Network and Security Research Group - Our People

Staff

Adnan Al-Anbuky is a Professor in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at AUT. His research interests are in the areas of wireless sensor networks and WLANs.

Akbar Hossain is an academic staff member in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences. He received his PhD from Auckland University of Technology. His research interests include Cognitive Radio Ad-Hoc Networks and Telecommunications.

Bobby Yang is an academic staff member in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences. He completed his PhD in Wireless Sensor Network security. His research areas are in network security, wireless sensor networks, computer networks, and cryptography.

Jairo Gutierrez is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences. He received a PhD in Information Systems from the University of Auckland in 1997. His current research is on network management systems, information security, viable business models for ICT-enable services, pricing of ubiquitous services and quality of service in Internet protocols.

Krassie Petrova is a senior academic staff member in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences. She is currently finishing her PhD at AUT. Her research interests include mobile business and mobile services, ICT adoption and service science, mobile technologies for education, and information security governance.

María Elena Villapol is an academic staff member in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences. She received her PhD from the University of South Australia, Australia. Her research interests include wireless and mobile networks, QoS, VANETs, networked embedded systems, mobile application development, IoT, cloud computing, network modelling, and petri nets.

M. G. Abbas Malik is a research associate in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences. He received his PhD from the University of Grenoble I (University Joseph Fourier), France. His research interests include wireless networks, 802.11ax standardisation, wireless sensor networks, wireless nanosensor networks, smart grid, and cellular communications.

Nurul Sarkar is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences. He received his PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (field of study: wireless communication networks) from the University of Auckland. His current research projects include 24/7 network service provisioning for disaster recovery, cognitive radio ad hoc networks, 802.11ax standardisation, vehicular ad hoc communications, nano-networks, and optical networks.

William Liu received his PhD and Master of Electrical and Computer Engineering (with Distinction) at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. In general, his research interest is in the design and performance evaluation of infrastructures and protocols for packet-oriented networks. He is working especially in the area of network dependability which includes survivability, sustainability and trustworthy computing.

Sonia Gul is a research associate in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences. She received her PhD from the Asian Institute of Technology (Bangkok, Thailand). Her research interests include Emergency and/or Disaster Communications, Telecommunications, Wireless Communications, Computer Networks, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and Internet of Things.

Collaborators

Dr Sayan Ray is currently a Senior Lecturer and Network and Hardware Discipline Leader in the Faculty of Business and Information Technology at Manukau Institute of Technology. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Canterbury. His research interests are: 5G networks, vehicle to infrastructure communication, disaster management networks, 3GPP packet core/LTE/WiMAX, Internet of Things. He is part of the supervisory team for three ongoing doctoral works at AUT.

Research Students

Ambreen Memon is a PhD student in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at AUT. She is currently working on “Sustainable and resilient wireless sensor networks”.
Supervisors: William Liu and Professor Adnan Al-Anbuky.

Aminu Usman is a PhD student in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at AUT. He is working on “Trust and reputation management in SmartGrid”.
Supervisors: Jairo Gutierrez and Quan Bai.

David Airehrour is a PhD student in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at AUT. He is working on "Developing a Secure Routing Protocol for MANETs".
Supervisors: Jairo Gutierrez and Nurul Sarkar.

Emmanuel Ndashimye is a PhD student in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at AUT. He is working on "Achieving Quality of Service for Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communication over Heterogeneous Wireless Networks".
Supervisors: Nurul Sarkar, Jairo Gutierrez and Sayan Ray.

Hanif Deilami is a PhD student in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at AUT who is researching on “A Migration Framework for Cloud Systems Integrity”.
Supervisors: Jairo Gutierrez and Roopak Sinha

M. Kamruzzaman is a PhD student in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at AUT. He is working on “Developing a Framework for Managing Traffic Congestion for Base Stations in Post-Disaster Situations”.
Supervisors: Nurul Sarkar, Jairo Gutierrez, Sayan Ray.

Mamta Sharma is a PhD student in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at AUT who is researching on "Sustainable and resilient telco-cloud convergence".
Supervisors: William Liu and Jairo Gutierrez.

Mohammad (Mohi) Khalili is a PhD student in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at AUT. He is working on "The effects of gamification on the motivation & engagement levels of research students".
Supervisors: Jairo Gutierrez and Sergiy Klymchuk.

Nor Aida Binti Mahiddin is a PhD student in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at AUT. She is working on "Improving the Performance of Wireless Networks by Optimising Routing and Queuing Algorithms."
Supervisors: Nurul Sarkar and Brian Cusack.

Rashmi Munjal is a PhD student in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at AUT who is working on “A sustainable Infrastructure for Integrating Wireless and Wired Networks with QoS Constraints."
Supervisors: William Liu, Dr Xuejun Li, Jairo Gutierrez.

Salman Naseer is a PhD student working on “Cellular Data Offloading in Delay Tolerant Vehicular Networks using D2D Communications.
Supervisors: Dr William Liu, A/Professor Nurul Sarkar.

Shuaib Memon is a PhD student in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at AUT. He is working on "Wireless MAC Enhancement to Support QoS and Emergency Traffic in WLANs."
Supervisors: Nurul Sarkar and Adnan Al-Anbuky.

Simon Xiang is a PhD student in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at AUT. He is working on "Trust-based Routing for Resilient and Sustainable Smart Grid Networks."
Supervisors: Dr William Liu, Dr Quan Bai, and Prof. Adnan Al-Anbuky.

Sotharith Tauch (Rith) is a PhD student in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at AUT. He is working on "Cascade Effect in Coupled Networks."
Supervisors: William Liu and Russell Pears.

Syed Abbas is a PhD student in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at AUT. He is working on “Sustainable vehicle-to-vehicle network design”
Supervisors: William Liu, Quan Bai, Prof Adnan Al-Anbuky.

William Caicedo-Torres is a PhD student in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at AUT. He is working on "A Deep-Learning Based System for Survival Prediction Inside the Intensive Care Unit."
Supervisors: Jairo Gutierrez and Dave Parry.

Dillmol Thankachan is a PhD student in the School of Engineering , Computer and Mathematical Sciences at AUT. She is working on "VANET-Based Healthcare System: Developing a Collaborative Platform for providing e-Health Services to Vehicular and Mobile Patients."
Supervisors: Nurul Sarkar and Hamid GholamHosseini.

Gaurav Pathak is a PhD student in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at AUT who is researching on “Mesh Wireless and Software Defined Networks.”
Supervisors: Jairo Gutierrez.

Fadi Alhaddadin is a PhD student in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at AUT. He is working on "Privacy-aware cloud-based architecture for sharing healthcare information"
Supervisors: Jairo Gutierrez and William Liu

Last updated: 25-Aug-2017 10.02am

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