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PhotoDr Lorenzo Cavallaro has joined the Information Security Group (ISG) at Royal Holloway, University of London on Jan 2012 as a Lecturer (US equivalent of ~Assistant Professor). Since Jan 2014 he is a Senior Lecturer (US equivalent of ~Associate Professor) of Information Security within the ISG. His research interests focus on systems security, and malware analysis and detection.

Lorenzo is Principal Investigator on the 4-year EPSRC-funded BACCHUS grant EP/L022710/1 "MobSec:Malware and Security in the Mobile Age" (Jun 2014--Jun 2018), Principal Investigator on the 3-year EPSRC-funded CEReS grant EP/K033344/1 "Mining the Network Behavior of Bots" (Jun 2013--May 2016), co-Investigator on the 3.5 years EPSRC- and GCHQ-grant EP/K006266/1 "Cyber Security Cartographies (CySeCa)" (Oct 2012--Mar 2016), Academic Partner of the EPSRC-funded "Network in Internet and Mobile Malicious Software (NIMBUS)" (Nov 2012--Oct 2015), Associate Member of the EU FP7 NoE SysSec and member of the SysSec RedBook (http://www.red-book.eu) Task Force, and Partner of the EU FP7 CSA CyberROAD aimed at the development of a cybercrime and cyber-terrorism research roadmap. He is author and co-author of several papers and has published in well-known venues and served as PC member and reviewer of various conferences and journals. He was Program co-Chair of WISTP 2013, and has delivered "Malicious Software and its Underground Economy: Two Sides to Every Story", a MOOC Coursera course (50,000+ enrolled students) in June 2013, with a second edition scheduled for April 28 2014.

Before joining the ISG, Lorenzo was a Post-Doc at VU Amsterdam working on systems dependability (Prof. A. S. Tanenbaum), malware analysis, and memory errors (Prof. H. J. Bos). He was also a Post-Doc at UC Santa Barbara (UCSB), working on botnet analysis and detection (Profs C. Kruegel and G. Vigna). At UCSB, Lorenzo co-authored the paper titled "Your Botnet is My Botnet: Analysis of a Botnet Takeover", which reports on the team efforts on taking over a real-world botnet (ACM CCS & UCSB CS Outstanding Publication Award). During his PhD, Lorenzo was a long-term visiting PhD scholar at Stony Brook University working on memory errors and taint analysis (Prof. R. Sekar).

Room: McCrea 231
Tel: 01784 414381
Email: lorenzo.cavallaro[at]rhul.ac.uk

PhotoProf 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. Carlos joined the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway in October 2003, and became a Professor in January 2014. He is the Director of Royal Holloway's Center for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security. Carlos has a broad interest in the area of Information Security, in particular cryptography. He was highly involved with the European Network of Excellence in Cryptology – ECRYPT (2004-2013), in which he held several research and administrative roles. He is member of the Editorial Board of the Designs, Codes and Cryptography journal, and was general and programme co-chair of FSE 2014, held in London in March 2014.

Room: McCrea 224
Tel: 01784 414685
Email: carlos.cid[at]rhul.ac.uk

PhotoDr 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
Email: z.ciechanowicz[at]rhul.ac.uk

PhotoDr 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. Lizzie is an alumna of the ISG's Information Security Masters programme and received a Ph.D. in Information Security Management Systems from King's College, London. Until 2008 Lizzie worked as an information security practitioner undertaking such roles as a compliance assessor for LRQA, Global Security Manager for the British Council and information security architect (DynaSoft AB). She has experience of working in the banking, healthcare, government, communications and utilities sectors. In 2008 she joined the ISG as a Lecturer in information governance and security management and originally taught on behalf of the ISG as part of the innovative biomedical informatics undergraduate degree course located at St George's Hospital, University of London. Lizzie became a Senior Lecturer in 2011 and now leads the Security Management module on the ISG's Information Security MSc. Since 2008, Lizzie has developed a strand of creative security research that uses qualitative and creative research methods to focus on topics of culture and security. Her main focus is the interaction between communities and security and privacy technologies, how each influences the other and the communities of practice that emerge. She set up Possible Futures Lab within the ISG to focus specifically on participatory research approaches to information management and often works with marginalised and hidden communities.

