Professor Ashiq Anjum

Position: Professor of Distributed Systems

College: College of Engineering and Technology

Department: Computing and Mathematics

Subject area: Computing

Research Centre: Distributed and Intelligent Systems Centre for Research and Technology Transfer

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About

I am the Programme Chair for the 3rd International Symposium on Big Data Science, Engineering and Applications (BDSEA 2016) being held in Shanghai China from December 6-9, 2016.

I am the general chair for the 8th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2015) being held in Cyprus from December 7-10, 2015.

I am the organizing chair for the 7th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2014) being held in London from December 8-11, 2014.

I am a Professor in Distributed Systems in the School of Computing and Mathematics at the University of Derby. Before this I worked at the Department of Computing, Imperial College London as a Research Associate. I have been working on various collaborative projects with CERN Geneva Switzerland for the last twelve years.

My areas of research include Distributed and Parallel Systems (including High Performance Computing, Grid and Cloud Computing), Distributed Operating Systems and scalable methods to mine large and complex datasets. I have worked on a number of research projects that have been funded by various European, American and Asian funding agencies.

I am an active researcher and have participated in numerous computing schools, meetings and conferences to present my research work. I have more than 90 peer reviewed publications to my credit. Before starting an academic career, I worked for various software multinational companies for around 7 years.

I have been part of the EC funded projects in Grids/Clouds and distributed systems, Machine learning and data mining such as Health-e-Child (IP, FP6), neuGrid (STREP, FP7) and TRANSFORM (IP, FP7) where I have been dealing with resource management of large scale systems, performance monitoring and optimization, data mining and service orchestration. In addition to this, I have been granted a three year project (two plus one year) from from Technology Strategy Board, UK which will capture video streams from live cameras and then using machine learning algorithms will process these images in a cloud environment for security and surveillance domains.

I recently got funding from RCUK  to provide a large scale cloud computing based Video Analytics (VaaS) platform for surveillance and object tracking.

In addition to this, I am working with a leading Pharma company to develop a large scale clinical trial management system across distributed data centres for optimizing the drug discovery processes and reducing the operational costs.

I am a European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) Champion. Please get in touch with me if you need any assistance in the use of EGI resources.

Please get in touch with me if you're interested in a research or development project in Cloud Computing, Distributed Systems, Data Analytics or in another area of my research interests. Broadly Speaking, I have the research and development interests in the following areas: 

1. Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing 

2. High Performance, Parallel and  In-Memory Systems 

3. Scheduling and Resource Management Models for Distributed Systems and Big Data Analytics  

4. Elastic HPC Systems and High Performance Analytics Platforms 

 

Teaching responsibilities

  • Distributed Systems
  • Distributed Networks
  • Emerging Architectures
  • Enterprise and Web Technologies

Professional interests

I am an active researcher and I am keen to build partnerships with colleagues from industry and academia. I am always looking for bright PhD and Master students who are keen to make a difference.

Research interests

1. Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing 

2. High Performance, Parallel and  In-Memory Systems 

3. Scheduling and Resource Management Models for Distributed Systems and Big Data Analytics  

4. Elastic HPC Systems and High Performance Analytics Platforms 

Membership of professional bodies

  • European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) Champion
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Member of British Computer Society
  • Member IEEE
  • Member ACM
  • Member SIGHPC

Qualifications

Undergraduate qualifications

  • BE Electrical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore

Postgraduate qualifications

  • MS in Computer Science

Research qualifications

  • PhD in Computer Science, UWE, Bristol, UK
  • Postdoc in Computer Science, Imperial College London, UK

