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Dr. Anca Jurcut is an  Assistant  Professor in the School of Computer Science,
University College DublinAnca Jurcut (UCD), Ireland,  since 2015. She received a BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics from West University of Timisoara, Romania in2007 and a  PhD  in  Security  Engineering  from  the University of Limerick (UL), Ireland in 2013 funded by the Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology. She worked as a postdoctoral researcher at UL  as  a  member  of  the  Data  Communication Security Laboratory  and  as  a  Software  Engineer  in IBM  in  Dublin, Ireland  in  the  area  of  data security  and formal  verification.  Dr.  Jurcut research  interests  include  Security Protocols Design and Analysis, Automated Techniques for Formal Verification, Network Security, Attack Detection and Prevention Techniques, Security for the Internet of  Things,  and  Applications  of Blockchain  for  Security  and  Privacy.  Dr. Jurcut  has  several  key  contributions  in  research  focusing  on detection  and prevention  techniques  of  attacks  over  networks,  the  design  and  analysis  of security protocols, automated techniques for formal verification, and security for mobile edge computing (MEC).