Dr. Zeeshan Ashraf

Academic Position:

Head of Deparment

Teaching Interests:

As a teacher, I deliver my knowledge to my students to the best of my abilities and to touch the advance the intellectual development of my students.

Fields of Research (FoR):

Next Generation Virtual IP Network and Security


Networking, Security, Routing, Switching, Virtualization

Contact Details:

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Student Advising Schedule:

Tuesday & Wednesday 3:30 to 5:00

Total Experience

15+ Years


Dr. Zeeshan Ashraf has completed his PhD degree in Computer Science at IQRA University Islamabad Campus, Islamabad, Pakistan. He has done MSCS with a specialization in computer networks from UMT, Lahore, Pakistan. He has more than 15 years of experience (Teaching, Industry, Administration, and Research) in the IT field. He is CISCO CCNP (R&S) certified. He is the author of several books. His research articles have been published in well-reputed International Journals and Conferences. Currently, he is serving as a permanent faculty member of the Computer Science Department at The University of Chenab, Gujrat. Before joining Chenab University, he served 4 years as Lecturer at The University of Lahore, Gujrat Campus, Gujrat, Pakistan. He also served 5 years as an Assistant Professor as well as 3 years as a HoD at the University of Sargodha, Mandi Bahauddin Campus. During his career at higher education, he has experience of receiving NOC from HEC and NCEAC accreditation for BS and MS degree programs respectively. His main research interests include next-generation virtualized Internet architectures, NFV, IPv6 routing, performance modeling, optimization techniques, and security services in IoT-based smart networks.


No.  Designation School/Institute/University Duration
1. Head of Department The University of Chenab, Gujrat May. 2023 to Date
1. Lecturer The University of Chenab, Gujrat May. 2022 to May, 2023
2. Lecturer  The University of Lahore, Gujrat Campus, Gujrat Oct. 2018 to Apr. 2022
3. Assistant Professor University of Sargodha, Mandi Bahauddin Campus Oct. 2013 to Oct. 2018
4. Lecturer  Heritage International College, Affiliated with University of South Asia, Lahore Oct. 2011 to Sep. 2013


No.  Degree / Program of Study Name Awarding Body/University/Institute
1. PhD in CS (2024) IQRA University, Islamabad Campus, Islamabad
2. MSCS (2011) University of Management & Technology, Lahore
3. BSCS (2005) Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad
4. ICS (2000) BISE, Gujranwala
5. Matric (1998) BISE, Gujranwala


No. Title Details
1.Lightweight Privacy-Preserving Remote User Authentication and Key Agreement Protocol for Next-Generation IoT-Based Smart HealthcareArticle
ISSN: 1999-5903 (print)
Future Internet (Switzerland), 2023
2.Robust and Lightweight Remote User Authentication Mechanism for Next-Generation IoT-based Smart HomeArticle
ISSN: 2169-3536 (print)
IEEE Access (United State), 2023
3.Lightweight and Authentic Symmetric Session Key Cryptosystem for Client-Server Mobile CommunicationArticle
ISSN 0920-8542 (print)
The Journal of Supercomputing (Netherlands), 2023
4.Robust and Lightweight Symmetric Key Exchange Algorithm for Next-Generation IoEArticle
ISSN 2543-1536 (print)
Internet of Things (Netherlands), 2023
5.Challenges and Mitigation Strategies for Transition from IPv4 Network to Virtualized Next-Generation IPv6 NetworkReview Article
ISSN 1683-3198 (print)
International Arab Journal of Information Technology (Jordan), 2023
6.How to Program in C++ With 100 Examples, Volume-IIBook
ISBN 978-613-9-41921-0
GlobeEdit Publishing, Latvia, 2020
7.Virtual Private Networks in Theory and PracticeBook
ISBN 978-620-2-30989-9,
Scholars’ Press Publishing, Latvia, 2018
8.Data Structure in C++ GraphicallyBook
ISBN 978-3-330-80811-9,
GlobeEdit Publishing, Latvia, 2017
9.How to Program in C++ With 100 Examples, Volume-IBook
ISBN 978-3-659-84969-5
LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 2016
10.IPv6 Routing: A Practitioner ApproachBook
ISBN 978-3-659-32242-6
LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 2013
11.Performance Analysis of Network Applications on IPv6 Cloud Connected
Virtual Machine
Journal Paper
ISSN 2074-9090
International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security,
Hong Kong, 2019
12.Optimized Routing Information Exchange in Hybrid IPv4-IPv6 Network
using OSPFv3 & EIGRPv6
Journal Paper
ISSN 2158-107X
International Journal of Advanced Computer Science &
Applications, UK, 2017
13.Secure Inter-VLAN IPv6 Routing: Implementation & EvaluationJournal Paper
ISSN 1013-5316
Science International, Pakistan, 2016
14.Optimized Convergence of OSPFv3 in Large Scale Hybrid IPv4-IPv6
Conference Paper
ICET 2018
14th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies,
Pakistan, 2018


Areas of Supervision 


Course Information (Name/Code) Year Taught Program (BS/MS/PhD) University /Institute
Advanced Operating Systems, CSC-6023 2023 MS UChenab
Programming Fundamentals, CSC-1113 2022 BS UChenab
Database System, CS-1118 2021 BS UoL
Data Communication & Network, DCCN-3105 2021 BS UoL
Network Security & Cryptography, CS-5505 2020 MS UoL
OOP, 2130 2020 BS UoL
Advance Analysis & Design of Algorithm, CS-512 2016 MS UoL
Information Security, CS-4561 2017 BS UoS
OOP, CMP-2124 2016 BS UoS
Distributed Systems, CS-6561 2015 MS UoS
Advanced Operating System, CS-5641 2014 MS UoS
Advanced Operating System, CS-511 2012 MS HIC
Programming Fundamental, CS-101 2011 BS HIC