Professor Awais Rashid


Research Overview

My research spans software engineering and cyber security. I focus on novel software modularity techniques that underpin software that is adaptable, evolvable and resilient in the face of changes and the volatile nature of user requirements and behaviours in the modern digital world. This naturally ties in with my cyber security research which focuses on developing tools and techniques that are adaptable to the constantly changing threat patterns utilised by criminals online. I am particularly interested in security of cyber-physical systems, such as, industrial control systems and Internet of Things. I am also a keen researcher of adversarial and non-adversarial behaviours pertaining to cyber security. I head the Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research at Lancaster, lead a project as part of the UK Research Institute on Trustworthy Industrial Control Systems (RITICS), co-lead the Security and Safety theme within the UK Hub on Cyber Security of Internet of Things (PETRAS) and am a member of the UK Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST). I am also leading a project on research into developing a cyber security body of knowledge (CyBOK).

Selected Publications Show all 223 publications

Discovering “unknown known” security requirements
Rashid, A., Naqvi, A., Ramdhany, R., Edwards, M., Chitchyan, R., Ali Babar, M. 14/05/2016 In: ICSE '16 Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Software Engineering Austin, TX, May 14 - 22, 2016. New York : ACM p. 866-876. 11 p. ISBN: 9781450339001.
Conference contribution

It bends but would it break?: topological analysis of BGP infrastructures in Europe
Frey, S.A.F., El Khatib, Y., Rashid, A., Szmagalska-Follis, K., Vidler, J.E., Race, N.J.P., Edwards, C.J. 21/03/2016 In: 2016 IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P). IEEE p. 423-438. 16 p. ISBN: 9781509017515.
Conference contribution

Who am I? Analysing Digital Personas in Cybercrime Investigations
Rashid, A., Baron, A., Rayson, P., May-Chahal, C., Greenwood, P., Walkerdine, J. 04/2013 In: Computer. 46, 4, p. 54-61. 8 p.
Journal article

Social networking privacy: understanding the disconnect from policy to controls
Anthonysamy, P., Greenwood, P., Rashid, A. 06/2013 In: Computer. 46, 6, p. 60-67. 8 p.
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A systematic survey of online data mining technology intended for law enforcement
Edwards, M., Rashid, A., Rayson, P. 09/2015 In: ACM Computing Surveys. 48, 1
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Software engineering ethics in a digital world
Rashid, A., Weckert, J., Lucas, R. 2009 In: Computer. 42, 6, p. 34-41. 8 p.
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Pointcut rejuvenation: recovering pointcut expressions in evolving aspect-oriented software
Khatchadourian, R., Greenwood, P., Rashid, A., Xu, G. 2012 In: IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. 38, 3, p. 642-657. 16 p.
Journal article

Aspect-oriented software development in practice: tales from AOSD-Europe
Rashid, A., Cottenier, T., Greenwood, P., Chitchyan, R., Meunier, R., Coelho, R., Südholt, M., Joosen, W. 02/2010 In: Computer. 43, 2, p. 19-26. 8 p.
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