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Associate Professor Dr Azween Bin Abdullah


BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Azween Abdullah has been contributing to research, teaching, consulting and in administrative services to the institutions that he has been working for thus far. He is a professional development alumni of Stanford University and MIT and his work experience includes thirty years as an academic in institutions of higher learning and as director of research and academic affairs at two institutions of higher learning, vice-president for educational consultancy services, fifteen years in commercial companies as Software Engineer, Systems Analyst and as a computer software developer and IT/MIS consultancy and training. Dr. Azween Abdullah has several patents under his name and been actively serving as expert reviewer and editorial board member for several high impact technical journals. Prior to joining Taylors University, Dr. Azween Abdullah served as faculty member at Monash University Malaysia and Universiti Teknoloji Petronas. He also serves as the adjunct research professor at the Malaysian University of Science and Technology. He has guided twelve PhD students and ten Masters students under his supervision and have secured both international and local research funding of more than RM700k.   He is a fellow of the British Computer Society and members of IEEE and ACM. Dr. Azween Abdullah’s general research interests are in the areas of cyber security and trustworthy computing, formal models of computation, and bio-inspired and quantum computing. He has been consulting for some technology companies in content development and has done research on emerging areas of networked and quantum security. He has been involved with a number of government and semi-government organisations in Malaysia in the role of external consultant and currently works with several government linked companies and industries to promote cyber security capacity development. He has also published more than 150 publications in various technical journals and conference proceedings and has given technical talks in a number of key international conferences, industry summits and forums.


ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role),(Level),(Duration)
  • Associate Professor of Computer Science, School of Computing and IT, 01/03/2018 to present
  • Senior Lecturer I, Faculty of Built Environment, Eng., Tech. & Design, 13/05/2013 to 28/02/2018
  • Associate Professor of Computer Science, Faculty of Science & Information Technology Department of Computer & Information Sciences Universiti Teknoloji Petronas, 09/04/2007 to 11/08/2012
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Institution)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (IT by Research), UNITAR INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, Malaysia
  • Master of Software Engineering, UNIVERSITY MALAYA, Malaysia
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, United States
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
(Organisation),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • IEEE, Senior member, Since 2018 (International)
  • IEEE, Professional Member, 2018 to 2018 (International)
  • British Computer Society, Fellow Member, Since 2010 (International)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Professional Member, 2010 to 2019 (International)
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area)
  • Wireless Security
  • Graph-based Machine Learning
  • Software Engineering
  • Intrusion Prevension System
  • Machine Learning and Cyber Security (Machine Learning)
  • Secure Software Systems
  • Intrusion Detection System
TEACHING
(Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Month/Year)
  • Forensic Computing Practice, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2019)
  • Computer Intrusion Detection, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2019)
  • Forensic Computing Practice, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2018)
  • Computer Intrusion Detection, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2018)
  • Software Design, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2018)
  • Computer Intrusion Detection, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2018)
  • Computer Security and Forensic Tools, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2018)
  • Forensic Computing Practice, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2018)
  • Forensic Computing Practice, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2017)
  • Software Design, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2017)
  • Fundamentals of Software Engineering, Diploma, Taylor's University (03/2017)
  • Principles of Software Engineering, Diploma, Taylor's University (07/2017)
  • Computer Intrusion Detection, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2017)
  • Forensic Computing Practice, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2017)
  • Computer Intrusion Detection, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2017)
  • Software Design, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2016)
  • Software Design, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2016)
  • Computer Intrusion Detection, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2016)
  • Forensic Computing Practice, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2016)
  • Computer Intrusion Detection, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2016)
  • Forensic Computing Practice, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2016)
  • Software Design, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2013)
PUBLICATIONS
(Title of publication in APA style)
Book Chapter
2018
  • Rasheed A., Wiil U.K., Abdullah A. (2018) Composite Visualization Features in PEVNET: A Framework for Visualization of Criminal Networks. In: Moshirpour M., Far B., Alhajj R. (eds) Highlighting the Importance of Big Data Management and Analysis for Various Applications. Studies in Big Data, vol 27. Springer, Cham
     
Article in Journals
2019
  • Marcus Lim, A. Azween Abdullah, Noor Zaman., Mahadevan Supramaniam “Hidden Link Prediction in Criminal Network with Deep Reinforcement Learning Technique”, in Computer Journal Mdpi . (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Noor Zaman, Fatimah Abdulaziz Almusali, Sarfraz N Brohi and Azween Abdullah, “Middleware Power Saving Scheme for Mobile Applications” In IEEE, ICACCA 2018, Conference, Selangor Malaysia.
  • Teoh Joo Fong, Azween Abdullah, NZ Jhanjhi, Mahadevan Supramaniam, “The Coin Passcode – A Shoulder-Surfing Proof Graphical Password Authentication Model for Mobile Devices”, in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications (IJACSA), Vol 10, No, 1, pp. 302-308, 2019. (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Theyvaa Sangkaran, Azween Abdullah, N.Z. JhanJhi, Mahadevan Supramaniam, “Survey on Isomorphic Graph Algorithms for Graph Analytics (2019). IJCSNS International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security. (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Alyssa Anne Ubing, Syukrina Kamilia Binti Jasmi, Azween Abdullah, NZ Jhanjhi, Mahadevan Supramaniam, “Phishing Website Detection: An Improved Accuracy Through Feature Selection and Ensemble Learning”, in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications (IJACSA), Vol 10, No, 1, pp. 252-257, 2019. (ISI-Indexed)
      
  • SH Kok, Azween Abdullah, NZ Jhanjhi and Mahadevan Supramaniam,(2019). Ransomware, Threat and Detection Techniques: A Review, IJCSNS International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security, 19 (2), pp. 136-146 (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • SH Kok, Azween Abdullah, Ibraheem, Thulsay., Mahadevan Supramaniam, (2019). A Comparison of Various Machine Learning Algorithms in a Distributed Denial of Service Intrusion. International Journal of Engineering and Research. 12(1), 1-7 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
     
  • SH Kok, Azween Abdullah, NZ Jhanjhi, Mahadevan Supramaniam, “A Review of Intrusion Detection System Using Machine Learning Approach”, in International Journal of Engineering and Research, Jan 2019. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
     
  • Azween Abdullah, Ramachandran Ponnan, David Asirvatham (2019), Improving Multiclass Classification in Intrusion Detection Using Clustered Linear Separator Analytics, 32-37 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
     
  • Lim Wei Xian, Chan Shao Hong, Yap Ming Jie, Azween Abdullah, Mahadevan Supramaniam (2019). Android Security Development: SpywareDetection, Apps Secure Level and Data Encryption Improvement, (IJACSA) International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications . Vol. 10, No. 6, 176-187. (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Adeyemo Victor Elijah, Azween Abdullah, NZ JhanJhi, Mahadevan Supramaniam, Balogun Abdullateef O, (2019), Ensemble and Deep-Learning Methods for Two-Class and Multi-Attack Anomaly Intrusion Detection: An Empirical Study, IJACSA) International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, Vol. 10, No. 9, pp520-528. (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • CHANDER DIWAKER, PRADEEP TOMAR, ARUN SOLANKI, ANAND NAYYAR , NZ JHANJHI , AZWEEN ABDULLAH, AND MAHADEVAN SUPRAMANIAM, (2019), A New Model for Predicting Component-Based Software Reliability Using Soft Computing, IEEE Access, vol 7(1), 147191-147203 (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • S. H. Kok, A. Azween Abdullah, NZ Jhanjhi., Mahadevan Supramaniam “Prevention of Crypto-Ransomware Using a Pre-Encryption Detection Algorithm”, in Computers Journal Mdpi, 2019, 8(4), 79. (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Ponnan R., Supramaniam M, Abdullah A, (2019). Implications for Asset Management in the Broadcasting Industry arising from Industrial Revolution 4.0, International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering (IJRTE), 8(3S), 170-175 (ISI-Indexed)
2018
  • Ilangovan Perumal , Azween Abdullah, Mahadevan Supramaniam, Muthaloo Subramaniam, Suguna Sinniah, Gopal Perumal (2019). Determinants of Online Purchasing Intention of Household Appliance among Malaysians in Klang Valley, IJCSNS International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security, 18(12), 211-220. (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Irshad Ahmed Sumra, P. Sellappan, Azween Abdullah, Ahmad Ali (2018). Security issues and Challenges in MANET-VANET-FANET: A Survey, EW, EAI DOI: 10.4108/eai.10-4-2018.155884 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
     
