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School of Digital Technologies, Manukau Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
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Department of Information Technology,
Otago Polytechnic, Auckland International Campus, Auckland, New Zealand
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July 28 – August 2, 2019

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About Me


M. G. Abbas Malik

M. G. Abbas Malik

PhD in Computer Science from University of Grenoble, France

I, M G Abbas Malik, was born in Lahore, Pakistan. I received my Bachelor of Science (B. Sc. - Major in Applied & Pure Mathematics and Statistics) and Master in Computer Science from University of the Punjab in 1999 and 2003 respectively. From 2002 to 2005, I served as Project Manager, Principal researcher and Team Lead on an European Union's funded project Punjabi Language and Transliteration Tool (PLATT) in collaboration with Manchester University, UK and LOK SUJAG, Lahore. In 2006, I received my Master in Linguistics and Computer Science from University of Paris 7 - Denis Didrot. I received my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from University of Grenoble (Ex. University Joseph Fourier), Grenoble, France, in July 2010, under the supervision of Prof. Christian Boitet (University of Grenoble, France) and Prof. Pushpak Bhattacharyya (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India)

Currently, I am working as Lecturer in School of Digital Technologies, MIT, Auckland, New Zealand and in Department of Information Technology, Otago Polytechnic AIC, Auckland, New Zealand. I worked as an Assistant Professor with Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Computing and Information Technology, University of Jeddah (ex North Jeddah Branch of King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) since September 2014. Before this, I worked Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Computing and IT (North Jeddah Branch), King Abdulaiziz University from September 2011 to August 2014. I also worked with COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan and Faculty of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science at University of Grenoble, France. I am the member of IEEE, ACM and ACL. My current research interests are Machine Learning, Data Analytics, NLP, Wireless Networks of Nano-machines, Wireless Sensor Networks, Internet of Things and Nano-Things. I am the founding member of Advanced Wireless Networking Group, King Abdulaziz University.

Contact Me


Mailing Adress (Offcial)

Otago Polytechnic AIC
Level 2, 350 Queen Street
PO Box 5268
Auckland, 1141, New Zealand

Contacts: Electronic and Call

Official: Muhammad.Malik {@} op.ac.nz & manukau.ac.nz
Personal: abbas.malik {@} gmail.com & yahoo.com

Research


Networks and Communications

Wireless Networks and NaNo Networks

I am collaborating with Ian F. Akyildiz (Ken Byers Chair Professor), School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA and Josep Miquel Jornet, Assistant Professor at Department of Electrical Engineering, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, USA on the topic of Network Communication, Wireless Sensor Network, NaNo Wireless Sensor Networks and Internet of Nano-Things.

After moving to New Zealand, I joined Auckland University of Technology as a Lecturer in Department of Computer Science, Auckland University of Technoloyg (AUT), Auckland. In AUT, I am collaborating my research work with Associate Professor Nurul Sarkar and Associate Professor Jairo Gutierrez.

We have already finished the following Project:

  1. Resolving Asymmetric Hidden Node Problem in IEEE 802.11ax Wireless Local Area Networks

  2. Fundamentals of Graphene-based Nano scale Machines Communications
    • Funded by King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology (Saudi National Funding Agency)
    • Start Date: September 2014
    • End Date: October 2016
    • Budget: 1.5 Million Saudi Riyals
    • Grant Ref. 12-NAN2730-03
    • Organization: University of Jeddah, & King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

  3. Energy Efficient Heterogeneous Cellular Networks (HetNets)
    • Funded by Deanship of Scientific Research (Internal University Funding Body), King Abdulaziz University
    • Start Date: August 2014
    • End Date: August 2015
    • Budget: 250,000 Saudi Riyals (more than US$67,000)
    • GRANT Ref: HiCi-35-611-3
    • Organization: University of Jeddah, & King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

  4. The Internet of Nano-Things
    • Funded by Deanship of Scientific Research (Internal University Funding Body), King Abdulaziz University
    • Start Date: September 2012
    • End Date: August 2014
    • Budget: 400,000 Saudi Riyals (more than US$100,000)
    • GRANT Ref: 11-15-1432/HiCi
    • Organization: King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Wireless Sensor Networks in Smart Grid Environment

I am collaborating with Ian F. Akyildiz (Ken Byers Chair Professor), School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA and V. Cagri Gungor, Department of Computer Engineering, Bahcesehir University, Turkey on the topic of Wireless Sensor Network in the Smart Grid and harsh environments. The other people who are collaborating in this work with us are Etimad Fadel, Faculty of Computing and IT, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Nadine Akkari, Faculty of Computing and IT, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and Suleiman Almasri Faculty of Computing and IT, University of Jeddah, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

We worked on the following project:

  1. Reliable Wireless Sensor Networks for Saudi Arabian’s Future Smart Grid Systems
    • Funded by King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology (Saudi National Funding Agency)
    • Start Date: September 2014
    • End Date: October 2016
    • Budget: 1.5 Million Saudi Riyals
    • Grant Ref. 12-INF2731-03
    • Organization: University of Jeddah, & King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Machine Learning and Data Analytics

Machine Translation and Transliteration

I am currently working on optimization of algorithms in real-time data warehousing. In this research, I am collaborating with Dr. Muhammad Asif Naeem from Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.

I am also working on English Arabic Transliteration System (EATS) for the transliteration of Named Entities from Arabic to English and vice versa with a group of students in University of Jeddah.

I am also collaborating with Christian Boitet, Faculty of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Grenoble, France, Pushpak Bhattcharyya, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, Mumbai, India and Laurent Besacier, Faculty of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Grenoble, France. Currently, we are working on the Hybrid Model for Urdu Hindi Transliteration.

Publications


Journal Publications

Published Papers

  1. Malik, M. G. A. Bashir, Z; Rashid, T; Ali, J. Probabilistic Hesitant Intuitionistic Linguistic Term Sets in Multi-Attribute Group Decision Making; Symmetry (Impact Factor: 1.45) 2018, 10(9), 392, September 2018.
  2. Bashir, Z. Rashid, T. Wątróbski, J. Sałabun, W. Malik, M. G. A. Hesitant Probabilistic Multiplicative Preference Relations in Group Decision Making; Applied Sciences (IF 1.679), Vol. 8(3), 398, March 2018.
  3. Fadel, E. Faheem, M. Gungor, V. C. Nassef, L. Akkari, N. Malik, M. G. A. Almasri, S. Akyildiz, I. F. Spectrum-aware bio-inspired routing in cognitive radio sensor networks for smart grid applications; Computer Communications (Elsevier - IF 3.34), Vol. 120, March 2017, pp. 106-120.
  4. Akkari, N. Wang, P. Jornet, J. M. Fadel, E. Rifae, L. Malik, M. G. A. , Almasri, S. Akyildiz, I. F. Distributed Timely-Throughput Optimal Scheduling for the Internet of Nano-Things, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Vol. 3(6), May 2016, pp. 1202 - 1212.
  5. Akkari, N. Jornet, J. M. Wang, P. Fadel, E. Rifae, L. Malik, M. G. A. Almasri, S. Akyildiz, I. F. Joint Physical and Link Layer Error Control Analysis for Nanonetworks in the Terahertz Band, Wireless Networks (Springer - IF 1.58), Vol. 22(4), May 2016, pp. 1221-1233.
  6. Chavarria-Reyes, E. Fadel, E. Almasri, S. Malik, M. G. A. Reducing the Energy Consumption at the User Equipment Through Multi-Stream Cross-Carrier-Aware Discontinuous Reception (DRX) in LTE-Advanced Systems, Journal of Network and Applications (Elsevier - IF 3.5), Vol. 64, April 2016, pp. 43-61.
  7. Fadel, E. Gungor, V. C. Nassef, Akkari, L. N. Malik, M. G. A. Almasri, S. Akyildiz, I. F. A survey on wireless sensor networks for smart grid, Computer Communications (Elsevier - IF 3.34), Vol. 71, November 2015, pp. 22-33.
  8. Wang, P. Jornet, J. M. Mali, M. G. A. Akkari, N. Alyildiz, I. F. Energy and Spectrum-aware MAC Protocol for Perpetual Wireless Nanosensor Networks in the Terahertz Band, Ad Hoc Networks (Elsevier IF 3.04), Vol 11(8): 2541-2555, November 2013.
  9. Javaid, Sattar, S. H. Ali, A. Malik, M. G. A. Survey of Computational Support for Shahmukhi script of Punjabi language; Academic Research International, Vol. 1(1): 292-300. 2011.

Conference Publications

  1. Malik, M. G. A. Ray, S. K. Bashir, Z. Mughal, A. (2018) Selecting Ubiquitous Services in Future Heterogeneous Wireless Networks using Multi-Attributes Decision Making The 11th International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Networking (ICMU 2018), Auckland, New Zealand
  2. Tirumala, S. S. Jamil, N. Malik, M G A. (2018) A Deep Neural Network Approach for Classification of Watermarked and Non-watermarked Images International Conference on Intelligent Technologies and Applications (INTAP 2018).
  3. Malik, M. G. A. Boitet, C. Besacier, L. Bhattcharrya, P. (2013) Urdu Hindi Machine Transliteration using SMT; The 4th Workshop on South and Southeast Asian Natural Language Processing (WSSANLP), the 6th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP), Nagoya, Japan. pp. 43-57.
  4. Malik, M. G. A. Boitet, C. Bhattcharrya, P. (2010) Finite-state Scriptural TranslationThe 23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2010), August 23 - 27, Beijing, China. pp. 791-800.
  5. Malik, M. G. A. Boitet, C. Bhattcharrya, P. Besacier, L. (2010) Weak Translation Problems - a case study of Scriptural Translation Traitement Automatique des Langues Naturelles (TALN-2010), July 19 - 23, Montreal, Canada.
  6. Malik, M. G. A. Boitet, C. Bhattcharrya, P. (2010) Analysis of NOORI Nasta’leeq for MAJOR Pakistani Languages the 2nd Workshop on Spoken Language Technology for Under-resourced Languages (SLTU - 2010), May, Penang, Malaysia.
  7. Malik, M. G. A. Besacier, L. Boitet, C. Bhattcharrya, P. (2009) A Hybrid Model for Urdu Hindi Transliteration Named Entities Workshop: Joint Conference the 47th Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL - 2009) and the 4th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP), August 2 - 7, Singapore. pp. 177-185.
  8. Malik, M. G. A. Boitet, C. Bhattcharrya, P. (2008) Hindi Urdu Machine Transliteration using Finite-state Transducers; The 22nd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2008), August 18 - 22, Manchester, UK. pp. 537-544.
  9. Malik, M. G. A. (2006) Punjabi Machine Transliteration; The 21st International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2006) and the 44th Annual Meeting of ACL, July 17 - 21, Sydney, Australia. pp. 1137-1144.
  10. Malik, M. G. A. (2005) Towards A Unicode Compatible Punjabi Character Set; The 27th Internationalization and Unicode Conference, April 6 - 8, Berlin, Germany.

Teaching


Otago Polytechnic AIC

  • IX721000 - Applications for Mobile Devices

  • IX726001 - Data Science and Machine Learning

Manukau Institute of Technology

  • 562.613 - Applied Data Structures

  • 502.634 - User Experience and User Interface Desing

Unitec Institute of Technology

  • ISCG6407 - Fundamental Concepts in Cyber Security

Organized Events and Talks


Workshops

Workshops on South and Southeast Asian Natural Language Processing

www.sanlp.org

I have been organizing Workshop on South and Southeast Asian Natural Language Processing since 2010. The main motive behind the organization of WSSANLP is to bring together the community working on the South and Southeast Asian languages covering all aspects of natural language processing, computational linguistics and linguistics such as development of computational resources, morphology, syntax, semantics and machine translation. This is a long term commitment and goal. WSSANLP is an annual event collocated with one of the major Computational Linguistics conferences and focusing on NLP issues of South and Southeast Asian languages. Starting from 2010, we have successfully organized six workshops:

The 7th WSSANLP has been proposed as a collocated event in the ACL 2019 in Florence, Italy. This conference is organized under the auspices of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL).

Workshop on Wireless Networks Applications in Smart Grid and Nano Devices

Under the umbrella of Advanced Wireless Networking Group (AWNG) and under the charter of our two KACST projects, we have organized the 1st Wireless Networks Applications in Smart Grids and Nano Devices. I served as the technical program co-chair and as a member of organizing committee.

Talks Delivered

Future Invited Talks

Past Invited Talks

Professional Career


Academic Career

Professional Career

Currently, I am serving as CEO at Smart Brainz.
The following is the listing of some of my professional projects:

Projects


Current Projects

Currently I am working on the following projects:

  1. Professional Usability Check Professional Organizations
    • Supported by Smart Brainz and Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus
    • Start Date: Nov 2018
    • End Date: March 2019

  2. Primary School Children Learning Mobile App
    • Supported by Smart Brainz and Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus
    • Start Date: Nov 2018
    • End Date: March 2019

Past Projects

  1. Resolving Asymmetric Hidden Node Problem in IEEE 802.11ax Wireless Local Area Networks

  2. Fundamentals of Graphene-based Nano scale Machines Communications
    • Funded by King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology (Saudi National Funding Agency)
    • Start Date: September 2014
    • End Date: October 2016
    • Budget: 1.5 Million Saudi Riyals
    • Grant Ref. 12-NAN2730-03
    • Organizatons: University of Jeddah and King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia.

  3. Reliable Wireless Sensor Networks for Saudi Arabian’s Future Smart Grid Systems
    • Funded by King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology (Saudi National Funding Agency)
    • Start Date: September 2014
    • End Date: October 2016
    • Budget: 1.5 Million Saudi Riyals
    • Grant Ref. 12-INF2731-03
    • Organizatons: University of Jeddah and King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia.
  4. Energy Efficient Heterogeneous Cellular Networks (HetNets)

  5. The Internet of Nano-Things
    • Funded by Deanship of Scientific Research (Internal University Funding Body), King Abdulaziz University
    • Start Date: September 2012
    • End Date: August 2014
    • Budget: 400,000 Saudi Riyals (more than US$100,000)
    • GRANT Ref: 11-15-1432/HiCi
    • Organizatons: King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia.

Education


I did my PhD in Computer Science from University of Grenoble, France under the supervision of Prof. Christian Boitet (University of Grenoble, France) and Prof. Pushpak Bhattacharyya (Director of IIT Patna, India and previously with IIT Bombay, India) [October 2006 - July 2010]. The title of my PhD thesis was "Methods and Tools for Weak Problems of Translation". Before my PhD, I did my Master in Computational Linguistics (Linguistique et Informatique) from University of Paris 7 - Denis Didrot, France [October 2005 - June 2006] and M. Sc. in Computer Science from University of the Punjab, Pakistan [March 2001 - March 2003].
The list of my educational degrees and certificates is as follows: