Dr. Asad Waqar Malik
Assistant Professor
Department of Computing

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS)
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
NUST Campus H-12, Islamabad
Tel: 051-90852126
Email: asad.malik at seecs.edu.pk
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Parallel and Distributed Simulation

PhD – Parallel and Distributed Simulation – National University of Science and Technology - NUST, Pakistan (2012)

Current Research Projects

CloudNetSim++: Toolkit for Distributed Data Center Simulations

 The modeling and simulation toolkit facilitates simulation of distributed data center architectures, energy models and high-speed data center communication network.  CloudNetSim++ is designed to allow researchers to incorporate their custom protocols and applications, and to analyze under realistic data center architectures with network traffic patterns. CloudNetSim++ is the first cloud-computing simulator that uses real network physical characteristics to model distributed data centers. CloudNetSim++ provides a generic framework that allows users to define policies, scheduling algorithms and modules for different components of data centers with ease.

CloudNetSim++v1.0 is available for download @ CloudNetSimv1.0


Research Experience

Research Scholar, Georgia Institute of Technology , USA
June 2007 – December 2008 (1 year 6 months )

Research Scholar, North Dakota State University, USA
August 2014 – September 2014 (1 month )

Journal Papers

A. Naseem, S. T. H. Shah, S. A. Khan, A. W. MALIK, "Decision Support System for Optimum Decision Making Process in Threat Evaluation and Weapon Assignment: Current Status, Challenges and Future Directions", Elsevier - Annual Reviews in Control (IF: 2.042), pp. , Mar, 2017.

A. Naseem, S. A. Khan, A. W. Malik, "A Real-time Man-in-Loop Threat Evaluation and Resource Assignment in Defence", Journal of the Operational Research Society (IF: 1.225), Vol. 68, No. 6, pp. 725 - 738, 2017.

A. W. Malik, K. Bilal, S. U. Malik, Zahid Anwar, Khurram Aziz, Dzmitry Kliazovich, Nasir Ghani, Samee U. Khan, Rajkumar Buyya, "CloudNetSim++: A GUI Based Framework for Modeling and Simulation of Data Centers in OMNeT++” ()", IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC) (IF=3.049) , pp. , 2015.

Z. Anwar, A. W. Malik, "Can A DDoS Attack Meltdown my Data Center? A Simulation Study and Defense Strategies", Journal of IEEE Communications Letters (IF = 1.16), pp. , Jul, 2014.

A.W.Malik R. Fujimoto & A. Park, "An optimistic parallel simulation protocol for cloud computing environments", Simulation Magazine, Society for Modeling and Simulation, International, Vol. 1, No. 3, Oct, 2010.

A.W.Malik S.A.Khan & Rauf-ul Hassan, "An HLA Based Real Time Simulation Engine for Man-in-Loop Net Centric System", Pakistan Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Vol. 7, Jul, 2010.

R.Fujimoto A.W.Malik & A.Park, "Parallel and Distributed Simulation in the Cloud", Simulation Magazine, Society for Modeling and Simulation, International, Vol. 1, No. 3, Jun, 2010.

A.W.Malik A.Basit & S. A. Khan, "HLA compliant network enabled distributed modeling and simulation infrastructure design", Wseas Transactions On Information Science & Applications, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 232-238, Jun, 2005.

Conference Papers

A. W. Malik, Imran Mahmood, "Crash Me Inside The Cloud: A Fault Resilient Framework for Discrete Event Simulation (Accepted)", Proceedings of the Summer Simulation Multi-Conference, 2017, Washington United States.

Fahad Maqbool, Syed Meesam Raza Naqvi, A. W. Malik, "DO NOT COMPLETELY REDESIGN PDES FRAMEWORK FOR SMART DEVICES: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY TO BENCHMARK EXECUTION TIME AND ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF ROSS FRAMEWORK AT CORE FUNCTION LEVEL", Proceedings of the Summer Simulation Conference 2017 (Accepted for presentation), pp. , 2017, United States.

A. W. Malik, I. Mahmood, A. Parkash, "Energy consumption of traditional simulation protocol over SmartPhones: an empirical study (WIP)", Proceedings of the SCSC '16 Proceedings of the Summer Computer Simulation Conference, Nov, 2016, Montreal, Quebec Canada.

Qi, R., Liu, W., Gutierrez, J, A. W. Malik, "Crash Me If You Can: Rethinking Sustainable Data Center Networking From a Topological Perspective", Proceedings of the Green and Sustainable Networking and Computing (GSNC) Workshop, in IEEE INFOCOM 2016, pp. , Feb, 2016, United States.

S. Umair, U. Muneer, M. N. Zahoor, A. W. Malik, "Mobile Computing: Issues and Challenges", Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on High Capacity Optical Network Networks Enabling/Emerging Technologies, pp. 1-5, Jan, 2016, Islamabad Pakistan.

