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I am a member of the UWE Cyber Security Research Unit (CSRU) at UWE Bristol. The UWE CSRU conducts research focusing on complex systems of systems, applying AI (Human Immune Systems and Machine Learning) into the cyber security domain, app security, context-aware systems and security, small devices, Industrial Control Systems and IoT applications, as well as smart devices and sensor networks.

Recently, I was involved in two European funded research projects, namely “ForToo” and “nifty”. The "ForToo" project (Digital Forensic Tools) aimed to develop digital forensic tools that will identify, analyse and visualize illegal activities on the Internet.

The "nifty" project (Novel Image/photo Forensic Tools for fighting against child pornography) investigates the use of digital "fingerprints", which cameras and video recorders have left in photos or video clips, in the police investigations of sexual abuse of children or other cybercrime cases where image forensics are essential.

Before I join U.W.E. Bristol as a Senior Lecturer, I worked for a short period as a Research Associate with Dr Gianluca Stringhini at the University College of London, U.K and I was a member of the Information Security Group.


The perks of being an academic...

I was blessed and able to travel around the world during my academic life. Japan has a special place in my heart. Take a look of some photos at my Flickr profile.

External Collaborators

During my PhD studies I worked (twice) with Professor Atsuhiro Takasu as an intern at the National Institute of Informatics (NII), Tokyo, Japan (NII International Internship Program 2013-2014 and 2014-2015).

I also worked with Professor Irwin King at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Hong Kong, China, during August 2014, after receiving an award under the Global Scholarship Programme for Research Excellence 2014-15.

My advisors during my PhD studies at the University of Bristol, U.K. were Dr Theo Tryfonas and Dr George Oikonomou. Also, I was a member of the Bristol Cryptography Group and the Systems Centre.