Directors and Operations

  • Professor Washington Yotto Ochieng

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    Professor Washington Yotto Ochieng Interim Director

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    Professor Ochieng is the Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Chair in Positioning and Navigation Systems at Imperial College London.

  • Jane Lac

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    Jane Lac Operations Director

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    Jane has overall responsibility for the operational and financial management of the Institute. She is responsible for financial planning, the implementation of the Institute’s strategy against its mission, the development of its education portfolio, and leads on the Security and Resilience MSc as Co-Director.

  • Eva Konstantara

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    Eva Konstantara Institute Coordinator

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    Eva joined the ISST as the Institute Coordinator in March 2023, supporting the core team from an operational standpoint across education, research, and innovation. She has a wealth of experience, working in a specialist NHS Trust during the COVID-19 pandemic and graduating with a BSc in Forensic Science from the University of West London in 2019.

  • Catriona Noble

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    Catriona Noble MSc Coordinator

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    Catriona is the MSc Coordinator for the MSc Security and Resilience: Science & Technology course, providing support for students whilst ensuring the smooth planning and delivery of the programme. She joined the ISST in 2022 and has worked in University administration since 2017.  

  • Max Swinscow-Hall

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    Max Swinscow-Hall Communications, Networks and Engagement Manager

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    Max has responsibility for communications, engagement and internal networks at the Institute. His work builds the internal connections and ensures Imperial’s capabilities in security, resilience and defence are effectively communicated to external stakeholders. Max has personal interests in technology and innovation and experience of the R&D and commercialization process.

  • Furrah Hussain

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    Furrah Hussain RITICS Programme Manager

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    Furrah joined the Research Institute in Trustworthy Inter-connected Cyber-Physical Systems (RITICS) hosted within the ISST in August 2021. She formed part of the first cohort of the ISST's MSc programme in Security & Resilience, graduating in 2020.

  • Anna Friman

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    Anna Friman Project Officer Security and Societal Resilience Policy

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    Anna supports the development of a new centre for thought leadership in Societal Resilience at Imperial. Prior to working at ISST, she graduated with a MSc in Political Science, International Security and War Studies from the Swedish Defense University and has a background working within security and defence.

Senior Security Science Fellow

  • Professor Deeph Chana

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    Professor Deeph Chana Professor of Practice

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    Professor Deeph Chana is Managing Director for NATO's Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic's (DIANA) and prior co-director of the Institute for Security Science and Technology.

Security Science Fellows

  • Professor PJ Beaghton

    Professor PJ Beaghton

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    Professor PJ Beaghton Professor of Practice in Computing

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    PJ is a Professor of Practice in Computing and Security Science Fellow at the Institute. His work at ISST focuses on security of financial systems (FinSec). He previously managed a global statistical arbitrage hedge fund for 12 years and before that was a Managing Director and senior quant trader at Salomon Brothers.

  • Dr Saira Ghafur

    Dr Saira Ghafur

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    Dr Saira Ghafur Digital Health Lead at the Institute of Global Health Innovation

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    Saira is the Digital Health Lead at the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Security Science Fellow at ISST, and honorary consultant in respiratory medicine at St Mary’s Hospital. Saira has spearheaded Imperial College London's collaboration for healthcare cybersecurity.

  • Dr Hamed Haddadi

    Dr Hamed Haddadi

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    Dr Hamed Haddadi Reader in Human-Centred Systems

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    Hamed is a Reader in Human-Centred Systems at the Department of Computing at Imperial College London. His research interests are in User-Centred Systems, IoT, Applied Machine Learning, Privacy, and Human-Data Interaction. He is part of Imperial-X (I-X) where he leads the Privacy and Security Research Area. He is an Academic Fellow of the Data Science Institute and an Associate member of the Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research.

  • Professor Christopher Hankin

    Professor Christopher Hankin

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    Professor Christopher Hankin Professor of Computing

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    Chris is a Security Science Fellow of the Institute for Security Science and Technology, where he was Co-Director until 2019. He was Deputy Principal of the Faculty of Engineering from September 2006 until October 2008. His research is in cyber security, data analytics and semantics-based program analysis.

  • Dr John Hassard

    Dr John Hassard

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    Dr John Hassard Reader in Physics

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    John is Reader in Physics and Security Science Fellow at the Institute. His research interests are varied with particular interest in heavy quark decays. John has started companies in a range of areas, including renewable energy, air pollution analysis and biotechnology.

  • Professor Emil Lupu

    Professor Emil Lupu

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    Professor Emil Lupu Professor of Computer Systems

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    Emil leads the Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research at Imperial College London and is the Deputy Director of the PETRAS IoT Security Research Hub. He serves a Security Science Fellow with the Institute for Security Science and Technology, and heads the Resilient Information Systems Security Group.

  • Professor Julie McCann

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    Professor Julie McCann Professor of Computer Systems and Vice Dean for Research in the Faculty of Engineering

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    Julie A. McCann is a Professor in Computer Systems with Imperial College London and is currently Vice Dean Research in the Faculty of Engineering. She leads the Adaptive Emergent Systems Engineering Research (AESE) research group who examine cyber-physical interaction to design better sensor-based systems. She is Deputy Director of PETRAS IoT Cybersecurity Hub, Critical Ecosystems Lead for the Alan Turing Institute, Imperial PI on the EPSRC programme grant Science for Sensor Systems Software and heads up the CHEDDAR Communications Hub. 

  • Dr Robbie Murray

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    Dr Robbie Murray Lecturer in Photonics

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    Robbie is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Photonics in the Physics Department, developing next-generation mid-infrared light sources for applications across healthcare and security. His work spans nonlinear optics, laser physics, ambient mass spectrometry, and the physics and chemistry behind ultrafast laser-tissue interactions.  His full publication list is on  Google Scholar ,  and he can be found on  Twitter  and  LinkedIn .

     

  • Dr William G Proud

    Dr William G Proud

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    Dr William G Proud Reader in Shock Physics

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    Bill is Reader in Shock Physics at the Department of Physics, and a Security Science Fellow at the Institute. His main research interest is into high strain rate properties of a wide range of materials, both inert and energetic. Bill is the academic course director for the MSc Security and Resilience course.

Other staff

Visiting and Honorary Fellows

 
 

Dr Greg Autry

Visiting Professor

 

Paul Forman

Honorary Principal Research Fellow

 

Dr Jordan Giddings

Honorary Principal Research Fellow

 

Dr Giles Graham

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

 

Dr Mark Lavelle

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

 

Dr Paul Martin

Distinguished Research Fellow

 

Sir Keith O'Nions

Distinguished Research Fellow

 

Robin Pitman

Distinguished Research Fellow

 

Dr Andrew Powell

Honorary Principal Research Fellow

   Dr Margaret Wilson


Honorary Senior Research Fellow

 

Professor Derwen Hinds

Honorary Principal Research Fellow

  Dr Joe Watson

Honorary Principal Research Fellow

 

Dr Andrew Fielder

Research Associate

 
 

Conrad Prince

Honorary Principal Research Fellow

 

Professor Bill Lee

Distinguished Research Fellow

 
 

Dr Peter Biggins

Visiting Professor

 
Academic investigators