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Department of Computer Science

Dr Thar Baker Shamsa

Dr Thar Baker Shamsa

Telephone: 0151 231 2371

Biography

Dr Thar Baker is a Senior Lecturer in Software Systems in the Department of Computer Science at the Faculty of Engineering and Technology. He has received his PhD in Autonomic Cloud Applications from LJMU in 2010.

Dr Baker has published numerous refereed research papers in multidisciplinary research areas including: Cloud Computing, Distributed Software Systems, Big Data, Algorithm Design, Green and Sustainable Computing, and Autonomic Web Science.

He has been actively involved as member of editorial board and review committee for a number peer reviewed international journals, and is on programme committee for a number of international conferences.

Dr. Baker was appointed as Expert Evaluater in the European FP7 Connected Communities CONFINE project (2012-2015).

He worked as Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) in 2011. Prior to this, he was working as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the area of Autonomic Cloud Computing at LJMU, where he built the first private cloud computing research platform for the Department of Computer Science.

He has successfully completed the Strategic Executive Development for Diverse Leasers in Higher Education (StellarHE) Course in 2016.

Degrees

2010, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer, Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, 2013 - present
Lecturer, Computing, Mathematics and Digital Technologies, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2011 - 2013
Post-Doc Research Associate, Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, 2010 - 2011
Sessional Lecturer, Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, 2007 - 2010

Publications

Highlighted publications

Ghafir I, Prenosil V, Hammoudeh M, Shamsa T, Jabbar S, Khalid S, Jaf S. 2018. BotDet: A System for Real Time Botnet Command and Control Traffic Detection IEEE Access, >DOI

Baker T, Aldawsari B, Asim M, Tawfik H, Maamar Z, Buyya R. 2018. Cloud-SEnergy: A Bin-Packing Based Multi-Cloud Service Broker for Energy Efficient Composition and Execution of Data-intensive Applications Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems, >DOI

Ghafir I, Saleem J, Hammoudeh M, Faour H, Prenosil V, Jaf S, Jabbar S, Shamsa T. 2018. Security Threats to Critical Infrastructure: The Human Factor Journal of Supercomputing, >DOI

Fahim M, Shamsa TB, Khattak AM, Shah B, Aleem S, Chow F. 2018. Context Mining of Sedentary Behavior for Promoting Self-Awareness Using Smartphone Sensors, 18 >DOI

Hu T, Guo Z, Baker T, Lan J. 2018. Multi-controller Based Software-Defined Networking: A Survey IEEE Access, 6 :15980-15996 >DOI

Asim M, Yautsiukhin A, Brucker A, Baker T, Shi Q, Lempereur B. 2018. Security Policy Monitoring of BPMN-based Service Compositions Journal of Software: Evolution and Process, >DOI

Baker T, Ugljanin E, Faci N, Sellami M, Maamar Z, Kajan E. 2017. Everything as a Resource: Foundations and Illustration through Internet-of-Things Computers in Industry:, 94 :62-74 >DOI

Baker T, Asim M, Tawfik H, Aldawsari B, Buyya R. 2017. An Energy-aware Service Composition Algorithm for Multiple Cloud-based IoT Applications Journal of Network and Computer Applications, >DOI

Aldawsari B, Shamsa THAR. 2016. Trusted Energy-Efficient Cloud-based Services Brokerage Platform International Journal of Intelligent Computing Research (IJICR), 6 :630-639 >DOI

Thar Baker , Bandar Al Dawsari , Yanik Ngoko , Hissam Tawfik , David Reid . 2015. GreeDi: An Energy Efficient Routing Algorithm for Big Data on Cloud Ad Hoc Networks, >DOI >Link

Baker T, Mackay M, Randles M, Taleb-Bendiab A. 2013. Intention-oriented programming support for runtime adaptive autonomic cloud-based applications Computers and Electrical Engineering, 39 :2400-2412 >DOI

Mackay MI, Baker T, Al-Yasiri A. 2012. Security-oriented cloud computing platform for critical infrastructures Computer Law & Security Review, 28 :679-686 >DOI

Journal article

Ghafir I, Prenosil V, Hammoudeh M, Shamsa T, Jabbar S, Khalid S, Jaf S. 2018. BotDet: A System for Real Time Botnet Command and Control Traffic Detection IEEE Access, >DOI

Baker T, Aldawsari B, Asim M, Tawfik H, Maamar Z, Buyya R. 2018. Cloud-SEnergy: A Bin-Packing Based Multi-Cloud Service Broker for Energy Efficient Composition and Execution of Data-intensive Applications Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems, >DOI

