Paul Kearney

Paul Kearney is Professor and Head of Cybersecurity Research in the School of Computing and Digital Technology.

Paul has had a long and varied career in research and development in industry, and has previously worked for British Aerospace, Sharp and BT. He has participated in numerous collaborative research projects, and served on committees and advisory and working groups.

After completing a BSc in Mathematical Physics at Liverpool University and a PhD in elementary particle theory at Durham University, Paul joined BAE Systems, working as leader of a research and development group investigating intelligent on-board systems and advanced software engineering. After ten years, he then joined Sharp Corporation’s then new European research lab in Oxford. He joined BT in 1997, originally researching intelligent agents applied to workflow and other business systems, before being asked to form a new security research team around 2001. He has worked in cybersecurity and related research ever since, spending many years as Chief Security Researcher in BT's Research and Innovation department.

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