Prof Jemal Abawajy

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Info Technology

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Contact

jemal.abawajy@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 71376

Career highlights

Academic promotion / hiring: Served on promotion & hiring committee at  Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Asoociate and Professor levels as well as the Head of School in Australia (e.g., Deakin and SCU) and internationally (e.g., New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and Pakistan).

Keynote/Invited Speaker:  Delivered more than 75 keynote addresses, numerous invited seminars, and media briefings (e.g., Voice of America's English Radio).

Distinguished Faculty: Appointed record 4 times under the GIAN (Global Initiative of Academic Networks), a prestigious programme of the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India.

Academic program Advisor, Serving as an advisor of undergraduate / postgraduate degree offering institutions within Australia and internationally. Some examples:

  • International Academic Advisor, Faculty of Information Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 2021-2024.
  • Field expert, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia, Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology, Period: on-going.
  • Course Advisory Committee, Box Hill Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Period: 2012-2020.

Faculty Development Program (FDP): Regularly provide FDP at many academic institutions. The latest example is a 5-day FDP on "Quantum Computing", Department of Information Technology, Meerut Institute of Engineering and Technology, India.

Curriculum development, At Deakin University, I initiated and played a lead role in the conceptualisation and formulation of new undergraduate level degree programs (e.g., IT Security degree program, the IT Security major program and the Bachelor of Health Informatics degree program) and contributed to the development of new degree programs (e.g., Web and Mobile courses).

Research Grant assessor: I have assessed all types of research grants run by Australian Research council (ARC) as well as many countries including Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF), Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), Swiss National Science Foundation, and many more.

Academic program assessment: Experienced undergraduate and postgraduate academic program assessor with a sound understanding of various accreditation practices, standards, evidence guide and rules. I have assessed many undergraduate and postgraduate programs for many universities locally in Australia and internationally including:.

  • Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
  • Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, KSA,
  • Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia
  • Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), .Malaysia.
  • Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Johor, Malaysia.
     

PhD Thesis Assessor: I have assessed over 100 theses for many reputable institutions all over the world including 

  • United Kingdom (e.g., University of Leeds)
  • Australia (e.g., University of Sydney)
  • Canada (e.g., University of Manitoba)
  • India (e.g., Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee)
  • South Africa (e.g., University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban)
  • New Zealand (e.g., Auckland University of Technology)
  • Mauritius (University of Mauritius)
  • Malaysia (e.g., University Malaya, University Putra Malaya)
  • Germany (e.g., Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena)
  • Pakistan (e.g., University of Sargodha, Sargodha).

Affiliations

BOARD AND EXECUTIVE MEMBER

  • External advisory Board for Cyber Security, Department of Computer Science, College of Computer Science and Information Technology (CCSIT), Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU), Dammam, KSA, Period: 2019-2023
  • Executive Advisory Board for Cyber Security (EBAC), Cyber Security Research and Innovation Centre, Period: 2018-2021
  • Executive Member, Strategic Centre for Cyber Resilience and Trust (CREST), Period: 2023-now
  • Board of International Experts, International Center for AI and Cyber Security Research and Innovations Asia University, Taiwan, Period: 2022-now.
  • Executive Member, Cyber Security Research and Innovation (CSRI) Center, Period: 2015-2023
  • Academic Board, Deakin University, Australia, Period: 2011–2014
  • Faculty Board, Deakin University, Australia, Period: 2011–2012.

Professional activities

Sample Editorial Board

  1. Editorial Board, Journal of Reliable Intelligent Environments, Springer, 2023 - Now
  2. Editorial Board, Journal of Cloud Computing, Springer, 2021 - Now
  3. Associate Editor, IEEE Access, IEEE Computer Society, 2020 – Now,
  4. Associate Editor, Electronic Commerce Research, Springer, 2019 - Now
  5. Editorial Board, Discover Internet of Things, Springer, 2020 - Now
  6. Editorial Board, Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research, 2021 – Now.

Conference Leadership
I have served on more than 300 conferences in various capacities including Steering Committee, International Liaison Chairs, General Chair, Program Chair, Publication Chair, Workshop Chair, Best paper Award Chair, Tutorial Chair, and Publicity Chair.

