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Network and Security Research Group,
School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences,
Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand

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About Me


M. G. Abbas Malik

M. G. Abbas Malik

PhD in Computer Science from University of Grenoble, France

I, Muhammad Ghulam Abbas Malik, was born in Lahore, Pakistan. I received my Bachelor of Science (B. Sc. - Major in Applied & Pure Mathematics and Statistics) and Master of Science 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 European Union's funded project Punjabi Language and Transliteration Tool (PLATT) in LOK SUJAG, Lahore. In 2006, I received my Master in Linguistics and Computer Science from University of Paris 7 - Denis Didrot. I received the 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 1, France) and Prof. Pushpak Bhattacharyya (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India)

Currently, I am working as Research Fellow, Network and Security Research Group, School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, 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 that I have worked as Assistant Professor in Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Computing and IT North Jeddah Branch, King Abdulaiziz University from September 2011 to August 2014. Before, that I have worked with COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan and Faculty of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science at University of Grenoble, France. I was the recipient of Overseas Scholarship award from Higher Education Commission of Pakistan in 2005. I am the member of IEEE, ACM and ACL. My current research interests are electromagnetic nanonetworks, Wireless Networks, Wireless Communication, Wireless Sensor Networks, graphene-enabled wireless communication, Terahertz Band communication networks, Internet of Things and the Internet of Nano-Things. My other research interests are Machine Learning, Machine Translation and Natural Language Processing. I am the founding member of Advanced Wireless Networking Group, King Abdulaziz University.

Contact Me


Mailing Adress (Offcial)

Auckland University of Technology
School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Private Bag 92006
2-14 Wakefield Street
Auckland, 1142, New Zealand

Contacts: Electronic and Call

Official: abbas.malik {@} aut.ac.nz & mgmalik {@} uj.edu.sa
Personal: abbas.malik {@} gmail.com & yahoo.com
Work (New Zealand): 0064 (0)9 921 9999 Ext. 6587

Research


Networks and Communications

Wireless Networks & Communications and NaNo Networks & Communications

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. The other people who are collaborating in this work with us are Pu Wang, Assistant Professor at Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Wichita State University, Wichita, USA, 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.

After coming in New Zealand as a permanent resident, I joined Auckland University of Technology as a Research Fellow in Network and Security Research Group (NSRG). IN NSRG, I am collaborating my work with Associate Professor Nurul Sarkar and Associate Professor Jairo Gutierrez.

Currently we are working on the following project:

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

We have already finished the following Project:

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

Computational Linguistics

Machine Translation and Transliteration

I am collaborating with Christian Boitet, Faculty of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Grenoble, France, Pushpak Bhattcharyya, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 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.

I am currently 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 currently working on Automatic Diacritization of Arabic Texts(ADAT) for the restoring the missing diacritical marks in the Arabic text that normal users missed during their writings. In this research, I am collaborating with Dr. Jalal S. Alowibdi in University of Jeddah.

Publications


Journal Publications

Submitted Papers

  1. E. Fadel, M. Faheem, V. C. Gungor, L. Nassef, N. Akkari, M. G. Abbas Malik, S. Almasri, Ian F. Akyildiz, Honey Bee Mating Optimization-based Clustering Routing in Cognitive Radio Wireless Sensor Networks for Smart Grid Applications, under review in Computer Communications Journal (COMCOM, Elsevier), December 2015.
  2. Z. Bashir, M. G. Abbas Malik, T. Rashid, S. Zafar, Chaotic dynamical state variables selection procedure based image encryption scheme, under review in Nonlinear Dynamics (Springer Journal), March 2016.
  3. Z. Bashir, M. G. Abbas Malik, T. Rashid, S. Zafar, Chaotic Dynamical System Based Image Encryption Scheme With Time-Varying Delays, under review in IEEE Transaction on Computational Social Systems, March 2016.

