Richard Ward

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Research interests

Dr Richard Ward's academic interests cover a broad range of topics, including coding theory and code assignment, Cyber Security and AI, combinatorics, cryptography, encryption and side-channel attacks. During his PhD, his research focussed on the security of Loosely Synchronous (LS) codes in Code-division Multiple-access (CDMA) systems.  

Additional Research Activities: Pedagogy Research – researching the link between collaboration and technology, with producing ongoing findings at the USW Learning & Teaching Conference (2022 & 2020), at the USW Student Experience Plan (2019), and at the CELT Learning & Teaching Conference (2018).

Teaching interests

Dr Richard Ward is a lecture in Cyber Security and the course leader for the BSc Computer Security.  Richard enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for the subject with a wide range of students. He has a real passion for introducing computing and cyber security to beginners. His aim is to teach in a fun, educational and innovative manner whether lecturing on one of our MSc courses or during outreach projects with Primary school children.

Foundation Teaching Areas:
- Cyber Security and Forensics

Undergraduate Teaching Areas:
- Cyber Tools and Processes
- Principles of Computer Programming
- Secure Design, Testing and Programming
- The Computing Professional in Practice
- Undergraduate Dissertation Project Supervision

Postgraduate Teaching Areas:
- Secure Code and Applied Cryptography
- Secure Code and Vulnerability Development
- Masters Project Supervision

Postgraduate Research Areas:
- Director of Studies for a PhD Student based around side-channel attack (SCA) vulnerabilities and exploitations
- Supervisor for a PhD Student based around the challenges facing behaviour, security and life cycle of operating automated vehicles
- Supervisor for a PhD Student based around developing a security compliance framework for the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)


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