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College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering  (CEME)
Dr Muhammad Umar Farooq
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer & Software Engineering

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
Peshawar road Rawalpindi
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Dr. Muhammad Umar Farooq received Masters in Computer Science from Quaid-i-Azam University and Masters in Software Engineering from NUST, Pakistan. He received his Ph.D in Computer Science from University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania in 2015. He is working as an Assistant Professor at NUST College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at the Department of Computer and Software Engineering. He is an inventor of 1 awarded US patent and has several years of industry and teaching experience.

Mobile Ad hoc Networks, Routing & MAC protocols, Network Applications and Architectures

US Patents

·         Khan, S. A.; Kamran, F.; Shabbir, A.; Bhatti, S. M.; Farooq, M.U.; Ilahi, S. S.; “Cognitive hub for self-healing and self-forming network with hybrid communication technologies” US Patent Number 8,923,333

Articles in Journals and Conference Proceedings

  1. 7

  2. Farooq, M. U.; Tapus, N.; “On-demand Link State Hybrid Routing Protocol for Mobile Ad hoc Networks” Scientific Bulletin, Series C, vol 77, issue 4, 2015

  3. Farooq, M. U.; Tapus, N.; “CEHR: Core Enabled Hybrid Routing for Mobile Ad hoc Networks” 10th Int’l Conference on Intelligent Computer Communications, 2014

  4. Farooq, M. U.; Tapus, N.; “CAMT: Core Assisted Multicast Tree for Ad hoc Networks” 13th RoEduNet Conference Networking in Education and Research, 2014

  5. Farooq, M. U.; Tapus, N.; “Multiclass On-demand Routing in Heterogeneous Ad hoc Networks,” 10th Int’l Conference on Communications, Bucharest, 2014

  6. Farooq, M. U.; Tapus, N.; “Performance Comparison of On-demand Routing Protocols for Mobile Ad hoc Networks,” 12th RoEduNet Conference Networking in Education and Research, 2013

  7. Farooq, M. U.; Hasan, A.; Khan, S. A.; “Hostname Addressing in Heterogeneous Mobile Ad hoc Networks,” 3rd IEEE Int’l Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology, ICCSIT’10, Chengdu, China, 2010

  8. Farooq, M. U.; Zia, M. T.; Mubarak, M. A.; Khan, S. A.; “Supporting Heterogeneous Interfaces in Mobile Ad hoc Networks” IEEE Int’l Conference on Computing Science and Informatics, ICC‘09, California, USA, 2009.

  9. Zia, M. T.; Farooq, M. U.; Khan, S. A; “Seamless Communication over Heterogeneous Interfaces in Mobile Ad hoc Networks,” 6th Int’l Conference on Wireless and Optical Communications Networks, WOCN‘09, 2009.

​Designation​ ​From  ​To ​University / Institute
​Assistant Professor ​2015 ​2016

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology​

​Assistant Professor ​2016 ​Date ​NUST College of EME

Courses Taught:

​​Course Code  ​Course Title


​Selected Topics in Computer Networks and Distributed Systems


​Computer Networks


​Operating Systems


​Advanced Operating Systems
​Advanced Topics in Computer Networks
​Wireless Networks 
​Data Structures​
​Designation​ ​From ​To ​Company
​Team Lead ​2009 ​2011 ​Center for Advanced Research in Engineering (CARE), Islamabad
​Software Engineer ​2006 ​2007 ​Strategic Systems International (SSI)​