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 successfully supervised several postdoctoral fellows, PhD students, and postgraduate/undergraduate students. He has published over 80 SCI/E indexed journals and IEEE/ACM conferences. 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 also serving as an external examiner to several UK higher education institutes for their postgraduate, undergraduate, and international provisions.
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Blockchain: paving the way for open and transparent governance in smart cities
In this lecture, I will discuss a hybrid deployment model of blockchain for open and transparent governance in smart cities. The lecture will present participatory application in which inhabitants...
Making sense out of IoT data streams
Internet-of-Things (IoT) generates enormous data streams from a sensing and actuating environment. Extracting valuable information from these data streams enables service providers (smart cities,...
What it takes to secure programmable networks
In this lecture, I will present research and technical challenges of securing programmable networks i.e., software-defined networks. Dividing a network into control, data, and application plans...
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