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Dr. Mahmoud El Khodr

PhD, MSc, MICT, BSc.
Lecturer ICT
School of Engineering and Technology
10 - 2.05
About Me

I'm a Lecturer at Central Queensland University (CQU) Sydney Campus. My main teaching and research interests include Internet of Things (IoT), Computer Networking, Mobile technologies, health ICT, Security, and Privacy.

I'm currently co-supervising a PhD student in the area of Machine Learning and 4 Master students in the areas of Human-Computer Interaction, predictive analytics for COVID-19 and IoT.

Before joining CQU, I was the Academic Manager of Victoria University Sydney Campus. The VU Sydney team comprised of five Course Coordinators across the College of Business and the College of Engineering and Science, the Learning Support Advisors team, the Academic Support Officers team, and the Academic Teaching team, which included over 70 academics, and a cohort of 4000 students.

Outside academia, I held the positions of IT manager, and consultant for a number of international companies across the world (Ghana, Lebanon, and Australia). I have also worked in various short-term roles as a Business Analyst, IT consultant and Software Engineer. I've consistently delivered complex and medium-scale projects on time and within budget.

I actively write to the Conversation and I'm always open for new research opportunities and collaborations.

Universities Studied At

Western Sydney University- PhD (2012-2016)

Western Sydney University- Master of Research (2010-2011)

Western Sydney University- Master of Information and Communication Technologies (2009-2010)

The Open University UK- Bachelor of Science (2nd class/first division Honors)- 2006

Universities Worked At

Central Queensland University; Current

Victoria University- 2015- 2018

Western Sydney University; 2009- 2017


  • The International Postgraduate Research Scholarship 2012
  • The Australian Postgraduate Award 2012
  • High Achieving graduate (WSU) 2011

Media Citations
Previous teaching

Sample of the units I previously taught
  • Information Security Management
  • Cyber Security Management
  • Capstone project Network Security
  • Professional Communication
  • Web site development

Professional Experience

IT Manager BR Money and Travel (Australia 2010-2014)

IT Manager MTN (Ghana-Kumassi 2007-2009)

IT Manager MEA (Lebanon-2006)

Professional Memberships

IEEE NSW Section Nomination Chairman (2019-2020)

WSU Senate Research Committee Member (2015-2016)

IEEE UWS Chapter founder and Chairman (2012-2014)

Key Achievements

The IPRS Scholarship

Consultancy Work

I have worked in a number of short term roles as a consultant for several companies across Sydney mainly providing Cyber Security consultancy.

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 4609 Information Systems
  • 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing
  • 0803 Computer Software
  • 1005 Communications Technologies

At the level of Principal Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests

Communications Technologies - Computer Communications Networks
Internet of things, IoT, HCI, Security and Privacy, Health informatic

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