Dr Iftikhar Hussain

Research Associate

BSc, MSc, PhD

An experienced researcher and academician as a research associate at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Campus, Iftikhar has more than 10 years experience in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses and in research projects in computing and transportation in United Kingdom, Belgium, Pakistan, and Qatar. His research is in the domain of agent-based modeling, developing multiple simulation systems for transportation and waste management applications using dedicated modeling and simulation methodology (CRIO meta-model) with many scientific papers accepted to International Journal and Conferences. His research focuses on system modeling and simulations, organizational-based and agent-based modeling, multi-agents in transportation, modeling interactions and negotiations, modeling and prediction of human behavior, machine learning, and matching algorithms. He is associated with highly ranked journals as reviewer and editor and is an active member of the IEEE, IEEE ITSS, IEEE VTS, IEEE Council on RFID, Internet Society and NCEAC Program evaluator.

Areas of interest

  • Modelling and simulation
  • Road freight transport
  • Supply-chain and logistics
  • Cold-chain logistics
  • Waste management
  • Matching in carpooling
  • Transportation behavior
  • Organizational-based and agent-based modeling
  • Multiagents in transportation.


  • 2003 – 2007 – Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from UAJK, Muzaffarabad, Pakistan
  • 2008 – 2010 – Master of Science in Computer Science from Iqra University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • 2013 – 2017 – PhD in Mobility Sciences from Hasselt University, Belgium


  • 2021 – 2022 – Research Associate at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar
  • 2017 – 2021 – Assistant Professor at Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, Pakistan
  • 2013 – 2017 – Research Assistant and PhD student at Hasselt University, Belgium
  • 2010 – 2013 – Lecturer at University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Muzaffarabad, Pakistan

Recent publications

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