Imperial College London

Professor Emil Lupu

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Computing

Professor of Computer Systems



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564Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Emil Lupu leads the  Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research at Imperial College London and is the Deputy Director of the PETRAS IoT Security Research Hub. He serves as Associate Director with the Institute for Security Science and Technologyand heads the Resilient Information Systems Security Group

His research interests focus on the cyber security and resilience of systems including their physical, digital and human characteristics and their ability to continue operating even when they have been partially compromised. Dr Lupu has made numerous contributions in the area of policy-based network and systems management and security  including the Ponder and Ponder2 policy systems, policy analysis refinement, deployment, implementation and learning.

He serves on the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service ManagementJournal of Network and Systems Management and the International Journal of Network Management, and on the program committee of numerous conferences.

His publications can be found on Google Scholar and DBLP amongst others.

Pages on his research can be found here: 

Resilient Information Systems Security Group

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Illiano VP, Paudice A, Munoz-Gonzalez L, et al., 2018, Determining Resilience Gains From Anomaly Detection for Event Integrity in Wireless Sensor Networks, ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, Vol:14, ISSN:1550-4859

Munoz-Gonzalez L, Sgandurra D, Paudice A, et al., 2017, Efficient Attack Graph Analysis through Approximate Inference, Acm Transactions on Privacy and Security, Vol:20, ISSN:2471-2566

Illiano VP, Munoz-Gonzalez L, Lupu EC, 2017, Don't fool Me!: Detection, Characterisation and Diagnosis of Spoofed and Masked Events in Wireless Sensor Networks, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, Vol:14, ISSN:1545-5971, Pages:279-293

Sgandurra D, Lupu E, 2015, Evolution of Attacks, Threat Models, and Solutions for Virtualized Systems, ACM Computing Surveys, Vol:48, ISSN:0360-0300

Sloman M, Lupu E, 2010, Engineering Policy-Based Ubiquitous Systems, Computer Journal, Vol:53, ISSN:0010-4620, Pages:1113-1127

Lupu E, Dulay N, Sloman M, et al., 2008, AMUSE: autonomic management of ubiquitous e-Health systems, Concurrency and Computation-Practice & Experience, Vol:20, ISSN:1532-0626, Pages:277-295


Illiano VP, Steiner RV, Lupu EC, 2017, Unity is strength! combining attestation and measurements inspection to handle malicious data injections in WSNs, Pages:134-144

Dickens L, Lupu E, 2014, On Efficient Meta-Data Collection for Crowdsensing, 12th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication (PERCOM), IEEE, Pages:62-67, ISSN:2474-2503

Rodrigues P, Lupu E, Kramer J, 2014, LTSA-PCA: Tool Support for Compositional Reliability Analysis, 36th International Conference on Software Engineering ((ICSE Companion), ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY, Pages:548-551

Scalavino E, Gowadia V, Lupu EC, 2010, A Labelling System for Derived Data Control, 24th Annual Conference on Data and Applications Security and Privacy, SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN, Pages:65-80, ISSN:0302-9743

Twidle K, Dulay N, Lupu E, et al., 2009, Ponder2: A Policy System for Autonomous Pervasive Environments, 5th International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems, IEEE, Pages:330-335

Bandara AK, Kakas AC, Lupu EC, et al., 2009, Using Argumentation Logic for Firewall Configuration Management, IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2009), IEEE, Pages:180-+

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