Chris is a postdoctoral researcher working at the Turing under the supervision of Professor Jon Crowcroft. His main research interests include digital identity, security and privacy, with a focus on privacy-enhancing technologies that are suitable for developing-economy countries. Beyond this he maintains an interest in all aspects of applied and theoretical cryptography.
Previously, he graduated from the Centre for Cyber Security and Privacy at the University of Birmingham where he was supervised by Professor Flavio Garcia and Dr Tom Chothia. His PhD thesis is focused on privacy and key management technologies for national-scale, distributed systems. In particular, he proposed and applied privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs) for Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communication. He also studied vehicle immobiliser systems and discovered new implementational and cryptographic vulnerabilities in a widely used immobiliser package.