Professor David Stupples
BSc, MSc, PhD, C Eng, FIEE, FInst MC
Professor of Systems and Cryptography
Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in Integrated System Design
London EC1V 0HB
Phone: 020 7040 3207
Mobile: 07793 196 916
Professor David Stupples specialises in research and development of secure communications and computing systems. For a number of years he undertook research in this area at the Royal Signal and Radar Establishment at Malvern in the UK followed by surveillance and intelligence systems research for the UK Government. He then spent three years developing highly secure communications for surveillance satellites for Hughes Aircraft Corporation in the US. In his early career, Dr David Stupples was employed in signals intelligence by the Royal Air Force. Later, he was a senior partner with PA Consulting Group where he was responsible for the company's consultancy work on the design, build and operation of secure communications systems for world-wide clients.
His research work has included the development of high-grade encryption techniques for radio and digital communications for both military and government use. This involved cryptanalysis of candidate systems in order to test the efficacy of the systems against attack, and the use of systems analysis to review operational procedures. Furthermore work included improving the security of both spread spectrum satellite communications and distributed time-division multiple access systems used for digital wireless. Latterly, Professor David Stupples has been actively researching internet security, particularly focused on cyber terrorism and organised cyber crime for both the UK government and commercial companies. This work has required the development of new systems analysis and modelling techniques to understand the behaviour of complex systems.
- Design of large-scale digital communication systems
- Intelligence systems modelling
- Cryptology and complexity theory
- Modelling of cyber terrorism and cyber warfare
- Cryptographic key management systems