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Dr Neetesh Saxena

Dr Neetesh Saxena

Lecturer

School of Computer Science and Informatics

Email
saxenan4@cardiff.ac.uk
Campuses
Queen's Buildings, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

I am currently an Assistant Professor (Lecturer in the UK system) with the School of Computer Science and Informatics at Cardiff University, UK with 15+ years of teaching/research experience. Before joining CU, I was an Assistant Professor with Bournemouth University, UK. Prior to this, I was a Post-Doctoral Reserach Fellow in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. I was also with the Department of Computer Science as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Stony Brook University, USA and SUNY Korea. I earned my PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indore, India. I was a DAAD Scholar at Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology (B-IT), Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität, Bonn, Germany and was also a TCS Research Scholar. My current research interests include cyber security and critical infrastructure security, including cyber-physical system security: smart grid, V2G and cellular communication networks.

Biography

Neetesh Saxena is currently an Assistant Professor (lecturer) with the School of Computer Science and Informatics at Cardiff University, UK with more than 15 years of teaching/research experience. Before joining CU, he was an Assistant Professor with Bournemouth University, UK. Prior to this, he was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. He was also with the Department of Computer Science as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Stony Brook University, USA and SUNY Korea. He earned my PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indore, India. He was a DAAD Scholar at Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology (B-IT), Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität, Bonn, Germany and was also a TCS Research Scholar. His current research interests include cyber security and critical infrastructure security, including cyber-physical system security: smart grid, V2G and cellular communication networks. He has published several high-quality publications in reputed international  journals and conferences, including IEEE/ACM Transactions. He is a recipient of two Best Paper Awards at IEEE ICC (ComSoc YP and WICE) and ICOIN. He has organised several conferences and workshops including an IEEE SMC Society sponsored summer school “Human Factors in System Safety and Security”. He has also served as a reviewer for international journals, such as IEEE - TIFS, TDSC, TVT,  TSG, TII, TSC, TMC, and ACM - TOIT, TIOT, TOPS. He has served as a session chair for IEEE SMC 2013 and 2018, and a track chair for IEEE TEMSCON 2018. He has also been a TPC member for international conferences such as IEEE ICC, IEEE MILCOM, IEEE TrustCom, IEEE SmartGridCom, ACM CCS, IEEE WiMob, IEEE PIMRC and IEEE ICCC, and an independent reviewer for ESORICS, ECIS, IEEE VTC, HICSS, and IEEE ICUFN. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a member of ACM and Eta Kappa Nu.

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Teaching

Developing Secure Systems and Applications - MSc.

My current research interest is cybersecurity, cellular communication network security, IoT security and cyber-physical system security.

Industrial Control System Security (Particularly, Smart Grid and Electric Vehicle (V2G) Security): Secure smart grid infrastructure, securing smart grid network with plugged-in devices, decision support secure control centres in smart grid, cyber incident-response smart grid tool, developing techniques for monitoring the current health of the cyber-physical system in real-time, building cyber range capabilities under a virtual simulated environment.

5G and SMS Security: Security analysis of SMS-based applications, and real-time authentication and authorization among several new actors in the system.

IoT and Smart Cities' Security: Develop automated tools for identifying security vulnerabilities and interdependencies in devices and services, and developing IoT configuration and monitoring capable tools.

Human-Centric Security: Safety and security

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Supervision

Ttopics for Potential Candidates:

Monitoring Critical Infrastructure Situational Awareness

Monitoring Safety Critical Systems’ Situational Awareness

Industrial Control System Situational Security in Smart Grid

5G Communication Network Security

Improving the IoT security infrastructure of Smart Cities