CSIT has experience of contributing to, and coordinating, many European Funded collaborative research programs
CSIT has experience of contributing to, and coordinating, many European Funded collaborative research programs

FP7 Projects

The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) is actively involved in many European Framework (FP7) programs with extensive industry links. CSIT has experience of both contributing to and coordinating European Funded collaborative research programs. Current FP7 projects include:

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Building Enterprises – Wireless and Internet Security in European Regions (Be Wiser) examines the organisation and technical research challenges in some of Europe’s best known RTD regions. Be Wiser aims to strengthen the research, innovation potential and global competitiveness of European regions by bringing together research actors, enterprises, institutions and policy makers into a collaboration network.

Read more about Be Wiser.

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NanoStreams co-designs a micro-server architecture and a software stack that address the unique challenges of hybrid transactional-analytical workloads, which are encountered by emerging applications of real-time big-data analytics. To this end, NanoStreams brings together embedded system design principles, application-specific compiler technology, and HPC software practices.

Read more about Project NanoStreams.

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The HANDHOLD (HANDHeld OLfactory Detector) project will develop a modular, reconfigurable sensor system for active stand-off deployment for the detection of chemical (C), biological (B), radiological (R), nuclear (N) and explosive (E) (CBRNE) substances.

Read more about Project HANDHOLD.

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PRECYSE (Prevention, protection and REaction to CYber attackS to critical infrastructures) will define, develop and validate a methodology, an architecture and a set of technologies and tools to improve by design the security, reliability and resilience of the ICT systems supporting the Critical Infrastructures (CI).

Read more about Project PRECYSE.

EPSRC Projects

Researchers at CSIT are also involved in a number of projects which have been funded by UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).  These include:


Converged APproach towards Resilient Industrial control systems and Cyber Assurance (CAPRICA) is an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Funded project that meets the challenges arriving from the need to accomodate new, distributed, renewable energy generation. CAPRICA proposes to investigate the phenomena of synchronised islanding via experimentation on the only large scale synchrophasor network available in the UK.

Read more about Project CAPRICA

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Network in Internet and Mobile MaliciouSoftware (NIMBUS) is an EPSRC funded project which will act as a catalyst to develop a balanced programme of both blue skies research and near term applied research that will assist in the fight against cyber crime in the UK. 

Read more about Project NIMBUS. 

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Providing Autonomous Capabilities for Evolving SCADA (PACES) is an EPSRC funded research project which will exploit new Deep Packet Inspection capabilities and network traffic analysis to develop a unique 'cyber-sensor', providing visibility of overall system health and integrity to human operators and autonomous components.

Read more about Project PACES.

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Accelerated Real-Time Information Extraction System (ARIES) is an EPSRC funded research project which will investigate a new generation of data and memory centric parallel processing architectures and data mining algorithms optimised for mining very large, diverse and highly distributed data assets.

Read more about Project ARIES.


The Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) programme uses the power of government procurement to drive innovation. It provides opportunities for innovative companies to engage with the public sector to solve specific problems. Competitions for new technologies and ideas are run on specific topics and aim to engage a broad range of organisations.

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LIOPA: Lip Verification & Online Person Authenticationor Irish for 'lip', this project is developing a novel mobile biometric authentication and speaker verification application, service and application programming interface (API).

The Liopa team has further developed and is now commercialising extensive research into pose invariant lip biometric authentication and speaker verification using visemes which has been carried out at CSIT. Liopa has secured £49,500 SBRI funding from TSB and is a 2013 NISP 25K Awards finalist in the Digital Software/Media category for the most innovative publicly funded research and IP.

Read more about Project LIOPA.


From time to time CSIT funds internal projects out of our own funds to advance research findings and build out demonstrators for promising technology. These include:

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Columbus was founded as a concept company in 2013 to pursue the commercialisation of advanced research in dynamic network analysis and predictive/behavioural analytics. 

The team behind it have reached the 2013 NISP 25K Awards final in the Digital Software/Media category for the most innovative publicly funded research and IP.

Read more about Project Columbus.



CSIT Projects

Other ongoing CSIT funded project summaries are available to download here:

ARIES - [Updated 21 Jan 2013]
Botnet detection
Cloud Security
Event Recognition and Retrieval - WP7 - [Updated 21 Jan 2013]
Evidential Reasoning - WP8 - [Updated 21 Jan 2013]
Image Normalisation - WP6 - [Updated 21 Jan 2013]
ITACA HW - [Updated 23 Jan 2013]
MAS - WP8 - [Updated 21 Jan 2013]
Multi-Camera Tracking - WP7 - [Updated 21 Jan 2013]
PACES - [Updated 21 Jan 2013]
Security Architecture Electronic Vehicle Charging
Sensor Fusion - WP6 - [Updated 21 Jan 2013]