Rasheed Hussain


Title Change in Perspective: Journey from Vehicular Networks to Vehicular Clouds and Vehicular Social Networks

Automobiles were once considered to be the realm of mechanical engineers, but not anymore, thanks to the tremendous advancements in the communication and computation technologies. These technologies, at least part of it, have been embedded into the high-end cars today. Today’s vehicles are capable of a lot more than just driving the passengers from a source to destination. With on-board computation, communication, and storage resources, the car can be perfectly capable of communicating with each other, and with the infrastructure. This phenomenon gave rise to the evolution of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) realized through Vehicular Ad hoc NETwork (VANET). VANET is on the verge of deployment and world leading auto industry giants, investors, academia, and service providers are testing their waters for VANET deployment in order to make a smooth transition towards reliable, safe, and infotainment-rich driving. It is envisioned that in the near past, such intelligent cars will pervade our highways. Nevertheless, prior to its mass scale deployment, VANET is evolving into two more exciting communication paradigms namely vehicular clouds and vehicular social networks. In this talk, the journey of pure VANET towards vehicular clouds and vehicular social networks will be discussed. The first part will cover signatory VANET from services, applications, security, and privacy standpoint whereas the second part will cover the rationale for vehicular clouds and the new exciting services therein. The third part will put light on emerging vehicular social networks and the final part will discuss the open questions and current challenges that have caused impeded momentum in the deployment of these technologies.


Dr. Rasheed Hussain received his B.S. in Computer Software Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan in 2007, MS degree in Computer Engineering from Hanyang University, South Korea in 2010, and Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from South Korea in February 2015. He also worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Hanyang University, South Korea from March 2015 till August 2015. Furthermore, he worked as a Guest Professor in University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands and consultant for Innopolis University, Russia from September 2015 till June 2016. Currently he is working as Assistant Professor and head of the Information Security and Privacy Research Group at Innopolis University, Russia. He is also establishing a new masters program, Secure System and Network Engineering (SNE). Dr. Hussain’s main research interests include information security and privacy, applied cryptography, security and privacy issues in Vehicular Ad hoc NETwork (VANET), Cloud Computing (CC), VANET clouds, Vehicular Social Networks, smart grid security, Internet of Things (IoT), Big data security, wireless charging for electric vehicles, mobile social networks, and so forth. He serves on the editorial board of IEEE Internet Policy Newsletter. Furthermore, he also serves as reviewer for many journals from IEEE, Springer, Elsevier, and IET that include IEEE Sensors Journal, IEEE TVT, IEEE T-ITS, IEEE TIE, IEEE T-IFS, IEEE Comm. Magazine, Elsevier ADHOC, Elsevier JPDC, Elsevier VehCom, Springer WIRE, Springer JNSM, and many more. He also served as reviewer and TPC for renowned international conferences of repute including IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE VTC, IEEE VNC, IEEE ICC, IEEE PCCC, IEEE NoF, and many more. Further details can be found at: https://sites.google.com/site/rasheedinfosec/ (Email: r.hussain@innopolis.ru)