Saima Ahmed

Research Associate


Saima joined ARL in 2016. She did her Bachelors and Masters, both in Electrical Engineering, from the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan. She served as a Lecturer in NUST, Pakistan for three and a half years where 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 keen about learning new advancements in her field . Her interests are pretty diverse and cover a number of correlated fields.

Research interests (but not limited to):

  • Robust signal processing with emphasis on acoustics
  • Estimation and detection
  • Adaptive signal processing/channel equalization
  • 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. Ahmed, V. Hari and M. Chitre, Monostatic sonar performance using pulse compression waveforms, MTS/IEEE Oceans 2018, Kobe, Japan.

[2] 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

[3] 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

[4] 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), 2007.