This talk will introduce the scientific and engineering challenges of national security,
setting these in a broader strategic context. It will outline how scientists and engineers
can contribute both on the development of capabilities and policy. Some new challenges with
particular relevance to computing will be outlined and illustrated with a more thorough
discussion of ‘privacy enhancing technologies’ a potentially disruptive area for national security.
Anthony Finkelstein is a Professor of Software Engineering at UCL. He was formerly Dean of UCL
Engineering and prior to that Head of Computer Science. He is currently UK Government’s Chief
Scientific Adviser for National Security. Anthony was a founder Director of the Alan Turing
Institute and a member of EPSRC Council. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering
and has been awarded a CBE for services to computer science and engineering.
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