Dr Nikolaos Pitropakis received his degree in Computer Science from the University of Athens, Greece in 2009. He completed an MSc in Advanced Information Systems at the Athens University of Economics and Business in 2011. Nikolaos was awarded his PhD in Cloud Computing Security in 2015 from the University of Piraeus – Department of Digital Systems. In his current role as a Lecturer at ENU, Dr Pitropakis is involved in lecturing on subjects including hardware and operarting systems at undergraduate. He is also a core member of the Blockchain Identity Lab, supervising one PhD student.
Dr. Pitropakis has a strong research background in cloud computing security, network security, malicious insider threat and steganography. His current research interests include cybersecurity, adversarial machine learning, advanced cyber attack attribution, data analytics and cyber-physical systems. Dr. Pitropakis has participated in research projects such as the SPAGOS, ESPA2007-2013 ResearcherSecure & Privacy-Aware eGovernment Services funded by the European Commision and Methods for producing standardized and transparent attribution that overcomes concerns about cred-ibility and helps hold actors accountable for malicious activity funded by the US department of Defence. For the past two years he has been very active by answering to very competitive calls about cyber security in Horizon2020 and EPSRC, collaborating with strong industrial and academic partners of the cyber security community.
Based on the outcomes of these projects, Dr Pitropakis has published 15 quality scholarly articles. His most recent research achievements have been published in several highly-cited Springer journals as well as Tier 1 international conferences. Dr Pitropakis has also been invited to serve as an organizing and program committee member of major international conferences and a reviewer for prestigious journals.
In addition, Dr Pitropakis has been involved in supervising Research Master and PhD students since he accomplished his PhD in 2015. Over the past 3 years, Dr Pitropakis has mentored and supervised 4 PhD students.