Dr. Zahid Anwar
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: 051-90852165
Email: zahid.anwar at seecs.edu.pk
Web: http://zanwar.seecs.nust.edu.pk

Specialization:
Information Security and Distributed Systems.

Education:
PhD – Computer Science – Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States (2008)

Dr. Zahid Anwar received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Sciences in 2008 and 2005 respectively from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA. Zahid has worked as a software engineer and researcher at IBM, New York, USA, Intel, Oregon, USA, Motorola, Chicago, USA, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), Urbana, Illinois, USA, CERN Switzerland and xFlow Research, Islamabad on various projects related to information security and data analytics. He has several distinctions including a Graduate Teaching Certificate award from UIUC (2004), an Intel USA Corporate Services Award (2006), and a Sarah and Sohaib Abbasi Graduate Fellowship from UIUC, USA (2007). Zahid holds cyber-security professional certifications from Iowa State University as well as Saint Louis University and has academic experience working as a post-doctorate fellow at Concordia University, Canada and as a faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA and Saint Louis Fontbonne University, USA. He has also served as a professional trainer for the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), USA. Presently he is an Assistant Professor at SEECS NUST. 

Research Interest

Dr. Zahid Anwar is interested in Mobile and Cloud Computing and all security and performance issues in Operating and Distributed Systems. He is director of the Center of Excellence in Mobile Computing (EMC) Lab. Till date over a dozen masters and over 50 Bachelors students have graduated from EMC lab and successfully completed their thesis and final year projects respectively under the supervision of Dr. Zahid Anwar. Graduates from this lab have set up multiple successful startups such as Creatrixe.

Funded Research Projects

Dr. Zahid Anwar is Principal Investigator of the Valgrind MIPS project (2013) which is a University-Industry collaborative research project between NUST and Cavium Networks, San Jose, California. The project involves developing an operating system level program debugging and profiling tool for Cavium's Octeon MIPS-based network processors and SoCs. This is a funded project and the project team has successfully completed ports for the Octeon, Octeon+ and OcteonII processors and is currently making code contributions to the popular open source Valgrind distribution.

Research Experience and affiliations

CERN- European Organization for Nuclear Research, Switzerland Zahid in 2014 was a visiting scientist at CERN and has set up collaboration with the CMS project on utilizing Distributed Computing for solving problems in High Energy Physics

China Association of Science and Technology (CAST), Beijing, China. Zahid in 2012 was a visiting scientist (funded by Chinese Government) at the Young Scientists Forum to collaborate on Electric power and Cyber-physical security with the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications and North China Electric Power University.

Concordia University, Montreal Canada Dr. Zahid Anwar's PostDoc research in 2009 on the Science Studio project at Concordia University, Montreal Canada funded by Canadian Light Source, develops a complete experiment management system allowing researchers to remotely control and observe, aspects of research that must be carried out at specialized laboratories. Canada’s National Synchrotron Laboratory a third-generation light source facility is accessible to researchers from the academic, government, and private sectors. At present synchrotron data collection requires travel to the synchrotron facility which is cumbersome and results in delay between the conception and execution of experiments. Science Studio manages the entire life cycle of the experiment, including sample selection, scheduling, control, observation and collaborative review of the data.

Research Training Workshops Conducted

Technology specific training workshops for industry and academia that Dr. Zahid has conducted from the platform of EMC Lab includes:

