About Me

Well, hello there.

My name is Alexandros Mittos and I’m a Doctoral Researcher at UCL and a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow. My research focuses on the security and societal challenges stemming from the rise of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing. Specifically, I study the security and privacy implications of the technologies used for testing, storing, and sharing genomic data [1], and how DTC genetic testing is often misused by far-right groups to promote racist agendas [2] [3].

I’m a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow in a training network called Privacy & Usability which is funded by the European Union.

I received my M.Eng. in Software Engineering and my M.Sc. in Information Security from the University of the Aegean. I was also awarded a scholarship for my M.Sc. studies in Information & Communication Systems Security, where I served as a lab and course assistant.

At the moment I’m part of the Information Security Research Group at UCL, where, under the guidance of Emiliano De Cristofaro, I’m doing my PhD. If you want to learn more about me, take a look at my papers here and my latest news here.