I am Head of Department of Computer Science, Deputy Director of Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS), and Reader (equiv. Professor) at the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom.

My research and projects focus on selected areas in cyber security and privacy, in particular:

  • Authentication and key management
  • Cryptographic protocols
  • Privacy-enhancing technologies
  • Security in networks and distributed systems

I teach on Surrey's "Information Security MSc" programme which is fully certified by the National Cyber Security Centre of the UK government.

On several occasions I commented for public media on diverse topics in cyber security.
Feel free to contact me if you have questions or interest in collaboration.

mark (at) manulis.eu


06.09.2021 I gave a talk at IEEE EuroS&P's FoPI 2021 workshop on account recovery and delegation in FIDO2/WebAuthn.
18.03.2021 I gave invited talk at CYSAT 2021 on the security challenges for satellite constellations.
02.12.2020 A talk based on our work with Yubico has been accepted to Real World Crypto 2021.
22.11.2020 "Password-Authenticated Searchable Encryption" published in International Journal of Information Security.
16.11.2020 Yubico's blog article explains our joint work on the new protocol for WebAuthn credentials backup.
01.09.2020 I am now Head of Department of Computer Science at the University of Surrey.
26.08.2020 I joined the Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security" (IEEE TIFS), IF 6.2
11.08.2020 "An Interoperable Architecture for Usable Password-less Authentication" accepted at ETAA@ESORICS2020
03.08.2020 "Asynchronous Remote Key Generation: An analysis of Yubico’s proposal for W3C WebAuthn" accepted at ACM CCS 2020
14.05.2020 "Cyber Security in New Space" appeared in International Journal of Information Security (Open Access)
13.05.2020 "TAPESTRY: A De-centralized Service for Trusted Interaction Online" appeared in IEEE Trans. on Services Computing
13.05.2020 I am co-chairing DETIPS 2020 workshop affiliated with ESORICS 2020.
13.05.2020 I'll be serving on the PCs of ACNS 2020, ESORICS 2020, and ISC 2020.
26.12.2019 "KYChain: User-Controlled KYC Data Sharing and Certification" accepted at ACM SAC 2020
23.12.2019 I am chairing ESORICS 2020 Workshops. Call for Workshops is open!
11.11.2019 "Biometric-Authenticated Searchable Encryption" accepted at ACNS 2020.
24.06.2019 "Enhancing Security and Dependability of Industrial Networks with Opinion Dynamics" accepted at ESORICS 2019.
13.04.2019 "pRate: Anonymous Star Rating with Rating Secrecy" accepted at ACNS 2019.
13.04.2019 "Hierarchical Attribute-based Signatures: Short Keys and Optimal Signature Length" accepted at ACNS 2019.
13.04.2019 "Bootstrapping Online Trust: Timeline Activity Proofs over Public Ledgers" accepted at PENCIL@EUROCRYPT 2019.
05.02.2019 I'll be serving on the PCs of ACNS 2019, ACISP 2019, PENCIL, ISC 2019, and CANS 2019.