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Dr. Adnan Ahmad
Assistant Professor,
Department of Computer Science
Official Email: adnanahmad@ciitlahore.edu.pk
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007 

Adnan Ahmad holds a BS(Hons) in Computer Science, MS in Computer Science, and a PhD in Information Technology. He has worked for five years in industry, getting hands on experience with cutting edge software and hardware technologies. His PhD, funded by National Science Foundation, USA, at Massey University, New Zealand, was on a formal model of distributed rights allocation in online social interaction. Currently, he is performing his duties as Assistant Professor at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.

Dr. Ahmad has published at well-known venues like Worldcomp, IFIP SEC, IAS, IAIT and Trustcom. He has also co-authored a book on socio-technical design (The Social Design of Technical Systems: Building technologies for communities, Aarhus, Denmark: The Interaction Design Foundation. ISBN: 978-87-92964-03-8, 2013). He is part of the reviewer committee of a number of international conferences and half a dozen international journals. His current research applies socio-technical design principles to computer security, and his other interests include crowd sourcing and distributed system.

Publications:
Books:
1. Brian Whitworth and Adnan Ahmad (2012), "The Social Design of Technical Systems: Building technologies for communities", published by: The Interaction Design Foundation, pp: 236, Standard: 978-87-92964-03-8   
Book Chapters:
1. Whitworth, B., & Ahmad, A. (2012), "Design Spaces", Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, edited by: M. Soegaard, & R. Dam, published by: The Interaction-Design.org Foundation, Denmark   
2. Whitworth, B., & Ahmad, A. (2012), "Online Rights", Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, edited by: M. Soegaard, & R. Dam, published by: The Interaction-Design.org Foundation, Denmark   
3. Whitworth, B., & Ahmad, A. (2012), "Socio-Technical System Design", Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, edited by: M. Soegaard, & R. Dam, published by: The Interaction-Design.org Foundation, Denmark   
4. Whitworth, B., & Ahmad, A. (2012), "The Evolution of Computing", Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, edited by: M. Soegaard, & R. Dam, published by: The Interaction-Design.org Foundation, Denmark   
5. Whitworth, B., & Ahmad, A. (2012), "The Future of Computing", Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, edited by: M. Soegaard, & R. Dam, published by: The Interaction-Design.org Foundation, Denmark   
Conference Papers:
1. Ahmad, A., Whitworth, B., & Janczewski, L. (2012) "A Framework of Rights Allocation in Online Social Networks", International Conference on Advances in Information Technology   
2. Whitworth, B., Janczewski, L., & Ahmad, A. (2012) "A Logic of Creation in Online Social Networks ", The 2012 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Applied Computing   
3. Ahmad, A., & Whitworth, B. (2012) "A Reduction Tree for Social Networks. ", 8th Annual IIMS Conference.   
4. Ahmad, A., & Whitworth, B. (2012) "Characteristics of an Access Control Model for Online Social Networks.", New Zealand Information Science Doctoral Conference   
5. Ahmad, A., & B. Whitworth (2012) "COAT: Collaborative Outgoing Anti-spamming technique", International Conference on Advances in Information Technology   
6. Ahmad, A., Whitworth, B., & Janczewski, L. (2012) "Dynamic Rights Reallocation in Social Networks", Human Factors in Information Security and Assurance, in International Information Security and Privacy Conference (IFIP SEC’12)   
7. Ahmad, A., & Whitworth, B. (2012) "Ethical Issues in Online Social Networks.", International Conference on Networks and Information   
8. Ahmad, A., & Whitworth, B. (2012) "Future Directions in Access Control for Online Social Networks", International Conference on Networks and Information   
9. Ahmad, A., Whitworth, B., & Janczewski, L. (2012) "More Choices, More Control: Extending Access Control by Meta-Rights Reallocation.", Trust, Security and Privacy in e-Government, e-Systems & Social Networking, in IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (TrustCom 2012)   
10. Ahmad, A., Noor, H., & Khan, N. (2011) "A Novel Video Coding Scheme for Lossy Networks with Scalable Bit-stream", International Conference on Visual Communication and Image Processing (VCIP 2011)   
11. Ahmad, A., & Whitworth, B. (2011) "Access Control Taxonomy for Social Networks", International Conference of Information Assurance and Security   
12. Ahmad, A., & Whitworth, B. (2011) "Addressing Technical Complexity in Social Networks", 7th Annual IIMS Conference   
13. Ahmad, A., & Whitworth, B. (2011) "Distributed Access Control for Social Networks", International Conference of Information Assurance and Security   
14. Ahmad, A., & Whitworth, B. (2011) "Towards an Access Control Model for Social Networks", New Zealand Information Science Doctoral Conference   
15. Ahmad, A., Hussnain, M., Nazir, A., Khan, N., & Masud, S. (2010) "Open Source Wavelet Based Video Conferencing System using SIP", International Conference on Information Society (I-Society 2010)   
Qualification:
PhD 2013
Massey University, New Zealand
MS 2009
LUMS, Pakistan
BCS (Hons.) 2005
Govt. College University, Lahore, Pakistan
Experience:
Assistant Professor Jul 2013 to Date
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
Research Associate 2007 to 2010
LUMS
Software Engineer 2005 to 2007
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