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)
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