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Ricardo M. Czekster is a Lecturer in Computer Science at Aston University since Jan/2022.

His previous appointments include eight years teaching computing in Higher Education Institutes (HEI) in Brazil such as Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUC-RS) and Feevale University. He has taught modules such as Introduction to Programming, Object Oriented Programming, Performance Evaluation (Modelling & Simulation), Cybersecurity, and Software Design.

Besides teaching, Ricardo worked after his PhD at Siemens Corporate Research in Princeton (USA) during 2010 and also as Research Associate in Newcastle University (2019-2021).

In terms of research funding, he was awarded international grants and acted as co-PI at the Newton Research Collaboration Programme (grant number NRCP1617/5/62) in 2016/2017, a joint work with Dr Juliana Bowles (University of St Andrews, Scotland) and also on Brazilian funded research projects (Edital Universal 2016 - CNPq - grant number 403294/2016-9).

More information on Google Scholar, ResearchGate and LinkedIn.


PhD: Mar/2006 to Mar/2010, PUCRS, Brazil

MSc: Mar/2004 to Jan/2010, PUCRS, Brazil

BSc: Mar/1998 to Aug/2002, PUCRS, Brazil


  • Jan/2022 - present: Lecturer in Computer Science, Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Aug/2019 to Dec/2021: Research Associate, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Fev/2014 to Jan/2019: Associate Lecturer in Computing, University of Santa Cruz do Sul, Santa Cruz do Sul, Brazil
  • Mar/2011 to Jan/2014: Associate Lecturer in Computing, PUCRS, Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Jun/2010 to Dec/2010: Researcher, Siemens Corporate Research (SCR), Princeton, USA
  • Mar/2010 to Jun/2010: Assistant Lecturer in Computing, Feevale University, Novo Hamburgo, Brazil

Research Interests

Dr Czekster's main research interests verse on resilient and trustworthy Cyber-Physical Systems, embedded cyber-security in SDLC, Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI), threat modelling, and dependability.

Membership of Professional Bodies

I am a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) since January 2022. Please, check my ACM Author Profile Page.

Professional/editorial offices

I am an Associate Editor at Iran Journal of Computer Science, and reviewer for distinguished journals. Please, check my Publons webpage.

Teaching Activity

My current allocation for 2022 is:

  • CS2PLC Programming Language Concepts :: with Dr Michal Konecny
  • CS32SG Security, Governance, Risk Management & Policy :: with Dr Paul Grace and Dr James Borg
  • CS4820 Reliability in Software Engineering :: with Ms Abinaya Sowriraghavan

Contact Details

Dr Ricardo Melo Czekster - r.meloczekster@aston.ac.uk

Lecturer in Computer Science, Aston University

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, School of Informatics & Digital Engineering, Computer Science

Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK

Room MB251D

Phone +44 (0) 121 204 4544


  • QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
  • Dependability
  • Cyber-security
  • Modelling & Simulation
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence
  • Performance Evaluation


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