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ACM Distinguished Speaker

Senior Member of IEEE

Full Member of EPSRC Peer Review College

Fellow of Higher Education Academy


Dr Zeeshan Pervez is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS). He is a Senior Member of IEEE, ACM Distinguished Speaker, Member ISO and BSI working groups for FM sector, Fellow of Higher Education Academy (UK), and Full Member of EPSRC Peer Review College (UK).


He has a strong track record of securing research, industry, and capacity building funding from the Innovate UK, Scottish Funding Council, Innovation Centres, European Commission, Erasmus+, Microsoft Research, and international research institutes. He has over 14 years of research and industry experience in addressing technological and societal challenges, and designing and developing enterprise-ready solutions. For his outstanding performance and success in securing substantial research funding, enterprise engagement, high-quality research outputs, and associated wider research/societal impact, he won the 2019 UWS STARS Award - Staff Appreciation & Recognition Scheme.


His areas of expertise are Internet-of-Things, Cybersecurity, Applied AI/ML, Blockchain Technologies, Data Security & Privacy, and Cloud Computing. The application areas of his research are but not limited to: Industry 4.0, Smart Cities, Social Housing, Predictive Maintenance, Facilities Management, Healthcare, Data Science, and ICT4D.


He has authored over 75 publications with23 i10th and 15 h-index and around 700 citations. He has successfully supervised to completion: 20 postdoctoral fellows, postgraduate research/taught and undergraduate students (as lead and co-supervisor). He has served as a TPC member of more than 100 conferences and a regular reviewer of 30+ IEEE Transactions, Elsevier, and Springer journals. He has chaired/evaluated over 15 doctoral exams for UK and international higher education institutes.  


He has been regularly invited by national and international research and academic institutes to deliver talks on topic ranging from Internet-of-Things, Data Science, Cybersecurity, and Cloud Computing.


He is serving as an external examiner to several UK higher education institutes for their computing programme boards - postgraduate, undergraduate, and international provisions. At UWS he has successfully led the development, validation, and delivery of postgraduate programmes namely MSc Information & Network Security, and MSc Advanced Computing (Big Data and IoT).



Area of academic expertise - outline

Internet-of-Things: security & privacy; data driven services

Cybersecurity: proactive measures; threat intelligence; vulnerabilities & attacks

Data Anonymization: mixed data, data imputation, data usability measures

Data Stream Processing: privacy & trust, frameworks, data science pipelines

Secure Cloud Services: encrypted data search, privacy-aware sharing, collaborative services  

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

Cloud computing

Data security & privacy

Network security


Target collaborative companies

Healthcare service providers (products, services, platforms)

Data intelligence (data management & processing, big data frameworks, data science)

IT companies (security & privacy, services, web & mobile apps)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

External positions

Postdoctoral Fellow, Kyung Hee University

Jan 2013Jul 2013


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