Dr Celestine Iwendi


I have a PhD in Electronics (Security of Things) from University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom, MSc from Uppsala University, Sweden, MSc from Nnamdi Azikiwe Nigeria and BSc from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria. A mentor to ACM student members at SAGE University Indore, India.

I have mentored and supervised students in undergraduate and postgraduate levels and contributed to their intellectual growth, helped them gain new perspectives on topics that occupied their academic curriculum. I also re-examined the key ideas and assumptions that shaped their knowledge in research methods and employable skills. My focus on teaching provides high quality and innovative learning with research-based learning and a practical do-it-yourself approach to carry my students along.

My stint as Visiting Professor in Coal City University and Associate Professor at Bangor College China in addition to my other previously held posts have enhanced my administrative, organisational, and people-management skills. I am inclined to active involvement in all aspects of academia: design of appropriate teaching and assessment methodologies, development of individual teaching materials, as well as motivating students to attain their full academic potentials. I have over 20 years of extensive administrative experience with a success record of boosting leadership actions.

Research Interests and Research Subject Specialisms:
Artificial Intelligence, Cyber security, Internet of things, Machine Learning, Wireless Sensor networks and Communication systems

Teaching specialisms;
Business Literary and Employment Skills, Research Method, Cyber Security. Internet of Things, Machine learning, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

Publications and Research:
J. Stanly Jayaprakash, Iwendi, C. et al. “Cloud Data Encryption and Authentication Based on Enhanced Merkle Hash Tree Method” is now accepted in Computers, Materials & Continua (CMC, ISSN: 1546-2218). (Q1 in Electrical and Electronics engineering ). SCI Impact factor 4.890. [IN PRESS]

Aysha Shabbir, Iwendi, C. et al. “Exploratory Data Analysis, Classification, Comparative Analysis, Case Severity Detection, and Internet of Things in COVID-19 Telemonitoring for Smart Hospitals” is now accepted in Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence. (Q2). SCI Impact factor 2.111. [IN PRESS]

Kamarposhti M.A, Iwendi, C. et al. “Optimal Coordination of PSS and SSSC Controllers in Power System Using Ant Colony Optimization Algorithm (ACO)” Journal of Circuits, Systems and Computers. 2021,0, 2250060 https://doi.org/10.1142/S0218126622500608 (Q3). SCI Impact factor 1.333

Sohaib A. Latif, Fang B. Xian Wen, Celestine Iwendi, Li-li F. Wang, Syed Muhammad Mohsin, Zhaoyang Han, Shahab S. Band, AI-empowered, blockchain and SDN integrated security architecture for IoT network of cyber physical systems, Computer Communications, 2021, ISSN 0140-3664, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.comcom.2021.09.029 (Q1). SCI Impact factor 3.167.

Desire Ngabo, Wang Dong, Ebuka Ibeke, Celestine Iwendi, Emmanuel Masabo. Tackling pandemics in smart cities using machine learning architecture [J]. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 2021, 18(6): 8444-8461. doi: 10.3934/mbe.2021418 (Q2). SCI Impact factor 2.080.

Iwendi, C. et al. “Pointer-based item-to-item collaborative filtering recommendation system using a Machine learning Model” International Journal of Information Technology \& Decision Making (IJITDM) (2021). https://doi.org/10.1142/S0219622021500619 (Q2). SCI Impact factor 2.22

Rubia Abid, Iwendi, C. et al. “An Optimised Homomorphic CRT-RSA Algorithm for Security and Efficient Communication” Pers Ubiquit Comput (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00779-021-01607-3 (Q2). SCI Impact factor 2.395.

Ngabo, D., Iwendi, C. et al. “Blockchain-based Security Mechanism for the Medical Data at Fog Computing Architecture of Internet of Things” Electronics 2021, 10, 2110. doi.org/10.3390/electronics10172110. (Q1). SCI Impact factor 2.397.

C. Iwendi et al., "Sustainable Security for the Internet of Things using Artificial Intelligence Architectures" ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, Volume 21, Issue , June 2021 Article No.: 73pp 1–22 https://doi.org/10.1145/3448614 (Q1). SCI Impact factor 3.750

Celestine Iwendi et al, "Security of Things Intrusion Detection System for Smart Healthcare" Electronics 2021, 10(12),1375 - DOI: 10.3390/electronics10121375 Main author. Journal Impact Factor 2.412

Iwendi, C. et al. “Identification of Malnutrition and Prediction of BMI from Facial Images using Real-Time Image Processing and Machine Learning” IET Image Process. 2021; 1– 12. https://doi.org/10.1049/ipr2.12222 SCI Impact factor 1.950

S. Ponnan, A. K. Saravanan, C. Iwendi, E. Ibeke and G. Srivastava, "An Artificial Intelligence Based Quorum System for the Improvement of the Lifespan of Sensor Networks," in IEEE Sensors Journal, doi: 10.1109/JSEN.2021.3080217 (Q1). SCI Impact factor 3.076.

M. Sirajuddin, C. Iwendi et al., "TBSMR: A Trust-Based Secure Multipath Routing Protocol for Enhancing the QoS of the Mobile Ad Hoc Network”. Security and Communication Networks, 2021, 5521713, S/N 1939-0114, https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/5521713. (Q2). SCI Impact factor 1.288.

J. H. Anajemba, C. Iwendi et al., "Optimal Soft Error Mitigation in Wireless Communication using Approximate Logic Circuits, Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems, 2021, 100521, ISSN 2210-5379, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.suscom.2021.100521. (Q2). SCI Impact factor 2.798.

Iwendi, C., Mahboob, K., Khalid, Z. et al. Classification of COVID-19 individuals using adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system. Multimedia Systems (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00530-021-00774-w Impact Factor 1.563. Q1. ISI Index. Main author

Suresh P., Saravanakumar U., Celestine Iwendi, Senthilkumar Mohan, Gautam Srivastava, “Field-programmable gate arrays in a low power vision system” Computers & Electrical Engineering, Volume 90, 2021, 106996, ISSN 0045-7906, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compeleceng.2021.106996. (Q1). SCI Impact factor 2.663. SCI Impact factor 2.663.

J. H. Anajemba, T. Yue, C. Iwendi, P. Chatterjee, D. Ngabo and W. S. Alnumay, "A Secure Multi-user Privacy Technique for Wireless IoT Networks using Stochastic Privacy Optimization," in IEEE Internet of Things Journal, doi: 10.1109/JIOT.2021.3050755. (Q1). SCI Impact factor 11.750

M. Shabbir et al., "Enhancing Security of Health Information Using Modular Encryption Standard in Mobile Cloud Computing," in IEEE Access, vol. 9, pp. 8820-8834, 2021, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3049564. Impact Factor 3.745. Q1. ISI Index. Supervisor

Iwendi, C., Srivastava, G., Khan, S. et al. Cyberbullying detection solutions based on deep learning architectures. Multimedia Systems (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00530-020-00701-5 Impact Factor 1.563. Q1. ISI Index. Main author.

Iwendi et al.,”N-Sanitization: A semantic privacy-preserving framework for unstructured medical datasets, Journal: Computer Communications. Volume 161, 2020, Pages 160-171, ISSN 0140-3664,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.comcom.2020.07.032.. Impact Factor 2.816. ISI Index. Main author.

Iwendi C, Bashir AK, Peshkar A, Sujatha R, Chatterjee JM, Pasupuleti S, Mishra R, Pillai S and Jo O (2020) COVID-19 Patient Health Prediction Using Boosted Random Forest Algorithm. Front. Public Health 8:357. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2020.00357 Impact Factor. 2.483. SI Index. Main author.

C. Iwendi et al., "KeySplitWatermark: Zero Watermarking Algorithm for Software Protection Against Cyber-Attacks," in IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 72650-72660, 2020, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2988160. Main author Impact factor: 3.745

V. Singhal et al., "Artificial Intelligence Enabled Road Vehicle-Train Collision Risk Assessment Framework for Unmanned Railway Level Crossings," in IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 113790-113806, 2020, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3002416.. Supervision Author Impact factor: 3.745

Mittal, M, Iwendi, C, Khan, S, Rehman Javed, A. Analysis of security and energy efficiency for shortest route discovery in low‐energy adaptive clustering hierarchy protocol using Levenberg‐Marquardt neural network and gated recurrent unit for intrusion detection system. Trans Emerging Tel Tech. 2020;e3997. https://doi.org/10.1002/ett.3997 Corresponding Author Impact factor 1.594

Iwendi, C.; Khan, S.; Anajemba, J.H.; Mittal, M.; Alenezi, M.; Alazab, M. ”The Use of Ensemble Models for Multiple Class and Binary Class Classification for Improving Intrusion Detection Systems”. Sensors 2020, 20, 2559. https://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/20/9/2559 Main author. Impact factor: 3.275

C. Iwendi, S. Khan, J. H. Anajemba, A. K. Bashir and F. Noor, "Realizing an efficient IoMT-assisted Patient Diet Recommendation System through Machine Learning Model," in IEEE Access 2020. doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2968537. Main author. Journal Impact Factor 3.745

Anajemba, J.H.; Tang, Y.; Iwendi, C.; Ohwoekevwo, A.; Srivastava, G.; Jo, O. Realizing Efficient Security and Privacy in IoT Networks. Sensors 2020, 20, 2609. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20092609 Impact factor: 3.275

S. Kutia, S. H. Chauhdary, C. Iwendi, L. Liu, W. Yong and A. K. Bashir, "Socio-Technological Factors Affecting User’s Adoption of eHealth Functionalities: A Case Study of China and Ukraine eHealth Systems," in IEEE Access, vol. 7, pp. 90777-90788, 2019. doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2924584. Corresponding Author. Journal Impact Factor 3.745.

Celestine Iwendi, P. Suresh, M. Revathi, Kathiravan Srinivasan and Chuan-Yu Chang, "An Efficient and Unique TF/IDF Algorithmic Model-Based Data Analysis for Handling Applications with Big Data Streaming" published in Artificial Intelligence- Applications and Methodologies of Artificial Intelligence in Big Data Analysis in Electronics 2019,8(11),1331 - DOI: 10.3390/electronics8111331 Main author. Journal Impact Factor 2.412

Iwendi C, Maddikunta PKR, Gadekallu TR, Lakshmanna K, Bashir AK, Piran MJ. A metaheuristic optimization approach for energy efficiency in the IoT networks. Softw: Pract Exper. 2020;1–14. https://doi.org/10.1002/spe.2797 Main author Impact factor:1.786

Javed, A.R.; Sarwar, M.U.; Khan, S.; Iwendi, C.; Mittal, M.; Kumar, N. Analyzing the Effectiveness and Contribution of Each Axis of Tri-Axial Accelerometer Sensor for Accurate Activity Recognition. Sensors 2020, 20, 2216. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20082216 Impact factor: 3.275

J. H. Anajemba, T. Yue, C. Iwendi, M. Alenezi and M. Mittal, "Optimal Cooperative Offloading Scheme For Energy Efficient Multi-Access Edge Computation," in IEEE Access. doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2980196. Second Supervisor. Impact factor: 3.745

Harshita Patel, Dharmendra Singh Rajput, G Thippa Reddy, Celestine Iwendi, Ali Kashif Bashir, and Ohyun Jo. “A Review on Classification of Imbalanced Data for Wireless Sensor Networks“International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks 2020 16:4 https://doi.org/10.1177/1550147720916404 Impact factor:1.151. Second Supervisor

C. Iwendi, M. Uddin, J. A. Ansere, P. Nkurunziza, J. H. Anajemba and A. K. Bashir, "On Detection of Sybil Attack in Large-Scale VANETs Using Spider-Monkey Technique," in IEEE Access, vol. 6, pp. 47258-47267, 2018.
doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2864111- Main author. Journal Impact Factor 3.745

