I am currently studying for a PhD in Cyber Security at the University of Oxford, specifically focusing on privacy and Internet-of-Things devices. I completed my initial Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) year in which I studied the area from a multidisciplinary approach. These modules specialised in security architectures, ethics, data analysis, human factors, criminology, digital forensics and international relations. I received a 79% average across the topics, being ranked second-highest in the 15-person cohort.
I also demonstrate for the Computer Security and Advanced Security practicals: the former specialising in linear and differential cryptanalysis, and the latter concerning steganography and homomorphic encryption. In addition to this, I have tutored the Computer Security Major Tutorial for the Worcester College Visiting Student Programme. I am also a departmental Student Ambassador, and a member of the Equality and Diversity Committee (EDC). Alongside my studies, I am a member of Wolfson College, the Oxford Union, the Oxford International Relations Society and Cymdeithas Dafydd ap Gwilym (Oxford Welsh Society).
Prior to joining Oxford, I completed an MPhil with Distinction in Advanced Computer Science at Christ's College, University of Cambridge, developing a taxonomy of Denial-of-Service attacks with Dr Robert N M Watson.
I received my undergraduate degree from Aberystwyth University in Wales, completing a First-Class BEng (Hons) in Software Engineering and developing a cryptographic application alongside Prof Reyer Zwiggelaar.
Outside of academia, I have had software development roles in the investment banking and pharmaceutical sectors.
You can find my full CV at the following link.
I also tweet on cybersecurity, privacy and all things technology. Follow me at @MeredWilliams.
Privacy salience: Taxonomies and research opportunities
Meredydd Williams‚ Jason R.C. Nurse and Sadie Creese
In Privacy and Identity Management – Facing Up To Next Steps‚ IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. 2017.
“Privacy is the boring bit”: User perceptions and behaviour in the Internet−of−Things
Meredydd Williams‚ Jason R. C. Nurse and Sadie Creese
In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Privacy‚ Security and Trust (PST). 2017.
ToARist: An Augmented Reality Tourism App created through User−Centred Design
Meredydd Williams‚ Kelvin Yao and Jason R. C. Nurse
In 31st British Human Computer Interaction Conference (BHCI). BCS. 2017.