Rehmat Ullah, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Computer Engineering Department, Gachon University

In a nutshell

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering at Gachon University, Seongnam, South Korea. I earned my B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science (major in wireless communications and networks) from COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan, in 2013 and 2016, respectively. I earned my Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Hongik University, South Korea in February 2020 with a dissertation entitled "Information-Centric Edge Computing for Internet of Things and 5G: Protocol Design and Implementation". My Ph.D. study was supervised by Prof. Byung-Seo Kim. Prior to join Gachon University, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Broadband Convergence Networks Laboratory, Hongik University, South Korea.
My research focuses on the broader area of future Internet and network systems particularly the development of architectures, algorithms, and protocols for emerging paradigms, such as information centric networking/named data networking (ICN/NDN), Internet of Things (IoT), edge/fog computing for IoT, 5G and beyond. This includes the design, measurement studies, prototyping, testbed development, and performance evaluations.

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Education.

  • 2016-2020

    Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, (CGPA: 4.25/4.5)

    Major in Wireless Communications and Networks

    Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering

    Hongik University, Republic of Korea.

    Advisor: Dr. Byung Seo Kim (Professor)

  • 2014-2016

    M.S in Computer Science, (CGPA: 3.47/4.0)

    Major in Wireless Communications and Networks

    Department of Computer Science

    COMSATS University Islamabad, Islamabad Campus, Pakistan.

    Advisor: Dr. Yasir Faheem (Assistant Professor)

  • 2009-2013

    BS in Computer Science, (CGPA: 3.31/4.0)

    Department of Computer Science

    COMSATS University Islamabad, Attock Campus, Pakistan.

    Advisor: Dr. Zeeshan Iqbal (Assistant Professor)

Research.

Information-Centric Networking/Named Data Networking (ICN/NDN)

Edge/fog computing

Internet of Things (IoT)

Testbed implementation for ICN/NDN and edge/fog computing systems

I am interested in the intersection of emerging paradigms such as ICN/NDN, SDN, AI and blockchain with edge/fog computing for future networks.

5G and beyond

Publications.

Cumulative Impact Factor (as per JCR, 2019): 45.951: Google Scholar, ResearchGate, ORCID, Web of Science ResearcherID.

Patents.

3.  Rehmat Ullah , Dong-Hak Kim, Muhammad Atif Ur Rehman, and Byung-Seo Kim, “Method for enabling Information Centric Networking-based Edge Computing in 5G Networks." Korean Patent Application Number: 10-2020-0060998, Date: 2020-05-21.

2.  Rehmat Ullah , Hyeon Du Jin, Muhammad Atif Ur Rehman, and Byung-Seo Kim, “Integration System of Named Data Networking-based Edge Cloud Computing for Internet of Things." Korean Patent Application Number: 10-2020-0052659, Date: 2020-04-29.

1.  Rehmat Ullah , Dong-Hak Kim, Muhammad Atif Ur Rehman, and Byung-Seo Kim, “Method for Push-based Data Broadcast Control in Information-Centric Internet of Things," Korean Patent Application Number: 10-2020-0006214, Date: 2020-01-16.

Journal papers (SCI/SCIE).
(*=Corresponding author)

13.  Rehmat Ullah , Muhammad Atif Ur Rehman, Muhammad Ali Naeem, Byung-Seo Kim and Spyridon Mastorakis “ICN with Edge for 5G: Exploiting In-network Caching in ICN-based Edge Computing for 5G Networks.” Future Generation Computer Systems, Vol. 111, pp. 15-174, October 1st 2020. [ISSN: 0167-739X] Download@ScienceDirect (Impact Factor= 6.125)

12.  Balázs Sonkoly, Dávid Haja, Balázs Németh, Márk Szalay, János Czentye, János Dóka, Róbert Szabó, Rehmat Ullah , Byung-Seo Kim, and László Toka “Scalable Edge Cloud Platforms for IoT Services.” Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Vol.170, pp. 1-18, 15 November 2020. [ISSN:1084-8045] Download@ScienceDirect. (Impact Factor: 5.570) This is a joint work with MTA-BME Network Softwarization Research Group and Ericsson Research, Hungary.

