Iraklis Symeonidis

Interdisciplinary Research Group in Socio-technical Cybersecurity

Iraklis Symeonidis

Research Associate

Iraklis holds a Ph.D. degree from COSIC at KU Leuven supervised by Prof. Bart Preneel. He also holds a master’s degree in Digital Systems Security from the University of Piraeus, and an engineering degree in Information and Communication Engineering from the University of the Aegean.

Areas of expertise

  • Applied Cryptography
  • Privacy
  • Connected vehicles
  • Online Social Networks

Research Interests

Iraklis’s research interests fall in the intersection between information privacy and security with a specific focus on security-by-design and privacy-by-design.

Currently, he is working on solutions for private information sharing considering:

  • Private messaging
  • Smart cities, IoT and connected cars
  • Online social networks

Academic Service


Please refer to our Publications section for the full list of Iraklis academic outcomes. Below are his latest publications.

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Systematization of threats and requirements for private messaging with untrusted servers. The case of E-mailing and instant
Symeonidis Iraklis, Lenzini Gabriele
International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy
SC2Share: Smart Contract for Secure Car Sharing
Akash Madhusudan, Symeonidis Iraklis, A. Mustafa Mustafa, Preneel Bart, Zhang Ren
International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy (ICISSP)
Towards Systematic Specification of Non-Functional Requirements for Sharing Economy Services
Iraklis Symeonidis ; Jessica Schroers ; Mustafa A. Mustafa ; Gergely Biczók
Abstract book of International Workshop on Smart Circular Economy, IEEE
Analysis and Design of Privacy-Enhancing Information Sharing Systems
Symeonidis Iraklis
Doctoral thesis (2018)
Collateral damage of Facebook third-party applications: a comprehensive study
Iraklis Symeonidis, Gergely Biczók, Fatemeh Shirazi, Cristina Pérez-Solà, Jessica Schroers, Bart Preneela
Computers & Security

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