Ahmad Ali Tabassam

  • Department of Computer Science
  • a.tabassam@nu.edu.pk
  • (041) 111-128-128
  • Ext: 170


Mr. Ahmad Ali Tabassam joined National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences as a Lecturer in 2024. He obtained his Master of Science (MS) degree from the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Germany. Prior to joining the National University, he served as a Lecturer at COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Vehari Campus.

Previously, he worked as Scientific Assistant in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Germany. Besides this, he was involved in various projects of EU and Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Germany) for developing industrial solutions. He also worked as PLC programmer & Automation engineer at I/O Control GmbH.

His research interests encompass Cognitive Systems, Industrial Automation and Data Analytics. He has been serving as a reviewer for different international conferences and journals.


  • Cognitive Systems
  • Industrial Automation
  • Data Analytics


M.S. (Information Technology), 2007
OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Lemgo, Germany)

M.S. (Computer Science), 2005
International Islamic University Islamabad (Islamabad, Pakistan)

B.S. (Computer Science), 2003
Bahauddin Zakariya University (Multan, Pakistan)


1. A. Tabassam and M. U. Suleman, “Game Theory in Wireless and Cognitive Radio Networks – Coexistence of Advanced Industrial Communication Systems Perspective” IEEE Symposium on Wireless Technology & Applications, Bandung, Malaysia, Sept 2012.

2. A. Tabassam, M. U. Suleman, S.H.R. Tirmazi, and S. Khan, “Spectrum Estimation and Spectrum Hole Opportunities Prediction for Cognitive Radios Using Higher-Order Statistics,” 7th IEEE Int’l Conf. on Wireless Advanced, London, 2011.

3. A. Tabassam, M. U. Suleman, S. Khan, and S. Kalsait, “Building Cognitive Radios in MATLAB Simulink – A Step Towards Future Wireless Technology,” 7th IEEE Int’l Conf. on Wireless Advanced, London, June 2011.

4. A. Tabassam, F.A. Ali, S. Kalsait, and M. U. Suleman, “Building Software Defined-Radios in MATLAB Simulink – A Step Towards Cognitive Radios,” 13th IEEE Int’l Conf. on Computer Modeling and Simulation, Cambridge, UK, 2011.

5. A. Tabassam, Bluetooth Security in Industrial Networks: concepts, components and applications of software defined radio, VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, September 2010.

6. K. Khan, A. A. Tabassam, and F. A. Ali, “Simulation Analysis of Bluetooth Piconets Self-disturbance in Industrial Applications: A Case Study”, in Proc. IEEE Int’l Conf. Telecommunication, St.-Petersburg, Russian Federation, Oct. 2009.

7. A. Tabassam, H. Trsek, H. Heiss, and J Jürgen, “Fast and Seamless Handover for Secure Mobile Industrial Applications with 802.11r,” published in Proceedings of 5th IEEE International Workshop on Performance and Management of Wireless and Mobile Networks (P2MNET), Zürich, Switzerland, 20-23 Oct. 2009.

8. A. Tabassam and S. Heiss, “Bluetooth Clock Recovery and Hop Sequence Synchronization Using Software Defined Radio,” published in Proc. of IEEE 2008 Region 5 Technical, Professional, and Student Conference, USA April 2008.

9. M.A. Hussain, A.A. Tabassam, M.Z. Khan, S.A. Haq, and Z. Ahmed, “Bluetooth: A Case Study for Industrial applications,” published in Proc. of IEEE Int’l Conf. on Industrial Electronics, Technology & Automation, Bridgeport, USA, Dec. 2007.

10. A. Tabassam and S. Heiss, “Bluetooth device discovery and hop synchronization by the eavesdropper,” published in Proceedings of ICET07, 3rd IEEE Int’l Conference on Emerging Technology, Islamabad 12-13 Nov. 2007.

11. Irfan- Ullah, A.A. Tabassam, and S.H. Khiyal, “Cryptanalytic Weaknesses in Modern Stream Ciphers and Recommendations for Improving Their Security Levels,” in IEEE Int’l Conf. on Emerging Technology, Islamabad Sept. 2005.

Collaborations at National and International Level

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