Dr Hu Yuan


I am currently a lecturer in Computer Science at the Department of Networks and Digital Media within the School of Computer Science and Mathematics.

My research focuses on the security and privacy aspects of the Internet of Things (IoT). This includes areas such as the Internet of Bio-Nano Things, vehicular communication networks, user behavior identification, and advancements in space systems. I had the honor of presenting my research findings on IoT cybersecurity at the House of Lords. Additionally, I led the IoT-Tram project, which marked the UK's first real-world cybersecurity test in the field of transport and mobility.

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer in Cyber Security


  • PhD in Engineering, 2016, University of Warwick, UK
  • MSc in Communications Engineering, 2012, University of York, UK

Teaching and learning

Qualifications and expertise

  • FHEA

Undergraduate courses taught


Project: Towards Transparent Conversational AI: A Study on Data Protection and User Privacy -PI 2024

Areas of specialism

  • Internet of Things Networks
  • Cyber-Physical System
  • Cyber Security


Number of items: 24.


Farrell, Marie, Bradbury, Matthew, Cardoso, Rafael C., Fisher, Michael, Dennis, Louise A., Dixon, Clare, Sheik, Al Tariq, Yuan, Hu and Maple, Carsten (2023) Security-minded verification of cooperative awareness messages. IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, ISSN (print) 1545-5971 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Yuan, Hu, Fowler, Daniel S., Maple, Carsten and Epiphaniou, Gregory (2023) Analysis of outage performance in a 6G-V2X communications system utilising free-space optical quantum key distribution. IET Quantum Communication, 4(4), pp. 191-199. ISSN (online) 2632-8925

Li, Meiling, Xue, Peng, Yuan, Hu and Han, Yuxing (2023) Physical layer security for CR-NOMA network with cooperative jamming. Tsinghua Science and Technology, ISSN (print) 1007-0214 (In Press)

Stavdas, Alexandros, Kosmatos, Evangelos, Maple, Carsten, Hugues-Salas, Emilio, Epiphaniou, Gregory, Fowler, Daniel S., Razak, Shadi A., Matrakis, Chris, Yuan, Hu and Lord, Andrew (2023) Quantum key distribution for V21 communications with software defined networking. IET Quantum Communication, ISSN (online) 2632-8925 (In Press)

Epiphaniou, Gregory, Hammoudeh, Mohammad, Yuan, Hu, Maple, Carsten and Ani, Uchenna (2023) Digital twins in cyber effects modelling of IoT/CPS points of low resilience. Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 125, p. 102744. ISSN (print) 1569-190X

Li, Meiling, Yuan, Hu, Maple, Carsten, Cheng, Wenjie and Epiphaniou, Gregory (2023) Physical layer security analysis of cognitive NOMA Internet of Things networks. IEEE Systems Journal, 17(1), pp. 1045-1055. ISSN (print) 1932-8184

Li, Meiling, Yuan, Hu, Maple, Carsten, Li, Ying and Alluhaibi, Osama (2022) Security outage probability analysis of cognitive networks with multiple eavesdroppers for Industrial Internet of Things. IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, 8(3), pp. 1422-1433. ISSN (online) 2332-7731

Li, Meiling, Yuan, Hu, Yue, Xinwei, Muhaidat, Sami, Maple, Carsten and Dianati, Mehrdad (2020) Secrecy outage analysis for Alamouti space–time block coded non-orthogonal multiple access. IEEE Communications Letter, 24(7), pp. 1405-1409. ISSN (print) 1089-7798

Yuan, Hu, Maple, Carsten, Lu, Yi and Watson, Tim (2019) Peer-assisted location authentication and access control for wireless networks. Internet Technology Letters, 2(1), e71. ISSN (online) 2476-1508

Yuan, Hu, Maple, C., Chen, C. and Watson, T. (2018) Cross‐device tracking through identification of user typing behaviours. Electronics Letters, 54(15), pp. 957-959. ISSN (print) 0013-5194

Yuan, Hu, Guo, Weisi, Jin, Yanliang, Wang, Siyi and Ni, Minming (2017) Interference‐aware multi‐hop path selection for device‐to‐device communications in a cellular interference environment. IET Communications, 11(11), pp. 1741-1750. ISSN (print) 1751-8628

