Dr. Haider Abbas

Fellow of The IET (UK) | Fellow of The British Computer Society (UK) | Fellow of IsT (UK) | Senior Member IEEE | ACM Distinguished Speaker

Head of R&D and Associate Professor

Military College of Signals (MCS), 
National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST),
Sector H-12, Islamabad 44000,
Pakistan

Phone: +92-51-9274950
Email: haider AT mcs DOT edu DOT pk

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I am wearing many hats and currently hold the positions of Head of R&D at the Military College of Signals(MCS) at NUST, Founder and Director for National Cyber Security Auditing and Evaluation Lab, Founder and President of Lynx Information Security (Pvt. Ltd), Regional Editor for Neural Computing and Applications and Full time Associate Editor for several International Journals published by IEEE, Springer and Elsevier . I am also serving as Adjunct Faculty/Doctoral Studies Advisor for some universities in EU, USA and China. I have received professional trainings and certifications from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States, Stockholm University, Sweden, Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship, Sweden, IBM , USA and Certified Ethical Hacker from EC-Council. I completed my MS in Engineering and Management of Information Systems (2006) and PhD in Information Security (2010) from KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm Sweden.

Biography

Research

Invited/Keynote Speaker Chair/Co-Chair

Editorial Services

  • Associate Technical Editor, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems (ISI-Indexed, IF 13.4) (From July 2021 To Date)
  • Associate Technical Editor, IEEE Internet of Things Journal (ISI-Indexed, IF 9.9) (From July 2021 To Date)
  • Associate Technical Editor, IEEE Communications Magazine (IEEE) (ISI-Indexed, IF 11.05) (From Jan 2017 To Dec 2020)
  • Associate Technical Editor, IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine / IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (IEEE) (ISI-Indexed, IF 5.2) (From Jan 2016 To Date)
  • Regional Editor (Pakistan & Iran), Neural Computing and Applications (Springer) (ISI-Indexed, IF 5.2) (From Jan 2015 To Date)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Network and Computer Applications (Elsevier) (ISI-Indexed, IF 5.9) (From Jan 2017 To Date)
  • Associate Editor, Cluster Computing (Springer) (ISI-Indexed, IF 3.4) (From Jan 2016 To Date)
  • Associate Editor, Electronic Commerce Research (Springer) (ISI-Indexed, IF 2.7) (From Jan 2013 To 2019)
  • Associate Editor, PeerJ Computer Science (ISI-Indexed, IF 3.1) (From Jan 2021 To Date)
  • Associate Editor, NUST Journal of Engineering Sciences (From Jan 2021 To Date)
  • Honors and Awards

  • Member of the Board of Governors for National Information Technology Board (NITB), Headed by the President of Pakistan
  • Awarded one of the youngest Fellow of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) UK
  • Awarded the Grade of Fellow from The British Computer Society (BCS) UK
  • Awarded the Grade of Fellow from The Institute of Science & Technology, UK
  • Overall NUST University Best Researcher for 2017-2018 among all NUST constituent Colleges and Schools across Pakistan
  • MCS- NUST Best Researcher Award, 2017
  • Research Productivity Award from Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) 2017
  • Appointed as 1st ACM Distinguished Speaker from Pakistan by ACM - Association for Computing Machinery, United States
  • Elected to the Grade of Senior Member form Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (SMIEEE), USA
  • Plaque of Appreciation from CyberPatriot, National Youth Cyber Education Program, 2015, USA
  • HEC Approved Doctoral Studies Advisor
  • Plaque of Appreciation from CyberPatriot, National Youth Cyber Education Program, 2015, USA
  • Member, Association for Information Systems Special Interest Group on ICT and Global Development, USA
  • Plaque of Appreciation for Organizational Security Training from Royal Scientific Society (RSS), 2012, Amman, Jordan
  • HEC Approved Supervisor for Doctoral Studies, Pakistan
  • Plaque of Appreciation for Cyber Security Training from Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology (HIAST), 2011, Damascus, Syria
  • Plaque of Appreciation for Information Security Training from Tanzania Commission for Science & Technology (COSTECH), 2014, Tanzania
  • Plaque of Appreciation for Cyber Security Training from Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), 2016, Rabat, Morocco
  • Plaque of Appreciation for Cyber Security Training from the Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), 2015, Ankara, Turkey
  • Plaque of Appreciation for Academic Expert/Resource person from Inter-Islamic Network on Information Technology (INIT), Pakistan
  • Graduate & Doctoral Thesis Examiner for various universities in Pakistan, EU and the United States
  • Plaque of Appreciation for Academic Expert/Resource person from Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development is south (COMSATS)
  • Plaque of Appreciation for Cyber Security Training from Higher Institute of Technological Studies (ISET), 2013, Nabeul, Tunisia
  • Subject Specialist for various selection committees/ panelist for various Government and Private Organizations
  • Plaque of Appreciation for Information Security Training from Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan, 2017
  • Plaque of Appreciation for Cyber Security Training Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science, 2018