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Dr Cyril Onwubiko Appointed as an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor (DV)

The UK and Ireland Section sends its warmest congratulations to Dr Cyril Onwubiko for his appointed as an IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor (DV) for the period 2020-2022.

Dr Cyril Onwubiko is Director, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain & Cyber Security at Research Series Limited, where he directs strategy and governance in AI, Blockchain & Cyber Security. Prior to Research Series, he had worked in the Financial Services, Telecommunication, Health, Government and Public Services Sectors. He is a leading scholar in Cyber Situational Awareness (CyberSA), Cyber Security, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Data Fusion, and Cyber Security Operations Centres (SOCs); and vastly knowledgeable in Information Assurance, HMG Security Policy Framework and Risk Assessment & Management. His work in AI, especially Machine Learning for Cyber Security demonstrates an ability to converge multiple applications of AI across business units (in many domains e.g. NLP, Deep Learning, Machine Learning and Data Science etc.), and applying these models to solve real world problems.

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.

His research interests are in the areas of Cyber Security, Situational Awareness, Cyber-Threat Intelligence, Security Operations Centre, Blockchain & AI.

He has authored several books including Security Framework for Attack Detection in Computer Networks and Concepts in Numerical Methods. He co-edited the book on Situational Awareness in Computer Network Defense: Principles, Methods & Applications. He is the editor of the Cyber Science series, and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal on Cyber Situational Awareness (IJCSA), ISSN (Online) 2057-2182. Cyril has authored several book chapters and has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles in leading and most prestigious academic journals and conferences.

He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, currently, the Secretary, IEEE United Kingdom and Ireland, Founding Chair, IEEE United Kingdom and Ireland Blockchain Group. He is a member of many IEEE Societies and Affinity Groups e.g. Computer Society, Young Professionals, etc. He is also a Trustee, Director and Volunteer to other Charity organisations.

He is a passionate speaker, keynote presenter, and invited guest lecturer to a number of universities in the UK, and has given many invited lectures, the most recent being at the Cyber Science 2019 conference at the University of Oxford, UK. He is a reviewer, programme & steering committee member to over 30 academic conferences and journals. He is a PhD assessor and examiner to a number of universities in the UK and Europe.

In the summer of 2014, Cyril founded 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, and dissemination of scientific and industrial contributions through seminars and publications (