Sabih Rehman

Course Directors

Dr Sabih Rehman

Course Director / Senior Lecturer in Computing
Port Macquarie

Sabih is a Senior Lecturer with the School of Computing and Mathematics at Charles Sturt University, Australia where he also holds the role of Course Director for Postgraduate IT courses. In addition to his primary roles, Sabih has contributed to the leadership within the school by serving as Acting Associate Head of School and Acting Head of School. 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).


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 Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC). Period 2023 - 2024. Project Title: Synthesis of data to optimise yield potential of barley in Australian farming systems, CIs: Felicity Harris, Azizur Rahman, Chris Blanchard, Sabih Rehman and Zahid Islam, - $690,245. Charles Sturt Research Office Project Reference number: 0000103936.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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)

Student NameCourseAreaRole
Mr Jonathan CookDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)Security for IoT DevicesPrincipal Supervisor
Mr Jared NewellDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)Blockchain for Financial Data TransactionsPrincipal Supervisor
Ms Sadia NodiDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)Soil ClassificationCo-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 Ehtisham FerdousDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)Smart Networking System through AICo-Supervisor
Student NameAreaRole
Ms Emily BlackwellPredictive Crime AnalysisPrincipal Supervisor
Ms Kimley FosterPrivacy Preserving Tools and Techniques for Healthcare SectorCo-Supervisor
Research Supervision (Completed):
Student NameAwardAreaRole
Mr Sean SquireMaster by ResearchSmart Waste ManagementPrincipal Supervisor
Dr Syed Usman JamilPhDResource allocation in 6G enabled Edge NetworksCo-Supervisor
Mr Hadi EskandariHonours Class 1Investigating Software VulnerabilitiesPrincipal Supervisor
Ms Allegra GloverHonours Class 2 / Div 1Influences on Post-COVID Online Learning Intentions among University StudentsCo-Supervisor
Mr Jonathan CookHonours Class 1Investigating Security for IoT DevicesPrincipal Supervisor
Mr Jarred NewellHonours Class 1Throughput Analysis for Distributed Networks via BlockchainPrincipal Supervisor
Ms Samrah ArifHonours Class 1Wireless Channel ModellingPrincipal Supervisor
Ms Naureen NaqviHonours Class 2 / Div 1Data Mining for IoT based Smart SystemsCo-Supervisor


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