C. Iwendi, M. A. Alqarni, J. H. Anajemba, A. S. Alfakeeh, Z. Zhang and A. K. Bashir, "Robust Navigational Control of a Two-Wheeled Self-Balancing Robot in a Sensed Environment," in IEEE Access, vol. 7, pp. 82337-82348, 2019.
doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2923916. Main author Journal Impact Factor 3.745

Vincent, D.R.; Deepa, N.; Elavarasan, D.; Srinivasan, K.; Chauhdary, S.H.; Iwendi, C. ”Sensors Driven AI-Based Agriculture Recommendation Model for Assessing Land Suitability”. Sensors 2019, 19, 3667 Journal Impact Factor 3.275. doi.org/10.3390/s19173667

Mohit Mittal and Celestine Iwendi, “A Survey on Energy-Aware Wireless Sensor Routing Protocols” EAI Endorsed Transactions on Energy Web, Year: 2019 DOI: 10.4108/eai.11-6-2019.160835 SCImago IF. 0.38

IWENDI, Celestine; ALLEN, Alastair; OFFOR, Kennedy. Smart Security Implementation for Wireless Sensor Network Nodes. Journal of Wireless Sensor Network, [S.l.], v. 1, aug. 2015. ISSN 2001-6417. Main author

C. O. Iwendi and K. J. Offor, “Alternative Protocol Implementation for Wireless Sensor Network Nodes” J Telecommun Syst Manage 2013, 2: 106, vol 2, issue 1, OMICS International. doi: 10.4172/2167-0919.1000106. Journal Impact Factor 0.867* ; 1.742* (5 Year Journal Impact Factor)

Iwendi C. O and Allen A. R, “Enhanced Security Technique for Wireless Sensor Network Nodes” Peer Reviewed. Journal of Wireless Sensor Network Vol. 2, July, 2015 http://www.journal.wsnmagazine.com/index.php/journal/article/view/34

Y. Tambuwal and C. O. Iwendi, “Analysis of TCP Performance over a Low-Delay MAC Protocol Designed for Satellite-based Sensor Networks” Peer Reviewed. Journal of Wireless Sensor Network Vol. 2, July, 2015

Iwendi C. O and Allen A. R, “Wireless Sensor Network Nodes: Security and Deployment in the Niger-Delta Oil and Gas Sector” International Journal of Network Security & Its Applications (IJNSA), Vol.3, No.1, January 2011

Anjum Nazir, Celestine Iwendi and Murtaza Siddiqi, “Analysis and Comparison of Routing protocols in MANET using Simulation” Peer Reviewed. Journal of Wireless Sensor Network Vol. 2, July, 2015

Iwendi C.; Agajo J.; Idogho P.; Allen A.; “Efficient Database Management System for Wireless Sensor System" Reviewed Article publication in Wireless Sensor Network magazine

Peer-Reviewed Conference Contributions:

J. H. Anajemba, C. Iwendi, M. Mittal and T. Yue, "Improved Advance Encryption Standard with a Privacy Database Structure for IoT Nodes," 2020 IEEE 9th International Conference on Communication Systems and Network Technologies (CSNT), Gwalior, India, 2020, pp. 201-206, doi: 10.1109/CSNT48778.2020.9115741.

S. H. Sackey, J. A. Ansere, J. H. Anajemba, M. Kamal and C. Iwendi, "Energy Efficient Clustering Based Routing Technique in WSN using Brain Storm Optimization," 2019 15th International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET), Peshawar, Pakistan, 2019, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/ICET48972.2019.8994740

J. A. Ansere, J. H. Anajemba, S. H. Sackey, C. Iwendi and M. Kamal, "Optimal Power Distribution Algorithm for Energy Efficient IoT-NOMA Enabled Networks," 2019 15th International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET), Peshawar, Pakistan, 2019, pp. 1-5, doi: 10.1109/ICET48972.2019.8994373.

