Faraz Ahmed


PhD Candidate
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1226
Office: 3210 Engineering Building
Email: farazah@msu.edu
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About me: I am a fifth year PhD student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University. My general research interests are Large Scale Data Analysis, Measurement, Modeling and Social Network Analysis. My PhD advisor is Dr. Alex X. Liu.


Research

  • Faraz Ahmed, Jeffrey Erman, Zihui Ge, Alex X. Liu, Jia Wang, and He Yan. "Monitoring Quality-of-Experience for Operational Cellular Networks Using Machine-to-Machine Traffic". 36th Annual IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM2017), Altanta, Georgia.

  • Faraz Ahmed, Zubair Shafiq, Amir Khakpour, and Alex X. Liu. "Optimizing Internet Transit Routing for Content Delivery Networks". 24th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP 2016), Singapore.

  • Faraz Ahmed, Jeffrey Erman, Zihui Ge, Alex X. Liu, Jia Wang, and He Yan. "Detecting and Localizing End-to-End Performance Degradation for Cellular Data Services". 35th Annual IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM2016), San Francisco, California.

  • Faraz Ahmed, Alex X. Liu, and Rong Jin. "Social Graph Publishing with Privacy Guarantees". 36th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS2016), Nara, Japan.

  • Faraz Ahmed, M. Zubair Shafiq, and Alex X. Liu. "The Internet is for Porn: Measurement and Analysis of Online Adult Traffic". 36th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS2016), Nara, Japan.

  • Faraz Ahmed, Jeffrey Erman, Zihui Ge, Alex X. Liu, Jia Wang, and He Yan. "Detecting and Localizing End-to-End Performance Degradation for Cellular Data Services". Proceedings of the the ACM International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems (SIGMETRICS2015), Portland, Oregon.(Extended Abstract)

  • Faraz Ahmed and Muhammad Abulaish, "Identification of Sybil Communities Generating Context-Aware Spam on Online Social Networks", 15th International Aisa-Pacific Web Conference (APWeb2013), Austraila.

  • Faraz Ahmed and Muhammad Abulaish, "An MCL-Based Approach for Spam Profile Detection in Online Social Networks", 11th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (TrustCom2012), UK.

  • Faraz Ahmed, M. Zubair Rafique and Muhammad Abulaish, "A Data Mining Framework for Securing 3G Core Network from GTP Fuzzing Attacks", 7th International Conference on Information Systems Security (ICISS2011), India.

  • Faraz Ahmed, Farrukh Shahzad and Muddassar Farooq, "Using Computational Intelligence to Identify Performance Bottlenecks in a Computer System", 11th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN2010), Poland.

  • Bilal Mehdi, Faraz Ahmed, Syed Ali Khayyam and Muddassar Farooq, "Towards a Theory of Generalizing System Call Representation For In-Execution Malware Detection", International Communications Conference (ICC2010), South Africa.

  • Faraz Ahmed, Haider Hameed , M. Zubair Shafiq and Muddassar Farooq, "Using Spatio-Temporal Information in API Calls with Machine Learning Algorithms for Malware Detection and Analysis", Workshop on Security and Artificial Intelligence, ACM Conference on Computer Communications Security (AISec - CCS2009), USA.


  • Teaching

    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    Michigan State University (MSU)
    East Lansing, Michigan
    August 2012 - Present
    Teaching Assistant:
    Computing Concepts and Competencies - CSE101 , Fall 2013.
    Introduction to Programming II - CSE232, Spring 2014.
    Object Oriented Software Development - CSE335, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016.


    Experience

    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    Michigan State University (MSU)
    East Lansing, Michigan
    August 2012 - Present

    IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
    Yorktown Heights, NY
    Summer 2015

    AT&T Labs - Research
    Bedminster, NJ
    Summer 2013 and Summer 2014

    Center of Excellence in Information Assurance (CoEIA)
    King Saud University (KSU)
    Riyadh, KSA
    Feb 2011 - July 2012
    Project: Internet Surveillance and Forensics

    Next Generation Intelligent Networks Research Center (nexGIN RC)
    National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (FAST-NUCES)
    Islamabad, Pakistan
    Jan 2008 - Aug 2010
    Project: An Artificial Immune System Based General Purpose Intrusion Detection System (AISGPIDS)
    Project: Intelligent Secure Kernel Framework for Mobile Computing Devices (ISKMCD)


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