2024 Summer School

The UK Research Institute in Secure Hardware and Embedded Systems (RISE) will be holding a Summer School at the University of Birmingham campus on the 30th – 31st July 2024.

The Summer School aims to bring together the UK hardware security community from both academia and industry. The programme will cover two days, with a mix of tutorials, presentations, interactive workshops and updates on the new RISE research projects. A detailed agenda will appear here in due course.


Click here to register now and secure your place!

PhD & Researcher Bursaries

Please note that a limited number bursaries are available for UK-based PhD students and post-doctoral researchers, on a first come first serve basis. Bursaries cover accommodation for 1 night and travel costs. Requests for bursaries should be sent to info@ukrise.org after registering above.

Event Location

The event will be held at the Edgbaston Hotel and Conference Centre, located on the University of Birmingham Campus

Edgbaston Park Hotel & Conference Centre, University of Birmingham


Prof David Oswald
Professor in Computer Security, University of Birmingham. His main field of research is the security of embedded systems and trusted execution.

Prof Máire O’Neill, FREng
Regius Professor in Electronics and Computer Engineering, Director, Research Institute in Secure Hardware & Embedded Systems (RISE), Queens University Belfast.

Our Speakers (expanded as speakers confirmed)

Prof John Goodacre -Professor of Computer Architectures at the University of Manchester & Challenge Director at Digital Security by Design. He was previously Director of Technology and Systems in the Research Group at ARM Ltd. and was responsible for the design and introduction of the ARM MPCore multicore processor and associated technologies that enabled today’s smartphone and became the foundation for future data center infrastructure.
Dr Ihsen Alouani – Senior Lecturer at Queens University Belfast. My research vision is towards creating trustworthy intelligent systems. The trustworthiness includes Machine Learning security, user data privacy, fairness and low environmental fingerprint.

Dr Shweta Shinde – Assistant Professor at the Computer Science department in ETH Zurich. She leads the Secure & Trustworthy Systems (SECTRS) group and is a member of the Institute of Information Security and the ZISC Center.  My research is broadly at the intersection of trusted computing, system security, and program analysis. My group focuses on foundational aspects of security to protect phones, servers, and accelerators as well as practical aspects of realizing these solutions by building large systems.

Getting there


Edgbaston Park Hotel
53 Edgbaston Park Rd
B15 2RS
United Kingdom