Dr. Mohammad Zulkernine is a Full Professor specializing in Software Reliability and Security in the School of Computing of Queen's University, Canada, where he leads the Queen's Reliable Software Technology (QRST) research group. He also heads the Queen's Centre for Security and Privacy, a university-wide multidisciplinary research centre conducting cutting-edge research in cybersecurity.
Dr. Zulkernine has taught and received his education in four countries of three continents (Bangladesh, Japan, Canada, and Italy). He received BSc from Bangladesh (BUET), MEng from Japan, and PhD from Canada (Waterloo). Dr. Zulkernine joined Queen's in 2003 and spent his sabbatical as a visiting professor at the University of Trento, Italy and as a research scientist at Irdeto Canada. He is also cross-appointed at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Queen's. Dr. Zulkernine is a senior member of the IEEE and the ACM, and a licensed professional engineer in the province of Ontario, Canada.
Dr. Zulkernine's current research focuses on building reliable and secure software systems for cloud, connected vehicles, mobile operating systems, and internet of things. His research projects are supported by a number of provincial and federal research funding agencies and industry partners. He has published more than 175 peer-reviewed research papers and led 30 research projects while collaborating in a number of industry-supported multi-university projects including European Union and Canada-Africa international projects. Dr. Zulkernine has been at leadership positions such as general chair, organizing chair and program chair of many major research conferences and workshops. At Queen's, Dr. Zulkernine has supervised more than 70 MSc and PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. He received distinguished graduate supervision award and some of his supervised students have won conference best paper and distinguished thesis awards.