Dr Virginia Franqueira received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Twente (The Netherlands) in 2009, and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Federal University of Espirito Santo (Brazil) in 2003. She held a postdoc position at the University of Twente (Netherlands) from 2009 to 2011, then spent one year as information security consultant in the UK. She moved to academia in 2012, when she assumed a lecturer role at the University of Central Lancashire (UK), followed by a senior lecturer role at the University of Derby (UK) from 2014 to 2019. Since September 2019, she is a lecturer in cyber security at the University of Kent, part of Kent Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyber Security (KirCCS).
Virginia belongs to the following research groups:
She is also Deputy Director of the Institute of Cyber Security for Society (iCSS) which was established in January 2021 and aims to foment multidisciplinary research.
Virginia's research interests span across digital forensics, cybercrime investigation, visual content analysis, and cyber security (engineering, assessment and management). She is particularly interested in the application of Machine Learning to tackle problems related to forensics, and in analysis or application of emerging technology to security and forensics. If you are interested in a PhD, and think you can convince Virginia with a strong proposal, please send her an email.
- Digital forensics.
- Interpersonal crimes (e.g., cyberstalking, child abuse and exploitation, technology-facilitated intimate partner violence).
- Connected vehicles security .
- Critical infrastructure security.
- Cyber security education for children.
- Child protection against online harms.
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- COMP8740 Networks and Network Security
- COMP8920 Advanced Network Security
- COMP8230 Introduction to Digital Forensics
Deputy Director of the Institute of Cyber Security for Society (iCSS)