Aditya P. MATHUR

Centre Director, iTrust, Singapore University of Technology and Design (2013 – )
Director, National Satellite of Excellence DeST-SCI
Professor of University, Singapore University of Technology and Design
Professor Emeritus, Department of Computer Science, Purdue University


Prof. Aditya Mathur has designed and taught numerous courses in Computer Science ranging from freshman to senior graduate levels. Focus on student engagement and active learning are two critical components of Aditya’s teaching style. He has authored several textbooks. His most well-known book “Introduction to Microprocessors” was first published in 1980 by Tata McGraw Hill and its third edition is now in its 36th reprint. This book, the first on the subject in India, led to the initiation and subsequent proliferation of undergraduate courses in microprocessors. His most recent book is titled “Foundations of Software Testing” and was published by Addison Wesley Professional in 2008. In collaboration with Barry Wittman and Tim Korb, Prof. Mathur has coauthored “A Gentle Introduction to Programming Using Java”. This book is intended to serve as a text in freshman programming courses.


Aditya’s recent research contributions focus on the design of secure public infrastructure. As Center Director Aditya manages a 50+ group of researchers in cyber security and has led the design and operationalization of three fully operational research testbeds for water treatment, water distribution, and power generation, transmission, and distribution. Aditya is a co-inventor of Distributed Attack Detection (DAD) that makes use of invariants derived from plant design for detecting anomalies in process behavior that may arise due to cyber or physical attacks.  


Aditya was a member of a small team of faculty members who started the first computer science department in India. Subsequently Aditya served as the head of this department. Later Prof. Mathur served as the associate head and head of Computer Science, Associate Dean of College of Science, and Director of the Software Engineering Research Center – all at Purdue University. Aditya was awarded BITS Pilani Distinguished Alumnus Award in July 2020.

Jianying ZHOU

Co-Centre Director iTrust, Singapore University of Technology and Design (2019 – )
Professor, ISTD, Singapore University of Technology and Design



Prof. Jianying Zhou received PhD in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London. Before joining SUTD, he was a principal scientist and the head of Infocomm Security Department at Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR. He also worked at the headquarters of Oracle as a security consultant.

Prof. Zhou’s research interests are in applied cryptography and network security, cyber-physical system security, mobile and wireless security. He has published 200+ referred papers at international conferences and journals with 8000+ citations, and received ESORICS’15 best paper award. He has 2 technologies being standardized in ISO/IEC 29192-4 and ISO/IEC 20009-4, respectively.

Prof. Zhou is a co-founder & steering committee co-chair of International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS). He is also steering committee chair of ACM AsiaCCS, and steering committee member of Asiacrypt. He has served 200+ times in international cyber security conference committees (ACM CCS & AsiaCCS, IEEE CSF, ESORICS, RAID, ACNS, Asiacrypt, FC, PKC etc.) as general chair, program chair, and PC member. He has also been in the editorial board of top cyber security journals including IEEE Security & Privacy, IEEE TDSC, IEEE TIFS, Computers & Security.

 Ivan Lee

Deputy Director, Cyber Security Technologies




Ivan is the Deputy Director (Cyber Security Technologies) of iTrust, Centre for Research in Cyber Security. He holds triple portfolios – (a) centre governance, (b) testbeds / laboratories management and (c) training & technologies translation.

Ivan’s performance, which observed at close range, has exuded integrity, ability and thinking.

Through his years of experience and exposure since Accenture’s time, the journey has crafted the acquiring of multi-disciplinary skillsets of (a) Management and Leadership, (b) Planning, (c) Organising, (d) Leading, and (e) Provisioning of Proper Resources.

Ivan’s philosophy in life is learning well, staying humble and remaining connected with the ground. He has a fun-loving personality. He often believes that numerous things could be accomplished in intelligent, needed and creative ways.

Professional Accreditation & Training

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • US DHS ICS-CERT ICS Cybersecurity (301) (CISSP)
  • Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, Ethical Hacking (SANS)
  • FORENSICS: Reverse-Engineering Malware (SANS)
  • Advanced Course on Darknet and Crypto Currencies
  • Cybersecurity: Technology, Application and Policy (MIT Digital Program)
  • Hands-on Hardware Hacking and Reverse Engineering (Blackhat 2015)
  • Live Hacking & Information Security Masterclass
  • Hands-on Hardware Hacking and Reverse Engineering (Blackhat 2015)
  • Live Hacking & Information Security Masterclass
  • EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Practitioner
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)


  • Automated Identification Of Unsecure Paths In Network Infrastructures (provisional)

Invited Speaker

  • National cyber terrorist documentary show titled “It Will Never Happen Here”, 2018, Mediacorp Channel 5
  • World Readiness Programme (WRP) Symposium, 2017
  • National cyber security documentary show titled “Unreal to Real: The Making of Virtual Reality”, 2017, Channel NewsAsia
  • National cyber security documentary show titled “Securing Our Virtual Borders”, 2017, Channel NewsAsia
  • World Readiness Programme (WRP) Symposium, 2016
  • Cyber security article titled “Focusing on Cyber Defence Tools and Strategies for the Future of Government”, 2016, OpenGov Asia
  • World Readiness Programme (WRP) Symposium, 2015
  • World Readiness Programme (WRP) Symposium, 2017