N. Ghani is a faculty member in the Electrical Engineering Department and Research Liaison for Cyber Florida. Earlier he was Associate Chair of the ECE Department at the University of New Mexico and an ECE faculty at Tennessee Tech. He has also spent several years working at large hi-tech organizations and startups. His focus areas include cyberinfrastructure design, cybersecurity, disaster recovery, and online education. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Department of Energy, Qatar Foundation, and Sprint-Nextel. He received the NSF CAREER Award in 2005 and best paper awards at IEEE PIMRC 2017 and IEEE ANTS 2010. He has served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical and Communications and Networking, and IEEE Systems. He has also edited special issues of IEEE Nework and IEEE Communications Magazine and has chaired symposia and workshops for IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE ICC, IEEE ICCCN, and IEEE INFOCOM. He was also the chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on High Speed Networking (TCHSN) from 2007-2010. He received the Bachelors from the University of Waterloo, the Masters from McMaster University (Dr. Simon Haykin, IEEE Life Fellow) and the Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo (Dr. Jon. W. Mark, IEEE Life Fellow).