Junaid Qadir is the director of the IHSAN—ICTD; Human Development; Systems; Big Data Analytics; Networks—Research Lab and the Chairperson of the Electrical Engineering Department at the Information Technology University (ITU) of Punjab in Lahore, Pakistan. His primary research interests are in the areas of computer systems and networking, applied machine learning, using ICT for development (ICT4D); and engineering education. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles at various high-quality research venues including more than 50 impact-factor journal publications at top international research journals including IEEE Communication Magazine, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communication (JSAC), IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (CST), and IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC). He has been appointed as ACM Distinguished Speaker for a three-year term starting from 2020. He is a senior member of IEEE and ACM.