Dr Mamoona Asghar




Dr. Mamoona Asghar is working as Lecturer (Above the Bar) in the School of Computer Science, the National University of Ireland since January 05, 2022. She has more than 15 years of lecturing and R&D experience in Ireland, UK, and Pakistan since 2006. She received her Ph.D. degree from the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex, Colchester, U.K., in 2013. During her academic appointment in the public-sector university of Pakistan, she received a Competitive Research Grant (No.:6282/Punjab/NRPU/R&D/HEC/2016) of 1.8 million PKR (~13000 USD) awarded by the HEC of Pakistan under the National Research Program for Universities (2016).  In 2017, she received a prestigious Marie Sklodowska Curie (MSC) Career-FIT International Fellowship for 03 years in the Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT), Athlone, Ireland for the project titled "Distributed analytics for a large urban CCTV system". This award was funded by the European Union's Horizon2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 713654 (Funding: 259900 Euro). This MSC fellowship was a collaborative project with an industry partner Evercam Ltd, Dublin.
She has also received two research grants from the President Doctoral Scholarship (PDS) programme in 2019 and 2020 at AIT, Ireland to supervise two Ph.D. scholars (Funding for each student: 77000 Euro).
She has published several ISI indexed journal articles along with numerous international conference papers. She is actively involved in reviewing research articles for renowned journals/conferences and has participated as a session chair. She is also an IEEE Senior Member. Her key research area is cybersecurity including security aspects of multimedia (image, audio, and video), compression, visual privacy, encryption, steganography, secure transmission in future networks, video quality metrics, key management schemes, computer vision algorithms, deep learning models, and General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR).

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2020 Feasibility Study Grant Enterprise Ireland
2020 Presidential Doctoral Scheme (AIT-Ireland) Athlone Institute of Technology, Athlone, Ireland
2020 Best Paper Award IEEE Intl Conf on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, Intl Conf on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, Intl Conf on Cloud and Big Data Computing, Intl Conf on Cyber Science and Technology Congress (DASC/PiCom/CBDCom/CyberSciTech)
2019 Presidential Doctoral Scheme (AIT-Ireland) Athlone Institute of Technology, Athlone, Ireland
2018 Marie Sklodowska Curie Career-Fit Research Fellow (MF-2018-0179) Marie Curie Actions and Enterprise Ireland
2016 Competitive Research Grant (Govt. of Pakistan) Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan
2012 Travel Grant IEEE Signal Processing Society Travel Grant
2009 Oversees Ph.D. Scholarship (Govt. of Pakistan) Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan


  Employer Position From / To
National University of Ireland, Galway Lecturer (Above the Bar) 05-JAN-22 /
Technological University of the Shannon, Athlone Campus, Ireland Lecturer 01-SEP-21 / 04-JAN-22
Athlone Institute of Technology, Athlone, Ireland Marie-Sklodowska Curie Career-Fit International Research Fellow 26-JUN-18 / 31-AUG-21
The Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB), Punjab, Pakistan Lecturer and Assistant Professor 04-SEP-06 / 22-JUN-18


  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2013 University of Essex, Colchester, UK PhD Computing & Electronic Systems
2006 International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan. MS(CS) Computer Science (Network Security)
2003 The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan. BS(CS) Computer Science