Dr Elochukwu Anthony Ukwandu

Dr Elochukwu Ukwandu

Department: Department of Computer Science

Office/Location: Cardiff School of Technologies, Llandaff Campus


Email: eaukwandu@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Staff Overview

I joined the Department of Computer Science, Cardiff School of Technologies, Cardiff Metropolitan University (Cardiff Met) in October 2020 as a Lecturer in Computer Security. Prior to my joining Cardiff Met, I worked from February through July 2020 as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate on a £7.2m European Union funded Federated Cyber-Range project for Aviation, Power and Navy, known as H2020 FORESIGHT federated Cyber-Range project. I also worked briefly as an Associate Lecturer in 2019 after my PhD at the Cyber Security Research Group of Edinburgh Napier University. My PhD was completed in 2019 on a programme known as RESCUE: Evaluation of a fragmented secret share system in a distributed cloud-based architecture, through which I developed a prototype of a data-sharing method known as Fragmented Secret Share System (F3S). The thesis also produced two evaluation frameworks to measure scalability and resilience of cloud-based data sharing methods as part of its results. My most recent work has involved evaluating new methods of cryptography that has solution in creating a foundation layer of data protection using new methods of supporting the management of encryption keys within cloud-based systems using threshold and functional cryptographic systems. 


  1. Cyber Security and Cryptography 
  2. Ethical Hacking 
  3. Information Security 
  4. Cyber Security Architecture and Operations 

MSc Internship project supervisions


​1. Secret Sharing Schemes

2. Attribute-based Encryptions

3. Keyless and Key-based Encryptions

4. Cloud-based Data Sharing methods

5. Data Resilience, Fault-tolerance and Availability

6. Aviation and Maritime Cyber Securities

Key Publications

​Ukwandu, E., Farah, M. A. B., Hindy, H., Brosset, D., Kavallieros, D., Atkinson, R., ... & Bellekens, X. (2020). A review of cyber-ranges and test-beds: current and future trends. Sensors, 20(24), 7148.

Ukwandu, E. A. (2019). RESCUE: evaluation of a fragmented secret share system in distributed-cloud architecture (Doctoral dissertation, Edinburgh Napier University).

Ukwandu, E., Buchanan, W. J., & Russell, G. (2017, June). Performance evaluation of a fragmented secret share system. In 2017 International Conference On Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics And Assessment (Cyber SA) (pp. 1-6). IEEE. 

Buchanan, W. J., Lanc, D., Ukwandu, E., Fan, L., Russell, G., & Lo, O. (2015). The future internet: A world of secret shares. Future Internet, 7(4), 445-464. 

Ukwandu, E., Buchanan, W. J., Fan, L., Russell, G., & Lo, O. (2015, August). RESCUE: Resilient secret sharing cloud-based architecture. In 2015 IEEE Trustcom/BigDataSE/ISPA (Vol. 1, pp. 872-879). IEEE. 

Buchanan, W. J., Ukwandu, E., van Deursen, N., Fan, L., Russell, G., Lo, O., & Thuemmler, C. (2015, October). Secret shares to protect health records in Cloud-based infrastructures. In 2015 17th International Conference on E-health Networking, Application & Services (HealthCom) (pp. 669-672). IEEE. 

Mbaeze, I. C., Ukwandu, E., & Anudu, C. (2010). The influence of information and communication technologies on students' academic performance. Journal of Information Technology Impact, 10(3), 129-136.

Other Projects and activities

  1. ​Personal tutor
  2. Proof-of-Concept for a business idea – Cryptodoc
  3. Co-ordinator, inter-disciplinary research group at the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Physical Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.

External Links

  1. Cyber Security Research Group, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.
  2. Blockpass Identity Laboratory, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  3. Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Physical Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
  4. Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Physical Science, Imo State University, Owerri.