The Security and Privacy group, School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham

Where did they come from?

Previous locations of current academic staff

Where are they now?

Current locations of former staff members, researchers and PhD students

Global connections

Industry collaborations at home and around the world


Our research and teaching often involve collaborating with partners from across a range of industry sectors:

  • HP
  • Microsoft
  • L-3 TRL
  • Huawei
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Northrup Grumman
  • Security Innovations
  • ZF TRW
  • Google
  • ARM
  • IBM
  • Cisco
  • Deloitte
  • Parsons-Brinckerhoff
  • BT
  • Vodafone
  • Blackberry
  • Qinetiq
  • CloudTomo
  • Aristi
  • Juniper
  • Lastline
  • Red Dot Square
  • Zybert Computing
  • National Grid
  • 3GPP
  • Trusted Computing Group


We work in conjunction with a number of national regulatory agencies, government departments, funding bodies and initiatives:

  • Rail Safety and Standards Board
  • GCHQ
  • NCSC
  • CyberInvest
  • DCMS


University of Birmingham has been officially recognised as an NCSC-EPSRC Academic Centre of Excellence of Excellence in Cyber Security Research.

The Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research scheme is part of the Government's National Cyber Security Strategy. Recognised by the National Cyber Security Centre, and supported by the EPSRC, the Security and Privacy group at the University of Birmingham is part of an elite network of academic institutions that are committed to engaging in leading-edge cyber security research. The recognition as an ACE-CSR acknowledges a continuing track record at Birmingham of publishing high-impact research, investing in our staff and facilities, and supporting the UK as an international leader in cyber security. Read more.

ACE-CSR logo


Our researchers often participate in global collaborations with colleagues from across the academic community to confront key debates in cyber security research, the development of the field and its impact on society:

  • University of Oxford
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Surrey
  • University College London
  • Imperial College London
  • QMUL
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Glasgow
  • UWE
  • ENS Cachan
  • University of Luxembourg
  • University of Namur
  • University of Helsinki
  • Radboud University
  • Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Cornell
  • UC Davis


If you are interested in collaborating on our research areas, contracting research on specific projects, or funding research in security and privacy, please contact relevant academics in our group, for research-related and general enquiries, or:

Padma Reddy

Business Development Manager
School of Computer Science.

Richard Fox

Business Engagement Partner
Engineering and Physical Sciences

Samuel Hickman

Business Engagement Partner
Engineering and Physical Sciences