Sheikh Tahir Bakhsh

Work place: Department of Computer Science, Cardiff Metropolitan University, United Kingdom.



Research Interests: Educational Technology, Cybersecurity, IoT, Mathematics of Computing


​Dr Sheikh Tahir Bakhsh received the Gold Medal from the Rector COMSATS, Abbottabad, Pakistan for securing the 1st position in MCS in August 2006. Dr Tahir has received his PhD degree in Computer and Information Sciences from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia in 2012. He is working at Cardiff Met as a Senior Lecturer. He has worked as an Associate Professor in the faculty of Computing and Information Technology, King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia. In the past he has completed a LTE HICI project with the collaboration of Stanford. He has also directed graduate and undergraduate projects. His areas of research interests include Bluetooth network, Wireless sensor network (WSN), WBANs, Cyber security, IoT, Smart technology, Software Engineering, Mobile ad hoc network (MANET), and Computer networks. He works mainly on wireless network protocol designs optimizing the performance of networks. He has been involved in project related physical protocol design for Bluetooth scatternet. His research is financially supported by several grants. He has authored a number of high quality research papers in refereed international conferences and journals. He also serves as a reviewer for Springer, Elsevier, and IEEE: different high impact factor journals.  He has been involved in more than 20 conferences and workshops in various capacities, such as chair and technical program committee member. He has successfully completed more than 25 research projects. 

Author Articles
Free Space Optics Vs Radio Frequency Wireless Communication

By Rayan A. Alsemmeari Sheikh Tahir Bakhsh Hani Alsemmeari

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Sep. 2016

This paper presents the free space optics (FSO) and radio frequency (RF) wireless communication. The paper explains the feature of FSO and compares it with the already deployed technology of RF communication in terms of data rate, efficiency, capacity and limitations. The data security is also discussed in the paper for identification of the system to be able to use in normal circumstances. These systems are also discussed in a way that they could efficiently combine to form the single system with greater throughput and higher reliability.

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A Study on the Role of Facebook in E-Learning

By Sana Khan Sheikh Tahir Bakhsh

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Oct. 2015

This study basically investigates the current motivation to use Facebook as a supportive tool for e-learning in a higher education institute of Pakistan. Faculty interviews are conducted to collect the opinions about Facebook as learning and teaching tool. Also statistics on a subject based Facebook page and a group designed for undergraduate students are presented. It has been concluded that Facebook can play its role to facilitate e-learning as more than a social networking website. It is analysed that participation and engagement of students on Facebook page and group is quite optimistic to use it as a supportive tool in future. Results can also help learners and teachers to understand the importance and effects of using social networking website for e-learning.

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