Dr Hervé Borrion
Lecturer, UCL Department of Security and Crime Science
Hervé Borrion pursued his postgraduate education at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (Masters) and at University College London (PhD) where he specialised in radar signal processing for target recognition. He developed a strong interest in the application of sensor-based technologies in various research centres including the Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique (Paris), Los Alamos National Laboratory (US), UCT-CSIR (Cape Town) and Tsinghua University (Beijing) .
He was the founding director of the MSc in Countering Terrorism and Organised Crime, and MRes in Security Science at UCL. Since 2009, he has been serving as the Deputy Director of the EPSRC-funded £17m Security Science Doctoral Training Centre.
Security is often addressed by making our ecosystem less vulnerable to criminal acts, generally through the introduction of security policies and law enforcement technologies. In practice, security failures are often due to our inability to integrate uncertainty and ethical concerns into our requirements. My research interest lies in improving security-related design; and in particular, how these elements should be taken into account in the design and implementation of security measures.
- Heritage England, Project No: 6871: Research into the extent of theft risk to these buildings open to the Public (PI) (2014 - in progress)
- EU-FP7 PRIME - Preventing, Interdicting and Migitating Extremism (2014 - in progress)
- EU-FP7 RIBS - Resilient Infrastructure and Building Security (PI) (2010-2013)
- EU-FP7 BASYLIS - moBile, Autonomous and affordable SYstem to increase security in Large unpredIctable environments (2011-2013)
- UCL CALT grant: Experimental assessment of agent-based modelling for enquiry-based learning in security and crime science (£750)
- UCL Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities: Blackouts prevention and solutions through multi-disciplinary techniques (B-PAS) (£5k, with Dr Catalina Spataru)
- UCL International teaching excellent bursary, International Security Science Seminar Series: a collaboration with Tinghua University, Beijing (£2.5k)
- UCL e-learning development grant: Unlocking the door to e-assessment (£1k)
- EU Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window: mobility scholarship to Tinghua University, Beijing (EUR 5k)
- DHS grant: organisation of a Security and Crime Science workshop (£5k)
- UCL/EPSRC Bridging the gap : organisation of the first environmental crime conference (£5k)
- UCL/EPSRC Knowledge Transfer Account (£250k)
- MRes Security Science, Course Director
- Security Science Doctoral Training Centre, Deputy Director
- Risk and Contingency Planning (PUBLGC49), module convenor
- Designing Research in Security Science (PUBLGC54), module convenor
- Ethics, Research and Security PUBLGC53), module convenor
- Intelligence Gathering and Analysis (PUBLGC51), guest lecturer
- Resilience (PUBLGC##), guest lecturer
- Defence Systems (PUBLGC##), guest lecturer
- IEEE International Conference on Aerospace Electronics and Remote Sensing Technology 2014 (ICARES)
- IEEE Joint Conference in Intelligence Security Informatics 2013-2015 (EISIC)
- Provost's Teaching Award (2012)
Introducing Security and Crime Science to undergraduate students in electronic engineering (Cumberland Lodge, 2011)
CURRENT PHD STUDENTS
- Joanna Hill
- Dorothea Delpech
- Catherine Kerr
- Iacovos Kirlappos
- Sami Richardson
- Mohamed Gaballa
- Matthew Ashby
- Kartikeya Tripathi
- Improving the Effectiveness of Security Procedures for Unattended Luggage in Metro Rail Systems
Transport Security Expo, 3.12.2015, London
- Resilient Infrastructure and Building Security
"Final Conference of the Archimedes EU project", 16.12.2014, Paris
- Serious Intelligence Game for Multisource Analysis
"Annual Meeting of the OSCE Border Security and Management National Focal Points Network", Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, 31.11.2012, Vienna
European Machine Vision Association, 12.04.2008, Berlin
- Moving towards Integrated Security
ITS - Security interest group, 27.07.2007, London
Transec World-Expo XXI, 27.06.2007, Amsterdam
- UCL Centre for Security and Crime Science
Department for Trade and Industry, London
- Mad, bad and dangerous to know: Universities play a vital role in the study of crime and terrorism, The Independent, May 8 2008
- Borrion H., Crime prevention in the optimisation society. In: Celebrating 100 years of ACE (p.79). 2013. ACE.
- Ritchie, M., Fioranelli F. & Borrion H. (TBA) 'Micro UAV Crime Prevention: Can we help Princess Leia?' In: Preventing Crime Problems around the Globe through Research Innovations in the 21st Century, B. Leclerc and E. Savona (Eds.), Springer. (Accepted)
- Solymosi, R., Fujiyama, T. & Borrion, H. (2015) ‘Crowd spatial patterns at bus stops: security implications and effects of warning messages’ In: Safety and Security in Transit Environments: An interdisciplinary Approach, V. Ceccato and A. Newton (Eds.), London: Palgrave. (In press)
- Hill J.F., Johnson S.J., Borrion H. Potential uses of computer agent-based simulation modeling in the evaluation of wildlife poaching, Situational Prevention of Poaching. (2013). London: Routledge.
