Anthony Finkelstein was appointed Chief Scientific Adviser for National Security in December 2015.
His research is based at The Alan Turing Institute and he holds a Chair in Software Systems Engineering at University College London (UCL). He is a visiting professor at Imperial College London and at the National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng), an elected Member of Academia Europaea (MAE) and a Fellow of the City and Guilds of London Institute (FCGI). Prior to assuming his current role he was Dean of the UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences and Head of UCL Computer Science.
His scientific work is in the broad area of systems engineering.
Chief Scientific Adviser for National Security
The Chief Scientific Adviser is responsible for:
- giving independent scientific advice on national security issues
- working with the wider network of Chief Scientific Advisers to address cross departmental issues