School of Computing

Staff Profiles

John Mace

Research Assistant


John Mace joined Newcastle University in 2008 and has since completed both BSc (1st Class) honours degree and PhD in Computing Science. During his undergraduate studies he received a Scott Logic prize for computer excellence for his year two performance. He was also awarded the School of Computing Science prize for best overall performance in year three. He is currently an early career research associate working on the security of smart buildings, in particular understanding the security and privacy threats to smart building data. In September 2017, John joined the Cyber Security Centre, University of Warwick for a 6 month secondment with Newcastle to work on a PETRAS collaboration project NUSBIoT, assessing the security of Newcastle University Urban Sciences Building. John has previously undertaken a 12-month internship with the Cloud and Security Group, HP Research Lab, Bristol working on the EPSRC/TSB funded project Trust Domains; worked in partnership with The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on the NSA funded project Science of Security (SoS); worked in partnership with the UK Criminal Justice Board on a UK Home Office funded project to produce a platform for secure data sharing; and in partnership with Italy’s Intelligence System for the Security of the Republic on the CIPS funded project CYCLOPS. He has published several papers on methodologies and tools using probabilistic modelling aspects and ontologies for designing information security policies and understanding their impact on workflow completion.