Dr Pradip Sharma

Dr Pradip Sharma
Dr Pradip Sharma
Dr Pradip Sharma


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School of Natural and Computing Sciences


Dr. Pradip Kumar Sharma is an Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity in the Department of Computing Science at the University of Aberdeen, UK.  He received his Ph.D. in CSE (August 2019) from the Seoul National University of Science and Technology, South Korea. He also worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Multimedia Engineering at the Dongguk University, South Korea. He was a Software Engineer and involved on variety of projects, proficient in building largescale complex data warehouses, OLAP models, and reporting solutions that meet business objectives and align IT with business.

He has published many technical research papers in leading journals from IEEE, Elsevier, Springer, Wiley, MDPI, etc. Some of his research findings are published in the most cited journals. He has been an expert reviewer for IEEE Transactions, Elsevier, Springer, and MDPI journals and magazines. He is listed in the world's Top 2% Scientists for citation impact during the calendar year 2019 by Stanford University. Also, he received a top 1% reviewer in computer science by Publons Peer Review Awards 2018 and 2019, Clarivate Analytics. He has also been invited to serve as the technical programme committee member and chair in several reputed international conferences such as IEEE CNCC 2021, ACM ICDCN 2021, CSA 2021, CSA 2020, IEEE ICC2019, IEEE MENACOMM’19, 3ICT 2019, etc. Currently, he is Associate Editor of Peer-to-Peer Networking and Application (PPNA), Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences (HCIS), Electronics (MDPI), and Journal of Information Processing Systems (JIPS) journals. He has been serving as a Guest Editor for international journals of certain publishers such as IEEE, Elsevier, Springer, MDPI, JIPS, etc. His current research interests are focused on the areas of Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Edge computing, SDN, and IoT security.


Research Overview

Research interests: Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Edge Computing, Software-defined Networking, IoT Security

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I am currently accepting PhDs in Computing Science.

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Computing Science

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Research Specialisms

  • Computer and Information Security
  • Computer Networks
  • Machine Learning
  • Applied Computing
  • Cybernetics

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Funding and Grants

2024-2026            “Secure, Privacy-aware, and Trusted Data Share in Smart Mobility,” EPSRC ECR, £200K FEC (PI)

2024-2025            “ZECURE Data Exchange Platform - Net Zero Mobility,” Innovate UK, £236K (PI-UoA)

2023-2026            “Quantum-resistant Cybersecurity,” Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, £73K (PI)

2022-2023            “Secure and Privacy-aware Data Share in Smart Mobility,” Pump-Prime Interdisciplinary Research and Impact, £2K (PI)

2022-2023            “Distributed Big-data Service Framework based on Blockchain and Machine Learning for Smart Cities,” 2022 High-end Foreign Expert in China, £20K (PI)

2020-2022            “Development of Simulator for Virtual Learning,” Agency for Defence Development, £270K (Co-I)

2016-2019            “Developing a Green Smart Home Security Framework for Next Generation IoT Environment,”  National Research Foundation (NRF), £200K (Investigator)

2016-2019            “WellTEC Coaching Service and Content Development for Wellness Life,” Consortium Information Technology Research Center (C-ITRC), £16K (Investigator)

2016-2018            “Development of an immersive and interactive NUI/NUX Platform for Invoked Reality Contents,”  Institute for Information and Communications Technology Promotion (IITP), £5K (Investigator)


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