• 99 Citations
  • 6 h-Index

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Dr Hoang Nga Nguyen is a Research Fellow in Cybersecurity and Cyber-Physical Systems. His research is in the area of Formal Methods. His work focuses on modelling and verifying qualitative, quantitative and secure/safe properties. In the last two years, he has been in several research projects. In particular, ACID aimed at developing methods detecting collusion of Android applications. These methods are based on machine learning and model checking. Another example is Ditto, investigating how to model railway systems for measuring capacity. His active research agenda also includes cybersecurity in automotive and autonomous systems.

Before, Dr Nguyen worked at the University of Nottingham and Swansea University. During this time, he involved in a couple of EPSRC-funded projects. Both involved developing methods, abstraction techniques and formal tool support. The first, VRBMAS, is for verifying resource-bounded autonomous systems. The second, SafeCap, is for large-scale railway systems.

Currently, he is an associate member of the Verification & Validation of Autonomous Systems network. He is also a member of European Technical Working Group on Formal Methods in Railway Control.

He has been on the PC of several international conferences and workshops. He also provides reviews for several journals. Dr Nguyen has over 40 publications.

Research Interests

Formal methods; Cybersecurity; Railway; Automotive; Autonomous


Vision Statement

My research interest is in the area of Software Engineering, with focus on Formal Methods. Computer systems are integrated into every aspect of modern life. Example are embedded controllers in automotive systems, railway, and medical devices. Yet, any security or safety error could lead to catastrophes. Thus, it becomes more and more crucial to detect and remove any mistake as soon as possible. My recent work is concentrating on developing model-based techniques. They facilitate the verification of security and safety requirements. Their current applications are in the transport domain and multi-agent systems.

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Research Output

  • 99 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
  • 10 Conference proceeding
  • 6 Article
  • 4 Paper
  • 2 Chapter

A Model-Based Security Testing Approach for Automotive Over-The-Air Updates

Mahmood, S., Fouillade, A., Nguyen, H. N. & Shaikh, S., 29 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) 16th Workshop on Advances in Model Based Testing (A-MOST 2020). Vol. (In-press). p. (In-press)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

A probabilistic logic for resource-bounded multi-agent systems

Nguyen, H. N. & Rakib, A., 30 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) p. (In-press).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • A Template-based Method for the Generation of Attack Trees

    Bryans, J., Liew, L. S., Nguyen, H. N., Sabaliauskaite, G., Shaikh, S. & Zhou, F., 14 Nov 2019, (Accepted/In press).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Attack Defense Trees with Sequential Conjunction

    Nguyen, H. N., Bryans, J. & Shaikh, S., 25 Mar 2019, Proceedings - 19th IEEE International Symposium on High Assurance Systems Engineering, HASE 2019. Jiang, C., Nguyen, V. & Yu, D. (eds.). IEEE, Vol. 2019-January. p. 247-252 6 p. (Proceedings / IEEE International Symposium on High-Assurance Systems Engineering. IEEE International Symposium on High-Assurance Systems Engineering).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    55 Downloads (Pure)

    Developing a QRNG ECU for automotive security: Experience of testing in the real-world

    Nguyen, H. N., Tavakoli, S., Shaikh, S. & Maynard, O., 6 Jun 2019, Proceedings - 2019 IEEE 12th International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation Workshops, ICSTW 2019. IEEE, p. 61-68 8 p. 8728946

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

    Open Access
  • 77 Downloads (Pure)