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Zawar Hussain

Qualifications: PhD in Progress (Australia); MS (GIK Institute); BS (GIK Institute)
Research Interests: Pervasive Computing, IoT, Human Activity Recognition, Ambient Assisting Living, Machine Learning, RFID, Active Queue Management
Telephone: 0938281026

Zawar is currently on Study Leave

Zawar Hussain is doing his Ph.D. degree from Macquarie University, Sydney. He is a recipient of International Research Training Program Scholarship from Commonwealth Government of Australia. He is working in the field of Pervasive Computing. His current project is Device-free Human Activity Recognition using Passive RFID Technology. He did his Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Computer System Engineering from Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIKI), Pakistan in the year 2013 and 2015, respectively.


  • Recipient of IRTP Scholarship from Govt. of Australia (2017-20).
  • Recipient of MS fellowship from GIK Institute (2013-15).
  • Recipient of Chief Minister Scholarship from Govt. of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (2009-13).
  • 2nd Position holder in the faculty at graduation level.


  • Sessional Academic Tutor (July 2018 - Present) Working as Tutor in Department of Computing at Macquarie University, Australia. 
  • Sessional Academic Teacher (July 2019 - Present) Working as seassional academic teacher at Macquarie University International College at Macquarie University, Australia.  
  • Research Assistant (May 2018 - Nov 2018) Was part of the team for establishing the IoT testbed at Macquarie University, Australia. 
  • Research Associate (2015- 2017 (Study leave now)) Worked as Research Associate at Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering,  GIK Institute, Pakistan .
  • Graduate Assistant (2013-2015) Worked as Graduate assistant at Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, GIK Institute, Pakistan .

Research Publications

  • Hussain, Z., Sheng, Q.Z., Zhang, WE. 2020. A Review and Categorization of Techniques on Device-Free Human Activity Recognition. Journal of Network and Computer Application (JNCA), p. 102738 
  • Hussain, Z., Sagar, S., Zhang, W.E. and Sheng, Q.Z., 2019, November. A cost-effective and non-invasive system for sleep and vital signs monitoring using passive RFID tags. In Proceedings of the 16th EAI International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (pp. 153-161).
  • Lu, J., Zheng, X., Sheng, Q.Z., Hussain, Z., Wang, J. and Zhou, W., 2019, November. MFE-HAR: multiscale feature engineering for human activity recognition using wearable sensors. In Proceedings of the 16th EAI International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (pp. 180-189).
  • Tran, H.D, Hussan, Z. Zhang, W, Nguyen, K.L.D, Tran, N.H, and Sheng, Q.Z. 2018, December. Deep Autoencoder for Recommender Systems: Parameter Influence Analysis. ACIS 2018, Sydney. 
  • Hussain, Z., Abbas, G. and Halim, Z., 2017. A Lightweight Fairness-Driven AQM for Regulating Bandwidth Utilization in Best-Effort Routers. Journal of Network and Systems Management, pp.1-32.
  • Hussain, Z., Abbas, G. and Raza, U., 2015, December. CHOKe with Recent Drop History. In Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), 2015 13th International Conference on (pp. 160-165). IEEE.
  • Raza, U., Abbas, G. and Hussain, Z., 2015, December. CHOKe-FS: CHOKe with fair bandwidth share. In Information and Communication Technologies (ICICT), 2015 International Conference on (pp. 1-5). IEEE.


COKe-RH: CHOKe with Recent Drop History (Available at GIKI Library)

Professional Services


  • Registered member of Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC)
  • Registration Number: COMP/11636

Journal Reviewing

  • Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies
  • IEEE Transaction on Mobile Computing (TMC)
  • International Journal of Data Science and Analytics (JDSA)

Conference Reviewing

  • International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA 2020) 2020, Virtual
  • International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA 2018) 2018, Germany
  • IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems ICDCS 2018, 2018, Austria
  • International Conference on the Internet of Things (IoT 2018), USA


Graduate Courses

  • Network System Design        

Undergrad Courses

  • Application Modeling and Development
  • Introduction to Bussines Information System
  • Introduction to Dabase Design and Modeling
  • Introduction to Computing and Programming
  • Operating System
  • Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming

Undergrad Labs

  • Introduction to Computing and Programming
  • Intensive Programming
  • Circuit and Electronics

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