Dr Eric Costa

Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Computing and Information Science

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Cybersecurity and Networking

Research Supervision:Yes

Eric teaches cyber security and computer networking. He has several years of research experience in different information technology and information science subjects, as well as industry experience in cyber security. His current research interests include Network and Cloud Security, Industry 4.0, and Information Security Management.

eric.costa@aru.ac.uk

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Background

Eric obtained his PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management from the University of Porto (Portugal) in 2018. He also has a BEng (Hons) / MEng (5-year Integrated Masters) in the same area from the University of Minho (Portugal), awarded in 2012.

Before joining ARU in 2020, he was working as a cyber security analyst in a world-leading AI cyber security company in Cambridge (UK). He has also worked in academia in various research-oriented roles: postdoctoral researcher at Solent University in Southampton (UK); PhD researcher at the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC) (Portugal); and research assistant at the University of Minho (Portugal).

Spoken Languages

Portuguese

Research interests

  • Cyber Security
  • Computer Networking
  • Network and Cloud Security
  • Information Security Management
  • Threat Hunting
  • Industry 4.0
  • Design Science Research
  • Collaborative Networks

Eric is a member of our Cyber Security and Networking (CSN) Research Group.

Eric would be pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students. Find out more about our Computing and Information Science PhD and exciting PhD project opportunities.

Teaching

Courses

Modules

  • Network Security
  • Security in Computing
  • Security Management and Governance
  • Cyber Crime Fundamentals
  • Network Routing and Switching Essentials
  • Workplace Skills and Learning

Qualifications

  • PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management, University of Porto, 2018.
  • BEng (Hons) / MEng (5-year Integrated Masters) in Industrial Engineering and Management, University of Minho, 2012.

Memberships, editorial boards

  • CompTIA Network+ certified
  • Member of the International Association of Engineers (IAENG)
  • Member of the Society of Collaborative Networks (SOCOLNET)

Selected recent publications

Costa, E., Soares, A.L., Sousa, J.P., Elo, M., & Silva, S. (forthcoming). Portuguese textile association fostering the internationalisation of small and medium-sized enterprises. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business.

Costa, E., Soares, A.L. and de Sousa, J.P., 2020. Industrial business associations improving the internationalisation of SMEs with digital platforms: A design science research approach. International Journal of Information Management, 53, 102070.

Varela, M.L.R., Manupati, V.K., Panigrahi, S., Costa, E. and Putnik, G.D., 2020. Using social network analysis for industrial plant layout analysis in the context of industry 4.0. International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 34(1), pp.1-19.

Costa, E., Soares, A.L. and de Sousa, J.P., 2019. On the use of digital platforms to support SME internationalization in the context of industrial business associations. In Handbook of Research on Expanding Business Opportunities with Information Systems and Analytics (pp. 66-94). IGI Global.

Bragança, S., Castellucci, I., Costa, E., Arezes, P. and Carvalho, M., 2019. Anthropometric data for wheelchair users: a systematic literature review. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: Jose, 26(1), pp.149-172.

Bragança, S., Costa, E., Castellucci, I. and Arezes, P.M., 2019. A brief overview of the use of collaborative robots in industry 4.0: human role and safety. In Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health (pp. 641-650). Springer, Cham.

Costa, E., Soares, A.L. and de Sousa, J.P., 2017. Institutional networks for supporting the internationalisation of SMEs: the case of industrial business associations. Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, 32(8), pp.1182-1202.

Costa, E., Soares, A.L., de Sousa, J.P. and Jamil, G.L., 2017. Information management for network transformation in industrial enterprises associations: The case of the internationalization process. In Handbook of Research on Information Management for Effective Logistics and Supply Chains (pp. 415-436). IGI Global.

Costa, E., Soares, A.L. and De Sousa, J.P., 2016. Information, knowledge and collaboration management in the internationalisation of SMEs: A systematic literature review. International Journal of Information Management, 36(4), pp.557-569.

Putnik, G., Costa, E., Alves, C., Castro, H., Varela, L. and Shah, V., 2016. Analysing the correlation between social network analysis measures and performance of students in social network-based engineering education. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 26(3), pp.413-437.

Dinis-Carvalho, J., Moreira, F., Bragança, S., Costa, E., Alves, A. and Sousa, R., 2015. Waste identification diagrams. Production Planning & Control, 26(3), pp.235-247.

Recent presentations and conferences

Costa, E., Soares, A.L. and de Sousa, J.P., 2018, September. Exploring the CIMO-logic in the design of collaborative networks mediated by digital platforms. In M. L. Camarinha-Matos, H. Afsarmanesh, & Y. Rezgui (Eds.), Collaborative Networks of Cognitive Systems: 19th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2018, Cardiff, UK, September 17-19, 2018 (pp. 266-277). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Costa, E., Soares, A.L. and de Sousa, J.P., 2017, September. From data sources to information sharing in SME collaborative networks supporting internationalization: A socio-semantic approach. In M. L. Camarinha-Matos, H. Afsarmanesh, & R. Fornasiero (Eds.), Collaboration in a Data-Rich World: 18th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2017, Vicenza, Italy, September 18-20, 2017 (pp. 478–490). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Costa, E., Soares, A.L. and de Sousa, J.P., 2016, October. Situating case studies within the design science research paradigm: An instantiation for collaborative networks. In H. Afsarmanesh, M. L. Camarinha-Matos, & A. Lucas Soares (Eds.), Collaboration in a Hyperconnected World: 17th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2016, Porto, Portugal, October 3-5, 2016 (pp. 531–544). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Costa, E., Soares, A.L. and De Sousa, J.P., 2015. A new insight in the SMEs internationalization process. In M. L. Camarinha-Matos, F. Bénaben, & W. Picard (Eds.), Risks and Resilience of Collaborative Networks: 16th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2015, Albi, France, October 5-7, 2015 (pp. 398–410). Cham: Springer International Publishing.