Irfan Ul Haq

Assistant Professor
  • Department of Computer Science
  • (041) 111-128-128
  • Ext: 156


Irfan has joined NUCES as an Assistant Professor in January 2020. He has obtained his PhD in Software, Systems and Computing from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain. He worked as a research assistant at IMDEA Software Institute ( under the supervision of Juan Caballero. Before his PhD, he did his Masters in Information Technology with specialization in computer networks from NUST, Pakistan.

He research interests are in computer and network security, malware analysis, reverse engineering, and binary code analysis.


  • PhD (Software, Systems and Computing), 2019
  • Universidad Politecnia de Madrid (UPM) Madrid (Spain)
  • Thesis: Lineage Inference of Packed Malware using Binary Code Similarity
  • MS (Information Technology), 2010
  • NUST, Islamabad (Pakistan)
  • Thesis: Analysis of P2P Traffic on Anomaly Detection Systems
  • BS (Computer Science), 2007
  • Virtual University (Pakistan)



  • Reviewer:
  • IEEE Transaction on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC)
  • Elsevier Computers and Security — Journal (COSE)
  • International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES)
  • Artifact Evaluation Committee Member:
  • Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC)