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S. (Saad) Saleh, MSc

PhD Employee


Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering
Computer Networks
Two Years
Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering
Communications and Networks
Four Years

Research Interests

Networking; Cognitive networks; Security & Privacy; Software Defined Networks; Network Analysis; Machine Learning; Algorithms; Computing; Computer Networks; IPTV, VoIP and Multimedia; Social Networks; Mobile Adhoc Networks; Wireless networks; TCAMs; Memristors;

Collaborative Experience

Collaborative experience comprises of research papers published in co-authorship of researchers working at reputed institutions. A summary of organizations/institutions along with the investigated research problem is described in following lines.

CogniGron Research Center | Groningen, The Netherlands [Ongoing]
  • Developing novel network architectures for supporting cognitive and energy-efficient network functions in packet processors
  • Studying the use of emerging hardware components, called Memristors, built at the CogniGron center for match-action processing.

For more details, please check out the recently developed memristor-based energy-efficient TCAM architecture TCAmMCogniGron and a recent Survey studying the potential of memristors for supporting cognitive and energy-efficient funtions.

Michigan State University | East Lansing, USA

  • Developed new measures for security and privacy in Instant Messaging networks, in collaboration with Yahoo! Labs, USA.
  • Developed novel techniques in machine learning for prediction of authors collaborations in IEEE and ACM conferences using 10 years of past data.

[Presented Research at Computer Engineering and Networks Lab at ETH-Zurich, Switzerland]

Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) | Lausanne, Switzerland

Proposed and designed a sentiment classification system for microblog messages on Twitter for any search activity.

Rutgers University | New Jersey, USA

Studied political unrest during Arab Spring and proposed a system for gauging the political situation based on the user messages on social media including Twitter.

Tufts University | Medford, USA & City University London, UK

Proposed a secure key generation mechanism at physical layer level for wireless devices.

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology |Gwangju, South Korea & King Abdulaziz University | Jeddah, KSA

Performed measurement and analysis research on Software defined networks for efficient delivery of internet packets.

Microsoft Research (MSR) | Cambridge, UK

Lead a $40,000 project for the identification of pot holes and speed bumps using only the data from installed applications on Android and iOS devices.

[Ranked among Top 12.2% projects in United Nations CleanTech program, 06/2015]

Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) | Suwon, Republic of Korea

Proposed and implemented a vehicular network coverage algorithm for efficient and timely delivery of packets with optimal number of road side units. 

Honours and Awards


Awarded Engineering Distinguished Scholar (EDS) Award from Michigan State University, USA.


Awarded 5 Journal Paper Awards for publication of Journal papers at reputed venues.


Awarded 8 Conference Travel Grants for publishing research papers at reputted venues.


Performed research with reputed researchers at MSU, EPFL, RU, UIowa, GIST, and TUFTS.


Secured 1st Position in Masters in Communications and Computer Networks group.


Secured 37th Merit Position in Bachelors Entrance Exam out of 26000+ students.

Secured 8th position in Higher Secondary School Certificate Examout of 40,000+ students.
Secured 7th position in Secondary School Certificate Exam out of 45,000+ students.

Obtained 2-Year Award of Excellence in Masters of Engineering by Fauji Foundation, 2011-2013


Obtained 4-Year Award of Excellence in Bachelors of Engineering by Fauji Foundation, 2007-2011.


Awarded 5 GPA based Scholarships in five semesters, awarded to TOP GPA Holders.


Awarded Bachelors Entrance Scholarship for securing 37th Position among 26,000+ students at Bachelors level.


Awarded 4-Year FBISE Merit Scholarship at HSSC Level, awarded to TOP 25 among 40,000+ students.


Awarded 2-Year FBISE Merit Scholarship at SSC Level, awarded to TOP 25 among 45,000+ students.

Selected Trainings



Research, “Deanonymization of Instant Messaging Networks”.


Training, “Business training for Global Cleantech Innovation Program”.


Training, “NetMap Tool - Social Network Analysis Workshop”.

TU Kaiserslautern

Training, “Fifth Workshop on Field & Assistive Robotics (WFAR-5)”.


Training, “Next-Gen Broadband Networks and Enabling Technologies”, HONET.

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