Prof Shujun Li

University of Kent

CybSafe’s Oz Alashe and Dr. John Blythe sit down with Professor Shujun Li, Professor of Cyber Security at the University of Kent to discuss privacy, the Internet of Things and the “Internet of Everything”. Join this discussion to learn what Professor Shujun Li believes to be the biggest challenge facing security professionals today, and to learn about the privacy threats associated with internet-connected devices.

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About Prof Shujun Li

Shujun Li has been a Professor of Cyber Security at the School of Computing, University of Kent, since November 2017. He is directing the Kent Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyber Security (KirCCS), a UK government recognised Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR).

Before joining the University of Kent, he was a Deputy Director of the Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) at the University of Surrey, UK, from 2014 to 2017. His research interests are mostly around interdisciplinary topics covering cyber security, digital forensics and cybercrime, human factors, multimedia computing, and practical applications of artificial intelligence and discrete optimization.

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of his research, he is actively working with researchers from other disciplines such as Electronic Engineering, Psychology, Sociology, Law, and Business.

He is currently leading two EPSRC-funded research projects on human-centric approaches to cyber security and privacy. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed research papers at international journals and conferences and received two Best Paper Awards.

In 2012 he received an ISO/IEC Certificate of Appreciation, for being the lead editor of ISO/IEC 23001-4:2011 Information technology – MPEG systems technologies – Part 4: Codec configuration representation; the 2nd edition of the MPEG RVC (Reconfigurable Video Coding) standard.

He is currently on the editorial boards of a number of international journals, and has been on the organising or technical program committees of over 100 international conferences and workshops.

He is a Fellow of BCS, a Senior Member of IEEE, and a Member of ACM. More about his research and professional activities can be found at his personal website

Prof Shujun Li

University of Kent


  • The human aspect of cyber security
  • The increasing importance of the relationship between psychology and technology as IoT and IoE use increases
  • Why consumers might buy insecure devices
  • The UK government legislation “secure by design”, and why it’s so important
  • The privacy threats arising from interconnectedness in the home
  • Causes of and solutions to privacy issues
  • Research on ransomware at the University of Kent