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The Australian National University

Dr Mamoun Alazab

Senior Lecturer
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
T: +61 2 6125 0479

Research interests

  • Cyber Crime / Cyber Security
  • Information and Network Security
  • Digital Forensics and Reverse Engineering
  • Machine Learning and Data Mining
  • Mobile Computing, Cloud Computing
  • IOT Security


Dr Mamoun Alazab is a Senior Lecture at the Australian National University (ANU). He is a Cyber Security Researcher & practitioner with  industry, academic, teaching and research experience. He completed his PhD degree in IT Cyber Security from the University of Ballarat (now Federation University of Australia). He is an active contributor to the academic as well as broader international community working on Information Security issues, for the last decade, has contributed to research and teaching especially in the area of  cyber security and cybercrime.

Dr. Alazab’s research is multidisciplinary and includes both technological and criminological perspectives of computer security, with a focus on crime detection and prevention. He has more than 70 publications, and have organised and participated more than 60 conferences and workshops. Previously, he worked as a Lecturer in Cyber Security at Macquarie University and as an Assistant Professor at the American University of Middle East. Dr Alazab worked at the Australian National University (ANU) Cybercrime Observatory since 2012. Based on his nomination from the Australian Academy of Science, he was awarded a fellowship from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).

He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, Cybersecurity Academic Ambassador for Oman's Information Technology Authority (ITA), and has worked closely with government and industry on many projects, including IBM, Trend Mirco, the Australian Federal Police, the Australian Communications and Media Authority, Westpac, UNODC, and the Attorney General’s Department.

Available student projects

If you are interested in pursuing your PhD, Master, or Honours study in Cyber Crime / Cyber Security and are looking for a supervisor for your project. I welcome enquiries please send me an email with your CV and a brief proposal.


Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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Updated:  23 November 2017 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers