Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir (S’02, M10, SM’16) is an Assistant Professor at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS), UK. Before joining UWS in Fall 2016, he has been working at Carleton University, Canada, Texas A&M University, Qatar and KAUST, Saudi Arabia on various national and international collaborative projects. Most of his research has been funded by Innovate UK, local industry partners and UWS strategic funding. His research interests include design, development and deployment of diverse wireless communication systems, including hyper-dense heterogeneous small cell networks, Green networks and 5G technologies such as D2D communications, Networked-flying platforms (NFPs) and IoT. He has published more than 100 technical journal and conference papers and has contributed to 7 books, all in reputable venues. He is an editor of 3 research monographs and an author of a book entitled Green Heterogeneous Wireless Networks published jointly by Wiley and IEEE Press. He has been/is serving as a Chair/Co-Chair/Member of several workshops/special sessions and technical program committee of different IEEE flagship conferences, including Globecom, ICC, VTC and WCNC. He is an Associate Technical Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine and has served as a lead Guest Editor/Guest Editor for IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Wireless Communications and IEEE Access. He is serving as a Chair of IEEE ComSoc Emerging Technical Committee on Backhaul/Fronthaul Networking and Communications. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, an active member of IEEE ComSoc and IEEE Standard Association.
University of the West of Scotland