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Photo Nurliyana Abd Malek received her BSc Information Technology (Hons) in Computer Science from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2005. After graduated, worked as a Security Analyst for almost 2 years before continuing her MSc in Computer Science in 2008 at Universiti Putra Malaysia. She was offered to work as an IT Officer in one of the ministry in Malaysia for 6 years from March 2008 - September 2014. She was sponsored by the Malaysian Government to do a PhD in Information Security and is working on cloud computing security under the supervision of Dr Stephen Wolthusen.

Room: McCrea Cabin
Email: Nurliyana.AbdMalek.2014[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Sarah Abu Ghazalah received her BSc in Information System from King Khaled University, Saudi Arabia in 2008 and her MSc in Computing Science from University of Glasgow in 2011. After receiving her bachelor degree she worked as teacher assistance at King Khaled University. Currently, she is working on a PhD in the Smart Card Centre, under the supervision of Dr. Konstantinos Markantonakis.

Room: Founders West 154
Tel: 01784 414423
Email: Sarah.AbuGhazalah.2012[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Nasser Al Fannah

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Photo Fatma Al Moqbali

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Photo Suaad Alarifi BSc (KAU) MSc (London) has three years experience in information security, computer networking and teaching. She is working on cloud computing security, under the supervision of Dr Stephen Wolthusen, and she is also interested in computer ergonomics and working with disabled children.

Email: arifiss[at]yahoo.com

Photo Thamer Alghamdi

Room: McCrea Cabin
Email: Thamer.Alghamdi.2014[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Bader Alwasel holds a BSc Computer Science from King Saud University and MSc in Computer Security from University of Birmingham. His research interests lie in the field of Critical Infrastructure Protection. He is studying under the supervision of Dr. Stephen Wolthusen.

Room: McCrea 356
Tel: 01784 414221
Email: Bader.Alwasel.2012[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Voke Augoye

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Email: Voke.Augoye.2011[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Alessio Baiocco received a B.Eng. in informatics and telecommunication from the Universita degli Studi di Perugia(Italy) in 2008, and a M.Eng. in ICT engineering from the Universita degli studi Roma Tre (Italy) in 2012. He is now working towards a Ph.D. in Information Security as part of the European Framework 7 project Internet of Energy (IoE), conducting research on the security of distributed state estimation and modelling communications in a smart grid environment. He is stuyding under the supervision of Dr Stephen Wolthusen.

Room: McCrea 356
Tel: 01784 414221
Email: Alessio.Baiocco.2011[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Simon Bell joined the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security, part of the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London in September 2014.

Room: McCrea 254
Email: Simon.Bell.2014[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Elizabeth Berners-Lee completed her BSc Mathematics degree at Royal Holloway in June 2013 with a First Class Honours, after which she studied MSc Information Security. She joined the second CDT cohort at Royal Holloway. Her past projects have included pseudo-random number generation, and flexibility within cryptographic primitives, focusing on the SHA-3 cryptographic hash standard.

Room: McCrea 254
Email: Elizabeth.Berners-Lee.2010[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Clive Blackwell holds a BSc in Mathematics from Warwick University and passed out at the top of the class in his BSc in Computer Science from Royal Holloway. After completing an MSc in Information Security, he commenced a PhD in Network Security under the supervision of Chris Mitchell with funding from the EPSRC. He is now at the writing-up stage and hopes to finish soon. His thesis aims to unite the various existing Internet attack and defence taxonomies. The model makes the relationships between the elements explicit, so that it aids both the practicalities of designing secure networked systems and allows them to be formally defined and analysed. He believes that this work can be applied to many other types of security system.

Email: C.Blackwell[at]rhul.ac.uk

Photo Giovanni Cherubin is currently a PhD student in Information Security with the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security. He is interested in some technical aspects of Information Security such as, broadly speaking, (secure) network protocols, (secure) operating systems (mainly Unix-based) and anonymity systems. He also has a big interest in some theoretical aspects of Machine Learning.

Room: McCrea 254
Email: Giovanni.Cherubin.2013[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Jessica Claridge received an MSci in Mathematics, First Class Honours, Queen Mary University of London (2012). Jessica is now studying Network Coding under the supervision of Simon Blackburn.

Room: McCrea 253
Tel: 01784 443113
Email: Jessica.Claridge.2013[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Sheila Cobourne MSc (London) gained an MSc in Information Security (with Distinction) in 2010, and is working on a PhD in the Smart Card Centre, supervised by Dr Keith Mayes.

Room: Founders West 152
Tel: 01784 414939
Email: Sheila.Cobourne.2008[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Alex Davidson graduated from the University of Warwick with a BSc Mathematics degree, receiving first class honours. He joined the Centre for Doctoral Training for Cyber Security at the ISG in September 2014. While his main aim is to take in a variety of both technical and geopolitical debates and discussions during my first year here I am currently developing interests in the following areas: Multi-party computation; and Use of one-time signatures in post quantum cryptography.

Room: McCrea 254
Email: alex.davidson.2014[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo William de Souza received a Doctor of Science degree in Engineering of Systems and Computing (Artificial Intelligence) from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, a Master of Science degree in Computing and Systems (Cryptology) from Military Institute of Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Intellectual Property and Innovation (Intelligent Mechanism to monitor drugs and medications) from National Institute of Industrial Property. He was head of the Department of Cryptology and Security Evaluation in Systems at the Naval Systems Analyses Center. Furthermore, he is general-coordinator of the Virtual Laboratory of Techniques Cryptographic Asymmetric, which is part of RENASIC (Brazilian National Network of Information Security and Cryptography). Currently, he is interested in Trusted Computing and in intelligent mechanisms applied in Trusted Computing. He works under the supervision of Dr Allan Tomlinson.

Room: McCrea 356
Tel: 01784 414221
Email: William.DeSouza.2012[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Benoit Ducray

Room: Founders West 152
Tel: 01784 414939
Email: Benoit.Ducray.2013[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Naomi Farley joined the Centre of Doctoral Training (part of the Information Security Group) of Royal Holloway in September 2013 after receiving a first class honours degree (BSc Hons) in Computer Science and Mathematics. Naomi is currently working under the supervision of Prof. Jason Crampton (Information Security) and Dr. Gregory Gutin (Computer Science). Her primary research interests are Key Assignment Schemes and Access Control mechanisms.

Room: McCrea 243
Tel: 01784 276142
Email: Naomi.Farley.2010[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Gregory Fenn is currently a PhD student in the Centre for Doctoral Training in the ISG at Royal Holloway. His academic interests include modern cryptographic computer protocols, techniques of hacking ("Penetration Testing") and ways to model the behaviour of cyber enemies using Game Theory. He is also interested in the political landscape concerning the Cyber world, e.g. thinking about international "Cyber Warfare" and local political questions about provacy of internet users. His BA was in Mathematics and Philosophy at King's College London where, in particular, he studied much abstract algebra (e.g. Rings and Modules and Elementary Number Theory).

Room: McCrea 254
Email: Gregory.Fenn.2014[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Iakovos Gurulian

Room: McCrea 356
Tel: 01784 414221
Email: Iakovos.Gurulian.2014[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Andreas Haggman completed his undergraduate and masters degrees in the War Studies department at King's College London before joining the CDT in the autumn of 2014. His research interests lie in non-technical cyber security topics pertaining to military and government applications of cyber technologies, and organisational and policy responses to cyber security issues

Room: McCrea 254
Email: Andreas.Haggman.2014[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Md. Rashedul Hassan has completed his undergraduate from the University of Hull in Computer Science with Games development, where he received a first class honours. He is currently doing a PhD under the supervision of Dr Konstantinos Markantonakis here at the Royal Holloway University of London. Rashedul is extremely enthusiastic about technology and loves innovation. Over his undergraduate studies, he was a Microsoft student partner, and he loves to develop apps and games for Windows phones. His research interests lie in Electronic Voting and security in gaming. Whilst Rashedul is not studying he likes to indulge himself in music and FIFA

Room: McCrea 253
Tel: 01784 443113
Email: MdRashedul.Hassan.2014[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Steve Hersee is a first year PhD Student in the Centre for Doctrinal Training in Cyber Security at Royal Holloway, University of London. Following completion of his undergraduate degree in Computer Science at the University of Nottingham in 2003 he joined as an Officer in the Royal Air Force and served for 7 1/2 years. Following his departure from the service I worked for the Metropolitan Police in a security based role for the London Olympics. He was then employed by Direct Line Group to establish an Intelligence section during its divestment from Royal Bank of Scotland. He is interested in all areas of Cyber Security but in particular he is interested in the geopolitics of Cyber Security and the diferent and often contrasting approaches taken by nation states, businesses and hacktivist groups.

