Asad Malik

Asad Malik
National University of Sciences and Technology | NUST · Department of Computing

PhD

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Introduction
Dr. ASAD WAQAR MALIK is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computing (DOC), NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS). Besides, he is also working as Senior Lecturer at the Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology, University of Malaya, Malaysia. He finished his Ph.D. with majors in parallel and distributed simulation/systems from National University of Science and Technology - NUST, Pakistan in 2012. His primary area of interest includes distributed simulation, cloud/fog computing, and internet of things.
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March 2020 - present
National University of Sciences & Technology
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
February 2019 - March 2020
University of Malaya
Position
  • Senior Lecturer

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Publications (99)
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is a mesh network of interconnected objects with unique identifiers that can transmit data and communicate with one another without the need for human intervention. The IoT has brought the future closer to us. It has opened up new and vast domains for connecting not only people, but also all kinds of simple objects and...
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Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) play an important role in facilitating data collection in remote areas due to their remote mobility. The collected data require processing close to the end-user to support delay-sensitive applications. In this paper, we proposed a data collection scheme and scheduling framework for smart farms. We categorized the pro...
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With an ever-increasing number of connected devices on roads, it becomes unsustainable to provide nearby specialized execution resources (compute and storage) for servicing innovative applications. Moreover, the vehicular environment being inherently ad hoc and opportunistic, not to mention highly mobile, makes it unsuitable to use traditional clou...
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In developed countries like the USA, Germany, and the UK, the security forces used highly sophisticated equipment, fast vehicles, drones, and helicopters to catch offenders' vehicles. Whereas, in developing countries with limited resources such schemes cannot be utilized due to management cost and other constraints. In this paper, we proposed a fra...
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Background Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in many countries. Physicians often diagnose cardiovascular disease based on current clinical tests and previous experience of diagnosing patients with similar symptoms. Patients who suffer from heart disease require quick diagnosis, early treatment and constant observations. To addres...
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Smart cities play a vital role to develop a sustainable infrastructure with efficient management of the Internet of things devices. The infrastructure is used to support various applications for smart hospitals, smart factories, and intelligent transportation systems. With the extensive deployment of Internet of things devices, unprecedented growth...
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The industrial internet of things (IIoT) has emerged as an essential paradigm to enhance industrial operations and productivity through efficient utilization of available resources. The paradigm allows industrial devices to share computing resources based on locality constraints to support innovative services. In this paper, we propose a trusted mu...
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Increased usage and non-efficient management of limited resources has created the risk of water resource scarcity. Due to climate change, urbanization, and lack of effective water resource management, countries like Pakistan are facing difficulties coping with the increasing water demand. Rapid urbanization and non-resilient infrastructures are the...
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Fog computing has proved its importance over legacy cloud architectures for computation, storage, and communication where edge devices are used to facilitate the delay-sensitive applications. The inception of fog nodes has brought computing intelligence close to the end-devices. Many fog computing frameworks have been proposed where edge devices ar...
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The recent development of deep neural networks attempts to go deeper through the layered architecture to solve complex problems. As expected, the deepening impacts the processing times for inferences in tasks like object classification and localization. This demands solutions for balancing computational resource requirements and extend the versatil...
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National economy and growth rely heavily on electricity but rapid urbanization, expeditious industrialization and increased domestic use due to population growth are among the reasons for the severe energy crisis in developing countries. The extended demand-supply gaps, depleting reservoirs of fossil fuel, and the environmental hazards altogether i...
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Collaborative robots are an emerging area where robots share resources among each other for mutual benefit. They are particularly becoming popular in a modern industrial environment, primarily to improve production efficiency. This often involves some sort of decision making at the robots. Traditionally, the robots are connected to the cloud infras...
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Vehicular ad hoc networks have enabled applications for real-time data sharing such as safety and infotainment services in smart cities. Notably, with the widespread adoption of the internet of things (IoT), the back-end networks are not designed to carry large amounts of data as it leads up to network congestion and consumes a significant amount o...
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Streaming large amounts of data to cloud data centers cause network congestion resulting in high network and energy consumption. The concept of fog computing is introduced to reduce workload from backbone networks and support delay-sensitive Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The concept places compute, storage, and network services closer to t...
