Azeem Javed Khan
Azeem Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
JVPD Scheme, Mumbai, +91-22-2624-9626
400049. INDIA.
Computer networks, mobile computing, computer architecture analysis and design,Research
Interests algorithms, engineering education
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India
Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering (2011)
Thesis: A Distributed Open Software Router: Analysis and Architectures
Advisors: Prof. D. Manjunath and Prof. Anirudha Sahoo
Area of Study: Distributed computing in routers built on open source
software and open hardware.
Columbia University, New York, USA
M.S., Electrical Engineering, May 2000
V.J.T.I., University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India
B.E., Electronics Engineering, Jun 1998
Experience SenzIQ Pte. Ltd., Singapore
Chief Executive Officer Jan 2020 to Mar 2021
Strategy: Worked with my team to identify markets, potential customers,
sources of revenue and partners to take our product to market. Successfully
onboarded two customers and were in advanced talks with two others before
COVID-19 restrictions came into force. Worked to establish the base culture.
Sales: Worked with my colleagues to approach and convince potential cus-
tomers to work with us. Applied for and successfully shortlisted for grants
and paid trials.
Financial Planning: SenzIQ was a bootstrapped company with some govern-
ment grant. I planned the cash flow, the burn-rate and the expected runway
for SenzIQ. Our executive team was able to generate self-sustaining revenues
from the beginning till the handover. I identified and evaluated several busi-
ness models and revenue generation techniques and selectively pruned those
not aligned to our culture and future plans.
Technical: Lead architect for the product. Continuously enhanced the prod-
uct with feedback from customers and trial partners. Evaluated future tech-
nical directions for the product and helped reduce technical debt.
Azeem Technologies, Mumbai, India
Director Aug 2014 to Jul 2018
Consultancy: Worked with individuals and educational institutes to identify
and provide expert advice on technology purchase, knowledge and technol-
ogy transfer and developed custom solutions for small scale problems. Col-
laborated with third-parties to design robust enterprise solutions for large
educational institutes.
Business to Technology Translation: Worked with educational institutes to
understand their processes, identify pieces that could be digitized and pro-
duce accountability, transparency and increase speed. Provided consultancy
services and acted as a validator for technology acquisition and integration.
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Project Manager & Developer: Lead a team of three software engineers.
Architected and helped develop three software solutions specific to educa-
tional institutes catering to tracking student performance, attendance and
grievances using web and mobile based solutions. Used agile programming
principles and test driven development to build robust, extensible software.
Marketing and Sales: Performed the role of marketing and salesperson in
the absence of dedicated personnel. Interacted with dozens of potential cus-
tomers, carried out follow-ups, took surveys of end users and formalized intan-
gible and qualitative feedback into tangible areas of suggested improvement.
Motorola, Arlington Heights, Illinois USA
Senior Software Engineer in Global Telecom Solutions Sector Mar 2000 to
Apr 2003
Wrote code for call processing inside the Mobile Switching Centre for CDMA
3G IS2000, specifically stable call and hard handoffs. Assisted in all aspects
of testing, debugging and on-site support
Used C++ with VxWorks RTOS.
Helped create an automated testing framework (using Python/Tcl), per-
formed regression testing (using Python /Perl) before handover and perfor-
mance testing.
Mentored juniors and peers from other functional areas; gave presentations to
peers and upper management on technical and process improvement aspects;
created workshops to encourage and develop better processes and methodolo-
gies. Was awarded the Bravo award twice. Chosen twice as principal contact
for first integration testing.
Functioned as technical lead towards end of project. Led an investigation
to absorb the best practices of extreme programming and agile methods.
Created tools to automatically track validated requirements and check against
minimum handover requirements.
Microsoft Research India, Bengaluru, India
Intern in Mobile and Networking Systems Group May 2009 to Oct 2009
Researched ideas on automated diagnostic and potential solutions of network
faults from network traces.
Participated in experiments conducted by other research teams .
Singapore Management University, Singapore
Research Fellow Sep 2018 - Dec 2019
This was a jump role undertaken to essentially commercialize the research
that was done earlier by myself and my colleagues. The role involved manag-
ing a team of four people to productize the research, applying for and success-
fully obtaining a grant for doing the same. The role also required successfully
negotiating terms of licensing for the startup (SenzIQ Pte Ltd) and clearing
the Lean Startup Programme. This role required intensive collaboration with
several stakeholders and their interests.
Oriental Institute of Management, Mumbai
Lecturer Feb 2013 - Aug 2018
Teach the subject of Information Management Systems and data analysis.
Incharge of the IT infrastructure of the college. Performed several cost-cutting
measures by introducing more streamlined processes in functioning.
Singapore Management University, Singapore
Research Fellow Jul 2011 - Jan 2013
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Indoor Localization: Engaged in developing novel fingerprint and non-fingerprint
based techniques for the area of indoor localization. Led a team of research en-
gineers to implement a solution that provides ±4 metre accuracy on Android
smartphones in real buildings in Singapore. Additionally helped implement
a working cloud assisted solution for iOS devices on SMU campus.
CAMEO: A new architecture proposal for advertisement delivery on smart-
phones to reduce delivery costs for wireless telecom operators and to reduce
the burden on metered wireless data plans of consumers. Implemented a
prototype version in Android user space which was demoed at Mobisys 2012.
LiveLabs: A framework residing both in the smartphones and in the cloud
that enables near realtime analytics on consumer behaviour with smart al-
gorithms powering the identification and classification of consumer activity.
Led a team of PhD students on architecture and design and collaborated on
implementations of ancilliary projects.
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India
Research Engineer Jan 2005 - Dec 2008
Helped implement a national experimental testbed to evaluate QoS over WAN
across India. Eight different institutes all over India were part of this exper-
iment over the ERNET. Co-designed and co-architected a solution to inte-
grated the IIT Bombay campus PBX with other institutes’ PBXes over WAN
using open source software and custom developed software.
In Spring 2005, conducted experiments on performance of Intel Centrino
wireless chipsets in closed indoor environments. Performed data analysis,
prepared detailed documentation and presented results and conclusions.
University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India
Classroom Instructor Jan 2004 to Dec 2004
Instructor for the C# programming language Fall 2004
Responsible for 3 hours lectures every week, biweekly assignments and
evaluations, laboratory practicals, all semester tests and their evaluations.
Instructor for Basic Electronic Devices and Circuits Fall 2004
Responsible for 3 hours lectures every week, monthly assignments and
evaluations, laboratory simulations and experiments, all semester tests
and evaluations.
Instructor for Computer Organization and Design Spring 2004
Responsible for 4 hours lectures every week, biweekly assignments and
their evaluations and mid-semester exams and evaluations.
Lab Instructor for Analysis of Algorithms Spring 2004
Responsible for 0.25 hour lecture and supervision of 3.15 hour labora-
tory where sophomore undergraduate students wrote programs in C++
implementing the data structures and algorithms taught in the classroom
Developed supplementary course material encouraging students to apply
known algorithms to problems appearing in real life.
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K. Muralidharan, A. Khan, A. Misra, R. Balan and S. Agarwal, Barometric Phone
Sensors More Hype than Hope, Proceedings of the Fourteenth Workshop on
Mobile Computing Systems & Applications (HotMobile 2014), San Diego, U.S.A.,
Feb 2014.
A. Khan, K. Jayarajah, D. Han, A. Misra, R. Balan and S. Seshan, CAMEO: A
Middleware for Mobile Advertisement Delivery, Proceedings of the 11th interna-
tional conference on Mobile systems, applications, and services (Mobisys 2013),
pp. 125–127, Taipei, Taiwan R.O.C., June 2013.
A. Khan, V. Ranjan, T. Luong, R. Balan and A. Misra, Experiences with Perfor-
mance Tradeoffs in Practical, Continuous, Indoor Localization, Proceedings of the
The Fourteenth International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and
Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM 2013), pp. , Madrid, Spain, June 2013.
A. Khan, V. Subbaraju, A. Misra and S. Seshan, Demo: Context driven adver-
tisement optimizer, Proceedings of the 10th international conference on Mobile
systems, applications, and services (Mobisys 2012), pp. 487–488, Low Wood Bay,
Lake District, UK, June 2012.
A. Khan, V. Subbaraju, A. Misra and S. Seshan, Mitigating the True Cost of
Advertisement-Supported “Free” Mobile Applications, Proceedings of the Twelfth
Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems & Applications (HotMobile 2012), pp.
1–6, San Diego, California, Feb 2012.
A. Khan, A. Sahoo and D. Manjunath, Implementation of WFQ in a Distributed
Open Software Router, Proceedings of the 36th IEEE Local Area Networks Con-
ference, pp. 519–527, Bonn, Germany, Oct. 2011.
N. Athaide, A. Khan, D. Manjunath and A. Sahoo, Trie Partitioning in Distributed
PC Based Routers, Proceedings of the First International Conference on Commu-
nications Systems and Networks , pp. 1–10, Bengaluru, India, Jan. 2009.
A. Khan, R. Birke, D. Manjunath, A. Sahoo, and A. Bianco, Distributed PC based
routers: Bottleneck analysis and architecture proposal, in Proceedings of High
Performance Switching and Routing 2008, pp. 57–62, Shanghai, China, May
A. Bianco, R. Birke, J.M. Finochietto, L. Giraudo, F. Marenco, M. Mellia, A. Khan
and D. Manjunath, Control and management plane in a multi-stage software
router architecture, in Proceedings of High Performance Switching and Routing
2008, pp. 235-240, Shanghai, China, May 2008.
and Demos
Extensive experience in networking, IT and system administration.Technical Skills
Technology: Very comforable with most aspects of networking related technolo-
gies and protocols. Have worked extensively with mobile related technologies for
more than 15 years. Have lucid understanding of most modern developments
like virtualization, containers, blockchain, cloud computing, big data and ma-
chine learning.
Hardware: Comfortable with IBM compatible PCs. Have extensive experience of
development on the Android platform. Some experience on other ARM platforms
like the Raspberry Pi. Extensive work done on embedded system environments.
Software: Comfortable with Linux for development. User of Microsoft Windows
since version 3.1 and DOS since version 5.0. Using Linux since kernel 1.2 (1994).
Limited experience with MacOS.
Programming: Extensive work with PHP and Java. Comfortable with C. Knowl-
edge of PHP framework Yii2 with corresponding knowledge of OOPS, MVC,
MVVM. Clear on the basics of design patterns and SOLID principles. Working
knowledge of HTML, CSS and C++. Limited knowledge of shell scripting and
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System Administration: Administered web and ssh Linux servers for several
years. Some knowledge of router configuration for small to medium sized net-
works. Moderate knowledge of enterprise applications like Zabbix, Moodle,
Visits and
and Meetings
Tutorials co-Chair on the COMSNETS 2022 conference.
Volunteer Chair on the committee of the ACM Mobisys 2016 conference.
Attended the IEEE COMSNETS 2015 conference.
Presented our research work on mobile advertising at ACM Mobisys’13 in Taipei,
June 2013. Was awarded the maximum travel grant to attend the conference.
Demonstrated an implementation of our research project on mobile advertising—
CAMEO at Mobisys 2012 held in Low Wood Bay, UK in June 2012.
Presented a paper on my research at the 36th IEEE Local Area Networks Con-
ference, Bonn, Germany in October 2011. Was selected as one of the only two
students given travel grant to attend the conference.
Received the best PhD research presentation award at the 3rd International
Conference on Communications Systems and Networks (COMSNETS 2011), in
Bangalore India, in January 2011. Also acted in the role of a conference volunteer.
Attended the ACM SIGCOMM 2010 Conference in New Delhi, Aug-Sep 2010.
Attended the Microsoft Research Summer School on Networking at Bengaluru,
India in June 2009.
Attended the First International Conference on Communications Systems and
Networks (COMSNETS 2009) in Bangalore, India in January 2009 .
Attended the Second International Symposium on Advanced Networks and Telecom-
munications Systems (ANTS 2008) in Mumbai, India in December 2008.
Presented a paper on my research at the IEEE Workshop on High Performance
Switching and Routing 2008 , Shanghai, China in May 2008.
Attended the Fourteenth National Conference on Communications (NCC 2008)
in Mumbai, India in Feb 2008.
Presented my research at the Inter IIT COMNET meet of PhD students in IIT
Chennai in November 2007.
Attended the nineteenth meeting of the World Wireless Research Forum in Chen-
nai, India in November 2007.
Visiting researcher to Politecnico Di Torino during Sept. 2006 to Oct. 2006 in
Turin, Italy. Worked on a joint research project with Prof. Andrea Bianco and
other PhD students. A report on my work was submitted to the Indian and
Italian government departments facilitating the exchange.
Available upon request.References
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