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Dr William Hurst

Dr William Hurst

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Biography

Dr William Hurst is a Reader (Associate Professor) in Creative Technologies in the Department of Computer Science. He obtained his BSc (Hons) in Product Design from Sussex University in 2007, followed by an MSc (Distinction) in Web Computing in 2010 and a PhD in Critical Infrastructure Protection from LJMU in 2014. Dr Hurst has over 50 international peer-reviewed papers published in the area of AR/VR, Data Science, Data Visualisation, Computer Animation and Cyber Security.

Degrees

2014, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD - Behavioural Observation for Critical Infrastructure Security Support
2010, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, MSc with Distinction in Web Computing
2007, Sussex University, United Kingdom, BSc(Hons) in Product Design

Academic appointments

Reader in Creative Technologies, Department of Computer Science, Liverpool John Moores University, 2019 - present
Senior Lecturer, Computer Science, Liverpool John Moores University, 2014 - 2019
Research Assistant, Computer Science, Liverpool John Moores University, 2013 - 2014

Publications

Highlighted publications

Hurst W, Merabti M, Fergus P. 2014. A SURVEY OF CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY Butts J, Shenoi S. CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION VIII, 8th Annual IFIP Working Group (WG) 11.10 International Conference on Critical Infrastructure Protection (ICCIP) 441 :127-138 DOI Author Url

Journal article

Hurst W, Montañez CAC, Shone N. 2020. Time-Pattern Profiling from Smart Meter Data to Detect Outliers in Energy Consumption IoT, 1 :92-108 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Hurst W, Boddy A, Merabti M, Shone N. 2020. Patient privacy violation detection in healthcare critical infrastructures: An investigation using density-based benchmarking Future Internet, 12 DOI

Hurst W, Curbelo Montañez CA, Shone N, Al-Jumeily D. 2020. An Ensemble Detection Model using Multinomial Classification of Stochastic Gas Smart Meter Data to Improve Wellbeing Monitoring in Smart Cities IEEE Access, 8 :7877-7898 DOI Author Url Public Url

Boddy A, Hurst W, Mackay M, El Rhalibi A. 2019. Density-Based Outlier Detection for Safeguarding Electronic Patient Record Systems IEEE Access, 7 :40285-40294 DOI Author Url Public Url

Chalmers C, Hurst W, Mackay M, Fergus P. 2019. Identifying Behavioural Changes for Health Monitoring Applications using the Advanced Metering Infrastructure Behaviour and Information Technology, 38 :1154-1166 DOI Author Url Public Url

Boddy A, Hurst W, Mackay M, El Rhalibi A, Shamsa TB, Curbelo Montañez CA. 2019. An investigation into Healthcare Data Patterns Future Internet, 11 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Hurst W, Shone N, Shi Q, Bazli B. 2017. Micro-CI: A Model Critical Infrastructure Testbed for Cyber-Security Training and Research International Journal On Advances in Security, 10 :114-125 Publisher Url Public Url

Bazli B, Wilson M, Hurst W. 2017. The dark side of I2P, a forensic analysis case study Systems Science and Control Engineering, 5 :278-286 DOI Public Url

Hurst W, Shone N. 2016. Introduction International Journal of Critical Computer-Based Systems, 6 :171-172

Alohali B, Kifayat K, Shi Q, Hurst W. 2015. A Survey on Cryptography Key Management Schemes for Smart Grid Journal of Computer Sciences and Applications, Science and Education, 3 :27-39 DOI Public Url

Hurst W, Merabti M, Fergus P. 2014. Behaviour analysis techniques for supporting critical infrastructure security International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, 10 DOI Public Url

Beltran LP, Merabti M, Hurst W. 2014. Using behavioural observation and game technology to support critical infrastructure security International Journal of System of Systems Engineering, 5 :45-67 DOI

Hurst W, Merabti M, Iram S, Fergus P. 2014. Protecting critical infrastructures through behavioural observation International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, 10 :174-192 DOI