Title

Location

Target Audience

Date

Number of Attendees

Cyber-Security Landscape for Oil and Gas Industry

OGDCL, Oil and Gas Training Institute, Islamabad

Plant Managers, Petroleum and Electronic Engineers

Apr ‘ 14

20-30

Web Application Security Threats and Defenses

Cyber Secure Pakistan, Marriott Hotel Islamabad

Cyber Security Experts, General Audience interested in Cyber Crime Defense

Jan ‘ 14

90-100

Emerging Trends, Threats and Solutions of Cyber Security

Professional Development Center NUST

IT Managers, Network And Security Administrators

Jan ‘14

30-40

iPhone Application Development

Mobile Computing Lab, NUST

Software Developers

Mar ‘13

1-10

Android Application Development

Mobile Computing Lab, NUST

Software Developers

Nov ‘11

30-40

MIPS Octeon Programming

Mobile Computing Lab, NUST

Software Developers

Jul   ‘11

30-40

Setting up Private Clouds via Opensource Tools

Mobile Computing Lab, NUST

Software Developers

Apr  ‘11

30-40

Usability and HCI

Mobile Computing Lab, NUST

Software Developers

Feb ‘11

30-40

Securing & Hardening Linux Servers and Kernel, Centralized Authentication (Single Sign On)

Mobile Computing Lab, NUST

IT Managers, Network  and Security Administrators

Apr ‘10

30-40

 

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

Research Experience

Visiting Researcher, CERN-The European Organization for Nuclear Research, Geneva Switzerland
September 2014 – July 2016 (1 year 10 months )

Details: Collaboration with the CMS detector experiment in data mining, analytics and rapid visualisation of high-energy particle trajectory data.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
November 2008 – July 2009 (8 months )

Details: Managed a team of developers for the design and development of the Science Studio project- A remote instrument control and complete experiment management system allowing researchers to remotely control and observe, all aspects of research that must be carried out at Canada’s National Synchrotron Laboratory.

Journal Papers

Mujahid Mohsin, Zahid Anwar, Farhat Zaman and Ehab Al-Shaer, "IoTChecker : A Data-driven Framework for Security Analytics of Internet of Things Configurations", Computers & Security , Vol. 70, No. 1, pp. 199-223, Jun, 2017.

Mujahid Mohsin, Muhammad Usama Sardar, Osman Hasan and Zahid Anwar, "IoTRisk- Analyzer : A Probabilistic Model Checking Based Framework for Formal Risk Analytics of the Internet of Things", IEEE Access, Vol. 5, pp. 5494 - 5505, Apr, 2017.

Sara Qamar, Zahid Anwar, Mohammad Ashiqur Rahman, Ehab Al-Shaer and Bei-Tseng Chu., "Data-driven analytics for Cyber-Threat Intelligence and Information Sharing", Computers & Security, Vol. 67, pp. 35-58, 2017.

Mujahid Mohsin, Zahid Anwar and Farhat Zaman, "Towards a Generic Model for Risk Analysis of the Internet of Things (IoT)", NUST Journal of Engineering Sciences, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2017.

Zafar Iqbal and Zahid Anwar, "Ontology Generation of Advanced Persistent Threats and their Automated Analysis", NUST Journal of Engineering Sciences (NJES), Vol. 9, No. 2, 2016.

Usman Shaukat, Ejaz Ahmed, Zahid Anwar and Feng Xia, "Cloudlet Deployment in Local Wireless Networks: Motivation, Architectures, Applications, and Open Challenges", Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA), Vol. 62, pp. 18-40, 2016.

Imran Khan, Zahid Anwar, Behzad Bordbar, Eike Ritter and Habib ur Rehman, "A Protocol for Preventing Insider Attacks in Untrusted Infrastructure-as-a-Service Clouds", IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, 2016.

Hira Asghar, Zahid Anwar and Khalid Latif, "A Deliberately Insecure RDF-based Semantic Web Application Framework for Teaching SPARQL/SPARUL Injection Attacks and Defense Mechanisms", Computers & Security, Vol. 58, pp. 63-82, 2016.

Usman Shaukat, Zahid Anwar, "A Fast and Scalable technique for Constructing Multicast Routing Trees with Optimized Quality of Service using a Firefly based Genetic Algorithm", Multimedia Tools and Applications, Vol. 75, pp. 2275-2301, 2016.

Naila Karim, Khalid Latif, Zahid Anwar and Sharifullah Khan,, "Storage Schema and Ontology Independent SPARQL to HiveQL Translation", The Journal of Supercomputing, Vol. 71, No. 7, pp. 2694–2719, Apr, 2015.

Saman Iftikhar, Muhammad Kamran, Sharifullah Khan, Zahid Anwar, "GenInfoGuard - A Robust and Distortion-free Watermarking Technique for Genetic Data", PLOS ONE, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. , Feb, 2015.

Saman Iftikhar, Muhammad Kamran, Zahid Anwar,, "RRW - A Robust and Reversible Watermarking Technique for Relational Data", Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), Vol. 27, No. 4, pp. 1132-1145, 2015.

Asad Malik, Kashif Bilal, Saif Malik, Zahid Anwar, Khurram Aziz, Dzmitry Kliazovich, Nasir Ghani, Samee U. Khan, and Rajkumar Buyya, "“CloudNetSim++: A GUI Based Framework for Modeling and Simulation of Data Centers in OMNeT++”", IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 99, 2015.

Saman Iftikhar, M Kamran, Zahid Anwar, "A Survey on Reversible Watermarking Techniques for Relational Databases", Security and Communication Networks, Vol. 8, No. 15, pp. 2580-2603, Dec, 2014.

Zahid Anwar, Waqas Ahmed Khan, "Guess Who Is Listening In To the Board Meeting: On the Use of Mobile Device Applications as Roving Spy Bugs", Security and Communication Networks, Vol. 8, No. 16, pp. 2813-2825, Dec, 2014.

Saba Maqbool, Sana Maqbool,Zahid Anwar, Asad W. Malik, "In depth Analysis of Volunteer Computing Frameworks: Case Study", International Journal of Business and Social Sciences, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 1-15, Jul, 2014.

Abdul Razzaq, Zahid Anwar, H Farooq Ahmad, Khalid Latif, Faisal Munir, "Ontology for Attack Detection: An Intelligent Approach to Web Application Security", Computers & Security, Vol. 45, pp. 124 - 146, Jun, 2014.

Abdul Razzaq,Khalid Latif,H. Farooq Ahmad,Ali Hur,Zahid Anwar,Peter Charles Bloodsworth, "Semantic Security against Web Application Attacks", Information Sciences, Vol. 254, No. 1, pp. 19-38, Jan, 2014.

Zahid Anwar, Asad Waqar Malik, "Can A DDoS Attack Meltdown my Data Center? A Simulation Study and Defense Strategies", IEEE Communications Letters, Vol. 18, No. 7, pp. 1175--1178, 2014.

Zahid Anwar, Mirko Montanari, Alejandro Gutierrez, Roy. H. Campbell, "Budget Constrained Optimal Security Hardening of Control Networks for Critical Cyber-Infrastructures", International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection Elsevier, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 13-25, Apr, 2009.

Conference Papers

David Samuel Bhatti, Nazar Abbas Saqib and Zahid Anwar, "SCEAMS: Secure Corporate Environment Adhered to Mobile Smartphones", Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Innovative Computing Technology (INTECH), pp. 561–566, Aug, 2016, Pakistan.

Mujahid Mohsin and Zahid Anwar, "Where to Kill the Cyber Kill-Chain: An Ontology-Driven Framework for IoT Security Analytics", Proceedings of the Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), pp. 23-28, 2016, Serena Hotel, Islamabad Pakistan.

Rana Khattak and Zahid Anwar, "D3TAC: Utilizing Distributed Computing for DDoS Attack Traffic Analysis on the Cloud", Proceedings of the 19th International Multi-Topic Conference (INMIC), pp. 1-6, 2016, Islamabad Pakistan.

Mujahid Mohsin, Zahid Anwar, Ghaith Husari, Mohammad Rahman and Ehab Al-Shaer, "IoTSAT: A Formal Framework for Security Analysis of the Internet of Things", Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), 2016, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States.

Ubaid Ur Rehman, Amir Ali, Zahid Anwar, "secCloudSim: Secure Cloud Simulator", Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology, Dec, 2014, Pakistan.

Saman Iftikhar, Zahid Anwar and Muhammad Kamran, "A Novel and Robust Fingerprinting Technique for Digital Data based on Genetic Algorithm", Proceedings of the High-capacity Optical Networks and Emerging/Enabling Technologies (HONET), 2014, UNCC United States.

Muddassar Masood, Zahid Anwar, "EDoS Armor: A Cost Effective Economic Denial of Sustainability Attack Mitigation Framework for E Commerce Applications in Cloud Environments", Proceedings of the 16th International Multi Topic Conference (INMIC), Dec, 2013, Univ of Engineering and Technology,Lahore Pakistan.

Zahid Anwar, Marya Sharf, Essam Khan, Muhammad Mustafa, "VG-MIPS: A Dynamic Binary Instrumentation Framework for Multi-Core MIPS Processors", Proceedings of the 16th International Multi Topic Conference (INMIC), Dec, 2013, Univ of Engineering and Technology, Lahore Pakistan.

Umara Noor, Zahid Anwar, Yasir Mehmood, Waseem Aslam, "TrustBook: Web of Trust Based Relationship Establishment in Online Social Networks", Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), Dec, 2013, Islamabad Pakistan.

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

Sidra Shahbaz, Asiah Mahmood, Zahid Anwar, "Securing Oncology EMR By Anonymizing DICOM Images", Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), Dec, 2013, Islamabad Pakistan.

Mahmood Ahmad, Zahid Anwar and Sungyoung Lee, "Privacy Preserving e-Health Data Sharing in the Cloud-Extended Utilization of Anonymization with Random Effect", Proceedings of the Korea Information Science Society 40th Annual General Meeting and Fall Conference, pp. 823–825, 2013, South Korea.

Hirra Anwar,Sarah Masood,Zahid Anwar, "PISA: Improving the Pseudo-Randomness of the Pen-and-Paper Cipher based on the Solitaire Algorithm", Proceedings of the IEEE INMIC ’12, 15th International Multi Topic Conference, pp. , Dec, 2012, Islamabad Pakistan.

Ali Ahmad,Zahid Anwar,Ali Hur,Farooq Ahmad, "Formal Reasoning of Web Application Firewall Rules through Ontological Modeling", Proceedings of the IEEE INMIC ’12, 15th International Multi Topic Conference, pp. , Dec, 2012, Islamabad Pakistan.

Shehar Bano,Rana Khattak,Shujaat Hussain,Zahid Anwar, "DOFUR: DdOs Forensics Using map Reduce", Proceedings of the IEEE FIT '11, 9th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology, pp. , Dec, 2012, Serena Hotel, Islamabad Pakistan.

Rahat Masood,Um e Ghaiza,Zahid Anwar, "SWAM:Stuxnet Worm Analysis in Metasploit", Proceedings of the IEEE FIT '11, 9th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology, Islamabad, pp. , Dec, 2012, Serena Hotel, Islamabad Pakistan.

Mohammad Ali,Humayun Ali,Zahid Anwar, "Enhancing Stealthiness & Efficiency of Android Trojans and Defense Possibilities (EnSEAD)", Proceedings of the IEEE FIT '11, 9th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology, pp. , Dec, 2012, Serena Hotel, Islamabad Pakistan.

Muhammad Afzal,Maqbool Hussain,Mahmood Ahmad,Zahid Anwar, "Trusted Framework for Health Information Exchange", Proceedings of the IEEE FIT '11, 9th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology, pp. , Dec, 2012, Serena Hotel, Islamabad Pakistan.

Usman Qureshi,Zahid Anwar, "AJAX Based Attacks: Exploiting Web 2.0", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies, pp. , Oct, 2012, Islamabad Pakistan.

Saif ur Rehman ,Raihan Ur Rasool,M. Sohaib Ayub,Saeed Ullah,Aatif Kamal,Qasim M. Rajpoot,Zahid Anwar, "Reliable Identification of Counterfeit Medicine Using Camera Equipped Mobile Phones", Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on High-capacity Optical Networks and Enabling Technologies (HONET2011), pp. , Dec, 2011, Riyadh Saudi Arabia.

Zafarullah,Faiza Anwar ,Zahid Anwar, "Digital Forensics For Eucalyptus", Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology, pp. , Dec, 2011, Serena Hotel, Islamabad Pakistan.

Zahid Rashid,Abdul Basit,Zahid Anwar, "TRDBAC: Temporal reflective database access control", Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET), 2010, pp. 1, Oct, 2011, FAST NU, Islamabad Pakistan.

Imran Khan, Habib Rahman,Zahid Anwar, "Design and Deployment of a Trusted Eucalyptus Cloud", Proceedings of the IEEE Cloud, No. 10.1109/CLOUD.2011.1, pp. 380 - 387, Jul, 2011, Washington, DC United States.

Khalid Hafeez, Muddassar Masood, ,Owais Ahmed Malik,Zahid Anwar, "LASSP: A Logic Analyzer for Tweaking Snort Security and Performance", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET 2010), pp. 6, Oct, 2010, FAST-NU, Islamabad Pakistan.

Shujaat Hussain,Mohsin Abbass,Owais Malik,Zahid Anwar, "SLOGS: Security through predicate LOGic in SSH", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET 2010), pp. 6, Oct, 2010, FAST-NU, Islamabad Pakistan.

Zahid Anwar, Zhiguo Wang,Chun Wang,Dan Ni,Yaofeng Xu,Yuhong Yan, "An Integer Programming Model and Heuristic Algorithm for Automatic Scheduling in Synchrotron Facilities", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics , Oct, 2009, Hyatt Regency Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas United States.

Zahid Anwar, Ravinder Shankesi, Roy. H. Campbell , "Automatic Security Assessment of Critical Cyber-Infrastructures", Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 38th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, No. 38, pp. 366-375 , Jun, 2008, Anchorage, Alaska United States.

Zahid Anwar, Roy. H. Campbell , "Secure Reincarnation of Compromised Telecom Servers with Time-Forking Virtual Machines ", Proceedings of the Proceedings of Perware at the Fifth Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and , pp. 477-482 , Mar, 2007, Crowne Plaza Hotel, White Plains, New York United States.

Zahid Anwar, Jun Wang, William Yurcik Roy H. Campbell , "SPEEDS - Small-world Privacy-Enhanced Engine for Distributed Search: Toward Enhancing Privacy Protection in P2P Social Network ", Proceedings of the "Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Telecommunication Systems -Modeling & Analysis , No. 14, pp. 332-335, Nov, 2006, University of Penn State - Berks Campus United States.

Zahid Anwar, Charis Ermopoulos, Yifan Li, Chao Liu, Xin Meng, "Masquerade Detection for HPC Cluster Security ", Proceedings of the Proceedings of Cluster-Sec, 6th IEEE Inter Symposium on Cluster Computing & the Grid., No. 6, pp. 1-18, May, 2006, Singapore Management University Singapore.

Zahid Anwar, William Yurcik, Ralph E. Johnson, Munawar Hafiz, and Roy H. Campbell, "Multiple Design Patterns for Securing VoIP", Proceedings of the Proceedings of WIA at the 25th IEEE International Performance Computing & Communications, No. 25, pp. 8-492, Apr, 2006, Pheonix, AZ United States.

Zahid Anwar, Yi Cui, Zahid Anwar, Robert Bocchino, Nadir Kiyanclar, Klara Nahrstedt, Roy H. Campbell, William Yurcik, "Real-Time 3D Video Compression for Tele-Immersive Environments ", Proceedings of the "Proceedings of ACM Multimedia Computing & Networking, No. 6071 , pp. 102.1-102.12 , Jan, 2006, San Jose, California United States.

Zahid Anwar, William Yurcik, Salman Baset, Henning Schulzrinne and Roy H. Campbell, "First Step Towards Call Survivability in Cellular Networks ", Proceedings of the "Proceedings of IEEE Local Communications Networks, pp. 502-504, Nov, 2005, Sydney Australia.

Zahid Anwar, Jalal Al-Muhtadi, William Yurcik and Roy H. Campbell , "Plethora: A Framework for Converting Generic Applications to Run in a Ubiquitous Environment ", Proceedings of the "Proceedings of the 2nd Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems, No. 2, pp. 192-201 , Jul, 2005, San Diego United States.