Awards

Vice-Chancellor’s Award: Recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for outstanding research, Deakin University, Australia.

Excellence in Research Award: Received several School of Information Technology best researcher awards including the 2018 Excellence in Research Award, 2012 Excellence in Research Award, and 2010 Excellence in Research Award. Recipient of the 2011 excellence in research and innovation competition first place award, UTHM, Malaysia.

Best Paper Award: Received several best paper awards including the 2013 IEEE Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Dallas, Texas, USA Nominated best paper award, 2012 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science, Taiwan, and 201 Conference in Future Generation Information Technology, Korea.

Excellence in Research Training Award: Received several excellences in research training awards including the 2010 outstanding Performance in Research Training Award

Excellence in Teaching & Student Engagement Award: Received several awards in teaching and student engagement award from the School of Information Technology, Deakin University, Australia including the 2020 Excellence in International Student Engagement, the 2006 and the 2007 commendation for excellent lecturer.

Service Excellence Award: Received several service excellence awards including outstanding services to international conference on computational science and its applications (ICCSA).

Projects

Sample of completed and on-going projects and funds

  1. InterGrid: Peering Architecture and Policies for Internetworking Disparate Grids, Australian Research Council Discovery Project (ARC DP), Grant number: DP0880501 | Funding period: 2008 – 2012.
  2. The Utility Grid Project: Autonomic and Utility-oriented Global Grids for Powering Emerging E-Research Applications, International Science Linkages, Department of Education, Science & Training, Australia, $592,875, | Funding period: 2006 – 2009.
  3. International cooperation initiative for research and development, Obfuscation-resilient Algorithm for Accurate and Early Detection of Malware, Research and Innovation Agency, Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia, SAR. 1567000, | Funding period:2020-2023.
  4. Smart and Secure Services for Internet of Things, funded by the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES-Print Cal) | Funding period: 2019-2022.
  5. Scalable and Energy-Efficient Consensus Algorithm Using Deterministic Approach for Blockchain, FRGS grant (issued by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia (MOHE)),  Ref: FRGS/1/2020/ICT04/UPM/02/1 | Funding period: 2020-2023.

Publications

No publications found

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Effectiveness of wearable continuous blood pressure monitoring device with web platform on hypertension control: A pilot randomized controlled trial.

A/Prof Shariful Islam, Prof Ralph Maddison, Prof Clara Chow, Prof Jemal Abawajy

NHF Vanguard Grant - National Heart Foundation of Australia

  • 2019: $73,767

Other Public Sector Funding

Big data small estimation

Prof Jemal Abawajy, Ms Shaila Sharmeen

Australian Bureau of Statistics

  • 2021: $6,000
  • 2020: $17,500

Industry and Other Funding

Database and Secure Website Development

Prof Jemal Abawajy

Aust Oromo Community Assoc in Victoria

  • 2012: $5,000

Intelligent software engineering techniques to monitor and improve the quality of software development and managing the productivity of the developers

Dr Shamsul Huda, Prof John Yearwood, Prof Jemal Abawajy

King Saud University, Sparx Systems

  • 2016: $20,000
  • 2015: $40,000

Obfuscation-resilient Algorithm for Early Detection of Malicious Software

Prof Jemal Abawajy, Dr Shamsul Huda

Research and and Innovation Agency, Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia

  • 2021: $30,000

Other Funding Sources

Sharing Cybersecurity Data for Australian Research (SCReeD).

Prof Jemal Abawajy, Prof Chang-Tsun Li, Prof Gang Li, A/Prof William Yeoh, Dr Shamsul Huda, Dr Frank Jiang, Dr Jack Li

Cyber Security Research Centre Limited

  • 2024: $25,000
  • 2023: $12,500
  • 2022: $10,320

Socrates: Software Security with a focus on critical technologies.

