Siani Pearson

Siani Pearson

Principal Research Scientist, Bristol, UK


Siani is a principal research scientist in the Security and Manageability Lab. She has been the technical lead on a number of different research projects, with a focus on compliance, privacy enhancing technologies, accountability and the cloud. Her interests currently centre around supporting compliance for European data protection, especially the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Siani received an MA from Oxford University in logic, a PhD in artificial intelligence from the University of Edinburgh and was a Research Fellow at Cambridge University before joining HP in 1994. She has been editor and co-author of books on Trusted Computing and on Privacy and Security for Cloud Computing, and is associate editor for journals on trust management as well as IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing.

She was the scientific lead for EU FP7 Cloud Accountability integrated project (A4Cloud) for the last four years. She has also been Vice President of the UK Chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance and member of: the steering committees of CSA GRC Stack and IFIP TM; HP Privacy and Data Protection Board; HP security forum; HP cloud security working group; numerous programme committees, including being General Chair of IFIP Trust Management 2013 and Program Chair of IEEE CloudCom 2013 and 2014; the advisory boards of several universities and EU projects.


Professional activities

Fellow British Computer Society (FBCS)
Senior member IEEE (SMIEEE)
Certified privacy professional (CIPT)
CCSK certified
CSA Privacy Level Agreement WG


See list of external publications and HPL technical reports

See also


Best paper award, Enterprise Security 2014 (ES 2014), Singapore, 2014.

Best presenter award, Enterprise Security 2014 (ES 2014), Singapore, 2014.

Ron Knode service award (from Cloud Security Alliance), 2013.

Best paper award, 1st International Conference on Cloud Computing (CloudCom), Beijing, 2009.