Research Fellows/PhDs
Lauren Elrick | Safety and Security in the Digital Society: Ecosystems Enhancing Privacy Options

Lauren Elrick | Safety and Security in the Digital Society: Ecosystems Enhancing Privacy Options

ESR01

EDUCATION: LLM International Human Rights Law, University of Groningen (The Netherlands); LLB (Hons) Law with European Legal Studies, University of Aberdeen (UK)
MAIN INSTITUTION: University of Groningen (The Netherlands)
SECONDMENT INSTITUTIONS: “Mihai Viteazul” National Intelligence Academy (MVNIA), Romania; Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Gjøvik (Norway); Synergetics NV group (SYN), Belgium
SUPERVISOR: Prof. Dr. Jeanne Pia Mifsud Bonnici
CO-SUPERVISOR: Prof. Dr. Irena Chiru

ESR02 | Interoperability and reverse engineering of data policies

ESR02 | Interoperability and reverse engineering of data policies

Application status: Closed

Predicting the future of morphing the current, unified Internet into a heterogeneously networked Ecosystem of Ecosystems demands the study and design of ecosystem architectures and protocols. The objective of the research is to study data policies in the challenging intersection of resource-constrained digital environments, as well as organisational, national and European information policies and laws.

Merve Baş Seyyar | Privacy by Design in Large Scale Digital Forensics

Merve Baş Seyyar | Privacy by Design in Large Scale Digital Forensics

ESR03

EDUCATION: M.Sc in Cybersecurity Engineering, İstanbul Şehir University (Turkey)
MAIN INSTITUTION: The University of Groningen (The Netherlands)
SECONDMENT INSTITUTIONS: The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Gjøvik (Norway), The Netherlands Forensic Institute, The Hague (The Netherlands), The Norwegian National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime (Økokrim), Oslo (Norway)
SUPERVISOR: Prof. Dr. Katrin Franke
CO-SUPERVISORS: Prof. Dr. Ing. Zeno Geradts, Prof. Dr. Jeanne Mifsud Bonnici

Silviu C Paicu | The Impact of New Technological Advancements on Security Behaviours

Silviu C Paicu | The Impact of New Technological Advancements on Security Behaviours

ESR04

EDUCATION: MA Politics, Security and Integration – University College London (UK); BA (Hons) Politics, Queen Mary, University of London (UK)
MAIN INSTITUTION: “Mihai Viteazul” National Intelligence Academy (Romania)
SECONDMENT INSTITUTIONS: University of Malta (Malta), University of Groningen (The Netherlands), ØKOKRIM (Norway)
SUPERVISOR: Prof. Dr. Irena Chiru
CO-SUPERVISOR: Prof. Dr. Joseph Cannataci

Halefom Abraha| Reconciling performance, privacy and pecuniary benefit in off-site computing

Halefom Abraha| Reconciling performance, privacy and pecuniary benefit in off-site computing

ESR05

EDUCATION: LL.M. University of Southampton (UK); LLB, Mekelle University (Ethiopia)
MAIN INSTITUTION: University of Malta (Malta)
SECONDMENT INSTITUTIONS: Edith Cowan University – Security Research Institute, Australia; University of Groningen – Faculty of Law – Security Technology & e-Privacy Research Group, Netherlands; ERICSSON, Norway
MAIN SUPERVISOR: Prof. Dr. Joseph A. Cannataci
CO-SUPERVISOR: Prof. Craig Valli

Radina Stoykova | Standards for Digital Evidence

Radina Stoykova | Standards for Digital Evidence

ESR06

EDUCATION: LL.M. in IT and IP law, Institute for Legal Informatics, Leibniz University Hannover (Germany)
MAIN INSTITUTION: Institute of Legal Information Theory and Techniques, Florence (Italy)
SECONDMENT INSTITUTIONS: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway), University of Groningen (The Netherlands)
SUPERVISOR: Prof. Dr. Jeanne Pia Mifsud Bonnici
CO-SUPERVISOR: Prof. Dr. Katrin Franke, Dr. Maria Angela Biasiotti