Ghafir I, Saleem J, Hammoudeh M, Faour H, Prenosil V, Jaf S, Jabbar S, Shamsa T. 2018. Security Threats to Critical Infrastructure: The Human Factor Journal of Supercomputing, >DOI

Fahim M, Shamsa TB, Khattak AM, Shah B, Aleem S, Chow F. 2018. Context Mining of Sedentary Behavior for Promoting Self-Awareness Using Smartphone Sensors, 18 >DOI

Hu T, Guo Z, Baker T, Lan J. 2018. Multi-controller Based Software-Defined Networking: A Survey IEEE Access, 6 :15980-15996 >DOI

Kolivand H, Mei Fern B, Mohd Rahim MS, Sulong G, Baker T, Tully D. 2018. An expert botanical feature extraction technique based on phenetic features for identifying plant species PLoS ONE,

Iqbal F, Benjamin Y, Shah B, Maryam A, Naeema A, Suaad Q, Baker T. 2018. Drone Forensics: Examination and Analysis International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics,

Asim M, Yautsiukhin A, Brucker A, Baker T, Shi Q, Lempereur B. 2018. Security Policy Monitoring of BPMN-based Service Compositions Journal of Software: Evolution and Process, >DOI

Baker T, Ugljanin E, Faci N, Sellami M, Maamar Z, Kajan E. 2017. Everything as a Resource: Foundations and Illustration through Internet-of-Things Computers in Industry:, 94 :62-74 >DOI

Baker T, Asim M, Tawfik H, Aldawsari B, Buyya R. 2017. An Energy-aware Service Composition Algorithm for Multiple Cloud-based IoT Applications Journal of Network and Computer Applications, >DOI

Aldawsari B, Shamsa THAR. 2016. Trusted Energy-Efficient Cloud-based Services Brokerage Platform International Journal of Intelligent Computing Research (IJICR), 6 :630-639 >DOI

Thar Baker , Bandar Al Dawsari , Yanik Ngoko , Hissam Tawfik , David Reid . 2015. GreeDi: An Energy Efficient Routing Algorithm for Big Data on Cloud Ad Hoc Networks, >DOI >Link

Baker T, Mackay M, Randles M, Taleb-Bendiab A. 2013. Intention-oriented programming support for runtime adaptive autonomic cloud-based applications Computers and Electrical Engineering, 39 :2400-2412 >DOI

Mackay MI, Baker T, Al-Yasiri A. 2012. Security-oriented cloud computing platform for critical infrastructures Computer Law & Security Review, 28 :679-686 >DOI

Conference publication

Mahyoub M, Randles M, Baker T, Yang P. 2018. Effective Use of Data Science Toward Early Prediction of Alzheimer's Disease The 16th IEEE International Conference on Smart City (SmartCity-2018)

Al-Khafajiy M, Webster L, Baker T, Waraich A. 2018. Towards Fog Driven IoT Healthcare: Challenges and Framework of Fog Computing in Healthcare International Conference on Future Networks and Distributed Systems (ICFNDS)

Faci N, Maamar Z, Baker T, Ugljanin E, Sellami M. 2018. In Situ Mutation for Active Things in the IoT Context the 13th International Conference on Software Technologies (ICSOFT 2018)

Maamar Z, Faci N, Boukadi K, Ugljanin E, Sallami M, Baker T. 2018. How to Agentify the Internet-of-Things? IEEE Twelfth International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (IEEE RCIS 2018)

Amin A, Shah B, Asad K, Baker T, Durani H, Anwar S. 2018. Just-in-time Customer Churn Prediction: With and Without Data Transformation The bi-annual IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI), 2018 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC)

Kaky A, Al-Jumeily D, Haglan H, Alloghani M, Baker T, Hussain A, Mustafina J. 2018. Early Prediction of Chronic Kidney Disease Using Machine Learning Supported by Predictive Analytics The bi-annual IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI), 2018 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC)

Mac Dermott AM, Baker T, Shi Q. 2018. IoT Forensics: Challenges For The IoA Era 9th IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security (NTMS), 2018 9th IFIP International Conference on New Technologies Mobility and Security (NTMS) :1-5 >DOI

Mohammed D, Lee GM, Baker T. 2018. Applying Scheduling Mechanisms over 5G Cellular Network Packets Traffic Third International Congress on Information and Communication Technology in concurrent with ICT Excellence Awards (ICICT 2018)

Dighriri M, Lee G, Baker T. 2017. Resource Allocation Scheme in 5G Network Slices 2017 International Conference on Radar, Antenna, Microwave, Electronics and Telecommunications (2017 ICRAMET)

