Welcome to my personal site, which hosts a blog, links to profile pages I have, an overview of my research, and multiple research outputs.

Primarily, this is a place to think through what computational securities are, could, and may be. You can also find me on Twitter @DrAndrewDwyer.

In October 2019, I completed a DPhil (PhD) in Cyber Security at the University of Oxford. My thesis – Malware Ecologies: A Politics of Cybersecurity – will be freely online in October 2020. Whilst at Oxford, I was based at its School of Geography and the Environment and the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security.

My current interests cover ‘computational cognition’ and the role of machine learning in cybersecurity. In addition, I am a research associate (postdoc) at the University of Bristol on the project, Software Developers’ Everyday Practices: Exploring How Security ‘Works’.

In addition, I am a research affiliate at the Centre for Technology and Global Affairs at the University of Oxford as well as an editor at the journal, Digital Geography and Society. Until recently (January – June 2019) I was a Visiting Fellow at the DFG Collaborative Research Center, Dynamics of Security, between Justus-Leibig-Universität Gießen, Philipps-Universität Marburg and the Herder-Instituts für historische Ostmitteleuropaforschung in Central Germany.

Previously, I have been a research assistant on the Good Germs, Bad Germs project, taken part in data walks, taught on courses on ‘Advanced Security’ in the Department of Computer Science and ‘Digital Geographies’ in the School of Geography, and was an acting member as part of the new Digital Geographies Working Group at the RGS-IBG. I was also part of the TORCH Network ‘Life Itself in Theory and Practice‘ which was a 2018-2019 collaboration across disciplines to look at how life is thought of, practiced and becomes known.