A/Prof Lei Pan, Dr Syed Wajid Ali Shah, Prof Robin Ram Mohan Doss, Dr Zubair Baig, Prof Jemal Abawajy, Prof Shiri Krebs, Dr Jayson Lamchek, Dr Shamsul Huda, Dr Muna Al-Hawawreh, Dr Naeem Syed, Dr Jack Li, Dr Ye Zhu, Dr Frank Jiang, A/Prof William Yeoh, Prof Chang-Tsun Li, A/Prof Lennon Chang, Prof Patrick Emerton, Dr Hourieh Khalajzadeh, Dr Van-Hau Trieu, Dr Yanjun Zhang, Dr Leo Zhang

Cyber Security Research Centre Limited

  • 2024: $30,244
  • 2023: $120,976

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2022

Shaila Sharmeen

Thesis entitled: Semi-Supervised Models for Android Malware Detection

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

2021

Saiba Nazah

Thesis entitled: Understanding the Characteristics of Dark Web Forum Using Machine Learning Techniques

Master of Science (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

Lamyaa Jebur Yousif Al-Omairi

Thesis entitled: Linear Dimensionality Reduction Method for Graph Data

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

Sara Ghanavati

Thesis entitled: Learning-based Internet of Things Resource Management

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

2019

Abdulaziz Aljunaibi

Thesis entitled: Isomorphism as a Paradigm for Strategic Change Management in AbuDhabi government

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

2016

Benjamin Jonathan Townsend

Thesis entitled: A Carrier Agnostic Bio-Monitoring Communications Platform

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

Baker Alrubaiey

Thesis entitled: Assuring Virtual Network Reliability and Resilience

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

Fahed Matar Al Neyadi

Thesis entitled: Securely Sharing Dynamic Medical Information in E-Health

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

Masitah Ahmad

Thesis entitled: Service Level Agreements Framework for Digital Library Quality of Service Management

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

Sara Ghanavati

Thesis entitled: Congestion Control Mechanism for Sensor-Cloud Infrastructure

Master of Science (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

2015

Mohd Izuan Hafez Ninggal

Thesis entitled: Privacy-Preserving Mechanism for Social Network Data Publishing

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

Isredza Rahmi A Hamid

Thesis entitled: Phishing Detection and Traceback Mechanism

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

2014

Davood Izadi

Thesis entitled: Enhancing Wireless Sensor Networks Functionalities

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

2013

Harinda Fernando

Thesis entitled: Enhancing RFID performance and security in networked environments

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

2012

Hairulnizam Bin Mahdin

Thesis entitled: Enhancing RFID Data Quality and Reliability

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

Raja Al-Jaljouli

Thesis entitled: Mobile-Agent Based Multi-Constraint One-to-Many Bilateral e-Negotiation Framework

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

Soon Chong

Thesis entitled: Risk and Trust Management for Online Distributed System

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

Mohd Farhan Md Fudzee

Thesis entitled: Broker-based service-oriented content adaptation framework

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

Shivali Goel

Thesis entitled: Antenna Selection and Channel Estimation for Hybrid Relay Systems

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

Executive Supervisor
2023

Fera Tri Hartanti

Thesis entitled: Framework for Trusted Smart Government

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

2022

Haider Adeeb Kassem Kassem

Thesis entitled: Vision-Based Driver Fatigue Prediction

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

2019

Maslina Abdul Aziz

Thesis entitled: QoS-Aware Predictive Workflow Scheduling

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

Co-supervisor
2020

Tahsien Ali Hussein Al-Quraishi

Thesis entitled: Predicting breast cancer risk, recurrence and survivability

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

Associate Supervisor
2021

Ahmed Jaber Hussein Al-Mansoori

Thesis entitled: Big Data Stream Processing in the Cloud

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

2020

Md Samsul Haque

Thesis entitled: On-Demand Framework for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Network Security

Master of Science (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

2019

Mohammed Khalil Ibrahim Amain

Thesis entitled: Fault attacks on RSA and Elliptic Curve cryptosystems

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

2018

Ahmad Shaker Abdalrada

Thesis entitled: The Role of Various Risk Factors in the Prevalence of Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy and Associated Diseases.

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

2015

Biplob Ray

Thesis entitled: Security framework and protocols for the internet of things

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

2014

Ammar Al Azab

Thesis entitled: Malware Detection and Prevention

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology

2013

Nicholas Patterson

Thesis entitled: A Framework for Detecting Virtual Property Theft in Virtual World Environments

Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology), School of Information Technology