Professor Hankin joined Imperial College London in 1984 and was promoted to Professor of Computing Science in 1995. He served as Dean for Engineering (2000-2003), Pro Rector for Research (2004-2006) and Deputy Principal for Engineering (2006-2008). He was Director and then Co-Director of the Institute for Security Science and Technology from 2010 until 2019. His research is in cyber security, data analytics and theoretical computer science. He leads multidisciplinary projects focused on providing better decision support to defend against cyber attacks for both enterprise systems and industrial control systems. He has published about 130 publications including 3 textbooks and 7 edited volumes.
He is Director of the UK Research Institute on Trustworthy Inter-connected Cyber-physical Systems (RITICS) which focuses on cyber security of critical infrastructure. He is founder and immediate past chair of the UK’s Academic Resilience and Security Community (Academic RiSC). He is a Board Member for the International Cyber Security Centre of Excellence (INCS-CoE) which is a new collaboration between leading cyber security research centres in the UK, US and Japan. He is immediate past chair of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Europe Council. He serves on the ACM Publications Board, as Co-Chair of the Assessment and Search Committee, and chairs the ACM Europe Technology Policy Committee.