The Internet of Things and Security Research Centre with an annual research expenditure exceeding £1M, comprises a team of 35 faculty members, postdocs, and PhD researchers. Our research focuses on securing smart digital environments, including but not limited to smart buildings, emergency services, and health, by combining scientific excellence with real-world implementation.
Our center collaborates with industry, public sector, and academic partners to conduct cutting-edge research in various areas. Our current research areas include Communications and Self-aware systems, IoT Security, Online Harms, Cyber-Physical Security, AI for Security, Threat Modelling, Formal Methods of Security, Cyber Risk Management, Cyber Forensics, Security Economics, Emergency Management, and Privacy. Through these research areas, we aim to develop innovative solutions to address the ever-evolving challenges in securing the digital landscape.
- Professor George Loukas, Professor of Cyber Security and Head of ISEC gs, profile.
- Professor Manos Panaousis, Professor of Cyber Security and Head of Cyber Risk gs, profile.
- Professor Jixin Ma, Professor of Computer Science gs, profile.
- Dr Georgia Sakellari, Deputy Head of ISEC and Associate Professor of Networked Systems gs, profile.
- Dr Taimoor Khan, Associate Professor of Cyber Security, Head of Cyber Assurance Lab gs, profile.
- Dr Diane Gan, Principal Lecturer in Computer Security and Forensics gs, profile.
- Dr Georgios (George) Mantas, Senior Lecturer in Digital Security & Management gs, profile.
- Dr Anatolij Bezemskij, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science gs.
- Dr Sadiq Sani, Senior Lecturer in Cybersecurity gs, profile.
- Dr David Cresty, Senior Lecturer in Forensics gs.
- Dr Ivana Tomic, Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security gs, profile.
- Dr Tuan Vuong, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, profile.
- Dr Alireza Esfahani, Lecturer in Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, gs, profile.
- Dr Ralph Barthel, Senior Lecturer in Disruptive Technologies gs.
- Dr Sakshyam Panda - Privacy risk quantification of AI, Horizon Europe TANGO.
- Dr Hsueh-Ju (Eddy) Chen - Security for AI-driven domestic life, EPSRC CHAI.
- Dr William Oliff - Tracking and occupancy detection, H2020 RESCUER (previously in H2020 C4IIoT).
- Dr Caxton Okoh - Researcher in Cyber risk optimisation, H2020 CUREX.
- Dr Ijaz Ahmed – Model-based resilient ecommerce ecosystem, H2020 ENSURESEC.
- Dr Areeg Samir – AI-based security monitoring of ecommerce ecosystem, H2020 ENSURESEC.
- Dr Xing Liang – Explainable security of ecommerce ecosystem, H2020 ENSURESEC.
PhD students (doctoral researchers)
- Dennis Ivory - Human-as-a-security-sensor in the Internet of Things
- William Oliff - Context-enhanced indoor localisation, tracking and occupancy detection
- Blessing Odeleye - Cyber security of VR environments
- Emily Parsons - Cyber risk management in IoT
- Lal Akhter - Model-based Software Security Assurance
- Claire Stretch - Cyber Risk Optimisation for Small Businesses.
- Ali Jaddoa(2018-2022), Multi-Criteria decision support for energy-efficient IoT edge computing offloading.
- Antonia Nisioti (2022), Supporting the optimal investigation of multi-stage cyber attacks.
- Terry Brett (2021) Understanding contagion spreading processes of cyber security threats through social networks.
- Anatolij Bezemskij (2017) Detecting cyber-physical threats against autonomous robotic systems in routine missions.
- Tuan Phan Vuong (2017) Cyber-physical intrusion detection for robotic vehicles.
- David Chadwick (2016) Defining a formal model of edutainment that enhances the learning of cyber security subjects by higher education students.
- Ryan John Heartfield (2017) Utilising the concept of human-as-a-security-sensor for detecting semantic social engineering attacks.
- Darren Hurley-Smith (2015) Virtual closed networks: optimised security for autonomous MANETs.
- Robert David Sparrow (2018) A novel approach to symmetric cryptographic secured communication links for real-time teleoperation and telemetry.
- Khurram Shahzad (2015) An investigation of mechanisms to mitigate zero-day computer worms within computer networks.
- Muhammad Aminu Ahmad (2017) An investigation of network countermeasure against fast self-propagating malware.
- Xiaoyi Zhou (2012) Information security based on temporal order and ergodic matrix.
- Andrew A. Adekunle (2012) Design and analysis of light-weight symmetric cryptographic frameworks and constructs for secure packet mode wireless communication.
- Kevin Luu, Junior Research Developer (Inertial Based Localisation).
- Rytis Venslovas, Junior Research Developer (Data Sharing Orchestration).
- Harry Whitby, Researcher, H2020 RESCUER.
- Cameron Noakes (2022) - Researcher in Applications of MITRE ATT&CK framework, H2020 CUREX.
- Emma Scott (2021) - Researcher in Security for AI-enabled smart homes, EPSRC CHAI.
- Andreea Firoozbakht (2021-22) - Researcher in Security economics of connected places.
- Claire Stretch (2020-21) - Researcher in Trustworthiness for smart grid infrastructures, H2020 CUREX, NCSC MERIT.
- Kokulan Natkunam (2020-21) - Researcher in Cyber risk optimisation, H2020 CUREX, NCSC MERIT.
- Harry Whitby (2021-22) – Researcher in H2020 ENSURESEC and EUNOMIA.
- William Philips – Researcher in Runtime Security Monitoring, H2020 ENSURESEC.
- Harsh Patel – Researcher in AI-based Security Monitoring, H2020 ENSURESEC.
- Aditya Rajput – Researcher in AI-based Security Monitoring, H2020 ENSURESEC.
- Asma Saleem – Researcher in Model-based resilient ecommerce ecosystem, H2020 ENSURESEC.
- Sagar Samala – Researcher in Design-time security of ecommerce applications, H2020 ENSURESEC.
- Vikalp Jaiswal – Researcher in Digital rights and their protection, ExMachina.
- Rohan Kathpal (2018) - Junior Software developer in Edge Computing.
- Alexandru Aurescu (2018) - Junior Software developer in Edge Computing.