Dr Mark Manulis
Academic and research departmentsSurrey Centre for Cyber Security, Department of Computer Science, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering.
Dr Mark Manulis is Head of the Department of Computer Science, Deputy-Director of the Surrey Centre for Cyber Security, and Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) at the University of Surrey.
Mark joined the Department in February 2012 as Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer). In 2014, the University has been recognized by the UK Government as Academic Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Research and Mark became Deputy Director of its newly established Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS). In 2020, Mark was appointed as Head of Department of Computer Science, and promoted to Reader.
Prior to Surrey, Mark worked as Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessor) at TU Darmstadt in Germany, where he led the Cryptographic Protocols Group. As PI, he was further affiliated with the Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt (CASED) and the European Center for Security and Privacy by Design (EC SPRIDE), the predecessors of Germany's National Centre for Applied Cybersecurity (ATHENE). He remained Visiting Professor at TU Darmstadt until 2015.
Mark obtained his PhD in Cryptography and Information Security from the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany and spent a year as Post-Doc with the UCL Crypto Group at the Universite catholique de Louvain in Belgium. He holds Dipl.-Inform. and MSc degrees in Computer Science from the TU Braunschweig, Germany.
Mark is an active member of the international cryptographic research community. His publication track record includes some 100 peer-reviewed publications in leading international security venues. He received Best Paper awards from ISC 2016 and InTrust 2014. He was Program Chair of ISC 2018 and ACNS 2016, General Chair of CANS 2012 and PKC 2012, Workshop Chair of ESORICS 2020, and organiser of the Dagstuhl Seminar on Privacy-Oriented Cryptography in 2012. Mark has been involved in over 70 Program Committees of international conferences. He is Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (IEEE TIFS) and International Journal of Information Security (Springer), and served on Editorial Boards of IET Information Security and Computer Communications (Elsevier) journals. He is a member of IACR and IEEE.
University roles and responsibilities
- Head of Department of Computer Science (since 09/2020)
- 2017 - 2020 EIT Digital Engagement Coordinator (incl. industry links and establishment of the CDT in Future Connected Technologies)
- 2014 - 2020 Senior Tutor for Professional Training (role replaced by Director of Employability)
- 2014 - 2015 Programme Director of Information Security MSc
- 2012 - 2014 Director of MSc Studies
- 2012 - 2013 Marketing Coordinator in the Department of Computer Science
- Authentication and key management
- Cryptographic protocols
- Privacy-enhancing technologies
- Security in networks and distributed systems
Research projects at Surrey
2019 – 2022 Distributed Multi-Factor Authentication (funded by NCSC)
2018 – 2021 ASTRID: AddreSing ThReats for virtualIseD services (funded by EU H2020)
2018 – 2020 TargetSat: Security of COTS-based Satellite Systems (funded by NCSC and NCC Group)
2018 – 2019 SAFRON: Safe Operational Radio Network (funded by Innovate UK)
2018 – 2019 Secure Fleets of Consumer Drones (funded by NCSC)
2017 – 2020 ABS4Cars: Attribute-based Signatures for Privacy in V2X (funded by NCSC)
2017 – 2020 TAPESTRY: Trust, Authentication and Privacy over De-Centralised Registry (funded by EPSRC)
2011 – 2015 PRIMAKE: Private Multi-Party Authentication and Key Exchange (funded by DFG, Germany)
Postgraduate research supervision
Current PhD students/RAs/Post-Docs
- Nick Frymann (PhD student)
- Daniel Gardham (PhD student)
- Venkkatesh Sekar (RA)
Graduated PhD students and Former RAs/Post-Docs
- Catalin Dragan (Post-Doc)
- Franziskus Kiefer (PhD)
- Veronika Kuchta (PhD)
- Bertram Poettering (PhD)
- Symmetric Cryptography (2014 - 2016, since 2019)
- Asymmetric Cryptography (2014 - 2019)
- Secure Systems and Applications (2014 - 2016)
- Web Hacking and Countermeasures” (2012 - 2014)
- Data Structures and Algorithms (2016 - 2020)
- Advanced Algorithms (2012 - 2014)
- Software Engineering (2011 - 2012)