Ali Arshad. Completed the Doktor (PhD) in Electrical Engineering in 2016/06/04 by COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Faculty of Engineering. Is Postdoctoral Researcher in Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia and Assistant Professor in COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Faculty of Engineering. Published 16 articles in journals. Participates and/or participated as Post-doc in 1 project(s). Works in the area(s) of Engineering and Technology. In his curriculum Ciência Vitae the most frequent terms in the context of scientific, technological and artistic-cultural output are: Coal; Control design; Gases; Heating systems; Mathematical model; Process control; Control of infinite dimensional systems; energy conversion systems; relative degree and zero dynamics; sliding mode control (SMC); underground coal gasification (UCG); Sliding mode (SM) control; Atkinson cycle engine; fuel economy; mean value engine model; variable valve timing (VVT); variable compression ratio (VCR); Underground coal gasification (UCG); 1-D packed bed model; Sequential quadratic programming (SQP); Second order sliding mode control (SOSMC); Sequential quadratic programming (SQP) and optimization; biology; bone; cancer; cellular biophysics; modal analysis; proteins; sensitivity analysis; ß-catenin; Wnt signaling pathway; bone disease; cancer initiation; cell differentiation; cell polarity generation; colorectal cancer; complex rate constant; embryonic development; human disease; mathematical model; pathway disregulation; protein complex; stem cell maintenance; system output; system response; time constant; tissue development; tissue repair; Analytical models; Barium; Equations; Modal analysis; Proteins; Sensitivity analysis; closed loop systems; coal gasification; nonlinear control systems; process control; variable structure systems; SMC; UCG process; air-steam mixture; calorific value maintenance; closed loop configuration; exit gas calorific value; external disturbance; inlet gas molar flow rate; nonlinear time domain model; sliding mode controller; surface gasification; underground coal gasification; Chemicals; Ignition; Inductors; Solids; Water; model predictive control; .

Personal identification

Full name
Ali Arshad

Citation names

  • Arshad, Ali
  • Ali Arshad Uppal
  • A. A. Uppal

Author identifiers

Ciência ID

Email addresses

  • ali@fe.up.pt (Professional)
  • ali_arshad@comsats.edu.pk (Professional)
  • aauppal@gmail.com (Personal)

Knowledge fields

  • Engineering and Technology


Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Punjabi (Mother tongue)
Urdu Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Advanced (C1) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2)
English Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
Degree Classification
2012/02/01 - 2016/06/04
Electrical Engineering (Doktor (PhD))
Major in Control Systems
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Faculty of Engineering, Pakistan
"Modeling and Control of Underground Coal Gasification" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)

Teaching in Higher Education

Host institution
2023/07/01 - Current Associate Professor (University Teacher) COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
2014/01/14 - 2023/06/30 Assistant Professor (University Teacher) COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Faculty of Engineering, Pakistan
2008/04/18 - 2014/01/13 Lecturer (University Teacher) COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Faculty of Engineering, Pakistan

Positions / Appointments

Host institution
2020/09/22 - Current Postdoctoral Researcher Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal
Universidade do Porto, Portugal


Designation Funders
2020 - Current FCT UPWIND-A Multi-Kite System to Harvest High Altitude Wind Power
Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT


Conference paper
  1. Uppal, A.A.; Butt, S.S.; Bhatti, A.I.; Aschemann, H.. "Integral Sliding Mode Control and Gain-Scheduled Modified Utkin Observer for an Underground Coal Gasification Energy Conversion Process". 2018.
  2. Arshad, Ali. "Sensitivity analysis of Wnt Signaling Pathway". 2013.
  3. Arshad, Ali. "Model development of UCG and calorific value maintenance via sliding mode control". 2012.
Journal article
  1. Afaq Ahmed; Ali Arshad Uppal; Syed Bilal Javed. "Nonlinear-Control-Oriented Modeling of the Multi-Variable Underground Coal Gasification Process for UCG Project Thar: A Machine Learning Perspective". Journal of Process Control (2023): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jprocont.2023.103090.
  2. Ali Arshad Uppal; Muhammad Rizwan Azam; Jamshed Iqbal. "Sliding Mode Control in Dynamic Systems". Electronics (2023): https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics12132970.
  3. Afaq Ahmed; Syed Bilal Javed; Ali Arshad Uppal; Jamshed Iqbal. "Development of CAVLAB—A Control-Oriented MATLAB Based Simulator for an Underground Coal Gasification Process". Mathematics (2023): https://doi.org/10.3390/math11112493.
  4. Sohail Ahmad; Ali Arshad Uppal; Muhammad Rizwan Azam; Jamshed Iqbal. "Chattering Free Sliding Mode Control and State Dependent Kalman Filter Design for Underground Gasification Energy Conversion Process". Electronics (2023): https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics12040876.
  5. Ali Arshad Uppal; Syed Bilal Javed; Qadeer Ahmed. "Power Losses Aware Nonlinear Model Predictive Control Design for Active Cell Balancing". IEEE Control Systems Letters (2023): https://doi.org/10.1109/LCSYS.2023.3342550.
  6. Imtiaz Ur Rehman; Syed Bilal Javed; Afraz Mehmood Chaudhry; Muhammad Rizwan Azam; Ali Arshad Uppal. "Model-based dynamic sliding mode control and adaptive Kalman filter design for boiler-turbine energy conversion system". Journal of Process Control (2022): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jprocont.2022.06.006.
  7. Hassam Muazzam; MOHAMAD KHAIRI ISHAK; Athar; Ali Uppal; AI Bhatti; Nor Ashidi Mat Isa. "Virtual Sensor Using a Super Twisting Algorithm Based Uniform Robust Exact Differentiator for Electric Vehicles". Energies (2022): https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/15/5/1773.
  8. Bano, Sheher; Azam, Muhammad Rizwan; Uppal, Ali Arshad; Javed, Syed Bilal; Bhatti, Aamer Iqbal. Corresponding author: Azam, Muhammad Rizwan. "Robust p53 recovery using chattering free sliding mode control and a gain-scheduled modified Utkin observer". Journal of Theoretical Biology 532 (2022): 110914. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2021.110914.
  9. Syed B. Javed; Vadim I. Utkin; Ali A. Uppal; Raza Samar; Aamer Iqbal Bhatti. "Data-Driven Modeling and Design of Multivariable Dynamic Sliding Mode Control for the Underground Coal Gasification Project Thar". IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology 30 1 (2022): 153-165. https://doi.org/10.1109/TCST.2021.3057633.
  10. Ali Uppal; Manuel C.R.M. Fernandes; Sérgio Vinha; Fernando A C C Fontes. "Cascade Control of the Ground Station Module of an Airborne Wind Energy System". Energies (2021): https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/14/24/8337.
  11. Riaz, Mudassar; Yasin, Abdul Rehman; Arshad Uppal, Ali; Yasin, Amina. Corresponding author: Yasin, Abdul Rehman. "A novel dynamic integral sliding mode control for power electronic converters". Science Progress 104 4 (2021): 003685042110448. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/00368504211044848.
  12. Mutahir Khattak; Ali Arshad Uppal; Qudrat Khan; Aamer Iqbal Bhatti; Yazan M. Alsmadi; Vadim I. Utkin; Issac Chairez. "Neuro-adaptive sliding mode control for underground coal gasification energy conversion process". International Journal of Control (2021): 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207179.2021.1909745.
  13. Mohsin, Armaghan; Alsmadi, Yazan; Arshad Uppal, Ali; Gulfam, Sardar Muhammad. Corresponding author: Gulfam, Sardar Muhammad. "A modified simplex based direct search optimization algorithm for adaptive transversal FIR filters". Science Progress 104 2 (2021): 003685042110254. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/00368504211025409.
  14. Javed, Syed Bilal; Uppal, Ali Arshad; Samar, Raza; Bhatti, Aamer Iqbal. "Design and implementation of multi-variable H8 robust control for the underground coal gasification project Thar". Energy 216 (2021): 119000. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2020.119000.
    Published • 10.1016/j.energy.2020.119000
  15. Alsmadi, Yazan M.; Rehman, Imtiaz Ur; Uppal, Ali A.; Utkin, Vadim; Chairez, Isaac; Ibbini, Muhammed. "Super-Twisting Based Sliding Mode Control of Drum Boiler Energy Conversion Systems". International Journal of Control (2021): 1-21. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207179.2021.1884293.
  16. Afraz Mehmood Chaudhry; Ali Arshad Uppal; Svend Bram. "Model Predictive Control and Adaptive Kalman Filter Design for an Underground Coal Gasification Process". IEEE Access (2021): 1-1. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3114260.
  17. Ilyas, Muhammad; Iqbal, Jamshed; Ahmad, Sayyar; Uppal, Ali Arshad; Imtiaz, Waqas Ahmad; Riaz, Raja Ali. "Hypnosis regulation in propofol anaesthesia employing super-twisting sliding mode control to compensate variability dynamics". IET Systems Biology 14 2 (2020): 59-67. http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/iet-syb.2018.5080.
  18. Usman Javaid; Adeel Mehmood; Ali Arshad; Fahad Imtiaz; Jamshed Iqbal. "Operational Efficiency Improvement of PEM Fuel Cell—A Sliding Mode Based Modern Control Approach". IEEE Access (2020): 1-1. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2995895.
  19. Qudsiya Irum; Shahid A. Khan; Ali Arshad Uppal; Lilia Krivodonova; Irum, Qudsiya; Khan, Shahid A.; Uppal, Ali Arshad; Krivodonova, Lilia. "Galerkin Finite Element Based Modeling of One Dimensional Packed Bed Reactor for Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) Process". IEEE Access 8 (2020): 223130-223139. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3044194.
    Published • 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3044194
  20. Abdul Rehman Yasin; Muhammad Ashraf; Aamer Iqbal Bhatti; Ali Arshad Uppal. "Fixed frequency sliding mode control of renewable energy resources in DC micro grid". Asian Journal of Control 21 4 (2019): 2074-2086. https://doi.org/10.1002/asjc.2057.
  21. Uppal, A.A.; Butt, S.S.; Khan, Q.; Aschemann, H.. "Robust tracking of the heating value in an underground coal gasification process using dynamic integral sliding mode control and a gain-scheduled modified Utkin observer". Journal of Process Control (2019): 113-122. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85059195546&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  22. Rizwan Azam, M.; Utkin, V.I.; Arshad Uppal, A.; Bhatti, A.I.. "Sliding mode controller-observer pair for p53 pathway". IET Systems Biology 13 4 (2019): 204-211. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85069775217&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  23. Javed, S.B.; Uppal, A.A.; Bhatti, A.I.; Samar, R.. "Prediction and parametric analysis of cavity growth for the underground coal gasification project Thar". Energy (2019): 1277-1290. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85062472256&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  24. Alsmadi, Y.M.; Abdel-hamed, A.M.; Ellissy, A.E.; El-Wakeel, A.S.; Abdelaziz, A.Y.; Utkin, V.; Uppal, A.A.. "Optimal configuration and energy management scheme of an isolated micro-grid using Cuckoo search optimization algorithm". Journal of the Franklin Institute 356 8 (2019): 4191-4214. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85063934527&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  25. Chaudhry, A.M.; Arshad Uppal, A.; Alsmadi, Y.M.; Bhatti, A.I.; Utkin, V.I.. "Robust multi-objective control design for underground coal gasification energy conversion process". International Journal of Control (2018): http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85053549216&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  26. Arshad, Ali. "Sliding Mode Control of Underground Coal Gasification Energy Conversion Process". IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology PP 99 (2017): 1-12.
  27. Arshad, Ali; Murtaza, G.; Bhatti, A.I.; Ahmed, Q.; Arshad, A.. "Nonlinear Robust Control of Atkinson Cycle Engine". IFAC-PapersOnLine 50 1 (2017): 3685-3690. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2405896317309333.
  28. Arshad, Ali. "Robustness and performance parameterization of smooth second order sliding mode control". International Journal of Control, Automation and Systems 14 3 (2016): 681-690. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12555-014-0181-6.
  29. Uppal, Ali Arshad; Bhatti, Aamer Iqbal; Aamir, Erum; Samar, Raza; Khan, Shahid Ahmed. "Optimization and control of one dimensional packed bed model of underground coal gasification". Journal of Process Control 35 (2015): 11-20. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jprocont.2015.08.002.
  30. Uppal, A.A.; Bhatti, A.I.; Aamir, E.; Samar, R.; Khan, S.A.; Arshad, Ali; Aamer, E.. "Control oriented modeling and optimization of one dimensional packed bed model of underground coal gasification". Journal of Process Control 24 1 (2014): 269-277. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84891542791&partnerID=MN8TOARS.