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Academic Profile


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Electrical Engineering in 2007 from KFUPM, Specialization in Multivariable Nonlinear Adaptive Control
  • Master of Science (MS) Electrical Engineering in 2000-01 from KFUPM, Specialization in Controls and System Identification
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BE) Electrical Engineering in 1995-99 from NED University of Engineering.


Work History

Associate Professor & Incharge, Research & Publications, Iqra University, Karachi, Pakistan                         Jun-2009 to Date 

  • Editor, Asian Journal of Engg, Sciences & Technology
  • Incharge, Research & Publication.
  • Overall responsibility of maximizing learning opportunities for the students to achieve program outcomes.
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of teaching and learning and of the systems and practices.
  • Identifying and implementing strategies of teaching and learning.
  • Efficient and effective deployment of staff and resources by setting clear expectation and establishing constructive relationship amongst all staff.
  • Team Leader, Quality Assurance. Drafted the Program Inspection & Evaluation Report for HEC.
  •  Research Coordination and Thesis Supervision

Assistant Professor, Electrical Engg Dept Air University, Islamabad, Pakistan                Aug-2007 to May 2009

  • Lead Researcher, Control Systems Research Group
  • Head, Control and Instrumentation Lab
  • Coordinator Administrative Affairs.
  • Acting Chairman in the absence of the department chairman.

Lecturer (Research Assistant), Electrical Engg Dept
King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, KSA
Jan-2000 to Aug-2007

  • Supervising Control Engineering Labs
  • Conducting research both individually and as a member of team with Faculty
  • Real-time implementation of Control Algorithms

Control Engineer, Nelson Paint Industries, Karachi, Pakistan
Feb-1999 to Jan-2000

  • Process Control 

Mehran Aluminium Engg. Karachi, Pakistan Jul-1998 to Nov-1998

  • Control Engineer 
  • Process and Quality Control


Published Papers

Journals

[J1]  “EOTs Based Fixed Order Robust Controller Design and Comparison Performance Analysis", Faizullah Mahar and Syed Saad Azhar Ali, International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing 2010-3700, vol.1, No.3, June 2012.

[J2]“Ant Colony Optimization Based Fixed Order Robust Controller Design and Robustness Analysis”, Faizullah Mahar and Syed Saad Azhar Ali, American Journal of scientific research, issue 54, February, 2012, pp.92-100.

[J3]"Evolutionary Algorithms Based Fixed Order Robust Controller Design and Robustness Performance Analysis,  Faizullah Mahar and Syed Saad Azhar Ali, American journal of scientific research, issue 51, February, 2012, pp.16-26

[J4]“Particle Swarm Based Fixed Order Controller Design and System Simulation,” Faizullah Mahr and Ali, S. Saad Azhar International Journal of Computer Information Sysem and Information Mangaement IJCISIM, July 2011 ISSN 2150-7988

[J5]  “U-model Based 2DoF Multi-variable IMC for Improved Input-Disturbance Rejection: A Case Study on a 2-Link Robot Manipulator,” Ali, S. Saad Azhar, Fouad M. AL-Sunni and M. Shafiq, International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems Volume 8, Number 3, pp 166-175, September 2011 ISSN: 1729-8806.

[J6]   “Biometric access control system using automated iris recognition,” Waqas Ahmed and Syed Saad Azhar Ali, Asian Journal of Engineering, Sciences & Technology, Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp 12-16  2011.

[J7]   “Identification of Multivariable Wiener Model Using Radial Basis Functions Neural Networks.” Syed Saad Azhar Ali and Hussain N. Al-Duwaish, Asian Journal of Engineering, Sciences & Technology, Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp 31-37, 2011

[J8]  “Design of Fixed Order Robust Controller Using H∞ Norm and Evolutionary Techniques Comparisons and Performance Analysis,” Faizullah Mahar, Ali, S. Saad Azhar, Journal of Engg. & Appl. Sciences, Vol. 29, No. 1 June 2010.

[J9]   “U-model based learning feedforward control of MIMO nonlinear systems,” Ali, S. Saad Azhar, Fouad. M. AL-Sunni, M. Shafiq,  Bakhashwain Jamil, M. Springer Journal of Electrical Engineering Vol 91, issue 8, pp 405, 2010.

[J10]   “MIMO U-model Based Control: Real-Time Tracking Control and Feedback Analysis Via Small gain Theorem,” Ali, S. Saad Azhar, Fouad. M. AL-Sunni, M. Shafiq,  Bakhashwain Jamil, M. Transactions of Circuits and Systems, Issue 7, Vol. 7, July 2008.

[J11]  “A New Iris Recognition Method based on Neural Networks,” M. Moinuddin, M Deriche and Ali, S. Saad Azhar Transacations on Information Systems Issue 6, Volume 1, December 2004.

[J12]  “RBFNN based Self-tunning Regulator,” Ali, S. SaadAzhar, Hussain N. Al-Duwaish and M Moinuddin, Transacations on Systems, Issue 9, Volume 3, November 2004.

 

Books

Books

[B1] Chapter: "A Comparative Study on Particle Swarm Optimization and Genetic Algorithms for Fixed Order Controller Design," Faizullah Mahar, Syed Saad Azhar Ali, Zuhaibuddin Bhutto, in Emerging Trends and Applications in Information Communication Technologies, Editor Chowdhry, B.S.

 [B2] Block-Oriented Identification of Nonlinear Systems: Neural Network approach towards Identification of Hammerstein and Wiener Models,” Syed Saad Azhar Ali, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN 978-3838335575, February2010.

[B3] “U-model Based Control: Adaptive Control Approach for Multivariable Nonlinear Systems,” Syed Saad Azhar Ali, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN 978-3838323299, November 2009.

[B4] Chapter: “Intelligent Iris Recognition Using Neural Networks,” Muhammad Sarfraz, Mohamed Deriche, Muhammad Moinuddin, Syed Saad Azhar Ali in “Computer-Aided Intelligent Recognition Techniques and Applications” John-Wiley, May 2005 (Editor Sarfraz, Muhammad)

Professional Affiliation


• IEEE (USA) 
• Pakistan Engineering Council
• IEEE Control Systems Society
• IEEE Signal Processing Society


Conferences

[C1]“Fixed order robust controller design using H∞ loop shaping and genetic algorithm for ball and hoop system,” Faizullah Mahar and Syed Saad Azhar submitted to IASTED, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Dec 2012 Srilanka

[C2]“Adaptive Learning Rate for RBFNN,” Syed Saad Azhar Ali and Muhammad Moinuddin, WSEAS Recent Researches in Circuits and Systems, Proceedings of the 16th WSEAS International Conference on Systems, July 2012.

[C3]      “A comparative study on particle swarm optimization and genetic algorithms for fixed order controllers,” Faizullah Mahr,  Ali, S. Saad Azhar and Zohaibuddin Bhutto, International Multitopic Conference, Jamshoro, March 2012.

[C4] “Evolutionary Algorithms Based Fixed Order Robust Controller Design and Robustness Performance Analysis” Faizullah Mahar, and Syed Saad Azhar Ali, International proceeding on computer science and information technology vol.25 Feb. 2012, pp.137-142.

[C5]       “Simulated Annealing Based Fixed Order Controller Design and System Simulations,” Faizullah Mahr and Ali, S.       Saad Azhar, IEEE Conference on Computer Applications & Industrial Electronics, Dec 2011

[C6]      “Ant Colony Optimization Based Fixed Order Controller Design and System Simulations,” Faizullah Mahr and Syed Saad Azhar Ali, 11th International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems, Oct 2011.

[C7]       “Particle Swarm Based Fixed Order Controller Design and System Simulation,” Syed Saad Azhar Ali and Faizullah Mahr, IEEE International Conference on Soft Computing and Pattern Recognition. Cergy, France, Dec 2010.

[C8]      “Immune Algorithm Based Fixed Order Controller Design and System Simulation,” Faizullah Mahr, Syed Saad Azhar Ali and Abid Karim, International Symposium on Signals, Systems and Electronics, Nanjing, China Sept. 2010

[C9]       “Automatic Vehicle Identifier (AUTOVID),” Ali, S. Saad Azhar, Farhan Aziz, Ahsan Yasin and Ahmad Rauf Subhani, in 14th WSEAS CSCC, Greece, July  2010.

