I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. I work under the supervision of Prof. Wu-chun Feng as a member of the SyNeRGy lab.
I have been awarded a graduate research assistantship, sponsored by Juniper Networks, to study and develop communication models for next-generation networks. We are working towards developing abstractions for the data plane, which not only enable richer constructs (e.g., sessions, flows), but also facilitates innovation in communication methods (e.g., resilient communication, hybrid transport). We plan to derive an architecture from the model that characterizes the roles of the components in the network stack and defines the interfaces between the components. We also intend to implement a prototype framework that applications developers can use to build their software.
Kyung Hee University
During my masters at Kyung Hee University, South Korea, I developed and implemented a solution for (application layer) issues of intermittent connectivity for mobile/hand-held devices in wireless networks. This was achieved by developing a programming library which provided seamless transition between online server components and offline stubs to the client applications in the face of varying network conditions such as fluctuating network bandwidth and disconnections.
I also designed and developed a middleware architecture that extended Grid services to hand-held devices. The middleware addressed the issues of job delegation to selected services, support for offline processing and interaction with heterogeneous mobile devices. This was primarily achieved by outsourcing the resource intensive tasks from the mobile device to the middleware using the surrogate model.
National University of Sciences and Technology
I graduated with a Bachelors of Engineering, Software Engineering, from National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan in 2003 with a distinction and was awareded the Rector's Gold Medal for the best final year project.
As part of the final year project I designed, developed and implemented a distributed network analysis system for specialized analysis of ‘Voice over Internet Protocol’ (VoIP) traffic on a data network. Specialized analysis of SIP and H.323 standard was conducted by software developed in C using tools such as KDevelop and KDE/Qt for the Linux environment. The system is currently in use for monitoring, managing and authorizing service providers. (This project was developed under an agreement reached between NUST and Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL).