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Dr Muhammad Usman

Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security & Forensics

Computer Science



Dr. Muhammad Usman received the M.S. degree, with first class. He completed the Ph.D. degree with specialisation in Cyber Security from the School of ICT, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. He was a Research Fellow (Postdoctoral) in cyber security and machine learning with the University of Surrey, Guildford, U.K. He possesses nearly two decades of experience during which he has held several academic and industrial positions in different parts of the globe, including Australia, Asia, and Europe. He provides advisory and consultancy in multiple areas such as higher education; curriculum design & development; cyber security, digital forensics; risk assessment and management; security management; research and development; and career professional development trainings. He has a proven track record of providing leadership to IT staff and teaching teams. His current research interests include interdisciplinary areas around AI-driven complex systems; human-centred systems; digital twins; Agritech; Healthtech; community tech; consumer electronics; drones, electrical and autonomous vehicles; cognitive computing; digital forensics; cyber security, trust & privacy; and formal and statistical modelling. He has more than 45 research publications in international journals and conferences, including prestigious journals, such as several IEEE Transactions, and a book focused on mobile agent-based anomaly detection and verification system for smart home sensor networks. He has successfully supervised over 65 postgraduate research and undergraduate project students and supervising Ph.D. students. He has been actively collaborating with several academics across the globe. He is a regular invited speaker. Dr. Usman has been a recipient of several research and travel grants. He has led and acted as a Guest Editor for special issues in several IEEE transactions and other journals. He has served in different leading capacities, such as a focal person, publication Chair, organizing committee member and/or TPC member of several IEEE conferences. He has been a member of COVID 19 Outbreak Expert Database of UK Parliament. He has been providing advisory services to Govt. of Pakistan. He is also a member of Computer Science Teachers Association, endorsed by Association for Computing Machinery, USA. He is a Juniper certified networking and security specialist. His research paper has received the Best Paper Award in IEEE ComTech 2017.