Computer Laboratory

Security Group

Academic staff

  • Ross Anderson
    security engineering, protocols, peer-to-peer systems, dependability, economics of security
  • Alastair Beresford
    security & privacy, mobile computing, programming languages
  • John Daugman
    biometric identification
  • Markus Kuhn
    hardware and signal-processing aspects of security, positioning systems, display security, semi-structured data
  • Simon Moore
    hardware and VLSI design, asynchronous logic
  • Steven Murdoch
    covert channels, anonymous communication, traffic analysis
  • Larry Paulson
    protocol verification, formal methods
  • Frank Stajano
    frauds and scams, eliminating passwords (pico), security and human factors, security usability, ubiquitous computing
  • Robert Watson
    operating system security, capability systems, multi-processor network stacks, CPU security models, the hardware-software interface

Post-doctoral and post-graduate researchers

  • David Chisnall
    domain and problem-specific languages, compiler architecture, hardware and human influence on language design
  • Richard Clayton
    traceability, distributed denial of service, spam, phish
  • Khilan Gudka
    programming models, software compartmentalisation, compilers/runtimes, static/dynamic program analysis, capability systems, concurrency
  • Alice Hutchings
  • Graeme Jenkinson
    usable security
  • David Modic
    psychology of scams

Visiting industrial fellows

  • Ben Laurie (Google)
    capability systems, cryptographic protocols, various security and privacy topics (blog)

Research students

  • Kumar Sharad (Murdoch)
    mobile payments, privacy
  • Daniel Thomas (Beresford)
    mobile security, cryptography, cloud storage, secure updates
  • Rubin Xu (Anderson)
    Android security and malware analysis
  • Dongting Yu (Anderson)
    BGP security
  • Bjoern Zeeb (A. Moore/Watson)
    operating-system security, network stacks


  • Peter Neumann
  • Philip Paeps
  • Mike Roe
  • Hassen Saidi

The entire group, along with other members of the department and nearby research labs with related interests, are on the cl-security-research mailing list. For individual contact details, see also the Laboratory’s list of all members. A list of former members is available.

group photo
July 2014

Past group photos: 2012, 2008, 2000, 1997.