Michalis Pavlidis Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security

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University of Brighton
School of Computing, Engineering, and Mathematics (CEM)
Centre for Secure, Intelligent and Usable Systems (CSIUS)
Lewes Road, Brighton, UK
Office: Cockcroft 522

email: m.pavlidis at brighton.ac.uk

skype: michalis.kavala


  • June 2021 - Invited to give a talk about Threat Modeling at a conference on the Evolution of Application Security in the Aftermath of COVID Pandemic.
  • Poster The Evolution of Application Security in the aftermath of COVID Pandemic
  • Digital Security Officer (KTP Associate) position is now open! I am the academic supervisor for a 3 year KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership) project that aims to develop cyber security applications. If you are interested to work on this project then drop me an email or apply here. The deadline is Wednesday 29 August 2018.
  • EU Horizon 2020 (H2020) Innovation Action project DEFeND (Data Governance for supporting GDPR) started in July 2018. 1 Research Fellow position will open soon, if you are interested in working with us on Data Privacy, please visit the DEFeND project website to find out more or drop me an email!

Research interests

My main research focuses on the engineering of trustworthy information systems. 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.

Please refer to my Google Scholar page for an up to date list of my publications.

I am currently supervising: Myrsini Athinaiou, Olanrewaju Sanda, and Saeed Seraj.

If you are interested in a PhD under my supervision and you are willing to work hard please feel free to contact me.


  • DEFeND
  • VisiOn


I am currently the course leader of the MSc in Information Security. I am also 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.


  • Publication Chair of the International Conference on Research Challenges on Information Systems (RCIS 2017)
  • Publicity Chair of the International conference on Research Challenges on Information System (RCIS 2018)
Programme Committee
  • International Workshop on Security and Privacy Requirements Engineering SECPRE (2017-present)
  • iStar Workshop (2014- present)
  • International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering Forum CAiSE Forum (2017-present)
  • International Conference on Information Science and Applications ICISA (2017-present)
  • Future Generation Computer Systems Journal (Impact Factor: 6.125)
  • Information and Management Journal (Impact Factor: 5.155)
  • International Journal of Information and Computer Security (IJICS)


I am a Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security at the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics at the University of Brighton UK, since 2014. 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.