Erika leads our Cisco Networking Academy and has expertise in networks and security. She has a special interest in recently developed technologies, include Software Defined Networks and the Internet of Things, with a focus on how they can improve security and how they affect the security of a network.
Erika has been an active academic and researcher for more than ten years, focusing primarily on computer networks and security. Her research career started with the creation of intrusion detection systems by analysing source code, then shifted into the definition of secure protocols for mobile and wireless communication, as well as intrusion detection techniques for mobile and wireless networks based in the Mobile-IP protocol.
Erika's current areas of interest are software defined networks, and the definition of new protocols within the paradigm of a single controller within the network, and the security of the Internet of Things. She is currently a member of our Cyber Security and Networking Research Group, where she's in charge of supervising several undergraduate, MSc and PhD dissertations.
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Visiting Professor Management Group, Royal Academy of Engineering
Adebowale, M., Lwin, K., Sanchez-Velazquez, E. and Hossain M.A., 2019. Intelligent Web-Phishing Detection and Protection Scheme using integrated Features of Images, Frames and Text. Journal of Expert Systems with Applications, [e-journal] 115, pp. 300 - 313. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2018.07.067.
Hazzaa F., Yousef S., Sanchez E. and Cirstea M., 2018. Lightweight and Low-Energy Encryption Scheme for Voice over Wireless Devices. Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, [e-journal], pp. 2992 - 2997. https://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2018.8591451.
Payne, P. and Sanchez, E., 2018. Comparison of Electric Wheelchair Control Systems in a Virtual Environment. Proceedings of the 10th Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Conference.
Al-Haddad, R. and Sanchez, E., 2018. A Survey of Quality of Service (QoS) Protocols and Software-Defined Networks (SDN). Proceedings of the 2018 Computing Conference, [e-journal] 857, pp. 57 - 545. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01177-2_38.
Al-Haddad, R., Sanchez-Velazquez E. and Winckles, A., 2017. QoSVisor: QoS Framework for SDN. Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE Computing conference, [e-journal], pp. 1290 - 1296. https://doi.org/10.1109/SAI.2017.8252257.
Agborubere B. and Sanchez-Velazquez, E., 2017. OpenFlow Communications and TLS Security in Software-Defined Networks. Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings) and IEEE Green Computing and Communications (GreenCom) and IEEE Cyber, Physical and Social Computing (CPSCom) and IEEE Smart Data (SmartData), [e-journal], pp. 560 - 566. https://doi.org/10.1109/iThings-GreenCom-CPSCom-SmartData.2017.88.
Graham, M., Winckles, A. and Sanchez, E., 2015. Practical Experiences of Building an IPFIX Based Open Source Botnet Detector. Journal on Cybercrime and Digital Investigations, [e-journal] 1(1). http://dx.doi.org/10.18464/cybin.v1i1.7.
Graham, M., Winckles, A. and Sanchez, E., 2015. Botnet Detection within Cloud Service Provider Networks using Flow Protocols. Proceedings of the 13th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics, [e-journal], pp.1614 - 1619. https://doi.org/10.1109/INDIN.2015.7281975.