Omar Al Kaldri
Title: Dr
First Name: Mhd Omar
Surname: Al Kadri
Position: Lecturer
Telephone: +44 (0) 1224 262734

Foundation Year Coordinator (Computer Science and Cyber Security) 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design and delivery of topics related to networking, wireless communication and cyber security. 
  • Conducting research in wireless networks and cyber security. 
  • First year coordinator for computer science and cyber security courses. 
  • BSc, MSc and PhD projects supervision. 
  • Industrial placements supervision. 
  • Other academic related duties like journals and conferences edition and revision, etc.

Academic Background

PhD. In Networking and Telecommunication Engineering at King’s College London, London, UK, 2017.

MSc. (Distinction) In Networking and Data Communications at Kingston University, London, UK, 2013.

BEng. In Computer Engineering, International University for Science and Technology, Damascus, Syria, 2010.

Professional Certificates:

  • Certified Ethical Hacker, 2018
  • Cisco Certified Design Associate, 2018.
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate: Security, 2015.
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate: Wireless, 2013.
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate: Routing & Switching, 2011.


Research Interests

The main research interest is in the areas of cyber and networks security, Security healthcare networks, Controlled Area Networks (CAN), Internet of Things (IoT), and wireless communications.

There are three main directions currently focussed on which are:

  1. Security of healthcare wireless networks, particularly in tier 1 and 2 of the Body Area Network, addressing different security challenges related to those particular networks.
  2. IoT Security, with a focus on securing smart homes. 
  3. Security of Controlled Area Networks (CAN), focusing on anomaly detection and driver profiling. The project was initiated by pump priming funding provided by RGU with collaboration with MIRA Horiba as an engaging industrial partner.

Current PhD Supervision

  • Idris Zakariyya on IoT security.
  • Muhammad Shadi Hajar on security of wireless healthcare networks
  • Christopher McDermott on IoT security (part of supervisory team)

If you are interested doing a PhD or Master of Research in any of these areas and had funding covered, then do not hesitate in getting in touch.

Professional Memberships

  • Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)


  • Harsha Kalutarage, M. Omar Al-Kadri, Madeline Cheah, and Garikayi Madzudzo, “Context-aware Anomaly Detector for Monitoring Cyber Attacks on Automotive CAN Bus”, ACM CSCS 2019 (Accepted for publication).
  • M. Omar Al-Kadri, A. Aijaz, and A. Nallanathan, "X-FDR: A Cross-Layer Routing Protocol for Multi-hop Full-Duplex Wireless Networks", in IEEE Wireless Communications, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 70-77, April 2019.
  • Idris Zakariyya, M. Omar Al-Kadri, Harsha Kalutarage and Andrei Petrovski, “Reducing Computational Cost in IoT Cyber-Security: Case Study of Artificial Immune System Algorithm”, SECRYPT 2019 (Accepted for publication).
  • M. Omar Al-Kadri, “On full duplex wireless networks: PHY, MAC and network layers perspective”, PhD dissertation, King’s College London, 2017, EThOS ID:
  • M. Omar Al-Kadri, Y. Deng, A. Aijaz and A. Nallanathan, "Full-Duplex Small Cells for Next Generation Heterogeneous Cellular Networks: A Case Study of Outage and Rate Coverage Analysis", in IEEE Access, vol. 5, pp. 8025-8038, 2017.
  • M. Omar Al-Kadri, Y. Deng, A. Aijaz and A. Nallanathan, "Outage Probability of Heterogeneous Cellular Networks with Full-Duplex Small Cells", IEEE GLOBECOM 2016, Washington DC, USA, 2016.
  • M. Omar Al-Kadri, A. Aijaz and A. Nallanathan, "An Energy-Efficient Full-Duplex MAC Protocol for Distributed Wireless Networks,", in IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 44-47, Feb. 2016.
  • M. Omar Al-Kadri, A. Aijaz and A. Nallanathan, "Ergodic Capacity of Interference Coordinated HetNet with Full-Duplex Small Cells", European Wireless 2015, Budapest, Hungary, 2015, pp. 1-6.