We have a diverse community of world leading cybersecurity researchers at UCL.
- Prof George Danezis: privacy, applied cryptography, and distributed systems security
- Prof Angela Sasse: usable security, organizational security
- Prof Emiliano De Cristofaro: genomic privacy, applied cryptography, on-line propaganda / hate speech / fake news, and internet measurements
- Dr Steven Murdoch: privacy, authentication and banking security
- Dr Sarah Meiklejohn: cryptocurrencies, underground markets, and cryptography
- Dr Nicolas Courtois: symmetric key cryptography and cryptocurrencies
- Dr Philipp Jovanovic: applied cryptography, cryptocurrencies, distributed systems, privacy
- Dr Marie Vasek: cryptocurrencies, cybercrime, security economics
- Prof David Pym: logic, systems modelling, security policy & security economics
- Prof Alexandra Silva: verification
- Dr James Brotherston: verification, automated reasoning and logic
- Prof Peter O’Hearn: verification & testing
- Prof Byron Cook: verification
- Prof Jade Alglave: verification of CPUs, side-channels dealing with logic and algebra and their applications to the correctness and security of systems, programs, networks, and protocols, including security protocols and organizational modelling;
- Prof Brad Karp: networks and distributed systems security
- Prof Mark Handley: operating systems, networking and distributed systems security
- Dr Emmanuel Letier: requirements engineering & security
- Dr Earl Barr: security testing, secure software engineering methodologies, malware and binary analysis
- Dr Jens Krinke: security testing, secure software engineering methodologies, malware and binary analysis
- Dr David Clark: security testing, secure software engineering methodologies, malware and binary analysis
- Prof Tomaso Aste: financial technology, blockchains
- Prof Anna Cox: watermarking and copyright protection
- Prof Steven Hailes: robotics, infrastructure, Internet of Things, and manufacturing security
- Dr Christoph Haase: verification, complexity theory
- Dr Arthur Gervais: decentralized finance, blockchain security & privacy, machine learning
- Dr Mirco Musolesi: machine learning/artificial intelligence for cybersecurity
- Dr Licia Capra: computational social science
- Dr Stefano Vissicchio: internet routing, reliability and security
- Dr Shi Zhou: online social media, epidemic spreading, detection of bots & frauds, complex networks, internet routing.
- Dr Dimitrios Kanoulas: robot perception, robot learning, legged robots, mobile manipulators.
- Prof Madeline Carr: Global politic of cybersecurity, international relations, power and innovation policy, cyberwar and cyber norms, national cyber security strategies, cyber risk assessment in boards, cyber security policy, Internet of Things.
- Dr Leonie Tanczer: Cybersecurity, emerging technologies, Internet of Things, gender and tech, tech abuse, mental health, hacking, hacktivism, censorship, surveillance.
- Dr Mark Warner: online safety, online hate speech, content moderation, misinformation, data deletion, algorithmic harms, usable privacy.
The Department of Security and Crime Science
- Prof Richard Wortley: situational crime prevention, online child protection and abuse
- Prof Kate Bowers: quantitative methods in crime analysis and crime prevention, including hybrid online and offline criminality
- Prof Shane Johnson: cyber crime, Internet of Things, policy evaluation, emerging technologies, useable security
- Dr Ingolf Becker: Usable cybersecurity, cybercrime, research methods in the cyber space, organisational security, dark marketplaces, banking security, developer-centred security, measurements, behaviour change
- Dr Nilufer Tuptuk: cyber-physical systems security, IoT security, transportation systems security, AI-based applied machine learning security, socio-technical security, applications of natural language processing to cybercrime
- Dr Toby Davies: network science, notions of 'place' in cyberspace, routine activities in cyberspace, financial crime, fraud
- Dr Kevin Chetty: Indoor Sensing and Contextual Awareness using commodity WiFi and IoT Devices
- Dr Enrico Mariconti: systems for cybersecurity, in particular the use of AI against malware and cybercrime
- Prof Paul Gill: Risk assessment and management of cybercriminality, risk assessment and management of violent extremism, online radicalisation
- Prof Ruth Morgan: forensic science, digital evidence, VR/AR/AI/ML, interpretation of evidence.
The Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy
- Prof Jeremy Watson: Infrastructure security, building systems security, and the Internet of Things
- Dr Irina Brass: Standards and regulation of digital and telecommunications, cyber security, Internet of Things, connected autonomous vehicles
- Dr Jesse Sowell: Operational side of Internet governance, the distinctly transnational, non-state actors that ensure the Internet stays glued together in a secure and stable way.
The Department of Physics
- Prof Jonathan Oppenheim: quantum information theory, applications to secure communications, quantum computing
- Prof Simone Severini: quantum computation, cryptography and security, quantum information theory
- Dr Toby Cubitt: quantum computation, cryptography and security, quantum information theory
The Bartlett School of Architecture
- Prof David Shipworth: energy security, smart metering, and smart grid infrastructure resilience
The Department of Biochemical Engineering
- Dr Darren N. Nesbeth: Synthetic biology, cybersecurity, 'crime harvest', genetic modification, bioterrorism