Dr. Adnan Ahmad
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Area of Interest: Distributed Systems, Cyber security, Software Engineering, and Internet of things (IoT)
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007   (172)
HEC approved PhD Supervisor

ADNAN AHMAD holds a BS (Hons), MS, and Ph.D in Computer Science from GCU, Pakistan, LUMS, Pakistan, and Massey University, New Zealand, respectively. He has around thirteen years of teaching and research experience at various educational and research institutes. More than 40 peer-reviewed articles in renowned conferences and journals are on his credit including Trustcom, Computers & Security, ACM transactions, and IEEE Communication Magazine. He is a reviewer of various IEEE, Elsevier, IET, and springer journals and has been a part of TPC in several prestigious conferences. He has supervised five PhD, twelve MS thesis students, and several startup projects. He has also co-authored a book on socio-technical design. He served as the founding in-charge of Center of Advance Research in Distributed Systems and Security (CARDS) research group at COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan. His research interests include Distributed Systems, Cyber security, Software Engineering, and Internet of things (IoT). Currently, he is performing his duties as Assistant Professor at COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus, Pakistan.

 

Research Grants

Ignite National Technology Fund, Pakistan

E-Assessment System for C/C++ Programming Assignments

COMSATS University Islamabad

2016-2018

Costs: PKR 11.1 Millions

Higher Education Commission, Pakistan

Rethinking the video game experience

COMSATS University Islamabad

2014-2016

Costs: PKR 0.5 Millions

National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, USA

Knowledge management system

Washington University, USA

2010-2013

Costs: $ 7,49,000

National ICT R & D Fund, Pakistan

Wavelet based video conferencing

LUMS, Pakistan

2008-2010

Costs: PKR. 7.2 Millions

 

Graduate Supervision

 

Name

Degree

Title

1.

M. Ziad Nayyer

PhD (CS)

A Performance Centric Cloudlet Federation Paradigm for Resource Optimization

2.

Usama Ahmed

PhD (CS)

An Adaptive Turst-aware Brokerage Model for Cross-Cloud Federation

3.

Alia Samreen

PhD (CS)

Information Authenticity

4.

M. Hamid

PhD (CS)

IRDS System for Effective Management of Software Projects

5.

Amber Sarfraz

PhD (CS)

Sybil detection

6.

Fareeha Hafeez

MS (CS)

A Hybrid model for Fake Profile Identification

7.

Ushna Khalil

MS (CS)

A trust based delegation model for IoT

8.

Ghulam Mustafa

MS (CS)

A game theory based trust model for IoT

9.

Amber Sarfraz

MS (CS)

Identification of verified news on social media

10.

Naveed Yousaf

MS (CS)

A mitigation technique in DDoS for IoT

11.

Kashif Ali

MS (CS)

An Audit Framework for Cloud

12.

M. Imran

MS (CS)

A quality validation matrix for mined data

13.

Zainab Dar

MS (CS)

A dynamic encryption suit for IoT devices

14.

Tahir Muhammad

MS (CS)

Rights Sharing in Social Networks

15.

Nauman Ahmad

MS (CS)

A delegation model for federated cloud

16.

Alia Samreen

MS (CS)

Trust in online teen communities

17.

Maria Mushtaq

MS (CS)

Trust modeling in rideshare systems

 

Publications:

