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Prof George Danezis
MPEB 4.13
Dept. of Computer Science
Gower Street
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  • Professor of Security and Privacy Engineering
  • Dept of Computer Science
  • Faculty of Engineering Science
George Danezis is a Professor of Security and Privacy Engineering at the Department of Computer Science of University College London. He has been working on anonymous communications, privacy enhancing technologies (PET), and traffic analysis since 2000. He has previously been a researcher for Microsoft Research, Cambridge; a visiting fellow at K.U.Leuven (Belgium); and a research associate at the University of Cambridge (UK), where he also completed his doctoral dissertation under the supervision of Prof. R.J. Anderson.

His theoretical contributions to the PET field include the established information theoretic metric for anonymity and pioneering the study of statistical attacks against anonymity systems. On the practical side he is one of the lead designers of the anonymous mail system Mixminion, and has worked on the traffic analysis of deployed protocols such as Tor.

His current research interests focus around smart grid privacy, peer-to-peer and social network security, as well as the application of machine learning techniques to security problems. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers on these topics in international conferences and journals.

He was the co-program chair of ACM Computer and Communications Security Conference in 2011 and 2012, IFCA Financial Cryptography and Data Security in 2011, the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Workshop in 2005 and 2006. He sits on the PET Symposium board and he regularly serves in program committees of leading conferences in the field of privacy and security.

Web page: http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/G.Danezis/
 Full CV: http://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/G.Danezis/Danezis-cv.pdf

Research Summary

I am a professor of Security and Privacy Engineering and head of the Information Security Group of the Computer Science department at University College London. I research computer security, privacy, and in particular anonymous communications, traffic analysis, statistical inference, smart metering and peer-to-peer security. You can see my full CV and a a short bio.

Teaching Summary
Prof. Danezis teaches in the UCL MSc in Information Security and the MEng Computer Science, the introductory course on Computer Security and the elective course and labs on Privacy Enhancing Technologies.
01-OCT-2013 – 01-OCT-2016 Reader in Security and Privacy Engineering Computer Science University College London, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2009 – 01-OCT-2013 Researcher   Microsoft Research Cambridge, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2007 – 01-OCT-2009 Post-doc Researcher   Microsoft Research Cambridge, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2005 – 01-OCT-2007 FWO Visiting Fellow COSIC KU Leuven, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2004   Doctor University of Cambridge
2000   Bachelor of Arts University of Cambridge
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