Baker T, Hussien A, Hanneghan M, Faci N. 2017. Game-based Learning in a Real Life Business Context Using Didactic Mash-up Concepts 10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (iCERI 2017)

Fahim M, Baker T, Khattak A, Alfandi O. 2017. Alert Me: Enhancing Active Lifestyle Via Observing Sedentary Behavior Using Mobile Sensing Systems 19th IEEE International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (IEEE Healthcom)

Dighriri M, Alfoudi A, Lee GM, Baker T, Pereira R. 2017. Comparison Data Traffic Scheduling Techniques for Classifying QoS over 5G Mobile Networks The 31st IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-2017)

Dighriri M, Alfoudi A, Lee G, Shamsa T. 2016. Data Traffic Model in Machine to Machine Communications Over 5G Network Slicing Ninth International Conference on Developments in e-Systems Engineering (DeSE2016)

Al Sharif S, Iqbal F, Shamsa TMSB, Khattak A. 2016. White-hat Hacking Framework for Promoting Security Awareness First IFIP NTMS International Workshop on Cybercrime Investigation and Digital forensics (CID) in Conjunction with the 8th IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security (NTMS)

Al Sharif S, Iqbal F, Shamsa TMSB, Marrington A. 2016. Magec: An Image Searching Tool for Detecting Forged Images in Forensic Investigation First IFIP NTMS International Workshop on Cybercrime Investigation and Digital forensics (CID) in Conjunction with the 8th IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security (NTMS)

Hamdi D, Iqbal F, Baker T, Shah B. 2016. Multimedia File Signature Analysis for Smartphone Forensics Developments in eSystems Engineering

Aldawsari B, Baker T, England D. 2016. Towards a holistic brokerage system for multi-cloud environment 2015 10th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, ICITST 2015, :249-255 >DOI

Fahim M, Khattak A, Baker T, Chow F, Shah B. 2016. Micro-context Recognition of Sedentary Behaviour Using Smartphone The Sixth International Conference on Digital Information & Communication Technology and Its Applications >DOI

Aldawsari B, Baker T, England D. 2015. Towards a Holistic Multi-Cloud Brokerage System: Taxonomy, Survey and Future Directions Wu YL, Min GY, Georgalas N, Hu J, Atzori L, Jin XL, Jarvis S, Liu L, Calvo RA. CIT/IUCC/DASC/PICOM 2015 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - UBIQUITOUS COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATIONS - DEPENDABLE, AUTONOMIC AND SECURE COMPUTING - PERVASIVE INTELLIGENCE AND COMPUTING, IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information :1468-1473 >DOI >Link

Baker T, Mackay M, Shaheed A, Aldawsari B. 2015. Security-Oriented Cloud Platform for SOA-based SCADA 15th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid), :961-970 >DOI

Baker T, Ngoko Y, Tolosana-Calasanz R, Rana OF, Randles M. 2013. Energy Efficient Cloud Computing Environment via Meta-Director Framework 6th IEEE international Conference on Developments in E-Systems Engineering (DeSE 2013)

Karam Y, Baker T, Taleb-Bendiab A. 2013. Support for Self-Optimized Organizational Patterns in Socio-Driven Elastic Clouds 7th IEEE International Systems Conference (SysCon) >DOI

Baker T, Rana OF, Calinescu R, Tolosana-Calasanz R, BaƱares JA. 2013. Towards autonomic cloud services engineering via intention workflow model Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 8193 LNCS :212-227 >DOI

Baker T, Taleb-Bendiab A, Randles M. 2012. Understanding Elasticity of Cloud Services Compositions The 5th IEEE/ACM International Coference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC2012)

Baker T, Taleb-Bendiab A, Randles M, Karam Y. 2010. Support for Adaptive Cloud-Based Applications via Intention Modelling The 3rd International Symposium on Web Services

Baker T, Taleb-Bendiab A, Al-jumeily D. 2010. Assurance Support for full Adaptive Service Based Applications The 12th International Conference on Computer Modelling and Simulation (UKSim)

Baker T, Taleb-Bendiab A, Al-Jumeily D, Miseldine P. 2009. Creating On-Demand Service-Oriented Applications from Intentions Model AlJumeily D, Nagar AK, Tawfik H, Hussain A, Lisboa P. 2009 SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DEVELOPMENTS IN ESYSTEMS ENGINEERING (DESE 2009), 2nd International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering :219-226 >DOI >Link

