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Dr Andria Procopiou

Lecturer in Cybersecurity

[email protected]

+357 24694000


PhD in Computer Science (City, University of London, 2022)

MSc in Human-Computer Interaction (University College London, 2014)

BSc in Computer Science (University of Surrey, 2013)


Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence

Employment Track

Lecturer, UCLan Cyprus (2022 – present)

PostDoc Researcher, City, University of London (2021 – 2022)

Visiting Lecturer, City, University of London (2018 – 2020)

Full-Time Teaching Assistant, City, University of London (2017-2019)

Hourly Paid Teaching Assistant, City, University of London (2014-2017)

Research Interests

  • Online Extremism/Terrorism/Hate Speech Detection and Analysis
  • Security, Privacy and Safety in the Metaverse
  • Explainable Artificial Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy in Smart Cities/IoT

Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching and Course Leadership 

  • Module Leadership/Delivery: User Experience Design, Penetration Testing, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Digital Forensic Investigation

Selective Publications 

  • A.Procopiou, “Ready Player Bad: The Future Rise of Extremism and Terrorism in the Metaverse”, IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Reality (ICIR), 2022.
  • A. Procopiou, N. Komninos, C. Douligeris, “ForChaos: Real Time Application DDoS Detection Using Forecasting and Chaos Theory in Smart Home IoT Network”, Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, vol. 2019, Article ID 8469410, 14 pages, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/8469410
  • Procopiou and N. Komninos, “Current and future threats framework in smart grid domain,” 2015 IEEE International Conference on Cyber Technology in Automation, Control, and Intelligent Systems (CYBER), 2015, pp. 1852-1857, doi: 10.1109/CYBER.2015.7288228.
  • A. Procopiou and T. M. Chen, “Explainable AI in machine/deep learning for intrusion detection in intelligent transportation systems for smart cities,” in Explainable Artificial Intelligence for Smart Cities, 1st Edition., Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2021, pp. 297–321.
  • A. Procopiou and T. M. Chen, “Malicious activity detection in IoT networks: A nature-inspired approach,” in Advances in Nature-Inspired Cyber Security and Resilience, Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2022, pp. 55–83.
  • A. Procopiou and T. M. Chen, “Security challenges and solutions in IoT networks for the smart cities,” in Internet of Things, 1st Edition., Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2022, pp. 161–204.