Room: McCrea 342
Tel: 01784 443084
Email: Lizzie.Coles-Kemp[at]rhul.ac.uk

PhotoProf 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
Email: Jason.Crampton[at]rhul.ac.uk

PhotoDr 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
Email: K.Markantonakis[at]rhul.ac.uk

PhotoProf Keith Martin B.Sc. (Glasgow), PhD (London), CMath FIMA is Director of the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London. 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 modelling 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 rejoined Royal Holloway in January 2000, became a Professor in Information Security in 2007 and Director of the Information Security Group in 2010. Keith's current research interests include key management, cryptographic applications and securing lightweight networks. He is the author of the recently published “Everyday Cryptography” by Oxford University Press. As well as conventional teaching, Keith is a designer and module leader on Royal Holloway’s distance learning MSc Information Security programme, and regularly presents to industrial audiences and schools.

Room: McCrea 349
Tel: 01784 443099
Email: keith.martin[at]rhul.ac.uk

PhotoProf Keith Mayes B.Sc. Ph.D. (Bath) CEng FIET received his BSc (Hons) in Electronic Engineering in 1983 and a PhD degree in Digital Image Processing in 1987. He spent much of his career working in industry for Pye TVT, Honeywell, Racal and Vodafone, and today is the Director of the Smart Card Centre within the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway University of London, as well as the Director of Crisp Telecom Limited. He is an active researcher with 100+ publications and current interests include the design of secure protocols, mobile/fixed communications systems and security tokens/NFC/RFID as well as associated attacks/countermeasures. Keith is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, a Founder Associate Member of the Institute of Information Security Professionals, a Member of the Licensing Executives Society and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research (JTAER). He has had director experience with a London stock market listed company and an American communications company. He led the expert team that carried out counter-expertise work on the Ov-Chipkaart for the Dutch transport ministry, (following attacks on MIFARE Classic); and was recently the ESORICS2013 General Chair.

Room: Founders West 156
Tel: 01784 414408
Email: keith.mayes[at]rhul.ac.uk

PhotoProf 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 board of The Computer Journal 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
Email: me[at]chrismitchell.net

PhotoProf 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
Email: s.murphy[at]rhul.ac.uk

PhotoDr 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
Email: s.ng[at]rhul.ac.uk

PhotoProf 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
Email: kenny.paterson[at]rhul.ac.uk

PhotoDr 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 resilient security.

Room: McCrea 225
Tel: 01784 414160
Email: geraint.price[at]rhul.ac.uk

PhotoDr 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
Email: Allan.Tomlinson[at]rhul.ac.uk

PhotoProf Mike Walker OBE FREng BSc PhD (London) Dr.rer.nat.(habil) (Tübingen) CMath FIMA is an independent consultant in telecommunications, with nearly 30 years in the sector. He spent more than twenty years with Vodafone, the last ten years of which, until his retirement in September 2009, as the Group Research and Development Director for the Vodafone Group of companies. In that position he had responsibility for the Group’s research activities, intellectual property and technology standards worldwide. He also led technology innovation and managed engagement with start-up companies, and was a member of the board of Vodafone Ventures, the venture capital arm of the company. Michael is a Vodafone Fellow and is a technical advisor to the company. From May 2011 until September 2013, Michael was Head of School for Natural and Mathematical Sciences at King’s College London. He was chairman of the Board of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute for the 2008-2011 Board period, and continues today as a board member. He was a member of the UK Technology Strategy Board, and currently sits on the UK Government’s OFCOM spectrum advisory board. Michael is a non-executive director of Avanti, a satellite service provider, as well as of some start up companies. He is a trustee director of the Alacrity Foundation, a charity for providing opportunity for entrepreneurs. Michael sits on scientific advisory boards for the Universities of Warwick and Surrey, and was a member of the academic advisory board of the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. He holds the Vodafone Chair in Telecommunications at Royal Holloway, University of London, as a part-time professor. He was a visiting professor at the University of Surrey from 2004-2010. In 2009 he was made a Fellow of the Wireless World Research Forum. Before joining Vodafone, Michael was Head of Mathematics at Racal Research, and prior to that an academic in the Mathematics Department at the University of Tuebingen in Germany. Michael is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and from July 2008 until June 2011 served as a member of Council of the Academy. He was the President of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications for the Presidential term 2010-2011. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Technology from the University of Plymouth in 2011. He was appointed an OBE in June 2009 for his services to the telecommunications industry.



PhotoDr 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
Email: Colin.Walter[at]rhul.ac.uk

PhotoDr 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
Email: stephen.wolthusen[at]rhul.ac.uk