Thomas Tan
thomas tan

Dr Thomas Tan

Associate Professor

Biography

Dr Zhiyuan (Thomas) Tan is an Associate Professor in the School Of Computing, Engineering and The Built Environment at the Edinburgh Napier University (ENU). He holds a BEng degree (2005) with high distinction from the North-eastern University, China, and an MEng degree (2008) from the Beijing University of Technology, China. He was awarded a PhD degree in Computer Systems by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia in 2014.

Prior to joining ENU in 2016, Dr Tan held different research positions at three research-intensive universities, respectively. He was a Postdoctoral Researcher in Cybersecurity at the University of Twente (UT), the Netherlands from 2014 to 2016; a Research Associate at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia in 2014; and a Senior Research Assistant at La Trobe University, Australia in 2013.

Dr Tan has a strong research background, and his current research interests include cybersecurity, machine learning, data analytics, virtualisation and cyber-physical system. Dr Tan has received AU$27,800 funding from Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and UTS, £12,000 funding from the Royal Society, £29,703 funding from ENU Development Trust, £10,759 funding from the Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance, as well as £13,987 funding from ENU. Over the past nine years, he also has participated in other network security research projects funded by CSIRO, the Minster of Education (Oman), and ITEA2-/CATRENE.

These projects have contributed highly efficient solutions for 1) detecting, classifying and defending malicious activity and intrusion in an entire network as well as systems providing critical services, 2) furthering the cutting edge in practical security monitoring, 3) developing secure data and service architectures, 4) protecting security and privacy of vehicular networks and 5) security and privacy of machine learning. Based on the outcomes of these projects, Dr Tan has published over 90 quality scholarly articles. His most recent research achievements have been published in highly-cited IEEE Transactions and Elsevier journals as well as premier international conferences.

His research contribution to cybersecurity is internationally recognised. He was featured in Stanford University's 2021, 2022, and 2023 lists of the world’s Top 2% scientists. He has earned various research awards, including a National Research Award 2017 from the Research Council of the Sultanate of Oman, three Best Paper Awards, and a Kaspersky Lab’s Annual Student Cyber Security Conference Finalist Award, over the past years.

Besides, Dr Tan has played various chair roles in international workshops and conferences and has served international journals (including IEEE Transactions on Reliability (ISSN: 0018-9529) and Security and Communication Networks (ISSN: 1939-0114)) as an editorial board member or as an associate editor. Dr Tan has organised Special Issues for international journals. Dr Tan has also been invited to serve as a technical program committee member of major international conferences and a reviewer for prestigious journals.

In addition, Dr Tan has been involved in supervising Research Master's and PhD students since he accomplished his PhD thesis in 2013 and has been entitled to independently supervise research student projects since 2016. Over the past 10 years, Dr Tan has mentored and supervised 11 PhD students. By far, 6 PhD students have successfully accomplished their studies under his mentoring/supervision. He received an Honourable Mention in SICSA Supervisor of the Year 2019 Award.

Dr Tan is now RECRUITING highly self-motivated Ph.D. students, who are expected to conduct challenging research on Network Security
- Adversarial machine learning for Anomaly/Malware detection
- Virtualisation security based on non-parametric behaviour modelling
- Knowledge transfer (Transfer Machine Learning) in cyber-security problems
- IoT Security with focus on Cloud and Edge computing security issues
- Security and Privacy of Machine Learning
- Security and Privacy of Vehicular Network and Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure.

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Conference Organising Activity

