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Muhammad Taqi Mehdi

taqi AT cs DOT ucla DOT edu

Department of Computer Science
University of California, Los Angeles
3277 Boelter Hall, 
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1596

- Finalist: Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship Award 2015.
- I am acting as Teaching Assistant to Computer Networks (CS118) and Operating System (CS111) in Fall'15 and Winter'16 quarters, respectively.
- Finished my intership at Networking & Mobility Group of HP Labs, Palo Alto.
About Me

I am a third year Ph.D. student in the Computer Science Department at University of Califormia at Los Angeles. I have been working in the research areas of Networking and Systems, and Cloud Computing, under the supervision of  Professor Songwu Lu

Prior coming to UCLA, I have been a Research Associate Engineer since 2010 in the LTE Division at the MC Gasan R&D Campus, LG Electronics, Seoul, South Korea. There, I have been working towards research and development of LTE Protocols. Before Joining LG Electronics, I have been a Member of Engineering Staff at Electronics and Telecommunication Research Institute (ETRI) from Aug 2008 - June 2010, Daejon, South Korea, where I had contributed towards research on MAC and Routing Protocols of Zigbee / IEEE 802.15.4 Standard. 

I have received my Master in Information and Communication Engineering degree, under Korean Government Scholarship, from the Graduate School of Information and Communication of Ajou University in 2008. During my Master Course, I had actively been working in Internet Research Group co-directed by Professor Seung-Wha Yoo and Professor Ki-Hyung Kim. Before joing Ajou University, I received my B.S. degree in Information Technology from National University of Sciences and Technology of Pakistan

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Computer Networks, System Performance, and Distributed System


PhD in Computer Science
CGPA - 4.0/4.0
Uninversity of Californina at Los Angeles, USA
2013 - to date
Master of Information and  Communication Engineering Ajou University, South Korea 2006 - 2008
Bachelor of Information Technology National University of Science and Technology, NUST, Pakistan    2002 - 2006

Professional Experience

Industrial Experience
LG Electronics, Mobile Communications R&D HQ, Seoul, Korea
Associate Research Engineer
 July 2010 - Sep 2013
Electronics and Telecommunication Research Institute, ETRI, Korea 
Member of Engineering Staff

 Aug 2008 - June 2010

Internship Experience
SK Telecom, Seoul, Korea
Global Intern

 Dec. 2007 – Feb. 2008
 Dec. 2006 – Feb. 2007
State Bank of Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan

 Aug. 2004 – Oct. 2004

 The Bank Alfalah, Pakistan
Aug. 2003 – Oct. 2003

Research Assistance Experience
Internet Lab, Ajou University, Korea
Research Assistant
  Sep. 2006 – Aug. 2008

NUST, Pakistan and UNCC, USA
Research Assistant
   Jan. 2005 – Aug. 2006

Biometrics Research Group NUST, Pakistan
Research Assistant
Sep. 2005 – Aug. 2006

Teaching Assistance Experience
Network Technologies - TCP/IP Suite Course, NUST, Pakistan
Undergraduate Course TA, Instructor Umar Kaleem
  Mar. 2006 – Aug. 2006

Digital Signal Processing II, NUST, Pakistan
Undergraduate Course TA, Instructor Tashfeen Khan
  Mar. 2006 – Aug. 2006

Book Chapter
  • Muhammad Taqi Raza, et al., "Requirements and Design Architectures of Sensor Service Portal (SSP) in Ubiquitous Pervasive Environment", Handbook of Research on Mobile Software Engineer Design, Implementation and Emergent Applications, IGI Publishing, 2011 
Journal Papers
  • Muhammad Taqi Raza, et al., "Dead Reckoning Based Target Tracking in Wireless Sensor Networks", ACM SIGBED REVIEW, 2009
  • Muhammad Taqi Raza, et al., "Designand Implementation of an Architectural Framework for Web Portals in aUbiquitous Pervasive Environment", SENSORS Journal, 9(7), 5201-5223, 2009; (SCI-E; Impact Factor-1.87)
  • Gargi Bag, Muhammad Taqi Raza, et al., "LoWMob:Intra-PAN Mobility Support Schemes for 6LoWPAN", Special Issue on Wireless Sensor Technologies and Applications, SENSORS Journal, 9(7), 5844-5877, 2009 (SCI-E; Impact Factor-1.87)
  • Muhammad Taqi Raza, et al., “Adaptive Yaw Rate Aware Sensor Wakeup Protocol Schemes (A-YAP) For Target Prediction And Tracking In SensorNetworks”, Special Section on Emerging Technologies for Practical Ubiquitous and Sensor Networks, IEICE Transactions on Communication, volume E91-B, 3524-3533, 2008, (SCI; Impact Factor-0.427)
Conference Papers
  • Muhammad Taqi Raza, et al., "Enum Based Service Discovery in Wireless Sensor Networks", IEEE WCNC, 2010.
  • Muhammad Taqi Raza, et al., "An Architectural Framework for Web Portal in Ubiquitous Pervasive Environment", ACM/IEEE CNSR, 2009.
  • Gargi Bag, Muhammad Taqi Raza H. M, et al., "Efficient Mobility Architecture for 6LoWPAN", IEEE MilCom, 2008
  • Gargi Bag, S.M. Saif Shams, Ali Hammad, Muhammad Taqi Raza H.M, et al., "Network Assisted Mobility Support for 6lowpan", Special Session on Service-Oriented Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks, IEEE CCNC, 2008
  • Syed Rehan Afzal, Subir Biswas, Jong-bin Koh, Taqi Raza, et al., “RSRP: A Robust Secure Routing Protocol for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks”, IEEE WCNC 2008
  • Muhammad Taqi Raza H. M., Ali Hammad Akbar, Shafique Ahmad Chaudhry, Gargi Bag, Seung-wha Yoo, Ki-Hyung Kim, “A Yaw Rate Aware Sensor Wakeup Protocol (YAP) For TargetPrediction And Tracking In Sensor Networks”, IEEE MilCom, Orlando (Florida), USA, Oct. 2007
  • Muhammad Taqi Raza H. M., et al., “FSRP:Fast Service Data Retrieval Protocol for IP-USN”, The 22nd International Technical Conference on Circuits/Systems, Computers and Communications (ITC-CSCC), vol. 01, page 261-262, Busan Korea, July 8-11, 2007
  • Muhammad Taqi Raza H. M., et al. “Distributive Target Localization and Tracking in Sensor Networks”, 3rd IEEE High Capacity Optical Networks & Enabling Technologies Conference (HONET), UNC Charlotte USA, 2006
  • LoWMob and DLoWMob SYSTEM, KH Kim, B Gargi, SW Yoo, MT Raza, US Patent App. 12/841,233
  • Patents on handling inconsistent states as rose from lack of information provided by 3GPP NAS specifications. That is addressing the issue of “Service Reject message when the Security Mode Complete message is lost”. Patent – submitted
  • 1020100026914    로우맙 시스템과 디로우맙 시스템(LoWMob SYSTEM & DLoWMob SYSTEM)    2011.11.01
  • 1020090003146    센서 네트워크에서 움직이는 표적을 추적하는 방법(METHOD OF TRACKING MOBILE TARGET IN SENSOR NETWORK)    2012.03.29
Professional Activities
  • Wiley's Networks
  •  Sensors Journal
  • Autosoft Jornal
  • IEEE Milcom
  • IEEE CCNC and others.
Program Chair
  • INC 2009, Korea and 
  • NCM 2009 Korea.
Invited Talks
  • Korean Radio talk shows, and
  • National Institute of Mathematical Sciences (NIMS)
Honers and Awards 
  • Fianlist: Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship Award 2015.
  • Receipient of PhD Fellowship from the Computer Science Department of UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. This Fellowship is awarded to less than 2% of the applicants.
  • MC President award, LG Electronics, for contribution in LTE platform, May 2012 
  • TWICE Best Performance award for contributions in LTE protocols, LTE Division of MC, LGE, 2010 and 2011
  • Received Korean Government Scholarship for two years Master Program
  • Received Ajou University Tuition Fee Scholarship for two years Master Program.
  • Assumed major role in establishing one of largest 6LoWPAN's Testbed.
  • Funded by Pakistan Telecommunication Limited for demonstration of the project in USA. 
  • Stood 2nd in Higher Secondary School Certification, from my college.
  • In Secondary School Certificate Examination, Stood 1st in my school.
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