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Tahir Ahmad


Masters by Research in Computer and Communication Security, (2011-2013)

CGPA: 3.55/4.0

NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS) Islamabad, Pakistan

Masters in Telecommunication, (2002-2004)

CGPA: 3.48/4.0

Center for Advance Studies in Physics (CASP),
Government College University (GCU), Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

Bachelors in Computer Science (BCS), (1999-2002)

CGPA: 3.50/4.0

PAF Degree College Risalpur, University of Peshawar, KPK, Pakistan


  • National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), SEECS, CoNNekT Lab, Islamabad, Pakistan
    Research Assistant (August 2013 - to date)
  • National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM), a public sector R&D organization
    Assistant Manager Technical (Mar 2005 - Dec 2011)
  • NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS) Islamabad, Pakistan
    Graduate Assistant
  • Undergraduate Level Course: Enterprise Network Technologies.
  • Graduate Level Course: Information and Coding Theory.


  • Muhammad Faheem Awan, Tahir Ahmad, Saad Qaiser, Nick Feamster, Srikanth Sundaresan, "Measuring Broadband Access Network Performance in Pakistan: A Comparative Study" accepted In 9th IEEE Workshop on Network Measurements (WNM2015).
  • Aceto, Giuseppe, Alessio Botta, Antonio Pescape, Nick Feamster, M. Faheem Awan, Tahir Ahmad, and Saad Qaisar. "Monitoring Internet Censorship with UBICA." In Traffic Monitoring and Analysis, pp. 143-157. Springer International Publishing, 2015.
  • Tahir Ahmad, Usman Younis. "Randomness testing of non-cryptographic hash functions for real-time hash table based storage and look-up of URLs." Journal of Network and Computer Applications 41 (2014): 197-205.
  • Tahir Ahmad, Usman Younis. "Performance Analysis of Non-cryptographic Hash Functions for Real-Time Storage and Lookup of URLs." Proceedings of the 2013 11th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology. IEEE Computer Society, (2013): 72-77
  • Poster Paper, "Randomness Testing of Non-cryptographic Hash Functions for real-time storage and lookup of URLs" poster presentation in International Symposium on Next-Gen Broadband Networks and Enabling Technologies by NUST-SEECS in technical collaboration with University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC, USA.


  • Project "BISMARK" and Project "UBICA""
    - These involve internet measurement and censorship analysis of home users in collaboration with Georgia Tech University, USA and University of Napoli "Federico II", Italy.