Thomas Tan

thomas tan

Dr Thomas Tan

Associate Professor

Biography

Dr Zhiyuan (Thomas) Tan is an Associate Professor in the School of Computing at the Edinburgh Napier University (ENU). He holds a BEng degree (2005) with high distinction from the North-eastern University, China, and a 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 for his research on autonomous network intrusion detection, £29,703 funding from ENU Development Trust, £10,759 funding from the Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance for his research on digital forensics, as well as £6,987 funding from ENU for his research on securing future 5G health care systems. Over the past nine years, he also has participated in other network security research projects funded by CSIRO, 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, and 3) developing secure data and service architectures. Based on the outcomes of these projects, Dr Tan has published over 80 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 on cybersecurity is internationally recognised. He has earned various research awards, including a National Research Award 2017 from the Research Council of the Sultanate of Oman, two 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 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 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 6 years, Dr Tan has mentored and supervised 9 PhD students, and his research students have achieved productive research outcomes, including 12 journal and 10 conference publications. By far, 6 PhD students have successfully accomplished their study 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 focuses on Cloud and Edge computing security issues
- Security and Privacy of Machine Learning

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Conference Organising Activity

  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 7th International Symposium on Security and Privacy in Social Networks and Big Data (SocialSec 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))
  • 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, 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,
  • 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 3rd International Conference on Smart BlockChain (SmartBlock 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 2020 High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC-2020)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 4th International Conference on Computer Applications & Information Security (ICCAIS 2021)
  • 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 5th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Data and Security (IEEE IDS 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 International Conference on Communication Systems and Network Technologies (CSNT2021)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 6th International Symposium on Security and Privacy in Social Networks and Big Data (SocialSec 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 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 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)
  • Organising Chair, The 3rd International Workshop on Secure Smart Society in Next Generation Networking Paradigm (SECSOC 2019)
  • 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 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)
  • 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 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)
  • Organiser, International Symposium on Advances in High Performance Computing and Networking (AHPCN-2018)
  • Program Chair, The 8th EAI International Conference on Big Data Technologies and Applications (BD:TA 2018)
  • Organiser and Chair, The Second International Workshop on Securing IoT Networks 2018 (SITN-2018)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 17th IEEE International Conference On Trust, Security And Privacy In Computing And Communications (TrustCom 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 2018 the International Conference on Software and Services Engineering (ICSSE2018)
  • 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
  • Publicity Chair, The 10th International Workshop on Security in e-Science and e-Research (ISSR 2018)
  • Technical Program Committee Member, The 9th International Symposium on Cyberspace Safety and Security (CSS 2017)
  • 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)
  • Publication Co-chair, The 2nd EAI International Conference on Future Intelligent Vehicular Technologies (Future 5V)

 

Editorial Activity

  • Review Editor, Frontiers in the Internet of Things
  • Topic Editor, Network, ISSN 2673-8732
  • 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)]
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Guess Editor, Special Issue on “Security and Privacy for Cross-Blockchains” for Annals of Telecommunications, ISSN: 1958-9395
  • 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 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
  • Lead Guest Editor, Special Issue "Emerging Security and Privacy Issues in IoT-based Smart Networks" for Information by MDPI, (ISSN 2078-2489)
  • 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
  • Section Editor, Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks, ISSN: 1551-9899
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue on Security and Privacy for Smart Cities: Challenges and Opportunities, Computers and Electrical Engineering, ISSN: 0045-7906
  • Guest Editor, Special Collection on Advances in Cyber Physical Social Systems, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, ISSN: 15501477
  • 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
  • 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
  • Editorial Board Member, The International Journal of Computer Sciences and its Applications
  • Guest Editor, Special section on Security and Trusted Computing for Industrial Internet of Things, IEEE Access, ISSN: 2169-3536

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • 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
  • IEEE Outstanding Service Award 2017
  • The National Research Award 2017 - The Research Council of the Sultanate of Oman
  • 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 ‘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 ‘An Adversarial Learning Approach to defeating Metamorphic Malware’ at Shenyang Aerospace University (China), 18 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

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

 

Research Degree External Examining

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

 

Visiting Positions

  • Visiting Professor at Neusoft Institute Guangdong, China

 

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92 results

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...

A novel flow-vector generation approach for malicious traffic detection

Journal Article
Hou, J., Liu, F., Lu, H., Tan, Z., Zhuang, X., & Tian, Z. (in press)
A novel flow-vector generation approach for malicious traffic detection. Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpdc.2022.06.004
Malicious traffic detection is one of the most important parts of cyber security. The approaches of using the flow as the detection object are recognized as effective. Benefit...

A Generative Adversarial Network Based Approach to Malware Generation Based on Behavioural Graphs

Conference Proceeding
McLaren, R. A., Babaagba, K., & Tan, Z. (in press)
A Generative Adversarial Network Based Approach to Malware Generation Based on Behavioural Graphs. In The 8th International Conference on machine Learning, Optimization and Data science - LOD 2022
As the field of malware detection continues to grow, a shift in focus is occurring from feature vectors and other common, but easily obfuscated elements to a semantics based a...

A Generative Neural Network for Enhancing Android Metamorphic Malware Detection based on Behaviour Profiling

Conference Proceeding
Turnbull, L., Tan, Z., & Babaagba, K. (in press)
A Generative Neural Network for Enhancing Android Metamorphic Malware Detection based on Behaviour Profiling. In The 2022 5th IEEE Conference on Dependable and Secure Computing (IEEE DSC 2022)
Malicious software trends show a persistent yearly increase in volume and cost impact. More than 350,000 new malicious or unwanted programs that target various technologies we...

Toward Machine Intelligence that Learns to Fingerprint Polymorphic Worms in IoT

Journal Article
Wang, F., Yang, S., Wang, C., Li, Q., Babaagba, K., & Tan, Z. (in press)
Toward Machine Intelligence that Learns to Fingerprint Polymorphic Worms in IoT. International Journal of Intelligent Systems, https://doi.org/10.1002/int.22871
Internet of Things (IoT) is fast growing. Non-PC devices under the umbrella of IoT have been increasingly applied in various fields and will soon account for a significant sha...

A Novel Nomad Migration-Inspired Algorithm for Global Optimization

Journal Article
Lin, N., Fu, L., Zhao, L., Hawbani, A., Tan, Z., Al-Dubai, A., & Min, G. (2022)
A Novel Nomad Migration-Inspired Algorithm for Global Optimization. Computers and Electrical Engineering, 100, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compeleceng.2022.107862
Nature-inspired computing (NIC) has been widely studied for many optimization scenarios. However, miscellaneous solution space of real-world problem causes it is challenging t...

Guest Editorial: Special Issue on "Advance in Mobile Edge Computing"

Journal Article
Yang, X., Tan, Z., & Xu, Y. (2021)
Guest Editorial: Special Issue on "Advance in Mobile Edge Computing". Journal of Internet Technology, 22(5),
Cloud computing has a problem for communication-intensive applications, which need to meet the delay requirements. The problem becomes more intense with the huge application o...

Machine Learning: The Cyber-Security, Privacy, and Public Safety Opportunities and Challenges for Emerging Applications

Journal Article
Guo, K., Tan, Z., Luo, E., & Zhou, X. (2021)
Machine Learning: The Cyber-Security, Privacy, and Public Safety Opportunities and Challenges for Emerging Applications. Security and Communication Networks, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/9870129

A VMD and LSTM based hybrid model of load forecasting for power grid security

Journal Article
Lv, L., Wu, Z., Zhang, J., Tan, Z., Zhang, L., & Tian, Z. (in press)
A VMD and LSTM based hybrid model of load forecasting for power grid security. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, https://doi.org/10.1109/tii.2021.3130237
As the basis for the static security of the power grid, power load forecasting directly affects the safety of grid operation, the rationality of grid planning, and the economy...

Editorial: Big data technologies and applications

Journal Article
Wu, Y., Pan, Y., Barnaghi, P., Tan, Z., Ge, J., & Wang, H. (in press)
Editorial: Big data technologies and applications. Wireless Networks, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11276-021-02787-9

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