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Welcome to my personal site!

I am an academic in computational securities (often known as cybersecurity); currently exploring secure software development practice, offensive cyber operations, and computational agency (including machine learning and AI). I have a wide and intersectional interest in the social sciences, (post)colonial studies, and computer science, that help inform my thinking in security and computation (hence the name of this website and blog).

I have now started a 3-year Addison Wheeler Research Fellowship at Durham University in the UK. I will be exploring the interface between decision, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity, criss-crossing geography, international relations, critical security studies, and computer science. For more information see my post announcing my fellowship here.

Until September 2020 I was a member of the Bristol Cyber Security Group at the University of Bristol, where I wasa Research Associate (PostDoc) on the project Software Developers’ Everyday Practices: Exploring How Security ‘Works’. I also hold a simultaneous Research Affiliate position at the Centre for Technology and Global Affairs at the University of Oxford.

Outside of formal academic appointments, I am an editor of the academic journal, Digital Geography and Society, I sit on the Steering Committee for the Offensive Cyber Working Group, and contribute to various areas of cybersecurity debate through engagement with the media. Between January and June 2019, I was 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 also find me on Twitter @DrAndrewDwyer or contact me via my Durham email at andrew[.]dwyer[at]durham[dot]ac[dot]uk.