  • Publicity Co-chair, IEEE 2023 Conference on Dependable and Secure Computing (IEEE DSC 2023)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 7th IEEE International Conference on Dependability in Sensor, Cloud, and Big Data Systems and Applications (DependSys-2021)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 23rd IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC-2021)
  • Publication Co-Chair, The 20th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (TrustCom-2021), Shenyang, Liaoning, China,
  • General Chair, IEEE 2022 Conference on Dependable and Secure Computing (IEEE DSC 2022)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, 17th EAI International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks (EAI SecureComm 2021)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, 2021 IEEE 10th Global Conference on Consumer Electronics (GCCE 2021)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 4th International Conference on Data Science and Computational Intelligence (DSCI-2021)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 7th IEEE International Conference on Cloud and Big Data Computing (IEEE CBDCom 2021))
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 7th International Symposium on Security and Privacy in Social Networks and Big Data (SocialSec 2021)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, International Workshop on Privacy, Security and Trust in Computational Intelligence (PSTCI2021)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 17th International Conference on Ubiquitous Security (UbiSec 2021)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 19th IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing with Applications (IEEE ISPA 2021)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 13th International Symposium on Cyberspace Safety and Security (CSS 2021)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 4th International Conference on Computer Applications & Information Security (ICCAIS 2021)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 2020 High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC-2020)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 14th IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings-2021)
  • Publication Co-Chair, The 10th IEEE International Conference on Big Data and Cloud Computing (BDCloud-2020)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 6th IEEE International Conference on High Performance and Smart Computing (IEEE HPSC 2020)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 6th International Symposium on Security and Privacy in Social Networks and Big Data (SocialSec 2020)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The International Conference on Communication Systems and Network Technologies (CSNT2020)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The Second International Conference on Big Data and Advanced Wireless Technologies (BDAW20)
  • Group leader, 2020 7th International Conference on Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Informatics (EECSI 2020)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 5th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Data and Security (IEEE IDS 2020)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 6th IEEE International Conference on Cloud and Big Data Computing (IEEE CBDCom 2020))
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 3rd EAI International Conference on Security and Privacy in New Computing Environments (EAI SPNCE 2020 )
  • TPC Member, The 12th International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Communication Networks (CICN 2020)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 3rd International Conference on Smart BlockChain (SmartBlock 2020)
  • Program Vice Chair, The 8th IEEE International Conference on Smart City and Informatization (iSCI 2020)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 7th IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA 2020)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 13th IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings-2020)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 3rd International Conference on Machine Learning for Cyber Security (ML4CS 2020)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 29th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN2020)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 5th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Data and Security (IEEE IDS 2020)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The International Conference on Communication Systems and Network Technologies (CSNT2021)
  • Organising Chair, The 3rd International Workshop on Secure Smart Society in Next Generation Networking Paradigm (SECSOC 2019)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 4th International Conference on Smart Computing and Communication (SmartCom 2019)
  • Publicity Chair, The 7th IEEE International Workshop on Network Optimization and Performance Evaluation (NOPE-19)
  • Program Vice Chair, The 5th International Conference on Dependability in Sensor, Cloud, and Big Data Systems and Applications (DependSys 2019)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, Wireless Days 2019 (WD'19)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 5th IEEE International Conference on Big Data Security on Cloud (BigDataSecurity 2019)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 5th International Symposium on Security and Privacy in Social Networks and Big Data (SocialSec 2019)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 5th IEEE International Conference on High Performance and Smart Computing (IEEE HPSC 2019)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 3rd International Workshop on Cyberspace Security (IWCSS2019)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Communication Networks (CICN 2019)
  • Technical Program Chairs; The 9th EAI International Conference on Cloud Computing (CloudComp 2019)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 11th International Symposium on UbiSafe Computing (UbiSafe 2019)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 6th International Symposium on Big Data Principles, Architectures & Applications (BDAA 2019)
  • Publication Co-Chair, 13th International Conference on Network and System Security (NSS 2019)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 11th International Symposium on Cyberspace Safety and Security (CSS 2019)
  • Organising Chair, The 3rd International Workshop on Securing IoT Networks (SITN 2019)
  • Publicity Chair, The 11th International Workshop on Security in e-Science and e-Research (ISSR 2019)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, 2019 The 2nd International Conference on Software and Services Engineering (CSSE 2019)
  • Co-Chair, Organised Session on Recent Advances in Security & Privacy in Healthcare (Secure-eHealth) in conjunction with 2019 IEEE 8th Global Conference on Consumer Electronics (GCCE 2019)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 17th IEEE International Conference On Trust, Security And Privacy In Computing And Communications (TrustCom 2018)
  • Publicity Chair, The 10th International Workshop on Security in e-Science and e-Research (ISSR 2018)
  • Program Chair, The 8th EAI International Conference on Big Data Technologies and Applications (BD:TA 2018)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 2018 the International Conference on Software and Services Engineering (ICSSE2018)
  • Organiser, International Symposium on Advances in High Performance Computing and Networking (AHPCN-2018)
  • Organiser and Chair, The Second International Workshop on Secure Smart Societies in Next Generation Networks (SECSOC 2018)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, Future 5V 2018 - 3rd EAI International Conference on Future Intelligent Vehicular Technologies
  • Organiser and Chair, The Second International Workshop on Securing IoT Networks 2018 (SITN-2018)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 2nd International Workshop on Cyberspace Security (IWCSS 2018)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 2018 International Workshop on Privacy, Security and Trust in Computational Intelligence (PSTCI 2018)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 9th International Symposium on Cyberspace Safety and Security (CSS 2017)
  • Publication Co-chair, The 2nd EAI International Conference on Future Intelligent Vehicular Technologies (Future 5V)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 2017 World Symposium on Computer Applications & Research (WSCAR 2017)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 16th IEEE International Conference On Trust, Security And Privacy In Computing And Communications (TrustCom 2017)
  • Organiser and Chair, The 1st IEEE International Workshop on Secure Smart Society in Next Generation Networks (SECSOC2017) held in conjunction with The 16th IEEE International Conference On Trust, Security And Privacy In Computing And Communications (IEEE TrustCom-17)
  • Organiser and Chair, International Workshop on Securing IoT Networks 2017 (SITN-2017) held in conjunction with The 2017 IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings-2017)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The Third International Symposium on Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications (ISTA'17)
  • Organiser, Special Session on Industrial Automation and Process System’s Security for IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE’17)

 

Editorial Activity

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Open Journal of the Computer Society (Print ISSN: 0740-7459; Electronic ISSN: 1937-4194)
  • Lead Guest Editor, Special Issue on Big Data Technologies and Applications in Web 3.0: Trends and Challenges for Smart Society for International Journal of Web Information Systems, ISSN:1744-0084
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue on AI-ZTIoT: AI-enabled Zero Trust for Security of IoT Networks for Ad Hoc Networks, Print ISSN: 1570-8705; Online ISSN: 1570-8713
  • Guest Editor, special issue on 'Evolutionary Computation-Based Machine Learning and Its Applications in Complex Control Systems', IET Control Theory & Applications, Online ISSN:1751-8652
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Reliability (ISSN: 0018-9529)
  • Review Editor, Frontiers in the Internet of Things (Electronic ISSN 2813-3110)
  • Guest Editor, special issue on 'Advance for reliable cloud-edge based AIoT', IET Communications , Online ISSN:1751-8636
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue on "Adversarial AI to IoT Security and Privacy Protection: Attacks and Defenses" for the Computer Journal, Online ISSN 1460-2067, Print ISSN 0010-4620
  • Guest Editor, special issue on "Advances Industrial Mobile Communications Over Edge Computing: Challenges and Emerging Applications" for EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, ISSN: 1687-1499
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue on "Theory and Engineering Practice for Security and Privacy of Edge Computing 2021" for Security and Communication Networks [ISSN: 1939-0114 (Print) ISSN: 1939-0122 (Online)]
  • Topic Editor, Network, ISSN 2673-8732
  • Lead Guest Editor, Special Issue on "Smart Sensor Technologies: Transforming Physical Security into the Digital World" for Sensors (EISSN 1424-8220)
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue "Deep Learning in Mobile Computing: Architecture, Applications, and Future Challenges" for Mobile Information Systems; ISSN: 1574-017X (Print) ISSN: 1875-905X (Online)
  • Academic Editor, Security and Communication Networks, ISSN: 1939-0114 (Print) ISSN: 1939-0122 (Online) DOI: 10.1155/2037
  • Guess Editor, Special Issue on Privacy and Security in Evolving Internet of Multimedia Things for ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (TOMM), ISSN: 1551-6857
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue on "Machine Learning: the Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Public Safety Opportunities and Challenges for Emerging Applications" for Security and Communication Networks, ISSN: 2352-8648
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue on Collaborative Computing to Information Fusion for 5G IoT Social Data, Digital Communications and Networks, ISSN: 2352-8648
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue "Theory and Engineering Practice for Security and Privacy of Edge Computing" for Security and Communication Networks (SCN), ISSN: 1939-0114 (Print) ISSN: 1939-0122 (Online)
  • Guess Editor, Special Issue on 'Blockchain for Edge-enabled Smart Cities Applications' for Journal of Information Security and Applications (JISA), ISSN: 2214-2126
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue: "Chinacom 2020 - 15th EAI International Conference on Communications and Networking in China" for The Journal of Internet Technology (JIT), ISSN 1607-9264
  • Guess Editor, Special Issue on “Security and Privacy for Cross-Blockchains” for Annals of Telecommunications, ISSN: 1958-9395
  • Lead Guest Editor, Special Issue on Recent Advance in Security and Privacy for Smart Society for Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, Online ISSN:1532-0634
  • Lead Guest Editor, Special Issue "Emerging Security and Privacy Issues in IoT-based Smart Networks" for Information by MDPI, (ISSN 2078-2489)
  • Guest Editor, Special Collection on Advances in Cyber Physical Social Systems, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, ISSN: 15501477
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue on Security and Privacy for Smart Cities: Challenges and Opportunities, Computers and Electrical Engineering, ISSN: 0045-7906
  • Section Editor, Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks, ISSN: 1551-9899
  • Guest Editor, Special section on Security and Trusted Computing for Industrial Internet of Things, IEEE Access, ISSN: 2169-3536
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue on Moving from Wireless Sensor Networks towards the Internet of Things: Future Trends and Research Challenges, Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks Journal, ISSN: 1551-9899
  • Lead Guest Editor, Special Issue on Secure Smart Society in Next Generation Networking Paradigm, Journal of Cyber Security Technology, Print ISSN: 2374-2917 Online ISSN: 2374-2925
  • Editorial Board Member, The International Journal of Computer Sciences and its Applications

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • The First Prize of the Outstanding Paper Awards - The 2022 Annual Academic Conference of Liaoning Computer Society (China)
  • Best Paper Award - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Smart Internet of Things (IEEE SmartIoT 2019)
  • Honourable Mention - SICSA Supervisor of the Year 2019
  • Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing 2018 - Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, ISSN: 0198-9715
  • Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing 2017 - Future Generation Computer Systems, ISSN: 0167-739X
  • The National Research Award 2017 - The Research Council of the Sultanate of Oman
  • IEEE Outstanding Service Award 2017
  • Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing 2016 - Journal of Network and Computer Applications, ISSN: 1084-8045
  • Finalist of Asia-Pacific & MEA Round, Kaspersky Lab’s Annual Student Conference ‘CyberSecurity for the Next Generation’ 2013
  • Best Paper Award - The 1st International Conference on Security of Internet of Things

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Grant Reviewer for Medical Research Council - UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships
  • Grant Reviewer for Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
  • Grant Reviewer for Innovational Research Incentives Scheme Vidi, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

 

Invited Speaker

  • An Invited Talk for a BCS Webinar: "Data Driven Mobile Endpoint Security - Detecting Malware and Unauthorised Access", BCS Edinburgh branch, 7 July 2021
  • An Invited Talk on "Data Driven Mobile Endpoint Security" at The 19th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom 2020), December 29, 2020 - January 1, 2021, Guangzhou, China
  • An Invited Talk on ‘An Adversarial Learning Approach to defeating Metamorphic Malware’ at Shenyang Aerospace University (China), 18 November 2019
  • An Invited Talk on ‘UK Education in Cybersecurity and Its Implementation at Edinburgh Napier University’ at the Conference on Cyber Space Security Education at Universities in Guangdong. China on 29 November 2019
  • An Invited Talk on ‘Data Driven Mobile Endpoint Security’ at Neusoft Institute Guangdong (China), 29 November 2019
  • An Invited Talk on ‘Network Security: Data Analysis Aspects’ at Hunan University of Science and Technology (China), 22 June 2018
  • An Invited Talk on ‘Network Security: Data Analysis Aspects’ at Hunan University of Science and Engineering (China), 20 June 2018
  • An Invited Talk on ‘Internet of Things and Its Security’ at the Dongguan University of Technology, China, December 2017

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Senior Member of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Member of British Computer Society (BCS)
  • Member of European Alliance for Innovation (EAI)

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • Ph.D. degree external examiner for Macquarie University, Australia
  • Ph.D. degree external examiner for University of Exeter, UK
  • Ph.D. degree external examiner for University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Ph.D. degree external examiner for Univeristy of Technology, Sydney, Australia
  • Ph.D. degree external examiner for Charles Sturt University, Australia

 

Reviewing

  • Reviewer for Wiley-IEEE Press Series on Networks and Service Management
  • Computer Networks (CN)
  • Ad Hoc Networks (ADHOC)
  • Reviewing the book proposal "AI and Machine Learning for Network and Security Management" for John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Sustainable Cities and Society, ISSN: 2210-6707
  • IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (IEEE TMC)
  • Entropy
  • IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (IEEE TITS)
  • International Journal Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems (IJAACS)
  • Mobile Networks and Applications (MONE)
  • ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (ACM TOMM)
  • International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics (JMLC)
  • IEEE Transactions on Reliability (IEEE TR)
  • Applied Soft Computing, ISSN: 1568-4946
  • Neurocomputing (NEUCOM)
  • IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (IEEE TVT)
  • Cognitive Computation
  • Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST)
  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (IEEE TII)
  • Information Fusion (INFFUS)
  • IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing (IEEE TETC)
  • IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IEEE IoTJ)
  • IEEE Network Magazine
  • IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (IEEE ToN)
  • Enterprise Information Systems (TEIS)
  • Journal of Communications and Networks (JCN)
  • Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies (ETT)
  • Computational Intelligence (COIN)
  • IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine (IEEE WCM)
  • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (IEEE TWC)
  • Computers & Electrical Engineering
  • IEEE Transactions on Cybernetic
  • Reviewing a book proposal for Blockchains for Network Security for IET
  • International Journal of Embedded Systems (IJES).
  • Journal of Medical Systems (JOMS)
  • International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks (IJDSN)
  • Soft Computing (SOCO)
  • IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (IEEE/ACM TCBB)
  • IEEE Transactions on Computational Social System (IEEE TCSS)
  • Computer & Security (COSE)
  • IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing (IEEE T-SUSC)
  • IET Networks
  • IEEE Access
  • Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (CCPE)
  • Computers, Environment and Urban Systems (CEUS)
  • Information Science and Engineering (JISE)
  • Journal of Cyber Security Technology
  • IEEE Transactions on Computers (IEEE TC)
  • IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering (IEEE TNSE)
  • IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (IEEE TSC)
  • IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (IEEE TNSM)
  • IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security (IEEE T-IFS)
  • IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (IEEE TDSC)
  • Security and Communication Networks (SCN)
  • Information Sciences (INS)
  • ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (ACM ToIT)
  • Applied Computing and Informatics (ACI)
  • Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA)
  • Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS)
  • IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (IEEE TPDS)
  • Frontiers of Computer Science (FCS)

 

Visiting Positions

  • External Supervisor for Postgraduate Research Students at Shenyang Aerospace University, China
  • Visiting Professor at Neusoft Institute Guangdong, China

 

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PULRAS: A Novel PUF-Based Lightweight Robust Authentication Scheme

Conference Proceeding
Yaqub, Z., Yigit, Y., Maglaras, L., Tan, Z., & Wooderson, P. (in press)
PULRAS: A Novel PUF-Based Lightweight Robust Authentication Scheme.
In the rapidly evolving landscape of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANETs) play a critical role in enhancing road safety and traffic flo...

A Probability Mapping-Based Privacy Preservation Method for Social Networks

Conference Proceeding
Li, Q., Wang, Y., Wang, F., Tan, Z., & Wang, C. (2024)
A Probability Mapping-Based Privacy Preservation Method for Social Networks. . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-97-1274-8_19
The mining and analysis of social networks can bring significant economic and social benefits. However, it also poses a risk of privacy leakages. Differential privacy is a de ...

Reliable and Fair Trustworthiness Evaluation Protocol for Platoon Service Recommendation System

Journal Article
Cheng, H., Tan, Z., Zhang, X., & Liu, Y. (in press)
Reliable and Fair Trustworthiness Evaluation Protocol for Platoon Service Recommendation System. Chinese Journal of Electronics,
Aiming at the problems of the communication inefficiency and high energy consumption in vehicular networks, the platoon service recommendation systems (PSRS) are presented. Ma...

