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Industrial Advisory Board

In May 2011 we launched our Industrial Advisory Board (IAB), chaired by Andrew Clark of Primary Key Associates. The IAB plan to meet once a year in Bristol to discuss the research portfolio and directions of the Cryptography group at Bristol. We would like to thank the members of our IAB for agreeing to give up their time in this way.


Professor Philip Bond (Quantitive Software Consulting Ltd)
Philip Bond is visiting Professor in the Departments of Engineering Mathematics and Computer Science at Bristol University and Visiting Fellow in the Oxford Industrial and Applied Mathematics Centre (OCIAM) at the University of Oxford. He has degrees in Physics, Applied Non-Linear Analysis, Finance and Pure Mathematics. Professionally he has worked as an arbitrage trader and macro trader and now designs systematic computer-driven trading platforms (currently for BNP Paribas).

Dr Liqun Chen (Hewlett-Packard)
Liqun Chen has many years experience as a cryptography innovator having developed a number of well-known cryptographic mechanisms. She has an extensive publication record in cryptography and information security, and holds over 30 granted patents in these areas. Prior to joining HP Labs Bristol UK in 1997 as a researcher, she worked at Royal Holloway, University of London, University of Oxford, and Southeast University. She is one of the leading cryptographic experts behind the Trusted Computing Group, contributes to a large number of ISO/IEC standards and (co)-edits five ISO/IEC standard documents such as digital signatures, anonymous digital signatures, key management, hash-functions and message authentication codes. Liqun is also involved in the organizations of many international conferences and serves as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology and an editorial board member of International Journal of Information Security.

Andrew J. Clark (Primary Key Associates)
Andrew is a Director of Primary Key Associates Limited, a multidisciplinary team that specialises in addressing a wide range of challenges from physical to cyber security. He spent over four years as Head of Forensics at Detica, prior to that he spent nearly five years as a Director of Inforenz, a forensics company that Detica acquired in 2006. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, a Chartered IT Professional and a Fellow of the BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT and a Fellow and Past President of the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR). He is a Director and Trustee of the Codes and Ciphers Heritage Trust, a charity that is developing the National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park.


Andy Dancer (TrendMicro)
Andy Dancer is Chief Technology Officer for EMEA at TrendMicro, a global leader in Internet content security. Andy joined TrendMicro through its acquisition of Identum, where he served as Chief Technical Officer and Board Director, responsible for developing the company's pairing based cryptographic technology, as well as its desktop and gateway email encryption products. On joining TrendMicro Andy worked initially to integrate the Identum technologies and then to develop a new generation cloud encryption solution called "SecureCloud". Earlier in his career, Andy held management positions with British Gas plc, WH Smith plc, Dialog, and Multimedia Medical Education Ltd. He was also responsible for co-founding WriteWorks.

Dr Cedric Fournet (Microsoft)
Cedric joined Microsoft Research in 1998. Before that, he graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in 1992, worked for a year on deductive databases at BULL, obtained a second engineering degree from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees in 1995, then did a PhD in computer science at INRIA Rocquencourt. He is a member of the Programming Principles and Tools and Security groups at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK. Since 2006, he has also led a project on Secure Distributed Computations at the MSR-INRIA Joint Center in Orsay, France. His recent research areas include models for cryptography, information-flow security, secure multiparty sessions, refinement types for F#, authorization policies, secure logs, secure implementations of communication abstractions, access control for mobile code, concurrency in C#, private authentication, and the verification of cryptographic protocols for Internet security and Web Services security.

Daniel Russell (Detica)
Daniel is a Senior Manager at Detica, a consultancy specialising in developing, integrating and managing information intelligence solutions to help our clients deliver effective and secure services to citizens and customers. Detica also develop solutions to strengthen national security and resilience. Detica has a long standing close relationship with our group, and each year recruit a number of students. Daniel has worked at Detica for over 12 years and leads a team of specialist developers working in the security and vulnerability research fields. He has extensive experience developing secure communications systems and has interests in all aspects of cryptography and security.


Dr Claire Vishik (Intel)
Claire Vishik's work at Intel Corporation UK focuses on hardware security, trusted computing, privacy enhancing technologies, some aspects of encryption and related policy issues. Claire is a member of the Permanent Stakeholders Group of ENISA, the European Network and Information Security Agency. She is active in standards development and is on the Board of Directors of the Trusted Computing Group. She is also a member of the Council of the Information Security Forum and co-chair of the NCLY Summit. Claire received her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining Intel, Claire worked at Schlumberger Laboratory for Computer Science and AT&T Laboratories studying various aspects of security & Internet technologies. Claire is the author of many papers and reports and 27 pending and granted US patents.

A Representative of GCHQ
GCHQ, in partnership with the Research Council's Global Uncertainties Programme and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, were responsible for the awarding of Academic Centre of Excellence status in Cyber Security Research to the University of Bristol, along with seven other universities, in April 2012. Since then GCHQ has been forging closer collaboration with all the ACEs to help make the UK more resilient to cyber attacks and to deliver key aspects of the UK Cyber Security Strategy.

Former Members


Prof. Scott Vanstone (RIM)
One of the founders of Certicom (now a part of RIM), Prof. Vanstone was also a Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. Scott published more than 250 research papers and several books on topics such as cryptography, coding theory, finite fields, finite geometry, and combinatorial designs. He was a co-author of the Handbook of Applied Cryptography and the Guide to Elliptic Curve Cryptography. Scott also held the NSERC/Pitney Bowes Senior Chair of Cryptography at the University of Waterloo, where he was also Executive Director of the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research. In 1998, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy of Sciences, and in 2011 became a Fellow of the IACR.

Scott sadly passed away on March 2nd 2014.