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Military College of Signals  (MCS)
Dr. Muhammad Imran
Associate Head of Department
Department of Electrical Engineering

MCS
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
 Military College of Signals (MCS),Humayun Road, Rawalpindi.
Tel : 051-9272948, +92-333-5493465

Specialization
Control Systems

Education
PhD – Electrical Engineering – NUST (2014)

Dr. Muhammad Imran received his Masters and Ph.D degrees in Electrical Engineering from NUST, in 2011 and 2014, respectively. He received his BE degree in Information & Communication System Engineering from NUST, in 2007. His research interests include model/ Controller order reduction, Control Systems theory, Communication Systems and Signal Processing. He is an active researcher and produced many publications in well reputed journals and conferences. Currently he is performing duties of Associate HoD of Electrical Engineering Department at MCS. 

Honours and Awards

  • HEC approved Supervisor for Doctoral (PhD) Studies
  • Best University Teacher Award MCS for the year 2016
  • NUST Mega IT Scholarship holder for MS and PhD studies​
  • Areas of Interest

          Model / Controller Reduction, Signal Processing, Communication Systems

    Research Group Head


    Graduate / Doctoral Students

    ​PhD

  • ​Muhammad Imran, Topic: Development of Model Reduction Techniques for 1D and 2D Systems (In Progress)

  • Sammana Batool, Topic: Model Order Reduction Techniques For Weighted and Limited Interval Systems  (In Progress)

  • Naveed Ahmed Chugtai, Topic: Enabling of Internet of Things (IOT) and Fog Networks with 5G Networks (In Progress)
  • MS

  • Muhib-ur-Rehman, MS (Electrical Engineering), Topic: Novel Ultra-Wideband Antenna with Multiple Bands Rejection Capabilities (Graduated February 2016)

  • Umair Zulfiqar, MS (Electrical Engineering), Topic: Improved Frequency Limited Interval Gramians based Model Order Reduction Techniques (Graduated August 2016)  

  • Mehmoona Javed Awan, MS (Electrical Engineering), Topic: Development of New Frequency Limited Model Reduction Technique (Graduated January 2017)  

  • Muhammad Imran, MS (Electrical Engineering), Topic: Development of A New 2D Frequency Limited Model Order Reduction Technique (Graduated January 2017)  

  • Waseem Tariq, MS (Electrical Engineering), Topic: Development of an Improved Frequency Weighted Model Order Reduction Technique (Graduated January 2017)  

  • Sehrish Zaryat, MS (Electrical Engineering), Topic: Frequency Limited Model Order Reduction Technique (Graduated July 2017)  

  • Sammana Batool, MS (Electrical Engineering), Topic: Improved Technique for Frequency Limited Model Reduction of Discrete Time 2D Systems (Graduated September 2017)  

  • Farheen Kausar, MS (Electrical Engineering), Topic: Malicious user Detection in Infra-Structure based Cognitive Radio Networks (Graduated February 2018)  

  • Abid Khan, MS (Electrical Engineering), Topic: Development of Passivity-Preserving Model Order Reduction Techniques (Graduated May 2018)  

  • Saba Khan, MS (Electrical Engineering), Topic: An Improved Time Limited Model Order Reduction Technique (Graduated July 2018) 

  • Afshan Mehmood, MS (Electrical Engineering), Topic: Social Aware Information Dissemination for Device To Device Communication (Graduated July 2018)  

  • Naveed Ahmed Chugtai, MS (Electrical Engineering), Topic: Energy Harvesting in 5G Network (Graduated August 2018)  

  • Malja Aslam, MS (Electrical Engineering), Malicious Node(s) Identification in Ad-hoc Cognitive Radio Networks (CRN’s) (Graduated August 2018)  

  • Saba Afzal, MS (Electrical Engineering), Topic: Survivability of Cognitive Radio Networks Under Denial of Service Attack: A Game Theoretic Approach (Graduated August 2018)  

  • Mah Noor, MS (Electrical Engineering), Topic: Dual-Band Mimo Antenna Using Metamaterial for Wireless Communication (Graduated September 2018)

  • Hamid Imtiaz Toor, MS (Electrical Engineering), Improved Frequency Limited Model Reduction (Graduated December 2018)

  • Haider Ali, MS (System Engineering), Topic: Improved Passivity Preserving Model Order Reduction Technique (Graduated July 2019)

  • Aroosa Khalid Malik, MS (Electrical Engineering), A Compact Printed UWB Antenna having Slots with Reconfigurable Band Notch Characteristics (Graduated August 2019)

  • Awais Bin Asif, MS (Electrical Engineering), An Improved Mechanism for Detection of Network wide Invariants due to Policies Conflicts (Graduated August 2019)

  •  Hira Zahid, MS (Electrical Engineering), Stability Preserving Frequency Limited Model Reduction (Graduated April 2020)​
  • Cumulative Impact Factor: 60+

    Journal papers

    2020

  • A. B. Asif, M. Imran, N. Shah, M. Afzal, H. Khurshid, “An Improved mechanism for detection of Network Wide Invariants due to policies conflicts in SDN”, International Journal of Communication Systems, Accepted with revision, 2020, ISSN: 1099-1131, SCI SCI IF:1.319 (JCR-Ranking Q2)

  • H. Khan, M. Ali, I. Rashid, A. Masood and M. Imran “Joint Admission control, Cell association, Power allocation and Throughput Maximization in Decoupled 5G Heterogeneous Networks”, Telecommunication Systems, Accepted with revision, 2020, ISSN: 1018-4864, SCI IF:1.734 (JCR-Ranking Q2)

  • F. Subhan, A. D. Khan and M. Imran, “Optical Optimization of Double Side Textured Monolithic Perovskite-Silicon Tandem Solar Cell for Improved light Management”, RSC Advances, In-Press, 2020, ISSN: 2046-2069, SCI IF: 3.119 (JCR-Ranking Q1)

  • A. D. Khan, S. D. Khan and  M. Imran, “Efficient broadband light absorption in thin-film a-Si solar cell based on double sided hybrid bi-metallic nanogratings”, RSC Advances, vol.10, no. 20, pp. 11836-11842, 2020, ISSN: 2046-2069, SCI IF: 3.119 (JCR-Ranking Q1)
  • 2019

  • H. Khan, M. Ali, I. Rashid, A. Masood and M.Imran, “Resource Allocation in 5G Heterogeneous Networks with Downlink-Uplink Decoupled Access", Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, https://doi.org/10.1002/ett.3831, pp. 1-18, 2019 ISSN: 2161-3915, SCI IF: 1.594 (JCR-Ranking Q2)

  • S. Akram, F. Afzal and M. Imran, “Influence of Metachronal Wave on Hyperbolic Tangent Fluid Model with Inclined Magnetic Field”, International Journal of Geometric Methods in Modern Physics, vol.16, no.9, pp. 1-16, 2019 ISSN:0219-8878, SCI IF: 1.287 (JCR-Ranking Q3)

  • H. I. Toor, M. Imran, A. Ghafoor, D. Kumar and V. Sreeram, “Frequency Limited Model Reduction Techniques for Discrete-Time Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, Express Briefs, vol.67, no. 2, pp. 345-349, 2019 ISSN:1549-7747, SCI IF: 2.814 (JCR-Ranking Q1)
  • 2018

  • U. Zulfiqar, M. Imran, A. Ghafoor and M. Liaqat, “Time/Frequency-Limited Positive-Real Truncated Balanced Realizations”, IMA Journal of Mathematics, Control and Information, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 64-81, 2018 ISSN: 0265-0754, SCI IF: 1.034 (JCR-Ranking Q2)

  • S. Haider, A. Ghafoor, M. Imran and F. M. Malik “Time Limited Gramians based Model Order Reduction for Second Order Form Systems, Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, vol. 41, no 8, pp. 2310-2318, 2018, ISSN: 0142-3312, SCI IF: 1.649 (JCR-Ranking Q2)

  • N. A Chugtai, M. Imran “Energy Efficient Resource Allocation for Energy Harvesting Aided H-RAN”, IEEE Access, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 43990-44001 2018,  ISSN: 2169-3536, SCI IF: 3.745 (JCR-Ranking Q1)

  • M. Rehman, W. T. Khan and M. Imran “Penta-Notched Uwb Antenna With Sharp Frequency Edge Selectivity Using Combination Of Srr, Csrr, And Dgs”, AEU- International Journal of Electronics and Communications, vol. 63, pp. 116-  122, 2018, ISSN: 1434-8411, SCI IF:  2.294  (JCR-Ranking Q2)

  • S. Haider, A. Ghafoor, M. Imran and F. M. Malik “Frequency Limited Gramians based Structure Preserving Model Order Reduction for Discrete Time Second Order Systems, International Journal of Control, vol. 92, no. 11, pp. 2608-2619, 2018, ISSN: 0020-7179, SCI IF: 2.780 (JCR-Ranking Q1)

  • M. Imran, A. Ghafoor and M. Imran, “Frequency Limited Model Reduction Techniques With Error Bounds”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, vol. 65, no.1, pp. 86-90, 2018,  ISSN:1549-7747, SCI IF: 2.814 (JCR-Ranking Q1)

  • 2017

  • M. Imran and A. Ghafoor, “Frequency Weighted Passivity Preserving Model Reduction Technique”, IMA Journal of Mathematics, Control and Information, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 837-844, 2017,   ISSN: 0265-0754, SCI IF: 1.034 (JCR-Ranking Q2).

  • S. Haider, A. Ghafoor, M. Imran and F. M. Malik “Model Reduction of Large    Scale Descriptor Systems using Time Limited Gramians, Asian Journal of    Control, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 1217-1227, 2017,  ISSN: 1561-8625, SCI IF:  2.779 (JCR-Ranking Q2)

  • A. Ghafoor and M. Imran, “Passivity Preserving Frequency Weighted Model Order Reduction Technique”, Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, vol.11, no. 36, pp. 4388-4400, 2017, ISSN: 0278-081X, SCI IF: 1.681 (JCR-Ranking Q2)

  • S. Haider, A. Ghafoor, M. Imran and F. M. Malik “Frequency Interval Gramians    Based Structure Preserving Model Order Reduction For Second Order    Systems”, Asian Journal of Control,  2017,  ISSN: 1561-8625, SCI IF:  2.779 (JCR-Ranking Q2)

  • M. Rehman and M. Imran, “CPW fed miniaturized tri-notched ultra-wideband antenna”, Advanced Engineering Technology and Application, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 1-5, 2017,   ISSN: 2090-9535. 
  • 2016

  • U. Zulfiqar, M. Imran and A. Ghafoor, “Cross Gramian Based Frequency Weighted Model Order Reduction Technique”, IET Electronics Letters, vol. 52, no. 16, pp. 1376-1377, 2016, ISSN: 0013-5194, SCI IF: 1.316 (JCR-Ranking Q2)

  • U. Zulfiqar, M. Imran, A. Ghafoor and M. Liaqat, “A New Frequency Limited Interval Gramian Based Model Order Reduction Technique”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, vol. 64, no. 6, pp. 680-684, 2016,  ISSN:1549-7747, SCI IF: 2.814 (JCR-Ranking Q1)
  • 2015

  • A. Ghafoor and M. Imran, “Hierarchical Balancing Approach For Frequency-Weighted Model Reduction”, IET Electronics Letters, vol. 51, no. 10, pp. 763-765, 2015, ISSN: 0013-5194, SCI IF: 1.316 (JCR-Ranking Q2)

  • M. Imran and A. Ghafoor, “A Frequency Limited Interval Gramian based Model Reduction Technique with Error Bounds” Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing, vol. 24, no. 11, pp. 3505-3519, 2015 ISSN: 0278-081X, SCI IF: 1.681 (JCR-Ranking Q2)

  • M. Imran, A. Ghafoor, and V. Sreeram, “Limited Frequency Interval Gramian based Model Reduction for Generalized Non-singular Discrete Time Systems,” IET Control Theory and Applications, vol. 9, no. 9, pp. 1356-1363, 2015. ISSN: 1751-8644, SCI IF: 3.343 (JCR-Ranking Q1)

  • 2014

  • M. Imran and A. Ghafoor, “Model Reduction of Descriptor Systems using Frequency Limited Gramians”, The Journal of Franklin Institute, vol. 352, no. 1, pp 33-51, 2014 ISSN:0016-0032, SCI IF: 4.036 (JCR-Ranking Q1)

  • M. Imran and A. Ghafoor, “Model Reduction of Nonsingular Generalized Systems using Limited Frequency Interval Gramians,” IMA Journal Mathematical Control and Information, vo. 33, no. 2, pp. 333-347, 2014 ,   ISSN: 0265-0754, SCI IF: 1.034(JCR-Ranking Q2)

