Research

Research Interests

In this digital age, technology has become a part of almost every area of our lives. However, as the impact of technology in various areas of our lives continues to increase, so does the rate at which technology is exploited to facilitate crimes such as intellectual property theft, fraud, computer intrusions, harassment, and violent crimes. This increasing trend of using technology to facilitate crimes and avoid apprehension has led to new and evolving ways of handling evidence and the presence of a digital dimension in crimes. Digital forensics is a branch of forensic science (the application of scientific knowledge to legal matters) that deals with the handling of digital evidence found on computers and digital devices. My research activities are motivated by my desire to develop solutions that address the questions of authentication, identification, classification, reconstruction, and evaluation in handling digital evidence.

My current research focus are in:

  • Database systems and privacy

  • Database forensics

  • Digital document examinations

  • Network forensics

  • Cybersecurity

Research Supervision

If you are a student who is interested in studying towards a Postgraduate degree or an undergraduate student who is interested in short term research on any of the areas listed above, please send me an email including a copy of your academic transcript and a short description of your interests.