I joined the Department of Computer Science as Senior Lecturer in July 2020.
Previously, I have worked as Post Doctoral research assistant at the Information Security Group (ISG), Royal Holloway, University of London. During my time at ISG, I was involved with the research projects related to Data Control and Compliance, digital avionics, EMV and decentralised payment systems, transport ticketing and mobile contactless transactions. Previously, I have worked as Research Fellow at the Cyber Security Lab, Department of Computer Science, University of Waikato, New Zealand. At the Cyber Security Lab, I am involved with the user centric security and privacy paradigms. Before joining the University of Waikato, I worked as a Senior Research Fellow at Edinburgh Napier University. During my work at the Edinburgh Napier University, I worked on the RatTrap project. The RatTrap project designed a suite of preventive technologies to avoid online fraud - especially in the online affiliate marketing. I got my PhD in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London. I completed my MSc Information Security at Royal Holloway, University of London in September 2007. I also have MSc Computer Science from the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad and B.Sc (Mathematics, Physics and Geography) from the University of the Punjab, Lahore.
My current research interests revolve around the user centric applied security and privacy architectures, data ownership and control in a heterogeneous computing environment, security for machine learning and machine learning for security. In addition, I am also interested in smart card security, secure cryptographic protocol design and implementation, smartphone and IoT security, trusted platform architecture, trusted/secure execution environment and security & privacy issues in emerging technologies like blockchain, UAVs/Drone and autonomous vehicles.