Dr Deepak GC


I am currently a Lecturer of Cyber Security and Digital Forensics to enhance the state-of-the-art research-informed teaching and learning environment in both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. 

During my postdoctoral research at Kingston University and Liverpool John Moores University, I have contributed to various EU and UK projects, e.g., EU FP7 S3isE, EU H2020 Wi-5 and UK EPSRC DARE, in areas such as cognitive radio, radio resource allocation, IoT, next-generation Wi-Fi, SDN, Public safety communication, amongst others. I have also obtained the Cisco Certification and industry experience to design efficient networks and their security frameworks, e.g., routing and switching protocols, VPN, intrusion prevention systems, etc. 

My general research interests include physical layer security, radio access technologies, 5G and beyond, spectrum sensing, Internet-of-Things protocols, drone-based cellular communications, blockchain, cryptography and various security aspects in network and telecommunication.

I am always looking for PhD students with a good background in cyber security, wireless technologies and Mathematics. Please contact me directly if you are interested.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer of Cyber Security and Digital Forensics


  • PhD in Wireless Communication System (Lancaster University, UK)
  • MEng in Wireless Networks (Chonbuk National University, South Korea)
  • BEng in Electronics and Communication (Pokhara University, Nepal)

Teaching and learning

Module Leader of Threat Hunting, Analysis and Mitigation (BSc Level 6)

Module Leader of Cyber Crime and Digital Forensics (BSc Level 4)

Qualifications and expertise

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught


Areas of specialism

  • Cognitive Radio Networks
  • IoT Security
  • Radio Resource Allocation
  • Cryptogrtaphy
  • Blockchain Technologies

Scholarly affiliations

  • IEEE
  • IEEE Communications Society

Research student supervision


Number of items: 16.


Saif, Abdu, Dimyati, Kaharudin, Noordin, Kamarul Ariffin, Mosali, Najmaddin Abo, G.C., Deepak and Alsamhi, Saeed Hamood (2023) Skyward bound : empowering disaster resilience with multi-UAV-assisted B5G networks for enhanced connectivity and energy efficiency. Internet of Things, p. 100885. ISSN (print) 2542-6605 (Epub Ahead of Print)

GC, Deepak and Politis, Christos (2023) Optimal 3D trajectory design for UAV-assisted cellular communications in the post-disaster scenarios. Internet Technology Letters, ISSN (online) 2476-1508 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Saif, Abdu, Dimyati, Kaharudin, Ariffin Noordin, Kamarul, G C, Deepak, Shah, Nor Shahida Mohd, Abdullah, Qazwan and Mohamad, Mahathir (2021) An efficient energy harvesting and optimal clustering technique for sustainable postdisaster emergency communication systems. IEEE Access, 9, pp. 78188-78202. ISSN (online) 2169-3536

Ansari, Rafay Iqbal, Ashraf, Nouman, Hussan, Syed Ali, G. C., Deepak, Pervaiz, Haris and Politis, Christos (2020) Spectrum on demand : a competitive open market model for spectrum sharing for UAV-assisted communications. IEEE Network Magazine, 34(6), pp. 318-324. ISSN (print) 0890-8044

Barman, Nabajeet, Gc, Deepak and Martini, Maria (2020) Blockchain for video streaming : opportunities, challenges and open issues. Computer, 53, pp. 45-56. ISSN (print) 0018-9162

G.C., Deepak, Bouhafs, Faycal, Raschella, Alessandro, Mackay, Michael and Shi, Qi (2019) Radio Resource Management framework for energy-efficient communications in the Internet-of-Things. Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, 30(12), e3766. ISSN (online) 2161-3915

G. C., Deepak, Ladas, Alexandros, Sambo, Yusuf Abdulrahman, Pervaiz, Haris, Politis, Christos and Imran, Muhammad Ali (2019) An overview of post-disaster emergency communication systems in the future networks. IEEE Wireless Communications, 26(6), pp. 132-139. ISSN (print) 1536-1284

G C, Deepak, Navaie, Keivan and Ni, Qiang (2018) Radio resource allocation in collaborative cognitive radio networks based on primary sensing profile. IEEE Access, 6, pp. 50344-50357. ISSN (online) 2169-3536

Ladas, Alexandros, G. C., Deepak, Pavlatos, Nikolaos and Politis, Christos (2018) A selective multipath routing protocol for ubiquitous networks. Ad Hoc Networks, 77, pp. 95-107. ISSN (print) 1570-8705

Raschellà, Alessandro, Bouhafs, Faycal, G C, Deepak and Mackay, Michael (2017) QoS aware radio access technology selection framework in heterogeneous networks using SDN. Journal of Communications And Networks, 19(6), pp. 577-586. ISSN (print) 1229-2370

G. C., Deepak, Navaie, Keivan and (2016) A low-latency zone-based cooperative spectrum sensing. IEEE Sensors Journal, 16(15), pp. 6028-6042. ISSN (print) 1530-437X

Conference or Workshop Item

Onalo, Samuel, Gc, Deepak and Pfluegel, Eckhard (2020) Virtual private blockchains : security overlays for permissioned blockchains. In: Fifth International Conference on Cyber-Technologies and Cyber-Systems : CYBER 2020; 25 - 29 Oct 2020, Nice, France.

G C, Deepak, Ladas, Alexandros and Politis, Christos (2019) Robust Device-to-Device 5G cellular communication in the post-disaster scenario. In: 2019 16th IEEE Annual Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC); 11 - 14 Jan 2019, Las Vegas, U.S..

Siswantoand, Diky, Zhang, Li, Navaie, Keivan and G C, Deepak (2016) Weighted sum throughput maximization in heterogeneous OFDMA networks. In: 2016 IEEE 83rd Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring); 15 - 18 May 2016, Nanjing, China.

G. C., Deepak and Navaie, Keivan (2016) On the collaborative cellular cognitive radio networks. In: 2016 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS); 10 - 14 April 2016, San Francisco, CA, USA.

G. C., Deepak, Navaie, Keivan and Ni, Qiang (2015) Inter-cell collaborative spectrum monitoring for cognitive cellular networks in fading environment. In: 2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC); 08 - 12 June 2015, London, U.K..

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Leadership and management

School of Computer Science and Mathematics representative to Faculty Research Degree Committee (FRDC)

School of Computer Science and Mathematics representative to Faculty Research, Business and Innovation Committee (FRBIC)

Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Environment representative to University Data Champion.

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