FIET (UK), FBCS (UK), FFTRA (Korea), SMIEEE (USA)
Editor-in-Chief, Telecommunication Systems (Springer)
Center of Excellence in Information Assurance (CoEIA)
College of Computer & Information Sciences, Building 31
King Saud University, P.O. Box 92144, Riyadh 11653
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Prof. Muhammad Khurram Khan is a global thought leader and influencer in cybersecurity. He is a Professor of Cybersecurity at the Center of Excellence in Information Assurance (CoEIA), King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is one of the founding members of CoEIA and has served as Manager R&D from March 2009 until March 2012. He, along with his team, developed and successfully managed the cybersecurity research program at CoEIA, which turned it into one of the best centers of excellence in the region. He is the founder and CEO of the "Global Foundation for Cyber Studies and Research", an independent and non-partisan cybersecurity think-tank in Washington, D.C., USA. He has contributed to cyber policy work for the G20 (Saudi and Italian Presidencies) in shaping a safer cyberspace for children, protecting the masses and vulnerable populations in cyberspace, and empowering and enabling women in the cybersecurity profession. In 2019, he played an instrumental role as a cybersecurity subject expert for a USD 6 million series B investment in a South Korean startup, "SecuLetter," which has received a corporate valuation of over USD 40 million (2020).
He is the Editor-in-Chief of a well-reputed international journal ‘Telecommunication Systems', published by Springer-Nature for over 27 years, with a recent impact factor of 2.336 (JCR 2022). He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Cyber Insights Magazine.
Furthermore, he is the area editor (Network Security) of IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, which has a 33.84 impact factor in JCR 2022. Moreover, he is on the editorial board of several journals, including, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, Journal of Network & Computer Applications (Elsevier), IEEE Access, IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, PLOS ONE, Electronic Commerce Research, IET Wireless Sensor Systems, Journal of Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing, and International Journal of Biometrics, etc.
He has also played role of the guest editor of several international ISI-indexed journals of Springer-Verlag and Elsevier Science, etc. Moreover, he is one of the organizing chairs of more than 5 dozen international conferences and member of technical committees of more than 10 dozen international conferences. In addition, he is an active reviewer of many international journals as well as research foundations of Switzerland, Italy, Saudi Arabia and Czech Republic.
Prof. Khurram is an honorary professor at IIIRC, Shenzhen Graduate School, China and an adjunct professor at Fujian University of Technology, China. He has secured an outstanding leadership award at the IEEE international conference on Networks and Systems Security 2009, Australia. He has been included in the Marquis Who’s Who in the World 2010 edition. In addition, at the AIT international Conference in Japan in June 2010, he received a certificate of appreciation for outstanding contributions in "Biometrics & Information Security Research".
He has been awarded a Gold Medal for the ‘Best Invention & Innovation Award’ at the 10th Malaysian Technology Expo 2011, Malaysia. Moreover, in April 2013, his invention got a Bronze Medal at the "41st International Exhibition of Inventions" in Geneva, Switzerland. In addition, he was awarded the best paper awards from the Journal of Network & Computer Applications (Elsevier) and IEEE Systems Journal.
He was the recipient of the King Saud University Award for Scientific Excellence (Research Productivity) in May 2015. He was also a recipient of the King Saud University Award for Scientific Excellence (Inventions, Innovations, and Technology Licensing) in May 2016.
Prof. Khurram has published over 450 research papers in the journals and conferences of international repute. In addition, he is an inventor of 10 US/PCT patents. He has edited 7 books/proceedings published by Springer-Verlag and IEEE. He has secured several national and international research grants in the domain of information security. His research areas of interest are Cybersecurity, Internet of Things security, digital authentication, biometrics, multimedia security, and technological innovation management. He has played a leading role in developing the "BS Cybersecurity Degree Program" and the "Higher Diploma in Cybersecurity" at King Saud University.
He is a fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (UK), a fellow of the British Computer Society (UK), a fellow of the FTRA (Korea), a senior member of the IEEE (USA), a senior member of the IACSIT (Singapore), member of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, member of the IEEE Communications Society, member of the IEEE Computers Society, member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Security & Privacy, member of the IEEE IoT Community, member of the IEEE Smart Cities Community, and member of the IEEE Cybersecurity Community. He is also the Vice Chair of the IEEE Communications Society Saudi Chapter. He has been a distinguished lecturer of the IEEE (CTSoC) from 2019–2021.
His Google Scholar can be visited at: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=99LlvYUAAAAJ&hl=en
I am always looking for talented, smart and hardworking students, researchers and collaborators.If your research interests are similiar to mine, you are welcome to discuss ideas for supervision, collaboration or joint professional & academic activities etc.
We have a strong research group with several full-time/part-time researchers, students and faculty members who are passionate for their contributions to the academia and society. We are currently focusing on digital authentication, multimedia security, biometrics security, and cloud computing security. If you have some novel and innovative ideas and would like to join our group, please feel free to contact me through my email for further discussions.
I have been fortunate to work with some of the following students, researchers, and collaborators:
There are several other classified funding projects, which are not mentioned in the list due to some reasons.