• 69 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
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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. Previously I was a PhD student and a research associate at the University of Strathclyde, in Glasgow.  I was  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).


Research Interests

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).

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Research Output 2016 2019

  • 69 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
  • 17 Conference contribution
  • 5 Article
27 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
17 Downloads (Pure)

An assessment of blockchain consensus protocols for the Internet of Things

Mackenzie, B., Bellekens, X. & Ferguson, R. I., 31 Dec 2018, 2018 International Conference on Internet of Things, Embedded Systems and Communications (IINTEC). IEEE , p. 183-190 8 p.

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

Open Access
Network protocols
Biomedical equipment
Internet of things
Railroad cars
12 Downloads (Pure)

A spatio-temporal entropy-based approach for the analysis of cyber attacks (demo paper)

Mérien, T., Bellekens, X., Brosset, D. & Claramunt, C., 6 Nov 2018, Proceedings of the 26th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems. Seattle, Washington: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), p. 564-567 4 p.

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

Open Access
Computer networks
Large scale systems
2 Citations (Scopus)
14 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)
11 Downloads (Pure)

Creation and detection of hardware trojans using non-invasive off-the-shelf technologies

Rooney, C., Seeam, A. & Bellekens, X., 22 Jul 2018, In : Electronics (Switzerland). 7, 7, 21 p., 124.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Integrated circuits
Field programmable gate arrays (FPGA)
Semiconductor materials