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Francis Nwebonyi – Bath Spa University

Personal statement

Francis Nwebonyi is a Lecturer in Cyber Security

Prior to joining Bath Spa, Francis gained significant experience in the industry and academia. He has worked for Critical TechWorks/BMW Group and University College Dublin.

Francis completed his PhD at University of Porto, Portugal, with focus on the security of distributed networks. His work has been presented and published internationally at conferences and in reputable journals. Francis has also collaborated with the law enforcement in Europe, under a research project, and has helped to develop a tool that may help in digital forensics-related exercises/investigations. He has participated in training some INTERPOL officers on reverse engineering and malware analysis.

Francis may be interested in supervising new PhD students.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD Computer Science (with focus on information security)
  • MSc Computer Security and Forensics
  • BSc Computer Science

Professional memberships

  • CompTIA Professional

Areas of expertise

  • Security of smart city
  • Security of distributed networks
  • IoT security
  • IoT Forensics
  • Digital forensics investigation
  • Smart policing
  • Human Activity Recognition (HAR)
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning (with some cyber security application)

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