Dr Ethan Bayne


School School of Design and Informatics

Department Division of Cyber Security

Contact info

+44 (0)1382 30 8510



  • 2006 - 2008 Abertay University BSc Computing and Networks
  • 2012 - 2013 Abertay University MSc (Distinction) Ethical Hacking and Computer Security
  • 2013 - 2016 Abertay University PhD for a thesis entitled "Accelerating Digital Forensic Searching Through GPGPU Parallel Processing Techniques"


  • 2007 - 2008 Applications and Development Technician Perth & Kinross Council Developed and maintained in-house software applications for corporate use.
  • 2008 - 2013 ICT Technician Perth & Kinross Council Supporting large-scale ICT infrastructure and software for corporate and education environments.
  • 2016 - Present Lecturer Abertay University Division of Cyber Security

Dr Bayne has taught a range of subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level since 2013. Topics include:

  • Digital Forensics
  • Computer Security (Reverse Engineering, Web Application Hacking)
  • Object Oriented Programming (Java, C#)
  • Microprocessors and Electronics
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Architecture
  • Operating Systems
  • Bayne, E., Ferguson, R. I., & Sampson, A. T. (2018). OpenForensics: a digital forensics GPU pattern matching approach for the 21st century. Digital Investigation, 24(Suppl.), S29-S37. DOI: 10.1016/j.diin.2018.01.005
  • Bayne, E. (2017). Accelerating digital forensic searching through GPGPU parallel processing techniques. PhD thesis. Abertay University.
  • Bayne, E., Ferguson, R. I., Sampson, A. T., & Isaacs, J. P. (2016). Using multiple GPUs to accelerate string searching for digital forensic analysis. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Systematic Approaches to Digital Forensic Engineering (pp. 67-78). Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law (ADFSL).
  • Bayne, E., Ferguson, R.I. and Isaacs, J. (2014). OpenCL Acceleration of Digital Forensic Methods, In Proceedings of the Intl Conf on Cybercrime, Security and Digital Forensics (CyFor 2014), University of Strathclyde.

More Information


  • RLincs PhD Studentship   circa £80k
  • Nvidia GPU Seeding grant   circa £1.3k


Invited Talks

  • 2017   SEGi University (Malaysia)   Invited talk about IoT and the future of cybersecurity.
  • 2017   KDU University (Malaysia)   Invited talk about cybercrime and the security of connected cities.


Public Speaking

  • 2017   British Council Singapore   Public talk on cyber security awareness.

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