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Dr Ashraf Mahmud

Dr Ashraf Mahmud


Room 131

Building location

Polly Vacher

Areas of interest

His research interest includes the Smart grid, Smart Cities, Data Science, Machine Learning, Big Data analytics, Internet of Things, Computer Networks and Wireless Communications.


He is currently teaching Computer Network, Programming C++ and Big Data Analytics.


Ashraf is an associate lecturer at University of Reading. He worked as a lecturer at York St Johns University. He was module leader of Internet of Things. He was a Research Associate for the ReFLEX project, funded by the UKRI. He is a multidisciplinary approach aided by his Master degrees in Computer Science as well as Statistics. Diverse experience including 15 years industry/professional experience to support Higher Education teaching and research. Current research focuses on Smart Grid, Smart Cities, Computer Networking, Data Science, Internet of Things. Skilled in supporting learning in different contexts. Management experience.


Ashraf obtained his PhD in Computer Science in 2019 from the University of Bedfordshire, UK, where he worked on the Smart Grid. He has a number of publications. His research was on designing the demand response pricing model by using simultaneous perturbation stochastic approximation in the Smart Grid.


From 2015 to 2021, he worked as a Lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire. Prior to that, between 2004 and 2014, he worked as a Head of Student Services and IT Manager at ICON College of Technology and Management. Over the period of time, he also served as an IT Consultant at IT Anywhere which provides smart hardware and software solutions.

Academic qualifications

2019 PhD in Computer Science, University of Bedfordshire

2006 MSc in Computer Science, University of East London

2003 Master of Information Technology, Charles Stuart University

1999 Master of Statistics, University of Dhaka

1991 BSc in Mathematics and Physics, University of Dhaka

Professional bodies/affiliations

2017 Fellow of Higher Education Academy

2012 Member of IEEE 

Selected publications


Mahmud, AA, Sant, P, Flynn, D (in review) (2021): The Novel Real-Time Price Suggestions (RTPS) model for the Smart Grid via Stochastic Approximation, IEEE Open Access.

Mahmud, AA., Sant, P., Tariq, F., Jazani, D. (2017) A Real-Time monthly DR Price system for the Smart Energy Grid. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Energy Web 17(13): e3. Available at

Mahmud, A, Flynn, D (2021), (Review)Smart Energy Management for Prosumers in Local Energy Communities


Mahmud, A, Flynn, D (2021), (Review), Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based identification of appliances in households through NILM


Mahmud, AA., Sant, P., Jazani, D. (2016) Empirical analysis of real-time pricing mechanisms for demand-side management: Contemporary Review.  International Conference on Future Generation Communication Technologies. Available at  


Mahmud, AA., Sant, P., (2017) Real-Time price savings through price suggestions for the Smart Grid demand Response Model.  International Conference on Smart Grid and Smart Cities.  Available at

Mahmud AA., Sant, P., (2018) Real-Time Price Suggestion through Stochastic approximation in the Smart Grid,  6th IEEE International Conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering (SEGE)

Mahmud, AA. (2006) An investigation into the factors that contribute to improvement in the performance of a network, (University of East London, UK)


Mahmud, AA. (1999) Established actual loss of flood-affected area of Munshigonj district, (Dhaka University, Bangladesh