Curriculum Vitae

DR. MUHAMMAD FAIZ BIN MOHD ZAKI

Senior Lecturer
  • Department of Computer System & Technology
    Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
  • 03-79676418

BIOGRAPHY


Faiz Zaki obtained his Master of Science (Web Science and Big Data Analytics) from the University College of London in 2017 and a PhD in Network Analytics from Universiti Malaya in 2022. He is currently serving as a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Computer System and Technology,Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Malaya. His research interests lie at the intersection between big data analytics and computer networking. As such, most of his works revolve around network analytics, such as network traffic classification. Currently, his research direction is steering towards producing real-time network analytics using technologies like edge computing and federated learning. Faiz Zaki also holds several professional certifications in computer networking, such as CCNA and HCIA, besides being an active member of IEEE Computer Society and Young Professionals.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE


  • NETWORK ANALYTICS
    Network Analytics
  • NETWORK SECURITY
  • APPLICATION OF NETWORK TRAFFIC CLASSIFICATION
    Network Traffic Profiling
  • NETWORK TRAFFIC CLASSIFICATION
    Granular Network Traffic Classification, Network Management, Network Analytics

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION


  • PhD
    Universiti Malaya (UM)
  • M.Sc, (Web Science and Big Data Analytics)
    University College London, Gower Street London Wc1
  • B.Sc, (Computer Science (Computer System and Networking))
    Universiti Malaya (UM)

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES


  • Committee Members
    15 Feb 2024 - 14 Feb 2026 (University Malaya)
  • Committee Members
    01 Sep 2022 - 31 Aug 2024 (Faculty)
  • Head of Unit
    16 Jun 2022 - 15 Jun 2024 (University Malaya)
  • Course Coordinator
    13 Mar 2023 - 23 Jul 2023 (Department of Computer System & Technology, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology)
  • Committee Members
    01 Jun 2022 - 31 May 2023 (Department of Computer System & Technology, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology)
  • Task Force Member
    30 May 2022 - 31 Dec 2022 (Department of Computer System & Technology, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology)

MEMBERSHIPS


  • COMMITTEE MEMBER FOR CYBERSECURITY ACADEMIA MALAYSIA 2023/2024, COMMITTEE MEMBER
    Since 2023 (National)
  • IEEE AND COMPUTER SOCIETY, MEMBER
    2023 to 2023 (International)
  • LIFETIME MEMBER OF CYBER SECURITY ACADEMIA MALAYSIA (CSAM), COMMITTEE MEMBER
    Since 2022 (National)

AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP


  • BEST PAPER AWARD - INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTING 2023
    IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY, 2023 (International)
  • Best Paper Award - International Conference on Computing 2022
    IEEE Computer Society, 2022 (International)

