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Doctor Leonardo Aniello

Associate Professor

Research interests

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

More research

Connect with Leonardo

Email: l.aniello@soton.ac.uk

Address: B59, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)

How to update your personal details

Profile photo
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Name
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Job title
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Research interests (for researchers only)
Add up to 5 research interests. The first 3 will appear in your staff profile next to your name. The full list will appear on your research page. Keep these brief and focus on the keywords people may use when searching for your work. Use a different line for each one.

In Pure (opens in a new tab), select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading 'Curriculum and research description', select 'Add profile information'. In the dropdown menu, select 'Research interests: use separate lines'.

Contact details
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ORCID ID
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Accepting PhD applicants (for researchers only)
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About

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.

 

How to update your 'about' section

You can update this in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading and then ‘Curriculum and research description’, select ‘Add profile information’. In the dropdown menu, select - ‘About’.

Write about yourself in the third person. Aim for 100 to 150 words covering the main points about who you are and what you currently do. Clear, simple language is best. You can include specialist or technical terms.

You’ll be able to add details about your research, publications, career and academic history to other sections of your staff profile.

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