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PhD projects

There are projects available in Cybersecurity (Wireless or Wired Security); Internet of Things (IoT); Applications of Artificial Intelligence - Spam Detection, Intelligent Data or Text mining using machine learning, and Intrusion Detection or Response System using machine learning; Secure Electronic Voting; Image Processing; and E-learning/M-learning.

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Personal profile


Dr Biju Issac joined Northumbria as an academic staff in September 2018. He is an Associate Professor and the Programme Leader of BSc (Computer Networks and Cyber Security) and BSc (Computer and Digital Forensics). He is the deputy leader of CyberNets (Cybersecurity and Networks) Research Group. He founded Northumbria Cyber Clinic in 2018 that works with NEBRC (led by the police), to secure businesses against cyber attacks.

He had worked as a Computer Science academic staff at Teesside University since July 2012 where he was part of the Machine Intelligence research group and had taught Network and System Administration modules. Prior to that, he worked as a Computer Science academic staff at an Australian University (Swinburne University of Technology) in Malaysia and at Madras Christian College under Madras University in India. He started his job as a project assistant at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore in India where he worked on a funded Tomography project. He has done PhD in Networking and Mobile Communications, Master of Computer Applications (MCA) with honours and Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Electronics and Communication Engineering with first class. He has authored 100+ publications as conference papers, journal papers, book chapters and edited books. He is the Editor in Chief (EiC) of International Journal of Information and Computer Security. 

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Northumbria University
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Tel: 0191 227 3365
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Research interests

His research interests are in networks (wired and wireless), cybersecurity, machine learning applications of text mining, image processing etc., cloud computing optimizations and technology enabled learning.

Education/Academic qualification


Computer Science, MEng

Communications Engineering, BEng


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