People

Richard Chisnall Dr. Richard Chisnall has worked for over 20 years in the area of cyber-physical systems, the last 10 years in what is now called "cyber-physical security". He has provided technical leadership on several projects concerned with port and border security across Europe and designed and implemented a variety of SCADA and industrial control systems. He is actively contributing to the definition of the EU cyber security research agenda and has represented the UK on the EARTO-Eurotech security research group.

He has a wide network of contacts in the security end user community having worked extensively with government departments, police forces and critical infrastructure operators across the UK and Europe.

His previous roles include Head of the Security Technology Group at BAE Systems Detica and Director of Security Technology at QinetiQ Ltd. He is a former non-executive Director of SITC Ltd, a trade association for security technology companies, and led their IT Special Interest Group. He has a PhD in information theory and is a Fellow Commoner at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.

Roger Appleby Prof. Roger Appleby is an international expert in passive millimeter wave imaging and THz technology and is a part-time Professor at Queen's University Belfast. He led the passive millimeter wave imaging team at QinetiQ Malvern UK from 1992 to 2010 where he was also a Senior Fellow. His team pioneered the use of real-time mechanically scanned passive millimeter wave imagers for security and poor weather surveillance. At 35GHz this technology has been used to scan PVC sided trucks at channel ports in Europe for the detection of illegal immigrants and was also used to construct a portal for imaging people in the indoor environment. At 94GHz it has been applied to standoff security scanning and helicopter collision avoidance.

Prof. Roger Appleby is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the International Society for Optics and Photonics, Fellow of the Institute of Physics and an Honorary Professor at Glasgow University.

Christopher Pickering Prof. Christopher Pickering is a technical expert in micro-electronics. He has extensive knowledge of EU research projects, both as an evaluator and reviewer and as a participant. Chris holds an Honorary Chair at the University of Lancaster in micro-nano technology. Prior to October 2010, Chris worked for QinetiQ, one of Europe's largest R&D companies, carrying out technology analysis and R&D strategy. He coordinated QinetiQ's collaborative R&D with EU partners in the ICT, Transport and Security sectors. Since 2010, he has been a director of InnovaSec and Innovation Bridge Consulting Ltd., working with universities and companies in the ICT,Transport and Security sectors. He has coordinated EU projects in FP4/5/6, he is an evaluator and reviewer of FP7 projects and has acted as Rapporteur for several European Commission workshops.
Neil Adams Dr. Neil Adams is an applied mathematician with ten years’ experience in leading technical teams carrying out operational analysis, five years’ managing research programmes for the UK Ministry of Defence, and ten years’ senior technical and business strategy experience working for QinetiQ, one of Europe's largest R&D companies. Prior to 2010, he co-ordinated QinetiQ’s company-wide collaborative strategic R&D with EU and US partners, in the ICT and Security sectors. He initiated and developed a Bidding Guide and associated workshops to help QinetiQ technical teams form partnerships and access appropriate TSB and EU R&D programmes. He is a director of both InnovaSec and Innovation Bridge Consulting. As co-founder of Innovation Bridge Consulting, he has developed a structured approach to helping companies and universities decide on the most appropriate funding schemes for their strategic purposes.