Recent publications

 Journal Articles

  • "Video Stream Analysis in Clouds: An Object Detection and Classification Framework for High Performance Video Analytics", Ashiq Anjum, Tariq Abdullah, M Fahim Tariq, Yusuf Baltaci, Nikos Antonopoulos, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (Accepted)
  • "An Inter-Cloud Meta-Scheduling (ICMS) Simulation Framework: Architecture and Evaluation", Stelios Sotiriadis, Nik Bessis, Ashiq Anjum, RajKumar Buyya,  IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, Volume: 99, ISSN: 1939-1374, February 2015,  DOI: 10.1109/TSC.2015.2399312 (Impact Factor: 1.985)
  • "Towards cloud based big data analytics for smart future cities", Zaheer Khan, Ashiq Anjum, Kamran Soomro, Atif Tahir, Journal of Cloud Computing: Advances, Systems and Applications,2015, 4 (2). ISSN 2192-113X
  • Adapting Scientific Workflow Structures Using Multi-Objective Optimisation Strategies”, Irfan Habib, Ashiq Anjum, Richard McClatchey, Omer Rana, ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS), ISSN: 1556-4665, Volume 8, Number 1, 2012, DOI=http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2451248.2451252   (Impact Factor: 1.645)
  • "CMS Workflow Execution using Intelligent Job Scheduling and Data Access Strategies", Khawar Hasham, Antonio Delgado Peris, Ashiq Anjum, Dave Evans, Dirk Hufnage, Eduardo Huedo, Jos� M. Hern�ndez, Richard McClatchey, Stephen Gowdy, Simon Metson, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science (IEEE TNS), 2011, ISSN: 0018-9499. (Impact Factor: 1.519
  • “Intelligent Grid Enabled Services for Neuroimaging Analysis”, Richard McClathchey, Irfan Habib, Ashiq Anjum, Kamran Munir, Andrew Branson, Peter Bloodsworth, Saad Kiani,  NeuroComputing, ISSN: 0925-231, Volume 122, 25 December 2013, Pages 88–99, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neucom.2013.01.042 (Impact Factor: 1.595)
  • “Federated Broker System for Pervasive Context Provisioning”, Saad Kiani, Ashiq Anjum, Nick Antonopoulos, Nik Bessis. Journal of Systems and Software,  ISSN 0164-1212, 1 Volume 86, Issue 4, April 2013, Pages 1107–1123, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2012.11.050  (Impact Factor: 1.117)
  • Approaching the Internet of Things (IoT): A Modelling, Analysis and Abstraction Framework”, Ahsan Ikram, Ashiq Anjum, Richard Hill, Nick Antonopoulos, Lu Liu, Stellios Sotiriadis, Concurrency and Computation: Practice & Experience, ISSN: 15320634, 2013 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cpe.3131
  • “Providing traceability for neuroimaging analyses”, Richard McClatchey, Andrew Branson, Ashiq Anjum, Peter Bloodsworth, Irfan Habib, Kamran Munir, Jetender Shamdasani, Kamran Soomro, and Stuart Green (2013),  International Journal of Medical Informatics; 82(9):882-94. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2013.05.005. Epub 2013 Jun 12. (Impact Factor: 2.49)
  • “A cloud resource management model for the creation and orchestration of social communities”, Ahsan Ikram, Ashiq Anjum, Nik Bessis, Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 2014.  DOI: 10.1016/j.simpat.2014.05.003 (Impact Factor: 1.16)
  • "Data Intensive and Network Aware (DIANA) Grid Scheduling", Richard McClatchey, Ashiq Anjum, Heinz Stockinger, Arshad Ali, Ian Willers, Michael Thomas, Journal of Grid Computing,  Springer Verlag, 5(1):43-64, 2007 (Impact Factor: 1.31)
  • "Bulk Scheduling with DIANA Scheduler", Ashiq Anjum,Richard McClatchey, Arshad Ali, Ian Willers, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol. 53, issue 6, pp. 3818-3829 (Impact Factor: 1.519)
  • "Grid infrastructures for computational neuroscience: the neuGRID example", Alberto Redolfi, Richard McClatchey, Ashiq Anjum, Alex Zijdenbos, David Manset, Frederik Barkhof, Christian Spenger, Yannik Legré, Lars-Olof Wahlund, Chiara Barattieri di San Pietro & Giovanni B Frisoni, Future Neurology. November 2009, Vol. 4, No. 6, Pages 703-722 , DOI 10.2217/fnl.09.53. Future Science Group publishers, 2009.
  • "Context Parsing, Processing and Distribution in Clouds", Saad Liaquat Kiani, Ashiq Anjum, Nik Bessis, Richard Hill and Michael Knappmeyer, Mobile Information Systems (MIS) ISSN:574-017X, Volume 9, Number 1, 2013, Pages 1-17, DOI:10.3233/MIS2012-0144 (Impact Factor: 2.432)
  • "Glueing Grids and Clouds together: A Service-oriented Approach", Ashiq Anjum, Richard Hill, Richard McClatchey, Nik Bessis, Andrew Branson, International Journal of Web and Grid Services (IJWGS), Vol. 8, No. 3, 2012, Pages 248-265 (Impact Factor: 1.92)
  • "Performance Simulation of a Context Provisioning Middleware based on Empirical Measurements", Eike Steffen Reetz, Michael Knappmeyer, Saad Liaquat Kiani, Ashiq Anjum,  Nik Bessis, Ralf Tonjes, Journal of Simulation Modeling Practice and Theory, ISSN: 1569-190X , 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.simpat.2012.03.002 (Impact Factor:0.97)
  • "Use of Grid Tools to Support CMS Distributed Analysis", Andreeva, A. Anjum, T. Barrass, et al. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 52(4):884-890, Aug. 2005 (Impact Factor: 1.519)
  • “Editorial on Intelligent techniques and architectures for autonomic clouds: introduction to the itaac special issue”, Nick Antonopoulos, Ashiq Anjum and Lee Gillam, Journal of Cloud Computing: Advances, Systems and Applications, 2012, 1:18 doi:10.1186/2192-113X-1-18
  • "Context Caches in the Clouds", Saad L Kiani, Ashiq Anjum, Nick Antonopoulos, Kamran Munir,, Richard McClatchey, Journal of Cloud Computing: Advances, Systems and Applications, 2012, 1:7 doi:10.1186/2192-113X-1-7
  • "An Architecture for Integrated Intelligence in Urban Management using Cloud Computing", Zaheer Khan, David Ludlow, Richard McClatchey, Ashiq Anjum, Journal of Cloud Computing: Advances, Systems and Applications, 2012, 1:1 doi:10.1186/2192-113X-1-
  • "Dot-base62x: Building A Compact and User-friendly Text Representation Scheme of IPv6 Addresses for Cloud Computing", Zhenxing Liu, Lu Liu, James Hardy, Ashiq Anjum, Richard Hill, Nick Antonopoulos, Journal of Cloud Computing: Advances, Systems and Applications, 2012,1 :3 doi:10.1186/2192-113X-1-3
  • "Context-Aware Service Utilisation in the Clouds and Energy Conservation", Saad Kiani, Ashiq Anjum, Nick Antonopoulos, Michael Knappmeyer, Journal of Ambient Intelligence & Humanized Computing, 2012,  ISSN: 1868-5137, DOI: 10.1007/s12652-012-0131-1,  
  • "A Fault Tolerant, dynamic and Low Latency BDII Architecture", Asif Osman, Ashiq Anjum, Richard McClatchey, International Journal of Grid and Distributed Computing (IJGDC), SERSC Publishers, 2010, ISSN: 2005-4262
  • "Research Traceability using Provenance Services for Biomedical Analysis", Ashiq Anjum, Peter Bloodsworth, Andrew Branson, Irfan Habib, Richard McClatchey, Studies in Health Technology & Informatics, 2010, Vol 159, pp 88-99 ISBN 978-1-60750-027-8 IOS Press.
  • "Grid infrastructures for computational neuroscience: the neuGRID example", Alberto Redolfi‌, Richard McClatchey‌, Ashiq Anjum, Alex Zijdenbos‌, David Manset, Frederik Barkhof, Christian Spenger‌, Yannik Legré‌, Lars-Olof Wahlund, Chiara Barattieri di San Pietro‌ & Giovanni B Frisoni, Journal of Future Neurology. November 2009, Vol. 4, No. 6, Pages 703-722 , DOI 10.2217/fnl.09.53. Future Science Group publishers, 2009.
  • "Rule-Based Querying of Distributed, Heterogeneous Data", Tom Lansdale, Peter Bloodsworth, Ashiq Anjum, Irfan Habib, Yasir Mehmood, Richard McClatchey,  IETE Tech Review Journal; Volume 26, Pages:363-368; 2009
  • "Investigating the Role of Handheld devices in the accomplishment of  Interactive Grid-Enabled Analysis Environment",  Ashiq Anjum, Arshad Ali, Tahir Azim, Ahsan Akram, Julian J. Bunn, Harvey Newman, Conrad Steenberg, Michael Thomas, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 3033, 2004, pp 913-917, ISBN 978-3-540-21993-4

