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Teaching

Thaddeus is a Senior Lecturer teaching cybersecurity modules at both undergraduate and masters levels. Modules include Ethical Hacking, Cyber Concepts and Techniques, Business Implications of Cybersecurity, Cryptography and Security, Foundations of Cyber Security, and Digital Forensics and Penetration Testing. He has also taught on the Work Based Learning module. He also runs the departmental research seminar series.

Thaddeus is currently the Postgraduate Assessment Officer for the Computer Science department.

Research

Thaddeus’ research expertise is on Trustworthy Autonomics and MANET (mobile ad hoc network) with current interest in applying trustworthy autonomics to Cyber Security.

The emphasis of his Phd research is on identifying and developing techniques for trustworthy autonomic computing and to facilitate the measurement of the extent of trustworthiness for autonomic systems. A longer term vision, towards which the research contributes, is the certification of autonomic systems which entails providing behavioural guarantees for these dynamic adaptive systems despite their exposure to changing environmental conditions and operating contexts.

PhD research question: What is the appropriate nature of verification and validation techniques specifically for autonomic (self-managing) systems, and to what extent can the robustness and trustworthiness of these systems be improved through the introduction of such techniques?

He has investigated the impact of self-organising (ad hoc) networks in disaster rescue efforts, using NS2 network simulator for the analysis and design. This research, inspired by the Haiti 2010 earthquake, led to his proposal of 'a heterogeneous mobility model' for MANET analysis of disaster area scenarios. He has also worked within a team of researchers using wireless sensors to analyse how best to remotely monitor the effect of environmental conditions on the body of the Cutty Sack. He was involved in the raw data collection and analysis of samples using sunspots sensors and also developed a system to parse generated mobility trace files into their setdest trace equivalent. Research was funded through KnowledgeEast Scheme, University of East London.

Ongoing Project

Book

Title: Trustworthy Autonomic Computing

Publisher: The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Status: In writing

 

Cybersecurity Atlas, Nigeria

… to produce a commercial product that maps existing centres of cybersecurity expertise and competence in Nigeria into a Cyberscurity Atlas, starting with academic institutions of higher learning as a prelude to a wider scope focusing on other public and private cybersecurity centres as well as businesses. A preliminary proof of concept was published The 27th NCS National Conference, 2018, Ibadan, Nigeria.

PhD Supervision

  • How intrusion detection systems may be combined with artificial intelligence and machine learning to understand how such systems may be able to detect and defend against attacks on a given network.
  • The use of automation in the analysis of malware

Published Work

Journal Publications 

T. Eze and R. Anthony, "Trustworthy Autonomic Architecture: Implementation and Empirical Investigation", International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems, Vol. 7 no 1 & 2, 2014, pp. 279 - 301.

T. Eze, R. Anthony, C. Walshaw, and A. Soper, "A Generic Approach towards Measuring Level of Autonomicity in Adaptive Systems", International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems, Vol. 5 no 3/4, 2012, pp. 553 - 566.

 

Conference Publications:

Matthew Hull ; Thaddeus Eze ; Lee Speakman, “Policing The Cyber Threat: Exploring the Threat from Cyber Crime and the Ability of Local Law Enforcement to Respond”, European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference (EISIC), 2018, Sweden

W. Adah and T. Eze, "The use of Social Media in Elections: The #NigeriaDecides2011 and #NigeriaDecides2015 Case Study", The 27th NCS National Conference, 2018, Ibadan, Nigeria

T. Eze and R. Anthony, "Stigmergic interoperability for autonomic systems: Managing complex interactions in multi-manager scenarios", 2016 SAI Computing Conference (SAI), 2016, London, United Kingdom.

T. Eze and R. Anthony, "Dead-Zone Logic in Autonomic Systems", The 2014 IEEE Conference on Evolving and Adaptive Intelligent Systems: EAIS, 2014, Linz Austria.

T. Eze, R. Anthony, C. Walshaw, and A. Soper, "A Methodology for Evaluating Complex Interactions between Multiple Autonomic Managers", The Night International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems: ICAS 2013, Lisbon, Portugal.

T. Eze, R. Anthony, C. Walshaw, and A. Soper, “A New Architecture for Trustworthy Autonomic Systems”, The Fourth International Conference on Emerging Network Intelligence: EMERGING 2012, Barcelona, Spain.

T. Eze, R. Anthony, C. Walshaw, and A. Soper, "A Technique for Measuring the Level of Autonomicity of Self-managing Systems", The Eighth International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems: ICAS 2012, St. Maarten, The Netherlands Antilles.

T. Eze, R. Anthony, C. Walshaw, and A. Soper, "Autonomic Computing in the First Decade: Trends and Direction", The Eighth International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems: ICAS 2012, St. Maarten, The Netherlands Antilles.

T. Eze, R. Anthony, C. Walshaw, and A. Soper, "The Challenge of Validation for Autonomic and Self-Managing Systems", The Seventh International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems: ICAS 2011, Venice/Mestre, Italy.

T. Eze and M. Ghassemian, "Heterogeneous Mobility Models Scenario: Performance Analysis of Disaster Area for Mobile Ad Hoc Network", The London Communications Symposium: LCS, 2010, University College London.

E. Igbesoko, T. Eze, and M. Ghassemian, "Performance Analysis of MANET Routing Protocols over Different Mobility Models", The London Communications Symposium: LCS, 2010, University College London.

Qualifications

PhD, MSc, DCNM, BSc, FHEA, eJPT, MIEE, ISO27001