Tasos Spiliotopoulos
Tasos Spiliotopoulos

Newcastle University


CDC Role

Innovation Fellows & Researchers


Short Bio

I'm a Human-Computer Interaction researcher with a focus on social technologies and human-centred design. Key topics in my research include privacy, trust, security, user experience, computational social science, computer-mediated communication, financial technologies, and digital identities.

I’ve worked on the EPSRC-funded project ‘FinTrust: Trust Engineering for the Financial Industry’, where I examined the role of trust in the acceptance and adoption of financial services. My research there had a specific focus on FinTech applications and Decentralised Finance. More information: https://fintrustresearch.com

In the project ‘FinClusion: Verifiable Credentials for Financial Inclusion’, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, I studied how digital identities can help identify and support vulnerable populations in a privacy-conscious way. My research, in particular, focused on the applications of Self-Sovereign Identities (SSIs) and Verifiable Credentials (VCs).

In the CREST-funded project ‘Understanding the Role of Individual Differences in the Adoption, Use and Exploitation of Smart Home Technology’, I designed and conducted experiments on the use of smart home technology. In particular, I examined the security and privacy implications of trigger-action rules for smart homes. More information: https://crestresearch.ac.uk/projects/adoption-and-exploitation-of-smart-home-technology