During my time as a Research Fellow at CROW, I was involved with data provenance – particularly under the user centric security and privacy paradigm. Before joining the University of Waikato, I worked as a Senior Research Fellow at Edinburgh Napier University, where I worked on the RatTrap project, which was involved in designing a suite of preventive technologies to avoid online fraud -especially in the online affiliate marketing. I obtained my PhD in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London. I completed my MSc Information at the Royal Holloway, University of London in September 2007. I also have a MSc Computer Science from the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad and a BSc (Mathematics, Physics and Geography) from the University of the Punjab, Lahore.
My current research interests revolve around the user-centric applied security and privacy architectures, especially in the field of smart cards, and data provenance in a heterogeneous computing environment. In addition, I am also interested in smart card security, secure cryptographic protocol design and implementation, smartphone security, trusted platform architecture and trusted/secure execution environment. I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Assistant with the Information Security Group, Royal Holloway, University of London, and am involved with the research projects involving digital avionics and payment systems.