Dr. Rizwan Asghar, a Pakistani Researcher who works as an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Auckland, Newzealand; teaching COMPSCI 702- Security for smart devices. Afore joining this tenure, Rizwan was a post doctral researcher who recieved his Ph.D degree in ICT (Security & Privacy) from the University of Trento-Italy in the year 2013 and became a visiting fellow at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) California,USA during this degree program. He recieved his M.Sc degree in Information Security Technology from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)- Netherlands in the year 2009.
from the University of Trento-Italy in the year 2013 and during this Ph.D programme he also became a visiting fellow at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) California,USA. He recieved his M.Sc degree in Information Security Technology from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) The Netherlands in the year 2009.
Rizwan’s research criteria includes Access control, applied cryptography, security, privacy, cloud computing and distributed systems.
The software Dr.Rizwan Asghar has developed : Oblivion – can erase you off the internet faster than google. The software being prototype is invented with the motivation from the recent law changes in Europe where people now have the right to request Google to have personal information or defamatory material removed from internet, Google processed over 1 million of the applications and more are pouring in, but the speed is quite annoying. This is when Oblivion steps in.
The personal information on the web once located & tagged through text and image recongnition, can be reported for removal after which the company confirms the details match with those in the article and provide an ownership token which is then submitted to the takedown team. Acc to Dr.Rizwan, his software can churn through 278 takedown requests per second. The workrate of this is more powerful with the usage on computer rather than a laptop. Oblivion actually speeds up the takedown process and gives an edge over whatever technology Google uses. This could help address the issue of cyber bullying and online propoganda with more swiftness.
With no doubts that Pakistanis have risen the name of the nation worldwidely with their adroits and adept, and Dr.Rizwan Asghar is one of them. Talent Pakistan’s team offer a salute to all such generation and people who represent the country abroad and maintain the honor of being a Pakistani