Amir Qayyum

Amir Qayyum


Amir Qayyum did his PhD in 2000 in wireless networks from University of Paris-Sud, France, and is currently working as a professor and Dean at Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad. He has 20+ years of teaching experience, supervised many Ph.D research theses, and has numerous research publications with more than 11,000 citations. He has 7+ years of industry experience as technical manager in networks and protocol stack development. His technical expertise are in network protocols, wireless and mobile networking and VoIP, and also has good understanding of project management and finance, etc.

Considering important to keep involved with professional organizations, since 1997, he is actively involved with IETF and is also a co-author of an RFC on MANETs. He also served as a member Fellowship Selection Committee for IETF. He is also involved with ICANN, since 2012 and currently serving as member of ICANN Nominating Committee representing RSSAC. He also served as the Chair, Board of Directors of Internet Society (ISOC) Islamabad Chapter (2014-2019) and is one of the founding members of the chapter.

He is actively involved with IEEE activities and currently serving as the Chair, IEEE Islamabad Section and also served as Chair IEEE Computer Society Islamabad Chapter. He is also the Member Board of Directors of Pakistan Internet Exchange (PKIXP). He is the founding Director of Center of Research in Networks and Telecom (CoReNeT). He has 25+ years of R&D experience, and worked as the Project Director of many national and international funded research projects. He also worked as local coordinator of many Erasmus projects for academic collaboration, funded by the European Commission.

He is also a philanthropist and actively involved in community service and social work. He is the Chairman Board of Trustees of Rifah Trust (for education and health care), member Board of Trustees of Ehsas Trust (for education), and member Board of Directors of Meethi Zindagi Foundation (for health care of diabetic patients). He has a multi-cultural personality with understanding of many languages and having done extensive tourism all around the world. He is also the founding member Board of Directors of Pak France Alumni Network (PFAN), and also serving as its President. In recognition of his services for research and cultural collaborations with France, he was awarded the medal of "Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques" by the French government in 2019.