Thomas Tan

thomas tan

Dr Thomas Tan

Lecturer in Cybersecurity

Biography

Dr Zhiyuan Tan (BEng, MEng, Ph.D.) is a Lecturer in Cybersecurity at the School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University (ENU), United Kingdom. He is a Member of IEEE and EAI. His research interests include cybersecurity, machine learning, pattern recognition, data analytics, virtualisation and cyber-physical system.

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 active collaborations with fellow faculty at the University of Twente and fellow cyber security faculty from Eindhoven University of Technology. He also has long-term collaborations with international acclaimed scholars from UTS, CSIRO and University of New South Wales.

His research findings have been published in world leading journals such as IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC), Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS), Computer Networks (CN) and in prestigious international conferences including IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE TrustCom and ICONIP.

Dr Tan has been invited to serve as a reviewer for top journals, including IEEE TPDS, IEEE TC, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security (T-IFS), IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), FGCS, and Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA).

He has played various chair roles in International workshops and conferences, such as SECSOC, SITN, EAI Future 5V and EAI BD:TA 2018. He serves on the editorial board of International Journal of Computer Sciences and its Applications. He is Associate Editor of IEEE Access and has organised Special Issues for Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks Journal, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, Computers & Electrical Engineering, IEEE Access, etc.

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Conference Activity

  • Organiser, Special Session on Industrial Automation and Process System’s Security for IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE’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)
  • 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)
  • Publication Co-chair, The 2nd EAI International Conference on Future Intelligent Vehicular Technologies (Future 5V)
  • TPC Member, The 16th IEEE International Conference On Trust, Security And Privacy In Computing And Communications (TrustCom 2017)
  • TPC Member, The 9th International Symposium on Cyberspace Safety and Security (CSS 2017)
  • Organiser and Chair, The Second International Workshop on Securing IoT Networks 2018 (SITN-2018)
  • Organiser and Chair, The Second International Workshop on Secure Smart Societies in Next Generation Networks (SECSOC 2018)
  • Program Chair, The 8th EAI International Conference on Big Data Technologies and Applications (BD:TA 2018)
  • TPC Member, The 2nd International Workshop on Cyberspace Security (IWCSS 2018)
  • TPC Member, The 17th IEEE International Conference On Trust, Security And Privacy In Computing And Communications (TrustCom 2018)
  • TPC Member, The 2018 the International Conference on Software and Services Engineering (ICSSE2018)
  • TPC Member, The 2017 World Symposium on Computer Applications & Research (WSCAR 2017)
  • TPC Member, The Third International Symposium on Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications (ISTA'17)
  • TPC Member, The 2018 International Workshop on Privacy, Security and Trust in Computational Intelligence (PSTCI 2018)
  • Publicity Chair, The 10th International Workshop on Security in e-Science and e-Research (ISSR 2018)
  • Organiser, International Symposium on Advances in High Performance Computing and Networking (AHPCN-2018)

 

Editorial Activity

  • 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
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Access, ISSN: 2169-3536
  • 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

 

Membership of Professional Body

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

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • Ph.D. degree external examiner for Charles Sturt University, Australia

 

Invited Speaker

  • An Invited Talk on Internet of Things and Its Security at the Dongguan University of Technology, China, December 2017

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • The National Research Award 2017 - The Research Council of the Sultanate of Oman
  • IEEE Outstanding Service Award
  • 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
  • Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing 2017 - Future Generation Computer Systems, ISSN: 0167-739X

 

Reviewing

  • IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS)
  • IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security (T-IFS)
  • IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC)
  • IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC)
  • IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC)
  • IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (TNSM)
  • IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering (TNSE)
  • IEEE Access
  • Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS)
  • Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA)
  • Applied Computing and Informatics (ACI)
  • Information Sciences (INS)
  • Computers, Environment and Urban Systems (CEUS)
  • Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (CCPE)
  • ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (ToIT)
  • Security and Communication Networks (SCN)
  • Frontiers of Computer Science (FCS)
  • IET Networks
  • Journal of Cyber Security Technology
  • Reviewing a book proposal for Blockchains for Network Security for IET

 

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

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

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