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Cyber Security Research Group

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Research Grants

Since 2012, members of the Group have successfully attracted over £7 million of external funding to the University of Kent for cyber security related research projects. Our research has been funded through public sector funders such as UKRI (especially EPSRC and Innovate UK), European Commission, Dstl, NCSC and by our industrial partners. Note that smaller projects with a budget lower than £50k are not listed here.

  • Julio Hernandez-Castro, “Assurance for quantum random number generators“, funded by Innovate UK, value to Kent £324,258, 2020-2023
  • Shujun Li, “Smart Healthcare System with Federated Learning,” joint UK-France PhD studentship funded through a competitive scheme between the I-SITE ULNE and the University of Kent, total funding amount €135,000 (split between the University of Kent and the French institution ENSAIT), 2020-2023
  • Virginia Franqueira, Sanjay Bhattacherjee, Shujun Li, Enes Altuncu, a regular techwatch newsletter on cyber deception, funded by Dstl (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory), 2020-2021
  • Julio Hernandez-Castro, Carlos Perez-Delgado, “Quantum Communications Hub 2,” funded by EPSRC, value to Kent £575,345, 2019-2024
  • Jason Nurse, “A Platform for Responsive Conversational Agents to Enhance Engagement and Disclosure (PRoCEED),” funded by EPSRC, value to Kent £163,555, 2019-2021
  • Jason Nurse, Shujun Li, “Approaches and Technologies to Support Home Users’ Engagement with Cyber Security,” PhD studentship funded by NCSC, value to Kent £115,153, 2019-2023
  • Stephen Kell, “Generalised static checking for type and bounds errors,” PhD studentship funded by NCSC, value to Kent £75,000, 2019-2023
  • Julio Hernandez-Castro, “Robust Video Watermarking,” funded by Huawei Technologies, value to Kent £230,000, 2019-2020
  • Shujun Li, “Human-machine teaming for supporting human decision making to enhance security of cyber-physical systems,” funded by Dstl, value to Kent £87,000, 2019-2022
  • Shujun Li, “PriVELT: PRIvacy-aware personal data management and Value Enhancement for Leisure Travellers,” funded by EPSRC, value to Kent £429,069, 2018-2021
  • Aziem Chawdhary, Andy King, “Trustworthy Software for Nuclear Arms Control,” PhD studentship funded by NCSC, value to Kent £71,706, 2018-2019
  • Shujun Li, “ACCEPT: Addressing Cybersecurity and Cybercrime via a co-Evolutionary aPproach to reducing human-relaTed risks,” funded by EPSRC, value to Kent £162,044.34, 2017-2020
  • Eerke Boiten, Budi Arief, Julio Hernandez-Castro, “EMPHASIS: Economic, Psychological, and Social Aspects of Ransomware,” funded by EPSRC, value to Kent £344,547, 2017-2019
  • David Chadwick, Rogério De Lemos, Theo Dimitrakos, “C3ISP: Collaborative & Confidential Information Sharing and Analysis for Cyber Protection,” funded by European Commission (H2020), value to Kent £448,300, 2016-2019
  • Richard Guest, Farzin Deravi, “AMBER: Enhanced Mobile Biometrics MCSA ITN,” funded by European Commission (H2020), value to Kent £585,783, 2016-2020
  • Andy King, “The Rise and Fall of COOP,” PhD studentship funded by GCHQ, value to Kent £109,890, 2016-2020
  • Andy King, “Vulnerability discovery using abduction and interpolation,” funded by EPSRC, value to Kent £199,130, 2016-2019
  • Julio Hernandez-Castro, “SEEK (Steganalytic vidEo-rEsearch frameworK),” funded by EPSRC, value to Kent £273,996, 2016-2019
  • Julio Hernandez-Castro, “RAMSES: Malware analysis for digital forensics,” funded by European Commission (H2020), value to Kent £305,815, 2016-2019
  • Andy King, Theo Dimitrakos, David Chadwick, “NeCS (European Network for Cybersecurity) MCSA ITN,” funded by European Commission (H2020), value to Kent £388,645, 2015-2019
  • Julio Hernandez-Castro, “Improving cyber security using realistic synthetic face generation,” Israel-UK Cyber Research project, UK part funded by EPSRC, value to Kent £155,087, 2015-2017
  • David Chadwick, “Horizontal cloud security and network capabilities for accredited cloud application and data,” funded by BT, value to Kent £170,000, 2015-2017
  • Julio Hernandez-Castro, “Authenticated Self – The ‘aS’ Platform,” funded by Innovate UK, value to Kent £115,957, 2015-2016
  • Shujun Li, “COMMANDO-HUMANS: COMputational Modelling and Automatic Non-intrusive Detection Of HUMan behAviour based iNSecurity,” Singapore-UK joint project, co-funded by EPSRC and Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF), value to Ken £4,117 (partial transfer from the University of Surrey, total funding amount by EPSRC is £208,100), 2016-2018
  • David Chadwick, “Cloud-ABFAB federation services in eduroam (CLASSe),” funded by European Commission (FP7), value to Kent £72,458, 2013-2015
  • Andy King, “Se-Ma-Match: semantic malware matching,” funded by EPSRC, value to Kent £245,526, 2013-2016
  • Andy King, “Compositional security analysis for binaries,” funded by EPSRC and GCHQ, value to Kent £261,718, 2013-2016
  • David Chadwick, Dimitrakos, “FED4Fire: IPCS4FIRE & SCS4FIRE,” funded by European Commission (FP7), value to Kent £112,610, 2013-2014
  • Eerke Boiten, “Network on Formal Methods and Cryptography: CryptoForma 2,” funded by EPSRC, extension of a previously funded EPSRC research network, value to Kent £90,227, 2012-2015
  • David Chadwick, “Sticky policy based security APIs for the cloud,” funded by EPSRC, value to Kent £117,079, 2012-2013