Room: McCrea 253
Tel: 01784 443113
Email: Steven.Hersee.2013[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Jonathan Hoyland was awarded a masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Oxford. His research interests are model checking, verification of security protocols and formal methods.

Room: McCrea 255
Tel: 01784 414398
Email: Jonathan.Hoyland.2013[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Shenglan Hu

Email: Shenglan.Hu.2003[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Daniel Hutchinson MMATH (Southampton) is studying randomness and pseudo-random number generators under the supervision of Prof. Kenny Paterson.

Room: McCrea 243
Tel: 01784 276142
Email: Daniel.Hutchinson.2012[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Suleman Ibrahim is currently studying for a PhD with the Centre for Doctoral Training in the Information Security Group. He previously was awarded an MSc in Criminal Justice Policy at LSE and a BSc (Hons) in Sociology & Psychology from the University of Greenwich. His research interests are rooted in the sociology of cyber security.

Room: McCrea 254
Email: Suleman.Ibrahim.2014[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Christian Janson Received his Diploma in Mathematics from University of Bremen in Germany. His interests encompass all of information security and cryptography, however his chief interests are Boolean functions, mathematical models of security, game theory, lattice-based cryptography and number theoretical aspects. He's supervised by Dr Carlos Cid.

Room: McCrea 243
Tel: 01784 276142
Email: Christian.Janson.2012[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Danushka Jayasinghe s first degree was in Computer Networking from the University of Greenwich and he also holds a BTEC HND in Network Engineering and Telecommunication Systems. He completed his MSc in Information Security at the ISG, Royal Holloway, University of London in 2013. He joined the Smart Card Centre to follow a PhD under the supervision of Dr Konstantinos Markantonakis. His research interests are on modern electronic payment systems with the consideration of security, privacy and efficiency of the underlying payment protocols and platforms. He is also interested in alternative payment schemes other than conventional card-based payment methods including digital cash and anonymous & fair-exchange payment protocols.

Room: Founders West 152
Tel: 01784 414939
Email: danushka.jayasinghe.2012[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Roberto Jordaney holds a double MSc degree with Politechnico di Torino (Turin, Italy) and with Telecom ParisTech (Paris, France). His academic interests include system security and network security. He is currently studying in the field of botnet detection and is supervised by Dr Lorenzo Cavallaro. He is also interested in application security, reverse engineering and penetration testing.

Room: McCrea 343
Email: Roberto.Jordaney.2014[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Martin Kelly

Email: Martin.Kelly.2014[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Mohammed Khan is a post-graduate research student at Information Security Group, Royal Holloway University of London. His present research focus is on the security and privacy of LTE communication network. His specific concern is on the authentication, key management and privacy preserving communication in 4G LTE network.

Email: Mohammed.Khan.2013[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Salahuddin Khan

Room: McCrea 343
Email: Salahuddin.Khan.2013[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Lazaros Kyrillidis received his BSc in Computer Science from the Technological Educational Institute (T.E.I.) of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2005 and his MSc in Information Security from Royal Holloway in 2008. His research interests include smart cards, mobile phones / smartphones security and network security & security architectures. He is conducting PhD research in smartphones security under the supervision of Dr. Keith Mayes. He is partly funded by Orange Labs UK. When not studying, he is a football, motorbikes and music addict.

Room: Founders West 152
Tel: 01784 414423
Email: lazaros.kyrillidis.2011[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Thalia Laing Received a BSc in Mathematics at Imperial College London, followed by an MSc in Mathematics of Communications and Cryptography from Royal Holloway. Completed Masters dissertation on Combinatorial Designs and their application to Key Predistribution in Wireless Sensor Networks. She is currently a first year PhD student in the Centre of Doctoral Training in Cyber Security, being provisionally supervised by Prof Keith Martin.

Room: McCrea 253
Tel: 01784 443113
Email: Thalia.Laing.2012[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Robert Lee is a first year PhD student in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security. He studied for a Masters of Engineering in Computer Systems and Software Engineering at the University of York, graduating with Upper Second Class honours in 2013. He is currently supervised by Prof. Kostas Markantonakis. His research interests include Cryptography and Embedded System Security.

Room: McCrea 243
Tel: 01784 276142
Email: Robert.Lee.2013[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Wanpeng Li got his Bachelor Degree in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics from Xihua University, China, in 2010, and his master degree in Information and Communication Engineering from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in 2013. His research interests include identity management and applied cryptography. He is conducting PhD research under the supervision of Prof. Chris Mitchell.

