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Ben is responsible for setting direction and strategy for Security research, identify innovation opportunities and lead a strong international team of researcher to develop new capabilities in collaboration with industrial and academic partners. He has 30 years’ experience in both academia and industry. His previous roles included leading the IT research centre and head of business intelligence & customer analytics research at BT Group Chief Technology Office. He holds a PhD in Intelligent Control Systems from Manchester University and an Executive MBA from Imperial College, London. He is an inventor on 50 patent applications, holds visiting professorship positions at the Universities of Bristol, Cranfield, Suffolk and Bournemouth in the UK. Ben is a current fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Institute of Telecom Professionals (ITP) and has acted as the chairman of the European network of excellence for Uncertainty management techniques. His current research include Visual Analytics for Cyber defence, cloud & Internet security, AI and machine learning for Network anomaly detection and future identity and access management.