KTH-SEECS Applied Information Security Lab

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)

Ms. Umme Habiba

Designation: Research Lead
Email: umme.habiba@seecs.edu.pk

Umme Habiba has completed her MS in Computer and Communication Security from NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (SEECS) in 2014. She is currently working as a Research Lead in KTH-SEECS AIS Lab. She is also the Team Lead for the Higher Education Commission (HEC) funded research project, named Secure & Authorized Dynamic Group Resource Management. Her job responsibilities involve supervising and managing the teams working on the aforementioned project, providing them the technical leadership and direction during the different phases of software development lifecycle (requirement gathering, design, analysis, testing etc.). Furthermore, she has been involved in publishing various research and journal papers for reputed journals and conferences. Besides the research endeavors, she has significantly contributed in a research proposal targeting international funding agency. Her research interests include, but are not limited to, cloud computing security, information and communication system security, network security, and trust management. However, she is particularly interested in cloud based identity and access management systems.  

Her association with KTH-SEECS AIS Lab started as a master’s student in September 2011, where she worked on her master’s thesis. In her thesis, she proposed and developed a Cross-domain Identity Management System for Cloud environment. During her thesis phase, she was hired as a Research Assistant for National ICT R&D funded project entitled Extensible Access Control Framework for Cloud Based Environment. As a research assistant, she was actively involved in the software design phase and documenting in every phase of SDLC. Prior to her post-graduate, she did various other internships and worked as a Teaching Assistant (IIUI, 2011; NUST-SEECS, 2014) as well.  Her areas of expertise include Problem Solving, Software Engineering, Software Development, Database Design, and Object-Oriented Programming.  Last but not least, she is a positive, optimistic, self-reliant, organized, and self-motivated individual, passionate to learn about new technologies.