|Prof Simon Blackburn B.Sc. (Bristol) D.Phil. (Oxon) received his BSc in Mathematics from Bristol University in 1989 and his DPhil in Mathematics from Oxford University in 1992. From 1992-1995, he was an EPSRC Advanced Fellow. He is a Professor of Pure Mathematics. His research interests include combinatorics, group theory and cryptography. |
Room: McCrea 214
Tel: 01784 443422
|Dr Lorenzo Cavallaro joined the ISG as a Lecturer in January 2012. His research interests focus on systems and network security, spanning across a number of computer science disciplines including operating systems, computer architectures and networks, compilers and programming languages, and machine learning. Lorenzo was a Post-Doctorate researcher in the Systems & Security group at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where he joined Prof. Andrew S. Tanenbaum, and his team, working on (operating) systems security. At Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Lorenzo worked with Prof. Herbert J. Bos as well on security-related topics, e.g., malware network behavior analysis, memory errors, and a newly redesigned practical hacking-oriented M.Sc.
course on computer and network security. In 2011, he designed, co-implemented, and co-ran dCTF, a Capture the Flag-like security competition held in conjunction with the Eight Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment (DIMVA).
From Apr 2008 to Dec 2009, Lorenzo was a Post-Doctorate researcher in the Computer Security Lab at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), working with Profs Christopher Kruegel, and Giovanni Vigna on botnet analysis and detection/mitigation techniques. While at UCSB, he helped with the organization and development of the 2008 and 2009 editions of the UCSB international Capture the Flag security competition (iCTF), and co-authored the paper "Your Botnet is My
Botnet: Analysis of a Botnet Takeover" that has received the UCSB Computer Science Department Outstanding Publication Award.
From Sep 2006 to Mar 2008, instead, Lorenzo was a Visiting Ph.D.
Scholar first, and a Research Foundation Employee, after (Oct 2007 to Mar 2008), in the Department of Computer Science at the State University of New York at Stony Brook (Stony Brook University), joining the Cyber Security/Secure Systems Lab led by Prof. R. Sekar, working on memory error countermeasures, anomaly detection and taint analysis techniques. Lorenzo received his PhD from University of Milan (Universita` degli Studi di Milano), Italy on Feb 2008.
Lorenzo is authors and co-authors of more than 18 papers, has published in top venues, and has served as PC member and reviewer of various conferences and journals, including IEEE Security & Privacy, USENIX Security Symposium, ACSAC, NDSS, RAID, DIMVA, EDCC, DSN-DCSS, SESOC, ICISS, EuroSec, ACM TISSEC, TDSC, COSE, and COMNET.|
Room: McCrea 231
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|Dr Carlos Cid BSc, PhD (UnB, Brazil) received his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Brasilia, Brazil in 1999. After
working for a short period as lecturer in Brazil, he spent a year as postdoctoral researcher at RWTH-Aachen, Germany. Between 2001 and 2003
he worked as software engineer for an Irish network security start-up, where he was
involved in the design and development of hardware security modules and
network security appliances. He joined the Information Security Group at
Royal Holloway in October 2003, and is currently a Reader in Information Security.
