Dr Salaheddin Darwish

Personal profile

I hold the position of a lecturer at Department of Information Security (ISG). I am involved in teaching the following modules:

- IY5607: Software Security (MSc course)

- IY2760: Introduction to Information Security (Year 2)

- IY2840: Computer and Network Security (Year 2)

-IY5511: Network Security (MSc course)

- IY3840: Malicious Software (Year 3)

Also, I am supervising final year and MSc projects


My research interests are privacy and security in distributed systems such as MANETs, the Internet of Things (IoT) especially in the healthcare domain, Blockchain and MANETs. I have some previous research experience:  

  • Swiftaid Project (University of Surrey, Surrey Centre for Cyber Security SCCS): I joined the SwiftAid project (https://streeva.com/innovateuk/) which intended to leverage the new Blockchain and Distributed ledger technologies (e.g. Hyperledger and Chaincode) with the aim of streamlining the attachment of Gift Aid to card donations. My role was to carry out research to provide a security analysis of the Gift Aid Blockchain and smart contracts with a focus on Protocol Formal Analysis (Event-B formal Modelling).


  • TIHM project (ISG, Royal Holloway University of London) 2016-2018: I worked as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) in the Information Security Group working with prof. Stephen D. Wolthusen on the TIHM project with an aim to develop risk and threat models for security and privacy of therapeutic, diagnostic, and medical IoT devices.

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