Choo, Kim-Kwang Raymond  

Aug 2016 - Current: The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA 

  • Professor (from Sep 1, 2020) and Cloud Technology Endowed ProfessorshipDepartment of Information Systems and Cyber Security
  • Ph.D. Information Technology Program AdvisorDepartment of Information Systems and Cyber Security
  • Recipient of "UTSA Graduate School’s Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award" in 2021, "Advancing Next-Gen Faculty Leadership Fellow Program" (2020-21 academic year), and “UTSA College of Business Col. Jean Piccione and Lt. Col. Philip Piccione Endowed Research Award for Tenured Faculty” in 2018
  • Courtesy Appointment, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Department of Computer Science 

2020 - Current: External Paid Consultant

  • Provided expert advice to U.S. companies on U.S. Department of Energy SBIR/STTR Phase I proposals (2020, 2021)
  • Provided expert insights in writings to inform North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Allied Command Transformation (ACT) Innovation Hub’s Warfighting 2040 report (2020)
  • Provided technical consultancy to an Australian company (Lockheed Martin Australia-contracted research on “Methods for improving cyber resilience of container orchestration environments”) (Nov 2020 – Jun 2021)

Aug 2016 - Current: Courtesy Appointment, University of South Australia, Australia

Apr 2017 - Mar 2019Honorary Commander, 502nd Air Base Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, USA

Senior Member, IEEE
Fellow, Australian Computer Society 
Founding Co-Chair, IEEE Multimedia Communications Technical Committee (MMTC)’s Digital Rights Management for Multimedia Interest Group, and IEEE Communications and Information Security Technical Committee (CISTC)'s "Cyber Forensics and Threat Intelligence" Interest Group

Other affiliations

  • Mar 2011 – Aug 2016: Senior Lecturer, then Associate Professor, University of South Australia, Australia (and Recipient of "2014 Academic Impact and Uptake Award")
  • Sep 2015 – Feb 2016: Visiting Expert, INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI), Singapore
  • May 2015 – Dec 2016: Co-Chair, Education Council, Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Asia Pacific, Singapore
  • Oct 2011 – Current: Justice of the Peace for South Australia, Australia
  • May 2008 – Current: Member of the International Consultancy Group (Research) @ United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-Korean Institute of Criminology Virtual Forum against Cybercrime Programme
  • Aug – Dec 2009: Fulbright Scholar at Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice and Palo Alto Research Center (formerly Xerox PARC), USA
  • Jul 2006 – Mar 2011: Senior Research Analyst, Australian Government Australian Institute of Criminology, Australia (and Recipient of "2009 Fulbright Scholarship" and "2008 Australia Day Achievement Medallion")
ACM’s Distinguished Speaker (2021-2023)
IEEE Computer Society's Distinguished Visitor (2021-2023)
Highly Cited Researcher in the field of Cross-Field - 2020, Web of Science

