Rana Faisal Munir

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Student information
Research topic: 
Self-Tuning BI Systems
Alberto Abelló (UPC) and Wolfgang Lehner (TUD)
Oscar Romero (UPC) and Maik Thiele (TUD)
Curriculum Vitæ

Academic degree

Mar 2015 to the present

  • Doctoral Candidate IT4BI, Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain and Technical University of Dresden (TUD), Dresden, Germany

Nov 2008 to Mar 2012 

  • MS (Information Technology) National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Thesis title: “Enhancing Semantic Rule Engine for Semantic based Web Application Firewall (SWAF)” 

Work Experience

  • Nov 2014 - Mar 2015 IMDEA Software Institute as Research Intern - Madrid, Spain
  • Jul 2014 - Nov 2014 White Wings Technologies as Software Engineer - Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Feb 2012 - Jul 2014 NESCOM as Assistant Manager (Technical) - Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Nov 2007 - Nov 2008 Relax Solutions as Software Engineer - Islamabad, Pakistan


  1. Antonio Nappa, Rana Faisal Munir, Irfan Khan Tanoli, Christian Kreibich, and Juan Caballero. RevProbe: Detecting Silent Reverse Proxies in Malicious Server Infrastructures (Accepted). Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC). 2016
  2. Rana Faisal Munir, Oscar Romero, Alberto Abello, Besim Bilalli, Maik Thiele, and Wolfgang Lehner.  ResilientStore: A Heuristic-based Data Format Selector for Intermediate Results. 6th International Conference on Model and Data Engineering (MEDI). 2016
  3. Sohail Sarwar, Zia Ul Qayyum, Muhammad Safyan and Rana Faisal MunirOntology Based Adaptive, Semantic E-Learning Framework (OASEF).  Information Science and Applications (ICISA). 2016  
  4. Abdul Razzaq, Zahid Anwar, H. Farooq Ahmad, Khalid Latif, Faisal Munir.Ontology for Attack Detection: An Intelligent Approach to Web Application Security. Elsevier Journal of Computer & Security. Volume 45(1). 2014
  5. Rana Faisal Munir, Nabeel Ahmed, Abdul Razzaq, Ali Hur and Farooq Ahmad. Detect HTTP Specification Attacks using Ontology.  9th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology, pages 75-78. 2011
  6. Mahmood Ahmed, Rana Faisal MunirMalfree Web Server Response. 7th   International Conference on Emerging Technologies, pages 1-6. 2011


fmunir [at] essi [dot] upc [dot] edu