Graduate Students

Dr. Peter He

Mudassar Liaq (Ph.D. student)

M. Liaq completed his Masters degree from Jeju National University (South Korea) in Computer Engineering from Machine Learning Lab in the fall session of 2019. Thereafter, he worked for J.AI Labs(South Korea) as Data and Optimization Engineer for over thirteen months before starting his PhD studies at Lakehead University. Prior to his MS he had already worked in industry for 3 years ( with Chanasi, Afiniti) after completing his Bachelor's in Computer Science from National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan. His research interests include Wireless Networks, and application of Machine Learning in Networks ( Particularly in Wireless Networks).

Muhammad Omair Butt (Ph.D. student)

M. Omair Butt is pursuing Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Lakehead University, Canada. He is a member of the Wireless Communication & Networks (WCN) research group. He completed his MS in Electrical Engineering from the King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia, in 2014 on a fully funded scholarship. He completed his BS in Telecommunication Engineering from the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NU-FAST), Pakistan, in 2010. He worked as a Laboratory Instructor in the Electrical Engineering department at Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU), Saudi Arabia, for around six years (2016-2022). In the professional sector, he has served Cloud Data LLC in UAE (2015-2016) and Telenor in Pakistan (2010-2012). Previously he participated in several research studies and is currently focusing on wireless communication networks and closely related domains.

Sana Sharif (MASc student)

Sana is a Computer Engineer, she did her bachelors from Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan and Masters in Computer Engineering from NUST, Pakistan. She worked as a DBA (Data Base Administrator) for an Auto company in Saskatchewan for 3 years. She is co-author in two conference papers published in SPIE. She is currently pursuing MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Lakehead University. Her research interests are Wireless communication, Computer Networking and Image Processing.

Muhammad Adnan Qadir (MASc student)

M. A. Qadir is an Electrical Engineer with a research interest in wireless networks and worked on a project, wireless power transfer by using high power laser during my undergraduate research. Currently pursuing my Masters of Electrical Engineering at Lakehead University Canada, also working under great supervision and group with the research of Wireless networks and 5G devices.


  • Reda Khalid (MSc), "Computational efficiency maximization for UAV-assisted MEC network with energy harvesting in disaster scenarios," 2020-2022.

  • Shamim Taimoor (MSc), "Holistic resource management in UAV-assisted wireless networks," 2020-2022.

  • Sajid Goria (Undergraduate), "Radio resource management in aerial connectivity," Lakehead University (NSERC USRA), 2021.

  • Dr. Lilatul Ferdouse, "Portable water treatment system" IURC/Tri-University Partnership Research, Thompson Rivers University, 2021.

  • Megan Rouault (Undergraduate), "UAV-assisted wireless networks," Thompson Rivers University, 2020.

  • Ahmed Haroon (Undergraduate), "Blockchain-enabled IoT platform for food supply chain," Thompson Rivers University, 2019.

  • Lewis Nkenyereye (Visiting Professor), Thompson Rivers University, 2019.