BSCS Southwestern, MBA Preston, MIMM UTS, PhD Sydney
Tanveer Zia is Associate Professor in Computing, Course Coordinator for the Doctor of Information Technology course, and Associate Head of School, School of Computing & Mathematics, Faculty of Business, Charles Sturt University. He has earned his PhD from the University of Sydney in 2008, Master of Interactive Multimedia (MIMM) from University of Technology Sydney in 2004, MBA from Preston University USA in 1997, and Bachelors of Science in Computer Sciences from Southwestern University, Philippines in 1992.
Tanveer has worked as a sessional lecturer in Information Systems at the University of Southern Queensland and University of Ballarat, Sydney campuses, from Jan 2000 to Jun 2008.
Tanveer is a Senior Member Australian Computer Society and Certified Professional (MACS Snr CP), Senior Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Senior Member International Association of Computer Sciences and Information Technology (IACSIT), Member IEEE Computer Society, Member Australian Information Security Association (AISA), Member ISACA and Academic Advocate for CSU.
Tanveer is on Editorial Board of Springer's Wireless Networks (WINET) – The Journal of Mobile Communication, Computation and Information. He was General Co-Chair of SecureComm 2013 and has served in program committees for a number of international conferences, including IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE WOWMOM, IEEE SPIN, IEEE ISSNIP, and SENSORCOMM.
Tanveer is also recognized as CSU's expert in ICT Security and has appeared in several live media outlets such as Prime News TV Wagga Wagga, Prime News TV Orange, ABC Riverina Radio, ABC SouthEast NSW. His interviews and commentary on important ICT security issues have been appeared in The Australian news paper, iTwire.com, iTnews.com and CSU News.
Tanveer is also the primary contact for School of Computing and Mathematics research and marketing related matters.
Tanveer is author and convenor of ITC597 - 'Digital Forensics' subject which is taught in several postgraduate courses specifically in Master of Information Systems Security and Master of Information Technology. This subject provides an in-depth study of the rapidly changing and fascinating field of computer forensics. It combines both the technical expertise and the knowledge required to investigate, detect and prevent digital crimes. The subject covers the knowledge on digital forensics legislations, digital crime, forensics processes and procedures, data acquisition and validation, e-discovery tools, e-evidence collection and preservation, investigating operating systems and file systems, network forensics, art of steganography and mobile device forensics, email and web forensics, presenting reports and testimony as an expert witness.
He has also written a subject ITC712 'Conducting a Research Project in IT'. This subject is taught in a professional higher research degree course Doctor of Information Technology. This subject enables students to apply a research methodology choosing from a broad range of quantitative and qualitative research methods relevant across the Information Technology (IT) discipline. Empirical research methods, data collection techniques, analysis and interpretation of data, using and/or developing simulations, and report presentations are covered in this subject.
Tanveer's broader research interests are in Network security. Specifically he is interested in security of low powered mobile devices. He is also interested in biometric security, cyber security, cloud computing security, information assurance, protection against identity theft, trust management, and forensic computing. He actively publishes in international conferences, symposiums, workshops, and refereed journals.
Member several program committees and reviewer of international journals as listed below: