International Journal of Information Science

International Journal of Information Science is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original papers of high scientific value in all areas of information science. The journal publishes high-quality, refereed articles. It emphasizes a balanced coverage of both theory and practice. It fully acknowledges and vividly promotes a breadth of the discipline of information sciences.

Abdun Mahmood

Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Information Science

Associate Professor, The University of New South Wales, Australia

Research Areas

Security, Network, Network Security, Data Mining, Machine Learning, SCADA (Industrial) Security


2003-2008Ph.D Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
1997-1998M.ScDepartment of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Dhaka
1993-1997B.Sc (Honors)Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Dhaka


2008-presentPostdoctoral Research Fellow withSchool of Computer Science andInformation Technology, RMITUniversity, and working on the PlatformTechnologies Research Institute, RMIT University
2000-2008Assistant Professor (equivalent toLevel B), Dept. of Computer Science, University of Dhaka
1999-2000Lecturer, Department of ComputerScience, Dhaka International University

Academic Achievement

ARC Linkage Project. Chief Investigator in "Detecting Supervisory Control and Data Access (SCADA) malicious programs to protect Australian critical infrastructure". Awarded in October, 2010. Term: 2011-2013.
ARC Linkage Project. Chief Investigator in "Designing Distributed Intrusion Detection Systems for Critical Industrial Infrastructure". Awarded in October, 2009. Term: 2010-2012
Received Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Early Career Researcher Grant. Awarded in August, 2009. Term: 2010
Selected as an ARC Reviewer (Australian based reader) for Grant Applications (2011-)
Merit Scholarship Awarded by Govt. of Bangladesh for Excellence in Undergraduate Honours Degree, 1993
Merit Scholarship Awarded by Govt. of Bangladesh for Excellence in Masters by Research Degree, 1998
International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) Awarded by Australian Government for PhD Degree, 2003
RMIT Emerging Career Researcher Award, 2010


IEEE, Full Member: 90892220
ACM, Professional Member: 9279969
ICST, Member: 2010
Bangladesh Electronic Society: Member 236
Bangladesh Computer Society: Member M-897

Publications: Journals

[1]  A. Mahmood, C. Leckie and P. Udaya. "An Efficient Clustering Scheme to Exploit Hierarchical Data in Network Traffic Analysis". IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE). Vol 20, no. 6, June 2008, pp. 752-767, ISSN 1041-4346. [ Impact Factor 2.285, 5-yr I.F. 3.936]
[2]  C. Queiroz, A. Mahmood, Z. Tari. "SCADASim-A Framework for building SCADA Simulations". IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. (Accepted 2011).
[3]   C. Queiroz, A. Mahmood, Z. Tari. "Predicting the survivability of SCADA systems through performance". ISSN 0010-4620 [ Impact Factor 1.327, 5-yr I.F. 1.147] (ERA Tier A*, Accepted 2011).
[4]  F. Sufi, I. Khalil, A. N. Mahmood. "A clustering based system for instant detection of cardiac abnormalities from compressed ECG". Expert System with Applications. 38(5): 4705-4713 (2011) [Impact Factor 2.908, 5-yr I.F. 3.162]
[5]  A. Mahmood, J. Hu, Z. Tari, C. Leckie. "Critical Infrastructure Protection: Resource Efficient Sampling to Improve Detection of Less Frequent Patterns in Network Traffic".Journal of Network and Computer Applications. Vol 33, no. 4, July 2010, Pages 491-502, ISSN 1084-8045. [Impact Factor 1.111, 5-yr IF 1.289]
[6]  J. Hu, I. Khalil, S. Han, and A. Mahmood, "Seamless Integration of Dependability and Security Concepts in SOA: A Feedback Control System based Framework and Taxonomy, " Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Elsevier, 2010 (Accepted, in press. ERA Tier-A journal ranking, Impact Factor 1.111, 5-yr IF 1.289)
[7]  R. Islam, W. Zhou, Y. Xiang and A. Mahmood. "Spam Filtering for Network Traffic Security on a Multi-core Environment". Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience. Vol 21, no. 10, 2009, pp 1307-1320, John Wiley and Sons Inc. ISSN 1532-0626. [Impact Factor 1.004, 5-yr IF 1.332]
[8]  F. Sufi, I. Khalil, A. Mahmood. "Compressed ECG Biometric: A Fast, Secured, and Efficient Method for Identification of CVD Patient". Journal of Medical Systems, 2009, pp 1-10. [Impact Factor 0.654, 5-yr IF 0.921]
[9]  A. Mahmood and E. Karim. "Random Shuffling to Reduce Disorder in Adaptive Sorting Scheme". Dhaka University Journal of Science, Vol 53(1), January 2005, pp. 53-58, ISSN 1022-2502.

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums

[1]  A. Mahmood, C. Leckie, R. Islam, Z. Tari. "Hierarchical Summarization Techniques for Network Traffic". In Proceedings of 6th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (IEEE ICIEA 2011). 2011.
[2]  C. Queiroz, A. Mahmood, Z. Tari. "Survivable SCADA Systems: An analytical framework using performance modeling". IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference GLOBECOM 2010. Pp 1-5. 2010 (Acceptance rate ~36%)
[3]  C. Queiroz, A. Mahmood, Z. Tari. "An Analytical Framework for Evaluating Survivability of SCADA Systems". The Third IEEE International Symposium on Trust, Security, and Privacy for Emerging Applications (TSP-10). CIT 2010. pp 877-881. 2010. (Acceptance rate ~39%)
[4]  C. Queiroz, A. Mahmood, J. Hu, Z. Tari, X. Yuo. "Building a SCADA Security Testbed". 3rd International Conference on Network & System Security. pp 8. 2009. (Acceptance rate ~28.8%)
[5]   F. Sufi, A. Mahmood, I. Khalil. "Diagnosis of cardiovascular abnormalities from Compressed ECG: A Data Mining based Approach". The 9th International Conference on Information
[6]  Technology and Applications in Biomedicine, ITAB 2009.
[7]   A. Mahmood, C. Leckie and P. Udaya. "A Scalable Sampling Scheme for Clustering in Network Traffic Analysis". In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Scalable Information Systems (INFOSCALE 2007). Vol 304(38). pp. 1-8. June 6-8, 2007. (Acceptance rate ~26.5%)
[8]  A. Mahmood, C. Leckie and P. Udaya. "Echidna: Efficient Clustering of Hierarchical Data for Network Traffic Analysis". In Proceedings of the Fifth IFIP Networking Conference (NETWORKING 2006): LNCS, Springer-Verlag. pp. 1092-1098. 15-19 May 2006. (Acceptance rate ~20.5%)

Publications: Books/Book Chapters

[1]  A. Mahmood, C. Leckie, J. Hu, Z. Tari, and M. Atiquzzaman, "Network Traffic Analysis and SCADA Security". In Handbook of Information and Communication Security. M. Stamp, Editor. 2010, Springer. pp.381-404.