PhD Sydney, MIMM UTS, MBA Preston, BSCS Southwestern
Tanveer Zia has a strong background in secure systems with a specific focus on security for low powered devices, wireless networks, cyber-physical systems and Internet of Things (IoT). He also conducts collaborative research in the security of wireless sensor and body area networks, vehicular area networks, biometric security, cloud security, information assurance, trust management, and forensic computing. He is currently leading a government-funded project to investigate and create awareness of cyber security in young girls in regional NSW. Tanveer was Charles Sturt University's lead in the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) and has led the research theme in Privacy Preserving Data Sharing in Hyperconnected World. Tanveer was also the contact for Charles Sturt University for its collaboration with the NSW Cyber Security Network.
Tanveer was one of the handfuls of academics who were invited to attend the Prime Minister's launch of Australian Cyber Security Strategy in 2016.
Tanveer is a regular commentator on cyber security issues and has made over 100 media appearances in past few years on radio, television, newspaper and online media, including Prime 7 TV, WIN TV, ABC Radio Riverina, ABC South East NSW, 2BS Radio, National Radio News, The Australian, iTwire.com, iTnews.com, openforum.com, whatech.com, ZDNet and the Conversation.
Tanveer is a Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) in recognition of attainment against the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in higher education.
Tanveer has extensively taught digital forensics at Charles Sturt University and has supervised to completion several doctoral students.
Tanveer was Charles Sturt University's contact for doctoral programs in Computing and Information Technology.
Tanveer served as Associate Head, School of Computing and Mathematics between 2012-2021.
Tanveer's research interests are in Computer & Communication Security. He has a strong background in secure systems with a specific focus on security for wireless networks and Internet of Things (IoT). His significant contribution in the field of research is the identification of security issues and development of a security framework for wireless sensor networks which has been widely cited. He has authored/co-authored over 100 publications which include books and editorials, book chapters, journal and conference papers.
Tanveer has supervised to completion several doctoral students both in PhD and Doctoral of Information Technology. His past doctoral students have been successful in obtaining careers in academia, government and industry.
Tanveer's research in Cyber Security is recognised both nationally and internationally. He regularly serves on advisory and program committees of several international conferences. he was the General Co-chair of prestigious Securecomm (International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks). in 2013 which was first time held in Australia. He has also served on program committees for a number of other prominent international conferences, including IEEE LCN, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE WOWMOM, IEEE SPIN, IEEE ISSNIP, and continues to serve.
Tanveer is the founding co-chair of the IEEE PerCom Workshop on Security, Privacy and Trust in the Internet of Things (SPT-IOT) and has organised the workshop in 2016 in Sydney, 2017 in Hawaii and 2019 in Japan.
Tanveer is serving on the editorial boards of Springer's Wireless Networks (WINET): The Journal of Mobile Communication, Computation and Information, Springer's EAI Transactions on Pervasive Health, and EAI Journal of Pervasive Health and Technology.