Dr Steven Murdoch

Principal Research Fellow, Department of Computer Science at University College London (UCL)

Principal Research Fellow, Information Security Research Group, Department of Computer Science, UCL
Visiting Researcher in the Security Group, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge

Dr Murdoch is a Principal Research Fellow in the Information Security Research Group of the Department of Computer Science at University College London. He is also a visiting researcher in the Security Group of the University of Cambridge, based in the Computer Laboratory, a bye-fellow of Christ's College, Security Architect at the VASCOInnovation Center, Cambridge, and a member of the Tor Project.

His research interests include

  • Side-channels, covert channels, watermarking and steganography
  • Operating system and network security
  • Data collection and visualisation techniques
  • Software engineering, maintainability and reverse-engineering
  • Cryptography and security protocols
  • Distributed databases, filesystems and versioning
  • Smartcards and financial security
  • Privacy, anonymity and traffic analysis
  • Structured information formats (XML, SGML, LDAP, etc.) and markup languages
  • Physical security and optical document security