Biography: Firdous Kausar

Firdous Kausar Ph.D.

Dr. Firdous Kausar is an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. Prior to Fisk, she worked as an associate professor and assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, from 2017 to 2023. She also worked as an assistant professor in Computer Science Department at Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from 2010 t0 2017.
Her research interests include network security, access control, authentication and key management, cybersecurity data science, IoT security, blockchain, digital forensics, biometric cryptosystems, and machine learning. She has co-organized several international workshops and conferences, served on many technical program committees, and reviewed papers for several journals, conferences, and workshops. She is a senior member of IEEE.



Ph.D. Information Security, National University of Science and Technology, 2009

M.S. Information Security 2005, National University of Science and Technology, 2005

B.S. Computer Science 2003

Contact information:

Office Location: Park Johnson Hall, room 321
Office Phone: 615-329-8780

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Firdous Kausar, Ph.D. Research & Publications

International Journal Publications
1. F. Kausar, M. Mesbah, W. Iqbal, A. Ahmad, I. Sayyed, “Fall Detection in the Elderly using Different Machine Learning Algorithms with Optimal Window Size", Mobile Networks and Applications (2023).
2. M. Aldaoud, D. Al‐Abri, M. Awadalla, F. Kausar, “Leveraging ICN and SDN for Future Internet Architecture: A Survey”, Electronics 2023, 12, 1723.
3. M. Aldaoud, D. Al‐Abri, A. Al Maashri, F.Kausar, “Detecting and mitigating DHCP attacks in OpenFlow-based SDN networks: a comprehensive approach”, Journal of Computer Virology and Hacking Techniques, 2023.
4. F. Kausar, F. Sanan, H.M. Asif, K. Raahemifar, “6G Technology and Taxonomy of Attacks on Blockchain Technology”, Alexandria Engineering Journal, Volume 61, Issue 6, June 2022, Pages 4295-4306.
5. M. Aldaoud, D. Al‐Abri, M. Awadalla, F. Kausar, “N‐BGP: An efficient BGP routing protocol adaptation for named data networking”, International Journal of Communication Systems, 10.1002/dac.5266 , June 2022.
6. H. M. Asif, M. A. Karim, F. Kausar, “Federated Learning and Its Applications for Security and Communication”, International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, Volume 13 Issue 8, 2022.
7. F. Kausar, "Iris based Cancelable Biometric Cryptosystem for Secure Healthcare Smart Card", Egyptian Informatics Journal Elsevier (SCIE), , Volume 22, Issue 4, December 2021, Pages 447-453.
8. M. Aldaoud, D. Abri, A. Maashri, F. Kausar, "DHCP attacking tools: an analysis", Journal of Computer Virology and Hacking Techniques, Springer, , Volume 17, 119–129 (2021).
9. M. Awadalla, F. Kausar, R. Ahshan, "Developing an IoT Platform for the Elderly Health Care", International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, Vol. 12, No.4, 2021.
10. T. Saleem, F. Kausar, M. Mahmood "One-Minute Paper, Muddiest Point and Exit Ticket Formative Evaluation Methods used by Teachers in Daily Classroom Teaching", Journal of Critical Reviews, 2021.
11. F. Kausar, "Cancelable Face Template Protection using Transform Features for Cyberworld Security", International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications (ESCI), Volume 11, Issue 1, 2020.
12. F. Kausar, S. Juma, S. Alzaydi, and R. Alroba, "Traffic Analysis Attack for Identifying Users' Online Activities", IEEE IT Professional (SCIE), 21(2):50-57, March 2019.
13. Waqas Aman and F. Kausar, "Towards a Gateway-based Context-Aware and Self-Adaptive Security Management Model for IoT-based eHealth Systems", International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(ESCI), Volume 10, Issue 1, 2019.
14. A. Alamr, F. Kausar, J. Kim, and C. Seo, "A Secure ECC based RFID Mutual Authentication Protocol for Internet of Things", The Journal of Supercomputing, Springer (SCIE), Volume t 74, 4281–4294 (2018).
15. M. Yasin, F. Kausar, E. Aleisa , and J. Kim, "Correlating Messages from Multiple IM Networks to Identify Digital Forensic Artifacts", Electronic Commerce Research, Springer (SCIE), Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 369-387, 2014.
16. M. Yasin, J.A. Qureshi, F. Kausar, J. Kim, and J. Seo, "A Granular Approach for User-Centric Network Analysis to Identify Digital Evidence", Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications, Springer (SCIE), Volume 8, Issue 5, pp 911–924, Sep 2015.