PUBLICATIONS


Article in Journal
WoS
  1. Aminuddin, Mohamad Amar Irsyad Mohd; Zaaba, Zarul Fitri; Samsudin, Azman; Zaki, Faiz; Anuar, Nor Badrul (2023). The rise of website fingerprinting on Tor: Analysis on techniques and assumptions, JOURNAL OF NETWORK AND COMPUTER APPLICATIONS. 212. doi:10.1016/j.jnca.2023.103582
  2. Zaki, Faiz; Afifi, Firdaus; Gani, Abdullah; Anuar, Nor Badrul (2022). GRANULAR NETWORK TRAFFIC CLASSIFICATION FOR STREAMING TRAFFIC USING INCREMENTAL LEARNING AND CLASSIFIER CHAIN, MALAYSIAN JOURNAL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE. 35(3), 264-280. doi:10.22452/mjcs.vol35no3.5
  3. Zaki, Faiz; Afifi, Firdaus; Razak, Shukor Abd; Gani, Abdullah; Anuar, Nor Badrul (2022). GRAIN: Granular multi-label encrypted traffic classification using classifier chain, COMPUTER NETWORKS. 213. doi:10.1016/j.comnet.2022.109084
  4. Zaki, F., Gani, A., Tahaei, H., Furnell, S., & Anuar, N. B. (2021). Grano-GT: A granular ground truth collection tool for encrypted browser-based Internet traffic. Computer Networks, 184, 12. doi: 10.1016/j.comnet.2020.107617
  5. Tahaei, Hamid; Afifi, Firdaus; Asemi, Adeleh; Zaki, Faiz; Anuar, Nor Badrul (2020). The rise of traffic classification in IoT networks: A survey, JOURNAL OF NETWORK AND COMPUTER APPLICATIONS. 154. doi:10.1016/j.jnca.2020.102538
Others
  1. Razak, M. F. A., Anuar, N. B., Salleh, R., Firdaus, A., Faiz, M., & Alamri, H. S. (2019). Less Give More : Evaluate and zoning Android applications. Measurement, 133, 396-411. doi.org/10.1016/J.MEASUREMENT.2018.10.034
  2. Faiz, M., Anuar, N. B., Wahab, A. W. A., Shamshirband, S., & Chronopoulos, A. T. (2017). Source camera identification: a distributed computing approach using Hadoop. Journal of Cloud Computing-Advances Systems and Applications, 6. doi:10.1186/s13677-017-0088-x
Article in Proceeding
WoS
  1. Zaki, Faiz; Gani, Abdullah; Anuar, Nor Badrul (2020). Applications and use Cases of Multilevel Granularity for Network Traffic Classification, 2020 16TH IEEE INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON SIGNAL PROCESSING & ITS APPLICATIONS (CSPA 2020). , 75-79
Scopus
  1. Aqil N., Afifi F., Zaki F., Anuar N.B. (2022). Preliminary Study on the Effect of Traffic Representation on Accuracy Degradation in Machine Learning-based IoT Device Identification, 2022 IEEE International Conference on Computing, ICOCO 2022. , 270-275. doi:10.1109/ICOCO56118.2022.10031725
Others
  1. Ariffin., A, F., Zaki, F., & Anuar, N. B. (2023, November). Leveraging Federated Learning and XAI for Privacy-Aware and Lightweight Edge Training in Network Traffic Classification. In 2023 IEEE International Conference on Computing (ICOCO) (pp. 47-52). IEEE.
Other Publications
  1. Zaki, F. (2024, January 17). PADU perlu lebih mesra pengguna. Utusan Malaysia. https://www.utusan.com.my/berita/2024/01/padu-perlu-lebih-mesra-pengguna/ - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)

RESEARCH INTEREST


  • Network Traffic Classification (Granular Network Traffic Classification)
  • Network Security (Network Traffic Profiling, Network Traffic Filtering)
  • Real-time Network Traffic Classification (Early Traffic Classification)
  • Network Analytics (Network Management, Data Science, Data Analytics)

RESEARCH PROJECT


National
  1. 2023 - 2025, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    A Lightweight Network Traffic Classifier For Resource-constrained Networks Using Explainable Artificial Intelligence ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  2. 2022 - 2024, Others MOHE - Top 100 (IIRG)-IISS
    WP3: Time-Sensitive Sensor Integrated Food Rescue System Towards Combating Food Insecurity ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  3. 2024 - 2024, Government Agency
    A Prediction Model Of Managing Building Obsolescence For Sustainable Adaption ( Co-Researcher)
  4. 2023 - 2024, Government Agency
    A Cross-platform Information And Analytics System For Sales Of Property Transaction And Rental Information ( Principal Investigator(PI))

CONSULTANCY PROJECT


  • Kajian Pendigitalan Aktiviti Promosi Eksport Bagi Pembangunan Integrated Trade Event Platform (Itep), PERBADANAN PEMBANGUNAN PERDAGANGAN LUAR MALAYSIA (MATRADE), Consultant
    20 Jan 2023 - 19 Sep 2023 (National)
  • Mytech: Technical Leadership Development Program (Tldp) - Module 5, Infineon Technologies (Kulim) Sdn Bhd
    16 Oct 2023 - 20 Oct 2023 (National)
  • Icdl Training and Certification for Teamwork, INSTITUT AMINUDDIN BAKI, Consultant
    19 Sep 2022 - 28 Oct 2022 (National)
  • Icdl Training and Certification for ICT in Education, INSTITUT AMINUDDIN BAKI, Consultant
    19 Sep 2022 - 28 Oct 2022 (National)

ACADEMIC/PROF. SERVICES


Evaluation
  1. (2023) Ahli Jawatankuasa Penilai Bagi Pembentangan Program Doktor Falsafah (Phd) dan Sarjana Sains Perubatan (Mmed.Sc.), University, (Internal Examiner)
  2. (2022) Reviewer Jnca, International, (Reviewer)
  3. (2022) Reviewer IEEE Access, International, (Reviewer)
Media appearance
  1. (2024) Padu Perlu Lebih Mesra Pengguna, National, (Interview)

SUPERVISION


Postgraduate Student
  1. (2023) TRAFFIC CLASSIFICATION USING STATISTICAL FEATURES IN IoT NETWORKS, FIRDAUS AFIFI BIN MD ISA
  2. (2023) A STUDY ON ADAPTIVE ANONYMITY APPROACH FOR SYSTEM PRIVACY AND SECURITY., LIU KUNYU
  3. (2023) Internet of Things (IoT): Architectural, MARWAH ALABBOODI
  4. (2023) EARLY GRANULAR NETWORK TRAFFIC CLASSIFICATION FOR RAPID NETWORK PROFILING AND SECURITY POLICY ENFORCEMENT FOR FINANCIAL INDUSTRY, CHUA TIONG HOONG
  5. (2023) Automated Cyber Security Risk Assessment and Mitigation Platform Using Semi-Supervised Machine Learning, MUHAMMAD AZIZI MOHD ARIFFIN
  6. (2023) Iot vulnerability assessment, NIK AHMAD AQIL BIN NIK AZEMI
  7. (2022) LEVERAGING THREAT INTELLIGENCE AND HUNTING USING ELK STACK AND INTELLIHUNT, NUR ALIA HUSNA BINTI KHAIRUL ANUAR
  8. (2022) EARLY GRANULAR NETWORK TRAFFIC CLASSIFICATION FOR RAPID NETWORK PROFILING AND SECURITY POLICY ENFORCEMENT, TIONG HOONG CHUA
  9. (2022) INTERPRETABLE DEEP LEARNING FOR ENCRYPTED NETWORK TRAFFIC CLASSIFIER, JIAHAO MI
Under Graduate Students
  1. (2023) Threat Intelligence Platform for UM

TEACHING


Master
  1. (2022) WQE7002 - Advanced Network Security Programming
Bachelor
  1. (2023) WIC2007 - Cyber Security
  2. (2023) WIA1005 - Network Technology Foundation
  3. (2022) WIA1002 - Data Structure
  4. (2022) WIA1005 - Network Technology Foundation

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES


  • Committee Member for Apec Women Empowerment Through Cybercrime-Free Workshop for Secure Online Trading in The 4th Industrial Revolution (Awfreecybercrime) 2023, (12 Sep 2023 - 13 Sep 2023) (National)
  • Speaker for IEEE Malaysia Professional Development Event UM 2022 "Stand Taller in Career With IEEE", (06 Jul 2022 - 06 Sep 2022) (National)

COURSE ATTENDED


Internal / External Course
INTERNAL COURSE- ORGANIZED BY PTJ
  1. KURSUS MICROSOFT OFFICE EXCELL CORE 2016, Aras G, Ptm (15 Aug 2018 - 16 Aug 2018)
  2. EMERALD TEACHING AND LEARNING 2022, Online (08 Aug 2022 - 12 Aug 2022)
  3. SHARING SESSION: MY FRGS JOURNEY, Microsoft Teams (27 Feb 2023 - 27 Feb 2023)
  4. EMERALD RESEARCH AND SUPERVISION 2023, Universiti Malaya (20 Jun 2023 - 22 Jun 2023)
CONFERENCE
  1. IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTING 2022 (ICOCO), Le Meridien, Kota Kinabalu (14 Nov 2022 - 16 Nov 2022)