2004 – present

Research interests

computational trust, privacy, security, cloud computing, peer-to-peer networks, blockchains, distributed consensus, deep learning

Research output

  • Books or book chapters: 2.
  • Journals (including magazines and editorial): 13.
  • Conferences, workshops and symposiums (including posters): 64.
  • Invited talks: 3.
  • Theses: 2.
  • h-index (overall): 15 (Google Scholar profile).

List of publications

  • Publications list grouped by year [PDF].
  • Publications list grouped by publication type [PDF].
  • Bibliography [BibTeX].

Invited talks

Not just paper presentations

Homomorphic Encryption - an answer to privacy?
Jun 13, 2017
Homomorphic Encryption - are we there yet?
Sep 2, 2015


Associate Tutor (2004 – 2010)

Between 2004 and 2010, as an Associate Tutor at the University of Sussex, I have had teaching duties in the following courses in the (erstwhile) Department of Informatics and in the Department of Engineering and Design.

My duties as an Associate Tutor included laboratory supervision, marking, course design and occasional lecturing at the postgraduate level.

Level 0 (Foundation)

  • Introduction to Information Technology

Levels 1, 2 and 3 (Undergraduate)

  • Program Design
  • Databases
  • Data Structures
  • Technical Communication Skills
  • Internet Technologies
  • Introduction to Software Design

Sometimes some of these undergraduate courses are taken by Masters students too.

Masters (Postgraduate)

  • Web-based commerce


Fun stuff outside (could be related to) research


Remembering passwords – password management redefined


PA55 NYAPS (Not Yet Another Password Store)

Paillier cryptosystem implementation

An implementation of the homomorphic Paillier cryptosystem

mi gravity

A simple iOS game I once made


… videography and other artwork

About my work

Learn more about my photography, videography and other artwork.

Current camera(s)

  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5
  • iPhone 6S

Favourite lenses

  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 IS L
  • Canon EF 70-300mm f/3.5-5.6 IS L
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.4
  • Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO

et cetera

Miscellaneous stuff


My name Anirban is a Bengali name, which means a light that shines forever. It sounds a bit like: aw-nee-r-baan. However, as Bengali is not a language with strict intonations, many variations of the pronunciation by non-Bengali speakers still make sense. In Katakana (Japanese), it is written as バス オニバン (note that the family name is written first).

Short biography

The following is my short biography for inclusion in publications, such as academic journals. Journal editors, please copy-and-paste and/or edit as you see fit.

Dr. Anirban Basu is a Researcher at Hitachi R&D in Japan, and a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Sussex. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science (2010) and a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) in Computer Systems Engineering (2004) from the University of Sussex. His research focusses on a user-centric view of privacy; and computational trust as an information security paradigm in an increasingly knowledge-based connected world. His work has generated over 70 refereed publications and about 20 co-authored Japanese patent applications. He is particularly active within the IFIPTM computational trust management community.

Profile photos

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