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Ibrar Yaqoob is the program lead for the Smart and Resilient Supply Chain strand at the AICF Institute, where he leads a group of PhD students and postdoctoral research fellows. He has been a Visiting Academic (iy238@cam.ac.uk) at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Before joining the AICF, he worked as a Research Scientist with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates. Previously, he worked as a Research Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kyung Hee University, South Korea. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Universiti Malaya (2017).

His current research focuses on leveraging blockchain, NFTs, and metaverse for healthcare, supply chain and logistics, wireless networks, IoT, and smart cities. Furthermore, he has conducted research in the areas of mobile edge-cloud computing, IoT, computer networks, and big data. 

Ibrar has authored over 100 research articles, with more than 50% of them as the corresponding author. His works have earned more than 19,000 citations with an h-index of 52.

His research achievements and services are listed below.

  • Ranked in the world's top 0.1 percent of researchers for three consecutive years - 2023, 2022, and 2021, as a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate-Web of Science.
  • Listed among the World's top 2% scientists for four consecutive years - 2023, 2022, 2021, and 2020, as reported by John P. A. Ioannidis from Stanford University (USA) and his team from Elsevier's Research Intelligence team (Netherlands), and SciTech Strategies, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico (USA).
  • 13 of his research articles have been listed as "highly cited papers" (top 1%) by the Web of Science.
  • 21 of his research articles have been listed as the most downloaded articles.
  • Serves on the editorial boards of IEEE, Elsevier, and Springer journals, including IEEE Network Magazine (Q1), Elsevier's Future Generation Computer Systems journal (Q1), and Springer's HCIS (Q1), among others. 
  • In recognition of his editorial excellence, he was selected as the 2022 Outstanding Editor for the Future Generation Computer Systems Journal. 
  • Played various roles in IEEE/ACM conferences and workshops, serving as Chair, Co-chair, and Track Chair.
  • One of his research articles was selected for the Editor's Choice award by the Future Generation Computer Systems journal.
  • Outstanding organizer, Malaysian National Cloud Conference, MNCC 2015. 
  • Outstanding reviewer, Future Generation Computer Systems Journal.
  • Outstanding reviewer, Journal of Network and Computer Applications.
  • Selected for a postdoctoral fellowship in South Korea under the Brain Korea 21st Century Plus grant. 
  • Won a Bright Sparks scholarship to pursue his Ph.D. degree at the Universiti Malaya, Malaysia.
  • He is an IEEE Senior Member.

Vacancies: Two openings for a PhD student and a Postdoctoral researcher (Level B) interested in working on blockchain, NFTs, digital twins and metaverse, cloud/edge computing, and their applications in healthcare, supply chain and logistics, wireless networks, IoT, and smart cities.

Postdoctoral Fellow Position (Level B): https://external-jobs.csu.edu.au/cw/en/job/496715/research-fellow-emerging-technologies-for-smart-supply-chain-and-iotsmart-cities

PhD Position: https://research.csu.edu.au/study-with-us/scholarships/aicf-institute-phd-scholarships

Email: iyaqoob@csu.edu.au; ibraryaqoob@ieee.org

Research Interests

  • Blockchain and Applications
  • NFTs and Metaverse
  • Mobile Edge-Cloud Computing
  • IoT, Smart Cities, and Big Data


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Computer Science, PhD, University of Malaya

Award Date: 27 Apr 2017


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