Doctor Mahmoud Elkhodr

Doctor Mahmoud Elkhodr

SPR/2H Casual Academic - Unit/Subject 301384/INFO7016,
Dean's Unit, Computer, Data & Math Sciences

Biography

I'm currently a Lecturer with the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics (SCEM) at Western Sydney University (WSU). I'm also a Sessional Lecturer with the College of Engineering and Science at Victoria University, Sydney campus. In addition, I'm the IEEE WSU Chapter Chairman, a Committee member of IEEE NSW Section, a Committee member of SCEM Research Committee, and the HDR representative on the WSU Senate Research Committee. I serve in various positions for many journals and International conferences.

My main teaching and research interests include Internet of Things, Future Networks, Web of Things, Cloud and Mobile Computing, Computer Networking, Ubiquitous Computing, e-health, health ICT, Security, and Privacy.

Previously, I held the position of IT manager and consultant for a number of international companies across the world (Ghana, Malaysia, and Australia). I'm a certified project management leader. I have also worked in various short-term roles as a Business Analyst, IT consultant and Software Engineer. I've consistently delivered complex, medium-scale projects on time and within budget.

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Qualifications

  • MSc(Hons) University of Western Sydney
  • MICT University of Western Sydney
  • BSc The Open University

Awards

  • The International Postgraduate Research Scholarship 2012-03-28
  • The Australian Postgraduate Award 2012-03-28
  • High Achieving graduate 2011-02-23

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Dean's Unit, Computer, Data & Math Sciences

Committees

  • IEEE UWS Student Branch
  • School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics
  • IEEE NSW Section
  • UWS Research Senate Committee

Contact

Email: M.Elkhodr@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: n/a
Mobile:
Location: ER.1.07
Parramatta

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 300144 Object Oriented Analysis, 2010
  • 300144 Object Oriented Analysis, 2011
  • 300144 Object Oriented Analysis, 2013
  • 300144 Object Oriented Analysis, 2014
  • 300252 Advanced Topics in Networking, 2015
  • 300570 Human-Computer Interaction, 2014
  • 300582 Technologies for Web Applications, 2010
  • 300582 Technologies for Web Applications, 2012
  • 300583 Web Systems Development, 2013
  • 300597 Master Project 1, 2016
  • 301068 Network Security, 2015

Publications

Books

  • Elkhodr, M., Hassan, Q. and Shahrestani, S. (2018), 'Networks of the Future: Architectures, Technologies, and Implementations', : CRC Press 9781498783972.

Chapters in Books

  • Elkhodr, M., Shahrestani, S. and Cheung, H. (2017), 'Internet of Things research challenges', Security Solutions for Hyperconnectivity and the Internet of Things, IGI Global 9781522507413.
  • Elkhodr, M., Shahrestani, S. and Cheung, H. (2016), 'Wireless enabling technologies for the Internet of Things', Innovative Research and Applications in Next-Generation High Performance Computing, IGI Global 9781522502876.
  • Elkhodr, M., Shahrestani, S. and Cheung, H. (2016), 'Internet of Things applications : current and future development', Innovative Research and Applications in Next-Generation High Performance Computing, IGI Global 9781522502876.
  • Elkhodr, M., Shahrestani, S. and Cheung, H. (2013), 'Preserving the privacy of patient records in health monitoring systems', Theory and Practice of Cryptography Solutions for Secure Information Systems, IGI Global 9781466640306.

Journal Articles

  • Alsinglawi, B., Elkhodr, M., Nguyen, Q., Gunawardana, U., Maeder, A. and Simoff, S. (2017), 'RFID localisation for Internet of Things smart homes : a survey', International Journal of Computer Networks and Communications, vol 9, no 1 , pp 81 - 99.
  • Elkhodr, M., Shahrestani, S. and Cheung, H. (2016), 'The Internet of Things : new interoperability, management and security challenges', International Journal of Network Security and Its Applications, vol 8, no 2 , pp 85 - 102.
  • Elkhodr, M., Shahrestani, S. and Cheung, H. (2016), 'A middleware for the Internet of Things', International Journal of Computer Networks and Communications, vol 8, no 2 , pp 159 - 177.
  • Elkhodr, M., Shahrestani, S. and Cheung, H. (2016), 'Emerging wireless technologies in the internet of things : a comparative study', International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Networks, vol 8, no 5 , pp 67 - 82.
  • Elkhodr, M., Shahrestani, S. and Cheung, H. (2011), 'Ubiquitous health monitoring systems: Addressing security concerns', Journal of Computer Science, vol 7, no 10 , pp 1465 - 1473.

Conference Papers

  • Elkhodr, M., Shahrestani, S. and Cheung, H. (2015), 'Managing the Internet of Things', IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Data Intensive Systems, Sydney, Australia.
  • Elkhodr, M., Shahrestani, S. and Cheung, H. (2015), 'A smart home application based on the Internet of Things management platform', IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Data Intensive Systems, Sydney, Australia.
  • Elkhodr, M., Shahrestani, S. and Cheung, H. (2014), 'A semantic obfuscation technique for the Internet of Things', International Conference on Communications, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Elkhodr, M., Shahrestani, S. and Cheung, H. (2013), 'The Internet of Things : vision & challenges', TENCON, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Elkhodr, M., Shahrestani, S. and Cheung, H. (2013), 'A contextual-adaptive location disclosure agent for general devices in the Internet of Things', Conference on Local Computer Networks, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Elkhodr, M., Shahrestani, S. and Cheung, H. (2012), 'A review of mobile location privacy in the Internet of Things', International Conference on ICT and Knowledge Engineering, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Elkhodr, M., Shahrestani, S. and Kourouche, K. (2012), 'A proposal to improve the security of mobile banking applications', International Conference on ICT and Knowledge Engineering, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Elkhodr, M., Shahrestani, S. and Cheung, H. (2011), 'Enhancing The Security of Mobile Health Monitoring Systems Through Trust Negotiations', 36th Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, Bonn Germany.
  • Elkhodr, M., Shahrestani, S. and Cheung, H. (2011), 'An approach to enhance the security of remote health monitoring systems', The 4th international conference on Security of information and networks, Sydney.
  • Elkhodr, M., Shahrestani, S. and Cheung, H. (2011), 'Improving E-Health Security Through Trust Negotiation', The 6th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies, Seville, Spain.
  • Elkhodr, M., Shahrestani, S. and Cheung, H. (2011), 'Securing Ubiquitous Access in U-Health Monitoring Systems', The 7th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications (ICITA 2011), Sydney.

Preserving the Privacy of patient records in health monitoring systems is one of my major research activities. Amongst the main challenges that e-health technology faces, security is considered as one of the major obstacles to its deployment. My research proposed an authentication approach, referred to as the Ubiquitous Health Trust Protocol (UHTP), which aims at minimizing the security risks associated with the remote access of EHRs using portable devices. In particular, the proposed approach has been used to create ways for secure collaboration providing a set of generic services such as read/write, authentication, trust management, as well as advanced functionality for mobile access.

Currently, my research is focusing on the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is where networks of applications, computers, devices, physical and virtual objects, and users, referred to as things, are interconnected together using communication technologies such as wireless, wired and mobile networks, RFID, Bluetooth, GPS systems, and other evolving technologies. This paradigm is a major shift from an essentially computer-based network model to a fully distributed network of smart and lite objects. This does pose serious challenges in terms of architecture, connectivity, efficiency, and provision of services among many others. But perhaps, security concerns, and more specifically privacy related issues, top the list of the major challenges. The seamless interconnectivity of things, envisioned in the IoT, highlights the complexity of realizing location privacy in this global infrastructure. To achieve location privacy, objects, specifically those which have access to the personal information of users, should not be allowed to communicate in an uncontrolled manner. Therefore, the key objective of my research is to investigate the extent of privacy related problems for users of location-based services sharing their information with other users or objects in an IoT environment. It will then move to identify ways to address these problems and to alleviate their impacts.

 

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