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 the founder and CEO of the ‘Global Foundation for Cyber Studies and Research’, an independent and non-partisan cybersecurity think-tank based in Washington D.C. He has contributed cyber policy works for the G20 in shaping a safer cyberspace for children, protection of masses in the cyberspace, and empowering and enabling women in cybersecurity profession. He is a Professor of Cybersecurity at 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 the Manager R&D from March 2009 to March 2012. He developed and successfully managed the research program of CoEIA, which transformed the center as one of the best centers of research excellence in Saudi Arabia as well as in the region.
Prof. Khurram is the Editor-in-Chief of a well-esteemed international journal 'Telecommunication Systems' published by Springer-Nature (since 1993) with an impact factor of 2.314 (JCR 2021). He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Cyber Insights Magazine).
Furthermore, he is the full-time Editor/Associate Editor of several international journals/magazines, including IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, Journal of Network & Computer Applications (Elsevier), IEEE Access, Security & Communication Networks, IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, Journal of Medical Systems (Springer), PLOS ONE, Computers & Electrical Engineering (Elsevier), IET Wireless Sensor Systems, Electronic Commerce Research (Springer), Journal of Computing & Informatics, Journal of Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing (JIHMSP), International Journal of Biometrics (Inderscience), 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 adjunct professor at Fujian University of Technology, China and an honorary Professor at IIIRC, Shenzhen Graduate School, Harbin Institute of Technology, China. He has secured an outstanding leadership award at 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. Besides, he has received certificate of appreciation for outstanding contributions in 'Biometrics & Information Security Research' at AIT international Conference, June 2010 at Japan.
He has been awarded a Gold Medal for the 'Best Invention & Innovation Award' at 10th Malaysian Technology Expo 2011, Malaysia. Moreover, his invention recently got a Bronze Medal at '41st International Exhibition of Inventions' at Geneva, Switzerland in April 2013. In addition, he was awarded best paper award from the Journal of Network & Computer Applications (Elsevier) in Dec. 2015.
Prof. Khurram is the recipient of King Saud University Award for Scientific Excellence (Research Productivity) in May 2015. He is also a recipient of 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. Prof. Khurram has played a leading role in developing 'BS Cybersecurity Degree Program' and 'Higher Diploma in Cybersecurity' at King Saud University. In 2019, he has 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 USD 40 Million.
He is a fellow of the IET (UK), fellow of the BCS (UK), fellow of the FTRA (Korea), senior member of the IEEE (USA), senior member of the IACSIT (Singapore), member of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, member of the IEEE Communications Society, member fo 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 IEEE Communications Society Saudi Chapter. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE (CESoC).
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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.