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Dr Sohag Kabir

Assistant Professor

Faculty/Dept/School Faculty of Eng & Digital Technologies
Telephone +441274 232212


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and a Fellow of the HEA. I am the programme leader for the MSc Internet of Things and MSc Big Data Science and Technology programmes. I received my PhD in Computer Science and MSc in Embedded Systems from the University of Hull in 2016 and 2012, respectively. I obtained my BSc degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangladesh University of Professionals. Prior to joining the University of Bradford, I was a Research Associate in the Dependable Intelligent Systems (DEIS) Research Group at the University of Hull. 

My research primarily focuses on safety, reliability, and security assurance and certification of cyber physical autonomous systems. I also have interests in model-based safety analysis, probabilistic risk assessment, dynamic reliability analysis, and stochastic modelling and analysis. I have published over 40 papers in these areas. I have contributed to EU projects on safety, including DEIS and MAENAD. In 2018, I received the research excellence award from the University of Hull. 

More information about my teaching and research activities can be found on my personal website


Model-based Software and System Engineering

Safety assurance of cyber physical system

Dependability analysis of autonomous systems 

System safety and security analysis

Probabilistic safety and reliability analysis

Bayesian networks

Fault diagnosis

Decision making under uncertainty

Internet of Things


TitleA fuzzy data-driven reliability analysis for risk assessment and decision making using Temporal Fault Trees (2023)
AuthorsSohag Kabir
JournalDecision Analytics Journal
TitleA Knowledge-Driven Model to Assess Inherent Safety in Process Infrastructure (2023)
AuthorsKamran Gholamizadeh, Esmaeil Zarei, Sohag Kabir, Abbas Mamudu, Yasaman Aala, Iraj Mohammadfam
TitleOptimal planning and operation of distribution systems using network reconfiguration and flexibility services (2023)
AuthorsJorge Marquez, MAA Al-Ja’Afreh, Geev Mokryani, Sohag Kabir, Felician Campean, C Dao
JournalEnergy Reports
TitleAn Overview of Safety and Security Analysis Frameworks for the Internet of Things (2023)
AuthorsAlhassan Abdulhamid, Sohag Kabir, Ibrahim Ghafir, Ci Lei
TitleA Security-enabled Safety Assurance Framework for IoT-based Smart Homes (2022)
AuthorsSohag Kabir, Prosanta Gope, Saraju P. Mohanty
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
TitleUnsupervised Learning for Feature Selection: A Proposed Solution for Botnet Detection in 5G Networks (2022)
AuthorsMoemedi Lefoane, Ibrahim Ghafir, Sohag Kabir, Irfan-Ullah Awan
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
TitleA Bayesian network based study on determining the relationship between job stress and safety climate factors in occurrence of accidents. (2021)
AuthorsKhoshakhlagh AH;Yazdanirad S;Kashani MM;Khatooni E;Hatamnegad Y;Kabir S;
JournalBMC Public Health
TitleToward Improving Confidence in Autonomous Vehicle Software: A Study on Traffic Sign Recognition Systems (2021)
AuthorsK. Aslansefat, S. Kabir, A. Abdullatif, V. Vasudevan and Y. Papadopoulos
JournalIEEE Computer Society
TitleFuzzy Bayesian estimation and consequence modeling of the domino effects of methanol storage tanks (2021)
AuthorsMostafa Pouyakian, Fereydoon Laal, Mohammad Javad Jafari, Farshad Nourai, Sohag Kabir
JournalInternational Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
TitleThe relations of job stress dimensions to safety climate and accidents occurrence among the workers (2021)
AuthorsAmir Hossein Khoshakhlagh, Saeid Yazdanirad, Yaser Hatamnejad, Elham Khatooni, Sohag Kabir, Ali Tajpoor
TitleDeterminants and Prevention Strategies of Substance Abuse in Pacific Countries: A Systematic Review. (2020)
AuthorsMohammadnezhad M;Thomas A;Kabir R;
JournalOman Medical Journal
TitleA Secure IoT-based Modern Healthcare System with Fault-tolerant Decision Making Process. (2020)
AuthorsGope P;Gheraibia Y;Kabir S;Sikdar B;
JournalIEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
TitleA Hybrid Modular Approach for Dynamic Fault Tree Analysis (2020)
AuthorsKabir S.;Aslansefat K.;Sorokos I.;Papadopoulos Y.;Konur S.
JournalIeee Access
TitleApplications of Bayesian networks and Petri nets in safety, reliability, and risk assessments: A review (2019)
