Category Archives: Alumni

Hassan Chizari

Dr. Hassan Chizari has joined the RISS Group in February 2017, coming from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). Hassan is a Post Doctorate Research Associate (PDRA) in Imperial College London. He did his bachelor and master degree in Shiraz University (IRAN) on ‘Computer Hardware’ and ‘Artificial Intelligence and Robotics’ respectively. He was a PhD candidate in UTM studying on Wireless Sensor Networks and he was awarded the PhD on Computer Networks. He worked in Imam Khomeini International University (IKIU) and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) as a Lecturer and a Senior Lecturer for about 9 years. His main research interest is Wireless Sensor Network both in hardware and software perspectives and mainly in cyber-security area.


Google scholar profile is here.

Research Gate link is here.

ORCiD link is here.

Konstantina Spanaki

Konstantina joined Imperial College Business School as a Research Associate in 2014. Her main research interests focus on topics of IT adoption, business integration and information management. She worked on joint projects between this group and the Business School in particular on value aspects of data and adoption of cloud security services. Konstantina is now a Lecturer at School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University.


Martín Barrère

Martín Barrère

Martín Barrère

Martín has recently joined the group after receiving a PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Lorraine, France, in 2014. His current research work focuses on intelligent protection mechanisms for cloud environments at run-time. His topics of interest include computer security, autonomic computing, vulnerability management, mobile and cloud computing, distributed computing, digital evidence and forensics, formal models and languages, Linux-based systems and TCP/IP networks administration, Java technologies, logic and database systems.

Vittorio Illiano

Vittorio Paolo Illiano

Vittorio Paolo Illiano

Vittorio Illiano is PhD student in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London, as part of the Intel ICRI on Sustainable and Connected Cities.

His main research area is security in Wireless Sensor Networks, with a focus on anomaly detection and related data analysis techniques.
He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Naples “Federico II”.

Vittorio left the group after completing and defending successfully his PhD Thesis. He is now working with Novartis.

Daniele Sgandurra

Daniele joined the group as a Research Associate after having completed a PhD at University of Pisa, and having worked at IIT-CNR as a PostDoc Researcher. Daniele’s main research fields include virtualization and cloud security, threat modeling, mobile security, malware analysis and  critical infrastructures and risk management.

His personal homepage can be found here. Daniele is now a Lecturer in the Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London

Luke Dickens

Luke Dickens

Luke Dickens

Luke joined the group as a Research Associate after having completed a PhD at Imperial College London under the supervision of Dr Alessandra Russo. Luke focuses on machine learning techniques and is working on techniques for dealing with partially trusted sources of information in particular in crowdsourcing scenarios. Luke is now a lecturer at University College London.

Enrico Scalavino

enricoscalavinoEnrico designed a framework for secure dissemination of information in partially disconnected environments as part of the Consequence project. This was in particular applied to information exchanges between first responder organisations in crisis management scenario. His work also investigated the protection of derived data. After successfully completing his PhD under the supervision of Dr Emil Lupu, Enrico took a position with Morgan Stanley. He is now a Senior Software engineer at Microsoft.

Alberto Egon Schaeffer Filho

albertoAlberto did his PhD thesis under the supervision of Dr Emil Lupu and contributed significantly to our work on the Self Managed Cells. In particular, his work focussed on means of realising autonomous interactions, compositions and federations of cells in a recursive fashion. After completing his PhD, Alberto became a Research Associate at Lancaster University. He is now an Associate Professor at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). His web page is here.