academia, and industry in the field of Information and Communication Engineering, and Computer Science. Rashid received his Ph.D. in Information and Communication Engineering from the Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Yeungnam University, the Republic of Korea in February 2019. Later, he served as a postdoc research fellow at the same department at Yeungnam University. Currently, he is serving as an Assistant Professor at the School of Intelligent Mechatronics Engineering, Sejong University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. His research interests include Internet of Things (IoT), 5G, Future WLANs, wireless sensor networks (WSNs), transport/network/MAC layer protocols, Information-Centric Networking (ICN), Embedded systems/Smart systems, Network-on-a-Chip, Blockchain, Machine/Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning, and Federated Reinforcement Learning for wireless networks.

Being an extremely diligent graduate student and having a strong critical thinking ability, Dr. Rashid has successfully accomplished a few research projects and published his research papers in some well-recognized academic journals. He worked full-time (that is 40 hours per week) on research topics provided below,

  1. Basic Research Program (11/01/2018 ~ 10/31/2021), Sponsor: NRF/MOE
    Title: Performance enhancement of the Internet of Things by Machine Learning
  2. ITRC (06/01/2016 ~ 12/31/2019), Sponsor: IITP
    Title: Functional Safety Software for Global Vehicular Electronic Components
  3. Basic Research Program (11/01/2015 ~ 10/30/2018), Sponsor: NRF/MOE
    Title: Enhanced Capacity by Wi-Fi and LTE Integration
  4. BK21 PLUS (09/01/2013 ~ 02/29/2020), Sponsor: BNC/MEST
    Title: The creative human resource development team for ICT-based smart devices

Research Interests

His research interests include a number of areas in wireless networks, mobile networks, embedded system, and applied statistics for wireless communications

  1. Wireless networks: MAC Layer protocol design and performance evaluation in high-efficiency WLANs, Machine-to-Machine (M2M), 5G, LAA-WiFi coexistence, IoT.
  2. Blockchain and IoT: Blockchain framework for trustworthiness in IoT and communication technologies for IoT.
  3. Transport/Network Protocols: TCP/SCTP, IP/IPv6 routing, Information-Centric Networking (ICN).
  4. Standard: IEEE 802.11ax/ah.
  5. Embedded system: Arduino UNO, NodeMCU, ESP8266, Raspberry Pi 3B, sensors/actuators.
  6. Applied Statistics: Stochastic processes, Markovian processes, Kalman Filtering, Particle filtering, Machine/Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning.

Current Research Projects

  1. Deanship of Scientific Research (DSR), King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia (2020. Mar.01 - 2021. Feb. 28): healthcare IoT Research (Sponsor: DSR/KAU Saudi Arabia, Role: International co-investigator).
  2. Basic Research Lab Program, Korea (2019. Sep.01 - 2022. Feb. 28): Study on low latency high-reliability haptic data communication and tactile sensor/actuator technologies for Tactile Internet (Sponsor: NRF/MEST Korea, Role: Co-researcher).
  3. On-campus Research Support (new professors), Sejong University, Republic of Korea (2020. Mar.01 - 2021. Feb. 28): Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) for privacy preservation in healthcare Internet of Things (hIoT) (Sponsor: Sejong University Industry-University Cooperation Foundation (Korea), Role: Principal Research Director).

Education

Undergraduate Degree

Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) (2003 – 2007)
Gomal University, Pakistan
Final Project: Computerization of Mobile Franchise
Key Skills: Visual Studio.Net, C/C++, SQL, HTML

Masters Degree

Master in Computer Science (Advanced Network Design) 2009 – 2010 University West, Sweden Final Project: Performance of Network Redundancy in SCTP: Effects of different Factors on Multi-homing Key Skills:C/C++, NS2, Linux Master in Informatics  2011 – 2012 University West, Sweden Final Project: Work Integrated Informal Learning (WiiL): A case study of Wateen Telecom Key Skills:Web Development, Social Networking, Database management

Ph.D.

Ph.D. Information and Communications Engineering (March 2015 ~ February 2019) Yeungnam University, Republic of Korea Theses title: A Deep Reinforcement Learning paradigm for MAC Layer Resource allocation in dense Wireless Networks Research Interests: 5G unlicensed, Future Wireless Technologies, Internet of Things (IoT), Smart City, Embedded Systems, Analysis and Modeling Key Skills:C/C++, NS3, MatLab, Python, IoT Engineering (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, NodeMCU), Scientific technical writing, Applied statistics (Markovian/stochastic process, Particle Filtering, Kalman Filtering)

Research Publications

Patents

  1. A. O. Almagrabi, and R. Ali, "A Reinforcement Learning-based method and architecture for crowdsourcing in Healthcare Internet of Things," (Application Submitted at Knowledge Economy and Technology Transfer, King Abdulaziz University, Jedda, Saudi Arabia: 2021-095)
  2. A. O. Almagrabi, and R. Ali, "Method for Random-access Channel in 5G networks using a Poisson distribution," (Application Submitted at Knowledge Economy and Technology Transfer, King Abdulaziz University, Jedda, Saudi Arabia: 2021-094)
  3. Kim Hyung Seok, Ali Rashid, and Cheol Jeong "Reinforcement Learning-based Channel Access Control," Korea Patent Application Number: 10-2020-0011583, Patent Registration# 10-2289471-0000, Reg. Date: 06-08-2021 (Registered)
  4. Ali Rashid, Kim Sung Won, Kim Byung-Seo, "Method for Allocating Resource using machine learning in a wireless network and recording medium for performing the method," Korea Patent Application Number: 10-2018-0171182, Patent Registration# 10-2206775-0000, Reg. Date: 19-01-2021 (Registered)
  5. Ali Rashid, Kim Sung Won, Kim Byung-Seo, "Method and Device for Channel Observation-based Back-off Adjustment," Republic of Korea Intellectual Property Office, South Korea. Application#: 10-2018-0009773, Patent Registration# 10-2052050, Reg. Date: 28-11-2019, (Registered)

