Muhammad Saqib Sohail

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Email: mssohail (at) connect (dot) ust (dot) hk
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  • 2020: PhD in Electronic and Computer Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
               Thesis: A stochastic framework for inference of population genetics parameters from time-series genomic data
  • 2008: MS in Electrical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabi

                     Thesis: Adaptive algorithms for channel estimation: Using a priori information for optimal design

  • 2005: BSc in Electrical Engineering, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan



  • 11 Journal papers
  • 8 Conference papers
  • 2 Patents
  • 1 Book chapter

Selected Publications

M. S. SohailR. H. Y. Louie, Z. Hong, M. R. McKay, and J. P. Barton, “Inferring epistasis from genetic time-series data”, Molecular Biology and Evolution, vol. 39, no. 10, Oct 2022. [link]

B. Lee, M. S. Sohail, E. Finney, S. F. Ahmed, A. A. Quadeer, M. R. McKay, and J. P. Barton, “Inferring effects of mutations on SARS-CoV-2 transmission from genomic surveillance data”, BioRvix. [link]

S. F. Ahmed^=, M. S. Sohail^=, A. A. Quadeer, and M. R. McKay, “Vaccinia-virus-based vaccines are expected to elicit highly cross-reactive immunity to the 2022 monkeypox virus“, Viruses, vol. 14, no. 9, pp. 1960, Sep 2022. [link]

S. F. Ahmed^=, M. S. Sohail^=, A. A. Quadeer, and M. R. McKay, “Identification of potential SARS-CoV-2 CD8+ T cell escape mutants“, Vaccines, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 542, Mar 2022. [link

M. S. Sohail^=, R. H. Y. Louie^=, M. R. McKay, and J. P. Barton, ”MPL resolves genetic linkage in fitness inference from complex evolutionary histories”, Nature Biotechnology, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 472-479, Apr 2021. [link] [RG]

M.S. Sohail^=, S. F. Ahmed^=, A. A. Quadeer^=, and M. R. McKay, “In silico T cell epitope identification for SARS-CoV-2 : Progress and perspectives,” Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, vol. 171, pp. 29-47, Apr 2021. [link] [RG]

A. Ali, M. Masood, M. S. Sohail, S. Al-Ghadhban, and T. Y. Al-Naffouri, ”Narrowband interference mitigation in SC-FDMA using Bayesian sparse recovery”, IEEE Transaction on Signal Processing, vol. 62, no. 24, pp. 6471-6488, Dec 2016. [link]

Honors and awards

  • Sep. 2013 – Aug. 2017: Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS), Hong Kong
  • Sep. 2006 – Aug. 2008: MSc Scholarship from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
  • Teaching excellence certificate (lab instructor) for year 2012 in Electrical Engineering Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals.