People

Meet our team.

We’re a group of creative individuals interested in the emerging challenges of cybersecurity, digital forensics and smart systems.

Dr. Nhien-An Le-Khac

Lab Head

Dr. Nhien-An Le-Khac is a Lecturer at the School of Computer Science, UCD. He is currently the Programme Director of MSc programme in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation. He is also the co-founder of UCD-GNECB Postgraduate Certificate in fraud and e-crime investigation.

He obtained his PhD. in Computer Science from INP Grenoble, France. His research interest spans the area of Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics, Adversarial Machine Learning, Knowledge Engineering, Explainable AI, Cloud Security and Privacy, and High Performance computing.

Dr. Hung Ngo

TUD Lecturer

Dr. Hung Ngo is a lecturer at School of Business, TUD, Dublin, Ireland

Dr. Ngo is former a PhD candidate in the School of Computer Science, UCD, under the supervision of Dr. Le-Khac. His PhD topic evolves knowledge map in big data.

His research is focused on natural language processing, knowledge management, and machine learning.

Dr. Anca Jurcut

Lecturer

Dr. Anca Jurcut is an Assistant Professor at the School of Computer Science, UCD. She received a PhD from University of Limerick, Ireland (2013). From 2013 to 2015, she was working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Limerick and as a software engineer at IBM, Ireland.

Her research interests focuses on network and data security, security for internet of things (IoT), security protocols, formal verification techniques and applications of blockchain technologies in cybersecurity.

Dr. Manaz Kaleel

Former Postdoc

Dr. Manaz was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the School of Computer Science, University College Dublin. He got a Ph.D. (2020) in Computer Science , from University College Dublin.

Dr. Kaleel’s research fields are machine learning.

He was working in EU – DG HOME CERBERUS project under the supervision of Dr. Le-Khac.

Dr. Asanka Sayakkara

UCSC Lecturer

Dr. Asanka Sayakkara is a Lecturer of Computer Science in University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC), Sri Lanka. He is a former PhD candidate in the School of Computer Science, UCD. He is also a lecturer in the School of Computing, University of Colombo

He graduated from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka with his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. His PhD research topic evolves around forensics in IoT big data.

Dr. Saad Khalid Alabdulsalam

Cyber Risk Director

Dr. Alabdulsalam is a Cyber Risk Director in Saudi Arabi,

He is a former PhD candidate in the School of Computer Science, UCD, under the supervision of Dr. Le-Khac.
His PhD research is focused on developing a Deep Learning-based model for Internet of Things security and forensics.

Dr. Thanh Binh Le

Senior Data Scientist

Dr. Binh Thanh Le is currently a Senior Data Scientist in Legato Health, Ireland

He was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the School of Computer Science, University College Dublin. He got a Ph.D. (2016) and MSc (2012) in Computer Science from Myongji University, Korea.
Dr. Le’s research fields are machine learning and pattern recognition. He has worked in scalable data analytics, text mining, time series analytics, and on linking analysis in cybersecurity. He was working in EU – DG HOME CERBERUS project under the supervisor of Dr. Le-Khac.

Aditya Kuppa

PhD candidate

Aditya Kuppa is a PhD candidate in the School of Computer Science, UCD, under the supervision of Dr. Le-Khac.

He graduated from University of Pune, India.

His PhD research is focused on the Adversarial Attacks on Deep Learning models and the Explainable Artificial Intelligence

Mahmoud Said Elsayed

PhD Candidate

Mr. Mahmoud Said Elsayed is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Computer Science, UCD, under the supervision of Dr. Jurcut and Dr. Le-Khac.

He received the B.E. degree in electronics and communication engineering from Zagazig University, Egypt in 2007, the M.E. degrees in Information Security from Nile University, Egypt, in 2018. He has worked for several years in the industry through Huawei and IBM Co. in area of Computer Network and Security. His research interests involve computer networks, network security, deep learning, cloud computing.

Jack Nicholls

PhD Candidate

Jack Nicholls is a PhD candidate in the School of Computer Science, UCD, under the supervision of Dr. Le-Khac.

His research is about the Deep Learning Approaches in Anomaly Detection in Cryptocurrency Money Laundering .

Duc Anh Nguyen

PhD Candidate

Duc Anh Nguyen is a PhD candidate in the School of Computer Science, UCD, under the supervision of Dr. Le-Khac.

His research is about dealing with data scarcity by Privacy-preserving Multi-task Active Transfer Learning for Sensor-based Human Activity Recognition

Linh Nguyen

Former Research Assistant

Ms. Nguyen is a Research Assistant in the School of Computer Science, UCD.
She was working in EU – DG HOME CERBERUS project under the supervision of Dr. Le-Khac