Professor of Security and Privacy, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge
Frank Stajano is a Professor of Security and Privacy at the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge. His research interests revolve primarily around three interconnected themes: systems security, privacy in the electronic society and ubiquitous computing. His works on ubicomp authentication (Resurrecting Duckling, with Ross Anderson) and on location privacy (Mix Zones, with Alastair Beresford) are widely cited. His latest major work investigates the psychology of scam victims (with Paul Wilson). He is the author of the book "Security for Ubiquitous Computing" (Wiley, 2002).
Prior to taking up his post at the University, Frank worked in the Research and Development centres of major electronics, telecommunications and software multinationals, including such industry giants as Google, Toshiba, AT&T, Oracle and Olivetti. Owing to this his research has always managed to retain a strong pratical orientation. Frank continues to consult for industry in Europe and Asia on systems security, strategic research planning, creativity and innovation.
He was elected a Toshiba Fellow in 2000, the same year he was appointed to a Lectureship at the University, originally at the Department of Engineering. He then transferred to the Computer Laboratory in 2004. In 2006 he was promoted to a University Senior Lectureship.