Dr Rizwan Asghar

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Senior Lecturer


Muhammad Rizwan Asghar is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Auckland in New Zealand. Previously, he was a Post-Doctoral Researcher at international research institutes including CISPA at Saarland University in Germany and CREATE-NET in Trento Italy, where he also served as a Researcher.

He received his Ph.D. degree in ICT (Security and Privacy) from the University of Trento, Italy in 2013. As a part of his Ph.D. programme, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI), California, USA. He obtained his M.Sc. degree in Information Security Technology from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), The Netherlands in 2009.

Research | Current

Access Control, Applied Cryptography, Security, Privacy, Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems.

Teaching | Current

COMPSCI 702 - Security for Smart-Devices [Course Coordinator]

COMPSCI 726 - Network Defence and Countermeasures [Course Coordinator]

Areas of expertise

Access Control, Applied Cryptography, Security, Privacy, Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Zeidler, C., & Asghar, M. R. (2018). AuthStore: Password-Based Authentication and Encrypted Data Storage in Untrusted Environments. Proceedings - 17th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications and 12th IEEE International Conference on Big Data Science and Engineering, Trustcom/BigDataSE 2018, 996-1001. 10.1109/TrustCom/BigDataSE.2018.00140
  • Asghar, M. R., Backes, M., & Simeonovski, M. (2018). PRIMA: Privacy-Preserving Identity and Access Management at Internet-Scale. IEEE International Conference on Communications, 2018-May.10.1109/ICC.2018.8422732
  • Hu, Q., Asghar, M. R., & Brownlee, N. (2018). Measuring IPv6 DNS reconnaissance attacks and preventing them using DNS guard. Proceedings - 48th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, DSN 2018. 10.1109/DSN.2018.00045
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nevil Brownlee
  • Wang, S., Chandrasekharan, S., Gomez, K., Kandeepan, S., Al-Hourani, A., Asghar, M. R., ... Zanna, P. (2018). SECOD: SDN sEcure control and data plane algorithm for detecting and defending against DoS attacks. IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium: Cognitive Management in a Cyber World, NOMS 2018. 10.1109/NOMS.2018.8406196
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Giovanni Russello
  • Parrish, A., Santos, H., Pereira, T., Impagliazzo, J., Asghar, M. R., Sá VJ, ... Stavrou, E. (2018). Global perspectives on cybersecurity education. Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE. 10.1145/3197091.3205840
  • Shirazi, F., Simeonovski, M., Asghar, M. R., Backes, M., & Diaz, C. (2018). A Survey on Routing in Anonymous Communication Protocols. ACM Computing Surveys, 51 (3), 1-39. 10.1145/3182658
  • Belguith, S., Cui, S., Asghar, M. R., & Russello, G. (2018). Secure publish and subscribe systems with efficient revocation. Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing. 10.1145/3167132.3167176
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Giovanni Russello
  • Asghar, M. R., & Luxton-Reilly, A. (2018). Teaching cyber security using competitive software obfuscation and reverse engineering activities. SIGCSE 2018 - Proceedings of the 49th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education. 10.1145/3159450.3159489
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Andrew Luxton-Reilly

Contact details

Primary office location

New Zealand