Dr Theodosis (Theo) Mourouzis is a Research Fellow at the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies (UCL CBT) and Programme Director of the MSc in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics at the Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM). He is also a visiting professor at the Innopolis University (Russia Federation) and the Managing Director of Cyprus Blockchain Technologies, a non-profit organisation founded by CIIM, UCL CBT, University of Nicosia, Oracle and major local banks and financial institutions including Hellenic Bank, Bank of Cyprus and Cooperative Bank with the aim to promote Blockchain technology . I m also among the Shipping Analytics experts and I m consulting Lloyds’s Maritime Academy for developing curriculum on big data shipping analytics.
Theo received his PhD in Computer Science (with specialisation in symmetric cryptanalysis) from University College London (Information Security Group). He was a member of the UCL Information Security Group that in 2013 was awarded the 1st award in the 4-month UK Cyber Cipher Security Challenge among UK universities, organised by GCHQ and PwC. He also holds a MRes in Security Science from UCL, a MSc in Advanced Studies in Mathematics (Number Theory Group) from University of Cambridge and a BA/MA in Mathematics from University of Cambridge. He was a member of the Mathematics National Team of Cyprus for 4 consecutive times (Cyprus 2001 – BMO, Turkey 2002 – BMO, Albania 2003 – BMO, Mexico 2005 – IMO).
Additionally, he works also as consultant in the areas of information security, ISO27001 best practices (ISO27001 Lead Implementer certified by PECB), cryptography, Blockchain, ICO crowdfunding and data analytics. He is also a participant at the ISO/TC 307 Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technologies and Member of the Blockchain Advisory Board of EC-Council. During his career he was employed as specialist and consultant to both private and governmental organisations, including Lloyds Banking Group, Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE). He has extensive international consultancy experience and he has consulted organisations, startups and enterprises across many countries including Israel, United Kingdom, Canada, United States of America, Switzerland, Australia, Gibraltar, Russian Federation and United Arab Emirates.
His research interests lie in the areas of symmetric cryptanalysis of block ciphers and hash functions, algebraic encoding of complex algebraic structures (e.g., such as Boolean circuits with respect to Multiplicative Complexity), applications of Blockchain technologies and password analytics. During his research he contributed to the design of the best (known) Bitslice implementation of the PRESENT S-box with 14 gates.