Dr Paul Jenkins

Dr Paul Jenkins

Department: Department of Computer Science

Office/Location: Cardiff School of Technologies, Llandaff Campus


Email: Pjenkins2@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Staff Overview

​I am Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Portsmouth and the former Head of Information Technology Wing at the Defence School of Communications and Information Systems, Ministry of Defence, UK, where I was responsible for ICT and Engineering training of military personnel to degree level. I gained a PhD in 1988, in Engineering (Applied Mathematics and Computing) from Cardiff University, UK. I have worked for Glamorgan University as a Senior Lecturer in Computing, followed by a period as Quality Assessment Manager for the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales. I joined the Ministry of Defence, UK in 2008 as Head of Information Systems (DCCIS), then Deputy Head of ICT Faculty (DSCIS) and finally Head of IT Wing. 


​I have taught Software Engineering on many degree and postgraduate courses in all the institutions I have worked.  In addition, I have taught Project Management on MBA schemes at a London University.


​My research interests include Fuzzy Logic, Computer Security, Software Engineering, Forensics, Big Data, Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things.

Key Publications

​A computational intelligence enabled honeypot for chasing ghosts in the wires
N Naik, P Jenkins, N Savage, L Yang
Complex & Intelligent Systems 7 (1), 477-494

D-FRI-Honeypot: A secure sting operation for hacking the hackers using dynamic fuzzy rule interpolation
N Naik, C Shang, P Jenkins, Q Shen
IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence

Building a cognizant honeypot for detecting active fingerprinting attacks using dynamic fuzzy rule interpolation
N Naik, C Shang, P Jenkins, Q Shen
Expert Systems, e12557

Embedded YARA rules: strengthening YARA rules utilising fuzzy hashing and fuzzy rules for malware analysis
N Naik, P Jenkins, N Savage, L Yang, T Boongoen, N Iam-On, K Naik, ...
Complex & Intelligent Systems 7 (2), 687-702

Fuzzy-import hashing: A static analysis technique for malware detection
N Naik, P Jenkins, N Savage, L Yang, T Boongoen, N Iam-On
Forensic Science International: Digital Investigation 37, 301139

Small scale mobile energy management system using Raspberry Pi and Python
D Ball, N Naik, P Jenkins
2017 IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information …

Governing principles of self-sovereign identity applied to blockchain enabled privacy preserving identity management systems
N Naik, P Jenkins
2020 IEEE International Symposium on Systems Engineering (ISSE), 1-6

Fuzzy hashing aided enhanced YARA rules for malware triaging
N Naik, P Jenkins, N Savage, L Yang, K Naik, J Song, T Boongoen, ...
2020 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI), 1138-1145

Your identity is yours: Take back control of your identity using GDPR compatible self-sovereign identity
N Naik, P Jenkins
2020 7th International Conference on Behavioural and Social Computing (BESC)

Other Projects and activities

Academic Adviser Liverpool John Moore’s University, on MSc programmes (Wireless Communications, and Embedded Systems and IC Design) to be franchised to a college in Sri Lanka. 

Visiting Research Fellow at Portsmouth University, in the School of Computing and Engineering.

Treasurer, BCS Dorset.

External Links

​I am the treasurer for the British Computer Society (Dorset Branch).