Carlos has a broad interest in the area of Information Security, in
Room: McCrea 224
Tel: 01784 414685
|Dr Chez Ciechanowicz B.Sc. Ph.D. (London) received his BSc (Hons) in Pure Mathematics in 1975 from the University of London, and his PhD degree in Mathematics (also from the University of London) in 1980. He then worked at the National Physical Laboratory for five years specialising firstly in compiler validation, then in cryptography and digital signatures. He ended his stay at the Laboratory holding the rank of Senior Scientific Officer. His next appointment was as a full-time lecturer in the Computer Science Department of Royal Holloway, his main area of interest being cryptography. Between 1999 and 2001 Chez worked as a consultant at Baltimore Technologies (a company that works exclusively in the area of Information Security). His main areas of interest at Baltimore were risk analysis and security management. Chez has performed numerous security reviews for large Government departments and industrial institutions throughout Europe and the States. He was a principal author of Baltimore's own risk analysis method. He is editor of the Elsevier Information Security Technical Report. For an extended period Chez was on secondment to the Information Security Group as the Baltimore Teaching Fellow. He is also a member of the BCS ISEB Information Security Management Certificate Board. Chez became a permanent member of the group in 2001.|
Room: McCrea 341
Tel: 01784 443112
|Dr Lizzie Coles-Kemp B.A.(Hons), M.Sc. Ph.D. (London) was awarded a B.A (Hons) in Scandinavian Studies and Linguistics from the University of Hull in 1988. She then worked as a UNIX software trainer and translator for several years, specialising in applications adapted for variants of secure UNIX. In 1991 she joined the Swedish security software company, Dynamic Software AB, eventually becoming director of the UK subsidiary, DynaSoft Ltd, with responsibility for UNIX security and smart card projects across Europe and in the US. In 1997 Lizzie left DynaSoft to become global IT Security Officer for the British Council and completed the Information Security MSc at Royal Holloway. She was also a Lead Assessor for Lloyds Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) auditing organisations to ISO/IEC 27001 and tScheme. She now works for the ISG as a lecturer in information governance and security management for the BSc in Biomedical Informatics which is a collaborative programme between St George's, University of London, Kingston University and Royal Holloway. Lizzie also contributes to the distance learning version of the Information Security MSc. Her academic research areas are organisational theories applied to design aspects of information security management systems and the visualisation of information security concepts. In 2008 Lizzie completed a Ph.D. in information security management systems at King's College, London. She is a Primary Investigator on the Visualisation and Other Methods of Expression (VOME) project which is joint research between Cranfield University, Salford University, Royal Holloway (University of London), Sunderland City Council and Consult Hyperion. The project is funded by The Technology Strategy Board, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Room: McCrea 342
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|Prof Jason Crampton B.Sc.(Hons), M.Sc., Ph.D.(London) was awarded a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from the University of Manchester in 1986. He worked as a maths teacher for several years and then for a trade union, during which time he completed a part time MSc in Computer Science in 1996. He returned to full-time education in 1998, being awarded a PhD in 2002. His research focuses on access control, particularly role-based access control, cryptographic enforcement methods for access control and the application of partial order theory (and Sperner theory in particular) to access control. He serves on the editorial board of ACM Transactions on Information and System Security and the open access journal Algorithms.|
Room: McCrea 344
Tel: 01784 443117
|Mr Andreas Fuchsberger B.Sc. M.Sc. (London) EUR ING CEng MBCS CITP CISSP-ISSAP received a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science in 1992 and an MSc in Information Security in 1993, both from Royal Holloway, University of London. Andreas lectures in the areas of network, computer and software security. He has over 18 years of experience in teaching and running training classes in IT security architecture, design and programming. He has published articles on programming and network security, intrusion detection/prevention and vulnerability analysis. From 1999 until 2000 he was employed as a principal Consultant for ISS until he joined eSecurity Inc as Technical Manager for EMEA. He rejoined the ISG in 2003. Andreas holds CISSP and ISSAP credentials of (ISC)2. He is a registered Chartered Engineer (CEng) of the Engineering Council UK as well as a EUR ING of Fédération Européenne d'Associations Nationales d'Ingénieurs (FEANI).|
Room: McCrea 230
Tel: 01784 443094
|Dr Gerhard Hancke (B.Eng , M.Eng , PhD, CSCIP) received a Bachelor and Masters of Engineering degrees in Computer Engineering from the University of Pretoria (South Africa) in 2002 and 2003, and a PhD in Computer Science for the Security group at the University of Cambridge's Computer Laboratory in 2008. He joined the Information Security Group in 2007 as a post-doc, working within the ISG Smart Card Centre managing the RFID/Contactless research track and RF/Hardware laboratory. In 2011, he was appointed as a Fellow within the ISG. His main interests are smart hardware tokens and their applications, mobile systems and pervasive computing.|
Room: McCrea 223
Tel: 01784 414922
|Dr Kostas Markantonakis B.Sc. (Lancaster University), M.Sc., Ph.D. (London) received his BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from Lancaster University in 1995, his MSc in Information Security in 1996, his PhD in 2000 and his MBA in International Management in 2005 from Royal Holloway, University of London. He is currently a Reader in the Information Security Group. His main research interests include smart card security and applications, secure cryptographic protocol design, Public Key Infrastructures, key management, mobile phone security, embedded systems. Since completing his PhD, he has worked as an independent consultant in a number of information security and smart card related projects. He has worked as a Multi-application smart card Manager in VISA International EU, responsible for multi-application smart card technology for southern Europe . More recently, he was working as a Senior Information Security Consultant for Steer Davies Gleave, responsible for advising transport operators and financial institutions on the use of smart card technology. He is also a member of the IFIP Working Group 8.8 on Smart Cards. He continues to act as a consultant on a variety of topics including smart card security, key management, information security protocols, mobile devices, smart card migration program planning/project management for financial institutions, transport operators and technology integrators.|
Room: Founders West 158
Tel: 01784 414409
|Prof Keith Martin B.Sc. (Glasgow), PhD (London), CMath FIMA is Head of Department (Information Security). He joined the Information Security Group as a lecturer in January 2000. He received his BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from the University of Glasgow in 1988 and a PhD from Royal Holloway in 1991. Between 1992 and 1996 he held a Research Fellowship at the University of Adelaide, investigating mathematical modeling of cryptographic key distribution problems. In 1996 he joined the COSIC research group of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, working on security for third generation mobile communications. Keith's current research interests include key management, combinatorial cryptography, applications of cryptography and wireless sensor network security. Keith became Director of the ISG in 2010. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Information Theory in the area of Complexity and Cryptography.|
Room: McCrea 349
Tel: 01784 443099
|Prof Keith Mayes B.Sc. Ph.D. (Bath) CEng MIEE received his BSc (Hons) in Electronic Engineering in 1983 from the University of Bath (www.bath.ac.uk), and his PhD degree in Digital Image Processing in 1987. He is an active researcher/author with publications in numerous conferences, books and journals. His interests include the design of secure protocols, communications architectures and security tokens as well as associated attacks/countermeasures. During his first degree he was employed by Pye TVT (Philips) which designed and produced TV broadcast and studio equipment. His PhD was sponsored by Honeywell Aerospace and Defence and on completion he accepted their offer of a job. In 1988 he started work for Racal Research where he worked on a wide range of research and advanced development products and was accepted as a Chartered Engineer. In 1995 he joined Racal Messenger to continue work on a Vehicle Licence plate recognition system (Talon) and an early packet radio system (Widanet/Paknet). In 1996 Keith joined Vodafone as a Senior Manager working within the Communication Security and Advanced Development group, under Professor Michael Walker. Early work concerned advanced radio relaying systems and involved participation in international standardisation (ETSI SMG2). Later he led the Maths & Modelling team and eventually took charge of the Fraud & Security group. During this time he was training in intellectual property and licensing, culminating in membership of the Licensing Executives Society and the added responsibility for patent issues in Vodafone UK. In 2000, following some work on m-commerce and an increasing interest in Smart Cards he joined the Vodafone International organisation as the Vodafone Global SIM Card Manager, responsible for SIM card harmonisation and strategy for the Vodafone Group (www.vodafone.com). In 2002, Keith left Vodafone to set up Crisp Telecom (www.crisptele.com) and in November 2002 he was also appointed as the Director of the Smart Card Centre (www.scc.rhul.ac.uk) at Royal Holloway University of London (www.rhul.ac.uk), reporting to Professor Fred Piper in the world renowned Information Security Group (www.isg.rhul.ac.uk). Keith is a Founder Associate Member of the Institute of Information Security Professionals and a member of the Advisory Board for the Sensing and Security Group SIG within the London Technology Network (LTN). He has also had director experience within a London stock market listed company and a subsidiary of an American communications company. Recent high profile activity included leading the expert team that carried out counter-expertise work on the Ov-Chipkaart for the Dutch transport ministry, following published attacks on the MIFARE Classic chip card.|
Room: Founders West 156
Tel: 01784 414408
|Prof Chris Mitchell BSc PhD (London) CITP CMath FBCS FIMA received his BSc (1975) and PhD (1979) degrees in Mathematics from Westfield College, University of London. Prior to his appointment in 1990 as Professor of Computer Science at Royal Holloway, he was a Project Manager in the Networks and Communications Laboratory of Hewlett-Packard Laboratories in Bristol, which he joined in 1985. Between 1979 and 1985 he was at Racal-Comsec Ltd (Salisbury, UK), latterly as Chief Mathematician. Soon after joining Royal Holloway in 1990 he co-founded the Information Security Group, and also played a leading role in launching the MSc in Information Security in 1992.
His research interests mainly relate to information security and applications of cryptography. He has played an active role in a number of international collaborative projects, including Open Trusted Computing, an EU 6th Framework Integrated Project. Other past projects include the Mobile VCE Core 2 and Core 3 programmes, four EU 5th Framework projects (SHAMAN and PAMPAS on mobile security, USB_Crypt dealing with novel security tokens, and the Finger_Card project combining smart cards and biometrics), and two EU ACTS projects on security for third generation mobile telecommunications systems (USECA and ASPeCT). For over 20 years he has been convenor of Technical Panel 2 of BSI IST/33, dealing with security mechanisms and providing input to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC27, on which he has served as a UK Expert since 1992. He has edited around twenty international security standards and, in recognition of his contributions to international standards, in 2011 he received the prestigious IEC 1906 award. He has published well over 200 research papers. He is co-editor-in-chief of Designs, Codes and Cryptography, a senior editor of IEEE Communications Letters, a member of the editorial boards of The Computer Journal, Information Management and Computer Security, the International Journal of Information Security, and the KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, and a member of the accreditation board of Computer and Communications Security Abstracts.
He has been a member of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board since 2003, he served as a member of the DoCoMo Euro-Labs Advisory Board between 2005 and 2009, and he continues to act as a consultant on a variety of topics in information security.
Room: McCrea 347
Tel: 01784 443423
|Prof Sean Murphy BA(Oxon), PhD (Bath) received a B.A. in Mathematics from Oxford University in 1985 and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Bath in 1989. His academic research concentrates on mathematical cryptology, particularly the use of statistical and algebraic techniques in symmetric cryptology. He was a leader of the NESSIE project, a European project to assess cryptographic primitives for future possible standardisation and helped set up ECRYPT, a European Network of Excellence in Cryptology.|
Room: McCrea 354
Tel: 01784 443699
|Dr Siaw-Lynn Ng B.Sc. (Adelaide) Ph.D. (London) was awarded a B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Mathematics from the University of Adelaide in 1995, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Royal Holloway, University of London in 1998. She was a post-doctoral research assistant at Royal Holloway from 1998 to 2001. Her research interests includes combinatorics and finite geometry and their applications in information security. Siaw-Lynn was appointed as a lecturer in 2001.|
Room: McCrea 250
Tel: 01784 414397
|Prof Kenny Paterson B.Sc. (Hons) (Glasgow), Ph.D. (London) obtained his BSc (Hons) in 1990 from the University of Glasgow and a PhD from the University of London in 1993, both in mathematics. He was a Royal Society Fellow at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, from 1993 to 1994, investigating algebraic properties of block ciphers. After that, he was Lloyd's of London Tercentenary Foundation Fellow at the University of London from 1994 to 1996, working on digital signatures. He joined the mathematics group at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories Bristol in November 1996, becoming project manager in 1999. His technical work there involved him in international standards setting, internal consultancy on a wide range of mathematical and cryptographic subjects, and intellectual property generation. He also continued with more academic activities. As project manager, he was responsible for running the group and particularly enjoyed the challenge of managing new technology development and transfer to company divisions. In 2001, Kenny re-joined Royal Holloway as a Lecturer, becoming Reader in 2002 and Professor in 2004. He led the ISG's participation in the MoD/DoD-funded International Technology Alliance from 2006 to 2011. In March 2010, Kenny commenced a 5-year research fellowship funded by EPSRC on the topic of "Cryptography: Bridging Theory and Practice". He was Program Chair for Eurocrypt 2011, serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Cryptology, and continues to consult to industry and governments. Kenny's research interests span a wide range of topics in theoretical and applied cryptography, and information security.|
Room: McCrea 348
Tel: 01784 414393
|Prof Dusko Pavlovic MSc PhD (Utrecht) Dusko grew up in Sarajevo, studied mathematics in Utrecht and Montreal, computer science in London and Sussex, and software in Palo Alto. His interest in software research sparked in an interest in security and ultimately led him to join the Information Security Group in 2011. He is still studying security, and likes to think of it as a form of mathematics which is not about x and y, but about Alice and Bob, and their friends and enemies.
