George Theodorakopoulos

George Theodorakopoulos

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor)
School of Computer Science and Informatics
Cardiff University


Privacy, trust, and security in (mobile) networks; I use statistics, optimization, and algorithms.

Privacy is my main current research interest:

I would be happy to supervise strong students in BSc projects, MSc theses, or PhD research on these or related topics (e.g. smartphone security, web browsing privacy).

Selected Publications More Publications ]



CMT121 - Penetration Testing and Malware Analysis (Autumn 2021) - created
CM3110 - Security (Autumn 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021) - redeveloped


CMT118 - Malware Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment (Autumn 2019, 2020) - created
CMT105 - Security Techniques (Autumn 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) - redeveloped
CM3202 - Emerging Technologies [Privacy] (Spring 2014, 2015, 2016) - created
CM3105 - Security and Forensics [Security] (Autumn 2014, Spring 2016)
CM2302 - Pervasive Computing (Spring 2014, 2015)
CM1205 - Computer Architecture and Operating Systems (Spring 2013)


George Theodorakopoulos received the Diploma degree from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 2002, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, in 2004 and 2007, all in electrical and computer engineering.

He is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Computer Science and Informatics, Cardiff University, which he joined in 2012. From 2007 to 2011, he was a Senior Researcher at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. He is a coauthor (with John Baras) of the book Path Problems in Networks (Morgan & Claypool, 2010).

He received the Best Paper award at the ACM Workshop on Wireless Security, October 2004, for "Trust evaluation in ad-hoc networks" and the 2007 IEEE ComSoc Leonard Abraham prize for "On trust models and trust evaluation metrics for ad hoc networks." He coauthored "Quantifying Location Privacy," which was runner-up for the 2012 PET Award (Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies) and received the IEEE Security & Privacy Test of Time award in 2021.


School of Computer Science and Informatics
Cardiff University
Abacws, Senghennydd Road, Cathays
Cardiff, CF24 4AG
United Kingdom
Telephone Number:
+44 (0)29 2087 4855
Fax Number:
+44 (0)29 2087 4598