Dr Xavier Bellekens

Chancellor'S Fellowships

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

Xavier Bellekens (BSc, MSc, PhD, FHEA, MBCS, MIEEE) is a Lecturer (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 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. His current research interests include pervasive security for IoT devices as well as Machine Learning Techniques for Cyber-Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection. Prior to joining the University of Abertay, Xavier was a Research Assistant and Associate in the Centre for Intelligent Dynamic Communications at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, working on cyber-physical security for critical infrastructures. 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.


Interoperability and integration testing methods for IoT systems : a systematic mapping study
Bureš Miroslav, Klima Matej, Rechtberger Vaclav, Bellekens Xavier, Tachtatzis Christos, Atkinson Robert, Ahmed Bestoun S
Software Engineering and Formal Methods (2020)
A taxonomy of network threats and the effect of current datasets on intrusion detection systems
Hindy Hanan, Brosset David, Bayne Ethan, Seeam Amar, Tachtatzis Christos, Atkinson Robert, Bellekens Xavier
IEEE Access Vol 8, pp. 104650-104675 (2020)
Automatic annotation of subsea pipelines using deep learning
Stamoulakatos Anastasios, Cardona Javier, McCaig Chris, Murray David, Filius Hein, Atkinson Robert, Bellekens Xavier, Michie Craig, Andonovic Ivan, Lazaridis Pavlos, Hamilton Andrew, Hossain Md Moinul, Di Caterina Gaetano, Tachtatzis Christos
Sensors Vol 20 (2020)
Cyber-security internals of a Skoda Octavia vRS : a hands on approach
Urquhart Colin, Bellekens Xavier, Tachtatzis Christos, Atkinson Robert, Hindy Hanan, Seeam Amar
IEEE Access Vol 7, pp. 146057-146069 (2019)
Improving SIEM for critical SCADA water infrastructures using machine learning
Hindy Hanan, Brosset David, Bayne Ethan, Seeam Amar, Bellekens Xavier
Computer Security 4th International Workshop on the Security of Industrial Control Systems and Cyber-Physical Systems, CyberICPS 2018 and 2nd International Workshop on Security and Privacy Requirements Engineering, SECPRE 2018 held in conjunction with 23rd European Symposium on Research in Computer Security, ESORICS 2018 Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) Vol 11387 LNCS, pp. 3-19 (2019)
A human-centred model for network flow analysis
Merien Thibaud, Brosset David, Bellekens Xavier, Claramunt Christophe
2018 2nd Cyber Security in Networking Conference (CSNet) 2nd Cyber Security in Networking Conference, CSNet 2018 (2019)

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Professional activities

Cyber-Security in the Automotive Industry
Current Cyber Threat Picture, Maritime Hacking, the Future of Unmanned Maritime Warfare
The Challenges of Cyber-Threat Detection and Mitigation for Energy Networks
IEEE UK and Ireland Blockchain Group Chair
Dix conseils pour mieux sécuriser ces objets connectés
Les cadeaux connectés, espions des temps modernes

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Lupovis: A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing (Cyber Security ASAP)
Bellekens, Xavier (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Tachtatzis, Christos (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2020
Atkinson, Robert (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Bellekens, Xavier (Co-investigator) Tachtatzis, Christos (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2022
Advanced Cyber-Security Simulation Platform For Preparedness Training in Aviation, Naval and Powergrid environments (FORESIGHT) (H2020 SC7)
Bellekens, Xavier (Principal Investigator) Atkinson, Robert (Co-investigator) Tachtatzis, Christos (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2022

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