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I am a Senior Lecturer (~assistant professor) in Computer Science at De Montfort University in Leicester, UK. My research focuses on privacy technologies, privacy metrics, and smart cities.

November 2, 2017: Senior Member of the ACM

ACM has elevated me to ACM Senior Member status, recognizing demonstrated excellence in the computing field.

September 14, 2017: Poster series "Inspiring Computer Scientists"

I have released my poster series "Inspiring Computer Scientists" under the CC-BY-SA 4.0 license.

January 11, 2017: Paper published in ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security

My paper "Evaluating the Strength of Genomic Privacy Metrics" has now been published in ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security (TOPS).

The paper presents a novel method to measure the strength of privacy metrics by requiring that metrics are monotonic with increasing adversary strength. We uncover serious problems with several existing metrics currently used to measure genomic privacy. The paper includes suggestions on metric selection, interpretation, and visualization using case studies for three real-world diseases.

December 13, 2016: Postdoctoral position available

We have a position for a post-doctoral researcher at De Montfort University in Leicester, UK, in the area of privacy-enhancing technologies. The position is for one year, starting March 2017.

The researcher will work on the EPSRC-funded project PryMe to investigate the strength of privacy metrics (see http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/P006752/1).

We are seeking candidates with a PhD in Computer Science or a related area and an excellent publication record in privacy-enhancing technologies, ideally with experience in one or more of the following application domains: vehicular networks, smart metering, social networks, or data publishing.

https://jobs.dmu.ac.uk/webrecruitment/Default.asp?Section=Vacancy&VacID=10342

The last day to apply is January 12th.

September 12, 2016: Tutorial at ISC2: Understanding and solving the privacy challenges in the smart city

I gave a tutorial on privacy challenges and solutions for smart cities at the IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2 2016) in Trento, Italy (together with David Eckhoff).

August 1, 2016: ACM Transactions Paper tops ACM downloads

My paper "Gender and Performance in Computer Science" is now the most downloaded article in ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE).

May 23, 2016: Paper published in ACM Transactions on Computing Education

My paper "Gender and Performance in Computer Science" has now been published in ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE).

April 21, 2016: Talk at CSP:2016

I gave a talk at CSP:2016 Cyber Security Professionals in York, UK, to present my ongoing work on visualizing the strength of privacy metrics.

January 17, 2016: ACM Transactions Paper in Top-10 Citations

My paper "On the Lifetime of Wireless Sensor Networks" is now the top 6 of highly cited papers of ACM Trans. on Sensor Networks.

January 9, 2016: Talk at IEEE CCNC

I gave a talk at the Workshop on Ambient Assisted Living and eHealth (AALEH 2016), held in conjunction with IEEE CCNC, to present our paper "User Interface Design for Privacy Awareness in eHealth Technologies".