Digital devices and digital media are an essential strand of today’s society and economy. Research at Noroff University College is focused on exploring aspects of the development of digital media and examines issues related to securing data in digital form.
Noroff University College has a collaborative interdisciplinary research environment. The diverse skill set of our international research group, in combination with our extensive corporate and industrial connections places our group in a unique position to offer international partnerships and collaborative research. We have connections with various universities and research institutes on four Continents.
Noroff recognizes the importance of research active staff and research led teaching and innovation. The University College views the NUC Research Program as integral to its ability to prepare students for future careers. We are committed to research and the strategy is based on the following fundamental principles:
Noroff staff are actively involved in the following research projects:
This is part of an on-going joint project carried out in conjunction with the University of South Wales in the UK and Edith Cowan University in Australia it examines the data that remains on second hand hard disks obtained on the second hand market. Previous research has revealed that a significant proportion of the disks still contain volumes of information, much of which would have been of a sensitive nature to the organisation or individual that had previously owned the disc.
Exploring the challenges of delivering curriculum material in an online environment. This project revolves around the PhD Work of Tom Drange, a lecturer specialising in online delivery at Noroff University College.
An European Economic Area (EEA) funded Project entitled "Support the development of tools and methods to promote gender equality at the local level' PROGRAMME AREA: PT07 Mainstreaming Gender Equality and Promoting Work-Life Balance” by the Institute of Geography & Spatial Planning, Centre of Geographical Studies, University of Lisbon [Instituto de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território, Universidade de Lisboa (IGOT UL)], Project leader Dr. Margarida Queirós. NUC has contributed to various aspects including security issues of the project as this project requires the collection of extensive personal data. More information can be found at the GenMob Website.
The project is focused on developing and testing a methodology to improve the creation of practical computer based exercises and associated teaching material in the area of cyber security and computer forensics. This project will develop a methodology to support the creation of practical exercises and will involve students from Norwich University in the USA and Noroff University College in creating a test scenario. This project is funded by SIU, (PNA-2015-10010).
In conjunction with Agder University the project explores learning technology for students in programming by developing solutions and tools closely linked to the skills and training they need in the workplace. This includes evaluation of existing tools tied to employment. Read more.
Our research community actively participates in national and international co-operation and with various network as indicated by the following connections and collaborations.
The group has access to a number of design studios for Creative Media Work and a purpose built consultancy and research laboratory focusing on forensics and data recovery. The restricted access lab can used for analyzing computer files in a manner that makes the information gained presentable as evidence in a court. Research is focused on address problems that are currently being encountered in the forensic process including extracting information from systems in an evidentially sound manner. Noroff University College also has a fully equipped sound studio with a range of software and hardware that can be used for the analysis of audio artefacts.
We offer commercial services to organizations for retrieving and analyzing files and systems.
Active university college research staff include:
(Head of Research) Professor in Digital Security at Noroff
Adjunct Professor at Edith Cowan University.
Main research area is computer forensics practice and procedure.
Associate Professor at NUC, Dr Burgess’ research interests lie in the area of big data.
Associate professor at NUC, Dr. Gouveia’s research interests lie in digital arts and games design.
Current research interests are Information security and the online delivery of learning material. Mr Drange is actively pursuing a PhD entitled: “Establishing a framework for developing online courses to improve the facilitation of appropriate learning and assessment for students in the Digital Security and Forensics domain” in Sunderland University in the UK.
Dr. Yi-Ching Liao has over ten years of experience in information security and computer crime investigation. Current research interests include, but are not limited to, forensic readiness, threat intelligence, regulatory compliance, and technology assessment.
Mr Kargaard is currently pursuing a postgraduate degree in the UK and has a number of areas of interest including teaching on line and security related issues; firewalls security, social engineering and reverse social engineering.
We have a number of adjunct staff and connections with staff at universities across the globe supporting research and development:
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