Q: What was your research centred on?
A: My research was focused on finding solutions for advanced persistent threats that affect industrial control systems. The solution was inspired by studying the biological immune system.
Q: What was your biggest challenge on this journey?
A: The biggest challenge was marrying the different domains. I had a strong computer science background but the application domain was in control systems (engineering) and the solution was from yet another domain; immunology.
As such, it was quite a challenge to bring it all together but I managed by reading, reading and more reading as well as researching and engaging experts in the other fields.
Q: Where to from here?
A: Well, I have been working at NUST for close to a decade, so I am looking forward to continue ploughing back into the community and imparting knowledge to students. I am also eager to continue learning and keep up with the fast-paced technological advancements.