Naghmeh Moradpoor Sheykhkanloo

naghmeh moradpoor sheykhkanloo

Dr Naghmeh Moradpoor Sheykhkanloo

Lecturer

Biography

Dr Naghmeh Moradpoor (PhD, MSc, BSc, CEH, FHEA, IEEE, MBCS) is a Lecturer in Cybersecurity and Networks, the program leader for MSc Advanced Security and Cybercrime and MSc Advanced Security & Digital Forensics (ASDF) Myanmar, 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 (SoC) at Edinburgh Napier University. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), a BCS Professional member (MBCS), an IEEE member, 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 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 (2009) 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 three PhDs. The first one is a PhD research work on ICS & CIP security analysis and countermeasures using machine learning with a focus on clean water supply systems. It is successful collaborative research work between Edinburgh Napier University (School of Computing) and Edinburgh Napier University (School of Engineering & Built Environment). Secondly, 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. Thirdly, Naghmeh is a DoS for a PhD project on Enhancing Trust in Automated Vehicles through the use of Distributed Ledger Technologies. 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 and an Associate Editor for Journal of Cyber Security Technology.

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

 

Conference Organising Activity

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Organising Co-Chair for SITN workshop series 2017
  • Organiser & PC for Poster Competition for Women in Cyber Security (PCWiCS)-2017: “The Truth About Cyber Security in 7 Words” [sponsored by SICSA]
  • Chair, organiser & PC for Post Graduate Cyber Security (PGCS) symposium - 2016
  • Cyber STEM Event for P7 Girls - The Cyber Academy, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Program chair, program co-chair, session chair & PC for SIN conference

 

Editorial Activity

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

 

External Examining/Validations

  • 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)
  • Ph.D. studentship award (VCRS scholarship), School of Computing and Information Engineering, University of Ulster, Coleraine, UK
  • Selected by IET for “Present around the World: IET Young Professionals’ Flagship Worldwide Presentation Competition”, Queen's University of Belfast, UK

 

Grant Reviewer

  • 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)
  • EPSRC grant applications (for example, in Dec 2022, Naghmeh reviewed an application for EPSRC UKRI on Critical Infrastructure Protection)
  • 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

  • Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • BCS Professional Member (MBCS)
  • 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)
  • Array (Elsevier)
  • Computers and Electrical Engineering (Elsevier)
  • IEEE Access Journal
  • Journal of Computers & Networks (Elsevier)
  • Journal of Computers & Security (Elsevier)
  • IEEE DSC
  • Journal of Cyber Security Technology
  • Journal of Information Security and Applications (Elsevier)
  • IEEE Sensors
  • IEEE Trustcom
  • Security and Communication Networks (SCN)
  • International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection (Elsevier)
  • Cyber Science conferences
  • Journal of Information Security & Applications (Elsevier)
  • Electronics, Symmetry, Information (MDPI) Journals
  • Computer & Security (Elsevier)
  • 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

 

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Interleaved Polling with Adaptive Cycle Time (IPACT) Implementations Using OPNET

Conference Proceeding
Moradpoor‫, N., Parr, G., Mcclean, S., Scotney, B. & Owusu, G. (2011)
Interleaved Polling with Adaptive Cycle Time (IPACT) Implementations Using OPNET
The Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) has been considered as one of the most promising candidates for the nextgeneration optical access solutions. In EPON, which is also...

Hybrid optical and wireless technology integrations for next generation broadband access networks

Conference Proceeding
Owusu, G., Moradpoor, N., Parr, G., McClean, S., & Scotney, B. (2011)
Hybrid optical and wireless technology integrations for next generation broadband access networks. In 2011 IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2011)https://doi.org/10.1109/inm.2011.5990515
Hybrid optical and wireless technology integrations have been considered as one of the most promising candidates for the next generation broadband access networks for quite so...

Simulation and Performance Evaluation of Bandwidth Allocation Algorithms for Ethernet Passive Optical Networks (EPONs)

Presentation / Conference
Moradpoor, N., Parr, G., Mcclean, S., Scotney, B., Sivalingam, K., & Madras, I. (2010, December)
Simulation and Performance Evaluation of Bandwidth Allocation Algorithms for Ethernet Passive Optical Networks (EPONs). Paper presented at OPNETWORK 2010
Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) has been considered for access networks for quite some time to provide high-speed and high-capacity services. As a novel type of networ...

Real-Time Data Analytics in Support of Network Resource Management Protocols

Conference Proceeding
Moradpoor‫, N., Parr, G., Mcclean, S., Scotney, B., & Owusu, G. (2009)
Real-Time Data Analytics in Support of Network Resource Management Protocols. In Proceedings of 10th PGNET
Communications Networks Resource Management (RM) functions such as dynamic and static resource usage monitoring, real time resource reservation as well as advance resource res...

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