Date and Time: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 1400 Hrs – 1500 Hrs
Venue: New Castle Auditorium, Dept. of CS & IT, Superior University, Lahore
(Focal Person: Mr. Fareed Ud Din Khan – Cell: 0301.7852004)
Speaker: Dr. Ali Hammad Akbar (Chair, IEEE CS, Lahore Section)
The globalization, interdependence and digitalization of telecom networks, has resulted in unprecedented changes in our lives while presenting burgeoning challenges for the engineers, policy regulators, vendors and network operators. This talk focuses on the impact and implications of the Next Generation Mobile Services (NGMS) on the newer types of data producer and consumer markets and telecom sector of Pakistan facing the imminent issues that need redress. Especially issues like security, commercial monopoly and monopsony and business processes change will be addressed which are relevant to Pakistan.
Dr. Ali Hammad Akbar obtained his bachelor’s degree with distinction in telecommunications from NUST, Pakistan in 1997. As an intern, he worked at Pakistan Communications Industries, wherein he proposed and incorporated enhancements in the Norwegian telephone set, VIVO-II and its in-circuit tester. Later in 1998, he was awarded merit scholarship for MS in UNSW Australia, which concluded with his research findings in DWDM systems in optical communication systems. While in Australia, he also worked as a consultant to Eztel Corporation, a Telco that compares in service provisioning with giants like Optus and Telstra. In 1999, he joined his alma mater as a lecturer. For his academic accomplishments, he was declared as a star laureate by South Asia Publications® for the year of 2003. In 2004, he joined Ajou University for pursuing the PhD studies. He worked on the architectural issues of wireless sensor networks that define the role and mechanisms for addressing the constraints and challenges purported in these networks. After the completion of his PhD, he is currently working as an assistant professor at UET Pakistan, a premier university in engineering and technology. His topics of interest include wireless networks such as MANETs and sensor network. Dr. Ali Hammad Akbar has been conducting research in wireless networks, M2M networks and distributed systems. He has worked as a consultant at KICS for government organizations such as LTC, PTPP and RESCUE 1122. His current interests lie in telecommunations networks, especially post-spectrum auction scenario that is endogenously evolving viz a viz Pakistan as an instance of developing economies.