UCL Cybersecurity CDT



We have a diverse community of world leading cybersecurity researchers at UCL.

Cybersecurity event

Computer Science 

  • 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 Brotherstonverification, 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 Tuptukcyber-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 SowellOperational 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

The Department of Biochemical Engineering

  • Dr Darren N. NesbethSynthetic biology, cybersecurity, 'crime harvest', genetic modification, bioterrorism