Dr Wanpeng Li

Dr Wanpeng Li
Dr Wanpeng Li
Dr Wanpeng Li


Accepting PhDs



Wanpeng Li is a Lecturer in Cyber Security at Department of Computing Science, University of Aberdeen. His research interests lie mainly in web security, identity management, authentication, security protocols and machine learning. He received the PhD in Information Security at Information Security Group, Royal Holloway, University of London, under the supervision of Professor Chris Mitchell in June 2017. Before joining Aberdeen, he was a lecturer at Department of Computing Science and Mathematics, Manchester Metropolitan University and a post-doctorate researcher in the School of Mathematics Computer Science and Engineering at City, University of London, where he joined professor Tomas Chen working on the EPSRC-funded SEEK project.  


Research Overview

My research interests lie mainly in information security, including 

  • web security & privacy
  • identity management
  • authentication
  • security protocols
  • machine learning in malware & vulnerability detection 
  • browser fingerprinting

I am looking for PhD students. If you are interested in one of the above research areas, feel free to drop me an email.

Research Areas

Accepting PhDs

I am currently accepting PhDs in Computing Science.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.

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Computing Science

Accepting PhDs

Research Specialisms

  • Computer Forensics
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Security
  • Computer Networks

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.


My current supervision areas are: Computing Science.




Teaching Responsibilities

I am teaching the following courses for 2023-2024.

  • CS1029 (Modelling and Problem Solving for Computing)
  • CS502L (Cybersecurity Fundamentals)
  • CS552G (Ethical Hacking and Web Security)

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