Dr Azhar Iqbal

Dr Azhar Iqbal
 Position Adjunct Senior Lecturer
 Org Unit School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
 Email azhar.iqbal@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 5589
 Location Floor/Room 3 49 ,  Ingkarni Wardli ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    I am interested in exploring the intriguing and counter-intuitive aspects of quantum entanglement and complex superposition using mathematical tools and solution-concepts of game theory, and in the applications of game theory to cybersecurity, cancer modelling, host-migrant interaction, engineering, bargaining/negotiations, and politics. I am an Adjunct Senior Lecturer (2013-present) at the School of Electrical/Electronic Engineering and am the Founder at INTERACTIVE DECISIONS---a game theory consulting based in Adelaide. I hold a BSc (Hons) from the University of Sheffield and a PhD from the University of Hull. I was an Assistant Professor at the King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (2013-2014), Australian Research Council's Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide (2007-2011), and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science's Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Kochi University of Technology (2006-2007).    

  • Awards & Achievements

    • Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences (ECMS) Interdisciplinary Research Grant Scheme 2016, in partnership with the Faculty of Professions (jointly with Prof Derek Abbott & Dr Virginie Masson) at the University of Adelaide, AU$30,000 (2016-2017)
    • Discovery Research Grant DP0771453 and Fellowship (Principal Investigator) from Australian Research Council (ARC) at University of Adelaide, AU$247,092 (2007-2011)
    • Research Grant P06330 and Fellowship (Principal Investigator) from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) at Kochi University of Technology, Japanese Yen 4,958,500 (2006-2007)
    • Fully funded PhD Research Scholarship from the University of Hull, UK, for overseas research students (2002-2005)
    • Fully funded Merit Scholarship from the Government of Pakistan for studying overseas at the University of Sheffield, UK (1992-1995)
  • Teaching Interests

    School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Adelaide:

    • Electronic Circuits (Level 2), first semesters 2016, 2017, 2018: tutor
    • Electronic Systems (Level 1), first semester 2016: tutor
    • Avionics Sensors & Systems (Level 4), second semester 2014: part-time lecturer
    • Communications (Level 4), first semesters 2012 & 2011: guest lecturer

    Math Learning Centre, University of Adelaide:

    • Undergrad Math, 2017-present: tutor

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

    • Methods of Applied Mathematics (Level 3), Jan 2013-May 2014: lecturer; lecture notes: 1
    • Elements of Differential Equations (Level 2), Jan 2013-May 2014: lecturer

    School of Natural Sciences, National University of Sciences & Technology, Pakistan:

    • Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics (Level 4), July-Nov 2006: lecturer; lecture notes: 1, 2
  • Research Interests

    I am interested in mathematical modelling and interdisciplinary research. A significant part of my research is in quantum game theory that is described in my Researcher Profile

  • Publications

    Citation metrics of my published research (updated on May 25, 2019):

    Source: Scopus

    • h-index: 18
    • Citations: 940

    Source: ResearcherID

    • h-index: 17
    • Citations: 800

    Source: Google Scholar

    • h-index: 21
    • i-10 index: 36
    • Citations: 1425
    Other links to my research:

    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

    [45] A. Iqbal and D. Abbott, A game theoretical perspective on the quantum probabilities associated with a GHZ state, Quantum Information Processing, Vol. 17, Art. No. 313 (2018). pdf

    [44] A. Iqbal, J. M. Chappell, and D. Abbott, The equivalence of Bell's inequality and the Nash inequality in a quantum game-theoretic setting, Physics Letters A, Vol. 382, Issue 40, pp 2908-2913 (2018). pdf

    [43] A. Iqbal, V. Masson, and D. Abbott, Kidnapping model: an extension of Selten's game, Royal Society Open Science, Vol. 4, Art. No. 171484 (2017). pdf

    [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 bimatrix 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

    [4] S. L. Zhou, D. G. Valchev, A. Dinovitser, J. M. Chappell, A. Iqbal, B. W. H. Ng, T. W. Kee, and D. Abbott, Dispersion-independent terahertz classification based on Geometric Algebra for substance detection, International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 25-30 (2016).

    [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 the slow flow diffusion-cooled CO2 laser, presentation in National Workshop on Mathematical Models: Their Development and Use, Islamabad, Pakistan (1998).

    Working/Online Papers

    [4] A. Iqbal, P. Hoodbhoy, and D. Abbott, Can quantum-mechanical description of physical reality be considered complete? (an Urdu translation) (2019).

    [3] A. Iqbal and D. Abbott, Quantum strategies and evolutionary stability (in Urdu) (2019).

    [2] A. Iqbal, M. Guo, L. J. Gunn, M. A. Babar, and D. Abbott, Game theoretical modelling of network/cyber security [Review paper] (2019).

    [1] A. Iqbal, Looking at world events through the prism of game theory, published online by SAGE International Australia (2016).

  • Professional Associations

    • Australian Mathematical Society (2017-present)
    • Game Theory Society (2017-present)
    • Australian Institute of Physics (2011-2014)
    • COSNet-Complex Open Systems Research Network (2006-present)
    • Australian Nanotechnology Network ((2006-present)
  • Community Engagement

    Reviewing service

    • Scientific Reports (Nature)
    • 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

    Invited talks

    • 2015: School of Engineering, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes Campus, Adelaide
    • 2014: Department of Mathematics & Statistics, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    • 2013: Department of Mathematics & Statistics, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
    • 2012: School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Adelaide
    • 2010: Quantum Interaction Group, Faculty of Science & Technology, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    • 2009: Mathematics & Statistics Colloquium Series, Portland State University, Oregon, USA
    • 2009: Centre for Quantum Physics, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan
    • 2008: Quantum Computing Group, School of Physical Sciences, University of Adelaide (series of four talks)
    • 2007: Graduate School, Kochi University of Technology, Tosayamada, Kochi, Japan
    • 2007: Theory Division, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Tsukuba, Japan (invited)
    Memberships
    • JSPS Alumni Association of Australia (2016-present)
    • Astronomical Society of South Australia (2014-present)
    • SAGE International Australia (2016-present)
    • Centre for Energy Technology, University of Adelaide (2016-present)

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