Dr Mamoun Alazab, Senior member IEEE

Associate Professor

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

Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Mamoun Alazab received his PhD degree is 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.

He has more than 70 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 the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and two teaching and learning awards. He organised and participated more than 70 conferences and workshops, 7 as a General Chair. He presented many invited and Keynotes talks at conferences and venues (19 events in 2017 alone). 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 (JSPS) based on his nomination from the Australian Academy of Science.

He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, Cybersecurity Academic Ambassador for Oman's Information Technology Authority (ITA), 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 (2017 Impact Factor 3.5), Editor of the Security and Communication Networks Journal (2016 Impact Factor: 1.067) and Book Review Section Editor: Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law (JDFSL).


Call for Book Chapters for the Springer Book

"Deep Learning Applications for Cyber Security"

Editors: Mamoun Alazab & MingJian Tang

Click here for more details

Invited Talks/ Keynotes/ Panels (New: 2018):

18 Jan, United Nation (hosted by UNICEF). Topic: "Cybersecurity and the future of cybercrime". link

19-20 Feb, Qatar University and Qatar Government, International Conference on Law and Digital Age, Topic:"Cybersecurity Trends and Solutions" link

14 Mar, InnovationAus.com and Cylance, Security Leaders Brunch Xchange: The Security Conversation You Need to Have -with Malcolm Harkins, link

2 - 3 May: Emerging Cyber Threats Summit: Topic: “Malware in the internet of things (IoT)” link

31 May: FST Government New South Wales 2018. Topic: “Strengthening Cyber resiliencelink

5 June: Canberra OpenGov Leadership Forum 2018. link

5-7 Nov: The 2nd Annual Cyber Security Exchange Asia.link

8 Nov: FST Government Australia. Topic: “The Internet of Hacked Thingslink

Conference Organization (New: 2018):

  • The 3rd Cybersecurity and Cyberforensic Conference (CCC 2018), Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne. (General Chair)
  • Shared task on Detecting Malicious Domain names (DMD 2018) Bangalore, India, September 19-22, 2018. (General Chair)
  • The 4th International Symposium on Dependability in Sensor, Cloud, and Big Data Systems and Applications (DependSys 2018), Melbourne, Australia, December 11-13, 2018 (PC Co-Chair)
  • The Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law (ADFSL 2018), University of Texas, San Antonio, USA, 17- 18 May 2018 (TPC member)
  • The International Conference on Computer Graphics, Image and Visualization (CCGIV-2018), Nanjing, China 25-27 May 2018. (TPC member)
  • The 8th International Conference on Computer Science, Engineering and Applications (CCSEA 2018) Melbourne, Australia, 17-18 Feb 2018. (TPC member)

For Students:

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

Citation Highlights:

I have published more than 70 research papers that includes 58 peer-reviewed research papers with 5-Year Journal Impact Factors total (17.63). This includes: 12 book chapters, 18 peer reviewed journal articles, and 28 peer reviewed conference manuscripts. I also have 20+ conference submissions (invited and other), 15+ reports, white papers, consultation reports, and 14 successful grant applications. Two of his papers were selected as the featured articles.

As of Apr 9, 2018, his Google scholar appear (total citations >800, H-index of 14, i10=25), the ResearchGate score is 13.76, and the total download on SSRN is more than 3,586. Many of his cyber security publications are referenced and cited in highly regarded outlets such as: Google’s patents (US 9350755), Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Union, UNODC, International Telecommunication Union, and the World Bank.