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Junaid Farooq

Junaid is an Electrical (Systems) Engineer working towards a Ph.D. degree at NYU under the supervision of Prof. Quanyan Zhu. He is an Associate Director of the Laboratory for Agile and Resilient Complex Systems (LARX) and a member of the NYU Center for Cyber Security (CCS). His research focus is on developing distributed intelligence to enable the secure and resilient operation of Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber-Physical Systems, Critical Infrastructure, and Urban Smart Systems.

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, 2016 - 2020 (expected) 

New York University

  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, 2013 - 2015

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, 2009 - 2013

National University of Sciences & Technology 


  • Research Engineer, 2015-2016

          Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC), Qatar Science and Technology Park, Doha


  • Athanasios Papoulis Award

NYU Tandon School of Engineering

  • Ernst Weber Fellowship

​​​​​​​NYU Tandon School of Engineering

  • KAUST Fellowship

​​​​​​​King Abdullah University of Science & Technology


Current Projects, Research Labs, and Groups