Mercator Fellows

Mercator Fellows

We’re proud to be one of the RTGs funded by DFG that is able to invite Mercator fellows. The stay of guest researchers from abroad allow intense, long-term project-based collaboration between resident researchers of the RTG and from foreign universities. Although Mercator Fellows are on-site for only a fews month, the joint work continues after their stay.

Upcoming Mercator Fellow

We are currently planning stays of further Mercator Fellows.

 

Former Mercator Fellows

Professor Karen Renaud

Professor Karen Renaud is a Computing Scientist working on all aspects of Human-Centred Security and Privacy. She was educated at the Universities of Pretoria, South Africa and Glasgow. She was particularly interested in deploying behavioural science techniques to improve security behaviours, and in encouraging end-user privacy-preserving behaviours.

In 2016/17 she was one of five UK Cyber Security Fulbright Awardees and spent 7 months working with Prof Merrill Warkentin at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi. She joined the Division of Cybersecurity at the University of Abertay in October 2017.

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Dr. Stephen Marsh

Dr. Marsh is a Trust Scientist and a thought leader in the phenomenon of trust for computational systems. His PhD was a seminal work that introduced the first formalization of the phenomenon of trust (the concept of computational trust), and applied it to multi-agent systems. As a milestone in trust research, it brought together disparate disciplines and attempted to make sense of a vital phenomenon in human and artificial societies, and is still widely referenced today, being in the top tenth of one percent of Citeseerx's most cited articles in computer science. Dr. Marsh's current work builds extensively on this model, applying it to network security, critical infrastructure protection, and mobile-device security.

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Dr. Christy M.K. Cheung

Dr. Christy M.K. Cheung is Associate Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University. She received her Ph.D. from City University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include virtual community, knowledge management, social computing technology, and IT adoption and usage. Her research articles have been published in MIS Quarterly, Decision Support Systems, Information & Management, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, and Information Systems Frontiers. Christy received the Best Paper Award at the 2003 International Conference on Information Systems and was the PhD fellow of 2004 ICIS Doctoral Consortium.

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Professor Shizuo Fujiwara

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Dr. Paul Gardner-Stephen

Dr. Paul Gardner-Stephen views himself as the digital version of a blacksmith, crafting creative and skilled solutions to a wide range of problems. His research interests include, networking, scalable computing, mobile devices, mobile communication infrastructures, disaster and attack resilient technology, creating understandable computers and the application of all these to make the world a better place.

Dr. Paul Gardner-Stephen gave talk about Privacy and Trust of Mobile Users in Emergency Response Scenarios during his stay from October 2016 until January 2017.

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Professor Vijay Varadharajan

Professor Vijay Varadharajan is the Global Innovation Chair Professor in Cyber Security at the University of Newcastle since 2017. His research interests include Malware and Security Attacks and Trusted Computing as well as Security in Cloud Computing, in Internet of Things, in Big Data and Distributed Applications, in Software and in Internet.

For detailed Information about Prof. Dr. Varadharajan's career please visit https://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/vijay-varadharajan

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