Ahmed Abdul Quadeer

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Email: eeaaquadeer (at) ust (dot) hk
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Education

  • 2016: PhD in Electronic and Computer Engineering
    The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong
    Application of statistics and statistical signal processing in virology and immunology
  • 2008: MS in Electrical Engineering
    King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    Application of statistical signal processing techniques in communication systems
  • 2006: BE in Electronic Engineering 
    NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan

Research and Teaching Experience

  • Sep. 2020 – Present: Research Assistant Professor
    Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering
    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  • Sep. 2016 – Sep. 2020: Research Associate
    Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering
    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  • Dec. 2014 – Feb. 2015: Visiting Student
    Arup. K. Chakraborty Lab., Institute for Medical Engineering and Science
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Sep. 2008 – Aug. 2012: Lecturer
    Electrical Engineering Department
    King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Publications

Summary
  • 18 Journal papers
  • 17 Conference papers
  • 3 Patents
  • 1 Book chapter
  • H-index: 11
    [Google Scholar]
Selected Recent Publications (for a comprehensive list, check detailed CV)
  • A. A. Quadeer, S. F. Ahmed, and M. R. McKay, “Epitopes targeted by T cells in convalescent COVID-19 patients,” bioRxiv, 2020.
  • S. F. Ahmed, A. A. Quadeer, J.P. Barton, and M. R. McKay, “Cross-serotypically Conserved Epitope Recommendations for a Universal T cell-based Dengue Vaccine”, vol. 14, no. 9, pp. e0008676, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2020.
  • A. A. Quadeer, “Immunodominant epitopes based serological assay for detecting SARS-CoV-2 exposure: Promises and challenges”, EBioMedicine, vol. 57, 2020.
  • S. F. Ahmed, A. A. Quadeer, and M. R. McKay, “COVIDep: A web-based platform for real-time reporting of vaccine target recommendations for SARS-CoV-2”, Nature Protocols, 2020.

Honours and Awards

  • Sep. 2012 – Aug. 2016: Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS), Hong Kong
  • Jan. 2003 – Dec. 2004: Scholarship from NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Jan. 2002 – Dec. 2005: Scholarship from Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Software

  1. Orthogonal-Clustering [Github link]
    A Bayesian method which utilises the rich structure embedded in the sensing matrix for fast sparse signal recovery
  2. RoCA [Github link]
    Software for identifying co-evolutionary sectors in proteins using Robust Co-evolutionary Analysis (RoCA)
  3. Maximum-entropy-based simulator of hepatitis C virus E2 evolution [Github link]
    In silico identification of immunologically-vulnerable regions in E2 and broadly neutralizing antibodies that target them
  4. RocaSec [Github link]
    A standalone GUI-based package for robust co-evolutionary analysis of proteins
  5. MPF-BML-GUI [Github link]
    A standalone GUI-based package for maximum entropy model inference
  6. Making-elegant-Matlab-figures [Github link]
    A repository comprising multiple scripts for making elegant publication-quality figures in MATLAB quickly and efficiently