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Dr Angelos Marnerides

Lecturer in Computer Networking

Angelos Marnerides

InfoLab21

LA1 4WA

Lancaster

Tel: +44 1524 510310

Research overview

The goal of my research is to design and implement secure and resilient networked systems. Towards this goal, my research philosophy is in designing algorithms and systems with strong theoretical foundations and in providing practical, data-driven implementations that are deployable in the real world. Hence, my approach brings a data, measurement-driven and systems-oriented perspective to the study of security and resilience challenges. My work is largely focused on such challenges in the context of the macroscopic state of the Internet, large-scale networked infrastructures and Internet-enabled cyber-physical systems. Past and recent work was applied to a range of scenarios in the context of the backbone Internet traffic, malware/botnet detection, Industrial Control Systems (ICS), cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), Advanced Metering Infrastructures (AMI), and vehicular-to-grid networks. Some topics that I currently investigate through the i-DID group activities and projects (https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/security-lancaster/research/idid/) are:

Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial IoT & Smart Grid cybersecurity:

  • Anomaly detection for smart energy systems
  • Industrial Control Systems security
  • Distributed Renewable Energy Sources (DRES) network security
  • Secure monitoring of EV battery packs
  • Energy theft in modern power grids
  • End-to-End (E2E) cryptosystems for the IIoT

Internet measurements, security and network management:

  • Detection/profiling of large-scale IoT-based botnets
  • Cyber threat intellingence using Internet measurements
  • Programmable security and resilience in large networked environments

Profile

Dr. Angelos K. Marnerides is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Computer Networking in the School of Computing & Communications (SCC) at Lancaster University, UK. Dr. Marnerides is an academic member of the Networking Group in SCC, a member of Security Lancaster and also a member of the prestigious Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research at Lancaster University (ACE-CSR). Prior to his current post, he was a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the department of Computer Science at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. In the past, he held postdoctoral appointments in the ECE department at Carnegie Mellon University, USA, in DCC at the University of Porto, Portugal and in SCC at Lancaster University, UK. He also held visiting researcher appointments in the SCC, Lancaster University, UK, and the EE department at University College London (UCL), UK. Throughout his career, his research has been funded by several bodies in the UK (EPSRC, Innovate UK, GCHQ), the EU (FP6, FP7, H2020), the US (NSF) and Portugal (FCT) with industry support (e.g., BT, Fujitsu, Raytheon, BAE, Google). He has been a member of the IEEE since 2007 and served as a Technical Program Committee (TPC) member as well as a TPC track and workshop co-chair for several top IEEE conferences including IEEE ICC, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE CCNC, IEEE WoWMoM, and IEEE GLOBALSIP. Dr. Marnerides has published a number of papers in prestigious IEEE conferences and journals and he is also a patent author. Moreover, he has been invited to serve as an external reviewer for various research project proposals (e.g., Chilean national commision), top-tier journals and conferences. Within SCC, he is the International Teaching Partnership (ITP) Scheme Director for SCC with Sunway University, Malaysia and also an academic advisor for the Grizedale College at Lancaster University. He holds an MSc (Distinction) and PhD in Computer Science from Lancaster University, UK.

Additional Information

Currently accepting highly motivated students to work for a PhD with me! Before contacting me, please read the following:

I receive a large number of requests from all over the world. In order to filter these, I look for a number of things as detailed below.

  • I expect my students to be strong system programmers and with good data analysis/mathematical skills. I also expect them to publish at least 2 publications before graduation, one of which at a top tier systems/networking venue.
  • Please only make contact with me once you have an idea of what you want to work on and how it would be relevant to my fields of research (you can view/read my publications and a summary of my work at: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/scc/about-us/people/angelos-marnerides) . You need to think about how it overlaps with your interests and experience.
  • Once you know this, send me such details in the form of a concise research proposal (1-2 pages) along with a CV (include previous degrees and grades, any publications, awards of excellence, and if you are a football legend or not).
  • Your proposal should outline the problem you want to work on, why you want to work with me in particular, and what knowledge and skills you will bring to solve said problem. If these points are not clarified, I am inclined to ignore your email.
  • When emailing me, please send any attached documents in PDF. I will not open Word documents.
  • If I find your proposal interesting and convincing, I will let you know so you can name me as a supporter of your official application using the standard procedure (http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/how-to-apply-for-postgraduate-study/)

 

Current Teaching

I'm currently teaching:

SCC150 (Undergraduate): Digital Systems (Michaelmas Term)

SCC443 (Postgraduate - MSc in CyberSecurity): Information System Forensic Investigation (Lent term)

My Role

  • SCC Director: International Teaching Partnership (Sunway University, Malaysia)
  • Director: i-DID group, CyberThreat Lab  

Career Details

Academic/research roles

  • Lecturer (Assistant Professor), SCC Lancaster University, UK (2016-present)
  • Lecturer (Assistant Professor), CS Department, Liverpool John Moores University,UK (2014-2016)
  • Senior Research Associate, SCC Lancaster University, UK (2013-2014)
  • Postodoctoral Fellow, ECE Carnegie Melon University, USA / University of Porto, Portugal (2011-2013)
  • Research Assistant, SCC Lancaster University (2008-2011)

Visiting roles

  • Visiting Researcher, SCC, Lancaster University, UK (2012-2014)
  • Visiting Research Fellow, EE, University College London, UK (2012-2013)

 

Research Interests

Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial IoT & Smart Grid cybersecurity:

  • Anomaly detection for smart energy systems
  • Industrial Control Systems security
  • Distributed Renewable Energy Sources (DRES) network security
  • Secure monitoring of EV battery packs
  • Energy theft in modern power grids
  • End-to-End (E2E) cryptosystems for the IIoT

Internet measurements, security and network management:

  • Detection/profiling of large-scale IoT-based botnets
  • Cyber threat intellingence using Internet measurements
  • Programmable security and resilience in large networked environments

Professional Role

Expert Panel Reviewer:

  • Chilean FONDECYT 

Subject Consultant for Computer Science topics (2018-present)

  • Lancaster University

Technical Program Committee (TPC) Chair:

  • IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (IEEE CCNC) Symposium on Cloud & Fog Computing (2016-present)

TPC Member (2015-present):

IEEE ICC, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE WCNC, IEEE CCNC, IEEE WoWMoM, IEEE CAMAD, IFIP NETWORKING

Regular Journal Reviewer (2015-present):

  • IEEE Transactions on SmartGrid
  • IEEE Transactions on Networking
  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
  • IEEE Transactions on Network & Service Management
  • IEEE Communications Letters
  • Elsevier Computer Networks

Professional Memberships:

  • IEEE
  • IEEE ComSoc
  • IEEE Communications Systems Integration and Modeling Technical Committee
  • IEEE Technical Committee on Computer Communications  

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