Faisal Kaleem, PhD

Portrait of Faisal Kaleem

Faisal Kaleem, PhD

TLI Faculty, Technological Leadership Institute



Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Florida International University

Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Florida International University

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering N.E.D
University of Engineering and Technology-Karachi, Pakistan


Faisal Kaleem received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Florida International University (FIU), Miami, FL. Since 1998 he has served as an educator in different institutions. Currently, he is serving as a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Cybersecurity at Metropolitan State University. Dr. Kaleem is an experienced lifelong cybersecurity practitioner. His current research work is to identify key characteristics of cyber security learners through the use of Augmented Reality (AR) in addition to identifying AR’s privacy issues. His other research interests include multiple aspects of cybersecurity including cybersecurity and forensic curriculum development, Computer and Network Security, mobile device security and forensics, and mobile malware analysis and attribution. He is the recipient of many grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Security Agency (NSA) and Intel Corporations, as well as grants from the state of Minnesota. Dr. Kaleem has also established MN Cyber—a statewide institute for Cybersecurity and forensics research and education. He is currently serving as the Executive Director of MN Cyber. He is also the co-founder and executive member of Minnesota Cyber Career Consortium (MNC3) whose mission is to address Minnesota’s cybersecurity workforce needs and to help assist Minnesota businesses in handling cyber risks.

Dr. Kaleem has established a solid track record in teaching and has received numerous awards including the best professor and the best course awards (cybersecurity) from various graduating cohorts. In recognition to his teaching, he has also received university-wide Faculty Awards for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Kaleem also serves as an advisory board member to various organizations as well as the faculty advisor for the Cybersecurity and Forensics Students Organization (CSFSO) at Metropolitan State University. He also leads the university’s Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) at Metropolitan State University. During his free time, he also provides various Internet Safety workshop for parents and children. He continually appears on various local news channels discussing various issues in the area of cybersecurity and currently holds various industry certifications such as CISSP, CEH, Security+, MCT, CCLO, and CCPA.

Alternate Job Roles
Department of Computer Science and Cybersecurity
Metropolitan State University

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Smart Grid Security, Computer and Network Security, Mobile device security, Mobile malware analysis and attribution, Mobile forensics


  • Cyber security
  • Digital Forensics
  • Malware Reverse Engineering
  • Wireless Communication

The Enterprise Technology Services Department (ETSD) of Miami-Dade county, IT Center of Miami-Dade Water and Sewerage department (MDWSD), Rio Roses, The Training Associates 

M.S in Security Technologies

Currently Teaching Courses
Securing Cyberspace - Fundamentals (ST 8661)
Securing Cyberspace - Advanced (ST 8662)

Honors and Awards

Excellence in Teaching Award (2016), Metropolitan State University            

Student Club Advisor of the Year Award (2016), Metropolitan State University                  

Community Engaged Scholarship Award  (2016), Metropolitan State University

Best Course (Information Security) Award (2013, 2007, 2006, 2004), Florida International University 

Best Professor Award (2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2002), Florida International University 

University Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching (2008), Florida International University  

Selected Publications

Refereed Book Chapter

F. Kaleem, K. K. Yen, “Wireless Security”, Information Assurance and Security Technologies for Risk Assessment and Threat Management: Advances, pp. 17-45, 2012

Refereed Journal Articles

Abdifatah Abdi-Nur, Michele Azar, Chueyee Fang, Cindy Hoffman, Faisal Kaleem, "Smart TV Upgrade, Privacy Downgrade?", The Colloquium for Information System Security Education (CISSE), Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA - June 2017

Amini, M. H., Jamei, M., Lashway, C. R., Sarwat, A. I., Yen, K. K., Domijan, A., & Kaleem, F. (2015). PLUG-IN ELECTRIC VEHICLE OWNER BEHAVIOUR STUDY USING FUZZY SYSTEMS. International Journal of Power and Energy Systems, 35(2).

SARWAT, A. I., AMINI, M., DOMIJAN Jr, A., DAMNJANOVIC, A., & KALEEM, F. (2015). Weather-based interruption prediction in the smart grid utilizing chronological data. Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy, 1-8.

Jamei M., Sarwat A.I., Iyengar S.S., Kaleem F. (2015) Security Breach Possibility with RSS-Based Localization of Smart Meters Incorporating Maximum Likelihood Estimator. In: Selvaraj H., Zydek D., Chmaj G. (eds) Progress in Systems Engineering. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 366. Springer, Cham.

A. Mehbodniya, F. Kaleem, K. K. Yen, F. Adachi, “Wireless network access selection scheme for heterogeneous multimedia traffic,” Institution of Engineering and Technology, IET Digital Library, http://digital-library.theiet.org/content/journals/10.1049/iet-net.2012....

