Rupak Kharel is the Reader in Cyber Security at the Manchester Metropolitan University which he joined in 2011. He is leading the £6million ERDF funded Greater Manchester Cyber Foundry (GMCF) project. GMCF exists to work with SMEs in the GM area to bolster cyber defences, build resilience and protect businesses operations and assets. The foundry will help SMEs to develop new products and services that embodies the ethos and notion of 'Digital Security by Design'.
Rupak has PhD in secure communication, completed in 2011 from Northumbria University, UK. He has over 15 years of experience in the academia where he lectures on various modules on cyber security, digital forensics and emerging digital technologies. He is avid advocate of digital transformation for SMEs and have worked on multiple Innovate UK and industry funded projects. His research focusses on cyber physical systems and challenges including cyber security amongst other areas and have published abundantly in journals and conferences.
He is a senior member of the IEEE, member of the IET and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), U.K.