Hafiz Malik is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Global Foundation for Cyber Studies & Research (GFCyber). He is also a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan–Dearborn, USA. His research is in the areas of automotive cybersecurity, deepfakes, IoT security, multimedia forensics, steganography/steganalysis, information hiding, and pattern recognition. His research is mostly funded by the federal agencies, including National Science Foundation, National Academies, industry including Ford Motor Company, and other international sponsors.
He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in leading journals, conferences, and workshops. He is a founder of the Information Systems, Security, and Forensics Lab at the University of Michigan – Dearborn. He is a founding member of the Global Foundation for Cyber Studies and Research, a founding member of the Cybersecurity Center for Research, Education, and Outreach at UM-Dearborn and associate director at the Dearborn Artificial Intelligence Research (DAIR) Center at UM-Dearborn. He is also a member of the Scientific and Industrial Advisory Board (SIAB) of the National Center of Cyber Security