Published and Accepted Papers

  1. N. Akkari, P. Wang, J. M. Jornet, E. Fadel, L. Rifae, M. G. Abbas Malik, S. Almasri, and I. F. Akyildiz, Distributed Timely-Throughput Optimal Scheduling for the Internet of Nano-Things, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Vol. PP(99), May 2016, pp. 1-12.
  2. N. Akkari, J. M. Jornet, P. Wang, E. Fadel, L. Rifae, M. G. Abbas Malik, S. Almasri, and I. F. Akyildiz Joint Physical and Link Layer Error Control Analysis for Nanonetworks in the Terahertz Band, Wireless Networks (Springer), Vol. 22(4), May 2016, pp. 1221-1233.
  3. E. Chavarria-Reyes, E. Fadel, S. Almasri, M. G. Abbas Malik, 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), Vol. 64, April 2016, pp. 43-61.
  4. E. Fadel, V. C. Gungor, L. Nassef, N. Akkari, M. G. Abbas Malik, S. Almasri, Ian F. Akyildiz, A survey on wireless sensor networks for smart grid, Computer Communications (Elsevier), Vol. 71, November 2015, pp. 22-33.
  5. P. Wang, J. M. Jornet, M. G. Abbas Malik,; N. Akkari, I. F. Alyildiz, Energy and Spectrum-aware MAC Protocol for Perpetual Wireless Nanosensor Networks in the Terahertz Band, Ad Hoc Networks (Elsevier), Vol 11(8): 2541-2555, November 2013.
  6. S. Javaid, H. Sattar, A. Ali, Malik, M. G. Abbas; 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. Abbas; Boitet, Christian; Besacier, Laurent; Bhattcharrya, Pushpak; (2013) Urdu Hindi Machine Transliteration using SMT; The 4th Workshop on South and Southeast Asian Natural Language Processing (WSSANLP), the 6thInternational Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP), Nagoya, Japan. pp. 43-57.
  2. Malik, M. G. Abbas; Boitet, Christian; Bhattcharrya, Pushpak; (2010) Finite-state Scriptural Translation; The 23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2010), August 23 - 27, Beijing, China. pp. 791-800.
  3. Malik, M. G. Abbas; Boitet, Christian; Bhattcharrya, Pushpak; Besacier, Laurent; (2010) Weak Translation Problems - a case study of Scriptural Translation; Traitement Automatique des Langues Naturelles (TALN-2010), July 19 - 23, Montreal, Canada.
  4. Malik, M. G. Abbas; Boitet, Christian; Bhattcharrya, Pushpak; (2010) Analysis of NOORI Nasta’leeq for MAJOR Pakistani Languages; 2nd Workshop on Spoken Language Technology for Under-resourced Languages (SLTU - 2010), May, Penang, Malaysia.
  5. Malik, M. G. Abbas; Besacier, Laurent; Boitet, Christian; Bhattcharrya, Pushpak; (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.
  6. Malik, M. G. Abbas; Boitet, Christian; Bhattcharrya, Pushpak; (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.
  7. Malik, M. G. Abbas; (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.
  8. Malik, M. G. Abbas; (2005) Towards A Unicode Compatible Punjabi Character Set; The 27th Internationalization and Unicode Conference, April 6 - 8, Berlin, Germany.

Teaching


Spring 2016

Fall 2015

Spring 2015

Fall 2014

Spring 2014

Fall 2013

Organized Events and Talks


Workshops

Workshops on South and Southeast Asian Natural Language Processing

www.sanlp.org

I have been organizing linguistics workshops on South and Southeast Asian Languages since 2010. The main motive behind the organization of Workshop on South and Southeast Asian Natural Languages Processing (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 five workshops:

  • 1st Workshop on South and Southeast Asian NLP at COLING 2010 in Beijing, China [URL]

  • 2nd Workshop on South and Southeast Asian NLP at IJCNLP 2011 in Chang Mai, Thailand [URL]

  • 3rd Workshop on South and Southeast Asian NLP at COLING 2012 in Mumbai, India [URL]

  • 4th Workshop on South and Southeast Asian NLP at 6th IJCNLP 2013 in Nagoya, Japan [URL]

  • 5th Workshop on South and Southeast Asian NLP at COLING 2014 in Dublin, Ireland [URL]

The 6th WSSANLP has been accepted as a collocated event in the International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2016) in Osaka, Japan, at the Osaka International Convention Center (OICC) (located in Nakanoshima in the center of Osaka). This conference is organized under the auspices of the International Committee on Computational Linguistics (ICCL).

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

I have delivered the following invited talks:

Professional Career


Academic Career

Professional Career

Currently, I am serving as System Architect, Analyst and Consultant in Al-Noor School Systems (a family owned business) since September 2010. I am responsible for the system analysis and designing the in-house school software to help school administration in their day-to-day activities. These software includes finance management system, school management system, student management system and employee management system.
I am also working as Web Designer and Developer with Workshop on South and Southeast Asian Natural Language Processing (WSSANLP) and have designed their main website and websites of for their 6 workshops.


The following is the listing of all my professional jobs:

  • System Architect, Analyst and Consultant at Al-Noor School Systems
    [since September 2010]

  • Web Designer and Developer at Workshop on South and Southeast Asian Natural Language Processing (WSSANLP)
    [since January 2010]

  • System Analyst and System Developer at Lok Sujab (an NGO: Worked on European Union Funded Project)
    [October 2002 - June 2005]

Projects


Current Projects

Currently I am working on the following projects:

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

Past Projects

  1. 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.

  2. 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.
  3. Energy Efficient Heterogeneous Cellular Networks (HetNets)

  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
    • 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: