RESEARCH

Research Interests
Research Centre Affiliations
Supervision
Scholarly Activities
Grants

Information security and reliability is a multifaceted research domain where ultimate objective is information protection and trust, from initial creation on through to the final disposal of information. More emerging innovative technologies are becoming part of individual lives the more security concerns are arising. My research interests are in the security issues of emerging, innovative and future information and communication systems.

Research Interests
In broader terms, my research interests are in information and communication security, which includes but not limited to:

- Security of wireless and mobile networks
- Wireless Sensor Networks security
- Multimedia and biometric security
- Network and mobile communications security
- Security of RFID and handheld devices
- Law and ethics in information security
- Cyber security and information assurance
- Protection against Identity theft
- Location based security
- Trust management

- IT Security Governance
- Forensic computing

Research Centre Affiliations

I am affiliated with Centre for Research in Complex Systems (CRiCS) and Centre for Distributed and High Performance Computing (CDHPC) in following capacities:

Centre for Research in Complex Systems (CRiCS), Charles Sturt University - Centre Member and Coordinator for Wagga Campus.

Centre for Distributed and High Performance Computing (CDHPC), The University of Sydney - Centre Associate.


Supervision Current

I am currently supervising following higher degree research students:

  • Sabih Rehman, PhD - Security of routing protocols in Vehicular Area Networks (VANETs)
  • Nesa Mouzehkesh Pirborj, PhD - Traffic adaptive MAC protocol for wireless sensor networks
  • Jason Hambly, PhD - Detecting and mapping extremely low frequency fields (ELF) in WSN
  • Craig Wright, PhD - The quantification of information systems risk

Supervision Completed

  • Amjed Majeed, PhD (completed 2014) - Prolonging Network Life Time and Running Multi-Sequence Applications in Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Idrees Kocher, PhD (completed 2012) - Enhancing Wireless Sensor Networks Security (Uni Malaya)

Scholarly Activities

2014

  • Member Technical Program Committee – The 39th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN 2014) http://www.ieeelcn.org.  Sep 8-11, Edmonton, Canada
  • Vice Program Chair 'Network and Communications Security track' – The 6th International Symposium on Cyberspace Safety and Security (CSS 2014) http://conference.css2014.studiocheik.fr. August 20-22, 2014, Paris, France
  • Member Technical Program Committee – IEEE International Symposium on World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM 2014) http://wowmom14.conference.nicta.com.au/. June 16-19, 2014, Sydney, Australia
  • Member Technical Program Committee – IEEE 5th International Conference on Intelligent and Advanced Systems (ICIA 2014) http://www.utp.edu.my/icias2014. June 3-5, 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Member Advisory Committee – IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing & Integrated Networks (SPIN 2014) http://www.spin2014.com . February 21-22, 2014, Noida, UP, India.

2013

  • Member Technical Program Committee – IEEE International Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2013) http://www.ieee-globecom.org/ . December 9-13, 2013, Atlanta, GA.
  • Member Technical Program Committee – The 8 th IEEE International Conference on Broadband and Biomedical Communications (IB2COM 2012) http://www.ib2com.org . November 13-17, 2013, Guilin, China.
  • General Co-Chair – The 9 th International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks (SecureComm 2013) http://securecomm.org/2013/show/home . September 25-27, Sydney, Australia.
  • Member Technical Program Committee – The 7 th International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications (Sensorcomm 2013) http://www.iaria.org/conferences2013/SENSORCOMM13.html . August 25-31, 2013, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Member Technical Program Committee – The 4 th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT 2013) http://cs-conferences.acadiau.ca/ant-13 . June 25-28, 2013, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Member Technical Program Committee – The IEEE Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (IEEE ISSNIP 2013) http://www.issnip.org/2013 . April 2-5, 2013, Melbourne, Australia.

2012

  • Member Technical Program Committee – The 7 th IEEE International Conference on Broadband and Biomedical Communications (IB2COM 2012) http://www.ib2com.org . November 5-8, 2012, Sydney, Australia.
  • Program Committee Co-Chair – The Fourth International Conference on Computer Technology and Development (ICCTD 2012) http://www.icctd.org/com.htm . November 24-25, 2012, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Member Technical Program Committee – The Fourth FTRA International Conference on Computer Science and its Applications (FTRA CSA 2012) http://www.ftrai.org/csa2012 . November 22-25, 2012, Jeju, Korea.
  • Member Technical Program Committee – The 2012 International Workshop on Human centric computing, P2P, Grid and Cloud Computing (FTRA WCC-HPGC 2012) http://www.ftrai.org/wcc2012/hpgc . November 22-25, 2012, Jeju, Korea.
  • Member Technical Program Committee – The Eighth IEEE International Workshop on Performance and Management of Wireless and Mobile Networks (P2MNet 2012) http://web.it.usyd.edu.au/~p2mnet12/index.html . October 22-25, 2012, Clearwater, FL, USA.
  • Member Program Committee – The Fifth International Conference on Human-centric Computing (HumanCom 2012) http://www.ftrai.org/humancom2012/. September 6-8, 2012 in Gwangju, Korea.
  • Member Technical Program Committee – The 3 rd International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT 2012) http://cs-conferences.acadiau.ca/ant-12/ . August 27-29, 2012, Niagra Falls, ON, Canada.
  • Member Program Committee – The Sixth International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications (Sensorcomm 2012) http://www.iaria.org/conferences2012/SENSORCOMM12.html . August 19-24, 2012 in Rome, Italy.
  • Member Technical Program Committee – The 2012 FTRA International Conference on Advanced IT, Engineering and Management (FTRA SIM 2012) http://web.ftrai.org/aim-sum-12/ July 10-12, 2012, Jeju, Korea.
  • Conference Technical Chair – Third International Conference on Signal and Information Processing (ICSIP 2012) http://www.icsip.org . July 7-8, 2012, London, UK.
  • Member Technical Program Committee – International Workshop on Wireless Sensor Actor and Actuator Networks (WiSAAN) http://sites.google.com/site/wisaan12/ . June 10-15, 2012, Ottawa, ON, Canada.
  • Member Technical Program Committee – The Fourth International Workshop on Performance Control in Wireless Sensor Networks (PWSN 2012) http://www.netrl.cs.ucy.ac.cy/pwsn2012/ . May 18, 2012, Hangzhou, China.
  • Conference General Chair – International Conference on Security Science and Technology (ICSST 2012) http://www.icsst.org . March 10-12, 2012, Hong Kong.
  • Conference General Chair – The Fourth International Conference on Machine Learning and Computing (ICMLC 2012) http://www.icmlc.org . March 10-12, 2012, Hong Kong.
  • Member Technical Program Commitee – The 2012 FTRA International Conference on Advanced IT, engineering and Management (AIM 2012) http://web.ftrai.org/aim2012 . February 6-8, 2012, Seoul, Korea.

2011

  • Chair Symposium on Sensor Networks – The Seventh International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP 2011) http://www.issnip.org/~issnip2011 . December 6-9, 2011, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Track Chair – Mobile/Ad hoc wireless networks, mobicast, sensor placement, target tracking Third International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Modeling and Simulation (CIMSim 2011) http://cimsim2011.info/ . September 20 – 22, 2011, Langkawi, Malaysia.
  • Member Technical Program Committee – The 2011 International Workshop on Human centric computing, P2P, Grid and Cloud Computing (FTRA WCC-HPGC 2011) http://www.ftrai.org/wcc2011/hpgc . December 12-15, 2011 in Jeju, Korea.
  • Reviewer – 9 th Australian Information Security Management Conference (secau Security Congress 2011) http://conferences.secau.org . December 5 – 7, 2011, Perth, Australia
  • Reviewer – 9 th Australian Digital Forensics Conference (secau Security Congress 2011) http://conferences.secau.org . December 5 – 7, 2011, Perth, Australia
  • Member Program Committee – The 3 rd International Conference on Computer Science and its Applications (CSA 2011) http://www.ftrai.org/csa2011. December 12-15, 2011 in Jeju, Korea.
  • Member Technical Program Committee – The 2 nd International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT 2011) http://cs-conferences.acadiau.ca/ant-11/. September 19-21, 2011 in Ontario, Canada.
  • Member Program Committee – The Fifth International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications (Sensorcomm 2011) http://www.iaria.org/conferences2011/SENSORCOMM11.html . August 21-27, 2011 in Cote d’Azur, France.
  • Member Program Committee – The Fourth International Conference on Human-centric Computing (HumanCom 2011) http://grid.hust.edu.cn/HumanCom2011/. August 11-13, 2011 in Enshi, China.
  • Member Technical Program Committee – The 2011 International Workshop on Multimedia, Communication and Convergence technologies (MCC 2011) http://www.ftrai.org/mcc2011/. June 28-30, 2011 in Crete, Greece.

2010

  • Session Chair - Algorithms, designs and methods session, Annual International Conference on Information Technology Security (ITS 2010) http://www.itsecurityconf.org/ . November 29-30, 2010. Phuket, Thailand.
  • Member Program Committee – 21 st Australian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2010) December 1-3, 2010, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Member Program Committee – The 3 rd International Workshop on Smart Homes for Tele-Health (smartel 2010) http://myweb.dal.ca/naslam/smartel-10/. Held in conjunction with IEEE Globecom 2010 . December 6, 2010, Miami, Florida, USA
  • Member Program Committee – The 3 rd International Conference on Human-centric Computing (HumanCom 2010) http://www.ftrai.org/humancom2010/ . August 11-13, 2010, Cebu, Philippines
  • Member Technical Program Committee – The Fourth International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications (Sensorcomm 2010) http://www.iaria.org/conferences2010/SENSORCOMM10.html . July 18-25, 2010, Venice, Italy
  • Reviewer ICIEA 2010 – The 5 th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications http://www.e-link.com.sg/iciea2010/ . June 15-17, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Co-Chair ‘Security and Information Assurance Track’ – 2010 ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications http://www2.lifl.fr/AICCSA2010/. May 16-19, 2010 in Hammamet, Tunisia.

