KTH-SEECS Applied Information Security Lab

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)


Gold Medal for best FYP -- 2014-10-30

Mr. Salman Ahmed Ansari from BE (SE)-1 received the President’s Gold Medal for outstanding performance in Final Year Project in the 7th Undergraduate Convocation held in CIPS, NUST on 30th October 2014.  Salman along with his group member Mr. Ummair Asghar worked under the supervision of Dr. Muhammad Awais Shibli in KTH-AIS lab. In their thesis entitled “Fine Grained Access Control Model for Cloud based Applications” they proposed and developed an authorization system capable to provide a user friendly FGAC system that can be used by the organizations to create, manage and evaluate access control policies without getting into the complexities of the cloud infrastructure and model. Basically, the system uses eXtensible Access Control Markup Language, XACML, an OASIS standard, to manage policies. For development and testing of the application, latest versions of Java EE, hibernate, MySql, Primefaces, SAML, JUnit and DSpace are being used. The implementation has been tested by integrating it with DSpace, a digital content repository.

Two projects won Best Industrial Project Titles in the SEECS Open House -- 2014-05-20

Two final year projects under the supervision of Dr. Muhammad Awais Shibli won the Best Industrial Project Titles in the SEECS Open House held on 20th May, 2014 at CIPS, NUST. Project titles and respective student names are:  

  • For Bachelors in Information and Communication System Engineering:
    First Prize: Jaeb-An SMS based simple Mobile Payment Solution By Ali Nauman, Sarosh Nazir Khatana and Ehmed Zubair.


  • For BE-Software Engineering:
    Third Prize: Fine Grained Access Control Model for Extensible Access Control
    for Cloud Based Applications By Ummair Asghar and Muhammad Salman Ansari


Dr. Awais Shibli received best researcher award -- 2014-02-01

Dr. Muhammad Awais Shibli, has received the best researcher award of the year 2013 for his outstanding performance and contributions in the research. The award is one of the highest honors given each year by NUST-SEECS to the Research Scholars making significant contributions and advancements in their respective research areas. 


During the year 2013, Dr. Shibli has been a prolific contributor to the research and has promoted new ideas for securing the data and resources hosted in digital world. His research emphasizes secure applications development and systems particularly for Cloud Computing Security and Multi-Agent Systems (MAS).  In year 2013, Dr. Shibli has been fortunate to make multifaceted contributions covering a wide range of research expansions, from Impact factor publications to winning grant for research projects.  His quality research work of International standard has resulted in the form of publications in an impact factor journal, a book chapter and eleven national and international conference of high repute. In 2013, Dr. Shibli won two research grants of worth 19.00 Million PKR. These research grants are from National ICT R&D Fund and the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. Dr. Shibli is also an HEC approved PhD Supervisor. He is currently supervising ten MS and a PhD Student apart from five MS students that already have successfully completed their thesis in year 2013.

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