i Lab 2 - Big Data & Cyber Security

A large amount of data is generated from the exponential growth in use of online transactions, social media, emails, videos, studios, logs, images, health records, sensors and mobile phones.

These data are potentially extremely valuable in increasing productivity in businesses and evolutionary breakthroughs in scientific research when these can be transformed into knowledge. We perform research on how to manipulate, use, store and exploit huge amounts of data using data mining, classification and clustering methods, efficient use of storage, and data sharing between stakeholders. We develop real-time intelligent decision support and knowledge management schemes for data-intensive applications particularly in healthcare, transportation, smart cities and cyber security.

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Current projects

Urban Nexus

Intelligent modelling and Big Data mapping for the analysis of connectivity and regeneration of European cities

This project is funded by the Excellence Initiative programme of the Università Degli Studi di Bergamo. It is a cultural and scientific exchange project between:

  • The Centro Studi sul Territorio – DiathesisLab (CST-DiathesisLab) at Università Degli Studi di Bergamo
  • The Laboratoire Chôros at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
  • iLab 2 – Big Data & Cyber Security within the Anglia Ruskin Information Technology Research Institute at Anglia Ruskin University

As well as collaboration between academic colleagues within our universities, this project also promotes the visits of research students from our universities. The students will carry out research activities within the framework defined by the project.

For further information about working within our i Lab2 and the Urban Nexus project, please contact Dr Khin Lwin.


SmartLink is an external co-operation project funded under Erasmus Mundus Action 2 (EMA2). The project focuses on fostering international cooperation between 9 European Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and 11 HEIs in emerging Asian countries through the promotion of mobility at all level of studies and training for students, PhD candidates, Post-doctoral researchers, academics and administrative staff.

This programme will end soon and we are unable to take any further applications. For further information, please contact Prof Alamgir Hossain.


FUSION is an external co-operation project funded under Erasmus Mundus. This project aims to foster partnerships of emerging Asian countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, China, India, and Thailand) with the EU countries (Bulgaria, France Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, and UK) to reinforce the existing collaborations developed through the EU funded projects. The key objective of the FUSION consortium is to enhance the capacity for international cooperation between universities in the Asian and EU countries by facilitating transfer of people, know-how, culture and best practice in training the next generation of researchers and academic staff.

This programme will end soon and we are unable to take any further applications. For further information, please contact Prof Alamgir Hossain.

Current PhD students

Find out more about our current research students working in the area of Big Data and Cyber Security

If you would like to join our research student community, find out more about the application process. We also have some self-funded PhD project opportunities in our i-Lab 2.


For further information about our work in Big Data and Cyber Security, please contact Dr Khin Lwin.