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As a graduate research assistant and software developer, I am proficient in programming and design algorithms as well as research, analysis and conducting experiments in all major programming languages. Currently, I am pursuing a master’s degree (final semester) in Computer Application Technology to advance research into ad hoc networks (FANET, VANET), Edge Computing, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and Network Security. I have diverse background and skills in software development (C#, ASP.NET, Javascript), blockchain development (Solidity, certified blockchain developer), network simulation design and implementation (C++, Python, MATLAB, NS3), manuscript management (latex, research writing, revisions handling) and English proficiency (IELTS 7.0 overall). Actively looking for new research opportunities to broaden research horizons and excel which eventually enables to perform high-quality independent research.

Research Interest

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN)

Flying Adhoc Networks(FANET)

Vehicular Adhoc Networks(VANET)

Blockchain and Cryptography

Intelligent Transportation

Wireless Networks Security

Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning, Deep Learning)

Software Defined Networking (SDN)


Blockchain, ERC20, DApps


Artificial Intelligence (ML)




Network Simulator 3 (NS3)


C++, Python, C#, Javascript, Angular, Asp.net, Solidity


Experiment Development


Research Reporting




Literature Reviews


Software Design and Architecture Patterns


SQL, Database Design, Normalization, Query Optimization


English Proficiency


Work Experince

National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Pakistan

Temporary Research Assistant | June, 2021 - September, 2021
  • It was a project-based unpaid job in collaboration with Shenyang Aerospace University and the National University of Science and Technology.
  • Conducted experiments on network simulators (NS3, NS2, MATLAB), developed blockchain-based solutions and compared the performance of various wireless routing algorithms for Flying Adhoc Networks (FANET).
  • Developed reinforcement learning-based optimization and security solution for edge computing.

Shenyang Aerospace University, China

Graduate Researcher | September, 2019 - PRESENT
  • Working in the Lab of Network Communication under the supervision of Dr. Liang Zhao lzhao@sau.edu.cn.
  • Conduct experiments on network simulators (NS3, NS2) for FANET and VANET to optimize the results.
  • Design and develop Artificial Intelligence algorithms for optimization.
  • Develop distributed blockchain-based proof-of-concept prototypes for Adhoc Networks.
  • Designed and developed a lightweight consensus algorithm for resource-constrained IoT devices.
  • Successfully implemented AI for energy-efficient blockchain for IoT.

Vision Botix, Islamabad, Pakistan

Technical Project Assistant | November, 2020 - June, 2021
  • Analyze, plan and develop requirements and standards of the project on advanced technologies (Smart Dairy Farm).
  • Analyze the strengths, weaknesses, and risks of existing projects and recommend improvements (ASP.NET Core, Angular).
  • Worked closely with the Team Leader to determine and define deliverables, roles, and responsibilities for staff members required for specific projects.


Remote Web Developer | July, 2018 - June, 2019
  • Worked as a remote individual full-stack web developer.
  • Designed, developed, and revamped websites using ASP.NET MVC, jQuery, HTML, CSS, SQL, and Angular Ant Design.
  • Investigated errors to reproduce issues and develop software fixes in ASP.NET MVC
  • Analyzed software usability and performance, recommend changes to improve functionality.

Grouper Logic

Software Engineer | March, 2016 - March, 2018
  • Versed in the complete software life cycle from preliminary needs analysis to enterprise-wide deployment and support.
  • Involved in all aspects of the ALM (application life cycle management).
  • Performed testing, troubleshooting, and debugging mainly in ASP.NET MVC and Core for a fast-paced software development firm.
  • Developed, maintain, and monitor websites using ASP.NET MVC, Jquery, HTML, CSS, and MS SQL.
  • Developed coding standards, Software Design, and Architecture Patterns for projects. Design system architecture for the migration project.
  • Analyzed the development process and made recommendations for streamlining and alternative approaches.


Master of Engineering-ME (Computer Application Technology)

September, 2019 - March, 2022
Thesis: A Study of Secure and Intelligent Routing Scheme for Flying Vehicles

Working under the supervision of Dr. Liang Zhao lzhao@sau.edu.cn and scored 81% (6.18/10.00) grades in 5 semesters and currently working on second research paper and thesis. Major research in ad hoc networks, wireless sensors networks, Blockchain, and Artificial Intelligence. Currently, I am doing research on Flying Ad hoc Networks (FANET), Mobile Edge Computing (MEC), and wireless network security using Artificial Intelligence(AI). Developed a lightweight blockchain architecture for Internet of Things (IoT).

Bachelors of Science-BS Honors (Computer Science)

October, 2013 - October, 2017
Thesis: Product Review Web Application

The final year project was an Ecom solution with text mining on customers reviews developed in ASP.NET MVC and among the selected best projects in the Open House job fair.

Research Publications

A Novel Artificial Bee Colony and Blockchain-Based Secure Clustering Routing Scheme for FANET

L. Zhao, M. B. Saif, A. Hawbani, G. Min, S. Peng and N. Lin, "A novel improved artificial bee colony and blockchain-based secure clustering routing scheme for FANET," in China Communications, vol. 18, no. 7, pp. 103-116, July 2021, doi: 10.23919/JCC.2021.07.009.

Github Public Code Repository

In progress


Chinese Government Scholarship – Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC)

From September, 2019 To June, 2022

Currently pursuing my Masters (MS) degree under csc scholarship. This is fully funded scholarship with 3000 RMB of monthly award.


BlockChain Specialization (Corvit & PSEB)

May, 2021 || Certificate || Course Details

This course training was provided and funded under PSEB training project "Certification of IT Professionals".

Introduction to Cybersecurity (Cisco Networking Academy)

April, 2021 || Certificate || Credly Badge

This course has introductory knowledge of cybersecurity, including the global implications of cyber threats, the impact of cyber attacks on industries, and why cybersecurity is a growing profession.

Cybersecurity Essentials (Cisco Networking Academy)

April, 2021 || Certificate || Credly Badge

This course has a foundational knowledge of cybersecurity, including the basics of network security, DevSecOps (Development, Security, Operations), encryption and cybersecurity laws.

Introduction to Internet of Things (Cisco Networking Academy)

April, 2021 || Certificate || Credly Badge

This course has introductory knowledge of the Internet of Things and has an understanding of how it enables Digital Transformation along with emerging technologies such as data analytics, artificial intelligence, and the increased attention to cybersecurity.

Programming Essentials in Python (Cisco Networking Academy)

April, 2021 || Certificate

This course covers all the basics of programming in Python, as well as general computer programming concepts and techniques, and the object-oriented approach.

Networking Essentials (Cisco Networking Academy)

April, 2021 || View Certificate

This course has knowledge of fundamentals of networking, how devices communicate, network addressing and services, how to build a home or small office network and configure basic security, the basics of configuring Cisco devices, and the basics of testing and troubleshooting network problems.


IEEE AI Standards: Ethical Consideration and Best Practices When Implementing AI in Your Organization

April, 2021 || View Certificate

IEEE Guide to Autonomous Vehicle Technology Virtual Event

May, 2021 || View Certificate

IEEE Virtual Tech Talk: IEEE 802 Networking Standards – WLAN Sensing

May, 2021 || View Certificate

IEEE Virtual Tech Talk: IEEE 802 Networking Standards – 802.11 Wireless LAN Standards

May, 2021 || View Certificate

A Webinar on Deep Dive in Computer Vision

April, 2021 || Dice Analytics