An endless quest!

Research interests

Broad research interests include but are not limited to: computational trust systems, privacy and risk, privacy preserving data mining, artificial intelligence and ethics, cybersecurity, distributed consensus, and the Internet of Things.

Research output

  • Books or book chapters: 2.
  • Journals (including magazines and editorial): 16.
  • Conferences, workshops and symposiums (including posters): 68.
  • Invited talks: 3.
  • Theses: 2.
  • Patents: 27.
  • h-index (overall): 20 (Google Scholar profile).

List of publications

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

Invited talks

Beyond paper presentations


Associate Tutor at the University of Sussex

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

A Java implementation of the homomorphic Paillier cryptosystem

PA55 NYAPS (Not Yet Another Password Store)

A simple iOS game I once made

Remembering passwords – password management redefined


Photography, videography and other stuff

About my work

Learn more about my photography, videography and other artwork.

Current camera(s)

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone XS

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 the following and use the profile photograph with the desired aspect ratio.

Dr. Anirban Basu is a Researcher at Hitachi R&D in Japan, and a Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Sussex in the UK. 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 co-authored 70+ refereed publications and 25+ Japanese patents. He is particularly active within the IFIPTM computational trust management community.

Profile photos

  • 1inch x 1.25inch @600dpi profile photo [JPEG]
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