Work in progress (unpublished)

  1. New Radio URLLC for 5G and Beyond: Requirements, Enabling Incumbent Technologies and Network Intelligence
  2. Federated Reinforcement Learning-based Framework for Incumbent Technologies in Beyond 5G Networks

Book Chapters

  1. R. Ali, and H. S. Kim, “A Collaborative Data Intelligence for Future Wireless Networks," CRC Press: Taylor & Francis Group, 2021. (Book Title: "Data-Driven Intelligence in Wireless Networks: Concepts, Solutions, and Applications", submitted)
  2. Y. A. Qadri, R. Ali, and S. W. Kim, “Cobots for Human Surgery," Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Genthiner, Germany, 2021. (Book Title: "Industry 5.0 - Towards a new revolution and A Human-Centric Solution", submitted)
  3. A. Nauman, Y. A. Qadri, R. Ali, and S. W. Kim, “Machine Learning Enabled Internet of Things for Medical Informatics," Elsevier, 2021. (Book Title: "Machine Learning, Big Data, and IoT for Medical Informatics", Accepted)
  4. R. Ali, Y.B. Zikria, B. Kim and S. W. Kim, “Deep Reinforcement-learning paradigm for dense wireless networks in smart-cities," Springer, 2019. (Book Title: "Smart-cities: Performability, Cognition & Security", ISBN: 978-3-030-14718-1)
  5. A. Musaddiq, R. Ali, R. Bajracharya, Y. A. Qadri and S. W. Kim, “Trends, issues, and challenges in the domain of IoT-based Vehicular Cloud networks," EAI/Springer, April 2020. (Book Title: "Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Smart cities", ISBN: 978-3-030-38711-2)
  6.  R. Ali, N. Shahin, F. Al-Turjman, B. S. Kim and S. W. Kim, “HaLow: registering thousands of low-power sensors in smart-cities," IET Digital Library, 2020. (Book Title: (Control, Robotics & Sensors, 2020), 'IoT Technologies in Smart Cities: From sensors to big data, security and trust', Chap. 9, pp. 189-206, ISBN: 9781785618703)
  7.  R. Ali, Y. A. Qadri, Y.B. Zikria, F. Al-Turjman, B. Kim and S. W. Kim, “A blockchain framework for trustworthiness in IoT-based smart-cities," EAI/Springer, 2019. (Book Title: "Trends in Cloud-based IoT.", in-production)

International Journals (SCI/SCIE/SCOPUS)

