Dr Muhammad Usman Ilyas PhD

Dr Muhammad Usman Ilyas

School of Computer Science
Assistant Professor
PG Program Director

Contact details

School of Computer Science
Main campus building, Dubai campus
University of Birmingham
Dubai International Academic City
P.O Box 341799
Dubai, UAE

Dr. Muhammad Usman Ilyas is currently serving as Assistant Professor (Computer Science) at the University of Birmingham - Dubai, UAE. Prior to that he was serving as Associate Professor (Computer and Network Engineering) at the College of Computer Science and Engineering of the University of Jeddah, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from 2016-2022.

Prior to that he was appointed Assistant Professor (Electrical Engineering) at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan from 2011-2021. Before that he worked as a Post-doctoral Research Associate at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at MSU from 2010 to 2011 under the joint supervision of Prof. Hayder Radha and Prof. Alex X. Liu and Research Assistant from 2004.

He also worked for Quartics LLC, Irvine, CA as an Embedded Software Engineer in 2006 and 2008, Engro Chemical Ltd., Karachi, as an Information Systems Engineer from 1999 to 2000, and Avaz Networks / Communications Enabling Technologies, Islamabad, as a Design Engineer (SoC) from 2000 to 2002.

Dr. Muhammad Usman Ilyas' Google Scholar Profile


  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, 2009
    Michigan State University (MSU), East Lansing, MI, USA
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, 2007
    Michigan State University (MSU), East Lansing, MI, USA
  • M.S. Computer Engineering (Dean’s List), 2005
    Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore, Pakistan
  • B.E. (Honors) Electrical Engineering, 1999
    National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan


Teaching Programmes

  • BSc Computer Science
  • BSc Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science
  • MEng Computer Science and Software Engineering
  • MSc Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • MSc Data Science

Teaching Modules

  • Mathematical and Logical Foundations of Computer Science
  • Security and Networks
  • Mathematical Foundations of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Visualization


Recent publications


Khan, IR, Ali, STA, Siddiq, A, Khan, MM, Ilyas, MU, Alshomrani, S & Rahardja, S 2022, 'Automatic License Plate Recognition in real-world traffic videos captured in unconstrained environment by a mobile camera', Electronics (Switzerland), vol. 11, no. 9, 1408. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics11091408

Ilyas, MU & Alharbi, SA 2022, 'Machine learning approaches to network intrusion detection for contemporary internet traffic', Computing, vol. 104, no. 5, pp. 1061–1076. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00607-021-01050-5

Ilyas, MU, Ahmad, M & Saleem, S 2020, 'Internet-of-Things-Infrastructure-as-a-Service: The democratization of access to public Internet-of-Things Infrastructure', International Journal of Communication Systems. https://doi.org/10.1002/dac.4562

Ilyas, MU, Khan, MM, Radha, H, Al-Ghamdi, A & Munshi, A 2019, 'An Analytical Model of the Small World Effect in D2D Wireless Networks', IEEE Access, vol. 7, 8637938, pp. 35661-35672. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2898221

Khan, SA, Saleem, S, Hassan, SA & Ilyas, MU 2019, 'An Improved Data-Aided Linear Estimator of Modulation Index for Binary CPM Signals', IEEE Signal Processing Letters. https://doi.org/10.1109/LSP.2019.2907797

Ghani, A, Naqvi, SHA, Ilyas, MU, Khan, MK & Hassan, A 2019, 'Energy Efficiency in Multipath Rayleigh Faded Wireless Sensor Networks Using Collaborative Communication', IEEE Access, vol. 7, 8643778, pp. 26558-26570. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2898565

Ahmed, J, Malik, A, Ilyas, MU & Alowibdi, JS 2019, 'Instance launch-time analysis of OpenStack virtualization technologies with control plane network errors', Computing. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00607-018-0626-5

Ali, A, Malik, AK, Ahmed, M, Raza, B & Ilyas, M 2019, 'Privacy concerns in online social networks: A users' perspective', International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications.

Amjad, R, Hafiz, R, Ilyas, MU, Younis, MS & Shafique, M 2019, 'm-SAAC: Multi-stage adaptive approximation control to select approximate computing modes for vision applications', Microelectronics Journal. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mejo.2019.07.010

Mehboob, R, Dawood, H, Dawood, H, Ilyas, MU, Guo, P & Banjar, A 2018, 'Live fingerprint detection using magnitude of perceived spatial stimuli and local phase information', Journal of Electronic Imaging, vol. 27, no. 5, 053038. https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JEI.27.5.053038

Jeong, J, Shen, Y, Jeong, S, Lee, S, Jeong, H, Oh, T, Park, T, Ilyas, MU, Son, SH & Du, DHC 2018, 'STMAC: Spatio-Temporal Coordination-Based MAC Protocol for Driving Safety in Urban Vehicular Networks', IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. https://doi.org/10.1109/TITS.2017.2723946

Conference contribution

Ilyas, MU, Khan, MM, Laghari, F, Mansoor, SB, Razzaque, A & Alqarni, MA 2022, CODI bot: an accessible robot for new coders. in 2021 IEEE International Humanitarian Technology Conference (IHTC)., 9698929, IEEE, pp. 1-8, 2021 IEEE International Humanitarian Technology Conference (IHTC), 2/12/21. https://doi.org/10.1109/IHTC53077.2021.9698929

Sirshar, M, Saleem, S, Ilyas, MU, Khan, MM, Alkatheiri, MS & Alowibdi, JS 2019, Big data dimensionality reduction for wireless sensor networks using stacked autoencoders. in Springer Proceedings in Complexity. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-30809-4_35

Khan, MM, Ilyas, MU, Saleem, S, Alowibdi, JS & Alkatheiri, MS 2019, Emerging computer vision based machine learning issues for smart cities. in Springer Proceedings in Complexity. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-30809-4_29

Ilyas, MU, Khan, MM, Saleem, S & Alowibdi, JS 2019, IoT-IaaS: A new public cloud service to unleash innovation in the IoT space. in Springer Proceedings in Complexity. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-30809-4_45

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