Room: McCrea 227
Tel: 01784 443081
|Dr Geraint Price BSc (London), PhD (Cantab) obtained his B.Sc. in Computer
Science from Royal Holloway University of London in 1994 and his Ph.D. from
University of Cambridge in 1999. His Ph.D. dissertation analysed the
interaction between Computer Security and Fault Tolerance. From 1999 to 2001,
he was a Research Associate within the University of Cambridge, working on
projects related to Denial of Service attacks in networks. In November 2001,
he joined the Information Security Group (ISG) as a Research Assistant to
work on a project funded by PricewaterhouseCoopers on the future of Public
Key Infrastructures. From late 2002 to mid 2004 he worked on a research
project funded by the PKI Club at Royal Holloway. In Sept 2004 Geraint was
appointed as Lecturer in Information Security. His research interests include
secure protocols, Public Key Infrastructures, Denial of Service attacks and
Room: McCrea 225
Tel: 01784 414160
|Dr Allan Tomlinson BSc(Strathclyde) MSc, PhD (Edinburgh) is a senior lecturer with the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London. He was awarded a PhD in 1991 from the University Edinburgh. His thesis was on "VLSI architectures for cryptography". He then joined the Institute of Microelectronics at the National University of Singapore, working on secure NICAM broadcasting. In 1994 he joined General Instrument in California to work on the Digicipher II pay-tv system. Before joining the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway in 2003, he was Principal Engineer at Barco Communications Systems where he was responsible for the development of the "Krypton" DVB Video Scrambler.
His current research interests are in distributed systems security, mobile network security, and trusted computing. In particular, issues of trust and privacy in these areas.He is the PI for the Mobile VCE "Instant Knowledge" programme (DT/F007310/1) investigating privacy in mobile social networks.
Room: McCrea 350
Tel: 01784 443079
|Prof Mike Walker OBE FREng BSc PhD (London) Dr.rer.nat.(habil) (Tübingen) CMath FIMA is the former Group Research and Development Director for the Vodafone Group of companies, with the responsibility for the Group's research activities, intellectual property and technology standards worldwide. He also leads technology innovation and manages engagement with start-up companies. He is a member of the board of Vodafone Ventures, the venture capital arm of the company. Michael holds the Vodafone Chair in Telecommunications at Royal Holloway, University of London, as a part-time professor, is a visiting professor at the University of Surrey, and is Vice Chairman of Mobile VCE - a group of universities and industries researching mobile communications. He sits on scientific advisory boards for the Universities of Warwick and Surrey, the London Development Agency and some start-up companies. He has held a number of positions with standards bodies, including chairmanship of the body responsible for the security aspects of UMTS, and he was recently elected chairman of the Board of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute. Before joining Vodafone, Michael was Head of Mathematics at Racal Research, and prior to that an academic at the University of Tübingen in Germany. Michael is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a member of the Council of the Academy, President Designate of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, and was honoured in the 2009 Queen's Birthday Honours list with the award of an OBE for services to the telecommunication industry. |
|Dr Colin Walter BSc (Edin), PhD (Cantab) graduated from Edinburgh University in 1972 with 1st class honours in Mathematics and was awarded a PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1976 for work in algebraic number theory under Prof. J.W.S. Cassels. He was a member of the Mathematics Department of University College, Dublin, from 1976 to 1984 and then of the Computation Department at UMIST, Manchester, from 1984 to 2002. He then joined the certificate authority Comodo where he was Head of
Cryptography until coming to Royal Holloway as Director of the Information Security Distance Learning Programme in 2009.
His research interests include side channel leakage from crypto implementations, exponentiation and modular multiplication algorithms, and trusted computing.
Room: McCrea 340
Tel: 01784 443089
|Dr Stephen Wolthusen Dipl.-Inform., Dr.-Ing. (TU Darmstadt) received his Dipl.-Inform. degree in computer science in 1999 and completed his
Ph.D. in theoretical computer science in 2003, both at TU Darmstadt. He was with the Security Technology Department at Fraunhofer-IGD from1999-2005 serving as deputy division chief from 2003 onwards and as senior visiting scientist from 2005 onwards. He is currently a Reader in Mathematics with the ISG, having joined Royal Holloway in 2006. He also is Full Professor of Information Security (part-time) at Gjøvik University College, Norway, where he has held a position since 2005. His research focuses on models of adversaries and resilient networks, with applications in defence networks and particularly in critical infrastructure networks and control systems security. He has led a number of national and European projects, including the Internet of Energy project, is author and editor of several books as well as over 100 peer-reviewed publications. He has served as editor-in-chief of Computers and Security and as vice-chair of the IEEE Task Force on Information Assurance and is currently vice-chair of the IEEE Task Force on Network Science.
Room: McCrea 353
Tel: 01784 443270