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Dr Azhar Iqbal

Telephone +61 8 8313 5589
Position Senior Research Scholar (ARC grant funded)
Email azhar.iqbal@adelaide.edu.au
Building Ingkarni Wardli
Floor/Room 3 49
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Biography/ Background

  • Citizenship: Australian
  • Languages: English, Urdu, Saraiki, Punjabi, Hindi
  • June 2014-Present: Senior Research Scholar (ARC grant funded)
  • Feb 2013-Present: Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Adelaide
  • Jan 2013-May 2014: Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia
  • Dec 2007-Dec 2012: Senior Research Associate/ARC Australian Postdoctoral Research Fellow (APD), School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Adelaide
  • Nov 2006-Dec 2007: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Visiting Associate Professor, Kochi University of Technology, Japan
  • July 2006-Nov 2006: Assistant Professor, School of Natural Sciences (SNS), National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Sep 2002-July 2006: PhD candidate, Department of Mathematics, University of Hull, UK
  • Feb 1999-Sep 2002: PhD candidate, Department of Electronics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Sep 2000-Jan 2001: Visiting Faculty Member, Army Public College of Management and Sciences, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • Sep 2000-July 2001: Visiting Faculty Member, Department of Electrical Engineering, Riphah International University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Aug 1995-Sep 2002: Senior/Scientific Officer, Pakistan Institute of Lasers & Optics, Islamabad, Pakistan

Qualifications

  • PhD, Department of Mathematics, University of Hull, UK
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Research Training, University of Hull, UK
  • PhD, Department of Electronics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • BSc Honours (Physics), University of Sheffield, UK
  • BSc (Physics with Pure & Applied Mathematics), Government College Lahore, University of the Punjab, Pakistan 

Awards & Achievements

  • 2007-2011: ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship, Discovery Grant DP0771453 (Principal Investigator), awarded research grant AU$247092
  • 2006-2007: JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers, Research Grant P06330, awarded research grant Japanese Yen 4958500
  • 2002-2005: University PhD Research Scholarship, University of Hull, UK
  • 1998: Honorarium for work on mathematical modelling of CO2 lasers, Pakistan Institute of Lasers & Optics, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • 1992-1995: Merit Scholarship, Government of Pakistan, for studying abroad at the University of Sheffield, UK 
  • 1987: Merit Scholarship, Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Multan, Pakistan
  • 1985: Silver Medal/Certificate of Honour & Merit Scholarship, Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Multan, Pakistan

Teaching Interests

School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Adelaide:

  • Aug-Sep 2014: Avionics Sensors & Systems (Level 4 undergraduate course)
  • April 2012: Communications (Level 4 undergraduate course)
  • April 2011: Communications (Level 4 undergraduate course)

Department of Mathematics & Statistics, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia:

  • Jan 2013-May 2014: Methods of Applied Mathematics (Level 3 undergraduate course, taught this course four times)
  • Sep 2013-May 2014: Elements of Differential Equations (Level 2 undergraduate course, taught this course twice)
School of Natural Sciences (SNS), National University of Sciences & Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan:
  • Aug-Nov 2006: Foundations of Quantum Mechanics (postgraduate course)
Department of Mathematics, University of Hull, UK:
  • Sep 2002-July 2005: Graduate Teaching Assistant in undergraduate courses of Linear Algebra, Probability Theory, Calculus, Vector Analysis, Complex Analysis, and Number Theory
Department of Electrical Engineering, Riphah International University, Islamabad, Pakistan:
  • Sep 2000-July 2001: taught a Level 3 undergraduate course on Electromagnetics as a Visiting Faculty Member (taught this course twice)
Army Public College of Management Sciences, Rawalpindi, Pakistan:
  • Sep 2000-Jan 2001: taught a Level 1 undergraduate course on Physics as a Visiting Faculty Member 

Research Interests

I specialize in quantum game theory and have skills and background for fruitful research in these areas: 
  • Quantum Theory
  • Game Theory
  • Quantum Information/Computation
  • Geometric Algebra
  • Electromagnetics
  • Laser Physics & Photonics

Research Funding

  • Jan-Dec 2012: Senior Research Associate, an ARC grant-funded position 
  • Dec 2007-Dec 2011: ARC Discovery Project, Australian Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
  • Nov 2006-Dec 2007: JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Foreign Researchers
  • Sep 2002-July 2006: University of Hull's PhD Research Scholarship
  • Feb 1999-Sep 2002: PhD research at the Department of Electronics, Quaid-i-Azam University, supported by Pakistan Institute of Lasers and Optics, Islamabad, Pakistan