Hurst W, Mac Dermott A. Evaluating the Effects of Cascading Failures in a Network of Critical Infrastructures Inderscience International Journal of System of Systems Engineering, DOI Public Url

Hurst W, Dobbins C. Guest Editorial Special Issue on: Big Data Analytics in Intelligent Systems Hurst W, Dobbins C. Journal of Computer Sciences and Applications, Science and Education, 3 :1-9 Public Url

Alohali B, Kifayat K, Shi Q, Hurst W. Group Authentication Scheme for Neighbourhood Area Networks(NANs) In Smart Grids Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks, DOI Public Url

Curbelo Montañez CA, Hurst W. A Machine Learning Approach for Detecting Unemployment using the Smart Metering Infrastructure IEEE Access, DOI Public Url

Conference publication

Mwansa M, Hurst W, Shen Y. 2020. Towards Smart Meter Energy Analysis and Profiling to Support Low Carbon Emissions Communications in Computer and Information Science, 1174 CCIS :312-322 DOI

Banton M, Shone N, Hurst W, Shi Q. 2019. A Fresh Look at Combining Logs and Network Data to Detect Anomalous Activity 6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management, ICT-DM 2019, DOI

Chalmers C, Hurst W, Mackay M, Fergus P, Al-Jumeily D, Kendall B. 2019. Intelligent health monitoring using smart meters Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 858 :1104-1113 DOI

Boddy A, Hurst W, Mackay M, El Rhalibi A. 2017. A study into data analysis and visualisation to increase the cyber-resilience of healthcare infrastructures ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, ACM 1st International Conference on Internet of Things and Machine Learning DOI Author Url Public Url

Alohali B, Kifayat K, Shi Q, Hurst W. 2017. Replay attack impact on advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST, 175 :52-59 DOI

Chalmers C, Hurst W, MacKay M, Fergus P. 2016. Smart Monitoring: An Intelligent System to Facilitate Health Care across an Ageing Population The Eighth International Conference on Emerging Networks and Systems Intelligence Public Url

Hurst W, Shone N, Shi Q, Bazli B. 2016. MICRO-CI: A Testbed for Cyber-Security Research he Eighth International Conference on Emerging Networks and Systems Intelligence Public Url

Badri S, Fergus P, Hurst W. 2016. A Cyber-Support System for Distributed Infrastructures The Eighth International Conference on Emerging Networks and Systems Intelligence Public Url

Hurst W, Bazli B. 2016. Special session on Big Data Analytics in Critical Systems (BDA-CS) along with EMERGING 2016 - The Eighth International Conference on Emerging Networks and Systems Intelligence The Eighth International Conference on Emerging Networks and Systems Intelligence

Boddy A, Hurst W, Mackay M, El Rhalibi A. 2016. A Study into Detecting Anomalous Behaviours within HealthCare Infrastructures IEEE DESE 2016 - Developments in eSystems Engineering DOI Author Url Public Url

Chalmers C, Hurst W, MacKay M, Fergus P. 2016. A Smart Health Monitoring Technology 2016 International Conference on Intelligent Computation DOI Author Url Public Url

Latham K, Hurst W, Shone N, El Rhalibi A. 2016. A Case Study on the Advantages of 3D Walkthroughs over Photo Stitching Techniques IEEE International Conference on Virtual Reality and Visualization (ICVRV 2016) DOI Author Url Public Url

Badri S, Fergus P, Hurst W. 2016. A Support Network for Distributed Systems The 10th International Conference on E-Learning and Games DOI Author Url Public Url

Badri S, fergus P, Hurst W. 2016. Critical Infrastructure Automated Immuno-Response System (CIAIRS) The 3rd International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies DOI Author Url Public Url

Boddy A, Hurst W, Mackay M, El Rhalibi A. 2016. Securing Health Care Information Systems using Visualisation Techniques UKAIS 2016 : UK Academy for Information Systems 21st Annual Conference 2016 Public Url

Abdlhamed M, Kifayat K, Shi Q, Hurst W. 2016. A system for intrusion prediction in cloud computing ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, 22-23-March-2016 DOI