Firdous Kausar, Ph.D. Professional Services

Curriculum development
▪ Selected by Sultanate of Oman, Ministry of Higher Education (Department of Programs Supervision) to participate in the review process of an academic program for licensing a program named Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, National University of Science and Technology, Oman. Reviewed and submitted a comprehensive and analytic report of the above said academic program to the Ministry of Higher Education, Department of Programs Supervision, at the Directorate General for Private Universities and Colleges, Oman.
Review Editor
▪ Non-Conventional Communications and Networks on the editorial board of Frontiers in Communications and Networks
Board Member
▪ International Academic Advisory Body of the Institute of Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Engineering (IEECE), University of the Punjab, Pakistan.
Guest Editor
▪ Special Issue on Advances in Communication Networks for Pervasive and Ubiquitous Applications, Journal of Supercomputing, Springer, 2011.

Firdous Kausar, Ph.D. Conference Presentations, Supervision and Committees

1. M.A. Sadiq, S. Thirumurugan, N. Alfannah, F.Kausar, “Skills Extraction from Entities in Arabic CVs”, The Fifth IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Machine Intelligence (IEEE CogMI 2023), Nov 1-3, 2023. Atlanta, GA, USA
2. F. Kauar, M. Awadalla, M. Mesbah, T. Albadi, “ Automated Machine Learning based Elderly Fall Detection Classification” 17th International Conference on Future Networks and Communications (FNC-2022), August 9-11, 2022, Niagra Falls, Canada.
3. M. Aldaoud, D. Al-Abri, M. Awadalla, F. Kausar, "Towards a Scalable Named Data Border Gateway Protocol”, 2nd International Conference on
Electrical, Computer, Communications and Mechatronics Engineering (ICECCME 2022), 16-18 November 2022, Maldives.
4. S. Sheikh, H. Asif, K. Raahemifar, F. Kausar, J. J. P. C. Rodrigues, S. Mumtaz, "RSSI Based Implementation of Indoor Positioning Visible Light Communication System in NS-3", IEEE International Conference on Communications, June 14-23, 2021, Montreal, Canada.
5. F. Kausar, W. Aman, and D. Alabri, "Mutually Authenticated Group Key Management Protocol for Healthcare IoT Networks", Future Technology Conference 2019, October 24-25, 2019, San Francisco, USA.

Firdous Kausar, Ph.D. Courses

Graduate Courses
▪ Advance Network/Web Security (Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2014, Fall 2019, FL2020)
▪ Data Warehouse Technologies (Spring 2014)
▪ Applied Cryptography (Spring 2009)
▪ Advanced Topics in Information Security (Spring 2008)
Undergraduate Course
▪ Introduction to Computing (FL2023)
▪ Sophomore Seminar (FL2023)
▪ Digital Forensics (SP2020)
▪ Network Security (SP2012, FL2012, FL2014, SP2015, FL2015, FL2016)
▪ Industrial Networks and Operating System (FL2017, SP 2018, FL 2018, SP2019, FL 2019, SP2020, SP2021, SP2022, SP2023)
▪ Database Engineering and Applications (FL2017, FL2018, FL2020, FL2021, FL 2022)
▪ Industrial Information System(FL2021, FL2022)
▪ Selected topics in Computer Engineering(FL2021)
▪ Selected topics in Electrical Engineering(FL2021)
▪ Programming for Engineers (SU2018, SP2018, SU2020, SU2022, FL2022)
▪ Applied Engineering Programming(SP2019, SP2022)
▪ Computer Networks (SU2010, FL2013, SP2014, FL2016)
▪ Database Management System (FL2013, SP2016)
▪ Operating System Security (SP2013, SP2014)
▪ Cryptography and Data Security (SP2010)
▪ Artificial Intelligence (FL2011, SP2012, FL2012, SP2013)
▪ Operating System (FL2011, FL2014, SP2015, FL2015, SP2018, SP2021, SP2023)
▪ Data Encryption and Network Security (FL2009)
▪ Computer Programming I (SP2014)
▪ Computer Programming II (FL2010)
▪ Fundamental of Databases (FL 2010)
▪ Information Resource Management (SP2011)
▪ Information Security (SP2011)
▪ Linear Algebra (FL2008 and SP2009)