Saima Ahmed

Research Associate


Saima did her Bachelors and Masters, both in Electrical Engineering, from the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan in May 2004 and Jan 2007 respectively. After graduating with her Masters degree she served as a Lecturer in the same university for three and a half years. She taught undergraduate courses and also gave seminar lectures to the post-grad students. In 2011, she moved to Singapore and joined the Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC) as a software engineer (research & development), where her work mainly involved implementing novel algorithms to improve the localization performance of miniature microphone array. In 2013, she joined the ECE department of the National University of Singapore (NUS) as a Research Associate, where she worked on detection and equalization of the bit-patterned media recording channel for magnetic recording devices. Saima enjoys challenging work environments and is passionate about learning new algorithms, their analysis and design. Her interests are pretty diverse and cover a number of correlated fields.

Research interests (but not limited to):

  • digital signal processing with emphasis on acoustics
  • estimation and detection
  • machine learning and neural networks

In her free time, Saima likes baking and the occasional home decor. She enjoys being with family and friends.

Email: saima (at)

Publications (Non-ARL)


[1] S. Zhao, S. Ahmed, Y. Liang, K. Rupnow, D. Chen, and D.L. Jones, A Real-Time 3D Sound Localization System with Miniature Microphone Array for Virtual Reality, 7th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA12), 18th-20th Jul 2012, Singapore. [http] ©IEEE 2012

[2] S. Awais, M.B. Malik, Spectral Detection and Time Delay Estimation of a Phase Coded Signal Corrupted by Colored Observation noise, IEEE International Networking and Communications Conference (INCC), Lahore, Pakistan, pp. 90-95, 1st -3rd May 2008. [http] ©IEEE 2008

[3] S. Awais, M.B. Malik, Effect of Band limited filter on Receiver Performance, IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET) 2008, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, pp. 104-109, 18th-19th Oct 2008. [http] ©IEEE 2008

MS Thesis

“Detection of a Phase Coded Signal with Receiver Equalization”, MS Thesis, College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Jan 2007.