Professor Ashiq Anjum

Professor of Distributed Systems

School/Department: Computing and Mathematic Sciences, School of

Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 3907



I am a Professor of distributed systems at the University of Leicester UK. My areas of research include data intensive distributed systems distributed machine learning models and high performance analytics platforms for continuous processing of streaming data.

I have participated in a number of international projects including the EU funded projects on medical data analytics distributed clinical intelligence and iterative genome analytics. I have been investigating large scale data intensive distributed systems and analytics for the LHC data in collaboration with CERN Geneva for the last fifteen years. I closely work with aerospace rail and automobile companies to investigate distributed machine learning systems for optimizing infrastructures and services for accuracy reliability safety and capacity. I am also actively collaborating with leading VR providers to commoditise AI driven digital twins and enable real time rendering of data and models in Virtual Reality.

I have the research & development interests in the following:

• Data Intensive Distributed Systems

• Distributed Machine Learning

• High Performance AI

• Edge enhanced AI

• Distributed Blockchain Systems


• COG-MHEAR: Towards cognitively-inspired 5G-IoT enabled multi-modal hearing aids (2020 EPSRC)

• Smarty City Models through Digital Twins (2021-22 BT)

• Real time predictive maintenance of rolling stock using edge enhanced Learning ((2020-22 Innovate)

• Leveraging satellite data for automated compliance checking (2020-21 SPRINT)

• Self-Learning Digital Twins (2018-21 Innovate)

• Distributed AI Models for In-service Intelligence (2019-21 Innovate)

• Graph Models for Impact Assessment on Train Networks (2018 Resonate)

• Blockchain for Clinical Data Integration & Compliance (2017-19 Roche)

• Clinical and Genomics Analytics for Personalized HealthCare (2015-19 Roche)

• Video Stream Analytics for real time Object Classification (2012-15 Innovate)

• Transform: A rapid learning healthcare system (2010 EC FP7)

• NeuGrid: Knowledge discovery for the European neuroscientists (2008-11 EC FP7)

• Health-e-Child: Decision support for the European paediatricians (2006-10 EC FP6)

• DIANA (2004-06 EC FP6 ): Data Intensive & Network Aware Grid Scheduler

• MAGGIE (2004-05 USAID): Measurement & Analysis of Grid Networks

• GAE (2003-05 USAID): Grid Enabled Analysis Environment



"RES: Real-time Video Stream Analytics using Edge Enhanced Clouds", Muhammad Ali, Ashiq Anjum, Omer Rana, Ali Reza Zamani, Daniel Balouek-Thomert, Manish Parashar, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing PP(99):1-1, 2020, DOI:  10.1109/TCC.2020.2991748

"Deep Learning Hyper-parameter Optimisation for Video Analytics", M Usman Yaseen, Ashiq Anjum, Omer Rana, Nick Antonopoulos, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems, 2018, 10.1109/TSMC.2018.2840341

"Deadline Constrained Video Analysis via In-Transit Computational Environments", Ali Reza Zamani, Mengsong Zou, Javier Diaz-Montes, Ioan Petri, Omer Rana, Ashiq Anjum, Manish Parashar, Volume: PP, Issue: 99,, IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, 2017, DOI: 10.1109/TSC.2017.2653116

"An Inter-Cloud Meta-Scheduling (ICMS) Simulation Framework: Architecture and Evaluation", Stelios Sotiriadis, Nik Bessis, Ashiq Anjum, RajKumar Buyya,  IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, Volume: 99, ISSN: 1939-1374, February 2015,  DOI: 10.1109/TSC.2015.2399312 (Impact Factor: 1.985)

"Adapting Scientific Workflow Structures Using Multi-Objective Optimisation Strategies", Irfan Habib, Ashiq Anjum, Richard McClatchey, Omer Rana, ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS), ISSN: 1556-4665, Volume 8, Number 1, 2012, DOI=   (Impact Factor: 1.645)

"Video Stream Analysis in Clouds: An Object Detection and Classification Framework for High Performance Video Analytics", Ashiq Anjum, Tariq Abdullah, M Fahim Tariq, Yusuf Baltaci, Nikos Antonopoulos, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, Volume: 7 , Issue: 4 , 2019, 1152 - 1167 DOI: 10.1109/TCC.2016.2517653

"Cloud based scalable object recognition from video streams using orientation fusion and convolutional neural networks", Muhammad Usman Yaseen, Ashiq Anjum, Giancarlo Fortino, Antonio Liotta, Amir Hussain, Pattern Recognition, Volume 121, 2021, 108207, doi: 10.1016/j.patcog.2021.108207

"A Deep Learning based Explainable Control System for Reconfigurable Networks of Edge Devices" Priyanthi Dassanayake, Ashiq Anjum, Ali K. Bashir, Joe Bacon, Rabia Saleem and Warren Manning,  IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, Doi: 10.1109/TNSE.2021.3083990.