AuthorsKabir, Sohag; Papadopoulos, Y.
TitleDynamic reliability assessment of flare systems by combining fault tree analysis and Bayesian networks (2019)
AuthorsKabir, Sohag; Taleb-Berrouane, M.; Papadopoulos, Y.
JournalEnergy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects
TitleAn enhanced secure delegation-based anonymous authentication protocol for PCSs (2019)
AuthorsGope P.;Ghayvat H.;Cheng Y.;Kabir S.
JournalInternational Journal of Communication Systems
TitleUncertainty handling in fault tree based risk assessment: State of the art and future perspectives (2019)
AuthorsYazdi, M.; Kabir, Sohag; Walker, M.
TitleSafety + AI: A novel approach to update safety models using artificial intelligence (2019)
AuthorsGheraibia, Y.; Kabir, Sohag; Aslansefat, K.; Sorokos, I.; Papadopoulos, Y.
TitleSafety + AI: A Novel Approach to Update Safety Models Using Artificial Intelligence (2019)
AuthorsYoucef Gheraibia; Sohag Kabir; Koorosh Aslansefat; Ioannis Sorokos; Yiannis Papadopoulos
JournalIeee Access
TitlePerformance evaluation and design for variable threshold alarm systems through semi-Markov process. (2019)
AuthorsAslansefat K;Bahar Gogani M;Kabir S;Shoorehdeli MA;Yari M;
JournalISA Transactions
TitleA method for temporal fault tree analysis using intuitionistic fuzzy set and expert elicitation (2019)
AuthorsKabir S.;Geok T.;Kumar M.;Yazdi M.;Hossain F.
JournalIeee Access
TitleUncertainty-Aware Dynamic Reliability Analysis Framework for Complex Systems (2018)
AuthorsKabir S.;Yazdi M.;Aizpurua J.;Papadopoulos Y.
JournalIeee Access
TitleAn Overview of the Approaches for Automotive Safety Integrity Levels Allocation (2018)
AuthorsGheraibia Y.;Kabir S.;Djafri K.;Krimou H.
JournalJournal of Failure Analysis and Prevention
TitleOptimised cost considering Huffman code for biological data compression (2018)
AuthorsGheraibia Y.;Kabir S.;Moussaoui A.;Mazouzi S.
JournalInternational Journal of Information and Communication Technology
TitleFuzzy evidence theory and Bayesian networks for process systems risk analysis (2018)
AuthorsYazdi M.;Kabir S.
JournalHuman and Ecological Risk Assessment (HERA)
TitleModel-based assessment of energy-efficiency, dependability, and cost-effectiveness of waste heat recovery systems onboard ship (2018)
AuthorsLampe J.;Rüde E.;Papadopoulos Y.;Kabir S.
JournalOcean Engineering
TitleA review of applications of fuzzy sets to safety and reliability engineering (2018)
AuthorsKabir S.;Papadopoulos Y.
JournalInternational Journal of Approximate Reasoning
TitleDynamic system safety analysis in HiP-HOPS with Petri Nets and Bayesian Networks (2018)
AuthorsKabir S.;Walker M.;Papadopoulos Y.
JournalSafety Science
TitleAn overview of fault tree analysis and its application in model based dependability analysis (2017)
AuthorsKabir, Sohag
TitleA fuzzy Bayesian network approach for risk analysis in process industries (2017)
AuthorsYazdi M.;Kabir S.
JournalProcess Safety and Environmental Protection: Transactions of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, Part B
TitleFuzzy temporal fault tree analysis of dynamic systems (2016)
AuthorsKabir S.;Walker M.;Papadopoulos Y.;Rüde E.;Securius P.
JournalInternational Journal of Approximate Reasoning
TitlePenguins search optimisation algorithm for association rules mining (2016)
AuthorsGheraibia Y.;Moussaoui A.;Djenouri Y.;Kabir S.;Yin P.
JournalJournal of Computing and Information Technology
TitleA synthesis of logic and bio-inspired techniques in the design of dependable systems (2016)
AuthorsPapadopoulos Y.;Walker M.;Parker D.;Sharvia S.;Bottaci L.;Kabir S.;Azevedo L.;Sorokos I.
JournalAnnual Reviews in Control
TitleComputational Intelligence for Safety Assurance of Cooperative Systems of Systems (2020)
AuthorsKabir S.;Papadopoulos Y.
TitleReliability Analysis of Process Systems Using Intuitionistic Fuzzy Set Theory (2023)
AuthorsMohammad Yazdi, Sohag Kabir, Mohit Kumar, Ibrahim Ghafir, and Farhana Islam
JournalAdvances in Reliability, Failure and Risk Analysis
PublisherSpringer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd
TitleDynamic Fault Tree Analysis: State-of-the-Art in Modeling, Analysis, and Tools (2020)
AuthorsKoorosh Aslansefat, Sohag Kabir, Youcef Gheraibia, and Yiannis Papadopoulos
JournalReliability Management and Engineering
PublisherTaylor & Francis
TitleModel-based dependability analysis: State-of-the-art, challenges, and future outlook (2015)
AuthorsSharvia, S.; Kabir, Sohag; Walker, M.; Papadopoulos, Y.
TitleModel-based dependability analysis: State-of-the-art, challenges, and future outlook. State-of-the-art, challenges, and future outlook. (2015)
AuthorsSharvia S.;Kabir S.;Walker M.;Papadopoulos Y.
JournalSoftware Quality Assurance: In Large Scale and Complex Software-intensive Systems
Other typeMagazine Article
TitleInternet of Things and Safety Assurance of Cooperative Cyber-Physical Systems: Opportunities and Challenges (2021)
AuthorsSohag Kabir
Other typeReviews
TitleUncertainty handling in fault tree based risk assessment: State of the art and future perspectives (2019)
AuthorsYazdi M.;Kabir S.;Walker M.
JournalProcess Safety and Environmental Protection: Transactions of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, Part B
Other typeReviews
TitleApplications of Bayesian networks and Petri nets in safety, reliability, and risk assessments: A review (2019)
AuthorsKabir S.;Papadopoulos Y.
JournalSafety Science
Other typeReviews
TitleAn overview of fault tree analysis and its application in model based dependability analysis (2017)
AuthorsKabir S.
JournalExpert Systems with Applications
Title Author(s)
Adaptation of Model Transformation for Safety Analysis of IoT-based Applications (2023)Alhassan Abdulhamid, Sohag Kabir, Ibrahim Ghafir, and Ci Lei
Developing Dependable IoT Systems: Safety Perspective (2023)Alhassan Abdulhamid, Sohag Kabir, Ibrahim Ghafir, and Ci Lei
Analytical Reliability-based Investment and Operation Model for Post-Failure Network Reconfiguration (2022)J. A. Marquez, M. A. A. Al-Ja’Afreh, G. Mokryani, S. Kabir, F. Campean, C. Dao, and S. Riaz
Challenges with Providing Reliability Assurance for Self-Adaptive Cyber-Physical Systems (2022)S. Riaz, S. Kabir, F. Campean, G. Mokryani, C. Dao, J. A. Marquez, and M. A. A. Al-Ja’Afreh
Dependability of the Internet of Things: Current Status and Challenges (2022)Abdulhamid A.;Kabir S.;Ghafir I.;Lei C.
Multi-stage Attack Detection: Emerging Challenges for Wireless Networks (2022)Moemedi Lefoane, Ibrahim Ghafir, Sohag Kabir, Irfan-Ullah Awan
Combining Drone-based Monitoring and Machine Learning for Online Reliability Evaluation of Wind Turbines (2022)Sohag Kabir, Koorosh Aslansefat, Prosanta Gope, Felician Campean and Yiannis Papadopoulos
Towards a Model-Based Systems Engineering Approach for Robotic Manufacturing Process Modelling with Automatic FMEA Generation (2022)A. Korsunovs, A. Doikin, F. Campean, S. Kabir, E. M. Hernandez, D. Taggart, S. Parker and G. Mills
DDI: A Novel Technology And Innovation Model for Dependable, Collaborative and Autonomous Systems (2021)E. Armengaud, D. Schneider, J. Reich, I. Sorokos, Y. Papadopoulos, M. Zeller, G. Regan, G. Macher, O. Veledar, S. Thalmann, and S. Kabir
A Model-Based Reliability Analysis Method Using Bayesian Network (2021)Kabir, Sohag; Campean, Felician
A Framework to Handle Uncertainties of Machine Learning Models in Compliance with ISO 26262 (2021)Vinod Vasudevan, Amr Abdullatif, Sohag Kabir, and Felician Campean
Machine Learning for Botnet Detection: An Optimized Feature Selection Approach (2021)Moemedi Lefoane, Ibrahim Ghafir, Sohag Kabir, Irfan-Ullah Awan
Towards a resilience assurance model for robotic autonomous systems (2021)Campean F.;Kabir S.;Dao C.;Zhang Q.;Eckert C.
A Conceptual Framework to Incorporate Complex Basic Events in HiP-HOPS (2019)Sohag Kabir, Koorosh Aslansefat, Ioannis Sorokos, Yiannis Papadopoulos, Youcef Gheraibia
A Runtime Safety Analysis Concept for Open Adaptive Systems (2019)Sohag Kabir, Ioannis Sorokos, Koorosh Aslansefat, Yiannis Papadopoulos, Youcef Gheraibia, Jan Reich, Merve Saimler, Ran Wei
Switching optimisation in huffman code for power efficient data transmission (2017)Kabir S.;Gheraibia Y.;Azad T.
A model-based extension to HiP-HOPS for dynamic fault propagation studies (2017)Kabir S.;Papadopoulos Y.;Walker M.;Parker D.;Aizpurua J.;Lampe J.;Rüde E.
Reliability analysis of automated pond oxygen management system (2016)Kabir S.;Azad T.;Walker M.;Gheraibia Y.
Quantitative evaluation of Pandora temporal fault trees via Petri Nets (2015)Kabir S.;Walker M.;Papadopoulos Y.
Freeman chain code with digits of unequal cost (2014)Kabir S.;Azad T.;Alam A.
Quantification of temporal fault trees based on fuzzy set theory (2014)Kabir S.;Edifor E.;Walker M.;Gordon N.
Effects of unequal bit costs on classical Huffman codes (2003)Kabir S.;Azad T.;Alam A.;Kaykobad M.