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Antonis
Michalas

Assistant Professor in Cyber Security

About

I received my PhD in Network Security from Aalborg University, Denmark and I currently work as a lecturer in Cyber Security at the University of Westminster, London. As a lecturer I am teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate courses related to cryptography, forensics, cyber security and network security. My role expands to student supervision and research group coordination. In parallel I am an active member of the department’s project development and research activities.

Earlier, I was working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Security Lab of the Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS) in Stockholm, Sweden. As a postdoctoral researcher at the SEC Lab I was actively involved in national and European research projects and combined research with student supervision and project management.

I have published a significant number of papers in field-related journals and conferences and I have participated as a speaker in various conferences and workshops. My research interests include private and secure e-voting systems, reputation systems, privacy in decentralized environments, cloud computing, trusted computing and privacy preserving protocols in participatory sensing applications.

  • Name: Antonis Michalas
  • Email: a.michalas@westminster.ac.uk
  • Phone: +44 (0) 77245-70070
  • Date of birth: 14 November 1982
  • Address: 115 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6UW
  • Office: 5.106
  • Nationality: Greek

My Skills

Research

Expert, 6 years

Technical Expertise

Expert, 9 years

Proposal Writing

Advanced, 2 years

Development

Expert, 9 years

Knowledge

  • Security in P2P Networks
  • Privacy Preserving Schemes
  • Secure e-Voting
  • Trusted Computing
  • Security in Cloud Computing
  • Anonymity
  • Reputation Systems
  • Cryptography
  • Project Management
  • Student Supervision
  • Web Development
  • Game Development

Language Skills

Greek (Native)
99
English (Experienced)
85
Spanish (Elementary)
25

Experience

University of Westminster

Lecturer in Cyber Security

09/2015 - Current

As a lecturer I am teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate courses related to cryptography, forensics, cyber security and network security. My role expands to student supervision and research group coordination. In parallel I am an active member of the department’s project development and research activities.

SICS

Postdoctoral Researcher

01/2014 - 09/2015

Actively involved in the current national and European research projects in the Security Lab, where I combine research with student supervision and project management. Within one year of starting at SICS, I have successfully obtained funding for three EU projects. Currently, I conduct research in the field of Security & Privacy for People-Centric Sensing, Cloud Computing, Trusted Computing, e-Voting Systems and Secure & Privacy Preserving e-Health Systems.

Hellenic Army,
Cyber Defense Department

Security Consultant

2013 - 2014
Responsible for implementing and managing an information encryption system for the specific needs of the Hellenic Army. My work involved designing a secure single sign on protocol which connects online services of different web applications used by the military personnel. Additionally, I was tasked with improving the security of existing systems/applications by staging attacks and providing solutions for any discovered vulnerabilities.

DPG Digital Media

Senior Web Developer

2011 - 2012
I was the team manager for Web-Related Projects. More precisely, I was responsible for talking directly with the clients and the Management Department in order to understand the needs of each project. Moreover, I was distributing the work to developers based on the requirements of each project while at the same time I was responsible for evaluating each part of the deliverable as well as programming the most demanding parts of the projects.

Main working environments: php, mysql, javascript, jquery, ajax, xml, json

Athens Information Technology

Security Researcher

2009 - 2011
Conducting research in network security. More precisely, my research focused on private and secure e-Voting systems, reputation systems, privacy in decentralized environments, cloud computing and privacy preserving protocols in participatory sensing applications.

I-Cube S.A.

Software Engineer

2008 - 2009
Development of European Union research projects.

Main working environments: microsoft .net (c#, vb), javascript, mysql, php, jquery, ajax and web services

Intralot S.A.

Software Engineer

2007 - 2008
Programming and development of lottery-related games in Europe, the USA and Australia.

Main working environments: microsoft .net (c#, vb), javascript, oracle, crystal reports and web services

Webline S.A.

Web Developer

2001 - 2004
During my undergraduate studies I worked as a Web Developer at Webline S.A.

Main working environments: xhtml, php, mysql, javascript, xml

Education

University of Aalborg

PhD in Network
Security

2009 - 2013
I received my PhD from Aalborg University, Denmark in the field of Network Security with a focus on Privacy, Trust and secure e-Voting in distributed environments. In addition to my academic research experience, I participated in numerous external activities. In the summer of 2010 I participated in a summer school entitled: “Mobile systems and eHealth security” that took place at the University of Agder, Norway. From April 2012 until May 2012, I visited Ben Gurion University in Beer-Sheva, Israel while from June until August 2012 I visited the department of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University as a visiting student research collaborator.
Athens Information Technology

Masters in Information Technology & Telecommunications

2006 - 2007
Having acquired my undergraduate degree in Mathematics at the University of Crete, I later on completed my postgraduate studies at the Athens Information Technology in the field of Information Technology and Telecommunications, where I was awarded a Master of Science

Main Academic Interests: Computer Security, e-Learning, Web Technologies, Semantic Web.

University of Crete

Degree in
Mathematics

2000 - 2006
In the course of my undergraduate studies, I participated in numerous projects involving, in addition to pure mathematics, experimental control and IT implementation. Moreover, I had the opportunity of participating in a number of Applied Mathematics courses (i.e. Number Theory, Discrete Mathematics, Probabilities). This enabled me to enhance my knowledge and further develop my ability to utilize pure mathematics in programming.

Main Academic Interests: Algebra, Approximation Theory, Mathematical Programming.

Publications

Journals

  • Kassaye Yitbarek Yigzaw, Antonis Michalas and Johan Gustav Bellika. “Secure and scalable statistical computation of questionnaire data in R”. International IEEE Access Journal, a special issue of Big Data Analytics for Smart and Connected Health, IEEE, 2016.
  • Kassaye Yitbarek Yigzaw, Antonis Michalas and Johan Gustav Bellika. “Secure and Scalable Deduplication of Horizontally Partitioned Health Data for Privacy-Preserving Distributed Statistical Computation”. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, BMC, 2016.
  • Y. Verginadis, Antonis Michalas, P. Gouvas, G. Schiefer, G. Hubsch and I. Paraskakis. “PaaSword: A Holistic Data Privacy and Security by Design Framework for Cloud Services”. Journal of Grid Computing, a special issue on “Cloud Computing and Services Science”. Springer, 2016. (Under Review)
  • Nicolae Paladi, Christian Gehrmann and Antonis Michalas. “Providing End-User Security Guarantees in Public Infrastructure Clouds“. IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, a special issue on “Cloud Security Engineering”, IEEE, 2016.
  • Tassos Dimitriou and Antonis Michalas. “Multi-Party Trust Computation in Decentralized Environments in the Presence of Malicious Adversaries“. Ad Hoc Networks Journal, a special issue on “Smart Solutions for Mobility Supported Distributed and Embedded Systems”, Elsevier, 2013.
  • Antonis Michalas, Tassos Dimitriou, Thanassis Gianetsos, Nikos Komninos and Neeli R. Prasad. “Vulnerabilities of Decentralized Additive Reputation Systems Regarding the Privacy of Individual Votes“. Springer Wireless Personal Communication, Springer, 2012.
  • Antonis Michalas, Nikos Komninos and Neeli R. Prasad. “Mitigate DoS and DDoS attack in Ad Hoc Networks“. International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics, IGI Global, 2011.

