Our people

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 a 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 received her PhD from Auckland University of Technology. Her research interests include mobile business and mobile services, ICT adoption and service science, mobile technologies for education, and information security governance.

Nurul Sarkar is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences. He received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering (field of study: wireless communication networks) from the University of Auckland. His current research interest include network protocols, modeling and simulation, performance evaluation; cognitive IoT, vehicular networks, Smart cities, and Tactile Internet.

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.

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 ongoing doctoral projects at AUT.

Research Students

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 and Jairo Gutierrez.

Gaurav Pathak is a PhD student in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at AUT who is researching on “Authentication and Key Exchange using SDN controller in Internet of Things.”
Supervisors: Jairo Gutierrez and Saeed Rehman.

Novy Mokobombang is a PhD student in the School of Engineering , Computer and Mathematical
Sciences at AUT. She is working on "Designing Ecosystem Business models of Open Government Data and Data-Driven Companies"
Supervisors: Jairo Gutierrez and Krassie Petrova

Vaibhav Harihar Fanibhare is a PhD student in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at AUT. He is working on "Developing a Framework for Cyber Physical Systems with Cognitive Competency"
Supervisors: Nurul Sarkar and Adnan Al-Anbuky

Pallavi Tyagi is a PhD student in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at AUT. He is working on "Real time monitoring on water quality using Internet of Things"
Supervisors: William Liu and Wenjun Zhang

Noah (Fego) Oghenefego Ogwara is a PhD student in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at AUT. He is working on "Novel technique to enhance security in mobile cloud computing environment"
Supervisors: Krassie Petrova, Bobby Yang, and Steve MacDonell

Mojgan Hafezi Fard is a PhD student in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at AUT. He is working on "Cognitive analytics for understanding of transfer of learning"
Supervisors: Krassie Petrova, Grace Wang, and Nik Kasabov

Aamer Anwer Hayat Khan is a PhD student in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at AUT. He is working on "Application of Machine Learning in IoT-based Elderly Care”
Supervisors: Krassie Petrova and Sarita Pais

Nnamdi (Lloyd) Odengibo is a PhD student in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at AUT. He is working on "Applying an AI Approach to the Detection of Digital Payment Fraud”
Supervisors: Krassie Petrova and Parma Nand

Hisham Alasad is a PhD student in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at AUT. He is working on "The Impact of the Contemporary Open Banking Strategies on the Social Construct of Banking Services”
Supervisors: Brian Cusack and Krassie Petrova

Sarada Hettiarachchi is a PhD student in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at AUT. He is working on " Secure and Scalable Software Defined Network Management for Horizontal Communications”
Supervisors: Nurul Sarkar and Jairo Gutierrez

Aneri Kamal Patel is a PhD student in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at AUT. She is working on "Developing a safety-critical network framework for intelligent transportation systems"
Supervisors: Nurul Sarkar and Peter Chong

Ndukwe Ukeje is a PhD student in the School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at AUT. He is working on "Information Security and Privacy Challenges in Cloud-Based Computing: Government Approach”
Supervisors: Jairo Gutierrez and Krassie Petrova

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