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I am an educator and researcher in security and networks, with interests in the Internet, distributed systems, computer systems and communications systems. I am at Royal Holloway, University of London in the Information Security Group. previously I worked at the University of West London (UWL) as Professor of Computing. From March 2003 to February 2010 I lived in New Zealand and worked at Victoria University of Wellington as a Senior Lecturer. I have been involved in various R&D projects and provided consultancy for Telecom New Zealand, Alcatel and Medialab, NGI NZ etc. My research includes security, Next Generation Internet/Networks and protocols, Internet security, distributed systems, Grid/cloud/utility computing and services, pervasive/ubiquitous computing, including Cognitive Radio etc.Specialties: Security, Networks and Internet protocols, Distributed Systems