Grants 

I am the recipient of the following competitive research grants: 
  • Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI). U.S. Department of Defense “A Flexible Testbed for Cyber Deception, Cyber Hardening, and Disinformation Research”; Co-Principal Investigator: USD 472,921 (Jul 2021 – Jun 2022)
  • Partner Investigator. Australian Research Council Discovery Projects “The right to be forgotten: GDPR modelling in cross-domain social networks”; AUD 450,000 (2020 – 2022)
  • Co-PI. CPS Energy “Secure, Resilient and Smart Grid Cyber-Physical Situational Understanding using Data Driven Decision-Making and AI”; USD 469,000 (Sep 2019 – Aug 2021)
  • Co-PI. MITRE “Advanced persistent threat (APT) Mitigation Assessments” (Aug – Sep 2020)
  • Co-PI. National Security Agency “Cyber Defense of Smart Facilities Using Machine Learning and IoT Honeynets”; USD 150,000 (Sep 2019 – Aug 2020)
  • Principal Investigator (PI). University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) Seed Funding “Cyberattack Mitigation in Software Defined Networks” (Sep 2019 – Aug 2020)
  • PI. National Science Foundation (NSF) “CCRI: Planning: Collaborative Research: A Software-defined Wireless Communications Network Research Infrastructure for the Industrial Internet of Things(IIoT)Research Community” (Sep 2019 – Aug 2020)
  • Co-PI. NASA “STTR: NASA: ROBOT: Rules Oriented Blockchain Operations Transactor” (Sep 2019 – Aug 2020)
  • Co-PI. LGS Innovations “Malware Propagation Modeling”, USD 149,000 (Feb 2019 – Jan 2020)
  • PI. CPS Energy  "Smart grid security and attack-resilience: A forensics-driven approach"; USD 399,218 (Sep 2017– Aug 2019)
  • Co-PI. Texas National Security Network Excellence Fund “Internet of Things Security & Forensics Lab” (2018)
  • Senior Personnel. National Science Foundation (NSF) CREST Center for Security and Privacy Enhanced Cloud Computing (2017-2022)
  • Co-Chief Investigator (CI). Cooperative Research Centre for Data to Decision grant "Integrated Policing: Federated Data Platform"; AUD 1.236 million (2016-2019)
  • Co-CI. University of South Australia Research Themes Investment Scheme grant "Defence against the dark arts: guarding the public discourse from propaganda and fake news, and promoting truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth in the media and social media" (2017-2019)
  • Co-CI. auDa Foundation grant "Defence against the Dark Arts: resisting online social manipulation and propaganda" (2016-2019)
  • Co-CI. Government of South Australia, SA Health grant "The feasibility and validity of obtaining pre-illness activity data in critically ill patients using 'smart-phone' technology: a validation study" (2016)
  • Partner Investigator. Ministry of Education, Singapore grant "Toward secure and privacy-preserving computing in mobile cloud" (2015-2017)
  • Partner Investigator. Nanyang Technology University College of Engineering, Singapore grant "Secure Fog Computing System Design and Implementation" (2015-2016)
  • CI. University of South Australia Research Themes Investment Scheme grant "A Public Health Approach to Dealing with Sexting" (2015-2016)
  • CI. National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund (NRLERF) grant "Evidence-based digital forensic framework for drug (and other serious and organised) crime law enforcement investigations in the cloud computing environment"; AUD 269,319 (2013-2015) 
  • Co-CI. BAE Systems stratsec grant "Information Security Research Winter School 2012" 
  • Co-CI. National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund (NRLERF) grant "Exploitation of Electronic Evidence from Mobile Phone Mediated Drug Crime"; AUD 271,040 (2011–2013)
  • Co-CI. Australian Research Council Discovery Projects grant (DP1096833) "The evolution of cybercrime: the monitoring of serious crime in cyberspace"; AUD 350,000 (2010-2012)
  • Co-CI. Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration Incorporated (AIJA) grant "ICT and the judiciary: multimedia glossary" (2011)

Research

I have co-edited a number of books and conference proceedings published by Elsevier, IET and Springer, such as "International Conference on Computational Data and Social Networks (CSoNet 2020)" conference proceedings, "National Cyber Summit (NCS) Research Track" conference proceedings (20202019), "I-SPAN 2019" conference proceedings, "SecureComm 2019" conference proceedings (Part I, Part II), "Cyber and Digital Forensic Investigations: A Law Enforcement Practitioner’s Perspective", "Blockchain Cybersecurity, Trust and Privacy"and "Digital Forensic Education: An Experiential Learning Approach" where we documented our experiential learning experience in the digital forensic courses taught at UTSA (and eight of the students’ reports are included as chapters in the book).

I have also (co)authored a number of publications in the areas of cyber crime and security, and digital forensics including 
Secure Key Establishment
  • a book entitled "Big Digital Forensic Data: Volume 1: Data Reduction Framework and Selective Imaging" published in Springer’s “SpringerBriefs on Cyber Security Systems and Networks” book series, 
  • a book entitled "Big Digital Forensic Data: Volume 2: Quick Analysis for Evidence and Intelligence" published in Springer’s “SpringerBriefs on Cyber Security Systems and Networks” book series, 
  • a book entitled "Secure Key Establishment" published in Springer’s “Advances in Information Security” book series, 
  • a book entitled "Cloud Storage Forensics, 1st Edition" published by Syngress: An Imprint of Elsevier (Forewords written by Australia’s Chief Defence Scientist and Chair of the Electronic Evidence Specialist Advisory Group, Senior Managers of Australian and New Zealand Forensic Laboratories). 
    Listed as one of "The Top 10 Best Cloud Storage Books You Need to Read in 2020" by Solutions Review.
    For reviews of our book, see 
  • seven Australian Government refereed monographs, 
  • six Australian Government parliamentary submissions, and 
  • refereed journal publications (e.g., ACM TCPS, ACM TECS, ACM TOIT, ACM TRETS, IEEE TBD, IEEE TCC, IEEE TCCN, IEEE TCE, IEEE TCSS, IEEE TDSC, IEEE TEM, IEEE TETC, IEEE TETCI, IEEE TIFS, IEEE TII, IEEE TITS, IEEE TKDE, IEEE TMC, IEEE TNNLS, IEEE TNSE, IEEE TNSM, IEEE TSC, IEEE TSUSC, and IEEE TVT) 
I am the co-inventor of two Australian PCT and one Australian provisional patent applications on digital forensics and mobile app security filed in 2015 (which unfortunately are no longer supported after I moved from Australia to US). I am also the co-inventor of four US regular patent applications on lightweight cryptographic scheme for mobile devices and a code-based cryptographic scheme (i.e. post-quantum) filed in 2019.

My Google Scholar citations > 17,000, H-index is > 80, and i10-index is >255, and my Erdős number is 4. Citations of my research include governmental reports: 
  • (Australian) 2010 Australian Government House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications Report on the Inquiry into Cyber Crime, 2011 Australian Government House of Representatives Joint Select Committee’s Report on Cyber-Safety, 2013 Australian Crime Commission Fact Sheet on “Cyber and Technology Enabled Crime”2013 Australian Government House of Representatives Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety's Report on the Inquiry into Cybersafety for Senior Australians, 
  • (International) Working paper for the Twelfth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) 2011 “Handbook on Identity-related Crime”, UNODC's “Conferencia de las Partes en la Convención de las Naciones Unidas contra la Delincuencia Organizada Transnacional” 2018, 2010 US CRS Report for Congress (Prepared for Members and Committees of Congress) entitled “Organized Crime: An Evolving Challenge for U.S. Law Enforcement”, International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children’s report “Online Grooming of Children for Sexual Purposes: Model Legislation & Global Review” (2017), International Telecommunication Union (ITU) 2011 “Understanding Cybercrime: A Guide For Developing Countries” report, 2012 UNODC “Wildlife and Forest Crime Analytic Toolkit” report, and 
    2013 UK Home Office report entitled "Cyber crime: A review of the evidence".
One of my published cryptographic protocols was included in two independent submissions to the IEEE 802.11, the working group setting the standards for wireless LANs, by computer scientists from Fujitsu Labs in America; and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) / Network Working Group by a team of computer scientists from Tropos Networks (US), Toshiba, Huawei, and University of Murcia. A protocol jointly proposed with Sherman Chow (formerly of New York University, US) was used in the P2P solution of the Milagro TLS (pairing-based cryptography for Transport Layer Security) presented to the IETF by researchers from MIRACL Ltd in 2016.

My published design principle about how session keys should be constructed in cryptographic (key establishment) protocols that result in significant benefits for their security was cited in a special publication (SP 800-56A) – Recommendation for Pair-Wise Key Establishment Schemes Using Discrete Logarithm Cryptography – by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology. This is one of four academic (i.e. non-NIST and non-international standard) citations, and the other three academic citations are publications of (1) Professor Alfred Menezes (University of Waterloo), Professor Phillip Rogaway (UC Davis), Professor Mihir Bellare (UC San Diego), and Professor Dan Boneh (Stanford University) – the top scholars in the field. It is also cited in NIST Special Publication 800-56A Revision 2 (2013), and NIST Special Publication 800-56A Revision 3 (April 2018).

