Dr Lu Fan

Senior Research Fellow

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Dr. Lu Fan received the BSc (2003) degree in Computer Networking from Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China, and the MSc (2005) degree with distinction in IT Software Systems and the PhD (2009) degree in Computer Science from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.

Currently he is a Senior Research Fellow of Centre for Distributed Computing, Networking and Security, School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK. He was the technical lead of multiple research projects, including DACAR, Trusted Service and Safire. He designed and implemented a Cloud-based e-Health platform (Cloud4Health), which reinforces the integrity, security, confidentiality and auditability of medical data, and facilitates the development, integration, and cost-effective delivery of e-Health services. The technology excellence of Cloud4Health was a finalist in the BCS UK IT Industry Awards 2011, the IET Innovation Awards 2011, and the Scottish Digital Technology Awards 2012.

The Safire project builds upon collaboration with the Scottish Police into information sharing between the Police and their Community partners. This project aims to provide a completely integrated platform for the creation of an information sharing policy, and for its review, modelling, implementation and auditing. Currently the project has passed the proof-of-concept stage, which was funded by Scottish Enterprise, and successfully corporatized. Dr Lu Fan is one of the four co-founders of the company, a co-inventor of the core patent, and will continue to be a chief system architect of the company's major software products on secure information sharing.

Dr Lu Fan is a member of the Technical Program Committee of the following international conferences:
- International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine (eTELEMED)
- International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS)

Areas of expertise: Software Engineering, Distributed Systems, Peer-to-Peer Computing, Grid Computing, Cloud Computing, Big Data systems, Massively Multiplayer Online Games, Applied Security, Digital Forensics, Clinical Trial Management Systems and Pervasive e-Health Applications.

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  • Cyber-Security
    Electronic information now plays a vital role in almost every aspect of our daily lives. So the need for a secure and trustworthy online infrastructure is more important than ever. without it, not only the growth of the internet but our personal interactions and the economy itself could be at risk.
  • Software Systems
    The institute's expertise in software engineering encompasses the entire development lifecycle, and we focus on developing the approaches and tools to improve the engineering process of both emerging and widely used software systems.
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    Uwagbole, S., Buchanan, W., Fan, L. (2016). Applied Web Traffic Analysis for Numerical Encoding of SQL Injection Attack Features. In: (Ed.) ECCWS-2016, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). Munich, Germany: . .

    Uwagbole, S., Buchanan, W., Fan, L. (2016). ECCWS 2016 - Proceedings of The 15th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security. In: (Ed.) ECCWS 2016 - Proceedings of The 15th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). Munich, Germany: . .

    Uwagbole, S., Buchanan, W., Fan, L. (2016). Numerical Encoding to Tame SQL Injection Attacks. In: (Ed.) 2ND IEEE/IFIP Workshop on Security for Emerging Distributed Network Technologies (DISSECT), , () ( ed.). (pp. ). Istanbul, Turkey: . IEEE.

    Buchanan, W., Ukwandu, E., van Deursen (Hazelhoff Roelfze, N., Fan, L., Russell, G., Lo, O., Thuemmler, C. (2015). Secret Shares to Protect Health Records in Cloud-based Infrastructures. In: (Ed.) Proceedings of the IEEE 17th International Conference on E-health Networking, Application and Services (HealthCom), , () ( ed.). (pp. 669 - 672). Boston, MA: . IEEE.

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