Information for Prospective Students

My (Main) Research Interests

  • Design of Privacy-Preserving Cryptographic Schemes and Protocols
  • Measurement, Analysis, and Combating the Prevalence of Web Tracking
  • Usable Security and Privacy / Human Factors in Security and Privacy

For my previous research track record see:  My Publications.

Expressing Interest to Work with Me

If you are interested in doing a research degree (a PhD or a Master's by Research) with me, please send me the following by email:

  1. the area you want to work on (see my research interests above),
  2. whether you'd need a scholarship or not,
  3. a short CV (~2 pages, including GPAs),
  4. your transcripts, and
  5. your best piece of work involving research, e.g. a research paper, a project report, or a bachelor's or master's dissertation.

Available Scholarships

 Doctoral Centre for Safe, Ethical and Secure Computing
 University Scholarships and other sources
 IGGI Scholarships
Specific Topics: Gamification of Security and Privacy Decisions, Privacy and Security Issues in Games, Security and Robustness of Games with A Purpose (GWAP)

Current PhD Students

Charles Dodd
Co-supervising with  Pooya Farshim at York
Najla Aldaraani
Co-supervising with  Helen Petrie at York
Kit Battarbee
Co-supervising with  Delaram Kahrobaei at York
Sijia Tian
Co-supervising with  Vassilios G. Vassilakis at York
Lee Livsey
Co-supervising with  Helen Petrie at York

Current MRes Students

Ali Cherry
Supervising with  Konstantinos Barmpis at York

Graduated PhD Students

Philokypros Ioulianou, PhD 2022
Co-supervised with  Vassilios G. Vassilakis at York
Ehsan Toreini, PhD 2018
Co-supervised with  Feng Hao at Newcastle University, UK
Patrick McCorry, PhD 2018
Co-supervised with  Feng Hao at Newcastle University, UK
Maryam Mehrnezhad, PhD 2017
Co-supervised with  Feng Hao at Newcastle University, UK