Dr Mazhar Malik

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  • Position:Associate Director (Intelligent Systems)
  • Department:FET - Computer Science and Creative Technologies
  • Telephone:+44117 965 6261
  • Email:Mazhar.Malik@uwe.ac.uk

About me

I hold the position of Associate Director (Intelligent Systems) at the School of Computing and Creative Technologies. My career journey is marked by a wealth of experience and expertise in the field of IoT, cybersecurity and digital forensics.

From September 2022 to September 2023, I served as a Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics at the School of Computing and Creative Technologies at UWE-Bristol. Before this, I held the role of Programme Director/Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics at the Cardiff School of Technologies at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Additionally, I worked as an Associate Professor and Head of Computing and IT (CIT) at the Global College of Engineering and Technology (GCET) in Oman.

Over the course of my career, I have accumulated over seven years of experience as a head of academic departments, from 2015 to 2022. During my tenure at GCET, Oman, I played a pivotal role in program design and development, contributing to the creation of programs such as the MSc Data Science, BSc(Hons) Computer Security and Forensics, BSc(Hons) Business Computing, and the BSc(Hons) Computer Science pathway to Smart Devices and Artificial Intelligence. I also provided program leadership for BSc(Hons) Computer Security and Forensics from 2017 to 2022, as well as MSc Data Science leadership from 2020 to 2021, in partnership with UWE-Bristol.

I am actively engaged in assessing programs for accreditation by the British Computer Society (BCS), and I hold the distinctions of being a Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS) and a Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP). In addition, I serve as a program reviewer for MOHERI and OAAA in Oman, China, and Malaysia, evaluating engineering and technology undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

My commitment to the field extends beyond academia; I am an editorial board member for several international peer-reviewed journals and have undertaken the role of General Chair for the Asia Pacific International Conference on Emerging Engineering since 2017. I am also available for doctoral supervisions on topics related to cybersecurity and data analytics.

Furthermore, my professional affiliations include:

  • Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • Full Membership of the Chartered Institute of Information Security (MCIIS) in the UK
  • Charter Engineer (CEng) EC-Council UK
  • Membership as a Senior Member of IEEE (SMIEEE)
  • Membership in the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET)
  • Membership in the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Membership in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)



Area of expertise

My research interest includes:

  • Cyber Security and Forensics: Network and IoT Security, Digital Forensics, cryptography.
  • Data Analytics:  Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Decision Support Systems, Data Analytics and Medical Image processing optimization, and queueing networks.
  • Computing and IT Education: Digital Technologies and Computing Education, Scholarships in Learning and Teaching.


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