Dr Xavier Bellekens

Dr Xavier Bellekens

Lecturer - Chancellor’s Fellow

University of Strathclyde

Biography

Xavier Bellekens is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) Chancellor’s Fellow in the Institute for Signals, Sensors and Communications with the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. Prior to this position, Xavier was a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Security and Privacy in the Division of Cyber-Security at the University of Abertay in Dundee, and the the head of the Machine Learning for Cyber Security Research Group. Xavier is the Chair of the IEEE Cyber Science collocated conferences, a reviewer for world leading academic conferences and journals and is the Education Cyber-Security Thematic Leader and the Chair of the Blockchain Group for IEEE UK and Ireland. He is also a regular contributor to Belgian and UK Radio and Newspaper on Cyber-Security and Hacking related topics.

His research explores the field cyber-security from situational awareness and training, to the use of blockchain for privacy and vehicular technologies. Most recently, he has been exploring the intersection between machine learning and cyber-security and applying his research to protect critical infrastructures including Power Plants, Vehicular, Avionics and Naval architectures. This has led him to work with academic and industrial partners from around the world (Europe, America and Asia)

Interests

  • Cyber-Security
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Machine Learning

Education

  • PhD in Cyber-Security, 2016

    University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

  • MSc Ethical Hacking and Computer Security, 2012

    Abertay University, Dundee, Scotland

  • BSc Computer Science, 2010

    Henallux

News

Blockchain Group Chair

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Journal Editorial Board

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Expert Contribution on Analysis of the European R&D priorities in cybersecurity

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Invited Researcher French Naval Academy

Grant Reviewer

External Ph.D. Examiner - Dr Amjad Al-Tobi University of St Andrews

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General Chair IEEE Cyber-Science Collocated Conference

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New Ph.D. Student - Hanan Hindy

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Media

Les cadeaux connectés, espions des temps modernes

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Les cadeaux connectés, espions des temps modernes

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Dix conseils pour mieux sécuriser ces objets connectés

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Predators may contact children using ‘smart’ Christmas gifts bought by unsuspecting parents, expert warns

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REVEALED: ‘World’s most harmful’ hackers from Russia accused of Tartan Army and NHS Scotland attacks

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Clés de voiture télécommandées et accès “Keyless” : une aubaine pour les voleurs

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Cybersécurité : nos voitures, à la merci des voleurs et des hackeurs

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Yo Marketing Merged with Doqaru

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Pressure mounts on Swinney as Education Scotland chief admits Yammer safety controls ‘not hugely effective’

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Drug dealers and perverts target Scots school social network

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Scottish social networking school app Yammer targeted by predators and drug pushers

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Scottish social networking school app Yammer targeted by predators and drug pushers

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AI apocalypse – should we be concerned about the ‘rise of the machines’?

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La problématique des objets connectés trop indiscrets

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Serveurs privés et données publiques

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The Crack Team

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Invited Talks

Cyber-Security in the Automotive Industry

Panel - Current Cyber Threat Picture, Maritime Hacking, the Future of Unmanned Maritime Warfare

The conduct of Cyber Statecraft is at the nexus of technology and geopolitics. As states assimilate technology into new domains of …

The Challenges of Cyber-Threat Detection and Mitigation for Energy Networks

Cyber-Security Deception and Gamification for Criminals

Cyber-Security for Critical Infrastructures

Machine Learning in Cyber Security Response and Automation

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Massivelly Parellel Intrustion Detection Systems

Massivelly Parallel Intrusion Detection Systems

Invited Lecture Machine Learning

Publications

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Towards an Effective Zero-Day Attack Detection Using Outlier-Based Deep Learning Techniques

A Taxonomy of Network Threats and the Effect of Current Datasets on Intrusion Detection Systems

Automatic annotation of subsea pipelines using deep learning

Cyber Security in the Age of COVID-19: A Timeline and Analysis of Cyber-Crime and Cyber-Attacks during the Pandemic

Interoperability and integration testing methods for IoT systems: a systematic mapping study

Contact

  • 204 George St, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G1 1XW
  • Monday 10:00 to 13:00
    Wednesday 09:00 to 10:00
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