Ali Alhaj

Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security, Course Leader BSc (Hons) Computing

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Ali Alhaj is a Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security and the course leader of BSc (Hons) Computing in the School of Technology, Business and Arts. He joined the University in July 2020. He received his MSc in Computer Forensics from the University of South Wales (2015). He also holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (2012).

Before joining the University of Suffolk, Ali worked at the School of Computing, University of Portsmouth, where he taught various units to undergraduate students in subjects such as cyber security, data structures and algorithms, advanced programming, and networking. Ali is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a member of the BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Software Defined Networks Community, IEEE.

Ali also serves as the Independent Assessor for the Network Engineering synoptic project in the Digital and Technology Solutions Professional Degree Apprenticeship Network Engineering.

Externally, Ali is an Independent End Point Assessor for the BSc (Hons) Cyber Security Technical Professional Degree Apprenticeship at Northumbria University and an Independent Assessor for the Cyber Security Technical Professional and Digital and Technology Solutions Professional Degree Apprenticeship programmes at the University of the West of England UWE.

Additionally, Ali acted as the link tutor for the following University of Suffolk partnership degrees (2022-2024):

  • BSc (Hons) Computing, Rushmore Business School (RBS), Mauritius
  • BSc (Hons) Computing, Unicaf, Cyprus
  • MSc Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, Rushmore Business School (RBS), Mauritius 

Ali's modules are diverse; they cover a broad range of Computer Security topics focusing on digital forensics and intrusion detection, where he combines his teaching and research interests:

  • Level 4 Introduction to Cyber Security.
  • Level 6 Cyber-Physical Security
  • Level 7 Cyber Detection and Forensic Investigation

Previously taught modules:

  • Level 4 Introduction to Networking.
  • Level 5 Security for Computer Networks.
  • Level 6 Cyber Forensics and Intrusion Management
  • Level 6 Strategic Cyber Security.