Azween Abdullah PhD, FBCS

Azween Abdullah PhD, FBCS

Azween Abdullah has been contributing to research, teaching, consulting and in administrative services to the institutions that he has been working for thus far. His work experience includes twenty six years as a 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, ten years in commercial companies as Software Engineer.

SCOPUS: h-index-13, No. of Publications – 110
Google Scholar: h-index: 18, No. of Publications – 160 [Visit Profile]
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Research Specialization

  1. Machine Learning and Cyber Security
  2. Big Data and IoT Security Analytics
  3. Mobile and Wireless Security
  4. Secure Software Systems
  5. Software Engineering

Academic & Professional Qualifications & Development

Higher Qualifications

  • 2005 PhD in Information Technology (Cybersecurity)

    Unitar International University, Malaysia
    Thesis Title: Improving Feature Preprocessing and Classification Accuracy in Intrusion Detection Using an Ensemble Approach.

  • 1999 Master of Software Engineering

    University Malaya, Malaysia
    Thesis Title: Hybrid Convergence Analysis Model for Large Scale Software Projects.

  • 1985 B.Sc Computer Science

    University of Southern California, USA

Professional Education

  1. Certified Machine Learning Expert - 2017
  2. Stanford University – Stanford Advanced Computer Security Certificate - 2016
  3. MIT Data Science: Data to Insights"- October 2016 – November 23 2016
  4. MIT Cybersecurity – Technology, Applications and Policy"- Jan 16 – Feb 23 2016
  5. MIT Tackling the Challenges of Big Data"- Nov 4 – Dec 16 2014
  6. Big Data Analytics – Data Science (2-4 March 2016)

Subjects Taught (Last 8 Years)

  • 2014 - 2017 Forensic Computing Practice

  • 2014 - 2017 Intrusion Detection System

  • 2013 - 2014 Computer Security and Forensic Tools

  • 2013 Security in Computing and IT

  • 2006 - 2011 Health Informatics and Medical Computing

  • 2006 - 2009 Software Architecture and Patterns

  • 2006 - 2008 Software Testing and Reliability

  • 2006, 2007, 2011 Computer Security

  • 2011 - 2012 Modeling and Simulation for Computer based Systems

  • 2013 - 2016 Software Process

  • 2013 - 2017 Software Design

List of Publications

Employment History

  • 2013 - present Associate Professor of Computer Science

    Taylor's University

  • 2012 - present Adjunct Senior Security Consultant

    Kaapagam Technologies Sdn. Bhd.

  • 2011 - present Adjunct Research Professor of Cybersecurity

    Malaysian University of Science and Technology

  • Feb 2012 - Sep 2012 Visiting Professor of Software Engineering

    City University of Science and Technology

  • Oct 2005 - Aug 2011 Associate Professor of Computer Science, Director of Innovative Research Center, Director - Strategic IT Research (Intelligent Cities/Systems and Cybersecurity), Head - Center for Cyber Security, Senior Manager - Research Grant Specialist

    Petronas Bhd and University Teknologi Petronas

  • May 2003 - Sep 2005 Dean of School of Information Technology (Consultancy)

    Binary University

  • 1998 - 2003 Senior Lecturer

    Monash University Malaysia

  • 1989 - 1998 Senior Lecturer

    HELP University

  • 1986 - 1989 Systems Engineer

    International Business Machines (IBM), USA

Selected Awards

UTP Quality Day 2010

1. Outstanding Performance Award
2. Researcher of the Year 2010
3. Publications Award
4. 5 Quality Principles Practitioner Award

UTP Quality Day 2009 & 2008

1. Researcher of the Year 2009
2. Publications Award 2009
3. Effective Education Delivery Award 2009
4. UTP Most Outstanding Researcher 2008

39th International Exhibition of Inventions, New Techniques and Products in Geneva, Switzerland 2011

1. 2 Silver Awards