OPENINGS: We have multiple PhD studentships in Cyber Physical Systems Security. Interested candidates contact me at sridhar dot adepu at bristol dot ac dot uk.

I am a Lecturer in Cyber Physical Systems Security in Computer Science at University of Bristol. I am a core member of the Bristol Cyber Security Group and part of the MSc infrastructure security programme. I also lectures and supervise PhD students at EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security. I was a Postdoctoral researcher at Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC)(affiliated to UIUC). I was a President Graduate Fellow in the Information Systems Technology and Design pillar at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) under the supervision of Professor Aditya Mathur and Professor Jianying Zhou. I am also part of iTrust, centre for research in cyber security, where I have been involving in multiple Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) security projects. I was a visiting researcher and got an opportunity to work with Professor Eunsuk Kang and Professor David Garlan in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). During my stay at CMU, I was associated with CyLab and ABLE. I received a Masters in Computer Science and Engineering from National Institute of Technology.

Research Overview

My research interests are in the security of Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), Industrial Control Systems and Critical Infrastructure. My research investigates the cyber physical attack models, impact of attacks, detection and mitigation on CPS. My research takes a multidisciplinary approach to tackle the security issues associated with CPS and he has excelled in applying cyber security, formal methods, and machine learning fundamentals for advancing CPS security for greater impacts. I am always looking for self-motivated individuals for Ph.D. and Postdoc positions.


  • Awarded the CIPRNET Young CRITIS Award CYCA 2021.
  • Singapore National Blockchain Challenge Gold medal award for ‘BlockOps’ in 2019.
  • ASEAN ICT Gold medal award in research and development, 2018.
  • Best paper award in SecCPS workshop 2017.
  • Best student paper award in HASE 2017.
  • Finalist of the CIPRNET Young Critis Award CYCA (European Union) 2016.
  • President’s Graduate Fellowship award (2016 to 2021).
  • Best Teacher award in Vignan University for 2013-14.


I am looking for PhD students and Postdoctoral Fellows with an interest in security and privacy related to Cyber Physical Systems, Industrial Internet of Things. Send me an email with your CV at: sridhar dot adepu aT bristol dot ac dot uk.


- We are organizing AIoTS Workshop with ACNS 2022, consider submitting your research work.
- Best Paper Award and the CIPRNET Young CRITIS Award CYCA 2021.
- Joined University of Bristol as a Lecturer in Cyber Physical Systems Security.

I am looking for collaborations in Cyber Physical Systems Security.