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 heads the Resilient Information Systems Security Group in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London. He is also a Security Science Fellow with the Institute for Security Science and Technology. He has served as deputy-director of the PETRAS IoT Security Hub and the PETRAS National Centre of Excellence in IoT Systems Cybersecurity.

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.

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

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Illiano V, Lupu E, Muñoz-González 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

Muñoz-González 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 V, Muñoz-Gonzàlez L, Lupu E, 2016, 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, 2016, Evolution of attacks, threat models, and solutions for virtualized systems, Acm Computing Surveys, Vol:48, ISSN:1557-7341

Sloman M, Lupu EC, 2009, Engineering Policy-Based Ubiquitous Systems, The Computer Journal, ISSN:1460-2067

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


Co KT, Munoz Gonzalez L, de Maupeou S, et al., 2019, Procedural noise adversarial examples for black-box attacks on deep neural networks, 26th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, ACM, Pages:275-289

Illiano V, Steiner RV, Lupu EC, 2017, Unity is strength! Combining attestation and measurements inspection to handle malicious data injections in WSNs, Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec) 2017, ACM, Pages:134-144

Dickens L, Lupu EC, 2014, On Efficient Meta-Data Collection for Crowdsensing, First International Workshop on Crowdsensing Methods, Techniques, and Applications, IEEE, Pages:62-67

Rodrigues P, Lupu EC, Kramer JK, 2014, LTSA-PCA: Tool Support for Compositional Reliability Analysis, ICSE Companion 2014, ACM, Pages:548-551

Scalavino E, Gowadia V, Lupu E, 2010, A Labelling System for Derived Data Control, Data and Applications Security and Privacy (DBSEC 2010)

Twidle K, Lupu E, Sloman M, et al., 2009, Ponder2: A Policy System for Autonomous Pervasive Environments, The Fifth International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems, IEEE

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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