Our International group of researchers include:

Ali Nezhad
Ph.D in Electrical/Telecom Engineering

Ali Nezhad obtained his B.Sc in Electrical/Telecom Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Iran. After working as an Electrical Engineer in the steel production industry for a while, he completed his Masters and his PhD degrees at the University of Ottawa in Ontario. His research interests were video transmission over IP networks, wireless networks and security. In his PhD thesis he proposed multiple techniques and protocols for preserving location privacy in wireless ad hoc and wireless sensor networks. He has multiple conference and journal publication in these fields. Since 2010, he has been teaching Telecom and IT courses at three Ontario colleges and has been certified in wireless networks and Cisco systems.

Aleem Khalid Alvi
Professor in Information & Communication Engineering Technology, School of Engineering Technology & Applied Science, Centennial College

Aleem Khalid Alvi has worked with Queens Reliable Software Technology research group, School of Computing, Queens University, Kingston, Canada, since 2009 as a research associate. His research interests include security design and analysis, cloud security, network and software security, security quality assurance, cryptography and steganography. He did B.Sc. (Mathematics) from the University of Karachi, Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) and Master of Science (Computer Systems) from N.E.D University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan. 

Now Alvi is working as a Professor in Information & Communication Engineering Technology, School of Engineering Technology & Applied Science, Centennial College, progress campus, Toronto. He has been teaching various courses, such as Software security, Cyber Security, and Network Security, including Linux Operating systems, Object-Oriented Design and Analysis, and Programming Languages such as C, C++, and Java, since 1997.  Aleem has a research specialty in the security design area using security patterns artifact of software architecture. He has various publications in prestigious conferences and journals available in Google scholar.  

You can reach to Aleem Alvi at aalvi11@my.centennialcollege.ca.”

Tapan Rai
Director for Researcher Development at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Tapan Rai is the Director for Researcher Development at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. He has a PhD in Mathematics and has held academic and leadership positions in Australia, Canada, USA and India. As a trained mathematician, who is interested in the applications of mathematics and statistics, he works with research teams from a wide variety of disciplines including Health and Medical Sciences, Social Sciences, Meteorology, Forensic Science, Engineering and Information Technology. He has led the design and analysis of a number of research projects, which have been funded by the National Health & Medical Research Council, the Western Australia Department of Health and various industry partners. He is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and has served as an expert witness in statistical methodology in the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Dr. W. Aslam Farooq
Professor at Physics and Astronomy Department, King Saud University Riyadh Saudi Arabia.

Dr W Aslam Farooq did his Ph.D from Imperial College London in 1992 in the field of Magneto Optical Spectroscopy using tunable dye laser and VUV laser beam. Presently he is working as Professor at Physics  and Astronomy Department, King Saud University Riyadh Saudi Arabia.

Dr Farooq has published 190 papers in multiple discipline in reputed ISI journals. He is organizer/member of many international conferences in Material Science. He has completed many funded projects, related to Quantum Dot Solar Cells, Synthesis and characterization of nano-materials and application of lasers in materials, spectroscopy, Bio samples, early diagnosis of cancer and early diagnoses of Red Palm Weevils. In addition, Dr Farooq is involved in development of equipment for characterization of nano materials. Dr Farooq has vast experience in laser applications and nano technology. He is co-founder of Pakistan Institute of Laser and Optics, Islamabad Pakistan. Currently he is working in laser applications, synthesis and characterization of nano-structured materials. He is collaborating with the following universities

  1. Firat University Elazig Turkey
  2. Mississippi State University USA
  3. G C University Lahore Pakistan
  4. Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Science , University of Electronics Science and Technology, China, 610054 Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  5. GC University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  6. Department of Science and Technology, Campus Norrköping, Linköping University, Norrköping, Sweden
  7. King Khalid University Abba Saudi Arabia
Sonam Devgan Kaul
Mitacs Postdoctoral research fellow in department of ECE, University of Toronto

Sonam Devgan Kaul is a Mitacs Postdoctoral research fellow in department of ECE, University of Toronto and working together with RBC Cybersecurity and Innovation team. She received her PhD degree in cryptography from Gautam Buddha University and master’s degree in mathematics from Panjab University.  She has diverse research experience in development of cryptographic protocols to manage security and privacy risks in the financial and healthcare environment. The main contribution of her research is in the field of information security, security and privacy analysis, multi agent system, wireless communication, authentication protocols and IoT security. She has teaching and research experience of ten years. She has published a number of research papers in leading scholarly international journals/conferences and published a sole author book. She also holds a patent in information security. She is a recipient of Mitacs elevate postdoctoral fellowship, CSIR-junior research fellowship and UGC-lecturer fellowship award. 

Dr. Sk Md Mizanur Rahman
Ph.D. in Engineering (Major: Cybersecurity Risk Engineering)

Dr. Sk Md Mizanur Rahman is a fulltime professor in the department of Information and Communication Engineering Technology, School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science, Centennial College. Prior to his current appointment, he worked as an Assistant Professor for five years in the Information Systems Department at the College of Computer and Information Sciences, King Saud University. He also worked for several years in cryptography and security engineering in the high-tech industry in Ottawa, Canada. In addition, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher for several years at the University of Ottawa, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), and University of Guelph, Canada. He completed a Ph.D. in Engineering (Major: Cybersecurity Risk Engineering) in the Laboratory of Cryptography and Information Security, Department of Risk Engineering, University of Tsukuba, Japan, in 2007. The Information Processing Society Japan (IPSJ) awarded Dr. Rahman its Digital Courier Funai Young Researcher Encouragement Award for his excellent contributions to IT security research. He is awarded a Gold Medal for distinction in his undergraduate and graduate programs. He has published approximately one-hundred peer reviewed journal and conference research articles. Also, he has a patent (US Patent) on cryptographic key generation and protection. Dr. Rahman’s primary research interests are cryptographic protocol design, software and network security, reverse engineering and ethical hacking, privacy enhancing technology, sensor and mobile ad-hoc network security, cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT) security, blockchain and cryptocurrency, and machine learning applications in cybersecurity.

Muhammad Azam Khan

Muhammad Azam Khan, PhD

Professor, Information and Communications Technology cluster, Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology, Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Toronto, Canada.  Email: muhammad.khan@humber.ca

Area of interest: Network, Network security, Edge Networks, Edge Network security

Muhammad Khan brings number of years of teaching and consulting experience in the areas related to telecommunication systems, applications in software engineering, embedded systems and applications and networks. At present he his professor at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology at Humber College, Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. He is involved in developing industry focused curriculum to support state-of-the-art network technologies and related areas including network security. With the evolution of 5G networks, cybersecurity is one of the key challenges to ensure integrity and security of mobile data in real time. Edge networks play pivotal role in providing security and integrity of mobility of data in real time.