2009

  • Member Program Committee – The 2 nd International Conference on Computer Science and its Applications (CSA 2009) http://www.sersc.org/CSA2009 , December 10-12, 2009, Jeju, Korea.
  • Reviewer – The 2 nd International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technologica; Innovation: IMETI 2009 http://www.iiis2009.org/imeti , July 10-13, 2009, Orlando, Florida, USA
  • Co-Chair QoSecWSN09 – The 1 st International Workshop on Quality of Security (QoSec) in Wireless Sensor Networks http://scm.csu.edu.au/qosecwsn09 , to be held in conjunction with the 3 rd International Conference on Network & System Security (NSS 2009) http://nss.cqu.edu.au , October 19-21, 2009, Gold Coast, Australia.
  • Member Technical Program Committee – The International Workshop on Frontiers of Information Assurance & Security (FIAS 2009) http://coeia.edu.sa/index.php/en/fias2009.html , held in conjunction with the 3 rd International Conference on Network & System Security (NSS 2009) http://nss.cqu.edu.au , October 19-21, 2009, Gold Coast, Australia.
  • Member Technical Program Committee – The International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications (Sensorcomm 2009) June 18-23, 2009, Athens, Greece
  • Member Technical Program Committee – The 4 th International ICST Conference on Scalable Information Systems (INFOSCALE 2009) http://www.infoscale.org/2009 , June 10-12, 2009, Hong Kong, China
  • Reviewer ICIEA 2009 – the 4 th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications. May 25-27, International Conference Center, Xi’an, China

2008

  • Chair technical session on Wireless Sensor Networks at ISSNIP 2008 – Fourth International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing ISSNIP 2008, December 15-18, 2008, Sydney, Australia
  • Member Technical Program Committee – The International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications (Sensorcomm 2008) Aug. 25-31, 2008, Cap Esterel, France

2007

  • Reviewer IEEE Globecom 2007 Ad-hoc and Sensor Networking Symposium, Nov 26-30, 2007 Washington, DC, USA
  • Reviewer NPC 2007 (IFIP International Conference on Network and Parallel Computing). September 18-21, 2007, Dalian, China.
  • Reviewer ICEME2, International Conference on Embedded Systems, Mobile Communication and Computing August 3-5, 2007, PESIT, Bangalore, India
  • Served as Co-Chairman for the Technical Session “Authentication Protocol of ICONS’07, Jan 29, 2007, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India

2006

  • Reviewer MASS 2006, the Third IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems, October 9 – 12, 2006, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Reviewer LCN 2006, the 31 st Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), November 14 – 16, 2006, Tampa, Florida

2006-2013

  • Editor Springer’s Journal of Wireless Networks (WINET) since August 2013
  • Reviewer ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks
  • Reviewer Journal of King Saud University – Computer and Information Sciences
  • Reviewer Wiley Journal of Security and Communication Networks
  • Reviewer Elsevier Journal of Computer Communications
  • Reviewer Elsevier Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computin g
  • Reviewer Journal of Zhejiang University – Science” http://www.zju.edu.cn/jzus/reviewer.htm
  • Reviewer ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute) Journal

(ISSN 1225-6463)

Grants

  • Nov. 2012 – Faculty of Business Compact Funding to support Hosting a top tiered conference (SecureComm 2013)
  • Jul. 2012 – CSU Research Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG) to establish Advanced Networks Research Lab
  • Jun. 2012 – Faculty of Business Compact Funding to study a project “e-HealthCare Management as a Service"
  • May 2012 – Group Mission Grant from Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF) from the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
  • Mar 2012 – NSW Science Leveraging Fund Conference Sponsorship Grant awarded by the NSW Department of Trade and Investment
  • Dec. 2011 – Faculty of Business Compact Funding to study a project “An Analytical study of IT Security Governance (ITSG) in Australian organisations from international perspectives”
  • Dec. 2011 – Faculty of Business Compact Funding for a project “Computational Intelligence for Anomaly Detection in Networks: An Investigation”
  • Aug. 2011 – Research Excellence Award, awarded by the Faculty of Business, Charles Sturt University
  • Nov. 2010 – SCM 2010 Research Excellence Award awarded by the School of Computing and Mathematics, Faculty of Business, Charles Sturt University
  • Sep. 2010 – Sponsorship to attend the World Computer Congress (WCC 2010) in Brisbane awarded by the Australian Computer Society (ACS)
  • Aug. 2010 – Research Fellowship Infrastructure Support Grant awarded by the Centre for Research and Graduate Training (CRGT), CSU
  • Aug. 2010 – Faculty Journal Publication Reward received from the Faculty of Business.
  • Jun. 2010 – Emerging Researcher of the year Award awarded by the Faculty of Business.
  • Nov. 2009 – CSU Small Grant to study a project “Information Security in IT Service Management and IT Governance within International Contexts: How is Australia doing”?
  • Sep. 2008 - Seed Grant from the Faculty of Business, CSU, to conduct research on “Integration of Trust Management in Security Framework for Wireless Sensor Networks”.
  • Best Paper Presentation Award – International Conference on Network Security ICONS 2007, Jan 29-31 2007, Erode, India
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