Room: McCrea 253
Tel: 01784 443113
Email: Wanpeng.Li.2013[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo John MacDonald BSc, MBA (Henley) received his BSc. (1st class Hons) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering in 1980 and his MBA (distinction) from Henley Management College in 1996. During his first degree he was employed by Pye TV (Philips) and after graduating joined the BBC as a TV Engineer, before moving onto the position of VT editor for the TV News Section. After a year's sabbatical undertaking Postgraduate Research into Tomographic & Digital Imaging with The Royal Postgraduate Medical School, John moved into consultancy with Frazer Nash Electronics. John moved into international marketing management in 1986 by joining confectionery giant Mars GB Ltd. After attaining the position of Global Product Marketing Manager for Payment Systems John joined Motorola Subscriber Products division in 1991. A series of promotions followed over the next decade with John moving to, EMEA Retail Channel Business Development Manager in 1994, EMEA Channel Manager (B2B and consumer direct channels) in 1995, EMEA Business Operations Director in 1996 and EMEA Director GPRS & 3G Technologies in 1999. In the summer of 2003 John "retired" from corporate life to commence a PhD research degree with Royal Holloway, sponsored by Telefonica Moviles of Spain. John created MadGo.com Ltd to provide freelance advisory and consultancy services to bring content owners and mobile operators together. Madgo.com enjoys a breadth of clients including the European football association UEFA.

Email: J.A.Macdonald[at]rhul.ac.uk

Photo Hafizah Mansor holds a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and MSc in Computer Science from Malaysia. She is currently working in the Smart Card Center under the supervision of Dr. Kostas Markantonakis. Her research interests include smart card security and cryptography.

Room: Founders West 154
Tel: 01784 414423
Email: Hafizah.Mansor.2011[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Gibson Mba holds BSc in Computer Science (University of Nigeria), MSc, Information Technology -Information Security concentration (Liverpool) and MBA, Banking and Finance (ESUT, Nigeria). He is registered for PhD (Part-time / Distance Learning) with Dr Lorenzo Cavallaro as Supervisor and Dr Carlos Cid as Adviser. His research interests include Underground Economy and Malware.

Email: Gibson.Mba.2012[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Konstantinos Mersinas Ptychio (Greece), MSc (RHUL), CISSP associate, ISO 27001 Auditor, received his first degree in Mathematics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) in 2002 and his MSc in Information Security (distinction) from Royal Holloway in 2003. He has worked as a Forecasting Consultant (Veltio) and as a self-employed Information Security Consultant (Egnatia Odos S.A.). He has also been teaching Mathematics & Computing for over a decade, in a variety of institutions. He is an administrator and tutor on the Distance Learning Program of the MSc in Information Security and a PhD candidate under the supervision of Professor Keith Martin. His research interests lie in the field of Economics of Information Security, decision-making biases of Information Security professionals under Risk & Uncertainty and Behavioural Economics.

Room: Arts F22
Email: konstantinos.mersinas.2011[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Caroline Moeckel BA (Hons), MSc, holds a BA in Digital Media (1st class honours) with an emphasis on internet computing from Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland, Oulu Polytechnic, Finland, and Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany. After graduation, she joined the e-banking department of a German bank and completed her MSc in Business (top of the class with distinction, thesis title: "European B2C E-Commerce in the Banking Sector") at Fachhochschule Mainz and London South Bank University on a corporate sponsorship. She has also spent some time working with the E-Security Research Centre at the same institution. Caroline continues to receive support from her employer for her PhD studies. Her research interests lie in the field of usable security and e-banking security, but also extend to the general themes of information assurance and risk management as well as identity management. She is supervised by Dr Geraint Price.

Room: McCrea 253
Tel: 01784 443113
Email: caromoeckel[at]me.com

Photo Mwawi Nyirenda Kayuni received her BSc (Mathematics) from Chancellor College, University of Malawi, in 2008 and her MSc in coding theory and cryptography from Mzuzu University, Malawi in 2011. She worked with University of Malawi, and is being sponsored by the Schlumbeger Foundation. Mwawi's research interests are cryptography and network security, and she is supervised by Professor Keith Martin.

Room: McCrea 243
Tel: 01784 276142
Email: Mwawi.NyirendaKayuni.2011[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Laurence O'Toole B.Sc. (Galway) M.Sc. (Cork) received his B.Sc. in Mathematical Science/Computing from National University of Ireland, Galway in 1999, and his M.Sc. in Information Theory, Coding and Cryptography from University College, Cork in 2000. He is currently studying for a PhD degree and his research interests include DES, MARS and feistel networks. He promises to finish his PhD sometime soon.

