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Professor of Computer Science at Royal Holloway


Chris Mitchell received his BSc and PhD degrees in Mathematics from Westfield College, University of London in 1975 and 1979 respectively.  He was appointed as Professor of Computer Science at Royal Holloway in 1990, having previously worked at Racal Comsec, Salisbury, UK (1979-85) and Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Bristol, UK (1985-90).  After joining Royal Holloway he co-founded the Information Security Group in 1990, and helped launch the MSc in Information Security in 1992.  His research interests lie within information security, focusing on mobile and network security and applications of cryptography.  He is co-editor-in-chief of Designs, Codes and Cryptography, and section editor for Section D of The Computer Journal. He has published around 250 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings; he has been active in security standardisation for over 30 years, has edited over 20 ISO/IEC standards, and received the IEC 1906 Award in 2010 in recognition of his exceptional contribution to the work of the IEC.