A. Mehbodniya, F. Kaleem, K. K. Yen, F. Adachi, “A Fuzzy Extension of VIKOR for Target Network Selection in Heterogeneous Wireless Environments,” Physical Communication, Volume 7, June 2013, Pages 145-155.

F. Kaleem, A.Mehbodniya, K. K. Yen, and F. Adachi, “A Fuzzy Preprocessing Module for Optimizing the Access Network Selection in Wireless Networks,” Advances in Fuzzy Systems, vol. 2013, Article ID 232198, 9 pages, 2013

F. Kaleem, A. Mehbodniya, K. K. Yen, F. Adachi, “Dynamic target wireless network selection technique using fuzzy linguistic variables,”  China Communications, vol.10, no.1, pp.1,16, Jan. 2013.

F. Kaleem, A. Mehbodniya, K. K. Yen, F. Adachi, “A Modularized NAT Selection Scheme for Dynamic Multi-Traffic Multi-Tier Network Architectures,” International Journal of Advanced Intelligence, vol.4, no.1, pp. 109-132, December 2012.

F. Kaleem, K.K. Yen, A.A. Caballero, “Java Program Implementation of HDLC Protocol For Series Data Communication,” World Trans. on Engineering & Technology Education, vol. 2, no.2, pp.331-334, 2003

K. Yen, F. Kaleem, “Encryption Enhancement of Steganography with Chaotic Signals,” Information: An Int’l Journal, vol. 4, no.3, pp.327-334, 2001

Refereed Conference Papers

Andrew Schmitt, Theresa Chaser, Mangaya Sivagnanam, Faisal Kaleem, (2018, June) “Capability Analysis of Internet of Things (IoT) Devices in Botnets and Implications for Cyber Security Risk Assessment Processes,” Paper presented at the 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Salt Lake City, Utah.

N. Kommera, F. Kaleem and S. M. S. Harooni, "Smart augmented reality glasses in cybersecurity and forensic education," 2016 IEEE Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI), Tucson, AZ, USA, 2016, pp. 279-281.

Kaleem, F., & Jacobson, D. W., & Khan, F. (2016, June), Comparison of Traditional, Flipped, and Hybrid Teaching Methods in an Electrical Engineering Circuit Analysis Course Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.26540

Parvez, I.; Islam, A.; Kaleem, F., "A key management-based two-level encryption method for AMI," PES General Meeting | Conference & Exposition, 2014 IEEE, vol., no., pp.1,5, 27-31 July 2014.

F. Kaleem, A. Mehbodniya, K. K. Yen, F. Adachi ,“A Novel Wireless Network Access Selection Scheme For Heterogeneous Multimedia Traffic,” IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC), January 2013.

F. Kaleem, A. Mehbodniya, K. K. Yen, F. Adachi, “A Fuzzy MADM Ranking Approach for Vertical Mobility in Next Generation Hybrid Networks,” International Conference on Ultra Modern Telecommunications and Control Systems (ICUMT), October 2012.

F. Kaleem, A. Mehbodniya, K. K. Yen, F. Adachi, “Application of Fuzzy TOPSIS Method for Weighting the System Attributes in Overlay Networks,” The 14th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium (APNOMS), September 2012.

A. Mehbodniya, F. Kaleem, K. K. Yen, F. Adachi, “Application of FVIKOR Method to Prioritization of Wireless Networks with Multiple Attributes,” IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), September 2012.

A. Mehbodniya, F. Kaleem, K. K. Yen, F. Adachi, “A Dynamic Weighting of Attributes in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks Using Fuzzy Linguistic Variables,” IEEE International Conference on Communications in China (ICCC), August 2012.

F. Kaleem, A. Mehbodniya, K. K. Yen, F. Adachi, “A FAHP Weighting Scheme for System Attributes in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks,”, IEEE Vehicular Technology (VTS) Asia Pacific Wireless Communications Symposium (APWCS), August 2012.

K. Yen, F. Kaleem, “Implementation of HDLC Based Serial Data Communication Using Java,” Proc. of 2003 Int’l Conf. on Communications in Computing (CIC’03), June 23-26, 2003

F. Kaleem, K. K. Yen, A. Caballero, “Java Program Implementation of HDLC Protocol for Serial Data Communication,” World Trans. on Engineering & Technology Education, vol.2, no.2, pp.331-349, 2003

F. Kaleem, K. Yen, A. Caballero, “Intelligent Spatial Filters Based on Fuzzy Logic,” WSEAS Trans. on Circuits, vol.2, no.1, pp.252-257, 2003

K. Yen, F. Kaleem, J. Andrian, P. Schmidt, “Secure Communication with Enhanced Steganography,” Signal Processing, Communications & Computer Science, edited by Nikos Mastoralcis, pp.90-96, World Scientific, 2000