Professor Nigel Davies

Distinguished Professor, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Development)

Research Overview

My research focuses on ensuring user privacy in future pervasive environments. Recent research is focused on: the use of privacy mediators to provide users with simple mental models or privacy boundaries (joint work with CMU); privacy aware personalisation and analytics for smart environments; developing new models of user consent based on delegation (joint work with Edinburgh) and more speculative work on understanding the future security and privacy risks in future augmented memory systems (joint work with USI, Switzerland). I also lead Lancaster’s involvement in exploring the use of Blockchain technologies in novel application domains including supporting new forms of charitable giving and providing patients with control over the use of their health data. We have a long history of research in privacy for pervasive computing dating back to the highly cited (427 cites) paper “Preserving privacy in environments with location-based applications”, G Myles, A Friday, N Davies - IEEE Pervasive Computing, 2003.

Civic Data Identity Partnership
01/10/2019 → 30/09/2021
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PETRAS 2 - Uncanny AI (UncanAI)
01/08/2019 → 31/07/2021
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PETRAS2 - Uncanny AI (UncanAI)
01/08/2019 → 31/07/2021
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DSI: Collaborative research on Human Memory Augmentation with Earables
01/04/2019 → 31/03/2020
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H-unique: In search of uniqueness - harnessing anatomical hand variation
01/01/2019 → 31/12/2023
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Idice
01/05/2018 → 31/08/2019
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EnvChain - Exploring the viability of using blockchain-based approaches to build trust in the creation, audit and use of synthesised data products to support a broad range of environmental data use cases
01/02/2018 → 31/03/2018
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Resolving Conflicts in Public Spaces - ReCoPS
01/10/2017 → 31/08/2019
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TrackWater: Supporting High-Value, Low-Cost Rail Network Drainage Asset Management
01/10/2017 → 31/03/2019
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Digital Threads : Towards Personalised Craft Production in Malay Cottage Industries
14/02/2017 → 13/02/2019
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H2020: AffecTech - Personal Technologies for Affective Health
01/01/2017 → 31/12/2020
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Ox-Chain: Towards secure and trustworthy circular economies through distributed ledger technologies
01/09/2016 → 31/05/2020
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PACTMAN: Trust and Consent in Future Pervasive Environments (DSI)
01/09/2016 → 28/02/2020
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Freight Traffic Control 2050: transforming the energy demands of last-mile urban freight through collaborative logistics
01/04/2016 → 30/08/2019
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Cyber Security of the Internet of things
28/02/2016 → 31/08/2019
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Mobile Age
01/02/2016 → 31/01/2019
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Data-Driven Precision Surface Water Management for Urban Environments
01/09/2015 → 31/05/2017
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Institutional Sponsorship 2015
01/06/2015 → 31/03/2016
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RECALL: Enchanced Human Memory Recall
01/11/2013 → 31/10/2016
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Supporting Sustainable Transport Infrastructure Maintenance (Research in the Wild)
30/04/2013 → 31/01/2015
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FAITH: Building Trust between Citizens, Local Authorities and Contractors
01/05/2011 → 28/02/2014
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FP7: PD-NET
01/05/2010 → 31/07/2013
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  • CeMoRe - Centre for Mobilities Research
  • Centre for Global Eco-innovation
  • Cyber Security Research Centre (Pervasive Systems)
  • DSI - Foundations
  • Energy Lancaster
  • SCC (Pervasive Systems)