Faheem Ullah

Assistant Professor | Big Data Lead | Program CoordinatorSchool of Computer ScienceThe University of Adelaide North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia Email: faheem.ullah@adelaide.edu.au

What's News?

1 Sept 2021 Paper got accepted in PRDC (PDF)
14 June 2021 Received a research grant of $6460 from Google for research on hybrid clouds.
5 April, 2021 I gave an invited talk on bid data analytics in edge/cloud at PUCIT (slides)
29 March 2021 I was invited to serve as program committee member at DLP&THD, Gold Coast (Australia)
17 March 2021 I was invited to chair the session on security and privacy at ICSA 2021, Stuttgart (Germany)

About Me

I am an Assistant Professor in the school of computer science at the University of Adelaide, Australia. I am also a member of CREST research center. My research is focused on the quality-centric design and evaluation of data-intensive systems. This involves designing large-scale systems that are adaptable and resilient in the face of changes in the operating environment.

I obtained PhD degree from the University of Adelaide. My PhD was focused on the use of tactics/patterns to design adaptable data-intensive systems for detecting, preventing, and investigating cyber-attacks. Currently, I am working on two large-scale industry projects - designing energy-efficient big data systems and security-by-design for C3I/SoS systems.

Research Interests

Cyber Security, Software Engineering, Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing

Selected Publications

  1. Machine Learning for Detecting Data Exfiltration: A Review

Authors: Bushra Sabir, Faheem Ullah, Raj Gaire, M. Ali BabarVenue: ACM Computing SurveysYear: 2020Preprint: PDF
  1. Quantifying the Impact of Design Strategies for Big Data Cyber Security Analytics: An Empirical Investigation

Authors: Faheem Ullah and M.Ali Babar Venue: International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Applications and Technologies (PDCAT) Year: 2020Preprint: PDF
  1. QuickAdapt: Scalable Adaptation for Big Data Cyber Security Analytics

Authors: Faheem Ullah and M. Ali BabarVenue: International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems (ICECCS) Year: 2019Preprint: PDF
  1. An Architecture-driven Adaptation Approach for Big Data Cyber Security Analytics

Authors: Faheem Ullah and M. Ali BabarVenue: International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA) Year: 2019Preprint: PDF
  1. Architectural Tactics for Big Data Cybersecurity Analytics Systems: A Review

Authors: Faheem Ullah and M. Ali BabarVenue: Journal of Systems and Software (JSS)Year: 2019Preprint: PDF
  1. Data exfiltration: A review of external attack vectors and countermeasures

Authors: Faheem Ullah, Mathew Edwards, Rajiv Ramdhany, Ruzanna Chitchyan, M Ali Babar, Awais Rashid Venue: Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA)Year: 2018Preprint: PDF
  1. Security Support in Continuous Deployment Pipeline

Authors: Faheem Ullah, Adam Johannes Raft, Mojtaba Shahin, Mansooreh Zahedi, and M. Ali BabarVenue: International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering (ENASE)Year: 2017Preprint: PDF