Dr. Alastair Beresford
User ID:arb33
Position:Reader
E-mail:arb33@cam.ac.uk
Homepage:https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk /~arb33 /
Office:SN10
College:Queens'
Lab phone:+44 1223 763597
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Overview and Interests

My research work examines the security and privacy of large-scale distributed computer systems. Within this broad area, I am currently interested in the security and privacy of networked mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets and laptops. I examine the security of the devices themselves as well as the security and privacy problems induced by the interaction between mobile devices and cloud-based Internet services. I approach this through the critical evaluation of existing products, by designing and building novel prototype technologies, and by measuring human behaviour.

Publications - Show all

1. Victor B. F. Gomes, Martin Kleppmann, Dominic P. Mulligan, Alastair R. Beresford, "Verifying Strong Eventual Consistency in Distributed Systems," Proceedings of the ACM on Programming Languages (PACMPL), vol. 1, no. OOPSLA, Oct 2017

2. Victor B. F. Gomes, Martin Kleppmann, Dominic P. Mulligan, Alastair R. Beresford, "A framework for establishing Strong Eventual Consistency for Conflict-free Replicated Datatypes," Technical Report, Archive of Formal Proofs, Jul 2017

3. Daniel R. Thomas, Richard Clayton, Alastair R. Beresford, "1000 days of UDP amplification DDoS attacks," APWG Symposium on Electronic Crime Research (eCrime), Scottsdale, AZ, USA, IEEE, Apr 2017

4. Martin Kleppmann, Alastair R. Beresford, "A Conflict-Free Replicated JSON Datatype," IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Apr 2017

5. Daniel R. Thomas, Alastair R. Beresford, Andrew Rice, "Security metrics for the Android ecosystem," ACM CCS Workshop on Security and Privacy in Smartphones and Mobile Devices (SPSM), Denver, Colorado, USA, ACM, Oct 2015

6. Daniel R. Thomas, Alastair R. Beresford, Thomas Coudray, Tom Sutcliffe, Adrian Taylor, "The lifetime of Android API vulnerabilities: case study on the JavaScript-to-Java interface," Security Protocols XXIII, Cambridge, UK, series LNCS, Springer, Mar 2015

7. Daniel R. Thomas, Alastair R. Beresford, "Better authentication: Password revolution by evolution," Security Protocols XXII, Cambridge, UK, series LNCS, vol. 8809, pp. 130--145, Springer, Mar 2014

8. Alastair R. Beresford, Dorothea Kübler, Sören Preibusch, "Unwillingness to pay for privacy: A field experiment," Economics Letters, vol. 117, no. 1, pp. 25--27, 2012

9. 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

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

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

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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

15. 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

16. 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

17. 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

18. 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

19. 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

20. 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

21. 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

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

23. 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

24. 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

25. 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

26. 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

27. 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

28. 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

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

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

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

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

33. 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

34. 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

35. 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

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

37. 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

38. 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