Samson is Christopher Strachey Professor of Computing, in the Department of Computer Science. He has worked in a wide range of areas in the semantics and logic of computation, including concurrency, domain theory (especially domain theory in logical form), lambda calculus, semantics of programming languages, and abstract interpretation and program analysis. He has recently been working on high-level methods for quantum computation and information.
Doctoral Student in Computer Science, working on ways to improve the situational awareness of cyber security analysts by observing and analysing their collaboration and coordination at work (completed in 2018). Jan is a User Experience researcher.
Jon Askonas works on the connections between the republican tradition, technology, and national security. He completed his DPhil in 2019 and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics at the Catholic University of America.
Jonathan is Pofessor of Quantum Information Science in the Department of Computer Science. His research is interdisciplinary, spanning computer science, physics and the philosophy of physics. His main interests are in quantum information science and the foundations of quantum theory. Jonathan’s work focuses on developing new ways in which quantum systems can be used for tasks such as computation and cryptography, and on the use of tools from information science to address the conceptual problems of quantum theory.
Min is Professor of Scientific Visualisation in the Department of Engineering Science. His research interests include data visualization, data science, computer graphics, computer vision, and human-computer interaction. He has co-authored over 200 publications, including his recent contributions in areas such as theory of visualization, video visualization, visual analytics, VIS4ML, and perception and cognition in visualization. He has worked on a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary research topics, ranging from the sciences to sports, and from digital humanities to cyber security.
Sadie Creese is Professor of Cybersecurity in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford. She is a Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford where she is a member of the Governing Body. She was Founding Director of the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre at the Oxford Martin School. She leads and manages large interdisciplinary research programmes; she supervises undergraduate projects, and teaches at graduate level in multiple departments in the University. She is engaged in a broad portfolio of cyber-security research spanning situational awareness, visual analytics, risk propagation and communication, threat modelling and detection, network defence, dependability and resilience and privacy.
David De Roure is Professor of e-Research at University of Oxford. Focused on advancing digital scholarship, David works closely with multiple disciplines including social sciences (studying social machines), humanities (computational musicology and experimental humanities), engineering (Internet of Things), and computer science (large scale distributed systems and social computing). He has extensive experience in hypertext, Web Science, Linked Data, and Internet of Things.
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Tulio De Souza
Tulio De Souza
Tulio did his DPhil looking at technical trust and security at the Department of Computer Science, working with Ian Brown and Andrew Martin (completed 2014).
Florian focuses on the implications of cyber enabled national and transnational non-state actors to international security. He is interested in politics, intelligence, and the role of non-state actors in cyber security.
Dr El Kaafaraini is a Research Fellow working on cryptography, number theory and information security at the Mathematical Institute. He is also Founder/CEO of PQShield, working to produce real-world, high-performance implementations of the most effective post-quantum (basic and advanced) algorithms, to shield data from attacks made possible by quantum computers.
Laura is a Visiting Professor at King’s College and Lecturer in Private Law at the University of Oxford. Alongside academic commitments, Laura is a barrister at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and assists with seminal and complex disputes covering a broad range of sectors. Laura has developed expertise in cyber-security with a focus on the financial services industry; she is currently working with UK Finance to develop the regulatory approach to managing cyber-security, operational resilience and outsourcing in the area.
The International Chamber of Commerce UK (ICC) identified Laura as a rising star within the finance sector, and she sits on the ICC UK Banking Committee and is the Coordinator/Chair of the ICC Young Finance Forum. The Panel of Recognised International Market Experts in Finance (P.R.I.M.E Finance) appointed Laura as a Special Rapporteur and Laura is a member of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association’s (ISDA) Arbitration and Financial Law Reform and the Commercial Court and Financial List User Committees. She is widely published in established legal texts, including acting as an editor of the commentary to the Civil Procedural Rules (i.e. the White Book) and publishing several articles in Butterworth’s Journal of International Banking and Financial Law and Thomson Reuter’s Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice.
Laura received a BA Honours in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford and was presented with several awards and prizes during the course of her academic studies. The Middle Temple Inn awarded Laura the Astbury Scholarship and subsequently the Fox Scholarship to complete a LLM specialising in Commercial Law at the University of Toronto, in turn receiving a distinction and Fellowship from the University.
Ivan is a Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and leads the Software Engineering Programme. He is interested in the challenges faced by developers when trying to design securely for complex systems. This is visible in many projects where different requirements such as functionality, usability, efficiency, simplicity, etc. all compete with each other and with security. In order to address this, Flechais developed the design methodology AEGIS as a means of fostering an approachable, cost-effective design rationale, aimed at supporting developers in making informed decisions about technical security and its usability.
Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at OII, where he is also the Director of the Digital Ethics Lab of the Oxford Internet Institute. Still in Oxford, he is Distinguished Research Fellow of the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics of the Faculty of Philosophy, and Research Associate and Fellow in Information Policy of the Department of Computer Science. Outside Oxford, he is Faculty Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute (the national institute for data science) and Chair of its Data Ethics Group; and Adjunct Professor (“Distinguished Scholar in Residence”) of the Department of Economics, American University, Washington D.C.
Professor Michael Goldsmith is Senior Research Fellow in Computer Science and a Fellow of Worcester College. His research concerns establishing the robustness and security of systems, especially in ad-hoc and pervasive computing environments, from underpinning theory through ethical and psychological issues to practical application.
Jassim Happa was an important node in the Cyber Security Oxford network, prior to taking up his post of Lecturer in Information Security at Royal Holloway University of London in 2019.
Jassim is still a Visiting Lecturer in the Dept. of Computer Science at the University of Oxford. His research interests include: Computer Graphics, Cyber Security, Human Factors, Human Visual Perception, Resilience, Rendering, Virtual Archaeology and Visualization.
David joined the CDT in September 2013, just before the first cohort of students arrived. He was responsible for the day to day administration of the programme and acted as a first point of contact for admissions enquiries, on course students and our new alumni network. David has over 12 years of experience within Higher Education in several UK universities.
Marina is Professor of Human Centred Computing and member of the Governing Body of St Cross College. She leads the Human Centred Computing Group, an interdisciplinary research group that focuses on understanding the ways in which technology effects communication, collaboration and knowledge exchange within scientific, work and home settings.
Dominic is Alastair Buchan Chair of International Relations and Co-Director of the Oxford Martin School “Natural Governance” Programme. He is interested in how new research on evolution, biology and human nature is challenging theories of international relations, conflict, and cooperation.
Rob directs the Changing Character of War Centre, which is devoted to the interdisciplinary study of war and armed conflict. His primary research interests are strategy, unconventional operations, insurgency and counter-insurgency. He conducts research on conflicts ‘amongst the people’ with particular reference to Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Middle East.
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Lucas Kello is Senior Lecturer in International Relations and founded tthe Centre for Technology and Global Affairs, a major research initiative exploring the impact of modern technology on international relations, government, and society.
Andrew is University Lecturer in Computer Security, Oxford University Department of Computer Science. He works in information hiding, particularly steganography (hiding secret messages in digital media) and steganalysis (detecting that data has been hidden).
Mike Head of Project Information Science for the Clinical Trial SErvice Unit & Epidemiological Studies Unit.
He also manages the Information Governance team within NDPH which handles initiatives including the NHS Information Governance Toolkit and ISO 27000.
Michael takes the direct programming lead on a number of bioinformatics initiatives, particularly with respect to the use of registry data and other resources to enhance and streamline clinical trials.
Jonathan Lusthaus is Director of The Human Cybercriminal Project in the Department of Sociology, a Research Associate at the Centre for Technology and Global Affairs, and a Research Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at UNSW Canberra Cyber. Jonathan’s research focusses on the “human” side of profit-driven cybercrime: who cybercriminals are and how they are organised.
Andrew is Professor of Systems Security in the Department of Computer Science, and director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security. He is interested in security in distributed systems. Mostly of late that’s been explored through looking at applications of Trusted Computing technologies, particularly in cloud, mobile, and embedded applications – embodied now in the concept of the Internet of Things.
Ivan is Professor of Computer Science, and a Governing Body Fellow of Kellogg College. Most of his research interests are in the area of cyber-physical system security and wireless networks. Some of his concrete research topics include authentication and intrusion detection using physical-layer information, robust wireless communication, and the analysis of trade-offs between system security and performance. He works with various technologies, such as software-defined radios, wireless sensors, and NFC/RFIDs. He is also intrested in behavioural biometrics and their applications, such as continuous authentication using physiological signals captured by, e.g., eye-tracking and EEG devices.
“Integrating social, philosophical, and technical approaches, my work aims to enhance and enrich conventional understandings and practices of cybersecurity by locating them within a broader problem space inherent in contemporary technological globalization and hyper-industrialization. For me, cybersecurity is about our inhabitation of spaces of all different scales that are structured, governed, and constantly re-tooled by machine technologies and their accumulated and re-appropriated informational outputs – the global membranes of connection and communication. Framing cyber and its securities as a distinctly transnational and increasingly ubiquitous series of phenomena, my research is about the pressing need to rethink how social, political, and ecological relations are comprised and coordinated for the sake of future cohesion and stability. This raises unprecedented and entwined governance, engineering, and ethical challenges across overlapping ecologies of individuals, communities, and the environment.
My main research interests are about how management and sustainability are achieved through this rapidly emerging reality of co-fragility. In particular, I am concerned with our understanding of how the future is created through the design politics of the contemporary, this being the landscape of policy, action and sensibility that we must navigate.
I work around developing a collective of interwoven concepts, drawing on a range of current events, policies, social processes, technical objects and systems, and cultural and political imaginaries. These concepts are:
Cyber – encapsulating digital technologies, their distinctive emergence, characteristics, and effects. Security – comprising the practices of human collectives that create precarious habitats which permit them to survive and thrive
Aesthetics – echoing the original aisthesis, this concerns the sensibilities and psycho-politics that hold collectives together
Anthropotechnics – the forging of people through their imbrications with technologies and practices of living
Technosphere – the planetary dimension of technology that is animated and directed by human desires but which is increasingly steered by artificial agents.”
Departmental Lecturer, Department of Computer Science until February 2019.
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Victoria is Deputy Director and Policy and Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute. She focuses on linking OII research to policy and practitioner communities. Her particular research interests draw on her background as a political theorist, and concern the theoretical and practical application of fundamental liberal values in the Internet era.
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Steve is Associate Professor in Operations Management at the Saïd Business School. His research addresses process improvement and supply chain management. Within these areas, the focus of his recent work has been the application of the Toyota Production System (TPS) in medical care, and in the development of an underlying theory of provenance within supply chains which provides the foundation for understanding reputation and ethics within supply chains. Steve’s broader interests include the effectiveness of public sector services, and the social construction of value.
Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford and director of the Center for International Studies and the Department of Politics and International Relations. She teaches theory of international relations, European integration, international political economy, negotiation, game theory and research methods.
Outside Oxford, she is a member of the Council of ECFR as well as a founding member of the Spinelli Group.
Research Associate in the Human-Centred Computing Group in the Department of Computer Science. Her work is primarily concerned with how we can sensitively render visible and embed stakeholder concerns (at a local, national and global levels) into the processes and products of research and innovation.
Christophe was a founding member of the Cryptography group at the Mathematical Institute. He has now taken up a post at the University of Birmingham, but is still a frequent visitor in Oxford.
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Andelka was a DPhil student in the Law faculty (passed her viva in October 2015), examining legal regulation governing the direct-to-consumer genetic testing industry with a particular focus on the rights of individuals in their genomic sequence information in this context. She is now a Senior Lecturer at Te Piringa Faculty of Law and a Research Associate with the University of Oxford’s Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX).
As the Project Officer at the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre, Sarah is responsible for the day-to-day management and administrative operations of the Centre. She organises and coordinates internal and external meetings and events, ensures continued communication between GCSCC staff, partners and stakeholders, and works closely under senior management and central university offices planning engagements, negotiating new partnerships, and writing funding proposals and reporting to government and non-government funders.
Petar is a Post-Doctoral Research associate in the Department of Engineering. His current research focuses on cyber risk in critical infrastructure, cyber risk assessment and governance, cyber security standards and the economic impact of IoT cyber risk. This research is funded by the Cisco Research Centre. Previously funded by the PETRAS|EPSRC Cybersecurity Intelligence Research Hub for the Internet of Things.
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Kasper is Associate Professor and Royal Society Research Fellow in the Department of Computer Science. His research interests include: Security of wireless networks, protocol design, applied cryptography, security of embedded systems, and cyber-physical systems.
Stephen is Professor of Machine Learning/Professor of Engineering Science in the Department of Engineering (Robots) and director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Autonomous Intelligent Machines and Systems. His main area of research lies in machine learning approaches to data analysis. He has particular interests in the development of machine learning theory for problems in time series analysis and decision theory.
Bill is Professor of Computing Science in the Department of Computer Science. His research interests include concurrency, verification, FDR, SVA and computer security. He was Head of the Department of Computer Science (formerly called Director of the Computing Labratory) 2003-8 and 2009-14.
Andrew is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and teaches on the Software Engineering Programme. Interests include: issues of data security and privacy; models and frameworks for dynamic, context-sensitive access control; usable models for privacy-preserving data mining.
Oleh is a final year DPhil student reading for Economics of Cybersecurity. He holds MSc in Economics from Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne and BSc, MA degrees in International Economics from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
Oleh is convinced that the future stands in interdisciplinary approaches and cooperation among schools. His broad area of interests includes enterprises behaviour and unfair competition in the information environment, cybersecurity risks and issues of industrial espionage.
Currently, Oleh is developing a game-theoretical framework for corporate espionage analysis from both microeconomic and macroeconomic perspective.
Mariarosaria Taddeo is Senior Researcher Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute and Deputy Director of the Digital Ethics Lab. She is also a Faculty Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute.
