Professor Muttukrishnan Rajarajan (Raj)

Professor of Security Engineering




Raj received his BEng and PhD degrees from City University London in 1994 and 1999 respectively. From 1999 he worked at City University London as a Research Fellow. In August 2000 he moved to Logica as a Telecommunication Consultant. After a few years in the industry Raj is now a Professor of Security Engineering.  Raj leads the Information Security Group (ISG) at City University London which carries out research in the following domains:

  • Authentication
  • Cloud Security & Trust
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention
  • Identity Management and Access Control

Information Security Group has received funding from EPSRC and EU in the last two years to carry out research and commercialisation activities in information security. The group’s innovation in the area of mobile banking security has attracted a lot of interest from major content and mobile providers and currently they are partnering with Decimal Technologies to commercialise this research. Strong research collaboration exists between the BT Security Research at Adastral Park, Ipswich and City University London security research team. They also have strong international links with the Centre for the Advancement of Computing (C-DAC), India in the areas of Grid Security, Cybersecurity and SCADA Security.  Moreover, they collaborate with several other security groups across the world including the Purdue University, USA, Michigan State University, USA, Peking University, China, University of Zaragoza, Spain, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, Birla Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, Punjab Engineering College, IIIT Bangalore and Indian Institute of Science Bangalore.  Furthermore Information Security Group has strong industrial links with IBM Research labs, Infosys, SecureMatrix, Cisco, AirTight Networks, E&Y, Accenture and other major security industries.

The research group was involved in the organisation of the First International conference in Information Security and Digital Forensics in September 2009, ISDF 2009, e-Health 2009 in Istanbul, Turkey, IEEE conference on collaborative security technologies.

He is a senior member of IEEE, a member of IET and an associate member of the institute of information security professionals (IISP) and a member of Technical Programme Committees for PIERS 2010, eHealth 2010, SECURECOM2011, TrustBus 2011, Digital Economy 2012, IFIPTM 2012 and IFIP SEC 2012. He is also the General Chair of SECURECOMM 2011 in London.

He also sits on the Editorial boards of Springer/ACM Journal on Wireless Networks, Elsevier Journal of Health Policy and Technology and Emerald Journal of Information Management and Computer Security.