The team


Prof. George Loukas

Head of ISEC

Professor of Cyber Security

Coordinator of projects EPSRC CHAI, H2020 EUNOMIA and SecureHajj, P.I. of COCOON, TRILLION, SecureHajj, ECENTRE. 

PhD in Network Security from Imperial College (2006).

Cyber-physical system and IoT security


Data-driven cyber security


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Dr. Georgia Sakellari

Associate Professor of Networked Systems


Deputy Head of ISEC, focusing on PhD programmes.

P.I. of H2020 C4IIoT and H2020 RESCUER.

PhD from Imperial College (2009).


Cloud computing, Edge computing in IoT, Network quality of service

Personal page, Google Scholar


Professor Emmanouil (Manos) Panaousis

Professor in Cyber Security

P.I. of SPEAR, SECONDO and CUREX projects. Has held positions at Univ. of Surrey, Univ. of Brighton, Imperial College, and Queen Mary Univ. of London. 

ISEC Cyber risk Lead and Enterprise Lead.

IoT security, Security economics

Game theoretic approaches to security

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Dr. Diane Gan

Principal Lecturer in Computer Science

Previously founder and Head of CSAFE. Holds several digital forensics and cyber security certifications. PhD from Greenwich University.

Digital forensics, Network security, Cyber stalking

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Dr. A.K.M. Mahtab Hossain

Senior Lecturer in Disruptive Technologies

Previously IRC/UTRC postdoc fellow on Middleware Techniques for Robust Control in Cyber-Physical Systems (2013-15). PhD from University of Singapore (2010).

Localisation and positioning

MANET routing

Wireless Sensor Networks

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Dr. Ralph Barthel

Senior Lecturer in Disruptive Technologies

P.I. of AHRC Amplifications Award Sound and Vision Scapes. PhD from Nottingham. Postdoc UCL.

Human-computer interaction

IoT applications

Computer supported collaborative learning

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Dr. David Gresty

Senior Lecturer in Digital Forensics

Extensive experience in policing as practitioner in the field of digital forensics. PhD from Greenwich (2018).

Digital forensics

Pattern of life

Network security

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Dr. Ivana Tomic

Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security

Previously Research Associate at Imperial College London. PhD in Control Engineering from City, University of London (2016)

Cyber-physical system security
IoT communication security
Networked control system design


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Dr. Muhammad Taimoor Khan

Associate Professor in Cyber Security

Previously Lecturer in Cyber Security at University of Surrey. PhD in Formal Verification of Computer Algebra Software, Johannes Kepler University, Austria (2014)

Rigorous methods for software security
Cyber-physical system security
IoT security

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Dr. Tuan Vuong

Lecturer in Computer Science

Specialising in deep learning, machine learning and cyber security. PhD  in robotic cyber security from Greenwich (2017).


AI in cyber security

Robotic cyber security

Deep learning and machine learning

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Dr. Anatolij Bezemskij

Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

Specialist in IoT penetration testing and experienced developer of embedded system applications. PhD from Greenwich (2017).

Embedded/IoT and industrial control system security

Penetration testing

Robotic system cyber security

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Dr. Sadiq Sani

Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security

<Coming soon>


Dr. Mu Yang

Senior Lecturer 

(Business Faculty)

Previously Research Fellow at University of Southampton and Open University. PhD in Computer Science from University of Southampton (2014).

Privacy, Security and Trust

GDPR and digital compliance

Blockchain, Cloud and AI

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Dr. Georgios Mantas

Senior Lecturer

(Engineering Faculty)

<Coming soon>


Dr. Ryan Heartfield

Postdoctoral research fellow

Work package leader in EUNOMIA, postdoc in COCOON. Leading the CogniSense HaaSS framework. PhD from Greenwich (2017).

Cyber-physical intrusion detection


Semantic social engineering

Google Scholar


Dr. Xing Liang

Postdoctoral research fellow

On project EUNOMIA, working on information trustworthiness in social media.

PhD from university of Bradford (2007) on mobile wireless communications

Machine learning

Mobile wireless networks

Information trustworthiness 


Dr. Ijaz Ahmed

Postdoctoral research fellow

On project ENSURESEC, working on cyber security in e-commerce applications. Previously Assistant Professor in COMSAT University Pakistan and Higher College Technology UAE, Research Assistant in Madeira. PhD and MSc in Software Engineering from University of Madeira University and Queen Mary University London.

Formal Specification and Verification

Model Checking

Static Analysis


Dr. Hsueh-Ju (Eddy) Chen

Postdoctoral research fellow

On project CHAI. Previously control engineer at Unicorn Automation. PhD from University of Manchester.


Control engineering, Internet of Things

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Lal Akhter

PhD student

Model-based Software Security Assurance and attack modelling for known attacks and their relationship

Supervised by: Muhammad Taimoor Khan, George Loukas


William Oliff

Research fellow and PhD student

Indoor positioning / Occupancy detection

Bluetooth communications

Machine learning

Supervised by: George Loukas, Avgoustinos Filippoupolitis, Cos Ierotheou

Google Scholar


Dennis Ivory

PhD student

Semantic social engineering in the Internet of Things

Supervised by: George Loukas, Diane Gan


Blessing Odeleye

PhD student

Cyber security of Virtual Reality environments

Supervised by: George Loukas, Georgia Sakellari, Ryan Heartfield


Damola Lawal

PhD student

Digital forensics

Supervised by: David Gresty, Diane Gan


Ali Jaddoa

Research assistant and PhD student

On project C4IIoT, working on computational offloading and edge computing in Industrial IoT.

Supervised by: Georgia Sakellari, AKM Mahtab Hossain, George Loukas

Google Scholar


Terry Brett

PhD student (completed)

Contagion spreading processes of cyber security threats through social networks


Supervised by: Nicola Perra, George Loukas, Yamir Moreno


Experience in digital forensic training and cyber defence exercises. Currently working on data-driven forensics and multi-stage cyber attack reconstructions. 

Supervised by: Manos Panaousis, George Loukas, Georgia Sakellari

Antonia Nisioti

PhD student


Emily Parsons

PhD student

Human susceptibility to cybersecurity breaches in IoT.

Supervised by: Manos Panaousis,  George Loukas, Ivana Tomic


Stefan Bogdanis

PhD student

Explainability​ in AI-provisioned intrusion detection systems

Supervised by: Georgia Sakellari, Ryan Heartfield, Diane Gan