15 Computing Dr., COM2 #01-02
Singapore 117418

Nauman Shahid

PhD Student

NUS School of Computing


Muhammad Nauman Shahid is passionate about blockchain technology, entrepreneurship, and artificial intelligence. He is currently a doctoral student at the National University of Singapore, pursuing his passion for research in these cutting-edge fields. Before starting his current academic career, Shahid earned a Master’s in computer engineering from Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University. He also has six years of professional experience in both the public and private sectors.

Shahid’s key appointment was as a Young Parliamentary Associate in the National Assembly of Pakistan. During this time, his main role was to conduct policy research on IT reforms that could modernize the IT infrastructure of the National Assembly of Pakistan.

In his career as an independent researcher, Shahid has published scientific papers in reputable academic journals such as IEEE Control Systems and major international conferences such as the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). He has also written web articles on a variety of topics, from technology to politics.

Shahid is a passionate Cessna pilot who loves the thrills of flying, skydiving, and paramotor gliding. He is an excellent cook, known for his mouth-watering biryani and Greek salad. He often gives advice on aspects of love and relationships. Shahid has explored more than 60 countries but is still waiting for the time when he can afford a trip to Antarctica.

Research Interests

  • Blockchain technology (Orientation: Computing, Information systems)
  • Initial coin offerings (Orientation: Information systems)
  • Cultural entrepreneurship theory (Orientation: Business, Information systems)
  • Intelligent control and mobile robots (Orientation: Comp eng.)
  • Signal analysis & machine intelligence (Orientation: Comp eng.)
  • Signals and systems (Orientation: Telecom eng.)


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Shahid, M.N and Hahn, J. (2021), “Pick The Odd-Ones Out! Conferring Legitimacy Of Initial Coin Offerings By Distinction“. ICIS 2021 Proceedings.


Shahid, M. N., & Hahn, J. (2020). A Cross-Disciplinary Review of Blockchain Research Trends and Methodologies: Topic Modeling Approach. In Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

Shahid, M. N., & Kralli, M. (2020). Understanding the Influence of Cultural Dimensions on the Interpretative Ability of People to Infer Personality from the Avatars: Evidence from Cultural Dimensions of Greece, Pakistan, Russia, and Singapore. In Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.


Shahid, M.N. (2020). Conceptualizing Multidimensional Reputation Evaluation Model for Crowdsourcing Participants: Blockchain Design Perspective. 29th Annual Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS).


Malykhina, G. F., & Shahid, M. N. (2017). Simulation on a Supercomputer of Fire Detection System Having Two Levels of Temperature Sensors. In Измерения в современном мире-2017 (pp. 70-78).

  • Dissertation – MS Computer Engineering (Field of study: Intelligent Systems)


Shahid, M. N. (2020). The Role of Internet in Corporate Reputation Management. SSRN Electronic Journal.

  • Dissertation – MS Project Management


Shahid, M. N., Abbasi, M. A., & Rasool, M. A. (2020). 900 MHz GSM Mobile Jammer. SSRN Electronic Journal.

  • Dissertation – BS Computer Science (Field of study: Telecommunication Systems)

  1. 2017

    M.S. Comp. Eng. (Intelligent Systems)

    Peter the Great Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University
  2. 2016

    M.S. Project Management

    Comsats University Islamabad
  3. 2011

    B.S. Computing (Telecom)

    Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science, and Technology

Professional Experience

  1. 2014-15
    Young Parliamentary Associate/Junior Expert I.T.
    National Assembly of Pakistan & British Council
  2. 2011-14
    Application Administrator I.T./TSCI
    Land Records Authority

Awards & Prizes

  • 2022
    Research Achievement Award
    School of Computing, National University of Singapore
  • 2014
    Certificate of Achievement
    European Union Delegation to Pakistan
  • 2013
    Epitome of Teamwork Award
    Land Records Authority
  • 2010
    Winner of National Proposals Competition on "How to Make Pakistan a Corruption-free State?"
    National Accountability Bureau