Muhammad Rizwan Asghar

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 the Center for IT-Security, Privacy, and Accountability (CISPA) at Saarland University in Germany and CREATE-NET (an International Research Centre) 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 part of his Ph.D. programme, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI), California, USA. Prior to starting his Ph.D., he was a Research Assistant at the University of Trento.

He obtained his M.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Engineering - Information Security Technology from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), The Netherlands in 2009 and carried out his research on "DRM Convergence" as a Master Thesis Student at the Ericsson Research Eurolab, Germany. During his career, he also worked as a Software Engineer at international software companies.

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Research Interests

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


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