Cyber security threats are the source of many broad challenges for academic research. The layered, composite nature of today’s cyber systems means that cyber research challenges tend to be rapidly evolving and that they add to or modify, rather than replace, existing issues. They require new approaches, insights and techniques (for example those leveraging the power of data science) which can build on and work alongside continuing activity in more established areas such as cryptography, malware analysis and intrusion detection. Areas that may not traditionally have been considered to be enablers of better cyber security, such as behavioral science and economics, continue to assume an increasingly important role in the field.

The Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research at Imperial was one of the first recognised academic centres of excellence and for the past 5 years has played a significant role in major parts of the national cybersecurity programme. Imperial is leading the Research Institute on Program Analysis and Verification and the Research Institute in Trustworthy Industrial Control Systems, has played a major role in the creation and running of the PETRAS IoT Research Hub –Cybersecurity of the Internet of Things, the Cybersecurity Body of Knowledge consortium and is involved in other large scale collaborations such as the US UK DAIS International Technology Alliance.

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    Logic Programming and Inductive Learning in Software Engineering.

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    JavaScript, Concurrency and Resource Reasoning.

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    Prof. Chris Hankin Director, Institute for Security Science & Technology

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    Trusted Computing, Access Control, Formal Methods, Insider Threats, Model-Driven Security, Risk Analysis.

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    Dr Ben Livshits Reader

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    Logic-Based Specification and Verification of Autonomous Systems.

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    Adaptive Systems and Security,  Applied to: Personal Networks for Healthcare, Autonomous Vehicles, Wireless Sensor Networks, Mobile ad-hoc networks,  moretraditional networked infrastructures, data quality and protection, Security for sensor based environments, Security Managemen...

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    Computer Security, Web Programming and Process Calculi.

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    Distributed Systems, Systems and Data Management and the Design and Engineering of Scalable, and Reliable and Secure Large-Scale Software Systems.

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    Computational Logic, Logic-based Machine Learning, Probabilistic and Distributed Inference and their applications in cognitive systems and autonomous systems. 

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    560, Huxley Building

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    Dr Herbert Wiklicky Reader in Computer Science

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    Program Analysis, semantics of programming languages, Probabilistic Models, Program Synthesis, semantics in Computer Security and Quantum Computation.

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    424, Huxley Building