M. Mittal, L. K. Saraswat, C. Iwendi and J. H. Anajemba, "A Neuro-Fuzzy Approach for Intrusion Detection in Energy Efficient Sensor Routing," 2019 4th International Conference on Internet of Things: Smart Innovation and Usages (IoT-SIU), Ghaziabad, India, 2019, pp. 1-5. doi: 10.1109/IoT-SIU.2019.8777501.

C. Iwendi, Z. Zhang and X. Du, "ACO based key management routing mechanism for WSN security and data collection," 2018 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT), Lyon, France, 2018, pp. 1935-1939.
doi: 10.1109/ICIT.2018.8352482

J. H. Anajemba, Y. Tang, J. A. Ansere and C. Iwendi, "Performance Analysis of D2D Energy Efficient IoT Networks with Relay-Assisted Underlaying Technique," IECON 2018 - 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, D.C., DC, USA, 2018, pp. 3864-3869. doi: 10.1109/IECON.2018.8591373

C. Iwendi, J. A. Ansere, P. Nkurunziza, J. H. Anajemba and Z. Yixuan, "An ACO-KMT Energy Efficient Routing Scheme for Sensed-IoT Network," IECON 2018 - 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, D.C., DC, USA, 2018, pp. 3841-3846. doi: 10.1109/IECON.2018.8591489

S. Zhang, C. Iwendi and S. Guo, "Analysis of frequency characteristic of surface permanent magnet synchronous machine," 2018 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT), Lyon, France, 2018, pp. 2087-2092.
doi: 10.1109/ICIT.2018.8352511

Iwendi, C.O.; Allen, A.R.; “Enhanced security technique for wireless sensor network nodes," Wireless Sensor Systems (WSS 2012), IET Conference on , vol., no., pp.1-5, 18-19 June 2012 doi: 10.1049/cp.2012.0610

Iwendi C. O. “Power Consumption Trade-off Analysis in an OFDM Communication Chain. A Theoretical Investigation” IEEE Conf. Publications Pages: 1 - 6, September 2011 doi: 10.1109/AFRCON.2011.6071957

Iwendi, C. O., & Allen, A. R. (2011). CIA Security Management for Wireless Sensor Network Nodes. In M. Merabti, & O. Abuelmaatti (Eds.), Proceedings of the 12th Annual PostGraduate Symposium on the convergence of Telecommunications, Networking and Broadcasting (pp. 123-128). Liverpool John Moores University.

Single Channel Mini - Exchange - A Community Development Technology at SSGRR 2003w International conference on Advances in Infrastructure for e-Business, e-Education, e-Science, e-Medicine, and Mobile Technologies on the Internet. L’Aquila, Italy, January 6-12, 2003 http://wenku.baidu.com/view/f163444f2e3f5727a5e9625d.html

Iwendi C.O. “The Future of Wireless Sensor Networks” 4th Engineering Postgraduate Research Symposium, School of Engineering, Univ. of Aberdeen, UK

Celestine Iwendi, Bikram Ballav and Offor Kennedy “Security of Things: WSN Practice & Implementations” LAP Lambert Academic Publishing ( 2016-05-10 ) ISBN-13: 978-3-659-88597-6 ISBN-10: 3659885975 EAN: 9783659885976 . I was the Main Author

Book: (Under Review) Celestine Iwendi, U. Saravanakumar, and P. Suresh "Communication Infrastructures and Design Methods for Multiprocessor Systems on Chips,“ IGI Global Publishers. June 2020 to be Published

Professional Online Profile Links:

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Celestine-Iwendi
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.se/citations?user=Ihq53wsAAAAJ&hl=en

• Visiting Professor, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences. Coal City University Enugu, Nigeria
• Adjunct Professor, Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-uku, Nigeria
• Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
• Distinguished Speaker, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
• London Graduate School, London, Certified Management Specialist (CMS)
• Fellow, The Institute of Management Consultants (IMC-Nigeria) (FIMC)
• Fellow, Higher education Academy (FHEA)
• Senior Member, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
• Listed among the 2% top-scientist list. The list has been prepared by Stanford University and published by Elsevier. https://lnkd.in/gVeV6CjB


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