  1. Shahzad, M. Z. Islam, A. Haider, R. Ali and H. S. Kim, “Enhancing Transport Layer Solutions for Tactile Internet Applications using Emerging Technologies,” Computer Networks. (submitted, IF = 4.474, Q1)
  2. W. Khalid, H. Yu, S. Noh, Z. Kaleem, and R. Ali, “Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for Physical Layer Security in Future 6G Networks: Design and Research Issues,” IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine. (submitted, IF = 10.384, Q1)
  3. M. Z. Islam, R. Ali, A. Haider, and H. S. Kim, “QoS and QoE Provisioning: Key Drivers and Enablers Towards the Tactile Internet in 6G Era,” IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials. (submitted, IF = 25.249, Q1)
  4. A. Nauman, M. A. Jamshed, Y. Ahmad, R. Ali, and S. W. Kim, “Optimizing device-to-device communication in 5G and beyond 5G networks,” IEEE Access, (submitted, IF = 3.745, Q1)
  5. A. Musaddiq, R. Ali, S. W. Kim, and D. Kim, “Learning-based resource management for low-power and lossy IoT networks,” IEEE Internet of Things Journal, (submitted, IF = 9.936, Q1, top 2%).
  6. M. A. Naeem, Y. B. Zikria, R. Ali, Y. Meng, and A. K. Bashir, “Cache in Fog Computing design, concepts, contributions, and security issues in Machine Learning perspective” Digital Communications and Networks, (submitted, IF = 5.382, Q1)
  7. M. Z. Islam, R. Ali, A. Haider, Md Z. Islam, and H. S. Kim, “PAKES: A Reinforcement Learning-Based Personalized Adaptability Knowledge Extraction Strategy for Adaptive Learning Systems,” (on hold)
  8. M. A. Naeem, R. Ullah, Y. Meng, and R. Ali, “Cooperative-based Caching to Enhance the Performance of Wireless Communication Technologies,” Proceedings of the IEEE, (submitted, IF = 10.252, Q1)
  9. M. A. Naeem, R. Ullah, Y. Meng, R. Ali, and B. Lodhi “Caching Content on the Network Layer: A Performance Analysis of Caching Schemes in ICN-based Internet of Things,” IEEE Internet of Things Journal. (accepted, IF = 9.936, Q1)
  10. H. Ahmad, M. Z. Islam, R. Ali, A. Haider, and H. S. Kim, “Intelligent Stretch Optimization for URLLC services in Multi-Access Edge Computing-Based Tactile Internet Applications,” MDPI Applied Sciences. (accepted, IF = 2.4744, Q2)
  11. M. Faheem, R. A. Butt, R. Ali, B. Raza, Md. A. Ngadi, and V. C. Gungor, “CBI4.0: A Cross-layer Approach for Big Data Gathering for Active Monitoring and Maintenance in the Manufacturing Industry 4.0” Journal of Industrial Information Integration, (accepted, IF = 10.71, Q1)
  12. R. Ali, Y. B. Zikria, A. K. Bashir, and H. S. Kim, “A Federated Reinforcement Learning Framework for Incumbent Technologies in Beyond 5G Networks,” IEEE Networks. (accepted, IF = 8.808, Q1)
  13. A. O. Almagrabi, R. Ali, D. Alghazzawi, A. AlBarakati, and Tahir Khurshaid, "A Reinforcement Learning-based Framework for Crowd-sourcing in Massive Healthcare IoT,” Big Data (Ahead of Print, Q1, IF = 3.644, Q1)
  14. M. Junaid, A. Sohail, F. A. Turjman, and R. Ali, "Agile Support Vector Machine for Energy-efficient Resource Allocation in IoT-oriented Cloud," ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (accepted, IF = 1.598, Q2)
  15. A. Nauman, M. A. Jamshed, R. Ali, A. Mamoun, and S. W. Kim, “Reinforcement Learning-Enabled Intelligent Device-to-device (I-D2D) Communication in Narrowband Internet-of-things (NB-IoT),” ELSEVIER Computer Communications. (accepted, IF = 3.037, Q2)
  16. M. A. Naeem, Tu Nguyen, R. Ali, K. Cengiz, Y. Meng, and T. Khurshaid “Hybrid Cache Management in IoT-based Named Data Networking,” IEEE Internet of Things Journal (Early Access). (accepted, IF = 9.936, Q1)
  17. R. Ali, Y. B. Zikria, A. K. Bashir, S. Garg, and H. S. Kim, “URLLC for 5G and Beyond: Requirements, Enabling Incumbent Technologies and Network Intelligence,” IEEE Access. (accepted, IF = 3.745, Q1)
  18. R. Ali, I. Ashraf, A. K. Bashir, Y. B. Zikria, “Reinforcement Learning for massive Internet of Things in 6G wireless communications,” IEEE Communications Standards Magazine, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 126-131, June 2021, (IF = NA)
  19. J. Tanveer, A. Haider, R. Ali, A. Kim, "Reinforcement Learning-Based Optimization for Drone Mobility in 5G and Beyond Ultra-Dense Networks," CMC-Computers, Materials, and Continua, Vol.68, No.3, 2021, pp.3807-3823. (IF = 4.89, Q1)
  20. A. O. Almagrabi, R. Ali, D. Alghazzawi, A. AlBarakati, Yasser D. Al-Otaibi, and Tahir Khurshaid, "Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaU) for next-generation healthcare Internet of Things," CMC-Computers, Materials, and Continua, Vol.68, No.1, 2021, pp.359-376. (IF = 4.89, Q1)
  21. S. Kanwal, Z. Iqbal, A. Irtaza, R. Ali, and K. Siddique, "A Novel Genetic Leader Election Algorithm (GLEA) for Efficient IoT Data Processing in the Cloud," CMC-Computers, Materials, and Continua, Vol.68, No.2, 2021, pp.2469-2486. (IF = 4.89, Q1)
  22. K. S. Awan, T. Mahmood, M. Shorfuzzaman, R. Ali, and R. M. Mehmood, "A Machine Learning Based Algorithm to Process Partial Shading Effects in PV Arrays," CMC-Computers, Materials, and Continua, Vol.68, No.1, 2021, pp.29-43. (IF = 4.89, Q1)
  23. I. Ashraf, W. S. Alnumay, R. Ali, S. Hur, A. K. Bashir, and Y. B. Zikria, "Prediction Models for COVID-19 Integrating Age Groups, Gender, and Underlying Conditions," CMC-Computers, Materials and Continua, Vol.67, No.3, 2021, pp.3009-3044. (IF = 4.89, Q1)
  24. W. Khalid, H. Yu, R. Ali,  and R. Ullah, “Advanced Physical-Layer Technologies for Beyond 5G Wireless Communication Networks,” Sensors, vol. 21(9), pp. 3197, 4 May 2021. (IF = 3.275, Q1)
  25. A. Musaddiq, R. Ali, J. G. Choi, S. W. Kim, and B. S. Kim“Collision observation-based optimization of low-power and lossy IoT network using reinforcement learning,” CMC-Computers, Materials and Continua, Vol.67, No.1, 2021, pp.799-814. (IF = 4.89, Q1)
  26. A. O. Almagrabi, R. Ali, D. Alghazzawi, A. AlBarakati, and Tahir Khurshaid, "A Poison Process-based Random-Access Channel mechanism for 5G and Beyond Networks," Mathematics, 2021, 9(5), 508.
  27. Y. B. Zikria, R. Ali, M. K. Afzal, and S. W. Kim, “Next-generation Internet of Things (IoT): Opportunities, challenges, and solutions,” Sensors, vol. 21(4), pp. 1-7, February 2021.(IF = 3.275, Q1)
