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Dr Danni Novakovic

Senior Lecturer Practitioner
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Computing and Information Science
Areas of Expertise:
Computing and technology , Cybersecurity and Networking
Research Supervision:

Dr Danni Novakovic has been working as an academic in the fields of Computer Science and Mathematics since 1994. She holds a PhD in the field of Mathematics. Danni is a fellow of the British Computer Society as well as Higher Education Academy.

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Dr Danni Novakovic joined Anglia Ruskin University in 2019 as a part-time Senior Lecturer Practitioner. While she was working full-time in academia, she held a number of managing positions. The latest role was Head of School of Computer Science and Technology at University of Bedfordshire. Previous roles include Head of Computing at University of West London and Postgraduate Coordinator at London Metropolitan University. During her career Danni has gained experience in managing and leading groups of academic staff. She also has gained extensive experience in leading and contributing to curriculum design and development as well as ample experience in quality and course accreditation related matters, managing various team projects, staff recruitment, staff appraisal, staff development and workload planning, teaching at a range of different levels (undergraduate and postgraduate) as well as having a record of and a great interest in further research.

Research interests

Danni’s research interests are varied and include Cryptography, Information Security, Formal Method of Specification, Combinatorics, Theory of Computation. More specifically, a significant proportion of the work combines Combinatorics and Cryptography by carrying out attempts to systematically investigate and enumerate good permutations with a potential application in Cyber Security. More recent research expanded Danni’s interests towards computer music generation by comprising genetic algorithms coupled with empirically devised musical filters.

The latest direction of her research interest within Security has taken her into an investigation leading to a self-configuring homogeneous security framework for mobile devices.

Areas of research supervision



Cyber Security

Theory of Computation

Formal Methods of Specification



BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions (apprenticeship)


PhD Mathematics

PgCert Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

BSc Computer Science and Mathematics

Memberships, editorial boards
  • Fellow of the British Computer Society
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy
Programme Committee Memberships:
  • Programme Committee of CIT (IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology)
  • International Programme Committee of WEBIST (International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies)
  • Programme Committee of ISSR (IEEE International Workshop on Security in e-Science and e-Research)
  • Scientific Programme Committee of WSKS (World Summit on the Knowledge Society)
  • Programme Committee of ICIST (International Conference on Information and Software Technologies)
  • Programme Committee of COMPSAC (Annual International Computers, Software & Applications Conference)
Selected recent publications
Schetinin, V., Jakaite L., Nyah N., Novakovic, D., Krzanowski, W., 2018. Feature Extraction with GMDH-Type Neural Networks for EEG-Based Person Identification. International Journal of Neural Systems, 0(0).

Majeed, K., Jing, Y., Novakovic, D., Ouazzane, K., 2014. Behavior Based Anomaly Detection for Smartphones using Machine Learning Algorithm. International conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, Dubai (UAE), 17-18 Oct 2014. 

Hallak, L., Pakstas, A., Novakovic, D., 2010. Commercial System Dynamics Modelling Software: Comparison and Evaluation. 28th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society. Seoul, Republic of Korea, 25 – 29 July 2010.

Hallak, L., Pakstas, A., Oriogun, P., Novakovic, D., 2009. Decision Support Systems for University Management Processes: An Approach towards Dynamic Simulation Model. 2nd International Conference on Computer and Electrical Engineering (ICCEE 2009), Vol.2, pp.556-559. IEEE Computer Society.

Novakovic, D., 2000. Computation of the number of complete mappings for permutations. Cybernetics & System Analysis, 36(2), pp.244-247.

Novakovic, D., 2000. Computation of the number of complete mappings with reliability applications. 2nd International Conference on Mathematical Methods in Reliability (MMR 2000). Bordeaux, France, 4-7 July 2000.

Cooper, C., Gilchrist, R., Kovalenko, I.N., Novakovic, D.,1999. Deriving the number of good permutations, with applications to cryptography. Cybernetics & System Analysis, 35(5), pp.688-693.

Berki, E. & Novakovic, D., 1995. Towards an Integrated Specification Environment (ISE). 5th Hellenic International Conference of Informatics. Athens, Greece, December 1995.