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Project & Funding:

  • UK Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE): Security for the Internet of Things Challenge Phase I (Feasibility Study): Design of a data-driven authentication scheme.
  • Resilient Infrastructure and Building Security (RIBS/EU-FP7): Design of effective and viable integrated security measures aimed at protecting infrastructures without impacting on their business dynamics. (Link: 1.5M EUR


  • UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB): TSB’s Smart Scheme for designing novel device authentication methods in Android devices using physical unclonable functions and properties which are hard to clone (Oct 2013-Oct 2014) : Budget: 500K GBP


  • BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY FOR ALGORITHMIC REGULATION AND COMPLIANCE (BARAC):  Investigation of Blockchain technology for automating regulation and compliance by producing a proof-of-concept platform and operating knowledge transfer by means of a bottom-up cross-disciplinary approach developed together with industry and regulators. Budget: 0,6M GBP


  • Transport Analytics Centre of Excellence (TrACE) (Teaming – Phase I)TrACE aims to promote research, innovation and entrepreneurship in particular in areas such as transport planning and related policies, sustainable mobility, intelligent transport systems, green and sustainable transport, maritime transport and blue economy. These areas directly affect key aspects of Cypriot society such as the economy, the environment, tourism and the quality of life of citizens, and it is therefore expected that TrACE will make a significant positive contribution. Partners are the Ministry of Transport of Communications and Works through the Public Works Department, which is also the Project Coordinator, the Institute for Transport Systems (ITS), University of Leeds (UK), the Institute of Transportation Systems (DLR) (Berlin-Germany), the University of Cyprus (with the Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering and the Centre for Excellence in Research and Innovation KIOS) and the Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM). Budget: 400K EUR


Management Experience

CIIM (Business School) (2015-Present)

  • Executive Manager of CIIM Limassol Branch
  • Director of MSc in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

Teaching Experience

CIIM (Business School) (2015-Present)

  • Managing Information Systems (MIS) (MBA Level, MSc Management, MSc in Human Resource)
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Methods (MBA Level)
  • Statistics and Quantitative Research (MSc Management & MSc in Financial Services)
  • Introduction to Statistics I (BBA – Bachelor Level)
  • Information Security Management for Business (MSc in Business Intelligence & Data Analytics)
  • Research Methods (MSc in Business Intelligence & Data Analytics)
  • Blockchain Technologies Workshop (MSc in Business Intelligence & Data Analytics)

University College London (2012-2014)

  • Principles of Information Security (2013-2014) (postgraduate level – PhD students)
  • Applied Cryptography (COMPM064 2012-2014) (postgraduate level): Teaching Assistant and assistant in smart-cards laboratory.

Innopolis University (Russian Federation) (2017-2018)

  • Fundamentals of Information Security (2017-18) (postgraduates and 4th-year undergraduates)


  • Cyprus Governmental Funding for excellence (2005-2008 – approx. 30K EUROS)
  • Cambridge Commonwealth Trust and Trinity Overseas Bursary (2005-2009 30K GBP)
  • Cambridge Scholar’s List for 2005-08
  • EPSRC funding for studying at UCL – SECReT (2010-2014 – approx. 120K GBP )

Reviewer and Programme Committee

  • Information Security and Privacy, ACISP 2011 (Reviewer)
  • SECUREWARE 2013 (Program Committee)
  • SECUREWARE 2014 (Program Committee)
  • SECUREWARE 2015 (Program Committee)
  • Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2016 (Reviewer)
  • Computers & Security Journal (Reviewer)
  • Theoretical Computer Science Journal (Reviewer)

Invited Talks (Academic/Industrial)

1st Cyprus Penetration Testing Competition

Regulatory Reporting Conference

Hackerspace Limassol

IDEA incubator for start-ups

CRYPTO.SEC group (National & Kapodistrian University of Athens)

Advanced Truncated Differential Cryptanalysis of GOST Block Cipher, SSE 2nd Cryptography Conference organized by Hellenic Military Forces

Towards a Combined Rotational-Differential Cryptanalytic Framework, SSE 2nd Cryptography Conference organized by Hellenic Military Forces

UCL, Department of Security and Crime Sciences, Industry Engagement Evening, Sep 2009: Financial Crime, Understanding – Prevention – Intervention

UCL, Department of Mathematics, Jan 2010: An Introduction to Modern Cryptography

SECRYPT 2011 (International Conference on Security and Cryptography): Cryptanalysis of GOST Hash Function

SECRYPT 2011 (International Conference on Security and Cryptography) : Cryptanalysis of GOST Block Cipher

2nd IMA Conference on Mathematics in Defence: Optimization techniques in cryptography and modern block ciphers

3rd IMA Conference on Mathematics in Defence: Advanced Differential Cryptanalysis of GOST block cipher

2nd Cryptography Conference, SSE, Hellenic Military Forces: Cryptanalysis of GOST and Simon block ciphers

Security of Symmetric Ciphers in Network Protocols, International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, 2014: Multiplicative Complexity Reductions in Cryptography and Cryptanalysis

Secureware 2013, 7th International Conference on Emerging Security Information, Systems and Technologies: Propagation of Truncated differentials in GOST


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