  • M. Imran, A. Ghafoor, and V. Sreeram, “A Frequency Weighted Model Order Reduction Technique and Error Bounds,” Automatica, vol. 50, no. 12, pp 3304-3309, 2014  ISSN:0005-1098, SCI IF: 5.541 (JCR-Ranking Q1)

  • M.  Imran and A. Ghafoor, “Stability Preserving Model Reduction and Error Bounds Using Frequency Limited Gramians for Discrete Time systems”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, Vol 61, Issue 9, pp 716-720, 2014. ,  ISSN:1549-7747, SCI IF: 2.814 (JCR-Ranking Q1)

  • M. Imran, A. Ghafoor, and V. Sreeram, “Frequency Weighted Model Order Reduction Technique and Error Bounds for Discrete Time Systems,” Mathematical Problems in Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/498453, 2014. ISSN:1024-123X, SCI IF: 1.009 (JCR-Ranking Q2)
  • Conference papers

    2020

  • N. A. Chughtai, M. Ali, S. Qaisar, M. Imran and M. Naeem, “Energy Efficiency Maximization in Green Energy Aided Heterogeneous Cloud Radio Access Networks”, IEEE 91st Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2020-Spring), Belgium, 25-28 May, 2020.

  • H. Z.Khan, M. Ali, M. Naeem, I. Rashid , A. M. Siddiqui, M. Imran and S. Mumtaz, “Resource Allocation and Throughput Maximization in Decoupled 5G”, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC-2020), Soel, South Korea, 25-28 May, 2020.
  • 2019

  • M. Imran, D. Kumar, U. Zulfiqar, V. Sreeram, W. W. Muda, A. Jazlan, A. G. Wu, “Positive-Real Truncated Balanced Realization based Frequency-Weighted Model reduction”, Australian and New Zelands Control Conference (ANZCC) Auckland, Nov.  27-29, 2019.

  • U. Zulfiqar, M. Imran and V. Sreeram, “Channel-specific Frequency-limited Model Reduction”, Australian and New Zelands Control Conference (ANZCC) Auckland, Nov.  27-29, 2019.
  • M. Imran, A. Hassan and A. A Khan, “5G Waveform Competition: Performance Comparison and Analysis of OFDM and FBMC in Slow Fading and Fast Fading Channels”, Future of Information and Communication Conference, San Francisco, March 14-15, 2019.
  • 2018

  • M. Imran, A. Ghafoor, U. Zulfiqar and V. Sreeram, “Model Reduction of Discrete Time Systems using Time Limited Gramians”, IEEE Australian and New Zealands Control Conference, Melbourne, Dec 7-8, 2018.

  • H. Toor, M. Imran, A. Ghafoor and A. Rauf, “Improved Frequency Limited Model Reduction”, IEEE Conference on Systems, Process and Control, Malaysia, Dec 14-15, 2018.
  • 2017

  • M. Imran, M.J. Awan and A. Ghafoor, "Model Reduction Techniques with Error Bounds", 13th IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, Xian, Aug. 20-23, 2017.

  • K. Shafiq, A. Ghafoor, M. Imran and M. F. Mumtaz, "Techniques for Computation Of Frequency Limited H_\Infty Norm", Vol 123, 2nd Geoplanning - International Conference on Geomatics and Planning 9-10, August 2017, Surakarta - Central Java, Indonesia

  • M. Rahman, W. T. Khan, M. Imran and M. Awais,"Time Domain Analysis of a Compact UWB Antenna Acting as a Band Stop Filter in Five Narrow Frequency Bands", Asia Pacafic Microwave Conference, Kuala Lampur, Nov 13-16, 2017.​
  • 2013

  • M. Imran, A. Ghafoor, S. Akram and V. Sreeram, “Limited Frequency Interval Gramian based Model Reduction for Nonsingular Generalized Systems", IEEE Australian Control Conference, Perth, Western Australia, November 4-5, pp. 441-444, 2013.​.

  • Graduate Courses
  • EE-874 Adaptive Control
  • EE-871 Linear Control Systems

  • Under-Graduate Courses

  • EE-371 Linear Control Systems
  • EE- 382 Instrumentation and Measurements
  • EE-330 Digital Signal Processing
  • EE-221 Digital Logic Design
  • EE-111 Linear Circuit Analysis
  • CPD Workshops

  • Research Paper Writing using Latex Software (1x Day)​