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Assoc Professor Pavel Gladyshev

Assoc Professor

Pavel Gladyshev

Associate Professor
School of Computer Science
University College Dublin, School of Computer Science, Science Centre - East Belfield Dublin 4


Dr. Pavel Gladyshev is a lecturer at the University College Dublin (Ireland), where he established two highly successful MSc programmes in the field of digital forensics: MSc in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation (for Law Enforcement only) and MSc in Digital Investigation and Forensic Computing (for private sector). These MSc programmes were among the first international distance-learning programmes in digital forensics. Dr. Gladyshev has been working with Law Enforcement since 1998 when he oversaw the creation of the first Irish training course in cybercrime investigation for the Irish national police service. Dr. Gladyshev holds a PhD in the field of Digital Forensics and is the founder of the state machine theory of digital forensic analysis. Prior to joining the university as a lecturer he worked as an IT forensics analyst at the Dublin practice of Ernst & Young and he is still actively working as a consultant in criminal and civil investigations. Dr. Gladyshev is leading Digital Forensics Investigation Research Laboratory (DigitalFIRE, that is focusing on the development of new investigative technology and is conducting several research projects on analysis of big data in digital forensics, automation of complex forensic inferences and human-machine interaction in the context of digital forensics and cybercrime investingation. In extra curricular capacity Dr. Gladyshev served as invited expert to INTERPOL Working Patry on IT Crime - Europe and INTERPOL steering committee on IT Crime. He is a member of the board of directors of and a member of steering committee of ICST International Conference on Digital Forensics and Cyber crime (ICDF2C). Dr. Gladyshev chaired a number of international conferences in digital forensics including IDCF2C 2011, ICDF2C 2013, DFRWS EU 2015. He is a member of editorial boards of several journals including Elsevier's Journal of Digital Invesitgation. In 2012-2014, Dr. Gladyshev served as the Chair of the Standards Committee of the Consortium of Digital Forensic Specialists (CDFS).


  • Diploma
    Chelyabinsk State Technical University
  • MSc
    University College Dublin
  • PhD
    University College Dublin