ECCWS Biographies

Below are the ECCWS Biographies of the Conference and Programme Chairs, Key Note Speakers and Mini-Track Chairs.

Conference and Programme Chairs

Dr Thaddeus Eze is a Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security at the University of Chester. He is the founder and convener of the IEEE UK & Ireland YP Postgraduate STEM Research Symposium, Vice Chair, IEEE UK & Ireland Young Professionals, a technical committee member for a number of international conferences (e.g., ICAS, CYBERWORLDS, EMERGING etc.), and currently runs the Computer Science departmental research seminar series. His research interests include Trustworthy Autonomics, MANET and Cyber Security (specifically, Return Oriented Programming, Policing the Cyber Threat and Cyber Education) and he has a number of publications in these areas.

Dr Nabeel Khan is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Lead for BSc Cybersecurity at the University of Chester. Nabeel has been the lead researcher for numerous national and international research projects, funded by the European Commission (e.g., CONCERTO), U.K. research councils (e.g., EPSRC), U.K. Technology Strategy Board/Innovate-UK., and international industries (DoCoMo Eurolabs Munich). He gained his PhD in Resource Allocation in Wireless Networks from Kingston University, London, in 2013. He joined the University of Chester in 2021 as the Program Leader to further develop and deliver Cybersecurity courses. His research interests are in Network Security, Machine Learning techniques for threat hunting, and Cloud computing.

Dr Cyril Onwubiko is a Senior Member IEEE, Distinguished Speaker (DVP), IEEE Computer Society, Past Secretary, IEEE United Kingdom and Ireland, Past Founding Chair, IEEE United Kingdom and Ireland Blockchain Group. As an active IEEE member for over 15 years, he has served in several other roles: Executive Member of the IEEE UK and Ireland Computer Society Chapter, Member of the European Public Policy Committee (EPPC) Working Group on ICT, responsible to the IEEE Board of Directors for the coordination of public policy activities, Reviewer to the IEEE Security & Privacy, IEEE Intelligence & Security Informatics (ISI), Young Professionals, Women in Engineering etc. He is also a Trustee, Board Member and Volunteer to other Charity organisations.  Cyril has over 20 years of experience in Enterprise Security Architecture, Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence & Blockchain. Currently, he is Director, Enterprise Security Architecture at Pearson Plc, the world’s learning company. He is also Director, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain & Cyber Security at Research Series Limited, where he directs strategy and governance in AI, Blockchain & Cyber Security. Prior to Pearson Plc, he had worked in the Financial Services, Telecommunication, Health, Government and Public Services Sectors.  He holds a PhD in Computer Network Security from Kingston University, London, UK; MSc in Internet Engineering, and BSc, first class honours, in Computer Science & Mathematics. He has authored and edited several books (8) and published over 40 peer-reviewed articles in leading and prestigious academic journals and conferences. He is the Editor of the Cyber Science series, Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal on Cyber Situational Awareness (IJCSA), and Founder of the Centre for Multidisciplinary Research, Innovation and Collaboration (C-MRiC), a not for profit and nongovernmental organisation dedicated to the advancement of outstanding research and innovation through collaboration ( For more information, please visit

Keynote Speakers

Mini Track Chairs

Workshop Facilitators