Course Directors

Dr Sabih Rehman

Course Director / Senior Lecturer in Computing
Port Macquarie

Sabih works as a Senior Lecturer with the School of Computing and Mathematics at Charles Sturt University, Australia. Currently, Sabih is also serving as the Course Director for Post Graduate IT courses. He has extensive industry experience in delivering large scale networking solutions along with providing system administration, security and data integration services.

Sabih holds a doctorate in the area of wireless sensors communication from Charles Sturt University. Earlier, Sabih obtained his Bachelor's degree from University of South Australia, Adelaide in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering with Honours.

Sabih is passionate about teaching and is always looking for new and innovative ways to improve student engagement by embedding practical knowledge of concepts and theories. Moreover, he is also passionate about internationalisation and globalisation of higher education and has been actively involved in international offering of Charles Sturt’s IT programs.

Sabih's research expertise are in the areas of Wireless Communication, Big Data Analytics and Information Security with a particular focus on Quality of Service (QoS), Wireless Propagation Modeling, Knowledge Discovery through data mining, Mathematical and stochastic modeling and distributed networks security via blockchain.

Sabih regularly publishes his research and serves as a reviewer for a number of respected journals and conferences. He is a member of Institute of Engineers Australia (IEAust), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), International Education Association of Australia and Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Research

Sabih’s current research is focused on the emerging areas of Internet of Things (IoT), Robotics and Big Data Analytics especially in the domains of Precision Agriculture, E-Health, Intelligent Transport Systems and Environmental Sustainability, with the aim to positively influence social, economic and environmental sustainability of communities in rural Australia via digitally enabled solutions.

Recent Research Projects

  1. External Funding from Food Agility CRC (FA CRC), and industry partners: SunRice, Rice Research Australia Pty Ltd and Agrifutures Australia. Period 2019 - 2021. Project Title: Enhancing Provenance and Prediction for Whole Grain Rice Quality, CIs: Daniel Waters, Zahid Islam, Chris Blanchard, Sabih Rehman and Leigh Schmidtke - $608,000. Charles Sturt Research Office Project Reference number: 0000102660.
  2. External Funding from Mid Coast Assist; Project Title: Technology for Homes Project; CIs: Oliver Burmeister, Sabih Rehman, Anwaar Ulhaq, Russell Roberts, Adam Poulsen and Jenni Greig - $20,000. Project Reference number: 0000102963.
  3. External Funding from the Cyber Security CRC (CSCRC); Project Title: Readiness of the Australian Healthcare Sector in Adopting Privacy Preserving Data Sharing Tools and Techniques; Honours Scholarship under the supervision of Zahid Islam, Sabih Rehman and Arash Mahboubi - $10,700. Project Reference number: 0000103488.
  4. Internal Funding from Data Science Research Unit; Project: Wheat Quality Classification – an exploratory study; Collaborator: Wheat Quality Australia; CIs: Sabih Rehman, Zahid Islam, Chris Blanchard - $10,000.
  5. Internal Funding from Data Science Research Unit; Project: Data Analytics in Healthcare; Collaborator: Mid-North Coast Local Health District; CIs: Sabih Rehman, Zahid Islam, Jason Howarth - $7,500.

Research Supervision (Current)

Doctorate:
Student NameCourseAreaRole
Mr Sean SquireDoctor of Information Technology (DIT)Smart Waste managementPrincipal Supervisor
Mr Jared NewellDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)Blockchain for Financial Data TransactionsPrincipal Supervisor
Ms Samrah ArifDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)Wireless Channel ModellingCo-Supervisor
Ms Naureen NaqviDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)Data Mining for IoT based Smart SystemsCo-Supervisor
Mr Syed Usman JamilDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)Resource allocation in 6G enabled Edge NetworksCo-Supervisor
Mr Ehtisham FerdousDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)Smart Networking System through AICo-Supervisor
Honours:
Student NameAreaRole
Mr Hadi EskandariInvestigating Software VulnerabilitiesPrincipal Supervisor
Mr Jonathan CookInvestigating Security for IoT DevicesPrincipal Supervisor
Ms Emily BlackwellPredictive Crime AnalysisPrincipal Supervisor
Ms Kimley FosterPrivacy Preserving Tools and Techniques for Healthcare SectorCo-Supervisor
Research Supervision (Completed):
Student NameAreaRole
Mr Jarred NewellThroughput Analysis for Distributed Networks via BlockchainPrincipal Supervisor
Ms Samrah ArifWireless Channel ModellingPrincipal Supervisor
Ms Naureen NaqviData Mining for IoT based Smart SystemsCo-Supervisor

Teaching

Sabih has been involved in teaching and/or development of the following subjects:

  • ITC571 – Emerging Technologies and Innovation
  • ITC595 – Information Security
  • ITC560 – Internet of Things
  • ITC561 – Cloud Computing
  • ITC556 – Database Systems
  • ITC314 – Virtualisation Technologies
  • ITC542 – Internetworking with TCP/IP
  • ITC212 – Internet Technologies
  • ITC211 – System Analysis
  • ITC359 – Computer & Network Security
  • ITC711 – Research Issues in IT
  • ITC712 – Research Methods in IT
  • ITC714 – Research Project Development in IT

Professional Activities

  • Member of Australian Computer Society (ACS)
  • Member of IEEE Computer Society, IEEECS
  • Member of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE
  • Member of Institute of Engineers Australia, IEAust
  • Member of International Education Association of Australia

