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Lucas Kello

DPhil MPhil Oxon, A.B. Harvard


Post: Senior Lecturer in International Relations and Director of the Cyber Studies Programme (Dept of Politics and International Relations) | Co-Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security (Dept of Computer Science) Oxford University




Lucas Kello is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Oxford University. 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 joint Research Fellow in the International Security Program and the Project on Technology, Security, and Conflict in the Cyber Age at 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. He remains affiliated with Harvard as an Associate of the Belfer Center's Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program. His recent publications include “The Meaning of the Cyber Revolution: Perils to Theory and Statecraft” in International Security, “The Virtual Weapon: Dilemmas and Future Scenarios” in Politique étrangère,  and “Security” in The Oxford Companion to International Relations.  




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prof. Andrew Martin

Professor of Systems Security and Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security (Dept of Computer Science), Oxford University

Governing Body Fellow, Kellogg College



I have been interested in security in distributed systems for some time.  Mostly of late that's been explored through looking at applications of Trusted Computing technologies, particularly in cloud, mobile, and embedded applications - embodied now in the concept of the Internet of Things.  With my students, I have been looking for the architectural elements and design patterns necessary to make trusted clouds and secure IoT a reality. These ideas have the potential to transform how we think about distributed systems and the security of information.



I am on my third 'life' in Oxford: I studied for my first degree here, before working as an industrial Software Engineer at Praxis in Bath. After a DPhil back in Oxford, I escaped to the other side of the world to be a Research Fellow at the Software Verification Research Centre in the University of Queensland. Eventually the excellent weather and relaxed way of life got the better of me, and so I returned to the UK, briefly as a lecturer in the University of Southampton, before entering my current post in 1999.




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Florian Egloff



Research interests: Cyber security, International relations, International relations theory, International security, Violence, security and conflict



Florian Egloff is a Clarendon Scholar and DPhil Candidate in Cyber Security at Oxford’s Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security. He focuses on the implications of cyber enabled national and transnational non-state actors for international security. He is interested in politics, intelligence, and the role of non-state actors in cyber security.
Florian has a professional background working for the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and banking.
He completed his undergraduate studies in Law and International Affairs at the University of St. Gallen and holds a Masters of International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID, Geneva). He has been a visiting student at SciencesPo Paris and at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University.
Florian provides input into the Oxford Martin School Global Cyber Security Capacity Building Centre's working group on cyber policy and cyber defence and contributes to the Cyber Studies Programme at the Department of Politics and International Relations.



"Cybersecurity and the Age of Privateering: A Historical Analogy", Cyber Studies Working Papers, 1, March 2015. (link)



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prof. Kuldar Taveter


DipEng MSc PhD, Tallinn University of Technology
Post: Professor, Chair in Software Engineering, Department of Informatics, Tallinn University of Technology
Email: kuldar.taveter@ttu.ee

Kuldar Taveter is Professor in Software Engineering at the Department of Informatics of Tallinn University of Technology (TUT). Jointly with Professor Leon Sterling from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, he has developed a new discipline called agent-oriented modeling, which is described in their monograph by MIT Press. Agent-oriented modeling is a methodology for designing distributed secure socio-technical systems, which include e-governance systems. Currently he leads the team of his university in an EU FP7 project on crisis management and in a Horizon 2020 project. He also gives lead to the project in holistic e-governance funded by TUT. In 2005-2008 he was Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia, working in agent-oriented software engineering. In 1997-2005 he was employed as a Research Scientist and project leader at the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT), which acts as a mediator between academy and industry. His main research areas at VTT were agent-based business process automation and ontologies. In 2011 he spent 8 months as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of South Carolina, USA, doing research work in crowdsourcing systems.