School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Francisco Aparicio Navarro

Research Associate


Born in Mazarron (Spain), Dr Aparicio received his B.Eng. in Telecommunications Engineering, specialising in Networking from the Technical University of Cartagena (Spain).

He studied for a PhD in Computer Networks and Network Security at Loughborough University (UK), being sponsored on an EPSRC studentship. His research focused on the design of an unsupervised and self-adaptive Anomaly-based Intrusion Detection System, based on a multi-metric cross-layer Data Fusion architecture. A demonstration of the IDS that he developed, detecting injection attacks in Real-Time, can be watched in this link. The developed system was successfully licensed to a leading company in the defence sector.

Dr Aparicio is a Research Associate in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Newcastle University (UK), working in the areas of Cyber-Security and Intrusion Detection Systems. He currently works in the University Defence Research Collaboration in Signal Processing (UDRC) project, funded by Dstl and EPSRC. His research focuses on the development of robust cyber-security systems and the design of novel statistical algorithms to improve the efficiency of current Intrusion Detection Systems. Dr Aparicio was previously a Research Associate at Loughborough University.