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Dr. Mujahid Mohsin
Associate Professor
Group Head (Communications), Post Graduate Program Coordinator, HEC Approved PhD Supervisor

CAE
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
PAF Academy, Risalpur
Tel : 0923-631472-7721
Email : mujahid dot mohsin at cae dot nust dot edu dot pk, mujahid dot mohsin at seecs dot edu dot pk, mmohsin at cern dot ch

Specialization
Embedded System Security,  Internet of Things Security,  Formal Methods in Security

Education
PhD in Computer and Communication Security, SEECS, NUST, 2017, MS (Information Security), MCS, NUST, 2010

Dr. Mujahid Mohsin is serving as Associate Professor of Embedded System and Information Security at the Department of Avionics Engineering, CAE, NUST. He completed his undergraduate studies from CAE Risalpur in 2001 in the specialty of Avionics Engineering. He holds a Masters degree in Information Security and a PhD degree in Computer and Communication Security, both from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST). His industrial experience spans over more than 10 years, during which he worked on a diverse range of avionics, communication and electronic warfare equipment at Operational, Intermediate and Depot levels.

Major Achievements:

Best Faculty Certificate, CAE (Avionics), NUST (Fall, 2018)
Distinction Certificate for 1st position in Teaching Techniques Course at CAE, NUST (Oct, 2018)
President’s Gold Medal for MS in Information Security (CGPA 4.00).
PhD Course-work Completed with CGPA 4.00/4.00.
Recipient of Rector’s NUST High Achiever Award (2015). 
Nominated for NUST Excellence Award (2017).
Visiting Research Scholar at University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), USA. (Jan-May, 2016).
Research collaborator with CERN, Fontbonne University, USA and Tennesse Tech. University, USA.
Earned distinction by securing 3rd position at International ICTP-NCP School on LHC (CERN) Physics (2014). 
Nominated by National Center of Physics, Pakistan for attending CERN summer school at Geneva, Switzerland (2015).
Certified ISO-19001-2015 Internal Auditor.
Recipient of PhD Scholarship from Higher Education Commission, Pakistan (2013-2017).
2nd Position in All Pakistan English Essay Writing Competition (1993).
Secured 96% aggregate score in Specialized English Course at Defense Language Institute (DLI), Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX, USA.   
Passed Graduate Assessment Test with 91.5% accumulative score.

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PhD Research Title: Formal Modeling for Automated Security Analytics of the internet of Things

 Primary research interests includes: 

  • IoT Design and Security
  • Embedded System Design and Security
  • Location privacy / GNSS Spoofing / Security
  • Approximate Computing
  • Formal Methods

 Dr Mujahid Mohsin is looking to recruit some brilliant students (MS / PhD) with a strong research appetite, for working in the areas of common interests.

 Publication Reviewer:

 Working or has worked (in the past) as a program committee member / publication reviewer for:​

  • IEEE Access Journal 
  • Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS), Elsevier 
  • Elsevier Journal of Computers & Security
  • IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems
  • Frontiers of Computer Science (Springer Journal)
  • Journal of Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, Springer 
  • International Conference on Information Society and Smart Cities (ISC, 2018)
  • 86th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC, Fall 2017)
  • 15th International Bhurbun Conference on Applied Sciences & Technology (IBCAST-2018)
  • 16th International Bhurbun Conference on on Applied Sciences & Technology (IBCAST-2019)
  • HONET-ICT 2018: 15th International Conference on Smart Cities
  • 1st International Conference on Cyber Security & Digital Forensics (CSDiFo, 2017)

