Dr. Alastair Beresford
User ID:arb33
Position:Senior Lecturer
Homepage:http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk /~arb33 /
Lab phone:+44 1223 763597
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Overview and Interests
  • Security and privacy: including anonymity systems, specifying user-friendly security policies, privacy in ubiquitous computing, distributed trust and role-based access control.
  • Ubiquitous computing: including location-aware computing, programming with space, design and construction of accurate positioning systems and inferring higher-order context from low-level sensor data.
  • Distributed systems, networking and mobility: including location-aware middleware systems and services, efficient (and privacy aware) distribution of context data and routing in ad-hoc and large-scale fault tolerant networks.
  • Graphics and image processing: including detecting fiducials and features in natural environments (e.g. TRIP and ARToolkit) and rendering informational graphics controlled by novel input devices.
Publications - Show all

1. Alastair R. Beresford, Andrew Rice, Nicholas Skehin, Ripduman Sohan, "MockDroid: trading privacy for application functionality on smartphones," Proceedings of the Twelfth Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications, Mar 2011

2. Daniel T. Wagner, Andrew Rice, Alastair R. Beresford, "Device Analyzer (Extended Abstract)," HotMobile 2011, Mar 2011

3. Daniel T. Wagner, Andrew Rice, Alastair R. Beresford, "Device Analyzer (Poster)," HotMobile 2011, Mar 2011

4. Andrei Bejan, Richard Gibbens, David Evans, Alastair Beresford, Jean Bacon, Adrian Friday, "Statistical Modelling and Analysis of Sparse Bus Probe Data in Urban Areas," Proceedings of the 13th IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, pp. 1256-1263, Sep 2010

5. Alastair Beresford, Soren Preibusch, Dorothea Kubler, "Unwillingness to Pay for Privacy: A Field Experiment," Technical Report, 5017, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Jun 2010

6. David Evans, Jean Bacon, Alastair R. Beresford, Richard Gibbens, David Ingram, "Time for change," Intertraffic World, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 52-56, Sep 2009

7. Andrew Rice, Paula Buttery, Idris A. Rai, Alastair Beresford, "Language learning on a next-generation service platform for Africa," Africa Perspective on the Role of Mobile Technologies in Fostering Social and Economic Development , W3C, Apr 2009

8. Simon Hay, Stamatina Th. Rassia, Alastair Beresford., "Estimating personal energy expenditure with location data," Proceedings of the First IEEE Workshop on Pervasive Healthcare (PerHealth 2010, in conjunction with PerCom 2010), Mannheim, Germany, 2009

9. Stamatina Th. Rassia, Simon Hay, Alastair Beresford, Nick Baker., "Movement dynamics in office environments," Proceedings of the 3rd CIB International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Built Environments (SASBE 2009), 2009

10. Andy Hopper, Andrew Rice, Alastair Beresford, "Computing for the future of the planet," Engineering Change: Towards a sustainable future in the developing world, pp. 73-78, Oct 2008

11. Jonathan J. Davies, Alastair R. Beresford, Alan Mycroft, "Language-Based Optimisation of Sensor-Driven Distributed Computing Applications," 11th International Conference on Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering (FASE 2008), series LNCS, vol. 4961, pp. 407-422, Springer-Verlag, Mar 2008

12. Jonathan J. Davies, Alastair R. Beresford, "Scalable Inter-Vehicular Applications," On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2007: OTM 2007 Workshops (Part II), series LNCS, vol. 4806, pp. 876-885, Springer-Verlag, Nov 2007

13. David N. Cottingham, Alastair R. Beresford, Robert K. Harle, "A Survey of Technologies for the Implementation of National-Scale Road User Charging," Transport Reviews, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 499-523, Taylor & Francis Group, Jul 2007

14. Jonathan J. Davies, Alastair R. Beresford, "Distributed, vehicular computation for map generation," 2007 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Apr 2007

15. Joonwoong Kim, Alastair R. Beresford, Frank Stajano, "Towards a Security Policy for Ubiquitous Healthcare Systems," Proceedings of International Conference on Ubiquitous Convergence Technology (ICUCT 2006), series Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 4412, pp. 263-272, Springer, Dec 2006

16. Andrew C. Rice, Robert K. Harle, Alastair R. Beresford, "Analysing fundamental properties of marker-based vision system designs," Pervasive and Mobile Computing , series Special Issue on PerCom 2006, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 453-471, Elsevier, Nov 2006

17. Jonathan J. Davies, Alastair R. Beresford, Andy Hopper, "Scalable, Distributed, Real-Time Map Generation," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 47-54, IEEE, Oct 2006

18. Alastair R. Beresford, Jonathan J. Davies, Robert K. Harle, "Privacy-Sensitive Congestion Charging," 14th International Workshop on Security Protocols, series LNCS, vol. (in press), Springer-Verlag, Mar 2006

19. Andrew C. Rice, Alastair R. Beresford, "Dependability and Accountability for Context-aware Middleware Systems," 3rd Workshop on Middleware Support for Pervasive Computing (PerWare 2006), Mar 2006

20. Andrew C. Rice, Alastair R. Beresford, Robert K. Harle, "Cantag: an open source software toolkit for designing and deploying marker-based vision systems," Fourth Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom), pp. 12-21, Mar 2006

21. Robert Harle, Alastair Beresford, "Keeping Big Brother off the road," IEE Review, vol. 51, no. 10, pp. 34-37, Oct 2005

22. David N. Cottingham, Jonathan J. Davies, Alastair R. Beresford, "Congestion-Aware Vehicular Traffic Routing Using WiFi Hotspots," Communications Innovation Institute Workshop, Apr 2005

23. Alastair R. Beresford, "Location Privacy in Ubiquitous Computing," PhD thesis, Nov 2004

24. Kieran Mansley, Alastair R. Beresford, David Scott, "The Carrot Approach: Encouraging use of location systems," UbiComp, Springer, Sep 2004

25. Alastair R. Beresford, Frank Stajano, "Mix Zones: User privacy in location-aware services," Pervasive Computing and Communication Security (PerSec), pp. 127-131, IEEE, Mar 2004

26. David Scott, Alastair Beresford, Alan Mycroft, "Spatial Policies for Sentient Mobile Applications," IEEE 4th International Workshop on Policies for Distributed Systems and Networks, pp. 147-157, IEEE, Jun 2003

27. David Scott, Alastair Beresford, Alan Mycroft, "Spatial Security Policies for Mobile Agents in a Sentient Computing environment," Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering (FASE) 2003, series Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 2621, pp. 102-117, Springer-Verlag, Apr 2003

28. Alastair R. Beresford, Frank Stajano, "Location Privacy in Pervasive Computing," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 46-55, IEEE, Mar 2003

29. Alastair Beresford, Csaba Kiss Kallo, Ursula Kretschmer, Friedemann Mattern, Martin Muehlenbrock, "The First Summer School on Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 84-88, Mar 2003

30. R. M. Dennis, A. R. Beresford, K. M. Brown, " Virtual University Research Initiative on Mobility," BT Technology Journal, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 12-18, 2001