Honors and Awards

  • Cybersecurity Researcher of the Year nominee, Australian Information Security Association (AISA), 2020
  • Senior Member of the IEEE, 2020
  • Invited expert at Springer, 2020
  • Certified Professional Member of the Australian Computer Society, 2020
  • Award for Most Widely Read Article by an ECU Researcher in the Conversation, 2019



Dr Sikos is a wealth of knowledge and experience. His passion for research and academia make him a role model for any student wishing to make a career in the field of computer science.


Dr Leslie Sikos is one of the best lecturers I have had the privilege of meeting while studying at ECU. He demonstrated a high level of knowledge and experience in the field of computer forensics, which he passed on to all students with genuine enthusiasm and a friendly demeanour.


Leslie is an enthusiastic and professional lecturer who knows the subjects he teaches, and is happy to share his knowledge with his students.


Throughout my studies at ECU, Leslie has been one of the most knowledgeable and friendly lecturers I have had the pleasure of studying under.


Leslie has always been very friendly and easily approachable to all of his students while giving clear and concise lectures and tutorials without going too technical or making the unit modules overcomplicated.


It was a pleasure working with Leslie for my 3rd year university project at ECU, where he was my group supervisor. I found him to be extremely knowledgeable in his area and he always brought interesting ideas to the table. He presented his ideas and knowledge with genuine enthusiasm and in a comprehensible manner.


Leslie is a highly knowledgeable and educated lecturer and tutor, with the two units I spent learning from him being well structured and highly engaging. Leslie’s wide breadth of knowledge proved to be a fantastic learning opportunity as he provided assistance with the various theoretical concepts and practical skills explored during his classes.