Asst. Prof. Soteris Demetriou

Director of Applications, Platforms and Systems Security research group

+44 (0) 20 759 48237
Soteris is an Assistant Professor at Imperial College London and the Director of the Applications, Platforms, and Systems Security (apss) lab. His research focuses on Security and Privacy issues related to mobile and cyber-physical systems (CPS). He has fostered collaborations between more than 40 researchers across 11 preeminent institutions in both industry and academia. His work appeared multiple times in top international systems security conferences such as NDSS and ACM CCS but also in other top systems and sensing conferences such as IEEE Infocom,  ACM SenSys, and ACM MobiSys, all with acceptance rates between 15%-20%. He has reviewed for all top security conferences.  Soteris served in the Technical Program Committee of ACM CCS ’19 and was the chair for the Cyberphysical Security session. In 2018, his work has received a distinguished paper award at NDSS. Moreover. Soteris’s interests are close to practice and had an impact on real world products. Google introduced security enhancements to Android as a result of vulnerabilities exposed during his work; Samsung and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise recognized Soteris’ work with prizes while some of the technology he invented resulted in US patents. He is also a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship and in 2017 was selected by the Heidelberg Laureate Forum as one of the 200 most promising young researchers in the fields of Mathematics and Computer Science.  Soteris co-leads the instruction of  the Advanced Computer Security class at the Department of Computing, he is the Vice-Director of undergraduate admissions, and the Department’s Societal Engagement Champion. 
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