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Dr. Junaid Zubairi

Ph.D. (Computer Engineering), Syracuse University M.S. (Computer Engineering), Syracuse University B.E. (Electrical Engineering), NED University Pakistan

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I received BE (Electrical Engineering) from NED University of Engineering, Pakistan and MS and Ph.D. (Computer Engineering) from Syracuse University, USA. I worked in Sir Syed University Pakistan and Intl' Islamic University Malaysia before joining State University of New York at Fredonia. Currently I am  a SUNY Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Chair of Computer and Information Sciences, Geology and Earth Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physics.

Teaching Interests

Computer architecture, Computer networks, Operating systems, Introduction to programming, web design, Computer graphics

Research Interests

My current research interests include network traffic engineering, network applications in healthcare and aviation, applications in smart city and IoT, cyber security.

Awards and Honors

  • SUNY Distinguished Professor award, State University of New York at Fredonia (2022).
  • Kasling Memorial Lecture award, SUNY at Fredonia (2019).
  • Chancellor's award for excellence in scholarship and creative activities, State University of New York (2018).
  • High Achievement Award, WNYMuslims (2017).
  • Presidential Award for Exceptional Service, American University of Ras al Khaimah (2015).

Current Research

  • Smart City Traffic Management
  • Flight Data Communication and Analysis Technologies

Professional Membership

  • Senior member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  • IEEE Communications Society
  • Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Programs

  • Innovation Corps flight data streaming software, National Science Foundation, $50K (2020).
  • RSCA Summer research grant , Rescue planning for building disasters, $2,760, SUNY Research Foundation (2020).
  • RSCA Summer research grant Flight Data Tracker prototype development $4,000, SUNY Research Foundation (2019).
  • NSF MACS 05-506 awarded ’04-‘10 Co-PI $400,000, National Science Foundation (2004).

Intellectual Contributions

  • "Book Editor, "Cyber Security Standards, Practices and Industrial Applications: Systems and Methodologies"," IGI Global Publishers ISBN13: 9781609608514, ISBN10: 1609608518 (2011).
  • "Book Editor, “Applications of Modern High Performance Networks”," ebook Bentham Science Publishers, ( eISBN: 978-1-60805-077-2 (2009).
  • "Journal article, (accepted),“Reactive Traffic Congestion Control in Smart Cities by using Hierarchical Graph”," Journal of Universal Computer Science (2024).
  • "Journal article, (under revision), "Mapping and Just-in-time Traffic Congestion Mitigation for Emergency Vehicles in Smart Cities"," Springer Computing Journal (2024).
  • "Journal article, "“Localization and Rescue Planning of Indoor Victims in a Disaster”," Springer Wireless Personal Communications Journal, (2022).
  • "Journal article, “Optimal Management of Solid Waste in Smart Cities using Internet of Things”," Springer Wireless Personal Communications Journal, Issue 1/2020, Print ISSN: 0929-6212 (2020).
  • "Journal article, "“Enabling Internet of Things Based Waste Management and Recycling in Smart Cities”," IEEE Electrification Magazine September 2019, Pages 33-43 (2019).
  • "Journal article, "“IoT based Ambulatory Vital Signs Data Transfer System”," Journal of Computer Networks and Communications 2018(11):1-8 DOI: 10.1155/2018/4071474 Nov 2018 (2018).
  • "Journal article, "“Smart Algorithms for Patient Assignments in Disasters"," Elsevier ICT Express Journal, (2017).
  • "Journal article, "“AGRIKIOSK – A Digital Tool to Reach Farmers And Rural Communities”," International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, Vol. 10, No. 15, pp35650-35656 (2015).
  • "Journal article, "Automated Traffic Engineering with Adaptive Inter-Class Mixing"," EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2011:49 doi:10.1186/1687-1499-2011-49 (2011).
  • "Journal article, “Novel Schemes for Traffic Engineering in Access Domains”," Wiley Int’l Journal of Network Management, Vol. 17 , Issue 1 (Jan’07), Pages: 69 – 83, ISSN:1099-1190 (2007).
  • "Journal article, “An Overview of Optical Network Bandwidth and Fault Management”," IIUM Malaysia Engineering Journal, Vol 7, No.1, 2006, Pages 47-69, ISSN 1511-788X. (2006).
  • "Journal article, "A Study of VBR Traffic Treatment in a Diffserv Domain"," International Journal of Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 23 Issue #3, Pages 187-193 (2003).
  • "Journal article, "MPLS: Managing the New Internet"," Bulletin of Institution of Engineers Malaysia (Jurutera), BIL.2003, No.12, Dec 2003, Pages 30-38 (2003).
  • "Linux in Kuala Lumpur," Linux Journal, SSC, issue 66, October 1999, Pages 26-28 (1999).

Intellectual Property

  • "Hardware-Software Solution for using patented FDT system in small planes," Case#180-2205, January 2022 (2022).
  • "Flight Data Tracker (FDT)," US Patent, (2017).


  • "Design and Development of DLTEAM (Deep Learning Based Traffic Enumeration And Analysis Module) Smart Road Monitoring System," 20th IEEE HONET-ICT Conference, Boca Raton, FL (2023).
  • "“Smart City Traffic Management for Reducing Congestion”," 19th IEEE HONET-ICT Conference (2022).
  • "The Next Frontier: The Communication and Data Technologies for Aviation," 18th IEEE HONET-ICT Conference (2021).
  • "Connected Aircrafts Technologies, Communication and Computing Systems: Flight Data Transmission, Integration and Processing," IEEE HPCS Conference (2021).
  • "A Celebration of Student-Centered Research," 42nd Kasling Lecture, State University of New York at Fredonia, Oct 1, 2019 (2019).
  • "Invited Talk on IoT Smart City Applications," HONET-ICT 2018 (2018).
Dr. Junaid Zubairi

Dr. Junaid Zubairi

Distinguished Professor (Chair)

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