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Research interests

My main research focuses on the engineering of secure and trustworthy information systems that ensure data privacy. My research interests are in the area of requirements engineering and more particularly in trust, security, and privacy engineering. I study methods, tools, and techniques that support engineers in the development of software systems that are secure and protect data privacy.

Current research projects:


Previous research projects:

  • VisiOn - Visual Privacy Management in User Centric Open Environments - H2020 - http://www.visioneuproject.eu/
  • MITIGATE - Multidimensional, IntegraTed, rIsk assessment framework and dynamic, collaborative Risk ManaGement tools for critical information infrAstrucTurEs – H2020 - https://www.mitigateproject.eu/
  • DEFTRUST – DEsigning For TRUST – EPSRC & BT funded


Scholarly biography

I am a Senior Lecturer in Information Systems Security at the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics at the University of Brighton UK, since 2014. I am also a member of the Centre for Secure, Intelligent, and Usable Systems. Before joining University of Brighton I was a part time Lecturer at University of East London (UEL). I hold a PhD in software engineering from UEL and I was awarded a PhD scholarship from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and British Telecom (BT). I received my MSc in Internet Systems Engineering from University of East London and my BSc degree in Information Technology from the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Supervisory Interests

If you are interested in a PhD under my supervision and you are willing to work hard with me in my research area (cyber security and privacy), please feel free to contact me. Several thesis topics, as well as MSc and undergraduate projects, are available.

Knowledge exchange

I am the academic supervisor for a 3 year KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership) project that aims to develop cyber security applications.

Approach to teaching

I am currently teaching ‘Secure Information Systems Engineering’ (MSc level), ‘Information Security Management’ (MSc level), ‘Systems Analysis and Design’ (BSc level), and ‘Object-Oriented Analysis and Modelling Methods’ (BSc level).

I am passionate about teaching and I am employing a combination of active learning techniques, i.e. inquiry based learning and cooperative learning that provide students with deep understanding of software development concepts and experience of working with all types of people as in real life software project that include developers from different cultural background.

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Projects 2018 2021

Research Output 2011 2019

A conceptual redesign of a modelling language for cyber resiliency of healthcare systems

Athinaiou, M., Mouratidis, H., Fotis, T. & Pavlidis, M., 26 Sep 2019, 3rd International Workshop on Security and Privacy Requirements Engineering SECPRE 2019: In conjunction with ESORICS 2019. Springer, ( Lecture Notes in Computer Science).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNConference contribution with ISSN or ISBN

Modeling languages

DEFeND Architecture: a Privacy by Design Platform for GDPR Compliance

Piras, L., Al-Obeidallah, M., Praitano, A., Tsohou, A., Mouratidis, H., Gallego-Nicasio Crespo, B., Baptiste Bernard, J., Fiorani, M., Magkos, E., Castillo Sanz, A., Pavlidis, M., D'Addario, R. & Giovanni Zorzino, G., 31 May 2019, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Data privacy
Data acquisition

Modelling the Interplay of Security, Privacy and Trust in Sociotechnical Systems: A Computer-Aided Design Approach

Salnitri, M., Angelopoulos, K., Pavlidis, M., Diamantopoulou, V., Mouratidis, H. & Giorgini, P., 20 Jul 2019, In : Software and Systems Modeling. p. 1-25

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Computer aided design
Data privacy
Requirements engineering

Privacy, Security, Legal and Technology Acceptance Requirements for a GDPR Compliance Platform

Tsohou, A., Magkos, E., Mouratidis, H., Chrysoloras, G., Piras, L., Pavlidis, M., Debussche, J., Rotoloni, M. & Gallego-Nicasio Crespo, B., 31 Oct 2019, 3rd International Workshop on Security and Privacy Requirements Engineering SECPRE 2019: In conjunction with ESORICS 2019. Springer, (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNConference contribution with ISSN or ISBN

Data privacy
Public administration
Open Access
Recommender systems
Risk management
Supply chains
Information systems

Activities 2017 2020

  • 2 Editorial work
  • 1 Conference
  • 1 Research degree

Journal of Computer Science Research (Journal)

Michalis Pavlidis (Member of editorial board)
25 Oct 201924 Oct 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

Systems (Journal)

Michalis Pavlidis (Editor)
30 Jun 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

Secure Recovery Management for Health-Based Critical Infrastructures

Haris Mouratidis (Supervisor), Theofanis Fotis (Supervisor), Michail Pavlidis (Supervisor)
2017 → …

Activity: External examination and supervisionResearch degree