Baker T, Taleb-Bendiab A, Al-Jumeilly D. 2009. Process-Oriented e-Government Application Development UKSIM 2009: ELEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER MODELLING AND SIMULATION, 11th International Conference on Computer Modelling and Simulation (UKSim 2009) :628-633 >DOI >Link

Baker T, Taleb-Bendiab A, Randles M. 2009. Auditable Intention-Oriented Web Applications using PAA Auditing/Accounting Paradigm Techniques and Applications for Mobile Commerce (TAMoCo 2009)

Baker T, Taleb-Bendiab A, Randles M. 2008. Support for M-Commerce Software Autonomy Branki C, Cross B, Diaz G, Langendorfer P, Laux F, Ortiz G, Randles M, TalebBendiab A, Unland R, Wanner G. TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS FOR MOBILE COMMERCE, Conference on Techniques and Applications for Mobile Commerce (TAMoCo 2008) 169 :165-176 >Link

Taleb-Bendiab A, Miseldine P, Randles M, Baker T. 2008. Programming support and governance for process-oriented software autonomy Filipe J, Cordeiro J. WEB INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES, 3rd International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies 8 :3-18 >Link

Alsadhan A, Hussain A, Alfandi O, Baker T. Detecting Distributed Denial of Service Attacks in Neighbour Discovery Protocol Using Machine Learning Algorithm Based on Streams Representation 2018 International Conference on Intelligent Computing

Abbas R, Hussain A, Al-Jumeily D, Baker T, Khattak A. Classification of Foetal Distress and Hypoxia using Machine Learning Approaches 2018 International Conference on Intelligent Computing

Hussain A, Marcinonyte D, Iqbal F, Tawfik H, Baker T, Al-Jumeily D. Smart Home Systems Security IEEE Xplore, The 16th IEEE International Conference on Smart City (SmartCity-2018)

Khalaf M, Hussain A, Al-Jumeily D, Baker T, Keight R, Lisboa P, Alkafri A, Fergus P. A Data Science Methodology Based on Machine Learning Algorithms for Flood Severity Prediction The bi-annual IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI), 2018 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC)

Alshabandar R, Hussain A, Keight R, Laws A, Lunn J, Shamsa T. The Application of Gaussian Mixture Models for the Identification of At-Risk Learners in Massive Open Online Courses The bi-annual IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI), 2018 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC)

Dighriri MHA, Alfoudi ASD, Lee G, Shamsa T. Resource Allocation Scheme in 5G Network Slices

Baker T, Randles MJ, Taleb-Bendiab A. Towards the Automated Engineering of Dependable Adaptive Services 12th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid) N/A :823-828 >DOI

Chapters

Dighriri M, Lee G, Shamsa TB. 2018. Big Data Environment for Smart Healthcare Applications Over 5G Mobile Network Applications of Big Data Analytics Springer International Publishing AG

Dighriri M, Lee GM, Baker T. 2017. Measurement and Classification of Smart Systems Data Traffic Over 5G Mobile Networks Dastbaz M, Arabnia H, Akhgar B. Technology for Smart Futures Springer International Publishing. https://www.springerprofessional.de/measurement-and-classification-of-smart-systems-data-traffic-ove/14994274 978-3-319-60137-3

Fahim M, Baker THAR. 2017. Knowledge-based Decision Support Systems for Personalized u-lifecare Big Data Services Current Trends on Knowledge-Based Systems: Theory and Applications 120 Springer >DOI

Kifayat K, Baker T, Mackay MI, shi Q, Merabti M. Real Time Risk Management in Cloud Computation Security Engineering for Cloud Computing: Approaches and Tools >DOI

Engagement & Impact

Editorial boards:

Future Generation Computer System (FGCS), Elsevier, Editor, https://www.journals.elsevier.com/future-generation-computer-systems/

International Journal of Cloud Computing and Services Science (IJ-CLOSER), Editor, http://iaesjournal.com/online/index.php/IJ-CLOSER/about/editorialTeam

International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering (IJITWE), IGI Global, Editorial Board Member, http://www.igi-global.com/journal/international-journal-information-technology-web/1093

International Journal on AdHoc Networking Systems (IJANS), Editorial Board Member, http://airccse.org/journal/ijans/editorial.html

External committees:

External Examination, British Computer Society (BCS), External Examiner

External Examination, Kingston University London, External Examiner

Fellowships:

Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Higher Education Academy

Membership of professional bodies:

IEEE Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), https://www.ieee.org/

Fellow member of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy

Other Professional Activity:

Teaching qualification:

Individual Teaching Award, Recognition of Distinction

PGCert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education