Dr. Arshad Ahmad

Assistant Professor


Arshad Ahmad is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Software Engineering & Computer Science at Department of IT & Computer Science and Sino-Pak Center for Artificial Intelligence, Pak Austria Fachhochschule: Institute of Applied Sciences & Technology, Haripur, Pakistan from October 2020. He has recently completed a Postdoc from the Institute of Software Systems Engineering, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria. He received the MS Software Engineering degree from Blekinge Tekniska Högskola (BTH), Sweden in 2008. He worked as a Research Assistant at Fraunhofer Institute of Experimental Software Engineering (IESE), Germany and Vienna University of Technology, Austria respectively during the years 2010-2014. Afterwards, he received the PhD degree in Computer Science & Technology (specialization in Software Engineering) from Beijing Institute of Technology, China in 2018. Previously, he served as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at University of Swabi, Swabi and City University of Science & Information Technology, Peshawar, respectively during the years 2019-2020. He has published several research papers in well reputed peer reviewed international journals and conferences. His current research interests include requirements engineering, text mining, opinion mining, sentiment analysis and machine learning, among others.

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor Department of IT & CS PAFIAST, October 2020 till date
  • Senior Researcher Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria, October 2021- September 2022
  • Assistant Professor Department of Computer Science, City University of Science & Information Technology, Peshawar, September 2020-October 2020


  • PhD Computer Science & Technology Organization Name: Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China , 2018
  • MS Software Engineering Organization Name: Blekinge Tekniska Högskola (BTH), Sweden , 2008
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (4 years) Organization Name: University of Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan , 2006




  • A. Ahmad, C. Feng, M. Tao, S. Ge, A. Yousif, "Challenges of Mobile Applications Development: Initial Results” IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Service Science (ICSSES), Beijing, China, Nov. 2017 (EI Conference).
  • M.A. Alnuem, A. Ahmad, H. Khan " Requirements Understanding: a challenge in Global Software Development Industrial Surveys in Saudi Arabia" The IEEE Signature Conference on Computers, Software, and Applications, Turkey, COMPSAC 2012, (EI Conference).
  • H. Khan, A. Ahmad, et al, "Requirements Understanding in Global Software Engineering: Industrial Surveys” International Conference on Computer and Software Modelling, Singapore, Sept. 2011, (EI Conference).
  • Hussain, K., Zhu, W., Salleh, M., Ali, H., Talpur, N., Naseem, R., A. Ahmad, Ullah, A., “Enhanced Bat Algorithm for Solving Non-Convex Economic Dispatch Problem” 4th International Conference on Soft Computing and Data Mining (SCDM), 22-23 January, 2020, Melaka, Malaysia (ISI /Scopus Indexed Conference).
  • Bian, X., Feng, C., A. Ahmad, “Targeted Sentiment Classification with Knowledge Powered Attention Network“, 31st International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI), 4-6 November, 2019, Portland, USA (EI Conference).
  • R. Naseem, G. Ullah, A. Ahmad, et al., "Planquarium: A context aware rule based indoor kitchen garden" 8th EAI International Conference on Context-Aware Systems and Applications (ICCASA 2019), My Tho, Vietnam, November 28-29, 2019 (WoS/Scopus Indexed).
  • A. Ahmad, Feng, C., et al. “An Empirical evaluation of machine learning algorithms for requirements identification on Stack Overflow” 10th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Service Science (ICSESS 2019) (EI Conference).
  • M. Adnan, A. Ahmad, Ayaz. U., Luqman. K., “E-Learning Prototype designing with quality attributes”, 1st International Conference on Software Engineering and Computing Disciplines (ICSECD 2019), University of Swabi, 12-14 November, 2019.

Awards & Prizes

  • Year: 2014 Award Title: PhD Scholarship Awarding Institute Name: China Scholarship Council, China
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