Key Persons

Helen Condie

Edinburgh Napier University, UK (Project Manager)

Helen Condie joined the Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation (IIDI) in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University in August 2014.  Helen is now Project Manager in D-FET.

Helen joined IIDI from the Transport Research Institute (TRI) at Edinburgh Napier University where she worked on project management and coordination in several EC-funded projects in a wide range of transport research areas.

    Bruce Ramsay

    Edinburgh Napier University, UK

    Bruce Ramsay is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Distributed Computing, Networks, and Security (CDCNS), Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation (IIDI), School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University (ENU). Bruce gained his MSc from Edinburgh Napier University and his BEng (Hons) from the University of Strathclyde.

    Bruce has nine years’ of experience assisting local law enforcement as a Digital Forensic Analyst. Within this capacity Bruce has undertaken hundreds of computer examinations into areas such as Child Protection.

      Bill Buchanan

      Edinburgh Napier University, UK

      Bill Buchanan is a Professor in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University, and a Fellow of the BCS and the IET. He currently leads the Centre for Distributed Computing, Net-works, and Security, and works in the areas of security, next generation user interfaces, Web-based infrastructures, e-Crime, intrusion detection systems, digital forensics, e-Health, mobile computing, agent-based systems, and simulation. Bill has one of the most extensive academic sites in the World, and is involved in many areas of novel research and teaching in computing. He has published over 27 academic books, and over 120 academic research papers, along with several awards for excellence in knowledge transfer, and for teaching, such as winning at the I my Tutor Awards (Student voted), Edinburgh Napier University, 2011, and has supervised many award winning student projects. He has also led a project which is a finalist for the BCS/Computing Award for Technological Excellence.

      Bill is the Principal Investigator for D-FET.

          Marian Dunbar

          Edinburgh Napier University, UK (Research Project Administrator)

          Marian Dunbar is a research project administrator working on EU projects in the Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation (IIDI) in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University.  Marian works part-time on D-FET to provide administrative support.

          Marian has many years of experience of working in Scottish Universities and has worked for IIDI since June 2012.   

            Robin Urry

            Edinburgh Napier University, UK

            Robin Urry is an Associate in the School of Computing at ENU.  Robin has an MA from Dundee University, an MBA from Strathclyde University and is a member of the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP).  With a background in Law enforcement, intelligence, security, investigations and IT Robin has worked in a number of settings and countries including Lothian and Borders Police; the Centre for the Protection of the National Infrastructure. (CPNI) and the European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy.

            Robin will advise on the definition of crime scenarios for high tech (cyber) crime, security, intelligence, threat models and agents and use of these scenarios in teaching and training.

              Borka Jerman Blazic

              Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

              Prof. dr. Borka Jerman-Blažič is a full professor at the University of Ljubljana, Department of Economics and is heading the Laboratory for Open Systems and Networks at Jožef Stefan Institute. The Laboratory under her leadership is involved more than twenty years in European Union Framework Program projects in the area of ICT and related field.

              At the University of Ljubljana she is teaching undergraduate courses in “Electronic Communications” and “Information Security” as a full professor. She is teaching as well postgraduate courses in “Telecommunication Services and Technologies”, “Legal Aspects and Standards in ICT” and “E-commerce”. She is teaching “ICT Security in E-commerce” at the Postgraduate School of Criminal Justice, University of Maribor and at the postgraduate international school Jožef Stefan. She has spent her postdoctoral at Iowa State University, Ames – USA and has worked as a project development officer for TERENA – The European Association of Academic and Research Networks.

                Tomaz Klobucar

                Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

                Dr. Tomaž Klobučar is a researcher at Laboratory for Open Systems and Networks at Jožef Stefan Institute and an assistant professor at Jožef Stefan Postgraduate School and DOBA Faculty of Applied Business and Social Studies. His main interests are technology enhanced learning and information security. Lately, he has been actively involved in the FP projects, such as iCamp (creation of a social software based personal learning environment), ELENA (creation of a smart space for learning), PROLEARN (technology enhanced learning) and UNIVERSAL (building of a platform for exchange of learning resources). He is also a team leader in the eContentPlus ICOPER (competency-driven educational framework) and OpenScout (open resources for management teaching and training) projects. His scientific publication list includes over 80 items. Since 2006, Tomaž Klobučar has been involved in organisation of the joint European summer school on technology enhanced learning.

                  Primoz Cigoj

                  Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

                  Primož Cigoj, M.Sc. earned his Master’s degree at the Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School. He studied computer science at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Currently, he is a researcher and developer in the field of information security at the Laboratory for Open Systems and Networks, Jožef Stefan Institute. His research interests include Cloud Computing server-side and client-side approach to security in cloud computing. For the past year he focuses on the concept of Single Sign-On (SSO) implementation across open source and commercial cloud platforms. He is actively contributing to the KC CLASS (Cloud Assisted Services competence center) research and the aligned.

                    Dusan Gabrijelcic

                    Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

                    Dr. Dušan Gabrijelčič is a researcher at Laboratory for Open Systems and Network, Jožef Stefan Institute. He studied electrical engineering at University of Ljubljana, where he received a diploma and doctoral degree. His main interests are in information and network security, general protection systems, digital forensics and security metrics in pervasive and large scale social systems. He has worked in a number national projects and EU FP projects like FAIN, DIADEM, SERENITY and P2P-Next. His publication list includes a number of publications in books, journals and conference proceedings.

                      Oliver Popov

                      University of Stockholm, Sweden

                      Oliver Popov is a professor at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV), Stockholm University, and a professor at the Department of Information Technology and Media, Mid Sweden University. Since 1998, he has been a full professor at Faculty of Informatics and Computing Engineering, Saints Cyril and Methodius, where now is a visiting professor. As of July 2010 he is a director of the Systems Analysis and Security (SAS) unit within Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Missouri University of Science and Technology (University of Missouri, Rolla), USA, and his research inclinations converge towards Internet technology, ICT4D, security, data and systems integrity, and cyber forensics and their impact on contemporary societies. He has been author and co-author of more than two hundred scholarly articles, seven books and the recipient of many teaching awards, including Master of Academia from MSU, in 2006.

                        Shahzad Saleem

                        University of Stockholm, Sweden

                        Shahzad Saleem is a PhD student at Cyber Systems Security (CS2) Lab of the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV) Stockholm University (SU). Shahzad holds an MSc in Computer Science from Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) and an MS in Information and Communication Systems Security from The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).

                        Shahzad’s research interests include Digital Forensics, Mobile Device Forensics, Forensics Tool Testing & Evaluation, NFC, TPM and Smart Cards. His current area of research focuses on preserving the integrity of digital evidence and protecting the basic human rights during the process of digital forensics. It covers both theoretical and technical sides of digital forensics. On the theoretical side, the focus is to extend the process of digital forensics on the abstract level to include preservation and protection as umbrella principles (2PasU). It also provides recommendations to protect the basic human rights, best practices guide and formal solutions to select the appropriate tool for digital forensics. On the technical side, the concern is to realize the abstract model at the collection sub-phase while fulfilling the requirements of 2PasU.

                          Irvin Homem

                          University of Stockholm, Sweden

                          Irvin Homem is a PhD student at the Cyber Systems Security Lab (CS2Lab) of the Department of Computer and System Sciences, Stockholm University (SU). Irvin holds a MSc. degree in Information and Communication Systems Security from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH – Stockholm, Sweden) and a BSc. degree in Business Information Technology from Strathmore University (Nairobi, Kenya).

                          Irvin has experience in several areas ranging from computer networking, computer security, intrusion detection systems, digital forensics, mobile forensics, virtualization and cloud infrastructures. His current area of research focuses on the automation of live incident response and evidence collection for electronic crimes on the Internet of Things, using peer to peer networks, intrusion detection systems, hypervisors and semantic web technologies.

                              Spyridon Dosis

                              University of Stockholm, Sweden

                              Spyridon Dosis is a researcher in the Cyber Systems Security Laboratory (CS2Lab) in the Department of Computer and System Sciences of Stockholm University (SU). Spyridon holds a MEng from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) in Electrical & Computer Engineering and a MSc from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Information & Communication Security.

                              Spyridon has working experience in a number of disciplines such as software development, computer networking, virtualization & cloud technologies, digital security & forensics. His main research interests currently focus on automating and enhancing digital forensic analysis techniques through semantic and computational logic technologies.

                                  Eamonn Keane

                                  The Scottish Police, Police Scotland, UK

                                  Detective Inspector Eamonn Keane has worked with the Irish and Scottish Police for 31 years principally in the investigation of terrorism, serious crime, criminal investigation, public protection and community partnership policing. He has served and led on many high profile national cases and in all aspects of criminal enquiries particularly serious and sexual crime investigation, sex offender management and public protection.

                                    Cormac Callanan

                                    Aconite Internet Solutions Limited, Ireland

                                    Cormac Callanan is owner of Aconite Internet Solutions which offers specialised independent management, policy and technical consultancy to companies in relation to their Internet strategy and implementation. Aconite delivers intelligent solutions to demanding clients and brings technological advantage and innovative new opportunities to these clients.

                                    His primary areas of activity and research are: working closely with international partners in diverse areas such as Internet security and cybercrime, software configuration management and project management of complex IT projects; promotion of the adopted global guidelines on the cooperation between service providers and law enforcement against cybercrime available on the Council of Europe website (; a study on Internet Blocking technologies; 2Centre: Cybercrimes Centres of Excellence on Training, Research & Education.