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  • Identifying and Responding to Human and Software Behaviours in a Changing Cyber Threat Landscape (2013-2016)
    Investigators: Prof. Nathan L Clarke, Prof. Steven M Furnell, Dr Ingo Stengel
    This project aims to explore the ‘square of cybercrime’ from a multi-disciplinary perspective drawing upon computational, mathematical and social science methods. A multi-disciplinary consortium of computer scientists, mathematicians, psychologists, criminologists and economists will collaborate to build a probabilistic computational model (using Bayesian Belief Networks) of the ‘square of cybercrime’.
  • Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security & Forensics (2012-2014)
    Investigators: Prof. Nathan L Clarke
    ECENTRE’s goal is to support national and EU education and training initiatives in the fight against cybercrime by contributing to the development of high-quality educational provisions preparing individuals for careers in forensic computing, law enforcement and the commercial cybercrime security sectors as part of the EU-wide 2Centre network. Plymouth University is South-West lead.
  • Geryon (2011-2014)
    Investigators: Dr Lingfen Sun, Dr Nathan L Clarke
    In the current digital world, users of first responder communication systems are aware of the benefits that the interconnection between different Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) and the integration of new advanced data services could bring to their professional sectors. Considering the current multimedia capabilities of both emergency and general purpose mobile terminals, it is just a matter of time that we see police or fire-fighter units transmitting image-based vital information in real time to central stations or to other mobile units in order to assure quick and expert responses to critical incidents. In order to satisfy this need for broadband data services, different PMR technologies have tried to improve data transmission capabilities. Unfortunately, however, interoperability between systems is largely based upon bespoke interfaces between specific systems.
  • Space Data Routers (2011-2014)
    Investigators: Dr Bogdan V Ghita, Dr Nathan L Clarke, Prof. Steven M Furnell
    "Space-Data Routers" (SDR) will allow Space Agencies, Academic Institutes and Research Centers to share space-data generated by a single or multiple missions, in a natural, flexible, secure and automated manner. We develop a communication overlay modeled according to thematic context of missions, Ground Segment topological distribution, Agency policies and Application restrictions and requirements.
  • Superfast Cornwall Network Performance Assessment (2012-2014)
    Investigators: Dr Bogdan V Ghita, Dr Paul S Haskell-Dowland
    Superfast Cornwall is a ground-breaking partnership between the European Union, BT and Cornwall Council to make Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly one of the best connected rural areas in the world. As part of the project's evaluation programme, researchers from the Centre for Security, Communications and Network Research at Plymouth University are working with the Superfast Cornwall team to help assess the end-to-end user experience delivered by service providers operating on the Superfast Cornwall network that's being built.
  • e-Invigilator (Teaching Fellowship) (2012-2013)
    Investigators: Prof. Nathan L Clarke, Dr Paul Haskell-Dowland
    This project aims to implement and evaluate a biometric system to assure the identity of the assessment candidate and remove the need for invigilators. The benefits of this project include: greater flexibility in assessment choice for students, financial savings to students and the University and enhancement of the University’s reputation.
  • Spinnaker International (2008-2010)
    Investigators: Prof. Nathan L Clarke, Dr Maria Papadaki
  • Online Peer Assessment (Teaching Fellowship) (2008-2009)
    Investigators: Dr Nathan L Clarke, Dr Paul Haskell-Dowland
    The purpose of this project is to design a new and pedagogically sound online peer assessment system.
  • Westland Geoprojects (2008-2009)
    Investigators: Dr Nathan L Clarke, Dr Paul Haskell-Dowland
  • Behavioural Monitoring of Network Communications (2007-2008)
    Investigators: Prof. Steven M Furnell, Dr Nathan L Clarke, Dr Bogdan V Ghita, Dr Maria Papadaki
  • A CD and web-based gridded database and browser for North Atlantic plankton (2004-2006)
    Investigators: Dr Chris Reid (SAHFOS), Dr Paul Haskell-Dowland
    SAHFOS will produce a CD and web-based gridded database of 10 key plankton taxa for the North Atlantic using Continuous Plankton Recorder data from 1948 to 2002. This tool would provide users with the ability to extract abundance data and gridded products for key taxa and other variables using state-of-the-art spatial interpolation methods that have been developed at SAHFOS (e.g. Beaugrand et al. 2002) but are not yet available to the scientific community.
  • KTP Associate Project (Corpdata, Exeter) (2004-2006)
    Investigators: Dr Andy Phippen, Dr Paul Haskell-Dowland
    To develop new data analysis and delivery services in order to enhance the existing customer base and capture new customer markets by providing a more efficient, personalised service. To extend Corpdata's knowledge and capabilities in the fields of data transformation and internet delivery.
