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Dr. Mian Ilyas Ahmad
Associate Professor
Department of Computational Engineering

RCMS
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
Research Center of Modeling and Simulation(RCMS), Academic-I Building, NUST Campus, H-12, Islamabad Pakistan
Tel : +92-51-9085-5745

Specialization
Computational Methods for System Analysis and Control, Solution of Matrix Equations, Krylov Projection Techniques for Model Reduction

Education
PhD - Control Systems - Imperial College London - United Kingdom - 2011 Postdoc - Computational Control - Max Planck Institute Magdeburg - Germany 2013-2015

Mian Ilyas Ahmad received BSc in Electrical Engineering from University of Engineering & Technology Peshawar, Pakistan in 2006. He then visited Imperial College London under NUST MPhil leading to PhD fellowship and completed his PhD degree in control systems from Imperial College London, UK in 2011. In January 2013 he joined Max Planck Institute for Complex Technical Systems Magdeburg Germany under Max Planck Postdoctoral fellowship. After successfully completing three years postdoctoral fellowship he resumed his position of Assistant Professor at RCMS in December 2015. His research interests include large-scale system analysis and control, model order reduction, applied linear algebra and nonlinear dynamics. Dr. Ilyas has published in some of the top journals in electrical engineering and applied mathematics including the IET Control Theory and Applications and SIAM Journal of Matrix Analysis and Applications.

Collaborations

1.    Prof. Peter Benner -- Max Planck Institute Magdeburg Germany
2.    Dr. Imad Jaimoukha -- Imperial College London
3.    Dr. Martin Van Gijzen -- TU Delft Netherlands
4.    Prof. Dr. Daniel Szyld -- Temple University USA
5.    Prof. Dr. Tanya Stykel -- Augsburg University Germany
6.    Dr. Lihong Feng -- Max Planck Institute Magdeburg Germany
 

Research Projects

1.    IDEA league research fund TU Delft Netherlands, Preconditioned Bi-CG method in iterative model reduction techniques (2011)
2.    Robert Bosch GmbH – Max Planck Institute Magdeburg Germany, Model reduction techniques for nonlinear flow problems (2015)
3.    DAAD research fund, Model order reduction for water distribution networks.  (2016)
4.    HEC-NRPU, Leakage Detection of Gas Distribution Networks through Reduced Order Modelling and Simulation (2019 - to date)
5.    PAF-NCWT, On Development of Generalized Track Association and Validation Optimization System (2019 - to date)
 

Research Assistant/Associates

1.    Arsalan Asif 2019-2020  (HEC-NRPU Project)
2.    Amna Naeem 2019-2020 (HEC-NRPU Project)
3.    Muhammad Salsabeel 2019- 2020 (PAF-NCWT Project)
4.    Talha Irshad 2019- to date (PAF-NCWT Project)
5.    Rafi ul Zaman 2019- to date (PAF-NCWT Project)
6.    Khaula Ayesha 2020- to date (PAF-NCWT Project)
 

PhD Thesis Supervision:

1. Krylov Projection Techniques for Model order reduction of Gas Distribution Networks  (Muhammad Asif, in progress)
 

MS Thesis Supervision:

1.     Exponential utility function based criteria for network selection in heterogeneous wireless networks (Muhammad Shoaib Khan 2017)
2.    Analysis of Hybrid Precoding in Millimeter Wave Communication System (Muhammad Adnan Nizami, 2017)
3.    Throughput Analysis in Heterogeneous Networks Using Soft Frequency Reuse (Hamza Ahmad Sial, 2018)
4.    Modelling and Control of Power Dissipation in Internet Data Centers (Rahila Batool 2018)
5.    A Markov-based Framework for Handover Process in Heterogeneous Networks (Saba Farooq Balouch, 2018)
6.    Model Reduction of Large Scale Gas Distribution Networks (Junaid Nasir, 2018)
7.    Projection-based Model Order Reduction for Biochemical Systems (Anum Javaid, 2018)
8.    Effect of Classifiers in Traffic Signs Classification using Convolutional Neural Networks (Syed Khizar Abbas, 2018)
9.    Efficient Energy Utilization in Fog Computing based Wireless Sensor Networks (Arsalan Rafi, 2018)
10.  Secure Block-level Data Deduplication approach for Cloud Data Centers (Gul Sayyar Ali, 2018)
11.  Approval Prediction for Software Enhancement Report Using Deep Neural Network (Sadeem Ahmad Nafees, 2019)
12.  An Automated Approach for Best Answer Prediction for Developer Forums (Hafiz Umar Iftikhar, 2019)
13.  A restart scheme for model order reduction using the iterative rational Krylov algorithm (Hafiz Zain ul Abideen, 2020)
14.  A GUI framework for Model Order Reduction of Gas Distribution Networks (Amna Naeem, in progress)
15.  Thesis title not finalised (Umair, in progress)
16.  Thesis title not finalised (Marya, in progress)
17.  Thesis title not finalised (Khaula Ayesha, in progress)
18.  Thesis title not finalised (Talha Irshad, in progress)
19.  Thesis title not finalised (Muhammad Altaf, in progress)
20.  Thesis title not finalised (Shanzay Khan, in progress)
 

