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Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Machine Learning
  • Internet of Things
  • Cyber Security
  • Smart Technology
  • Biomedical Informatics

Available to supervise research students

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About Khandakar Ahmed

Khandakar Ahmed (SM’11 - M'15) is currently a Lecturer with the Discipline of IT, College of Engineering and Science, Victoria University.

He received the PhD degree from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, in 2015.

In 2011 Khandakar received his MSc in Networking and e-Business Centred Computing (NeBCC) under the joint consortia of University of Reading, UK; Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and Charles III University of Madrid (UC3M), Spain.

Khandakar has extensive industry engagement as a chief investigator in multiple research projects related to the Internet-of-Things, smart cities, machine learning, cybersecurity and biomedical informatics.

He has published more than 40 journal articles and conference proceedings, including three book chapters.

His current research interests include the application of machine learning across biomedical informatics, Internet-of-Things, smart technology and cybersecurity.

Qualifications

  • PhD, RMIT University, Australia
  • MSc. in NeBCC, University of Reading, UK
  • BSc. in CSE, SUST, Bangladesh

Key publications

Year Citation
2016 Nafi, N. S., Ahmed, K., & Gregory, M. A. (161129). Modelling software-defined wireless sensor network architectures for smart grid neighborhood area networks (pp. 267-286).

doi: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1829-7.ch014

Year Citation
2018 Ahmed, K., Nafi, N. S., Ejaz, W., Gregory, M. A., & Khattak, A. M. (180208). A novel framework for software defined wireless sensor networks Paper presented at IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (pp. 1-5).

doi: 10.1109/VTCFall.2017.8288360

2017 Hasan, K., Nafi, N. S., Ahmed, K., Gregory, M. A., & Mutafungwa, E. (171215). Use of coordinated multipoint transmission /reception for enhanced backhauling in nomadic relay Paper presented at 2017 27th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference, ITNAC 2017 (pp. 1-6).

doi: 10.1109/ATNAC.2017.8215392

Year Citation
2019 Chenthara, S., Ahmed, K., Wang, H., & Whittaker, F. (190101). Security and Privacy-Preserving Challenges of e-Health Solutions in Cloud Computing. IEEE Access, 7 (74361-74382).

doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2919982

2019 Rasool, R. U., Ashraf, U., Ahmed, K., Wang, H., Rafique, W., & Anwar, Z. (190101). Cyberpulse: A Machine Learning Based Link Flooding Attack Mitigation System for Software Defined Networks. IEEE Access, 7 (34885-34899).

doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2904236

2018 Ahmed, K., Blech, J. O., Gregory, M. A., & Schmidt, H. W. (180806). Software defined networks in industrial automation. Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks, 7(3),

doi: 10.3390/jsan7030033

2018 Nafi, N. S., Ahmed, K., Gregory, M. A., & Datta, M. (180201). Software defined neighborhood area network for smart grid applications. Future Generation Computer Systems, 79 (500-513).

doi: 10.1016/j.future.2017.09.064

2017 Wibowo, F. XA., Gregory, M. A., Ahmed, K., & Gomez, K. M. (170601). Multi-domain Software Defined Networking: Research status and challenges. JOURNAL OF NETWORK AND COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, 87 (32-45).

doi: 10.1016/j.jnca.2017.03.004

2016 Nafi, N. S., Ahmed, K., Gregory, M. A., & Datta, M. (161201). A survey of smart grid architectures, applications, benefits and standardization. Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 76 (23-36).

doi: 10.1016/j.jnca.2016.10.003

2015 Ahmed, K., & Gregory, M. A. (150301). Distributed Efficient Similarity Search Mechanism in Wireless Sensor Networks. SENSORS, 15(3), (5474-5503).

doi: 10.3390/s150305474

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

Improvement on Customer Satisfaction Using Big Data
From: Department of Jobs, Precincts & Regions
For period: 2019-2019
Not disclosed
Improving User Experience Through Technology (Including Blockchain and IoT)
From: Department of Jobs, Precincts & Regions
For period: 2019-2019
Not disclosed
Customer Engagement Through Data Analytics
From: Department of Jobs, Precincts & Regions
For period: 2019-2019
Not disclosed
Investigate the Possibility to Apply ITIL for Managing Cyber Security Solutions
From: Department of Jobs, Precincts & Regions
For period: 2019-2019
Not disclosed
Improvement on Customer Acquisition and Satisfaction Using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
From: Department of Jobs, Precincts & Regions
For period: 2019-2019
Not disclosed
Privacy Preservation of Electronic Health Record Using Blockchain Technology
From: Department of Jobs, Precincts & Regions
For period: 2019-2019
Not disclosed

Implementation of machine learning to understand the baseline data required from officers/users of a wearable safety device
From: Department of Jobs, Precincts & Regions
For period: 2018-2018
Not disclosed

Acknowledgements

Many thanks to the following organisations for their support and essential contributions to my research:

  • Nexus e-Care

    Industry Partner for Several Projects

  • CAMMS Group

    Industry partner and provided mentorship to students working on projects

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 Masters by Research Associate supervisor
3 PhD Associate supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
Masters by Research (1) Associate supervisor
PhD (3) Associate supervisor

Teaching activities & experience

  • Khandakar has a decade of extensive experience of teaching IT units, in particular, Cyber-security, networking and IoT.
  • Coordinated and developed materials for a range of IT units 
  • Current course chair of Master of Applied IT (NMIT)
  • Current course chair of Graduate Certificate of Cyber Security (NTCS)
  • Current course chair of Bachelor of IT Professional (NBIP)

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Jun 2018 - Dec 2019
Course Chair, Master of Applied IT (NMIT)
Victoria University
Jan 2018 - Dec 2019
Course Chair, Grad. Certificate of Cyber Security (NTCS)
Victoria University
Jan 2018 - Dec 2019
Course Chair, Bachelor of IT Professional (NBIP)
Victoria University
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Jun 2018 -
Dec 2019
Course Chair, Master of Applied IT (NMIT)
Victoria University
Jan 2018 -
Dec 2019
Course Chair, Grad. Certificate of Cyber Security (NTCS)
Victoria University
Jan 2018 -
Dec 2019
Course Chair, Bachelor of IT Professional (NBIP)
Victoria University

Awards

Year Award
2011

Victorian International Research Scholarship - RMIT University

2009

Erasmus Mundus Scholarship - University of Reading (UoR)

2007

Chancellor Gold Medal - Shahjalal University of Science and Technology

2007

Vice Chancellor Gold Medal - Shahjalal University of Science and Technology

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Professional memberships

  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Member, Telsoc