  • Amer Rasheed, Uffe Kock Wiil, Azween Abdullah. (2018). Composite Visualization Features in PEVNET: A Framework for Visualization of Criminal Networks, Highlighting the Importance of Big Data Management and Analysis for Various Applications.37-44 (ISI-Indexed)
     
2017
  • Azana Hafizah Mohd Aman, Aisha-Hassan A. Hashim, Azween Abdullah, and Huda Adibah Mohd Ramli (2017). A Novel Fast Reroute Signaling Cost for Multicast Proxy Mobility. (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Noor Zaman, Mudassir Ilyas, Muneer Ahmad, Fazdil Mohammad, Azween Abdullah (2017). An Experimental Research in Health Informatics for Designing an Enhanced Intelligent Could-Based Collaborative Multi-Modal Framework for Medical Imaging Diagnostics, 7(6), pp. 1358-1364 (ISI-Indexed)
     
  • Azween Abdullah, Ramachandran Ponnan (2016). Modeling State Dependency in Agent Based Systems (ISI-Indexed)
  • Ramachandran Ponnan, Azween Bin AbdullahTechnology (2017). Acceptance Theory and Its Modeling of Advertising: Traditional Advertising or Mobile Advertising. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Irshad Ahmed Sumra, , P.Sellappan, , Azween Abdullah (2017). An Integrated Multi-level Security Model for Malicious Attacks Resiliency in Vehicular Ad hoc Network (VANET). (ISI-Indexed)
2016
  • Sumra I.A., Abdullah A., Ahmad I., Alghamdi A. (2016). Towards improving security in VANET: Some new possible attacks and their possible solutions. Journal of Internet Technology, 17(4), pp.821-829 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Aman A.H.M., Hasim A.-H.A., Abdullah A., Ramli H.A.M. (2016). Performance Evaluation on Packet Loss Cost of an Enhanced Mobile Multicast Service in Proxy Network Mobility. Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering: Innovative Technologies to Serve Humanity, ICCCE 2016, , pp.361-365 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Aman A.H.M., Hashim A.-H.A., Abdullah A., Ramli H.A.M., Islam S. (2016). Multicast support in network based mobility management: Current challenges and solutions. Advanced Science Letters, 22(10), pp.2794-2798 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Islam S., Hashim A.H.A., Habaebi M.H., Abdullah A., Hasan M.K. (2016). A numerical evaluation on multi-interfaced fast handoff scheme: Impact of rising link switching delay for a high speed car. Advanced Science Letters, 22(10), pp.2804-2808 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Noreen K., Azween A., Belhaouari S.B., Sellapan P., Saeed A.B., Nilanjan D. (2016). Ensemble clustering algorithm with supervised classification of clinical data for early diagnosis of coronary artery disease. Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics, 6(1), pp.78-87 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Aman M., Khan A., Abdullah A., Ullah I. (2016). Position-based Unicast routing protocols for mobile Ad Hoc networks using the concept of blacklisting. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, 348, pp.1195-1206 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Aman, Azana Hafizah Mohd; Hashim, Aisha-Hassan A.; Abdullah, Azween; Ramli, Huda Adibah Mohd; Islam, Shayla (2016). Network Simulators Parametric Comparison for Network Mobility Management. International Journal of Future Generation Communication and Networking, 9(10), pp.17-28 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Islam, Shayla; Hashim, Aisha-Hassan A.; Abdullah, Azween; Hasan, Mohammad Kamrul (2016). A Numerical Framework for the Analysis of Handoff Delay Component in Proxy NEMO Environment. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FUTURE GENERATION COMMUNICATION AND NETWORKING, 9(8), pp.45-54 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Aman, Azana Hafizah Mohd; Hashim, Aisha-Hassan A.; Abdullah, Azween; Ramli, Huda Adibah Mohd; Islam, Shayla (2016). Evaluation of an Enhanced Multicast Data Flow Technique in Network Mobility. International Journal of Future Generation Communication and Networking, 9(7), pp.153-163 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Aman A.H.M., Hashim A.-H.A., Abdullah A., Ramli H.A.M., Islam S. (2016). Parametric comparison of multicast support for network mobility management: A qualitative analysis. International Journal of Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering, 11(9), pp.203-210 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Aman A.H.M., Hashim A.-H.A., Abdullah A., Ramli H.A.M., Islam S. (2016). Advance signaling cost for multicast fast reroute proxy mobility management. Indian Journal of Science and Technology, 9(25), pp.- (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Azana Hafizah Mohd Aman, Aisha-Hassan A Hashim, Azween Abdullah, Huda Adibah Mohd Ramli, Shayla Islam (2016). Multicast Support in Network Based Mobility Management: Current Challenges and Solutions, (ISI-Indexed)
  • Azween Abdullah, Ramachandran Ponnan (2016). Cancer Biomarkers Classification from SELDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry for Clinical Proteomics: An Approach of Dimensionality Reduction. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Shayla Islam, Aisha Hassan A Hashim,Mohamed Hadi Habaebi, Azween Abdullah, Mohammad Kamrul Hasan(2016). A numerical evaluation on multi-interfaced fast handoff scheme: Impact of rising link switching delay for high speed car. 22(10), 2804-2808. (ISI-Indexed)
2015
  • Kausar N., Abdullah A., Samir B.B., Palaniappan S., Alghamdi B.S. (2015). Review of data mining approaches for extraction and classification of clinical data in diagnosis of coronary artery disease. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 10(15), pp.6679-6685 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
     
Article in Proceeding
2018
  • Oussama Raach ; Thulasyammal Ramiah Pillai ; Azween Abdullah , (2019) ,GARMA Modeling of ECG and Classification of Arrhythmia, Proceeding of 2018 8th International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Modelling and Simulation (ISMS), 26-31. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Azween Abdullah, Ramachandran Ponnan, David Asirvatham,"Improving Multiclass Classification in Intrusion Detection Using Clustered Linear Separator Analytics", Proceeding of 2018 IEEE 8th International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Modelling and Simulation, pp32-37 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
     