S. Nawaz, A. W. Malik, A. Shafi, S. U. Khan, "Cloud and E-commerce Adoption: Trend and Challenges in Pakistan", Proceedings of the High-Capacity Optical Networks and Enabling/Emerging Technologies (HONET), 2015 12th International Conference on, pp. 1 -5, Jan, 2016, Islamabad Pakistan.

H. Zafara, F. A. Khan, B. Carpenter, A. Shafi, A. W. Malik, "MPJ Express Meets YARN: Towards Java HPC on Hadoop Systems", Proceedings of the International Conference On Computational Science, ICCS 2015 — Computational Science, pp. 2678–2682, Jun, 2015, Iceland.

U. Khan, Z. Kabir and A. W. Malik, "Perception Model to Analyze Football Player's Performance", Proceedings of the 19th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (Accepted), pp. , 2015, Singapore.

A. W. Malik, K. Bilal, K. Aziz, D. Kliazovich, N. Ghani, S. U. Khan, R. Buyya, "CloudNetSim++: A toolkit for Data Center Simulations in OMNeT++", Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on High-capacity Optical Networks and Enabling/ Emerging Technologies, pp. , Dec, 2014, Charlotte United States.

A. Naseem, S. Khan, A. W. Malik,, "Real-time Decision Support System for Resource Optimization & Management of Threat Evaluation and Weapon Assignment Engineering in Air Defence", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, pp. , 2014, Malaysia.

Mohsin Ikram, Qurrat-ul-ain Babar, Zahid Anwar, A. W. Malik, "GSAN: Green Cloud-Simulation for Storage Area Networks", Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), 2013, Pakistan.

M.A.Haq,A.W.Malik,S.A.Khan, "Aerial Threat Perception Architecture Using Data Mining", Proceedings of the Network Digital Technologies, Communication in Computer and Information Science, pp. 297-305, 2010, Germany.

A.W.Malik A.A.Park & A. R. Fujimoto, "Optimistic Synchronization of Parallel Simulations in Cloud Computing Environments", Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing, pp. , Aug, 2009, India.

A.W.Malik & S. A.Khan, "Distributed Autonomous System Based Design Technique to Enhance Synchronization Productivity in Simulations", Proceedings of the Modeling & Simulation, 2008. AICMS 08. Second Asia International Conference, pp. 119-123, 2008, Malaysia.

A.W.Malik S.A.Khan & S.Khan, "Context Aware Network Enabled Distributed Modeling and Simulation Framework", Proceedings of the Modeling & Simulation, 2007. AMS '07. First Asia International Conference, pp. 200-205, 2007, Thailand.

A.W. Malik and S. A. Khan, "Creating Active Space in ExRTI", Proceedings of the Information and Communication Technologies, ICICT 2005. First International Conference , pp. 328-331, 2005, Pakistan.

A.W.Malik A. Basit and S. A. Khan, "HLA compliant network enabled distributed modeling and simulation infrastructure design", Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 4th WSEAS International Conference on Software Engineering, Parallel & Distributed Systems, pp. , 2005, United States.

Books/Chapters Published

[Chapter]S. Nawaz, A. W. Malik, R. U. Rasool, "Ceaseless Virtual Appliance Streaming: Creation and Transmission of Virtual Packs over Network", IGI Global, Feb, 2016.

[Chapter]M. Qamar, M. Malik, S. Batool, S. Mehmood, A. W. Malik A. Rahman, "Centralized to Decentralized Social Networks: Factors that Matter", IGI Global, Feb, 2016.

[Chapter]S. Umair, U. Muneer, M. N. Zahoor, A. W. Malik, "Mobile Cloud Computing Future Trends and Opportunities ", IGI Global, Feb, 2016.

[Chapter]A.W.Malik, S.U. Khan, ""Data Center Modeling and Simulation Using OMNET++," in "Handbook on Data Centers, pp. 839-855", Springer-Verlag, New York, USA. , Vol. 5, ISBN 978-1-4939-2091-4, Mar, 2015.

Assistant Professor

Courses Taught

  • Spring 2013 CS-112 Computer Programming
  • Summer 2013 CS-212 Object Oriented Programming/ OOP Using C++
  • Fall 2013 CS-100 Fundamental of ICT
  • Spring 2014 CS-212 Object Oriented Programming/ OOP Using C++
  • Fall 2014 CS-250 Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Spring 2015 CS-110: Fundamentals of Computer Programming
  • Spring 2015 CS-836 Advance Distributed Computing 
  • Fall 2015 CS-332 Distributed Computing
  • √ Spring 2016 CS-836 Adv. Distributed Computing

Last updated: 2016-02-19



Member Technical Staff, Center for Advanced Research In Engineering - CARE
September 2011 – September 2012 (1 year )

Senior Design Engineer, Center for Advanced Research In Engineering - CARE
June 2009 – September 2011 (2 years 3 months )

Developer, Sciber Quest (R&D Center California)
January 2008 – December 2008 (11 months )