• University of Huddersfield
    HD1 3DH

    United Kingdom

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Farhan Ahmad holds the position of Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security within the Department of Computer Science at the School of Computing and Engineering, University of Huddersfield, UK. Prior to his tenure at Huddersfield, he spent one year in the automotive industry in the United Kingdom, focusing on the implementation of Threat Analysis and Risk Assessment using ISO/SAE 21434 and designing Cyber Security Management Systems using UNECE R155.

Before moving to industry, Dr. Ahmad served as Assistant Professor (Research) at Coventry University, UK, and as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Cyber Security at the University of Derby, UK. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Derby in 2019, with an M.Sc. in Communication and Information Technology from the University of Bremen, Germany, and a B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering from COMSATS University Islamabad (formerly COMSATS Institute of Information Technology), Pakistan.

Dr. Ahmad's research is focused on addressing the cybersecurity challenges within Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) and the Internet of Things (IoT). His expertise lies in performing Threat Analysis and Risk Assessments (TARA) and devising novel and innovative security solutions for CAV and IoT domains, particularly from a trust management perspective. Farhan has actively contributed to various research projects, including TOMSAC (Trade-off Management between Safety and Cybersecurity) and 5G-CAL (5G-enabled Connected Autonomous Vehicle Logistics).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor, Electronics Engineering, COMSATS University Islamabad

Master, Communication and Information Technology, University of Bremen

PhD, Computer Science, University of Derby

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Threat Analysis and Risk Assessment (TARA)
  • Automotive Cyber Security
  • Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Internet of Things (IoT) Security
  • Artificial Intellegence

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