Dr Taddeo is a philosopher working on the ethics of digital technologies. Her most recent work focuses on Digital ethics, spanning from Ethics of AI to Ethical analysis of Cybersecurity practices, Cyber Conflicts, and Ethics of Data Science. Her area of expertise is Philosophy and Ethics of Information, although she has published in areas like Epistemology, Logic, and Philosophy of AI.
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DPhil Researcher (Alumnus)
DPhil Researcher (Alumnus)
Vincent is a DPhil student working with Ivan Martinovic, looking at Software and Systems Security.
Anne is Pro-Vice-Chancellor (People and GLAM), Professor of Scientific Computing and Fellow of St Cross College.
She spent almost 20 years in industry and academia, with a focus on numerical algorithms and software, computational science and high-performance computing. She was a research scientist at both the Theory Centre and Thinking Machines Corporation; Associate Director for Scientific Computational Support at the Cornell Theory Center; VP for research and development at NAG Ltd, developing a range of scientific, statistical and high performance libraries; and Director of the UK e-Science Core Programme.
She moved to Oxford in 2005 and served as director of the Oxford e-Research Centre until March 2012, when she was appointed the University’s first Chief Information Officer.
Her research interests include creating accessibility to complex computing systems through high-level languages and multi-touch technology, and extreme computing with a focus on energy-aware algorithms.
Max is Associate Professor of Human-Computer Interaction with the Department of Computer Science. He works in the Software Engineering Programme, to deliver course material related to interaction design, the design of secure systems, and usability. He also leads (as Co-Investigator) the EPSRC PETRAS project: ReTIPS, or Respectful Things in Private Spaces.
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Federico Varese is a Professor of Criminology at the University of Oxford, Director of the Extra-Legal Governance Institute and a Senior Research Fellow at Nuffield College. He has written on the Russian mafia, Soviet criminal history, migration of mafia groups, Somali piracy, the dynamics of altruistic behaviour, and the application of Social Network Analysis to criminology. He is currently working on organized crime in the UK and transnational crime.
Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow in Law and Ethics of AI, Big Data, and robotics as well as Internet Regulation at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford. Wachter is specialising in technology-, IP-, data protection and non-discrimination law as well as European-, International-, (online) human rights,- and medical law. Her current research focuses on the legal and ethical implications of AI, Big Data, and robotics as well as profiling, inferential analytics, explainable AI, algorithmic bias, diversity, and fairness, governmental surveillance, predictive policing, and human rights online.
She also coordinates the Governance of Emerging Technologies (GET) Research Programme that investigates legal, ethical, and technical aspects of AI, machine learning, and other emerging technologies.
Associate Professor and Associate Director – Innovation of the Oxford eResearch Centre in the Department of Engineering Science, where he leads two seperate research groups Energy and Environmental ICT and Advanced e-infrastructure & Cloud Computing.
He has led over 55 research projects in areas such as Cloud utilisation, Cybersecurity, Smart Energy Grids, Research Data Management, Green IT, ICT Security and Institutional Repositories. He is a member of the UK Space Agency Ground segment Advisory Group.
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Helena is a Senior Researcher in the Department of Computer Science. She is interested in the ways in which users interact with technologies in different kinds of setting and how social action both shapes and is shaped by innovation. The projects she works on typically seek to identify identify mechanisms for the improved design, responsible development and effective regulation of technologies. She is a social scientist by training and specialises in the application of qualitative research methods. She is also very interested in the ways in which detailed, granular analysis can be combined with larger scale computational work. She was recently added to the list of Brilliant Women working in AI Ethics.
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Carolin Weisser Harris
Carolin Weisser Harris
Lead International Operations at the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre, based at the Department of Computer Science. In this role, she is responsible for stakeholder engagement and the deployment of the centre’s flagship Cybersecurity Capacity Maturity Model for Nations (CMM). She has co-authored a number of CMM reviews in Africa, Asia and Europe and contributed to best practice guides and diverse research outputs in the field of cybersecurity capacity-building. Carolin is also guiding the development and implementation of CYBIL, the Cyber Capacity Knowledge Portal, in partnership with the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE).
Dr Joss Wright is a Senior Research Fellow, Co-Director of the Oxford EPSRC Cybersecurity Doctoral Training Centre, Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Illegal Wildlife Trade, and an Alan Turing Fellow. His work focuses on computational approaches to social science questions, with a particular focus on technologies that exert, resist, or subvert control over information.
Ben was a DPhil student at OII, looking at the research ethics for projects involving unsuspecting Internet users, and previously worked in EU politics as well as practicing as a lawyer. After his DPhil, he worked as a researcher at OII, and later Princeton, and at last check he is working as a research scientist at Google AI in California.