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Institute Directors

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Professor Neeraj Suri

Distinguished Prof. Neeraj Suri

Suri holds the Distinguished Professorship and Chair in Cybersecurity at Lancaster University where he also co-directs the Security Institute. Suri previously held the Chair Professorship on “Dependable Systems & Software” at TU Darmstadt, Germany. Following his PhD at UMass-Amherst, he has held positions at AlliedSignal/Honeywell Research, Boston Univ, Saab Endowed Chair Professorship, multiple sabbaticals at Microsoft Research, and visiting positions at the Univ of Texas at Austin, Academia Sincia, PolyU Hong Kong and Technion.

His research interests span the design, analysis and assessment of trustworthy (dependable & secure) Cloud systems and software. He is an advocate of the data-centric system approach to Cybersecurity, and on the quantification of security. His research has received extensive trans-national funding from the US: NSF/DARPA/DHS/ONR/AFOSR, the EC FP6/FP7/H2020 (CONCORDIA, ESCUDO-CLOUD, NECS, CIPSEC, SLA-READY, SPECS, ABC4TRUST, BIC, INDEXYS, COMIFIN, INSPIRE, INCO-TRUST, THINK-TRUST, GENESYS, DECOS, RESIST, DBENCH, NEXTTTA), German DFG/BMBF/DAAD/Loewe, Swedish SSF/VINNOA/NUTEK, Microsoft, IBM, Amazon, Apple, Google, Boeing, GM, NASA, Airbus, SAP, NEC, Hitachi, Saab, Volvo, Daimler among others.

Suri is a member of IFIP WG 10.4 on Fault Tolerance and Dependability, and served on multiple US/EU/Asian industry and academic advisory boards for IBM, Intel, NASA, Uppsala University, EC’s RISEPTIS Board for Trust and Security, and a member of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board (TCAAB). Suri chaired the IEEE Technical Committee on Dependability and Fault Tolerance, and it's Steering Committee. He currently chairs the Steering Committee for the IEEE Intl. Conf. on Cloud Engineering.

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Professor Paul Taylor

Prof. Paul Taylor

Professor Paul Taylor is a Co-Director of the University’s institute for security research. The institute houses staff and students from 10 departments, creating an interdisciplinary strength that defines Lancaster’s contribution to initiatives such as the EPSRC-NCSC Academic Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security network, and the academic-industry engagement accelerator SPRITE+

Paul is also director of the UK’s hub for behavioural and social science for national security (CREST). Commissioned by the ESRC with funding from the UK’s intelligence and security services, CREST currently supports 143 researchers from 33 UK HEIs and SMEs who have, through their research and engagement activities, added value to training, investigative practices, and policies.

Paul's own research in security, safety and resilience has been supported by £16M of funding from the ESRC, EPSRC, EU and others. This work is published in computing, linguistics, management and psychology outlets (Google Scholar) and has led to several awards.

Paul is a Professor at Lancaster University and the University of Twente, and works outside of academia too. He helped establish a government research unit between 2006-2008 and, for his contribution to police investigations, he received a Commissioner commendation in 2005. He is a membership of a number of government science groups, sits on Imperial’s Data Science Institute’s advisory board, and has served as an editor and board member for the British Psychological Society.

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Associate Directors

Nicholas Race

Professor Nicholas Race

Professor of Networked Systems

Cyber Security Research Centre (Networking), DSI - Foundations, SCC (Networking), Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

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

Dr Daniel Prince

Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security

Cyber Security Research Centre (Security Group), Cyber Threat Lab, i-DID , SCC (Security), Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510788
Mark Lacy

Dr Mark Lacy

Senior Lecturer

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

+44 (0)1524 594758
Corinne May-Chahal

Centre for Child and Family Justice Research, Centre for Gender and Women's Studies, Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Violence & Society)

+44 (0)1524 594104
Graeme Burt

Cockcroft Institute, Engineering of Microwaves, Terahertz and Light (E-MIT), Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Transport & Infrastructure)

+44 (0)1524 592177

Research Institutes Administrator

Paul Bennett

Paul Bennett

Research Institutes Administrator

+44 (0)1524 595186 B78, B - Floor, InfoLab21

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