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Dr Herve Borrion
  • Associate Professor
  • Dept of Security and Crime Science
  • Faculty of Engineering Science

Hervé Borrion pursued his postgraduate education at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (Masters) and at University College London (PhD) where he specialised in radar signal processing for target recognition. He developed a strong interest in the application of sensor-based technologies in various research centres including the Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique (Paris), Los Alamos National Laboratory (US), UCT-CSIR (Cape Town) and Tsinghua University (Beijing) .

Between 2006 ad 2008, he has been working as science manager for security and crime science at UCL, and brought together a community of academics from 30 UCL departments around a broad security research agenda to satisfy the needs of companies and government agencies. He was the founding director of the MSc in Countering Terrorism and Organised Crime, and the Chairman of the Programme Committee of the International Crime Science Conference during the first three years.

Since 2009, he has been serving as the Deputy Director of the EPSRC-funded £17m Security Science Doctoral Training Centre. He is the course director for the He is an advisor of the London Technology Network's Security interest group.

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Research Summary
His main interest lies in combining social science and technologies to assess and manage security risks. One of his roles at UCL is the understanding of threats and end-user requirements in major security projects, and to facilitate the interface of end-users with academics.

Current Projects
  • Theft of Heritage Property (Historic England)

Previous Research Grants

  • EU-FP7 RIBS - Resilient Infrastructure and Building Security (PI)
Teaching Summary


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

Postgraduate programmes
-Risk and Contingency Planning
-Doing Research in Security Science
-Doing and Designing Research in Security Science
-Ethics, Security and Research
-Defense Systems
-MRes Research Project
Academic Background
2006 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Electronic and Electrical Engineering University College London
2002 MSc Master of Science – Electrical Engineering To be updated
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