# Charles Morisset
I am a Reader in Security in the School of Computing, in the Secure and Resilient Systems Group, and the Director of the Digital Skills Lab in the SAgE Faculty, at Newcastle University. # Research Projects I have been involved with many research projects over the years. I'm currently looking into two main topics: - Security of Smart Infrastructure, which includes with my involvement in the PETRAS Centre, within which I'm leading two projects directly related to the security and privacy of smart buildings. My main collaborators include Lilian Edwards (Law School), Luke Smith (Engineering), John Mace (Computing) and Rima Alaeedine (Computing). I've also done some with Carsten Maple (Warwick) within PETRAS on risk assessment for smart buildings. As part of this topic, I'm also involved in a Security work-package in the Active Building Centre, working with Sara Walker (Engineering) and Ricardo Czekster (Computing), as well as John Clark (Sheffield) and Walter Bassage (Sheffield). Finally, I'm leading a Security work-package in the e4Future project, working with Myriam Neaimeh (Engineering) and Roberto Metere (Computing) on vehicle-to-grid systems. - Access Control, which was my PhD topic and on which I have had many collaborations over the years, including notably Nicola Zannone (TU Eindhoven) and Jason Crampton (Royal Holloway). Our initial paper on PTaCL has established a formal semantics for attribute-based access control (ABAC and introduced the problem of attribute hiding attacks (when an attacker gains access control privilege by hiding some attributes). We have recently developed a formal framework for the efficient evaluation of ABAC policies, with the collaboration of Tim Willemse. This framework uses Binary Decision Diagrams to make tractable the problem of evaluation policies with missing information. # Teaching I have been involved with several programmes and security modules in the School of Computing. I was notably the Director of the MSc in Cyber Security from 2018 to 2020 and of the Degree Apprenticeship in Cyber Security from 2019 to 2020. Since 2016, I have been the module leader of the third year [CSC3632 system and network security module](https://www.ncl.ac.uk/module-catalogue/module.php?code=CSC3632) I was also the Director of Postgraduate Studies in the School of Computing from 2020 to 2022 and I am a Senior Fellow of AdvanceHE (SFHEA) since 2023. # PhD Students - Peter Carmichael, 2014 - 2019, examiners: Sasa Radomirovic (Heriot-Watt) and Jason Steggles (Newcastle) - Sean Simpson, 2014 - 2021, main supervisor: Thomas Gross, examiners: Shujun Li (Kent) and Sadegh Soudjani (Newcastle) - Luca Arnaboldi, 2016 - 2021, examiners: Sandro Etalle (TU Eindhoven) and Aad van Moorsel (now at Birmingham). - Mazyounah Alfagham, 2018 - 2024, examiners: Liliana Pasquale (University College Dublin) and Sara Fernstad (Newcastle) - Tim Rodaway since 2018, main supervisor: Phil James. - Rawan Taher, 2019 - 2024, examiners: Simon Parkin (TU Delft) and Rasha Ibrahim (Newcastle) - Naoom Abah, since 2019 - Ricky Lim, since 2019 - David Sanchez, since 2019 - Huda Alatwi, since 2020