Ameer Al-Nemrat

Dr Ameer Al-Nemrat


Information security and computer forensics

Department of Engineering & Computing , School of Architecture Computing and Engineering (ACE)

Senior lecturer and programme leader for information security and computer forensics.


  • PhD Investigation into Cybercrime Trends and Analysis/ Sep 2010/ UEL
  • PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education/Sep 2009/ UEL
  • PGCert Research/ Sep 2008/UEL
  • MSC Computer Systems Auditing/ Sep 2006/ London Metropolitan University
  • BCS BIS (Informatics, Management, and Statistics)/ Sep1991/ Damascus University

Areas Of Interest

Cyber Criminal network analysis using data mining techniques, Cybercrime prevention and detection, Profiling Cybercrime victims, Digital Forensics and Steganography techniques

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Ameer is a senior lecturer at the School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering, University of East London (UEL). He's also the Director of Professional Doctorate in Information Security & the MSc Information Security and Digital Forensics programmes. In addition, Ameer is the founder and the director of the Electronic Evidence Laboratory, UEL.  He is a co-editor of the book "Issues in Cybercrime, Security, and Digital Forensics", and was the guest editor of the special issue of the International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics (IJESDF).

Ameer has led a Cybercrime Programme Project with a German institution, which won the "Good Practice Award" from The European Commission two years in a row. The award was handed out as part of the Leonardo da Vinci scheme, which focuses on the teaching and training needs of those involved in vocational education and training.

Ameer was also nominated as the "Best Lecturer" for the 2015 Student Led Teaching Awards - Spotlight on Great Teaching 2015.


Ameer is active in the area of cybercrime and digital forensics, where he has been publishing research papers in peer-reviewed conferences and internationally reputed journals.

Research history

  • National Computer Security Conference - Angola - May 2016
  • National Security & Resilience Exhibition - Abu Dhabi - March 2016 
  • Brazilian Law Enforcement for Cyber Security Meeting - Sao Paolo - Oct 2015
  • 13th Security Meeting summit "Crisis Management, Computer Forensics, Surveillance, ID Theft & Espionage", Lisbon, November 2014
  • The 3rd Forum on Total Quality in Public Security, Hail, Saudi, 24-26 Feb, 2014
  • Workshop on Cyber Crime at ARC Centre for Excellence in Policing and Security, Regulatory Institutions Network, National Australian University, Canberra, Australia. 7 Nov 2013
  • The 2nd   Forum on Total Quality in Public Security, Jeddah, Saudi, 10-12 Sep, 2012

Areas of Interest and Expertise

  • Cyber Criminal network analysis using data mining techniques
  • Cybercrime prevention and detection
  • Profiling Cybercrime victims
  • Digital Forensics and Steganography techniques


Guest Editor

  • Special Issue "Developments in Cybercrime and Cybercrime Mitigation" Future Internet Journal
  • Special issue  "Cybercrime Prevention, Detection & Response", International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics, ISSN (online)   1751-9128. Volume 5 (2), 2013 

Journal Papers

  • J1. R. Mukhtar, A. Al-Nemrat, M. Alazab, S. Venkatraman and H. Jahankhani "Analysis of Firewall Log Based Detection Scenarios for Evidence in Digital Forensics". (In press) International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics, 2012.
  • J2. R. Alavi, S. Islam, H. Jahankhani, A. Al-Nemrat, "Analyzing Human Factors for an Effective Information Security Management System", International Journal of Secure Software Engineering (IJSSE), Special Issue on Cyber security, IGI Global publication.
  • J3. H. Jahankhani, A. Al-Nemrat, "Cybercrime Profiling and Trends Analysis", in Babak A.; Yates S. (Ed.) "Intelligence Management: Knowledge Driven Frameworks for Combating Terrorism and Organized Crime". PP 181-195, 1st Edition, Springer, 2011 London.


MSc Information Security and Digital Forensics

Address system vulnerabilities and explore preventative measures, detection and repair. Experience high exposure with industry professionals.

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  • CN7019 Digital Forensics (MSc)
  • CN6107 Computer and Network Security (BSc)