  • Security Technology in a Virtual University (Virtusec) (2003-2005)
    Investigators: Dr Steven M Furnell, Dr Paul Haskell-Dowland, Dr Andy Phippen
  • A Generic Architecture for Intrusion Specification and Misuse Detection in IT Systems (2000-2004)
    Investigators: Dr Steven M Furnell, Prof Emmanuel Ifeachor
  • Biometric Terminal - Phase 2 (2004-2004)
    Investigators: Dr Steven M Furnell, Dr Paul Haskell-Dowland, Dr Maria Papadaki
  • HGML - Phase 2 (2004-2004)
    Investigators: Dr Steven M Furnell, Dr Andy Phippen, Mr Aung Htike Phyo
  • KTP Associate Project (Richfords) (2002-2004)
    Investigators: Dr Andy Phippen, Dr Steven M Furnell, Mr J Martin
  • PC Integrity Testing (2003-2004)
    Investigators: Dr Steven M Furnell, Dr Paul Haskell-Dowland, Dr Nathan Clarke
  • Subscriber Authentication via Keystroke Analysis on a Mobile Handset (2004-2004)
    Investigators: Dr Steven M Furnell, Dr Nathan Clarke
  • TCS Associate Project (John Nicholls Builders, Goonhavern) (2002-2004)
    Investigators: Mr Tom Biss, Dr Paul Haskell-Dowland
  • Biometric Terminal - Phase 1 (2003-2003)
    Investigators: Dr Steven M Furnell, Dr Nathan Clarke, Dr Paul Haskell-Dowland, Dr Bogdan Ghita, Dr Maria Papadaki
  • TCS Associate Project (Intasoft Limited, Exeter) (2001-2003)
    Investigators: Dr Andy Phippen, Dr Paul Haskell-Dowland
  • Cybersign (1999-1999)
    Investigators: Dr Steven M Furnell, Dr Paul Haskell-Dowland, Dr Michael Evans, Dr Andy Phippen
  • Health Telematics ISHTAR (1996-1999)
    Investigators: Dr Steven M Furnell, Dr Matthew Warren, Mr Mike Evans
    The requirement for support has been recognised within Europe and was the focus of ISHTAR (Implementing Secure Healthcare Telematics Applications in Europe), a three year collaborative research and development project involving 27 participants from 12 European countries.
  • TCS Associate Project (Spinnaker International Limited) (1997-1999)
    Investigators: R Burns, Dr Steven M Furnell, R Sutton
  • Tools for On-Line Distance Learning (1997-1999)
    Investigators: Dr Steven M Furnell, Dr Paul Haskell-Dowland, Dr Michael Evans
    Although online distance learning offers significant promise as an application of Internet technology, online course materials cannot be created and offered without appropriate supporting tools for use by academic staff and students. The Network Research Group has developed two prototype tools to support online course delivery.
  • ACTS DOLMEN (1995-1998)
    Investigators: Mr Peter Sanders, Dr Graham Blackwell, Dr Steven Furnell, Prof Paul Reynolds, Mr Andy Phippen, Mr Mike Evans, Mr Simon Rhodes, Dr Paul Onions
    The aim of ACTS is to produce potential solutions to technological issues currently seen to be impeding the evolution of wide-scale advanced communications within Europe.
  • HGML - Phase 1 (1997-1998)
    Investigators: Dr Steven M Furnell, Dr Paul Haskell-Dowland, Dr Michael Evans, Dr Andy Phippen
    In collaboration with Orange, members of the Network Research Group designed the Hyper Graphics Markup Language (HGML), providing a graphically-oriented alternative to HTML specifically designed for use in wireless contexts.
  • Secure Distance Learning (SDLearn) (1996-1998)
    Investigators: Dr Steven M Furnell, Prof Peter Sanders
  • AIM SEISMED (1991-1995)
    Investigators: Mr Peter Sanders, Mr Steven Furnell, Mr Matthew Warren
    The objective of SEISMED was to provide practical security advice and guidance to all members of the medical community involved in the management, development and use of information systems.
  • RACE EURSAF (1994-1995)
    Investigators: Mr Peter Sanders, Dr Paul Reynolds, Dr Steven Furnell
  • INFOSEC - ASE (1993-1994)
    Investigators: Mr Peter Sanders, Mr Simon Rhodes
    This project address the recognised security problems associated with the auctioning of livestock via satellite broadcast within Europe.
  • COST-11 Ter (1985-1990)
    Investigators: Mr Peter Sanders

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