Dr Keshav Sood



Lecturer in Cyber Security


Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env


School of Info Technology


Melbourne Burwood Campus


+61 3 924 45519

Biography summary

Keshav Sood received his B.Tech. degree (Hons.) in Electronic Engineering with distinction and the M.Tech. degree in Optical Fibre Engineering in 2007 and 2012, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree in Information Technology from Deakin University, Melbourne in 2018. He is currently a Lecturer in Deakin University, Melbourne. Previously he worked as Research Fellow in Advanced Cyber Security Engineering Research Centre (ACSRC), The University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. He worked on the project funded by Defence Science and Technology Group. He also worked as mentor in online future learn course on cyber security issues in small and medium scale enterprises. He was a trainee with the Terminal Ballistic Research Laboratory (TBRL, DRDO, Ministry of Defense) in Chandigarh, India. He is a Professional Engineer with Engineers Australia accreditation. His research interests include Software-defined Networks, Internet of Things, Quality of Service and Cyber Security.

Research interests

Software-defined networking, Internet of Things, cyber security,  data analytics

Teaching interests

Computer Networks, Machine Learning, Network Design

Knowledge areas

Software-defined Networks, Internet of Things, Quality of Service and Cyber Security

Professional activities

• PC member of IEEE Big Data Conference, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

• Reviewer for the conference/s:  IEEE Big Data, IEEE/CIC, ICCC, IEEE ICC, Workshop on Big security IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE GLOBECOM.

• Journal reviewer: IEEE Network Magazine since 2014, IEEE Communication letters since 2016, IEEE Access, IEEE Internet of Things, IEEE Transaction on computational social system, IEEE TIFS, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, IEEE Transaction on Intelligent Transportation systems, IEEE transaction on Industrial Informatics, IEEE TIFS, IEEE/ACM TON.

• External examiner Honors thesis. Deakin University, University of New England, University of Wollongong, University of Sydney

• External examiner Master by Research and M. Phil thesis. University of New South Wales, University of Sydney.

• Sessional lecturer, Unit developer and course co-coordinator for Cyber Security and Cloud Security Units at Victoria University, Melbourne.

• TPC-co-chairs, IEEE ITNAC 2017 and 2018

• Deputy Director of bachelor cyber security degree at Deakin University from Jan 2019 to till date.

• Panel member HEAG, Deakin Uni. June 2019-till date

• RPL assessment officer, School of IT, Deakin Uni. January 2019 to till date.

• Session facilitator for Cyber Security workshops, Deakin Career Studios, India and Nepal, July 2019.

• Publication co-chair, Springer International Conference on Security and Privacy in Digital Economy (SPDE2020), China http://spde2020.csp.escience.cn/dct/page/65558

• Guest Editor, Security and Privacy for AI-powered Smart IoT Applications, Digital Communications and Networks, Elsevier, http://www.keaipublishing.com/en/journals/digital-communications-and-networks/call-for-papers/security-and-privacy-for-aipowered-smart-iot-applications/

Research groups

Security and PrivacY Research in IoT (SPYRIT) Lab 


Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation



2016 Professor of IT Award for outstanding achievement in research within school of IT

Received Travel Fund Grant from IEEE ITNAC 15. Award amount $600. 

$10K start up fund from Deakin Uni. 2019-2020


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Reliability-aware virtual network function placement in carrier networks

L Fang, X Zhang, K Sood, Y Wang, S Yu

(2020), Vol. 154, pp. 1-15, Journal of network and computer applications, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

PASPORT: a secure and private location proof generation and verification framework

M Nosouhi, K Sood, S Yu, M Grobler, J Zhang

(2020), pp. 1-15, IEEE transactions on computational social systems, Piscataway, N.J., C1

journal article

Adaptive service function chaining mappings in 5G using deep Q-learning

G Li, B Feng, H Zhou, Y Zhang, K Sood, S Yu

(2020), Vol. 152, pp. 305-315, Computer communications, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Alleviating Heterogeneity in SDN-IoT Networks to Maintain QoS and Enhance Security