Books:
1. Brian Whitworth and Adnan Ahmad (2012), "The Social Design of Technical Systems: Building technologies for communities", published by: The Interaction Design Foundation, pp: 236, Standard: 978-87-92964-03-8   
Book Chapters:
1. Khan, S., Ahmad, A., & Humayoun, M. (2014), "Building an Effective Automated Assessment System for C/C++ Introductory Programming Courses in ODL Environment. ", Studies and Practices for Advancement in Open and Distance Education. Hong Kong, China.   
2. Whitworth, B., & Ahmad, A. (2012), "Design Spaces", Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, edited by: M. Soegaard, & R. Dam, published by: The Interaction-Design.org Foundation, Denmark   
3. Whitworth, B., & Ahmad, A. (2012), "Online Rights", Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, edited by: M. Soegaard, & R. Dam, published by: The Interaction-Design.org Foundation, Denmark   
4. Whitworth, B., & Ahmad, A. (2012), "Socio-Technical System Design", Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, edited by: M. Soegaard, & R. Dam, published by: The Interaction-Design.org Foundation, Denmark   
5. Whitworth, B., & Ahmad, A. (2012), "The Future of Computing", Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, edited by: M. Soegaard, & R. Dam, published by: The Interaction-Design.org Foundation, Denmark   
Journal Papers:
1. Khalil, U., Ahmad, A., Abdel-Aty, A., Elhoseny, M., and El-Soud, M., and Zeshan, F (2021), "Identification of Trusted IoT Devices for Secure Delegation", Computers and Electrical Engineering, Vol: 90, Impact Factor: 2.66   
2. Samreen, A., Ahmad, A., Zeshan, F., Ahmad, F., Ahmed, S. and Khan, Z. A. (2020), "A Collaborative Method for Protecting Teens against Online Predators over Social Networks: A Behavioral Analysis", IEEE Access, Impact Factor: 3.745   
3. Ahmad, A., Alzahrani, S., Ahmed, N. and Ahsan, T (2020), "A delegation model for SDN-driven federated cloud", Alexandria Engineering Journal, Impact Factor: 2.46   
4. Zeshan, F., Ahmad, A., Abdel-Aty, A., Algarni, F., and Ahmad, A (2020), "A Hybrid Semantic Knowledge Integration and Sharing Approach for Distributed Smart Environments", Sensors , Impact Factor: 3.275   
5. Hamid, M., Zeshan, F., Ahmad, A., Ahmed, F., Hamza, A., Khan, Z. A., Munawar, S. and Aljuaid, H (2020), "An Intelligent Recommender and Decision Support System (IRDSS) for Effective Management of Software Projects", IEEE Access, Impact Factor: 3.745   
6. Ahmad, A., Zeeshan, F., Marriam, R. Samreen A., and Ahmed, S (2020), "Does one size fit all? Investigating the effect of group size and gamification on learners’ behaviors in higher education", Journal of Computing in Higher Education, Impact Factor: 2.63   
7. Muhammad Hamid, Furkh Zeshan, Adnan Ahmad, Saima Munawar, Munwar Ali, Esma Aimeur (2020), "Intelligent Recommender and Decision Support System for Effective Handling of IT Projects ", Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, pp: 2635-2647, Vol: 38, Issue: 3, Impact Factor: 1.851   
8. Ahmad, A., Zeeshan, F., Khan, M. S., Marriam, R., Ali, A., and Samreen, A. (2020), "The Impact of Gamification on Learning Outcomes of Computer Science Majors", ACM Transaction on Computing Education, pp: 1-25, Vol: 20, Issue: 2, Impact Factor: 1.721   
9. Dar, Z., Ahmad, A., Khan, F., Zeshan, F., Iqbal, R., Sherazi, H., and Bashir, A (2019), "A Context-Aware Encryption Protocol Suite for Edge Computing based IoT Devices", Journal of Supercomputing, pp: 2548-2567, Vol: 76, Issue: 1, Impact Factor: 2.469   
10. Ahmad, A., Azhar, A., Naqvi, S., Nawaz, A., Arshad, S., and Zeshan, F (2019), "A methodology for Sender-Oriented Anti-Spamming", Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems , pp: 2765-2776, Vol: 38, Issue: 3, Impact Factor: 1.851   
11. Adnan Ahmad, Brian Whitworth, Furkh Zeshan, Lech Janczewski, Munwar Alid, Muhammad Hasanain Chaudary and Robert Friedman (2019), "A relation-aware multiparty access control", Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, pp: 227-239, Vol: 37, Issue: 1, Impact Factor: 1.851   
12. Zeshan, F., Mohamad, R., Ahmad, N. Othman, M. B., Elhag, A., Hussain, S. A., Ahmad, A., Ali, A., Ashraf, M., Babar, I. (2019), "Context-Aware Ontology and Web Services Discovery for Distributed Embedded Real-Time Systems", Malaysian Journal of Computer Science, pp: 186-208, Vol: 32, Issue: 3, Impact Factor: 0.723   
13. Hamid, M., Zeshan, F., Ahmad, A., and Aimeur, E. (2019). (2019), "Factors Contributing in Failures of Software Projects", International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security, pp: 62-77, Vol: 19, Issue: 5   
14. Ahmed, S., Javaid, S., Niazi, M.F., Alam, A., Ahmad, A., Baig, M. A., Khan, H. K & Ahmed, T. (2018), "A qualitative analysis of context-aware ubiquitous learning environments using Bluetooth beacons", Technology Pedagogy and Education, Impact Factor: 1.58   
15. Ali, A., Yaqoob, I., Ahmed, E., Imran, M., Ahmad, A., Hussain, S. A., and Guizani, M. (2018), "Channel Clustering and QoS Level Identification Scheme for Multi-Channel Cognitive Radio Networks", IEEE Communication Magazine, Impact Factor: 10.4   
16. Zeshan, F., Ahmad, A., Mehmood, A., Ulhaq, I., Mohamad, R., Hussain, S. A., Raza, I., Ahmad, N., Abdulgader, N., and Babar, M. (2017), "An Ontology-Based Service Discovery Framework for Dynamic Environments", IET Software, Impact Factor: 0.733   
17. Zeshan, F., Mohamad, R., Ahmad, N. Othman, M. B., Jubrail, S. A., Hussain, S. A., Ahmad, A., Ali, A., Ashraf, M., Babar, I. (2017), "Context-Aware Ontology and Web Services Discovery for Distributed Embedded Real-Time Systems", Malaysian Journal of Computer Science, Impact Factor: 0.6   
18. Ahmad, A., Whitworth, B., Zeshan, F., Bertino, E., and Friedman, R (2017), "Extending social networks with delegation", Elsevier Computers & Security, Impact Factor: 2.849   
19. Mushtaq, M., Ahmad, A., Mirza, H.T. and Hussain, I. (2014), "A Trust Development Model in Dynamic Ridesharing", Journal of Applied Environmental and Biological Sciences   
20. Mushtaq, M., Ahmad, A., Mirza, H.T. & Hussain, I (2014), "Formal Verification and Implementation for Developing Trust in Ride Share Systems", Journal of Applied Environmental and Biological Sciences   
Conference Papers:
1. Samreen, A., Ahmad, A., & Zeshan, F. (2020) "Searching for Truth in the Post-Truth age", IEEE International Conference on Advancements in Computational Sciences   
2. Khan, S., Ahmad, A., & Humayoun, M. (2014) "A Survey of Current Opportunities for Developing Automated Assessment System for C/C++ Programing Assignments. ", Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU), Hong Kong.   
3. Ahmad, A., Whitworth, B., & Janczewski, L. (2012) "A Framework of Rights Allocation in Online Social Networks", International Conference on Advances in Information Technology   
4. Whitworth, B., Janczewski, L., & Ahmad, A. (2012) "A Logic of Creation in Online Social Networks ", The 2012 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Applied Computing   
5. Ahmad, A., & B. Whitworth (2012) "COAT: Collaborative Outgoing Anti-spamming technique", International Conference on Advances in Information Technology   
6. Ahmad, A., Whitworth, B., & Janczewski, L. (2012) "Dynamic Rights Reallocation in Social Networks", Human Factors in Information Security and Assurance, in International Information Security and Privacy Conference (IFIP SEC’12)   
7. Ahmad, A., & Whitworth, B. (2012) "Ethical Issues in Online Social Networks.", International Conference on Networks and Information   
8. Ahmad, A., & Whitworth, B. (2012) "Future Directions in Access Control for Online Social Networks", International Conference on Networks and Information   
9. Ahmad, A., Whitworth, B., & Janczewski, L. (2012) "More Choices, More Control: Extending Access Control by Meta-Rights Reallocation.", Trust, Security and Privacy in e-Government, e-Systems & Social Networking, in IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (TrustCom 2012)   
10. Ahmad, A., Noor, H., & Khan, N. (2011) "A Novel Video Coding Scheme for Lossy Networks with Scalable Bit-stream", International Conference on Visual Communication and Image Processing (VCIP 2011)   
11. Ahmad, A., & Whitworth, B. (2011) "Access Control Taxonomy for Social Networks", International Conference of Information Assurance and Security   
12. Ahmad, A., & Whitworth, B. (2011) "Distributed Access Control for Social Networks", International Conference of Information Assurance and Security   
13. Ahmad, A., Hussnain, M., Nazir, A., Khan, N., & Masud, S. (2010) "Open Source Wavelet Based Video Conferencing System using SIP", International Conference on Information Society (I-Society 2010)   

Qualification

PhD
Massey University, New Zealand
2013
   
MS
LUMS, Pakistan
2009
   
BCS (Hons.)
Govt. College University, Lahore, Pakistan
2005
   

Experience

Assistant Professor
COMSATS University Islamabad
Jul 2013 to Date
   
Post-doc
European Commission EASME Horizon2020
2019 to 2020
   
Research Associate
LUMS
2007 to 2010
   
Software Engineer
Software and Solution Connect
2005 to 2007
   

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