Abdul Ghafoor has a computer science background and completed his PhD in Network Security (2011) from Communication Systems, KTH, Sweden. His research activities focused on designing security protocols, architectures and solutions for various distributed applications and infrastructure. He has strong knowledge of cryptographic algorithms, crypto libraries (implementation), blockchain tools and their usage in various secure distributed and decentralized applications. He is also confident implementing proof of concepts by using various frameworks and modern computer languages (Java, C/C++, Python). In past few years, he is actively participating in various local and EU projects, some of them are: UNIFY, ACINO, 5G Transport Lab, CryptoNET, SETECS Inc (CryptoEngine, BIX Ledger), etc.