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Impact case studies: Computer Science

Discover research impact case studies from Computer Science and our Information Security Group.

Leading the Big Data revolution 


Results of research in Machine Learning – Support Vector Machine (SVM), kernel methods and conformal-prediction techniques – are at the source of the analytics and ‘Big Data’ revolution, whose impact is transforming the economy (and society), from data mining to machine vision, from web search to spam detection.

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Cryptographic analysis and improvement of TLS


Information Security Group researchers identified flaws in the way Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol encrypts data, resulting in attacks that compromised the security of applications such as e-commerce, social networking and Internet banking. The improvement of TLS has helped major vendors, such as Google, Microsoft and Oracle, to develop countermeasures to the attacks.

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