Dr Xavier Bellekens

Dr Xavier Bellekens

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.

Selected Publications

  • 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
    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) https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3000179
  • 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) https://doi.org/10.3390/s20030674
  • 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) https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2943837


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