About

Starting June 2022, I am an associate professor in cyber-security at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), part of DTU Compute and the Cyber Security Engineering section. My research interests include cyber-deception, (collaborative) threat detection, botnet monitoring and darkweb.

Before joining DTU I was an assistant professor in cyber-security (2019-2022) at Aalborg University (AAU) in Copenhagen, Denmark, part of the Electronics Department and the Center for Communication, Media and Information technologies (CMI).

In the past, I had been working as a senior researcher and lecturer at Technische Universität Darmstadt. More specifically, I led (area head) the Smart Protection in Infrastructures and Networks (SPIN) area of the TK lab. I also served as the work-package leader in the EU H2020 project PROTECTIVE; a large-scale EU attempt to evolve cyber-security alert processing.

I received a PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) from the Technische Universität Darmstadt in 2016 for my dissertation “On Collaborative Intrusion Detection”. I received my diploma (Dipl.-Inform.) and MSc (IT Security) from the University of the Aegean (Greece) in 2008 and 2011 respectively. My master thesis, in the area of honeypots, was conducted in cooperation with the National Center of Scientific Research “Demokritos”. Lastly, between 2014-2015 I worked as a researcher for AGT International, on the fields of cybersecurity as well as IoT security.