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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.

Research Interests

External positions

IEEE UK and Ireland Blockchain Group Chair, IEEE

1 Mar 2020 → …

Blockchain Outreach, IEEE UK and Ireland

20181 Mar 2020

Cyber Security Thematic Leader, IEEE UK and Ireland

2017 → …

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Research Output

A taxonomy of network threats and the effect of current datasets on intrusion detection systems

Hindy, H., Brosset, D., Bayne, E., Seeam, A., Tachtatzis, C., Atkinson, R. & Bellekens, X., 4 Jun 2020, In : IEEE Access. 8, p. 104650-104675 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Automatic annotation of subsea pipelines using deep learning

    Stamoulakatos, A., Cardona, J., McCaig, C., Murray, D., Filius, H., Atkinson, R., Bellekens, X., Michie, C., Andonovic, I., Lazaridis, P., Hamilton, A., Hossain, M. M., Di Caterina, G. & Tachtatzis, C., 26 Jan 2020, In : Sensors. 20, 3, 15 p., 674.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    High performance pattern matching and data remanence on graphics processing units

    Author: Bellekens, X., 14 Sep 2016

    Supervisor: Atkinson, R. (Supervisor) & Irvine, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


    SIN 2014 - Best Paper Award

    Xavier Bellekens (Recipient), Christos Tachtatzis (Recipient), Robert Atkinson (Recipient), Craig Renfrew (Recipient) & Tony Kirkham (Recipient), 11 Sep 2014

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


    IEEE UK and Ireland Blockchain Group Chair

    Xavier Bellekens (Recipient)
    1 Mar 2020 → …

    Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

    Cyber-Security: Deception and Gamification for Criminals

    Xavier Bellekens (Speaker)
    9 Dec 201910 Dec 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk