Pak-Austria Fachhochschule: Institute of Applied Sciences & Technology, Khanpur Roard, Mang, Haripur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,

Contact Information

Call: +92-995-645112


Research Interests

  • Active distribution networks
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Energy management systems
  • Power system design and control

Dr. Sohail Khan

Senior Faculty / Associate Professor

Sino-Pak Center for Artificial Intelligence


Sohail Khan holds a Doctoral degree with distinction in the field of Electric Power Systems from Technical University of Vienna, Austria, obtained in 2016. He is presently working as senior faculty at Sino-Pakistan Center for Artificial Intelligence (SPCAI) at Pakistan-Austria Fachhochschule-Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology (PAF-IAST), since October 2020. Before that he worked as Scientist from 2016 to 2020 in the leading applied research institute of Austria called Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT). There, he worked in the co-funded European and customer-oriented projects in the areas of renewable energy integration in medium and low voltage (MV, LV) distribution systems, frequency stability analysis of transmission systems, virtual inertia support from bulk energy storage systems and integrated energy systems (combining the district heating networks with power distribution networks). He is actively working on using AI for energy forecasting, machine learning for dealing with the uncertainty in energy systems and cross cutting applications using AI for decision support in urban planning, agriculture, transport, and security related areas. He is promoting AI for clean, affordable and reliable energy supply at the center of excellence.


  1. Sept 2016

    PhD Electrical Engineering

    Technical University of Vienna, Austria
  2. Sept 2010

    MS Electrical Engineering

    College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan
  3. Sept 2008

    BS Electronics Engineering

    Comsats Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad, Pakistan

Professional Appointments

  1. 2016-2020
    Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna, Austria
  2. 2013-2016
    PhD researcher
    Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna, Austria
  3. 2012-2013
    Comsats, Islamabad, Pakistan
  4. 2010-2022
    HITEC University, Taxila, Pakistan

Awards & Prizes

  • 2016
    PhD with distinction
    Technical University of Vienna
  • 2013
    PhD scholarship
    Austrian Institute of Technology
  • 2010
    MS scholarship
    NUST, Pakistan
  • 2018
    Chancellor and Campus Gold Medals
    Comsats Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan