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

Tenured Professor & Head of Information Security Department
Director NCSAEL

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

Phone: +92-51-9270097
Email: haider AT mcs DOT edu DOT pk


Haider Abbas is the Director of National Cyber Security Auditing and Evaluation Lab (NCSAEL) and the Head of Information Security Department at MCS- NUST, Pakistan. He is a Cyber Security professional, academician, researcher and industry consultant who took professional trainings and certifications from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States, Stockholm University, Sweden, Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship, Sweden, IBM, USA and EC-Council. He received his MS in Engineering and Management of Information Systems (2006) and PhD in Information Security (2010) from KTH- Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.

Dr. Abbas has been appointed by Springer as fulltime Regional Editor for the Neural Computing and Application (ISI-Indexed, Q1, IF 4.6) for all submission from Iran and Pakistan. He is also serving as fulltime Associate Editor for the IEEE Communication Magazine (ISI-Indexed, Q1, IF 10.2), IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine/IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (ISI-Indexed, Q1, IF 4.2), Journal of Network and Computer Applications (ISI-Indexed, Q1, IF 4.9), Electronic Commerce Research (Springer) (ISI-Indexed, Q2, IF 2.2), IEEE Access (ISI-Indexed, Q1, IF 4.0), Cluster Computing (Springer) (ISI-Indexed, Q2, IF 2.5) and KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems (ISI-Indexed). He has also served as Lead Guest Editor for Future Generations Computer Systems (ISI-Indexed, Q1, IF 4.9), Peer to Peer Networking and Applications (Springer) (ISI-Indexed)., IEEE Access (ISI-Indexed), Electronic Markets (ISI-Indexed) and Annals of Telecommunications (Springer) (ISI-Indexed). He has also served as Track Chair for several international conferences including IEEE ECBS-EERC’11, Serbia, IEEE CCNC’15, Nevada, USA, IEEE MobiSPC’15 Belfort, France, IEEE WETICE’18, Paris France, IEEE Healthcom’17, Dalian, China, IEEE BHI’19, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, USA, (2019), IEEE WETICE’19 Capri, Italy, IWCMC‘19, Tangier, Morocco, IEEE DASC’19, Fukuoka, Japan and IEEE MobiSPC’19, Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada.

Dr. Abbas has received several research grants totaling 300+ Million for ICT related projects from various research funding authorities (including Horizon2020, Erasmus+ etc.) and has been working on scientific projects in US, EU, KSA and Pakistan. His professional services include - but are not limited to - Journal Editorships, Industry Consultations, Workshops Chair, Technical Program Committee Member, Invited/Keynote Speaker and reviewer for several international journals and conferences. He has authored over 120 scientific research articles (with cumulative Impact Factor 360+, Citations: 6000+, H-Index: 34) in prestigious international journals (ISI-Indexed) and conferences. He is also serving as an adjunct Faculty Member at Florida Institute of Technology, United States. He is the principal advisor for several graduate and doctoral students at Florida Institute of Technology, United States, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom, National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan, King Saud University, KSA, and Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan. He has also worked as Information Security Consultant for various multinational firms which include Government and Private organizations based in US, EU, Middle East and Pakistan.

Dr. Abbas has received many awards from National and International organizations. He has been declared Overall NUST University Best Researcher for 2017-2018 among all NUST constituent Colleges and Schools across Pakistan. Some of the significant awards include Research Productivity Award from Pakistan Council for Science and Technology, Best researcher award from MCS, NUST, CyberPatriot from US Airforce Association, USA and Research Excellence from COEIA, KSA. Also, in recognition of Dr. Abbas services to the international research community and excellence in professional standing, he has been awarded one of the youngest Fellows of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) UK; a Fellow of The British Computer Society (BCS), UK and a Fellow of The Institute of Science and Technology, UK. He has been appointed as 1st ACM distinguished speaker from Pakistan by ACM - Association for Computing Machinery, United States. He has also been elected to the grade of Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), USA. He has been appointed as a Member of the Board of Governors for National Information Technology Board (NITB), headed by the President of Pakistan