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Dr Xavier Bellekens

Role: Lecturer

Division: Division of Computing and Mathematics

School/Department: School of Arts, Media & Computer Games

Email: x.bellekens@abertay.ac.uk



Biography

Dr Bellekens, is a Lecturer of Cyber-Security at the University of Abertay Dundee within the division of computing and mathematics. Previously he was a PhD student and research associate at the University of Strathclyde, in Glasgow, and a member of the Centre for Intelligent Dynamic Communications (CIDCOM) and of the Mobile Communication (MOBICOM) groups within the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (EEE).

Teaching

  • CE0771a Security and Computer Networks
  • CMP109 Computer Network 1

Research

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.

Publications

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

Esteem

Chairing

  • 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: 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

  • 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:

  • 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

 

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