[C10]      “U-model based internal model control of MIMO nonlinear systems: A case study on a 2 link robot arm,” Ali, S. Saad Azhar, Bakhashwain Jamil, M. Shafiq and  Fouad. M. AL-Sunni UKACC Control2008, Manchester, UK, September 2008

[C11]       “Feedback analysis of radial basis functions neural networks via small gain theorem” Ali, S. Saad Azhar,  M. Shafiq,  Bakhashwain Jamil, M. and Fouad. M. AL-Sunni 17th IFAC World Congress Korea, July 2008

[C12]      “Feedback analysis of U-model  via small gain theorem”  Ali, S. Saad Azhar, Fouad. M. AL-Sunni, M. Shafiq,  Bakhashwain Jamil, M., 10th WSEAS International Conference on Automatic Modelling and Control, Istanbul, Turkey, May 2008

[C13]   “Learning Feedforward control of MIMO nonlinear systems using U-model” Ali, S. Saad Azhar, Fouad. M. AL-Sunni, M. Shafiq,  Bakhashwain Jamil, M.9th IASTED conference on Control Application,Montreal Canada, May 2007.

[C14]   “U-model based adaptive tracking scheme for unknown MIMO bilinear systems,” Ali, S. Saad Azhar, Fouad, M. Al-Sunni and M. Shafiq, 1st IEEE ICIEA, Singapore, May 2006

[C15]    “A New Iris Recognition Method based on Neural Networks,” M. Moinuddin, M Deriche and Ali, S. Saad Azhar 5th International Conference on Automation and Information 2004, Venice, Italy.

[C16]   “RBFNN based Self-tunning Regulator,” Ali, S. SaadAzhar, Hussain N. Al-Duwaish and M Moinuddin 5th International Conference on Automation and Information 2004, Venice, Italy.

[C17]   MIMO Wiener Model Identification using RBFNN Ali, S. Saad Azhar and  Hussain N Al-Duwaish Modelling Identification and Control, Grindelwald Switzerland, Feb 2004.

[C18]   “Identification of Wiener Model Using Radial Basis Function,” Hussain N Al-Duwaish and Ali, S. Saad Azhar, International Conference of Artificial Nueral Networks, Valencia, Spain, August 2002.

[C19]  “Identification of Hammerstein Model Using Radial Basis Function,” Hussain N Al-Duwaish and Ali, S. Saad Azhar, International Conference of Artificial Nueral Networks, Vienna, Austria, August 2001.

Thesis and Disseration Supervision

PhD Dissertation Supervision

• Engr. Faizullah Mahar Fixed Order Optimal Control Design using Evolutionary Techniques 
Design of fixed reduced order optimal controller using Genetic Algorithm, Particle Swarm, Simulated Annealing, Tabu Search, Immune Algorithm and Ants Colony. Convergence, comparison and performance analysis.


Research


Modern Control, Adaptive Control, Nonlinear Systems, Idetntification of systems, Artificial Neural Networks, Intelligent Optimization Techniques, Intelligent Computing, Advacned Numerical Computing, Digital Signal Processing, Image Processing.

Courses Taught

  1. Linear Control Systems
  2. Advanced Control Systems
  3. Digital Signal Processing
  4. Electrical Machines
  5. Circuit Analysis
  6. Advanced Numerical Computing
  7. Complex Variables and Transforms

Honors

• Quality Assurance for Engineering Department.
• Publication of Asian Journal of Engineering, Sciences & Technology.
• Selection in HEC approved PhD Supervisors in Engineering. (only 70 all over Pakistan)
• Scholarship for Graduate & Post Graduate studies at KFUPM
• Session Chair at the 1st IEEE conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, Singapore, 2006
• Session Chair at the 9th IASTED Conference on Control and Applications, Canada, 2007
• The Best Worker & Vice president for three consecutive years from the Happy Homers Club




Achievements

• Quality Assurance for Engineering Department.
• Publication of Asian Journal of Engineering, Sciences & Technology.
• Selection in HEC approved PhD Supervisors in Engineering. (only 70 all over Pakistan)
• Scholarship for Graduate & Post Graduate studies at KFUPM
• Session Chair at the 1st IEEE conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, Singapore, 2006
• Session Chair at the 9th IASTED Conference on Control and Applications, Canada, 2007
• The Best Worker & Vice president for three consecutive years from the Happy Homers Club




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