Publications

Citation Metrics (updated on Jan 27, 2016)

Source: Thomson Reuters

  • Total Articles in Publication List: 45
  • Articles With Citation Data: 39
  • Sum of the Times Citated: 515
  • Average Citations per Article: 13.21
  • h-index: 13

Source: Google Scholar

  • Citations: 1040
  • h-index: 18
  • i-10 index: 29

Publications & Preprints

Book Chapter

[1] A. Iqbal and T. Cheon, Evolutionary stability in quantum games, Chapter 13 in Quantum Aspects of Life (pdf), edited by D. Abbott, P.C.W. Davies and A.K. Pati, foreword by Sir Roger Penrose, ISBN 978-1-84816-267-9. Imperial College Press (2008). pdf

Journal Papers

[39] A. Iqbal, J. M. Chappell, and D. Abbott, On the equivalence between non-factorizable mixed-strategy classical games and quantum games, Royal Society Open Science, Vol. 3, Art. No. 150477 (2016). pdf

[38] A. Iqbal, J. M. Chappell, and D. Abbott, Social optimality in quantum Bayesian games, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Vol. 436, pp 798-805 (2015). pdf

[37] J. M. Chappell, A. Iqbal, L. J. Gunn, and D. Abbott, Functions of multivector variables, PLOS ONE, Vol. 10, No. 3, Art. No. e0116943 (2015). pdf

[36] A. Iqbal, J. M. Chappell, Q. Li, Charles E. M. Pearce, and D. Abbott, A probabilistic approach to quantum Bayesian games of incomplete information, Quantum Information Processing, Vol. 13, pp 2783-2800 (2014). pdf

[35] J. M. Chappell, S. P. Drake, C. L. Seidel, L. J. Gunn, A. Iqbal, A. Allison, and D. Abbott, Geometric algebra for electrical and electronic engineers, Proceedings of IEEE, Vol. 102, Issue 9, pp 1340-1363 (2014). pdf

[34] Q. Li, M. Chen, M. Perc, A. Iqbal, and D. Abbott, Effects of adaptive degrees of trust on coevolution of quantum strategies on scale-free networks, Scientific Reports, Vol. 3, Art. No. 2949 (2013). pdf

[33] Q. Li, A. Iqbal, M. Perc, M. Chen, and D. Abbott, Coevolution of quantum and classical strategies on evolving random networks, PLOS ONE, Vol. 8, No. 7, Art. No. e68423 (2013). pdf

[32] J. M. Chappell, A. Iqbal, M. A. Lohe, L. von Smekal, and D. Abbott, An improved formalism for quantum computation based on geometric algebra---case study: Grover's search algorithm, Quantum Information Processing, Vol. 12, No. 4, pp 1719-1735 (2013). pdf

[31] J. M. Chappell, M. J. Chappell, A. Iqbal, and D. Abbott, The gravity field of a cube, Physics International, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp 50-57 (2012). pdf

[30] J. M. Chappell, A. Iqbal, N. Iannella, and D. Abbott, Revisiting special relativity: A natural algebraic alternative to Minkowski spacetime, PLOS ONE, Vol. 7, No. 12, Art. No. e51756 (2012). pdf

[29] Q. Li, A. Iqbal, M. Chen, and D. Abbott, Evolution of quantum strategies on a small-world network, European Physical Journal B, Vol. 85, Art. No. 376 (2012). pdf

[28] Q. Li, A. Iqbal, M. Chen, and D. Abbott, Evolution of quantum and classical strategies on networks by group interactions, New Journal of Physics, Vol. 14, Art. No. 103034 (2012). pdf 

[27] J. M. Chappell, A. Iqbal, and D. Abbott, N-player quantum games in an EPR setting, PLOS ONE, Vol. 7, No. 5, Art. No. e36404 (2012). pdf

[26] K. Eshraghian, O. Kavehei, K. -R. Cho, J. M. Chappell, A. Iqbal, S. F. Al-Sarawi, and D. Abbott, Memristive device fundamentals and modelling: Applications to circuits and systems simulation, invited paper, Proceedings of IEEE, Vol. 100, No. 6, pp 1991-2007 (2012). pdf

