Mehdi Nobakht

Postdoctoral Fellow

Mehdi Nobakht is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cyber and Network Security with the School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT) at University of New South Wales (UNSW Canberra) Australia. He is also a member of UNSW Institute for Cyber Security (UNSW IFCYBER). My research centres around Cybersecurity and Computer Networking; spans from Systems and Network Security, Adversarial Machine Learning, Cyber Physical Security and Data Security to Network Traffic Analytics, Software-defined Networking (SDN), Programmable Networking and Time Sensitive Networking (TSN).

He completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering at UNSW Sydney, Australia in 2018 and his M.Sc. in Information Technology specialising in Electronics and Communication systems at the University of Turku, Finland in 2013. During his PhD studies, he was a member of Networked Systems and Security Group (NetSys) at the School of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) and Information Security and Privacy Group at Data61 | CSIRO. Prior commencing his Ph.D. studies, I was a research assistant at Software Engineering Laboratory (SElab) in the Department of Information Technologies, at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. Before moving into research, I worked nearly 10 years in telecommunication industry, where I developed various telephony signalling protocols such as SS7 and V5 interface.


My academic homepage is here.


Conference Papers
Roshani M; Nobakht M, 2022, 'HybridDAD: Detecting DDoS Flooding Attack using Machine Learning with Programmable Switches', in ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, ACM, presented at ARES 2022: The 17th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security,
Nobakht M; Mahmoudi H; Rahimzadeh O, 2022, 'A Distributed Security Approach against ARP Cache Poisoning Attack', in CySSS 2022 - Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Cybersecurity and Social Sciences, pp. 27 - 32,
Ul Huque M; Yego K; Sioutis C; Nobakht M; Sitnikova E; den Hartog F, 2019, 'A system architecture for time-sensitive heterogeneous wireless distributed software-defined networks', in 2019 Military Communications and Information Systems Conference (MilCIS), IEEE, Canberra, presented at 2019 Military Communications and Information Systems Conference (MilCIS), Canberra, 12 November 2019 - 14 November 2019,
Nobakht M; Russell C; Hu W; Seneviratne A, 2019, 'IoT-NetSec: Policy-Based IoT Network Security Using OpenFlow', in 2019 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PerCom Workshops 2019, pp. 955 - 960,
Nobakht M; Sui Y; Seneviratne A; Hu W, 2018, 'Permission Analysis of Health and Fitness Apps in IoT Programming Frameworks', in Proceedings - 17th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications and 12th IEEE International Conference on Big Data Science and Engineering, Trustcom/BigDataSE 2018, pp. 533 - 538,
Nobakht M; Sivaraman V; Boreli R, 2016, 'A Host-based Intrusion Detection and Mitigation Framework for Smart Home IoT Using OpenFlow', in 2016 11TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AVAILABILITY, RELIABILITY AND SECURITY, (ARES 2016), IEEE, Salzburg, Austria, pp. 147 - 156, presented at 2016 the 11th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES),, Salzburg, Austria, 31 August 2016 - 02 September 2016,
Journal articles
Van Heesch M; Wissink PLJ; Ranji R; Nobakht M; Hartog FD, 2020, 'Combining Cooperative with Non-Cooperative Game Theory to Model Wi-Fi Congestion in Apartment Blocks', IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 64603 - 64616,
Nobakht M; Sui Y; Seneviratne A; Hu W, 2020, 'PGFIT: Static permission analysis of health and fitness apps in IoT programming frameworks', Journal of Network and Computer Applications, vol. 152,
Organisational units
lensSchool of Engineering & Information Technology
Sub Theme
lensComplex Systems Security
lensProject Management
lensCyber-Physical Systems