Muhammad Arif


307, 1 Lillybank Gardens, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8RZ

Research title: Enhancing Privacy, Resilience and Resource Allocation in Big Data Processing at the Edge using Machine Learning

Research Summary

Currently, I am pursuing my PhD in Computing Science at the School of Computing, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom. I am a member of the Netlab (, where I work under the supervision of Dr. Awais Aziz Shah. My current research focuses on addressing security, latency, and scalability challenges encountered during the integration of third-party applications (xApps) and radio access network applications (rApps) with various Open RAN components, including non-real-time RIC (RT-RIC), near real-time RIC, and other ORAN components, within the context of 5G/6G communication.

During my master's studies, I conducted a comparative analysis of transport layer protocols TCP and UDP for FTP and VoIP traffic over an IP cloud network (public network), while considering varying encryption delays. The performance of these protocols was evaluated through simulations of the IP cloud network using OPNET.