Adnan Akhunzada

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Staff Details

Telephone Number: 
+264 61 207 2470
Email: 
aadnan [at] nust [dot] na
Office Location: 
Polyheights
Qualification: 
PhD (Network Security), University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ,MS (Information Security), National University of Science & Technology (NUST), Pakistan. B S With Distinction (Computer Science), Gomal University, Pakistan. Post Graduate Teaching in Higher Education Practice (PGCHEP), University of Bradford, UK.
Selected Publications: 

ISI Indexed High Impact Factor Research Journal Publications

  1. Akhunzada, Adnan, Khurram Khan, Muhammad. “Towards Secure Software Defined Vehicular Networks: Taxonomy, Requirements, and Open Issues", IEEE Communication Magazine, 13-Feb-2017 (ISI indexed, Q1, Impact Factor(IF) 10.43).
  2. Alam, Quratulain, Saif UR Malik, Adnan Akhunzada, Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, Saher Tabbasum, and Masoom Alam. "A Cross Tenant Access Control (CTAC) Model for Cloud Computing: Formal Specification and Verification." IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security 12, no. 6 (2017): 1259-1268, (ISI indexed, Q1, Impact Factor, 5.843).
  3. Akhunzada, Adnan, Ejaz Ahmed, Abdullah Gani, Muhammad Khurram Khan, Muhammad Imran, Sghaier Guizani. "Securing software defined networks: taxonomy, requirements, and open issues." IEEE Communication Magazine, (ISI indexed, Q1, Impact Factor 10.43).
  4. Tanveer Khan, Masoom Alam, Adnan Akhunzada, Ali Hur, Muhammad Asif, Muhammad Khurram Khan “Towards Augmented Proactive Cyber Threat Intelligence", Accepted for publication in Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, October 2018 (ISI indexed, Q1, Impact Factor(IF) 1.815)
  5. Akhunzada, Adnan, Abdullah Gani, Nor Badrul Anuar, Ahmed Abdelaziz, Muhammad Khurram Khan, Amir Hayat, and Samee U. Khan. "Secure and dependable software defined networks." Journal of Network and Computer Applications 61 (2016): 199-221.  (ISI indexed, Q1, IF, 3.991)).
  6. Akhunzada, Adnan, Mehdi Sookhak, Nor Badrul Anuar, Abdullah Gani, Ejaz Ahmed, Muhammad Shiraz, Steven Furnell, Amir Hayat, and Muhammad Khurram Khan. "Man-At-The-End attacks: Analysis, taxonomy, human aspects, motivation and future directions." Journal of Network and Computer Applications 48 (2015): 44-57., (ISI indexed, Q1, Impact Factor (IF), 3.991)).
  7. Alam, Quratulain, Saher Tabbasum, Saif UR Malik, Masoom Alam, Tamleek Ali, Adnan Akhunzada, Samee U. Khan, Athanasios V. Vasilakos, and Rajkumar Buyya. "Formal Verification of the xDAuth Protocol." IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security 11, no. 9 (2016): 1956-1969. (ISI indexed, Q1, Impact Factor, 5.843).
  8. Ahmed, Ejaz, Adnan Akhunzada, Md Whaiduzzaman, Abdullah Gani, Siti Hafizah Ab Hamid, and Rajkumar Buyya. "Network-centric performance analysis of runtime application migration in mobile cloud computing." Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory 50 (2015): 42-56. (ISI indexed, Q2, IF, 2.092).
  9. Sookhak, Mehdi, Adnan Akhundzada, Alireza Sookhak, Mohammadreza Eslaminejad, Abdullah Gani, Muhammad Khurram Khan, Xiong Li, and Xiaomin Wang. "Geographic wormhole detection in wireless sensor networks." PloS one 10, no. 1 (2015): e0115324. (ISI indexed, Q1, Impact Factor, 3.73)
  10. Sookhak, Mehdi, Abdullah Gani, Hamid Talebian, Adnan Akhunzada, Samee U. Khan, Rajkumar Buyya, and Albert Y. Zomaya. "Remote data auditing in cloud computing environments: a survey, taxonomy, and open issues." ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR) 47, no. 4 (2015): 65. ", (ISI indexed, Q1, Impact Factor, 6.74)
  11. Alam, Khubaib Amjad, Rodina Ahmad, Adnan Akhunzada, Mohd Hairul Nizam Md Nasir, and Samee U. Khan. "Impact analysis and change propagation in service-oriented enterprises: A systematic review." Information Systems 54 (2015): 43-73, (ISI indexed, Q1, IF 2.6)
  12. Sookhak, Mehdi, Adnan Akhunzada, Abdullah Gani, Muhammad Khurram Khan, and Nor Badrul Anuar. "Towards dynamic remote data auditing in computational clouds.", The Scientific World Journal 2014 (2014) (ISI indexed Journal IF - 1.7).
  13. Khan, Saif Ur Rehman, Sai Peck Lee, Raja Wasim Ahmad, Adnan Akhunzada, and Victor Chang. "A survey on Test Suite Reduction frameworks and tools." International Journal of Information Management 36, no. 6 (2016): 963-975, (ISI indexed, Q1, Impact Factor- 2.6).
  14. Alam, Khubaib Amjad, Victor Chang, Rodina Ahmad, Muzammil Tahir, Adnan Akhunzada, and Athanasios V. Vasilakos. "Clustering and Classification techniques for Web service discovery: A Systematic Review." International Journal of Information Management (2016), (ISI indexed, Q1, Journal IF - 2.6).
  15. "Nazir, Anam, Alam, Masoom, Malik, Saif U. R, Akhunzada, Adnan, Cheema, Muhammad Nadeem, Khan, Muhammad Khurram, Ziang, Yang, Khan, Tanveer, Khan, Abid", "A high-level domain-specific language for SIEM (design, development and formal verification)", Journal of Cluster Computing, (ISI Indexed, Q2, Impact Factor, 1.51)
  16. Alam, Masoom, Asif Ihsan, Muazzam A. Khan, Qaisar Javaid, Abid Khan, Jawad Manzoor, Adnan Akhundzada, M. Khurram Khan, and Sajid Farooq. "Optimizing SIEM Throughput on the Cloud Using Parallelization." PloS one 11, no. 11 (2016): e0162746, (ISI Indexed, Q1, Impact Factor, 3.73)
  17. Liaqat, Misbah, Abdullah Gani, Mohammad Hossein Anisi, Siti Hafizah Ab Hamid, Adnan Akhunzada, Muhammad Khurram Khan, and Rana Liaqat Ali. "Distance-Based and Low Energy Adaptive Clustering Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks." PloS one 11, no. 9 (2016): e0161340, (ISI Indexed, Q1, Impact Factor-3.73)
  18. Abdelaziz, Ahmed, Tan Fong Ang, Mehdi Sookhak, Suleman Khan, Athanasios Vasilakos, Chee Sun Liew, and Adnan Akhunzada. "Survey on Network Virtualization Using OpenFlow: Taxonomy, Opportunities, and Open Issues." KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems 10, no. 10 (2016): 4902-4932. (ISI Indexed, Impact Factor - 0.56).
  19. Ahmed Abdelaziz, Adnan Akhunzada, et al. Distributed Controller Clustering in Software Defined Networks, PloS one, March. 2017 (ISI Indexed, Q1, Impact Factor-3.73).
  20. Alam, Masoom, Adnan Akhunzada, “A Novel Internet of Things-centric Framework to Mine Malicious Frequent Patterns,” 2017 IEEE Access (ISI Indexed, Q2, Impact Factor-3.23)
  21. Alam, Masoom, Adnan Akhunzada, “Formal Modelling and Verification of Security Controls for Multimedia Systems in the Cloud",” Accepted for publication, 2017, Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications (ISI Indexed, Impact Factor-1.23)
  22. Iyad Aqra, Adnan Akhunzada, et al. “A Novel Association Rule Mining Approach Using TID Intermediate Itemset”, PloS one, March. 2017 (ISI Indexed, Q1, Impact Factor-3.73).
  23. Shahid Hussain, Adnan Akhunzada, et al. “Implications of Deep Learning for the Automation of Design Patterns Organization”, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, June. 2017 (ISI Indexed, Q1, Impact Factor-1.92).
  24. Atique Zaffar, Adnan Akhunzada, “Taxonomy of Factors Causing Integration Failure during Global Software Development”, 2017 IEEE Access (ISI Indexed, Q1, Impact Factor-3.23)
  25. Ihsan Ali, Adnan Akhunzada, A Novel Data Segregation and Classification Technique to Reduce Power Consumption in Wireless Body Area Networks, 2017, IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine (ISI Indexed, Q3, Impact Factor-1.02)
  26. Aqeb Yahya, Saif ul Islam, Adnan Akhunzada, “Towards Efficient Sink Mobility in Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks”, Energies (ISI indexed, Q1, IF 2.67))
  27. Sidra Aslam, Saif ul Islam, Abid Khan, Mansoor Ahmed, Akhunzada, Adnan, Muhammad Khurram Khan," Information collection centric techniques for cloud resource management: Taxonomy, analysis and challenges." Journal of Network and Computer Applications 61 (2016): 199-221.  (ISI indexed, Q1, IF 3.99)).
  28. Zulfiqar Ali, Shagufta Henna, Saif ul Islam, Akhunzada, Adnan, "Understanding propagation path delay using 3D scattered model in LoRaWAN" Journal of Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks (2017). (ISI indexed, IF 1.034)).
  29. Hassan Ali Khattak, Ihsan Ali, Adnan Akhunzada, Abdullah Gani, “Social Internet of Vehicles: Complexity, Adaptivity, Issues and Beyond”, 2018, Accepted for publication in IEEE Access (ISI Indexed, Q1, Impact Factor-3.23).
  30. Syed Rooh Ullah Jan, Mian Ahmad Jan, Izaz Ur Rahman, Adnan Akhunzada “A Comprehensive Analysis of Congestion Control Protocols in Wireless Sensor Networks”, Journal of Mobile Networks and Applications (2017). (ISI Indexed, Q1, Impact Factor- 3.25).
  31. Said Bakhshad, Rafidah MD Noor, Akhunzada, Adnan, " A Dynamic Replication Aware Load Balanced Scheduling for Data Grids in Distributed Environments of Internet of Things" Journal of Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks (2017). (ISI indexed, IF 1.034)).
  32. Ghufran Ahmed, Saif ul Islam, Maham Shahid, Adnan Akhunzada, “Rigorous Analysis and Evaluation of Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) for Mobile Multimedia Healthcare”, 2018 IEEE Access (ISI Indexed, Q1, Impact Factor-3.23).
  33. Samiya Zubaira, Adeel Anjuma, Adnan Akhunzada, “An Efficient Approach for Publishing Microdata for Multiple Sensitive Attributes”, 2017, Accepted for publication in IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine (ISI Indexed, Q3, Impact Factor-1.02).
  34. Farhana Jabeen, Adnan Akhunzada, “Trust and Reputation Management in Healthcare Systems: Taxonomy, Requirements and Open Issues” Accepted for publication, 2018 IEEE Access (ISI Indexed, Q1, Impact Factor-3.23).
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