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Welcome new lecturer: Dr David Williams

We welcome Dr David Williams into the Department as a new Lecturer in Secure Systems. David was a former PhD student of the Department from 2007 to 2011, under the supervision of Prof Anthony TS Ho and Dr Helen Treharne. He re-joined the Department on 4th May 2016 from the Thales UK Ltd, where he was a Principal Research Engineer at Thales Research and Technology. He will be part of the Secure Systems group of the Department and a member of Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS). His research interests include trusted computing, mobile security and privacy, security protocol analysis, and formal methods in security applications.

Surrey CS researchers received award at Home Office International Crime and Policing Conference 2016

At the 2nd Home Office International Crime and Policing Conference held from 22nd to 23rd March 2016, Surrey CS researchers Dr Anna Vartapetiance and Dr Lee Gillam were awarded the best poster prize for “the most potential to inform thinking about how to prevent crime”, as voted by the participants and the organisers of the Conference. Anna received the award from Professor Bernard Silverman, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Home Office.


Dr Anna Vartapetiance presented her work on online grooming at UK Parliament

Dr Anna Vartapetiance, a postdoctoral researcher and graduate entrepreneur at the Department, presented her research on automatic detection and prevention of online grooming at the House of Commons of the UK Parliament to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of this year's SET for Britain event which took place on Monday 7th March, 2016.

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