Harry Manifavas — Other Degree Granting Units
His research interests include lightweight cryptographic primitives, security metrics, security composition, embedded systems security and dependability and the challenges that arise with the wider adoption of ambient intelligence and ubiquitous computing applications. Such challenges also include the various privacy and trust issues that must be addressed in the context of the Internet of Things and ubiquitous smart infrastructures, as well as the pertinent security management issues. He has participated as technical coordinator or senior security engineer in a number of EU-funded research projects.
He currently concentrates his research efforts on the security of real- time embedded and cyber-physical systems that become increasingly important, following the growing trend of adopting pervasive computing in the context of industrial and critical infrastructure applications. A number of questions need to be answered when highly distributed and connected embedded technologies, with various dynamics and unpredictable behavior, must satisfy multiple critical constraints, including safety, security, power efficiency, high performance, low latency, size and cost. New methods and tools for cyber-physical systems and systems of systems need to emerge that will ensure adaptability, scalability, complexity management, security and safety, and provide trust to humans in the loop. Work is already underway in this area, driven by industrial needs, in collaboration with large companies and SMEs.
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTING SCIENCES