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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


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.  I also have diversified interests around the security of systems and devices in distributed systems, cloud and IoT.  

 If you contact me about a DPhil place, please have something to say 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'm looking for a couple of pages of technical dicussion - not a narrative form of your CV.  Make sure you show you have read and understood a few relevant published research papers.


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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Olusola Akinrolabu
Eman Alashwali
Ranjbar Balisane
Alex Darer
Martin Dehnel-Wild
Tulio de Souza
Justin King-Lacroix
Dr. Kubilay Ahmet Küçük (
(Consultant/Contractor at
Joe Loughry
Cornelius Namiluko
Yudhistira Nugraha
Andrew Paverd
Anbang Ruan
Anjuli R. K. Shere
(Research Fellow, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School)
Thomas Spoor
Olivia Sturrock
Wattana Viriyasitavat
Tina Wu

Past Researchers

Nalin Asanka
Dr. Kubilay Ahmet Küçük (
(Consultant/Contractor at
John Lyle