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Dr Muhammad Kazim

Job: Lecturer in Cyber Security

Faculty: Computing, Engineering and Media

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 250 4543



Personal profile

Dr. Muhammad Kazim is a Lecturer in Cyber Security in the Cyber Technology Institute at DMU. His research interests focus on cloud computing security, edge computing, internet of things security and AI. Dr. Kazim received his PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Derby, UK with a focus on cloud computing security. 

Prior to this role, Dr. Kazim worked as a KTP Research Software Engineer at the University of Derby on an industrial project that focused on the research and development of an automated pipeline for the visualization of real time geometry data in virtual reality systems. Dr. Kazim has worked at various academic roles at University of Derby which include working as an Associate Academic to develop and deliver content for e-learners. As a Post-Graduate Teaching Assistant at University of Derby, he worked on developing and delivering guest lectures, tutorials, and marking assessments of Masters and Undergraduate level modules.

Dr. Kazim has organised and participated in many international conferences and workshops. He acts as a reviewer for high reputed journals including IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, IEEE Access, Springer AI and Society Journal and IEEE/ACM International Conference on Big Data Computing, Applications and Technologies.

Research group affiliations

Cyber Technology Institute (CTI)

Publications and outputs

Key publications:

1. Kazim, M., & Liu, L. (2018). "Orchestrating Secure and Dynamic Access of IoT Services in Multi-Cloud Environments". IEEE Access. 
2. Shi, L., Liu, L., Wu, Y., Jiang, L., Kazim, M., Ali, H., & Panneerselvam, J. (2019). "Human-Centric Cyber Social Computing Model for Hot-Event Detection and Propagation". IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems.
3. Kazim, M., & Evans, D. (2016). "Threat Modeling for Services in Cloud Computing". 10th IEEE International Symposium on Service-oriented System Engineering (SOSE), Oxford.
4. Kazim, M., & Zhu, S. (2015). "A Survey on Top Security Threats in Cloud Computing". International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications (IJACSA), vol. 6, no. 3.
5. Ahmad, F., Kazim, M., Adnane, A. & Awad, A. (2015). "Vehicular Cloud Networks: Architecture, Applications and Security Issues". 8th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing, Cyprus.
6. Kazim, M., Masood, R., Shibli, A., & Abbasi, G. (2013). "Security Aspects of Virtualization in Cloud Computing". 12th International Conference on Computer Information Systems and Industrial Management Applications, Springer, Poland.
7. Kazim, M., Masood, R., & Shibli, A. (2013). "Securing the virtual machine images in Cloud computing". 6th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN), ACM/SIGSAC, Turkey.
8. Kazim, M., & Zhu, S. (2016). Virtualization Security in Cloud Computing. Guide to Security Assurance for Cloud Computing, Springer.
9. Ahmad, F., Kazim, M., & Adnane, A. (2016). Vehicular Cloud Networks: Architecture, Applications and Security Issues. Guide to Security Assurance for Cloud Computing, Springer.

Research interests/expertise

  • Cloud computing
  • Edge computing and AI
  • Internet of things security
  • Data Science
  • Software Engineering

Areas of teaching

  • Computer Programming
  • Network Security
  • Cyber Engineering
  • Communication Systems Security


  • PhD in Computer Science (2019)
  • Masters in Computer and Communication Security (2014)
  • Bachelors in Information and Communication Systems Engineering (2011)

Courses taught

Advanced C Programming (CTEC1911), Host and Network Security (CTEC5803), Industrial Control Systems Security (CTEC3316), Advances in Cyber Security (CTEC5801)

Honours and awards

University of Derby PhD Studentship (3 years)

Membership of external committees

Technical Program Committee Member: 
IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things and Intelligent Applications (ITIA 2020, China)
IEEE International Symposium on Data & Model-Driven Methods for Trustworthy Systems (2019, Leicester)
1st International Symposium on Emerging Technologies in the Era of 5G-based Internet of Things (INSERT-IoT 2019, China)

Membership of professional associations and societies

IEEE member