Dr Abu Barkat ullah attained his PhD in Computer Science from UNSW Australia in 2009. His research expertise encompasses cyber security and safety, data analytics, decision analytics, evolutionary optimization and covers a wide range of applications. He has the experience and expertise in delivering Higher Education, research in IT and Cyber Security for domestic and international institutes and universities. Before joining to University of Canberra Dr Abu Barkat ullah was the Head of the Department of Cyber Security and Games at Canberra Institute of Technology, Canberra, Australia. He has set up a Security operations centre for cyber training (TSOC) at CIT, jointly with Aust Cyber, Fifth domain. This project for National Cyber Security Education and Training, CIT (in partnership with Fifth Domain and AustCyber) was awarded winners of the ‘2019 ACT Industry Collaboration Award’. He was a member of CIT’s Academic Council and Corporate Resources Committee.
Dr Barkat ullah is a member of a number of professional bodies. He has received several awards and recognition for his career achievement including 'CIT Board Award’ for Leadership, Industry engagement and Business growth.