EPSRC Adds SAUSE to the SEAD Group!

Our group has been awarded a prestigious Platform Grant on "Secure, Adaptive and Usable Software Engineering" (SAUSE). The grant (£1.3M) will provide strategic financial support for the group over the next 5 years, to sustain and grow the group's research agenda, amplify its research impact, and support early career researchers. Platform grants are made to internationally leading U.K.-based research groups, to ensure their continued leadership in their discipline. The grant will continue and grow the ongoing collaboration with Professor Mark Levine and colleagues in the social psychology group at the University of Exeter. 

Funded Project: The Internet of Food Things

Andrea Zisman is co-investigator in the EPSRC DE NetworkPlus entitled "The Internet of Food Things". This Network+ is intended to provide digital enhancement of the food supply chain from food manufacturers to end consumers. It includes national and international members of academia, industry, policy advisors, and representatives of consumers.


Citizen Forensics: Enabling citizen-police collaborations

EPSRC awards £1M for new research project entitled "Citizen Forensics: Enabling citizen-police collaborations". This project aims to support a new engagement between authorities such as the police and communities in order to better investigate and, in the long-term, reduce potential or actual threats to citizen security, safety and privacy.


A paper by Dmitri Katz, Blaine Price, Simon Holland and Nicholas Dalton entitled Designing for Diabetes Decision Support Systems with Fluid Contextual Reasoning has been awarded an honourable mention at CHI 2018.

Public Lecture and Panel

Amel Bennaceur was part of the panel for an Open University public lecture entitled From Zero Day to Doomsday.

Innovation Award

Vikram Mehta, Arosha Bandara, Blaine Price, and Bashar Nuseibeh won the IET Innovation Award for Cyber Security for their novel wearable privacy management device, "Privacy Band". The device allows users to have real-time awareness of potential privacy threats and control access to their data using intuitive on-body interaction techniques.

Funded Project: Motivating Jenny to Write Secure Software

Arosha Bandara, Bashar Nuseibeh, Helen Sharp and Thein Tun have been awarded £500K by The National Cyber Security Centre for a two year project entitled "Motivating Jenny to Write Secure Software". The project and the investigators will also be part of  RISCS - The Research Institute in Science of Cyber Security.

Funded Project: Why Johnny doesn't write secure software?

EPSRC awards £1M for new research project entitled "Why Johnny doesn't write secure software? Secure software development by the masses". This project aims to develop a deep foundational understanding of the way in which software developers make cyber security decisions during the creation of new products.

Funded Project: STRETCH

EPSRC awards £1M for new research project entitled "STRETCH: Socio-Technical Resilience for Enhancing Targeted Community Healthcare".

Grant: Internet of Things Supporting Collaborative Grocery Shopping

Amel Bennaceur has been awarded a Microsoft Azure Research Award 2017 to investigate software mediation approaches that contribute to the addressing the Feed Me Feed Me challenge exemplar.
Amel Bennaceur has been appointed as an Associate Editor of IET Software.


We are partners in winning London bid to the Nesta Flying High Challenge, to explore security, privacy, and forensics to support use of drones in the city


Andrea Zisman has been awarded the David Lorge Parnas Fellowship at Lero – the Irish Software Research Centre. The fellowship allows collaboration with Lero and with relevant industry partners, supporting several visits to any of the Lero partner institutions. This distinguished Fellowship covers expenses and a fellowship award.