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Prof Nauman Aslam


Department: Computer and Information Sciences

Nauman Aslam is Professor of Network Systems and Security in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Northumbria University, UK. Before joining Northumbria University as a Senior Lecturer in 2011, he worked as an Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University, Canada. He received his PhD in Engineering Mathematics from Dalhousie University, Canada in 2008. Professor Aslam is leading the Cyber Security and Network Systems (CyberNets) research group at Northumbria University. His research interests cover diverse but interconnected areas related to communication networks. His current research efforts are focused at addressing problems related to wireless body area networks and IoT, network security, QoS-aware communication in industrial wireless sensor networks and application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in communication networks. He has led an Erasmus Mundus Action-2 project titled Sustainable Green Economies through Learning, Innovation, Networking and Knowledge Exchange (gLINK), which is funded by the European Union (worth 3.03 million Euros). He has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference. Professor Aslam is a member of IEEE.

Nauman Aslam

Key Publications

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  • Deep Reinforcement Learning Based Dynamic Trajectory Control for UAV-assisted Mobile Edge Computing, Wang, L., Wang, K., Pan, C., Xu, W., Aslam, N., Nallanathan, A. 16 Feb 2021, In: IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
  • Facial reshaping operator for controllable face beautification, Hu, S., Shum, H., Liang, X., Li, F., Aslam, N. 1 Apr 2021, In: Expert Systems with Applications
  • From Smart Parking Towards Autonomous Valet Parking: A Survey, Challenges and Future Works, Khalid, M., Wang, K., Aslam, N., Cao, Y., Ahmed, N., Khan, M. 1 Feb 2021, In: Journal of Network and Computer Applications
  • Multi-Agent Deep Reinforcement Learning Based Trajectory Planning for Multi-UAV Assisted Mobile Edge Computing, Wang, L., Wang, K., Pan, C., Xu, W., Aslam, N., Hanzo, L. Mar 2021, In: IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking
  • Security Hardening of Botnet Detectors using Generative Adversarial Networks, Randhawa, R., Aslam, N., Alauthman, M., Rafiq, H., Comeau, F. 3 Jun 2021, In: IEEE Access
  • Void Avoidance Opportunistic Routing Protocol for Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks, Mhemed, R., Comeau, F., Phillips, W., Aslam, N. 10 Mar 2021, In: Sensors
  • Android Malware Classification Using Machine Learning and Bio-Inspired Optimisation Algorithms, Pye, J., Issac, B., Aslam, N., Rafiq, H. Dec 2020, 2020 IEEE 19th International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, Piscataway, IEEE
  • An efficient reinforcement learning-based Botnet detection approach, Alauthman, M., Aslam, N., Alkasassbeh, M., Khan, S., AL-qerem, A., Raymond Choo, K. 15 Jan 2020, In: Journal of Network and Computer Applications
  • An Energy Efficient Strategy for Assignment of Electric Vehicles to Charging Stations in Urban Environments, Al Ja'idi, M., Aslam, N., Chen, X., Kaiwartya, O., Khalid, M. Apr 2020, 2020 11th International Conference on Information and Communication Systems (ICICS 2020), Piscataway, IEEE
  • A Unified Deep Metric Representation for Mesh Saliency Detection and Non-rigid Shape Matching, Hu, S., Shum, H., Aslam, N., Li, F., Liang, X. 11 Sep 2020, In: IEEE Transactions on Multimedia

PGR Supervision

  • Andrew Raine Improved HVAC Energy Throughput Measuring System Start Date: 18/10/2012 End Date: 03/10/2016
  • Mohammad Alauthman An Efficient Approach to Online Bot Detection Based on a Reinforcement Learning Technique Start Date: 01/04/2012 End Date: 13/06/2016
  • Phoebe Barraclough Intelligent Phishing Detection and Protection Scheme for Online Transactions Start Date: 11/07/2014 End Date: 25/03/2015
  • Sami Smadi Detection of Online Phishing Email Using Dynamic Evolving Neural Network Based on Reinforcement Learning Start Date: 25/06/2015 End Date: 30/03/2017
  • Husnain Rafiq Android Malware Detection using Machine learning Techniques to Mitigate Adversarial Machine Learning Attacks Start Date: 01/10/2018
  • Mohammad Al Ja'idi Optimal Placement of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Urban Areas Start Date: 01/10/2018
  • Rizwan Hamid Randhawa Intelligent Botnet Detection Techniques based on AI and Deep Learning Start Date: 01/10/2018
  • Stephen Doswell Measurement and Management of the Impact of Mobility on Low-Latency Anonymity Networks Start Date: 09/12/2011 End Date: 03/01/2017


  • Engineering Mathematics PhD June 30 2008
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2014
  • Information not provided Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) 2011

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