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Last updated 17th April 2024

Biography

I am a Professor of Cyber Security and a Member of the UK Government’s Cyber Security Advisory Board. I am also the Computer Science Department Research Coordinator. My research expertise and interests span Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence, with focused areas on identity and access. I have led various research and knowledge exchange projects to completion, exceeding the value of £1.5m, funded by the likes of the UK’s Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC), Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), and Innovate UK. Through my research, I have developed new ways to detect security weaknesses in access control systems, intrusions in enterprise IT systems, and unauthorised access through new biometrics such as key typing patterns and fitness devices.

I have supervised 7 research degrees (4 PhD, 3 Master by Research) to completion as Director of Studies and a further 4 as second supervisor (3 PhD, 1 Master by Research). I am passionate about leading research students to success and have twice been awarded the School’s `Supervisor of the Year’ (2018-19) and the overall University `Supervisor of the Year’ in 2020. I have examined 8 PhD students at both UK and international institutions.

I am an Associate Editor for IET Intelligent Transport Systems, a frequent programme committee member for leading conferences, and a reviewer for many leading international journals.

Outside of University, I train and compete with Longwood Harriers AC

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Informatics
  • Cyber crime
  • Secure and forensic computing
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Machine Tools
  • Access Control
  • Planning

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