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Dr. Ansar-Ul-Haque Yasar

Professor at Hasselt University Belgium

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Professor at Hasselt University Belgium

Prof. Dr. Ansar Yasar is a professor at the Transportation Research Institute (IMOB) – Hasselt University Belgium. IMOB is the one of the top European institutes focusing on the broader themes of road safety and transport management using new modes of mobility. At IMOB, he worked on the European FP7 project DATA SIM (2011 – 2014) & European ERA-NET Smart-PT (2014 – 2017). He is currently responsible for the H202- Track&Know (2018-2020) & H2020 iSCAPE (2016 – 2019) projects with a consortium of several international partners. He is responsible for the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and Intelligent Topics in Transportation courses for the masters of transportation sciences students & related research around this topic at UHasselt. Furthermore, he is currently the Head of the Business Development Unit at the institute focusing on several applications including Safe Routes to Schools & Safe-Trucking system. Dr. Yasar’s broader research interests include smart cities & communities, connected & intelligent mobility, drones system management, road safety using smart transport solutions and mobility management. He received his BS degree in Software Engineering from Foundation University Islamabad, MS degree in Computer Science & Engineering from Linkoping University – Sweden and a PhD in Engineering in from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Belgium. He has authored more than 175 research articles in renowned international journals, conferences and workshops. As one of his accomplishments, Dr. Yasar has co-edited a book entitled “Data Science and Simulation in Transportation Research” published by IGI Global in December 2013. Furthermore, he has been involved in organization of many international peer-reviewed conferences, summer schools and practical training workshops

Dr. Ansar Yasar

Date of Birth : 18 November

Nationlity : Belgian

Address : Transportation Research Institute (IMOB) – Hasselt University Wetenschapspark 5 bus 6,B – 3590 Diepenbeek,Belgium

Phone : +32 486 932957
Email :

Intelligent transportation systems

Code : 1958
Period : 2013 - 2014

Traffic and Transportation Models

Code : 3143
Period : 2014 - 2015

Intelligent transportation systems

Code : 1958
Period : 2014 - 2015

Study Visit & International Topics

Code : 3161
Period : 2014 - 2015

Intelligent Solutions in Transportation

Code : 4200
Period : 2019 - 2020

Intelligent Solutions in Transportation_DL

Code : 3929
Period : 2019 - 2020


Code : 3929
Period : 2019 - 2020

More details about the distance learning

Hasselt University, Belgium

Post-Doctorate (Postdoc)
2011 – 2012
Transportation Research Institute (IMOB), Hasselt University, Belgium Topic : DATA science for SIMulating the era of electric vehicles

Linkoping University, Sweden

Masters in Computer Science & Engineering (MS)
2006 – 2007


Doctor in Engineering (PhD)
DistriNet – Department of Computer Sciences, Katholieke Univesiteit Leuven, Belgium Topic : Context-Based Communication in Large Scale Vehicular Networks


Foundation University, Islamabad – Pakistan

Bachelors of Computer Software Engineering (BSc)
2001 – 2005

Professional and Social Activities

Scientific Events

Social Activities


Available Work

Data on Science and Simulation in Transportation Research

Edited by: D. Janssens, A. Yasar, L. Knapen, 2013


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Context-aware Communication in Large Scale Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks: Concepts, methods and applications

Edited by Gregorio Romero Rey and Luisa Martinez Muneta, ISBN 978-953-307-048-3, Hard cover, 708 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published February 01, 2010 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license

Chapter: Modelling and Simulating Large Scale Vehicular Networks for Smart Context-aware Telematic Applications

1- Ansar-Ul-Haque Yasar, Davy Preuveneers and Yolande Berbers..

Adaptive context mediation in dynamic and large scale vehicular networks using relevance backpropagation. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Mobile Technology, Applications, and Systems. 2008, 81.

2- Ansar-Ul-Haque Yasar.

Enhancing experience prototyping by the help of mixed-fidelity prototypes. In Proceedings of the 4th international conference on mobile technology, applications, and systems and the 1st international symposium on Computer human interaction in mobile technology. 2007, 468–473.

3- Ansar-Ul-Haque Yasar

, Yolande Berbers and Davy Preuveneers.
A computational analysis of driving variations on distributed multiuser driving simulators. IASTED International Conference on Modelling and Simulation (19):178–186, 2008.

4- Davy Preuveneers,

Yolande Berbers and others.
Evaluation framework for adaptive context-aware routing in large scale mobile peer-to-peer systems. Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications 4(1):37–49, 2011.

5- Ansar-Ul-Haque Yasar, Nasim Mahmud, Davy Preuveneers, Kris Luyten, Karin Coninx and Yolande Berbers.

Where people and cars meet: social interactions to improve information sharing in large scale vehicular networks. In Proceedings of the 2010 ACM Symposium on Applied Computing. 2010, 1188–1194.

Worked on the CoLaSUE project from 2007 – 2011. CoLaSUE was funded by the FWO, Belgium.

DATA science for SIMulating the era of electric vehicles

Promotion of sustainable mobility has become a major goal in Europe aimed at rationalizing the exploitation of natural resources and reducing the environmental impacts of mobility. Continuously raising congestion levels are the cradle for an evolution towards a more sustainable transportation. It is clear that current developments in ICT can contribute to this objective, however at this moment the possibilities of ICT are not fully utilized in the public transit sector. Research has shown that ICT is mainly being used to make a fixed transit system more efficient, but the transit system itself is never questioned. The added value of the ERA-NET proposal is to reverse this point of view.

Duration: 01/07/2014 – 30/06/2016

On 5.10.2019, the Research Council of Hasselt University approved the stay of prof. Haroon Malik (Marshall University, VS). During this stay, prof. Haroon Malik will perform research in cooperation with your research group.

Duration: 1/11/2019 – 31/12/2019

The Research Council of Hasselt University approved the stay of prof. Tarek Sheltami (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (Saudi-Arabia). During this stay, prof. Tarek Sheltami will perform research in cooperation with the research group TB.

Duration:1/07/2019 – 31/07/2019