Steven James Murdoch is Professor of Security Engineering
in the Computer Science Department, University College London. His research covers privacy-enhancing technology, Internet censorship, and anonymous communication, in particular Tor. He is also known for discovering several vulnerabilities in the EMV bank chipcard payment system (Chip and PIN) [ Banking security, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge] [ Threat to chip-and-pin terminals, BBC News, 2 January 2010] and for creating Tor Browser.
Murdoch was educated at the University of Cambridge completing a PhD
on computer security supervised by Markus Kuhn in 2008.
Awards and honours
He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
He received the 2008 ERCIM Security and Trust Management Working Group Award for his PhD thesis "Covert channel vulnerabilities in anonymity systems".
. In 2012 he was appointed as a Royal Society
University Research Fellow.