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Dr Sandra Scott-Hayward
Position(s) Polymath Fellow; Senior Lecturer, School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Scienc, Queen’s University Belfast

Dr Sandra Scott-Hayward is a Polymath Fellow within the Global Fellowship Initiative of the GCSP. Sandra Scott-Hayward is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) with the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and a Member of the Centre for Secure Information Technologies at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB). She began her career in industry and became a Chartered Engineer in 2006 having worked as a Systems Engineer and Engineering Group Leader with Airbus. Since joining academia, her research has focused on the development of network security architectures and security functions for emerging networks, specifically proposing security designs and solutions for softwarized networks exploring machine learning and programmability.  She received Outstanding Technical Contributor and Outstanding Leadership awards from the Open Networking Foundation in 2015 and 2016, respectively, having been elected and serving as the Vice-Chair of the ONF Security Working Group from 2015 to 2017. Amongst many other service memberships, she is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management. She is Director of the QUB Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education (ACE-CSE), one of the first universities to be awarded this recognition by the U.K. National Cyber Security Centre. Sandra is a passionate advocate for interdisciplinary research and education.