Computer Science, Swansea

Pardeep Kumar, PhD.

Pardeep Lecturer/Assistant Professor,

Department of Computer Science,

Bay Campus, Swansea University,

Swansea, UK


Phone: 01792 - 518613

Short Bio:

Pardeep Kumar received the B.E. degree in computer science from Maharishi Dayanand University, Haryana (India) and the M.Tech degree in computer science from Chaudhary Devilal University, Haryana (India), and the Ph.D. degree in ubiquitous computing from Dongseo University, Busan, South Korea. He is currently working with the Department of Computer Science, Swansea University, Swansea, UK. From 2012 to 2018, he had held postdoc positions at the Department of Computer Science, Oxford University, Oxford UK (08/2016 - 09/2018), and at the Department of Computer Science, The Arctic University of Norway, Tromso, Norway (08/2015- 08/2016), and at Centre for Wireless Communications and the Department of Communications Engineering, University of Oulu, Finland (04/2012 to 08/2015).

Research Interests

  • Network Security
  • Cyber physical systems
  • Renewable energy network: smart grid, smart metering
  • Edge Computing
  • 5G/6G networks
  • Internet of smart things
  • Distributed networks
  • Blockchain
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Network (UAVN)
  • Publications, also at Google Scholar

    Recent publications

  • Gaba, G.S.; Hedabou, M.; Kumar, P.; Braeken, A.; Liyanage, M.; Alazab, M. "Zero knowledge proofs based authenticated key agreement protocol for sustainable healthcare," Sustainable Cities and Society, 2022 (Impact Factor: 7.58).

  • Khan, S. ; Braeken, A.; Kumar, P.; Gurtov, A. "POSTER: FL-Guard: A Federated Learning Based Ground-Air Secure Communication Model For Future Aviation Network," in Proc. of NDSS, 2022.

  • Khan, S.; Kumar, P.; Braeken, A.; Gurtov, A. "Poster: Detection of Evil Flies: Securing Air-Ground Aviation Communication," to appear in Proc. of ACM International Conference On Mobile Computing And Networking (MobiCom'21), 2021.

  • Khan, S.; Gurtov, A.; Braeken, A.; Kumar, P. "A Security Model for Controller-Pilot Data Communication Link," to appear in Proc. of IEEE Integrated Communications Navigation and Surveillance (ICNS) Conference, 20-22 April, 2021 [the Best Student Paper]

  • Nicholson, J.; Terry, J.; Beckett, H.; Kumar, P. "Understanding Young People’s Experiences of Cybersecurity," to appear in Proc. of ACM European Symposium on Usable Security (EuroUSEC) 2021.

  • Gaba, G.S.; Kumar, G.; Kim, T.H.; Monga, H.; Kumar, P. " Secure Device-to-Device Communications for 5G enabled Internet of Things Applications," Computer Communications, 2021 (Impact Factor: 2.81).

  • Masud, M.; Gaba, G.S.; Alqahtani, S.; Muhammad, G.; Gupta, B. B.; Kumar, P.; Ghoneim, A. "A Lightweight and Robust Secure Key Establishment Protocol for Internet of Medical Things in COVID-19 Patients Care," IEEE Internet of Things, 2021. (Impact Factor: 9.9)

  • Alwis, C. D.; Kalla, A.; Pham, Q-V.; Kumar, P., Dev, K.; Hwang, W-J.; Liyanage, M. "Survey on 6G Frontiers: Trends, Applications, Requirements, Technologies and Future Research," IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society 2021

  • Recent News

  • Nominated as a Theme Champion (i.e., Defence and Security) for the pan Wales Alan Turing Institute Networking Award, from Swansea University.

  • Co-host: 7th International Conference on Cyber Security and Privacy in Communication Networks (ICCS) 2021

  • Special Issue--Guest Editor: 5G-Enabled Network Technology and Research Trend—the Future of Connectivity, MDPI Electronics, 2021.

  • Special Issue--Guest Editor: Data Security and Privacy in the IoT, MDPI Sensors, 2021.

  • Technical Programme Commitee: IEEE ICC 2020 Workshop on Blockchain for IoT and Cyber-Physical Systems, June 2020, Ireland.

