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Systems Research Laboratory


SysLab focuses on research and development of Cloud Systems, Internet-based distributed systems, and mobile applications. Research at SysLab is inspired by many considerations related to Security, Scalability, Quality of Service, Performance Enhancement, and Usability of these systems.
Motivated by recent advancements and popularity of Cloud Computing and High-Performance Computing systems, SysLab also focuses on research and development of these two different but related domains. Cloud Computing can yield enhanced performance and usability for different mobile and Internet-based applications. Similarly, High Performance Computing can catalyze solution for many computational problems and yield increased performance for various applications. Further, technological advancements related to Smart city and Internet of Things, emergence of smart grid, and integration of mobile and cloud, has open new opportunities for research. SysLab team is concentrated on architecture and design of these systems and development of various applications which can benefit from emerging research technologies.


Team Members


PhD Students


Smart City and Smart grid, GPU Computing, Block Chain, Distributed Deep Learning, Internet of Things, Software Defined Networks, Natural Language Processing, Heterogeneous Parallel Computing, Cloud Computing, Fog/Edge Computing, Cyber Security for Smart City, Multimedia Wireless Sensor Networks, Security in Smart phones.


SysLab has received research grants from NVIDIA and IEEE TCPP. It is also Pakistan's first and only NVIDIA Research Center. In 2017, SysLab received HEC NRPU grant to develop efficient infrastructure for large-scale communication of IOT devices in a smart city.


High performance computing lab is established with high speed network using Infiniband equipment and SDN enable switch. Five node cluster including server machine. Each node is equipped with multiple NVIDIA GPUs Titan, Tesla K-40, GTX 780. Additionally, there are 3 GPU enabled laptops and 7 portable GPU cards Jetson TK1 for initial tests.


  1. Narmeen Zakaria and Jawwad Shamsi. SDN based Secure and Agile Framework for Protecting Smart City Applications from DDoS Attacks. Journal of Network and Computer Applications. Accepted for publication. (2019)
  2. Tania Iram, Jawwad A Shamsi, M. Usama Alvi, Saif ur Rahman Saleem, and M. Maaz Ansari “Controlling Smart-City Traffic using Machine Learning” has been published by FIT(2019).
  3. Nausheen Shoaib and Jawwad A. Shamsi. Understanding Network Requirements for Smart City Applications: Challenges and Solutions has been accepted by IEEE IT Professional Journal (Impact Factor: 1.661). (2019)
  4. Abdelmuttlib Ibrahim Abdalla Ahmed, Abdullah Gani, Siti Hafizah Ab Hamid, Abdelzahir Abdelmaboud, Hassan Jamil Syed, Riyaz Ahamed Ariyaluran Habeeb Mohamed, Ihsan Ali, Service Management for IoT: Requirements, Taxonomy, Recent Advances and Open Research Challenges.
  5. Lareb Usman and Jawwad A. Shamsi. A Comparison of Learning Techniques for Android Malware Detection Using Apache Spark has been accepted for publication in Journal of Engineering Science and Technology. (ISI indexed)
  6. Tooba Siddique and Jawwad A. Shamsi. Generating Abstractive Summary Using Sequence to Sequence Attention Model FIT (2018)
  7. Shahzeb Khan, and Jawwad A. Shamsi. “Health Quest: A Generalized Clinical Decision Support System with Multi-Label Classification.” Journal of King Saud University-Computer and Information Sciences (2018). (Cite Score: 2.05)
  8. Jawwad Shamsi and Mohammad Ali Khojaye. “Understanding Privacy Violations in Big Data Systems”. IEEE IT Professional (Impact Factor: 1.661)
  9. Narmeen Zakaria, Jawwad Shamsi, and Khaled Salah. “DDoS Attack Detection and Mitigation using SDN: Methods, Practices, and Solutions”. Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering 2017.
  10. Jawwad Shamsi and Zafar Nasir. Unleashing the Pakistan IT industry. IEEE IT Professional.
  11. Noman Durrani, Feroz Zahid, and Jawwad Shamsi. “PAVM: A Framework for Policy-Aware Virtual Machine Management”. Wiley Journal of Network Management 2016. (Impact Factor 0.6)
  12. Jawwad A Shamsi, Sherali Zeadally, Fareha Sheikh, Angelyn Flowers. “Attribution in Cyberspace: Techniques and Legal Implications”. Wiley Security and Communication Networks 2016.
  13. Jawwad A Shamsi, Sherali Zeadally, Zafar Nasir. “Interventions in Cyberspace: Status and Trends”. IEEE IT Professional. 18(1) 2016.
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