Education

  • PhD (Computer Engineering) with area of specialization as Computer Networks in 2013 from Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering (CASE), University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Taxila, Pakistan
  • MS (Computer Engineering) with area of specialization as Computer Networks in 2006 from Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering (CASE), University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Taxila, Pakistan
  • MSc (Computer Science) in 2003 from Department of Computer Science, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan

Certification

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) from International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2 , Florida, USA

Areas of Interest

  • Network Security
  • Network Forensics
  • Security Protocols Design
  • Traffic Analysis
  • Mobility Management in Heterogeneous Access Networks
  • Bandwidth Aggregation for Multihomed Devices

Current Activities

  • Associate Professor, Faculty of Computing, Riphah International University, Sector I-14, Islamabad
  • Head of Department, Department of Cybersecurity and Data Science, Riphah Institute of Systems Engineering, Riphah, Sector F-5/1, Islamabad
  • Member, Evaluation Committee of Trans Eurasia Information Network (TEIN*CC)'s Asi@Connect Project Call3 (Link)
  • Member, ISOC (Internet Society) Pakistan Islamabad Chapter

Distinctions

  • Received "ISOC (Internet Society) Islamabad Chapter Fellowship" for the APNIC (Asia Pacific Network Information Center) DNS/DNSsec Workshop, April 09-11, 2015, NUST, Islamabad
  • Received "ISOC (Internet Society) Islamabad Chapter Fellowship" for the APNIC (Asia Pacific Network Information Center) IPv6 Workshop, August 25-27, 2014, NUST, Islamabad
  • "Founding Member" ISOC (Internet Society) Pakistan Islamabad Chapter, 2013
  • Received "ISOC (Internet Society) Fellowship" for the 76th IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) meeting, November 8-13, 2009, Hiroshima, Japan
  • Received "Talented Student Award" for the years 2004 and 2006 on academic performance in Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering (CASE), Islamabad

Skills

  • Python, C, Shell Scripting, JAVA, Matlab, x86 Assembly
  • MongoDB, Flask, uWSGI, Nginx
  • Modern HoneyNet, Honey Pots, Firewalls, IDS/IPS
  • MS Windows, Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS
  • VMware, ESXi, Cloudstack
  • Wireshark, Scapy, OpenSSL, MHN
  • GNS3, CloudSim, NS2, OPNET
  • LaTex, EndNote

Training and Workshops

  1. Participated in a training titled as "Android Application Development" organized by Faculty of Computing, Riphah International University, held on July 25 - August 05, 2016 at Riphah International University, WISH Campus, Islamabad
  2. Participated in a training workshop titled as "APNIC DNS/DNSsec Workshop" jointly organized by Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC), Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Pakistan Information Security Association (PISA) and ISOC Pakistan Islamabad Chapter held on April 09-11, 2015 at SEECS, NUST, Islamabad
  3. Participated in a training workshop titled as "APNIC IPv6 Workshop" jointly organized by Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC), ISOC Pakistan Islamabad Chapter and National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, held on August 25-27, 2014 at SEECS, NUST, Islamabad
  4. Participated in a training workshop titled as "Workshop on ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems Requirements" organized by Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC), Riphah International University, held on May 31, 2013 at Riphah International University, Main Campus, Islamabad
  5. Participated in a training titled as "International Research Workshop: Master Dissertation/Thesis/Paper Writing" jointly organized by Research Center for Training & Development (RCTD) and Riphah International University, held on March 22-24, 2012 at Riphah International University, Main Campus, Islamabad
  6. Participated in a workshop titled as "Creating an Effective Cyber Security Operations Center (CSOC): SIEM Installation, Configuration & Administration Workshop" organized by Trillium Information Security Systems, held on June 20-23, 2011 at Military College of Signals, National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Rawalpindi
  7. Participated in a training titled as "EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH)" organized by Professional Development Center, Riphah International University, held on June 13-17, 2011 at Riphah International University, Main Campus, Islamabad
  8. Participated in a workshop titled as "Bibliography and Referencing Made Easy: Hands on Practical Workshop End Note XIV" organized by Information Services Department, Riphah International University, held on March 31, 2011 at Riphah International University, Meezan Campus, Rawalpindi
  9. Participated in a workshop titled as "How to Get Published in High Impact Research Journals & Conferences" organized by Institute of Business & Management (IBM), Lahore, held on October 01-02, 2010 at University of Engineering & Technology (UET), Lahore
  10. Participated in a workshop titled as "Academic Staff Development Workshop" organized by Northern Consortium United Kingdom (NCUK), held on September 22-24, 2010 at NCUK - St. Mary's Delivery Center, Rawalpindi

Administrative Experience

  1. Head of Department, Department of Cybersecurity and Data Science, Riphah Institute of Systems Engineering (RISE) from November 2018 to till date.
  2. Assistant Dean, RARE (Riphah Academy of Research and Education), Riphah International University, Islamabad from June 2012 to June 2013, and from October 2015 to November 2018.
  3. Member, Institutional Performance Evaluation (IPE) Team for MS/MPhil/PhD programs review of Riphah International University, Islamabad 2017-2019.
  4. Member, Riphah ORIC (Office of Research Innovation & Commercialization) Advisory Committee from October 2015 to November 2018.
  5. In-charge Research, Faculty of Computing, Riphah International University, Islamabad from January 2011 to June 2013, and from October 2015 to November 2018.
  6. Academic Advisor, for the Graduate and Post Graduate programs of Information Security at Riphah Institute of Systems Engineering (RISE) from September 2012 to October 2018.
  7. Vice President, ISOC (Internet Society) Pakistan Islamabad Chapter from June 2013 to January 2016.

Teaching Experience

  1. Riphah International University, Islamabad (2010-Continue)
    • Network Security
    • Cryptography
    • Information Systems Security
    • Information Privacy and Security
    • Trends in Internet Security
    • Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems
    • Network Forensics
    • Mobile Networks
    • Computer Communication and Networks
    • Computer Organization and Architecture
    • Operating Systems
  2. Mohammad Ali Jinnah University (MAJU), Islamabad (2009)
    • Computer Communication and Networks
  3. Hamdard University, Islamabad Campus (2007-2008)
    • Computer Network Security
    • Cryptography
  4. Punjab College of Information Technology (PCIT), Rawalpindi Campus (2006-2008)
    • Computer Network Security
    • Wireless Networks
    • Computer Networks
    • Digital Signal Processing
    • Computer Architecture

Conferences/Seminars Experience

  1. Delivered an Invited Talk on "Cyber Range: A Shooting Range for Cyber Warriors" in the 16th IEEE International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT-2018), Dec 17-19, 2018, Islamabad. (Link)
  2. Delivered a Workshop on "Cyber Range: A Shooting Range for Cyber Warriors" in the 14th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET-2018), Nov 21-22, 2018, Islamabad. (Link)
  3. Delivered an Invited Talk on "Experiences of Modern Honeypots & Honeynet (Knowing our Cyber Security Landscape)" in the IEEE 15th International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences & Technology (IBCAST-2018), Jan 09-11, 2018, Islamabad.
  4. Delivered a Tutorial on "Experiences of Modern Honeypots & Honeynet (Knowing our Cyber Security Landscape)" in the IEEE 15th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT-2017), Dec 18-20, 2017, Islamabad. (Link)
  5. Delivered a talk on “Modern Cyberwarfare” in a TV program “Apna Apna Girayban” along with Air Commodore A. Sattar Alvi anchored by Mr. Matiullah Jan at Waqt News, Islamabad, for Pakistan Defense Day September-06 on August 24, 2017.
  6. Delivered a seminar talk on “IPv6 Security – Myths and Reality” at the City University of Science and Information Technology (CUSIT), Peshawar, in collaboration with ISOC Islamabad Chapter as IETF outreach program for Asia-Pacific region, held on April 12, 2017.
  7. Has been Session Chair at "IEEE 13th International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences & Technology (IBCAST-2016)" held on January 12-16, 2016, Islamabad.
  8. Has been member Editorial Board and member Organizing Committee of "IEEE 15th International Multi Topic Conference (INMIC-2012)" held on December 13-15, 2012, Islamabad.
  9. Has been member Organizing Committee of "National Information Security Seminar (NISS-2011)" held on June 06-07, 2011, Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) Auditorium, Constitution Avenue, Islamabad.
  10. Has been member Organizing Committee of "Information Security Seminar (ISS)" held on November 06, 2010, Higher Education Commission (HEC) Auditorium, H-9, Islamabad.
  11. Has been member Organizing and Technical Committee of "IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET-2005)" held on September 17-18, 2005, Islamabad.

Conference/Journal Reviewer

  • "IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC)", ISSN 1536-1233, IF 4.098 (2018), http://www.computer.org/portal/web/tmc
  • "IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (TNSM)", IF 3.286 (2018), ISSN 1932-4537, http://www.comsoc.org/tnsm
  • "Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA)", ISSN 1084-8045, IF 3.991 (2018), http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-network-and-computer-applications/
  • "Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks Journal", ISSN 1570-8705, IF 3.151 (2018), http://www.journals.elsevier.com/ad-hoc-networks/
  • "IET Networks Journal", ISSN Print 2047-4954, Online 2047-4962, http://digital-library.theiet.org/IET-NET
  • “IEEE The 10th International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET-2014)”, December 01-02, 2014, Islamabad, Pakistan. http://icet.nu.edu.pk/
  • "The 4th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2013)" being held on June 25-28, 2013, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, published by Elsevier Procedia Computer Science Series , http://cs-conferences.acadiau.ca/ant-13/
  • "IEEE 15th International Multi Topic Conference (INMIC-2012)" held on December 13-15, 2012, Islamabad, Pakistan, http://inmic2012.org/
  • "IEEE 76th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-2012-Fall)" held on September 3-6, 2012, Quebec City, Canada, http://www.ieeevtc.org/vtc2012fall/