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Department of Computer Science and Technology

The University has promoted four members of the Department to Professor, and two more to Reader.

The new appointments will take effect from 1st October 2019.

The following will become Professors:

Dr Alastair Beresford

Dr Paula Buttery

Dr Mateja Jamnik

Dr Andrew Moore

These members become Readers:

Dr Hatice Gunes Smith

Dr Robert Mullins


Alastair Beresford's work focuses on the security and privacy of networked mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets and laptops. His recent research on the calibration fingerprinting attack was presented in a paper at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, and was reported in The Register.

Paula Buttery's research focuses on building Natural Language Processing tools that work with non-canonical forms of natural language and low resource languages. She is Director of ALTA, an Artificial Intelligence institute that uses techniques from Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing to improve the experience of learning online.

Mateja Jamnik specialises in Artificial Intelligence, and is an associate fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence. She has served as Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence.

Andrew Moore is part of the Systems research group, and works on issues of network and computer architecture. He has led the NetFPGA project, which won a SOSR System Award in April this year.

Hatice Gunes' research interests lie in affective computing and social signal processing. Her current research aims focus on the area of health and in empowering the lives of people through creating socio-emotionally intelligent technology.

Robert Mullins was a founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and is now founder and director of the lowRISC project, a not-for-profit working on open silicon.

See the Cambridge University Reporter for more details of academic promotions this year.

Published by Jonathan Goddard on Friday 14th June 2019