Tarique Anwar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (IIT Ropar). He completed his bachelors studies with Computer Applications as a Gold Medalist from the Department of Economics in 2007, and masters studies in Computer Science and Applications from the Department of Computer Science in 2010, at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India. After completing his masters, he worked as a Cyber Security Researcher in the Center of Excellence in Information Assurance (CoEIA) at King Saud University (KSU), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for two years. From 2013 to 2017, he worked on his PhD thesis in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, under the supervision of Prof. Chengfei Liu from Swinburne University of Technology, Prof. Hai L. Vu from Monash University, and Prof. Chris Leckie from University of Melbourne. His PhD was fully supported by Data61 (formerly NICTA), Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia. Before joining IIT Ropar, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on an Australian Research Council (ARC) discovery project at Swinburne University of Technology with Prof. Chengfei Liu for almost a year. He has authored/co-authored more than 20 research papers in leading international conferences and journals. His research has won a Best Paper award in the SSDBM 2017 conference (CORE rank A), and was one of the finalists for the ABJ70's Kikuchi-Karlaftis Best Paper award in the TRB 2016 Annual Meeting (ERA rank A). His research interest lies in the area of Data Engineering and Management, and its applications in the domains of Urban Transportation Systems, Social Networks, and Cyber Security.