SECReT 2010 PhD projects
- Metal oxide semiconductor gas sensors as an electronic nose for the detection of microbial agents
- What are the factors that make communities vulnerable to, or resistant against, the emergence of radicalising settings?
- Covert taggant nanoparticle inks - discovery, process and product development, and analysis for sustainability and efficiency
- Diffusion processes of political violence: The role of information
- Engineering IT risk awareness, education and training
- Three-dimentional imaging of baggage for security applications.
- Understanding the traffic-driven epidemic spreading in scale-free networks
- Optimal search and detection of targets in an uncertain environment using unmanned aerial vehicle
- Explosive residue: Evaluation and optimisation of detection and sampling procedures
- Forecasting adversary’s scenarios: Systemic competitive red teaming
- Secure digital archive and web search using a Probably Approximately Correct architecture
- Mobilising community resilience through techno-social innovation
- Numerical modelling/empirical analysis of civil conflict
- Landmine, IED, UXO Detection using Ground Penetrating Radar from an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
- Towards a usable and less disruptive security in the workplace
- Securing from exploits using information theoretical techniques
- Crime drop in Chile: Searching for causes and mechanisms
- Inferring user behaviour despite wireless network encryption
- The Chain of Evidence - a critical appraisal of the applicability and validity of forensic research and the usability of forensic evidence
Inferring user behaviour despite wireless network encryption
7 March 2012
This project is part-funded and jointly supervised by SELEX Galileo. The rise of ubiquitous broadband access and wireless nomadic computing has led to a range of new security threats and methods of hostile access. However, it also provides new opportunities for and challenges to security services looking to intercept, locate and monitor threat and hostile activity. This project will investigate how networked sensing systems can intelligently monitor communications activity to make informed judgements about potential CYBER-threats, network intrusions, subversions and other hostile activity that comprise either the network communications (e.g. denial of service) or information content (e.g. phishing).
The project will also look to build on previous and relevant PhD research undertaken at UCL relating to biologically inspired content based routing concepts for network sensing applications. For this project this bio-inspiration thread also has particular relevance for developing monitoring approaches that exploit new CYBER concepts such as digital DNA. To start with this project will be based on current internet technology but will then progress to cover developments for next generation internet concepts and protocols.
SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica company, is a leader in defence electronics markets, with a distinctive strength in airborne mission critical systems and a wide range of capabilities for the battlefield and for homeland security applications. With a 7000-strong international workforce in five continents SELEX serves needs for situational awareness, protection and sensors systems solutions.