Conferences

  • Antonis Michalas and Rohan Murray. “MemTri: A Memory Forensics Triage Tool using Bayesian Network and Volatility“. EEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS’17), Las Vegas, USA, October 9-11, 2017. (Under Review)
  • Antonis Michalas and Noam Weingarten. ““HealthShare: Using Attribute-Based Encryption for Secure Data Sharing Between Multiple Clouds“. Proceedings of the 30th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS’17), Thessaloniki, Greece, 2017.
  • Antonis Michalas and Kassaye Yitbarek Yigzaw. “LocLess: Do You Really Care Your Cloud
    Files Are?
    “. Proceedings of the 2nd Cloud Security and Data Privacy by Design (CloudSPD’16) Workshop co-located with the 9th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing, Luxembourg, December 12-15, 2016.
  • Antonis Michalas. “Sharing in the Rain: Secure and Efficient Data Sharing for the Cloud“. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST’16), Barcelona, Spain, December 5-7, 2016.
  • Antonis Michalas and Thanassis Giannetsos. “The Data of Things: Strategies, Patterns and Practice of Cloud-based Participatory Sensing”. International Conference on Innovations in Info-business and Technology (ICIIT), Sri Lanka, March 4-5, 2016. (Position Paper)
  • Antonis Michalas and Rafael Dowsley. “Towards Trusted eHealth Services in the Cloud”. Cloud Security and Data Privacy by Design (CloudSPD’15), Workshop co-located with the 8th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing, Limassol, Cyprus, December 7-10, 2015.
  • Y. Verginadis, Antonis Michalas, P. Gouvas, G. Schiefer, G. Hubsch and I. Paraskakis. “PaaSword: A Holistic Data Privacy and Security by Design Framework for Cloud Services”. In the 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER’15), May 20 – 22, 2015, Lisbon, Portugal. (Position Paper)
  • Antonis Michalas, Nicolae Paladi and Christian Gehrmann. “Security Aspects of e-Health Systems Migration to the Cloud”. Proceedings of the 16th IEEE International Conference on E-health Networking, Application & Services (Healthcom), October 15 – 18, 2014, Natal, Brazil.
  • Nicolae Paladi, Antonis Michalas and Christian Gehrmann. “Domain Based Storage Protection with Secure Access Control for the Cloud”. The 2014 International Workshop on Security in Cloud Computing, held in conjunction with the 9th ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS), June 3, 2014, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Antonis Michalas and Nikos Komninos. “The Lord of the Sense: A Privacy Preserving Reputation System for Participatory Sensing Applications”. Proceedings of the 19th IEEE International Conference on Communications (ISCC’2014), Madeira, Portugal, 2014.
  • Nicolae Paladi and Antonis Michalas. “One of Our Hosts in Another Country: Challenges of Data Geolocation in Cloud Storage“. Proceedings of the 6th IEEE Conference on Wireless Communication, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace & Electronic Systems Technology (Wireless VITAE), May 11 – 14, 2014, Aalborg, Denmark. (Invited)
  • Antonis Michalas and Menelaos Bakopoulos. “SecGOD – Google Docs: Now I Feel Safer!”. Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2012), London, UK, 2012.
  • Antonis Michalas, Menelaos Bakopoulos, Nikos Komninos and Neeli R. Prasad. “Secure & Trusted Communication in Emergency Situations“. Proceedings of the 35th IEEE Sarnoff Symposium, Newark, New Jersey, USA, 2012.
  • Tassos Dimitriou and Antonis Michalas. “Multi-Party Trust Computation in Decentralized Environments“. Proceedings of the 5th IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility & Security (NTMS’12), Istanbul, Turkey, 2012.
  • Antonis Michalas, Tassos Dimitriou, Thanassis Gianetsos, Nikos Komninos and Neeli R. Prasad. “Vulnerabilities of Decentralized Additive Reputation Systems Regarding the Privacy of Individual Votes“. Proceedings of the 3rd International ICST Conference on Security and Privacy in Mobile Information and Communication Systems (MobiSec 2011), Aalborg, Denmark, 2011. (Best Paper Award)
  • Antonis Michalas, Vladimir A. Oleshchuk, Nikos Komninos and Neeli R. Prasad. “Privacy-preserving Trust Establishment scheme for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks“. Proceedings of the 16th IEEE International Conference on Communications (ISCC’11), Corfu, Greece, 2011.
  • Antonis Michalas, Nikos Komninos and Neeli R. Prasad. “Multiplayer Game for DDoS Attacks Resilience in Ad hoc Networks”. Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Wireless Communications, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace & Electronic Systems Technology (Wireless Vitae 2011), Chennai, India, 2011.
  • Antonis Michalas, N. Komninos, Neeli R. Prasad and Vladimir A. Oleshchuk. “New Client Puzzle Approach for DoS Resistance in Ad hoc Networks“. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Information Theory and Information Security (ICITIS’10), Beijing, China, 2010.

Book Chapters

  • Antonis Michalas, Nikos Komninos and Neeli R. Prasad. “Cryptographic Puzzles and Game Theory against DoS and DDoS attacks in Networks“. Encryption: Methods, Software and Security”, Nova Science Publishers, 2011.

Contact

Let's Keep In Touch

Antonis Michalas
115 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6UW
Phone
+44 (0) 77245-70070
Email
antonis@amichalas.com

Antonis Michalas

Research
Privacy
Trust
Cloud
Anonymity