Securing Students’ Futures

Quamar Niyaz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

March 23, 2020

Professor Niyaz’s teaching philosophy is based on the famous proverb: “Tell me, and I forget; show me, and I remember; involve me, and I understand.” He keeps his students engaged in learning with hands-on assignments.

Niyaz joined PNW in 2017 as an assistant professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interests include cybersecurity, computer networks and applied machine learning.

At PNW, Niyaz teaches programming, software engineering and computer organization. He teaches courses on some of the “hot” topics in the industry, such as big data and computer security at the senior undergraduate and gradu­ate level. He shares current industry trend information in the computer engi­neering domain with his students by including latest topics in the courses.

His recent research focuses on cybersecurity education as well as the development of intelligent intrusion-detection systems for smart phones, traditional computers and networks. He finds joy in mentoring students for undergraduate capstone projects and master’s research theses. He tries to propose solutions for some real-world security problems with his students.

Together with colleagues, he is excited to design a cybersecurity educational framework for high school students to spread cybersecurity awareness among this age group.