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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 an Associate Professor (Reader) 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)

External positions

Postdoctoral Fellow, Kyung Hee University

Jan 2013Jul 2013

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Research Output 2008 2019

92 Downloads (Pure)

A hybrid intelligence-based cognitive engine

Olaleye, M., Dahal, K. & Pervez, Z., 29 Jul 2019, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference On Cloud Computing, Data Science and Engineering Confluence 2019. IEEE, p. 258-262 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Cognitive radio
Radio systems
Artificial intelligence
Wireless networks
Network protocols
Security systems
1 Citation (Scopus)

Blockchain and edge computing-based architecture for participatory smart city applications

Khan, Z., Abbasi, A. G. & Pervez, Z., 11 Nov 2019, In : Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience. 20 p., e5566.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chain Code
1 Citation (Scopus)
124 Downloads (Pure)

DNS-IdM: a blockchain identity management system to secure personal data sharing in a network

Kassem, J. A., Sayeed, S., Marco Gisbert, H., Pervez, Z. & Dahal, K., 24 Jul 2019, In : Applied Sciences. 9, 15, 19 p., 2953.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Open Access
Data privacy
management systems
101 Downloads (Pure)

Multi-dimensional e-commerce trust evaluation method

Alsharif, N., Dahal, K., Pervez, Z. & Sureephong, P., 4 Feb 2019, 2018 12th International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management & Applications (SKIMA). IEEE, 7 p. 8631523. (IEEE Conference Proceedings).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access


Associate Member of EPSRC Peer Review College

Zeeshan Pervez (Recipient), Nov 2016

Prize: Appointment

Full Member of EPSRC Peer Review College

Zeeshan Pervez (Recipient), Jun 2017

Prize: Appointment

Activities 2013 2017

  • 6 Invited talk

Cyber Security Challenges for Smart Cities: Users, Service Providers and Regulators

Zeeshan Pervez (Invited speaker)
7 Mar 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Access Control in Public Cloud Storage Services

Zeeshan Pervez (Invited speaker)
30 May 2013

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Oblivious Computation for Public Cloud Storage Services

Zeeshan Pervez (Invited speaker)
20 May 2013

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Access Control Methodologies within Untrusted Domain

Zeeshan Pervez (Invited speaker)
13 May 2013

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Data Privacy in Public Cloud Storage Services

Zeeshan Pervez (Invited speaker)
29 Oct 2013

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Intelligent systems
physiological responses
Learning systems
Learning systems
Resource allocation
Electric power utilization
Routing protocols
Traffic congestion