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Dr. Shahid Mahmood Awan [Consultant]

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Dr.Shahid Mahmood Awan


Shahid received his PhD and MS degrees in Computer Science from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore in 2014 and 2008 respectively. Previously, he received his MSc. degree in Computer Science and BSc (Math, Physics) degree from Punjab University, Lahore in 2004 and 2001 respectively. 

His research group is mainly focused on electric power systems and he is working with many national and international power industries for Energy Flow Monitoring/Data Collection, Power Planning, Energy Efficient Operation, Energy Consumption Prediction and Variable Generation Forecasting from renewable sources.

Prior to joining KICS, he has been working as Senior Software Engineer at FiverRivers Technologies (pvt) Ltd. Lahore for more than 2 years. During this tenure he worked on various national and international level; research and development based projects.

Research Interest

Machine Learning, Optimization Techniques, Swarm Intelligence, Forecasting, Support Vector Regression, Artificial Neural Models, Evolutionary Algorithms, Deep Learning, Time Series Analysis, Applications in electricity market research and economics.

Other areas include Software Engineering, Web Service Composition, Service-Oriented Architectures (SOAs).


Professional Affiliations

·         Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

·         IEEE Computer Society

·         IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES)

·         Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)

·         International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR)

·         British Computer Society's Information Retrieval Specialist Group (IRSG).

·         Member of Collaboration for Development (C4D) Community by The World Bank Group

·         Lead, Pakathon Lahore Chapter


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Calculation and Adjustment of Maintenance Outages of Power Generators based on Demand Supply Gap Shahid M. Awan & Asma Saleem & Zubair. A. Khan & Jamshaid Iqbal Janjua Published on 16th-20th December 2014, in "8th IEEE International Conference on Open-Source Systems and Technologies (ICOSST-2014)", ISBN:978-1-4799-2054-9, Lahore, Pakistan. Local Conference
Pre-Processing Methods of Data Mining Asma Saleem, Khadim H. Asif, Ahmad Ali, Shahid M. Awan, and Mohammed A. Alghamdi 7th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC-2014), London, UK. (2014) -- International Conference
Machine learning based generic load forecasting model for noisy data Shahid M. Awan, M. Aslam, Zubair. A. Khan LESCO case study with weather influence? Pakistan Journal of Science, Vol. 66, No.2, pp. 121-129. (2014) Local Conference
Modeling and Empirical Evaluation of Machine Learning based Load Forecasting Models for Pakistan Shahid M. Awan, M. Aslam, Zubair. A. Khan The Nucleus, Vol. 51, No. 3, pp. 407-412. (2014) Local Conference
An efficient model based on Artificial Bee Colony optimization algorithm with Neural Networks for electric load forecasting Shahid M. Awan, M. Aslam, Zubair. A. Khan Journal of Neural Computing & Applications. Vol. 25(2).DOI 10.1007/s00521-014-1685-y, August, 2014. [Impact Factor : 1.763] (2014) Local Conference


?A Multi-Agent System for data collection from power generators and weather stations in heterogeneous environments Shahid M. Awan, Zubair. A. Khan, Abdur Rehman, Waqar Mahmood 38th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2012) Local Conference


Application of NARX based FFNN, SVR and ANN Fitting models for long term industrial load forecasting and their comparison Shahid M. Awan, Zubair. A. Khan, M. Aslam, Waqar Mahmood, Affan Ahsan 21st IEEE-IES International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE2012) held in Hangzhou, China, from May 28 to May 31, 2012. Local Conference


Platform Independent Implementation of Java Telephony API (JTAPI) for data calls Ehsan Ullah, Zubair A. Khan, Shahid M. Awan and Abdur Rehman 2nd IEEE International Conference on Open Source Systems and Technologies (ICOSST 2007), December 2007, Lahore Pakistan Local Conference