Tseng K-K, Lee D, Hurst W, Lin F-Y, Ip WH. 2016. Frequency Rank Order Statistic with Unknown Neural Network for ECG Identification System Li G, Yu Y. 2016 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS (ES) PROCEEDINGS, 4th International Conference on Enterprise Systems (ES) :160-167 DOI Author Url

Badri S, Fergus P, Hurst W. 2016. Statistical Analysis Methods for Interdependency Communication in Distributed Systems Aljumeily D, Hussain A, Tawfik H, Hamdan H, Dawson T, Hind J. 2016 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DEVELOPMENTS IN ESYSTEMS ENGINEERING (DESE 2016), 9th International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering (DeSE) :273-278 DOI Author Url

Chalmers CARL, Hurst W, Fergus P, Mackay M. 2015. Smart Health Monitoring Using the Advanced Metering Infrastructure the IEEE Workshop on the Internet of Things and Big Data for Healthcare (IoTBDH-2015) DOI Author Url

Hurst W, Shone N, Monnet Q. 2015. Predicting the Effects of DDoS Attacks on a Network of Critical Infrastructures 13th IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing (DASC-2015) DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Hurst W, Merabti M, Fergus P. 2014. Big Data Analysis Techniques for Cyber-Threat Detection in Critical Infrastructures Barolli L, Li KF, Enokido T, Xhafa F, Takizawa M. 2014 28TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCED INFORMATION NETWORKING AND APPLICATIONS WORKSHOPS (WAINA), 28th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops (IEEE WAINA) :916-921 DOI Author Url

MacDermott A, Hurst W, Shi Q, Merabti M. 2014. Simulating Critical Infrastructure Cascading Failure AlDabass D, Orsoni A, Cant R, Yunus J, Ibrahim Z, Saad I. 2014 UKSIM-AMSS 16TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTER MODELLING AND SIMULATION (UKSIM), 16th UKSim-AMSS International Conference on Computer Modelling and Simulation (UKSim) :324-329 DOI Author Url

Hurst W, Merabti M, Fergus P. 2014. A SURVEY OF CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY Butts J, Shenoi S. CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION VIII, 8th Annual IFIP Working Group (WG) 11.10 International Conference on Critical Infrastructure Protection (ICCIP) 441 :127-138 DOI Author Url

Hurst W, Merabti M, Fergus P. 2013. Behavioural Observation for Critical Infrastructure Security Support AlDabass D, Orsoni A, Xie Z. UKSIM-AMSS SEVENTH EUROPEAN MODELLING SYMPOSIUM ON COMPUTER MODELLING AND SIMULATION (EMS 2013), UKSim-AMSS 7th European Modelling Symposium on Computer Modelling and Simulation (EMS) :36-41 DOI Author Url

Hurst W, Merabti M, Fergus P. 2012. Operational support for critical infrastructure security Proceedings of the 14th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications, HPCC-2012 - 9th IEEE International Conference on Embedded Software and Systems, ICESS-2012, :1473-1478 DOI Author Url

Hurst W, Merabti M, Fergus P. 2012. Managing critical infrastructures through behavioural observation Proceedings - 2012 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Networked Embedded Systems for Every Application, NESEA 2012, DOI Author Url

Merabti M, Kennedy M, Hurst W. 2011. Critical infrastructure protection: A 21st century challenge 2011 International Conference on Communications and Information Technology, ICCIT 2011, :1-6 DOI

Shone N, Dobbins C, Hurst W, Shi Q. Digital Memories Based Mobile User Authentication for IoT 015 IEEE International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing (DASC’15) :1796-1802 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Chalmers C, Hurst W, Fergus P, MacKay M. Smart Profiling for Health Applications The International Joint Conference on Neural Networks DOI Author Url Public Url

chalmers C, Hurst W, mackay M, fergus P. Profiling Users in the Smart Grid EMERGING 2015 Public Url

Hurst W, El Rhalibi A, Tully D. Predicting and Visualising City Noise Levels to Support Tinnitus Sufferers 8th International Conference on Image and Graphics DOI Public Url

Hurst W, Shone N, El Rhalibi A, Happe A, Kotze B, Duncan B. Advancing the Micro-CI Testbed for IoT Cyber-Security Research and Education CLOUD COMPUTING 2017 : The Eighth International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization Publisher Url Public Url

O’Hare D, Hurst W, Tully D, El Rhalibi A. A Study into Autonomous Scanning for 3D Model Construction The International Conference on E-learning and Games (Edutainment 2017) DOI Author Url Public Url

Hurst W. Developing a Productivity Accelerator Platform to Support UK Businesses in the Industry 4.0 Revolution Third International Congress on Information and Communication Technology DOI Author Url

Hurst W, Latham K, O'Hare D, Sands A, O'Carroll S, Gandy R. A Case Study on the Development of a Virtual Reality Proton Beam Therapy Unit Interactive Digital Media 2018 Public Url

Boddy A, Hurst W, Mackay M, El Rhalibi A. A Hybrid Density-Based Outlier Detection Model for Privacy in Electronic Patient Records ICIM 2019 Conference Proceedings, The 5th IEEE International Conference on Information Management (ICIM2019) DOI Author Url Public Url

Hurst W, Shone N, Tully D. Investigations into the Development of a Knowledge Transfer Platform for Business The 5th IEEE International Conference on Information Management (ICIM2019) DOI Author Url Public Url

Boddy A, Hurst W, Mackay M, El Rhalibi A. Establishing Situational Awareness for Securing Healthcare Patient Records The Tenth International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine eTELEMED 2018 Public Url

Mwansa M, Hurst W, Chalmers C, Shen Y, Boddy A. A Study into Smart Grid Consumer-User Profiling for Security Applications The Ninth International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization CLOUD COMPUTING 2018 Public Url

Boddy A, Hurst W, Mackay M, El Rhalibi A, Mwansa M. Data Analysis Techniques to Visualise Accesses to Patient Records in Healthcare Infrastructures The Ninth International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization CLOUD COMPUTING 2018 Public Url

Hurst W, Shone N, Shi Q. Critical Infrastructure Testbed for Cyber-security Training and Research 21st UKAIS Conference on Information Systems,

Chapters

Hurst W, Curbelo Montanez CA, Al-Jumeily D. 2019. Age Group Detection in Stochastic Gas Smart Meter Data Using Decision-Tree Learning 11645 LNAI :593-605 9783030267650 DOI

Abdlhamed M, Kifayat K, Shi Q, Hurst W. 2017. Intrusion prediction systems Studies in Computational Intelligence 691 :155-174 DOI

Alohali B, Kifayat K, Shi Q, Hurst W. 2016. A key management scheme for secure communications based on smart grid requirements (KMS-CL-SG) Security Solutions and Applied Cryptography in Smart Grid Communications :242-265 9781522518297 DOI

Hurst W, Davis G, El Rhalibi A, Tully D, Pan Z. 2015. Predicting and Visualising City Noise Levels to Support Tinnitus Sufferers Zhang Y. Image and Graphics Volume 9219 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science :583-598 Springer International Publishing DOI Publisher Url

Engagement & Impact

Award:

2019 Technology Enhanced Learning Recognition of Distinction, LJMU. 2019

Research Spotlight Awards Runner Up 2018, LJMU. 2018

The Early Career Researcher Award for Impact 2017, Liverpool John Moores University. 2017

Rising Star Award - (in respect of significant teaching contribution and leadership potential in Teaching and Learning), Liverpool John Moores University. 2017

Best Paper Award - Micro-CI: A Critical Systems Testbed for Cyber-Security Research, International Academy, research and Industry Association - EMERGING 2016. 2016

Second place in the 2016 Research Spotlight Awards, Liverpool John Moores University. 2016

Third Place winner at the London Innovation Awards on Big Data Analysis, London Innovation Society. 2015

Teaching qualification:

Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. 2015