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Dr Herve Borrion
Appointment
  • Associate Professor
  • Dept of Security and Crime Science
  • Faculty of Engineering Science
Role
UCL Principal Supervisor,UCL Subsidiary Supervisor
Biography

Hervé Borrion (Associate Professor) is a crime scientist who contributes his systems engineering background to better understand and address crime problems across the world. He is the main academic advisor of the MoRiLe project (development of a risk model for 80+ law enforcement agencies).


He pursued his postgraduate education at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (Masters) and at University College London (PhD). He developed a strong interest in sensor-based applications at the Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique (Paris), Los Alamos National Laboratory (US), UCT-CSIR (Cape Town) and Tsinghua University (Beijing).


He is committed to the promotion and enhancement of teaching and learning practices in our field:

  •  He has been serving as Director of Studies since 2017, and developed and directed four pioneering programmes (BSc, MSc, MRes, PhD) in our field. He wrote various publications on the interdisciplinary dimension of crime science, and how this should be acknowledged in our teaching practice.  
  • He was the PI of a HEFCE-funded project that promoted the recording of data on sexual assaults at university, and contributed to UCL's pioneering university policy on sexual misconduct.
  • He contributed his expertise in education as part of strategic committees (incl. EU Centre for National Infrastructure Protection, UK Council for Graduate Education, London Technology Board).
Research Groups
Research Themes
Research Summary
His main interest lies in the development of systems combining social science and technologies to assess and manage security risks.

Main research projects

  • EPSRC ACCEPT - on human factors in cybercrime (Co-I, on going)
  • EU-FP7 PRIME - on Lone Actor extremism
  • EU-FP7 RIBS - on Resilient Infrastructure and Building Security (PI)
  • EU-FP7 BASYLIS - on Infrastructure Security

Consultancy projects

    • The True Scale of Environmental Crime in England & Wales (Environment Agency)
    • Theft of Heritage Property (Historic England)
    • Resilience of International Students to Sex Crime (HEFCE)
    Teaching Summary

    Courses

    Undergraduate programmes
    -Systems and Problem Solving
    -Project in Security and Crime Prevention

    Postgraduate programmes
    -Risk and Contingency Planning
    -Simulation for Research (Agent-based Model)
    -Doing Research in Security Science
    -Doing and Designing Research in Security Science
    -Ethics, Security and Research
    -Defence Systems
    -Resilience
    -MRes Research Project
    Academic Background
    2006   Doctor of Philosophy University College London
    2002   Master of Science To be updated
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