Room: McCrea 356
Tel: 01784 414221
Email: L.OToole[at]rhul.ac.uk

Photo Anthony Palmer M.Sc. (Open), MBCS, CITP received his M.Sc. in Computing for Commerce and Industry from the Open University in 1996. He currently runs his own Information Security Consultancy - Symbiotic Consulting, whose clients include a major International Bank and the UK Home Office. In previous employment, he provided information security consultancy to clients in UK Banking Industry, UK Payment Clearing Schemes and was active in the development of ISO Standards. He is currently registered as a part-time Ph.D. student under the joint supervision of Prof. Kenny Paterson and Prof. Johannes Zanker. His research interests include automated personal identification, identity management, biometrics, usability and PKI.

Email: Anthony.Palmer[at]rhul.ac.uk

Photo Liuxuan Pan received a BSc in Economics from Jinan University in China and a MSc in Financial Mathematics from King's College London. She is supervised by Dr Allan Tomlinson. Her main interests are complexity and information asymmetry in financial market, economics of information security investment and game theory.

Room: Arts S7
Email: Liuxuan.Pan.2013[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Rachel Player studied Mathematics at Warwick, graduating with the MMath in July 2013. She is now studying for a PhD in Information Security under the supervision of Dr Carlos Cid and Professor Sean Murphy. Her research interests are lattice based cryptography and the learning with errors problem.

Room: McCrea 243
Tel: 01784 276142
Email: Rachel.Player.2013[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Sarah Louise Renwick graduated from the University of Bristol with a First Class Honours degree in Mathematics. She is currently studying for a PhD under the supervision of Prof Keith Martin and Dr Carlos Cid in partnership with Thales UK, her research being focused in the area of Cryptography.

Room: McCrea 356
Tel: 01784 414221
Email: SarahLouise.Renwick.2012[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Dusan Repel graduated from Plymouth University with 1stclass honours in Computer Science. His research interests lie mainly in the area of software security, including reverse engineering, malware and vulnerability detection and exploitation.

Room: McCrea 343
Email: Dusan.Repel.2013[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Ian Sargeant is supervised by Dr Allan Tomlinson.

Email: i_sargeant[at]yahoo.co.uk

Photo Sam Scott is currently studying towards a PhD in Cyber Security with the CDT at Royal Holloway. His background is in Mathematics and Cryptography: he obtained a BSc in Mathematics from Warwick, and an MSc in the Mathematics of Cryptography and Communications from Royal Holloway.His interests primarily lie in the ways in which Maths can be applied to information security in new and novel ways. In particular, he has recently been looking at the use of lattices in cryptographic constructions.

Room: McCrea 255
Tel: 01784 414398
Email: Sam.Scott.2012[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Marc Sel is a part-time student, working for PriceWaterhouseCoopers 'Advisory Services' in Belgium as a Director, specialising in ICT Security and Performance. His research interests are trust in all its forms of occurence, and ways to model it. Furthermore he has a broad interest in all crypto-related topics, and the underlying mathematics. He is also interested in biometric recognition. He joined PwC in January 1989 as a Consultant. Areas he has worked in include authorisations and access control, biometric recognition, network security, PKI, smartcards as well as information security organisation legislation and policies, standards and guidelines.

Email: Marc.Sel.2013[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo James Sellwood was awarded his BSc in Combined Sciences from Southampton University and his MSc in Information Security from Royal Holloway. James is studying part-time for a PhD in Information Security under the supervision of Professor Jason Crampton. James' PhD research is focused on the definition, and development, of a relationship-based access control model for use within general computing systems.

Email: james.sellwood.2010[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Carlton Shepherd graduated from Newcastle University with a first-class honours degree in B.Sc. (Hons) Computer Science in June 2013. He joined the second cohort of Centre for Doctoral Training students in September 2014, where he is being provisionally supervised by Dr. Kostas Markantonakis.

Room: McCrea 254
Email: Carlton.Shepherd.2014[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Philippa Thornton comes to the CDT from a professional background in the Metropolitan Police and the military. She has BA degrees in History and Politics (Liverpool) and English Literature (Open University), and a Masters in English from King's College London. Her research interests are in perceptions, representations and ontologies of the soldier, war and homeland in the context of the 'war on terror', how such concepts are (de)constructed in geopolitical and cyber spaces, and their potential implications to personal, domestic and international securities. She is also poetry editor of literary magazine The Next Review.

