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 sixth 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.


Publications

  • Faraz Ahmed, Zubair Shafiq, Amir Khakpour, and Alex X. Liu.
     "Optimizing Internet Transit Routing for Content Delivery Networks".
      IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2018.

  • 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 Based on TCP Loss Ratio and Round Trip Time".
      IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2017.

  • 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".
      INFOCOM 2017, Altanta, Georgia. [PDF]

  • Faraz Ahmed, Zubair Shafiq, Amir Khakpour, and Alex X. Liu.
     "Optimizing Internet Transit Routing for Content Delivery Networks".
      ICNP 2016, Singapore. [PDF]

  • 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".
      INFOCOM 2016, San Francisco, California. [PDF]

  • Faraz Ahmed, Alex X. Liu, and Rong Jin.
     "Social Graph Publishing with Privacy Guarantees".
      ICDCS 2016, Nara, Japan. [PDF]

  • Faraz Ahmed, M. Zubair Shafiq, and Alex X. Liu.
     "The Internet is for Porn: Measurement and Analysis of Online Adult Traffic".
      ICDCS 2016, Nara, Japan. [PDF]

  • 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".
      SIGMETRICS 2015, Portland, Oregon. [Extended Abstract]

  • Faraz Ahmed and Muhammad Abulaish.
     "A Generic Statistical Approach for Spam Detection in Online Social Networks".
      Journal of Computer Communications (COMCOM) (Elsevier), Vol. 36, Issue 10, Pages 1120 - 1129, June 2013

  • Faraz Ahmed and Muhammad Abulaish.
     "Identification of Sybil Communities Generating Context-Aware Spam on Online Social Networks".
      APWeb 2013, Austraila. [PDF]

  • Faraz Ahmed and Muhammad Abulaish.
     "An MCL-Based Approach for Spam Profile Detection in Online Social Networks".
      TrustCom 2012, UK. [PDF]

  • M Zubair Rafique, Faraz Ahmed, Muhammad Khurram Khan, Muddassar Farooq.
     "Securing Smart Phones Against Malicious Exploits".
      INFORMATION-An International Interdisciplinary Journal, Vol. 15, Issue 2, Pages 903-922, Feb 2012

  • Faraz Ahmed, M. Zubair Rafique and Muhammad Abulaish.
     "A Data Mining Framework for Securing 3G Core Network from GTP Fuzzing Attacks".
      ICISS 2011, India. [PDF]

  • Faraz Ahmed, Farrukh Shahzad and Muddassar Farooq.
     "Using Computational Intelligence to Identify Performance Bottlenecks in a Computer System".
      PPSN 2010, Poland. [PDF]

  • Bilal Mehdi, Faraz Ahmed, Syed Ali Khayyam and Muddassar Farooq.
     "Towards a Theory of Generalizing System Call Representation For In-Execution Malware Detection".
      ICC 2010, South Africa. [PDF]

  • 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".
      AISec - CCS 2009, USA. [PDF]


  • 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, Spring 2017, Fall 2017.


    Professional Experience

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

    Akamai Technologies
    San Francisco, CA
    Summer 2017

    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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