  28. R. Ali, M. Sohail, A. O. Almagrabi, A. Musaddiq, and B. Kim, “greenMAC Protocol: A Q-Learning-Based Mechanism to Enhance Channel Reliability for WLAN Energy Savings,” Electronics 20209, 1720. (IF = 2.412, Q2)
  29. Y. Meng, M. A. Naeem, M. Sohail, A. K. Bashir, R. Ali, and Y. B. Zikria, “Elastic Caching Solutions for Content Dissemination Services of IP-based Internet Technologies Perspective,” Multimedia Tools and Applications, 2020, DOI: 10.1007/s11042-020-09626-7 (accepted, IF = 2.313, Q2)
  30. A. Ostovar, Y. B. Zikria, H. S. Kim and R. Ali, "Optimization of Resource Allocation Model With Energy-Efficient Cooperative Sensing in Green Cognitive Radio Networks," in IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 141594-141610, 2020, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3013034. (IF = 3.745, Q1)
  31. A. Musaddiq, Zulqarnain, Y. A. Qadri, R. Ali, and S. W. Kim, “Reinforcement Learning-Enabled Cross-layer Optimization for Low-power and Lossy Networks under Heterogeneous Traffic Patterns,” Sensors 2020, 20(15), 4158. (IF = 3.275, Q1)
  32. M. Sohail, R. Ali, M. Kashif, S. A. Khanand, S. Mehta, Y. B. Zikria, and H. Yu, “TrustWalker: An Efficient Trust Assessment in Vehicular Internet of Things (VIoT) with Security Consideration,” Sensors 2020, 20(14), 3945. (IF = 3.275, Q1)
  33. Z. Nain, R. Ali, S. Anjum, M. K. Afzal, and S. W Kim, “A Network Adaptive Fault-Tolerant Routing Algorithm for Latency and Throughput Demanding Network on Chip Designs,” Electronics 20209(7), 1076. (IF = 2.412, Q2)
  34. M. A. Naeem, R. Ali, M. Alazab, Y. Meng, Y. B. Zikria, “Enabling the content dissemination through caching in the state-of-the-art sustainable information and communication technologies,” Sustainable Cities and Society, Volume 61, October 2020, 102291. (IF = 5.268, Q1)
  35. Y. Meng, M. A. Naeem, A. O. Almagrabi, R. Ali, and H. S. Kim, “Advancing the State of the Fog Computing to Enable 5G Network Technologies,” Sensors 2020, 20(6), 1754. (IF=3.275, Q1)
  36. R. Ali, B. Kim, S. W. Kim, H. S. Kim, and F. Ishmanov, “(ReLBT): A Reinforcement learning-enabled Listen Before Talk mechanism for LAA-WiFi coexistence in IoT,” Computer Communications, Vol. 150, pp. 498-505, Jan. 2020. (IF=2.816, Q1)
  37. Y. Meng, M. A. Naeem, R. Ali, and B. Kim, “EHCP: An Efficient Hybrid Content Placement Strategy in Named Data Networking Caching,” IEEE Access, vol. 7, pp. 155601-155611, 2019. (IF=3.745, Q1)
  38. M. Sohail, L. Wang, R. Ali, S. Rahim, and J. Yao, “Efficient data handover and intelligent information assessment in software-defined vehicular social networks,” IET Intelligent Transport Systems, Vol. 13, Issue 12, pp. 1814-1821, 2019. (IF = 2.480, Q2)
  39. Y. A. Qadri, R. Ali, A. Musaddiq, F. A. Turjman, D. W. Kim, and S. W. Kim, “A framework for mitigating security threats in Healthcare Internet of Things”, Springer Cluster Computing. (Accepted, IF = 3.458, Q1)
  40. Y. Meng, M. A. Naeem, R. Ali, Y. B. Zikria, and S. W. Kim, “DCS: Distributed caching strategy at the edge of vehicular sensor networks in information-centric networking,” Sensors, 19(20), 4407, Oct. 2019. (IF = 3.275, Q1)
  41.  R. Ali, A. Nauman, Y. B. Zikria, B. Kim, and S. W. Kim, “Performance optimization of QoS-supported dense WLANs using machine-learning-enabled enhanced distributed channel access (MEDCA) mechanism,” Neural Computing and Applications. (IF=4.774, Q1) (accepted)
  42.  R. Ali, Y. A. Qadri, Y. B. Zikria, T. Umer, B. Kim, and S. W. Kim, “Q-learning-enabled channel access in next-generation dense wireless networks for IoT-based eHealth systems,” EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, vol. 2019(178), pp. 1-12, July 2019. (IF=1.408, Q3)
  43. N. Shahin, R. Ali, S. W. Kim and Y. Kim, “Cognitive Backoff Mechanism for IEEE802.11ax High-Efficiency WLANs," Journal of Communications and Networks, vol. 21(2), pp. 158-167, April 2019.(IF=1.733, Q3)
  44.  R. Ali, N. Shahin, Y. B. Zikria, B. Kim and S. W. Kim, “Deep Reinforcement Learning Paradigm for Performance Optimization of Channel Observation-based MAC Protocols in Dense WLANs," IEEE Access, vol. 7(1), pp. 3500-3511, January 2019. (IF=3.745, Q1)
  45.  R. Bajracharya, R. Shrestha, R. Ali, A. Musaddiq, and S. W. Kim, “LWA in 5G: State-of-the-art architecture, opportunities, and research challenges,“ IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 56(10), pp. 134-141, October 2018. (IF=11.052, Q1)
  46.  M. A. Naeem,  R. Ali, B. Kim, S. A. Nor, and S. Hassan, “A Periodic Caching Strategy solution for Smart City in Information-Centric Internet of Things,“ Sustainability, vol. 10(7), pp. 2576, July 2018. (IF=2.576, Q2)
  47.  R. Ali, N. Shahin, Y. Kim, B. Kim, and S. W. Kim, “Channel observation-based scaled backoff mechanism for high-efficiency WLANs,“ IET Electronics Letters vol. 54(10), pp. 663-665, May 2018. (IF=1.316, Q3)
  48.  N. Shahin, R. Ali, and Y. Kim, "Hybrid Slotted-CSMA/CA-TDMA for Efficient Massive Registration of IoT Devices," IEEE Access, vol. 6, pp. 18366-18382, 2018. (IF=3.745, Q1)
  49.  R. Ali, N. Shahin, R. Bajracharya, B. Kim and S. W. Kim, “A self-scrutinized backoff mechanism for IEEE 802.11ax in 5G unlicensed networks," Sustainability, vol. 10(4), pp. 1-15, April 2018. (IF=2.576, Q2)
  50.  R. Ali, S. W. Kim, B. Kim, and Y. Park, “Design of MAC layer resource allocation schemes for IEEE 802.11ax: Future directions,” IETE Technical Review, vol. 35(1), pp. 28-52, February 2018. (IF=1.845, Q3)
  51.  Y. B. Zikria, R. Ali, R. Bajracharya, H. Yu, S. W. Kim,"IoT theoretical to practical: Contiki-OS and zolertia remote," Far East Journal of Electronics and Communications, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 915-921, August 2017. (SCOPUS)
  52.  R. Ali, S. Asghar, M. Spante, S. W. Kim, B.-S. Kim, “Competence Development at Workplace: A Work integrated informal Learning (WiiL) Approach,” Far East Journal of Electronics and Communications, vol. 2, no. 2016, pp. 35-42, September 2016. (SCOPUS)
  53.  R. Bajracharya, R. Shrestha, R. Ali, and S. W. Kim, “Power saving Scheme for Wi-Fi Access Points,” Far East Journal of Electronics and Communications, vol. 2, no. 2016, pp. 43-51, September 2016. (SCOPUS)

