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Surrey welcomes new information security specialist

Adrian Waller is set to take up the position of Visiting Professor within the Department of Computing.

Professor Waller, who graduated with a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Surrey in 1992, went on to complete a PhD in Pure Mathematics at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Adrian joined electrical systems group Thales UK Research and Technology (TRT) as a Chief Technical Consultant in Information Security in 1997, after finishing his PhD and a one-year spell as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. He has also collaborated with Surrey's Department of Computing for several years as industrial supervisor for PhD students and supporting teaching activities.

Professor Waller is now responsible for providing consultancy and research expertise on a variety of security projects, across the Thales Group and for external customers, as well as governmental and other organisations.

With a strong track record in security research and innovation, he has published numerous papers and holds several security-related patents in the field.

Professor Anthony T. S. Ho, Head of Surrey’s Department of Computing, said, "I am very pleased about the appointment of Adrian Waller as a Visiting Professor in the Department. Adrian is a leading expert in the field of information security and his appointment will further enhance the successful collaboration between the University of Surrey and Thales UK."

Terry O’Sullivan, managing director of Thales Research and Technology UK, said, “I am delighted that Adrian has achieved this level of recognition amongst his peers in information and cyber security. His appointment will further strengthen the links between Thales UK and the University of Surrey, in the pursuance of new security technologies and methodologies applied to information and data.”

Professor Waller’s new academic appointment at Surrey will run until 31 July 2017.


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