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New Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (North America)

Professor Carsten Maple has been appointed as Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (North America) with effect from today, Thursday 1 August 2019. In his new role, Carsten will work closely with Professor Mike Shipman, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International), to extend and deepen our relationships with university partners in North America, and to pursue opportunities for funding, student mobility, and research and teaching collaboration.

Professor Carsten Maple is Director of Research in Cyber Security and Professor of Cyber Systems Engineering in WMG. Carsten is a co-lead of the Cyber Security GRP and the Principal Investigator of the NCSC-EPSRC Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research at the University and the Transport & Mobility lead of the PETRAS National Centre of Excellence for IoT Systems Cybersecurity.

He has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers and provided evidence and advice to governments and organisations across the world, including as a high-level scientific advisor for cyber security to the European Commission. He is a member of various national and international boards and expert groups, is Immediate Past Chair of the Council of Professors and Heads of Computing in the UK, and a fellow of the Alan Turing Institute.

Carsten said:

"I am passionate about the international agenda having been a visiting professor at four institutions overseas, and participated in three government-sponsored missions to the United States. I am delighted to be undertaking this important role.”

Commenting on the new role, Professor Chris Ennew, Provost said:

“Carsten’s profile, skills and experience make him the ideal person to undertake this crucial role to develop University-level strategic partnerships in North America. The appointment of Carsten to the role of Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor for North America is a key step towards delivery of the University’s Internationalisation Strategy.”

Professor Simon Swain, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement) said:

“Carsten’s appointment is an enormous boost to the International team and we are all looking forward to working with him on our hugely ambitious goals in North America.”