Naomi is currently working under the supervision of Prof. Jason Crampton
(Information Security) and Dr. Gregory Gutin (Computer Science). Her primary research interests are Key Assignment Schemes and Access Control mechanisms.
Following completion of his undergraduate degree in Computer Science at the University of Nottingham in 2003 he joined as an Officer in the Royal Air Force and served for 7 1/2 years. Following his departure from the service he worked for the Metropolitan Police in a security based role for the London Olympics. He was then employed by Direct Line Group to establish an Intelligence section during its divestment from Royal Bank of Scotland. He is interested in all areas of Cyber Security but in particular he is interested in the geopolitics of Cyber Security and the diferent and often contrasting approaches taken by nation states, businesses and hacktivist groups.
Was awarded a masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Oxford. His research interests are model checking, verification of security protocols and formal methods.
Dr Thalia Laing
Thalia spent her time with the CDT focusing on Secret Sharing Schemes and their application to constrained devices. Her resulting thesis, titled "Enhanced Threshold Schemes and their Applications' has led her to successfully complete the programme and gain her PhD. Thalia has now embarked on a career with HP Labs.
He studied for a Masters of Engineering in Computer Systems and Software Engineering at the University of York, graduating with Upper Second Class honours in 2013. He is currently supervised by Prof. Kostas Markantonakis. His research interests include Cryptography and Embedded System Security.
Graduated from Plymouth University with 1st class honours in Computer Science. His research interests lie mainly in the area of software security, including reverse engineering, malware and vulnerability detection and exploitation.
Dr Sam Scott
Sam's work focused on real world cryptography, covering the design of new primitives for use in password storage, and formal analysis of the TLS 1.3 specification. Ater submitting his thesis, titled 'The design and Analysis of Real-World Cryptographic Protocols', Sam joined Cornell Tech on the Startup Postdoc programme.
Pip came to the CDT from a professional background in the police and the military. She has BA degrees in History and Politics (Liverpool) and English Literature (Open University), and a Masters in English from King's College London. Her research interests are in the agency of search algorithms and their effect on language and the wider discourse. Her thesis - entitled Language in the Age of Algorithmic Reproduction - will be jointly supervised by Keith Martin from the ISG and Pete Adey from the Geography department. Pip maintains a blog to accompany her research. Linguistic Geographies can be found here.
Dr Thyla Van Der Merwe
After an enjoyable time as part of the CDT, Thyla will be joining Mozilla where her work will involve protocol analysis and standardisation efforts. Her employment at Mozilla is the result of two internships at the company, which lead to two top-tier publications concerning TLS 1.3. Whilst at Royal Holloway, Thyla's research focused on attacking TLS 1.2 and below, as well as verifying TLS 1.3, and the research she has been a part of has added to the pressing case for a new version of the protocol, and has provided valuable insight into the design of the new protocol.