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Syed Taha Ali
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS)
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
NUST Campus H-12, Islamabad
Tel: -
Email: taha.ali@seecs.edu.pk
Web: https://agrammaton.wordpress.com/

Specialization:
computer networks, network security, Internet-of-Things, digital currencies, secure elections

Education:
PhD. - Electrical Engineering - University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia - Australia - 2012

Research Experience

Research Projects Officer , Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

October 2011 - July 2012

Details: I worked on a project to ‘green’ residential WiFi networks. Typical home WiFi access point (AP) power usage can be reduced by as much as 40% if the radio is turned off during idle periods, leading to massive savings on a larger scale. We developed algorithms to strategically adjust the mode and transmit power of WiFi APs in response to user traffic. We showcased a working demo in June, 2012.
Postdoctoral Researcher , University of New South Wales

August 2012 - February 2013

Details: I researched security solutions for software-defined networks and body area networks.
Research Associate, Dept. of Computing Science , Newcastle University

March 2014 - February 2016

Details: I worked on multiple projects including end-to-end verifiable election systems, Bitcoin technology, and botnet command-&-control infrastructures.
Journal

(1.) S. T. Ali , M. Siddiqi, V. Sivaraman , "Secure Opportunistic Contextual Logging for Wearable Healthcare Sensing Devices", IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, Vol. 18 , No. 2, Apr, 2021. IF: 6.404
(2.) S. T. Ali , M. Siddiqi, V. Sivaraman , "Forensic Verification of Health Data from Wearable Devices using Anonymous Witnesses", IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Vol. preprint , No. preprint, Mar, 2020. IF: 9.515
(3.) Syed Taha Ali , Patrick McCorry, Peter Hyun-Jeen Lee, Feng Hao , "ZombieCoin 2.0: managing next-generation botnets using Bitcoin", International Journal of Information Security, Vol. , No. , PP. , Jan, 2017. IF: 1.915
(4.) Syed Taha Ali , Vijay Sivaraman, Sanjay Jha, Adam Radford , "A Survey of Securing Networks using Software Defined Networking", Transactions on Reliability, Vol. 64 , No. 3, PP. 1086, Oct, 2015. IF: 1.934
(5.) Syed Taha Ali , Vijay Sivaraman, John Matthews, Craig Russell, Syed Taha Ali, Arun Vishwanath , "Greening Residential Wi-Fi Networks under Centralized Control", Transactions on Mobile Computing, Vol. 14 , No. 3, PP. 552, Jan, 2015. IF: 2.543
(6.) Syed Taha Ali , Vijay Sivaraman, Diethelm Ostry, Gene Tsudik, Sanjay Jha , "Securing First-Hop Data Provenance for Bodyworn Devices Using Wireless Link Fingerprints", Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Vol. 9 , No. 12, PP. 2193, Jan, 2014. IF: 2.408
(7.) Syed Taha Ali , Vijay Sivaraman, Diethelm Ostry , "Eliminating Reconciliation Cost in Secret Key Generation for Body-Worn Health Monitoring Devices", Transactions on Mobile Computing, Vol. 13 , No. 12, PP. 2763, Jan, 2014. IF: 2.543
(8.) Syed Taha Ali , Vijay Sivaraman, Diethelm Ostry , "Authentication of lossy data in body-sensor networks for cloud-based healthcare monitoring", Future Generation Computer Systems, Vol. 35 , No. , PP. 80, Jan, 2014. IF: 2.786
(9.) Syed Taha Ali , Vijay Sivaraman, Diethelm Ostry , "Secure key loss recovery for network broadcast in single-hop wireless sensor networks", Ad hoc Networks, Vol. 8 , No. 6, PP. 668, Jan, 2010. IF: 1.53

Conference

(1.) Syed Taha Ali , Muhammad Siddiqi, Vijay Sivaraman , "Secure lightweight context-driven data logging for bodyworn sensing devices", Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Digital Forensic and Security (ISDFS), Jan, 2017, , Pakistan.
(2.) Syed Taha Ali , Patrick McCorry, Dylan Clarke , "Bitcoin: Perils of a P2P Decentalized Cryptocurrency", Proceedings of the Security Protocols Workshop, Jan, 2015, Cambridge , United Kingdom.
(3.) Syed Taha Ali , Patrick McCorry, Peter Hyun-Jeen Lee, Feng Hao , "ZombieCoin: Powering Next-Generation Botnets with Bitcoin", Proceedings of the Bitcoin Workshop, Financial Cryptography & Data Security, Jan, 2015, , Barbados.
(4.) Syed Taha Ali , Vijay Sivaraman, Diethelm Ostry , "Zero Reconciliation Secret Key Generation for Mobile Bodyworn Health Monitoring Devices", Proceedings of the WiSec (Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks), Jan, 2012, , United States.
(5.) Syed Taha Ali , Vijay Sivaraman, Diethelm Ostry , "Authentication of Lossy Data in Body Sensor Networks", Proceedings of the SECON (International Conference on Sensing, Communication and Networking), Jan, 2012, , South Korea.

Book/Chapter

(1.) [Chapter] Syed Taha Ali , Judy Murray , "Real-World Electronic Voting: Design, Analysis and Deployment /An Overview of End-to-end Verifiable Voting Systems", Saunders Saunders, ISBSN , Jan 2016.

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January 2003 - July 2005