Securing Cyberspace Lab


This research lab works in the areas of critical infrastructure protection, data and information security and privacy, security and the Internet, and digital forensics and the law.
The mission of the Securing Cyberspace Laboratory is to:

  • Expand the research base in information security and privacy.
  • Train students in this area.

Outcomes are measured in terms of publications, competitive research grant applications and successes, conference presentations, higher degree by research (HDR) completions, attracting HDR students and attracting industry partners.
The group runs a regular weekly research seminar series and an annual workshop.

Lab Co-ordinator

Prof Lynn Batten
(Expertise: malicious software, information security and reliability, cryptology, computer forensics, coding theory, and optimization techniques.)

Lab members

Dr Morshed Chowdhury

Dr Bernard Colbert

Dr Honghua Dai
(Expertise: Reliability and security issues in knowledge discovery, minimum message length principle based graph discovery, data mining and inexact field leaning, anomaly detection and abrupt emergency monitoring, and data mining for software engineering and knowledge engineering.)

Dr Robin Doss
(Expertise: communication protocols, multi-hop networks, RFID systems, network security, lightweight cryptography, query processing in autonomous networks, secure protocols, security/privacy analysis, and network simulations.)

Dr Ray Hunt

Dr Damien Hutchinson

Dr Gang Li
TULIP Lab (Team for Universal Learning and Intelligent Processing -
(Expertise: data and security issues in web services, data mining and behaviour informatics, and business intelligence.)

Dr Vicky Mak
(Expertise: Logistics, machine and robotics scheduling, vehicle and airline routing, radiotherapy treatment planning and outcome prediction, network design, combinatorial optimisation, meta-heuristics, integer linear programming, constraint programming, and hybrid methods.)

Dr Lei Pan

Dr Malcolm Shore

Prof Matthew Warren

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Major research themes

Wireless sensor network recovery

Digital forensics

Secure electronic commerce

Information privacy

Cryptographic protocols

Malicious software classification

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  • WEKA data mining tools
  • Droidbox
  • Android applications
  • Data reconstruction techniques

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