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College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering  (CEME)
Dr. Ahsan Shahzad
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer & Software Engineering

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
Peshawar road Rawalpindi
Tel : 051-5444-4106
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Biomedical Signal Processing

Ph.D. (Electrical and Computer Engineering), South Korea

​Dr. Ahsan Shahzad received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Gwangju, South Korea, with distinction in 2019. He did his M.Sc. degree in Electronics engineering from the same institute (GIST, South Korea), in 2014. He got the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering with honors from the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, Pakistan in 2009. He is the recipient of several accolades throughout his career such as Excellent Ph.D. Thesis Award, Fully Funded Korean Government Scholarship for M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees, Global University Project Scholarship twice, Best Paper Awards etc. Dr. Ahsan is the member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE), International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART), and Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC). He is also serving as a reviewer for multiple impact factor journals of IEEE, i.e. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Sensors Journal etc.  He is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Software Engineering, CEME, NUST. His research interests includes Health Informatics, m-health systems, Signal and Image Processing, Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare.

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​1. Health Care Systems (Health Informatics, Neuro Informatics, Biomechanics)​
​2. ​Biomedical Signal Processing and Applications
​3. ​Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition


  1. A. Shahzad and K. Kim. “Optimized Multi-kernel based Fall Detector for Everyday Users”, KR Patent, 2018-0025121, Mar. 2018 (Pending).
  2. A. Shahzad and K. Kim. “Machine Learning based Fall-risk Estimator”, KR Patent, 2017-0023776, Jan. 2017 (Pending).


  1. A. Shahzad, K. Kim. “Gait Analysis of Elderly People with Mild Cognitive Impairment using Shank Mounted Inertial Sensor”, Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, vol. 14, no. 7, pp. 813-814, 2018 (IF = 12.7, JCR - 4/197).
  2. A. Shahzad and K. Kim. “FallDroid: An Automated Smartphone based Falls Detection System using Multiple Kernel Learning”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 15, pp. 35-44, 2019 (IF = 6.7, JCR - 1/47).
  3. M.T. Nguyen, A. Shahzad, B.V. Nguyen, and K. Kim. “Diagnosis of Shockable Rhythms for Automated External Defibrillators using a Reliable Support Vector Machine Classifier”, Journal of Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, vol. 44, pp.258-269, 2018 (IF = 2.7).
  4. A. Shahzad, S. Ko, S. Lee, J.-A. Lee, and K. Kim, "Quantitative Assessment of Balance Impairment for Fall-Risk Estimation using Wearable Triaxial Accelerometer," IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 17, pp. 6743-6751, 2017 (IF = 2.5).


  1. A. Shahzad, M. Bashir, and K. Kim. “Comparative Assessment of Sensor Assisted Mobility Tests for Classification of Falls History”, Proc. KICS 2018 Winter Conference, pp. 1095-1096 , Rep. of Korea,  18th Jan. 2018. (Selected Paper by Session Chair)
  2. A. Shahzad, K. Kim. “Towards Automated Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease through Gait Analysis”, Poster presented at 11th International Symposium for Aging (ISA), pp. 130, Rep. of Korea, 14th Oct. 2017 (Best Poster Award).
  3. A. Shahzad, Kiseon Kim. “Smartphone based Automatic Falls Detection and Emergency Alert System”, Poster and Oral presentation at 10th International Symposium for Aging (ISA), pp. 38, Rep. of Korea, July. 2016. (Best Oral Poster Award)
  4. D. Kim, C. Yeon, A. Shahzad, E. Chung, and K. Kim. “A New Feature Selection for EEG-based Biometric Identification System using Visual Evoked Potential”, Proc. KICS 2016 Summer Conference, pp. 1507-1508, Rep. of Korea, June. 2016.
  5. B. Kong, D. Kim, A. Shahzad, K. Yoon, and K. Kim. “A Study on a Hypertension Diagnosis Method using PPG and New Features by PCA”, Proc. KICS 2016 Winter Conference, pp. 504-505, Rep. of Korea,  Jan. 2016.
  6. A. Shahzad and Kiseon Kim. “A Smartphone based Automatic Falls Detection Algorithm using Artificial Neural Networks”, Poster presented at 9th International Symposium for Aging (ISA), pp. 119, Rep. of Korea, Oct. 2015.
  7. A. Shahzad and Kiseon Kim. “Falls Detection with Wearable Inertial Sensor using Support Vector Machine”. Proc. KICS Gwangju-Jeonnam Spring Conference, pp. 53-54, Rep. of Korea, June 2015. (Best Paper Award)
  8. A. Shahzad, S. Lee, S. Ko, and K. Kim. “Falls Risk Estimation using Wireless Body Kinematics Sensors”, Poster presented at 7th International Symposium on Aging (ISA), pp. 248, Rep. of Korea, Nov. 2013.
  9. A. Shahzad and K. Kim. “Data Acquisition for Quantitative Fall Risk Assessment using Instrumented Directed Routine”. Proc. KICS Gwangju-Jeonnam Spring Conference, pp. 48-49, Rep. of Korea, 10th May 2013.
​Designation ​From ​To ​University / Institute
​Assistant Professor August 2019​ ​- ​National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Pakistan
​Lecturer ​April 2010 ​July 2012 ​University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, Pakistan
​Lab Engineer ​October 2009 ​April 2010 ​University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, Pakistan

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Experience​ Since
​1. Center for Optimal Dementia Care Technology Research​ ​2015
​2. ​Gwangju Senior Technology Center (GSTC) ​2012