Jun 302020
 

My Thesis is still embargoed. Recently, someone (a researcher?) requested a copy, giving the following reason: We are doing some research into a PIA system and would like to read your full paper. We will obviously credit your research in our findings and presentations.
Please consider removing restrictions or uploading the full text to the archive so that it will be available immediately to future searchers.

For now, here’s Chapter 1 and the Table of Contents and preambles. (pdf)

 Posted by on June 30, 2020 at 10:57 pm
Mar 312020
 

I’m thrilled to announce that a formidable team at City comprising Prof Steph Wilson and 2 staff – Powlami Gosh & Peter Aggar – from City’s Enterprise Department & myself has won an Innovate UK Cybersecurity competition.

News at KTN website – Cyber Security projects selected for commercialisation programme

Many thanks to Steph, Powlami, Peter and also to Dr Gari Owen (external business advisor) for their great work & support in getting the application in on time.

As this CyberASAP 2020 programme is kick-starting tomorrow, 1st April 2020, this is certainly not an April Fool news.

I’m also fully aware of and sensitive to the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, which meant that all the planned for programmes by the teams at InnovateUK, KTN and CyberASAP will be done online. The online activities aren’t ‘business-as-usual’ for all of us and hence a ‘Big #ThumbsUp’ for all the teams involved in making CyberASAP moving forward.

More news to follow…

Many thanks,
Cher

 Posted by on March 31, 2020 at 3:12 pm
Apr 282019
 

Many thanks to my internal examiner, Dr Lyn Robinson for the list of amendments – dated 27th April 2019.
I will get all the amendments done ASAP.

As posted under ‘Moving on…’, I will be moving on to other adventures. The exact forms/shapes or directions of my next adventures are not fully mapped out. Talking about mapping, Tony Buzan (R.I.P) – inventor of mind mapping (my favourite tool!)- was in the news at Linkedln.

After I have officially finished with my PhD i.e. final Thesis submitted and graduation ceremony pictures taken :-) , this research site will remain online but inactive.

 Posted by on April 28, 2019 at 3:36 pm
Apr 262019
 

This website was set up when I started my PhD journey in October 2013, primarily to document some of my research activities and to share stuff with my supervisors.

I’m waiting for the list of minor amendments (following the viva on 15th April 2019), and hopefully, I don’t have to wait for too long. Just want to move on to my next adventure, what adventure?!

I’ve got a long ToDo lists including reading books which I thought would be good for my research studies but just didn’t have the time then. Also, I am now looking for work that will enable me to use my research skills and my interests in privacy-related topics.

My triage playbook has commercial values and I’ll be looking at ways to use my research outputs for practical commercial use. I will apply for funding or research funding programmes or research funded posts. So, a new adventure ahead!

Just this week I attended a workshop organised by City on ‘Effective writing for research grant application – with Prof Derrington’. Personally, I think there are also valuable lessons from non-academic driven grant/funding approaches such as crowdfunding.

 Posted by on April 26, 2019 at 10:26 pm
Apr 152019
 

Such a great relief to finally got to the end of my PhD journey. 15th April 2019 a day to remember!

Many heartfelt thanks to Dr Lyn Robinson for her kind words and great role as my internal examiner. Also, many thanks to Prof Hamid Jahankhani for coming to City, University of London to be my external examiner. I certainly have learnt a lot from all the questions raised at the Viva.

I couldn’t have reached this final chapter in my PhD journey without the loyal and wonderful support from my supervisors, Prof Steph Wilson, Dr llir Gashir & Dr David Haynes. Many thanks!

Also, many thanks to Savita & Tillman (Chair) for making today a smooth day for us all.

Tweets and photos posted today by @lynrobinson & @stephwilsoncity. Many thanks!

 Posted by on April 15, 2019 at 7:14 pm
Mar 182019
 

My viva voce is now set for 15th April 2019. Many thanks to Dr Ilir Gashir for getting the panel sorted.

I already had a mock viva on the 8th March 2019, which I wasn’t well prepared for. Got other personal stuff to sort out which took too much of my time.

This week onwards I will refocus on my Thesis and start preparing for my viva! I will also need to do a 15 mins presentation. So…get cracking Cher!

Decided to map out my PhD journey – an odyssey!

Attached a large mindmap in pdf -

Cher’s PhD odyssey including major personal dramas

 Posted by on March 18, 2019 at 7:17 pm