Biography

I am a Lecturer in the Computer and Information Sciences Department at the University of Strathclyde. I completed Ph.D. in Information Systems Technology and Design at the Singapore University of Technology and Design under the supervision of Professor Aditya Mathur, Professor Jianying Zhou and Professor Martin Ochoa. During the Ph.D., I worked on the Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) security at the iTrust Labs and testbeds in SUTD. I got an opportunity to work with Professor Raheem Beyah at Georgia Tech during my Ph.D. exchange program. I received a Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Seoul National University under the supervision of Professor Saewoong Bahk. At SNU, South Korea my research was related to wireless communications. In particular, my MS thesis focused on cross-tier interference mitigation in femtocell networks. I graduated with a BS in Communication Systems Engineering from Institute of Space Technology working with Professor Iftekhar Mahmood .

Research Overview

My research interests are in the security and privacy of Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), Internet of Things (IoT), Communication Systems and Critical Infrastructures. Previously, I have proposed non-cryptographic techniques to authenticate devices in an Industrial Control System (ICS). One such example is, exploiting sensor measurement noise, otherwise an undesirable feature into a fingerprint of a sensor. Our recent work has highlighted the challenges in applying machine learning to CPS security and awarded the best paper prize at ACM CPSS workshop 2020. We are working towards solving those challenges, including Causal Inference, ML metrics for time series data and attack vs fault analysis in autonomous systems. Besides, we are working on exciting ideas related to side-channel based threat and defense technologies. For example, we have used sounds produced by machines in an industrial plant to hack it. If this sounds interesting to you do get in touch, we are always looking for self-motivated individuals for Ph.D. and Postdoc positions.

Studentships:

I am looking for students with an interest in security and privacy 
related to Cyber Physical Systems, Internet of Things, Machine Learning
 for Security. Send me an email with your CV at: 
 mujeeb dot ahmed aT strath dot ac dot uk.

News:

- We are organizing AIoTS Workshop with ACNS 2021, consider submitting your research work [https://mujeebch.github.io/aiots2021/].
- Best Paper Award at ACM CPSS 2020
- Best Research Project SoilBuild Award at FIRST 2020
- Selected to attend Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF 2019)