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Dr Isabel Wagner

Job: Associate Professor in Computer Science (Cybersecurity)

Faculty: Computing, Engineering and Media

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

Research group(s): Cyber Technology Institute (CTI) (Software Technology Research Laboratory (STRL), Cyber Security Centre (CSC))

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0) 116 207 8576

E: Isabel.wagner@dmu.ac.uk

W: http://research.isabel-wagner.net

 

Personal profile

Isabel Wagner is an Associate Professor in Computer Science (Cybersecurity) at De Montfort University in Leicester, UK. Dr. Wagner received her Ph.D in engineering (Dr.-Ing.) and M.Sc. in computer science (Dipl.-Inf. Univ.) from the Department of Computer Science, University of Erlangen in 2010 and 2005, respectively. In 2011 she was a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow in the research group of Prof. Masayuki Murata at the University of Osaka, Japan. She is a Senior Member of the ACM (2017) and IEEE (2018).

Her research activities are focused on questions regarding privacy and privacy-enhancing technologies, particularly on metrics to quantify the effectiveness of privacy protection mechanisms, as well as on privacy-enhancing technologies in smart cities, genomics, vehicular networks, and smart grids. She is also interested in experimental methods to study corporate surveillance.

Key research outputs

Please see http://research.isabel-wagner.net for my complete list of publications.

  • Yuchen Zhao and Isabel Wagner, "Using Metrics Suites to Improve the Measurement of Privacy in Graphs," IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, 2020
  • Fenia Ferra, Isabel Wagner, Eerke Boiten, Lee Hadlington, Ismini Psychoula and Richard Snape, "Challenges in Assessing Privacy Impact: Tales from the Front Lines," Security and Privacy, vol. 3 (2), pp. e101, 2020
  • Yuchen Zhao and Isabel Wagner, "On the Strength of Privacy Metrics for Vehicular Communication," IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2018.
  • Isabel Wagner and David Eckhoff, "Technical Privacy Metrics: A Systematic Survey," ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), vol. 51 (3), pp. 57:1-57:38, June 2018.
  • David Eckhoff and Isabel Wagner, "Privacy in the Smart City -- Applications, Technologies, Challenges and Solutions," IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, vol. 20 (1), pp. 489-516, First Quarter 2018.
  • Isabel Wagner, "Evaluating the Strength of Genomic Privacy Metrics," ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security, vol. 20 (1), pp. Article 2, January 2017.
  • Isabel Wagner, "Gender and Performance in Computer Science," ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE), vol. 16 (3), pp. Article No. 11, May 2016.
  • Isabel Dietrich and Falko Dressler, “On the Lifetime of Wireless Sensor Networks,” ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN), vol. 5 (1), pp. 1-39, February 2009.

Research interests/expertise

Privacy-enhancing technologies, transparency, privacy metrics, privacy in genomics, social media, vehicular networks, smart grids, and smart cities.

Courses taught

2019/20:

  • Linux Security
  • Host and Network Security
  • Legal, Ethical and Professional Practice

In previous years:

  • Computer Systems
  • Elements of Computing
  • Advanced Research Topics in Cyber Security

Honours and awards

Heidelberg Laureate Forum, attendance and travel grant, September 2013

Membership of external committees

2020

  • Program co-chair International Workshop on Privacy Engineering (IWPE 2020)
  • TPC IEEE Infocom 2020
  • TPC IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2020
  • International Workshop on Data Privacy Management (DPM 2020), in conjunction with ESORICS

2019

  • TPC IEEE Infocom 2019
  • TPC IEEE Local Computer Networks (LCN) 2019
  • TPC IEEE IPCCC 2020 (International Performance Computing and Communications Conference)
  • IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference 2019 (VNC)
  • International Workshop on Data Privacy Management (DPM 2019), in conjunction with ESORICS

2018

  • TPC IEEE Infocom 2018
  • TPC IEEE Local Computer Networks (LCN) 2018
  • TPC IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Fall)
  • TPC IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2018
  • TPC IEEE Cyber Science and Technology Congress (CyberSciTech), 2018

2017

  • TPC IEEE Infocom 2017, distinguished member of the TPC
  • TPC Workshop on Security and Privacy in Cyber-Physical Systems (SPCPS) at 3rd IEEE International Conference on Cybernetics (CYBCONF 2017)

2016

  • TPC IEEE LCN 2016 (Local Computer Networks)
  • TPC ACM MSWiM 2016 (Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems)

2015

  • TPC IEEE LCN 2015 (Local Computer Networks)
  • TPC ACM MSWiM 2015 (Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems)

2014

  • TPC ACM MSWiM 2014 

2011 and before

  • TPC ACM/ICST OMNeT++ 2011 (4th International OMNeT++ Developers Workshop)
  • TPC ACM/ICST OMNeT++ 2010
  • TPC GI/ITG Workshop on Energy-aware Systems and Methods 2010
  • TPC ACM/ICST OMNeT++ 2009
  • TPC ACM/ICST OMNeT++ 2008

Membership of professional associations and societies

ACM, Senior Member (2017)

IEEE, Senior Member (2018)

Professional licences and certificates

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Key articles information

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Externally funded research grants information

National Research Foundation Singapore, "Managing the Privacy Risk in Smart Cities", NRF2019-ITS005-0015, 2019-2021, Collaborator

EPSRC First Grant, “PryMe, a Universal Framework to Measure the Strength of Privacy-enhancing Technologies”, EP/P006752/1, 2017-2018, PI

Privacy metrics for genome privacy, ARCHER (EPSRC), Aug 2015 - Feb 2016, PI

Homomorphic encryption on graphics processing units, NVIDIA, from July 2015, PI