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I am a Professor at the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London

academic interests

My main (current) academic interests:

  • Symmetric Key Cryptology: block ciphers and stream ciphers
  • Asymmetric Key Cryptology: post-quantum cryptography
  • Applications of Computational Algebra in Cryptology
  • Economics of Information Security

academic activities

  • I am the Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Cyber Security at Royal Holloway. The CDT is hosted by the Information Security Group, and will provide multidisciplinary training to three successive annual cohorts of around 10 students each, starting in October 2013.
    We have completed the recruitment for the 2014 cohort. Applications for the 2015 entry will open in November 2014.
  • Teaching activities in 2014/2015:
    • module leader and lecturer in the Security Testing Theory and Practice (IY5610) module, in the MSc in Information Security course (Spring Term)

phd students

current students:

  • Viet Pham (applications of game theory in information security)
  • Robert Fitzpatrick (lattice-based cryptography)
  • Gordon Procter (symmetric cryptography)
  • Christian Janson (secure outsourcing of computation)
  • Rachel Player (computational algebra approaches to LWE)

former students:

programme committee

other professional activities

  • I am member of the FSE (Fast Software Encryption) Steering Committee.
  • I am member of the Editorial Board of Designs, Codes and Cryptography, a journal focusing mainly on the mathematical aspects of design theory, coding theory and cryptography
  • I often work as independent consultant in the areas of cryptology (e.g. algorithm evaluation), network and mobile communications security. For enquiries regarding possible jobs or for information about previous assignments, please contact me via the email