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Dr. Muhammad Faisal Amjad
Assistant Professor
Department of Information Security

MCS
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
Military College of Signals, Humayun Road, Rawalpindi
Tel : +92 51 9240952

Specialization
Spectrum sensing/sharing, Routing and security in Cognitive Radio Networks as well as Wireless Ad hoc, Sensor networks, Game Theory and Multi-Agent systems, Digital forensics, Information security, Malware Analysis and Reverse Engineering

Education
PhD Computer Science, University of Central Florida (UCF), USA (2015).

Dr. Muhammad Faisal Amjad received PhD Degree in Computer Science from University of Central Florida (UCF) USA in 2015 and Masters’ and Bachelors’ degrees in Software Engineering from NUST, Pakistan in 2000 and 2003 respectively. His research is focused on but not limited to Spectrum sensing/sharing, routing and security in Cognitive Radio Networks as well as Wireless Ad hoc, sensor networks, Game Theory and Multi-Agent systems, Digital forensics, Information security, Malware Analysis and Reverse Engineering. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, Pakistan Engineering Council as well as Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) International honors society in the field of computing. He is an EC-Council Certified Incident Handler (ECIH), a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) as well as Cisco Certified Academy Instructor (CCAI). 

Dr. Amjad’s professional services include Technical Program Committee Member and reviewer for several international journals and conferences. He has authored 18 scientific research articles in prestigious international journals and conferences while a number of his papers are currently under review. Presently he is working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Security, National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Pakistan where he is supervising several graduate and undergraduate students for their theses and capstone projects.

Dr. Amjad also has extensive industry experience coupled with government projects in the field of deployment, operation and management of Data Networks. He has also been a manager of campus data center tasked with the design and implementation of the campus-wide Information management system.

  • Spectrum sensing/sharing 
  • Routing and security in Cognitive Radio Networks as well as Wireless Ad hoc
  • Sensor networks
  • Game Theory and Multi-Agent systems 
  • Digital forensics 
  • Information security 
  • Malware Analysis 
  • Reverse Engineering​
  • Journal Papers

  • Omar Nakhila, M. Faisal Amjad, Erich Dondyk, Cliff Zou, "Gateway independent user-side wi-fi Evil Twin Attack detection using virtual wireless clients", Computers & Security Impact Factor 2.849, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cose.2017.12.009.​
  • A. Kazmi, Mehreen Afzal, M. Faisal Amjad, H. Abbas, X. Yang, “Algebraic Side Channel Attack on Trivium and Grain Ciphers”, IEEE Access 2017, DOI 10.1109/ACCESS.2017.2766234. Impact Factor 3.24.
  • M. Faisal Amjad, Mainak Chatterjee, Cliff C. Zou, "Coexistence in Heterogeneous Spectrum Through Distributed Correlated Equilibrium in Cognitive Radio Networks", Elsevier Computer Networks (COMNET), Vol. 98, pp 109 -122, 2016. Impact Factor 2.516.​
  •  M. Faisal Amjad, Mainak Chatterjee, Omar Nakhila, Cliff C. Zou, "Evolutionary Non-Cooperative Spectrum Sharing Game: Long Term Coexistence for Collocated Cognitive Radio Networks", Wiley Journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (WCM) 2016, Impact Factor 1.899
  • M. Faisal Amjad, Baber Aslam, Afraa Attiah, Cliff C. Zou, "Towards Trustworthy Collaboration in Spectrum Sensing for Ad hoc Cognitive Radio Networks", Springer Wireless Networks Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp 781-797, 2016. Impact Factor 1.584 
  • Conference Papers​

  • Tahreem Yaqoob, Faiza Mir, Haider Abbas, Waleed Bin Shahid, M. Faisal Amjad, Narmeen Shafqat, “Feasibility Analysis for Deploying National Healthcare Information System (NHIS) for Pakistan” 19th International Conference on E-health Networking, Application & Services (IEEE HealthCom) 2017.​
  • Afraa Attiah, M. Faisal Amjad, Mainak Chatterjee, Cliff Zou, “An Evolutionary Game for Efficient Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks”, IEEE Globecom 2016, Washington DC, USA.
  • Afraa Attiah, M. Faisal Amjad, Omar Nakhila, Cliff Zou, "ADP: An Adaptive Feedback Approach for Energy-Efficient Wireless Sensor Networks", International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (IEEE ICNC), February 2016.
  • Omar Nakhila, M. Faisal Amjad, Cliff C. Zou, "User-Side Wi-Fi Evil Twin Attack Detection Using SSL/TCP Protocols", IEEE CCNC 2015.
  • M. Faisal Amjad, Mainak Chatterjee, Omar Nakhila, Cliff C. Zou, "An Evolutionary Game Theoretic Framework for Coexistence in Cognitive Radio Networks", IEEE GlobalSIP 2014, Atlanta GA, USA.​
  •  M. Faisal Amjad, M. Chatterjee, Cliff C. Zou, “Inducing Voluntary Cooperation for Optimal Coexistence in Cognitive Radio Networks: A Game Theoretic Approach”, IEEE Military Communications Conference (IEEE Milcom) 2014.
  • M. Faisal Amjad, Baber Aslam, Cliff C. Zou, "DS3: A Dynamic and Smart Spectrum Sensing Technique for Cognitive Radio Networks Under Denial of Service Attack", IEEE Globecom, Atlanta, Dec. 9-13, 2013.
  • M. Faisal Amjad, Baber Aslam, Cliff C. Zou, "Reputation Aware Collaborative Spectrum Sensing for Mobile Cognitive Radio Networks", IEEE Military Communications Conference (IEEE MILCOM), San Diego, Nov. 18-20, 2013.
  • Baber Aslam, M. Faisal Amjad, Cliff C. Zou, "PMTR: Privacy-enhancing Multilayer Trajectory-based Routing Protocol for Vehicular ad hoc Networks", IEEE Military Communications Conference (IEEE MILCOM), San Diego, Nov. 18-20, 2013.
  • M. Faisal Amjad, Baber Aslam, Cliff C. Zou, "Transparent Cross-Layer Solutions for Throughput Boost in Cognitive Radio Networks," Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (IEEE CCNC), Las Vegas USA, Jan. 11-14, 2013. 
  • Baber Aslam, M. Faisal Amjad, Cliff C. Zou, "Optimal Roadside Units Placement in Urban Areas for Vehicular Networks", in 17th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC), Turkey, 2012.
  • M. Faisal Amjad, Bilal Rauf "Challenges for Deployment of Voice Communication In Mobile Ad Hoc Networks", IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing with Applications, Chengdu China 2009.
  • Bilal Rauf, M. Faisal Amjad, Kabeer Ahmed, “Performance evaluation of IEEE 802.11 DCF in comparison with IEEE 802.11e EDCA”, IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing with Applications, Chengdu China 2009.
  • M. Faisal Amjad, A. Qayyum, U. Farooq, ‘Internet connectivity for Mobile Ad hoc Networks employing the Optimized Link State Routing protocol’ published in Conference proceedings of IEEE SoftCom 2003, Italy, Croatia (7 – 10 Sep, 2003). ​
  • Graduate Courses Taught

  • ​Computer Security​
  • Malware Analysis and Reverse Engineering
  • Network Security
  • Advanced Computer Networks
  • Supervised Masters’ Theses
  • Undergraduate Courses Taught

  • ​Computer Networks
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Fundamentals of Programming

  • Campus Data Center Manager

  • ​2006 - 2010:      National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan
  • Managed Campus Intranet and Data center
  • Responsible for Designing, deployment and maintenance of campus Intranet and Information and Management system

  • Communication Officer

  • ​1993–2005:      Special Communications Organization, Pakistan
  • Responsibilities:
  • ​Deployment, Operation and maintenance of Computer Network in Quetta city
  • Conducting Training courses for staff
  • Coordinating Administrative activities​