K Sood, K Karmakar, S Yu, V Varadharajan, S Pokhrel, Y Xiang

(2020), Vol. 7, pp. 5964-5975, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Piscataway, N.J., C1

journal article

Cooperative Edge Caching: A Multi-Agent Deep Learning Based Approach

Y Zhang, B Feng, W Quan, A Tian, K Sood, Y Lin, H Zhang

(2020), Vol. 8, pp. 133212-133224, IEEE Access, Piscataway, N.J., C1

journal article

A sparse protocol parsing method for IIoT protocols based on HMM hybrid model

Yunhua He, Jialong Shen, Ke Xiao, Keshav Sood, Chao Wang, Limin Sun

(2020), pp. 1-6, ICC 2020 : Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Communications, Online, Ireland, E1


Analysis of policy-based security management system in software-defined networks

K Sood, K Karmakar, V Varadharajan, U Tupakula, S Yu

(2019), Vol. 23, pp. 612-615, IEEE communications letters, Piscataway, N.J., C1

journal article

ERM: an accurate approach to detect DDoS attacks using entropy rate measurement

Lu Zhou, Keshav Sood, Yong Xiang

(2019), Vol. 23, pp. 1700-1703, IEEE Communications Letters, Piscataway, N.J., C1

journal article

Policy-based bigdata security and QoS framework for SDN/IoT: an analytic approach

S Pokhrel, K Sood, S Yu, M Nosouhi

(2019), pp. 73-78, IEEE INFOCOM 2019 : IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, Paris, France, E1


HSDC-net: secure anonymous messaging in online social networks

M Nosouhi, S Yu, K Sood, M Grobler

(2019), pp. 350-357, TrustCom/BigDataSE 2019 : Proceedings of the 18th IEEE International Conference On Trust, Security And Privacy In Computing And Communications/13th IEEE International Conference On Big Data Science And Engineering, Rotorua, New Zealand, E1


SDN-capable IoT Last-Miles: design challenges

K Sood, S Pokhrel, K Karmakar, V Vardharajan, S Yu

(2019), pp. 1-6, Globecom : Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference, Waikoloa, Hi, E1


Privacy issues in social networks and analysis: a comprehensive survey

V Pham, S Yu, K Sood, L Cui

(2018), Vol. 7, pp. 74-84, IET networks, Piscataway, N.J., C1

journal article

Topology-oriented virtual network embedding approach for data centers

Y Yuan, C Wang, S Peng, K Sood

(2018), Vol. 7, pp. 2429-2438, IEEE access, Piscataway, N.J., C1

journal article

A survey on big data stream processing in SDN supported cloud environment

A Al-Mansoori, S Yu, Y Xiang, K Sood

(2018), pp. 1-11, ACSW 2018 : Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Science Week Multiconference, Brisbane, Queensland, E1


Towards QoS and security in software-driven heterogeneous autonomous networks

K Sood, K Karmakar, V Vardharajan, U Tupakula, S Yu

(2018), GLOBECOM : 2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, E1-1


Are current resources in SDN allocated to maximum performance and minimize costs and maintaining QoS problems?

K Sood, S Yu, Y Xiang

(2017), pp. 1-6, ACSW 2017 : Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Science Week Multiconference, Geelong, Victoria, E1


Software-defined wireless networking opportunities and challenges for internet-of-things: a review

K Sood, S Yu, Y Xiang

(2016), Vol. 3, pp. 453-463, IEEE internet of things journal, Piscataway, N.J., C1

journal article

Performance analysis of software-defined network switch using M/Geo/1 model

K Sood, S Yu, Y Xiang

(2016), Vol. 20, pp. 2522-2525, IEEE communications letters, Piscataway, N.J., C1

journal article

A general QoS aware flow-balancing and resource management scheme in distributed software-defined networks

K Sood, S Yu, Y Xiang, H Cheng

(2016), Vol. 4, pp. 7176-7185, IEEE access, Piscataway, N.J., C1

journal article

Control layer resource management in SDN-IoT networks using multi-objective constraint

K Sood, S Yu, Y Xiang, S Peng

(2016), pp. 71-76, ICIEA 2016: Proceedings of the IEEE 11th Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, Hefei, China, E1


Dynamic access point association using software defined networking

K Sood, S Liu, S Yu, Y Xiang

(2015), pp. 226-231, ITNAC 2015: Proceedings of the 25th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference, Sydney, New South Wales, E1


An effective and feasible traceback scheme in mobile internet environment

S Yu, K Sood, Y Xiang

(2014), Vol. 18, pp. 1911-1914, IEEE Communications Letters, NJ, United States, C1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

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