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Tania is researching the changing patterns of interaction with cyber-physical systems, such as increasing use of remote access to operational technology environments; and is investigating effective collaborations towards improving cybersecurity capability across critical infrastructure.
Keywords: Cyber-Physical Systems, Cybersecurity, Critical Infrastructures
Post Doctoral Research Associate
Shafiqul is developing interfaces to prevent thermal images attacks using computer vision techniques. He completed his PhD in Computer Science and Engineering with research interests in signal and image processing, machine and deep learning. His PhD dissertation is about applying advanced machine learning techniques for diabetes management and prediction. He developed a machine learning framework that can predict whether a subject will develop diabetes within the next 7-8 years or not. During his MS studies in Electrical and Computer Engineering, he worked on artifact removal from EEG signals for ambulatory epileptic seizure prediction applications. Both of his works have been published in IEEE sensor and biomedical signal processing journals.
Keywords: computer vision, machine learning, EEG
Pejman Saeghe is an early career Research Associate in Human-Computer Interaction in the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK. His current research focuses on augmented, virtual, and extended reality (XR) privacy/security, and safety in social virtual environments. He has a background in immersive XR multimedia as part of his PhD at the University of Manchester in collaboration with the British Broadcasting Corporation Research and Development (BBC R&D). His publications can be found on his webpage above.
Keywords: virtual reality, augmented reality
Shaun Macdonald is an early-career Research Associate in Human-Computer Interaction in the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Their current role is analysing and disseminating research performed during the PT.Heat project, investigating thermal attacks on input modalities using thermal cameras and possible detection and protection strategies. Their background as a PhD was in calming and evocative affective haptic stimuli and their applicability as an intervention for social anxiety. In addition their research interests also include emotional encounters with social and zoomorphic robots and how this can be investigated via XR.
Keywords: HCI, Thermal Imaging, Usable Security, Affective Haptics, Social Robots
The objective of Florian’s PhD is to research the suitability of Virtual Reality (VR) as a test bed for usability and security evaluations.
Keywords: HCI, Virtual Reality, Usable Security
My research combines HCI and usable security. In particular, I focus on the use of eye gaze to enhance security mechanisms, including and not limited to gaze behavior in security-related situations and personal identification.
Keywords: HCI, Eye Tracking, Usable Security
PhD Student, started Jan 2020
Thermal cameras can be utilized inconspicuously to expose heat traces left on input interfaces, posing a rising threat of a new front for side channel attacks. My research project aims to significantly contribute to and build on previous studies by investigating deep learning models that can improve the accuracy of thermal attacks and testing them in real-world scenarios in an attempt to understand the impact of thermal attacks on user privacy and security. This project will also contribute to the development of mechanisms to counter thermal attacks
Keywords: Thermal Imaging, Machine Learning, Security
My research is inspired by the convergence of Security & Privacy and Humans. I specifically focus on understanding and mitigating shoulder surfing – a privacy invasion found all around us.
Keywords: Shoulder Surfing, Usable Security, HCI
PhD Student in the SOCIAL CDT programme, started Oct 2020
Robin’s doctoral project focuses on the study of human behaviour around Social drones in immersive virtual reality (VR). He aims to address three questions Humans - How do they behave around drones ? Drones - How to make them social ? And Virtual Reality - What are the limits and capabilities of using VR as an approach for researching Human-Drone Interaction?
Keywords: Human-Drone Interaction, Social Drones, Human-Robot Interaction
PhD student, started July 2021
Melvin’s research is based on identifying and communicating security & privacy risks to a user within mixed reality. Looking specifically at how mixed reality can be leveraged, to communicate effectively when a users data is being collected or if a security risk is present.
Keywords: Privacy, Virtual Reality, Usable Security
PhD student (secondary supervisor), started Oct 2018.
Keywords: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality,
Cristina’s research focuses on children and adolescents’ privacy and emotional safety with virtual reality (VR). One of the aims is to create a framework for parents to protect them and moderate the social VR experience without neglecting children and adolescents’ expression and self-development.
Keywords: Virtual Reality, HCI, children and adolescents’ privacy
Recent advances in mobile devices led them to seamlessly support eye tracking. This brings a lot of advantages to interaction. However, eye movements also reveal sensitive attributes about the user. My research aims to investigate the privacy risks of eye tracking on handheld mobile devices and design protective measures using AR based solutions.
Keywords: Privacy, Human centered security, Augmented reality.
PhD Student, started Jan 2022
My research focuses on the usability of the current gaze interaction techniques for the mobile contexts and scenarios. Particularly, I’m interested in exploring the concept of UI design to enhance eye gaze interaction on mobile devices.
Keywords: Gaze Interaction, Mobile Devices, Eye Tracking, User Interfaces, Gaze Input, Usability
Mark Turner, Summer 2022
Marija Mumm, MSci, 2020/2021
Quentin Deligny, MSci, 2020/2021
Aiden Rafferty, Honours, 2020/2021
Calum Firth, Honours, 2020/2021
Asad Mahmood, Honours, 2020/2021
Stewart Brown, Honours, 2020/2021
Research Assistant on NCSC project. Now PhD student at UofG.
Role: Affiliate - Postdoc at the Technical University of Darmstadt
Role: Visiting researcher - PhD student
Role: Visiting researcher - PhD student
Role: Visiting researcher - PhD student in Psychology at the Technical University of Darmstadt
Role: Post Doctoral Research Associate
Now: Assistant Professor at University of Hanover
University of Edinburgh, UK
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany
Waseda University, Japan
German University in Cairo, Egypt
University of Palermo, Italy
Tampere University, Finland
Keio University, Japan
University of Oulu, Finland
University of Bayreuth, Germany
University of Stuttgart, Germany
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
Hamm-Lippstadt Univeristy of Applied Science, Germany
University of Primorska, Slovenia
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
KU Leuven, Belgium
University of Vaasa, Finland
Qatar University, Qatar
University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen, Switzerland
Aarhus University, Denmark
Technical Univeristy of Vienna, Austria
École nationale de l’aviation civile (ENAC), France
Lancaster University, UK
Kore University of Enna, Italy
Florian Mathis, Summer 2019
Nicolae Marton, Summer 2019
Paul Bekaert, Summer 2021
Jolie Bonner, Summer 2021
Morgan Bierey, Summer 2021
Mark Turner, Summer 2022