Dr. Zuneera Umair is working as an Assistant Professor at Department of Applied Data Science at Hong Kong Shue Yan University from April 2021. Before joining HKSYU, she worked as a Postdoc at City University of Hong Kong and developed a data-driven prognostic system for solar modules. She also has 4+ years teaching experience at university level. Her research interests include areas of Data science and analytics, IoT and Sensor networks, Distributed networks, Software-defined Networking and Wireless Networks. She completed her doctorate studies specializing in Computer Science from City University of Hong Kong in 2020. She did her Master of Engineering in Communication Systems and Networks and Bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunications from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology in Pakistan.

Courses Taught

  • Predicting Human Behavior with Big Data
  • Principles of Interaction Design
 

Areas of Interest

  • Data science and data analytics, IoT and sensor networks, Distributed networks, Software-defined Networks, Wireless networks
 

Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Master of Engineering, Communication Systems and Networks, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Communication Systems and Networks, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan
 

Working Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Data Science, Hong Kong Shue Yan University (2021-now)
  • Postdoc Researcher, System Engineering and Engineering Management, City University of Hong Kong
  • Senior Research Associate, System Engineering and Engineering Management, City University of Hong Kong
  • Lecturer, Department of Telecommunication Engineering, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology
 

Publications

Selected Publications
  • Umair, Z., Zwetsloot, I.M., Marco, L.K.M., Kostromin, D., Weimar, N.D., Hendricus, G.R., (2021). Designing a System for Data-driven Risk Assessment of Solar Projects. Under Review
  • Umair, Z., Qureshi, U. M., Cheng, Y., & Jia, X. (2019). An Efficient Wireless Control Plane for Software Defined Networking in Data Center Networks. IEEE Access, 7, 58158-58167.
  • Qureshi, U. M., Umair, Z., & Hancke, G. P. (2019). Evaluating the implications of varying Bluetooth low energy (BLE) transmission power levels on wireless indoor localization accuracy and precision. Sensors, 19(15), 3282.
  • Qureshi, U. M., Shaikh, F. K., Aziz, Z., Shah, S. M. Z. S., Sheikh, A. A., Felemban, E., & Qaisar, S. B. (2016). RF path and absorption loss estimation for underwater wireless sensor networks in different water environments. Sensors, 16(6), 890.
  • Aziz, Z., Qureshi, U. M., Shaikh, F. K., Bohra, N., Khelil, A., & Felemban, E. (2016). Revisiting routing in wireless body area networks. Emerging Communication Technologies Based on Wireless Sensor Networks: Current Research and Future Applications, 89.
  • Qureshi, U. M., Aziz, Z., Shaikh, F. K., Bohra, N., & Memon, A. A. (2014). Project oriented problem based learning: A wireless sensor network perspective. Wireless personal communications, 76(3), 463-477.
  • Qureshi, U. M., Aziz, Z., Karim, S., & Shaikh, F. K. PO-PBL: Project Oriented Problem Based Learning for Wireless Sensor Networks.
 

Conferences Attended and Papers Delivered

  • ACM 9th International Conference on Information Communication and Management, Prague, Czech Republic, 2019.
    Umair, Z., Qureshi, U. M., Jia, X., & Hancke, G. P. (2019, August). End-to-End Wireless Control Plane for SDN in Data Centers. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Information Communication and Management (pp. 147-152).
  • IEEE 27th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE), 2019, Washington DC, USA.
    Qureshi, U. M., Umair, Z., & Hancke, G. P. (2019, June). Indoor localization using wireless fidelity (WiFi) and bluetooth low energy (BLE) signals. In 2019 IEEE 28th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE) (pp. 2232-2237). IEEE
  • IEEE Global Communication Conference (Globecom), 2019, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    Umair, Z., Qureshi, U. M., & Jia, X. (2018, December). Wireless control plane for software defined networks (SDN) in data centers. In 2018 IEEE Globecom Workshops (GC Wkshps) (pp. 1-6). IEEE.
  • International Conference on Information Science and Applications, 2018, Hong Kong
    Maqbool, B., Azam, F., Anwar, M. W., Butt, W. H., Zeb, J., Zafar, I., ... & Umair, Z. (2018, June). A comprehensive investigation of BPMN models generation from textual requirements—techniques, tools and trends. In International Conference on Information Science and Applications (pp. 543-557). Springer, Singapore.
  • IEEE 27th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE), 2018, Cairns, Australia
    Qureshi, U. M., Umair, Z., Duan, Y., & Hancke, G. P. (2018, June). Analysis of bluetooth low energy (ble) based indoor localization system with multiple transmission power levels. In 2018 IEEE 27th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE) (pp. 1302-1307). IEEE. Qureshi, U. M., Umair, Z., & Hancke, G. P. (2018, June). Problem of wireless fingerprint duplication in fingerprinting based indoor localization. In 2018 IEEE 27th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE) (pp. 1270-1275). IEEE.
  • IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), 2016, Washington DC, USA
    Xie, R., Umair, Z., & Jia, X. (2016, December). A wireless solution for SDN (software defined networking) in data center networks. In 2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) (pp. 1-6). IEEE.
  • IEEE 16th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom), 2014, Natal, Brazil.
    Aziz, Z., Qureshi, U. M., Shaikh, F. K., Bohra, N., Khelil, A., & Felemban, E. (2014, October). Experimental analysis for optimal separation between sensor and base station in WBANs. In 2014 IEEE 16th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom) (pp. 489-494). IEEE.
 

Journal and Conference Reviewer:

  • IEEE Access
  • IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering
  • IEEE Networking Letters
  • IEEE Transactions on Networking
  • International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks
  • International Multi Topic Conference
 

Awards and Achievements:

  • Best Presentation Award, International Conference on Informational Communication and Management, Prague, Czech Republic, 2019
  • IES Student Paper Travel Assistance and Best Paper Award, 27th IEEE International Symposium and Industrial Electronics, Cairns, Australia, 2018
  • Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies Entrance Scholarship, City University of Hong Kong, 2015
  • Hong Kong PhD. Fellowship, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong, 2015
  • Erasmus Mundus Mobility for Life Scholarship, Aalborg University, Denmark, 2010
 

Affiliations:

  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Registered Engineer, Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC)