IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security
29 June - 1 July 2020 // Virtual Conference



Fatima Hussain, PhD 
Security Analyst (API Delivery & Operations), Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto, Canada
Adjunct Professor, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

Dr. Fatima is working as a Security Analyst in “API Security and Governance” squad, in Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Toronto, Canada. She is leading the development and promotion of new API and API development learning curriculum along with API security and governance duties. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Ryerson University; Toronto and her role includes the supervision of graduate research projects. Dr Hussain’s background includes number of distinguished professorships at Ryerson University and University of Guelph, where she has been awarded for her research, teaching and course development accomplishments within Wireless Telecommunication, Internet of Things, Cyber Security, API Security and Machine Learning. She is a prolific author with various books, conference and journal publications to her credit. Dr Hussain has delivered many technical talks in realm of Internet of Things and API Security, in top research/ industrial venues; such as IEEE PIMRC, IEEE-Toronto research forum, RBC International Expo, IEEE FIT etc.  Dr. Hussain holds Doctorate and Master of Science degrees in Electrical & Computer Engineering, from Ryerson University, Toronto. Upon graduation she joined the Network-Centric Applied Research Team (N-CART) as a postdoctoral fellow where she worked on various NSERC-funded projects in the realm of the Internet of Things.

Rasheed Hussain, PhD
Associate Professor, Director, Institute of Information Security and Cyber-Physical Systems, Director, Networks and Blockchain Lab, Innopolis University, Innopolis, Russia

Rasheed Hussain is Associate Professor and Director of the Institute of Information Security and Cyber-Physical Systems at Innopolis University, Innopolis, Russia. He is also Director of the Networks and Blockchain Laboratory at the same university. Furthermore, he is ACM Distinguished speaker where he delivered a number of invited talks in Canada, Australia, South Korea, and Pakistan. He closely collaborates with industry and conducts security-related research on the real-world problems from the industry with students. He has authored and co-authored a number of publications in top tier journals and conferences on security and privacy-related issues in mobile and ad hoc networks. He is currently collaborating with a number of researchers and universities around the globe. As an expert in applied cryptography and network security, he has contributed a lot to the research community in his capacity. In addition to that, he also actively contributes to the research community in the capacity of associate editors in various journals, technical communities, committees and as a reviewer for major journals and conferences. Furthermore, he is also a certified trainer for university lecturers and professors and people from industry for instructional skills development.

Brett Noye
Director, API Security and Governance, Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto, Canada

Brett Noye is the director and responsible for API security within RBC’s API Platforms team. His 27 years of IT experience spans the CableTV, Brokerage, Market Data, and Banking sectors across multiple roles, platforms and technologies. Leveraging multiple COEs within RBC has enabled a broader enterprise understanding of API security over the traditional models that normally just focus on access controls and code assessments.

Syed Ali Hassan, PhD
Associate Professor, National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Pakistan

Syed Ali Hassan received his Ph.D.  in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA in 2011.  He received his MS Mathematics from Georgia Tech in 2011 and MS Electrical Engineering from University of Stuttgart, Germany, in 2007. He was awarded BE Electrical Engineering (highest honors) from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan, in 2004.  His broader area of research is signal processing for communications. Currently, he is working as an Assistant Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS), NUST, where he is heading the Information Processing and Transmissions (IPT) research group, which focuses on various aspects of theoretical communications. Prior to joining SEECS, he worked as a research associate at Cisco Systems Inc., CA, USA.  Dr.  Hassan is a senior member of IEEE and IEEE Communications society, author/co-author of more than 100 papers and a reviewer for many IEEE journals and transactions.  He has organized special sessions at IEEE IWCMC  2015, CROWNCOM  2015, PIRMC 2017, ISWCS 2016 etc. and has chaired several sessions in international conferences and served as a TPC member for IEEE Lobectomy 2014, IEEE PIMRC 2013-2017, IEEE VTC 2013- 2017, WCSP 2014, MILCOM 2014-17, IWCMC 2013-2017 among others.


Technical Program Committee

  • Syed Hassan Ahmed, JMA Wireless, USA

  • Tadashi Matsumo, Japan Advance Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

  • Des McLernon, University of Leeds, UK

  • Keivan Navaie, Lancaster University, UK

  • Aamir Mehmood, Mid Sweden University, Sweden.

  • Ali Imran, Oklahoma University, USA

  • Sajid Saleem, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan

  • Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir, University of Western Ontario, Canada

  • Shahid Mumtaz, Institute of Telecommunications, Portugal

  • Adnan Kiyani, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan

  • Mehdi Bennis, CWC, University of Oulu, Finland

  • Khalid Qaraqe, TAMUQ, Qatar

  • Xiliang Luo, ShanghaiTech University, China

  • Hesham ElSawy, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

  • Chrysostomos Chrysostomour, Frederick University, Cyprus

  • Himal A. Suraweera, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

  • Nandana Rajethava, CWC, University of Oulu, Finland

  • Yonghui Li, University of Sydeny, Australia

  • Zihuai Lin, University of Sydney, Australia

  • Suneth Namal Karunarathna, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

  • Chandika Wavagedara, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka 

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