- Associate Professor - University of the West of Scotland
Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir (S’04–M’10–SM’16) is Reader (Associate Professor) at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS), UK, received over £2m research funding from bodies such as Innovate UK, ERASMUS, QNRF (6G project) and UK industries.
With over 15 years of research expertise in design and development of information and communication technologies (ICT), he has published over 120 research articles and edited or contributed to 10 books. He has an interest in wireless technologies and application of tools such as Artificial Intelligence & machine learning to support global connectivity around the world.
He is a recipient of IEEE Communications Society Fred W Ellersick award 2021 and IEEE Communications Society & China Institute of Communications Best Journal Article award 2019 for his research on 5G/6G, and STARS (Staff Appreciation and Recognition Scheme) award 2020 & 2018 for Outstanding Research and Enterprise performance at UWS. He has been/is serving as a Chair and organising committee of several symposiums/workshops in IEEE flagship conferences, including Globecom, ICC and WCNC. He is an Editor of PHYCOM, IEEE Communications Letters and served as a guest editor to IEEE Wireless Communications, IEEE Communications, and IEEE Access. He is a founding Chair of IEEE ComSoc emerging technologies committee on backhaul/fronthaul. He is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy, UK, and member of International Association of Smart Learning Environments (IASLE).
Recently, he has been selected (through a competitive process) by the Scottish Parliament as a Member Scottish Parliament Framework Agreement Covid-19 Pandemic to provide expert advice on the impact of Covid-19 on digital infrastructure. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, and an active member of IEEE ComSoc.