Directors and Operations

  • Professor Deeph Chana

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    Professor Deeph Chana Co-Director

    Biography

    Professor   Deeph   Chana is Co-Director of the Institute for Security Science and Technology, Co-Director of the Centre for Financial Technology, and Professor of Practice in Imperial Business School. He is currently Chair of NATO's Advisory Group on Emerging and Disruptive Technologies.  

  • Alex Gibbs

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    Alex Gibbs Institute Manager (parental cover)

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    Alex manages the operational services across research, internal and external engagement and the education portfolio for the Institute. Alex joined Imperial in 2016 working for the Advancement division and then Energy Futures Lab, another of Imperial's global challenge institutes.  

  • Zarine Khurshid

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    Zarine Khurshid Special Projects Manager

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    Zarine has been with the ISST since 2019 and has been instrumental in establishing the Innovation Ecosystem, a triple helix collective of industry, government, and academic partners. Zarine joined Imperial in 2012 and has extensive experience in staff development, research grants management and strategic projects.  

  • Andreea Gavrilă

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    Andreea Gavrilă Institute Coordinator

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    Andreea has been with the Institute since 2020, supporting the core team from an operational standpoint across education, research, and innovation. She is also working closely with the MSc Course Co-Directors in planning the annual strategy for the programme and ensuring its smooth delivery.  

  • Jack Cooper

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    Jack Cooper Communications and Policy Outreach Officer (parental cover)

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    Jack leads on communications and events, working with industry, government, and academic partners to promote the work of the Institute and its joint ventures. One such venture is The Zero Pressure Podcast, conceived of by Saab and ISST. He joined the ISST in 2021, having spent several years in biomedical research.  

  • Samantha Lee

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    Samantha Lee MSc Coordinator

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    Samantha joined ISST in 2021, providing administrative support on all MSc-related activities. She has previous experience in project and stakeholder management, and is currently pursuing a master's degree with Imperial College in Chemical Engineering.

  • 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.

Senior Security Science Fellow

  • Professor Washington Yotto Ochieng

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    Professor Washington Yotto Ochieng Head of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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

Security Science Fellows

  • Professor PJ Beaghton

    Professor PJ Beaghton

    Biography

    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

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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

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    Dr Hamed Haddadi Reader in Human-Centred Systems

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    Hamed is a Reader in Human-Centred Systems and Director of Postgraduate Studies at the Dyson School of Design Engineering at The Faculty of Engineering. He leads the Systems and Algorithms Laboratory, and is an Academic Fellow of the Data Science Institute.

  • 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

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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

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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.

  • 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 Peter Biggins

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

 
   
Academic investigators

Research Staff

Dr Martin Barrere Cambrun
Research Associate

Dr Ferda Ö Özdemir Sönmez
Research Associate
 
Dr Rosamund Mutton
Associate Teaching Fellow, Institute for Security Science and Technology
 
Robert Houghton
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Chotiwat Jantarakasem
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Tony Maher
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Xiangmin Yang
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
 
Angelos Malandrakis
Research Postgraduate, Institute for Security Science and Technology / Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering