Dr Ivana Tomic

Dr Ivana Tomic

Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security

Key details

Dr Ivana Tomic

Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security

Dr. Tomic is a Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security and a member of the Internet of Things and Security (ISEC) research group. Her research interests span the areas of control engineering, cyber-security and wireless communication networks, with a focus on building secure, resilient and energy-efficient cyber-physical systems.

Before joining the University of Greenwich, she was a Research Associate in the Computing Department at Imperial College London (AESE research group). During her time at Imperial College, she worked as a research associate on the S4: Science of Sensor Systems Software EPSRC programme grant and the IoT in the Park project as a part of the EPSRC PETRAS IoT research hub. She was a Co-I on Fog to the Field project championed by Cisco. Dr. Tomic received a PhD in Control Engineering from City, University of London in 2016.

Responsibilities within the university

Module Leader 2019-2020 

COMP1740 Introduction to Computer Networking

COMP1797 Wireless and Mobile Technologies


Shortlisted for The Vice-Chancellor's Award 2016 for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at City, University of London (top three candidates), 2016.

Three-year Doctoral Studentship awarded by City, University of London, 2012-2015.

Fully-funded Erasmus Mundus MSc Scholarship awarded by European Commission, 2011-2012


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2015.

Program Chair of FAILSAFE 2018: Security track chair of the 2nd ACM International Workshop on the Engineering of Reliable, Robust, and Secure Embedded Wireless Sensing Systems, co-located with Sensys 2018.

Program Committee Member: FAILSAFE 2020, SMARTCOMP 2019, ICPADS 2018, AHPC 2018, FAILSAFE 2017.

Reviewer: ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems, ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Remote Sensing Journal, Sensors Journal, Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies.

Research / Scholarly interests

Internet of Things Security

Cyber Physical Systems Security

Networked Control Systems Design

Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks

Key funded projects

"Fog to the Field: Securing Wide-area Monitoring and Control for Critical Infrastructure 4.0", CISCO/Silicon Valley Community Foundation, $120k, Co-Investigator, 2017.


I. Tomic, M. Breza, and J. McCann, "Jamming-Resilient Control and Communication Framework for Cyber Physical Systems", Living in the Internet of Things (LIOT), Accepted. April 2019.

A. Fu, I. Tomic, and J. McCann, "Asynchronous Sampling for Decentralized Periodic Event-Triggered Control", 2019 American Control Conference (ACC), IEEE, pp. 145-150, 2019.

I. Tomic, P.-Y. Chen, M. Breza, and J. A. McCann, "Antilizer: Run Time Self-Healing Security for Wireless Sensor Networks", 15th EAI International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (MobiQuitous 2018), ACM, pp. 107-116, 2018.

L. Bhatia, I. Tomic, and J. A. McCann, "Poster Abstract: LPWA-MAC - a Low Power Wide Area network MAC protocol for cyber-physical systems", 16th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (Sensys 2018), ACM, pp. 361-362, 2018.

I. Tomic, L. Bhatia, M. Breza, and J. A. McCann, "The Limits of LoRaWAN in Event-Triggered Wireless Networked Control Systems", UKACC 12th Int. Conf. on Control (Control 2018), pp. 101-106, 2018.

I. Tomic, M. Breza, G. Jackson, L. Bhatia, and J. A. McCann, "Design and Evaluation of Jamming Resilient Cyber-Physical Systems", IEEE Int. Conf. on Cyber, Physical and Social Comput. (CPSCom 2018), IEEE, pp. 687-694, 2018.

M. Breza, I. Tomic, and J. A. McCann, "Failures from the Environment, a Report on the First FAILSAFE workshop", SIGCOMM Comput. Commun. Rev. 48, 2, pp. 40-45, 2018.

I. Tomic and J. McCann, "A Survey of Potential Security Issues in Existing Wireless Sensor Network Protocols", IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 1910-1923, 2017.

I. Tomic and G. D. Halikias, "Performance analysis of distributed control configurations in LQR multi-agent system design", UKACC 11th Int. Conf. on Control (Control 2016), pp. 1-6, 2016.

I. Tomic, E. Milonidis, and G. D. Halikias, "LQR distributed cooperative control of a formation of low-speed experimental UAVs", UKACC 11th Int. Conf. on Control (Control 2016), pp. 1-6, 2016.

I. Tomic and G. D. Halikias, "Robustness Properties of Distributed Configurations in Multi-Agent Systems", 6th IFAC Symp. on System Structure and Control, vol. 49, no. 9, pp. 86-91, 2016.