cryptography

#19 Keith Martin – Cryptography, 5G & Snowden

Prof. Keith Martin

About 

Keith Martin is a cryptography expert and professor in the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway University. He has produced a wealth of publications in the field and has authored a text book on the subject. Keith is currently the director of the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) at Royal Holloway and was formerly the director of the group.

Research Interests

Keith has authored and co-authored on many issues relating to cyber security ranging from 5G telephony technologies to maritime cyber security and cyber space.

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Nick Hubble Episode

#18 Nick Hubble – Mass Observation and Science Fiction

Dr. Nick Hubble

About 

Nick Hubble is Reader in English and Co-Director of the Brunel Centre for Contemporary Writing (BCCW).

Nick holds a BA in Philosophy and Literature (Essex), a PGCE in Secondary English (Sussex), an MA in Critical Theory (Sussex), a DPhil in English Literature (Sussex) and a PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Brunel).

Research Interests

Nick’s research interests include modern and contemporary literature; science fiction and fantasy; Mass Observation; proletarian fiction; the cultural history of suburbia; and the social humanities. We discussed one of Nick’s important works in mass observation and how perceptions of the elderly have changed significantly over time.

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Milena Episode

#17 Milena Tsvetkova – Sociology of Too Many Helping Hands

Dr. Milena Tsvetkova

About 

Milena Tsvetkova is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Methodology. She completed her PhD in Sociology at Cornell University in 2015. Prior to joining LSE in 2017, she was a Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Social Science at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford.

Research Interests

Milena’s research interests lie in the fields of computational and experimental social science. She employs online experiments, network analysis, and agent-based models to study fundamental social phenomena such as cooperation, contagion, and inequality.

Milena shared with us findings from her most recent paper that looked at the dynamics of helping in a group – and how this became apparent in the response to the COVID19 pandemic in the UK.

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Sacha Episode

#16 Sacha Golob – The Thinking Behind Stupidity

Dr. Sacha Golob

About 

Sacha Golob read Philosophy at Pembroke College, Cambridge and Merton College, Oxford. Before joining King’s, he was a Junior Research Fellow at Peterhouse, Cambridge. He has published extensively on modern French and German Philosophy and the Philosophy of Art. His current research looks at contemporary conceptions of ethical degeneration, transformation and virtue

Sacha is the current Co-Director of the Centre for Philosophy and the Visual Arts (CPVA); he leads the Centre alongside the artist and curator Harald den Breejen (Tate).

Research Interests

Sacha’s research has focussed on three main strands; Kant, 19th and 20th Century philosophy and the philosophy of art. Sacha has authored a number of papers spanning all three topics. He has also presented a theory of stupidity – which we explored in some detail during our episode.

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