The Plymouth University is the largest university in the southwest of England. The Plymouth University contributions will be led by staff within the Centre for Security, Communications and Network Research, based within the School of Computing and Mathematics. The School has expertise in most of the relevant technical areas of the project. In particular, it has strong expertise in multimedia communications and network/system security and a long track record of R&D work in key areas of ICT. The School has for many years been active in a number of relevant national, European and international collaborative research programmes including the following: (1) Current EU Projects – ALIZ-E (IP) (€8.4M), ITALK (IP) (€6.25M) and SCANDLE (STREP) (€2.65M) as co-ordinators, and SPACE DATA ROUTERS (STREP) (€1.6M) in EU FP7. (2) Previous EU Projects – ADAMANTIUM (STREP) (€2.6M) as WP leader, BIOPATTERN (€6.4M) as co-ordinator, and CAALYX (€1.85M) as WP leader; as well as EC ACTS DOLMEN, EC Telematics ISHTAR, EC ESPRIT UNCLE, EC MAST INTRMUD and DiCANN, EC BRITE-EURAM (CRAFT) KAYLITE and EUREKA Proleonardo, AIM SEISMED. (3) Other research projects specifically in the area of security include a UK Department of Trade & Industry project on Behavioural Monitoring of Network Communications(£40K), four Technology Strategy Board Knowledge Transfer Projects (£548K), a series of research projects for Orange/France-Telecom (in excess of £360K) and from the EduServ Foundation for authentication for mobile devices (£80K).
Role in the project: Plymouth University will lead Task 3.6, Task 5.4, Task 5.5 and WP7 on Dissemination, Standardization and Exploitation. Plymouth University will also contribute to WP2, WP6 and other tasks related to security, media transmission and signalling.
Short profile of the staff members
Dr Lingfen Sun holds a PhD in Computing and Communications from Plymouth University. She is an Associate Professor (Reader) in Multimedia Communications and Networks in the School of Computing and Mathematics. She has been involved in EU FP7 ADAMANTIUM (as WP leader), FP6 BIOPATTERN (as subproject leader) and led an industry funded project on multimedia quality in 3G networks. She has published over 50 papers. She is the Chair of QoE Interest Group of IEEE MMTC, 2010-2012. Her research interests include VoIP, QoS, QoE for multimedia communications and networking.
Dr Nathan Clarke is an Associate Professor in Information Security and Digital Forensics at the Plymouth University. His interests include user identity, mobility and intrusion detection; having published 55 papers in international journals and conferences. He is a chartered engineer, a fellow of the BCS, and a UK representative in the IFIP working groups relating to the Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance (co-vice chair and co-proposer). He has worked with a variety of organisations such as France-Telecom, Symantec, Department of Trade and Industry, EU and EduServ Foundation.
Prof. Steven Furnell is the head of the Centre for Security, Communications & Network Research at the Plymouth University. His interests include security management and culture, computer crime, user authentication, and security usability. He has a track record of work and collaboration with industry (e.g. BT, Kaspersky Lab, Orange/France Telecom, and Symantec), UK Government and activity within EU Framework projects. He is the author of over 250 papers in refereed international journals and conferences, as well as books including Cybercrime: Vandalizing the Information Society (2001) and Computer Insecurity: Risking the System (2005). Further details can be found at www.plymouth.ac.uk/cscan.