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There are projects available in: Networks (wired and wireless), Cyber security (Malware/Botnets), Robotics automation and security, IoT device communication (smart buildings) and security, Satellite/drone/UAV communication networks and security, Secure routing protocols, Artificial Intelligence or machine learning applications, Android security and Cloud computing optimizations.

NOTE: PhD queries from good potential students from the above or related areas are welcome.

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Biography

Dr Biju Issac joined Northumbria as an academic staff in September 2018. He is an Associate Professor and Head of the Subject (Networks and Cyber Security). He is the Director of the Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR). He is the deputy leader of CyberNets (Cybersecurity and Networks) Research Group. 

He was the Programme Leader of BSc (Computer Networks and Cyber Security) and BSc (Computer and Digital Forensics) from 2018-2023. He has done PhD in Networking and Mobile Communication, having finished Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Electronics and Communication Engineering and Master of Computer Applications (MCA) with a first. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Senior IEEE member, Senior Fellow of HEA and EPSRC Associate Peer Review College member.

He founded Northumbria Cyber Clinic in 2018 that works with NEBRC (led by the police), to secure businesses against cyber attacks, where students are appointed to work as part-time ethical hackers. He currently teaches Cisco CCNA modules covering Networking, Switching, Routing and Security. He has won the ‘Innovator of the Year’ award in Dynamites 2020, organised by Dynamo North East and was shortlisted as a finalist in ‘Excellence in Cybersecurity’ for E&T Innovation Awards 2020, organised by IET, UK.

He has worked as a Computer Science academic staff at Teesside University since July 2012 where he was part of the Machine Intelligence research group and taught Network and System Administration modules. Prior to that, he worked as a Computer Science academic staff at an Australian University (Swinburne University of Technology) in Malaysia and at Madras Christian College under Madras University in India. He started his job as a project assistant at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore in India, where he worked on a funded Tomography project. He has authored 100+ publications such as conference papers, journal papers, book chapters and edited books. He is the Editor in Chief (EiC) of the International Journal of Information and Computer Security.

His personal profile: https://www.bijuissac.com/
University research profile: https://researchportal.northumbria.ac.uk/en/persons/biju-issac

Campus Address:                             
Room ELB120, Ellison Building
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST
Tel: 0191 227 3365
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Research interests

His research interests are Networks (wired and wireless), Cyber Security (Malware/Botnets), Robotics automation and security, IoT device communication (smart buildings) and security, Satellite/drone/UAV communication networks and security, Secure routing protocols, Artificial Intelligence or machine learning applications, Android security and Cloud computing optimizations.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD

Computer Science, MEng

Electrical and Electronic Engineering, BEng

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