Category: Presentations and Seminars

Seminar: Cyber Security in Banking Sector

A seminar is organized on cyber security in banking sector. All graduate students of the department, specially the students of MS Cyber Security, are encouraged to attend.

Speaker: Mr. Zafar Mir
Date/Time: June 21, 2018 / 15:00 – 16:30
Venue: Z-Block Conference Room

Short Profile of the Speaker:

Zafar Mir
Regional Manager Information Security Risk, Leading Multinational Bank, UAE

Zafar is currently working as the Regional Manager Information Security Risk, in a leading multinational bank, covering 11 countries in MENA region. He has over eighteen (18) years of progressive in various information security risk domains. His area of expertise include risk assessment, risk governance, application security, infrastructure security, cyber security and threat and incident management.

Prior to joining the current job, Middle East, Zafar worked as a Senior Technology Specialist (Security) at one of the largest Canadian Telecommunication company, TELUS. He has also worked at some of the leading organizations including NCR Corporation (Teradata), COMSATS and ExoTech Consulting.

Zafar holds a post graduate degree in Information Security from University of Ontario Institute of Technology and another master’s degree in Control Systems Engineering. He also holds some of the leading information security certifications in the industry. Zafar enjoys travelling and meeting new people.

Synopsis presentations schedule and guidelines

All of those who want to present synopsis in SP18 are requested to please register yourself for the presentation. You can register by sending an email to with the following information ( registration should be done before 12 noon on April 10).

registration number,      name,     thesis topic,      supervisor name

Synopsis presentations will be starting on April 16, 2018. Schedule will be posted once the registration ends.

Please go through the following guidelines while selecting problem for your synopsis presentation. 

Problem statement should be clear and concise backed by latest reference (up to 4 years old). Problem statement may belong to one of the following cases.

1. The problem is new and has not been dealt by anyone before (The problem has not been dealt before. This claim will be verified by the committee by looking at the work in that particular domain. In this case a justification is needed for: a) for the problem itself that whatever you are presenting is the problem and needs to be solved. Moreover, what benefit is there for solving this problem (This would be the motivation)

2. The problem is not new and has been worked on by the community. In that case shortcomings in the existing work need to be identified. Moreover, what are the benefits by solving the issue (or why there is need to solve that particular issue)

3. The problem is not new and has been fully worked on. You want to reconsider the problem with a new approach (You basically want to improve some evaluation criteria). In this particular case, you need to identify the theoretical basis that you think will improve the identified parameter. What are the theoretical grounds upon which you think the parameter will be improved.

Schedule of External Presentations


The students who are cleared for final presentations are informed that presentations are scheduled to start at 09:30 am on
January 22, 2018. The presentations will be conducted in Z-block. You must come IN TIME and all prepared with the

1. One spiral binding copy of your final thesis.
2. Your own laptop
3. Your presentation copy in USB
3. You are NOT required to bring the “Final Approval Page”. I will make it available. This will be signed by the External
Examiner (its usually 4th page on your thesis)

Your supervisor might not be present in your presentation because that will be your day. You have done your work and you
know it the best – SO HAVE FULL CONFIDENCE in yourself and shine.

Best of luck.

Synopsis Presentations

Following is the schedule of synopsis presentations. Following are the names that were received when I asked for it at the beginning of the semester. If someone else wants to present he/she can contact me till tomorrow. Please note that if I have conveyed any observation to you regarding supervisor change or any other matter, that holds true.

Sr. # ID Name Date Time
1 FA16-R01-008 Zubair Khan Jan. 2, 2018 10:00 AM
2 FA16-R01-005 Sehrish Qummar Jan. 2, 2018 10:40 AM
3 FA16-R01-007 Um-e-Farwa Jan. 2, 2018 11:20 AM
4 SP15-R01-015 Mushtaq Ahmad Jan. 2, 2018 12:00 Noon
5 FA16-R01-003 JAFFAR HUSSAIN Jan. 3, 2018 10:00 AM
6 FA16-R01-009 Foqia Habib Jan. 3, 2018 10:40 AM
7 FA16-R01-021 Muhammad Shafiq Jan. 3, 2018 11:20 AM

Final Internal Presentations

Final Internal Presentations are scheduled as per following schedule. It is important to note that presentation will only be held if you have proof of paper submission from your thesis work.

Sr. # ID Name Date Time
1 SP15-R01-009 Syed Awais Kazmi 18-12-17 10:00 AM
2 SP15-R01-016 Hassan Asghar 18-12-17 10:40 AM
3 FA14-R01-013 Sami Ullah khan 18-12-17 11:20 AM
4 SP14-R01-009 Allah Noor 18-12-17 12:00 noon
5 Sp15-R01-017 Faiza Masood 19-12-17 10:00 AM
6 FA15-R01-004 Mulika Fatima 19-12-17 10:40 AM
7 Fa14-R01-017 Maryam Jadoon 19-12-17 11:20 AM
8 SP14-R01-007 Ibrar Hussain 19-12-17 12:00 noon
9 SP15-R01-018 Umar Islam 19-12-17 12:40 PM
10 FA14-R01-002 Hajra Qadir 20-12-17 10:00 AM
11 SP15-R01-002 Altaf Ur Rahman 20-12-17 10:40 AM
12 SP14-R01-018 Muhammad Siddique 20-12-17 11:20 AM
13 Fa15-r01-005 Owais Khan 20-12-17 12:00 noon

Participation in FIT

15th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT’17) will be held from December 18-20, 2017 at Islamabad. All those who are  interested to participate should email me till 23 Nov. 2017 before 12:00 noon. 8 students from MS (CS) and 7 from MS (Cyber Security) will be nominated. Nomination will be on FCFS basis.

Results for First Internal Presentations

Dear Students

Following are the results for first internal presentations. Please note that “cleared for next presentation” does not mean a clearance in the current shape and form of your work. Comments of the committee have been forwarded to your respective supervisors. You can collect the comments and start working on them. Moreover, please note that you will be eligible for final presentation ONLY IF YOU SPEND AT LEAST NINE HOURS A WEEK IN THE CAMPUS and show/discuss your work to/with the supervisor. Your supervisor will mark your attendance  and graduate office will collect attendance on weekly basis.

Sr. # ID Name Result
1 SP15-R01-009 Syed Awais Kazmi cleared for next presentation
2 SP15-R01-016 Hassan Asghar cleared for next presentation
3 FA14-R01-013 Sami Ullah khan cleared for next presentation
4 SP14-R01-009 Allah Noor cleared for next presentation
5 Sp15-R01-017 Faiza Masood cleared for next presentation
6 FA15-R01-004 Mulika Fatima cleared for next presentation
7 Fa14-R01-017 Maryam Jadoon cleared for next presentation
8 SP14-R01-007 Ibrar Hussain cleared for next presentation
9 SP15-R01-018 Umar Islam cleared for next presentation
10 FA14-R01-012 Seemal Zia to be evaluated in next semester
11 FA14-R01-002 Hajra Qadir cleared for next presentation
12 SP15-R01-002 Altaf Ur Rahman cleared for next presentation
13  FA15-R01-010 Sonia Sabir to be evaluated in next semester
14 SP14-R01-018 Muhammad Siddique decision in next presentation
15  FA14-R01-016 Dureshahwar to be evaluated in next semester
16 Fa15-r01-005 Owais Khan cleared for next presentation