Academic Centre of Excellence

Our cyber security research is multi-disciplinary and puts the person at the heart of security decisions. We work across a wide variety of sectors to help businesses, other organisations and individuals to gain an understanding of cyber threats, how to counter them, embed cyber security practices and establish a cyber security culture to help support and protect the UK economy.

The centre forms the heart of the institute's Cyber Security Theme. It is formed from a group of researchers drawn from across campus who have an active research profile in cyber and cyber-related areas. The broader, institute research theme in cyber security also includes those university staff who have an in interest in cyber security and related work, but have yet to accumulate a core body of work in this area.

Our research work within the centre can be coarsely grouped into four key areas:

  • Cyber Security Behaviours.
  • Sense-Making of Large, Heterogeneous Information Sources.
  • Securing Mobile and Embedded Infrastructures.
  • Developing New Mechanisms to Increase Network Resilience and Secure Communications.

 

 

Accredited Centre of Excellence

Our work has been recognised by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) as one of the first eight Academic Centres of

The ACE-CSR programme is one of a number of initiatives outlined in the UK Government's National Cyber Security Strategy  The Strategy describes how Government is working with academia and industry to make the UK more resilient to cyber attacks.

The scheme aims to:

  • enhance the quality and scale of academic cyber security research and postgraduate training being undertaken in the UK;
  • make it easier for potential users of research to identify the best cyber security research and postgraduate training that the UK has to offer;
  • help to develop a shared vision and aims among the UK cyber security research community, inside and outside academia.

Each ACE-CSR is required to meet tough minimum standards:

  • a commitment from the university's leadership team to support and invest in the university's cyber security research capacity and capability;
  • a critical mass of academic staff engaged in leading-edge cyber security research;
  • a proven track record of publishing high-impact cyber security research in leading academic journals and conferences;
  • sustained funding from a variety of sources to ensure the continuing financial viability of the research team's activities.

 

You can find out more about the 14 universities recognised as ACEs-CSR by clicking the following links.

 

Cyber Invest

As an ACE-CSR, we are actively involved in the CyberInvest programme. CyberInvest is a partnership programme that brings together key players from government and industry to invest and support the development of cutting edge cyber security research across the UK’ academic sector. Its vision is:

  • to encourage and promote industry investment in cyber security research within UK universities
  • to create a community of industry, government and academia committed to cyber security research in the UK

Please contact us if you would like to engage through the CyberInvest progamme or go through to the CyberInvest website if you would like more information.

People

Lead

The ACE is led by Prof Utz Roedig, who is a professor of Networked Embedded Systems. We pride ourselves on our Inter-disciplinary socio-technical systems approach to solving cyber security challenges. This inter-disciplinary approach applies to our Cyber Security Masters Degree programme.

Professor Utz Roedig

Professor of Networked Embedded Systems

Centre for Global Eco-innovation , Energy Lancaster, Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510406 D36, D - Floor, Infolab

Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510508 C18, C - Floor, Infolab

Centre for Biophotonics, SCC Data Science Group, Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510391

SCC Data Science Group, Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), Security Lancaster (Cyber Security), UCREL - University Centre for Computer Corpus Research on Language

+44 (0)1524 510037 B53, B - Floor, InfoLab21

Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510514 D19, D - Floor, InfoLab21

Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), Security Lancaster (Cyber Security), Supply Chain Management

+44 (0)1524 594447 A062, A - Floor, Management School

People, Work and Organisation, Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), Security Lancaster (Behavioural Science), Social Processes

+44 (0)1524 593830

Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), Security Lancaster (Behavioural Science), Social Processes

+44 (0)1524 593207

Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 595130

Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510491 B54, B - Floor, InfoLab21

Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), Security Lancaster (Security Futures)

+44 (0)1524 594758

Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510310

Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510485 D13, D - Floor, Infolab

Communication Systems Group, Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510328 B23, B - Floor, Infolab

Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510788

Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510123 D33, D - Floor, InfoLab21

SCC Data Science Group, Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), UCREL - University Centre for Computer Corpus Research on Language

+44 (0)1524 510357 B50, B - Floor, Infolab

Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), Security Lancaster (Behavioural Science), Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 594421

Language and Cognition, Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), Security Lancaster (Behavioural Science)

+44 (0)1524 593705

Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), Security Lancaster (Behavioural Science), Social Processes

+44 (0)1524 593220 D05a, D - Floor, Fylde College

Quantum Nanotechnology, Quantum Technology Centre, Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 592222 A020, A - Floor, Physics Building

Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510499

Publications

Projects

SL: Statement voting
01/05/2018 → 30/04/2020
Research

5GRIT : 5G Rural Integrated Testbed
01/04/2018 → 30/03/2019
Research

Rutherford Fund Strategic Partner Grant 2018
01/04/2018 → 31/03/2019
Research

Effective cooperative multicast towards 5G non-orthogonal multiple access systems
31/03/2018 → 30/03/2020
Research

Enable Ancillary Services bY Renewable Energy Sources
01/03/2018 → 30/06/2021
Research

