Dr Bogdan Ghita

Dr Bogdan Ghita

Associate Professor

School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)


Leader of network research within the Centre for Security, Communications, and Network research

Coordinator of international activities for School of Computing and Mathematics


1999-2004 PhD, "Performance Characterisation of IP Networks"
2001-2002 Postgraduate Certificate of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LTHE)
1993-1998 Diploma Engineer

Professional membership

MBCS (Member of British Computer Society), September 2005

Roles on external bodies

Reviewer for the UK-India Education and Research Cooperation Initiative, 2006
External examiner for Computer Networks BSc degree at North East Wales Institute of Higher Education (2006-)
External examiner for Computer Networks FdSc degree at University of Bedfordshire (2007-)

Teaching interests


Undergraduate teaching

  • CNET114 – Network fundamentals (module leader) 
  • CNET234 – Local and Wide Area Networks (module leader) 
  • CNET342 – Network Monitoring (module leader)

Postgraduate teaching

  • CNET537 – Network Monitoring (module leader)

Staff serving as external examiners

2014 - Security Audit Compliance for Cloud Computing, Plymouth University (internal examiner)
2014 - The Holistic Optimisation of Packet Filters Across a Domain, Glyndwr University
2013 - Improving network performance through dynamic IP filtering techniques, Glyndwr University
2012 - Behaviour Profiling for Mobile Devices, Plymouth University (internal examiner)
2012 - Incident Prioritisation for Intrusion Response Systems, Plymouth University (internal examiner)
2012 - Multi-Dimensional-Personalization in online and offline contexts, Plymouth University (internal examiner)
2011 - Video Quality Prediction for Video over Wireless Access Networks (UMTS and WLAN), Plymouth University (internal examiner)
2011 - Improving Intrusion Prevention, Detection, and Response, Plymouth University (internal examiner)
2009 - Enhancement of Perceived Quality of Service for Voice over Internet Protocol Systems, PhD thesis, University of Plymouth (internal examiner), UK
2008 - An Adaptive Mobility and Quality Service Enabler for Streaming Applications over IP Multimedia Subsystem, PhD thesis, University of Glamorgan, UK
2007 - Estimating Long-Range Dependent Self-Similar Network Traffic: Performance Evaluation and Control, PhD thesis, North East Wales Institute, UK
2007 - A Two-Tier Intrusion Detection System for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, PhD thesis, University of Plymouth (internal examiner), UK

Research interests

Performance measurement and evaluation for IP networks.
Performance modelling for TCP-based applications.
Network security.

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

  • Dr Frank Weber, Quality of Service optimisation framework for Next Generation Networks (2012)
  • Dr Chris Tucker, Performance Metrics for Network Intrusion Systems (2013)
  • Dr Mohamed Arabi, Improving Fairness and Utilisation in Ad Hoc Networks (2012)
  • Dr Mark Culverhouse, User-Centric Quality of Service Provisioning in IP Networks (2012)
  • Dr Andreas Diehl, Software Architecture for Data Storage Concepts within Future Mobile Telecommunication Systems (2008)
  • Dr Aruna Thakur, Feed forward controller for layered video coding (2007)
  • Grants & contracts

    Western Mortgage Limited consultancy project on IP Infrastructure Monitoring. 2006: £2500
    DTI Funded project into Behavioural Monitoring of Network Communications. 2007: £40,000
    France Telecom project on QoS Provisioning for IP Networks. 2007: £60,000

    Research groups

    • Centre for Security, Communications and Network Research (CSCAN)

    Reports & invited lectures

    "Watching the internet - from numbers to images", Keynote Lecture, Third International Conference on Usability Engineering, University of Oviedo, Spain, 20 May 2008.
    "Evolution and trends in network monitoring", Invited Speech, JDSU, Plymouth, UK, 11 October 2006
    "Network Monitoring - from ping to present", Keynote Speech, 11th Conference on Human Computer Interaction, Oviedo, Spain, 22-24 March 2006


    Further information relating to research publications, professional activities, presentations and conferences organised etc., can be found at this web site.