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Dr Andrea Cullen

Dr Andrea Cullen

  • Title: Senior Lecturer in Computer Science
  • Email: A.J.Cullen@Bradford.ac.uk
  • Extension: 5689
  • Room No. Horton D4.14
  • Qualifications: BSc (Hons); PhD; PGD (Res); HEA Fellow; PGC Management & Leadership; PGCHEP; MBCS; Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer
  • Additional Role: Director of Cyber Security Interdisciplinary Centre
  • Additional Role: Programme Leader: MSc Cyber Security
Professional Evaluation and Certification Board.

BIOGRAPHY +

Andrea Cullen has had a number of years industrial experience as a computer programmer and systems analyst working on projects throughout the UK where she has been responsible for the development and implementation of many software systems. She later received a 1st class degree in Computing with Management here at the University of Bradford in the Department of Computing and PG Diploma in Research methods at the School of Management; a PG Certificate in Higher Education and a PG Certificate in Management and Leadership. Her PhD studies were conducted at the University of Bradford School of Management where she investigated technology within the pharmaceutical supply chain of the National Health Service (NHS).

Andrea joined the Department of Computing in 2003 as a Lecturer in Computing. She is a founder member and Director of the Cyber Security Interdisciplinary Centre (CSIC) at the University of Bradford and continues to work on joint projects with colleagues within Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Peace Studies, Management, Law and Social Science. Her main research areas are the security of business systems, ISO27001, social engineering and the implications of security for organisations. She is a certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer (Information Security Management Systems) and an ISO/IEC 27001 certified trainer.

Andrea is currently an external examiner at the University of Derby and has previous experience at Huddersfield University Business School and the University of Manchester. She is currently the British Computer Society (BCS) departmental contact. Andrea is an MBTI practitioner and a trained workplace mediator.

GRANTS +

Current, and significant recent, funded projects

Completed (2013) grant of £119,791 for a KTP funded project with Sovereign Health Care Ltd. The project is set to develop an organisational e-strategy and related supporting technologies. Including: e-processing of health claims and e-management of policies; e-communication with both customers and employees. This KTP also addressed issues associated with Information Security and Social Engineering.

(2014) Yorkshire Innovation Funded project with Macmillan Environmental Ltd.
(2016) Innovation Voucher with Elaros
(2016) CCIP project (HEIF) with West Yorkshire Police
(2016) West Yorkshire Police Funded Reseach

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION +

Baroness Lockwood Award for Distinguished Teaching BLADT (2007)

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES +

Recent Activities:

Programme Committee:
CCSTIM17 (International Workshop on Cloud Computing Security: Threats, Intelligence, and Mitigation) https://selene.hud.ac.uk/scomsp2/CCSTIM/

Organising Committee and Workshop Chair:
32nd Annual UK Performance Engineering Workshop & Cyber Security Workshop

Technical Programme Committee Member for:
The 3rd International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud (FiCloud) 2015, Rome Italy
The 12th International Conference on Mobile Web and Intelligent Information Systems (MobiWis 2015), Rome, Italy
o The 9th International Symposium on Performance Modelling and Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Networks (PMECT 2015), Rome, Italy

Reviewer Activities:
Security and Communication Networks
International Journal of Agile Systems and Management
International Journal of Production Economics
International Journal of Operations and Production Management (IJOPM)
British Academy of Management Conference (BAM)

External Examiner:
University of Derby

Previous External Examiner posts:
Huddersfield University Business School MSc in E-Business
University of Manchester within the MEnt programme

Funded Research:
Grant of 6000 for recognition of teaching, to research teaching and develop teaching methods

RESEARCH STUDENTS +

Kevin Evans (with P. Trundle)
Hatem Aziz (with M. Ridley)
Hamad Al-Mohannadi (with I Awan)
Aristotle Onyemaechi Onumo (with I Awan)
Robert Norvill (with I Awan)
Faryar Ameli-Savehchi (with D Thakker)
Yusuf Tukur (with D Thakker)
Anitta Patience Namanya (with I. Awan) completed
Shafqat Hameed (with J. Mellor) Completed
Ephrem Kwaku Kwaa-Aidoo (With R. Fretwell) Completed
Jules Ferdinand Pagna Disso (with J. Mellor) Completed
Mona Awad Alkhattabi (with D. Neagu) Completed
Faeiz Alserhani (with I. Awan) Completed
Madihah Mohd Saudi (with M. E. Woodward) Completed
Yousef Elsheikh (with R. Tassabehji) Completed
Rita Ochuko (with D. Neagu) Completed
Saleh Zahed (with I. Awan) Completed
Margie Louws Completed
Shagufta Scanlon (with M. Ridley) completed
Yousif Janahi (with R. Tassabehji) completed
Mohammed Al-Mamari (with R. Tassabehji) completed

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Publications +

  • AMMAR I., AWAN I.U. and CULLEN A.J. (2016): "Clustering synchronisation of wireless sensor network based on intersection schedules" Clustering synchronisation of wireless sensor network based on intersection schedules, Elsevier, 60 69-89.
    For more information see: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1569190X15001239
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  • ZAHED S., AWAN I.U. and CULLEN A.J. (2013): "Analytical Modeling for Spectrum Handoff Decisions in Cognitive Radio Networks" Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 38 98-114.
  • BOWMAN M. and CULLEN A.J. (2012): "Enhancing the Quality of Final Year Projects in Computing through Weekly Tasks" Journal of Learning Development in HE, Special Edition: Developing Writing in STEM Disciplines, 4 (1).
    For more information see: http://www.aldinhe.ac.uk/ojs/index.php?journal=jldhe&page=issue&op=view&path%5B%5D=13
  • ALKHATTABI M., NEAGU D. and CULLEN A.J. (2011): "Assessing Information Quality of E-learning Systems: A web mining approach" Computers in Human Behaviour, Elsevir, 27 (2): 862-873.
    For more information see: http://www.elsevir.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/759/description
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  • ALKHATTABI M., NEAGU D. and CULLEN A.J. (2010): "Information quality framework for e-learning systems" Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal (KM&EL), 2 (4): 340-362.
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  • ALSERHANI F., AKHLAQ M., AWAN I., CULLEN A.J. and MELLOR A.J. (2009): "Multi-Tier Evaluation of Network Intrusion Detection Systems" Journal for Information Assurance and Security (JIAS), 5 (4): 301-310.
    For more information see: http://www.mirlabs.org/jias/jias_archives.html
  • CULLEN A.J. and TAYLOR M. (2009): "Critical success factors for B2B e-commerce use within the UK NHS pharmaceutical Supply Chain" International Journal of operations and Production Management, Emerald, Bingley, 29 (11): 1156-1185.
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  • HAMEED S., FATHULLA K., MELLOR J, CULLEN A. and THOMAS A (2009): "Extent of E-Learning Effectiveness an Efficiency in a New Web Platform Environment in Higher Education Institutions" Journal of Centre of Exellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT).
  • CULLEN A. J and MANN I. (2008): "Hacking the Human: Countering the socially Engineered Attack" Journal of Information Warfare, 7 (2): 24-35.
    For more information see: http://www.jinfowar.com
  • ELSHEIKH Y.M., CULLEN A.J. and HOBBS D. (2008): "E-Government in Jordan: Challenges and Opportunities" Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, Emerald, 2 (2): 83-103.
    For more information see: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/17506160810876176
  • CULLEN A. J and WEBSTER M. (2007): "A user-oriented B2B e-commerce model based on connectivity and purpose" International Journal of Operations and Production Management , 27 (2).
  • HAMEED S., MELLOR J., BADII A., PATEL N. and CULLEN A. (2007): "Factors mediating the routinisation of e-learning within a traditional university education environment" International Journal of Electronic Business ISSN 1741-5063, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, 5 (2): 160 - 175.

