Dr Sarwar Sayeed has joined Edinburgh Napier University as a Researcher. He is a member of the Blockpass Identity Lab and currently working towards a European Union-funded project, TRUSTEE: Trust & Privacy Preserving Computing Platform For Cross-Border Federation Of Data. Sarwar has previously worked on various research projects, such as the European Commission funded project: GLASS , UK Government funded project: Safety Tech Challenge Fund, etc.
Sarwar received a bachelor’s degree in Computing from the University of East London, UK., a master’s degree in IT from Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK., an MBA degree from Anglia Ruskin University, UK., and a PhD degree from the University of the West of Scotland, UK.
Besides IT, Sarwar has experience working both in the business and consulting sectors. His research interests include blockchain methods, consensus mechanisms, control-flow integrity etc. His current research primarily focuses on trust and privacy using distributed ledger technology. He has published several papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conference proceedings. He is also serving as a technical program committee member and reviewer at many worldwide conferences.
Sarwar has received various awards and bursaries for his academic and research contribution which include the IEEE Blockchain Initiative Award for the Best Doctoral Thesis, Dean’s Scholarship by the University of the West of Scotland, 1st prize in Academic Excellence at the undergrad level, SICSA bursary, etc. He has given talks at various top international conferences, such as IFIP-SEC, Lisbon. He has also chaired conferences/workshop sessions, e.g., UBICOMM/IARIA, Athens.