Dr. Zhiyuan Tan (leading organiser)
Dr Zhiyuan Tan is a Lecturer at the School of Computing at the Edinburgh Napier University. He was awarded his PhD degree by University of Technology Sydney, Australia in 2014. Prior to joining Edinburgh Napier University, he had been a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Twente since 2014.
Zhiyuan has a research background in network security and pattern recognition. Over the past 7 years, he has participated in other network security research projects funded by CSIRO, Minster of Education (Oman), ITEA2-/CATRENE and UTS. These projects have contributed highly efficient solutions for network traffic characterisation, network & host intrusion detection, feature selection, and augmenting access control. Based on the outcomes of these projects, Zhiyuan has published 28 quality scholarly articles. His most recent research achievements have been published in several highly-cited IEEE Transactions and Elsevier journals including IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (ToCC), Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS), and Computer Networks (CN).
His research contribution on network security is internationally recognised. According to Google Scholar, he has an H-Index of 10 and his research articles have received over 370 citations since 2010. Moreover, he has earned various research awards, including a Best Paper Award and a Kaspersky Lab’s Annual Student Cyber Security Conference Finalist Award, over the past years.
Zhiyuan has also actively participated in public engagement. He has been to invited to serve as a Technical Program Committee Member for 13 international conferences by far. He has also been an active reviewer for 12 high-cited international journals, including IEEE TPDS, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security (T-IFS), IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC) and Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA). Zhiyuan was awarded an Outstanding Reviewer title by JNCA in 2015.
For more details, please find https://sites.google.com/site/zhiyuantansite/home.
Dr. Naghmeh Moradpoor (co-organiser)
Dr Moradpoor (PhD, MSc, BSc, CEH v.8, PGCert, MBCS) is a Lecturer in Cybersecurity and Networks and a member of the Centre for Distributed Computing, Networking and Security and The Cyber Academy at the Edinburgh Napier University.
She holds a PhD in Computer Systems and Networking from the University of Ulster, UK (2013), MSc in Computer Systems and Networking from the University of Greenwich, UK (2009) and BSc in Computer Software Engineering, Iran (2004).
Naghmeh’s general research interests include security, Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention Systems, machine learning, evolutionary computing, mobile phone forensics, network resource management and next generation networks, systems and services. She is a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH.v8) and her current area of research and publications are focused on employing machine learning for detection and classification of various cybersecurity attacks.
She is a member of British Computer Society (MBCS), a member of Certified Ethical Hackers (CEH) community and a fellow member of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
Naghmeh has also actively participated in public engagement. She has been invited to serve as a Technical Program Committee Member for many journals and conferences including Journal of Optical Switching and Networking (Elsevier/OSN), Security of Information and Networks (SIN) conferences, Women in Computing and Informatics (WCI) conferences, Complex Adaptive Systems conferences and Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) PhD conferences. She was a Chair and principle organiser for the first Post Graduate Cyber Security (PGCS) symposium – 2016 conference, sponsored by SICSA, and an organiser for ISIE-IAPSS 2017: Special Session on Industrial Automation and Process System’s Security for The 26th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics. She was an invited speaker for Women In Science Festival – Dundee – Pre-Film Screening presentation for: “transcendence”, presentation title: An introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Application of Neural Networks” and a conference chair for Security of Information and Networks (SIN) conference.
For more details, please find http://www.iidi.napier.ac.uk/c/people/peopleid/13384410.
Dr. Weizhi Meng (co-organiser)
Dr Weizhi Meng is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Kongens Lyngby, Denmark. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the City University of Hong Kong (CityU), Hong Kong in 2013. He was known as Yuxin Meng and prior to joining DTU, he worked as a research scientist in Infocomm Security (ICS) Department, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore.
His primary research interests are cyber security and intelligent technology in security including intrusion detection, mobile security and authentication, HCI security, cloud security, trust computation, web security, malware and vulnerability analysis. He also shows a strong interest in applied cryptography.