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Simon Parkinson is a Reader in Cyber Security within the school of Computing and Engineering at the University of Huddersfield. He received a first class degree (hons) in Secure and Forensic Computing from the University of Huddersfield. Following this he gained a PhD entitled the Construction of Machine Tool Calibration Plans Using Domain-Independent Automated Planning also from the University of Huddersfield.

Simon's research interest is in developing intelligent systems for manufacturing and cyber security. This involves his continuing research of developing and utilising artificial intelligence for task automation. His research interests are cyber security focussed as cover aspects such as access control, vulnerability and anomaly detection, learning domain knowledge, mitigation planning, and software tools to aid situation awareness

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  • informatics
  • cyber crime
  • secure and forensic computing
  • artificial intelligence

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Projects 2015 2019

Research Output 2011 2019

Creeper: a tool for detecting permission creep in file system access controls

Parkinson, S., Khan, S., Bray, J. & Shreef, D., 15 Apr 2019, In : Cybersecurity. 2, 1, p. 1-14 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Access control
Statistical methods
Information systems
Control systems

Towards Automating Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) Analysis to Predict Burglary

Monchuk, L., Parkinson, S. & Kitchen, J., 6 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) 29th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling : (ICAPS 2019). Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Law enforcement
Environmental design
Open Access
Machine tools
Decision support systems
Decision support
Machine tool

Automated Planning of Administrative Tasks Using Historic Events: A File System Case Study

Khan, S. & Parkinson, S., 5 Sep 2018, Guide to Vulnerability Analysis for Computer Networks and Systems: An Artificial Intelligence Approach. Parkinson, S., Crampton, A. & Hill, R. (eds.). Springer, Cham, p. 159-182 (Computer Communications and Networks).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Access control
Association rules
Security systems
Decision making

Activities 2016 2016

  • 1 Oral presentation

Planning Machine Activity Between Manufacturing Operations: Maintaining Accuracy While Reducing Energy Consumption

Simon Parkinson (Speaker), Mauro Vallati (Speaker), Andrew Longstaff (Speaker), Simon Fletcher (Speaker), Lukas Chrpa (Speaker)
14 Jun 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation