Academic Community Involvement

Teaching, Unit Coordination, and Course Coordination

Dr. Sikos is a lecturer in computing and security at the School of Science, Edith Cowan University, currently teaching Cybersecurity Incident Detection and Response (CSI3351) and Computer Forensics (CSG2305), and coordinating these units on campus, online, and offshore. He also coordinates the accelerated online postgraduate CYB6015 Cybersecurity Incident Response unit.
He is also the course coordinator of Bachelor of Computer Science (U65).

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

              – Gandhi



Dr. Sikos is a researcher at the ECU Security Research Institute and at the Cybersecurity Cooperative Research Centre. Currently, he is the lead of the major research project Sharing Cybersecurity Data for Australian Research (SCReeD), a theme lead of a research project proposing changes to the Government of Western Australia on incorporating new cybersecurity components in school curricula, and a research team member of the Augmenting Cyber Defence Capability (ACDC) project. In his career, he had research grants totaling >$3M.


Current Supervision

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Mapping Identified Incompleteness in Knowledge-Graph Representations to Missing Artefacts for Digital Forensic Investigations Involving Data Breaches and Cyber-Intrusions
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Ontology-Driven Artificial Intelligence-Powered Automation of Digital Forensic Investigations
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Cyberattack knowledge graph-based modelling of IoT networks used in remote patient monitoring
  • Doctor of Philosophy, In-Circuit Forensic Analysis of IoT Memory Modules

Completed Supervision

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Cooperative Co-Evolution-Based Feature Selection for Big Data Analytics
  • Master of Computing and Security by Research, A Forensic Framework for Detecting Denial-of-Service Attacks in Networks Using the MQTT Protocol
  • Master of Computing and Security by Research, Architectural Analysis and Customised Deployment of Deceptive Cowrie and Conpot Honeypots

Editorial Activities

Dr. Sikos is a volume editor of Springer’s Advanced Information & Knowledge Processing and Intelligent Systems Reference Library book series, and a reviewer of journals including, but not limited to, Computers & Security, Forensic Science International: Reports, Crime Science, IEEE Access, Wireless Networks, Expert Systems with Applications, Social Network Analysis and Mining, and the Journal of Information and Telecommunication.

Conference Organization

Dr. Sikos is a session chair, program committee member, session organizer, and workshop organizer at a variety of international conferences in AI and data science, such as at the International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems and the International Conference on Intelligent Decision Technologies.

Community Engagement

Dr. Sikos has media appearances with ABC News, publishes articles in professional magazines, and is a regular presenter at ECU’s CyberSeries. In 2022, he served as the Student Activities Coordinator of the IEEE WA Section.