Awards 


I am also the recipient of various awards and scholarships including
  1. IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC) Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing (Middle Career Researcher) 2019 (Citation: For significant contributions to cyber forensics, particularly in cloud computing and Internet of Things)
  2. Best Paper Award, IEEE Systems Journal in 2021
  3. Best Paper Award, IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine for 2020, IEEE Consumer Technology Society
  4. Best Paper Award, 2019 EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking (JWCN), Springer
  5. British Computer Society's 2019 Wilkes Award's Runner-up for a paper published in the 2018 volume of The Computer Journal (Oxford University Press)
  6. IEEE Outstanding Paper Award from IEEE Blockchain 2019
  7. Journal of Information Processing Systems (JIPS) Most Cited Paper Award for 2020 and Survey Paper Award (Gold) 2019
  8. Two papers were among the five articles in the “Best of IEEE Blockchain Technical Briefs 2018” collection
  9. Outstanding Associate Editor of 2018 for IEEE Access
  10. Best Paper Award, 17th IEEE International Conference On Trust, Security And Privacy In Computing And Communications (IEEE TrustCom 18)
  11. Best Student Paper Award, 15th International Conference on Information Security and Cryptology (Inscrypt 2019)
  12. University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) College of Business Col. Jean Piccione and Lt. Col. Philip Piccione Endowed Research Award for Tenured Faculty”, 2018
  13. Winner, Cybersecurity Educator of the Year – APAC, 2016 (Cybersecurity Excellence Awards are produced in cooperation with the Information Security Community on LinkedIn).
  14. Best Research Paper Award, 20th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 2015) - acceptance rate is 59/298 (~19.8%).
  15. Winning team in Germany's University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) Digital Forensics Research Challenge 2015.
  16. Highly Commended award by ANZPAA National Institute of Forensic Science (ANZPAA NIFS).
  17. "2014 Academic Impact and Uptake Award" which recognises researchers who have made important contributions to knowledge and have demonstrated excellence over a period of 5 years in research achievement in an area of strategic importance to the University of South Australia, research leadership and supervision, impact of research in terms of peer recognition and uptake, and strengthening of collaboration across world leading research institutions and groups.
  18. 2010 ACT Pearcey Award for “Taking a risk and making a difference in the development of the Australian ICT industry”
  19. 2010 Consensus IT Professional Award (one of 5 Winners) and 2010 Consensus IT Writers Award Finalist
  20. 2009 Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Australian-United States Alliance Studies, sponsored by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  21. 2008 Australia Day Achievement Medallion in recognition of my dedication and contribution to the Australian Government's Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC), and through it to the public service of the nation
  22. British Computer Society's 2018 Wilkes Award for the best paper published in the 2007 volume of The Computer Journal (Oxford University Press)
  23. 2007 Queensland University of Technology (QUT)'s Faculty of Information Technology Executive Dean’s outstanding Ph.D. thesis commendation
  24. 2005 Australasian Conference on Information Security and Privacy (ACISP 2005) Best Student Paper Award

    Speaking Engagements (see "My Presentations") and Media ("My Media Interviews")

