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



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

Barrere Cambrun M, Hankin C, 2021, Analysing mission-critical cyber-physical systems with AND/OR graphs and MaxSAT, Acm Transactions on Cyber-physical Systems, Vol:5, ISSN:2378-962X, Pages:1-29


Zizzo G, Hankin C, Maffeis S, et al., Adversarial attacks on time-series intrusion detection for industrial control systems, The 19th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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