Dr. Deepak Puthal
Dr. deepak puthal Assistant Professor Electrical Engineering

Contact Information
deepak.puthal@ku.ac.ae +971 2 312 4022


Dr. Puthal is an award-winning researcher and is well-known internationally for his contributions to research in Cyber Security, Adversarial machine learning, Blockchain, Edge Computing, and the Internet of Things. He has won several competitive international awards in recognition of original research and innovations that led to advancements in his research specialization, such as the 2022 IEEE HITC Award for Excellence in Hyper-Intelligence Systems (Middle Career Researcher award), 2021 IEEE Computer Society Smart Computing STC Early-Career Award, 2021 IEEE TEMS TC on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (runner-up), 2019 Best IEEE ComSoc Young Researcher Award (For Europe, Middle East, and Africa Region), 2018 IEEE TCSC Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing (Early Career Researcher), 2018 IETE Best Research Award, four IEEE best paper awards, etc. He is an IEEE Distinguished Speaker (IEEE CTSoc) and is currently a faculty member at Khalifa University, UAE, and before this, he was an assistant professor at Newcastle University, UK.

Dr. Puthal has received his Ph.D. from the Faculty of Engineering and IT, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia (for which he received the IEEE Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award from IEEE Smart Computing STC), and is currently an honorary fellow at UTS. He has been serving as a member of IEEE Computer Society STC ExCom, Chair of IEEE Bio-inspired Computing STC, and in the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Big Data, IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems, IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, International Journal of Communication Systems, and Springer Nature Computer Science Journal.  

  • Ph.D. Faculty of Engineering and IT, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

  • Cybersecurity
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • System Programming
  • Distribute Systems

Affiliated Research Institutes/Centers
  • Center for Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute

Research Interests
  • Cyber Security
  • Blockchain
  • Federated Learning
  • Adversarial Machine Learning
  • Edge Computing
  • Internet of Things

Research Staff and Graduate Students:

Dr Joy Dutta Post Doctoral Fellow
Additional Info


IEEE Distinguished Speaker (IEEE CTSoc)

Six (6) Best Paper Awards - IEEE Journals & Conferences 

Five (5) IEEE Outstanding Middle/Early Career Researcher Awards

Chair of IEEE Bio-inspired Computing STC 

Associate Editor to three (3) IEEE Periodicals