I am the Professor of Human-Centred Systems at the Department of Computing at Imperial College London. I am part of the Networks and Systems Laboratory (NetSys) and Imperial-X (I-X) where I lead the Privacy and Security Research Area. I also serve as a Security Science Fellow of the Institute for Security Science and Technology. In my industrial role, I am the Chief Scientist at Brave.
My research interests are in User-Centred Systems, IoT, Applied Machine Learning, Privacy, and Human-Data Interaction. I am a Core member of the Machine Learning Initiative at Imperial, an Academic Fellow of the Data Science Institute and an Associate member of the Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research.
I am keen to hear from strong students interested in doing their masters project or PhD research with me, or postdoctoral fellows interested in being hosted at Imperial College London. Please get in touch!
We are always keen to support exceptional candidates for the Imperial College Research Fellowships, the Imperial President’s PhD Scholarships, China Scholarship Council, the Islamic Development Bank – Imperial College Scholarship, UKRI AI for Healthcare CDT, the London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS DTP), and various other UK and International Scholarships and Centres for Doctoral Training in Imperial College London.
We also supoort exceptional candidates for EU Individual Fellowships (IF) and UKRI EPSRC Postdoctoral and Open Fellowships. Please get in touch to discuss these, sending me any relevant material, information, and a potential proposal idea.
- Aug 2018- Aug 2021, Visiting Professor, Brave Software
- July 2019 - Aug 2019: Visitor, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) Institute of Computer Science
- Oct 2011 - Oct 2017: Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Digital Media, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London
- May 2014 - Dec 2015: Research Scientist, Qatar Computing Research Institute
- Summers 2012 & 2013: Visiting researcher, AT&T Research, Floreham Park (cycle route)
- Jan 2010 - Sep 2011, postdoctoral researcher, Royal Veterinary College/University of Cambridge, CHDI Project
- Jan 2009 - Dec 2009, Post-doctoral researcher, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems,Germany
- Sep 2009 - Nov 2010, Visiting researcher, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge
- Nov 2008 - Dec 2008, Research associate, CISG Group, University College London
- July 2007 - Nov 2008, Collaborating with AT&T Research , Network Simulation and Emulation Tools Consultant
- March 2008 - May 2008, Visiting researcher, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Adelaide
- Winter 2005, Intel Research Cambridge, Research Scientist, CoMo Project
- Summer 2003, UCL EE/BT Research, Sensor Networks Operating System for Senceive
- Summer 2002 and 2001, Sony Europe, Embedded Systems Hardware Group, ARM Compliancy Test-Harness
I studied for my PhD between Oct 2004-Oct 2008, investigating the Topological Characteristics of IP Networks, which I successfully defended on 31st October 2008. My examiners were George Pavlou and Christos Gkantsidis. I carried out my thesis research jointly between two great labs, the NetOS Group, Computer Laboratory, Cambridge University (userid: hh318), and Networks and Services Research Laboratory Group, UCL (supervised by: Miguel Rio, Andrew Moore , Richard Mortier)
I was also a scholar at London Business School, under the UCL CSEL sponsorship programme, attending MBA electives.
My MPhil (transfer) Thesis investigated Network Traffic Inference Using Sampled Statistics [pdf].
In 2004 I completed the MSc in Telecommunication Engineering with distinction. I was sponsored by EPSRC, Project: kOS “kind of Operating System” (report). This work had contributions to technology spin-out Senceive.
Between 1999-2003 I studied for the BEng (Hons) Electronic & Electrical Engineering at UCL. My 2nd & final year were sponsored by Sony Europe. For my final year project I built a stand-alone RDS Encoder (report).
Before that, I studied for A-Levels at William Morris Academy.
MISC: My Erdos Number is 3: Hamed Haddadi > Andrew G. Thomason -> Fan Chung -> Paul Erdos