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Dr. Sufian Hameed

Position:   Research Assistant
Phone:   +49 551
Office:   3.116
Email:   sufian.hameed a informatik.uni-goettingen.de

Short CV

Sufian Hameed was a PhD student and Research Assistant at the Computer Networks Group, University of Goettingen, and graduated with a PhD degree in September 2012. He is currently an assistant professor at National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES), Pakistan.

His research interests lies in Information Security, distributed system, sensor and mobile social networks. Currently, his work focus on the usage of social network and trust to prevent spam transmission and realiability of emails.
Sufian began his studies in Computer Science at the Technical University of Aachen (Germany) in 2005 and graduated as a MSc in 2008. He worked in Philips Research Labs Aachen from Oct 2007 to April 2008 as a student research on his Master Thesis about Evaluation and Improvement of Security in ZigBee medical networks.


  1. Seminar on Internet Technologies (Winter 2011/2012),
  2. Practical Course Networking Lab (Summer 2011)
  3. Practical Course Networking Lab (Winter 2010/2011)
  4. Seminar on Internet Technologies (Winter 2010/2011), Topic Supervised "Fighting Spam in Social Networking Sites"
  5. Practical Course Networking Lab (Summer 2010)
  6. Seminar on Internet Technologies (Summer 2010). Topic Supervised "Security Threats of Online Social Networks"
Thesis Supervised:

Title: Method and system for forming a network for spam free e-mail communication

International Patent Date: 27.10.2011

International Patent Number: WO 2011/131228 A1

Research Projects


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Fighting Spam Using Social GateKeepers, Sufian Hameed, Xiaoming Fu, Pan Hui and Nishanth Satry, Networking Science, 2(1-2): 28-41, Springer Verlag, May 2013.
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Evaluation of Human Altruism Using a DTN-based Mobile Social Network Application, Sufian Hameed, Alexander Wolf, Konglin Zhu, Xiaoming Fu, , 5th workshop on Digital Social Networks (DSN 2012) in conjunction with Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI 2012), Braunschweig, Germany., September 2012.

iSATS: Leveraging Identity Based Sender Authentication for Spam Mitigation, Sufian Hameed, Tobias Kloht, Xiaoming Fu, , International Conference on Security and Cryptography (Secrypt), Rome, Italy, July 2012.

LENS: Leveraging Social Networking and Trust to Prevent Spam Transmission, Sufian Hameed, Xiaoming Fu, Pan Hui and Nishanth Sastry, The Second IEEE Workshop on Security & Trust in the Future Internet (FIST'11), Co-located with IEEE ICNP 2011, Vancouver, BC Canada, October 2011.
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LENS: LEveraging Social Networking and trust to prevent Spam transmission, Sufian Hameed, Pan Hui, Xiaoming Fu, Nishanth Sastry, 5th ACM EuroSys Doctoral Workshop (EuroDW 2011), Salzburg, Austria, April 2011.

LENS : LEveraging social Networking and trust to prevent Spam transmission, Sufian Hameed, Pan Hui, Xiaoming Fu and Nishanth Sastry, Technical Report No. IFI-TB-2011-02, Institute of Computer Science, University of Göttingen, Germany, ISSN 1611-1044, February 2011.
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LENS: Leveraging anti-social Networking against Spam, Sufian Hameed, Pan Hui, Xiaoming Fu, Technical Report No. IFI-TB-2010-02, Institute of Computer Science, University of Göttingen, Germany, ISSN 1611-1044, April 2010.
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Evaluation and Improvement of Security in ZigBee Networks, Sufian Hameed, Institute of Informatik, RWTH Aachen, June 2008.
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