Meet Our Team
RISE has a mix of experienced professionals and youth.
Meet the Executive Team
Dr. Saad Zafar, Director
Dr. Saad Zafar is currently working as Director, Riphah Institute of Systems Engineering and Dean, Faculty of Computing at Riphah International University (RIU), Islamabad, Pakistan.
Khurram Javed, Assistant Director
Khurram Javed is an academician by profession and is currently serving as Assistant Director, Riphah Institute of Systems Engineering (RISE) and Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Computing at Riphah International University.
Dr. Muhammad Yousaf, HOD
Dr. Muhammad Yousaf is working as Associate Professor in Faculty of Computing, Riphah International University (RIU), Islamabad, Pakistan. He is Head of Department for MS-IS and PhD-IS programs.
Obaid ur Rehman, Manager Security
Obaid ur Rehman is responsible for the deployment of EC- Council’s, ISACA & (ISC)2 highly sensitive information security training and action plans to its training partners across Pakistan.
Syed Muhammad Sajjad, Sr Lecturer
Syed Muhammad Sajjad is a Senior Lecturer at Riphah Institute of System Engineering. He currently holds a PhD in Information Security from the Riphah International University, where his research areas are security, privacy and trust in IoT systems.
Komal Batool, Sr Lecturer
Deliver Training/ Lecture on Application Security, and Research Methods.
Dr. Sajjad Siddiqi - Assistant Professor
Sajjad Siddiqi currently working ad Assistant professor He currently holds a PhD in Computer Science from Australian National University, and his areas of research are AI , Knowledge Compilations
Dr. Muhammad Zubair
Dr. Muhammad Zubair is working as Professor in Faculty of Computing, Riphah International University, Islamabad. He is also Head of the Department of Software Engineering and Computer Science. His research areas include Machine Learning and Soft Computing..
Dr Sumreena - Assistant Professor
Zain - Asst Manager
Maira Sultan, Teaching Fellow
Maira sultan get her MS in information security she is active member of crypto - research group in Rise and currently assisting in crypto related courses
Ahmed Iftikhar, Teaching Fellow
Assisting faculty Members in Courses.
Bilal Mazhar, Teaching Fellow
Bilal Mazhar get his MS in Information Security
he holds ISMS - Lead Implementer / Auditor , CEH
ECSA , CHFI , IBM - Q Radar Currently He is active member of Blockchain and privacy laws Research group
Tufail Abbasi, Research Associate
Manages Research Projects and Grants of Riphah Institute of Systems Engineering.
Ahmed Aizaz Abid, Project Coordinator
Manages student coordination and collaboration for RISE Program Aizaz currently holds MS in Project Management