My name is Xavier Bellekens, I'm a Lecturer at the University of Abertay Dundee within the Division of Computing and Mathematics and I am also a member of the Security Research Group (SRG). Previously I was a PhD student and a research associate at the University of Strathclyde, in Glasgow. My supervisors were Dr RC. Atkinson and Dr JM. Irvine. I was also a member of the Centre for Intelligent Dynamic Communications (CIDCOM) and of the Mobile Communication (MOBICOM) groups within the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (EEE).
My main interests include security and privacy, in particular finding new ways to detect threats using novel algorithms for Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) using off-the-shelf massively parallel architectures such as GPUs. I am also interested in Situational Awareness, Machine Learning, Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) and the Internet of Things.I also collaborate with a number of companies, research institutes, and universities from across the world (UK, USA, Belgium, Greece, Cyprus, Mauritius, Sweden, China and Finland). My research group also offers research projects for Honours, MSc, MPhil and PhD students.
In my spare time I do CTFs with various teams, read about social engineering, digital forensic, or penetration testing. I am also involved in different open source security projects..