Journal Articles

  1. Jamil, S U., Khan, M A, Rehman, S., (2022) " Resource Allocation and Task Off-Loading for 6G Enabled Smart Edge Environments", in. IEEE Access, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2022.3203711.
  2. Khanal, Y. P., Alsadoon, A., Shahzad, K., Al-Khalil, A. B., Prasad, P. W., Rehman, S., & Islam, R. (2022). “Utilizing Blockchain for IoT Privacy through Enhanced ECIES with Secure Hash Function”. Future Internet, 14(3), 77.
  3. Newell, J., Mamun, Q., Rehman, S. & Islam, M. Z. (2021). “A Generalised Logical Layered Architecture for Blockchain Technology”. arXiv preprint arXiv:2110.09615.
  4. Subedi, P., Alsadoon, A., Prasad, W.C, Rehman, S., Giweli, N., Imran, M. and Arif, S (2021). “Network slicing: a next generation 5G perspective", EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Springer.
  5. Naqvi, N., Rehman, S. and Islam, Z (2020) "A Hyperconnected Smart City Framework". Australasian Journal of Information Systems 24.
  6. Arif, S., Khan, M.A, Rehman, S., Kabir, M.A and Imran, M. (2020) "Investigating Smart Home Security: Is Blockchain The Answer?". IEEE Access, 8, 117802-117816.
  7. Mohammadzade, B., Hashmi, R., Rehman, S., Abbasi, Q. (2019)“Recent Advances in Fabrication Methods for Flexible Antennas in Wearable Devices: State of the Art”; MDPI Sensors 19.10.
  8. Jafer, M., Khan,A., Rehman, S., and Zia, T. (2019) “Secure Communication in VANET Broadcasting”; ICST Transactions on Security and Safety, 5.(17).
  9. Amin, F, Saleem, R., Shabbir, T., Rehman, S., Bilal, M. and Shafique, F. (2019) “A Compact Quad-Element UWB-MIMO Antenna System with Parasitic Decoupling Mechanism”; Journal of Applied Sciences, MPDI, 9.11, 2371.
  10. Nasir, A., Saleem, R., Rehman, S., and Shafique,F. (2019) “A High Density 16-bit Polarization-Independent Chipless Passive RFID Tag”; Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Journal 38(8).
  11. Satti, A., Saleem, R., Rehman, S., and Shafique,F. (2019) “Compact Quad Element UWB-MIMO Antenna with Electronically Reconfigurable WiMAX Band-Stop Capability”;Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Journal 38(8).
  12. Hameed, Z., Saleem, R.,Shafique,F., and Rehman, S. (2019) “Dielectric Resonator Antenna based Dual Port Multiple Input Multiple Output Antenna”; Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Journal, 38(8).
  13. Shabbir, T. , Saleem, R., Rehman, S., & Shafique, M.F., (2018). “A Compact Single Layer Reflectarray Antenna Based on Circular Delay-Lines for X-band Applications”; RadioEngineering, 27(2) , pp.441.
  14. Paracha, K., Rahim, S.K.A., Chattha, H., Rehman, S., &Lo,Y.C, (2018). “Low-Cost Printed Flexible Antenna by Using an Office Printer for Conformal Applications”;Hindawi, International Journal of Antennas and Propagation.
  15. Shabbir, T. , Saleem, R., Rehman, S.,& Shafique, M.F., (2018). “A single layer delay-lines based Reflectarray for X-band applications”; IEICE Electronics Express, 15(2), pp.20171150-20171150.
  16. Sajeela.B.  Saleem, R. A, Quddus,A, Rehman, S., & Shafique, M. (2017). "Dual-Band Antenna for High Gain M2M Communication Using PRS." Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Journal 32, no. 11: 994-1000.
  17. Rehman, S., Khan, M. A., Imran, M., Zia, T. A., & Iftikhar, M. (2017). “Enhancing Quality-of-Service Conditions Using a Cross-Layer Paradigm for Ad-Hoc Vehicular Communication”; IEEE Access, 5, 12404-12416.
  18. Rehman, S., Khan, M. A., & Zia, T. A. (2015). “A multi-hop cross layer decision-based routing for VANETs”; Wireless Networks, Springer 21(5), 1647-1660.
  19. Rehman, S., Khan, M. A., Zia, T. A., & Zheng, L. (2013). “Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks (VANETs)-An Overview and Challenges”; Journal of Wireless Networking and Communications, 3(3), 29-38.
  20. Rehman, S., Khan, M. A., Zia, T. A., & Khokhar, R. H. (2013). “A synopsis of simulation and mobility modeling in vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs)”; IOSR Journal of Computer Engineering (IOSR-JCE), e-ISSN, 2278-0661.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1. Newell, J., Mamun, Q., Rehman, S., & Islam, M. Z. “Proof-of-Enough-Work Consensus Algorithm for Enhanced Transaction Processing in Blockchain” in 20th IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) pp. 1188-1193, IEEE, 2022
  2. Jafer, M., Khan, M. A., Rehman, S., & Zia, T. A, " A Game Theoretical Approach to Model Vehicular Broadcast Communication”, in 94th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, pp. 1-6, 2021
  3. Squire, S., Rehman, S., and Khan, M. A., "Investigating Efficient Municipal Solid Waste Collection Through Technology," in IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques in Wireless Communications (MTTW), pp. 211-216, 2021
  4. Jamil, S U., Khan, M. A.,  Rehman, S "Edge Computing Enabled Technologies for Secure 6G Smart Environment - An overview" in the 12th International Conference on Soft Computing and Pattern Recognition, Springer 2021.
  5. Jamil, S U., Khan, M. A.,  Rehman, S "Intelligent Task Off-Loading and Resource Allocation for 6G Smart City Environment". in 45th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN) held in Sydney, Australia 2020.
  6. Greig, J., Ulhaq, A., Dresser, G., Burmeister, O and Rehman, S "Intelligent Monitoring of Chronic Illness for the Ageing Rural Population: Opportunities and Cautions" in  IFIP International Conference on Human Choice and Computers, 158-170, 2020.
  7. Barker, J., Rehman, S. Investigating the Use of Machine Learning for SMART Parking Application, in 11th IEEE conference on Knowledge and System Engineering, 2019.
  8. Greig, J., Rehman, S. U., Ul-Haq, A., Dresser, G., & Burmeister, O. K.  “Transforming Ageing in Community: addressing global ageing vulnerabilities through smart communities”, in proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Communities & Technologies-Transforming Communities (pp. 228-238). ACM. 2019.
  9. Quddus, A., Saleem, R., Shafique, F. and Rehman, S.   Inverted P-shaped UWB antenna with dual/tri-band-notch characteristics in Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Symposium (ACES) held in Denver, Colorado USA, in March 2018.
  10. Jafer, M., Khan, M. A., Rehman, S., & Zia, T. A. "Exploring Secure Communication in VANET Broadcasting" In SecureComm International Workshops, Canada, 2017,  Springer International Publishing 2018, pp. 69-84.
  11. Jafer, M., Khan, M. A., Rehman, S., & Zia, T. A. "Broadcasting under Highway Environment in VANETs Using Genetic Algorithm." In Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring), 2017 IEEE 85th, pp. 1-5. IEEE, 2017.
  12. Rehman, S., Khan, M. A., Zia, T. A & Zomaya, A.  Joint Rate and Queue Based Routing for Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks in the 41st IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN) held in Dubai (UAE) in November 2016.
  13. Jafer, M., Khan, M. A., Rehman, S. and Zia, T. A.  Optimizing Broadcasting Scheme for VANETs Using Genetic Algorithm in 12th IEEE International workshop on Performance & Management of Wireless and Mobile Networks  held in Dubai (UAE) in November 2016.
  14. Satti, A., Saleem, R., Rehman, S., & Shafique, M. F. Dual Port UWB Diversity/MIMO Antenna with Dual Band-Notch Characteristics in 10th International conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems held in Gold Coast, Australia in December 2016.
  15. Khan, M. A., Haq, M. A., Rehman, S.  A Practical Miniature Antenna Design for Future Internet of Things Enabled Smart Devices in 10th International conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems held in Gold Coast, Australia in December 2016.
  16. Quddus, A., Saleem, R., Rehman, S., and Shafique, F. Ultra-Wideband Antenna with Quad Band Rejection Characteristics in International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (ISAP) held in October Okinawa (Japan) in October 2016.
  17. Shabbir, T., Saleem, R., Rehman, S., & Shafique, M. F. A Single Layer Reflectarray with Octagonal-Ring Delay Line for X-band Applications in Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS) held in Shanghai, China in September 2016.
  18. Sharif, A., Chattha, H. T., Aftab, N., Saleem, R., & Rehman, S. A tree shaped monopole antenna for GPR applications. In 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (ISAP) held in Hobart, Australia (pp. 1-3) in November 2015.
  19. Saleem, R., Shabbir, T., Rehman, S., & Shafique, M. F.  Elliptical UWB antenna with quad band notch functionality. In 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (ISAP) held in Hobart, Australia (pp. 1-3) in November 2015.
  20. Rehman, S., Khan, M. A., Zia, T. A., & Jafer, M. (2015, June). Quality of service based cross layer routing protocol for VANETs. In 2015 16th IEEE/ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Parallel/Distributed Computing (SNPD) held in Japan. (pp. 1-6).
  21. Rehman, S., Khan, M. A., & Zia, T. A. (2014, December). Wireless transmission modeling for Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks. In 2014 20th IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS) held in Taiwan. (pp. 398-403). IEEE.
  22. Rehman, S., Khan, M. A., & Zia, T. A. (2014, June). Cross layer routing for VANETs. In 2014 IEEE 15th International Symposium, World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM) held in Sydney, Australia (pp. 1-4).
  23. Rehman, S., Zia, T., & Zheng, L. (2012). A Border Base Directional Routing (BBDR) Protocol for VANETs. Proceedings of the 7th IB2COM, held in Sydney 26-31.

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