Dr Mamoun Alazab, Senior member IEEE

Associate Professor

Founding Chair: IEEE Northern Territory Subsection

Email: alazab.m [AT] ieee [DOT] org

Biographical Sketch:

Mamoun Alazab is an Associate Professor at the College of Engineering, IT and Environment at Charles Darwin University, Australia. He received his PhD degree in Computer Science from the Federation University of Australia, School of Science, Information Technology and Engineering. He is a cyber security researcher and practitioner with industry and academic experience. Dr Alazab’s research is multidisciplinary that focuses on cyber security and digital forensics of computer systems including current and emerging issues in the cyber environment like cyber-physical systems and internet of things, by taking into consideration the unique challenges present in these environments, with a focus on cybercrime detection and prevention. Alazab's look into the intersection use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning as essential tools for cybersecurity, for example, detecting attacks, analyzing malicious code or uncovering vulnerabilities in software and hardware.

He has more than 150 research papers, two of his papers were selected as the featured articles, and two other papers received the best paper award. He is the recipient of short fellowship from from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) based on his nomination from the Australian Academy of Science. Also, two teaching and learning awards.

He delivered many invited and keynote speeches, 24 events in 2019 alone. He convened and chaired more than 50 conferences and workshops. Previously, he worked as a Senior Lecturer at the Australian National University (ANU), Lecturer in Cyber Security at Macquarie University, Assistant Professor at the American University of Middle East, and as a fellow at Chuo University and National Police Agency from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

He is the founding chair of the IEEE Northern Territory Subsection: (Feb 2019 – current). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, Cybersecurity Academic Ambassador for Oman's Information Technology Authority (ITA), Member of the IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Security and Privacy (TCSP) and has worked closely with government and industry on many projects, including IBM, Trend Micro, the Australian Federal Police (AFP), the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), Westpac, UNODC, and the Attorney General’s Department.

He is an editor on multiple editorial boards including Associate Editor of IEEE Access (2018 Impact Factor 4.098), Editor of the Security and Communication Networks Journal (2018 Impact Factor: 1.376) , International Advisory Board of the International Journal of Smart Security Technologies, and Book Review Section Editor: Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law (JDFSL).

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For Researchers:

Looking for highly motivated exchange or visiting researchers in applied cyber security.

For Students:

I am always enthusiastic to supervise strongly motivated MSc and PhD students that are willing to work with me in cyber security and digital forensics (technical and applied research) and/or cyber crime (criminology research). If you are interested, please drop me an email (with CV), in particular those with excellent academic records (and publication track record).

Citation Highlights:

He published more than 100 papers that includes 71 peer-reviewed research papers. This includes: 12 book chapters, 24 peer reviewed journal articles, and 35 peer reviewed conference manuscripts. I also have 20+ conference submissions (invited and other), 15+ reports, white papers, consultation reports, and 20 successful grant applications. Two of his papers were selected as the featured articles.

As of Apr 9, 2019, his Google scholar appear (total citations >1,090, H-index of 15, i10=31), the ResearchGate score is 13.76, and the total download on SSRN is more than 4,586, 1,156 Downloads in the Last 12 Months, and 18,322 Total Abstract Views. Top 10% of 30k cyber security Authors (based on total new SSRN downloads within the past twelve months, since Oct, 2018, Jan 2019, Feb 2019, Mar 2019). Many of his cyber security publications are referenced and cited in highly regarded outlets such as: Google’s patents, Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Union, UNODC, International Telecommunication Union, and the World Bank.

Media invitation (>74), including: The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera Arabic, ABC News, SBS, China Central Television, Jordan National TV, CDU, MQ, ANU, Monahs : Magazines, SmarterMSP, The New Daily, Newspaper Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism (PICT).