Chapters in Books +

  • OCHUKO R., CULLEN A.J. and NEAGU D. (2011): "E-banking Operational risk management Using Soft Computing Tools", Strategic and Pragmatic E-Business: Implications for Future Business Practice, K.M. Rezaul (ed.), pp. 101-127.
    For more information see: http://www.igi-global.com/book/globalisation-technology-diffusion-gender-disparity/56037
  • ALKHATTABI M., NEAGU D. and CULLEN A.J. (2011): "User perceptions of information quality in e-learning systems: A gender and cultural perspective,", Globalization, technology diffusion and gender disparity: Social impacts of ICTs, R. Pande, T.V.D. Weide, and N. Flipsen (eds.) ISBN: 1466600209, pp. 136-143.
  • AKHLAQ M., ALSERHANI F., AWAN I., CULLEN A.J. and MELLOR J. (2010): "Virtualization Efficacy for NIDS in High Speed Environments", Information Security & Digital Forensics, Springer Verlag (ed.) ISBN: 978-3-642-3-11529-5, pp. 26-41.
  • SUBHAN A., AKHLAQ M., ALSERHANI F., AWAN I. and CULLEN A.J. (2010): "Smart Logic - Preventing Packet Drop in High Speed Network Intrusion Detection Systems", Information Security & Digital Forensics, Springer Verlag (ed.) ISBN: 978-3-642-3-11529-5, pp. 56-65.
  • SAUDI M.M., TAMIL E. M, CULLEN A. J, WOODWARD M. E and IDNA IDRIS M. Y (2009): "Reverse Engineering: EDOWA Worm Analysis and Classification ", Advances in Electrical Engineering and Computational Science, Issue No 39,Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, , Sio-Iong Ao, Len Gelman (ed.), Springer-Verlag , Berlin ISBN: 9789048123100.

Conference Contributions +

  • ADAMU H., MOHAMMED B., MAINA A.B., CULLEN A. and AWAN I (2017): "An approach to failure prediction in a cloud based environment", The IEEE 5th International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud, Prague, Czech Republic.
    For more information see: http://www.ficloud.org/2017/
  • ONUMO A., CULLEN A. and AWAN I.U. (2017): "An Empirical Study of Cultural Dimensions and Cybersecurity Development", The IEEE 5th International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud , Prague, Czech Republic.
    For more information see: http://www.ficloud.org/2017/
  • NORVILL R., PONTIVEROS B.B., AWAN I., CULLEN A and STATE R. (2017): "Automated Labeling of Unknown Contracts in Ethereum", The 26th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2017), Vancouver, Canada.
    For more information see: http://icccn.org/icccn17/
  • OMUNNO a., CULLEN A.J. and AWAN I.U. (2017): "Empirical study of the impact of e-government services on cybersecurity development", The 1st Annual Innovative Engineering Research Conference 2017, Bradford, England.
  • SABOUNI S, CULLEN A.J. and ARMITAGE L.L. (2017): "The Use of Social Engineering Techniques in Online Radicalisation", International Conference on Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics and Assessment (CyberSA 2017), London, UK.
    For more information see: http://c-mric.org/index.php/csa2017
  • AL-MOHANNADI H., MIRZA Q., NAMANYA A.P., AWAN I.U. and CULLEN A.J. (2016): "Cyber-Attack Modelling Analysis Techniques: An Overview ", FICloud2016 IEEE 4th International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud, Vienna, Austria.
    For more information see: http://www.ficloud.org/2016/
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  • CULLEN A.J. and ARMITAGE L.L. (2016): "The Social Engineering Attack Spiral (SEAS)", IEEE and C-MRiC, International Conference on Cyber Security and Protection of Digital Services (Cyber Security 2016), , London, UK.
    For more information see: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=7502347
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  • ZAHED S., AWAN I.U. and CULLEN A.J. (2014): "Performance Evaluation of Cognitive Radio Networks under Licensed and Unlicensed Spectrum Bands", The 28th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-2014), Victoria, Canada.
    For more information see: http://www.aina-conference.org/2014/
  • SAUDI M.M., CULLEN A.J. and WOODWARD M.E. (2011): "Efficient STAKCERT KDD Processes in Worm Detection,", Proceedings of the International Conference of Computer and Information Science 2011, 27 July-29 July 2011, Paris, France.
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  • ALSERHANI F., AKHLAQ M., AWAN I. and CULLEN A.J. (2011): "Event-based alert correlation system to detect SQLI activities", 24th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-2011), Biopolis, Singapore.
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  • ALSERHANI F., AKHLAQ M., AWAN I. and CULLEN A.J. (2010): "Detection of Coordinated Attacks Using Alert Correlation Model", International conference in Progress in Informatics and Computing, 10 DEC2010, Shanghai, China .
  • ALKHATTABI M., CULLEN A.J. and NEAGU D. (2010): "Information quality metrics in an e-learning context: Applying GQM approach", Proceedings of 7th International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology, Oporto, Portugal.
  • SAUDI M.M., CULLEN A.J. and WOODWARD M.E. (2010): "Statistical Analysis in Evaluating STAKCERT Infection, Activation and Payload Methods,Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science ", Proceedings of The World Congress on Engineering 2010, WCE 2010, 30 June - 2 July, 2010, pp474-479., London, UK.
    For more information see: http://www.iaeng.org/publication/WCE2010/
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  • SAUDI M.M., CULLEN A.J. and WOODWARD M.E. (2010): "STAKCERT Worm Relational Model for Worm Detection, Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science ", Proceedings of The World Congress on Engineering 2010,WCE 2010, 30 June - 2 July, 2010, pp469-473., London, UK.
    For more information see: http://www.iaeng.org/publication/WCE2010/
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  • AKHLAQ M., ALSERHANI F., AWAN I., CULLEN A.J. and MELLOR J. (2010): "High Speed NIDS using Dynamic Cluster and Comparator Logic", IEEE 10th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (CIT 2010),, Bradford, England.
  • ALKHATTABI M., NEAGU D. and CULLEN A.J. (2010): "Validating an information quality framework for e-learning systems: An empirical approach", Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Software Process Improvement Research, Education and Training, INSPIRE (e-Learning and Social Responsibility) ISBN: 978-0-9557300-7-8 pp. 47-54, London, England.
  • ALSERHANI F., AKHLAQ M., AWAN I., CULLEN A.J. and MIRCHANDANI P. (2010): "MARS: Multi Stage Attack Recognition System", 23rd IEEE International Conf. on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA), Perth, 2010 pp.753-759 ISSN:1550-445X, Perth, Australia.
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  • SANDOUKA H., CULLEN A.J, and MANN I (2009): "Social Engineering Detection Using Neural Networks", IEEE International Conference on Cyberworlds, Computer Society, pp.273-279 , Bradford, UK.
    For more information see: http://toc.proceedings.com/06356webtoc.pdf
  • SAUDI M.M., CULLEN A.J. and WOODWARD (2009): "STACKCERT Framework in Eradicating Worm Attacks", Procs of the 2009 International Conference on Cyberworlds, IEEE Computer Society, pp.257-264, Bradford, UK.
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  • HAMEED S., BADII A., MELLOR J. and CULLEN A. (2009): "Impact of the E-Learning Package on the Quality of Student Learning Experience", Proceedings of the 9th European and Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (EMCIS), July 13-14, 2009, Izmir, Turkey.
  • ALSERHANI F., AKHLAQ M., AWAN I. U, CULLEN A. J and MELLOR J (2009): "Evaluating Intrusion Detection Systems in High Speed networks ", The IEEE 5th International Conference on Information Security and Assurance (ISA 2009/WINGS 2009) 25-27 June , Seoul, Korea.
    For more information see: http://www.sersc.org/ISA2009/
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  • SAUDI M.M., CULLEN A. J and WOODWARD M. E (2009): "An Overview of STAKCERT Framework in Confronting Worms Attack ", 2nd IEEE ICCSIT 2009 August 8 - 11, 2009, Beijing,, China.
    For more information see: http://www.iccsit.org
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  • AKHLAQ M., FAEZ A., AWAN I. U, CULLEN A. J and MIRCHANDANA P. (2009): "Virtualization Efficacy for Network Intrusion Detection Systems in High Speed Environments", 4th European Symposium on research in Computer Security (Esorics 2009) pp. 6-8, St Malo, France.
    For more information see: http://conferences.telecom-bretagne.eu/esorics2009/EN/home.php
  • OCHUKO R., CULLEN A.J. and NEAGU D. (2009): "Overview of Factors for Internet Banking Adoption Procs of the IEEE International Conference on Cyberworlds (CW'09), Computer Society, pp.163-170", Bradford, UK.
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  • SAUDI M.M., ISA M.A., CULLEN A.J., WOODWARD M. and NOOR H.M. (2008): "Defending Virus Infection through DVItApotosis System", 4th International Conference on Information Technology and Multimedia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • SAUDI M.M., CULLEN A. J, WOODWARD M. E and NOOR H. M (2008): "An Overview of Apoptosis for Computer Security ", International Symposium on Information Technology 2008(ITSIM'08), Volume IV, 27-28 August 2008. pg. 2534-2539 IEEE, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • SAUDI M.M., NOR A. M, CULLEN A. J, WOODWARD M. E and NOOR H. M (2008): "Defending Virus Infection through Extrinsic Approach ", International Symposium on Information Technology, Volume III, , 27-28 August 2008. pg 1666-1701 IEEE, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • CULLEN A.J. and MANN I (2008): "Hacking the Human: Countering the Socially Engineered Attack", 7th European Conference on Information Warfare and Security University of Plymouth, UK 30 June 1 July 2008, Plymouth, UK.
    For more information see: http://academic-conferences.org/eciw/eciw2008/eciw08-home.htm
  • HAMEED S., BADII A., CULLEN A. J and MELLOR J (2008): "Effective E-Learning Integration with Traditional Learning in a Blended Learning Environment: A Comparative Study ", European and Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems 2008 (EMCIS2008),May 25-26 2008, Dubai.
  • ELSHEIKH Y., CULLEN A. J and HOBBS D. (2007): "Towards e-government in the Middle East: A Jordanian study", International Association for the Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference WWW/Internet 5th 8th October 2007 ISBN: 978-972-8924-44-7, Vial Real, Portugal.
  • ELSHEIKH Y., CULLEN A. J and HOBBS D. (2007): "E-government in Jordan: Challenges and Opportunities", eGovernment Workshop, eGov07 Innovation North, Faculty of Information & Technology, Leeds Metropolitan, Leeds, UK.
  • CULLEN A. J, SALEH M. S, MELLOR J. E and BAKRY S. H (2006): "Structured evaluation of site security using an agent based hierarchical approach to ISO 17799", Fourth International Conference on Performance Modelling and Evaluation of Heterogeneous networks (HET-NETs '06) , Ilkley, West Yorkshire, UK.
    For more information see: http://www.comp.brad.ac.uk/het-net/index.html
  • JANAHI Y., CULLEN A. J and MELLOR J. E (2006): "Biometric Fingerprint Replaces PIN code on Point of Sale machines in the Kingdom of Bahrain", First Conference on Advances in Computer Security and Forensics (ACSF), 13th and 14th July 2006, Liverpool John Moores University , Liverpool, UK.
  • SALEH M. S, MELLOR J. E, CULLEN A. J and BAKRY S. H (2006): "A STOPE approach for the evaluation of compliance of organizations with ISO 17799-2005 ", First Conference on Advances in Computer Security and Forensics (ACSF), 13th and 14th July 2006, Liverpool John Moores University , Liverpool, UK.
  • CULLEN A. J and WEBSTER M. (2006): "The use of e-commerce in the value chain: an empirical investigation", Euroma 2006, 18th to 21st June 2006, "Moving up the value chain", Glasgow, Scotland.
  • JANAHI Y., CULLEN A. and MELLOR J. (2005): "Internet banking adoption in the Kingdom of Bahrain: an empirical study of consumer acceptance. 27th - 28th June 2005", Proceedings from the EPSRC sponsored PGNET Conference, Liverpool , Liverpool JMU.
  • PAGNA DISSO J., CULLEN A. and MELLOR J. (2004): "An investigation of IPv6 security features", EPSRC sponsored PGNET Conference, Liverpool JMU 28th 29th June 2004, Liverpool JMU.
  • CULLEN A.J., WEBSTER M. and MUHLEMANN A. (2000): "Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) - a system for global manufacturing management?", Advances in Manufacturing Technology XIV - 16th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (Eds. Perryman R. & Ellis C. D.), London, England.

Published Papers +

  • CULLEN A. J, WEBSTER M. and MUHLEMANN A. P (2001): "Resource Planning (ERP) Systems: Definition, Functionality and the Contribution to Global Operations", University of Bradford, Management Centre working paper series, No. 00/26 , Bradford, UK.
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