• Charles Sturt University Panorama Avenue BATHURST NSW


  • 161 Citations
  • 6 h-Index

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Personal profile

Personal profile

Irfan is the Head of School, School of Computing and Mathematics. Prior to entering tertiary education, Irfan worked as a computer programmer. Since 1980 Irfan has been involved in computing and computational mathematics education and research.

Before joining CSU Irfan worked at the following universities: University of Saskatchewan (Canada), Middle East Technical University (Turkey), George Washington University (USA) and the University of Queensland (Australia). Irfan's research interests are broad; he has published papers on data mining, image processing, mesh generation, multigrid algorithms and computational fluid dynamics. Irfan is involved in research projects at international and national levels in these areas.

Research Interests

Research Focus

  • Data mining;
  • Numerical solution of differential equations;
  • Use of the Internet and new technology in teaching;
  • Network security;
  • Development of scientific parallel algorithms.

Professional Information

  • Digital Careers - NSW Steering Committee
  • Box Hill Institute IT Curriculum Committee
  • Cisco Certified Academy Instructor
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate
  • Microsoft Certified Professional
Past memberships
  • Member of Australian Mathematical Society
  • Member of American Mathematical Society
  • Member of Canadian Mathematical Society

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Research Output

  • 161 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
  • 21 Conference paper
  • 13 Article
  • 2 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 1 Chapter

A Survey on Mining Program-Graph Features for Malware Analysis

Islam, MD. S., Islam, MD. R., Kayes, A. S. M., Liu, C. & Altas, I., 2014, ATCS 2014. Belgium: Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, Vol. 153. p. 220-236 17 p.

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperConference paper

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Exploring Timeline-Based Malware Classification

    Islam, MD. R., Altas, I. & Islam, S., 2013, Security and Privacy Protection in Information Processing Systems. Janczewski, L. J., Wolfe, H. B. & Shenoi, S. (eds.). Germany: Springer, p. 1-13 13 p.

    Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    6 Downloads (Pure)

    A comparative study of malware family classification

    Islam, MD. R. & Altas, I., 2012, Information and Communications Security: 14th International Conference, ICICS 2012, Hong Kong, China, October 29-31, 2012. Proceedings. Chim, T. W. & Yuen, T. H. (eds.). Berlin, Germany: Springer, Vol. 7618. p. 488-496 9 p.

    Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    Information Flow Control Using the Java Virtual Machine Tool Interface (JVMTI).

    Howarth, J., Altas, I. & Dalgarno, B., 2010, IEEE International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (AReS). USA: IEEE, p. 689-695 7 p.

    Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperConference paper

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Implementing Microsoft PiL in Australian Schools

    Altas, I., Messing, J. & Howarth, J., 2008, In : International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning. p. 63-68 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Press / Media

    Masters prepares IT workers for cloud nine

    Irfan Altas


    7 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    A Doctorate, when distance learning is the only option

    Irfan Altas


    2 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media


    The application of data mining techniques to improve service delivery in health and aged care

    Zahid Islam (Creator), Irfan Altas (Creator), Manoranjan Paul (Creator) & Mark Morrison (Creator)

    Impact: Economic Impact, Public policy Impact, Quality of life Impact, Social Impact