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Military College of Signals  (MCS)
Dr. Abdul Rauf
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering

MCS
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
Humayun Road, Rawalpindi
Tel : +92 51 9272102

Specialization
Telecommunication Engineering / Optical Communication

Education
PhD (Telecomm Engineering / Optical Communication) from The University of Sheffield, UK

Abdul Rauf graduated from the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan in 1998 in Electrical Engineering (Telecommunication) and joined NUST in 1999. He did his MSc from Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark in 2004 in Telecommunication Engineering and completed his PhD from University of Sheffield, UK in Sep 2011. He also holds Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education from the University of Sheffield, UK and is Certified Secure Computer User (CSCU) by EC Council, USA. He has a long continuous affiliation with NUST and is part of NUST Faculty since 1999. He has a rich experience of teaching, research and academic management. He additionally held various positions of academic management at NUST including, Head of Department (EE) (Jul 2012 – Dec 2014) and Head of Faculty (Engineering) (Oct 2015 – Aug 2018).

​Professional Certifications and Trainings

  • Effective implementation of Student Centred Learning: Engaging Learners through Active Learning, joint training workshop by NUST, Pakistan and University Technology Malaysia (UTM) (14 – 15 May 2017)
  • Automatic Citation Management Techniques using Endnote Software, Workshop by Institute of Research Promotion (IRP) Innovators Club, Pakistan (22 Mar 2016)
  • Certified Secure Computer User (CSCU), EC-Council, USA (11 Sep 2014)  
  • Strategy for Writing of Research Grant Proposal for US Funding Agencies at NUST Professional Development Centre, Islamabad, Pakistan (08 July 2013)
  • Training Workshop on High Speed Network Monitoring for Security and performance, University of Bradford, UK (1st July 2010)
  • Developing interpersonal skills at University of Leeds and White Rose Interpersonal Skills School, Harrogate, UK (9 & 14 – 15 July 2009)  
  • EFONGA (European Forum on New Glass Applications) Summer School on Glass Structure Property relationships. Montpellier, France (4-5th May 2009)
  • ECCM Seminar by HARRIS Corporation, Rochester NY, USA (6 Sep – 15 Sep 2006)
  • CDMA 2000 tutorial at COMSATS, Islamabad, Pakistan (28 –29 Apr 2006)
  • Technical Seminar on Advance Wireless Technologies and Products by HARRIS Corporation, Rochester NY, USA (30 Aug – 1 Sep 2005)
  • Advance Wireless Mobile Networks Course at IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark (30 June – 4 July 2003)
  • Introduction to E-business (Project Course) from IBM, Denmark (summer 2002)
  • ETS 450 WLL Engineer Course from Huawei Training Centre Shenzhen, China (30 Oct – 27 Nov 2000)
  • Training courses / workshops at Pakistan Manpower Institute, Islamabad
  • ​Human Resource Management (25 – 28 Aug 2014) 
  • Stress Management (11 – 12 Aug 2014)
  • Diversity Management at Workplace (22 – 24 Jan 2018)
  • Application of Project management in MS Project (12 – 16 Feb 2018)
  • Professional Trainings Conducted and Invited Guest Speaker

  • Cyber Security lectures to diplomats of various Diplomatic Courses at Foreign Service Academy
  • Cyber Security Awareness lectures at various NUST institutes and campuses 
  • Cyber Security Awareness lectures at various national professional training institutes
  • PEC CPD Trainer for Pakistan Engineering Council Continuous Professional Development (PEC CPD) Series on:- 
  • ​Cyber Security
  • Cyber Security: Staying safe on the Internet, Social Media and Mobile Phone
  • Optical Fibre Technologies
  • Climate Change: Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Mitigation Strategies in Pakistan
  • Role of Engineers in Green Living
  • Writing Technical Research Paper
  • Arranging IEEE International Conferences

  • Conference Chair at IEEE International Conference on Communication Technologies (ComTech) 2017, Islamabad, Pakistan, 19-21 Apr 2017. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=8065739 
  • Conference Co-Chair at IEEE International Conference on Communication Technologies (ComTech) 2019, Islamabad, Pakistan, 20-21 Mar 2019.  https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=8737835
  • Technical Programme Member at Security, Safety and Trust Management Track of 28th IEEE International Conference on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE-2018), Capri (Napoli), Italy, 12-14 June, 2019. http://conferences.mcs.nust.edu.pk/sstm2019/programcommitee.html
  • Technical Programme Member at 27th IEEE International Conference on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE-2018), Paris, 27-29 June, 2018. http://www.olab-dynamics.net/wetice2018/committees.html
  • Chief Organiser and head of Organising Committee at IEEE National Software Engineering Conference (NSEC-2015), Islamabad, Pakistan, 17 Dec 2015. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/7383416/proceeding
  • Chief Organiser and head of Organising Committee at IEEE Conference on Information Assurance and Cyber Security (CIACS) 2015, Islamabad, Pakistan, 18 Dec 2015. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/7382893/proceeding
  • Technical Programme Committee Member at 12th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT 14), Islamabad, Pakistan, 17 - 19 Dec 2014.  http://fit.edu.pk/fit2014/index.php/technical-program-committee
  • Member Organising Committee at IEEE National Software Engineering Conference (NSEC-2014), , Islamabad, Pakistan, 11-12 Nov  2014. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/6979384/proceeding
  • Member Organising Committee at IEEE Conference on Information Assurance and Cyber Security (CIACS) 2014, Islamabad, Pakistan, 12-13 Jun  2014. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/6853541/proceeding
  • Chair Accommodation and Transport Committee at IEEE National Conference on Information Assurance (NCIA) 2013, Islamabad, Pakistan, Dec 11-12 2013. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/6714723/proceeding
  • Education

  • ​PhD (Telecomm Engineering / Optical Communication), The University of Sheffield, UK
  • MSc in Engineering (Telecommunications), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark
  • PCHE (Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education), The University of Sheffield, UK
  • Bachelors of Elect Engg (Telecomm) (with honours and distinction), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan
  • Optical communication
  • Optical sensors in smart materials
  • Microwave and millimeter-wave antenna
  • Cybersecurity, IoT security, Cloud security
  • Renewable energy and solar cells
  • Environment protection and sustainability

  • Reviewer 

  • ​IEEE Access​
  • Journal Papers

  • M. Anas, H. Shahid, A. Rauf, and A. Shahid, "Design of ultra-wide tetra band phased array inverted T-shaped patch antennas using DGS with beam-steering capabilities for 5G applications," International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies, pp. 1-12, 2020, doi: 10.1017/S1759078719001594. 

  • Q. Rehman et al., "Super absorption of solar energy using a plasmonic nanoparticle based CdTe solar cell," RSC Advances, 10.1039/C9RA07782K vol. 9, no. 59, pp. 34207-34213, 2019, doi: 10.1039/C9RA07782K. 

  • S. A. A. Kazmi et al., "Efficient materials for thin-film CdTe solar cell based on back surface field and distributed Bragg reflector," Appl. Phys. A, journal article vol. 126, no. 1, p. 46, December 17 2019, doi: 10.1007/s00339-019-3221-5.

  • M. M. Hassan et al., "A novel UWB MIMO antenna array with band notch characteristics using parasitic decoupler," Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, pp. 1-14, 2019, doi: 10.1080/09205071.2019.1682063.​

  • R. M. Khan et al., "Forensic investigation to detect forgeries in ASF files of contemporary IP cameras," The Journal of Supercomputing, journal article April 26 2018, doi: 10.1007/s11227-018-2377-7.

  • S. B. Umar Farooq, Tauseef Tasneem, Abdul Saboor, Abdul Rauf, "Migration from Copper to Fiber Access Using Passive Optical Network for Green and Dry Field Areas of Pakistan," International Journal of Soft Computing and Engineering (IJSCE), vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 118-128, Sep 2015 2015, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2660899.

  • A. Rauf, R. J. Hand, and S. A. Hayes, "Modifying the Refractive Index of Epoxy Resins Using Reactive Diluents to Enable Optical Self-Sensing in E-Glass Fibre Composites," Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol. 625, pp. 90-93, 12-09-14 2014, doi: https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.625.90.

