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. 


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

Event: Django Girls MK

Django Girls Milton Keynes will take place on Saturday 17 February 2018 in The National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes. Join as a participant or a coach!


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.

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.

Most Influential Paper at CASCON'16

Yijun Yu is winner of the Most Influential Paper of 2006 Award at CASCON'16, for a paper he co-authored with Alexei Lapouchnian, Sotirios Liaskos, and John Mylopoulos, entitled "Requirements-driven design of autonomic application software". It was published in Proceedings of the 2006 conference of the Center for Advanced Studies on Collaborative research (CASCON '06), IBM Corp., Riverton, USA.