Security and crime science
- Tripathi. K. & Borrion H. (2015). Safe, Secure or Punctual? A simulator study of train driver response to report of explosives on a metro train. (Accepted).
- Sage, T. L., Borrion, H., & Toubaline, S. (2014). A user–layered approach for modelling and simulating terrorist attacks. International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, 10(3), 398-412.
- Ashby, M. P., Bowers, K. J., Borrion, H., & Fujiyama, T. (2014). The when and where of an emerging crime type: The example of metal theft from the railway network of Great Britain. Security Journal.
- Borrion, H., Tripathi, K., Chen P. & Moon S. (2014) Threat detection: a framework for security architects and designers of metropolitan rail systems, Urban, Planning and Transport Research: An Open Access Journal, 2:1, pp. 173-194
- Borrion, H. (2013). Quality assurance in crime scripting, Crime Science, 2 (6)
- Le Sage, T., Toubaline, S., & Borrion, H. (2013). An Object-Oriented Approach for Modelling Security Scenarios. In UKSim (pp. 396-400).
- Taylor, J., Margaritis, D., Nasir, Z. A., Borrion, H., & Lai, K. M. (2013). The Role of Protection Measures and their Interaction in Determining Building Vulnerability and Resilience to Bioterrorism. Journal of Bioterrorism & Biodefense, 4, 123.
- Le Sage, T., Borrion, H., & Toubaline, S. (2012, November). A tool-target based approach for simulating a terrorist attack. In Homeland Security (HST), IEEE Conference on Technologies for (pp. 105-110). 13 November 2012, Waltham (MA). IEEE.
- Toubaline, S., Borrion, H., & Le Sage, T. (2012, November). Dynamic generation of event trees for risk modelling of terrorist attacks. In Homeland Security (HST), 2012 IEEE Conference on Technologies for (pp. 111-116).13 November 2012, Waltham (MA). IEEE.
- Borrion, H., Mitchener-Nissen, T., Taylor, J., & Lai, K. M. (2012, August). Countering Bioterrorism: Why smart buildings should have a code of ethics. In Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference (EISIC), 2012 European (pp. 68-75). 22 August 2012, Odense, Denmark. IEEE.
- Borrion, H., & Bouhana, N. (2012, August). iCARE: A Scenario-Based Method for the RIBS Project. In Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference (EISIC), 2012 European (pp. 284-284). 22 August 2012, Odense, Denmark. IEEE.
- Borrion, H., Gaballa, M., Wapshott, C., Johnson, S. D., & Harvey, N. (2013). An Empirical Study of the Impact of Reliability Values on Threat Assessment. In E Bossé et al. (Eds). Prediction and Recognition of Piracy Efforts Using Collaborative Human-Centric Information System, Proceedings of the NATO Institute on (pp). 28 September 2011, Salamanca, Spain. Amsterdam: IOS Press.
Radar and electronics
- Radar-based Technologies for Terrorist Detection H. Borrion, N. Bouhana, H.Guo, K.Chetty, G.Smith, K.Woodbridge and C. J. Baker, NATO Science and Technology for Defence against Terrorism. Manheim, Germany, April 24 2008
- Study of processing techniques for Radar non-cooperative target recognition, Borrion, H; Thesis (Ph.D.) University College London, 2006
- One-Dimensional Model-based Approach for ISAR Imaging (2), Borrion, H.; Griffiths, H.; Tait, P.; Money, D.; Baker, C.; Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2006. IGARSS 2006. IEEE International Conference on July 31 2006-Aug. 4 2006 Page(s):3196 - 3199 Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/IGARSS.2006.821
- One-dimensional model-based approach for ISAR imaging, Borrion, H.; Griffiths, H.D.; Tait, P.; Money, D.; Baker, C.J.; Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2005. IGARSS '05. Proceedings. 2005 IEEE International Volume 1, 25-29 July 2005 Page(s):4 pp. Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/IGARSS.2005.1526170
- Scattering centre extraction for extended targets, Borrion, H.; Griffiths, H.D.; Tait, P.; Money, D.; Baker, C.J.; Radar Conference, 2005 IEEE International, 9-12 May 2005 Page(s):173 - 178
- A high dynamic range beam position measurement system for ELSA-2, Guimbal, P.; Balleyguier, P.; Deslandes, D.; Borrion, H.; Particle Accelerator Conference, 2003. PAC 2003. Proceedings of the Volume 4, 12-16 May 2003 Page(s):2458 - 2460 vol.4 Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/PAC.2003.1289153
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Department: Security and Crime Science
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