Iraklis SYMEONIDIS, PhD, ISO 27001

Research associate - postdoctoral researcher

Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Networked Systems Security (NSS) Group at KTH, supervised by Prof. Panos Papadimitratos.
I am also a free-researcher at COSIC of KU Leuven

My research interests fall in the intersection between information security and privacy with a specific focus on security-by-design and privacy-by-design. I am working on threat of privacy and security, and solutions for private information sharing considering:

  • V2X, smart cities, and IoT
  • Private messaging
  • Online social networks

CV: Short resume

I hold a Ph.D. degree from COSIC of KU Leuven supervised by Prof. Bart Preneel. I also hold a master’s degree in Digital Systems Security from University of Piraeus, and an engineering degree in Information and Communication Engineering from University of the Aegean.

Email: iraklis [dot] symeonidis  [at] icloud [dot] com
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Awards and Media

  • Media attention:
    • Our papers, "Collateral Damage by Facebook Applications: a Comprehensive Study" and "Collateral Damage of Facebook Apps: Friends, Providers, and Privacy Interdependence", appeared in NBC News (published: 21/03/2018, title: "Researchers say it was easy to take people's data from Facebook", author: Brandy Zadrozny) and in an article of France24 (last modification: 21/03/2018). AOL re-posted the article here.
  • Awards:
    • FWO short research visit grant: Research visit at CrySyS lab and Prof. Gergely Biczók, BME University, Budapest, Hungary, I obtained an FWO travel grant to study the interdependent privacy issues of third-party applications on Facebook.

Presentations / talks

  • MEDUP meeting in IETF 104, Prague, Czech Republic [slides], February 2019
  • Invited talk at University of Manchester, Manchester, UK [slides], January 2019
  • Invited talk at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China [slides], July 2018
  • Invited talk at the IPEN Privacy Engineering Workshop, IPEN-UPC, Barcelona, Spain [slides], June 2018
  • Ph.D. defense at the imec -COSIC, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium [slides], May 2018
  • Paper presentation at ESORICS conference, Oslo, Norway [slides], September 2017

Research visits / stays

  • Laboratory of Cryptography and System Security (CrySyS Lab), BME University, Budapest, Hungary
    Supervisor: Prof. Gergely Biczók
    February - March 2017

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