Basit Shafiq received his B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering from GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Pakistan, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University, USA. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). Prior to joining LUMS, he was a Research Assistant Professor at the Center for Information Management, Integration and Connectivity (CIMIC), Rutgers University, USA. Dr. Shafiq's interests include information systems security and privacy, access-control management in distributed systems, Web services composition and verification, ontologies, and distributed multimedia systems. His research work resulted in several publications in well-renowned journals, including, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, ACM Transactions on Information and System Security, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on Service Computing, IEEE Computer, IEEE Communications Magazine, and Journal on Information and Computer Systems. In addition, he has also presented his work in leading IEEE and ACM conferences and workshops. Dr. Shafiq is a member of the IEEE. His research has been sponsored by Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan, United States National Science Foundation (NSF), and SAP Research Labs.