11.  Jehangir Arshad, Abdul Rehman, Ateeq Ur Rehman, Rehmat Ullah* , and Seong Oun Hwang, “Spectral Efficiency Augmentation in Uplink Massive MIMO Systems by Increasing Transmit power and Uniform Linear Array Gain,” Sensors, Vol. 20, 4982, (ISSN 1424-8220) Download@Sensors (Impact Factor=3.275)

10.  Muhammad Salah Udin, Muhammad Atif Ur Rehman, Rehmat Ullah , Chan Won Park and Byung-Seo Kim “Towards Network Lifetime Enhancement of Resource Constrained IoT Devices in Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks.” in Sensors, vol. 20, no. 15, pp. 1-23, 2020. Download@Sensors (Impact Factor=3.275)

9.  Muhammad Ali Naeem , Muhammad Atif Ur Rehman, Rehmat Ullah and Byung-Seo Kim “A Comparative Performance Analysis of Papularity-based Caching Startegies of NDN based Internet Communication Architecture.” IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 50057-50077, 2020. doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2980385, Download@IEEE Xplore (Impact Factor=4.098)

8.  Muhammad Atif Ur Rehman, Dong-Hak Kim, Kyungmee Choi , Rehmat Ullah , and Byung-Seo Kim, “A Statistical Performance Analysis of Named Data Ultra Dense Networks,” in Applied Sciences, vol. 09, no. 18, pp. 1-18, 06 September 2019. Download@Applied Sciences (Impact Factor=2.217)

7.  Rehmat Ullah , Muhammad Atif Ur Rehman, and Byung-Seo Kim, “Hierarchical Name-Based Mechanism for Push-Data Broadcast Control in Information-Centric Multihop Wireless Networks,” in Sensors, vol. 19, no. 14, pp. 1-18, 2019. Download@Sensors (Impact Factor=3.031)

6.  Muhammad Atif Ur Rehman, Rehmat Ullah , and Byung-Seo Kim, “NINQ: Name Integrated Query Framework for Named Data Networking of Things,” in Sensors, vol. 19, no. 13, pp. 1-30, 2019. Download@Sensors (Impact Factor=3.031)

5.  Rehmat Ullah , Muhammad Atif Ur Rehman, and Byung-Seo Kim, “Design and Implementation of an Open Source Framework and Prototype For Named Data Networking based Edge Cloud Computing System,” in IEEE Access, vol. 7, pp. 57741-57759, 2019, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2914067 Download@IEEE Xplore (Impact Factor=4.098)

4.  Rehmat Ullah , Syed Hassan Ahmed, and Byung-Seo Kim, “Information-Centric Networking with Edge Computing for IoT: Research Challenges and Future Directions,” in IEEE Access, vol. 6, pp. 73465-73488, 2018. doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2884536 Download@IEEE Xplore (Impact Factor=4.098)

3.  Rehmat Ullah , Muhammad Khalil Afzal, and Byung-Seo Kim, “A Novel Parallel Processing Mechanism for Data Transmission in Wireless Content-Centric Networking,” in Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, vol. 35, no. 6, pp. 5815-5825, 2018. doi: 10.3233/JIFS-169824 Download@IOS Press (Impact Factor=1.637)

2.  Muhammad Khalil Afzal, Rehmat Ullah, Byung-Seo Kim, and Sung Won Kim, “A Reliable and Scalable Groupcast Block Acknowledgement Scheme for Video Multicast over IEEE 802.11aa Standard,” in Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, vol. 35, no. 6, pp. 5853-5865, 2018. doi: 10.3233/JIFS-169828 Download@IOS Press (Impact Factor=1.637)

1.  Rehmat Ullah , Yasir Faheem, and Byung-Seo Kim, “Energy and Congestion-aware Routing Metric for Smart Grid AMI Networks in Smart City,” in IEEE Access, Volume 5, No. 1, pp.13799-13810, 2017, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2017.2728623 Download@IEEE Xplore (Impact Factor=4.098)

Conference Proceedings and Workshops.

21.  Muhammad Salah Ud Din, Muhammad Atif Ur Rehman, Rehmat Ullah ,Hyundoo Jin, and Byung-Seo Kim, “Energy-Efficient Cluster-head Declaration Mechanism for Wireless Sensor Networks,” 8th International Conference on Green and Human Information Technology, Feb. 05 ~07, 2020, Hanoi, Vietnam.

20.  Muhammad Atif Ur Rehman, Rehmat Ullah and Byung-Seo Kim, “A Compact NDN Architecture for Cluster based Information Centric Wireless Sensor Networks” Accepted as poster in the 6th ACM Conference on Information-Centric Networking, 2019, Macau, China.

19.  Donghak Kim, Rehmat Ullah and Byung-Seo Kim, “RSP Consensus Algorithm for Blockchain” The 20th Aisa-PacificNetwork Operations and Management Symposium, September 18-20, 2019, Matsue, Japan.

18.  Rehmat Ullah , Muhammad Atif Ur Rehman, Byung-Seo Kim, Balázs Sonkoly, and János Tapolcai “On Pending Interest Table in Named Data Networking Based Edge Computing: The Case of Mobile Augmented Reality,” The 11th International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks, July 2 (Tue.) ~ July 5 (Fri.), 2019, Zagreb, Croatia.

17.  Rehmat Ullah , Muhammad Atif Ur Rehman, Byung-Seo Kim, and Seong Oun Hwang, “RAPEL: Robust and Adaptive Method for PIT Entry Lifetime in Wireless Content-Centric Networks,” The 11th International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks, July 2 (Tue.) ~ July 5 (Fri.), 2019, Zagreb, Croatia.

16.  Rehmat Ullah , Muhammad Atif Ur Rehman, and Byung-Seo Kim, “Named Data Networking with Edge Computing for 5G Radio Access Network” In Proceedings of the Korean Network Operations and Management (KNOM) Conference, May 30~31, 2019, Daegu, Korea.

15.  Muhammad Atif Ur Rehman, Rehmat Ullah , and Byung-Seo Kim, “Caching in Named Data Networking with an Open Source Edge Computing Framework” In Proceedings of the Korean Network Operations and Management (KNOM) Conference, May-30~31, 2019, Daegu, Korea.

14.  Rehmat Ullah, Muhammad Atif Ur Rehman, and Byung-Seo Kim, “A Testbed implementation of NDN based Edge Computing for Mobile Augmented Reality,” In Proceedings of the 20th International Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications (HotMobile '19). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 181-181. doi: https://doi.org/10.1145/3301293.3309565

13.  Rehmat Ullah, Muhammad Atif Ur Rehman, and Byung-Seo Kim, “Push-based Data Broadcast Control for Information-Centric Internet of Things,” In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Green and Human Information Technology, Jan. 16-18, 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

12.  Muhammad Atif Ur Rehman, Rehmat Ullah, and Byung-Seo Kim, “An In-Network Query Structure for Information Centric Sensor Networks,” In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Green and Human Information Technology, Jan. 16-18, 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

11.  Malik Nadeem, Khalid Awan, Rehmat Ullah, and Seong Oun Hwang, “DoS Attack and Countermeasures in Named Data Networking,” In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Green and Human Information Technology, Jan. 16-18, 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

10.  Rehmat Ullah, and Byung-Seo Kim, "Leveraging Named Data Networking in Edge Computing," In the NDNComm, September 19-20, 2018, NIST, Washington D.C, USA.

9.  Muhammad Atif Ur Rehman, Rehmat Ullah, and Byung-Seo Kim, "Named Query Framework for Named Data Networking of Things," In the NDNComm, September 19-20, 2018, NIST, Washington D.C, USA.

8.  Muhammad Atif Ur Rehman, Rehmat Ullah, and Byung-Seo Kim, “Naming Schemes in Information-Centric Networking,” In Proceedings of the Korean Network Operations and Management (KNOM) Conference, May 10~11, 2018, Jeju Island, Korea.

7.  Rana Asif Rehman, Rehmat Ullah, Muhammad Atif Ur Rehman, and Byung-Seo Kim, “Caching and Forwarding in Named Data Networking based MANETs,” In Proceedings of the Korean Network Operations and Management (KNOM) Conference, May 10~11, 2018, Jeju Island, Korea,

6.  Rehmat Ullah ,Hyundoo Jin, and Byung-Seo Kim, “A Novel Method for Delay Mitigation in Content- Centric Networking- based Wireless Networks,” In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Green and Human Information Technology, Jan. 31 ~ Feb. 2, 2018, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

5.  Muhammad Khalil Afzal, Rehmat Ullah , Sung Won Kim, and Byung-Seo Kim, “A Reliable and Scalable Groupcast Block Acknowledgement Scheme for Video Multicast over IEEE 802.11aa Standard,” In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Green and Human Information Technology, Jan. 31 ~ Feb. 2, 2018, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

4.  Rehmat Ullah , Tran Dinh Hieu, and Byung-Seo Kim, “A Multi-Metric Routing Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks,” In Proceedings of the KICS Winter Conference, January 18~20, 2017, PyeongChang, Republic of Korea.

3.  Sung Hoon Mah, Hong Min Bae, Rehmat Ullah , and Byung-Seo Kim, “A Study on the Smart Home focused on the change of Housing Space,” In Proceedings of the General Meeting & Annual Autumn Conference, Nov25 ~ 26, 2016, Daegu, Republic of Korea.

2.  Naveed Ilyas, Maryam Akbar, Rehmat Ullah ,.., “SEDG: Scalable and Efficient Data Gathering Routing Protocol for Underwater WSNs,” 6th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2015), London, UK, vol. 52, pp: 584 - 591. doi:10.1016/j.procs.2015.05.043

1.  Sheeraz Ahmed, Mariam Akbar, Rehmat Ullah ,.., “ARCUN: Analytical approach towards Reliability with Cooperation for Underwater WSNs,” 6th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2015), London, UK. vol. 52, pp: 576-583. doi:10.1016/j.procs.2015.05.042

Professional Activities.

Contact.

rehmatullah@gachon.ac.kr rehmat_ciit@hotmail.com rehmatkhan991
  • Office No. 401-B, Industry-Academia Cooperation Hall
  • 1342 Seongnamdaero, Sujeong-gu, Seongnam-si
  • Gyeongi-do, Republic of Korea