Dr Saeed Rehman

Senior Lecturer in Cybersecurity and Networking

College of Science and Engineering

place Tonsley Building (3.11)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr. Saeed Ur Rehman holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Auckland, with research focusing on wireless network security. With a professional Graduate Diploma of Higher Education from Unitec, he has over eight years of experience in academia. Before joining Flinders, Dr. Saeed lectured at Auckland University of Technology and Unitec Institute of Technology, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in embedded systems, networking, and cybersecurity.

Throughout his career, Saeed has consistently attracted research funding for various projects, including an AUD$60,000 grant from Defence Science partnering (DSP) Australia in 2022, an AUD$465,000 grant for the SmartSat CRC project in Australia in 2020, AUD$150,000 from Defence innovation partnership, South Australia in 2023, AUD$30,000 from the college of science and engineering, flinders and multiple funding awards from the Unitec Research Committee in New Zealand between 2012 and 2015. Saeed's ability to secure funding is a testament to his innovative research proposals and the practical impact of his work.

Saeed's research has resulted in over 50 publications, including articles in prestigious journals like IEEE Access, Future Generation Computer Systems, and ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR). With an H-index of 16, his research has gained significant attention and recognition within the scientific community. Saeed's work spans various topics, such as physical layer security, satellite communication, wireless communication, visible light communication, and fog computing.

He is a Senior IEEE member and has served as a publication and local chair for EAI and IEEE conferences. He is on the conference program committee, a journal editorial member, and a reviewer for several journals and conferences relevant.

Saeed is accepting research students (ME and Ph.D.) in his area of interest. i.e., security issues in Satcom, Networking security, and AI for Cybersecurity.


2015 - PhD, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

2016 - Graduate Diploma in Higher Education, Unitec, New Zealand

2009 - ME, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

2004 - BSc Engineering, Pakistan

Honours, awards and grants

2022 - Advance Level instructor recognition award- Cisco Networking Academy

2022 - CCNA instructor, Cisco Networking Academy

2019- Fellow, The Higher Education Academy, UK

2019 - Cisco Cybersecurity operation instructor

2016 - IEEE Senior Member

2014 - Ph.D. Completion Award - The University of Auckland

Key responsibilities

Saeed's key responsibilities include his role as Senior Lecturer at Flinders University, contributing to the College of Science and Engineering through teaching and mentoring students. He serves as the Course Leader of BIT and MIT (Networks and Cybersecurity) since 2021 and actively participates in numerous boards and committees, including the South Australia Cyber Security Innovation Node (SA Node) Advisory Board. As Deputy Research Section Lead for Data and Information Sciences in the College of Science and Engineering, he helps promote research, reviews research applications, and handles discipline work related to research.

Saeed's key responsibilities also involve securing research funding to support various projects in communication and network security. He is dedicated to supervising a diverse range of Ph.D. theses, ensuring that students receive the guidance they need to succeed in their academic endeavours.

Saeed's thesis supervision includes completed projects on IoT network security, privacy-preserving data aggregation, and improving low-bandwidth communication networks. He is currently overseeing projects involving non-intrusive vital sign monitoring, intelligent reflective surfaces, resource virtualization, RF emitter geolocation, and vehicular data communication frameworks.

Teaching interests
  • Cyber and network security
  • Computer networks
  • Wireless communication
  • Embedded systems
Topic coordinator
ENGR2871 Fundamental of Cisco Networking
ENGR2872 Cisco routing and switching
ENGR1762 Networks and Cybersecurity
Supervisory interests
Network security
Physical layer security
Satellite communication
Wireless communication
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Communication Technologies (1), Optical Networks and Systems (1), Communication technologies (1), Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (1)