Imperial College London

Professor Christopher Hankin

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Computing

Professor of Computing



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Ms Denise McGurk +44 (0)20 7594 8864




Sherfield BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Chris Hankin is a Fellow 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 directs the NCSC/EPSRC Research Institute in Trustworthy Inter-connected Cyber-Physical Systems (RITICS -

He was chair of the Lead Expert Group for the Government Office of Science’s Policy Futures Foresight report on Future Identities.

He is immediate past chair of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Europe Council and a member of the ACM Publications Board.



Barrere M, Hankin C, Nicolau N, et al., Measuring Cyber-Physical Security in Industrial Control Systems via Minimum-Effort Attack Strategies, Journal of Information Security and Applications, ISSN:2214-2126


Barrere Cambrun M, Hankin C, Nicolaou N, et al., 2019, MaxSAT Evaluation 2019 - Benchmark: Identifying Security-Critical Cyber-Physical Components in Weighted AND/OR Graphs, MaxSAT Evaluation 2019 (affiliated with SAT 2019), Pages:32-33

Barrère M, Hankin C, Eliades DG, et al., 2019, Assessing cyber-physical security in industrial control systems, 6th International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security Research 2019, BCS Learning & Development, Pages:49-58

Zizzo G, Hankin C, Maffeis S, et al., 2019, Adversarial machine learning beyond the image domain, the 56th Annual Design Automation Conference 2019, ACM Press

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