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The course’s teaching staff comprises of faculty and researchers based at Oxford University’s Department of Politics and International Relations (Lucas Kello, Matt Willis, Max Smeets) and Department of Computer Science (Ivan Martinovic) as well as lecturers from Tallinn University of Technology (Robert Krimmer)



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Lucas Kello

DPhil MPhil Oxon, A.B. Harvard


Lucas Kello is Senior Lecturer in International Relations in the University of Oxford. He serves as Director of the Cyber Studies Programme, a major research and teaching initiative on all aspects of the modern information society. He is also Co-Director of the interdisciplinary Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security at the Department of Computer Science. Previously, he was a Research Fellow in Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He was also a member of the Harvard-MIT multiyear project on Explorations in Cyber International Relations.

His recent publications include “The Meaning of the Cyber Revolution: Perils to Theory and Statecraft” in International Security, “Security” in The Oxford Companion to International Relations (Oxford University Press), and The Virtual Weapon and International Order (Yale University Press, forthcoming).





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Ivan Martinovic

Ivan Martinovic is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford. Before coming to Oxford he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Security Research Lab, University of California Berkeley and at the Secure Computing and Networking Centre, University of California Irvine. From 2009 until 2011 he enjoyed a Carl-Zeiss Foundation Fellowship and he was an associate lecturer at Kaiserslautern University of Technology, Germany.

His recent publications include “Looks Like Eve: Exposing Insider Threats Using Eye Movement Biometrics” in ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security (with Simon Eberz, Kasper B. Rasmussen, Vincent Lenders, ) and “Assessing the Impact of Aviation Security on Cyber Power” in 2016 8th International Conference on Cyber Conflict (with Martin Strohmeier, Matthias Schäfer; Matt Smith, Vincent Lenders).



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Matt Willis


Matt Willis is a researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford and a member of Wolfson College. His current work looks at the potential for automation technologies in NHS England general practice services. Other work include socio-technical inquiry into personal health records and electronic medical records, understanding the cyberinfrastructure for distributed collaborative scientific teams, and videogame development for cognitive training. His research interests include patient-generated data, socio-technical systems in healthcare, computer supported cooperative work, social shaping of technology, cyberinfrastructure, and human-computer interaction in healthcare. He has been a researcher in academic, government, and private institutional settings including Sandia National Laboratories, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and several university affiliated research centres where he was a contributor to multiple grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA).




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Robert Krimmer


Robert Krimmer is Full Professor of e-Governance within Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance at the Faculty of Social Science, Tallinn University of Technology. His research is focused on electronic participation and democracy, as well as e-voting, the transformation of the public sector, and all issues further developing a digital society. His teaching duties include lecturing on e-Governance, e-Democracy, e-Participation, e-Voting and End-User Management Information Systems at Tallinn University of Technology, University of Applied Sciences Hagenberg, Danube University Krems, and WU Vienna, University of Economics and Business.

His selected forthcoming publications include "A Framework for Data-Driven Public Service Co-production" (with Maarja Toots, Keegan McBride, Tarmo Kalvet) and "Open Data as Enabler of Public Service Co-creation: Exploring the Drivers and Barriers" (with Maarja Toots, Keegan McBride and Tarmo Kalvet) in International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 2017.



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Jamie Collier


Jamie Collier is a Research Affiliate of the Cyber Studies Programme at Oxford University. He is also a DPhil Student in Cyber Security at the Department of Politics and International Relations as well as the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security. His current research interests include public-private partnerships, the role of civilian groups in the cyber domain, and the ways in which states mobilise various non-state actors to project power. Jamie has previous work experience with the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence and PricewaterhouseCoopers India.