Professor of electrical engineering and computer science with more than twenty-five years of experience in industry and academia.  Has significant expertise in wireless and cellular communications protocols and standards as well as renewable energy and smart grid technologies.

Formal Education

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Keio University Tokyo
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Peshawar Univ of Eng & Technology
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Peshawar Univ of Eng & Technology
  • B.S. in Botany, Chemistry and Statistics, University of Peshawar

Career Highlights

  • As a faculty fellow at NASA, led cybersecurity and AI research for hybrid electrified air propulsion vehicles
  • Managed R&D budget and staff to design and develop a qi-certified wireless charger for deployment in Ford vehicles 
  • Led the design and development of NFC (Near Field Communication) features in commercial products 
  • Made more than 150 contributions to 3GPP, 3GPP2, OMA, and IEEE standards
  • Performed academic research in smart grid, electric vehicles, and renewable energy
  • Secured an $87 million grant from the U.S. Federal Government for the for the State of New Jersey to deploy LTE networks for first responders
  • As a director of research at Toshiba, conducted and managed research in new technologies related to 4G/LTE and Mobile Wireless Internet
  • A named inventor on dozens of issued U.S. patents including many in novel methods of cybersecurity for the FinTech (financial technology) industry 

Expert Qualifications

  • Consulting expert to Apple in regards to 4G/LTE cellular patents and standards
  • Provided technical advice on patents, technical gap analyses, and responses to U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) office actions