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Dr. Vinh-Thong Ta

Lecturer in Computing

School of Physical Sciences and Computing

Computing and Technology Building, CM116

+44 (0) 1772 89 3263

vtta@uclan.ac.uk

Dr. Vinh-Thong Ta joined UCLan in January 2015 where he currently holds a lecturer position. He is a member of the School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS), where he teaches IT security modules. 

Full Profile

He received the MSc degree in 2008 in computer science from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME). He earned the PhD degree in 2014 in IT security from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE), in the Laboratory of Cryptography and System Security (CrySyS Lab), under the supervision of Dr. Levente Buttyán (http://www.hit.bme.hu/~buttyan/). From February 2014 to December 2015 he worked as postdoctoral researcher at Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique (INRIA) in Lyon, in the group PRIVATICS with Dr. Daniel Le Métayer (http://planete.inrialpes.fr/people/lemetayer/). At INRIA he investigated possible solutions for privacy by design and accountability problems. He joined UCLan in January 2015 where he currently holds a lecturer position. His teaching and research interest include Network security, Cryptography, IT security management, Malware Analysis, Penetration Testing, Computer Forensic .

Membership of Professional and Learned Bodies

IEEE ComSoc

 

Qualifications:

2008: M.Sc., Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Budapest, Hungary. In computer science and IT security.

2014: Ph.D., (with Summa Cum Laude) , Laboratory of Cryptography and System Security (CrySyS Lab.), BME. Budapest, Hungary.

 

Projects

  • SeVeCom: Secure Vehicular Communications (EU FP6).
  • WSAN4CIP: Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks for Critical Infrastructure Protection (EU FP7 STREP).
  • CHIRON: Cyclic and Person-Centric Health Management (EU ARTEMIS IP).
  • PARIS: PrivAcy pReserving Infrastructure for Surveillance, (EU FP7).
  • CAPPRIS: INRIA Project Lab on Privacy

 

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

  • Security of Telecommunication Systems I. (BME Budapest, Hungary).
  • Security of Telecommunication Systems II. (BME Budapest, Hungary).
  • Laboratory Exercises I (Faculty of Computer Science, BME Budapest, Hungary).
  • Laboratory Exercises II (Faculty of Computer Science, BME Budapest, Hungary).
  • Information Security Management (UCLan, Preston, UK)
  • Forensic Computing (UCLan, Preston, UK)
  • Penetration Testing (UCLan, Preston, UK)

 

Research Activities

  • Network Security
  • System Security
  • Privacy and Accountability
  • Machine Learning
  • Game Theory
  • Formal Methods.