Zahid Anwar, WilliamYurcik and Roy. H. Campbell, "A Survey and comparison of P2P Group Communication Systems Suitable for Network-Centric Warfare", Proceedings of the "Proceedings of SPIE Security and Defense Conference on Communications and Networking Technologies a, No. 5820, pp. 33-44, Mar, 2005, Orlando, Florida. United States.

Zahid Anwar, William Yurcik, Larry Brumbaugh and Roy Campbell, "Survey of Peer-to-Peer Storage Techniques for Distributed File Systems", Proceedings of the "Proceedings of International Conference On Information Technology, No. 2, pp. 205-213, Jan, 2005, Las Vegas, NV United States.

Zahid Anwar, "Merging PSTN to IP Networks the Softswitch Signaling Gateway", Proceedings of the Proceedings of IEEE MultiTopic Conference, INMIC,, No. :0-7803-7715-X/02, pp. 57-64, Dec, 2002, Karachi Pakistan.

Books/Chapters Published

[Chapter]Zahid Anwar, Shaya Potter, Chandra Narayanaswami, William Yurcik, Carl A. Gunter, Roy H. Campbell, "Detecting and Mitigating Denial-of-Service Attacks on Voice over IP Networks ", University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, ISBN UIUCDCS-R-2008-2958, Apr, 2008.

[Chapter]Zahid Anwar, Roy. H. Campbell , "Automated Assessment of Critical Infrastructures for Compliance to (CIP) Best Practices", Springer, Vol. 290, Ed. Second, ISBN 978-0-387-88522-3, Mar, 2008.

Assistant Professor , National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad
September 2009 – Present (7 years 11 months )

Details: (1) Teaching undergraduate and post-graduate courses in Computer Science. (2) Student supervision. Curriculum development. Research and development in cyber-security.

Assistant Professor , Fontbonne Saint Louis University, USA
August 2016 – May 2017 (9 months )

Details: (1) Teaching undergraduate and post-graduate courses in Computer Science. (2) Graduate Student supervision. Curriculum development. Research and development in cyber-security.

Assistant Professor , University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), USA
August 2014 – July 2016 (1 year 11 months )

Details: (1) Teaching undergraduate and post-graduate courses in Computer Science. (2) Graduate Student supervision. Curriculum development. Research and development in cyber-security and Internet of Things (IoT).

Teaching Assistant , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA
April 2003 – May 2004 (1 year 1 month )

Details: Lab Engineer for Computer Architecture. Grading of quizzes, assignments and exams.

Lecturer , Pakistan International Center For Research And Academics, Islamabad.
January 2002 – December 2002 (11 months )

Details: Teaching undergraduate courses

Software Developer, INTEL Software Solutions Group, Oregon, USA
August 2006 – April 2007 (8 months )

Details: Worked with a team to design a software licensing solution and a test harness for the entire line of Intel’s software products and compatible with more than 30 combinations of Intel hardware architectures, saving valuable development time and release shipping time.

Software Developer, IBM T. J Watson Hawthorne, New York, USA
April 2006 – August 2006 (4 months )

Details: Research and design of security features for the SoulPad Project- IBM’s mobile operating system solution that lets users migrate their OS and applications between heterogeneous computing devices. Involved coordination with customers and industry partners for marketing SoulPad.

Software Developer, Motorola Labs Chief Technology Office, Chicago, USA
April 2005 – August 2005 (4 months )

Details: Design and development of the STREET (SysTem for Remote End-to-End Testing) project designed to optimize wireless signal strength and performance in real-time by querying call statistics from end-users’ devices and adjusting the transmission accordingly

Software Design Engineer, Communications Enabling Technology, Islamabad
June 2001 – December 2002 (1 year 6 months )

Details: Software design engineer responsible for design, development and maintenance of the companies VoIP stacks product line including H.248, ISDN PRI, Automatic Call Distribution System (ACD).