Dr. Muhammad Ziad Nayyer Dar

Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
PhD, Comsats University, Islamabad


Dr. Muhammad Ziad Nayyer is serving as Assistant Professor in Department of Computer Science GIFT University, Gujranwala, Pakistan. He holds a PhD degree in Computer Science from COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus. He has vast industrial experience and numerous publications on his account including industrial projects, impact factor journal publications and book chapters. He received his MS degree in Computer Science from Government College University (GCU), Lahore, Pakistan in 2011. His area of interests includes Cloud Computing, VM Migration, Mobile Cloud Computing, Cloud Federation, Mobile Edge Computing, Fog Computing, and Cloudlet Computing.

Teaching Interests

  • Data Communication and Computer Networks
  • Advanced Computing and Networks
  • Distributed Computing
  • Network & System Administration
  • Network Design Management
  • Operating Systems
  • Professional Practices
  • Internet Architecture & Protocol
  • Network Performance Evaluation
  • Big Data

Research Interests

  • Cloud/Grid/Cluster/Distributed Computing
  • Cloudlet/Edge/Fog/Mobile Computing
  • Wireless Sensor Networks/Ad hoc Networks
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Body Area Networks
  • High Performance Computing

Selected Journal Publications

  • Nayyer, M. Z., Raza, I., & Hussain, S. A. (2020). CFRO: Cloudlet Federation for Resource Optimization. IEEE Access.
  • Nayyer, M. Z., Raza, I., & Hussain, S. A. (2018). A survey of cloudlet-based mobile augmentation approaches for resource optimization. ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), 51(5), 1-28.
  • Nayyer, M. Z., Raza, I., & Hussain, S. A. (2019). Revisiting VM performance and optimization challenges for big data. In Advances in Computers (Vol. 114, pp. 71-112). Elsevier.
  • Nayyer, M. Z. (2012). Analysis of AODV over increased density and mobility in Intelligent Transportation System. arXiv preprint arXiv:1211.2547.

Awards and Honors

  • Shield for being judge, BattleField project display
  • Shield for being Jury member, HULT PRIZE, Punjab chapter
  • Shield for being Robot Design Judge in FLL (First Lego League) national competition
  • Certificate received for attending a seminar on Mobile Evolution (LTE)
  • Shield and Certificate for being a member of Sports Committee
  • Certificate received for attending NS3 workshop by ITU


  • IEEE Access by IEEE
  • Journal of SuperComputing by Springer
  • Internet Technology Letters by Wiley
  • Ad Hoc Networks by Elsevier
  • The Computer Journal by Oxford Academic
  • Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems