I am researching in the area of Network Management in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), specifically Fault Management and its related issues in WSN. My field of interest also includes Network Self-Organization and Clustering, Wireless Body Area Sensor Networks, Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud computing. My Ph.D. was funded by University of Malakand, under Faculty Development Program (FDP), sponsored by Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan.
I am the group-leader and focal person of Network Systems & Security Research Group (NSSRG), working under the umbrella of Department of CS&IT, University of Malakand. NSSRG prime objective is to provide a stimulating environment for networking and security research at CS&IT department.
Last, but not the least that recently I have been granted the status of HEC (Higher Education Commission of Pakistan) approved supervisor since Jan 2014 HEC Approved Supervisor List. Currently, I have eight MS/M.Phil and two Ph.D students in my supervision.
This webpage is just to give a brief detail of my teaching and research.
Figure 1. A Wireless Sensor Network, deployed in an atomic reactor for monitoring
Fault Management - For more than two-decade researchers in the area of WSNs has been focusing on solving the problems that sensor networks are facing in the development and deployment of the majority of applications. Various models and techniques have been developed in order to automate and assist in solving of different issues and related difficulties. Most of these solutions are adapted as Network Management strategies while designing applications for WSNs. In general, Network Management is a service that employs a variety of tools, applications, and devices to assist human in monitoring and maintaining networks. A generic Network Management Systems mainly consists of Configuration Management, Performance Management, Accounting Management, Security Management and Fault Management subsystems. In our research we concentrated on Fault Management and its related issues in WSNs. Because faults can cause downtime or unacceptable network degradation, therefore, fault management is the most widely implemented part of any NMS.