Topics of Interest
My research interests include:
- Information & Communications Security
- Privacy and Anonymity
- Wireless Communication
- Machine Learning
- Security testing on iOS and Android
- Security-aware Web and Mobile applications development
Some Relevant Projects
- Implementation of a secure file repository with access control and encryption. C++ on Linux.
- Implementation, Simulation and attack-based scenario testing of Secure Ad hoc On-demand Distance Vector routing (SAODV) using Network Simulator (NS-2)
- Exploitation of VideoLan Media Player v0.8.6d Stack based buffer overflow vulnerability for shellcode code execution on Windows XP
- Black box Fuzzing against commercial and open source SIP servers and Responsible Disclosure of vulnerabilities to the vendor
- Analyzing OS protections (Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10) against buffer overflows using Case Study of Mozilla Firefox
- Linux OS Kernel development for Android mobile devices
- Linear Algebra made Easy (LAME): A new C like language compiler for linear algebra with built-in support for matrices and matrix operations. Implemented using O’Caml and C++. http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~sedwards/classes/2010/w4115-fall/reports/lame.pdf
- Twenty Five Across: A collaborative crossword puzzle solving game where two or more players work to-gether to solve a crossword puzzle; each user can see the other’s modifications to the board in real-time. Implemented using Java Swing and EJB 3.0. http://code.google.com/p/twenty-five-across/
In the past, I have also worked on Fuzzy Logic based PN generators and Tele-health monitoring & clinical decision support.
Instruction Set Randomization (Columbia University)
I worked on Instruction Set Randomization of PE binaries on Windows 7 using Intel’s PIN tool, under the supervision of Dr. Angelos Keromytis.
Privacy in Social Networks (Columbia University)
I worked on automated privacy configuration in social networks, under the supervision of Dr. Steven Bellovin.
IP Multimedia Subsystem Security (nexGIN RC)
I led the team working on IP Multimedia Subsytem (IMS) security under the project titled Bio-inspired Self Defending Security Framework for IP Multimedia Subsystem at Next Generation Intelligent Networks Research Center (nexGIN RC), National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences (FAST-NUCES), Islamabad, Pakistan.