Syed Faraz Ahmed

Phd student
Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
​Email: sfahmed (at) connect (dot) ust (dot) hk
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  • June 2011: Completed MS in Electrical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
  • Dec 2007: Completed BE in Electronic Engineering, NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan

Work Experience

  • Oct 2011 – July 2016
    Worked as Engineer (Analyst) at the Center for Communications & IT Research Center of Research Institute, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
  • Oct 2008 – Sep 2011
    Worked as Research Assistant at Electrical Engineering Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
  • Jan 2008 – Sep 2008
    ​Worked as Assistant Manager at the Imaging Payload Systems Laboratory of Satellite Research and Development Center, Space & Upper Atmosphere Research Commission, Karachi, Pakistan



  • 2 Patents
  • 2 Journal papers
  • 4 Conference papers
  • H-index: 3 [Google Scholar]



  1. Tarig Ballal, T. Y. Al-Naffouri and Syed Faraz Ahmed, “Low-Complexity Bayesian Estimation of Cluster-Sparse Channels,” submitted in IEEE Transactions on Communications.
  2. Syed Faraz Ahmed, T. Y. Al-Naffouri and A. H. Muqaibel, “Low-Complexity MAP Based Channel Support Estimation for Impulse Radio Ultra-Wide band (IR-UWB) Communications,” 2011 IEEE International Conference on Ultra-Wideband (ICUWB) September 14-16, 2011 Bologna, Italy
  3. Amar Khoukhi, and Syed Faraz Ahmed, “A genetically modified fuzzy linear discriminant analysis for face recognition.” Journal of the Franklin Institute (2011): 2701-2717.
  4. Ahmed A. Quadeer, Syed Faraz Ahmed and Tareq Y. Al-Naffouri, “Structure Based Bayesian Sparse Reconstruction Using Non-Gaussian Prior,” Forty-Ninth Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing September 28 – September 30, 2011 Allerton Retreat Center, Monticello, Illinois, USA.
  5. A. Khoukhi, S. Ahmed, “Fuzzy LDA for face recognition with GA based optimization,” Annual Meeting of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society (NAFIPS), pp.1-6, 12-14 July 2010 at Toronto, Canada 
  6. A. Khan, S. Ahmed, et al., “Digital Attendance Recording System,” International Conference on Information and Emerging Technologies, 2007, pp.1-5, 6-7 July 2007 at Karachi, Pakistan.


  1. Amar Khoukhi, and Syed Faraz Ahmed, ”Method of performing facial recognition using genetically modified fuzzy linear discriminant analysis,” Patent Number US 8478005, published October 2012.
  2. Syed Faraz Ahmed and T. Y. Al-Naffouri, ”Low-Complexity Method for Estimating Impulse-Radio UWB Wireless Channels,” Patent Number US 9450786, published September 2016.

​Honours and Awards

  • Sep. 2016 – to date: Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS), Hong Kong​