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Dr Azhar Iqbal

Telephone +61 8 8313 5589
Position Adjunct Senior Lecturer
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

I am an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Adelaide. I migrated to Australia to join the University of Adelaide in 2007 and became an Australian citizen in 2012. Before receiving my PhD in 2006 I worked for several years in the area of lasers and optics in Pakistan. During 2006-2007 I was with the National University of Sciences & Technology, Pakistan, and with the Kochi University of Technology, Japan. During 2007-2012 I was with the University of Adelaide on a prestigious research fellowship from the Australian Research Council. During 2013-2014 I accepted a fixed-term academic position at the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia. I returned to the University of Adelaide in mid-2014. My CV is at the link below. 

Qualifications

I hold a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Hull, UK, and a BSc (Hons) in Physics from the University of Sheffield, UK.

Awards & Achievements

  • Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences (ECMS) Interdisciplinary Research Grant Scheme, 2016-2017
  • Discovery Research Grant DP0771453 and Fellowship (Principal Investigator) from Australian Research Council (ARC), 2007-2011
  • Research Grant P06330 and Fellowship (Principal Investigator) from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), 2006-2007
  • Internationally competitive and fully funded PhD Research Scholarship from the University of Hull, UK, 2002-2005
  • Merit Scholarship from the Government of Pakistan for studying overseas at the University of Sheffield, UK, 1992-1995.

Teaching Interests

I was a tutor for Electronics Systems (Level 1), Electronics Circuits M (Level 2), and Electronics (Level 2) in first semester 2016; a guest lecturer for Avionics Sensors & Systems (Level4) in second semester 2014; and a guest lecturer for Communications (Level 4) in first semester 2012, all at the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Adelaide. Between Jan 2013 and May 2014, while being with the King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia, I taught Methods of Applied Mathematics (Level 3) four times and Elements of Differential Equations (Level 2) twice. While being with the National University of Sciences & Technology, Pakistan, during July-Nov 2006, I taught Mathematical Methods of Quantum Mechanics (Level 4). 

Research Interests

I have interdisciplinary research interests. Most of my published research is in the growing research area of quantum game theory. I have also published in the areas of geometric algebra, quantum computation/information, electromagnetics, networks, memristors, and mathematical modelling. My recent research interests include games of asymmetric information, developing an improved understanding of cancer-immune dynamics using game theory, developing game theoretical models of immigration and assimilation, and models of quantum games without Hilbert space.  

Publications

Following are the citation metrics of my published research (updated on Nov 15, 2016):

Source: Thomson Reuters

  • Articles With Citation Data: 40
  • Sum of the Times Cited: 631
  • Average Citations per Article: 15.77
  • h-index: 14

Source: Google Scholar

  • Citations: 1118
  • h-index: 18
  • i-10 index: 32
Other links to my research are here:

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

[42] J. M. Chappell, J. G. Hartnett, N. Iannella, A. Iqbal, and D. Abbott, Time as a geometric property of space, Frontiers in Physics, Vol. 4, Art. No. 44 (2016). pdf

[41] S. Zhou, D. G. Valchev, A. Dinovitser, J. M. Chappell, A. Iqbal, B. W.-H. Ng, T. W. Kee, and D. Abbott, Terahertz signal classification based on geometric algebra, IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology, Vol. 6, No. 6, pp 793-802 (2016). pdf

[40] J. M. Chappell, A. Iqbal, J. G. Hartnett, and D. Abbott, The vector algebra war: a historical perspective, IEEE Access, Vol. 4, pp 1997-2004 (2016). pdf. Also at YouTube video.

[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/Online Papers

[2] 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

[1] A. Iqbal, Looking at World Events Through the Prism of Game Theory, published online by SAGE International Australia (2016).

Professional Associations

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 Industrial and Management Optimization
  • 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)

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Entry last updated: Monday, 28 Nov 2016

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