International Conference Papers

  1. Zulqarnain, A. Musaddiq, A. Nauman, Y. A. Qadri, R. Ali, and S. W. Kim, "Intelligent Trickle-Timer Algorithm for the Next Generation IoT Networks," IEEE International Mediterranean Conference on Communications and Networking, Athens, Greec, September 7-10 2021. (submitted)
  2. H. Ahmad, M. Z. Islam, A. Haider, R. Ali, and H. S. Kim, "Intelligent Stretch Reduction in Information-Centric Networking Towards 5G-Tactile Internet Realization," The 9th International Conference on Green and Human Information Technology (ICGHIT-2021), Jeju, Republic of Korea, Jan. 13-15 2020.
  3. M. Wazid, B. Bera, A. Mitra, A. K. Das, and R. Ali, "Private Blockchain-Envisioned Security Framework for AI-Enabled IoT-Based Drone-Aided Healthcare Services," 2nd Workshop on Drone Assisted Wireless Communications for 5G and Beyond- co-located with ACM MobiCom 2020 (DroneCom 2020), London, United Kingdom, Sep. 21-25 2020.
  4. R. Ali, Zulqarnain, S. W. Kim, and H. S. Kim, "Exponentially Distributed Random Access in LTE-A networks," International Symposium on Networks, Computers, and Communications (ISNCC-2020), Montreal, Canada, Jun. 16-18 2020.
  5. M. A. Rehman, Rehmat Ullah, R. Ali, and B. Kim, "A Cluster-based Namespace Design for Single Channel Information-Centric Wireless Sensor Networks," The 8th International Conference on Green and Human Information Technology (ICGHIT-2020), Hanoi, Vietnam, Feb. 5-7 2020.
  6. A. Nauman, M. A. Jamshed, Y. Ahmad, R. Ali, Y. B. Zikria, and S. W. Kim, “An intelligent deterministic D2D communication in narrow-band Internet of Things,” International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, Tangier, Morocco, Jun. 24-28, 2019
  7.  R. Ali, B. Kim, and S. W. Kim, "Machine intelligence-enabled network adaptable EDCA for QoS-supported wireless networks," The 7th International Conference on Green and Human Information Technology (ICGHIT-2019), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Jan. 16-18, 2019.
  8. N. Shahin,  R. Ali, and Y. Kim, "Performance Evaluation of Centralized and Distributed Control Methods for Efficient Registration of Massive IoT Devices," International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks, Prague, Czech Republic, Jul. 3-6, 2018.
  9.  R. Ali, N. Shahin, A. Musaddiq, B. Kim, and S. W. Kim, "Fair and efficient channel observation-based listen-before-talk (CoLBT) for LAA-WiFi coexistence in unlicensed LTE," International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks, Prague, Czech Republic, Jul. 3-6, 2018.
  10. M. Rafiq, R. Agyeman, H. K. Shin, R. Ali, K. M. Kim, G. S. Choi, "Deep Video Events (DVE): A Deep Learning Approach for Sports Video Summarization," The 13th IEMEK Symposium on Embedded Technology, Jeju, Korea, May 24-25, 2018.
  11.  N. Shahin, R. Ali, S. W. Kim and Y. Kim, "Adaptively Scaled Back-off(ASB) mechanism for Enhanced Performance of CSMA/CA in the IEEE 802.11ax High-Efficiency WLAN," IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium, Taipei, Taiwan, Apr. 23-27, 2018.
  12.  R. Ali, Y. B. Zikria, F. Amin, B. Kim and S. W. Kim, "I-DTMC: An Integrated-Discrete Time Markov Chain Model for Performance Analysis in Future WLANs," 2017 IEEE 42nd Conference on Local Computer Networks Workshops (LCN Workshops), Singapore, 2017, pp. 160-164.
  13.  A. Musaddiq, Y. B. Zikria, R. Ali, I. U. Rasool and S. W. Kim, "Congestion Control Routing Using Optimal Channel Assignment Mechanism in Wireless Mesh Network," in 2017 IEEE Ninth International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks, Milan, Italy, July. 4-7, 2017.
  14.  R. Ali, M. U. Ali, W. Khalid, B. Kim, S. W. Kim, "Future WLANs: A Candidate for Smart Homes in Internet of Things (IoT)," In Proc. of International Conference on Advanced Computing, Communication and Information Science (ICACCI-2017), Daegu, Korea, May. 19-20, 2017.
  15.  R. Ali, N. Hassan, B. Kim, and S. W. Kim, "The Diffusion of Internet of Things technology in Korea: A case study for technology adaptation analysis using Moor's Model," in the proceedings of International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Digital Convergence Business (ICIDB-2016), Seoul, Korea, pp. 83-84, Dec. 16-17, 2016.
  16.  F. Amin, R. Ali, R. Bajracharya, and S. W. Kim, "Extended Advanced Zonal Rectangular LEACH (EAZR-LEACH) for Wireless Sensor Networks," in the proceedings of International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Digital Convergence Business (ICIDB-2016), Seoul, Korea, pp. 61-62, Dec. 16-17, 2016.
  17.  Y. B. Zikria, R. Ali, R. Bajracharya, H. Yu, and S. W. Kim, "IoT theoretical to practical: Contiki-OS and Zolertia Re-mote," International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Digital Convergence Business (ICIDB-2016), Seoul, Korea, pp. 179-184, Dec. 16-17, 2016.
  18.  R. Ali, S. Asghar, M. Spante, S. W. Kim, B. Kim, "Social Networking sites for Interdisciplinary Learning at Workplace: Work integrated informal Learning (WiiL)," International Conference on Advanced Computing, Communication and Information Science (ICACCI-2016), Cebu, Philippine, May. 27-29, 2016.
  19.  M. I. Hussain, B. Ahmed, and R. Ali, "A discrete event simulation for the analytical modeling of M/D/1 queues: Output buffer of an ATM multiplexer," 2016 Sixth International Conference on Innovative Computing Technology (INTECH), Dublin, 2016, pp. 239-244.
  20.  R. Bajracharya, R. Shrestha, R. Ali, and S. W. Kim, "Dynamic Switch-Off Technique for Energy Efficient 802.11 Access Network," International Conference on Advanced Computing, Communication and Information Science (ICACCI-2016), Cebu, Philippine, May. 27-29, 2016.
  21.   R. Bajracharya, R. Shrestha, Y. B. Zikria, S. R. Ali, I.U. Rasool, and S. W. Kim, "Green WLAN: Energy-Aware Access Point Management," International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Digital Convergence Business (ICIDB-2015), Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 24 – 25, 2015.
  22.  R. Ali, S. W. Kim, B. Kim, "Performance of Network Redundancy in SCTP: Effects of Different Factors on Multi-homing," 2015 International Workshop on IT Convergence System (KJC-2015), Gyeongsan, Korea, Nov. 1-3, 2015.
  23. R. Ali, S. Asghar, and M. Spante, “Work integrated informal Learning (WiiL): Adopting social networking as interdisciplinary learning at work place,” Poster Presentation at WACE’s 10th International Symposium, Trollhattan, Sweden, June 2014.(urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9165).
Practical Skills

C/C++, NS3, MatLab., Linux, Python, Arduino programming Lanuage, VMWare workstation, smart IoT application development using sensors and actuators.

Writing Skills

Technical writing, Scientific writing, research paper writing.

Languages

Urdu (mother language), English (Proficient, official language), Swedish (Intermediate), Korean (Beginners), Others (Punjabi, Pashto, and Saraiki)

Work Experience

SmartDera Lab. (Project temporarily suspended)

Employment Period: March 2017 – current Position: Managing Director Roles and Responsibilities: SmartDera Lab. provides a platform as a service for the researchers and students. It combines into a common platform the online education system together with several test-beds for the Internet of Things (IoT) implementation. I am serving as a Managing Director of the IoT projects at SmartDera Lab.

Department of Smart Device Engineering, School of Intelligent Mechatronics Engineering, Sejong University, Seoul, Korea

Employment Period: March 2020 – Current Position: Assistant Professor Research Activties: Responsible to perform research and development activities in the department along with 3 credits teaching course per semester.

School of Intelligent Mechatronics Engineering, Sejong University, Seoul, Korea

Employment Period: October 2019 – February 2020 Position: PostDoc Research Fellow Research Activties: Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communication (URLLC) for Tactile Internet, Implementation of Reinforcement Learning techniques for URLLC for Tactile Internet.

Department of Information and Communication Engineering,
Yeungnam University, Korea

Employment Period: March 2019 – September 2019

Position: PostDoc Research Fellow

Research Activties: Implementation of Reinforcement Learning techniques for QoS-enabled WLANs.

Wireless Information Networking Lab (WINLab),
Yeungnam University, Korea

Employment Period: March 2015 –February 2019

Position: Ph.D Research Assistant

Roles and Responsibilities: To perform research for the completion of following projects;

  1. Basic Research Program: Enhanced Capacity by Wi-Fi and LTE Integration, 11/01/2015 ~ 10/30/2018 (Sponsor : NRF/MOE)
  2. BK21 PLUS: Creative human resource development team for ICT-based smart devices, 09/01/2013 ~ 02/29/2020 (Sponsor : BNC/MEST)

State Energy Pvt. Limited

Employment Period: July 2014 – February 2015

Position: Senior IT Consultant

Roles and Responsibilities: Maintaining and managing IT infrastructure of the organization (Wireless and Wired).

COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan (Vehari Campus)

Employment Period: July 2013 – June 2014

Position: Lecturer in Computer Science 

Roles and Responsibilities: Instructor for Computer Communication and Networks Subjects, LAB Instructor for Applied Networking and Network Operating System, Cisco program Instructor, and Cisco LAB In-charge.

Wateen Telecom. Pvt. Ltd., Lahore, Pakistan

Employment Period: November 2007 – August 2009

Position: Executive WiMAX Engineer 

Roles and Responsibilities: Establishing Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPNs on Cisco 1800/2800/3600 series routers through the Motorola WiMAX Devices, deployment and configuration of Cisco routers and Switches at customer end, and configuration of WiMAX   Motorola Devices for VOIP.

Wisecomm Telecommunications Pvt. Ltd., Lahore Pakistan

Employment Period: March 2007 – November 2007

Position: System Support Engineer

Roles and Responsibilities: Responsible to monitor and troubleshoot Wisecomm’s IP based Telecommunication network scattered in 18 big cities of Pakistan and also linked to Milan (Italy) using Solar Wind’s NMS and Ethereal (Wireshark), and to design and configure static and dynamic (OSPF) routing to maintain high availability and Quality of Service of   Voice over IP networks.

Teaching Activities

Teaching Activities at Sejong University, Seoul, Korea 

Spring 2020 

  • Fundamentals of Electronics Circuits (Undergraduate course)

Autumn 2020 

  • Probability, Statistics and Programming (Undergraduate course)

Teaching Activities at COMSATS University, Vehari, Pakistan 

Spring 2014 

  • Network Operating Systems (BS Telecommunication)
  • Computer Communications and Networking (MSc Computer Science and BS Telecommunication)
  • Advanced Computer Networks (MSc Computer Science and BS Telecommunication)

Supervisory Activities

Supervisory Activities at Sejong University, Seoul, Korea 

Master Students 

  • Muhammad Zubair Islam (Co-supervision, Spring 2020): Exploring Data-driven Reinforcement Learning Algorithms For Adaptive Pedagogical System Design

PhD Students 

  • Muhammad Zubair Islam (Co-supervision, 2020~): Reinforcement Learning-based framework for Haptic data communication
  • Hussain Ahmad (Co-supervision, 2020~): On the use of Federated Reinforcement Learning for Information-Centric Networks at the Edge
  • Shahzad (Co-supervision, 2020~): The role of intelligent Software Defined Networks for URLLC services in 5G and Beyond Networks

Supervision Activities at COMSATS University, Vehari, Pakistan 

BS Students 

  • Advisor BS Telecommunication Networks (BSTN)

Master Students 

  • Supervisor of two MSc Computer Science Students
  • Lab. in-charge of Cisco Network Academy, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Vehari, Pakistan.

