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Pakistan Navy Engineering College (PNEC)
Dr Ashfaq Ahmad Malik
Department of Cyber Security

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
NUST–PNEC Habib Ibrahim Rehmatullah Road, Karachi
Tel : 021-48503909, 021-48503044, 0333-3110806

Networks & Information Security

PhD in Electrical Engineering (NUST- Pakistan). ME (Computer Systems) NEDUET-Pakistan, BE(Electrical) NEDUET-Pakistan

 A graduate of Pakistan Naval Academy (PNA) and commissioned in Pakistan Navy (PN) as Naval Officer on 01 Jul 1992 and presently serving at the rank of Commander Pakistan Navy. 
• Graduated as Electrical Engineer in 1994 from Pakistan Navy Engineering College (PNEC) and qualified MS in Computer Systems Engineering from NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan in 2002. Completed PhD studies in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Networks & Information Security in year 2017.
• Over 25 years of Teaching, Research, Professional/ Industrial and Managerial experience at various organizations and departments of PN, National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) and Sindh Board of Technical Education (SBTE).
• Supervised and executed multiple projects of National/ International importance and value. Demonstrated extra ordinary managerial & technical skills for successful completion of relevant projects.
• Design & Development of School Management System and Web Portal (SMSWP) at WE School PNS KARSAZ, Karachi (Jan-Aug 2018)
• Installation, Configuration and Commissioning of E-mail System at WE School PNS KARSAZ for training and education purposes & communication locally (Nov 2017-Aug 2018)
• Design & Development of WE School Online Examination System (OES-WES) at PNS KARSAZ (Jan-Aug 2018)
• Installation, Set to Work and Commissioning of CIWS Blk-1B VISTA Trainer at WE School PNS KARSAZ (Jan 2017-Aug 2018)
• Installation, Configuration and STW of HP G9 Servers and utilizing ESXi Hypervisor at Mini Data Center at WE School PNS KARSAZ for ensuring High Availability (Jan - Aug 2018)
• Installation, Configuration & Commissioning of VoIP Server/ System to be used for training/ education purposes at WE School PNS KARSAZ (Nov 2017-Aug 2018)
• Installation, Configuration and Commissioning of Integrated Library System (ILS) Koha at WE School and extending it to other libraries at PNS KARSAZ (Jul 2017 - Jul 2018).
• Installation, Configuration and Commissioning of Network Operation Center (NOC) through Dude NMS (an OSS) for network monitoring and Control of WE School Intranet at PNS KARSAZ. The same is being used for training/education purposes (Nov 2017 – Mar 2018)
• Design & Proof of Concept Installation of Digital Engine Order and Telegraph System onboard PN Gearing Class Destroyers (1997)
• Integration of various Crypto Devices (such as HC-265) with different radio transmission equipment for secure Data/ Voice communication (2001).
• Successful Transmission/ Retrieval of Ionospheric Data from SUPARCO for use by HFDF Stations (2001) 
International Journals

• Article titled "Practical Implementation and Analytical Evaluation of Ad-hoc Networking Projects to Build a MANET based Collaborative System" published in Ad Hoc & Sensors Wireless Networks (AHWSN) Journal (an ISI/Scopus indexed Journal with IF of 1.034) published by Old City Publishing Inc. USA. (02 Apr 2017)
• Article titled "Evaluation of OLSR Protocol Implementations using Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP)" published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications (IJACSA) an ISI/ ESXI indexed Journal published by Science and Information (SAI) Organization, UK. (Nov 2016)
• Article titled "Implementing Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) in Mobile Ad-hoc Network (MANET) - Analyzing its Features Regarding Efficiency and Security" published in IET Journal of Engineering (JOE) published by Institute of Engineering & Technology, UK (ISI/ ESCI Indexed). 2014.

Book Chapter

• Publication of book chapter titled “Application of Cyber Security in Emerging C4ISR Systems” in a book titled “Crisis Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications” published by IGI Global Publishers USA (2014)-DOI 10.4018/978-1-4666-4707-7.ch086 (Indexed in Scopus)
• Publication of book chapter titled “Application of Cyber Security in Emerging C4ISR Systems” in a book titled “Cyber Security Standards, Practices and Industrial Applications: Systems and Methodologies published by IGI Global Publishers USA (2012)-ISBN 978-1-60960-851-4, (Indexed in Scopus)
International Conference Papers
• Paper titled “Secure Geo-Sharing in Mobile Ad-hoc Networks” published in proceedings of IEEE CTS-2012 International Conference held at Westin Westminster Hotel Denver, Colorado, USA (21-25 May 2012) in IEEEXplore
• Paper titled “Implementing MANET for Trustworthy Collaboration using OSS and Android based COTS Devices” published in proceedings of IEEE CTS2016 International Conference held at Orlando, Florida, USA (31 Oct – 04 Nov 2016) in IEEEXplore

National Level Publications

• Paper titled “Role of Trainers & Simulators in Technical Training and Efficacy of CBTs as their Replacement in PN” presented and published in proceedings of Commander Karachi (COMKAR) Training Seminar 2018 held at PNEC, NUST, Karachi, Pakistan (25 May 2018)
• PhD Thesis titled "A Framework of an Ad-hoc, Secure Trustworthy (FAST) Command Control Communications Computer Intelligence (C4I) System using COTS and Open Source Software (OSS)" submitted to Department of Electronics & Power Engineering, NUST-PNEC as partial fulfillment of Degree of Doctors of Philosophy. (05 Sep 2017). 
Over 15 years of teaching and training experience at NUST-PNEC, SBTE affiliated Schools & other Pakistan Navy Units. The subjects are as under:

Research Methodologies
Computer Networks & Data Communication
Information Security
Computer Security
CompTIA IT Fundamentals Plus
CompTIA A+
CompTIA Network+
CompTIA Security+
CompTIA PenTest+
Communication & Electronic Warfare
Maintenance Management System (MMS)
Configuration Management
Basic Electrical Engineering
Integrated Logistics Support
CIWS Blk-1B Vista Trainer 
​​Over 12 years of industrial experience at PN Dockyard, Naval Precision Electronics Complex, Naval Configuration Management Authority, Maintenance of various Communication, Sensors and Fire Control Systems of UK's T-21 ships, US Gearing Class Destroyers, US Brookes/ Garcia class of ships etc.