Mahmoud Abbasi has joined the BISITE Research Group with a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship to carry out his doctoral thesis. The stay will last until 2025 and is part of one of the objectives of the IoTalentum project, in which Juan Manuel Corchado, director of the BISITE group, participates as a member of the board of supervisors.

Mahmoud is a computer engineer who graduated from the Islamic Azad University of Birjand and holds a master’s degree in Computer Software Engineering from the Islamic Azad University of Mashhad.

In our group he will be part of the IoTalentum project, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Horizon 2020 European Internet of Things Training Network. The aim of this project is to provide interdisciplinary and comprehensive training and research in IoT: infrastructures, cybersecurity and applications.

IoTalentum, IoT and cybersecurity research

IoTalentum establishes a well-balanced and innovative training network. The initiative will train 15 early-stage researchers who will be recruited during the implementation of the project, through an outstanding training program that includes coordinated research in different IoT fields.

Mahmoud’s research interests are in the area of communication systems and networks, machine learning, deep learning, machine learning for networks and analytics and network traffic monitoring and analysis (NTMA).

BISITE’s expertise in the field of Internet of Things and Mahmoud’s technological skills will contribute significantly to achieving the project’s objectives. They will also help in the development of his research towards the successful completion of his doctoral thesis. 

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.