Invited Talks 

  1. Invited Lecture (2020-09-28): Exponentially Distributed Random Access in LTE-A networksVenue: Department of Software and Communications Engineering, Hongik University, South Korea
  2. Invited Lecture (2020-08-14): Federated Reinforcement Learning-based frameworks for resources allocation in WLANs Venue: Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Yeungnam University, Republic of Korea
  3. Invited Lecture (2019-04-11): Employing Machine Intelligence to MAC Layer Channel Access in WLANsVenue: Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Yeungnam University, Republic of Korea

Honors and Awards

  1. Local Organizing Committee member in The International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Digital Convergence (ICTDC-2020) December 4-5 2020 (ONLINE), Seoul, South Korea.
  2. Session-chair in a session “Challenges in Information and Communication Technologies” in The International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Digital Convergence (ICTDC-2020) December 4-5 2020 (ONLINE), Seoul, South Korea.
  3. Session-chair in a session “ICT Convergence” in  9th International Conference on Advanced Computing, Communication, and Information Sciences (ICACCI-2019) December 13-14 2019, Seoul, South Korea.
  4. PostDoc research fellowship at the School of Intelligent Mechatronics Engineering, Sejong University, Republic of Korea (From October 2019 ~ till date).
  5. PostDoc research fellowship (Yeungnam University President Scholarship) at the Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Yeungnam University, Republic of Korea (From March 2019 to September 2020).
  6. Outstanding contribution in Reviewing Award in August 2017 from Future Generation Computer Systems (ELSEVIER journal)
  7. Excellent Paper Award in  2017 International Conference on Advanced Computing, Communication and Information Sciences (ICACCI-2017) May 19-20 2017, Daegu, Korea.  (Paper title: “Future WLANs: A Candidate for Smart Homes in Internet of Things (IoT)”)
  8. Session Moderator in a session “Digital Technology” in  2016 International Conference on Advanced Computing, Communication and Information Sciences (ICACCI-2016) May 27-29 2016, Cebu, Philippines.
  9. Session-chair in a session “Digital Convergence” in  2016 International Conference on Advanced Computing, Communication and Information Sciences (ICACCI-2016) May 27-29 2016, Cebu, Philippines.
  10. Session Moderator in a session “Digital Innovation” in International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Digital Convergence Business (ICIDB-2015) Nov. 24 – 25 2015, Seoul, South Korea.
  11. PhD research scholarship in the Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Yeungnam University, Republic of Korea (From March 2015 to February 2019).
  12. Best Teacher of the Semester award at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (Vehari) for spring session 2014.
  13. The honor of achieving Bronze Medal in Bachelor of Information Technology, session 2003-2007, Gomal University, Pakistan.

Technical Certificates

  1. Fundamental of Network and Internet Technology, Cisco Network Academy, University West, Sweden (2011)

  2. Fundamental of Routing, Cisco Network Academy, University West, Sweden (2011)

  3. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL5), National Engineers Training Services (NETS), Lahore, Pakistan (2010)

  4. Cisco Certified Network Professional-Routing track (CCNP-R), Cisco Systems, USA, (2009, Exam station Pakistan)

  5. Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Systems, USA (2009, Exam station Pakistan)

  6. Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate-EX series Switch Network (JNCIA-EX), Juniper Networks, Sweden (2008, Exam Station Pakistan)

Other Projects

  1. Raspberry Pi-based Smart Home Application using WLAN Communication Technology (Raspberry Pi 3B, Arduino UNO, ESP8266, Sensors/Actuators), Yeungnam University, Korea. (2016)
  2. A discrete event simulator for the analytical modeling of M/D/1 and M/M/∞ queueing models (developed in C/C++), Yeungnam University, Korea. (2015)
  3. Performance of Network Redundancy in SCTP: Introducing effect of Different factors on Multi-homing (NS2, Linux). Final Project for Master in Computer Science, University West, Sweden. (2010)
  4. Evaluation of RED and Drop Tail Congestion Control Algorithms (NS2, Linux). Project for Course Subject Designing and Simulating Computer Networks, University West, Sweden. (2010)
  5. Extensions for Network Simulator NS2 (NS2, Linux). Project for Course Subject Designing and Simulating Computer Networks, University West, Sweden. (2010)

Professional Memberships

  1. ACM Professional Member (Since 2020)
  2. IEEE Member (Since 2020)
  3. Member of IEEE Blockchain Community (Since 2019)
  4. Workshop Organizing Committee member of International workshop on Role of AI-enabled Machine Learning and Deep Learning techniques in the Emerging technologies in conjunction with International Conference on Computing and Communication Networks(ICCCN-2021), Manchester, UK, 19-20 Nov. 2021
  5. Conference Session Chair for the session "Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks" at the 12th International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks (ICUFN 2021), Jeju Island, Korea
  6. TPC member of The Seventeenth International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications (ICWMC 2021), Nice, France.
  7. TPC member of the Internet of things, Data and Cloud Computing (ICC 2021).
  8. TPC member of The 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Networks, Computers and Communications (ISNCC'20).
  9. TPC member of The Sixteenth International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications (ICWMC 2020), Porto, Portugal.
  10. TPC member of 8th International Conference on Green and Human Information Technology (ICGHIT-2020).
  11. TPC member of 9th International Conference on Advanced Computing, Communication, and Information Sciences (ICACCI-2019).
  12. TPC member of International Conference on Intelligent Technologies and Applications INTAP 2019.
  13. TPC member of The 15th International Conference on Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (IWCMC 2019).
  14. TPC member of The 2018 IEEE 88th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2018-Fall)
  15. TPC member of International Conference on Industrial Internet of Things and Smart Manufacturing (IoTsm-2018)
  16. IEEE Student member (since 2017)
  17. Member of IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Computer Communications (since 2017)
  18. Member of IEEE Internet of Things Community (since 2017)

