Dr. Sohail Khan

Dr. Sohail Khan

Senior Faculty


Sohail Khan received the BS Electronics Engineering and MS Electrical Engineering from COMSATS Institute of Information Technology and National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan in 2008 and 2010, respectively. He obtained PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Technical University of Vienna, Austria in 2016. He worked as Scientist at Austrian Institute of Technology from 2013 to 2021. There, he obtained 8 years of experience of working on European and international projects while working at Austrian institute of technology, Vienna, Austria, Sohail Khan excels in providing analytical solutions to power system planning and operational challenges, particularly towards integration of renewable energy sources in the grid. Sohail Khan also has 5 years of teaching experience while working at various universities in Pakistan including currently at Sino-Pak Center for Artificial Intelligence (SPCAI), Pak-Austria Fachhochschule: Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology.

He is currently having a central role in establishing the SPCAI with the support of Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication, Pakistan and in collaboration with Austrian and Chinese universities. He is in process of establishing 10 research labs at SPCAI, supervising graduate programs and R&D activities at the Center. He is leading Intelligent Energy Infrastructure group at SPCAI, Central energy lab at PAF-IAST and supervision of High-Performance Computing cluster. He is professional member of IEEE and reviewer of multiple high impact journals.

Professional Appointments

  • Senior Faculty, Sino-Pak Center for Artificial Intelligence (SPCAI), PAF-IAST, 2021 to Present
  • Scientist Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria 2016-2021
  • PhD Researcher Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria, 2013-2016
  • Lecturer, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2012-2013
  • Lecturer Heavy Industries Taxila Education City University, Pakistan, 2010-2012


  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering Technical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 2016
  • M.Sc. Electrical Engineering National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan, 2010
  • B.Sc. Electrical Engineering COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Pakistan, 2008


  • Khan, Sohail, Paul Zehetbauer, and Roman Schwalbe. "Evaluation of sensitivity based coordinated volt-var control and local reactive power for voltage regulation and power exchange across system boundaries in smart distribution networks." Electric Power Systems Research 192 (2021): 106975.
  • Zeb, Muhammad Zulqarnain, et al. "Optimal Placement of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in the Active Distribution Network." IEEE Access 8 (2020): 68124-68134.
  • Khan, S., Bletterie, B., Anta, A., & Gawlik, W. (2018). On Small Signal Frequency Stability under Virtual Inertia and the Role of PLLs. Energies, 11(9), 2372.
  • Khan, S., Gawlik, W., & Palensky, P. (2015). Reserve capability assessment considering correlated uncertainty in microgrid. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 7(2), 637-646.
  • Khan, S., Latif, A., Python based scenario design and parallel simulation method for transient rotor angle stability assessment in PowerFactory. In 2019 IEEE PowerTech Milano (pp. 1-6). IEEE.


  • Batterie Stable (National project, Austria) 2016-2018
  • LEAFS - LV Loads and Storage Integration (National project, Austria) 2015-2018
  • DeCAS - Demonstration of Coordinated Ancillary Services (EU project) 2015-2019
  • INTERPLAN - Integrated operation planning tool (EU project) 2017-2020
  • INTERACT: Intelligent Forecasting and Control of Energy Storage for Smart Buildings

Research Interests:

  • AI applications in the Energy Domain (forecasting, optimization, digital twinning)
  • Smart city applications of AI
  • AI on Edge device programming including FPGA and Arduino
  • IoT sensor network
  • High-Performance Computing
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