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College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering  (CEME)
Dr. Shahzad Amin Sheikh
Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering

CE&ME
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
Islamabad
Tel : +92-51-54444202

Specialization
Digital Signal Processing, Communication Systems

Education
Ph.D. (Information & Communication Systems Engineering), Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China.

Dr. Shahzad Amin Sheikh completed his PhD in Information and Communication Systems from Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China. in 2008.  He received his Masters in Electrical Engineering from University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia in 2002. He is an electrical engineering graduate of Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus in 1995. Since 2008, immediately after completing his PhD, he is serving as a faculty member of the Department of Electrical Engineering at NUST College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and currently holds the position of Professor.  Dr. Shahzad Amin Sheikh has authored over 50 research papers in reputed Journals and Conferences, His research interests include Blind Channel Equalization, Channel Estimation and Digital Signal Processing and its applications in Digital Communications and Biomedical Engineering. 

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  •  Blind Equalization
  • Channel Estimation
  • Digital Signal Processing and its applications in Digital Communications
  • Biomedical Signal Processing
  • Machine Learning​

​​Journal Publications

1. Furqan Haider Quresh, Qasim U. Khan, Shahzad A. Sheikh, M. Zeeshan. Symbol Error Probability Performance of Rectangular QAM with MRC Reception over Generalized α-µ Fading Channels. IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communication and Computer Sciences Vol. E101-A, No. 3. 2018

2. Qasim Umer Khan, Shahzad Amin Sheikh. Tow Novel Blind Equalization Algorithms for Rectangular QAM Constellation. IEEE Access. 2016

3. Ayaesha Zeb, Alina Mirza, Qasim Umer Khan, Shahzad Amin Sheikh. Improving Performance of FxRLS Algorithm for Active Noise Control of Impulsive Noise. Applied Acoustics. Online Version available doi.org/10.1016/j.apacoust.2016.10.011. 2016

4. Nida Ishtiaq, Shahzad Amin Sheikh. Maximum Likelihood SNR Estimation for QAM Signals over Slow Flat Fading Rayleigh Channel. KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems (can be accessed at www.itiis.org). Accepted. 2016

5. Alina Mirza, Ayesha Zeb, Shahzad Amin Sheikh. Dual Protection Technique for Impulsive Noise Suppression in OFDM Systems. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology. Accepted      2016

6. Qasim Umer Khan, Mojeeb bin Ihsan, Fahad Mumtaz Malik, Shahzad Amin Sheikh. Higher Order Modes: A Solution for High Gain, Wide Band Patch Antennas for Different Vehicular Applications. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technologies. On line Version available. DOI: 10.1109/TVT.2016.2604004. 2016

7. Alina Mirza, Ayesha Zeb, Shahzad Amin Sheikh. Robust adaptive algorithm for active control of impulsive noise. EURASIP Journal of Advances in Signal Processing. On line version available: doi: 10.1186/s13634-016-0344-0. 2016

8. Abdul Jabbar, Fahad Mumtaz Malik, Shahzad Amin Sheikh. Nonlinear Stabilizing Control of a Rotary Double Inverted Pendulum; A modified stepping approach. Transaction of the institute of Measurement & Control. On line version available: doi:10:1177/0142331216645174. 2016

9. Furqan Haider Qureshi   Shahzad Amin Sheikh, Q.U.Khan, F.M. Malik SEP Performance of Triangular QAM with MRC Spatial Diversity over Fading Channels. EURASIP Journal of Wireless Communication & Networking. On line version available doi:10.1186/s13638-015-0511-2. 2016

10. Sana Mazahir, Shahzad Amin Sheikh. On Companding Schemes for PAPR Reduction in OFDM Systems Employing Higher Order QAM. IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting. 3(62), pp 716-726. 2016

11. Sana Mazahir, Shahzad Amin Sheikh. Optimal Design of Piecewise Linear Companding Transforms for PAPR Reduction in OFDM Systems. KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems (can be accessed at www.itiis.org). Vol. 1(10) 200-220. 2016

12. Sana Abid Khan, Shahzad Amin Sheikh. Design and Implementation of a Blind Adaptive Equalizer using Frequency Domain Improved Square Contour Algorithm.

Journal of Signal Processing Systems for Signal, Image & Video Technology. Vol 2(85), pp 235-247. 2015

13. Sana Mazahir, Shahzad Amin Sheikh. An Adaptive Companding Scheme for Peak-to-Average Power Ratio Reduction in OFDM Systems       KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems (can be accessed at www.itiis.org). Vol. 12 (9): 4872-4891. 2015

14. Ahmad Mustafa, K. Munwar, F. M. Malik, M. B. malik, M. Salman, S. A. Sheikh. Reduced Order Observer Design with DMPC and LQR for System with Backlash Non linearity. Arabic Journal of Science & Engineering. Vol. 8(39), pp 6521-6320. 2014

15. Shah, Syed Shahan, Shahzad Amin Sheikh . Performance Comparison of Cross and Rectangular Quadrature Amplitude Modulation over Nakagami Fading Channels for Equal Energy Case. International Journal of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering. Vol. 3(2), pp 32-36. 2013

16. Shah, Syed Shahan. Shahzad Amin Sheikh . Analysis of Cross QAM over Beckmann Fading Channel. International Journal of Engineering and Innovative Technology. Vol. 12(2), pp 195-198. 2013

17. Saad Rehman, Ahmed Bilal, Younus Javed, Shahzad Amin Sheikh, Rupert Young. Logarithmically Pre-processed EMACH Filter for Enhanced Performance in Target Recognition. Arabic Journal of Science & Engineering. DOI 10.1007/s13369-012-0452-6. Vol. 11(38), pp 3005-3017. 2013

18.Faiz Faizullah, Shahzad Amin Sheikh. Upper and Lower Solution Methods for G-BSDEs in the Reverse Order. Life Science Journal-Acta Zhengzhou University overseas edition. Vol. 10(2), pp 2731-2739. 2013

19. Hina Shabbir, Shahzad Amin Sheikh    . Trigonometric based time domain constellation shaping technique for peak-to-average power ratio reduction in OFDM systems. Life Science Journal-Acta Zhengzhou University overseas edition. Vol. 9(4), pp 4465-4471. 2012

20. Alina Mirza, Shahzad Amin Sheikh. Performance Comparison of Turbo Decoding Algorithms. Canadian Journal on Signal Processing. Vol 2(1), pp 7-11. June 2010

21. Malik Muhammad Usman Gul, Shahzad Amin Sheikh. Design and implementation of a blind adaptive equalizer using Frequency Domain Square Contour Algorithm. Digital Signal Processing. Vol. 6(20), pp 1697-1710. March 2010

22. Ahmad Tariq, Shahzad Amin Sheikh. Efficient Variants of the Square Contour Algorithm for Blind Equalization of QAM Signals. International Journal of Electrical, Computer, Energetic, Electronic and Communication Engineering. Vol. 3(3), pp 448-456. March 2009

23. Shahzad Amin Sheikh, Pingzhi Fan. New Blind Equalization Techniques based on Improved Square Contour Algorithm. Digital Signal Processing. Vol 8(18), pp 680-693. Aug 2008

24. Shahzad Amin Sheikh, Pingzhi Fan. Two Efficient Adaptively Varying Modulus Blind Equalizers: AVMA and DM/AVMA. Digital Signal Processing. Vol 6(16), pp 832-845. Nov 2006

​Conferences

1. Hafiza Saira Javed, Shahzad Amin Sheikh. ECG as biometric using autocorrelation of normalized R-R interval 8th International Conference on Intelligent Systems, IEEE. 2016