    I have been an invited speaker at a number of conferences in Australia and overseas such as the following:
    • Invited Witness in a private briefing on Bitcoin and alternative remittance systems to the Australian Government Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services, 28 March 2014
    • Distinguished Speaker at the International Summer School on Computational Forensics (SuCoFo 2016), Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Gjevik, Norway, September 2016
    • Invited Expert 
      1. Panel: Robotics, Cyberlaw, Electronic Evidence, Cybersecurity: New Opportunities & Challenges. ICCE Conference Excellence and Innovation: Today and Tomorrow 2018, Dubai, 7–8 November 2018
      2. Indian Government’s Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) one-week course on "Incident Handling and Forensics", 10–15 December 2017
      3. United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (UNAFEI) Criminal Justice (Focus on Investigation, Prosecution, Adjudication, and International Cooperation)(J15-04250)Training, UNAFEI, Tokyo, Japan, 10 May –18 June 2015
      4. INTERPOL Cyber Research Agenda Workshop, INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation, Singapore, 10 March 2015
      5. 2015 Taiwan International Symposium on Regional Security and Transnational Crimes, Taiwan, 18–23 October 2015, Organised by Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau
      6. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime–International Telecommunication Union (UNODC-ITU) 2011 Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on Fighting Cybercrime
    • Keynote / Distinguished Speaker  
      1. EAI International Conference on Future Access Enablers of Ubiquitous and Intelligent Infrastructures (EAI FABULOUS 2021), virtual (due to COVID-19), 6–7 May 2021
      2. 16th International Conference on Future Information Technology (FutureTech2021), virtual (due to COVID-19), 22–24 April 2021
      3. 13th International Workshop on Digital Forensics, in conjunction with the 15th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2020), virtual (due to COVID-19), 25–28 August 2020
      4. Southwestern Texas Asian Symposium (SWTAS 2019), Texas A&M University-Kingsville, USA, 1 November 
      5. International Summer School on Computational Forensics (SuCoFo2019), Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 26–30 August
      6. IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing with Applications (IEEE ISPA 2018), Melbourne, Australia, 11–13 December
      7. International Workshop on Cyber Threat Intelligence Management (CyberTIM 2018 @ ARES), Hamburg, Germany, 27–30 August
      8. World Congress on Information Technology Applications and Services 2018, Jeju Island, South Korea, 20–22 February
      9. IEEE International Conference on Smart Cloud 2017 (SmartCloud 2017), New York, USA, 3–5 November
      10. ACM CCS International Workshop on Managing Insider Security Threats (MIST 2017 @ACM CCS), Dallas, USA, 30 October – 3 November
      11. Workshop on Security and Privacy in the Internet Of Things (SePrIoT 2017), in conjunction with EAI International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks, Niagara Falls, Canada, 22 –25 October
      12. International Workshop on Security, Privacy, and Trustworthiness in Medical Cyber-Physical Systems (MedSPT 2017), in conjunction with IEEE/ACM CHASE 2017, Philadelphia, USA, 17–19 July
      13. SERENE-RISC Spring 2016 Workshop, Vancouver BC, Canada, 27–28 April 2016
      14. International Conference on Data Science and Data Intensive Systems (DSDIS 2015), Sydney, Australia, 11–13 December 2015 
      15. Cloud Security Alliance New Zealand Summit 2015, 27 November 2015 
      16. International Conference on Cloud Computing Research and Innovation (ICCCRI 2015), Co-organised by Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, Singapore, 26-27 October 2015 
      17. CSO CXO Series Breakfast Event, Sydney, Australia, 31 July 2015, Organised by CSO Australia and Trend Micro 
      18. CSO CXO Series Breakfast Event, Melbourne, Australia, 30 July 2015, Organised by CSO Australia and Trend Micro 
      19. 2014 International Conference on Cyber-Crime Investigation and Cyber Security (Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation, Malaysia) 
      20. 2014 International Conference on Applied Linguistics & Language Teaching (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan) 
      21. 2014 Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG)’s Counter-eCrime Operations Summit (CeCOS VIII) 
    I was one of over 20 international (and one of two Australian) experts consulted by the research team preparing McAfee's commissioned report entitled “Virtual Criminology Report 2009: Virtually Here: The Age of Cyber Warfare
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    Recent Professional Activities (see "Complete Listing")

    1. Advisory Board Member, Global Telecom Inter-Payments Alliance (GTiP Alliance) (2018-Current), and ACCEPT: Addressing Cybersecurity and Cybercrime via a co-Evolutionary aPproach to reducing human-relaTed risks (EP/P011896/1), an EU-funded project (2017-Current)
    2. Evaluation Member, IEEE Communications and Information Security Technical Committee (CISTC) Technical Recognition Award Committee (2016-Current), and IEEE CISTC Outstanding Service Award Committee (2016-Current)
    3. External Examiner for Academic Programs
      1. Singapore Polytechnic, Diploma in Infocomm Security Management (2020 – Current)
      2. University College Dublin, Ireland, MSc Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation (2017–2020)
    4. External Expert Reviewer for Awards
      1. L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science 2021 International Awards (Physical sciences, Mathematics and computer science) (2020)
    5. External Expert Reviewer for Academic Programs
      1. American Council on Education (2017, 2018)
      2. Australian Government Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA) (2013, 2017) 
      3. Beijing Institute of Technology, Computer Science and Technology Program (2018)
      4. New York University, School of Professional Studies (2017)
      5. University College Dublin, Ireland, MSc Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation (2017–2019)
    6. External Expert Reviewer For Faculty Appointment, Tenure and Promotion, and Peer Review
      1. Promotion to Professor of the Practice, Boston University’s Metropolitan College (2020)
      2. Tenure Review and Promotion to Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington (2020)
      3. Tenure Review and Promotion to Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Virginia Commonwealth University (2020)
      4. Tenure Review and Promotion to Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Wichita State University (2020)
      5. Tenure Review and Promotion to Associate Professor, School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University (2019)
      6. Tenure Review and Promotion to Associate Professor, Department of Computer and Information Science, Fordham University (2018)
      7. Tenure Review and Promotion to Associate Professor, Department of Business & Information Technology Missouri University of Science and Technology (2018)
      8. Promotion to Associate Professor, College of Engineering, Qatar University, Qatar (2021)
      9. Promotion to Associate Professor, Department of Information Systems, College of Computer and Information Sciences, King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (2019)
      10. Promotion to Associate Professor, School of Computing and Mathematics, Charles Sturt University, Australia (2018)
      11. Promotion to Full Professor, Department of Computer Science, Colorado State University (2017)
      12. Promotion to Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Australia (2021)
      13. Faculty Appointment, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven)’s Research Professor Appointment (2020)
      14. Faculty Appointment, Tenure-Track Lecturer of Cyber Security, School of Engineering and Information Technology, University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra @Australian Defence Force Academy, Australia (2018)
      15. Faculty Appointment, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Cyber Security, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2017)
      16. Expert Peer Review, National Research Foundation, South Africa (2018)
      17. Expert Peer Review, University of Exeter’s UKRI Future Leader Fellowship (2019)
    7. External Expert Reviewer For Grant Proposal
      1. Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore 
        1. A*STAR Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF)’s “2nd Singapore-Germany Academic-Industry (2+2) International Collaboration” (2019)
      2. American Association for the Advancement of Science – Research Competitiveness Program (2018)
      3. Australian Research Council (ARC)
        1. ARC Discovery (2019, 2020)
        2. ARC Linkage (2018, 2019, 2020)
        3. ARC Centres of Excellence Expression of Interest 2020 (2018)
      4. Canada Research Chairs Program
        1. Tier 1 Chair (2019)
      5. Czech Science Foundation (2018)
      6. Dutch Research Council (NOW, 2019)
      7. European Research Council (ERC, 2020)
        1. ERC Starting Grant 2020 Call
      8. Irish Research Council 
        1. Advanced Laureate Awards (2018) 
        2. Postgraduate Scholarship programme (2018)
      9. Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology (2019)
      10. Mauritius Research Council (2018)
      11. National Research Council, Canada 
        1. Ideation Fund’s Small Teams Initiative (2019)
      12. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (2018)
      13. National Science Foundation (2017 - 2020) 
      14. National Research, Development and Innovation Office, Hungary (2021)
      15. Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (2017)
      16. New Zealand Cyber Security Research Programme (CSRP), a joint research programme between New Zealand universities and Australian counterparts coordinated by Data61 (2019)
      17. Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) 
        1. Nazarbayev University Research Council, Astana (2019)
        2. Ralph E Powe Junior Faculty Award (2020)
      18. Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong (2020, 2021)
      19. Science Foundation Ireland (2019), SFI Research Professorship Programme
      20. Swiss National Science Foundation (2019, 2020)
      21. UK’s Research and Innovation (UKRI) Centre for Doctoral Training (2018)
      22. United States Department of Defense Scholarship-For-Service (SMART) Program (2019)
      23. University of Sharjah, UAE (2019)
      24. Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF)’s National Priorities Research Program (NPRP) (2018)
      25. Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF)’s Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP) (2018)
    8. External Search Committee Member for Journal Editor-in-Chief
      1. IEEE Cloud Computing (2018)
    9. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Thesis Examiner / Jury
      1. Australia: Melbourne University (2018), Monash University (2020), Murdoch University (2020), University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney (2017, 2019), University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra (2018), University of Technology Sydney (2019), University of Wollongong (2016, 2017)
      2. India: Anna University (2019, 2020), Central University of Rajasthan (2019), Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (2018, 2020), Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad (2018), Visvesvaraya Technological University (2018, 2019)
      3. Italy: University of Salerno (2021)
      4. Malaysia: University of Malaya (2018, 2021), Universiti Putra Malaysia (2017, 2021)
      5. South Africa: University of Pretoria (2015, 2017, 2018)
    • Department Editor for IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
    • Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Big Data, and IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing