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Ethan Bayne


  • 4 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
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Personal profile

Personal profile


  • 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

Research interests

Dr Bayne's research interests are within the cyber security theme. His current research investigates the application of massively-paralleled processors (GPGPUs) and modern pattern matching algorithms to the problem of digital forensics searching. Asides from parallel computing and pattern matching algorithms, he has current interests in computer security, machine learning and Internet of Things (IoT).

He is currently supervising a PhD project that aims to investigate deep learning Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) for IoT.


  • 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.

Education/Academic qualification


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Research Output 2016 2019

  • 4 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 4 Conference contribution
  • 1 Conference article
60 Downloads (Pure)

Improving SIEM for critical SCADA water infrastructures using machine learning

Hindy, H., Brosset, D., Bayne, E., Seeam, A. & Bellekens, X., 25 Mar 2019, Computer security: ESORICS 2018 International Workshops, CyberICPS 2018 and SECPRE 2018, Barcelona, Spain, September 6–7, 2018, revised selected papers. Katsikas, S. K., Cuppens, F., Cuppens, N., Lambrinoudakis, C., Antón, A., Gritzalis, S., Mylopoulos, J. & Kalloniatis, C. (eds.). Springer, p. 3-19 17 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 11387).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Learning systems
Data acquisition
SCADA systems
Water pipelines
23 Downloads (Pure)

Investigating visualisation techniques for rapid triage of digital forensic evidence

Hales, G. & Bayne, E., 12 Jun 2019, HCI for cybersecurity, privacy and trust: first international conference, HCI-CPT 2019, held as part of the 21st HCI international conference, HCII 2019, Orlando, FL, USA, July 26–31, 2019, proceedings. Moallem, A. (ed.). Cham: Springer, p. 277-293 17 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Series; vol. 11594).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Data visualization
Digital forensics
3 Citations (Scopus)
35 Downloads (Pure)

A taxonomy of malicious traffic for intrusion detection systems

Hindy, H., Hodo, E., Bayne, E., Seeam, A., Atkinson, R. & Bellekens, X., 29 Nov 2018, 2018 International Conference On Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics And Assessment (Cyber SA). IEEE , 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Intrusion detection
1 Citation (Scopus)
24 Downloads (Pure)

OpenForensics: a digital forensics GPU pattern matching approach for the 21st century

Bayne, E., Ferguson, R. I. & Sampson, A. T., Mar 2018, In : Digital Investigation. 24, Suppl., p. S29-S37 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Open Access
Pattern matching
Equipment and Supplies
Digital forensics
Graphics processing unit

Using multiple GPUs to accelerate string searching for digital forensic analysis

Bayne, E., Ferguson, R. I., Sampson, A. T. & Isaacs, J. P., Sep 2016, SADFE Proceedings 2016. Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law (ADFSL), p. 67-78 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Graphics processing unit
Digital forensics


Accelerating digital forensic searching through GPGPU parallel processing techniques

Author: Bayne, E., Feb 2017

Supervisor: Ferguson, R. I. (Supervisor) & Sampson, A. T. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis