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School of Engineering, Information Technology and Physical Sciences

Dr Muhammad Imran

Name Dr Muhammad Imran Muhammad Imran 
Position Title Senior Lecturer
Campus Brisbane
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Emailm.imran@federation.edu.au

Research interests

  • Mobile and Wireless networks
  • Internet of Things
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Cyber Security Cloud/Edge Computing

Short biography

Muhammad Imran received a Ph.D degree in Information Technology from University Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia in 2011. He has 15 years of tertiary level teaching experience in Pakistan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Australia. Presently, he is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology, Federation University Australia. Previously, he served King Saud University (KSU) Saudi Arabia (2011-21) as an Assistant and Associate Professor. He has taught diverse courses including computer networks, Network Protocols & Algorithms, Data Science, Information Security, E-Business, Data Structures, and Operating Systems. His research interest includes Mobile and Wireless Networks, Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics, Cloud/edge computing, and Information Security. He is the founding leader of the WIreless Networks and Security (WINS) research group in KSU 2013-2021. His research is financially supported by several national and international grants. He has completed a number of international collaborative research projects with reputable universities.

Imran has published more than 300 research articles in peer-reviewed, highly-reputable international conferences (90), journals (198), editorials (15), book chapter (1) and two edited books. Many of his research articles are among the highly cited and most downloaded. He has been listed among top 100 researchers by the Thomson Reuters (Web of Science) based on the number of citations earned in the last five years in the Computer Science and Information Systems category. His research has been cited more than 9,0000 with h-index of 47, and i-10 index of 156 (Google Scholar). Imran has received a number of awards and fellowships.

He served as an Editor in Chief for European Alliance for Innovation (EAI) Transactions on Pervasive Health and Technology and associate editor for IEEE Communications Magazine. He is serving as an associate editor for top ranked international journals such as IEEE Network, Future Generation Computer Systems, and IEEE Access. He served/serving as a guest editor for about two dozen special issues in journals such as IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, Future Generation Computer Systems, IEEE Access, and Computer Networks. He has been involved in about one hundred peer-reviewed international conferences and workshops in various capacities such as a chair, co-chair and technical program committee member. He has been consecutively awarded with Outstanding Associate Editor of IEEE Access in 2018 and 2019 besides many others.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Information Technology) – Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia 2011
  • Masters of Science (Computer Science) majors in Communication & Networks – Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science, and Technology, Pakistan 2007
  • Masters in Computer Science – National University of Modern Languages, Pakistan 2005

Teaching areas

  • Computer Networks
  • Mobile Networks
  • Networks Protocols and Algorithms
  • Information Security
  • E-Commerce

Extended research profile