Muhammad Ajmal Azad

Muhammad Ajmal Azad

Senior Lecture in Cyber Security

Birmingham City University


Muhammad Ajmal Azad is a Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Cyber Security in the Department of Computer Science and Digital Technologies at Birmingham City University. His research interests broadly covers the areas of network security and privacy. In the past few years, he designed systems and methods for securing the telecommunication users from the telemarketers, robo-callers, scammers, and spammers using behavioral modeling and social network analysis. He has also explored ways for protecting the privacy of telephone users in a collaborative environment. Currently, he is involved in projects like Identity spoofing, secure reputation systems, collaborative security, security of VoIP and Next-generation Network security.

  • Privacy and Security
  • VoIP and NGN Security
  • IoT Security
  • Security of Mobile Apps & Systems
  • Online Harms and Protection
  • Trust and Reputation Systems
  • PhD in Cybersecurity (C&E), 2016

    University of Porto, Portugal

  • MEng in Electronic Engineering, 2007

    IIU, Islamabad, Pakistan

  • Certified in Cybersecurity certification, 2023

    International Information System Security Certification Consortium



  • EPSRC: Spoofing Identification in Heterogenous Telecommunication Network (External Collaborator with Prof Feng Hao -- University of Warwick, Total funding £ 1 million )

  • ONTOCHAIN: Decentralized Reputation System for Online Marketplaces (Co-PI, total funding € 123,000)

  • Innovate UK & RDS: Data Integration and Intelligence Developer (KTP Academic Supervisor, total funding £ 284,000)

  • FCT-Portuguese Science Foundation: -- Towards Detecting Unwanted Calls in VoIP( PI, total funding € 60,000)

  • PETS: Privacy Enhancing Technologies Travel Grant ($1,000)

  • Fee-Scholarship: Merit Scholarship MS Electronics Engineering


I am teaching the following modules:

Software Security (2022,2023)

Cyber-physical Systems Security (2022,2023)

Security Management (2019,2020,2021)

Risk Assessment and Vulnerability Management (2019,2020,2021)

Network Security (2020,2021)