• University of Huddersfield Queensgate Huddersfield HD1 3DH

    United Kingdom

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Soufiene Djahel is a Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security at the University of Huddersfield (UK) and a Visiting Associate Professor at the School of Computer Science at University College Dublin (Ireland). He was the founder and head of the Smart and Sustainable Cities (S2C) lab within the department of computing and mathematics at Manchester Met Univ. from 2017 until August 2022. Dr. Djahel holds Ph.D, M.Sc., and Engineer degrees in computer science from Lille 1 University of Science and Technology, France, University Abderrahmane-Mira, Algeria, and University Badji-Mokhtar, Algeria, respectively. He published more than 70 peer-reviewed research articles in international journals and conferences on wireless networks, network security, intelligent transportation systems, e-healthcare and IoT. He supervised to successful completion 5 Ph.D. students and 23 Master students, and currently supervising 4 Ph.D. students. He served as Engineering Research Manager at University College Dublin, Ireland; Postdoctoral Fellow at ENSIEE, France; Associate Lecturer and Researcher at Lille 1 University of Science and Technology, France; and Teaching Assistant at IMT Nord Europe, France. He is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK and the Vice-Chair of the IEEE TCGCC SIG on Green Internet of Vehicles. Dr. Djahel is regularly invited to undertake different leadership roles in several IEEE sponsored international conferences; and serves as expert reviewer for three European research councils. He is the recipient of the FY2021 JSPS Invitational Fellowship for Research in Japan award from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Wireless Networks
  • Cyber Security
    • Lightweight and Adaptive security solutions for resource-constrained devices (e.g., wearables)
    • Secure access control in e-healthcare systems
    • Security and privacy issues in IoT systems 
    • AI-enabled critical infrastructure protection – e.g., smart grid and transport network (threats detection and mitigation).
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
  • Smart Cities 

External positions

Invited JSPS fellow , University of Electro-Communications

Jul 2022Aug 2022

Visiting Associate Professor, University College Dublin

1 Dec 202030 Nov 2025


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