Faculty Profile

Dr Adnan Shahzada

Assistant Professor, Director Final Projects (CS & IT)

School of Systems and Technology

Department of Computer Science

 : adnan.shahzada@umt.edu.pk     : 3476   


Ph.D (CS) - 2015                                              Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Research Area: Pervasive Computing, Self-Adaptive Systems, Smart Spaces
Thesis - A Comprehensive Development Framework for the Dynamic Smart Spaces

Advisor: Prof. Luciano Baresi

Industrial Tutors: Dr. Massimo Valla


MS (Computer Engineering) - 2009                  Dalarna University, Sweden

Specialization: Applied Artificial Intelligence

Thesis – Dynamic Vehicle Routing and Traffic Jam Information for Mobile Devices

Advisors: Prof. Hasan Fleyeh,

Industry Supervisor: Mr. Askar Kalid


BS (CS) - 2007                        National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (FAST), Pakistan

Final Year Project - Human Motion Detection & Reanimation 


PROFESSIONAL CAREER SUMMARY (Academia: A; Research: R; Industry: I)                

[4 Months]         Assistant Professor           A/R      University of Management and Technology, Pakistan

[3 Years]           Doctoral Researcher         R         Smart Social Spaces (S-CUBE), Joint Open Lab, Telecom Italia

[3 Years]           Lecturer                         A/R       University of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

[7 Months]         R&D Engineer                 I/R       Webperfect, Sweden

[13 Months]       Software Engineer           I/R       Techlogix (pvt) Limited, Pakistan



  1. Luciano Baresi, Adnan Shahzada. ”An Architecture-centric Approach for Dynamic Smart Spaces”. In Proceedings of 9th European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA 2015), Dubrovnik, Croatia. 2015. 
  2. Luciano Baresi, Adnan Shahzada. ”A Comprehensive Framework for the Co-Simulation of Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings.” In Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Green IT Solutions (ICGREEN 2015), Milan, Italy. 2015. 
  3. Adnan Shahzada. ”A Comprehensive Framework for the Development of Dynamic Smart Spaces”. In Proceedings of Doctoral Symposium Track at the 37th International Conference on Software Engineer- ing (ICSE 2015), Florence, Italy. 2015. 
  4. Sebastian Gotz, Ilias Gerostathopoulos, Filip Krikava, Adnan Shahzada, Romina Spalazzese. ”Adaptive Exchange of Distributed Partial Models@run.time for Highly Dynamic Systems.” In Proceedings of 10th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self Managing Systems, Florence, Italy. 2015. 
  5. Luciano Baresi, Sam Guinea, Adnan Shahzada. ”Short Paper: Harmonizing Heterogeneous Components in SeSaMe.” In Proceedings of the IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT), Seoul, South Korea, 2014. 
  6. Nabeel Sabir, Adnan Shahzada, Saleem Ata, Adnan Abid, Yaser Daanial Khan. ”A Vision Based Approach for Pakistan Sign Language Alphabets Recognition”. In Pensee. Volume 73, Issue 3. 2014. 
  7. Luciano Baresi, Sam Guinea, Adnan Shahzada. ”SeSaMe: Towards a Semantic Self Adaptive Middleware for Smart Spaces.” In Proceedings of International Workshop on Engineering Multi-Agent Systems, EMAS 2013, USA, 2013. 
  8. Adnan Shahzada, Askar Kalid. ”Dynamic Vehicle Navigation: An A* Algorithm Based Approach Using Traffic and Road Informa- tion.” In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Computer Applications and Industrial Electronics (ICCAIE), Malaysia, 2011. 


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