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Military College of Signals  (MCS)
Engr Dr Fawad Khan
Assistant Professor
Department of Information Security

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
Military College of Signals, Humayun Road, Rawalpindi Cantt
Tel : +92-51-9240952

Cryptography and Information Security, Cloud Computing Security

PhD (Information & Communication Engineering), Xidian University, China.

Dr. Fawad Khan received PhD Degree in Information & Communication Engineering from Xidian University, Xi'an, China in 2018 and Masters’ and Bachelors’degrees in Electrical Engineering from CECOS University, Peshawar and University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar in 2014 and 2010 respectively. His research is focused on but not limited to Attribute-based Encryption, Homomorphic Encryption, Blockchain and Secure Cryptosystems. His professional services include Technical Program Committee Member and reviewer for several international journals and conferences.

Dr. Fawad is presently an Assistant Professor at Department of Computer Software Engineering, MCS-NUST. From July 2010 to January 2015, he served as an Instructor in the FAST – NUCES, Peshawar.

Conference Scientific Program Committee Member/ TPC Member:

  • Scientific Program Committee Member of IEEE 2019 International Conference on Applied and Engineering Mathematics (ICAEM), August 27-29, 2019, Taxila, Pakistan. 
  • Technical Program Committee Member of IEEE 2019 International Conference on Applied and Engineering Mathematics (ICAEM), August 27-29, 2019, Taxila, Pakistan.   
  • Program Committee of IEEE International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security" Air University Islamabad Pakistan
  • Track secretary of Security, Safety, and Trust Management, IEEE WETICE 2019
  • Journals/conferences reviewer:

  • ​IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
  • IEEE Access
  • Springer Neural Computing and Applications  
  • Springer EURASIP Journal on Information Security
  • Elsevier Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing
  • IET Information Security
  • Honors and Awards:

  • ​Won sponsorship from China Scholarship Council for Doctoral Studies.
  • Gold Medal in MS awarded by CECOS University.
  • Research funding:

    HEC startup research grant (.4 Million PKR)​​​

    ​Dr. Fawad has research interests in the following areas:

  • ​Cloud Computing Security
  • Attribute Based Encryption
  • Homomorphic Encryption
  • Blockchain & IoT
  • Secure Cryptosystems 
  • Outsourced data access control ​

    Journal Publications:

  • Khan, Fawad, and Hui Li. "Ensuring trust and confidentiality for adaptive video streaming in ICN." Journal of Communications and Networks 99 (2019): 1-9. 

  • Mutarraf, Muhammad Umair, YacineTerriche, Kamran Ali Khan Niazi, Fawad Khan, Juan C. Vasquez, and Josep M. Guerrero. "Control of Hybrid Diesel/PV/Battery/Ultra-Capacitor Systems for Future Shipboard Microgrids." Energies 12, no. 18 (2019): 3460.

  • Khan, Fawad, Hui Li, and Liangxuan Zhang. "Owner Specified Excessive Access Control for Attribute Based Encryption." IEEE Access 4 (2016): 8967-8976.
  • Conference Publications:

  • Khan, Fawad, Hui Li, Liangxuan Zhang, and JianShen. "An Expressive Hidden Access PolicyCP-ABE." In Data Science in Cyberspace (DSC), 2017 IEEE Second International Conference on,pp. 178-186. IEEE, 2017.

  • Zhang, Liangxuan, Hui Li, Yinghui Zhang, and Fawad Khan. "Privacy-Preserving Attribute-BasedEncryption Supporting Expressive Access Structures." In Data Science in Cyberspace (DSC),2017 IEEE Second International Conference on, pp. 475-482. IEEE, 2017.

  • Zhang, Liangxuan, Hui Li, Yinghui Zhang, and Fawad Khan. "Efficient privacy-preservingdecentralized ABE supporting expressive access structures". In IEEE INFOCOM 2017 IEEEConference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS) on pp 547-552.IEEE, 2017.

  • Khan, Fawad, SarmadUllah Khan, Muhammad Roman, and Usman Abbasi. "Location IdentityBased Content Security Scheme for Content Centric Networking." In Proceedings of the 7thInternational Conference on Security of Information and Networks, p. 95. ACM, 2014.

  • Khan, Fawad, SarmadUllah Khan, and Inam Bari. "Content Security Scheme for Content CentricNetworks." In International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Systems, pp.546-550. Springer, Cham, 2014.​
  • Graduate/Doctoral courses

  • ​Advanced Cryptography I
  • Advanced Cryptography II
  • Cryptanalysis
  • ​Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Object Oriented Programming using C++​