School of Computing

Secure and Resilient Systems

Secure and Resilient Systems


Our research directly contributes to creating modern information systems, networks and infrastructures. These are dependable and secure in all aspects.

The Secure and Resilient Systems group investigates fundamental concepts, development techniques, models, architectures and mechanisms that directly contribute to creating modern information systems, networks and infrastructures that are dependable and secure in all aspects. Such systems need to be resilient to malicious attacks and accidental faults to deliver services that can be justifiably trusted by their stakeholders. Our group research combines a rigorous theoretical approach to requirements and design with a coherent framework for practical system operation so that fault and attack tolerance is available at the component, system, systems of systems, network and socio-environment levels. As the security of such systems is largely impacted by the decisions of human users, our group investigates the science of security including human factors as well.


Find out which staff members are involved in our research.


Telephone: +44 191 208 7994

Dr Muhammad Azad
Research Associate


Dr Samiran Bag
Research Associate


Dr Kovila Coopamootoo
Research Fellow


Dr Changyu Dong
Senior Lecturer in Security


Dr Martin Emms
Research Associate

Telephone: +44 7973189609

Dr Siamak Fayyaz Shahandashti
Visiting Researcher

Jill Green
Research Administrator

Telephone: +44 191 208 7999

Dr Thomas Gross
Reader Security, Privacy and Trust. Director of the Centre for Cybercrime and Computer Security

Telephone: +44 191 208 8987

Dr Feng Hao
Reader in Security Engineering

Telephone: +44 191 208 6384

Dr Alexei Iliasov
Senior Research Associate

Telephone: +44 191 208 5993

John Mace
Research Assistant


Professor Songchun Moon
Visiting Professor

Telephone: 07887863541; +44 191 208 7972

Dr Charles Morisset
Lecturer in Security


Dr Ashur Rafiev
Research Associate


Professor Brian Randell
Emeritus Professor, and Senior Research Investigator

Telephone: +44 191 208 7923

Telephone: +44 191 208 5156

Professor Alexander Romanovsky
Prof of Computing Science

Telephone: +44 191 208 8135

Professor Andreas Roth
Visiting Professor of Practice

Ehsan Toreini
PGD 2016-17

Professor Aad van Moorsel
Head of School, Professor

Telephone: +44 191 208 7711

Dr Yilei Wang
Research Associate



Find out which students are involved in our research.

Mr. Daniel Nesbitt Email:
Telephone: +44 191 20 83605
Mr. John Mace Email:
Telephone: +44 191 20 87873
Ms. Supha Khankaew Email:
Telephone: +44 191 20 83464
Mr. Mohamad Tayara Email:
Telephone: +44 191 20 85153
Ms. Maryam Mehrnezhad Email:
Telephone: +44 191 20 85153
Mr. David Ebo Adjepon-Yamoah Email:
Telephone: +44 191 20 88058
Mr. Sami Alajrami Email:
Telephone: +44 191 20 86858
Mr. Patrick McCorry Email:
Telephone: +44 191 20 88715
Mr. Ioannis Sfyrakis Email:
Telephone: +44 191 20 83605
Mr. Ehsan Toreini Email:
Telephone: +44 191 20 88246
Mr. Mohammed Aamir Ali - Email:
Mr. Rem Gensh Email:
Telephone: +44 191 20 83464
Mr. Luke Martin Email:
Telephone: +44 191 20 83464
Ms. Uchechi Nwadike Email:
Mr. Moneef Almutairi Email:
Mr. Peter Carmichael Email:
Mr. Richie Jenkins Email:
Mr. Amjad Yousef A. Aldweesh Email:
Mr. Roberto Metere Email:
Mr. Nipun Balan Thekkummal Email:
Mr. Luca Arnaboldi Email:
Mr. Raffaello Perrotta Email:
Mr. Mohammed Alqahtani Email:

Current Projects

Completed Projects

Best Paper Award

Best Paper Awards

Feb 2017: Best Security & Resilience (S&R) Paper

Mohammed Aamir Ali, Budi Arief, Martin Emms, and Aad van Moorsel. "Does The Online Card Payment Landscape Unwittingly Facilitate Fraud? ", IEEE Security & Privacy, 2017.

Feb 2016: Best Security & Resilience (S&R) Paper

Patrick McCorry, Siamak F. Shahandashti, Feng Hao, "Refund attacks on Bitcoin’s Payment Protocol," Financial Cryptography and Data Security, 2016.

Feb 2015: Best Security Paper

Martin Emms, Budi Arief, Leo Freitas, Joseph Hannon, Aad van Moorsel, "Harvesting high value foreign currency transactions from EMV contactless credit cards without the PIN", Proceedings of the 2014 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS'14), pp. 716-726, November 2014.