School of Computing Science

Secure and Resilient Systems

Mr. John Mace
PhD Student

John completed a BSc (Hons) in Computing Science at Newcastle University in 2010 during which time 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.

John begin a PhD in 2010 under the supervision of Prof. Aad van Moorsel. John's research investigates the concept of Trust Domains which aim to provide solutions for trustable online collaborations while ensuring confidentiality, integrity and availability of information. Collaborations involve information sharing which means trusting others with our information and convincing others that we in turn will be trustworthy information guardians. The main research focus explores how external entities can determine the level of trust they can expect within a Trust Domain before sharing their information.

In September 2011, John took a break in studies to commence a 12 month internship at HP Labs, Bristol in the Cloud and Security Lab. The internship was part of the Trust Domains project, a three year TSB and EPSRC funded collaboration involving HP and Perpetuity along with Oxford, Birmingham and Aberdeen Universities.

In 2011 John also lead a Home Office funded project in partnership with the Northumbria Local Criminal Justice Board. The project aimed to identify and implement a digital networking solution to allow independent advisors dealing with domestic and sexual violence share best practice, training and development opportunities. The finished solution was launched at a regional networking event hosted by Newcastle University.

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