Bio

Over twenty years of Research and Teaching Experience Remained at the Chancellor’s list by achieving 4.0 CGPA during the MS Computer Science Program at Colorado Technical University, USA Five years industry experience in Technical Writing, Software and Database Analysis & Design, Data Migration, Data Warehouse Design, Source to Target Mapping, Data Modeling.
Doctorate of Computer Science Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO USA. Dec 2006 Dissertation “A Tradeoff Analysis between Data Accessibility and Inference Control for Row, Column and Cell Level Security in Relational Databases” Research Keywords: Information System Security, Fine-Grand Security in Relational Databases, Inference Control Systems, Row/Column/Cell Level Security in Database, Data Accessibility Published March 2007 ACM Master of Computer Science Software Engineering concentration Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO USA. Dec 2002 Master of Computer Science University of Peshawar, Peshawar, Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Dec 1995 Bachelor of Science in Computer Science University of Peshawar, Peshawar, Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Jan 1993
October, 2015 to Present Professor, Computer Science, University of Peshawar March 21, 2009 to September 2015 Assistant Professor Department of Computer Science, University of Peshawar 01 May 2001 to 30 April 2007 Remained a student at Colorado Technical University CO, USA January 01, 1996 to March 20, 2009 Lecturer Departments of Economics/Computer Science, University of Peshawar
Areas of Specialization: • Database Security (Fine Grained Security Techniques, K-Anonymity, Digital Watermarking, Data Encryption) • Data Warehousing (Data Quality Techniques, Data De-duplication) • Data Mining • Big Data
Journals
  1. S. Jan, A. Rauf, R. Saeed, N. M. Fancy, F. Q. Khan, G. Ahmad, K. Azam “Monitoring and Controlling Access to Privacy Sensitive Resources of Android System” Sindh University Research Journal (Sci. Ser.), vol. 52, no. 01. pp. 49-56, 2020 (SEC Category ‘Y’)
  2. Shaukat Ali, Azhar Rauf, Naveed Islam, Haleem Farman, Bilal Jan, Murad Khan, Awais Ahmad “SGKMP: A Scalable Group Key Management Protocol” Sustainable Cities and Society, vol. 39, pp. 37-42, 2018 (JCR Impact Factor 3.073)
  3. Shaukat Ali, Azhar Rauf, Naveed Islam, Haleem Farman "A framework for secure and privacy protected collaborative contents sharing using public OSN" Cluster Computing  pp. 1-14 2017 (JCR Impact Factor 2.05)
  4. Danish Wadood,  Azhar Rauf, Shah Khusro, Shaukat Ali. "Identifying key influential parameters of high profile criminals through statistical correlation." Cluster Computing  pp. 1-14, 2017 (JCR Impact Factor 2.05)          .
  5. Shaukat Ali, Azhar Rauf, Naveed Islam, Haleem Farman, S. Khan "User Profiling: A Privacy Issue in Online Public Network" Sindh University Research Journal-SURJ (Science Series), vol. 49, no. 1. pp. 125-128, 2017
  6. Shaukat Ali, Azhar Rauf, Jamil Ahmad "Protecting Unauthorized Big Data Analysis using Attribute (Data) Relationship" Science International vol. 27, no. 6. pp. 5075-5077, 2015
  7. Fatima Liaqat, Azhar Rauf, Shah Khusro, Saeed Mahfooz, “Variable K-Anonymity: An Approach for Minimizing Data Loss and Maintaining Usefulness of Data”, NED University Journal of Research – Applied Sciences, vol. xi, no. 2, pp. 27-36, 2014 (ISSN: 1023-3873  HEC Category ‘Y’) 
  8. Shah Khusro, Irfan Ullah, Azhar Rauf, Saeed Mahfooz, “Issues and Challenges in Book Information Retrieval”, Information----An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 17 no. 6(A) pp. 2055-2078, 2014 (ISSN: 1343-4500, JCR Impact Factor 0.358)
  9. Fouzia Jabeen, Shah Khusro, Amna Majid, Azhar Rauf, “Semantics Discovery in Social Tagging Systems: A Review”, Multimedia Tools and Applications, DOI 10.1007/s11042-014-2309-3 October 2014 (ISSN: 1380-7501, JCR Impact Factor 1.058)
  10. Azhar Rauf, Adnan Amin, Saeed Mahfooz, Shah Khusro, “The Performance of MapReduce Over the Varying Nature of Data” Life Science Journal, vol. 10 no. 4, pp. 1263-1266, 2013 (ISSN: 1097-8135, JCR Impact Factor 0.165)
  11. Shaukat Ali, Azhar Rauf, Huma Javed, “A Technique for Handling Range and Fuzzy Match Queries on Encrypted Data”, The International Arab Journal of Information Technology vol. 10 no. 3, pp. 239-244, 2013 (ISSN: 1683-3198, JCR Impact Factor 0.39)
  12. Fakhre Alam, Shaukat Ali, Muhammad Abid Khan, Shah Khusro, Azhar Rauf, “A Comparative Study of RDF and Topic Maps Development Tools and APIs”, Bahria University Journal of Information & Communication Technologies, vol. 7 no. 1 pp. 01-12, 2014 (ISSN: 1999-4974, HEC Category “Y”)
  13. Akif Khan, Shah Khusro, Azhar Rauf, Saeed Mahfooz, “Rebirth of Augmented Reality --- Enhancing Reality via Smart-phones”, Bahria University Journal of Information & Communication Technologies, vol. 8 no. 1 pp. 01-13, 2015 (ISSN: 1999-4974, HEC Category “Y”)
  14. Shaukat Ali, Shah Khusro, Azhar Rauf, Saeed Mahfooz, “Sensors and Mobile Phones: Evolution and State-of-the-Art”, Pakistan Journal of Science, vol. 66 no. 4 pp. 386-400, 2014 (ISSN: 0030-9877,  HEC Category “Y”)
  15. Azhar Rauf, Sheeba, Saeed Mahfooz, Shah Khusro, Huma Javed, “Enhanced K-Mean Clustering Algorithm to Reduce Number of Iterations and Time Complexity”, Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research, vol.12 no.7, pp. 959-963, 2012 (ISSN 1990-9233, ISI Indexed)
  16. Iftikhar Alam, Shah Khusro, Azhar Rauf, Qamruz Zaman, “Conducting Surveys and Data Collection: From Traditional to Mobile and SMS-Based Surveys”, Pakistan Journal of Statistics and Operation Research, vol. X no. 2 pp. 169-187, 2014 (ISSN: 1816-2711, HEC Category “Y”)
  17. Mohammad Nauman, Tamleek Ali, Azhar Rauf “Using Trusted Computer for Privacy Preserving Keystroke-based Authentication in Smartphones”, Telecommunication Systems, vol. 52 no. 4, pp. 2149--2161, 2013 (ISSN: 1018-4864, JCR Impact Factor 1.027)
  18. Shah Khusro, Akif Khan, Saeed Mahfooz, Azhar Rauf, Shaukat Ali, “Navigating and Browsing Linked Open Data: State-of-the-Art”, Life Science Journal, vol. 10 no. 11s, pp. 349-358, 2013 (ISSN: 1097-8135, JCR Impact Factor 0.165)
  19. Azhar Rauf, Saeed Mahfooz, Shah Khurso, Shabir Ahmad, “Achieving K-Anonymity without Generalization and Suppression”, Journal of Science and Technology University of Peshawar, vol. 34, no. 2, pp.59-66, July 2010 (ISSN 0250-5339, HEC Category “Z”)
  20. Sajid Iqbal, Azhar Rauf, Saeed Mahfooz, Shah Khusro, Sajid H, Shah, “Self-Constructing Fragile Watermark Algorithm for Relational Database Integrity Proof”, World Applied Sciences Journal, vol. 19  no. 9, pp. 1273-1277, 2012, (ISSN 1818-4952, ISI Indexed)
  21. Fouzia Jabeen, Shah Khusro, Saeed Mehfooz, Azhar Rauf, Jehangir Khan,  “Relevance of Tags to Images: A Brief Survey of Major Parameters and Evaluation Measures”, Life Science Journal vol.10 no. 12s, pp. 401-404, 2013 (ISSN: 1097-8135, JCR Impact Factor 0.165)
  22. Umara Noor, Zahid Rashid, Azhar Rauf, “A Survey of Automatic Deep Web Classification Techniques”, International Journal of Computer Applications (IJCA), vol. 19 no.6, April 2011, pp 43-50 ISSN: (ISSN: 0975-8887)
  23. Azhar Rauf, Shah Khurso, Sharafat Ali, Sareer Badshah, “Joining Tables on Secret Primary Keys”, Journal of Science and Technology University of Peshawar, vol. 34 no. 1, pp.73-80, 2010 (ISSN 0250-5339, HEC Category “Z”)
  24. Bilal Khan, Azhar Rauf, Sajid H, Shah, Shah Khusro, “Identification and Removal of Duplicated Records”, World Applied Sciences Journal, vol. 13 no. 5, pp. 1178-1184, 2011, (ISSN 1818-4952, ISI Indexed)
  25. Shaukat Ali, Azhar Rauf, Huma Javed, “SQLIPA: An Authentication Mechanism Against SQL Injection”, European Journal of Scientific Research, vol. 38 no. 4, pp. 604-611, 2009 (ISSN 1450-216X, ISI Indexed)
  26. Shah Khusro, Syed Rahman Mashwani, Azhar Rauf, Saeed Mahfooz, Shaukat Ali, “A Study of File System Objects’ Metadata”, Life Science Journal, vol. 10 no. 11s, pp. 343-348, 2013 (ISSN: 1097-8135, JCR Impact Factor 0.165)
  27. Azhar Rauf, Shah Khurso, Sareer Badshah, “Estimated Models for Fine Grained Security Techniques”, Journal of Science and Technology University of Peshawar, vol. 33 no. 1&2, pp. 35-39, 2009 (ISSN 0250-5339, HEC Category “Z”)
  28. Shaukat Ali, Huma Javed, Azhar Rauf, Saeed Mahfooz, Shah Khusro, “Natural Language Interface for Sensor Networks”, World Applied Sciences Journal, vol. 19 no. 11, pp. 1563-1267, 2012, (ISSN 1818-4952, ISI Indexed)
  29. Shah Khusro, Azhar Rauf, Saeed Mahfooz, A Min Tjoa, “PIM and Semantic Desktop-Past, Present, and the Future”, Journal of Science and Technology University of Peshawar, vol. 34 no. 2, pp. 67-76, 2010 (ISSN 0250-5339, HEC Category “Z”)
  30. Kanwal Imran, Saeed Mahfooz, Azhar Rauf, Shah Khusro, “Enhanced Authentication Scheme for Proxy Mobile IPv6”, Life Science Journal vol.11 no. 3s, pp.12-18, 2014 (ISSN: 1097-8135, JCR Impact Factor 0.165)
  31. Azhar Rauf, Sareer Badshah, Shah Khusro - A Comparative Study of Fine Grained Security Techniques on the Basis of Data Accessibility and Inference, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET) vol. 55 no 1, July 2009, pp 302-310 (ISSN 2070-3724)
  32. Inayat Ullah, Shah Khusro, Saeed Mahfooz, Azhar Rauf, “Impact of Network Scalability on the Performance of RIP and IGRP for Email Services’ Metadata”, Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, vol. 32 no. 1, pp. 115-130, 2013 (ISSN: 1023-862X, HEC Category “X”)
  33. Atif Khan, Azhar Rauf, Shah Khusro, Saeed Mahfooz, “A Frame Work for Measuring and Improving Data Quality”, Peshawar University Teachers’ Association Journal (PUTAJ) Sciences University of Peshawar, vol. 18-2011, pp 251-277 (ISSN: 2219-2468)
  34. Mohammad Amin, Mohammad Jamal Khan, Mohammad Tariq Jan, Nazir Ahmad, Masood ur Rehman, Azhar Rauf, “Effect of Tillage and Sowing Methods on Weed Biomass and Mungbean Yield Under Irrigated Conditions”, Pakistan Journal of Weed Science Research, vol. 20 no. 1, pp. 59-66, 2014 (ISSN: 1815-1094, HEC Category “Y”)
  35. Azhar Rauf, Tariq Sadad, Shah Khusro, Imran Saeed, “Measuring Data Loss with K-Anonymity” Peshawar University Teachers’ Association Journal (PUTAJ) Sciences University of Peshawar, vol. 18-2011, pp 279-291 (ISSN: 2219-2468)
  36. Shah Khusro, Shaukat Ali, Azhar Rauf, Saeed Mahfooz, Syed Rahman Mashwani, Akif Khan, Fouzia Jabeen, “Unleashing Sensor Data on Linked Open Data-The Story So Far”, Life Science Journal, vol. 10 no. 4, pp. 1766-1786, 2013 (ISSN: 1097-8135, JCR Impact Factor 0.165)
  37. Shah Khusro, Jamil Ahmad, Azhar Rauf – User Modeling: From Early Shell Systems to the Desktop and Smartphones”, Peshawar University Teachers’ Association Journal (PUTAJ) Sciences University of Peshawar, vol. 18-2011, pp 293-304 (ISSN: 2219-2468)
  38. Sareer Badshsh, Gohar Zaman, Zubaida Saleem, Anwar Khan, Azhar Rauf, “The Level of Subjectivity in the Evaluation of Examination Papers – I: A Case Study of the Pre – Board Examination Intermediate Level, Islamia College Peshawar”, Sarhad Journal of Agriculture vol. 16, no. 2, 2000 (ISSN: 1016-4383, , HEC Category “X”)
  39. Azhar Rauf, Sareer Badshah, Shah Khusro, Saeed Mahfooz, Huma Javed, “Mathematical Models for Cell-Plus-Innocent Security Techniques”, Peshawar University Teachers’ Association Journal (PUTAJ) Sciences University of Peshawar, vol. 17-2010, November 2010, pp 39-44 (ISSN: 2219-2468)
  40. Shaukat Ali, Azhar Rauf, Shah Khusro, Muhammad Zubair, Haleem Farman, Sajid Ullah,  “An Authorization Model to Access the Summarized Data of Data Warehouse,” Life Science Journal, vol. 11 no. 6s, pp. 608-610, 2014 (ISSN: 1097-8135, JCR Impact Factor 0.165)
  41. Shaukat Ali, Azhar Rauf, Huma Javed, “A Technique for Handling the SQL Aggregate Functions over Encrypted Data”, Global Journal of Computer Science and Technology (GJCST), vol. 10 no. 8, September 2010, pp 2-5 (ISSN: 0975-4350)
  42. Shah Khusro, Azhar Rauf, Saeed Mahfooz, “Towards Better Ranking of Search Results in Social Book Marking Environments”, Peshawar University Teachers’ Association Journal (PUTAJ) Sciences University of Peshawar, vol. 17-2010, November 2010, pp 73-82 (ISSN: 2219-2468)
  43. Nisar Muhammad, Shah Khusro, Saeed Mahfooz, Azhar Rauf, “A Literature Survey on Ranking Tagged Web Documents in Social Bookmarking Systems”, IOSR Journal of Computer Engineering, vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 56-69, 2013 (ISSN: 2278-8727)
  44. Haider Ali, Saeed Mahfooz, Azhar Rauf, Shah Khusro, “Using Mobile Phones for Quizzes in M-Learning Environments,” Peshawar University Teachers’ Association Journal (PUTAJ) Sciences University of Peshawar, vol. 17-2010, November 2010, pp 93-101 (ISSN: 2219-2468) 
  Conferences
  1. Fazal Aman ; Azhar Rauf ; Rahman Ali ; Farkhund Iqbal ; Asad Masood Khattak , A Predictive Model for Predicting Students Academic Performance, In 2019 10th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications (IISA), PATRAS, Greece, 2019, pp. 1-4.
  2. Rashad Saeed,  Azhar Rauf  “Anatomization through generalization (AG): A hybrid privacy-preserving approach to prevent membership, identity and semantic similarity disclosure attacks” 2018 International Conference on Computing, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies (iCoMET) March 2-3, 2018, IBA Sukkur
  3. Azhar Rauf, Adnan Amin, Saeed Mahfooz, Shah Khusro, Big Data opportunities and challenges Symposium on Emerging Technologies in IT Aug 27-29, 2013 Baragali Summer Campus
  4. Umara Noor, Zahid Rashid, Azhar Rauf, TODWEB: Training-less Ontology Based Deep Web Source Classification, In The 13th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Application & Services (iiWAS2011), Dec 5-7, 2011, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, pp. 190-197
  5. Sara Mumtaz, Azhar Rauf, Shah Khusro, A Distortion Based Technique for Preserving Privacy in OLAP Data Cube, In IEEE International Conference on Computer Networks and Information Technology (ICCNIT), July 11-13, 2011, Baragali, Pakistan, pp. 185-189
  6. Shaukat Ali, Azhar Rauf, Saeed Mahfooz, UPDATE Query over Encrypted Data, In IEEE International Conference on Computer Networks and Information Technology (ICCNIT), July 11-13, 2011, Baragali, Pakistan, pp. 279-282
  7. Shaukat Ali, Shah Khusro, Azhar Rauf,  A Cryptography-Based Approach to Mashup Security, In IEEE International Conference on Computer Networks and Information Technology (ICCNIT), July 11-13, 2011, Baragali, Pakistan, pp. 53-57
  8. Amna Majid, Shah Khusro, Azhar Rauf, Semantics in Social Tagging Systems: A Review, In IEEE International Conference on Computer Networks and Information Technology (ICCNIT), July 11-13, 2011, Baragali, Pakistan
  9. Zahoor Jan, Azhar Rauf, Muhammad Shah – Access Control Mechanism for Web Databases by Using Parameterized Cursor, Paper presented in the 5th International Conference on Future Information Technology (FutureTech 2010), Busan South Korea May 20-24, 2010Azhar Rauf, Sajid Iqbal, Huma Javed - Distortion Free Algorithm to Handle Secondary Watermark Attack in Relational Databases, Paper presented in the 2nd International Conference on Information Management and Evaluation (ICIME 2011), Ryerson University, Toronto Canada 27-28 April, 2011
  10. Azhar Rauf, Sareer Badshah, Shah Khusro - A Comparative Study of Fine-Grained Security Techniques on the Basis of Data Accessibility and Inference, Paper presented in the International Conference on Data, Information and Knowledge Management, Oslo Norway July 29-31, 2009
  11. Bilal Khan, Azhar Rauf, Huma Javed - Removing Fully and Partially Duplicated Records Through K-Mean Clustering, Paper presented in the 2010 International Conference on Intelligence and Information Technology (ICIIT2010), Lahore Pakistan October 28-30, 2010
  12. Umara Zahid, Azhar Rauf, Zahid Rashid - A Survey of Automatic Deep Web Classification Techniques, Paper presented in the 2010 International Conference on Intelligence and Information Technology (ICIIT2010), Lahore Pakistan October 28-30, 2010