Professor Awais Rashid

BSc, MSc, PhD

  • BS8 1UB


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Personal profile

Research interests

My research spans cyber security and software engineering. I focus on novel software modularity techniques that underpin software that is adaptable, evolvable and resilient in the face of changes and the volatile nature of user requirements and behaviours in the modern digital world. This naturally ties in with my cyber security research which focuses on developing tools and techniques that are adaptable to the constantly changing threat patterns utilised by criminals online. I am particularly interested in security of cyber-physical systems, such as, industrial control systems and Internet of Things. I am also a keen researcher of adversarial and non-adversarial behaviours pertaining to cyber security. I head the Cyber Security Group at Bristol, lead projects as part of the UK Research Institute on Trustworthy Industrial Control Systems (RITICS) and UK Research Institute on Science of Cyber Security (RISCS), co-lead the Security and Safety theme within the UK Hub on Cyber Security of Internet of Things (PETRAS) and am a member of the UK Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST). I also lead a major international effort on developing a Cyber Security Body of Knowledge (CyBOK) to provide much needed foundations for education and training programmes. I am also a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute. Prior to joining the University of Bristol, I was co-founder and co-director of the Security Lancaster Institute at Lancaster University.

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  • Cyber Security

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Transfer from Lancaster - DYPOSIT

Rashid, A.


Project: Research

Research Output

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: A Study of Security Decisions in a Cyber-Physical Systems Game

Frey, S., Rashid, A., Anthonysamy, P., Pinto-Albuquerque, M. & Naqvi, S. A., 1 May 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. 45, 5, p. 521-536 16 p., 8194898.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Open Access
  • 6 Citations (Scopus)
    401 Downloads (Pure)

    Discovering "unknown known" security requirements

    Rashid, A., Naqvi, S. A. A., Ramdhany, R., Edwards, M. J., Chitchyan, R. & Babar, M. A., 14 May 2016, Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2016, Austin, TX, USA, May 14-22, 2016. p. 866-876 11 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

    It Bends But Would It Break? Topological Analysis of BGP Infrastructures in Europe

    Frey, S., Elkhatib, Y., Rashid, A., Follis, K., Vidler, J., Race, N. J. P. & Edwards, C., 2016, IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy, EuroSP 2016, Saarbrücken, Germany, March 21-24, 2016. p. 423-438 16 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)


    • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

    Securing IoT in Critical National Infrastructure

    Barnaby Craggs (Organiser), & Awais Rashid (Keynote/plenary speaker)

    5 Feb 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    PETRAS - Critical National infrastructure Workshop

    Barnaby Craggs (Organiser), & Awais Rashid (Chair)

    5 Feb 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Supervised Work

    Deviant Security: The Technical Computer Security Practices of Cyber Criminals.

    Author: Van De Sandt, E., 7 May 2019

    Supervisor: Rashid, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)