Dr. Frank Stajano
User ID:fms27
Position:Reader
E-mail:fms27@cam.ac.uk
Homepage:http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk /~fms27 /
Office:GS22
College:St John's
Lab phone:+44 1223 767 013
Overview and Interests

Frank Stajano is Reader in Security and Privacy and a member of the Digital Technology Group and the Security Group. He teaches Algorithms and Security to undergraduates and Security to MPhils.

His research interests revolve primarily around three interconnected themes: systems security, privacy in the electronic society and ubiquitous computing. His works on ubicomp authentication (Resurrecting Duckling, with Ross Anderson) and on location privacy (Mix Zones, with Alastair Beresford) are widely cited.

His high level mission is to make the digital society fair for non-techies. To this end his primary research project, generously funded by an ERC grant, is Pico: liberating humanity from passwords. He is also an investigator in the Deterrence of Deception project (with Ross Anderson and others) and he has previously investigated the psychology of scam victims (with Paul Wilson). He is the author of the book "Security for Ubiquitous Computing" (Wiley, 2002). A popular public speaker, he has given over 60 invited talks in four continents.

Before his academic appointments he worked in industry, gaining first-hand experience of start-up companies, technology transfer, entrepreneurship and patents. His academic research therefore maintains a strong practical orientation. He has been an employee of Google, Toshiba, AT&T, Oracle and Olivetti. He was elected a Toshiba Fellow in 2000.

Outside computers he is a martial arts instructor (kendo 3rd dan) and a comics scholar. His next book will be about Disney artist Giorgio Cavazzano.

Publications - Show all

1. F Stajano, N Hoult, I Wassell, P Bennett, C Middleton, K Soga, "Smart bridges, smart tunnels: Transforming wireless sensor networks from research prototypes into robust engineering infrastructure," Ad Hoc Networks, vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 872-888, Elsevier, Nov 2010

2. Bogdan Roman, Ioannis Chatzigeorgiou, Ian Wassell, Frank Stajano, "Evaluation of Multi-Carrier Burst Contention and IEEE 802.11 with Fading During Channel Sensing," 20th IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC'09, Tokyo, Japan, Sep 2009

3. Frank Stajano, Lucia Bianchi, Pietro Liņ, Douwe Korff, "Forensic Genomics: Kin Privacy, Driftnets and Other Open Questions," Proceedings of ACM Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES 2008), Oct 2008

4. Dave Singelee, Ford-Long Wong, Bart Preneel, Frank Stajano, "A Theoretical Model for Location Privacy in Wireless Personal Area Networks," Technical Report, no.1176, KU Leuven COSIC, Oct 2008

5. Frank Stajano, Daniel Cvrcek, Matt Lewis, "Steel, Cast Iron and Concrete: Security Engineering for Real World Wireless Sensor Networks," 6th Applied Cryptography and Network Security Conference (ACNS 2008), series Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 5037, pp. 460-478, Springer, Jun 2008

6. Frank Stajano, Richard Clayton, "Cyberdice: peer-to-peer gambling in the presence of cheaters," Proceedings of 16th Security Protocols Workshop, April 2008., series Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, Apr 2008

7. Bogdan Roman, Frank Stajano, Ian Wassell, David Cottingham, "Multi-Carrier Burst Contention (MCBC): Scalable Medium Access Control for Wireless Networks," Proceedings of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference 2008, vol 9, pp 1667-1672, Mar 2008

8. Ford Long Wong, Frank Stajano, "Multichannel Security Protocols," IEEE Pervasive Computing - Special Issue on Security and Privacy, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 31-39, IEEE Computer Society, Oct 2007

9. Frank Stajano, Catherine Meadows, Srdjan Capkun, Tyler Moore (Eds.), "Security and Privacy in Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks," ESAS 2007, series Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 4572, Springer, Jul 2007

10. Bogdan Roman, Frank Stajano, "Scalable Medium Access Control," Microsoft Research Workshop 2007 (poster, won 2nd place), Cambridge, UK, Jun 2007

11. Ford Long Wong, Min Lin, Shishir Nagaraja, Ian Wassell, Frank Stajano, "Evaluation Framework of Location Privacy of Wireless Mobile Systems with Arbitrary Beam Pattern," Proceedings of Fifth Annual Conference on Communication Networks and Services Research (CNSR 2007), pp. 157-165, IEEE Press, May 2007

12. Kasim Rehman, Frank Stajano,, George Coulouris, "An Architecture for Interactive Context-Aware Applications," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 73-80, 2007

13. Frank Stajano, Hyoung Joong Kim, Jong-Suk Chae, Seong-Dong Kim (Eds.), "Ubiquitous Convergence Technology," ICUCT 2006, series Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 4412, Springer, Dec 2006

14. 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

15. Matthew Johnson, Frank Stajano, "Usability of Security Management: Defining the Permissions of Guests," Proceedings of 14th Security Protocols Workshop, April 2006., series Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Apr 2006

16. Ford-Long Wong, Frank Stajano, "Multi-channel Protocols for Group Key Agreement in Arbitrary Topologies," Proceedings of 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Pervasive Computing and Communication Security (PerSec 2006), IEEE Press, Mar 2006

