Doctor Leonardo Aniello

Dr Leonardo Aniello

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Blockchain-based Systems
  • Distributed Systems
  • Machine Learning applied to Cyber Security

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Dr Leonardo Aniello is an Associate Professor in Cyber Security in the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton. He is also

  • Member of the GCHQ/EPSRC Academic Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR) Southampton
  • AI & Security champion of the GCHQ/EPSRC Academic Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Education (ACE-CSE) Southampton
  • Member of the management group of the ECS Centre for Internet of Things and Pervasive Systems (C-IoT)
  • Senior Admissions Tutor for PGR students in ECS, and manages the ECS Undergraduate Research Scholarship scheme

Dr Aniello obtained a Ph.D. in Engineering in Computer Science in 2014 from "La Sapienza" University of Rome, with a thesis about techniques for efficient processing Big Data in large-scale collaborative environments.

He has been a visiting researcher at IBM Research Lab in Haifa (Feb to Apr 2012), Department of Computer Science at Royal Hollow University of London (May 2013) and University of Southampton (Sep to Dec 2017). 

He started a lectureship at University of Southampton in 2018 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2022.

His research is currently focused on distributed systems and cyber security, including adaptive resource allocation strategies, blockchain-based systems and application of machine learning techniques to cyber security. He is author of more than 30 papers (h-index 16, 1759 citations, source Google Scholar), published on international conferences, journals, and books.