How Much do Robots Understand Rudeness? Challenges in Human-Robot Interaction

Conference Proceeding
Orme, M., Yu, Y., & Tan, Z. (in press)
How Much do Robots Understand Rudeness? Challenges in Human-Robot Interaction.
This paper concerns the pressing need to understand and manage inappropriate language within the evolving human-robot interaction (HRI) landscape. As intelligent systems and r...

STIDNet: Identity-Aware Face Forgery Detection with Spatiotemporal Knowledge Distillation

Journal Article
Fang, M., Yu, L., Xie, H., Tan, Q., Tan, Z., Hussain, A., …Tian, Z. (in press)
STIDNet: Identity-Aware Face Forgery Detection with Spatiotemporal Knowledge Distillation. IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems, https://doi.org/10.1109/tcss.2024.3356549
The impressive development of facial manipulation techniques has raised severe public concerns. Identity-aware methods, especially suitable for protecting celebrities, are see...

Can Federated Models Be Rectified Through Learning Negative Gradients?

Conference Proceeding
Tahir, A., Tan, Z., & Babaagba, K. O. (2024)
Can Federated Models Be Rectified Through Learning Negative Gradients?. In Big Data Technologies and Applications (18-32). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-52265-9_2
Federated Learning (FL) is a method to train machine learning (ML) models in a decentralised manner, while preserving the privacy of data from multiple clients. However, FL is...

Big Data Technologies and Applications: 13th EAI International Conference, BDTA 2023, Edinburgh, UK, August 23-24, 2023, Proceedings

Conference Proceeding
(2024)
Big Data Technologies and Applications: 13th EAI International Conference, BDTA 2023, Edinburgh, UK, August 23-24, 2023, Proceedings. In Z. Tan, Y. Wu, & M. Xu (Eds.), . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-52265-9

Machine Un-learning: An Overview of Techniques, Applications, and Future Directions

Journal Article
Sai, S., Mittal, U., Chamola, V., Huang, K., Spinelli, I., Scardapane, S., …Hussain, A. (2024)
Machine Un-learning: An Overview of Techniques, Applications, and Future Directions. Cognitive Computation, 16, 482-506. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12559-023-10219-3
ML applications proliferate across various sectors. Large internet firms employ ML to train intelligent models using vast datasets, including sensitive user information. Howev...

A Generative Neural Network for Improving Metamorphic Malware Detection in IoT Mobile Devices

Book Chapter
Turnbull, L., Tan, Z., & Babaagba, K. O. (2024)
A Generative Neural Network for Improving Metamorphic Malware Detection in IoT Mobile Devices. In A. Ismail Awad, A. Ahmad, K. Raymond Choo, & S. Hakak (Eds.), Internet of Things Security and Privacy: Practical and Management Perspectives (24-53). Boca Raton: CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003199410-2
There has been an upsurge in malicious attacks in recent years, impacting computer systems and networks. More and more novel malware families aimed at information assets were ...

A Digital Twin-Assisted Intelligent Partial Offloading Approach for Vehicular Edge Computing

Journal Article
Zhao, L., Zhao, Z., Zhang, E., Hawbani, A., Al-Dubai, A., Tan, Z., & Hussain, A. (2023)
A Digital Twin-Assisted Intelligent Partial Offloading Approach for Vehicular Edge Computing. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 41(11), 3386-3400. https://doi.org/10.1109/jsac.2023.3310062
Vehicle Edge Computing (VEC) is a promising paradigm that exposes Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) to road scenarios. In VEC, task offloading can enable vehicles to offload the com...

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • AUD 2,900, "Network Denial-of-Service Attack Detection Using Image Retrieval", SoCC Incentive Grant, School of Computing and Communications, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • AUD 27,800 , "Intrusion Detection in Peer-to-Peer Systems Using Statistical Techniques", CSIRO UTS ICT Top-up Scholarship CSIRO, Marsfiled, Australia

Current Post Grad projects

Previous Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • Ms. Pallavi Jagannatha - Master of Computer Science with Specialisation in Cyber Security, University of Twente, the Netherlands