Cybersecurity at Stirling: A Panel Presentation

University of Stirling Research Week
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 15:30

Cybersecurity at Stirling: A Panel Presentation

This is a public event which is free of charge. Register a place via Eventbrite.


The Industrial Strategy recognises that "the world is undergoing a technological revolution", with grand challenges in Artificial Intelligence set and a commitment of £20M to a Cyber Discovery Programme which aims to prepare and equip the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.  Our panel will discuss the research on Cybersecurity that is taking place at Stirling. Hear from Professor Peter Hancock (Psychology) on Face recognition ‘in the wild’; Professor William Webster (Stirling Management School) on 'The Ethics of Cybersecurity' & Dr Hannah Graham (Social Sciences) on ‘When Digital Justice and Criminal Justice meets Data Justice and Social Justice’.

Professor William Webster, Stirling Management School, University of Stirling, UK
William Webster is Professor of Public Policy and Management at the Stirling Management School, University of Stirling. He is a Director of CRISP (the Centre for Research into Information Surveillance and Privacy), a research centre dedicated to understanding the social impacts and consequences of technologically mediated surveillance practices. Professor Webster has research expertise in the policy processes, regulation and governance of CCTV, surveillance in everyday life, privacy and surveillance ethics, as well as public policy relating to data protection, e-government, and electronic public services. He is co-chair of the Scottish Privacy Forum and the EGPA Permanent Study Group on eGovernment, and between 2009 and 2014 he led the Living in Surveillance Societies (LiSS) COST Action. He is also involved in a number of international research projects, including ESRC SmartGov (Smart Governance of Sustainable Cities) project and the European Commission funded Increasing Resilience in Surveillance Societies (IRISS) and ‘ASSERT’ projects. He is currently head of the Management, Work and Organisation Division of the Stirling Management School, Editor-in-Chief of the journal Information Polity, co-Chair of the EGPA Permanent Study Group on eGovernment, and in 2016 was the NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor at the School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington.

Dr Hannah Graham, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling, UK
Dr Hannah Graham is a Lecturer in Criminology in the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR) in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Stirling. Hannah has research expertise in: technology and criminal justice; punishment; rehabilitation and desistance from crime (how people leave crime behind); innovation and innovative justice. Hannah is the Research Leader for the Crime and Justice research group in the Faculty of Social Sciences. She is an Editor of the European Journal of Probation (SAGE). Hannah is the author of three books published internationally by Routledge: ‘Rehabilitation Work: Supporting Desistance and Recovery’ (Graham, 2016), ‘Innovative Justice’ (Graham & White, 2015), and ‘Working with Offenders: A Guide to Concepts and Practices’ (White & Graham, 2010).

Professor Peter Hancock, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling, UK
Peter Hancock is Professor of Psychology at the University of Stirling. He leads the face research group at Stirling. He originated ‘EvoFIT’, a facial composite system used by police to help a witness to a crime produce an image of the face of the perpetrator. He is the Psychology lead on the FACER2VM project, funded for five years by EPSRC to improve computer face recognition ‘in the wild’.