Dr. Gheorghita Ghinea is a Reader in the Computer Science Department at Brunel University, United Kingdom. He received the B.Sc. and B.Sc. (Hons) degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics, in 1993 and 1994, respectively, and the M.Sc. degree in Computer Science, in 1996, from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; he then received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Reading, United Kingdom, in 2000. His research activities lie at the confluence of Computer Science, Media and Psychology. In particular, his work focuses on the area of building secure end-to-end communication systems incorporating user perceptual requirements. He has over 250 publications in leading international conferences and journals, and consults regularly for both public and private organisations in his field of expertise. His work has been funded by both UK, EU, and Brazilian research agencies.