Visiting scholars

NTNU Summer School 2019, Photo: Thor Nielsen

Scholar positions for visiting guest lecturers/academics

The visiting scholars strengthen the academic team of SECCLO. The scholars are invited to contribute to the Summer School, but also to other teaching activities at the consortium member universities. SECCLO scholars may contribute to activities such as:

  • Teaching activities in regular courses, guest lectures, workshops and seminar courses
  • Thesis guidance and tutoring of students, supervision and tutoring of doctoral students
  • Development tasks related to SECCLO programme, e.g. teaching content or course evaluations
  • Research activities, working on publications with SECCLO staff
  • Promotion of SECCLO at the scholar’s home university and country

A visiting scholar is an academic and/or professional individual of outstanding experience who carries out teaching and research assignments and scholarly work in the institutions participating in the SECCLO programme. A good command of English is required: the language of instruction in the SECCLO is English.

  • Scholars can be academics, guest lecturers or researchers from either consortium partner universities or other higher education institutions that do not participate in the consortium
  • Scholars from non-academic partners can also be invited especially if they contribute in bridging academic and professional content and provide special information / training to the students or have a specific relevant input for the course curriculum.


The scholarship sum is decided by the consortium on a case-by-case basis depending on the length of the visit/online teaching period and if physical mobility (travelling) is included or not.

Timing and length of the scholar activity

The preferred duration for each scholar is a minimum of 4 days (consecutive or not). The length and exact timing of the visit/e-teaching is agreed with the hosting institution organizing the visit/online teaching. .

Application and selection procedure

The interested scholar candidates are asked to contact the following SECCLO key academics to discuss their areas of expertise and suggest how they could contribute to SECCLO’s teaching and other activities. As the scholar is expected to bring added value to our students, please check our programme curricula here:

Academic contact persons:

  • Aalto: Professor Tuomas Aura
  • KTH: Associate Professor Markus Hidell
  • DTU: Associate Professor Flemming Stassen
  • NTNU: Professor Danilo Gligoroski
  • UT: Professor Dominique Unruh
  • Eurecom: Professor Davide Balzarotti

These academic contact persons will propose a potential candidate to the SECCLO Consortium Committee. If accepted, the scholar candidate will receive a link to an online application form and are expected to submit a CV and a work plan.

For further information on the application process, please contact:

Eija Kujanpää
Manager of International Relations
Aalto University School of Science
phone +358-50-5373355

Previous visiting scholars in the SECCLO programme

Scholars listed by the calendar year


Senior Security Researcher Yanick Fratantonio, CISCO Austria

Technical Leader Mariano Graziano, Cisco Systems, Inc. MD, USA

Assistant professor Giovanni Lagorio, University of Genoa

Director and Protection Strategist Paolo Palumbo, F-Secure Corporation (currently WithSecure Corp), Finland

Teacher Sophie Ragon, Institut français de Finlande

Teacher Nicolas Delage, Institut français de Finlande


Teaching Professor of Law and Attorney Jordan Fischer, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, United States

Director and Protection Strategist Paolo Palumbo, F-Secure Corporation (currently WithSecure Corp), Finland


Summer School in Blockchain Technologies 20.5.-24.5.2019, NTNU, Norway

Professor Danilo Gligoroski, University of South Florida, United States

Lecturer and Assistant Professor Arthur Gervais, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Post Doctoral Researcher Liu Jian, UC Berkeley, United States

>>Previous visiting scholars in the NordSecMob programme

Scholars listed by the year of annual funding contract


Associate Professor Zhonghong Ou
Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

Associate Professor Alla Levina
ITMO University, Russia

Assistant Professor Janne Lindqvist
Rutgers University, United States

Associate Professor Mohammad Mannan
Concordia University, Canada


Associate Professor Yongzhi Cao
Peking University, China

Associate Professor Manuel Mazzara
Innopolis University, Russia


Assistant Professor Igor Mishkovski
University “Sveti Kiril & Metodij”, Skopje, Macedonia

Assistant Professor Marija Mihova
University “Sveti Kiril & Metodij”, Skopje, Macedonia

Professor Xinyu Feng
University of Science and Technology of China


Professor Sergey Bezzateev
St.Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation, St. Petersburg, Russia

Research Assistant Shuling Wang
Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ISCAS), Beijing, China

Professor Zhu Huibiao
Software Engineering Institute, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China

Distinguished Chair Professor Kishor Trivedi
Duke University, United States


Professor Vladimir Mazalov (scholar period in autumn 2012)
Institute of Applied Mathematical Research, Petrozavodsk, Russia

Associate Professor Vassil Dimitrov
University of Calgary, Canada

Associate Professor Chittaranjan Hota
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani Hyderabad Campus, India

Associate Professor Geguang Pu
Software Engineering Institute of East China Normal University, China

Associate Professor Yan Yan
College of Computing & Communication Engineering, Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


Associate Professor Vassil Dimitrov
University of Calgary, Canada

Associate Professor Min Zhang
East China Normal University, China


Associate Professor Yong Cui
Tsinghua University, China

Professor Dinh Thuc Nguyen
Ho Chi Minh City University of Science, Vietnam

Dr. Lawrence Brown
Australian Defence Force Academy, Australia

Associate Professor Hong Luo
Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), China

Associate Professor Chittaranjan Hota
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani Hyderabad Campus, India

Professor Wang Wengdong
Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), China

Professor Smile Markovski
Institute of Informatics, SS Cyril and Methodius University, Macedonia