ECIT, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland Science Park, Queen's Road, Queen's Island, Belfast, BT3 9DT
The Queen’s University of Belfast (QUB) was established in 1845 and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading universities in the UK. The main group at QUB participating in the project will be the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) based at the Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT). Part of the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EEECS), ECIT was established in 2003 to commercialise world-class expertise in a variety of enabling digital communications technologies. QUB is staffed by 120 academics, senior research staff, post-doctoral fellows, research students and administrators. Among them are 40 highly qualified industrial and academic researchers recruited from around the globe.
One of the key research areas at QUB CSIT is the ‘Security in a Hyper-connected World’ programme which examines the security challenges presented as more and more devices become Internet-enabled and interconnected. This so-called Internet of Things is set to change our communication habits, our energy consumption, the way we do business and the way we live our lives. As a key driver for economic growth, it is essential that these security challenges are met.
• Represents the academic/research entity for the Northern Ireland ICT cluster