Journal Publications

  1. Mujahid Mohsin, Muhammad Usama Sardar, Osman Hasan, and Zahid Anwar, “IoTRiskAnalyzer : A Probabilistic Model Checking Based Framework for Formal Risk Analytics of the Internet of Things”, IEEE Access (IF=3.244), Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 5494-5505, 2017, Special Section on “Security and Privacy in Applications and Services for Future Internet of Things”Link: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=7906503
  2. Mujahid Mohsin, Zahid Anwar, Farhat Zaman, Ehab Al-Shaer, “IoTChecker : A Data-driven Framework for Security Analytics of Internet of Things Configurations”, Elsevier Journal of Computers and Security (IF=2.849), Vol 70, pp. 199-223, 2017. Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167404817301190
  3. Mujahid Mohsin, Zahid Anwar, Farhat Zaman, “Towards a Generic Model for Risk Analysis of the Internet of Things (IoT)”, NUST Journal of Engineering Sciences (NJES), Vol 9, No 2, HEC approved X-Category Journal, Accepted in November, 2016 (in press), http://journals.nust.edu.pk/index.php/njes/issue/view/15.
  4. Muhammad Yaseen, Mian Muhammad Waseem Iqbal, Imran Rashid, Haider Abbas, Mujahid Mohsin, Kashif Saleem “MARC: A Novel Framework for Detecting MITM Attacks in eHealthcare BLE Systems”, Journal of Medical Systems (IF=2.415), Accepted, 2019, https://link.springer.com/journal/10916
  5. Bilal Habib, Mujahid Mohsin, Muhammad Shoaib Arif, “A Survey of Six Port Network Techniques for Direction Finding Applications”, Microwave Journal (IF=0.350), Accepted, 2019. 

Conference Publications

  1. Muhammad Ibtisam Bin Iqbal, Mujahid Mohsin, Faryal Gula, “Smart-Genie: An IoT-enabled Predictive Health Monitoring System for Power Generators”, Accepted in 15th International Conference on Emerging Technologies 2019 (ICET’19), Nov, 2019.
  2.  Bilal Habib, Mujahid Mohsin, Muhammad Shoaib Arif, “A Novel Approach for UWB Passive Direction Finding using 6 Port Network”, Accepted in INTELLECT 2019 (Sep 2019).
  3. Tuaha Nomani, Mujahid Mohsin, “A Novel Approximate Adder Design Methodology with single LUT delay for fault-tolerant FPGA-based systems”, Accepted in INTELLECT 2019 (Sep 2019).
  4. Bilal Habib, Ussama Maqbool, Mujahid Mohsin, “Safeguarding Against GNSS Spoofing Threats-A Survey of Viable Techniques and their Tradeoffs”, Accepted in ICASE, 2019 (Sep, 2019).
  5. Usman Rauf, Mujahid Mohsin, and Wojciech Mazurczyk, “Cyber Regulatory Networks: Towards A Bio-inspired Auto-resilient Framework for Cyber-Defense”, Accepted in 11th EAI International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (BICT 2019), 13-14 March 2019, Pittsburgh, USA
  6. H. Talat, T. Nomani, M. Mohsin and S. Sattar, "A Survey on Location Privacy Techniques Deployed in Vehicular Networks", 16th International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (IBCAST), Islamabad, Pakistan, 8-12 Jan, 2019, pp. 604-613. doi: 10.1109/IBCAST.2019.8667248
  7. Sabeeh Safdar, Mujahid Mohsin, Liaqat Ali Khan, Waseem Iqbal, “Leveraging the Internet of Things for Smart Waters: Motivation, Enabling Technologies and Deployment Strategies for Pakistan”, 2nd IEEE International Conference on Smart City Innovations (SCI-2018), 10.1109/SmartWorld.2018.00354, pp. 2117-2124, 8-12 Oct, 2018.
  8. Mujahid Mohsin, Zahid Anwar, Ghaith Husari, Ehab Al-Shaer, Mh. Ashiqur Rehman, “IoTSAT: A Formal Framework for Security Analysis of the Internet of Things (IoT)”, IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS),17-19 October, 2016, Philadelphia, PA, USA, pp. 180-188. (Acceptance Rate~29%). Link: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/7860484/
  9. Mujahid Mohsin, Zahid Anwar, “Where to Kill the Cyber Kill-Chain: An
  10. Ontology-Driven Framework for IoT Security Analytics”, Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), 19-21 December, 2016, Islamabad, Pakistan, pp. 23-28. (Acceptance Rate~21%).
    Link: 
    Ontology-Driven Framework for IoT Security Analytics”, Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), 19-21 December, 2016, Islamabad, Pakistan, pp. 23-28. (Acceptance Rate~21%). Link: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/7866722/
  11. Mujahid Mohsin, Mehreen Afzal, Mh. ArifWahla, “Think before your LFSRs Jump”, at 10th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (CIT 2010), Bradford, UK. Link: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/5578609/
  12. Mujahid Mohsin, “Review and Analysis of Information-Theoretic Secure Threshold Secret Sharing Schemes”, at National Conference on Information Assurance (NCIA-2010), Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
Funded R&D Projects

