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The SSE group has been involved in different national and international research projects.

Circularity and Blockchain Technology for Food Redistribution and Community Well-being

Focusing on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger, this project aims to develop an initial proof of concept software solution via a feasibility study addressing the food insecurity problem, using the Circular Economy theory and Blockchain technology in the redistribution of food and other essentials by expanding the donor network available to charitable food distribution networks.  Embedding the theory in a blockchain solution to solve the food insecurity problem can enhance the way people donate food items, donation transparency (which leads to increased donations), donor anonymity (for data protection) and enable tracking or provenance of donations via an immutable database (via blockchain technology). On the other hand, the software solution can be extended to the donation of recyclable materials to other interested organisations (e.g., manufacturers of skincare products using coffee bean oil or coffee grounds in the UK) enabling donor organisations apply for tax deductions using a fail-proof data source.  

The Award (£23,000) has been funded by UCL, Centre for Blockchain Technologies and the project is led by Nottingham Trent University. 

UEL Principal Investigator: Dr Bilyaminu Auwal Romo

A secure intelligence information system using digital technologies and advanced data analytics

This project aims to develop an intelligence Learner Management System (iLMS) that integrates learner enrolment, learner content management, and learning analytics into a single platform. The iLMS offers learning analytics beyond traditional descriptive analytics by reasoning and predicting from the learner data so that appropriate actions can be taken for teaching and learning support. The project is funded under the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), Innovate UK, between the University of East London and London based vocational training provider Mediprospects.  

Principal Investigator: Dr Shareeful Islam

Other UEL Advisors: Prof Mansour Moniri, Dr Paolo Falcarin, Dr Amin Karami.  

Cyber Insurability Toolkit

The aim of the project is to develop a Cyber Insurability toolkit that can work as an assistant to offer undertaking optimal decision for managing cyber risk by seeking cyber insurance. The project investigates and predicates cyber risks and aligns suitable control strategies to mitigate the risks. The project is funded by the cyber security academic start up accelerator programme, Innovate UK.   

Principal Investigator: Dr Shareeful Islam

Data Quality Management in Large-Scale Cyber-Physical Systems

This PhD scholarship was funded by the UEL Excellence programme 2017, and it aims to develop an integrated data quality management system able to detect data anomalies in Large-Scale Cyber-Physical Systems, such as a network of IoT sensors in London and worldwide, to which we have been provided access by our partner Thingful Ltd

PhD Student: Ahmed Abdulhasan Alwan 

Supervisory Team: Dr Mihaela Anca Ciupala,  Dr Paolo Falcarin, Dr Seyed Ali Ghorashi 

An Integrated Cyber-Security Risk Management Framework for Critical Infrastructure Protection 

This PhD scholarship received funding from the Nigerian Petroleum Development Trust Fund (PTDF), and it aims to develop an integrated risk management practice by systematically identifying critical assets of the organisation, predicting risk type and evaluating the effectiveness of the existing controls to mitigate risk for the critical infrastructure.  The work integrates existing industry specific standards for risk management, cyber threat intelligence and machine learning methods for developing the risk management framework.

PhD Student: Halima Ibrahim Kure

PhD SupervisorDr Shareeful Islam

Advanced Software Protection: Integration, Research and Exploitation (ASPIRE)

In the European project ASPIRE, three market leaders in security ICT solutions (Nagra-Kudelski, Gemalto and SafeNet - both later acquired by Thales), and four academic institutions (Ghent University, UEL, FBK, Politecnico di Torino) joined forces to build an open-source software toolchain combining various software protections against Man-At-The-End (MATE) attacks on Android mobile applications. 

ASPIRE was funded by the FP7-EU, from November 2013 to October 2016 (call Objective ICT-2013.1.5 Trustworthy ICT b), grant n. 609734. More information is available on the ASPIRE website, the ASPIRE software repository and its UEL online software protections, and the ASPIRE video tutorials

UEL Principal InvestigatorDr Paolo Falcarin

Other UEL Researchers: Alessandro Cabutto, Gaofeng Zhang, Elena Gomez Martinez, Shareeful Islam, Christophe Tartary. 

Other past projects of the SSE group are the FP7 project PANDORA, the ERDF project MCOM on mobile commerce for SMEs, the Powerchex Ltd Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), and the DefTrust EPSRC/British Telecom (BT) funded project. The group has provided knowledge transfer to the local community through schemes such as Innovation for Growth, Knowledge Connect, Innovation Associates, Enterprise Bureau, and Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP).