About Me

I sometimes look like this

I am a PhD student under Professor Ross Anderson in the Department of Computer Science and Technology at University of Cambridge where I spend most of my time analyzing the security of systems (software and otherwise) in order to make them more robust. I also work as a research engineer at Thales e-Security, Cambridge. Before my move to Cambridge I worked as a researcher at ETH Zurich where I also finished my Master's under the supervision of Prof Srdjan Capkun and Dr. Kari Kostiainen.

I am interested in all aspects, technical and social, of privacy, provenance and security engineering. I think designing systems that preserve these requires more than good code, it requires at the very least a rudimentary understanding of economics, law and human behaviour. This is why I try to take a broad view of the various forces tugging at systems in my research.


My Google Scholar page generally has the most updated version of my publications. Below are the ones I've remembered to add here:


I am always looking for collaborations, especially from disciplines not directly related to mine. In the first instance, please drop me an email and we can take it from there.

Project Supervisions

If you're a Master's / Part II student at Cambridge looking for projects, don't hesitate to send me an email or to drop by my office (GE23). I have a few ideas on my whiteboard that might be interesting.


I supervise or have supervised the following courses:

Outside the lab

I am an avid writer; I run the Cambridge Creative Writing Sessions twice a week. I am also fairly active in student politics, serving as the Academic Officer at the Graduate Union and as the BME officer for Queens' MCR.


Mansoor Ahmed
University of Cambridge
Computer Laboratory
15 JJ Thomson Avenue
Cambridge CB3 0FD
United Kingdom
Email: firstname.lastname AT cl.cam.ac.uk
I am fairly active on LinkedIn as well.