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Associate professor in cyber security, University of East Anglia

Dr. Oli Buckley holds a BSc Computer from the University of Liverpool and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Wales, Bangor. Oli’s PhD, titled ‘Efficient Haptic and Visual Soft Tissue Deformation using a Particle-Based Approach’, focused on creating a soft tissue deformation model, using particle systems, which was both haptically and visually convincing.

Following the completion of his PhD, he worked as a KTP Research Fellow at Oxford Brookes University in collaboration with Nominet. The project focused on identifying anomalous activity within Nominet’s WHOIS service. Additionally, Oli has worked as a software engineer across a variety of organisations including: Diamond Light Source, eMediaTrack and The National Trust developing a range of software such as web applications, cloud computing tools and virtualisation software.

After his time in industry he took a role as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford as part of the Cyber Security Centre. During this time he was a part of the Corporate Insider Threat Detection project. Oli was appointed as a lecturer at Cranfield University as part of Cranfield Defence and Security in 2014 where he was a member of the Information Operations research group. At the beginning of 2018 Oli was appointed as a Lecturer in Software Engineering at UEA.

Key Research Interests and Expertise
Current research interests include cyber security, behavioural biometrics, digital identity, privacy, trust, data leakage, insider threat detection, and the application of machine learning and visualisation within cyber security. For any discussions around Oli’s research areas please get in touch via email ( Oli would welcome applications from potential PhD students with their own sources funding in any of the research areas mentioned.


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    Associate professor in cyber security, University of East Anglia