Naghmeh Moradpoor Sheykhkanloo
naghmeh moradpoor sheykhkanloo

Dr Naghmeh Moradpoor Sheykhkanloo

Lecturer

Biography

Dr Naghmeh Moradpoor (PhD, MSc, BSc, CEH, FHEA, SMIEEE, MBCS) is a Lecturer in Cybersecurity and Networks, the program leader for MSc Advanced Security and Cybercrime and MSc Cyber Security (GA), a core member of the Centre for Distributed Computing, Networking and Cybersecurity, and an active member of The Cyber Academy in the School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment (SCEBE) at Edinburgh Napier University. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), a BCS Professional member (MBCS), an Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (SMIEEE), a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and an active researcher since 2009.

Naghmeh has a research background in machine learning for cybersecurity as well as next generation broadband access networks. This includes Industrial Control System (ICS) & Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) security analysis & countermeasures, detection and classification of various cybersecurity attacks for computer networks, data analytics & decision support for cybersecurity, Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS) for Internet of Things (IoT), cyberbullying detection and prevention, and inter-vehicular trust in autonomous vehicles using Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). She holds a PhD degree (2013) in Computer Systems and Networks from Ulster University and MSc in Computer Systems and Networks (2008) from Greenwich University, UK.

Naghmeh was awarded Outstanding Woman in Cyber at the Scottish Cyber Awards 2017. These Awards are a highly prestigious and flagship event and the first of its kind in Scotland where the best of the best in cybersecurity are being recognised and awarded for their passion, dedication and hard work raising standards in both industry and academia.

Naghmeh was also nominated for the Best Supervisor for Research Category by ENSA’s Student-Nominated Excellence Awards 2021.

Naghmeh is in the top 2% (top one million) most cited authors in the world. This is according to the World Scientist and University Rankings 2023 (AD Scientific Index 2023).

Naghmeh has actively participated in leading and organising many cybersecurity events. This includes: Post Graduate Cyber Security (PGCS’16) symposium sponsored by SICSA, Poster Competition for Women in Cyber Security (PCWiCS’17) sponsored by SICSA, Poster Competition in Cyber Security (PCiCS’18) sponsored by SICSA, The First International Conference on Cyber Security and Digital Forensics (CSDF’18) sponsored by SICSA NEXUS, and The First/Second International Workshop on Securing IoT Networks (SITN’17 & ‘18). Naghmeh has been an invited speaker for Women in Science Festival - Dundee (2015), Critical Infrastructure Protection in SEE-IT Summit (Cybersecurity track) - Serbia (2018) sponsored by SICSA and SICSA NEXUS, and Gender Equality & Women in Cybersecurity in SEE-IT Summit - Serbia (2018) sponsored by SICSA and SICSA NEXUS. Naghmeh has been appointed as a Chair for the 14th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN) 2021. She has been invited to serve as a program Chair, technical program committee member and a session Chair of major international conferences and an editorial board as well as a reviewer for prestigious journals since 2013. Some of these conferences and journals include: 7th to 14th international conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN), Special Session on Industrial Automation and Process System’s Security (ISIE-IAPSS’17) in conjunction with IEEE ISIE’17, The First/ Second International Workshop on Secure Smart Societies in Next Generation Networks (SECSOC’17 & ‘18) in conjunction with IEEE iThings’17 & ‘18, Journal of Information Security and Applications (Elsevier), Journal of Computers & Security (Elsevier), Journal of Cyber Security Technology, IEEE Access Journal, Journal of Computers & Networks (Elsevier), and Journal of Optical Switching and Networking (Elsevier).

In addition, Naghmeh has been involved in supervising Honours, summer interns, MSc, and PhD students since she achieved her PhD in 2013. Naghmeh is a Director of Studies (DoS) for two PhDs. Firstly, Naghmeh acts as a DoS for a PhD project on cyberbullying detection using victim’s sentiment analysis in social media. It is also a current collaborative and successful research work between Edinburgh Napier University (School of Computing) and King Abdulaziz University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Secondly, Naghmeh is a DoS for a PhD project on Federated Learning-based Collaborative Perception for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles. Naghmeh has one completed PhD in the field of Cybersecurity for Critical National Infrastructure as a first supervisor. She is also a second supervisor for a PhD on An AI-based Biometrics Facial Recognition Continuous Authentication Framework and Protocols for Shoulder Surfing Attacks and a third supervisor on Smart Attack Detection and Mitigation for Autonomous Core Networks Using Digital Twin. Naghmeh and her students (Honours, MSc and PhD) have produced significant and ongoing joint research publications.