Editor

  1. Associate Editor: IET Image Processing, [2021~]
  2. Guest Editor: Special Issue (SI) on Intelligent Clusters of Distributed Next Generation 5G Embedded and Cyber-physical Data Networks (VSI_IC-NEXTGEN-5G), Microprocessors and Microsystems
    , Last Date for submission: 31 March 2022. [IF = 1.525 (SCIE)] [Guest Editors Team: Dr. Korhan Cengiz, Dr. Rashid Ali, Muhammad Awais Javed]
  3. Guest Editor: Special Issue (SI) on Next Generation Solutions for Information-Centric Networks, International Journal of Ultra-Wideband Communications and Systems
    , Last Date for submission: 30 July 2021. [IEEE Xplore Digital Library)] [Guest Editor Team: Dr. Korhan Cengiz, Dr. Rashid Ali, Dr. Sedat Akleylek, and Dr. Jaroslav Frnda]
  4. Guest Editor: Special Issue (SI) on Distributed Next Generation 5G Data Networks, Intelligent and Converged Networks, Last Date for submission: 30 July 2021. [IEEE Xplore Digital Library)] [Guest Editor Team: Dr. Korhan Cengiz, Dr. Rashid Ali, Dr. Sedat Akleylek, and Dr. Jaroslav Frnda]
  5. Guest Editor: Special Issue (SI) on Advanced Physical-Layer Technologies for beyond 5G Wireless Communication Networks, MDPI Sensors, Last Date for submission: 31 January 2021. [IF = 3.275 (SCIE)] [Guest Editor Team: Dr. Waqas Khalid, Prof. Dr. Heejung Yu, Dr. Rehmat Ullah and Dr. Rashid Ali]
  6. Guest Editor: Special Issue (SI) on Deep learning-based Routing for Network-on-a-Chip (NoC): Opportunities, challenges, and solutions, MDPI Electronics, Last Date for submission: 31 December 2020. [SCI/E Indexed, Impact Factor = 2.412] [Guest Editor Team: Sung Won Kim and Rashid Ali]
  7. Lead Guest Editor: Special Issue (SI) on Machine Learning-Enabled Radio Resource Allocation for Sustainability of Wireless Engineering Technologies, MDPI Sustainability, Last Date for submission: 30 November 2020. [IF = 2.576 (SCIE)] [Guest Editor Team: Rashid Ali and Indika A. M. Balapuwaduge]
  8. Guest Editor: Special Issue (SI) on Next-Generation Internet of Things (IoT): Opportunities, Challenges, and Solutions, MDPI Sensors, Last Date for submission: 30 October 2020. [IF = 3.275 (SCIE)] [Guest Editor Team: Dr. Yousaf Bin Zikria, Dr. Rashid Ali, Dr. Muhammad Khalil Afzal and Dr. Sung Won Kim]
  9. Topic Editor: Topic Editor for Journal Topic Board of MDPI Electronics, [SCI/E Indexed, Impact Factor = 1.764]
  10. Topic Editor: Topic Editor for Journal Topic Board of MDPI Future Internet, [SCOPUS Indexed]
  11. Lead Guest Editor: Special Collection (SC) on Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) for distributed wireless sensors in IoT Systems, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks (IJDSN), Last Date for submission: 31 March 2020. [SCI/E Indexed, Impact Factor = 1.614] [Editors Team: Rashid Ali, Syed Hassan Ahmed, Sung Won Kim, Indika A. M. Balapuwaduge and Hyung Seok Kim]
  12. Lead Guest Editor: Special Issue (SI) on Performance enhancement of the Internet of Things by Machine Learning, MDPI Future Internet, Last Date for submission: 30 June 2020. [SCOPUS Indexed, Cite Score = 1.89 (SCOPUS) ] [Guest Editor Team: Rashid Ali and Nathalie Mitton]

Reviewer

  1. Regular Reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing (T-SUSC) IEEE journal (since 2021)
  2. Regular Reviewer of Robotics and Autonomous Systems ELSEVIER SCIE Journal (since 2020)
  3. Regular Reviewer of Sensors MDPI SCIE Journal (since 2019)
  4. Regular Reviewer of Software: Practice and Experience WILEY SCIE Journal (since 2019)
  5. Regular Reviewer of Computer Communications ELSEVIER SCIE Journal (since 2019)
  6. Regular Reviewer of Computers and Electrical Engineering SCIE Journal (since 2019)
  7. Regular Reviewer of Sustainable Cities and Society ELSEVIER SCIE Journal (since 2019)
  8. Regular Reviewer of EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking (JWCN) SCIE Journal (since 2019)
  9. Regular Reviewer of International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks (IJDSN) SCIE Journal (since 2019)
  10. Regular Reviewer of IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine SCIE Journal (since 2019)
  11. Regular Reviewer of Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience SCIE Journal (since 2019)
  12. Regular Reviewer of Transactions on Emerging Telecommunication Technologies (ETT) SCIE Journal (since 2018)
  13. Regular Reviewer of Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS) SCIE Journal (since 2017)
  14. Regular Reviewer of IEEE Access SCIE Journal (since 2017)
  15. Regular Reviewer of IEEE Communication Magazine SCIE Journal (since 2017)
  16. Reviewer of The 2018 IEEE 87th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2018-Spring)

News and blogs

  1. Interview at University West (2014).Link