Associate Professor


"Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so"

                                                                                                   Galileo Galilei

Research Interests

Scale-free Networks, Dark Networks, Nodes and Links Percolation, Network Modeling and Network Analysis


Postdoc Fellow, National Autonomous University of Mexico City (UNAM), Mexico

Title of Postdoctoral Research

"Corruption and Complex Networks"      https://oci.juridicas.unam.mx/conocenos

Postdoctoral Advisors

Professor. Dr. Issa Luna Pla 

Professor. Dr. Jesus Espinal Enriquez


PhD (Computer Science), IIUM, Malaysia

Title of PhD Thesis

"Modeling and analysis of illegal immigrants behavior in Malaysia using two-mode and scale-free networks"

Doctoral Advisor

Professor. Dr. Mohamed Ridza Wahiddin


Research Grants

1. Full time research assistant in department of computer science for the project modeling and analysis of illegal immigrants behavior in Malaysia under FRGS (Fundamental Research Grant Scheme) 11-042-0191.  Modeled and analyzed the illegal immigrants problem in Malaysia as a complex system in collaboration with Royal Police of Malaysia.

2. Postdoc fellowship in PAPIIT (Programa de Apoyo a proyectos de Investigacion e Innovacion Technologia, 2018) Support Program for Research Projects and Technological Innovation postdoctoral grant under project code (IV300217). Modeled and analyzed the corruption cases in Mexican states as a complex system in collaboration with lawyers and journalists of Mexico.

3. Recipient of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) Scholarship for doctorate studies.



Associate Professor (Information Technolgy), IICT, University of Sindh,Jamshoro, Pakistan

Assistant Professor (Information Technology), IICT, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan

Lecturer (Software Engineering), IICT, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan

Research Associate (Computer Science), IMCS, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan

Teaching Assistant (Computer Science), COMSATS, Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan

Part Time Lecturer (Department of Computer Science), IIUM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the subject Computer Networks

Part Time Lecturer (Department of Information Systems), IIUM, Kuala Lumpur, for the subject Information Security 

Postdoc Fellow (Instituto de Investigaciones Juridicas), National Autonomous University of Mexico City (UNAM), Mexico


Keynote Speech

"Robustness and clustering analysis of PTCL router network from the perspective of network science" in 1st International   Conference on modern trends in science, engineering and technology (MTSET 2017) at PC, Karachi organized by   Dawood University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi , Pakistan, April 28, 2017.


Invited Lectures

“Self-Organization in complex networks, network analysis, scale-free networks and beyond” in Quaid-e-Awam University of   Engineering Science and Technology, Sindh, Pakistan and University of Sindh, Jamshoro,Pakistan, May 2016.

“An introduction to scale-free networks, network analysis and self-organization in complex networks” in Mehran University   of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Jamshoro, Pakistan, December, 2016.


Reviewer of Journals

International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks  for 2015 (Web of science)

Electronic and Telecommunication Research Institute 2015 (Web of science)

Journal of Information Science and Engineering 2016 (Web of science)

Journal of Software: Evolution and Process for 2017  (Web of science)

Sukkur IBA Journal of Computing and Mathematical Sciences for 2018

International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks  for 2019 (Web of science)


Session Chair

International Conference On Computing 2017, Sukkur, IBA

International Conference on modern trends in science, engineering and technology (MTSET 2017) at PC, Karachi 2017

2018 International Conference On Computing,Mathematics and Engineering Technologies, iCoMET 2018


Editorial Responsibilities

Associate Editor of Sindh University Journal of Information and Communication Technology (SUJICT)

Guest Editor Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences (Universe Science Publishing)



Departmental Responsibilities

PhD and MPhil Research Coordinator



CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) 4.0



Member Complex Systems Society since January 2017


Teaching at University of Sindh

Fall 2019 ITEC-904 Network Science  (PhD Course)

Fall 2016 SENG-810 Social Computing  (MPhil/MS  Course)

Spring 2020 ELEC-512 Data Communications and Computer Network (Undergratduate Course)

Spring 2020 ITEC-516 Computer Communication and Networks (Undergratduate Course)

Fall 2016 ELEC-430 Computer Architecture (Undergratduate Course)

Fall 2016 ITEC-418  Discrete Structures (Undergraduate Course)

Spring 2017 ELEC- 612 Numerical Methods (Undergraduate Course)

Spring 2017 TELE- 614 Telecom Transmission and Switching Techniques (Undergraduate Course)

Spring 2018 ELEC- 410 Calculus and Analytical Geometry (Undergraduate Course)

Sping 2018 TELE- 610 Telecom Networks Management (Undergraduate course)




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Peer-reviewed Conference Papers 

Mahesar, A.W., Messikh, A., Shah, A., Wahiddin, M.R., "Node Status Detection and Information Diffusion In Router Network Using Scale-Free Network", Proceedings of the 10th International Network Conference pp95-105 ( INC2014) Plymouth, UK, July 8-10, 2014 ISBN: 978-1-84102-373-1. Scopus Indexed

Mahesar, A.W., Malik, A.M., A, Akhlaq., Shah, A., Wahiddin, M.R., Calculus and Its Applications In Scale-free Networks, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference for Muslim World (ICT4M) pp1-6 Kuching, Malaysia,17-18 Nov. 2014 DOI 10.1109/ICT4M.2014.7020635. IEEE and Scopus Indexed

Malik, A.M., Mahesar, A.W.,  A. Faiza., Wahiddin, M.R., Two-Mode Complex Network Modeling of Dengue Epidemic In Selangor, Malaysia, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference for Muslim World (ICT4M) pp7-12 Kuching, Malaysia,17-18 Nov. 2014 DOI 10.1109/ICT4M.2014.7020635. IEEE and Scopus Indexed

A.Waqas., M. Nahdia., M.Y. Zulkefli,. Mahesar, A.W.,  Dynamic Object Replica Placement Using Underlying Routing Protocols: Ensuring Reliability , Proceedings of the 5th International Conference for Muslim World (ICT4M) pp1-6 Rabbat, Morocco, 2013. IEEE and Scopus Indexed

Abdul Rehman Gilal, Mazni Omar, Jafreezal Jaafar, Kamal Imran Sharif, Abdul Waheed Mahesar, Shuib Basri.,"Software development team composition: Personality types of programmers and complex networks", Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computing and Informatics, ICOCI pp153-159 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 25-27April, 2017. Scopus Indexed  

Journal Articles 

Mahesar, A.W., Waqas, A., Nadeem.M., Shah, A., Wahiddin, M.R., "Analyzing the Weighted Dark Networks Using Scale-Free Network Approach". WSEAS Transactions on Computers, ISSN / E-ISSN: 1109-2750 / 2224-2880, Volume 14, 2015, Art. 73, pp. 748-759

Hafiz Abid Mahmood malik, Abdul waheed Mahesar, Faiza Abid,  Ahmad Waqas and M.Ridza Wahiddin "Two-Mode Network Modeling and Analysis of  Dengue Epidemic Behavior in Gombak, Malaysia. Applied Mathematical Modelling 43 (2017) 207-220.  Impact factor 2.29

Aamir Shahzad, Malrey Lee, Neal Naixue Xiong, Gisung Jeong , Young-Keun Lee , Jae-Young Choi , Abdul Waheed Mahesar  and Iftikhar Ahmad  A Secure, Intelligent, and Smart-Sensing Approach for Industrial System Automation and Transmission over Unsecured Wireless Networks. Sensors16 (3),322. Open Access with Impact factor 2.24 

A. W. Mahesar, Z. Bhatti, A. Waqas, M.Y.Koondhar, M.M.Rind.,Efficient Link Prediction Method in Dark Networks Analysis. Sindh Univ. Res. Jour. (Sci. Ser.) Vol. 48 (1) 81-84 (2016)

Chandio,F.H., Mahesar, A.W., Sayed C.S, Anwar, F., Zaki.A., Formal Analysis of Weighted Longitudinal Router Network Via Scale-free Network. A case Study. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology (JATIT), ISSN / E-ISSN: 1817-3195 / 1992-8645, Volume 80(2), 2015, pp. 257-265. Scopus indexed and Open Access

Mahesar, A.W., Chandio,F.H., Naqvi, H.F., Wahiddin, M.R., Topological Structures of Complex Networks And Its Importance In Diffusion. Sindh Univ. Res. Jour. (Sci. Ser.) Vol.47 (2): 191-194 (2015).

Naeem A. N., A. Waqs., Zulkefli M.Yusof., Mahesar, A.W., A.Shah., WSN Based Sening Model For Smart Crowd Movement With Identification: An Extended StudyJournal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology (JATIT), ISSN / E-ISSN: 1817-3195 / 1992-8645, Volume 95(5), 2017, pp. 975-985. Scopus Indexed and Open Access

A.W.Mahesar, K.Brohi, Y.A. Malkani, H. A. Nizamani  “ Robustness and Clustering Analysis of PTCL Router NetworkSindh Univ. Res. Jour. (Sci. Ser.) Vol.50 (4): 625-628 (2018).

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