Imperial College London

Professor Christopher Hankin

Faculty of EngineeringInstitute for Security Science & Technology

Co-Director of Institute for Security Science & Technology



+44 (0)20 7594 7619c.hankin Website




Ms Denise McGurk +44 (0)20 7594 8864




Sherfield BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Chris Hankin is Director of the Institute for Security Science and Technology and a Professor of Computing Science.

He was Deputy Principal of the Faculty of Engineering from September 2006 until October 2008. He was Pro Rector (Research) from June 2004 until September 2006. He was Dean of City and Guilds College from 2000-2003.

His research is in cyber security, data analytics and semantics-based program analysis. He leads multidisciplinary projects focused on developing advanced visual analytics and providing better decision support to defend against cyber attacks.

He is also a partner in the UK Visual Analytics Consortium (UKVAC) which is co-funded by the UK Government and US Department of Homeland Security.  He was chair of the Lead Expert Group for the Government Office of Science‚Äôs Policy Futures Foresight report on Future Identities.

He is President of the Scientific Council of INRIA, the French national institute for research in computer science and control, and Vice Chair of the DG CONNECT Advisory Forum for the European Commission.



Larus J, Hankin C, 2018, Regulating Automated Decision Making, Communications of the Acm, Vol:61, ISSN:0001-0782, Pages:5-5

Martin G, Ghafur S, Kinross J, et al., 2018, WannaCry-a year on, Bmj-british Medical Journal, Vol:361, ISSN:1756-1833

, 2018, Real-time processing of social media with SENTINEL: A syndromic surveillance system incorporating deep learning for health classification, Information Processing and Management, ISSN:0306-4573

Martin G, Martin P, Hankin C, et al., 2017, Cybersecurity and healthcare: how safe are we?, Bmj-british Medical Journal, Vol:358, ISSN:1756-1833


Barrere Cambrun M, Hankin C, Barboni A, et al., CPS-MT: a real-time cyber-physical system monitoring tool for security Research, 24th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications (RTCSA2018), IEEE

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