Language model-based automatic prefix abbreviation expansion method for biomedical big data analysis", X Du, R Zhu, Y Li, Ashiq Anjum, Future Generation Computer Systems, Volume 98, September 2019, Pages 238-251,

"Blockchain Standards for Compliance and Trust", Ashiq Anjum, Manu Sporny, Alan Sill, IEEE Cloud Computing, vol. 4, no. , pp. 84-90, July/August 2017, doi:10.1109/MCC.2017.3791019

"Data Intensive and Network Aware (DIANA) Grid Scheduling", Richard McClatchey, Ashiq Anjum, Heinz Stockinger, Arshad Ali, Ian Willers, Michael Thomas, Journal of Grid Computing,  Springer Verlag, 5(1):43-64, 2007p



• Data Intensive Distributed Systems

• Distributed Machine Learning

• High Performance AI

• Edge enhanced AI

• Distributed Blockchain Systems


Internet and Cloud Computing (20202021)

Press and media

• Clouds and High Performance Computing

• Distributed and decentralized Artificial Intelligence

• High Performance AI

• Edge enhanced AI for Real time Analysis

• Blockchain Systems for Compliance Trust and Provenance


• Guest Editor Special Issue 2021 Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience

• Guest Editor Special Issue 2021 IEEE Access: Edge Intelligence

• Guest Editor Special Issue 2018 Future Generation Computer Systems

• Guest Editor Special Issue 2015 IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing

• Guest Editor Special Issue 2013/2014 Journal of Cloud Computing: Advances Systems and Applications

• Guest Editor Special Issue 2012 Journal of Network and Systems Management

• IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems • IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing

• IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics: Systems • IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing

• IEEE Transactions on Big Data • IEEE Transactions on System and Circuits for Video Technology

• IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence

• ACM Computing Surveys

• ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (ACM TAAS)

• IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine


• Pak Austria AI Centre Research Evaluator 2021

• The Netherland Research Council Evaluator 2019 2021

• Swiss Funding Council Project Evaluator - 2016

• MRC and EPSRC Grant evaluator- 2018 2019

• Cyprus Funding Council Grant Evaluator- 2017

• European Commission Project Evaluator - 2016 2017 2018 2019

• Canadian Funding Council Project Evaluator - 2017

• European Grid Infrastructure Champion (EGI)- 2012-2015

• Austrian Funding Council Evaluator- 2012

• Best paper award Bio Techno 2019

• Best Paper Award for Biotechno 2019 Grecce

• Runner up paper award in UCC 2014 London UK

• Outstanding University Researcher of the year 2013

• Best Paper award in GCC 2006 China.

• Recipient of the European Commission Scholarship in 2004

• Recipient of the CERN Fellowship Award in 2003

• Gold Medal in BSc 


• Organizing Chair 15th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC) 2020 Leicester UK

• Programme Chair 14th IEEE/ACM International conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2019) Auckland New Zealand

• General Chair IEEE/ACM International conference on Fog and Edge Computing (FEC 2017) Madrid

• General Chair 10th IEEE/ACM International conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2017) Austin Texas USA

• Programme Chair 3rd International Symposium on Big Data Computing Applications and Technologies (BDCAT 2016) Shanghai China

• General Chair 8th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC) 2015 Cyprus

• Organizing Chair 7th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC) 2014 London UK

• Track Chair 3rd International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud (FiCloud-2015) Vienna Austria

• Track Chair 12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced and Trusted Computing 2014 Beijing China

• Workshop Chair Autonomic Clouds workshop (ITAAC 2013/2012/2011)

• Track Chair The 2013 IEEE International Conference on Cyber Physical and Social Computing

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