Dimitrios Michalopoulos, PhD

General Information
Email: dimich (at) uom.gr
Phone: +30 2310 891 841

Academic Qualifications

Ph.D. in Information Security
(University of Macedonia, Greece, 2014) Thesis Title: “Developing real time defences against grooming attacks through Internet communications using fuzzy risk management”

MSc in Information Security
(University of Plymouth, UK, 2006) Thesis Title: “Intrusion Detection System for mobile devices”

Diploma in Computer Engineering and Informatics
(Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2004)

Short Biography
Dimitrios Michalopoulos was born in Thessaloniki in 1980. He completed his postgraduate studies in 2004 at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He did his postgraduate studies at the University of Plymouth, U.K. and got specialized in system’s security. In April 2014 I granted my PhD with my thesis subject on protecting children from cyberthreats. He has working experience as a software developer, as a teacher and as a researcher.

Research Interests
Information Security
Data Bases
Computer Networks

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  • Dimitrios Michalopoulos, Ioannis Mavridis and Marija Jankovic “GARS: Real-Time System for Identification, Assessment and Control of Cyber Grooming Attacks” Computers and Security 2014, 42 pp 177-190
  • Dimitrios Michalopoulos, Ioannis Mavridis “Α method to calculate social networking hazard probability in definite time” Information Management & Computer Security 2013 , 21 (1) 2-2
  • Dimitrios Michalopoulos, Eustathios Papadopoulos, Ioannis Mavridis, “Artemis: Protection from Sexual Exploitation Attacks via SMS”,  Informatics (PCI), 2012 16th Panhellenic Conference on, On page(s): 19 – 24
  • Dimitrios Michalopoulos, Ioannis Mavridis “Modeling Child Hazards of Social Networking using Survival Analysis” Sixth International Symposium on Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance, HAISA 2012
  • Dimitrios Michalopoulos, Ioannis Mavridis “Utilizing document classification for grooming attack recognition”IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC) 2011, pp 864-869
  • Dimitrios Michalopoulos, Ioannis Mavridis, “Surveying Privacy Leaks Through Online Social Networks”, In proceedings of 14th Panhellenic Conference on Informatics (PCI 2010).
  • Dimitrios Michalopoulos, Ioannis Mavridis, “Towards risk based prevention of Grooming Attacks”, In proceedings of Secrypt 2010 International Conference.
  • Dimitrios Michalopoulos, Ioannis Mavridis, “Towards a Risk Management Based Approach for Protecting Internet Conversations”, proceedings of ECIW 2010 international conference, pp 201-208.
  • D.S.Michalopoulos and N.L.Clarke. “Intrusion Detection System for mobile devices”, Advances in Networks, Computing and Communications 4, By Steven Furnell, and Paul Dowland  Published April 21, 2008 ISBN 978-1-84102-180-5  p.205 -213.