Current Research: 

Mudassar Ahmed joined DIAL in January 2015 as a research student under the supervision of Professor Duncan McFarlane. His main area of interest is Industrial Automation.


He is currently researching the use of Internet of Things to propose smart products that can cooperatively drive production; the use of "Big Data" to find the optimal balance between lean and resilient supply chain; and the viability of automated repair of domestic appliances.



Mudassar is an Electrical and Electronics Engineer; he completed his MPhil in Nuclear Energy at the University of Cambridge and has obtained BEng Hons with First Class from the University of Manchester. He has partly completed his undergraduate studies at National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Pakistan.


As part of his MPhil, Mudassar worked on an industrial research problem proposed by EDF Energy where he examined the suitability of an emerging system-based hazard analysis technique — System Theoretic Process Analysis (STPA) proposed by MIT.

After completing his MPhil, Mudassar worked at the Siemens AG as a Project Engineer where he helped with successful commissioning of two railway re-signalling and immunisation projects at Reading and Watford.


Mudassar is a gold medallist and MPhil Scholar in Nuclear Energy. He has recently received a Doctoral Training Award (DTA) and was also offered an EPSRC funded PhD studentship upon completing his undergraduate studies. He is a certified PASS (Peer-Assisted-Study-Session) leader and a proud member of King’s College, Cambridge.


Research Interests:

  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Big Data
  • Machine learning
  • Intelligent product-driven manufacturing systems

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member, The Institute of Engineering and Technology
  • Member, Ahmadiyya Muslim Research Association
  • Member, Kings’ College Cambridge





Contact Details

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