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Andrew Simpson

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Andrew Simpson
University Lecturer
Senior Tutor, Kellogg College
Governing Body Fellow, Kellogg College
01865 283514


Much of my research over the past five years or so has been driven by one overarching theme: the development of models and technologies to facilitate assured, appropriate data sharing and aggregation in complex environments.  To this end, I am interested in the following:

  • Issues of data security, privacy and trust in distributed and cloud computing contexts
  • Techniques for data sharing and aggregation to support data mining and visualisation
  • Models and frameworks for access control
  • Models and metrics for privacy and confidentiality

Other long standing interests include:

  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Safety-critical systems
  • The relationship between security and safety
  • The application of formal description techniques (Z, CSP, Alloy) to the modelling and analysis of critical systems


I gained a first class honours degree in Computer Science from the University of Wales, Swansea.  Later, I received an MSc and a DPhil from the University of Oxford.  I am currently a University Lecturer in Software Engineering at the University of Oxford, teaching on the Software Engineering Programme (a post I have held since January 2002). Previously I was a Principal Lecturer in Computing at Oxford Brookes University; prior to that I was a research officer in the Computing Laboratory (now Department of Computer Science).

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On privacy and public data: a study of

Andrew Simpson

In Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality. Vol. 3. No. 1. Pages article number 4. 2011.

GIMI: the past‚ the present‚ and the future

A. C. Simpson‚ D. J. Power‚ D. Russell‚ M. A. Slaymaker‚ V. Bailey‚ C. E. Tromans‚ J. M. Brady and L. Tarassenko

In Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical‚ Physical and Engineering Sciences. Vol. 368. Pages 3891–3905. 2010.

On formalising and normalising role−based access control systems

D. J. Power M. A. Slaymaker and A. C. Simpson

In The Computer Journal. Vol. 52. No. 3. Pages 305−325. 2009.





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