Dr Benjamin Aziz
Senior Lecturer
School of Computing
University of Portsmouth


Š       Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in the UK

Š       Educational Affiliate Employee Member of the BCS


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I am interested in all areas of research related to Cyber and data security.  More specifically, I am interested in the security engineering and modeling of large-scale systems (e.g. Clouds and IoT systems), analysis of Cyber-security datasets to understand Cyber risk and the application of computer science methodologies (e.g. formal modeling, requirements engineering etc.) to understand security and risk in Cyber systems. At the School of Computing, I am a member of the Networks and Security Research Group.



The subjects I teach range from security and cryptography at the undergraduate level, to computer security, risk management and requirements engineering at the postgraduate levels.


Past Experience

Before joining the University of Portsmouth in 2010, I worked as a Senior Research Scientist in the e-Science Centre, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory part of the Science and Technology Facilities Council.  Before that, I was a researcher at several academic institutes, including Imperial College London, University College Cork and Dublin City University.



I am a member of several academic networks and working groups including ERCIM Formal Methods for Industrial and Critical Systems, ERCIM Security and Trust Management and IFIP WG 11.3 on Data and Application Security and Privacy.  In the past, I was also a member of EPSRC’s CryptoForma network, and I worked in several European projects involving a substantial element of research in security and trust management, including FP6 projects GridTrust and XtreemOS and FP7 project Consequence. I am currently an Associate Editor of Wiley’s Security and Communication Networks journal, and I am a member of several program committees for international conferences and workshops.


Current and Past Research Supervisions

Ali Malik (PhD student, Efficient Fault Tolerance in Software-Defined Networking)

Mehdi Behamin (PhD student, Formal Analysis of IoT Protocols)

Vijayalakshmi Chakravarthy (PhD student, Cloud Program Parallelization)

Paul Fremantle (PhD Student, Federated Authentication for the IoT)

Sara Kadry (PhD Student, Security Monitoring of Cloud-based Systems)

Craig Sheridan (PhD Student, Fault Injection in Cloud Environments)

Ali Al-Haj (PhD Student, Digital Forensics of Software-Defined Networking)


Dr Omed Khalind (finished 2015)

Dr Ioana Sporea (finished 2012)


Benjamin Aziz, ©2010 – 2017