Dr Thaddeus Eze

Lecturer

Thaddeus is a 2004 graduate of Anambra State University, Nigeria, with BSc (Upper 2nd Class) in Computer Science. He got a Diploma in Computer Networking and Management (with distinction) in 2006. He obtained his MSc (with distinction) in Mobile Computing and Communications in 2010 and his PhD in Trustworthy Autonomic Computing in 2014, both from the University of Greenwich, London. 

Qualifications

PhD MSc DCNM BSc FHEA eJPT

Overview

Thaddeus spent years (2010-2014) of teaching, first in tutorial support capacity and later on as a visiting lecturer, at the University of Greenwich. Duties started from teaching and tutorial support for students (including overseeing lab sessions and coursework marking) to co-delivering modules in a team (including lectures, lab/classroom based tutorials, assessment and module moderation) while he studied for his PhD. He was also an associate lecturer, in 2014/2015, at the University of Kent (developing lecture notes, seminar exercises, assessment and teaching) from where he joined the University of Chester in August 2015 as a lecturer.

Thaddeus is an active member of the IEEE and currently the vice Chair of the IEEE Young Professionals, UKI (UK and Ireland) section. He’s a founding member and past Chair of the University of Greenwich IEEE student branch. He is also a Technical Program Committee member for several international research conferences, in which he reviews conference papers.

Teaching

Thaddeus is teaching cybersecurity modules at both undergraduate and masters levels. Modules include Ethical Hacking, Cyber Concepts and Techniques, Business Implications of Cybersecurity, Foundations of Cyber Security, and Digital Forensics and Penetration Testing. He has also taught on the Work Based Learning module.

Thaddeus is currently the Postgraduate Assessment Officer for the Computer Science department.

Research

Thaddeus’ research expertise is on Trustworthy Autonomics and MANET (mobile ad hoc network) with current interest in applying trustworthy autonomics to Cyber Security.

The emphasis of his Phd research is on identifying and developing techniques for trustworthy autonomic computing and to facilitate the measurement of the extent of trustworthiness for autonomic systems. A longer term vision, towards which the research contributes, is the certification of autonomic systems which entails providing behavioural guarantees for these dynamic adaptive systems despite their exposure to changing environmental conditions and operating contexts.

PhD research question: What is the appropriate nature of verification and validation techniques specifically for autonomic (self-managing) systems, and to what extent can the robustness and trustworthiness of these systems be improved through the introduction of such techniques?

He has investigated the impact of self-organising (ad hoc) networks in disaster rescue efforts, using NS2 network simulator for the analysis and design. This research, inspired by the Haiti 2010 earthquake, led to his proposal of 'a heterogeneous mobility model' for MANET analysis of disaster area scenarios. He has also worked within a team of researchers using wireless sensors to analyse how best to remotely monitor the effect of environmental conditions on the body of the Cutty Sack. He was involved in the raw data collection and analysis of samples using sunspots sensors and also developed a system to parse generated mobility trace files into their setdest trace equivalent. Research was funded through KnowledgeEast Scheme, University of East London.

Published work

Book

T. Eze and R. Anthony, “Towards Trustworthy Autonomic Systems: Architecture and Validation”, Autonomic Systems (ASYS), Birkhauser / Springer Basel (under review)

 

Journal Publications 

T. Eze and R. Anthony, "Trustworthy Autonomic Architecture: Implementation and Empirical Investigation", International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems, Vol. 7 no 1 & 2, 2014, pp. 279 - 301.

T. Eze, R. Anthony, C. Walshaw, and A. Soper, "A Generic Approach towards Measuring Level of Autonomicity in Adaptive Systems", International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems, Vol. 5 no 3/4, 2012, pp. 553 - 566.

 

Conference Publications:

T. Eze and R. Anthony, "Stigmergic interoperability for autonomic systems: Managing complex interactions in multi-manager scenarios", 2016 SAI Computing Conference (SAI), 2016, London, United Kingdom.

T. Eze and R. Anthony, "Dead-Zone Logic in Autonomic Systems", The 2014 IEEE Conference on Evolving and Adaptive Intelligent Systems: EAIS, 2014, Linz Austria.

T. Eze, R. Anthony, C. Walshaw, and A. Soper, "A Methodology for Evaluating Complex Interactions between Multiple Autonomic Managers", The Night International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems: ICAS 2013, Lisbon, Portugal.

T. Eze, R. Anthony, C. Walshaw, and A. Soper, “A New Architecture for Trustworthy Autonomic Systems”, The Fourth International Conference on Emerging Network Intelligence: EMERGING 2012, Barcelona, Spain.

T. Eze, R. Anthony, C. Walshaw, and A. Soper, "A Technique for Measuring the Level of Autonomicity of Self-managing Systems", The Eighth International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems: ICAS 2012, St. Maarten, The Netherlands Antilles.

T. Eze, R. Anthony, C. Walshaw, and A. Soper, "Autonomic Computing in the First Decade: Trends and Direction", The Eighth International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems: ICAS 2012, St. Maarten, The Netherlands Antilles.

T. Eze, R. Anthony, C. Walshaw, and A. Soper, "The Challenge of Validation for Autonomic and Self-Managing Systems", The Seventh International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems: ICAS 2011, Venice/Mestre, Italy.

T. Eze and M. Ghassemian, "Heterogeneous Mobility Models Scenario: Performance Analysis of Disaster Area for Mobile Ad Hoc Network", The London Communications Symposium: LCS, 2010, University College London.

E. Igbesoko, T. Eze, and M. Ghassemian, "Performance Analysis of MANET Routing Protocols over Different Mobility Models", The London Communications Symposium: LCS, 2010, University College London.