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... Asad Ur Rehman


Asad Rehman

Academic position: Researcher
Joining date: 16-06-2016
Roles in IT: Researcher
Thematic Line: Networks and Services
Group: Telecommunications and Networking – Av

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Address: IT – Aveiro
Instituto de Telecomunicações
Campus Universitário de Santiago
Tel: +351 234 377 900
Fax: +351 234 377 901


Dr. Asad received his Ph.D. degree in telecommunications with MAP-tele—a joint doctoral program of the Universidade do Porto, the Universidade de Aveiro, and the Universidade do Minho, Portugal, three universities with a strong tradition in the area of telecommunications engineering). He received the master’s degree with Distinction in telecommunications engineering from The University of Sunderland, U.K., in 2011, having followed an approved program in telecommunications engineering.

He was also a Research Fellow of the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia/Ministério da Educação e Ciência (FCT/MEC) hosted by the Instituto de Telecomunicações. He has been developing research work in the areas of reliability at a different level from Software-defined networking (SDN), Network functions virtualization (NFV) to cloud computing and Service Assurance of virtual networks. His research interests include Software-defined networking, Network functions virtualization, Reliability and Resilience in future networks, and Mobile Networks (5G, and Beyond).

He was a Visiting Scholar at Telenor Research ASA, HQ, Norway (Research Focus: Software-defined Networks, Network functions virtualization, and Service Assurance). He has working experience of over 7 years of working with a research institute and over 12 years of studying and working experience in the EU and EEA area. His professional background is a mix of teaching and practical experience gained from working at telecommunications research institutes and in the industry with different organizations.

He received the certificate of excellence in ethics, research data management, manuscript writing, and several others from Elsevier. He already published articles in IEEE high-impact journals and conferences. He is reviewing articles for IEEE Access and IoT Journals. His verified reviews are available at Publons. He is also a member of the Future Networks Community, Communications Society (ComSoc), and the Software-defined Networks Community, IEEE.

Scientific Achievements

  • PhD, Universidade do Porto, Aveiro e Minho (MAP-Tele), 07-09-2021
  • MSc, University of Sunderland, UK, 15-06-2011
  • Licenciatura, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University (M.A.J.U), 17-03-2009
  • IEEE Communications Society, 02-04-2019, R8-Portugal Section
  • IEEE Software Defined Networks Community, 18-12-2017, R8-Portugal Section
  • Software Defined Networking (SDN)
  • Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
  • Future Reliable and Resilient Networking
  • Next Generation Software Driven and Virtualized Networks
  • IARIA International Conference on Performance, Safety and Robustness in Complex Systems and Applications PESARO, Technical Programme Committee, 2020
  • IEEE Internet of Things Journal
    2021, 1 review(s); 2019, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Access
    2020, 1 review(s);
  • IARIA International Conference on Performance, Safety and Robustness in Complex Systems and Applications PESARO
    2020, 1 review(s);