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Network Systems and Security (NetSyS)

Network systems are embedded into every aspect of our digital living, enabling inter-connectivity between devices, applications, services and people for extraction, transfer and exchange of information. We engage in cutting-edge research to design and develop end-to-end secure and reliable networking systems.

Network systems are embedded into every aspect of our digital living, enabling inter-connectivity between devices, applications, services and people for extraction, transfer and exchange of information.

The Network Systems and Security Research Group (NetSyS) strives to engage in cutting-edge research to design and develop end-to-end secure and reliable networking systems.

NetSyS conducts research on a diverse range of topics overarching, wireless networking, mobile computing, distributed systems, cloud computing, sensor networks, IoT and network security.

The group’s key activities on the Networking side are focused at optimising network technologies, architectures and communication protocols through mathematical modelling, design and analysis using both theoretical and experimental research. The group’s aim is to innovate intelligent networking systems that can adapt to application and service requirements.

Active projects include, management and optimization of on-the-move Electric Vehicles, Energy efficient and reliable communication protocols for IWSNs, Optimization of Vehicle to Everything (V2X) communication using SDNs and distributed cloud, QoS-aware Resource Allocation for 802.11ac networks.  

On the Security side, our research addresses key technical aspects of network security, forensics and privacy. We aim to innovate solutions that utilise state of machine learning techniques to mitigate security threats and vulnerabilities. Our aim is to deliver end-to-end security solutions that address broader human, societal aspects of security, privacy and trust.

Our research projects are funded by European Union, Royal Society, and the Newton Fund.

Group leadership and contacts

Contact: Dr. Nauman Aslam

This research group forms part of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences.

Research relationships

This group is a part of the University’s multi-disciplinary research into the theme of Digital Living.

Research from this group will be submitted to REF2021 under UoA 11: Computer Science and Informatics.

To view research papers emanating from this group, please click here to view Northumbria Research Link, our open access repository of research output from Northumbria University.


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