I am the Director of Studies and
a Senior Lecturer in the Department of
Computer Science, University College London. This chart shows
where I sit in the departmental food chain.
I was an undergraduate at Trinity
College Cambridge and then a PhD student in the Cambridge University Computer Lab,
working in the field of distributed object-based programming languages.
Following this, I joined the Department
of Computer Science at UCL as a Research Fellow, undertaking the first
public demonstration of video conferencing over UK academic networks.
Shortly afterwards I was made a lecturer, and then, in 2000, a senior lecturer. I have been Director of Studies since 1st Jan 2003.
I am interested in all aspects of mobile systems and security. But most
particularly in the hard bits; ad hoc systems, pervasive/ambient computing
environments, and how to secure these things. I also retain a quiet
interest in multimedia.
I'm currently the PI of the MARS project, which is a
collaborative project in conjunction with BT looking at building middleware
components for trust management in pervasive environments, and the CoI on SEINIT, an EC Framework 6 Integrated
at securing ambient networks. Finally, I will be PI and the project
Technical Manager for RUNES, which is a largish Framework 6 IP, looking at
networked embedded systems. RUNES is due to start on 1st September 2004.
My past projects include: 6WINIT an EC framework
5 project; some EPSRC funded projects (PIMMS,
MOSQUITO, and MEDAL); and UKERNA funded projects such as ACOL and TITAN.
Aside from mobile systems and security, I have broad interests in
teaching methodology particularly in future environments. Thus for example,
a heavily revised second edition of The
Digital University: Building a Learning Community was published in
My wife, Helen, is an
organic chemist at UCL. We have two children, who absorb a considerable
amount of our time and energy.
I love being in wild places and visit Dartmoor as often as I can.
I’m a member of the National Association
for Gifted Children, the National
Trust, and the Henry Doubleday Research
I strongly believe that those of us who are fortunate to live in a
country where the availability of fundamentals such as clean water, health, and education are
taken for granted should give something back to the wider world community. Visit the
World Vision site.
Contact: Dr. Stephen Hailes