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Arshad Jhumka - Research

Short Bio

I am an Associate Professor in the Artificial Intelligence theme in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick. I lead the Reliability and Fault Tolerance group. Our group currently has 10 PhD students and 1 postdoctoral fellow. I am also a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute.

Research Interests

The central theme of my research is dependability. A system is said to be dependable if trust can be justifiably placed in its correct operation, even in the presence of undesired events (e.g., network failures, malicious behaviours). My current interest lies at the intersection of large-scale distributed systems (e.g., wireless sensor networks, cluster systems), embedded and/or cyberphysical systems and dependability. My work has both an experimental and a formal flavour. I have been increasingly looking at the application of artificial intelligence techniques to the design of dependability.

I have several current research projects in the following areas:

  • Reliability and Fault Tolerance
    • Global predicate detection in fault-prone distributed systems
    • Reliable mobile ad-hoc and sensor networks
    • Self-stabilization in distributed systems, including sensor networks and MANETs
    • Design of dependable software systems
    • Dependability in high performance systems
    • Fair exchange
    • Mechanism design
  • Application of Machine Learning
    • Error detection/failure prediction in cluster systems
    • Root cause analysis
    • Design of dependable software
  • Computer Security
    • Trusted mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs)
    • Security issues in sensor networks
    • Computer/digital forensics
    • Data Science/ support system
      • Dependability-driven design and analysis of large-scale systems
      • Data driven design and analysis of dependable/secure systems and software
      • Data driven design of network protocols for (sensor) networks
      • (Computer/digital) forensics


    A list of my publications (in chronological order) can be found here.

    You might also like to visit my profile on DBLP, ACM Portal and Google Scholar.


    • Current Team

      Matthew Bradbury (Research Fellow) (03.20 - 08.21)

      Internet of Things/Edge Computing - Security at the Edge
      Farrukh Qazi (2015 - ) SLA/Forensics in Cloud Systems
      Alwaleed Alharbi (2016 - ) Wireless sensor networks, debugging
      Sara Alhajaili (2017 - ) Forensics in IoT networks
      Jasmine Grosso (2017 - ) Reliable routing in Wireless sensor networks
      David Richardson (2017 - ) Wireless sensor networks
      Mansour Aldawood (2017 - ) Security in cloud environments
      Mohammed AlMaray (Jan 2018 - ) Edge/fog computing
      Abdullah AlHajri (Oct 2018 - ) Security in Database systems
      Ali Meree (Mar 2019) Edge/fog computing
      Khalid Alharthi (Mar 2019) Error detection in HPC systems
      Jawaher Alharbi (Jan 2020) Distributed systems
    • Graduated Students (Sole supervisor)
      Matthew Leeke (2008-2011) Towards the design of efficient error detection mechanisms
      Sain Saginbekov (2010-2015) Efficient and reliable data dissemination and convergecast in Wireless Sensor Networks
      Nentawe Gurumdimma (2012-2016) Towards efficient error detection in large-scale HPC systems
      Fatimah Adamu-Fika (2012-2017) LnCm fault model: complexity and validation
      Chen Gu (2014-2018)

      Source location privacy in wireless sensor networks under practical scenarios: routing protocols, parameterisations and trade-offs

      Matthew Bradbury (2014-2018) Near Optimal Routing Protocols for Source Location Privacy in Wireless Sensor Networks: Modelling, Design and Evaluation
      Denys Flores (2015-2019) Theory and Practice of Proactive Database Forensics
      Jack Kirton (2016-2020) Source Location Privacy-Aware Data Aggregation Scheduling for Wireless Sensor Networks
      Edward Chuah (2016-2020) Features Correlation-based Workflows for Error Propagation and Recovery Diagnosis in HPC Systems
      • Graduated Students (co-supervised)
        Adam Chester (2007-2011) Towards effective dynamic resource allocation for enterprise applications
        Henry Franks (2009-2013) Supporting cooperation and coordination in open multi-agent systems
      • PostDoctoral Research Assistants (Completed)
        Fred Huang (10.09 - 09.10) Mobile Adhoc Networks


        • MSc students - > 10
        • MEng students - > 60
        • BSc students - > 100

        Professional Activities (not maintained)

        I am a full member of IEEE and ACM.

        I have been a member of several TPCs, including:

        • International Symposium on Mobility Management and Wireless Access (Mobiwac)
        • International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security of Distributed Systems (SSS)
        • International Symposium on Pervasive Computing and Ad Hoc Communications (PCAC)
        • DEPEND

        I regularly review papers for journals, including:

        • IEEE Transactions Software Engineering (TSE)
        • IEEE Transactions on Computers (ToC)
        • IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems
        • IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing
        • IEEE Transactions on Reliability

        I also regularly review papers for conferences, including:

        • International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN)
        • International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS)

        I also regularly review proposals for EPSRC.