Academic Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Research

Academic Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR)

The Academic Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Research was set up in 2012, following the award of "Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research" by GCHQ in partnership with the Research Councils’ Global Uncertainties Programme (RCUK) and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS). 

The Centre is home to leading researchers, covering a wide range of Cyber Security areas:

  • Network and Computer Security
  • Cryptography
  • Human Factors in Security
  • Systems Security
  • Privacy-Enhancing Technologies
  • Language-based Security
  • Program Verification and Analysis
  • Cryptocurriencies and Blockchains
  • Security and Privacy in Artificial Intelligence
  • Security in Ubiquitous Computing
  • Ethical, Legal, and Policy Aspects of Security

The Centre of Excellence will help make the UK government, business and consumers more resilient to cyber attack by extending knowledge and enhancing skills in cyber security.  In particular it can:

  • Enhance the UK’s cyber knowledge base through original research
  • Provide top quality graduates in the field of cyber security
  • Support GCHQ’s cyber defence mission
  • Drive up the advancements and the level of innovation

The Centre is also actively involved in the Science of Cyber Security Research Institute, and is in close collaboration with the UCL Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science and the SECReT Doctoral Training Centre.

UCL is one of the seventeen UK universities conducting world class research in the field of cyber security that have been awarded “Centre of Excellence" status. Part of the goal in creating the centres is to encourage collaboration, enhancing the UK's knowledge base providing top-quality graduate training, supporting GCHQ and driving up the level of innovation.

Teaching and Education

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  • This page was last modified on 31 Jan 2019.