Welcome to my personal site, which includes links to other work I do, some blogging on current projects and thinking, and a repository for my research outputs.
I am an Addison Wheeler Research Fellow at the University of Durham’s Department of Geography, where I am exploring the role of ‘Digital Decisions’ (2020 – 2023) across computational securities (cybersecurity). This includes my prior work on malicious software from my doctorate, where I explored how computational agency shapes how security is performed in malware analysis and detection laboratories, to new material on offensive cyber operations, and how machine learning and AI are transforming cybersecurity and other areas of computationally-mediated security. I also have a wide and intersectional interest in the social sciences and beyond, where I am a Co-I on the arts project, Zoom Obscura, have an interest in computation and postcoloniality, as well as some work forthcoming in computer science.
Beyond Durham, I am Co-Lead of the Offensive Cyber Working Group, Assistant Editor at the journal Big Data & Society, on the editorial board of the journal Digital Geography and Society, and a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Technology and Global Affairs at the University of Oxford.
Previously, I have been a Research Associate of the Cyber Security Group at the University of Bristol (2019 – 2020), on the project Software Developers’ Everyday Practices: Exploring How Security ‘Works’ (which was unfortunately hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic). Between January and June 2019, I was also a visiting fellow at the German Dynamics of Security collaborative research centre, and I completed my DPhil (PhD) in Cyber Security at the University of Oxford in October 2019
You can find me on Twitter @DrAndrewDwyer or contact me via my Durham email at andrew[.]dwyer[at]durham[dot]ac[dot]uk.