Invited Speaker

Cybersecurity in V2X Communications

Pradip Kumar Sharma
Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity,
Department of Computing Science, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK

Advances in cellular technology are a key driver of the growing automotive Vehicle to Everything (V2X) market. In V2X communications, information from sensors and other sources travels via high-bandwidth, low-latency, high-reliability links, paving the way to fully autonomous driving and intelligent mobility. With the future adoption of 5G and beyond (5G&B) networks, V2X is likely to generate a huge volume of data, which encourages the use of edge computing and pushes the system to learn the model locally to support real-time applications. However, the edge computing paradigm raises concerns about the security and privacy of local nodes (e.g., vehicles) and the increased risk of cyberattacks. In this talk, we will discuss open research questions, key requirements, and potential solutions to provide cyber resilience in V2X communications.

He is an Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity in the Department of Computing Science at the University of Aberdeen, UK. He received his Ph.D. in CSE from the Seoul National University of Science and Technology, South Korea. He was a Software Engineer at MAQ Software, India, and involved on variety of projects, proficient in building largescale complex data warehouses, OLAP models, and reporting solutions that meet business objectives and align IT with business.
He has published many technical research papers in leading journals from IEEE, Elsevier, Springer, MDPI, etc. Some of his research findings are published in the most cited journals. He has been an expert reviewer for IEEE Transactions, Elsevier, Springer, and MDPI journals and magazines. He received a top 1% reviewer in computer science by Publons Peer Review Awards 2018 and 2019, Clarivate Analytics. He has also been invited to serve as chair and program committee member in several reputed international conferences such as ACM ICDNC 20201, IEEE CCNC 2021, CSA 2020, HCIS 2020, IEEE ICC2019, IEEE MENACOMM’19, 3ICT 2019, etc.