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    Projects available for both MRes/PhD: (eligible UK resident EHU graduates from this and last year may be eligible for up to 50% fee discount)

    Cyber Security, Trust and Privacy: Mobile systems security, Malware detection and prevention, Adversarial attacks modelling, Adversarial attacks-aware malware detection, Digital Forensics, Secure machine learning, Ensemble learning, ML-Optimization


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    Personal profile


    Husnain Rafiq is a lecturer in cyber security at Edge Hill University (EHU). Before that, he was a PhD scholar at Northumbria University, Newcastle. His PhD research focused on employing machine learning to secure mobile devices against malware attacks. His research work has been published in prestigious venues such as IEEE Transactions, Springer Nature, and IEEE InfoCom. He has over seven years of teaching experience at different further education levels. Continuing his research, Husnain is interested in pursuing research in Image-based malware detection, Modeling adversarial attacks against ML-based malware detectors, Adversairially-aware ML-based malware detection, Digital Forensics, Secure ML and Randomization techniques for adversarially robust malware detection.

    Education/Academic qualification

    Cyber Security, PhD, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST, UK

    Award Date: 22 Dec 2022


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