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Streaming large amounts of data to cloud data centers cause network congestion resulting in high network and energy consumption. The concept of fog computing is introduced to reduce workload from backbone networks and support delay-sensitive Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The concept places compute, storage, and network services closer to t...
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Recent advancement in communication among smart devices, vehicular fog computing introduces new dimensions for delay-sensitive applications. The traditional computing paradigm to install edge locations is no longer viable due to incurred latency while decision making, especially in delay-sensitive applications. In this paper, we propose a vehicle-t...
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Research in Software Defined Networks (SDN) has gained momentum in recent years. SDNs are getting mature, however, there are still many research challenges that need to be considered before SDN become ubiquitous. The adaptation of the technology brings immediate focus to its security aspects. The centralized nature of the SDN makes it prone to many...
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With population growth, the demand for vehicles has increased tremendously, which has created an alarming situation in terms of traffic hazards and road accidents. The road accidents percentage is growing exponentially and so are the fatalities caused due to accidents. However, the primary cause of the increased rate of fatalities is due to the del...
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Evolution of wireless cellular technology from 3G to 4G is expected because of the growing demand for quality service. Considering rapid increase in the development of technologies, a new technology known as 5G has been introduced that addresses the limitations of existing 4G technology. In this article, the evolution of 5G, its architecture, emerg...
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Outbreaks can overwhelm fragile health systems that lack the tools, infrastructure, policies, and systems to keep communities healthy and safe. Timely detection, preparedness, and appropriate response are essential for limiting both the loss of human life and social economic disaster due to disease outbreaks. Countries must build effective and sust...
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Processing data at the cloud, generated from millions of IoT devices is not beneficial in terms of energy and communication cost. Many researchers have proposed several techniques to utilize cloud resources efficiently; however, the processing of massive data at the cloud not only consumes network resources such as network bandwidth but also affect...
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With the widespread adoption of the internet of things (IoT) technologies towards building a smart city, connected devices often offload computation tasks to nearby edge locations (base stations) to reduce overall computation and network delay. However, serving an ever-increasing number of end devices at these traditional edge locations is becoming...
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Since the inception of smart cities, vehicular networks has introduced new dimensions for delay-sensitive applications. The use of backend cloud data centers is no longer a viable solution due to incurred latency. Thus, to support such applications, computing devices are placed at edge locations to reduce communication delay improving the quality o...
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The number of vehicles on the roads has increased proportionally over the last couple of years and this number is likely to rise due to the increase in population growth and the number of vehicles that are manufacturing every day. This high traffic density leads to several problems, from which effectively disseminating the emergency messages is a m...
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Advancement of technology has enabled access to innovative applications for connected devices. To handle growing computation requirements, the backend cloud data centers become an inefficient solution due to the caused network overhead. This is generally alleviated using edge locations deployed to meet the increasing computing demands. This work pr...
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The increasing trend of global IP traffic is mainly driven by high-definition video services and cloud computing and storage. Moreover, to maintain a high quality of service in content delivery networking, data are geographically replicated in data centers distributed within network topologies. Thus, data centers are an emerging scenario for resear...
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The concept of smart farming has led to the use of technology to enhance agricultural productivity. With access to low-cost sensors and management systems, more farmers are adopting this technology to achieve sustainable growth. However, in literature, there are no simulation platforms to help researchers and users understand sensor deployment, and...
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The application of cloud computing has diversified with the adoption of Internet of Things (IoTs) and edge computing. However, it has increased the uncertainty of workload demand; thus, the efficient utilization of cloud computing resources become more challenging. Traditionally, dynamic consolidation of workload inside cloud data centers relies on...
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Increase of the computing power on handheld devices has made these devices attractive for many applications including simulation systems. There are Parallel Discrete-Event Simulation (PDES) frameworks exists but most of these are designed for cluster systems, not suitable for battery operated devices. In this paper, the well- known Rensselaer’s Opt...
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The rapid increase of the computing power on embedded and handheld devices has made these devices attractive for many applications including simulation systems. There are a number of Parallel Discrete Event Simulation (PDES) frameworks that exists but most of these are designed for traditional cluster systems and are not suitable for battery operat...