SL: Upside Energy Ltd (KTP)
01/03/2018 → 29/02/2020
Research

Autonomous Remote Inspection and Repair in Hazardous Environments
02/01/2018 → 01/01/2020
Research

NG-CDI : Next Generation Converged Digital infrastructure
01/11/2017 → 31/10/2022
Research

30/9/20
01/10/2017 → 30/09/2020
Research

CASE: Nextgeneration physical security devices exploiting 2D materials
01/10/2017 → 30/09/2021
Research

Towards Ultimate Convergence of All Networks
01/10/2017 → …
Other

TrackWater: Supporting High-Value, Low-Cost Rail Network Drainage Asset Management
01/10/2017 → 31/03/2019
Research

The Manipulative presentation techniques of control and coercive offenders
01/07/2017 → 30/04/2018
Research

Intelligent Computer Vision agents Optimising Safety and Train Dwell Times
01/05/2017 → 30/04/2018
Research

Forex Trends Clustering Analysis using Machine Learning
01/04/2017 → 30/09/2017
Research

TERALINKS: TERAhertz high power LINKS using photonic devices, tube aplifiers and smart antennas
01/04/2017 → 31/03/2019
Research

Why Johnny doesn't write secure software? Secure Software development by the masses
01/04/2017 → 31/03/2020
Research

GetAMoveOn: transforming health through enabling mobility
01/03/2017 → 28/04/2017
Research

INITIATE : UK Interconnected Test Beds to support a research and innovation internet evironment
01/02/2017 → 31/01/2021
Research

H2020: AffecTech - Personal Technologies for Affective Health
01/01/2017 → 31/12/2020
Research

EPSRC Internship
01/10/2016 → 31/12/2016
Other

Newton RCUK-CONACYT Cost-efficient and radiation-tolerant pixel detectors for ionising radiation based on thin-film technology
14/08/2016 → 13/04/2019
Research

Encyclopaedia of Shakespeare's Language
01/05/2016 → 31/08/2019
Research

Resilient communication services protecting end-user applications from disaster-based failures
01/03/2016 → 29/02/2020
Research

Cyber Security of the Internet of Things
29/02/2016 → …
Research

Cyber Security of the Internet of things
28/02/2016 → 31/08/2019
Research

LUSTRE: Student training in data management and open science
01/02/2016 → …
Other

DYPOSIT -Dynamic Policies for Shared Cyber-Physical Infrastructures under Attack
01/12/2015 → 30/11/2019
Research

A Situation Aware Information Infrastructure
02/11/2015 → 04/09/2017
Research

Geospatial Innovations in the Digital Humanities: A Deep Map of the English Lake District
19/10/2015 → 19/10/2018
Other

CREST: Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats
01/10/2015 → …
Research

Data-Driven Precision Surface Water Management for Urban Environments
01/09/2015 → 31/05/2017
Research

Serially missed appointments in the NHS: a linkage pathfinder project to inform interventions
01/09/2015 → 31/08/2017
Research

Early Detection of Insider Threats by Autonomous Analysis of User Behaviour Evolution
21/07/2015 → 20/01/2019
Research

IS 2015 - Robotics and autonomous systems
01/06/2015 → …
Research

Institutional Sponsorship 2015
01/06/2015 → 31/03/2016
Research

New Machine Learning Methods Paradigms to Address Big Data Streams
17/03/2015 → 16/03/2017
Other

Improving wireless information security by using physical layer dynamics
16/03/2015 → 15/03/2017
Research

Novel Machine Learning Paradigms to address Big Data Streams
16/03/2015 → 15/06/2017
Research

Research Investment Equipment Grant
09/03/2015 → 31/03/2015
Research

Smart ICT Technology Research for Smart City: Big Video Data Analytics Research
01/02/2015 → …
Other

Economics of Assurance Activities
01/01/2015 → 31/03/2015
Other

H2020: TWEETHER: Travelling wave tube based W-band wireless networks with high data rate, distribution, spectrum and energy efficiency
01/01/2015 → 30/09/2018
Research

SenseSourcing
01/12/2014 → 01/07/2015
Other

Understanding Corporate Communications
01/12/2014 → 01/10/2016
Other

VardSourcing
01/12/2014 → 01/07/2015
Other

Early Detection of Insider Threats by Autonomous Analysis of User Behaviour Evolution
01/10/2014 → 31/03/2018
Other

FST DTG Case: The Home Automation Cloud, SCC and Demopad Software Ltd
01/10/2014 → 31/03/2018
Research

MUMBA: Multi-faceted Metrics for ICS Business Risk Analysis
01/10/2014 → 31/12/2017
Research

Towards Ultimate Convergence of all Networks (TOUCAN)
11/08/2014 → 10/08/2019
Research

Maritime Cyber Security
01/06/2014 → …
Other

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in the Science and Applications of Graphene and Related Nanomaterials (GrapheneNOWNANO
01/04/2014 → 30/09/2022
Other

EU FP7 funded Project: Cross-Layer Research on Green Cooperative Cognitive Radio Networks and Services (CROWN)
01/04/2014 → …
Other

Hybrid Risk Management for Utility Providers
01/04/2014 → 30/09/2017
Other

Semantic Annotation and Mark Up for Enhancing Lexical Searches (SAMUELS)
01/01/2014 → 31/03/2015
Research

FI-Content2
01/11/2013 → 31/12/2014
Research

FP7: GN3plus: Cross-site Evaluation of an OpenFlow assisted Video-on-Demand Distribution Service
24/10/2013 → 31/03/2015
Research

GAMMA: Global ATM Security Management
01/09/2013 → 30/11/2017
Research

Future of International Law and Cyber Warfare (Funded by SECURITY FUTURES)
17/07/2013 → 19/07/2013
Research

AURORA: Automated Real-time On-board video/data Analytics
01/06/2013 → 30/11/2014
Research

CASE: Autonomous Object Detection & Tracking in Real Time
22/04/2013 → 21/10/2016
Research

CASE: Autonomous Object Detection and Tracking in Real Time
22/04/2013 → …
Research

FP7: FI Content 2: Future media Internet for large-scale CONTENT experimentation 2
01/04/2013 → 31/03/2015
Research

ESRC centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science - CASS
31/03/2013 → 30/03/2018
Research

Cordinated Airborne Studies in the Tropics (CAST)
01/02/2013 → 31/07/2016
Research

Cognitive resources scheduling designs towards green wireless systems
07/01/2013 → 06/07/2016
Research

Autonomous Object Detection and Tracking
01/01/2013 → 30/06/2016
Other

FP7: Generic & Highly Organic, Shape-changing interfaces
01/01/2013 → 30/06/2016
Research

RCUK-SUP: Inspiring the Next Generation of Researchers
01/01/2013 → 31/12/2016
Research

Secure Cloud Computing for Critical Infrastructure
01/01/2013 → 31/12/2015
Research

Understanding the Influences of Financial Reporting, Corporate Disclosure and financial media on the Corporate Financial Information Environment
01/12/2012 → 30/11/2014
Research

FP7:RELYONIT
01/10/2012 → 31/01/2015
Research

GAMMA: Growing Autonomous System Mission Management Applications
01/10/2012 → 30/09/2015
Research

GaSb quantum dots for a room temperature light-matter interface
01/10/2012 → 30/08/2017
Research

Growing Autonomous Mission Management Systems
01/10/2012 → 30/09/2014
Other

FP7: OFELIA open flow in Europe: Linking infrastructure & applications
01/09/2012 → 30/09/2013
Research

FP7: STEER; Social Telemedia Environment for Experimental research
01/09/2012 → 30/11/2014
Research

Metaphor in End of Life Care
01/09/2012 → 28/06/2014
Research

Development of methods, algorithms and software for autonomous novelty detection by moving camera
01/06/2012 → 31/07/2012
Research

Telling Tales of Engagement: The Wray Broadband Project
01/06/2012 → 30/11/2013
Research

IU-ATC Phase 2: Inidia-UK Advanced Technology Centre in Next Generation Networks Systems and Services
01/05/2012 → 30/04/2015
Research

FP7: Spatial Humanities
01/01/2012 → 31/12/2016
Research

ESRC studentship James Stone
03/10/2011 → 30/09/2014
Research

CASE: Smart wastewater network
01/10/2011 → 31/03/2015
Research

Corpus Research in Early Modern English
01/10/2011 → …
Research

Towards socially aware content centric networking
01/10/2011 → 30/09/2014
Research

CASE: Risk Management in Wireless Sensor Networks
01/08/2011 → 31/07/2015
Research

FP7: iCOP
01/06/2011 → 30/11/2013
Research

ICA: Malware detection and prevention based on application specific behavioural monitoring
01/06/2011 → …
Research

STAKE: real time spatio-temporal analysis and knowledge extraction through evolving clustering
14/03/2011 → 31/12/2013
Research

Understanding and managing energy use in future networks
01/03/2011 → 30/11/2013
Research

DART: Digital Advanced Rural Testbed
01/02/2011 → 31/07/2013
Research

FP7: SVETLANA
01/08/2010 → 31/12/2012
Research

FIRM
01/01/2010 → 30/06/2013
Research

UAS Passive Sense, Detect and Avoid Algorithm Development
01/10/2009 → 31/12/2009
Other

Assisted carriage proposal: Intelligent leader follower algorithms for ground platforms
01/09/2009 → 30/11/2009
Research

IU-ATC of excellence in next generation networks systems and services
01/07/2009 → 30/04/2012
Research

ICA: Personal remote vehicle communication
01/10/2008 → …
Research

FP7: GINSENG
01/09/2008 → 28/02/2012
Research

FP7: WISEBED
01/06/2008 → 31/05/2011
Research

FP7: CLARIN
01/01/2008 → 30/06/2011
Research

FP7: P2P-NEXT
01/01/2008 → 30/04/2012
Research

FP7:INTERSECTION
01/01/2008 → 31/12/2009
Research

Trials of mobile IP functionality and applications
01/12/2007 → 30/11/2008
Research

Towards robust attack detection in wireless mesh networks
01/11/2007 → 31/03/2008
Research

Variability in child language
01/04/2007 → …
Other