Imperial College London

Professor Christopher Hankin

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Computing

Professor of Computing



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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 chair of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Europe Technology Policy Committee and past chair of the ACM Europe Council.



Barrère M, Hankin C, O'Reilly D, 2023, Cyber-physical attack graphs (CPAGs): Composable and scalable attack graphs for cyber-physical systems., Comput. Secur., Vol:132, Pages:103348-103348

Barrère M, Hankin C, O’Reilly D, 2023, Cyber-physical attack graphs (CPAGs): Composable and scalable attack graphs for cyber-physical systems, Computers & Security, Vol:132, ISSN:0167-4048, Pages:1-13

Sonmez FO, Hankin C, Malacaria P, 2022, Attack Dynamics: An Automatic Attack Graph Generation Framework Based on System Topology, CAPEC, CWE, and CVE Databases, Computers & Security, Vol:123, ISSN:0167-4048

Sonmez FO, Hankin C, Malacaria P, 2022, Decision support for healthcare cyber security, Computers & Security, Vol:122, ISSN:0167-4048

Buczkowski P, Malacaria P, Hankin C, et al., 2022, Optimal Security Hardening over a Probabilistic Attack Graph, Sat-cps'22: Proceedings of the 2022 Acm Workshop on Secure and Trustworthy Cyber-physical Systems, Pages:21-30

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