Emmanouil (Manos) Panaousis, PhD, MIEEE, MACM
Senior Lecturer (~Associate Professor) of Cyber Security and Privacy


School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics
University of Brighton
Watts 616, Lewes Road, Brighton, BN2 4GJ, East Sussex, UK
email: e.panaousis (at) brighton.ac.uk

Short bio

I am a Senior Lecturer (US: Associate Professor, explained here) at the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, University of Brighton, UK. I am also a core member of the Secure and Dependable Software Systems (SenSe) Research Cluster (i.e. Group), a visiting researcher at the Institute for Security Science and Technology, Imperial College London and a member of the EPSRC-funded Research Institute in Science of Cyber Security (RISCS) Phase 2. Previously, I served as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant with the Theory Group, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary, University of London, UK working for the Research Institute in Science of Cyber Security (RISCS) that consists of prestigious UK universities (such as Imperial College and UCL). Prior to that, I was a Research Assistant with the Wireless, Multimedia and Network Research Group, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, Kingston University, London, UK (Aug ’12 – Jan ’13).

I have received the BSc degree in Informatics and Telecommunications from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens (which is ranked internationally within the 201-250 top universities in Computer Science and Information Systems), Greece, in 2006, the MSc degree in Computer Science from the Department of Informatics of the Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece in 2008 and the PhD degree in Mobile Communications Security from Kingston University, London, UK in 2012.

I am studying cyber security and privacy engineering and decision-making approaches from both a theoretical and practical perspective. I have expertise in developing new models within the above fields and proposing algorithms or methodologies to tackle emerging challenges. I enjoy assessing my theoretical propositions by either simulations (mainly by using Python tools or network event-based simulators) or real-world testbeds. In addition, I have several years of expertise in preparing EU bids and have secured funds through successful FP7 and H2020 proposals.

I am teaching cyber security and privacy (theory and penetration testing) related modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. My teaching experience also includes Mathematics (level 4) and Computer networks (level 5). More importantly, I have been developing (jointly with Haris Mouratidis and Michalis Pavlidis) the MSc Information Security of University of Brighton (commenced in September 2016), where I am the module leader of two core modules (SEC01 - Security and Reliability; SEC03 - System and Network Security) and co-leader of the Information Security project (SEC05) module. Furthermore, I am an external examiner of various MSc courses of Staffordshire University from February 2016.
After I successfully organised the 6th Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security (GameSec 2015) in London, I served as the Technical Program Committee Chair (jointly with Tansu Alpcan, University of Melborune) of GameSec 2016 (7th Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security) and I am a reviewer for leading journals by the ACM, IEEE, and registered expert with the European Commission. I am also a member of the IEEE and a professional member of the ACM.


Prospective students

Apart from PhD positions funded by us, if you have your own fund and you wish to pursue a PhD under my supervision please contact me with your CV attached (or a short bio). For a sketch of my current research please see here.

MSc in Information Security

You can find more info on applying here.

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