2. Saman Cheema, Nadeem Javed, Shahzad Amin Sheikh, Zahoor Ali Khan. A balanced energy adaptive routing protocol with sector based node selection in underwater WSNs 19th International conference on Network based Information Systems, IEEE. 2016

3. Furqan Haider Qureshi, Qasim Umer Khan, Shahzad Amin Sheikh. SEP performance of triangular QAM with SC and GSC spatial diversity over Rayleigh channels. 15th International Conference on Computer and Information Science, IEEE. 2016

4. Kamran Yousuf, Usman Akram, Usman Ali, Shahzad Amin Sheikh. Assessment of papilledema using fundus images          International conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques, IEEE. 2016

5. Ayesha Zeb, Alina Mirza, Shahzad Amin Sheikh. Filtered-x RLS Algorithm based Active Noise Control of Impulsive Noise. 7th International Conference on Modelling, Identification and Control, ICMIC’2015, Sousse, Tunisia, IEEE. DOI: 10.1109/ICMIC.2015.7409414, Feb 2016

6. Nida Ishtiaq, Shahzad Amin Sheikh, Sana Mazahir. Bandwidth efficient maximum likelihood SNR estimators for QAM signals in complex AWGN channel. 9th International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ELECO), 2015, IEEE. DOI: 10.1109/ELECO.2015.7394486. Feb 2016

7. Nida Ishtiaq, Shahzad Amin Sheikh. Maximum Likelihood Estimator of SNR for QAM Signals in AWGN Channel. 7th International Conference on Information Technology & Electrical Engineering (ICITEE), Chiang Mai, Thailand, IEEE. DOI: 10.1109/ICITEED.2015.7409003, Feb 2016 

8. Amina Khalid, Shahzad Amin Sheikh, Ijtiba Ul Hasnain, Qasim Umer Khan. Synthesis of linear antenna array using genetic algorithm to reduce peak sidelobe level. 9th International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ELECO), 2015, IEEE

9. Asra Ashraf, Usman Akram, Shahzad Amin Sheikh. Detection of Retinal Whitening, Cotton Wool Spots and Retinal Hemorrhages for Diagnosis of Malarial Retinopathy. TENCON, IEEE. Nov 2015

10. Asra Ashraf, Usman Akram, Shahzad Amin Sheikh, S. Abbas. Diagnosis of Malarial Retinopathy by Classifying Retinal Whitening and Retinal Hemorrhages. Imaging Systems and Techniques (IST), 2015 IEEE International Conference on. Sep 2015

11. Sumrin Mehak Kabir, Alina Mirza, Shahzad Amin Sheikh. Improved Impulsive Noise Reduction Method using Clipping & Adaptive Filters in Ricean fading Channels. 5th International Conference on Engineering & Applied Sciences (ICEAS 2015), Hokkaido, Japan, July 2015

12. Alina Mirza, Sumrin Mehak Kabir, Shahzad Amin Sheikh.    SSRLS based Enhanced Impulsive Noise OFDM Suppressor in AWGN Channel 6th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM 2015), University of Auckland, July 2015

13. Muhammad Haseeb Akram, Shahzad Amin Sheikh, Sana Abid Khan. Design of Blind Adaptive Equalizer Using Frequency Domain Rectangular Contour Algorithm, 2nd International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering (ICOCOE, 2015), Springer, June 2015

14. Sumrin Mehak Kabir, Alina Mirza, Shahzad Amin Sheikh. Performance Comparison of Clipping Technique with Adaptive Filters for Impulsive Noise Reduction in AWGN environment 11th Advanced International Conference on Telecommunications (AICT 2015) Brussels, Belgium. IARIA XPS Press. June 2015

15. Alina Mirza, Sumrin Mehak Kabir, Shahzad Amin Sheikh. Reduction of Impulsive Noise in OFDM Systems using Adaptive Algorithms 17th International Conference on Signal & Image Processing ( ICSIP 2015), London, IEEE. June 2015

16. Sumrin Mehak Kabir, Alina Mirza, Shahzad Amin Sheikh. Impulsive Noise reduction Method based on Clipping & Adaptive Filters in AWGN Channels. 5th International Conference on Computer, Communication & Management (ICCCM 2015), Rome, Italy, IACSIT , May 2015

17. Alina Mirza, Sumrin Mehak Kabir, Shahzad Amin Sheikh. Enhanced Impulsive Noise Cancellation based on SSRLS, 2nd International Conference on Computer, Communication & Control Technologies, (I4CT), Malaysia, IEEE, pp 31-35, April 2015

18. Alina Mirza, Sumrin Mehak Kabir, Shahzad Amin Sheikh. Impulsive Noise Cancellation of ECG signals based on SSRLS          International Conference on Soft Computing & Software Engineering (SCSE 2015), USA, Elsevier, pp 196-202. March 2015

19. Sardar Ameer Akram Khan, Shahzad Amin Sheikh. Evolution of Multimodulus Algorithm Blind Equalization Based on Recursive Least Square Algorithm. 2nd International Conference on Electrical, Electronics, Computer Engineering and their Applications (EECEA 2015), IEEE, pp 163-169, Feb 2015

20. Kanza Khan, Shahzad Amin Sheikh. PAPR Reduction of OFDM Signals using Convolutional Codes. Proceedings of 2009 Student Conference on Research & Development (SCORed, 2009), IEEE, pp 167-169, Nov 2009

21. Shahzad Amin Sheikh, Pingzhi Fan. New Error Functions associated with Multimodulus Algorithm. 11th IEEE Multitopic Conference INMIC’06, Jan 2008

22. Shahzad Amin Sheikh, Pingzhi Fan. Fast Convergent Multimodulus Algorithm for Blind Equalization of QAM Signals. 5th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies, ICIET’07, July 2007

23. Shahzad Amin Sheikh, Pingzhi Fan. Improved Square Contour Algorithm for Blind Equalization of QAM Signals. 10th IEEE Multitopic Conference INMIC’06, Pakistan, Dec 2006

24. Shahzad Amin Sheikh, Pingzhi Fan. A New Multimodulus Blind Equalizer for Dense QAM Constellations. IET International Conference on Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks. (ICWMMN’06), China, pp 1236-1239, Nov 2006

25. Shahzad Amin Sheikh, Pingzhi Fan. Dual Mode AVMA for Blind Equalization and Carrier Phase Recovery in Distorted Communication Channels. 6th IEEE International Conference on ITS Telecommunications (ITST’06), China, pp 850-853, June 2006

26. Shahzad Amin Sheikh, Pingzhi Fan. Joint Blind Equalization & Carrier Phase Recovery based on Adaptively Varying Modulus Algorithm (AVMA), 9th IEEE Multitopic Conference INMIC’05, Pakistan, Dec 2005

27. Shahzad Amin Sheikh, Pingzhi Fan. Blind Channel Equalization based on CMA using Gradient Descent Algorithm with Variable step size. Future Telecommunication Conference, FTC’05, China. Ericsson (China), pp 306-309, Oct 2005

​​​Designation ​From ​To ​University / Institute
​Professor Mar 2017​ ​Present ​NUST CEME
​Associate Professor ​May 2016 ​Mar 2017 ​NUST CEME
Assistant Professor ​Jan 2008 ​May 2016 ​NUST CEME
Lecturer
​Feb 2003 ​Sep 2004 ​NUST CEME
 

​​​Designation ​From ​To ​University / Institute
​Assistant Manager (Applications) ​Mar 1999 ​Sep 2000 ​ProSOFT
​Assistant Manager (PLC/DCS) ​Aug 1998 ​Mar 1999 ​Askari Cement
Application Engineer​ ​Nov 1997 ​Aug 1998 ​Innovative Engineering & Technologies (INET)
​Engineer ​Feb 1995 ​July 1996 ​GTZ-WAPDA