Julio Hernandez-Castro 

Senior Lecturer in Computer Security
 School of Computing, University of Kent
 Cornwallis South Building, Canterbury CT2 7NF, UK
Office S129A
 Phone: +44 (0) 1227 (82) 3793

 My research interests range from Cryptology (particularly Lightweight Crypto) to Steganography & Steganalysis, including Computer & Network Security, Computer Forensics, CAPTCHAs, and RFID Security.

I am also associated with the Kent Cyber Security Center

Active Projects (in bold if PI)

EPSRC SeeK 2016-2019

H2020 RAMSES 2016-2019

TWMNBN - Kent Digital Media Archive 2016

H2020 COST CRYPTACUS 2014-2018 (vice-Chair)


InnovateUK authenticatedSelf (aS) 2014-2017


For a more or less up to date list of publications, you can visit my Scholar author profile.

 Most of my papers can be found on this server or at researchgate.net

 My Erdos number is 3, with the path  Quisquater - Odlyzko - Erdos

 I love cooperation and company, so if you share some of my interests and want to apply for a Marie Curie position at Kent, for a Ph.D. scholarship, or if you're self-funded don't hesitate to drop me a line.      

 I've supervised a bunch of Ph.D. students so far, these as main or only supervisor:


  • Dr. Pedro Peris Lopez (RFID Security, Lightweight Cryptography, currently a Visiting Lecturer at Carlos III University in Madrid, Spain)
  • Dr. Jorge Blasco Alis (Steganography & Steganalysis with Data Leakage Prevention, currently a Research Assistant at City University, London) 


  • Tom Sloan (Video Steganography) at Kent
  I have been a reviewer for the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS - Belgium), for L'Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR-France) and also for the Czech Science Foundation.

  I am currently stepping down as a reviewer for any Conferences or Journals that are not open-access.

  I am a Member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and of IFIP WG 11.2

  Chess is my main hobby. For checking how I am doing, visit my FIDE Chess profile, or go to to my Rating Progress Chart for some embarrassing data. For laughing at some of my games, or preparing against me, you could do much worse than visiting this excellent ChessTempo web with my games.

This webpage follows the simple and beautiful design of Phillip Golle's homepage here.