Naghmeh is an Academic Editor for Journal of Security and Communication Networks, an Associate Editor for Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing (AIHC), and an Academic Editor for IET Information Security.

Naghmeh is a Visiting Lecturer at University of Greenwich, UK.

Dr Moradpoor is now RECRUITING highly self-motivated Ph.D. students with a particular focus on Cybersecurity Analysis & Countermeasures of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and Critical National Infrastructure (CNI), for example on clean water supply systems, clean water treatment systems, energy and transportation sectors.

- Anomaly Detection & Response in ICS/CNI
- Adversarial machine learning & defence (Adversarial Learning) for ICS/CNI
-Federated Learning for ICS/CNI
-Autonomous Vehicle(AV)/Connected Autonomous Vehicle(CAV) cybersecurity issues
- Industrial Honeypots for ICS/CNI
- Digital Twin for ICS/CNI
- Federated Learning for cybersecurity of ICS/CNI
- Distributed Ledger Technologies/Blockchain for cybersecurity of ICS/CNI
- IoT Cyber Security with particular focus on Objective Functions

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Athena SWAN Champion for School of Computing (SoC), Edinburgh Napier University
  • Memeber of Edinburgh Napier University, School of Computing (SoC), Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team
  • KU Big Read project, representing School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University

 

Conference Organising Activity

  • Track chair for Industrial Control System & SCADA Cyber Security Research (ICS-CSR 2024); co-organized with (ARES 2024)
  • TPC reviewer for Cybersecurity of Critical National Infrastructures (CCNI 2024) co-organized with IEEE WOWMOM 2024
  • TPC reviewer for IEEE International Conference on Factory Communication Systems (IEEE WFCS 2024)
  • Session Chair for The 20th International Conference on Distributed Computing in Smart Systems and the Internet of Things (DCOSS-IoT 2024)
  • TPC member for IEEE CAMAD 2023
  • Panels/Tutorials/Demos Chair for EAI WiCON 2023
  • Publications Chair for EAI WiCON 2023
  • Sponsorship & Exhibits Chair for EAI WiCON 2023
  • TPC reviewer for International Workshop on Security and Reliability of IoT Systems (SecRIoT ) co-organized with DCOSS-IoT
  • TPC member for INFOCOM AidTSP 2023
  • Sponsorship Chair for IEEE DSC 2022
  • Conference Co-Chair for SINCONF 2022 (sponsored by IEEE)
  • Conference Chair for SINCONF 2021 (sponsored by IEEE)
  • Programme Co-Chair for SINCONF 2020 (sponsored by ACM)
  • Organising Committee for SINCONF 2019
  • PC for IEEE Cyber Science joint & co-located conferences comprising CyberSA, Social Media, Cyber Security and Cyber Incident
  • Organising Co-Chair for SITN workshop series 2018
  • Programme Chair for SINCONF 2018 (sponsored by ACM)
  • Organiser & PC for Poster Competition in Cyber Security (PCiCS)-2018: “The Truth About Cyber Security in 7 Words” [sponsored by SICSA & SICSA NEXUS]
  • Organiser & PC for The First International Conference on Cyber Security and Digital Forensics (CSDF)
  • Organising Co-Chair for SITN workshop series 2017
  • Organiser & PC for Special Session on Industrial Automation and Process System’s Security (ISIE-IAPSS 2017) held in conjunction with The IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE’17)
  • Programme Co-Chair for SINCONF 2017 (sponsored by ACM)
  • Organiser & PC for Poster Competition for Women in Cyber Security (PCWiCS)-2017: “The Truth About Cyber Security in 7 Words” [sponsored by SICSA]
  • Cyber STEM Event for P7 Girls - The Cyber Academy, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Chair, organiser & PC for Post Graduate Cyber Security (PGCS) symposium - 2016
  • Program chair, program co-chair, session chair & PC for SIN conference

 

Editorial Activity

  • Associate Editor for Journal of Cyber Security Technology
  • Academic Editor for Journal of Security and Communication Networks
  • Guest Editor for Journal of Cyber Security Technology

 

External Examining/Validations

  • A PhD external examiner for Uneneibotejit Otokwala (Robert Gordon University)
  • A Visiting Lecturer at University of Greenwich, UK
  • A PhD external examiner for Rawan Sulaiman A Baalous (University of Glasgow)
  • A PhD external examiner for Haifa Al Nasseri (University of St Andrews)
  • A Master by Research external examiner for Wendy Fiona Goucher (University of Glasgow)

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Dr Naghmeh Moradpoor is in the top 2% (top one million) most cited authors in the world (AD Scientific Index 2023)
  • Nominated for Best Supervisor for Research Category by ENSA’s Student-Nominated Excellence Awards
  • Outstanding Woman in Cyber at the Scottish Cyber Awards
  • Fellow member of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Selected by IET for “Present around the World: IET Young Professionals’ Flagship Worldwide Presentation Competition”, Queen's University of Belfast, UK
  • Ph.D. studentship award (VCRS scholarship), School of Computing and Information Engineering, University of Ulster, Coleraine, UK

 

Grant Reviewer

  • EPSRC grant applications (for example, in Dec 2022, Naghmeh reviewed an application for EPSRC UKRI on Critical Infrastructure Protection)
  • The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) (for example, in March 2022, Naghmeh acted as a reviewer on a Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) Research Award about Digital Footprint & Privacy on the Internet)
  • The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) (for example, in November 2018, Naghmeh acted as a reviewer for SICSA on a Postdoctoral and Early Career Researcher Exchanges (PECE) Bursary about Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence)

 

Invited Speaker

  • Machine Learning Vulnerabilities and Industry 4.0 - University of East Anglia
  • Cybersecurity conference in SEE-IT Summit (2018) – Serbia, sponsored by SICSA & SICSA NEXUS, Speaker talking about "Critical Infrastructure Protection"
  • 3rd Annual Internet of Things Conference (2018) – Edinburgh, Speaker talking about "IoT & Cybersecurity"
  • ICT Gender Equality, Women in IT panel in SEE-IT Summit (2018) – Serbia, sponsored by SICSA & SICSA NEXUS, Panel Member discussing: "how diversity makes use of the best resources available and is key to any companies’ success"
  • Women in Science Festival (2015) – Dundee, gave talk about “Machine Learning” prior to showing of Transcendence film as an aid to inspire and encourage female students to pursue scientific study at university

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • BCS Professional Member (MBCS)
  • Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Member of Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) community

 

Reviewing

  • MDPI journals (Electronics, Information, Symmetry)
  • Journal of Risk and Contingency Management (IJRCM)
  • Security and Communication Networks (SCN)
  • International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection (Elsevier)
  • Cyber Science conferences
  • IEEE DSC
  • Journal of Cyber Security Technology
  • Journal of Information Security & Applications (Elsevier)
  • Electronics, Symmetry, Information (MDPI) Journals
  • Journal of Information Security and Applications (Elsevier)
  • Computers and Electrical Engineering (Elsevier)
  • IEEE Access Journal
  • Journal of Computers & Networks (Elsevier)
  • Journal of Computers & Security (Elsevier)
  • Computer & Security (Elsevier)
  • Array (Elsevier)
  • IEEE Sensors
  • IEEE Trustcom
  • Complex Adaptive Systems Conference
  • The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) - PhD Conference
  • Security of Information and Networks (SIN) Conferences
  • Women in Computing and Informatics (WCI) Conference
  • Journal of Optical Switching and Networking (Elsevier/OSN)

 

Visiting Positions

  • A Visiting Lecturer at University of Greenwich, UK

 

Date


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Enhancing Cloud Computing Security Through Blockchain-Based Communication for Electronic Health Records

Conference Proceeding
Noyon, M. S. I., Moradpoor, N., Maglaras, L., & Ahmad, J. (in press)
Enhancing Cloud Computing Security Through Blockchain-Based Communication for Electronic Health Records.

Assessment and Analysis of IoT Protocol Effectiveness in Data Exfiltration Scenario

Conference Proceeding
Adesanya, O. M., Moradpoor, N., Maglaras, L., Lim, I. S., & Ferrag, M. A. (in press)
Assessment and Analysis of IoT Protocol Effectiveness in Data Exfiltration Scenario.

Machine Learning for Smart Healthcare Management Using IoT

Book Chapter
Yigit, Y., Duran, K., Moradpoor, N., Maglaras, L., Van Huynh, N., & Canberk, B. (in press)
Machine Learning for Smart Healthcare Management Using IoT. In IoT and ML for Information Management: A Smart Healthcare Perspective. Springer
The convergence of Machine Learning (ML) and the Internet of Things (IoT) has brought about a paradigm shift in healthcare, ushering in a new era of intelligent healthcare man...

Enhancing Mac OS Malware Detection through Machine Learning and Mach-O File Analysis

Conference Proceeding
Thaeler, A., Yigit, Y., Maglaras, L. A., Buchanan, B., Moradpoor, N., & Russell, G. (in press)
Enhancing Mac OS Malware Detection through Machine Learning and Mach-O File Analysis. In 2023 IEEE 28th International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD)

Deep Pre-Trained Contrastive Self-Supervised Learning: A Cyberbullying Detection Approach With Augmented Datasets

Conference Proceeding
Alharigy, L., Alnuaim, H., & Moradpoor, N. (in press)
Deep Pre-Trained Contrastive Self-Supervised Learning: A Cyberbullying Detection Approach With Augmented Datasets.

Building Towards Automated Cyberbullying Detection: A Comparative Analysis

Journal Article
Al Harigy, L. M., Al Nuaim, H. A., Moradpoor, N., & Tan, Z. (2022)
Building Towards Automated Cyberbullying Detection: A Comparative Analysis. Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, 2022, Article 4794227. https://doi.org/10.1155/2022/4794227
The increased use of social media between digitally anonymous users, sharing their thoughts and opinions, can facilitate participation and collaboration. However, it’s this an...

Neutralising Adversarial Machine Learning in Industrial Control Systems Using Blockchain

Conference Proceeding
Moradpoor, N., Barati, M., Robles-Durazno, A., Abah, E., & McWhinnie, J. (in press)
Neutralising Adversarial Machine Learning in Industrial Control Systems Using Blockchain.
The protection of critical national Infrastructures such as drinking water, gas, and electricity is extremely important as nations are dependent on their operation and steadin...

VNWTS: A Virtual Water Chlorination Process for Cybersecurity Analysis of Industrial Control Systems

Conference Proceeding
Robles Durazno, A., Moradpoor, N., McWhinnie, J., & Porcel-Bustamante, J. (2021)
VNWTS: A Virtual Water Chlorination Process for Cybersecurity Analysis of Industrial Control Systems. In 2021 14th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN). https://doi.org/10.1109/SIN54109.2021.9699375
The rapid development of technology during the last decades has led to the integration of the network capabilities in the devices that are essential in the operation of Indust...

Using IOTA as an Inter-Vehicular Trust Mechanism in Autonomous Vehicles

Conference Proceeding
Cutajar, O., Moradpoor, N., & Jaroucheh, Z. (2021)
Using IOTA as an Inter-Vehicular Trust Mechanism in Autonomous Vehicles. In 2021 14th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN). https://doi.org/10.1109/SIN54109.2021.9699326
In a perfect world, coordination and cooperation across distributed autonomous systems would be a trivial task. However, incomplete information, malicious actors and real-worl...

Newly Engineered Energy-based Features for Supervised Anomaly Detection in a Physical Model of a Water Supply System

Journal Article
Robles-Durazno, A., Moradpoor, N., McWhinnie, J., Russell, G., & Tan, Z. (2021)
Newly Engineered Energy-based Features for Supervised Anomaly Detection in a Physical Model of a Water Supply System  . Ad hoc networks, 120, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adhoc.2021.102590
Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are hardware, network, and software, upon which a facility depends to allow daily operations to function. In most cases society takes the oper...

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