  • T. J. Swait et al., "Smart composite materials for self-sensing and self-healing," Plastics, Rubber and Composites, vol. 41, no. 4-5, pp. 215-224, 2012, doi:10.1179/1743289811Y.0000000039

  • A. Rauf, R. J. Hand, and S. A. Hayes, "Optical self-sensing of impact damage in composites using E-glass cloth," Smart Mater. Struct., vol. 21, no. 4, p. 045021, 2012. http://stacks.iop.org/0964-1726/21/i=4/a=045021

  • A. Rauf and M. S. Zareen, "Impact of Social Media on National Security," Pakistan Army Green Book 2020

  • A. Rauf, A. Masood, and N. Shafqat, "Cyber Security: An Essential Element of National Security," Pakistan Army Green Book 2019

  • Magazine Articles

  • ​A. Rauf, "Social Media Security Risks and Mitigation Techniques," Hilal, vol. 56, no. 10, pp. 52-56, Oct 2019

  • A. Rauf, "The Importance of Human Factor in Cybersecurity," Hilal, vol. 56, no. 4, pp. 7-11, April 2019

  • A. Rauf, "Development of Internet and Social Media in China – Lessons for Pakistan," Pivot, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 42-44, Oct 2019 

  • A. Rauf, "Environmental Impact Assessment of CPEC Projects and Mitigation Strategies," Pivot, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 16-19, Jul 2019 

  • A. Rauf, "Pak-China Collaboration in Higher Education," Pivot, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 14-16, Apr 2019

  • A. Rauf, "Pak-China Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) Project – Opportunities and Challenges," Pivot, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 26-28, Jan 2019

  • A. Rauf, "Non-Traditional Security Challenges to Pakistan" Qasid, 2019.

  • A. Rauf, "Photonic Crystal Fiber," Qasid, 2016.

  • A. Rauf, "Fibre Optic Sensors in Smart Composite Structures," Qasid, 2015.

  • A. Rauf, "The Role of PhD Towards Development of Teachers in Higher Education," Qasid, 2013.

  • A. Rauf, "MEMS: Switching Choice for Next Generation All-Optical Networks," Qasid, 2006.

  • A. Rauf, "Fiber To The Home," Qasid, 2005.

  •  Conference Papers

  • Z. M. H. Shahid, A. Rauf,  K. Ramzan, M. I. Qureshi, "Implementation of Optical Temperature Controller for Indoor Concentrating Photovoltaics," presented at the UK Semiconductors, Sheffield, 12-13  Jul 2017

  • Z. M. H. Shahid, M. Sadaf, S. Ijaz, A. Rauf, "An Optical Bandgap Matched Temperature Controlled Indoor Light Transmission System for Photovoltaic Energy Production," presented at the UK Semiconductors, Sheffield, 12-13 Jul 2017

  • A. Rauf, R. J. Hand, and S. A. Hayes, "Modifying the Refractive Index of Epoxy Resins Using Reactive Diluents to Enable Optical Self-Sensing in E-Glass Fibre Composites," presented at the International Conference on Process Engineering and Advanced Materials, ( ICPEAM2014), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 3-5 Jun 2014, 2014

  • A. Rauf, "The role of engineering PhD towards development of teachers in higher education," presented at the International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (TALE), 2013 IEEE International Conference on, 26-29 Aug. 2013

  • F. Ansari, M. Akhlaq, and A. Rauf, "Social networks and web security: Implications on open source intelligence," in Information Assurance (NCIA), 2013 2nd National Conference on, 11-12 Dec. 2013 2013

  • A. Rauf, R. J. Hand, and S. A. Hayes, "Self-sensing of Damage in Composites," presented at the 14th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM-14), Budapest, Hungary, 7 – 10 June 2010

  • A. Rauf, R. J. Hand, and S. A. Hayes, "Effect of different cladding materials on the optical transmission characteristics of reinforcing glass fibres " presented at the International Conference on Interfaces & Interphases in Multicomponent Materials (IIMM 2010), Sheffield, UK, 1 - 3 Sep 2010

  • A. Rauf, I. Rashid, A. Ahmed, and F. Ahmed, "Crosstalk Analysis in Planner Waveguide Couplers," in Emerging Technologies, 2006. ICET '06. International Conference on, 13-14 Nov. 2006
  • ​Optical Communication Systems
  • Wireless Communication Systems
  • Mobile Communication
  • Digital Logic Fundamentals
  • AC/DC Circuit Analysis
  • Teaching Lab Courses and Lab Demonstrator at University of Sheffield, UK during PhD studies (2007 - 2011) ​
  • ​​Research assistant at R&D organisation
  • Chief Information Security Officer 
  • Managing optical communication networks
  • Managing integrated communication networks
  • Consultant Telco  ​