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Dr Konstantinos Kyriakopoulos BSc MSc PhD

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Lecturer in Digital Communications

An expert in Computer Networks and Network Security, Kostas holds a position as a Lecturer in Digital Communications, shared between the Signal Processing and Networks (SPN) group in Loughborough University campus (LU) and the Institute for Digital Technologies in Loughborough’s London campus (LUL). His research interests include next generation communication networks, IoT and the aspects of Security, Trust and Privacy, among others. For more information on his work/research see also his website.

Prior to his current position, Kostas has worked for 8 years as a Research Associate gaining experience in cross-layer measurements on Wired and Wireless Computer Networks, Anomaly Based Intrusion Detection and Knowledge Engineering. He strongly believes that research should also aim to have an impact beyond the academic world, and to this end, he considers ways of commercially exploiting his research outputs through LU's Enterprise Office.

Characterised by his interest in cross-disciplinary collaborations, Kostas is an affiliated member of the Advanced Virtual Reality Research Center, led by Professor Roy Kalawsky, and the Centre for Information Management led by Professor Tom Jackson. Furthermore, he has established research driven contacts in Computer Science and the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at LU and has worked and collaborated with many leading universities in UK and Internationally.

A member of the IEEE and the IEEE Communications Society, Kostas has chaired several sessions in International conferences and has been invited to review articles in conferences and journals, including: 

  • IEEE ICC
  • IEEE MILCOM
  • IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
  • SpringerBriefs, Springer-Verlag
  • Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, John Wiley & Sons

You can also find him in GoogleScholar, view his LinkedIn account or check his ResearchGate account.

For an updated version of his CV, click the link below.

Konstantinos Kyriakopoulos CV (pdf)

Current research areas that Kostas is passionately involved with, include 5G key enabling technologies, such as Software Defined Networks, Mobile Edge and Cloud Computing, information centric networks and IoT. Applications of interest range from cyber-physical systems to autonomous vehicles and smart buildings.

His prior research involves using data fusion of cross-layer metrics for the purpose of detecting wireless network intrusion/spoofing attacks. He has developed a prototype on-line wireless monitoring tool for Linux and Microsoft systems that was also successful in being licensed by a big commercial company. In the past, he has worked on an EPSRC platform grant project with the aim of understanding and developing methodologies for cross-layer mixed network measurements. In other words, the aim was to understand how characteristics of the physical layer, e.g. channel power, affect characteristics at higher layers, e.g. packet loss or congestion. He has gained experience with relevant software and hardware used for such tasks.

Dr. Kyriakopoulos is currently (2015) lecturing on "Internet and Communication Networks" LLP101 in Loughborough's Campus in London. Prior to that, Dr. Kyriakopoulos had delivered lectures in "Computer Network Security" and assisted in lab demonstrations of Communication Networks module and Programming and Software Design.

Regarding the first lab, the aim of the lab is to teach students the concept of mean, min, max and instantaneous utilisation and what these mean for the performance of the examined network. Using a Wireless Network Protocol Analyser, the students need to capture packets from the examined network and derive the desire statistics.

The second lab is related to using Microsoft Visual Studio and C language.

Selected Publications

  1. Francisco J. Aparicio-Navarro, Konstantinos G. Kyriakopoulos, D. J. Parish, "Adding Contextual Information to Intrusion Detection Systems Using Fuzzy Cognitive Maps", IEEE International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support (CogSIMA), San Diego, California, USA, 21--25 Mar 2016.
  2. Konstantinos G. Kyriakopoulos, David J. Parish and John N. Whitley, "FlowStats: An Ontology Based Network Management Tool", In the 2nd International Conference on Computing Technology and Information Management (ICCTIM-2015), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn, Malaysia, 21-23 April 2015, IEEE
  3. Konstantinos G. Kyriakopoulos, Francisco J. Aparicio-Navarro, D. J. Parish, “Manual and Automatic Assigned Thresholds for Multi-layer Data Fusion IDS in 802.11 Attacks”, IET Information Security, Issue 1, Vol. 8, pp 42–50, ISSN 1751-8709, doi: 10.1049/iet-ifs.2012.0302, 2014.
  4. Francisco J. Aparicio-Navarro, Konstantinos G. Kyriakopoulos, D. J. Parish, “Automatic Dataset Labelling and Feature Selection for Intrusion Detection Systems”, In Military Communications Conference (MILCOM 2014), Baltimore, USA, 6–8 October 2014, IEEE.
  5. Francisco J. Aparicio-Navarro, Konstantinos G. Kyriakopoulos, D. J. Parish, “An Automatic and Self- Adaptive Multi-Layer Data Fusion System for WiFi Attack Detection”, International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (IJITST), Inderscience, Issue 1, Vol. 5, pp 42-62, ISSN (Online) 1748-5703 - ISSN (Print) 1748-569X, doi: 10.1504/IJITST.2013.058294, 2013.
  6. L. Angrisani, Konstantinos G. Kyriakopoulos, A. Napolitano, D. J. Parish, M. Vadursi, W. Whittow, “Experimental Assessment of the Effects of Cross-traffic on Wi-Fi Video Streaming”, Accepted in Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation, Elsevier.
  7. Konstantinos G. Kyriakopoulos, David J. Parish, "An Evaluation of Wavelets for the Controlled Compression of Communication Network Measurements”, Accepted in IET Communications Proceedings.
  8. Konstantinos G. Kyriakopoulos, David J. Parish, “A Live System for Wavelet Compression of High Speed Computer Network Measurements”, In Proceedings of Passive and Active Measurement 2007 (PAM 2007), volume 4427 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 241–244, Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium, 4-6 April 2007. Springer-Verlang.