Dr Daniel R. Thomas
Photo is from 2014-03-20 by Quentin Stafford-Fraser
Telephone: +44 1223 763 748
I will be giving one lecture as part of the Research Students Lecture series in Easter 2014.
My interests are in protecting end users from security problems through large scale data analysis, good code and secure protocols.
I maintain the Android vulnerabilities website, information on the deployed version distribution of Android and help with the Device Analyzer project.
I am interested in Cryptography and have a page with notes including some DSA parameters.
- "Incentivising software updates" by Daniel R. Thomas and Alastair R. Bresford at Internet of Things Software Update Workshop (IoTSU) 2016
- "Security metrics for the Android ecosystem" by Daniel R. Thomas, Alastair R. Beresford and Andrew Rice in ACM CCS Workshop on Security and Privacy in Smartphones and Mobile Devices (SPSM) 2015, bibtex, official ACM version.
- "Better authentication: password revolution by evolution" by Daniel R. Thomas and Alastair R. Beresford in the Proceedings of the Security Protocols Workshop 2014, LNCS 8809, pp. 130–145. Official version from link.springer.com, bibtex
Presentations and posters
- Security metrics for the Android ecosystem presentation (odp) at SPSM 2015
- Better authentication: password revolution by evolution presentation (with notes, transcript) at Security Protocols Workshop 2014
- Nigori poster at Computer Laboratory 75th Anniversary poster competition
I think reviewing papers is important and expect to review about 1 a month or as many as I have recieved, whichever is higher, I currently review fewer papers than that. I have reviewed papers for: Ubicomp 2014, ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communications Review (CCR), Journal of Internet Services and Applications (JISA) and Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM) 2013 amongst others.
Declarations of interest
I have received funding from various organisations, I try not to let that influence me but in the interest of transparency details follow.
- From October 2015 I have been funded by ThreatSTOP
- I the EPSRC Doctoral Training Account of the Computer Laboratory funded the second and third years of my PhD
- The first year of my PhD was funded by Google
- My year as a Research Assistant was partly funded by Google
- I spent a summer working for Broadcom
- I have been both a student and a mentor on the Google Summer of Code
- I spent a summer as an on an Undergraduate Research Opportunity (UROP) placement funded by BT
- Much of this was done with either Andrew Rice or supervisor Alastair R. Beresford
- GCHQ has provided small amounts of money to attend conferences and buy books.