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Dr Yar Muhammad works as a Principal Lecturer (Computer Science). He holds a Ph.D. in Information Communication Technology (ICT), double master’s degrees, M.Sc in Computer Engineering, M.S in Information Technology, and a Bachelor’s degree B.S in Computer Science.
He has 18+ years of full-time work experience in the areas of teaching, research, administration (Head of Program BS/MS computing, Course Leader B.Sc IT & Business Tech.), programming, student affairs, and arranging/organizing research conferences, seminars, workshops, and events.
He has several research publications in well-known international journals and conferences. He wrote a book as a sole author which is published by Springer - A Parametric Framework for Modelling of Bioelectrical Signals.
He received a Young Investigator Award (YIA), which was awarded by Springer and IFMBE at 16th Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering & Medical Physics and Medicinteknikdagarna 2014, Sweden and he was runner-up for the Best Paper Award (BPA) in the 26th ISSC 2015, Ireland.
He has also been engaged to create the linkage between industry and academia and received Erasmus + International Credit Mobility grant.
He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), an Editorial Board Member of well-known journals,  was a Member of the Academic Board at Teesside University (03/22 - 01/2023), and a Senior Member of IEEE.
He is a founding member of IEEE TUT/UT student branches, Ex-Chair and Counsellor, and worked as Vice-Chair of IEEE IM/ED/EMB Joint Chapter and IEEE Student Activities Officer at IEEE Estonian Section.

Research interests

The research interest is on development of Brain Computer Interface (BCI) application mainly for health domain using the Artificial Intelligence (AI) especially Machine Learning.

Willing to supervise doctoral students

He is accepting self-funded PhD students' applications in the development of Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) application(s) mainly for the health domain using Artificial Intelligence (AI), especially Machine Learning.

Successfully Defended the following PhD student(s):

  • Nimra Memon, 2022, Implementation and Analysis of Fault-Tolerance Mechanisms in Web Services Protocols

Currently, co-supervise the following PhD students:

  • Dmytro Zabolotnii, PhD student,  2021, Agent behaviour prediction for urban autonomous driving
  • Mahir Gulzar, PhD student, 2020, Context-aware behaviour modelling for autonomous driving

Commercial and public engagement


  • Young Investigator Award (YIA) at 16th Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering & Medical Physics and Medicinteknikdagarna 2014, Stockholm, Sweden. YIA was given by Springer and IFMBE.
  • Best Paper Award (BPA), received runner-up in the Best Paper Award (BPA) category at the 26th Irish Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC 2015), Ireland.


Dr Yar Muhammad is very interested to pursue industrial collaborations that align with his research interests and subject expertise.

Public Engament

  • 2019 - todate Senior Member of IEEE
  • 2012 - 2019 Member of IEEE
  • 2016 - 2018 Vice-Chair, IM/ED/EMB Joint Chapter, IEEE Estonian Section
  • 2015 - 2018 Student Activities Officer, IEEE Estonian Section
  • 2013 - 2015 Chairperson IEEE TUT Student Branch
  • 2013/2015 Foundering member of IEEE TUT/UT Student Branch

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, Computer Engineering, Mid Sweden University

Ph.D, Information Communication Technology (ICT), Tallinn University of Technology

PgCLTHE, Teesside University

External positions

External Examiner, Bournemouth University

1 Sept 202230 Sept 2026


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