mespc Dr Allan Tomlinson 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.

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