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Farkhund Iqbal

Associate Professor

Faculty of Business and Information Technology


Dr. Farkhund Iqbal is an Associate Professor in the College of Technological Innovation at Zayed University. Previously, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec. He completed his PhD, entitled Messaging Forensic Framework for Cybercrime Investigation, from the Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering, Concordia University in 2011. He holds two master's degrees in Computer Science, one from Concordia University (2006) and another from Peshawar University, Pakistan (1995). He worked as an Assistant Professor in the Business Management and Computer Science department, Agricultural University, Pakistan from 2000 to 2003.

He has successfully completed four research projects:

  • Forensic Investigation, in collaboration with Defence Research and Development Canada.
  • Criminal Data Mining, in collaboration with Quebec Provincial Police.
  • Darknet Traffic Analysis, in collaboration with Defence Research and Development Canada.
  • Malware Analysis and Fingerprinting, in collaboration with leading Canadian financial institutions.

These projects are executed under the umbrella of National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA) Canada. His research contributions have been featured in both print and electronic media. More than 40 newspapers, magazines and radio stations including New York Times, Toronto Star, and CBC-Radio Canada have reported his research on authorship analysis.


  • PhD Concordia University 2011
  • Master of Computer Science Concordia University 2006
  • Master of Computer Science Peshawar University, Pakistan 1995