Conference Articles and Book Chapters

  • "Traffic Monitoring Using Video Analytics in Clouds", Tariq abdullah, Ashiq Anjum, Faheem Tariq, Yusuf Baltaci, Nick Antonopoulos IEEE/ACM 7th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC), 2014, London UK. IA Number: 14888433, Page(s): 39 - 48, DOI: 10.1109/UCC.2014.12
  • "Nature Inspired Self organization for Adhoc Grids", Tariq Abdullah, Ashiq Anjum, Nik Bessis, Stelios Sotiriadis, Koen Bertels, The 27th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications,25-28 March 2013 Barcelona, Spain Pages: 682 - 689, ISSN : 1550-445X, ISBN: 978-1-4673-5550-6 DOI: 10.1109/AINA.2013.144
  • “A Service Oriented Analysis Environment for Neuroimaging Studies”, Ashiq Anjum, Nik Bessis, Richard McClatchey, Kamran Munir, Irfan Habib, Andrew Branson, and Jetendr Shamdasani. 2012. In Proceedings of the 2012 Sixth International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing (IMIS '12). IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC, USA, 29-36. DOI=10.1109/IMIS.2012.140 http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IMIS.2012.140
  • “Improving Cloud Datacentre Scalability, Agility and Performance Using OpenFlow”, Charlie Baker, Ashiq Anjum, Richard Hill, Nik Bessis, Saad Liaquat Kiani  , 2012.  4th International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems (INCoS),Bucharest, Romania.  pp. 20-27, 19-21 Sept. 2012, doi: 10.1109/iNCoS.2012.118
  • “Large-Scale Context Provisioning: A Use-Case for Homogenous Cloud Federation”, Saad Liaquat Kiani, Ashiq Anjum, Nik Bessis, and Richard Hill. 2012. In Proceedings of the 2012 Sixth International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS) (CISIS '12). IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC, USA, 241-248. DOI=10.1109/CISIS.2012.161 http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CISIS.2012.161
  • “Towards Context Caches in the Clouds”, Saad Liaquat Kiani, Ashiq Anjum, Kamran Munir, Richard McClatchey, and Nick Antonopoulos. 2011. In Proceedings of the 2011 Fourth IEEE International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC '11). IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC, USA, 403-408. DOI=10.1109/UCC.2011.67 http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/UCC.2011.67
  • “Dot-base62x: A Compact Textual Representation of IPv6 Address for Clouds”, Zhenxing Liu, Lu Liu, James Hardy, Ashiq Anjum, Richard Hill, and Nick Antonopoulos. 2011. In Proceedings of the 2011 Fourth IEEE International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC '11). IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC, USA, 427-432. DOI=10.1109/UCC.2011.70 http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/UCC.2011.70
  • “Gluing Grids and Clouds Together: A Service-Oriented Approach”, Ashiq Anjum, Richard Hill, and Richard McClatchey. 2011. In Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Emerging Intelligent Data and Web Technologies (EIDWT '11). IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC, USA, 55-62. DOI=10.1109/EIDWT.2011.17 http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EIDWT.2011.17
  • “Context Parsing, Processing and Distribution in Clouds”, Saad Liaquat Kiani, Ashiq Anjum, Nik Bessis, Richard Hill, and Michael Knappmeyer. 2011. In Proceedings of the 2011 Third International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems (INCOS '11). IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC, USA, 141-148. DOI=10.1109/INCoS.2011.70 http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/INCoS.2011.70
  • “An Architecture for Integrated Intelligence in Urban Management Using Cloud Computing”, Zaheer Khan, David Ludlow, Richard McClatchey, and Ashiq Anjum. 2011. In Proceedings of the 2011 Fourth IEEE International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC '11). IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC, USA, 415-420. DOI=10.1109/UCC.2011.69 http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/UCC.2011.69
  • "Provenance Management for Neuroimaging Workflows in neuGrid.", Ashiq Anjum, Richard McClatchey, Irfan Habib, Kamran Soomro, Peter Bloodsworth, Andrew Branson, Nik Bessis, Richard Hill, In Proceedings of the 2011 international Conference on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and internet Computing (October 26 - 28, 2011), pp.67-74, Barcelona, Spain, 2011 DOI= http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/3PGCIC.2011.20
  • “Neuroimaging Analysis using Grid Aware Planning and Optimization Techniques", Irfan Habib, Ashiq Anjum, Peter Bloodsworth, Richard McClatchey,  5th IEEE International Conference on e-Science, 2009, Oxford, UK, Page(s): 102 - 109, ISBN: 978-1-4244-5946-9, DOI: 10.1109/ESCIW.2009.5407988
  • "A Middleware Agnostic Infrastructure for Neuro-Imaging Analysis", Yasir Mehmood, Irfan Habib, Peter Bloodsworth, Ashiq Anjum, Tom Lansdale, Richard McClatchey, Pages 1-4,  22nd IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems ( CBMS) 2009, Albuquerque, NM, USA  doi: 10.1109/CBMS.2009.5255439
  • "On the Pervasive Adoption of Grid Technologies: A Grid Operating System", Irfan Habib, Ashiq Anjum, Richard McClatchey, Chapter XVI of the Handbook of Research on Grid Technologies and Utility Computing: Concepts for Managing Large-Scale Applications. ISBN 978-1-60566-184-1 IGI Global Publishers, May 2009.
  • "Reusable Services from the neuGRID Project for Grid-Based Health Applications", Ashiq Anjum, Peter Bloodsworth,  Irfan Habib, Tom Lansdale, Richard McClatchey, Yasir Mehmood, Studies in Health Technology & Informatics Vol 147, pp 283-288 ISBN 978-1-60750-027-8 IOS Press.
  • "Gridifying Biomedical Applications: Experiences of  the Health-e-Child Project",  David Manset, Frederic Pourraz, Alexey Tsymbal, Jerome Revillard, Konstantin Skaburskas, Richard McClatchey, Ashiq Anjum, Alfonso Rios, Martin Huber, Chapter XXIV of the Handbook of Research on Computational Grid Technologies for Life Sciences, Biomedicine and Healthcare. ISBN 978-1-60566-374-6 IGI Global Publishers, May 2009.
  • "Data Analysis with the DIANA Meta-Scheduling Approach", Ashiq Anjum, Richard McClatchey, Ian Willers,  Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 2008  doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/119/7/072004.
  • "Health-e-Child: A Grid Platform for European Paediatrics",  K. Skaburskas, F. Estrella, J. Shade, D. Manset, J. Revillard, A. Rios, A.Anjum, A. Branson, P. Bloodsworth, T. Hauer, R. McClatchey, D. Rogulin on behalf of the Health-e-Child consortium, Journal of Physics: Conference Series,  2008 doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/119/8/082011.
  • "PhantomOS: A Next Generation Grid Operating System",  Irfan Habib, Kamran Soomro, Ashiq Anjum, Richard McClatchey, Arshad Ali, Peter Bloodsworth, The Sixth UK e-Science All Hands Meeting, Nottingham (AHM 2007) 
  • "The Requirements for Ontologies in Medical Data Integration: A Case Study", Ashiq Anjum, Peter Bloodsworth, Andrew Branson, Tamás Hauer, Richard McClatchey, Kamran Munir, Dmitry Rogulin, Jetendr Shamdasani, Eleventh International Database Engineering & Applications Symposium, Banff, Canada 2007, Page(s): 308 - 314, ISSN :1098-8068, ISBN: 978-0-7695-2947-9, DOI: 10.1109/IDEAS.2007.4318120
  • "DIANA Scheduling Hierarchies for Optimizing Grid Bulk Job Scheduling",  Ashiq Anjum, Richard McClatchey, Heinz Stockinger, Arshad Ali, Ian Willers, Michael Thomas, 2nd IEEE International Conference on e-Science and Grid Computing (e-Science 2006), The Netherlands, 2006,  ISBN: 0-7695-2734-5, DOI: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/E-SCIENCE.2006.50
  • "From Grid Middleware to a Grid Operating System",  Arshad Ali, Richard McClatchey, Ashiq Anjum, Irfan Habib, Kamran Soomro, Mohammed Asif, Ali Adil, The 5th International Conference on Grid and Cooperative Computing (GCC 2006), Hunan, China 2006, Page(s): 9 - 16, ISBN:0-7695-2694-2, DOI: 10.1109/GCC.2006.49
  • "A Multi Interface Grid Discovery System",  Arshad Ali, Ashiq Anjum, J. Bunn, F. Khan, R.McClatchey, H. Newman, C. Steenberg, M. Thomas, Ian Willers,    The 7th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Grid Computing, Grid2006, Barcelona Spain, Page(s): 307 - 308, ISBN : 1-4244-0344-8, DOI:10.1109/ICGRID.2006.311032
  • "Mobile Computing in Physics Analysis - An Indicator for eScience",  Arshad Ali, Ashiq Anjum, Tahir Azim, Julian Bunn, Ahsan Ikram, Richard McClatchey, Harvey Newman, Conrad Steenberg, Michael Thomas, Ian Willers,  The Third International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Networking (ICMU 2006), London, UK, arXiv preprint arXiv:0707.0742 (2007).
  • "Data Folder for Seamless Storage and Access of Scientific Data in Grid Environment",   Yasir Mehmood, Asif Jan, Arshad Ali, Ashiq Anjum, Umar Kalim, The 3rd International  Symposium on High Capacity Optical Networks and Enabling Technologies, 2006,  Charlotte North Carolina, USA
  • "Bulk Scheduling with DIANA Scheduler", Ashiq Anjum,  Richard McClatchey, Arshad Ali, Ian Willers,  Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP) 2006, Bombay India
  • "The Clarens Web Service Framework for Distributed Scientific Analysis in Grid Projects (DRAFT)",  Frank van Lingen, Conrad Steenberg, Michael Thomas, Ashiq Anjum, Tahir Azim, Harvey Newman, Arshad Ali , Julian Bunn, Iosif Legrand. The 2005 International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP-2005) Oslo, Norway, Page(s): 45 - 52, ISSN : 1530-2016, ISBN: 0-7695-2381-1, DOI:10.1109/ICPPW.2005.82
  • "Resource Management Services for a Grid Analysis Environment", Arshad Ali, Ashiq Anjum, Tahir Azim, Adeel Zafar, Atif Mehmood, Harvey Newman, Ian Willers, Richard McClatchey, Julian Bunn, Waqas-ur Rehman,  The 2005 International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP-2005) Oslo, Norway, Pages: 53-60. DOI=10.1109/ICPPW.2005.76 http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICPPW.2005.76
  • "Heterogeneous Relational Databases for a Grid-Enabled Analysis Environment ",  Arshad Ali, Ashiq Anjum ,Tahir Azim, Yousaf Shah, Harvey Newman, Ian Willers, Richard McClatchey, Julian Bunn,  Saima Iqbal, Tony Solomonides, The 2005 International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP-2005) Oslo, Norway, Pages: 34-41. DOI=10.1109/ICPPW.2005.38 http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICPPW.2005.38
  • "Optimal Replica Location for Efficient Job Scheduling in a Grid Analysis Environment", Ashiq Anjum, Richard McClatchey, Arshad Ali, Ian Willers,   The Prep2005, Lancaster, UK  
  • "Collaboration in Grid Environments using Clarens", Frank van Lingen, Conrad Steenberg, Michael Thomas, Ashiq Anjum, Tahir Azim, Faisal Khan, Harvey Newman, Arshad Ali , Julian Bunn, Iosif Legrand, Collaborate Environments SCI conference (June 20005), July 10-13, 2005 - Orlando, Florida, USA 
  • "JClarens: A Java Framework for Developing and Deploying Web Services for Grid Computing", Julian Bunn, Conrad Steenberg, Frank van Lingen, Harvey Newman, Michael Thomas,, Arshad Ali, Ashiq Anjum, Tahir Azim, Faisal Khan, Waqas ur Rehman, Richard McClatchey,  Jang Uk In,   The 2005 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2005) , Florida,  USA, icws, pp.141-148, IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS'05), 2005
  • "Distributed Analysis and Load Balancing System for Grid Enabled Analysis on Hand-Held Devices Using Multi-agents Systems ",   Naveed Ahmad, Arshad Ali, Ashiq Anjum, Tahir Azim, Julian Bunn, Ali Hassan, Ahsan Ikram, Frank Lingen, Richard McClatchey, Harvey Newman, Conrad Steenberg, Michael Thomas, Ian Willers, Grid and Cooperative Computing - GCC 2004, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 3251, 2004, pp 947-950
  • "Grid Enabled Analysis: Architecture, Prototype And Status",  Frank van Lingen, Julian Bunn, Iosif Legrand, Harvey Newman, Conrad Steenberg, Michael Thomas, Paul Avery, Dimitri Bourilkov, Rick Cavanaugh, Luakik Chitnis, Mandar Kulkarni, Jang Uk In, Ashiq Anjum, Tahir Azim, In proceedings of Computing for High Energy Physics, Interlaken, Switzerland, September 2004
  • "Job Monitoring in Interactive Grid Analysis Environment",  Arshad Ali, Ashiq Anjum , Ian Willers, Richard McClatchey, Julian Bunn,  Harvey Newman, Waqas-ur Rehman,  CHEP 2004, Interlaken, Switzerland  
  • "Predicting Resource Requirements of a Job Submission in Grid Environment",  Arshad Ali, Ashiq Anjum, Ian Willers, Richard McClatchey, Julian Bunn, Harvey Newman, Atif Mehmood, In Proceedings of the Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP 2004), Interlaken, Switzerland, September 2004
  • "Job Interactivity using Steering Service in Grid Enabled Analysis  Environment",  Arshad Ali, Ashiq Anjum, Ian Willers, Richard McClatchey, Julian Bunn, Harvey Newman, Adeel Zafar, CHEP 2004,  Interlaken,  Switzerland 
  • "Use of Grid Tools to Support CMS Distributed Analysis", Andreeva, A. Anjum, T. Barrass, et al.  In Proceedings of IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Rome 2004, Volume: 4,  On page(s): 2029- 2032 Vol. 4, ISBN: 0-7803-8700-7
  • "A Taxonomy and Survey of Grid Resource Planning and Reservation  Systems for Grid Enabled Analysis Environment", Arshad Ali, Ashiq Anjum, Ian Willers, Richard McClatchey, Julian Bunn,  Harvey Newman, Atif Mehmood, The 2004 International Symposium on  Distributed  Computing and Applications to Business, Engineering and  Science (DCABES), Wuhan, China , 2004, pp. 1-8.
  • "Grid Enabled Data Analysis on Handheld Devices”, Ahsan Ikram, Arshad Ali, Ashiq Anjum,   Conrad Steenberg, Harvey B. Newman, Julian J. Bunn, Michael Thomas and Tahir Azim,   International Networking and Communications Conference,   2004 (INCC,2004), Lahore,  Pakistan 
  • "Performance Assessment of Handheld Devices for Grid Enabled Physics   Analysis",  Arshad  Ali,  Ashiq Anjum, Tahir Azim, Ahsan Akram, Julian J. Bunn, Harvey B.Newman, Michael Thomas, Conrad Steenberg,   The 2nd Workshop on Applications of Wireless Communications   (WAWC'04), Lappeenranta, Finland 
  • "JClarens: A Java Based Interactive Physics Analysis Environment for   Data Intensive Applications",  Arshad Ali, Ashiq Anjum, Michael Thomas,   Conrad Steenberg, Julian J. Bunn, Harvey B.Newman, Tahir Azim, The 2004 IEEE International Conference on Web Services, California, USA, Page(s): 716 - 723, ISBN: 0-7695-2167-3, DOI:10.1109/ICWS.2004.1314803
  • "The Clarens Grid-enabled Web Services Framework: Services and  Implementation", Conrad Steenberg, Frank van Lingen, Michael Thomas, Harvey Newman,  Julian Bunn, Iosif Legrand, Richard  Cavanaugh, Dmitry Bourilkov, Jang Uk (University of Florida),Arshad  Ali,Ashiq Anjum, Tahir Azim, Asif Muhammad, Anzar Afaq, CHEP 2004 Interlaken, Switzerland
  • "Web Services and Peer to Peer Networking in a Grid Environment",  Conrad D. Steenberg, Eric Aslakson, Julian J. Bunn, Harvey B. Newman,   Michael Thomas, Ashiq Anjum, In  Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Advanced Technology   and Particle Physics (ICATPP),  2003, Villa Erba, Como Italy.
  • "Investigating the Role of Handheld devices in the accomplishment of  Interactive Grid-Enabled Analysis Environment",  Ashiq Anjum, Arshad Ali, Tahir Azim, Ahsan Akram, Julian J. Bunn, Harvey Newman, Conrad Steenberg, Michael Thomas, The second International Conference on Grid and Cooperative Computing (GCC 2003), China,  Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 3033, 2004, pp 913-917

 

Recent conferences

  • 2016 Invited Talk, Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), Qatar Foundation, Qatar 
  • 2015 Invited Talk, 10th IEEE International Conference on Open Source Technologies (ICOSST 2015)
  • 2015 Invited Talk, 13th IEEE International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT 2015)
  • 2015 Invited Talk, ITaaU Community Conference, June 2015, University of Southampton, UK
  • 2014 Keynote Talk, 12th IEEE International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT 2014)
  • 2014, Opening talk, 7th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC) 2014, London, UK
  • 2014 Invited Talk, ITaaU Community Conference, June 2014, University of Southampton, UK
  • 2014, EGI Community Forums, May 2014, Helsinki, Finland 
  • 2013 Keynote Talk, Relate Project Meetup, October 9, 2013, Kings College London , UK
  • 2013 Keynote Talk, 11th IEEE International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT 2013)
  • 2013 Keynote Talk, 8th IEEE International Conference on Open Source Technologies (ICOSST 2013)
  • 2013, 6th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC) 2013, Dresden, Germany
  • 2013, 5th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom), Bristol, UK
  • 2013 The European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) Community Forum, April 8-12, Manchester, UK
  • 2013 The Annual Research Conference, University of Derby, Riverside, Derby, UK
  • 2013 IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing, August 20-23, Beijing, China
  • 2013 EGI Technical Forum and Open Grid Forum, September 16-20, Madrid, Spain
  • 2013 Digital Research and Big Data Science, September 9-11, Oxford, UK
  • 2012 The Sixth IEEE International Conference on Open-Source Systems and Technologies, December 2012, Lahore
  • 2012 The Seventh IEEE Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT 2012), Islamabad
  • 2012 21st ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing Delft, the Netherlands
  • 2011 The EGI Technical Forum, Lyon, France
  • 2011 The 12th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Grid Computing (Grid 2011), Lyon, France
  • 2011 Open Grid Forum (OGF 33), Lyon, France
  • 2011 Fifth International Conference on Open-Source Systems and Technologies 22-24 December 2011, Lahore
  • 2011 ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing 2011 (ACM SOCC 2011), Cascais, Portugal
  • 2011 9th HealthGrid conference (HealthGrid 2011), Bristol, UK
  • 2011 4th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2011), Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2011 24th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS 2011), Bristol, UK.
  • 2011 19th annual International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS 2011), Derby, UK
  • 2010 UK e-Science AHM 2010, Cardiff, UK
  • 2010 OMII Collaborations Workshop, Edinburgh, UK
  • 2010 5th EGEE User Forum, Uppsala, Sweden
  • 2009 UK e-Science AHM 2009, Oxford, UK
  • 2009 Open Grid Forum (OGF 25) and 4th EGEE User Forum, Catania, Italy
  • 2009 8th EGEE Conference, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2009 5th IEEE International Conference on e-Science, Oxford, UK
  • 2009 4th International Conference on Grid and Pervasive Computing, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2008 UK e-Science All Hands Meeting, Edinburgh, UK
  • 2008 The 3rd EGEE User Forum, Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • 2008 The 23rd Open Grid Forum - OGF23, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2007 UK e-Science All Hands Meeting, Nottingham, UK
  • 2007 Second International Conference on Open-Source Systems and Technologies, Lahore, Pakistan
  • 2007 Open Grid Forum (OGF 20), Manchester, UK
  • 2006 The Third International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Networking (ICMU),  London
  • 2006 The 7th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Grid Computing, Barcelona Spain
  • 2006 International Symposium on High Capacity Optical Networks and Enabling Technologies (HONET) NC, USA
  • 2006 Euro python, Geneva Switzerland
  • 2006 Computing in High Energy Physics (CHEP), Bombay India
  • 2006 2nd International Conferences on eScience and Grid Computing, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2005 Workshop on Next Generation Networks, NUST Islamabad
  • 2005 International Symposium on High Capacity Optical Networks and Enabling Technologies (HONET) Islamabad
  • 2005 International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), Oslo Norway
  • 2005 Health Grid, Oxford UK
  • 2005 Frontiers of Information Technology, Islamabad
  • 2005 Cluster Computing and Grid (CCGrid) Cardiff, UK
  •  2004 Workshop on Internet resource management by APNIC Australia
  • 2004 Computing in High Energy Physics (CHEP), Interlaken Switzerland
  • 2003 International conference on Grid and Cooperative Computing (GCC) Shanghai, China

Additional interests and activities

Journal Editorship and Peer Review

  • Guest Editor, Special Issue 2014, Journal of Cloud Computing: Advances, Systems and Applications
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue 2012,  Journal of Network and Systems Management 
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue 2013, Journal of Cloud Computing: Advances, Systems and Applications
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue 2012, Journal of Cloud Computing: Advances, Systems and Applications
  • IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems  
  • IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing  
  • IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
  • ACM Computing Reviews  
  • ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (ACM TAAS)
  • IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine
  • IEEE Transactions on Knowlege and Data Engineering
  • Journal of Grid Computing
  • Future Generation Computer Systems
  • Neurocomputing
  • Journal of Computer Networks
  • International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing
  • International Journal of Intelligent Information and Database Systems (IJIIDS)
  • European Journal of operations Research 
  • Journal of Information Sciences
  • Wireless Networks Journal
  • Mobile Information Systems Journal
  • MDPI Journal of Sensors
  • Journal of Mobile Networks and Applications
  • Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing
  • BMS Bioinformatics Journal
  • IET Software Journal
  • Journal of Physics: Conference Series
  • International Journal of Space-Based and Situated Computing (IJSSC)

 

 Conference Organization and Reviews

 

  • Programme Chair, 3rd International Symposium on Big Data Science, Engineering and Applications (BDSEA ), December 6-9, 2016, Shanghai China
  • General Chair, 8th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC) 2015, Cyprus
  • Organizing Chair, 7th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC) 2014, London, UK
  • Track Chair, 12th  IEEE International Conference on Advanced and Trusted Computing, Beijing, China
  • Track Chair, 4th IEEE International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud (FiCloud 2016), Vienna, Austria
  • Publicity Chair, 10th IEEE International Conference on System Oriented System Engineering (SOSE 2016), Oxford, UK
  • Workshop Chair, Autonomic Clouds workshop (ITAAC 2013) 
  • Organizing Chair, 19th annual International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS 2011), UK
  • Workshop Chair, Autonomic Clouds workshop (ITAAC 2012) (ITAAC 2012)
  • Workshop Chair, Autonomic Clouds workshop (ITAAC 2011) 
  • Track Chair, The 2013  IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing
  • Track Chair, The 16th International Conference on Network-Based Information Systems (NBiS 2013)
  • Track Chair, The 11th IEEE/IFIP International Conferences on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC 2013),
  • Track Chair and Invited Speaker, FIT 2005,2006,2007, 2013
  • Track Chair and Invited Speaker, ICOSST 2006, 2007, 2022, 2012, 2013
  • PC Member, FiCloud-2014,  August 2014, Barcelona, Spain
  • PC Member, IEEE Grid 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • PC Member, HealthGrid 2004,2005,2006, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • PC Member, IEEE e-Science 2005,2006, 2007, 2012
  • PC Member, 5th Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems (INCoS-2013)
  • PC Member, 3rd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER 2013), Germany
  • PC Member, 4th Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems (INCoS-2012)
  • PC Member, IEEE International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud, and Grid (CCGrid), 2008,2009, 2010
  • PC Member, UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • PC Member, Sixth International Conference on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing (3PGCIC 2011)
  • PC Member, Seventh International Conference on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing (2012)
  • PC Member, The 9th International Conferences on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC 2011), Australia
  • PC Member, The 2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, CLOSER 2012, Portugal
  • PC Member, The 2nd International Conference on Emerging Intelligent Data and Web Technologies, 2012
  • PC Member, 14th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communication (2012), UK      PC Member, The Fifth International Conference on Open-Source Systems and Technologies (ICOSST), 2011
  • PC Member, DCABES 2004, China
  • PC Member, ACM Middleware 2007
  • PC Member, International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents & Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2009)
  • PC Member, 9th International Workshop on State-of-the-Art in Scientific and Parallel Computing (PARA 2008)
  • PC Member, Third IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2009)
  • PC Member, The 12th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE-09) 
  • PC Member, Software Engineering Research, Management & Applications (SERA 2010), Montreal, Canada
  • PC Member, Euro-Par 2010, Naples, Italy 
  • PC Member, C* Conference on Computer Science & Software Engineering (C3S2E10), Montreal, CANADA, 2010 
  • PC Member, Medical Imaging on Grids: (MICCAI-Grid Workshop), 2008 (New York), 2009 (London)
  • PC Member, International European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing (EURO-PAR 2012)
  • PC Member, 5th Workshop on Workflows in Support of Large-Scale Science (WORKS 2010), New Orleans, USA
  • PC Member, The 10th International Conferences on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC 2012), Cyprus
  • PC Member, Intelligent Cloud Computing, Theoretical Foundations and Applications (ICC 2014), Oman
  • PC Member, Workshop on Cloud Computing Systems, Networks, and Applications (IEEE Globecom 2013)
  • PC Member, International Workshop on Internet-based Virtual Computing Environment, OXFORD, UK iVCE 2O14
  • PC Member, 4th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER 2014), Barcelona

 

 Talks and Participation in International Events

  •  2016 Invited Talk, Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), Qatar Foundation, Qatar
  • 2015 Invited Talk, 10th IEEE International Conference on Open Source Technologies (ICOSST 2015)
  • 2015 Invited Talk, 13th IEEE International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT 2015)
  • 2015 Invited Talk, ITaaU Community Conference, June 2015, University of Southampton, U
  • 2014 Keynote Talk, 12th IEEE International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT 2014)
  • 2014, Opening talk, 7th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC) 2014, London, UK
  • 2014 Invited Talk, ITaaU Community Conference, June 2014, University of Southampton, UK
  • 2014, EGI Community Forums, May 2014, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2013 Keynote Talk, Relate Project Meetup,  October 9, 2013, Kings College London , UK
  • 2013 Keynote Talk, 11th IEEE International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT 2013)
  • 2013 Keynote Talk,  8th IEEE International Conference on Open Source Technologies (ICOSST 2013)
  • 2013,  6th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC) 2013, Dresden, Germany
  • 2013,  5th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom), Bristol, UK
  • 2013 The European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) Community Forum, April 8-12, Manchester, UK
  • 2013 The Annual Research Conference, University of Derby, Riverside, Derby, UK
  • 2013 IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing, August 20-23, Beijing, China
  • 2013 EGI Technical Forum and Open Grid Forum, September 16-20, Madrid, Spain
  • 2013 Digital Research and Big Data Science, September 9-11, Oxford, UK
  • 2012 The Sixth IEEE International Conference on Open-Source Systems and Technologies, December 2012, Lahore
  • 2012 The Seventh IEEE Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT 2012), Islamabad
  • 2012 21st ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing Delft, the Netherlands
  • 2011 The EGI Technical Forum, Lyon, France
  • 2011 The 12th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Grid Computing (Grid 2011), Lyon, France
  • 2011 Open Grid Forum (OGF 33), Lyon, France
  • 2011 Fifth International Conference on Open-Source Systems and Technologies 22-24 December 2011, Lahore
  • 2011 ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing 2011 (ACM SOCC 2011), Cascais, Portugal
  • 2011 9th HealthGrid conference (HealthGrid 2011), Bristol, UK
  • 2011 4th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2011), Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2011 24th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS 2011), Bristol, UK.
  • 2011 19th annual International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS 2011), Derby, UK
  • 2010 UK e-Science AHM 2010, Cardiff, UK
  • 2010 OMII Collaborations Workshop, Edinburgh, UK
  • 2010 5th EGEE User Forum, Uppsala, Sweden
  • 2009 UK e-Science AHM 2009, Oxford, UK
  • 2009 Open Grid Forum (OGF 25) and 4th EGEE User Forum, Catania, Italy
  • 2009 8th EGEE Conference, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2009 5th IEEE International Conference on e-Science, Oxford, UK
  • 2009 4th International Conference on Grid and Pervasive Computing, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2008 UK e-Science All Hands Meeting, Edinburgh, UK
  • 2008 The 3rd EGEE User Forum, Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • 2008 The 23rd Open Grid Forum - OGF23, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2007 UK e-Science All Hands Meeting, Nottingham, UK
  • 2007 Second International Conference on Open-Source Systems and Technologies, Lahore, Pakistan
  • 2007 Open Grid Forum (OGF 20), Manchester, UK
  • 2006 The Third International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Networking (ICMU),  London
  • 2006 The 7th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Grid Computing, Barcelona Spain
  • 2006 International Symposium on High Capacity Optical Networks and Enabling Technologies (HONET) NC, USA
  • 2006 Euro python, Geneva Switzerland
  • 2006 Computing in High Energy Physics (CHEP), Bombay India
  • 2006 2nd International Conferences on eScience and Grid Computing, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2005 Workshop on Next Generation Networks, NUST Islamabad
  • 2005 International Symposium on High Capacity Optical Networks and Enabling Technologies (HONET) Islamabad
  • 2005 International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), Oslo Norway
  • 2005 Health Grid, Oxford UK
  • 2005 Frontiers of Information Technology, Islamabad
  • 2005 Cluster Computing and Grid (CCGrid) Cardiff, UK
  • 2004 Workshop on Internet resource management by APNIC Australia
  • 2004 Computing in High Energy Physics (CHEP), Interlaken Switzerland
  • 2003 International conference on Grid and Cooperative Computing (GCC) Shanghai, China

 

 Professional Development Workshops and Schools

  • 2015 IEEE UCC 2015 and BDc 2015, Cyprus
  • 2015 ACM SIGCOMM 2015, London, UK
  • 2015 IEEE SOSE 2015, San Francisco, USA
  • 2015 UK High Performance Computing and Big Data Summit, London, UK
  • 2014 European Research Infrastructures Day, June 2014, Natural History Museum, London
  • 2013 EGI Champions Effective Communications Training, Madrid, Spain (September 2013)
  • 2013 Dealing with Bullying and Harassment at Work, University of Derby, UK (February 2013)
  • 2013 Advanced Presentations Skills, University of Derby, UK (March 2013)
  • 2012 UK RO Workshop for European Funding, Derby, UK (March 2012)
  • 2012 PGCE and FHEA, Derby, UK 
  • 2012 HP Cloud Demonstration, HP Labs Bristol, UK (April 2012)
  • 2012 Firebrand CCNA Security Training workshop, Cambridge, UK
  • 2011 Writing for Publication workshop, Bristol UK (January 2011)
  • 2011 Transform Meeting, London, UK (March 2011)
  • 2011 SCC’s new Data Centre Facility & NOC guided tour (September 2011)
  • 2011 Multicore Challenge II, HP Labs Bristol, UK (September 2011)
  • 2010 Transform Meeting, Antwerp, Belgium (December 2010)
  • 2010 NeuGrid Project Meeting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (March 2010)
  • 2010 Effective Researcher, Bristol, UK, (June 2010)
  • 2009 Proposal Development Workshops, Bristol, UK
  • 2009 NeuGrid Project Meetings in Brescia, Italy (September 2009)
  • 2009 NeuGrid Project Meeting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (February 2009)
  • 2009 Health-e-Child and NeuGrid Project Meetings in Bristol, UK (June and July 2009)
  • 2008 Wireless Sensor Interest Group Workshop, Birmingham, UK
  • 2008 Research Supervision Course, Bristol, UK
  • 2008 NeuGrid Project Meeting in Stockholm, Sweden (April 2008)
  • 2008 NeuGrid Project Meeting in Brescia, Italy (February 2008)
  • 2008 NeuGrid Project Meeting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (June 2008)
  • 2008 Multi-threading and Parallelism Workshop, CERN Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2007 Writing FP-7 Comprehensive Proposals Workshop, Geneva Switzerland
  • 2007 Wireless Sensor Interest Group Workshop, NPL London
  • 2007 Wireless Sensor Interest Group 4th Workshop, University of Aston
  • 2007 The Sixth AgentcitiesUK.net Challenge, University of Bath, UK
  • 2007 Health-e-Child Grid project Meeting in Geneva Switzerland
  • 2006 EGEE Conference, Geneva Switzerland
  • 2005 Workshop on Next Generation Networks, NUST 
  • 2005 UK Grade School, Wales, UK  
  • 2005 GGF Grid school, Vico Equence Italy
  • 2004 Workshop on Internet resource management by APNIC
  • 2004 CERN School of Computing, Vico Equence Italy 

Experience in industry

  • XAD communications Bristol UK
  • Roche Diagnostics, Basel Switzerland
  • Innovative International (i2c) Inc, USA
  • American eBusiness Solutions
  • Waxsys
  • Lahore Stock Exchange

International experience

Stream Cloud Project (2012-2015)

The Stream Cloud project (funded by the Technology Strategy Board) aims to develop an end-to-end solution for batch and real-time analysis of video streams using cloud computing. A software library will be developed to exploit the cloud computing potential for extracting and deriving important features from recorded video streams. For large-scale monitoring of objects, the partnership will setup a computing cloud to process video metadata in real time. To reduce video stream processing time and costs, image processing algorithms will be ported on hardware accelerators such as GPGPUs. Intelligent techniques such as machine learning will be exploited to enable users to provide object recognition, search and compare the objects, and track and monitor the objects under a controlled environment. Profiles will be created to find patterns and events or unusual behaviours in the recorded video streams.

Organization: University of Derby, UK (in collaboration with XAD Communications Bristol UK)

 

Cloud based Clinical Warehousing and Real Time Reporting System (2012-2016)

This project (funded by Roche AG) is investigating an In-Memory cloud computing platform for clinical trials and cross study analysis for optimizing the drug discovery process.

Organization: University of Derby, UK (in collaboration with Roche Diagnostics, Switzerlands)  

 

Transform Project (2010-2015)

The underlying concept of Transform (funded under the European Commission Framework 7 Programme) is to develop a rapid learning healthcare system driven by advanced distributed computational infrastructure that can improve both patient safety and the conduct and volume of clinical research in Europe. Providing interoperability between different clinical systems, across national boundaries, and integration of distributed clinical systems and research systems is the main focus of Transform.

Organization: Imperial College London (In collaboration with Kings College London, Trinity College Dublin, Karolinska Institute, Sweden, University of Antwerp, Belgium)

 

NeuGrid Project (2008-2011)

NeuGrid is an EC funded (under the European Commission Framework 7 Programme) Grid-enabled data mining and knowledge discovery project for the European neuroscientists to enable the Alzheimer�s disease analysis. NeuGRID aims to provide a new user-friendly Grid-based research e-Infrastructure enabling the European neuroscience community to carry out research required for the pressing study of degenerative brain diseases. In NeuGRID, the collection/archiving of large amounts of imaging data is paired with computationally intensive data analyses. Neuroscientists will be able to identify neurodegenerative disease markers through the analysis of 3D magnetic resonance brain images via the provision of sets of distributed medical and Grid services.

Organization: UWE, Bristol UK  (In collaboration with FBF Italy, Neuralyse Europe GmbH (NE) Switzerland, Maat G Knowledge SL (MAAT) Spain, VUmc Amsterdam, Karolinska Institutet (KI) Sweden)

Health-e-Child Grid Project (2006-2010)

Health-e-Child is an EC funded (under the European Commission Framework 6 Programme) project whose aim is to develop and deploy Grid enabled decision support system for the European paediatricians. The project aims to build a Grid-enabled European network of leading clinical centres that will share and annotate biomedical data, validate systems clinically, and diffuse clinical excellence across Europe by setting up new technologies, clinical workflows, and standards. The Health-e-Child project aims at developing an integrated healthcare platform for European Paediatrics, providing seamless integration of traditional and emerging sources of biomedical information. The long-term goal of the project is to provide uninhibited access to universal biomedical knowledge repositories for personalised and preventive healthcare, large-scale information-based biomedical research and informed policy making.

Organization: UWE, Bristol UK (In collaboration with Siemens AG - Erlangen Germany, CERN Geneva Switzerland, Maat G Knowledge Spain, GOSH UCL London UK, University of Athens Greece, University of Genoa, Italy, INRIA France)

DIANA Grid Scheduler (2004-2007)

The Data Intensive and Network Aware (DIANA) Grid Scheduler project investigated Data driven and Network Aware meta-scheduling approaches. The Scheduler takes into account a cost based mechanism to map jobs against the resources when making scheduling decisions across multiple sites. An extended version of the DIANA scheduling system not only allocates best available resources to a job, but also checks the global state of jobs and resources so that the output of the whole Grid is maximized and no single user or job can undergo starvation. The DIANA is a performance-aware and an economy-guided Meta Scheduler. The DIANA meta-schedulers create a peer-to-peer hierarchy of schedulers to accomplish resource management, since existing scheduling hierarchies are not sufficient for Grid systems due to their inability to change with evolving loads and due to the dynamic and volatile nature of the resources. The DIANA Scheduling Algorithm and its Queue Management mechanism for coping with the load distribution and supporting bulk job scheduling are the novel research contributions. Results indicate that considerable performance improvements can be gained by adopting the DIANA Scheduling approach.

Organization: CERN Geneva Switzerland (In Collaboration with UWE Bristol UK, NIIT Islamabad, Caltech USA)

PhantomOS (2005-2009)

This project is attempting to build a Grid Operating System. Despite having made huge progress during the last decade, Grid computing is not as pervasive as has been promised over recent years. This shortfall in use can be traced to obstacles coming from the strong focus on middleware in Grid computing research and on a hitherto particular community of largely scientific and engineering users. This has led to some limitations in existing grid infrastructures in terms of interactive application support, resource discovery in highly dynamic environments and scalable topologies for grids with loosely coupled dynamic clusters. In addition, the infrastructure required in managing Grids and the steep learning curve associated with maintaining contemporary Grid middleware discourages potential users from adopting the Grid. PhantomOS aims at the development of a pervasive general purpose Grid computing platform for both common and existing grid users by converging user-centric computing with eScience-centric grid computing, via a Grid Operating System built on a virtualized infrastructure. Moreover, a two-tier super-peer model based discovery topology is being created to converge centralized grid computing with the decentralized P2P architecture, leading to a potentially high QoS, scalable, self-organizing and fault tolerant Grid.

Organization: UWE Bristol UK (In collaboration with NIIT Islamabad)

JClarens (2002-2004)

The Clarens Grid-Enabled Web Services Framework is an open source, secure, high-performance "portal" for ubiquitous access to data and computational resources provided by computing grids. Clarens was developed as part of a wide-area network Grid-enabled Analysis Environment for collaborative analysis of data generated by the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN. JClarens has been developed as a Java-based supplement to the Python-based Clarens Web Services Framework developed at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). The interoperability between the two implementations has helped to solidify the service APIs for both. It has also enabled Windows servers to host Clarens servers, which were previously only deployable on UNIX/Linux. The JClarens architecture is based on Java Servlet Technology and XML-RPC/SOAP. JClarens and the original Clarens are intended to be deployed as a set of peer-to-peer servers, each complementing the services provided by the other servers. The server-side application environment provides a standard, easy to use framework for developing Grid services, with mechanisms for PKI-based authentication, authorization based on access control lists in the context of distributed virtual organizations.

Organization: National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad (in collaboration with Caltech USA, CERN Geneva and UWE Bristol)

MAGGIE (2004-2005)

MAGGIE - Measurement and Analysis of the Global Grid and Internet End-to-End Performance - is a collaborative research project by the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) USA and NUST Institute of Information Technology (NIIT). The motivation behind the project was the need for a better and more integrated network performance measurement and Monitoring, considering the increasing amount of computing and networking power in the scientific research community. Its purpose was to integrate numerous network and application performance monitoring tools into a scalable and secure infrastructure providing measurements, analysis and access to data. Most of the monitoring tools being developed, derive their data from the PingER project. PingER (Ping End-to-end Reporting) is the name given to the Internet End-to-end Performance Measurement (IEPM) project to monitor end-to-end performance of Internet links. Originally in 1995 it was for the High Energy Physics community, however, this century it has been more focussed on measuring the Digital Divide from an Internet Performance viewpoint. The project now involves measurement to over 600 sites in over 125 countries. The project is still running and new developments have been made by the concerned researchers in the recent past.

Organization: National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad (In collaboration with SLAC, Stanford USA)

GAE (2003-2005)

Grid Enabled Analysis Environment (GAE) is aimed at providing an integrated service oriented environment for physicists to support distributed analysis of physics data from the CMS LHC experiment. A Grid Analysis Environment is a combination of software architecture, network and storage infrastructure, and software collaboration and analysis tools to enable many people to make effective use of Data and Computational computer Grids.. A set of services was developed to provide end users, in particular advanced end users, the ability to get more information about available resources and to gain more control over the execution of their jobs. These services have been written within the framework of a Grid Analysis Environment (Clarens Project), which advocates a web services based architecture to enable interoperability and language-neutral communication between various services. A steering service was developed to provide dynamic and adaptive resource management in a Grid environment. This assumes the Grid as a real-time system and plans to make intelligent decisions strategically in a consistent way, taking into account the changing state of the system. An estimator service allows users and other services to estimate the cost of doing a number of tasks, such as running a job, transferring a file, and accessing a server and thus helps resource brokers and schedulers to make optimal decisions. A job monitoring service enables the steering service (as well as clients) to collect information about the status of running jobs and the resources being used by them, such as CPU usage, amount of I/O performed, and the running executables. Finally, a meta-scheduling service enables users to select best resources taking into account data location, computing power availability and network conditions. The scheduling service uses the features of the other services and follows a P2P architecture. The scheduling service also supports bulk scheduling, policy aware scheduling and is data and network aware.

Organization: National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad (In collaboration with Caltech, USA)

ESTEEEM: Emerging Sensor Technologies for Effective Environmental Monitoring (2007-2010)

Reliable, high frequency, wide-scale monitoring of the Earth system is important for a number of reasons. Understanding the limits of natural resources that sustain life (such as water and soil) is vital if we are to maintain and enhance quality of life both globally and nationally. In order to better understand the processes that define our land-atmosphere-aquatic ecosystems, the development of simulation models that can be used for scientific, operational and predictive purposes including water resource management, weather forecasting and the impact of climate change is essential. It is crucial to have real-time environmental data when dealing with natural or human induced disasters, such as floods, prolonged droughts, hurricanes, and pollution. Consequently there is a pressing need for reliable and cost-effective mechanisms to remotely gather environmental data on a wide-scale, continuous and non-intrusive basis. The magnitude of this problem demands extensive take-up and deployment of established and emerging technologies that sense and measure key environmental variables through user-friendly tools, which can be configured, deployed and used by application scientists. It is evident that the tools and technologies used for environmental monitoring need to be user-friendly, easy to deploy, widely accessible by application scientists and capable of being exploited across a range of environmental applications. ESTEEM will advance current WSN research by demonstrating the use of sensor-based monitoring and data capture by a "non-technical" user community for a variety of environmental applications; it will bring WSN technology to the desktop for increasing numbers of environmental scientists.

Organization: UWE Bristol UK and National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad

Mobile Computing for e-Science: (2002-2005)

This research project was aimed at making the power of Grid computing available to resource-limited devices such as Pocket PC and Palm. Design and an implementation of a Grid-enabled physics analysis environment for handheld and other resource-limited computing devices were published as one example of the use of mobile devices in eScience. The project implemented a set of physics analysis applications (Root and JAS) for handhelds and optimized them for maximum performance on the handheld devices (by tuning the JVM to fulfil resource constraints). The implementation aimed to provide users of handheld devices the capability to launch heavy computational tasks on computational and data Grids, monitor the jobs� status during execution, and retrieve results after job completion. Users carry their jobs on their handheld devices in the form of executables (and associated libraries). Users can transparently view the status of their jobs and get back their outputs without having to know where they are being executed. In this way, this system is able to act as a high-throughput computing environment where devices ranging from powerful desktop machines to small handhelds can employ the power of the Grid. The results shown in this project are readily applicable to the wider eScience community.

Organization: National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad (In collaboration with Caltech, USA)

Access Card System for APS (American Payment System) (2002-2003)

An Access Card System was implemented to provide a flexible processing and card management platform, which combines agility and technical design to support the changing demands of the stored value industry. The System is implemented using a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and is truly distributed in functionality. By enabling the independent configuration of card parameters including fees and charges, card and transaction limits, service options and branding the system ensures that services can be quickly and easily launched. The system accepts transactions from a diverse range of delivery channels, intelligently switching them to a variety of external networks. The System connects to a variety of devices including point-of-sale (POS) terminals, ATMs, IVR and the Internet. Its architecture isolates the device from the communication protocol layer, resulting in higher reliability and client flexibility. Transactions can be authorized against a local database in a stand-alone mode or through a remote host or an external network.

Organization: i2cinc, USA

Real Time Exposure and Loss Monitoring System (1999-2001)

The System was implemented to calculate, control, communicate and monitor the LSE exposure and loss mechanism and implement the administrative and financial policies in real time. Using TIBCO Rendezvous and C++ libraries, a truly distributed, low overhead, low traffic, and almost real time even driven and messaging system was implemented to inform the decision makers about the exposure, loss and other indicators during the trading hours. It provided the capability to calculate the various trading indicators of a particular stock broker and communicate it to financial and managerial decision makers. This also controls the trading limits, loss limits, exposure and other financial limits and effectively enforces the policies so that broker should adhere to these limits.3

Organization: Lahore Stock Exchange

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