Luca Guido Valla | Tools and methods for measuring citizens’ perceptions of security and intelligence issues

Luca Guido Valla | Tools and methods for measuring citizens’ perceptions of security and intelligence issues

ESR07

EDUCATION: M.Sc. in Neuroscience and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (School of Psychology) – University of Padova (Italy)
MAIN INSTITUTION: University of Malta (Malta)
SECONDMENT INSTITUTIONS: “Mihai Viteazul” National Intelligence Academy, Bucharest (Romania), University of Groningen, Groningen (The Netherlands), Økokrim, Oslo (Norway)
SUPERVISOR: Prof. Dr. Noellie Brockdorff
CO-SUPERVISOR: Prof. Dr. Irena Chiru

ESR09 | Aggregation and linkage of evidential values

ESR09 | Aggregation and linkage of evidential values

Application status: Open

Evidence derived from computing and network infrastructures using digital forensics techniques is playing an increasingly important role, e.g. in corporate compliance activities, criminal investigations, counter terrorism and intelligence operations. Investigators and intelligence analysts demand the possibility to enrich the collected evidence with information from open sources, e.g. data available on the Internet. The objective of the research is to establish an evidence value and quality-assessment framework that allows the linkage and aggregation of digital evidence in a closed and in an open ecosystem.

Ketan Modh | New Identity Management Models and Their Impact on Privacy and Security

Ketan Modh | New Identity Management Models and Their Impact on Privacy and Security

ESR10

EDUCATION: Advanced LL.M. Law and Digital Technologies, Leiden University, Leiden (The Netherlands); BBA, LLB (Hons), National Law University, Jodhpur (India)
MAIN INSTITUTION: University of Malta (Malta)
SECONDMENT INSTITUTIONS: University of Groningen (The Netherlands), “Mihai Viteazul” National Intelligence Academy, Bucharest (Romania)
SUPERVISOR: Prof. Dr. Joseph A. Cannataci
CO-SUPERVISOR: Prof. Dr. H.H.B. (Hans) Vedder

Karen Mohan | Rethinking national legislative frameworks for intelligence agencies

Karen Mohan | Rethinking national legislative frameworks for intelligence agencies

ESR11

EDUCATION: LL.M. Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Lund University (Sweden); LL.B. National University of Ireland, Galway (Ireland)
MAIN INSTITUTION: University of Groningen (The Netherlands)
SECONDMENTS: “Mihai Viteazul” National Intelligence Academy (Romania); NTNU (Norway); OKOKRIM (Norway)
MAIN SUPERVISOR: Prof. Dr. Jeanne Mifsud Bonnici
CO-SUPERVISOR: Prof. Dr. Irena Chiru

ESR12 | Reliability and admissibility of forensic evidence

ESR12 | Reliability and admissibility of forensic evidence

Application status: Open

Main result of the research will be the conceptual framework for evaluating the reliability of digital evidence and the methods used to derive them. The objective is to develop a conceptual framework for evaluating the reliability of digital evidence. The so-called Daubert standard shall be translated from the contemporary analysis of physical evidence in the offline world, to the emerging challenge of forensic investigations in the digital, online world. Special focus shall be given to reliability and admissibility of online forensic methods and tools.

Ainara Bordes Perez | Reconciling Open Source with Fundamental Rights of Citizens

Ainara Bordes Perez | Reconciling Open Source with Fundamental Rights of Citizens

ESR15

EDUCATION: LL.M. University Carlos III, Madrid (Spain); LL.B. (Hons) University of Deusto, Bilbao (Spain).
MAIN INSTITUTION: “Mihai Viteazul” National Intelligence Academy, Bucharest (Romania)
SECONDMENT INSTITUTIONS: University of Malta (Malta)
SUPERVISOR: Prof. Dr. Irena Chiru
CO-SUPERVISOR: Prof. Dr. Joseph Cannataci