Asad Khattak

Associate Professor



Asad Masood Khattak is an Associate Professor at the College of Technological Innovation, Zayed University in Abu Dhabi, UAE that he joined in August 2014. He received his M.S. in Information Technology from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan in 2009 and received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from Kyung Hee University, South Korea in 2012. He worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Computer Engineering, Kyung Hee University, South Korea and later joined the same college as Assistant Professor. He is currently leading three research projects, collaborating in four research projects, and has successfully completed five research projects in the fields of Data Curation, Context-aware Computing, IoT, and Secure Computing. He is an IEEE member and has authored/co-authored more than 120 journal and conference articles in highly reputed venues. He is serving as reviewer, program committee member, organizer, and guest editor of many workshops, conferences, and journals. He has delivered keynote speeches, invited talks, guest lectures and has delivered short courses in many universities. He and his team have secured several national and international awards in different competitions.


Abu Dhabi - Khalifa City, MF2-0-010



Teaching Areas

Programming, Security, Software Engineering, Data Mining

Research and Professional Activities

Research Area(s):             

Semantic Web, Data Mining, Context-aware Computing, Secure Computing, Smart Cities


Research and Professional Activities:

[1].  Asad Masood Khattak, Waqas Paracha, Muhammad Zubair Asghar, Nosheen Jillani, and Umair Younis, “Fine-Grained Sentiment Analysis for Measuring Customer Satisfaction Using an Extended Set of Fuzzy Linguistic Hedges”, International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems, Atlantis Press, 2020.

[2].  Noman Akbar, Shihao Yan, Asad Masood Khattak, and Nan Yang, “On the pilot contamination attack in multi-cell multiuser massive MIMO networks”, IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol: 68-4, pp: 2264—2276, 2020.

[3].  Asad Masood Khattak, Muhammad Zubair Asghar, Anam Saeed, and, Ibrahim A Hameed, “A survey on sentiment analysis in Urdu: A resource-poor language”, Egyptian Informatics Journal, Elsevier, 2020.

[4].  Muhammad Zubair Asghar, Ammara Habib, Anam Habib, Asad Masood Khattak, “Exploring deep neural networks for rumor detection”, Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, pp:1-19, 10-2019.

[5].  Farkhund Iqbal, Jahanzeb Maqbool Hashmi, Benjamin C. M. Fung, Rabia Batool, Asad Masood Khattak, Saiqa Aleem, Patrick C. K. Hung: A Hybrid Framework for Sentiment Analysis Using Genetic Algorithm Based Feature Reduction. IEEE Access 7: 14637-14652, 2019.

[6].  Weiwei Yuan, Kangya He, Guangjie Han, Donghai Guan, Asad Masood Khattak: User behavior prediction via heterogeneous information preserving network embedding. Future Generation Comp. Syst. 92: 52-58, 2019.

[7].  Saiqa Aleem, Faheem Ahmed, Rabia Batool, Asad Masood Khattak, “Empirical Investigation of Key Factors for SaaS Architecture Dimension”, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, 2019.

[8].  Rahman Ali, Muhammad Afzal, Muhammad Sadiq, Maqbool Hussain, Taqdir Ali, Sungyoung Lee, Asad Masood Khattak “Knowledge-based reasoning and recommendation framework for intelligent decision making”. Expert Systems 35(2), 2018.

[9].  Ana Serrano Mamolar, Zeeshan Pervez, Jose M. Alcaraz Calero, Asad Masood Khattak, “Towards the transversal detection of DDoS network attacks in 5G multi-tenant overlay networks”, Computers & Security 79: 132-147, 2018.

[10].          Weiwei Yuan, Donghai Guan, Tinghuai Ma, Asad Masood Khattak, Classification with class noises through probabilistic sampling, Information Fusion, (SCI, IF:5.667), Volume 41, Pages 57-67, 2018.

[11].          Asad Masood Khattak, Farkhund Iqbal1, Patrick C. K. Hung, Jwo-Shiun Sun, Guan-Pu Pan, and Jing-Jie Lin, “A Study of Privacy Requirements for e-Service in The Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HAAD),” the International Journal of Health Information Systems and Informatics (IJHISI), 2017.

[12].          Donghai Guan, Weiwei Yuan, Tinghuai Ma, Asad Masood Khattak, Francis Chow, “Cost-sensitive elimination of mislabeled training data” Information Sciences, (SCI, IF:3.364), vol: 402, pp: 170-181, 2017.

[13].          Asad Masood Khattak, Wajahat Ali Khan, Zeeshan Pervez, Khalid Latif and Sungyoung Lee, "Mapping Evolution of Dynamic Web Ontologies", Information Science, (SCI, IF:3.893), 2015.