Georgia Sakellari

Dr Georgia Sakellari Associate Professor of Networked Systems

Deputy Head of ISEC

Dr. Georgia Sakellari is an Associate Professor of Networked Systems, with particular interest in performance and energy efficiency in heterogeneous Internet of Things environments and edge computing. She is the Deputy Head of the IoT and Security Centre (ISEC), and is currently a partner in 4 research projects funded by the European Commission.

Dr. Sakellari is currently P.I. of the €7M H2020 RESCUER project on developing a technology toolkit for the next-generation of First Responders, enhancing their operational capacity and safety, specifically in adverse conditions, both environmental and infrastructure-wise; and the €6.3M H2020 C4IIoT project on building an Industrial IoT cyber security framework for malicious and anomalous behaviour anticipation, detection, mitigation and end-user informing.

Dr. Sakellari has a PhD in Computer Networks from Imperial College London, a MSc (MBA) in Techno-Economic Systems and a MEng in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. She is on the editorial board of Elsevier's Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory Journal, and has served as co-Organiser of the international conference IEEE ISCIS and co-Chair of the international PerNEM workshops in IEEE PERCOM. Currently she is also serving as expert evaluator and reviewer for the European Commission.

Posts held previously:

  • 2015-2020, Senior Lecturer in Disruptive Technologies, University of Greenwich
  • 2013-2015, Senior Lecturer in Distributed Systems and Networking, Middlesex University
  • 2011-2013, Lecturer in Computer Science, the University of East London
  • 2005-2010, Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Imperial College London

Responsibilities within the university

Deputy Head of the ISEC research centre
Disability Officer
Lead Personal Tutor for MSc Operational Cyber Security

Awards

    As P.I:

    • EU Horizon 2020 RESCUER project (7M Euro), 2021-2024, P.I. (441,000 Euro)
    • EU Horizon 2020 C4IIoT project (6.3M Euro), 2019-2022, P.I. (250,000 Euro)

    As co-I:

    • EU Horizon 2020 EUNOMIA project (2.5M Euro), 2019-2022, co-I
    • EU Horizon 2020 ENSURESEC project (9M Euro), 2020-2022, co-I

    Others:

  • On the editorial board of Elsevier's Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory
  • Lead organiser of the international IEEE PerNEM workshops from 2010 to 2014
  • Publicity chair and editor of the international conference IEEE ISCIS from 2010 to 2014
  • Reviewer for over 20 journals, including IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, Future Generation Computer Systems and others.
  • On the programme committee of IEEE FiCloud 2017-2020, ICT 2019-2020, MASCOTS2016, CloudTech 2016, 2017, IPAT2017, IEEE ISCIS2016, IEEE Globecom'15 Workshop on Social Collaborative Internet, IEEE ISCC 2011-2014, IEEE HPCC 2013, IEEE IWCMC 2010, 2011, 2013, ICT 2011
  • Expert evaluator for the European Commission

Recognition

  • Editorial Board, Elsevier Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory journal, since Sep. 2016
  • Member of Technical Chamber of Greece since March 2003
  • Expert evaluator and reviewer for the European Commission, since 2016
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, since May 2012
  • Member of the IEEE, since Aug. 2006
  • Member of the IEEE Communications Society, since Aug. 2006
  • Member of Technical Chamber of Greece since, Mar. 2003
  • Lead organiser of the international IEEE PerNEM workshops from 2010 to 2014
  • Publicity chair and editor of the international conference IEEE ISCIS from 2010 to 2014
  • On the programme committee of ICT2019, Fi-Cloud 2017-2019, IEEE MASCOTS2016, CloudTech'16, IEEE ISCIS2016, IEEE Globecom'15 Workshop on Social Collaborative Internet, IEEE ISCC 2011-2014, IEEE HPCC 2013, IEEE IWCMC 2010, 2011, 2013, ICT 2011

Research / Scholarly interests

  • Edge Computing
  • Performance and energy optimisation in IoT
  • Network performance and QoS in networks
  • Admission Control
  • Energy optimisation and cloud computing
  • Self-aware and security-aware networking

Recent publications

Article

Kasnesis, Panagiotis , Heartfield, Ryan, Liang, Xing, Toumanidis, Lazaros , Sakellari, Georgia , Patrikakis, Charalampos , Loukas, George (2021), Transformer-based identification of stochastic information cascades in social networks using text and image similarity. Elsevier B.V.. In: , , , . Elsevier B.V., Applied Soft Computing, 108: 107413 ISSN: 1568-4946 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asoc.2021.107413) NB Item availability restricted.

Jaddoa, Ali , Sakellari, Georgia, Panaousis, Emmanouil, Loukas, George , Sarigiannidis, Panagiotis G. (2019), Dynamic decision support for resource offloading in heterogeneous internet of things environments. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 101: 102019 ISSN: 1569-190X (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.simpat.2019.102019).

Loukas, George , Vuong, Tuan, Heartfield, Ryan, Sakellari, Georgia , Yoon, Yongpil , Gan, Diane (2017), Cloud-based cyber-physical intrusion detection for vehicles using Deep Learning. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). In: , , , . Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Access, 6 . pp. 3491-3508 2169-3536 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2017.2782159).

Loukas, George , Yoon, Yongpil, Sakellari, Georgia, Vuong, Tuan , Heartfield, Ryan (2016), Computation offloading of a vehicle’s continuous intrusion detection workload for energy efficiency and performance. Elsevier B.V.. In: , , , . Elsevier B.V., Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 73 . pp. 83-94 ISSN: 1569-190X (Print), 1878-1462 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.simpat.2016.08.005).

Lent, Ricardo , Sakellari, Georgia, Loukas, George (2014), Strengthening the security of cognitive packet networks. Inderscience Publishers. In: , , , . Inderscience Publishers, International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms, 6 (1) . pp. 14-27 ISSN: 1755-0386 (Print), 1755-0394 (Online) (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJAIP.2014.059584).

Conference proceedings

Siniosoglou, Ilias , Efstathopoulos, Georgios, Pliatsios, Dimitrios, Moscholios, Ioannis , Sarigiannidis, Antonios , Sakellari, Georgia , Loukas, George , Sarigiannidis, Panagiotis (2020), NeuralPot: an industrial honeypot implementation based on convolutional neural networks. IEEE. In: , , , 2020 IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC. IEEE, . ISBN: 9781728180878ISSN: 1530-1346 (Print), 2642-7389 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/ISCC50000.2020.9219712).

Yoon, Yongpil , Sakellari, Georgia, Anthony, Richard J., Filippoupolitis, Avgoustinos (2016), Energy-efficiency evaluation of computation offloading in personal computing. Springer International Publishing. In: , , In: T. Czachórski, E. Gelenbe, K. Grochla, R. Lent (eds.), Computer and Information Sciences: 31st International Symposium, ISCIS 2016, Kraków, Poland, October 27–28, 2016, Proceeding. Springer International Publishing, , 659 (1st) . pp. 163-171 . ISBN: 9783319472164ISSN: 1865-0929 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47217-1_18).