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



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

Selected Publications

M. S. Sohail^=, R. H. Y. Louie^=, M. R. McKay, and J. P. Barton, ”Resolving genetic linkage reveals patterns of selection in HIV-1 evolution”, accepted in Nature Biotechnology.

M. S. Sohail, A. A. Quadeer, M. R. McKay, ”How genetic sequence data can guide vaccine design”, IEEE Potentials, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 31-37, 2020.

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.

T. Y. Al-Naffouri, A. Dahman, M. S. Sohail, W. Xu, and B. Hassibi, “Low complexity blind equalization for OFDM systems with general constellations”, IEEE Trans. Signal Process., vol. 60, no. 12, pp. 6395-6407, Dec 2012.

M. S. Sohail, T. Y. Al-Naffouri, “An EM based frequency domain channel estimation algorithm for multi-user OFDM systems”, Signal Processing, vol. 90, no. 5, pp. 1562-1572, May 2010.

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.