Dr Adnan Anwar

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer, Cyber Security

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Info Technology

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of New South Wales, 2017
Master of Engineering, University of New South Wales, 2012
Bachelor of Science (Electronic & Elec. Eng.), Islamic University of Tech., 2008

Contact

adnan.anwar@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 73679

Biography

Dr. Anwar is a Cyber Security academic at Deakin University, and a member of the Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation (CSRI). Previously he has worked as a Data Scientist and analytics team leader at Flow Power. He has over 10 years of industrial, research, and teaching experience in universities and research laboratories including NICTA (now, Data61 of CSIRO), University of New South Wales (UNSW), La Trobe University, and Deakin University. He received his PhD and Master by Research degree from UNSW at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). He has authored over 100+ articles including journals, conference articles and book chapters in prestigious venues (H-index is 31). He has attracted research income from Government, Defence, Industries and received numerous awards at Deakin for excellence in research and teaching. Dr. Anwar’s research has greatly improved the state of the art in artificial intelligence and data-driven cybersecurity research for critical infrastructure in Australia, while his teaching (over 1200 graduates) is helping to develop the next generation of Australian experts in the area of data analytics for security and privacy.

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Career highlights

-- Over 10 years of research, teaching and industrial experience related to critical infrastructure security.


-- Author of more than 50 scientific publications including high impact journal articles, book chapters and prestigious conference papers (Over 800 citations with H-index of 17).

-- Obtained grants and awards from external sources like Australian Defence, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).

-- Successful internal grant worth of $250,000 from Deakin University along with other investigators.

-- I have worked with Australian Universities and Industries like UNSW, NICTA, Victoria University, La Trobe University, and Flow Power and have established international collaboration.

-- Engagement with IEEE as an active member for the last 7 years, incl. cybersecurity community for 6 years.

-- Editing special issues in prestigious journals and working with the conference technical committees.

Research interests

Cyber Security for Industrial Systems, Smart Grid Security, SCADA security

Teaching interests

- Cyber Security incl. Wireless and IoT Security

- Cyber Security Analytics

- Application of Artificial Intelligence to solve emerging challenges

- Intelligent techniques incl. Optimization and Signal processing

- Data Science Application incl. HPC, Big Data and Blockchain

- Privacy preserving data analytics

- Currently, developed and conducting an unit named “Analytics for Security and Privacy”

Knowledge areas

Cyber Security

Internet of Things

Critical Infrastructure Security incl. Smart Grid Security

Analytics (ML and AI) for Emerging Applications incl. Blockchain

Professional activities

- Associate Editor, International Journal of Computers and Applications (IJCA), Taylor and Francis, 2021-current

- Event Organiser and promotion chair, IEEE VIC IoT Community
- Editor, Explainable Artificial Intelligence for Cyber Security, Springer Nature, 2021
- Guest Editor, Issue "Networked Intelligent Systems for a Sustainable Future", Sustainability, MDPI, 2020
- Track Chair, Analytics and Forensics Track, TrustCom 2020
- Reviewer (performed over 30 reviews), IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
- Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
- Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems
- Reviewer, ACM Computing Surveys
- Reviewer, IEEE IoT Journal
- And other reputed Elsevier and MDPI Journals

Awards

- Research Award for Excellence in Early Career Research Performance from School of IT at Deakin University, 2020
- Teaching and Learning Award for Excellence in Unit Leadership and Unit Management from School of IT at Deakin University, 2020
- Postgraduate Research Student Support (PRSS) travel grant
- ACM travel grant for attending CIKM 2015
- Best paper Award from TENSYMP 2018
- University Postgraduate Award (UPA), from UNSW (July 2013- March 2017)
- UNSW TFR Scholarship July 2010 - July 2012
- Overseas student health cover (OSHC), by Australian Defence Force Academy (2012-2014)
- PhD travel grant, UNSW
- Scholarship during B.Sc. ( 3 year OIC Scholarship)

Projects

- Cybersecurity Training and Innovation for IoT-Enabled Smart Energy Grids for Australian and Japanese Researchers (Lead CI), funded by Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF), Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), 2021, $15,000


- Small-scale Home/Office Secure Energy Management based on Individual Power Consumption Data Analysis, funded by C4NET of Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and Unico, 2021, $55,000

- Zero Trust Architectures for Australia's Critical Infrastructure Security, funded by Australian Defence, 2020, AUD $60,741

- Data Integrity Attacks and Countermeasures for Resilient Energy System Operation (Lead CI and Ranked top among all applications), MAAP Discovery Scheme,  Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment (SEBE), Deakin University, 2021-2024, Approx. AUD $250,00 salary for PhD student and RA

- Privacy-preserving Collaborative Learning for Critical Infrastructure Applications (Lead CI),  funded by Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment (SEBE), Deakin University, 2021, AUD $4,780

- Development of a Privacy-preserving Collaborative Deep Learning Model for CPS (Lead CI), funded by Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovatrion (CSRI), Deakin University, 2021, AUD $10,000.

- Zero Trust Architectures: Continuous Authentication for Resource-Constrained Heterogeneous IT/OT Platforms funded by Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovatrion (CSRI), Deakin University, 2021, AUD $18,000.

- Minor Equipment Grants 2019, School of IT, Deakin Uni, AUD $3,000

- Internal Research Grant, School of IT, 2019, , Deakin Uni, AUD $13,000

Publications

No publications found

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Zero Trust Architectures for Australia's Critical Infrastructure Security.

Prof Robin Ram Mohan Doss, Dr Zubair Baig, Dr Adnan Anwar, Dr Arash Shaghaghi

DSTO Grant - Research - Defence Science & Technology Organisation

  • 2020: $60,741

Cybersecurity Training and Innovation for IoT-Enabled Smart Energy Grids for Australian and Japanese Researchers

Dr Adnan Anwar, Dr Mengmeng Ge, Prof Seng Loke, Prof Robin Ram Mohan Doss

Aust Japan Foundation

  • 2021: $15,000

Cyber Harm Prevention

Prof Robin Ram Mohan Doss, Dr Jay Jeong, Prof Chad Whelan, Prof Judy Currey, A/Prof William Yeoh, Prof Gang Li, Dr Adnan Anwar, Dr Paul Cooper, Mr Damien Manuel

VIC Managed Insurance Authority

  • 2023: $175,280
  • 2022: $50,763

Industry and Other Funding

Small-scale Home/Office Secure Energy Management based on Individual Power Consumption Data Analysis

Prof Jinho Choi, Prof Seng Loke, Dr Adnan Anwar, Prof Arkady Zaslavsky

UNICO ENTERPRISE SERVICES PTY LTD, Centre for New Energy Technologies

  • 2022: $40,000
  • 2021: $20,000

Automated and adaptive cybersecurity assessment device to enable small businesses towards a privacy enabled digital transformation in Internet of Things

Dr Adnan Anwar

auDA Foundation grant awards

  • 2023: $4,902
  • 2022: $4,902

Other Funding Sources

Robust Authentication using Ambient Intelligence in Smart Environments (RAAISE).

Prof Robin Ram Mohan Doss, Dr Zubair Baig, Dr Adnan Anwar, Dr Frank Jiang

Cyber Security Research Centre Limited

  • 2023: $259,606
  • 2022: $159,674

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report