Room: McCrea 253
Tel: 01784 443113
Email: Pip.Thornton.2013[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Assad Umar

Room: McCrea 356
Tel: 01784 414221
Email: Assad.Umar.2011[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Thyla Van Der Merwe received a BCom in Mathematics, Statistics and Economics, a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and an MSc in Mathematics from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She has recently completed an MSc in Information Security at Royal Holloway, University of London as a FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholar. Prior to starting at Royal Holloway, Thyla spent four years at Tellumat (PTY) Ltd as a security specialist and software developer. Thyla currently represents South Africa on the ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 27 standards committee where her activities involve the standardization of cryptographic mechanisms and protocols. Thyla's research interests include various topics in theoretical and applied cryptography.

Room: McCrea 255
Tel: 01784 414398
Email: Thyla.VanDerMerwe.2012[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Ricardo Villaneuva Polanco is currently studying under the supervision of Prof. Kenny Paterson. He holds a B.Eng. in Systems and Computer Engineering from the University of North, Colombia and a M.Eng. in Systems and Computer Engineering from the University of Los Andes, Colombia. Before starting studies in ISG, he worked at Simon Bolivar University, Colombia Movil - TIGO as well as providing information security consultancy. His current research interests are: Cryptographic protocols and security issues in large scale systems.

Room: McCrea 356
Tel: 01784 414221
Email: Ricardo.VillanuevaPolanco.2013[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Terrence Walker hails from Australia and is studying part-time for his PhD under the supervision of Dr Lizzie Coles-Kemp, while working for a CSIRT in Belgium. He has around a decade of security exposure and an interest in systems (security and ecological), as well as the interaction between operational and technical security. He is using system dynamics as a modelling tool in order to better understand security systems.

Email: T.C.Walker[at]rhul.ac.uk

Photo Conrad Williams studied Pure Mathematics (Bsc) at Royal Holloway University of London, and graduated with a 1st Class Honours in 2013. He received the Thewlis/Wilks prize and an IMA prize in his final year for exceptional grades and effort. He is part of the CDT Cohort and his research interests include Key Management and Cryptographically Enforced Access Control, and the applications of such theory to cloud computing. He is currently supervised by Prof Jason Crampton. Before starting his PhD he worked at a software company as a Technical Business Analyst.

Room: McCrea 255
Tel: 01784 414398
Email: Conrad.Williams.2010[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Joanne Woodage studied for an MMath Mathematics (Hons) degree at the University of Manchester, graduating with First Class Honours in 2013. She joined the second CDT cohort in September 2014.

Room: McCrea 254
Email: Joanne.Woodage.2014[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo James Wright holds a MPhys Physics with Theoretical Physics from the University of Manchester. He is a first year PhD student under the supervision Dr. Stephen Wolthusen, and is researching the security of Smart Grids protocols. He is also interested in the socio-political aspects of information security, and is hoping to develop an appreciation of the more technical aspects of the information security theatre.

Room: McCrea 356
Email: James.Wright.2015[at]rhul.ac.uk

Photo Zhiqian Xu B.Eng (BUPT, China) M.A (WSU, USA) received her B.Eng in Computer Engineering from Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications, Beijing, China and a M.A. in Computer Science from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA. She is a part-time student working at FedEx in the USA. Her research interests include distributed data protection and key management in distributed systems. She is supervised by Prof. Keith Martin.

Email: zhiqian.xu.2009[at]rhul.ac.uk

Photo Jiun Yi Yap obtained a B.Eng and M.Phil (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) respectively in 2003 and 2004 from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He worked for 8 years in the public sector before joining the ISG in September 2012 as a PhD student. Jiun Yi is supervised by Dr Allan Tomlinson and advised by Dr Stephen Wolthusen.

Room: McCrea 356
Tel: 01784 414221
Email: Jiun.Yap.2012[at]live.rhul.ac.uk

Photo Po-Wah Yau BSc (Hons) (London) has his main research interests in the security of distributed computing technologies, concentrating on the areas of mobile ad hoc networks and Grid computing. He is is currently part of a 3-year EPSRC funded e-Science research project looking at trust establishment in mobile distributed computing platforms.

Room: Portakabin 3
Tel: 01784 414345
Email: p.yau[at]rhul.ac.uk

Photo Shuo Zhang

Room: McCrea 356
Tel: 01784 414221