Since 1 May 2009, Associate Professor, PhD, Nasrullah Memon has been employed at the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, Faculty of Engineering.
Nasrullah Memon is an expert in the fight against terror networks on the internet and is one of the main forces behind the new ‘Counterterrorism Research Lab’ at the University of Southern Denmark. Together with Professor Uffe Kock Wiil, he and their other colleagues from the research group join the fight against terrorism in several fields. Analysis of communication
Among other things, Nasrullah Memon is working on a computer system called iMiner, which through mathematical models can trace key figures of a terror network. Through electronic spies the system can trawl the internet for information about the terrorists’ contacts and movements. Following, this information will be analysed and used as a model for the network structure.
’The system reveals the interrelationship between the terrorists, so we learn how we can destabilise the terror network. You can actually see a terror network as a giant web of many different relationships – and that is both their strength and their weakness. It allows us to unravel the network if we can only get hold of one of the corners,’ says Nasrullah Memon.
Danish as well as international intelligence agencies have shown great interest in the researcher’s results and projects in counterterrorism.
Nasrullah Memon, who is originally from Pakistan, is 47 years old and lives with his family in the town of Tjæreborg. He was previously employed as Associate Professor at Aalborg University in Esbjerg. For further information, please contact
Associate Professor Nasrullah Memon
on tel. +45 6550 3574 or mobile +45 2815 7762
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