I am a Research Fellow in Cyber Security, School of Computing, Newcastle University , UK. I have a PhD in Computing Science, MSc in Computer Security and BSc in Computer Engineering .
I work on sensor, mobile, and IoT security, security standardisation, and usable security and privacy. My current research in on user online tracking across platforms (PC, mobile, IoT), and security and privacy of fertility technologies in FemTech.
I work with W3C as an invited expert on sensor specifications. I am particularly interested in real-world multi-disciplinary projects. If you are looking for collaborative projects, contact me.
I am an advocate for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and particularly support women in STEM via outreach programmes and mentoring.
Working from home during Covid-19
2020:Dec 2020: Our paper by myself and Teresa Almeida titled: "Caring for Intimate Data in Fertility Technologies" has been accepted in CHI 2021. Follow up news will come soon. Dec 2020: I am guest co-editor of a Special Issue Artificial Intelligence Systems Design for IoT Applications in Sensors Journal (Q1, Open Access). The deadline is 31 July 2021. Consider submitting your related work to this special issue. Dec 2020: I gave a talk on our recent STAST paper on Smart Buildings Privacy to Cambridge University Security Seminar Series. Nov 2020: Our paper titled "The OpBench Ethereum Opcode Benchmark Framework: Design, Implementation, Validation and Experiments", has been accepted to be published in the Journal of Performance Evaluation. Nov 2020: I attended the online Workshop on Security and Human Behaviour (SHB). Interesting talk around security and privacy of C-19 tech.Oct 2020: I am guest co-editor of a special issue on Security and Privacy in IEEE Communications Standards Magazine. The Manuscript Submission Deadline: 31 December 2020. Consider submitting your related work to this special issue. Oct 2020: The programme of SSR 2020 is out. Register to attend our free online conference and enjoy an excellent set of papers and invited talks. Oct 2020: I am reviewing papers for CHI 2021. So far, exciting papers!Sep 2020: We have welcomed Scott Harper to our group as a PHD student. Scott will be working on sensors security in animal tech under my supervision and Matt Leach. Aug 2020: our paper titled: User Privacy Concerns and Preferences in Smart Buildings has been accepted in STAST2020. Aug 2020: I gave a talk on my recent EUROUSEC 2020 paper on user privacy Digital Women - An Institute of Coding Event.Jun 2020: My paper titled: A Cross-Platform Evaluation of Privacy Notices and Tracking Practices is accepted in The 5th European Workshop on Usable Security 2020, co-located with Euro S&P 2020. Jun 2020: I presented my research on user privacy in Security and Human Behaviour 2020. See Ross Anderson's blog about the workshop.Jun 2020: I attended the FemTech Forum 2020. Very interesting discussions around this growing industry including security and privacy. Jun 2020: A PhD studentship for 2020/21 on Blockchain and Agri-tech (schools of computing and agriculture) is available at Newcastle University. Contact me if you are interested. May 2020: Our paper titled: "End-to-End Verifiable E-Voting Trial for Polling Station Voting at Gateshead " has been accepted in IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine. Apr 2020: I'm PC member of 10th International Workshop on Socio-Technical Aspects in Security (STAST), 2020, co-located with ESORICS 2020. Consider submitting you work. Apr 2020: I am the PC co-chair of the 6th Security Standardisation Research Conference 2020. Please consider submitting your relevant work.Mar 2020: I am on the PC of the IEEE Blockchain 2020 (Sep, Greece). Consider submitting your work to it (Deadline: June 2020). Feb 2020: A PhD studentship for Sep 2020 on Cyber Security in Farm and Companion Animal Technologies (schools of computing and agriculture) is available at Newcastle University. Contact me if you are interested. Feb 2020: A list of MSc projects are provided here. Jan-Dec 2020: Together with Raphael Spreitzer, we are writing a book on the security and privacy of mobile sensors to be published by CRC Press (part of Taylor & Francis Group). If you are an active researcher in this area and want to see any special content in this book, email us. Jan 2020: I will be attending ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (ACM FAT*) in Spain. Look at the paper published by NU colleagues: The relationship between trust in AI and trustworthy machine learning technologies. See the video here.Jan 2020: Newcastle University is hosting UK Phd winter school on cyber security. Look at the programme here.
For previous news, see here.