Iffat Ahmed

About Me:

In March 2010, I joined IMT as a PhD candidate XXV cycle, in Computer Science and Engineering department and in July 2013, I graduated. My Master research thesis is based on Cross-layer optimization for multimedia content over next generation networks. 


Participated in international forum for innovative ideas "Inventare il Futuro", organized by University of Bologna, Italy and won Second Prize, details here.  


My PhD thesis is based on Multimedia Quality of Service/Experience for Next Generation Networks which is supervised by Dr. Leonardo Badia. As a part of my PhD program, I spent four months in CTTC Lab Barcelona, Spain through Erasmus Student Mobility & Placement Program. During this period, I worked on adaptive and fair scheduling cum resource management for LTE Femtocell scenario.

I am mainly interested to dig out the Next Generation Wireless Networks, in terms of following sub fields:

  • Video Services Improvement using cross-layer approach
  • Networks Optimization 
  • Resource Management
  • Scheduling and Traffic Management  


Book Chapters

2008 Iffat Ahmed & M.A. Ansari, “Load Balancing in Enhanced AMC to integrate Heterogeneous Wireless Networks” in:Springer: Wireless Networks, Information Processing and Systems Book Chapter, Vol. (20), PP. 110-117. DBLP Link: http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/indices/a-tree/a/Ahmed:Iffat.html



Conference Papers 

2013 Iffat Ahmed, Leonardo Badia, "Analysis of Management Policies for Multicast Transmission of Scalable Video Content in Next Generation Networks ", in IEEE IWCMC 2013, Sardinia, Italy 

2013 Iffat Ahmed, Leonardo Badia, Daniele Munaretto, Michele Zorzi, "Analysis of PHY/Application Cross-layer Optimization for Scalable Video Transmission in Cellular Networks", in IEEE WoWMoM 2013, Sardinia, Italy  

2013 Iffat Ahmed, " Cross-layer Optimization for Scalable Video Transmission in Cellular Networks ", in IEEE INFOCOM 2013, Turin, Italy 

2011 Iffat Ahmed, Leonardo Badia, Nicola Baldo & Marco Miozzo, "Design of a Unified Multimedia-Aware Framework for Resource Allocation in LTE Femtocells ", n ACM Mobiwac 2011, Miami, USA

2011 Iffat Ahmed & Leonardo Badia, "A Quantitative Analysis of the State of the Art in Quality Provisioning for Multimedia Services over Next Generation Networks " in ACM Mobiwac 2011, Miami, USA

2010 Iffat Ahmed, Leonardo Badia & Khalid Hussain, “Evaluation of Deficit Round Robin Queue Discipline for Real-time Traffic Management in an {RTP/RTCP} Environment”, in: IEEE European Modelling Symposium 2010 (EMS 2010), Pisa, Italy [IEEE Version]

2009 Iffat Ahmed, Khalid Hussain, Nyla Khadam & Faraz Ahsan, “Efficient Multimedia Traffic Engineering in Next Generation Networks”, in: International Conference on Information & Resource Management, 21-23 May 2009, College of IT, UAE University, Al-Ain City, UAE

2008 Iffat Ahmed & M.A. Ansari “The Generic Frameworks for Multimedia QoS in Wireless Networks” in Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology Conference, USA {Poster paper accepted}

2007 Iffat Ahmed & M.A.Ansari, “Provisioning Multimedia QoS in Wireless Networks–The Meta Analysis” in: 2nd International Conference on Information Communication Technology

2007 Iffat Ahmed & M.A. Ansari, “Enhanced AMC to integrate Heterogeneous Wireless Networks” in: 2nd International Conference on Information Communication Technology

Master’s Thesis

2009 Multimedia Traffic Management in Wireless Networks

PhD Thesis

2010-2013 Multimedia Quality of Service/Experience for Next Generation Networks

Work Experience:

  • Feb 2008 – Apr 2010 Higher Education Commission, Govt. of Pakistan
    • Assistant Coordinator (Video Conferencing)
    • Establishment of IT infrastructure at 72 Public Sector Universities
    • Coordination with Foreign Partners, World Bank, East Asia Pacific/South Asia, APAN
    • Acted as Project Manager (System Software Solution)
    • Technical Lead of Unified Communication Systems
    • Lead/Managed project team of 13-officials
  • Dec 2008-May 2009 Allama Iqbal Open University, Main Campus, Islamabad, Pakistan
    • Teaching PGD (IT)
    • [Part time] Taught subject “Operating System Concepts” as an adjunct faculty in
  • Mar 2006-Feb 2008 Federal Directorate of Education, Islamabad, Govt. of Pakistan
    • Lectureship/Teaching
    • Teaching Computer Science and Information Technology at College and School Level.
    • Design and Development of Official Web Site of F.G College for Women
  • Dec 2005-Mar 2006 Federal Directorate of Education, Islamabad, Govt. of Pakistan
    • Lab Incharge/Teaching Assistantship
    • A project of Federal Directorate of Education, maintained Computer Lab and Manuals


  • WINNER Competition Report Writing Competition regarding ICT was organized in International Conference (ICT4D) conducted by SAMF and Ministry of IT & Telecom, Govt. of Pakistan, I was the Winner amongst 360 participants (Mar 2007)
  • First Position Holder at University Level Top Position Holder at Masters and Bachelors Level (2002 till 2009)
  • Class Prefect/Representative during 12-Years of schooling
  • Best Athlete in F. G. College for Women G-10/4, IBD in (2001)
  • Best Player of Badminton, 1997-2001
  • Other games: Won various trophies, shields and certificate in various athletic events(including racing, jumping, throwing)

Grants Achieved:

  • Erasmus Grant (2011): Won five months Erasmus grant for research work in Spain (January-May 2011)
  • PhD Scholarship: My PhD studies are fully funded by Italian Government (excluding traveling and publication expenses) (Mar 2010-till date)
  • Travel and participation grant for presenting in EMS, 2010, Pisa, Italy (Nov 2010)
  • Official visit for World Bank’s Meeting in Mongolia on “Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) East Asia Pacific and South Asia Region” (Jun-Jul 2009)
  • Travel grant for presenting research paper in International Conference UAE (May 2009 )

Programming Skills:

  • Network Simulator 3 (NS-3, at present), Network Simulator -2 (NS-2 in the past)
  • Java, C, C++, MOSS, ASP, PHP, MySQL, TCL, OTCL
  • Linux, Ubuntu hands on experience

Language Skills:

  • English, Urdu: Advanced
  • Punjabi,  Italian: Medium
  • Spanish, Arabic: Beginner


Best Programmer of the Class, Better Analytical abilities, Self motivated, Team Player, Good research writing skills

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