TAPESTRY brings together an interdisciplinary team across three UK universities


john_mugshot_bigben Prof. John Collomosse is a Professor in the Centre for Vision Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP) at the University of Surrey, and a member of the Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS).  John is the Principal Investigator of the TAPESTRY project and leads a curent research portfolio of >£4m including other cross-disciplinary EPSRC and RCUK Digital Economy funded projects (ARCHANGEL, COMEHERE) intersecting security, distributed ledger technology (DLT) and machine learning as well as two InnovateUK grants in the creative industries space.  John’s research focuses on ways to add value and make sense of large, unstructured data – particularly visual and social media data, and particularly exploring longitudinal / life-long data streams.  John is a Chartered Engineer (C.Eng.) and Visiting Professor at Adobe Systems Creative Intelligence Lab in San Jose, CA.

jo Dr Jo Briggs is a Senior Research Fellow in Design at Northumbria University that uses practice-led design approaches to explore complex and/or emergent digital-socio systems primarily across two interconnecting themes: design for digital engagement; and the design, use and ‘disruptive’ effects of peer-to-peer systems and platforms (e.g. crowdfunding, timebanking). Methodologically she is interested in the theory and practice of design approaches (e.g. Participatory Design, co-design and digital prototyping) and wider creative practices within multidisciplinary and/or cross-sectoral research, including that situated ‘in the wild’. She is a member of the ESRC and AHRC Peer Review Colleges and have reviewed for EPSRC. Shes also reviews for a range of international HCI Design conferences which this year included acting as Associate Chair (Design) for DIS2016 and 2017. She has led two RCUK projects as PI and two as CI and as well as numerous small network and other grants from a range of funders.

arthi Arthi Manohar is a Design Research Fellow working on the TAPESTRY project at the Northumbria University Newcastle. Before joining Northumbria, she worked at the Glasgow School of Art where she explored co-design in community engagement and creative evaluation approaches through research and project-based learning. Prior to GSA, she worked at the Mixed Reality Lab within the University of Nottingham. Her Doctorate was a part of an EPSRC Digital Economy project ‘Tales of Things and Electronic Memories’ (TOTeM). Her research explored the digital impact of technologies on communities using Participatory Research Methods and Story Cultures. She holds a Master’s degree in Architecture and Digital Media from University of Westminster, London. Her research interests are particularly concerned with the role of human values to change the way we engage with communities to help us be more creative, responsive and reflective by investigating the relationship between the social design and technology.

Helen Jones is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Dundee. Her background is in cyberpsychology, and she previously completed her PhD at Lancaster University. This research examined psychological factors influencing susceptibility to email fraud, including cognitive (e.g. inhibition, cognitive reflection) and situational (e.g. email relevance, time pressure) factors that affect this. She has also worked previously at the University of Central Lancashire, researching the role of behavioural and physiological signals in the detection of insider threat. Helen’s research on the TAPESTRY project focuses on understanding how users currently make trust decisions online. This incorporates social psychological perspectives on persuasion, social influence, and social identity to understand how trusting relationships develop between strangers online. This will inform the development of the TAPESTRY tool, providing insight into how trust decisions might be manipulated online and how user-centric security solutions can be designed to encourage more secure connectivity.


Klaus Klaus Moessner is a Professor in the Institute for Communication Systems, at the University of Surrey. In the past, Klaus was the founding chair of the IEEE DYSPAN Working Group (WG6) on Sensing Interfaces for future and cognitive communication systems. He was involved in the definition and evaluation of cooperation management between autonomous entities, in the UniverSelf project, and was technical manager of the iCore project and has the same role in the H2020 project; he was project leader of IoT.est, SocIoTal, and at current leads the iKaaS and Speed-5G project. His research interests include cognitive networks, IoT deployments and sensor data based knowledge generation, as well as reconfiguration and resource management; he is senior member of IEEE.

mark Dr. Mark Manulis(CI) is Deputy Director of Surrey Centre for Cyber Security (SCCS) and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey. Mark has expertise in the design and analysis of cryptographic protocols for applications requiring authenticity, confidentiality and privacy. He has co-authored over 75 peer-reviewed publications, served on over 50 PCs, (co-)chaired ACNS 2016, PKC 2012 and CANS 2012, and is on the Editorial Board of IET Information Security. In relation to TAPESTRY, Mark brings expertise in the design of provably secure cryptographic algorithms and protocols with applications to security and privacy in social networks. More information can be found on his personal website.

wendy Professor Wendy Moncur is Interdisciplinary Chair of Digital Living at the University of Dundee, working across Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. She is also a Visiting Scholar at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, an Associate of the Centre for Death and Society, University of Bath, and a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College. She leads the Living Digital group, which carries out research that focuses on the design of technology to support being human in a Digital Age, grounded in Human-Computer Interaction.


yifan Dr Yifan Yang is a Research Fellow in Centre for Vision Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP) at University of Surrey. Within the TAPESTRY project, he works on temporal pattern analysis using machine learning with multi-modal signals from social network. Prior to that, he received his Ph.D. Degree from Télécom ParisTech (France) in October 2016, supervised by Prof. Isabelle Bloch and Prof. Jamal Atif.  His research interests include but not limited to machine learning, image understanding and knowledge representation and reasoning.