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Routing Schemes in Software-defined Vehicular Networks: Design, Open Issues and Challenges

Journal Article
Zhoa, L., Al-Dubai, A., Zomaya, A., Min, G., Hawbani, A., & Li, J. (2020)
Routing Schemes in Software-defined Vehicular Networks: Design, Open Issues and Challenges. IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, https://doi.org/10.1109/MITS.2019.2953557
Software-defined vehicular networks (SDVN) is a promising technology to overcome the limitations of current vehicular networking. However, existing vehicular routing schemes a...

Mitigation Mechanisms against the DAO Attack on the Routing Protocol for Low Power and Lossy Networks (RPL)

Journal Article
Wadhaj, I., Gahleb, B., Thomson, C., Al-Dubai, A., & Buchanen, B. (2020)
Mitigation Mechanisms against the DAO Attack on the Routing Protocol for Low Power and Lossy Networks (RPL). IEEE Access, 8, 43665-43675. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2977476
Destination Advertisement Objects (DAOs) are sent upward by RPL nodes toward the DODAG root, to build the downward routing paths carrying traffic from the root to its associat...

KNN-Based Approximate Outlier Detection Algorithm Over IoT Streaming Data

Journal Article
Zhu, R., Ji, X., Yu, D., Tan, Z., Zhao, L., Li, J., & Xia, X. (2020)
KNN-Based Approximate Outlier Detection Algorithm Over IoT Streaming Data. IEEE Access, 8, 42749-42759. https://doi.org/10.1109/access.2020.2977114
KNN-Based outlier detection over IoT streaming data is a fundamental problem, which has many applications. However, due to its computational complexity, existing efforts canno...

Secure Information Transmissions in Wireless-powered Cognitive Radio Networks for Internet of Medical Things

Journal Article
Tang, K., Tang, W., Luo, E., Tan, Z., Meng, W., & Qi, L. (2020)
Secure Information Transmissions in Wireless-powered Cognitive Radio Networks for Internet of Medical Things. Security and Communication Networks, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/7542726
In this paper, we consider the issue of the secure transmissions for the cognitive radio-based Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) with wireless energy harvesting. In these syst...

Employing a Machine Learning Approach to Detect Combined Internet of Things Attacks Against Two Objective Functions Using a Novel Dataset

Journal Article
Foley, J., Moradpoor, N., & Ochen, H. (2020)
Employing a Machine Learning Approach to Detect Combined Internet of Things Attacks Against Two Objective Functions Using a Novel Dataset. Security and Communication Networks, 2020, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/2804291
One of the important features of Routing Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks (RPL) is Objective Function (OF). OF influences an IoT network in terms of routing strategie...

Scenario-based creation and digital investigation of ethereum ERC20 tokens

Journal Article
Dyson, S. F., Buchanan, W. J., & Bell, L. (2020)
Scenario-based creation and digital investigation of ethereum ERC20 tokens. Digital Investigation, 32, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsidi.2019.200894
This paper examines the Ethereum network in the context of an investigation. The validation of data sources is achieved through different client software on both the Ropsten n...

Delegation of Authentication to the Data Plane in Software-Defined Networks

Conference Proceeding
Almaini, A., Al-Dubai, A., Romdhani, I., & Schramm, M. (2020)
Delegation of Authentication to the Data Plane in Software-Defined Networks. In 2019 IEEE International Conferences on Ubiquitous Computing & Communications (IUCC) and Data Science and Computational Intelligence (DSCI) and Smart Computing, Networking and Services (SmartCNS), (58-65). https://doi.org/10.1109/iucc/dsci/smartcns.2019.00038
OpenFlow is considered as the most known protocol for Software Defined Networking (SDN). The main drawback of OpenFlow is the lack of support of new header definitions, which ...

Exploring coupled images fusion based on joint tensor decomposition

Journal Article
Lu, L., Ren, X., Yeh, K., Tan, Z., & Chanussot, J. (in press)
Exploring coupled images fusion based on joint tensor decomposition. Human-Centric Computing and Information Sciences,
Data fusion has always been a hot research topic in human-centric computing and extended with the development of artificial intelligence. Generally, the coupled data fusion al...

A New Mobility Aware Duty Cycling and Dynamic Preambling Algorithm for Wireless Sensor Network

Conference Proceeding
Thomson, C., Wadhaj, I., Al-Dubai, A., & Tan, Z. (in press)
A New Mobility Aware Duty Cycling and Dynamic Preambling Algorithm for Wireless Sensor Network
The issue of energy holes, or hotspots, in wireless sensor networks is well referenced. As is the proposed mobilisa-tion of the sink node in order to combat this. However, as ...

An authentication protocol based on chaos and zero knowledge proof

Journal Article
Major, W., Buchanan, W. J., & Ahmad, J. (in press)
An authentication protocol based on chaos and zero knowledge proof. Nonlinear Dynamics, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11071-020-05463-3
Port Knocking is a method for authenticating clients through a closed stance firewall, and authorising their requested actions, enabling severs to offer services to authentica...
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Repairing Polluted Artificial Intelligent Systems with Machine Unlearning

2019 - 2020
This project is intended to seek in-depth understanding of the new promising decentralised machine learning scheme, namely federated learning, and develop a proof-of-concept algorithm-independent unle...
Funder: ENU Development Trust | Value: £29,703

MemoryCrypt

2019 - 2020
The usage of encryption keys is an important aspect in preserving privacy in communications. Increasingly these communications are protected using SSL/TLS methods. Along with this, there is a general ...
Funder: The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance | Value: £10,759

Internet Search Improved By User-side Data

2019 - 2020
The objective is to clearly demonstrate that better internet search can be achieved through the use of user-side personalisation (under the full control of the user) and with no personal data revealed...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £19,000

Cryptodoc

2019 - 2019
This project aims to investigate the integration of a cipher policy for the protection of data, and how these can be applied into a cloud-based infrastructure. A key focus for the implementation will ...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Freemove Innovation Voucher

2019 - 2020
A project to provide decentralised identity for meeting KYC & AML requirements in the property industry.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Shared Secret Steganography for Usable Mnemonic Based Security

2019 - 2020
This project will use steganography technology and shared secrets to improve the usability of the process of recovering cryptocurrency/distributed ledger wallet. It will do so by encoding parts of the...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Kippitech: Innovation Voucher for Incentivising Green Behaviour with Tokens

2018 - 2019
This will investigate the feasibility of incentivising environmentally friendly behaviours through rewards given in tokens as well as IoT wearables to discover this behaviour and reward automatically.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Critical Infrastructure Protection & ICT Gender Equality (Women in IT) Guest Speaker's Travel Grant

2018 - 2018
1st event: a speaker for the Cyber Security Conference (Critical Infrastructure Protection) (200 words): Industrial Control Systems(ICS) are widely used in critical infrastructure such as nuclear pow...
Funder: The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance | Value: £600

Next Generation Connectivity with Health and Well-being

2018 - 2019
This project will investigate existing consumer tech, IOT and connectivity capabilities for simulation activities. Napier and DHI will explore a range of technologies that can connect to DHI’s simul...
Funder: Digital Health Institute | Value: £69,355

Eyecademy: Innovation Voucher for Food Provenance

2018 - 2018
This project will focus on the building of a food provenance platform based on distributed ledger technologies
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000
9 results

Application of evolutionary machine learning in metamorphic malware analysis and detection

2017 - date
Ms Kehinde Babaagba | Director of Studies: Dr Thomas Tan | Second Supervisor: Prof Emma Hart

Utilising reduced file representations to facilitate fast contraband detection

2015 - 2019
The field of Digital Forensics has been facing scalability issues for the last 10 years, resulting in huge backlogs for la...
Dr Sean McKeown | Director of Studies: Dr Gordon Russell | Second Supervisor: Dr Petra Leimich

RESCUE: Evaluation of a fragmented secret share system in distributed cloud architecture

2014 - 2019
This work aims to address current problems of security within Cloud-based systems, as the risks in moving data i...
Dr Elo Ukwandu | Director of Studies: Prof Bill Buchanan | Second Supervisor: Dr Gordon Russell

Test-bed and evaluation of a home-based adverse event prediction infrastructure

2013 - date
The "Frailty Framework" is the development of a next generation health assessment and predictive analysis system. It will...
Adrian Smales | Director of Studies: Prof Bill Buchanan | Second Supervisor: Alistair Lawson

Forensic analysis of large capacity digital storage devices

2013 - 2017
Triage of large capacity digital devices
Philip Penrose | Director of Studies: Prof Bill Buchanan | Second Supervisor: Rich Macfarlane

Adaptive energy management mechanisms for clustering based routing wireless sensor networks

2013 - 2017
"The development of science and technology are increasingly affecting and changing the nature of processes in...
Mr Mohamed Eshaftri | Director of Studies: Prof Ahmed Al-Dubai | Second Supervisor: Dr Imed Romdhani

Framework for evaluation of e-health platform and services

2010 - 2015
Methodologies for evaluation of e-Health platforms are still lacking. This research proposes an e-Health evaluation framework that aims to pro...
Dr Owen Lo | Director of Studies: Prof Bill Buchanan | Second Supervisor: Prof Christoph Thuemmler

Mobile User Authentication System (MUAS) for e-commerce applications

2009 - 2017
Rania Molla | Director of Studies: Dr Imed Romdhani | Second Supervisor: Prof Bill Buchanan

Forensic verification of operating system activity via novel data, acquisition and analysis techniques

2005 - 2009
Dr Jamie Graves | Director of Studies: Prof Bill Buchanan | Second Supervisor: L. John Old
23 results

How working together delivered the key to unlocking the value of health data to European citizens

2 December 2019
Symphonic integrated into the EU Shield project, and which aims to share health care information across Europe, in a trusted way. Symphonic integrated a consent module which allows patient consent dat...

University Spin-out - Cyan Forensics - Wins at GovTech Summit 2019

18 November 2019
The third Cybersecurity spin-out from The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University was the winner at PitchGovTech as part of the GovTech Summit 2019.

University Spin-out Partners with National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

14 August 2019
Cyan Forensics - the third Cybersecurity spin-out from The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University - is partnering with America’s National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)

Dr Zhiyuan (Thomas) Tan and Dr Tom Flint Awarded Honourable Mentions in SICSA Supervisor of the Year 2019

17 June 2019
Honourable mentions in the SICSA Supervisor of the Year 2019 were awarded to Dr Zhiyuan (Thomas) Tan and Dr Tom Flint from the School of Computer, Edinburgh Napier University at the SICSA PhD Conferen...

Edinburgh Napier University has the greatest representation at the prestigious Scottish Cyber Awards

10 October 2018
Edinburgh Napier University has once more a great presence in the Scottish Cyber Awards, with six (direct and indirect finalists) in five categories.

Big Data in Cyber Security Conference

30 May 2018
Big Data in Cyber Security Conference held at Craiglockhart

Dr. Zhiyuan Tan Invited to Deliver a Seminar on Internet of Things and Its Security at the Dongguan University of Technology, China, December 2017

12 December 2017
Dongguan University of Technology (DGUT) is a key university in Dongguan, China. DGUT has undertaken more than 900 significant research projects, such as the National Key Basic Research Development Pl...

Dr. Zhiyuan Tan Won The National Research Award 2017 from The Research Council of the Sultanate of Oman

12 November 2017
Dr. Zhiyuan Tan's research work entitled "Building an intrusion detection system using a filter-based feature selection algorithm" has been awarded by the The Research Council of the Sultanate of Oman...

Professor Opens Up on His Love of Edinburgh, Cryptography and Innovation

22 August 2017
In an interview with Inspired Edinburgh in The Victorian Townhouse, Professor Bill Buchanan outlined his career and his university, along with his love of his home city, cryptography and innovation. T...

University Spin-out - Zonefox - Launches Ambitious Expansion Plans

21 August 2017
Zonefox, a spin-out of The Cyber Academy within the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University, officially launched their move into new offices in Edinburgh. They have moved from CodeBase into...