Dr. Asad Arfeen

 

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Dr. Asad Arfeen

Assistant Professor & Director IT NED University

Scientific Director National Centre for Cyber Security (Planning Commission of Pakistan)

HEC Approved PhD Supervisor

Advisor to the Inspector General of Police, IGP Sindh

Member Sindh IT Board

Email: arfeen@neduet.edu.pk

Phone: 0092-21-99261261, ext:2243

 

Doctoral Dissertation

 

Title: Contributions to Modelling of Internet Traffic by Fractal Renewal Processes

(Developed simple and analytically tractable models for high volume teletraffic data belonging to access and backbone networks. The models can be used for performance evaluation studies of telecommunication networks as well as modelling real teletraffic data at packet, flow and session levels in access and backbone core networks).

Supervisor: Emeritus Professor Dr. Krys Pawlikowski ( http://www.cosc.canterbury.ac.nz/krys.pawlikowski/ )

                     (Alexandar von Humboldt Fellow)

Scholarship: Awarded  PlanetLab New Zealand Doctoral Fellowship under Kiwi Advanced Research and Education Network (KAREN) / REANNZ

Committee: Professor Franco Davoli (Telecommunication Networks and Telematics Laboratory, University of Genoa, Italy), Emeritus Professor Richard Harris (School of Engineering & Advanced Technology, Massey University New Zealand), Emeritus Professor Krys Pawlikowski (Networks Research Group, University of Canterbury)

PhD thesis: https://ir.canterbury.ac.nz/handle/10092/10194

Academic Qualifications

2010-2014: Ph.D. ,Internet Traffic Modelling, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

2007: M.Engg., Computer Engineering, N.E.D University of Engineering & Technology.

2003: B.Engg., Computer Engineering, N.E.D University of Engineering & Technology.

Research Grants

2018: Won Planning Comission's grant on National Centre of Cyber Security. Amount= 118 million PKR. Role=Principal Investigator of four domain security lab (End Point Protection, Internet Security, Digital Forensics, Quantum Technology)

2016: Won competitive NRPU research grant. Amount= 8.2 million PKR on project "Stochastic Modelling and Realtime Estimation of Internet Traffic in Access and Core Networks. Role=Principal Investigator

2014: Royal New Zealand Navy's project “Quality of Experience based Traffic Optimization for Satellite IP Network of Royal New Zealand Navy”. Amount=50K NZD, Role= Principal Investigator

 

Research Interests

  • Internet Engineering & Security
  • Stochastic Processes in Computer Networks
  • Fractal Renewal Processes and their Applications
  • Sequential Analysis of Long Range Dependence in Internet Traffic
  • Simulation of Rare events
  • Queueing theory for Performance Evaluation of Computer Networks

 

PhD/MS Students

  • Mr. Haris Rais (HOD Wateen Telecom South Region) - PhD student -Research - Topic: Internet Traffic Modelling and Optimization
  • Ms. Sumayya Zafar (Assistant Prof, CIS, NED) - PhD student  - Topic: Sequential Analysis of LRD/Fractal Processes
  • Mr. Syed Muhammad Sheraz (IT Manager, HPCC, NED) - PhD student - Topic: Energy Efficiency in Access and Backbone Core Networks
  • Ms. Sabra Ayub - MS thesis student (NRPU MS Scholarship awardee) - Topic: Internet Traffic Archiving, Indexing and Time series based Analysis

 

International Professional Awards

2013: International Teletraffic Congress Travel award.

2012: Australasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Congress Travel award.

2011: PlanetLab New Zealand research award.

2010: (I) G.B. Battersby Trimble award for advancement of computing in New Zealand, (II) Planetlab New Zealand travel award for research visits at TU Berlin Germany, Imperial College London and University of Waikato, New Zealand.

 

Professional Experience in New Zealand

 

2014: Research Assistant (postdoc)/PI at Wireless Research Centre, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Project: “Quality of Experience based Traffic Optimization for Satellite IP Network of Royal New Zealand Navy”.

2010-2013: Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant for various courses and projects at ECE and CS departments of University of Canterbury, New Zealand

 

Professional Experience at NED University of Engineering & Technology

2018-till date: Director IT (additional charge)

2009-till date: Assistant Professor, Computer & Information Systems Engineering.

2004-2009: Lecturer, Department of Computer & Information Systems Engineering.

 

 

 

Research Publications

Journal article(s)

1. Asad Arfeen, Krzysztof Pawlikowski, Don McNickle, Andreas Willig,"The Role of the Weibull Distribution in Modelling Traffic in Internet Access and Backbone Core Networks", Elsevier Journal of Networks and Computer Applications, (accepted 6 May 2019) in press(Q1, Impact Factor=3.991)

2.. Asad Arfeen, Krzysztof Pawlikowski, Don McNickle, Andreas Willig,"Global and Local Scaling Analysis of Link Streams in Access and Backbone Core Networks", Elsevier Computer Networks, volume 149February 2019, Pages 154-172  (Q1, Impact Factor=2.589)

3. Asad Arfeen, Krzysztof Pawlikowski, Don McNickle, Andreas Willig,Internet Traffic Modeling : From Superposition to Scaling”, IET Networks Journal,Special Issue on “Teletraffic Engineering in Communications Systems”, 2014. (SNIP: 1.094 SJR: 0.355)

 4. Saeeda Kanwal, Muhammad Khurram, Muhammad Asad Arfeen, Jie Li, "INTELLIGENT CROWD ANALYSIS BY DETECTING AND COUNTING PEOPLE IN DENSELY CROWDED AERIAL IMAGES", NED Journal of Research Thematic Issue on Advances in Image and Video Processing 2018

 

International Conference Publications

  1. Muhammad Asad Arfeen, Krzysztof Pawlikowski, Don McNickle, Andreas Willig,Fractal Renewal Process based Analysis of Emerging Network Traffic in Access Networks”, International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ITNAC 2016), Dunedin, New Zealand.

  2. Harris Rais, Muhammad Asad Arfeen, “Evolving Internet Traffic Trend in Pakistan”, Proceedings of the 1st International Electrical Engineering Congress, May 2016, Karachi, Pakistan.

  3. Muhammad Asad Arfeen, Krzysztof Pawlikowski, Don McNickle, Andreas Willig,The Role of the Weibull Distribution in Internet Traffic Modeling”, 25th InternationalTeletraffic Congress (ITC 2013), Shanghai, China. (15-20% acceptance rate)

  4. Muhammad Asad Arfeen, Krzysztof Pawlikowski, Don McNickle, Andreas Willig,Scaling Analysis of the Internet Traffic Structural Dynamics”, Australasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ATNAC 2013), Christchurch, New Zealand.

  5. Muhammad Asad Arfeen, Krzysztof Pawlikowski, Don McNickle, Andreas Willig,Towards a Combined Traffic Modeling Framework for Access and Core Networks”,Australasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ATNAC2012), Brisbane, Australia.

  6. Muhammad Asad Arfeen, Krzysztof Pawlikowski, Andreas Willig, “A Frameworkfor Resource Allocation Strategies in Cloud Computing Environment”, Proceedings of 35th IEEE Computer Software & Applications Conference Workshops (COMPSACW 2011), Munich, Germany.

 

 

Industry/Community Engagements

 

2019: Advisor to the Inspector General of Police, IGP Sindh

2019: Collaboration with Securiti.AI, CDC House, Transworld and Bank Alfalah in various project.