Prof. Muhammad Khurram Khan is a global thought leader and influencer in Cybersecurity. He is founder and CEO of the ‘Global Foundation for Cyber Studies and Research’ (http://www.gfcyber.org), an independent and non-partisan cybersecurity think-tank in Washington D.C, USA. He has contributed cyber policy works for the G20 in shaping a safer cyberspace for children, protection of masses and vulnerable populations in cyberspace, and empowering and enabling women in the cybersecurity profession.
He is also a Professor of Cybersecurity at the Center of Excellence in Information Assurance (CoEIA), King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is one of the founding members of CoEIA and has served as Manager R&D from March 2009 until March 2012. He, along with his team, developed and successfully managed the Cybersecurity research program at CoEIA, which turned it into one of the best centers of excellence in the region. In 2019, he played an instrumental role as a cybersecurity subject expert for a USD 6 Million series B investment in a South Korean startup ‘SecuLetter’, which has received a corporate valuation of USD 40 Million (2020).
He is the Editor-in-Chief of a well-reputed International journal ‘Telecommunication Systems’ published by Springer-Nature for over 26 years with its recent impact factor of 2.314 (JCR 2021). Furthermore, he is on the editorial board of several international journals, including, IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, Journal of Network & Computer Applications (Elsevier), IEEE Access, IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, PLOS ONE, Electronic Commerce Research, IET Wireless Sensor Systems, Journal of Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing, and International Journal of Biometrics, etc. He has also played the role of the guest editor of several international journals of IEEE, Springer, Wiley, Elsevier Science, and Hindawi. Moreover, he is one of the organizing chairs of more than 5 dozen international conferences and member of technical committees of more than 10 dozen international conferences. In addition, he is an active reviewer of many international journals as well as research foundations of Switzerland, Italy, Saudi Arabia and Czech Republic.
Prof. Khurram is an honorary Professor at IIIRC, Shenzhen Graduate School, China and an adjunct professor at Fujian University of Technology, China. He has secured an outstanding leadership award at IEEE international conference on Networks and Systems Security 2009, Australia. He has been included in the Marquis Who’s Who in the World 2010 edition. Besides, he has received a certificate of appreciation for outstanding contributions in ‘Biometrics & Information Security Research’ at AIT international Conference, June 2010 in Japan. He has been awarded a Gold Medal for the ‘Best Invention & Innovation Award’ at 10th Malaysian Technology Expo 2011, Malaysia. Moreover, in April 2013, his invention got a Bronze Medal at '41st International Exhibition of Inventions' at Geneva, Switzerland. In addition, he was awarded the best paper award from the Journal of Network & Computer Applications (Elsevier) in Dec. 2015. Prof. Khurram was the recipient of King Saud University Award for Scientific Excellence (Research Productivity) in May 2015. He was also a recipient of King Saud University Award for Scientific Excellence (Inventions, Innovations, and Technology Licensing) in May 2016.
He has published more than 400 papers in the journals and conferences of international repute. In addition, he is an inventor of 10 US/PCT patents. He has edited 9 books/proceedings published by Springer-Verlag, Taylor & Francis and IEEE. He has secured several national and international competitive research grants with an amount of over USD 3 Million in the domain of Cybersecurity. Prof. Khurram has played a leading role in developing 'BS Cybersecurity Degree Program' and 'Higher Diploma in Cybersecurity' at King Saud University.
His research areas of interest are Cybersecurity, digital authentication, IoT security, biometrics, multimedia security, cloud computing security, cyber policy, and technological innovation management. He is a fellow of the IET (UK), fellow of the BCS (UK), fellow of the FTRA (Korea), senior member of the IEEE (USA), senior member of the IACSIT (Singapore), member of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, member of the IEEE Communications Society, member of the IEEE Computers Society, member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Security & Privacy, member of the IEEE IoT Community, member of the IEEE Smart Cities Community, and member of the IEEE Cybersecurity Community. He is also the Vice Chair of IEEE Communications Society Saudi Chapter. He is a distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE (CESoC). His research has been cited over 16,000 times with h-index 71 (Google Scholar). His detailed profile is available at http://www.professorkhurram.com