Preprint

1.    Mian Muhammad Arsalan Asif, Mian Ilyas Ahmad, Peter Benner, Lihong Feng and Tatjana Stykel, “Implicit Higher-Order Moment Matching Technique for Model Reduction of Quadratic- bilinear Systems”, Nov. 2019, arXiv:1911.05400. Submitted in Journal of Franklin Institute

(3.653 IF)

ISI Indexed Journals (SCI-2017 IF: 16.551)

1.    Mian Ilyas Ahmad, Peter Benner, and Imad Jaimoukha, “Krylov subspace methods for model

reduction of quadratic-bilinear systems”. IET Control Theory & Applications, 2016, Vol. 10(16), pp 2010–2018. DOI: 10.1049/iet-cta.2016.0415.

2.    Mian Ilyas Ahmad, Daniel B. Szyld, and Martin B. van Gijzen. “Preconditioned multishift BiCG for H2-optimal model reduction”, SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications. Vol. 38(2), 25 May 2017, pp 401–424.

3.    Mian Ilyas Ahmad, Ulrike Baur, and Peter Benner. “Implicit Volterra Series Interpolation for Model Reduction of Bilinear Systems”, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics. Vol. 316, 15 May 2017, pp: 15–28.

4.    Mian Ilyas Ahmad, Peter Benner, and Pawan Goyal. “Krylov Subspace-based Model Reduction for a Class of Bilinear Descriptor Systems”, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics. Vol. 315, 1 May 2017, pp 303–318.

5.    Mian Ilyas Ahmad, Peter Benner, Pawan Goyal, and Jan Heiland. “Moment-Matching based Model Reduction for Stokes-Type Quadratic-Bilinear Descriptor Systems”, ZAMM-Journal of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, Vol. 97(10), April 2017, pp 1252–1267.

DOI: 10.1002/zamm.201500262.

6.    Shoaib Khan, Mian Ilyas Ahmad, and Farhan Hussain. “Exponential Utility Function based Criteria for Network Selection in Heterogenous Networks”, IET Electronic Letters, Vol 54(8), 2018, pp 529–531.

7.    Muhammad Billal Satti, Ammar Hassan and Mian Ilyas Ahmad. “A New Multilevel Inverter Topology for Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems”, International Journal of Photoenergy, Vol. 2018, pp 1–9. DOI: 10.1155/2018/9704346.

8.    Farhan Hussain, Mian Ilyas Ahmad, Sajid Anwar, Aimal Khan and PW Kim. “Efficient Motion Estimation using Two-bit Transform and Modified Multilevel Successive Elimination ”, Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, 2018, pp 1–7. DOI: 10.1007/s12652- 018-0996-8.

9.    Mian Ilyas Ahmad, Peter Benner and Lihong Feng. “A New Two-Sided Projection Tech- nique for Model Reduction of Quadratic Bilinear Descriptor Systems”, International Journal of Computer Mathematics, 2018, pp: 1–11. DOI: 10.1080/00207160.2018.1542134.

10.  Mian Ilyas Ahmad, Peter Benner and Lihong Feng. “Interpolatory Model Reduction for Quadratic-Bilinear Systems using Error Estimators”, Engineering Computations, 2018, pp: 1– 21. DOI: 10.1108/EC-04-2018-0162

11.  Asim Zahir Uddin, Yasar Ayaz, Mian Ilyas Ahmad, Momena Hasan, Salman Masaud and Naveed Muhammad. “Cost effective telemetry for energy network of an electricity distribution company: Part 1”, Turk J Elec Eng & Comp Sci. (2019) 27: 889 – 902

doi:10.3906/elk-1804-8

Other International Journals

1.    Ashfaq Ahmad Mian, Mian Ilyas Ahmad, Daobo Wang. “Backstepping based PID Technique Applied to Motion Control of Underactuated Aerial Robot” (2008) In Proceedings of International Federation for Automatic Control (IFAC) World Congress, Korea pp:15636-15641

2.    Ashfaq Ahmad Mian, Mian Ilyas Ahmad, Daobo Wang, Wang Hongqiang “Optimal non-fragile controller realization algorithm and application to control problems”. Journal of Harbin Institute of Technology, vol:16(6) pp:99–104, 2009.

3.    Mian Ilyas Ahmad, IM Jaimoukha, M Frangos. “Second order H2 optimal model reduction of linear dynamical systems” (2011) International Federation for Automatic Control (IFAC) World Congress, Milano, Italy

4.    Mian Ilyas Ahmad, Lihong Feng, and Peter Benner. Interpolatory model reduction for quadratic bilinear descriptor systems. Journal: Proceedings of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (PAMM), vol: 15(1), pp: 589–590, 2015.

 

Conference Publications

1.       Ashfaq Ahmad Mian, Daobo Wang, Mian Ilyas Ahmad. “Controller Fragility Minimization Algorithm and Comparison with Different Controller Realizations” (2008) In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Smart Material Applications (ICSMA), Korea Vol: pp:157-162

2.    Ashfaq Ahmad Mian, Daobo Wang, Mian Ilyas Ahmad. “Backstepping based Nonlinear Flight Control Strategy for 6-DOF Aerial Robot” (2008) In Proceedings of IEEE International Confer- ence On Smart Material Applications (ICSMA), Korea

3.    Mian Ilyas Ahmad, IM Jaimoukha, M Frangos. “Krylov subspace restart scheme for solving large scale Sylvester equations” (2010) American Control Conference, (ACC), USA

4.    Mian Ilyas Ahmad, IM Jaimoukha, M Frangos. “H2 optimal model reduction of linear dy- namical systems” (2010) 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, (CDC), Atlanta USA

5.    Humaira Gul, Jamil Ahmad, Fareed Gul and Mian Ilyas Ahmad. “Modeling and Formal Ver- ification of Inverted Pendulum Based Two-Wheeled Transportation Vehicle” (2012) The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE), Japan.

6.    Mian Ilyas Ahmad and Peter Benner. “Interpolatory Model Reduction Techniques for Linear Second-Order Descriptor Systems” Proceedings of 2014 European Control Conference (ECC), pp. 1075-1079, IEEE Publications, 2014. DOI: 10.1109/ECC.2014.6862210

7.       Pawan Goyal, Mian Ilyas Ahmad, and Peter Benner. “Model Reduction of Quadratic-Bilinear Descriptor Systems via Carleman Bilinearization” Proceedings of 2015 European Control Con- ference (ECC), March 2015.

8.    Mian Ilyas Ahmad, Lihong Feng and Peter Benner. “Model Reduction of Quadratic-Bilinear Descriptor Systems via Carleman Bilinearization” MoRePaS 2015.

9.    Mian Ilyas Ahmad, Lihong Feng and Peter Benner. “Interpolatory Model Reduction for Quadratic-Bilinear Descriptor Systems”, GAMM 2015.

10.   Saba Farooq Balouch, Mian Ilyas Ahmad, "A Markov-based Framework For Handover Process in Heteroegenous Cellular Networks," 2019 2nd International Conference on Computing, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies (iCoMET), Sukkur, Pakistan, 2019, pp. 1-11, doi: 10.1109/ICOMET.2019.8673501.

11.   Anum Javed, Mian Ilyas Ahmad, "Projection-Based Model Order Reduction for Biochemical Systems," 2019 International Conference on Applied and Engineering Mathematics (ICAEM), Taxila, Pakistan, 2019, pp. 133-138, doi:10.1109/ICAEM.2019.8853743.


​Courses Taught:

-- Undergraduate --

1.    Basic Electrical Engineering (Fall 16 at SCME)

-- Postgraduate --

2.    Linear Control Systems (Fall 17, Spring 19)
3.    Performance Analysis of Networks (Spring 18,19, 20)
4.    Model Order Reduction (Fall 19)
5.    System Identification (Fall 18, 19)
6.    Discrete Time Control Systems (Spring 20)
7.    Research Methodology (Fall 16,17)