[25] Q. Li, A. Iqbal, D. Abbott, and M. Chen, Quantum strategies win in a defector-dominated population, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Vol. 391, No. 11, pp 3316-3322 (2012). pdf

[24] J. M. Chappell, A. Iqbal, and D. Abbott, Analysis of two-player quantum games in an EPR setting using Clifford's geometric algebra, PLOS ONE, Vol. 7, No. 1, Art. No. e29015 (2012). pdf

[23] J. M. Chappell, A. Iqbal, and D. Abbott, Analyzing three-player quantum games in an EPR type setup, PLOS ONE, Vol. 6, No. 7, Art. No. e21623 (2011). pdf

[22] J. M. Chappell, M. A. Lohe, L. von Smekal, A. Iqbal, and D. Abbott, A precise error bound for quantum phase estimation, PLOS ONE, Vol. 6, No. 5, Art. No. e19663 (2011). pdf

[21] O. Kavehei, A. Iqbal, Y. S. Kim, K. Eshraghian, S. F. Al-Sarawi, and D. Abbott, The fourth element: characteristics, modelling, and electromagnetic theory of the memristor, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, Vol. 466, No. 2120, pp 2175-2202 (2010). pdf

[20] A. Iqbal and D. Abbott, Constructing quantum games from a system of Bell's inequalities, Physics Letters A, Vol. 374, No. 31-32, pp 3155-3163 (2010). pdf

[19] J. M. Chappell, A. Iqbal, and D. Abbott, Constructing quantum games from symmetric non-factorizable joint probabilities, Physics Letters A, Vol. 374, No. 40, pp 4104-4111 (2010). pdf

[18] A. Iqbal and D. Abbott, Non-factorizable joint probabilities and evolutionarily stable strategies in the quantum prisoner's dilemma game, Physics Letters A, Vol. 373, No. 30, pp 2537-2541 (2009). pdf

[17] J. M. Chappell, A. Iqbal, M. A. Lohe, and L. von Smekal, An analysis of the quantum penny flip game using geometric algebra, Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, Vol. 78, Art. No. 054801 (2009). pdf

[16] A. Iqbal and D. Abbott, Quantum matching pennies game, Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, Vol. 78, Art. No. 014803 (2009). pdf

[15] T. Cheon and A. Iqbal, Bayesian Nash equilibria and Bell inequalities, Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, Vol. 77, Art. No. 024801 (2008). pdf

[14] A. Iqbal, T. Cheon, and D. Abbott, Probabilistic analysis of three-player symmetric quantum games played using EPR setting, Physics Letters A, Vol. 372, No. 44, pp 6564-6577 (2008). pdf

[13] A. Iqbal and T. Cheon, Constructing quantum games from non-factorizable joint probabilities, Physical Review E, Vol. 76, Art. No. 061122 (2007). pdf

[12] A. Iqbal, Playing games with EPR-type experiments, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical & Theoretical, Vol. 38, No. 43, pp 9551-9564 (2005). pdf

[11] A. Iqbal, Quantum correlations and Nash equilibria of a bi-matrix game, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical & Theoretical, Vol. 37, No. 29, L353-L359 (2004). pdf

[10] A. Iqbal and S. Weigert, Quantum correlation games, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical & General, Vol. 37, pp 5873-5885 (2004). pdf

[9] A. Iqbal and A. H. Toor, Stability of mixed Nash equilibria in a symmetric quantum game, Communications in Theoretical Physics, Vol. 42, No. 3, pp 335-338 (2004). pdf

[8] A. Iqbal, Quantum games with a multi-slit electron diffraction set-up, Nuovo Cimento B, Vol. 118, No. 5, pp 463-468 (2003). pdf

[7] A. Iqbal and A. H. Toor, Backwards-induction outcome in a quantum game, Physical Review A, Vol. 65, Art. No. 052328 (2002). pdf

[6] A. Iqbal and A. H. Toor, Darwinism in quantum systems? Physics Letters A, Vol. 294, No. 5-6, pp 261-270 (2002). pdf

[5] A. Iqbal and A. H. Toor, Quantum repeated games, Physics Letters A, Vol. 300, No. 6, pp 537-542 (2002). pdf

[4] A. Iqbal and A. H. Toor, Quantum cooperative games, Physics Letters A, Vol. 293, No. 3-4, pp 103-108 (2002). pdf

[3] A. Iqbal and A. H. Toor, Quantum mechanics gives stability to a Nash equilibrium, Physical Review A, Vol. 65, Art. No. 022306 (2002). pdf

[2] A. Iqbal and A. H. Toor, Entanglement and dynamic stability of Nash equilibria in a symmetric quantum game, Physics Letters A, Vol. 286, No. 4, pp 245-250 (2001). pdf

[1] A. Iqbal and A. H. Toor, Evolutionarily stable strategies in quantum games, Physics Letters A, Vol. 280, No. 5-6, pp 249-256 (2001). pdf

Conference Papers

[3] P. Bruza, A. Iqbal, and K. Kitto, The role of non-factorizability in determining "pseudo-classical" non-separability, AAAI-Fall 2010 Symposium on Quantum Informatics for Cognitive, Social, and Semantic Processes, Washington DC, November 11-13 (2010). pdf

[2] O. Kavehei, Y. -S. Kim, A. Iqbal, K. Eshraghian, S. F. Al-Sarawi, and D. Abbott, The fourth element: Insights into the Memristor, Proceedings of the International Conference on Communications, Circuits and Systems, pp 921-927 (2009). pdf

[1] A. Iqbal and T. Cheon, Constructing multi-player quantum games from non-factorizable joint probabilities, SPIE Microelectronics, MEMS, and Nanotechnology: Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 6802, Art. No. 68020A (2008). pdf

Conference Presentations & Posters

[5] A. Iqbal, A unifying framework for classical and quantum games, presentation in Conference on Recent Advances in Mathematical Methods, Models and Applications, Centre for Advanced Studies in Mathematics, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan (2009).

[4] A. Iqbal and D. Abbott, Quantum matching pennies game, poster presentation in 18th Biennial Australian Institute of Physics Congress, University of Adelaide (2008).

[3] A. Iqbal and T. Cheon, Constructing quantum games from non-factorizable probabilities, poster presentation in Asian Conference on Quantum Information, Shiran Kaikan, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan (2007).

[2] A. Iqbal, Anisotropy and coercive fields in thin magnetic films, poster presentation in Second National Seminar on Engineering Materials and Metallurgy, Karachi, Pakistan (1998).

[1] A. Iqbal, M. M. Gualini, M. M. Ashraf, S. Shahdin, and M. A. Atta, Mathematical modelling of slow flow diffusion-cooled CO2 laser, presentation in National Workshop on Mathematical Models: Their Development and Use, Islamabad, Pakistan (1998).

Working Papers

[1] A. Iqbal, J. M. Chappell, and D. Abbott, The equivalence of Bell's inequality and the Nash inequality in a quantum game-theoretic setting (2015). pdf

Professional Associations

  • Australian Institute of Physics
  • COSNet-Complex Open Systems Research Network
  • Australian Nanotechnology Network

Community Engagement

Journal Reviewer

  • Nature Scientific Reports
  • Quantum Information and Computation
  • Physics Letters A
  • Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Journal of Physics A: Mathematical & Theoretical
  • International Journal of Quantum Information
  • Quantum Information Processing

Research Seminars/Talks

  • 2015: School of Engineering, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes Campus, Adelaide
  • 2014-2013: Department of Mathematics & Statistics, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia (2 seminars)
  • 2012: School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Adelaide
  • 2010: Quantum Interaction Group, Faculty of Science & Technology, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia (invited)
  • 2009: Department of Mathematics & Statistics (in Mathematics & Statistics Colloquium Series), Portland State University, Oregon, USA (2 seminars, invited)
  • 2009: Centre for Quantum Physics, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan (invited)
  • 2009-2008: Quantum Computing Group, School of Physical Sciences, University of Adelaide (4 seminars)
  • 2007: Graduate School, Kochi University of Technology, Tosayamada, Kochi, Japan
  • 2007: Theory Division, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Tsukuba, Japan (invited)
  • 2006: Department of Electronics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • 2006: School of Natural Sciences, National University of Sciences & Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan (2 seminars)
  • 2006: Department of Mathematics, University of Hull, UK
  • 2004-2002: Department of Mathematics, University of Hull, UK (4 seminars)
  • 2002: Department of Mathematics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan (invited)
  • 2001-2000: Department of Electronics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan (3 seminars)
  • 2000-1995: Pakistan Institute of Lasers & Optics, Islamabad, Pakistan (several seminars on laser physics and mathematical modelling of lasers)
Memberships
  • Astronomical Society of South Australia
  • Pakistan Australia Literary Forum

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