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Andrew Martin

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Professor Andrew Martin

Professor of Systems Security

Governing Body Fellow, Kellogg College

T: 01865 2-83605

Robert Hooke Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PR


I have been interested in security in distributed systems for some time.  Mostly of late that's been explored through looking at applications of Trusted Computing technologies, particularly in cloud, mobile, and embedded applications - embodied now in the concept of the Internet of Things.  With my students, I have been looking for the architectural elements and design patterns necessary to make trusted clouds and secure IoT a reality. These ideas have the potential to transform how we think about distributed systems and the security of information.

If you are a prospective research student, you should know that a lot of my energy goes into directing the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security at the moment - and I expect most of my DPhil students to come by that route.  If its inter-disciplinary focus is not for you, there is still a possiblity of being admitted directly to a DPhil in Computer Science instead.  If you contact me about a DPhil place, please say which route (CDT or Computer Science) you are looking at, and why. Also say something about what kind of research you would like to do - and why.  Show me that you have a fair idea what doing research in these areas would entail.


I am on my third 'life' in Oxford: I studied for my first degree here, before working as an industrial Software Engineer at Praxis in Bath. After a DPhil back in Oxford, I escaped to the other side of the world to be a Research Fellow at the Software Verification Research Centre in the University of Queensland. Eventually the excellent weather and relaxed way of life got the better of me, and so I returned to the UK, briefly as a lecturer in the University of Southampton, before entering my current post in 1999.

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