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Project Title

Duration

with dates

Total Amount

of Grant

Funding Agency

Present Status

P​roject outcome

IoTSAT: Automated framework for security analysis of Internet of Things

05 months

Jan-May, 2016

USD 10,000

UNC Charlotte, USA

Completed

Developed a formal framework for automated security analytics of complex IoT systems

 

Development of Firmware for CMS Tracker of CERN, Switzerland

1 year

Jan-Dec, 2015

Rs 0.6 Mil

CERN, Switzerland

Completed

New firmware for Large Hadron Collider (LHC) of CMS experiment of CERN as a part of High Luminosity upgrade

Development of a portable IoT Port sniffer using Raspberry Pi.

1-year

(Jan-Jun, 18)

Rs 70,000

Govt of Pakistan

Completed

A Raspberry-PI based IP port sniffer and penetration testing device

Development of GPS/GSM based secure vehicle tracking system.

1-year

(Jan-Jun, 18)

Rs 50,000

Govt of Pakistan

Completed

A hardware based indigenous solution to track vehicles and convoy moves securely

Development of IoT security SWISS Army Knife

1-year

(Jul, 18-Jun-19)

Rs 61,865 Mil

Govt of Pakistan

Completed

A drone based multi-protocol, multi-purpose security solution

Implementation of optimized algorithm for adaptive GPS obfuscation

1-year

(Jul, 18-Jun-19)

Rs 80,000

Govt of Pakistan

Completed

 

Development of an Internet of Things (IoT) enabled Real-Time Water Quality Monitoring and Distribution Management System

1-year (Jul, 17 to Jun, 18)

Rs 70,000

Govt of Pakistan

Completed

Developed a complete system including water quality and consumption sensors, communication modules, analytics engine, cloud interface and user App.

IoTVault: An Automated Ranker and Recommender System for Security of IoT Configurations

1 year

Apr 19-Mar 20

Rs 0.481 Mil

HEC

In-progress

Hardware based system to rank IoT security

 

Probability distribution modeling of roadway sound-level data and development of a noise descriptor.

1 year

Apr 19-Mar 20

Rs  0.4572 Mil

HEC

In-progress

Noise modelling and analysis for IoT-based smart cities

Design and prototype development of a haptic claw for interaction with virtual reality.

1 year

Apr 19-Mar 20

Rs 0.47 Mil

HEC

In-progress

Haptic claw design for VR based IoT applications

  • IS-821: Network Security 
  • EE-821: Advanced Embedded System Design
  • AV-312: Digital Systems-Microcontrollers and Microprocessors
  • AV-281: Electronic Warfare

  • More than 10 years of industrial experience on a diverse range of avionics, communication and electronic warfare equipment at Operational, Intermediate and Depot levels.
  • Certified Internal Auditor in conformance ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System.
  • Worked for about 01 year on a NUST-CERN collaboration project regarding development of Firmware for CMS Tracker.
  • Organized a 2-day International IoT Hands-on Workshop using Arduino (2017) http://seecs.nust.edu.pk/Events/internet-of-things/.
  • Organized an International Symposium on IoT at SEECS, NUST (2017) http://seecs.nust.edu.pk/Events/Ignite-IoT/.