Wu, Yue, Guo, Weisi, Yuan, Hu, Li, Long, Wang, Siyi, Chu, Xiaoli and Zhang, Jie (2016) Device-to-device meets LTE-unlicensed. IEEE Communications Magazine, 54(5), pp. 154-159. ISSN (print) 0163-6804

Book Section

Maple, Carsten, Atmaca, Ugur Ilker, Epiphaniou, Gregory, Falco, Gregory and Yuan, Hu (2021) Cyber security of new space systems. In: Gao, Yang, (ed.) Space robotics and autonomous systems : technologies, advances and applications. Stevenage, U.K. : Institution of Engineering and Technology. pp. 409-435. (IET Control, Robotics and Sensors Series, (131)) ISBN 9781839532252

Conference or Workshop Item

Zhang, D., Zhu, Y., Cao, G., Li, M., Lu, Z. and Yuan, H. (2023) Reconfigurable intelligent surface assisted NOMA collaborative localization. In: IEEE Globecom 2023: IEEE Global Communications Conference; 4-8 Dec 2023, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (In Press)

Xue, K., Li, M., Chen, W., Han, Z. and Yuan, H. (2023) Outage performance analysis in cognitive RIS-NOMA system under imperfect CSI. In: 2023 IEEE International Mediterranean Conference on Communications and Networking (MeditCom); 4-7 Sep 2023, Dubrovnik, Croatia. (In Press)

Cao, G., Li, M., Yuan, H., Chen, W., Li, L. and Raouf, A. (2023) Error performance of RIS-assisted NOMA networks with imperfect channel state information. In: 2023 IEEE 97th Vehicular Technology Conference : VTC2023-Spring; 20-23 Jun 2023, Florence, Italy. (In Press)

Maple, Carsten, Bradbury, Matthew, Yuan, Hu, Farrell, Marie, Dixon, Clare, Fisher, Michael and Atmaca, Ugur Ilker (2020) Security-minded verification of space systems. In: 2020 IEEE Aerospace Conference; 07-14 Mar 2020, Big Sky, MT, U.S..

Bradbury, Matthew, Maple, Carsten, Yuan, Hu, Atmaca, Ugur Ilker and Cannizzaro, Sara (2020) Identifying attack surfaces in the evolving space industry using reference architectures. In: 2020 IEEE Aerospace Conference; 07-14 Mar 2020, Big Sky, MT, U.S..

Yuan, Hu, Bradbury, Matthew, Maple, Carsten and Gu, Chen (2019) Throughput aware authentication prioritisation for vehicular communication networks. In: 2019 IEEE 90th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2019-Fall); 22-25 Sep 2019, Honolulu, HI, U.S..

Farrell, Marie, Bradbury, Matthew, Fisher, Michael, Dennis, Louise A., Dixon, Clare, Yuan, Hu and Maple, Carsten (2019) Using threat analysis techniques to guide formal verification: a case study of cooperative awareness messages. In: 17th International Conference on Software Engineering and Formal Methods (SEFM) 2019; 18-20 Sep 2019, Oslo, Norway. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, no. 11724) ISSN (print) 0302-9743

Yuan, Hu, Maple, Carsten and Ghirardello, Kevin (2018) Dynamic route selection for vehicular store-carry-forward networks and misbehaviour vehicles analysis. In: 2018 IEEE 88th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Fall); 27-30 Aug 2018, Chicago, IL, U.S..

Yuan, Hu, Guo, Weisi and Wang, Siyi (2016) Device-to-device communications in LTE-Unlicensed heterogeneous network. In: IEEE 17th International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC 2016); 03-06 Jul 2016, Edinburgh, U.K..

Yuan, Hu, Guo, Weisi and Wang, Siyi (2015) D2D multi-hop routing : collision probability and routing strategy with limited location information. In: IEEE International Conference on Communication Workshop (ICCW 2015); 08-12 Jun 2015, London, U.K..

Yuan, Hu, Guo, Weisi and Wang, Siyi (2014) Emergency route selection for D2D cellular communications during an urban terrorist attack. In: IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC 2014); 10-14 Jun 2014, Sydney, Australia.

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Professional practice, knowledge exchange and impact

Professional and scholarly affiliations

  • Member of IEEE
  • Professional Member of British Computer Society (BCS)