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Smart cities are based on connected devices generating large quantities of data every instant. This data can be stored at a nearby edge location for initial processing but later sending it to the backend data centers for storage and further analysis consumes considerable network bandwidth. In this paper, we propose a large-scale data migration fram...
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Congestion in vehicular ad hoc networks affects the performance of delay-sensitive applications when exchanging emergency or general information sharing messages. In particular, during emergencies on roads like road accidents and security warnings demand high reliability and low latency. However, in traditional solutions, such messages use the same...
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Existing simulators are designed to simulate a few thousand nodes due to the tight integration of modules. Thus, with limited simulator scalability, researchers/developers are unable to simulate protocols and algorithms in detail, although cloud simulators provide geographically distributed data centers environment but lack the support for executio...
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Smart cities and the Internet of Things have enabled the integration of communicating devices for efficient decision making. Notably, traffic congestion is one major problem faced by daily commuters in urban cities. In developed countries, specialized sensors are deployed to gather traffic information to predict traffic patterns. Any traffic update...
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Cloud is a multi-tenant paradigm providing resources as a service. With its easily available computing infrastructure, researchers are adopting cloud for experimental purposes. However, using the platform efficiently for parallel and distributed simulations comes with new challenges. One such challenge is that the simulations comprise logical proce...
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Cloud adoption has significantly increased using the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) paradigm, in order to meet the growing demands of computing, storage, and networking, in small as well as large enterprises. Different vendors provide their customized solutions for OpenStack deployment on bare metal or virtual infrastructure. Among these many a...
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Mobile computing has emerged as a pervasive technology that empowers its users with portable computation and context-aware communication. Smart systems and infrastructures can exploit portable and context-aware computing technologies to provide any time, any place digitized services on the go. Despite the offered benefits, such as portability, cont...
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Parallel discrete event simulation frameworks have been widely used to analyze the performance of traditional applications under different scenarios. The existing frameworks are designed to work on a cluster and cloud-based computing environments. With the current advances in the internet of things, there is a strong need to revamp such traditional...
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The notion of surgical robotics is actively being extended to enable telesurgery, where both the surgeon and patient are remotely located and connected via a public network, which leads to many security risks. Being a safety-critical application, it is highly important to make telesurgery robust and secure against active and passive attacks. In thi...
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With the advancement in communication technologies, Internet of vehicles presents a new set of opportunities to efficiently manage transportation problems using vehicle-to-vehicle communication. However, high mobility in vehicular networks causes frequent changes in network topology, which leads to network instability. This frequently results in em...
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With the ever increasing cases of cyber data breaches, the manual process of sifting through tons of security logs to investigate cyber-attacks is error-prone and time-consuming. Signature-based deep search solutions only give accurate results if the threat artifacts are precisely provided. With the burgeoning variety of sophisticated cyber threats...
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The discipline of component-based modeling and simulation offers promising gains in reducing cost, time, and the complexity of model development, through the (re)use of modular components. Model driven development suggests: (i) the realization of a complex system using a conceptual model; (ii) its automatic transformation into an executable form us...
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Smart cities are envisioned to facilitate the well being of the society through efficient management of the Internet of Things resources and the data produced by these resources. However, the enormous number of such devices would result in unprecedented growth in data, creating capacity issues related to acquisition, transfer from one location to a...
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Storing and processing of large DNA sequences has always been a major problem due to increasing volume of DNA sequence data. However, a number of solutions have been proposed but they require significant computation and memory. Therefore, an efficient storage and pattern matching solution is required for DNA sequencing data. Bloom filters (BFs) rep...
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The inception of the smart cities concept provides a compelling platform to support innovative applications. It provides distinctive view of cities, where mobile devices, pedestrians, and electronic gadgets can communicate with each other to build an effective urban environment to further improve the living standards. Similarly, the role of the Int...
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With the advancement in technology and inception of smart vehicles and smart cities, every vehicle can communicate with the other vehicles either directly or through ad-hoc networks. Therefore, such platforms can be utilized to disseminate time-critical information. However, in an ad-hoc situation, information coverage can be restricted in situatio...
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Vehicular cloud is getting significant research attention due to the technological advancements in smart vehicles. In near future, vehicles are envisioned to become part of a grid network providing cloud services, such as computing, storage, network, and application as a service. Vehicular cloud computing is an emerging area, designed to support de...