I am currently studying for a PhD/DPhil in Cyber Security, 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, with modules specialising in security architectures, ethics, data analysis, human factors, criminology, digital forensics and international relations.
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 and the Computer Security Revision Class for the Department of Computer Science. Since November 2016 I am also a Student Ambassador, engaging in outreach activities to encourage prospective students to apply to top-tier universities. Alongside my studies, I am a member of Wolfson College 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 technical roles in the financial and pharmaceutical sectors.
I also tweet on cybersecurity, privacy and all things technology. Follow me @MeredWilliams.
Privacy Salience: Taxonomies and Research Opportunities
Meredydd Williams; Jason R.C. Nurse; Sadie Creese
In Privacy and Identity Management – Facing Up To Next Steps‚ IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. 2017.
Accepted for publication
Future Scenarios and Challenges for Security and Privacy
Meredydd Williams‚ Louise Axon‚ Jason R.C. Nurse and Sadie Creese
In 2nd International Forum on Research and Technologies for Society and Industry (RTSI 2016). IEEE. 2016.
Perspectives on privacy in the use of online systems
Meredydd Williams and Jason R.C. Nurse
In 30th British Human Computer Interaction Conference (B−HCI). BCS. 2016.