The Mozilla Security Research summit will be hosted in London as part of Mozilla's Security Engineering University Relationship Framework (SURF) initiative. This initiative aims to increase collaboration between Mozilla and the academic community, so as to leverage academic talent to help explore/solve Mozilla-specific security engineering research problems, and to strengthen Mozilla's ties to the academic community.
The summit audience will consist of a mix of Mozilla engineers, academics, and PhD students, and the intention is for Mozilla engineers to "pitch" research problems to the academic community, so as to spark potential collaboration. Our engineers plan to deliver talks covering areas such as language-based security, cryptography, Tor, fingerprinting, tracking measurement and machine learning. The day will also include some high-calibre talks from senior security academics, as well as some fast-paced PhD lightning talks. The event will conclude with round-table discussions where attendees and the Mozilla engineers can get to know each other, and discuss potential collaboration opportunities.
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Mansoor Ahmed (University of Cambridge)
Martin Albrecht (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Ioana Boureanu (University of Surrey)
Stefan Brunthaler (National Cyber Defense, Munich)
Cristian Cadar (Imperial College London)
Luca Castiglione (Imperial College London)
Lorenzo Cavallaro (King's College London)
Liqun Chen (University of Surrey)
Giovanni Cherubin (EPFL)
Cas Cremers (CISPA, Saarbrücken)
Jean Paul Degabriele (TU Darmstadt)
Changyu Dong (Newcastle University)
Steven Englehardt (Mozilla Security)
Nicholas Frymann (University of Surrey)
Mark Goodwin (Mozilla Security)
Feng Hao (University of Warwick)
Daniel Hedin (Mälardalen University)
Alexander Hicks (University College London)
Marios Isaakidis (University College London)
Dennis Jackson (University of Oxford)
Christoph Kerschbaumer (Mozilla Security)
Franziskus Kiefer (Mozilla Security)
Johannes Kinder (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Jonathan Kingston (Mozilla Security)
Markulf Kohlweiss (University of Edinburgh)
Gjis Kruitbosch (Mozilla)
Kaitai Liang (University of Surrey)
Sergio Maffeis (Imperial College London)
Jake Massimo (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Maryam Mehrnezhad (Newcastle University)
Miranda Mowbray (University of Bristol)
Steven Murdoch (University College London)
Kenny Paterson (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Bertram Poettering (Royal Holloway, U. of London)
Eamonn Postlethwaite (Royal Holloway, U. of London)
Awais Rashid (University of Bristol)
Andrei Sabelfeld (Chalmers University of Technology)
Huma Shah (Mozilla)
Eduardo Soria Vazquez (University of Bristol)
Shane Tomlinson (Mozilla)
Helen Treharne (University of Surrey)
Thyla van der Merwe (Mozilla Security)
Fernando Virdia (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Joanne Woodage (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Steven works as a privacy engineer at Mozilla, where he designs and builds privacy features for Firefox. He received a PhD in Computer Science in the Security Group at Princeton University, where he worked in the Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP). His dissertation research focuses on the automated measurement of privacy-invasive practices on the web.
Christoph is the Content Security Tech Lead at Mozilla with over 10 years of experience in Secure Systems Development. His work ranges from designing systems with fail safe defaults to fighting cross site scripting as well as preventing man-in-the-middle attacks.
He received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine where he based his research on information flow tracking techniques within web browsers.
Franziskus is a Senior Security Engineer at Mozilla based in Berlin. Before joining Mozilla he did a PhD at the University of Surrey supervised by Mark Manulis and Shujun Li on the topic of password based authentication and a MSc studies in Computer Science and IT-Security at the Technische Universität Darmstadt
Thyla is a Senior Security and Privacy Engineer at Mozilla, where her work encompasses security protocol analysis and standardisation efforts. Prior to starting at Mozilla, Thyla completed a PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London as part of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (UK). Thyla's PhD thesis is TLS-focused and presents attacks against TLS 1.2 and below, and an analysis of two TLS 1.3 drafts, contributing to the newer "analysis-prior-to-deployment" design process followed by the IETF for TLS 1.3.
Stefan Brunthaler holds the Chair for Secure Software Engineering at the National Cyber Defense Research Institute (CODE) in Munich, where he leads the SPECTRE lab--short for Security, Privacy, and Performance Enhancing Compilation Techniques Research laboratory. The SPECTRE lab focuses on language-based security, with a special emphasis on software diversity. Stefan obtained a PhD from TU Wien in 2011, was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Irvine, and a Professor for Compilers and Programming Languages at Paderborn University.
Lorenzo Cavallaro is a Full Professor of Computer Science, Chair in Cybersecurity (Systems Security) at King's College London, where he leads the Systems Security Research Lab. He received an MSc (summa cum laudae) in Computer Science from the University of Milan in 2004 and a PhD in Computer Science from the same University in 2008. Prior to joining King's College London, Lorenzo worked in the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London (Assistant Professor, 2012; Associate Professor, 2016; Full Professor, 2018), and held PostDoctoral and Visiting Scholar positions at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2010–2011), UC Santa Barbara (2008–2009), and Stony Brook University (2006–2008). His research builds on program analysis and machine learning to address threats against the security of computing systems. Lorenzo is Principal Investigator in a number of research projects primarily funded by the UK EPSRC, the EU, Royal Holloway, and McAfee; he publishes and sits on the technical program committee of top-tier and well-known international conferences, including USENIX Security, ACM CCS, NDSS, WWW, ACSAC, and RAID.
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