Vitor Jesus is a Lecturer with Birmingham City University, School of Computing, He holds a BSc in Physics, a MSc and PhD in Computer Science and Networks and industry certifications in Cyber Security and Data Privacy. He has 20 years of professional experience, split between Industry and Academia. He has held positions with different companies, from start-ups to large and well-known organisations. He has authored a number of papers, has been in the review panel of several conferences, was a visiting scholar in different institutions, such as Carnegie Mellon University, and has worked in a number of international projects.
His current research and teaching interests are in CyberSecurity and Privacy. We live in a world where CyberSecurity is becoming a basic need just like physical safety is; or its absence can bring down a business, a community or a country. We are also moving towards a world where there is no Privacy by default and everyone's Identity and Data will eventually be stolen. Vitor's research aims at bringing control back to users by looking at technologies and solutions, such as Blockchains, Secure Networks or Artificial Intelligence, whether it is in Cars, the Internet, Medical devices, Enterprises, Factories or Cities.
Dr YongHao Leo Wang is a Senior Lecturer in the DMT Lab of School of Computing and Digital Technology at Birmingham City University. He holds a BEng in Automation, MSc in System Design and PhD in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science. He has 15+ years of experiences in various IT industry and higher education with 30+ academic publications covering different disciplines from DSP to Computer networking. He is an active member of various international standardisation bodies. His recent research interests include digital signal processing, computer system, multimedia network distribution, and information security.
Antonio Nehme received a B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from the Lebanese American University. He currently is a PhD candidate at Birmingham City University, and his research focuses on identity management and access control, security of microservices-based applications, auditing and secure collaborations in distributed systems. Antonio was involved in the digital transformation project of the Lebanese government services, as well as the Big Data Corridor Project. One of the projects he is working on, Secure Auditing, enables a distributed organisation to generate non-repudiable audit trails, and has vast applications from e-commerce to digital governments. His research interests include access control, data privacy and security, trust, digital forensics, and Blockchain.
Moojan Pordelkhaki is currently a PhD student at Birmingham City University. She received her MSc in CyberSecurity from Birmingham City University. She was awarded her BSc. in Electronics Engineering from Central Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran. Moojan has 15 years of professional experience in industrial automation. Her research interests include Cyber Security in Industrial Control Systems, Cyber-Physical Systems and Industrial Internet of Things as well as the application of Artificial Intelligence in Cyber Security. Moojan is an associate member of The Institute of Engineering and Technology, Student member of IEEE and The Chartered Institute of Information Security Professionals. Her research interests are in Cybersecurity of Industrial Control Systems, Cyber-Physical Systems, Industrial Internet-of-Things and Artificial Intelligence applications in Cybersecurity.
Xiaohu Zhou is a PhD student and is working in Secure Health Data Sharing at Birmingham City University. She was a previously IT lecturer at Guilin Medical University in China, hosted and joint several medical informatics projects. She was awarded a master of science degree on Web Technology at University of Southampton, a honours BSc in Business Information Technology at Birmingham City University in UK, and a bachelor of engineering on Computer Science and Technology at Guilin University of Technology in China. Her research interests are in Blockchains, Healthcare Information Systems and Data sharing and security. Xiaohu’s research includes security, trust, and data privacy particularly in health applications.
Shweta Mustare is a recent graduate of Birmingham City University with a Master's in Advanced Computer Science. Her passions align with easing daily life with technological advancements. She has worked on projects like Home automation, Profile generation with web scraping and social media APIs, Private Data Security with a fair exchange protocol, etc. She has also worked on an academic published paper by TrustBus 2019. She believes communication and teamwork are the most integral principles of a project.
Shankar is currently in his final year of Computer Science at Birmingham City Univerisity. He has participated in several projects contributing with software development. Shankar has experience with a number of frameworks and languages such as LAMP, nodejs, C#, etc. His interests are in Computing architectures and programming.