  • Program Chair: International Conference on SMARTCYBER- 2020, Springer, Gangwondo, South Korea, 23-24 April 2020.

  • Invited talk: UK/Kuwait Cybersecurity Education & Research Conference, Nov 2019.

  • A 5-day workshop on Road to 5G Security at Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India, August 2019.

  • Organizing Chair: IEEE GLOBECOM 2018--1st International Workshop on Blockchain in IoT Dec 2018, Abu Dhabi.

  • Teaching

  • CSCM88 Network and Wireless Security, Lecturer

  • CSCM18/CSC318, Cryptography & IT-Security, Lecturer

  • CSC302, Computer Science Project Dissertation, Examiner

  • CSCM10, Computer Science Project Research Methods, Examiner

  • Learning Platforms

    Online Cyber Security Games

    Research Projects

  • OPENSENSE: Opportunistic precipitation sensing network, Cost Action (EU), Management Committee Member, UK, 02/2022 -- 10/2025.

  • Child-Computer Interaction -- digital security, funded by IMPACT, Swansea University, May-July 2022.

  • Toward Security Risk Assessment framework and resilient platform for LoRA-enabled wireless IoT, CHERISH Digital Economy, 2021

  • Hard-To-Hack (HTH), Funded by CHERISH Digital Economy: Escalator Funding, Swansea University, 2019.

  • Security and Privacy in Smart Grid Systems, UK-EPSRC, August 2016 - September 2018

  • The Naked Approach , Funded by TEKES, Finland, March 2015-Aug 2016 (Phase 1)

  • Consumption OptimizatioN in VIdeo NEtworks (CONVINcE) , Eureka-CelticPlus, Sep 2014- Feb 2017

  • Massive Scale Machine-to-Machine Service , Funded by Tekes, 2011-2014

  • PhD, MSc and BSc Students

    I am fortunate to work with the following stduents:


    • Hulya Dogan. Swansea University. Topic: Security Framework for Unmanned Flying Network. Jan 2021 --

    • Nora Almania. Swansea University. Topic: Self-Powered Gestures for Smart Home Devices. Sep 2021 --

    • Gurjot Singh Gaba. Lovely Professional University, India. Topic: Lightweight Security Framework for Internet of Things Applications. (Defence 23.07.2021)

    MSc.[Since September 2019]

    • Nafal M. Alshammari, "Design and implementation of LoRa network security in the industrial-IoT," Dec 2021.

    • Abdulaziz M. Almulhim, "Risk analysis for connected and autonomous vehicles," Sep 2021.

    • Alotibi F. Aziaz, "Securing IoT-Healthcare using Intel SGX," Sep 2021.

    • Chrissy H. Mlangali, "Analyzing cybersecurity practices and awareness in high school children: a case study of Malawi, Southeast Africa," Sep 2021.

    • Luke Hengstenberg. A Key Management Scheme Facilitating WireGuard-based Data Plane Encryption in SDN. Jan 2021.

    • Hulya Dogan. LEAF: A Secure and Efficient Authentication Scheme for Distributed Fog-based Applications. Oct 2020.

    • Kyle Daniels. Secure & Privacy Preserving Framework for IoT Devices in Connected Living Environments. Sep 2020.

    • George Smith. Lightweight Authentication Model for Personal Voice Assistants. Sep 2020.

    • Dan Taylor. Securing Conected Vehicular Fog Networks. Sep 2020.

    • Alexander James Merlin Milne. Secure Asset Data Systems for CPS Data Retrieval using DLT and Blockchain. April 2020.

    • Ayidh A. Alqarni. Software Defined Network: A holistic Analysis of Security Mechanisms. Jan 2020.

    • Hongze Yu. Multiple-Access Edge Computing (MEC) Security. Jan 2020.

    • BSc.[Recent students]

    • Alberto Ortenzi, "Analysing security vulnerabilities in autonomous vehicles: a study on FlexRay protocol," May 2022.

    • Bruce Williams, "Implementation of a Drone Remote Identification System," May 2022.

    • Maha Malik, "Analysing Cybersecurity Practice and Awareness in High School Children," May 2022.