Dr Xavier Bellekens

AI, Machine Learning and Data Science Development Champion

School School of Design and Informatics

Department Division of Computing and Maths

Contact info

+44 (0)1382 30 8482

Biography

I'm a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the University of Abertay Dundee within the Division of Cyber-Security, where I act as the head of the Machine Learning Group and I am also an active member of the Security Research Group (SRG). I am also the Cyber-Security thematic leader for the IEEE UK and Ireland Education Affairs Committee. 

More information can be found at http://www.xavierbellekens.com  

  • CE0771a Security and Computer Networks
  • CMP109 Computer Network 1

My main interests include security and privacy, in particular finding new ways to detect threats using novel algorithms for Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) using off-the-shelf massively parallel architectures such as GPUs. I am also interested in Situational Awareness, Machine Learning, Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) and the Internet of Things.

I also collaborate with a number of companies, research institutes, and universities from across the world (UK, USA, Belgium, Greece, Cyprus, Mauritius, Sweden, China and Finland). My research group also offers research projects for Honours, MSc, MPhil and PhD students.

Please visit my google scholar for an up to date list of publications here, my ORCID profile or my website.

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Funding

  • Co-Investigator -- "Augmented Reality Computer-Vision Assisted Disaggregated Energy Monitoring and IoT Control (ACADEMIC) Smart Home Plateform -- Grant Number MRC/RUN/1727 
  • Principal Investigator -- SICSA PEER -- Meeting for H2020 proposal 
  • Principal Investigator  -- Innovation Voucher on Machine Learning for Digital Marketing 
  • Co-Investigator -- "Real-Time Air Quality Measurement in Mauritius – The Integration of Various Innovative Monitoring Techniques to Create an Air Quality Index" -- Grant Number MRC/RUN/1623 

Esteem

IEEE 

  • Cyber-Security Thematic leader for the IEEE UK and Ireland Education Affairs Committee.

Chairing

  • 2016- Present: Conference chair for the International Conference On Cyber Situational Awareness (IEEE Cyber SA)
  • 2016- Present: Conference Chair for the  International Conference on Cyber Security and Protection (IEEE Cyber Security)
  • 2016- Present: Session chair for Information Security and Cyber Forensics (IEEE EmergiTech2016)
  • 2014- Present:  Session Chair for (ACM) International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SINConf)

Reviewer / TPC

  • 2017-Present: Reviewer for IEEE transaction on forensic and information security
  • 2017-Present: Reviewer for IEEE Sensors
  • 2017-Present: Reviewer for various MDPI Journals
  • 2016-Present:  IJCSA journal program committee, reviewer
  • 2016- Present: IEEE Communications Letters reviewew
  • 2016- Present: Conference chair for the International Conference On Cyber Situational Awareness (IEEE Cyber SA 2016)
  • 2016- Present: Conference Chair for the  International Conference on Cyber Security and Protection (IEEE Cyber Security 2016)
  • 2016- Present: (IEEE) International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Innovative Business Practices for the Transformation of Societies (IEEE EmergiTech2016)
  • 2015- Present: (ACM) Workshop on Irregular Applications: Architectures and Algorithms (IA^3)
  • 2015- Present  (IFIP/IEEE) Workshop on Security for Emerging Distributed Network Technologies (DISSECT)
  • 2014- Present: (ACM) International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SINconf)

Invited Lectures / Pannel Sessions:

  • 2018 Invited talk at the French Naval Academy in Brest (Cyber Situational Awareness)
  • 2017 Invited talk at CBI Scotland Cyber Security Conference
  • 2017 Cyber Security Meetup in Wallonia - Namur Belgium
  • 2017 Invited Talk at Scottish Police Academy on Digital Forensics for IoT
  • 2016 Middlesex University on the role of Machine Learning in Cyber Security
  • 2016 SIN'16 Pannel Session on Big Data Security 
  • 2015 Henallux Belgium on the role of HPCs and GPUs in Cyber Security

 

Outreach

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Mr Hadi Mehrpouya

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Dr Paul Robertson

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