  • Oussama Raach, Thulasyammal Ramiah Pillai, Azween AbdullahGARMA "Modeling of ECG and Classification of Arrhythmia", Proceeding of IEEE 2018 8th International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Modelling and Simulation, pp26-31 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
2015
  • Pillai T.R., Imran H.M., Abdullah A. (2015). Predictive modeling for intrusions in communication systems using GARMA and ARMA models. 2015 5th National Symposium on Information Technology: Towards New Smart World, NSITNSW 2015 , pp.- (ISI-Indexed)
  • Parizi R.M., Kasem A., Abdullah A. (2015). Towards gamification in software traceability: Between test and code artifacts. ICSOFT-EA 2015 - 10th International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications, Proceedings; Part of 10th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies, ICSOFT 2015 , pp.393-400 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
RESEARCH PROJECT
(Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • A framework for graphical visualisation of criminal and terrorist networks using extreme learning and predictive modeling, Project Leader, 2017 to 2020 (Taylor's University)
  • Biologically Inspired protocols for Securing Hybrid Mobile Ad Hoc Networks , Project Leader, 2015 to 2017 (National)
  • Properties and Estimation of the Parameters of Second Order Generalized Autoregressive Moving Average (GARMA) Models, Co-researcher, 2014 to 2016 (National)
EVALUATION ACTIVITIES
(Activity),(Duration),(Category)
  • IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence Article Title: Pedestrian Retrieval using Generated Samples and Multi-stream Layer in Sensor Networks, 2018 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence SoLA: Social Leopard Algorithm for Intrusion Detection Honeypot to detect ransomware attacks, 2018 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • IEEE Internet of Things Journal Smart and Fast Data Processing for Deep Learning in Internet of Things: Less is More, 2018 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • IEEE Internet of Things Journal MIMO Over-the-Air Computation for High-Mobility Multi-Modal Sensing, 2018 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
SUPERVISION
(Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Academic Level),(Role)
COMPLETED
  • Hybrid Soft Computing Approach for Intrusion Detection System, Hafiz Muhammad Imran, PhD/ Doctoral  (Main Supervisor)
  • Hybrid Approach of Clustered-SVM for Rational Clinical Features in Early Diagnosis of Heart Disease, Noreen Kausar, PhD/ Doctoral  (Main Supervisor)
  • A Security Maturity Assessment Framework for Organizations., Sri Murugarasan Muthukrishnan, Master by Research  (Main Supervisor)
ONGOING
  • Lim Teng Soon, PhD/ Doctoral  (Main Supervisor)
  • Victor Adeyomo, Master by Research  (Main Supervisor)
  • KOK SIM HOONG  (Main Supervisor)
  • LIM TENG SOON  (Main Supervisor)
  • THEYVAASANGKARAN A/L KRISHNAN  (Main Supervisor)
  • ADEYEMO VICTOR ELIJAH  (Main Supervisor)
  • LEE SEUNGJIN  (Main Supervisor)
  • JAYASEELAN A/L VEJAYON  (Main Supervisor)
PRESENTATION
(Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
ORAL PRESENTER
  • PrivAegis Enhancing privacy and confidentiality on web browsers , ACEAIT 2018, 27/03/2018 to 29/03/2018, Higher Education Forum, Annual Conference on Engineering and Information Technology (International)
  • PrivAegis-Enhancing Privacy and Confidentiality on Web Browsers, ACEAIT (Annual Conference on Engineering and Information Technology), 27/03/2018 to 29/03/2018, Higher Education Forum (International)
  • Improving Instrusion Detection Using Genetic Linear Discriminant Analysis, ICAT'14 International Conference on Advance Technology and Sciences , 12/08/2014 to 15/08/2014, ICAT'14 International Conference on Advance Technology and Sciences (http://conference.atscience.org/) (International)
AWARDS AND STEWARDSHIP
(Name of Award/Stewardship),(Award Category),(Awarding Institution),(Year Awarded),(Type of Award)
  • Cyber Security Professional of the Year 2019, Services, Cybersecurity Malaysia, 2019 (Cyber Security Professional of the Year 2019)
COURSE ATTENDED
(Course Title),(Course Mode),(Date/Duration),(Level)
  • Security Operations Center - Incident Response Certification, Non research, 13/08/2018 to 18/08/2018 (Private/Industrial Sector)
  • Certified Machine Learning Expert, Non research, 06/10/2017 to 17/11/2017 (International)
  • Flagship Project, Research, 17/05/2017 to 17/05/2017
  • Taylor's Teaching & Learning Festival 2017 (Day 2), Research, 22/03/2017 to 22/03/2017
  • Launch of Taylor's Teaching & Learning Festival 2017, Research, 21/03/2017 to 21/03/2017
  • SoCIT Professional Day Session 1 (e-Learning Tools), Research, 01/03/2017 to 01/03/2017