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Dr. Rafiqul Islam is working as an Associate Professor at School of Computing, Mathematics & Engineering, Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Australia. Dr. Islam has a strong research background in Cybersecurity with a specific focus on malware analysis and classification, Authentication, security in the cloud, privacy in social media and Internet of Things (IoT). He is leading the Cybersecurity research team and has developed a strong background in leadership, sustainability, collaborative research in the area. He has a strong publication record and has published more than 180 peer-reviewed research papers. His contribution is recognized both nationally and internationally through achieving various rewards such as professional excellence reward, research excellence award, leadership award. In 2021, Dr Islam has received Cyber Security Researcher of the Year Award from the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) for a project funded by the Cyber Security CRC and Quintessence Lab.  Dr. Islam has recognized at the national forefront of his research field ‘cybersecurity’, which is now one of the national/International research priority (financial, political and social aspects). He is a co-recipient of more than 10 external grants with a combined cash funding (excluding in kind contributions) of more than $5M to the projects. His is also Co-Investigator on a successful Cybersecurity CRC  (68 M) to which he is contributing to the projects related to Resilient Networks, Security and configuration management of IoT system, Platform & Architecture of cybersecurity as a service and malware detection and removal.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

L&T, PGDip

Award Date: 20 Dec 2023

Network Security, PhD, Spam Filtering using Classification Algorithms, Deakin University

Award Date: 01 Jul 2008

Computer Science, M.Sc., PLA fault detection

Computer Science, B.Sc. Hon

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