17. P. Vidales, J. Baliosian, J. Serrat, G. Mapp, F. Stajano, A. Hopper, "Autonomic Systems for Mobility Support in 4G Networks," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 23, no. 12, IEEE, Dec 2005

18. Kasim Rehman, Frank Stajano, George Coulouris, "Visually Interactive Location-Aware Computing," Ubicomp 2005, Tokyo, series Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 3660, pp. 177-194, Springer Verlag, Sep 2005

19. Ford-Long Wong, Frank Stajano, "Location Privacy in Bluetooth," Proceedings of 2nd European Workshop on Security and Privacy in Ad hoc and Sensor Networks (ESAS 2005), series LNCS, vol. 3813, pp. 176-188, Springer-Verlag, Jul 2005

20. Ford-Long Wong, Frank Stajano, "Multi-channel Protocols," Proceedings of 13th International Workshop on Security Protocols, series LNCS, vol. 4631, Springer-Verlag, Apr 2005

21. Ford-Long Wong, Frank Stajano, Jolyon Clulow, "Repairing the Bluetooth Pairing Protocol," Proceedings of 13th International Workshop on Security Protocols, series LNCS, vol. 4631, Springer-Verlag, Apr 2005

22. P. Vidales, C.J. Bernardos, G. Mapp, F. Stajano, J. Crowcroft, "A Practical Approach for 4G Systems: Deployment of Overlay Networks," First International Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the DEvelopment of NeTworks and COMmunities (Tridentcom 2005 Best Paper Award), IEEE Computer Society Press, Feb 2005

23. 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

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

25. Kasim Rehman, Frank Stajano, George Coulouris, "Interfacing with the invisible computer," Proceedings of the Second Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, pp. 213-216, ACM Press, Oct 2002

26. P. Vidales, F. Stajano, "The Sentient Car: Context-Aware Automotive Telematics," IEE Workshop on Location Based Services (a condensed version appears as a poster in Ubicomp 2002), IEE press, Sep 2002

27. Frank Stajano, Ross Anderson, "The Grenade Timer: Fortifying the Watchdog Timer Against Malicious Mobile Code ," Proceedings of 7th International Workshop on Mobile Multimedia Communications (MoMuC 2000), Waseda, Tokyo, Japan, Oct 2000

28. Frank Stajano, "The Resurrecting Duckling -- What Next? ," Lecture Notes in Computer Science series, Springer-Verlag, Apr 2000

29. Frank Stajano, "Il falsario contro il crittologo: sicurezza per la lotteria informatizzata (The Forger vs. the Cryptologist: Security Issues for the Computerised Lottery) ," Proceedings of the 40th conference of the Italian Statistical Society, Florence, Italy, April 2000. Invited paper, Apr 2000

30. Frank Stajano, "The Resurrecting Duckling -- What Next? ," Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Security protocols, Cambridge, UK., Apr 2000

31. Frank Stajano, Ross Anderson, "The Resurrecting Duckling: Security Issues for Ad-hoc Wireless Networks ," A revised version (tr.1999.2b) appears in the proceedings of the 3rd AT & T Software Symposium (20th October 1999, Middletown, NJ, USA)., Oct 1999

32. Frank Stajano, "Python in Education: Raising a Generation of Native Speakers ," Proceedings of the 8th International Python Conference, Oct 1999

33. Frank Stajano, Ross Anderson, "The Resurrecting Duckling: Security Issues for Ad-hoc Wireless Networks ," To appear in B. Christianson, B. Crispo and M. Roe (Eds.) Security Protocols., Oct 1999

34. Frank Stajano, Ross Anderson, "The Resurrecting Duckling: Security Issues for Ad-hoc Wireless Networks ," Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer-Verlag, 1999. ©Springer-Verlag, Oct 1999

35. Frank Stajano, Ross Anderson, "The Cocaine Auction Protocol: On The Power of Anonymous Broadcast ," To appear in A. Pfitzmann, Proceedings of Information Hiding Workshop 1999, Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science. & copy;Springer-Verlag, Apr 1999

36. Frank Stajano, "Visual Cryptography Kit (Poster)," Proceedings of the 7th International Python Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, Nov 1998

37. Frank Stajano, "Nothing better than a Python to write a Serpent (Poster)," Proceedings of the 7th International Python Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, Nov 1998

38. Frank Stajano, "The SMS server, or why I switched from Tcl to Python," Proceedings of the 7th International Python Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, Nov 1998

39. Frank Stajano, Alan Jones, "The Thinnest Of Clients: Controlling It All Via Cellphone," ACM Mobile Computing and Communications Review, vol. 2, no. 4, Oct 1998

40. Frank Stajano, "A Gentle Introduction to Relational and Object Oriented Databases," Technical Report, ORL, Feb 1998

41. Frank Stajano, Tom Blackie, "AMIE - Advanced Multimedia Integrated Environment ," Technical Report, (CD ROM), AT&T Laboratories Cambridge, 1997

42. Frank Stajano, Rob Walker, "Taming the Complexity of Distributed Multimedia Applications ," Proceedings of the 1995 Usenix Tcl/Tk Workshop, Toronto, July 1995, Jul 1995

43. Frank Stajano, "Writing Tcl Programs in the Medusa Applications Environment ," Proceedings of Tcl/Tk Workshop, New Orleans, Jun 1994